Tonight, Team Chiaroscuro got to view their latest work of art on the big screen. Our entry for the 48-Hour
It was a crazy weekend.
The genre we drew was ‘Film de Femme’ which is pretty open to interpretation. The prop was a Fish, of all things, and the line of dialog was “You look very familiar”.
The group assembled over pizza and beer, and began brainstorming ideas. We tossed around a lot of great ideas, and I think it was the wide-openness of the genre that made it difficult for us to dial in on any particular one. It might have been easier to start with more limitations, but by 9:30 we had a plot roughed out. As part of the script-writing team, I helped to flush out a script by midnight. We called it ‘Fort World’.
Saturday Dear-God-Early AM
I joined the team at Jess & Colin’s place. While most people were inside the house, shooting the initial scenes, I began working on the set in the garage, which was the interior of Fort World. I swear, when we got done, it looked like the inside of the bottle from “I Dream Of Jeannie”
After shooting started, I headed back home and my friend Reid Rejsa and I recorded a few foley sound effects. I actually had time for a nap before the gang came over laden with video.
Things were going swimmingly. Josh and I sat down to pick through some music, and “The Sarahs” began slicing and dicing the video…
…when the power went out.
Saturday 10:00 PM
I called the power company, and was informed that power wouldn’t likely be restored for 4 hours. So the Sarahs pulled the video workstation, and took it to their place. I went to bed around 3:30 AM, and still powerless.
Sunday 8:00 AM
Woke up to no power. I pulled my entire goddamned studio apart and fit it into the trunk of a 96 Saturn, and lugged the whole thing over to Josh’s place. While I put the foley FX into place, Josh and Colin came up with some quirky musical pieces to drop in. A little touchup on the audio, and we pressed a DVD around 5 on Sunday, leaving us 2.5 hours to turn it in.
18 June, 2008
The 48-hour film presentation. We got to see Fort World on the big screen, and I was impressed. Team Chiaroscuro managed to meet our meager goal of making a film that, to quote Josh, “doesn’t suck.”
Fort World On YouTube