Our video this week is Film Jam’s entry into the Tampa 48 Hour Film Project, “Love Hurts.” This film was shot in only 48 hours, including the script writing, filming, visual effects, and post-production. No sleep was had, but we packed a lot in and made some new friends. (PS: you can also check out our Behind-the-scenes video showing how we made this 48 hour movie here >> How to make a 48 Hour Film).

The 48 Hour Film Project challenges local filmmakers from all over the world to completely make a short film, 4 to 7 minutes, in only 48 hours. It starts out with a set of requirements that you must include in your film, a character, line of dialogue, and a prop. In Tampa Bay’s case, the character was Sam or Sally Turnbucket (a city employee), our line was “Who wants to know?”, and our prop was a lamp. After the general requirements, each team is then randomly assigned a genre for their film. We pulled Disaster Film! So the writers got to work…

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Christian Cashmir and Brielle Carter filming for the Tampa 48 Hour Film Project while gaffer Andrew Ortoski assesses the light.

On July 13 through the 15, Film Jams worked on our entry into the Tampa 48 Hour Film Project, which you can see above. Our team was nominated for best film, best directing, best supporting actress (Anais Blake), best supporting actor (George Vricos), best actor (Christian Cashmir), best actress (Brielle Carter), best use of genre, best editing, best costume design, best musical score, best writing, best visual effects, best use of prop, best use of character, best sound design, best cinematography, best graphic design, and audience choice!

We were ecstatic to bring home the BEST FILM award, as well as BEST DIRECTING, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST WRITING, BEST EDITING, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS, AUDIENCE CHOICE, BEST GRAPHICS, BEST SOUND DESIGN, and BEST MUSICAL SCORE! The Film Jams’ Team now advances on to the finals at Filmapalooza in March 2019 where all the city winners compete for best film in the world!

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Cinematographer Sean Keller films a scene from “Love Hurts” in the studio

The 48 Hour Filmmaking experience is always a blast. Here are some of our other Tampa 48 Hour Film Projects from past years….

“Magazine Issues,” 2016 (Winner Best Film)

“That’s How I Roll,” 2015

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The equipment we use to film:

CAMERAS
-ARRI Alexa Mini
-Canon C300 – https://amzn.to/2NuccGk (studio camera)
-Sony A7III – https://amzn.to/2M0UZHn (BTS video)

LENSES
-Fujinon 20-120mm Cabrio T3.5
-Canon 24-105mm f/4 – https://amzn.to/2ILo9tp
-Canon 85mm f/1.2 II L – https://amzn.to/2KP1Xii
-Rokinon 50mm – https://amzn.to/2xngAEb
-Canon 24-70mm 2.8L II – https://amzn.to/2mRSlpz

TRIPODS
-Sachtler DV4II – https://amzn.to/2KTXbfH

MIC
-Sennheiser MKE600 – https://amzn.to/2ILulBP

LIGHTS
-ARRI Skypanel – https://amzn.to/2v8hdhd
-Litepanels Astra (6x) – https://amzn.to/2uPX4vb
-Litepanels Gemini 2×1 Soft LED – https://amzn.to/2Mn8BJW

If you have any questions about the video, or even filmmaking questions in general, please reach out to us in the comments. Thanks for watching, Love Hurts, our Tampa 48 Hour Film Project on FilmJams!

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Filmed on location at: Litewave Media in St. Petersburg, FL – Video Production Company, and at Trip’s diner in St. Pete, Florida.

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