The “Limotosis” commercial features United Worldwide owners Jason Dornhoffer and Terry Murtaugh. The video also features Skiffleboom regulars Kristen Hamill and cinematographer Seth Wood, both of “Manna.” This is also the second commercial I made featuring Shiddy Car Service.
“Boston’s United Worldwide is THE ONLY private car, limousine and chauffeur service that can cure severe cases of Limotosis.”
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
By Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com
I find these refrigerator word magnets incredibly addicting:
I thought this up one early April evening, after playing with the magnets for hours. I enlisted HARDCORE AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHER Seth Wood to shoot the magnet animation, using a trusty Canon 5D Mark II. We used individual photographs shot over three separate nights — over 2,880 photos in total. I edited in Final Cut Pro at 24 frames per second.
We wanted to keep the lighting consistent during the shoot, to get the smoothest motion. Since my kitchen has many windows, a daytime kitchen takeover to set up cameras and lighting would have been too much effort. It was easier for us to shoot at night, from 10PM to 4:30AM (followed by 3 hours sleep… and then our day jobs!).
Music by Chris Thomas King and Colin Linden – “John Law Burned Down the Liquor Sto’.”