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Posted: Fri, 1st Apr 2011, 12:27pm

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The annual Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Film Challenge is upon us once again! This year there are two teams from within FXhome taking part and they will both be attempting to post live updates throughout the weekend.

Phone reception permitting, you can follow Ross' team over at Dan's blog here. Meanwhile, Simon will be blogging for his team over here.

If you're taking part and will be blogging or tweeting during the challenge, let us know!

Posted: Fri, 1st Apr 2011, 9:08pm

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Good luck all! Looking forward to the results. If it's anything like last years, it should be some delicious viewing.
Posted: Fri, 1st Apr 2011, 10:02pm

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Just prepping for it now! Crazy crazy!!!
Posted: Mon, 4th Apr 2011, 1:45pm

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I'm so tired.

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Posted: Mon, 4th Apr 2011, 3:03pm

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How was it?
Posted: Mon, 4th Apr 2011, 3:09pm

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Hello from Ross's team (Lightmill Films)!

I had meant to post some updates on our progress to the forums this weekend, but things got a little hectic wink. Anyway, we submitted just in time, and are very happy with our film.

We learnt a lot in doing it, both about filmmaking and ourselves. We made a few mistakes along the way, but also got a lot of wins, for what was a very ambitious plan. I'll be blogging a more detailed piece on all that later (do feel free to comment, I may not answer all questions here, but I'll try to somewhere).

For the moment, cast and crew are sleeping it off, in particular Ross (Director/Producer), Rob (Writer/Producer) and schwar (FX wizard), who pulled off the marathon editing session overnight. I believe Ross had been awake for 32 hours straight, 17 of which were constant editing, before finally heading off home.

We've decided to ignore Sci-Fi London's request to keep things under wraps until the shortlist is announced, because quite frankly we were too excited to wait, and since the organisers only clarified that request on the final anyway, it can't be very important to them.

So without further Wall-O-Text: http://www.vimeo.com/21916501

We hope you enjoy watching as much as we enjoyed making it, and can't wait to see what others have come up with.
Posted: Mon, 4th Apr 2011, 5:51pm

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Very nice job. There were some issues with sound, I thought, but overall, a very slick production. Looks like it was a lot of fun!
Posted: Wed, 6th Apr 2011, 7:46pm

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And here's the other FXhome team's effort:



It was a rather epic weekend and we're all pleased with the results. I think we stepped everything up a notch or two from last year's Orphan Factory.

I did some extensive blogging throughout which might be of interest: http://simonkjones.com/2011/04/01/sfl-48-hour-film-challenge-2011/

You can see a photostream of events here: http://twitpic.com/photos/Tarnimus

Enjoy! biggrin
Posted: Wed, 6th Apr 2011, 8:40pm

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Hooray! I got a good chuckle from that one, Tarn. The bunker guy is so casual about some dude stumbling in. Nice job! Really great work on all the props and costumes.
Posted: Wed, 6th Apr 2011, 10:56pm

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It's great that every single one that has been uploaded is SO different even when some of the titles and props given are the same. Liked the bunker idea in yours Tarn, was an idea we had but because the weather was nice on the day we went for something else.. if it had been raining we were going to shoot a little outdoors and then shoot interiors 'via a hatch in the floor'.

Can't really nitpick at anyones though as I fully appreciate and understand the deadline involved. I don't think I'll forget grading, editing, doing sound and effects after filming ready for hand in the next day.
Posted: Fri, 8th Apr 2011, 11:47am

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This was our entry into the 48 hour Sci-Fi-London competition. Yes, it's a little rough around the edges due to extreme wind on the cliffs and the sound is a little dodgy in places, but all in all we completed the challenge and have a nice little short to be proud of. Enjoy...

http://bit.ly/e0jhNa
Posted: Wed, 13th Apr 2011, 3:56pm

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Looks like end of today or tomorrow they announce the top ten from 174 entries.

Crazy!
Posted: Wed, 13th Apr 2011, 4:17pm

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Yep, it does seem to be today.

I've collected 60-odd of the films on Vodpod (some funny little video aggregator, seems easy enough to use) if you're curious. Couldn't add SketchWork's though, embed not supported by Vodpod.
Posted: Wed, 13th Apr 2011, 4:28pm

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danielgwood wrote:

Yep, it does seem to be today.

I've collected 60-odd of the films on Vodpod (some funny little video aggregator, seems easy enough to use) if you're curious. Couldn't add SketchWork's though, embed not supported by Vodpod.
Oo, which are your fav?
Posted: Fri, 15th Apr 2011, 8:33am

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Shortlist annouced and sadly my team didn't make it. Wish we found out the reasons why.

Just uploading and sorting out our short now, will post it online soon.

Here is a little comparison before and after shot, we went to some effort to create another world setting!

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Posted: Fri, 15th Apr 2011, 8:59am

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That looks great, er-no! Looking forward to seeing the film.

I'm really pleased with our effort this year. I feel like we were close to being a contender, much more so than last year. Looking forward to honing our technique even more next year!
Posted: Fri, 15th Apr 2011, 9:04am

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Tarn wrote:

That looks great, er-no! Looking forward to seeing the film.

I'm really pleased with our effort this year. I feel like we were close to being a contender, much more so than last year. Looking forward to honing our technique even more next year!
Must have been something we missed out on or just something we 'didn't do' that stopped us making the short list. I would say your film Tarn is better than a few in that shortlist. Must have been very difficult for them to chop it down.
Posted: Fri, 15th Apr 2011, 3:27pm

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp8n155wM_c

There you all go smile our entry into the 48 hour sci fi comp!

Sadly we didn't make the shortlist, guess next time we'll try something more conventional wink
Posted: Fri, 15th Apr 2011, 3:35pm

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I really like it! Not entirely clear on the plot, but the setting and atmosphere are great. Interesting costumes, too.......

Nice sense of desperation throughout, and left me intrigued and wanting to know more about the world - which is always a good thing with a sci-fi short, I reckon.