A Beginner’s Guide to Making a 48 Hour Film

Recently my friends and I participated in the 48 Hour Film Project, a competition in which you have 2 days to write, shoot, and edit a short film with specific required elements. It’s one of my favorite competitions, and this was actually the 7th time I’ve participated.  While we have yet to come close to winning the competition (HA!), we have made several movies that, in my (biased) opinion, are pretty solid.  Here are a few of the personal rules that my team has adopted for making a film in a weekend with no sleep and no budget:


Once More, With Feeling

Welcome to my blog about all things movie and media!  My name is John Meehan, and I’ll be using this blog as a way to pretend I know things about film, television, and popular culture.  Make no mistake, you can read far better-informed opinions on these subjects from a variety of other sources, but I hope I can bring something new to the conversation from time to time. (more…)