I did. The reason why I sort of slacked off with blogging for a couple days was because of this event. First let me tell you more about this event yeah? Filmmaker Frenzy 2012 is a 24-hour film contest witha grand prize of $400, located in Livermore, Calif. and it was a contest to create a film no longer than 3 minutes within a 24-hour time period. There were 24 different teams and just before 10am on May 5th, all teams were given the rules and the theme that we all had to go by. This year’s theme was “It’s a Gift.” Among receiving the theme all teams ventured out on there own. My team had to drive 30 minutes back to Tracy, Calif. which was our location of filming.
As producer of the team, I decided to go to Denny’s and have everyone to have a good breakfast before we started filming around. It wasn’t just an ordinary dining at Denny’s, it was also where development had taken place. In less than 30 minutes, we were able to come up with a final plan, and decided to head to the local Dollar store to buy props for our film. Our film was to be a comedy, now I won’t get any further with that, you’re going to have to see for yourself at the screening on May 17th at 7pm at the Vine Cinema and Alehouse in Livermore, Calif.
My team had a fast pace overall. I’ve done a lot of pre-productions process before the actual film day, which probably contributed to our fast pace. We were able to get a house and actors all in less than an hour, and started filming. I was able to wrap up the team and out of the house (Patrick Lewis’) we were shooting at by 7pm and have dinner at my house for the whole crew and cast. After Dinner, it wasn’t over yet! We still have to edit the film in post-productions. This is when I started falling apart and just napped several times while the rest of the crew edited, we were able to finish by around 4 in the morning!
Overall it was a great experience. I would like to thank my crew, Terence (Director), Marissa (Director of Photography), Jasmin (Gaffer), Cheenee (Set Design), and Carlo (Editor). Of course the actors, Manav, Christine, Cecil, Lexi, and Tiffy. To Mr. Patrick Lewis for allowing us to shoot at his house, and my mother Mindy and brother Theodore for providing catering for the cast and crew, and everyone else that supported the shoot!
I can’t post the video up until the actual screening, so you should go join us on Thursday Night at the Vine Cinema & Alehouse in Livermore, and vote for our film “Wrap”! Buy your tickets now! Directions after the break.