Silent was our first entry into the 48 Hour Film Project
. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the 48 Hour Film Project is a competition which takes place in various cities around the world over weekends. Entrants draw a film genre out of hat on Friday evening and have until the same hour on Sunday to write, cast, shoot, edit, and master to media a film of 1-7 minutes. To add to the challenge, each film must contain the same specific prop, line of dialog, and specified character.
While it's difficult to say whether or not 48 Hour Film Project makes for better filmmaking, it certainly is great for developing comradery and collaboration amomng a crew. A number of the same faces show up in 2008's Legacy
, where Digital I provided technical staff and post.
The version of Silent seen here is essentially identical to that on Youtube and 48 Hour TV.
with the same caveat that compression is set to a minimum and hopefully the experience will be better for the viewer. Silent is in 4:3 aspect ratio.