48 Hour Film Project

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: