Just wanted to share a film we made 2 weekends ago for the 48 hour London Sci-Fi competition. You pick at random a film title, a prop and a line of dialogue and then have 2 days to write, shoot and edit a 5 min short combining all of the random elements.
This is what we were given:
Title: The Last Book in the Library
Prop: A desk lamp (with the bulb being screwed in)
Dialogue: I guess all you can do is wish them a happy life together.
There were other teams who were less lucky with the random selections. I was quite happy with ours. In total 250 odd teams took part. 170 made the Monday morning deadline. I know we won't win (some of the other entries are amazing) but it was just an excuse to make a short film in a very limited time frame and to test our creativity. It was also bloody good fun even though I only had about 3 hours sleep over the whole weekend!
We had a crew of 4 and 2 actors at our disposal. Overall the shooting went well and the weather was luckily on our side. This is also the first film to be shot on our new Panasonic AF101.