I have absolutely no formal filmmaking experience, but that didn’t stop me from entering the 48 Hour Film Marathon hosted by Haverford Instructional Technology this weekend. This was the first time they were hosting such an event, and about 14 students from the Bi-Co showed up. In the end, only 3 Haverford teams stayed. I was the lone Bryn Mawr team of one. (Correction: apparently 1 Haverford team and 2 Bryn Mawr teams (including myself entered.)
In 48 hours, each team had to complete a film incorporating a certain prop and script line within a randomly assigned genre. The prop was a bowl of cereal and the line was, “I am not a fan of the cactus.” My genre was comedy.
I had considered making a comedy of women’s college stereotypes, but I decided on free boxing instead because I realized that my audience would be mostly Haverford students. Yes, I actually did go to all free boxes in all dorms on campus. No, it did not take 20 minutes, it took an hour and a half.
Honestly, I really just wanted to use Haverford College’s Go Pros.
It’s no secret that Haverford has nicer equipment (including iPads), and I recognized that this was my rare chance to use them since only Haverford students can check out equipment.
There will be a screening at Haverford either this week or next week of all the entries to the 48 hour film marathon.