Serene and Jellyfielders Film Production have teamed up for the London leg of the 48 Hour Music & Film Project. The 48 Hour Film Project randomly pairs film teams with musicians, who then have 48 hours to write, film and edit a music video script. This year, 10 teams got together over the last weekend with some really impressive musicians and bands and skilled film and production teams. This is our story from a challenging but fun weekend.
48 HOUR MUSIC PROJECT VIDEO LAUNCH GALA
When: Wednesday, 5th December 2012 (6.30pm)
Where: The Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY (map)
Box Office: 020 7494 3654
Online ticket shop: Click here
Join us at the premiere and gala for our Serene Shooting Star video and, of course, to see the 9 entries along with some previous 48 Hour Film Project entries. Serene tickets for the gala at the Prince Charles Cinema off Leicester Square in London is taking place on December 5th 2012. You can buy your tickets for £10 (here). Each ticket comes with 2 free drinks. Hurry up, the numbers are limited and we’ve been told previous 48 Hour Film Project galas all sold-out quick!
On Friday evening, 23rd November, Serene and Jellyfielders Film Production were randomly paired to work together. We had about 30 minutes to get introduced and find out what each side wanted out of the video and how they imagined it.
Not being a low budget but a no budget project, you come quick to realise that your film dreams of having car chases, collapsing buildings and that 3D CGI animation of a galactic space fight might have to be put on hold for another time …
The experienced Jellyfielders crew, Lu, Mike, Alexander, Jo and Christopher, worked hard over night to turn the raved up storyline ideas and sketches into a project that was do-able in an afternoon. Via some connection made at a 48 Hour Film Project meeting, The Fiddler’s Elbow, a long-running live music pub in North London, got secured as filming location and the very talented actress and good friend of the band, Stephanie Day, kindly agreed to be our lead actress for Shooting Star.
Filming began the next morning on location in North London and lasted through most of the afternoon. A lot of fun was had and an element of uncertainty, at least on our part, made it even more intriguing and challenging.
Following the filming, the Jellyfielders crew convened at their South London HQ and started an impressive editing marathon that lasted through the night and most of Sunday afternoon. The finished film was then raced through London’s pre-Xmas traffic to be handed in on time to the 48 Hour Film jury. Very impressive guys – well done!
Scripting, filming and editing a video with 2 teams of people who prior to this project had never met and then being able to pull it all off in under 48 hours has been a great challenge. But we we’re lucky to have had the chance to work with the impressive Stephanie Day and the lovely and skilled Jellyfielders crew.
Thanks Stephanie, Lu, Mike, Alex, Jo and Christopher for a great, fun weekend! Fingers crossed for December 5th at the Prince Charles Cinema.
You can all support us at the 48 Hour Music & Film Project launch gala on 5th December 2012. Buy your tickets and see some great video and music entries and please vote for us on the night.
We can’t show you the video before 5th December 2012 but check out above our little teaser with stills from the Serene video “Shooting Star” and below ‘The Making of Shooting Star’.
Hope to see you all on the 5th December!
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