North Texas Daily: Scene (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 92, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, October 17, 2008 Page: 4 of 8
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48-hour film contest ocuses on horror
By Addley Fannin
Senior Staff Writer
"You're on a break-neck pace,"
radio, television and film junior
Brent Coble said. "The level of
stress and worry and nervousness
— you're always worried about
what the other teams are doing
with the elements, so you're trying
to be creative. It's really stressful,
but it's also a blast."
Coble and his team will partic-
ipate in the Texas Filmmakers'
second "48 Hours of Hell" event,
which is being held in association
with Art Six coffee house.
The contest is a 48-hour video
race. Teams of three to eight indi-
viduals will meet tonight around
midnight. Each team will recieve
a list of four elements. The teams
are given the task of making a
video that incorporates all four
elements,said Joshua Butler, the
Texas Filmmakers member in
charge of organizing the event.
Because the e vent begins tonight
at midnight, the films must be
completed and submitted to the
judges by Sunday at midnight.
"It can get pretty crazy," Coble
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said. "You have 48 hours to make
a movie, and it's pretty stressful,
but the more that you do, the better
Keeping with the event's name
and supporting a
theme, the four
elements must be
used in each film
will have a horror
are a theme, a loca-
tion, a prop and a
line of dialogue,"
Butler said. "For
example, last time,
the line was some-
thing about the
hounds of hell.
Figuring out how
kind of campy and
kind of cheesy is just a fun part of
Besides the fact that everything
will have a Halloween or horror
movie twist to it, the participants
know nothing about the elements
or what kind of story they could be
"It's good to have an idea, but
you shouldn't fall in love with that
idea," Coble said. "We know it's
going to have a horror element, and
we've been brainstorming about
zombie movies or serial killers,
changes when you
get the elements.
You can have
but then you have
to change every-
part is the
screening because th™s-:
their own ' war
theme sets the
"48 Hours of Hell"
apart from other
24- to 48-hour
And while some
-Brent Coble of the event's
n j- T-ivr j r-i • • teams, such as
Radio, TV and film junior Coble% have
and signed up as a group, indi-
vidual applicants are also being
"Generally, in these races, you
have to have a team already,"
Butler said. "But for us, anyone
can sign up, and we'll put them in
the team. We make sure that each
team has access to a camera and
the all tools they need to complete
Allowing individual contestants
and coordinating talents opens
the event up. The only thing that
may restrict membership is the
"As much as possible goes back
to the winners in the form of cash
prizes for first and second place,"
Butler said. "As long as they follow
the rules and are submitted before
midnight on the 17th, they're
eligible for the final competi-
Once the films have been
completed and submitted, the
next three days will be used for
The following Wednesday, the
completed films will be screened
and prizes will be awarded in
a free event that is open to the
"The coolest part is the screening
because everybody has their 'war
stories' of what they go through,
and it's cool to see what everyone
did with those elements," Coble
The final screening of the "48
Hours of Hell" projects will be at
8:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Art Six coffee
house, 424 Bryan St.
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