48HFP Awards and “THE MAKING OF MANNA” Documentary by Skiffleboom [Best Film Winner - 2012 Boston 48 Hour Film Project]
“Good news everyone!” Skiffleboom Productions’ entry into the 48 Hour Film Project, Boston 2012 made it all the way to the “Best of Boston” screening. On June 20th, 2012, a selection of the “best” competing 48HFP films were screened at the Kendall Square Theatre, where the judge’s awards were announced. Skiffleboom was awarded the following:
Audience Award, Screening “D”
Best Use of Genre
Best Cinematography – Seth Wood
Best Actor – Elise Manning
Best Directing – Michael McVey
Our team is very humbled—we thank everyone who helped make “Manna” possible. Special thanks to 48HFP’s Boston Producer Ben Guaraldi and his team, the judges, and the 84 teams who successfully submitted films this year. We greatly encourage you to explore the 2012 entries and discover for yourself the variety of filmmaking talent and taste of the greater Boston area.
Here is a documentary I put together on the making of “Manna”
… This is a comprehensive look into our team’s approach to filmmaking under the 48-hour deadline, and provides some first-hand information and techniques for aspiring 48HFP participants.
“Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.”
― C.S. Lewis
and watch some of Mike’s favorites from Boston’s 2012 48HFP: http://wgbhnews.org/post/six-winning-48-hour-films
Here is Skiffleboom Productions‘ entry into the 48 Hour Film Project, Boston 2012.
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours. We started Friday, 7pm on May 18, 2012, and finished Sunday at 7pm, May 20th. The competition is screened at the Kendall Cinema in Cambridge and the films are judged by both panel and audience. Winners progress to regionals.
It was some of the most fun I’ve ever had. I’ll be making movies for the rest of my life.
Genre – Science Fiction
Line – You’re making a big mistake.
Character: Ivana Wright, interior decorator
Prop – Chocolate
Directed by Michael McVey
Written by Kristen Hamill & Michael McVey
Director of Photography – Seth Wood
Composer – Robby Candido
Editors – Kristen Hamill & Michael McVey
Production Sound Mixer – Kellen Sutherland
Starring – Elise Manning
Special Thanks to
Karen Hamill & Dave Hope
Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com
I belong to a business networking group called BNI Commonwealth chapter in Massachusetts. Occasionally, I get together with friendlies and make fun commercials (members only). They’ve become quite a hit, and have netted my sign company some terrific business, well worth the time and effort. Here are some of my favorites from the past year…
UNITED WORLDWIDE, Private Car Service
Jason Dornhoffer & Terry Murtaugh
BOOKKEEPING PLUS MORE
SANTINI SISTERS, Mortgage Lending
Lindsay & Lesley Santini
You can see more at the BNI Commonwealth Youtube.
Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com
by Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com
Big thick juicy dimensional signs by Sign-A-Rama Cambridge — Cambridge, MA.
Sign GENIUS Neal Cutler demonstrates what a sucker you are for not owning a Sign-A-Rama Cambridge A-FRAME.
Edited + soundtrack music. Shot with HD Flip + FCP. You can order an A-Frame and other badass signage at SignARama-Cambridge.com
The Sign-A-Rama Cambridge Video Collection, Sept 2010 – April 2011 (Michelle Weitzel’s photography exhibit can be found in a previous post).
Buzz Lightyear: How to Make a Sign
That’s right, Space Rangers. Buzz shows you how to make the Greatest Sign of All Time. Filmed on location at Sign-A-Rama Cambridge in front of a live studio audience. www.Signarama-Cambridge.com (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Miss Massachusetts 2010: Loren Galler Rabinowitz
The beautiful and brilliant Loren Rabinowitz gives her TOTALLY UNBIASED OPINION of Sign-A-Rama Cambridge’s signs and banners before heading off to the 2011 Miss America Pagent. www.Signarama-Cambridge.com (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Neal “Lightning” Cutler Installs a Wall Sign
Sign expert Neal “Lightning” Cutler installs a wall sign. Neal Cutler is the owner of Sign-A-Rama Cambridge. www.Signarama-Cambridge.com (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Deluxe Pop-Up Banners
Deluxe Pop-Up Banners are handy little things, great for travel, showrooms, tradeshows. www.Signarama-Cambridge.com (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
By Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com
I would say that one of the most interesting jobs I got at my sign shop, Sign-A-Rama Cambridge, was from Harvard University student Michelle Wietzel. She and her husband Billy traveled extensively throughout Pakistan and Yemen, and Michelle brought her camera. Throughout their journeys, Michelle took some fantastic pictures. In 2010, the Harvard Neighbors Gallery (Loeb House) exhibited a selection of Michelle’s photography, which I was asked to print.
It was a very fun job, and a welcome break from the monotony of corporate branding. At the show, Michelle and Billy gave me a running commentary on the images, sharing stories from their travels. Since I always carry my trusty camera with me, I got quite a bit of it on video. Flash forward to late February 2011, when I had a spare weekend for a quick edit and… voilà! A brief little video scraped together (more like salvaged) from the ever growing backlog!
Hopefully this diverts/informs a few dozen internet viewers, Harvard Neighbors Gallery gets some free PR, Michelle and Billy Weitzel get a video keepsake, and Sign-A-Rama Cambridge gets to show off their printing capabilities. Everybody wins! Except for my carpal tunnel. Maybe some Qat will help.