It’s this time of the year again where students get to work with seasoned professionals and other students alike to complete a short film in 48 hours. The project brings together a host of disciplines and ensures for 48 hours of sleepless nights, wild days shooting and very little time to edit everything before the Sunday 19:30 deadline.
This is our 7th year that we have been involved with the 48 Hour Film Project and we always encourage our students to join the project in order for them to gain valuable experience in the film industry. The deadline started after all the teams had chosen their genres at our campus in Mowbray. This signalled a mad dash to develop a concept, story-line and the early stages of location, props and costume planning. The next two days saw the teams filming, editing and composing in order to meet the tight deadline.
The Cape Audio College students who took part gained first-hand experience in dialogue recording and working boom mics, sound design, audio editing and final mixing and mastering. This was all done within the allowed time, meaning that their intensive training at Cape Audio College gave our students an edge. Our students also had full access to our studios and audio equipment to create effects and mix their audio. After limited to no sleep, the teams managed to hand in their final short films and were finally able to get a good night’s sleep. We would like to congratulate all the teams that took part and finished their short films on time.
The final short films were screened at the Cinema Nouveau at the V&A Waterfront on Saturday the 27th of August. An awards evening will be held on the 3rd of September at the Woodstock Eatery. The awards evening is free and there will be food and drinks on sale.