MMTB- Movie Making Throughout the Bay 2012 Annual Awards Go to-
Whitmore by Graham Lee WON for Best Director – Graham Lee & Best DRAMA
Retributor by Chris Damm & Galina Pasternak WON for OVERALL Best Film ,
Best Production, Best Sound, Best Props Used & Best THRILLER
Welcome Home by Elena Altman WON for Best Music, Costumes/Wardrobe,
Best Makeup by Holly Temperino, & Best HORROR
Critical by Bill Schleider WON for Best Lighting
Love Potion 69 by Arlynne Ramos WON for Best Story/Writing by
James Dlusak & Gini Graham Scott & for Best COMEDY
Love Drug Arlynne Ramos & Tiffany Brooks WON for Best Editing
GENEL MEJIA WON for Best Actor in Losing You
RACHEL JOHNSON WON for Best Actress in Code of Conduct
The Arrangement by Christina Zamora Won for Best DP- Bo Cambell &
Spies vs Super Heroes by Warren Lee WON for Special Fx & Best SCI-FI
HEART AND SOUL- 6.51 min
This film was conceived and shot within 4 hrs at 4/3/2010 MMTB event. The inspiration came from a piano on the set, and the song “Heart and Soul” by Hoagy Carmichael & Frank Loesser.
Produced by: MMTB Team#4
Filmed & edited by: Van Hsieh
PUPPET- 4.17 min
a team from MMTB- Movie Making Throughout the Bay!-http://www.MMTB1.com Took on the 48HFP Challenge and this was the result.
Shot with Majority shots used from the 5D Mark II , T3i and Few on Panasonic Pro AG-HMC150 3CCD AVCHD 24fps Camcorder
Made in 48 Hours
Director/Producer – Elena Altman
AD/DP – Chris Damm
DP /AD – Galina Pasternak
Actor – Rachel Johnson
Actor – Elena Altman
Actor – Mattie Cooper
Actor – Addelaida Chimputaz
Actor – Christina Zamora
Tech/ Sound – Yvonne Russell
Photo/Sound – Pauline Russell
Sound – Shelly Russell
MUA – Galina Pasternak
Writer – Kyle Stout
Writer – Elena Altman
Music – Shohan Cagle
PA – Den Martos
PA/ Craft Service- Arylnne Ramos
FAIRY TALE NEXT DOOR – 6.41 min
MMTB Director’s Challenge Winner, April 2012
The film was cast (Director drew actors’ names out of a hat), written, and filmed in five hours as part of MMTB Monthly Director’s challenge.
Jimmy Dang as New Neighbor
Christina Zamora as The Girl
Diana Jackson as The Madam
Galina Pasternak as The Broker
Christopher Damm as The Cop
Directed by Christopher Damm
Story by Kathryn Soler
Cinematography & Music by Christopher Damm
Edited by Galina Pasternak & Christopher Damm
Assistant Directors Galina Pasternak & Kathryn Soler
Special Thanks to Elena Altman, Randy & Chrissy Wanser
THE SCREENPLAY- 12.07 min
A screenwriter tries to sell his latest project to a producer. In the process, he gets more than he bargains for.” http://www.facebook.com/GMFILMS1
THE ARRANGEMENT- 20.08 min
UPDATE: “The Arrangement” is the official winner of the MMTB Producer’s Challenge.
Thanks to everyone who helped, came out, or watched it here – we appreciate your support!
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BOOK THIEF – 4.59 min
Won- BEST OVERALL FILM and BEST ACTION FILM for 2011 at MMTB
A short film made in collaboration with like minded comrades who all got together under the creative umbrella of the Movie Making Throughout the Bay group. Thanks MMTB!
A little background on the process of making the film
The challenge was to produce a short film less than fifteen minutes in duration within six hours. With five directors on deck, five teams consisting of a handful of actors, a writer, and a production assistant were formed. The goal was to complete the shooting that day and then edit the footage and create a final cut within a month. The subsequent shoot was an adrenaline rush that gave way to confidence and determination to get the shots in the can before time ran out.
At the ten minute pre-production meeting, my team and I discussed several story ideas while taking into account the talent and props on hand. There was no external sound available, so the narrative had to be a silent one; it would have to be an action/thriller since the actors were not in the mood for a comedy or drama; and the story would be based around the most prominent prop that we had: a sketch book with an intriguing binding. Concise scene descriptions were written down and then we were off to start what would be a grueling yet satisfying film shoot.
Shot entirely with a Nikon D300s, the tricky part was keeping the talent in focus during action oriented scenes. San Francisco’s major thoroughfare, Market Street, and its throngs of pedestrians played a major role in bringing a few of the scenes to life. The film was edited in Sony Vegas Pro software and graphic elements were implemented in Adobe After Effects. Sound effects and background music, all royalty free, were added to enhance the narrative. The total duration to complete the film, if we add the six hours of shooting, was two days.
The short film was screened at an MMTB event on April 9, 2011. Judges voted the film as the best in show and awarded the film first prize.
VENGEANCE IS A LAUGH – 5.28 min
WON BEST SHORT STORY OVERALL and THRILLER/ SUSPENSE at MMTB-
DIRECTED BY GRAHAM LEE
This was my team’s entry in the December, 2010 MMTB director’s challenge. It was written and shot in 4 hours.
VISITORS- 4.09 min
When a Military servicemember returns to her lonely apartment she senses the presence of mysterious ”Visitors”. follow me on Facebook.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Genel-Mejia/289463994397608
BOY FIGHT- 5.54 min
VALOEL- 7.37 min
Producer’s Challenge August 2010 entry by Judy Razon
Cast and Crew
“Judy Razon” “Genel Mejia” “Den Martos” “Roger Thollaug” “Kathleen Dyer” “Edelon Diaz” “Tiffany Newcomer” “Elena Altman” “Dan Daly”
DOORWAY TO DARKNESS- 3.54 min
Made for the MMTB short film networking event, July 10, 2010.
We had basically 2 hours to make this little short since all the filming areas were being used during the production time. There was no script, just on the fly directing and improvisation. This is NOT a serious film for competition, it is an exercise is film production and training for all in the group. The MMTB event is a monthly event to network and exercise your filmmaking chops.
If our group elects to do so, we may shoot Part 2 to this film, but the decision is still pending. This short was basically half of the story and many scene and effects were not completed due to time constraints, but alas, it was a fun and challenging event. If you are in the bay area and wish to shoot a serious polished film of higher production value, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cast: Devin Dunne, Micah Fitzgerald, Kathryn Soler
Producers: Richard Kuhr, Leslie Kennedy, and Alex Potter
Directed/Edited by: Richard Kuhr
1st A.C./ Grip / Gaffer: Alex Potter
Boom Operator / Field Sound Recorder: Leslie Kennedy
Special Thanks to Goal Line Productions & Elena Altman
See film for entire credits.
Shot on Canon 7D. Edited with Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects.
TURNING POINT- 7.04 min
This film was written and directed by me in ONE DAY for the MMTB film meeting in February. We had to come up with an story concept on the spot, write it, and shoot it in two hours.
This was a tremendous challenge with literally every minute accounted for. Shot with the Canon 7D at 24fps. Lens was the Canon 17-55 f/2.8. A few of the establishing shots did not get taken since we did not have enough time per the competition rules.
It turned out very closely to how I envisioned it would and looks good considering the extreme time limitations.
Color added to the footage using Magic Bullet Looks.
Available here in 720P HD. Total Run Time: 7:01.
TAKE A SEAT- 3.47 min
MMTB 1st place Award Winner for March 2010 -We were given 4 hours (but only used 2) to meet each other, write something, and then direct it. Written & Directed by Tony Alfaro; Actors: Kathleen Dyer and Pete Saulnier;
Director of Photography: Phil Grasso (www.giantleapfilms.com);
Editor and Producer: David J. Erikson; Sound; Judith Maxine Barnett
WHITMORE- 13.20 min
This was my team’s entry for the January 2012 MMTB Director’s Challenge. Keep in mind it had to be written and shot within a 5 hour span! We were allowed to get a few pickup shots.
THE BULLY- 3.28 min
MMTB December’s producer’s challenge entry by Den Martos.
Directed and Edited by Judy Razon
Written by Den Martos
BARGAIN BASEMENT BACHELOR- 7.31 min
A knock-off of “The Bachelor” show. MMTB Team #1 June 2010. www.moviemakingbayarea.com Daniel Vaughan, Iv Oliveira, Kathyrn Soler, Elaine Brovont, Nichole Carlson, Carlos Rubinstein, and Cheryl Rubinstein star. Directed by Shelly Russell
Starring Warren Lee, a short MMTB film about a man that likes to play with guns. Written and Shot in 6 hours at an MMTB filming event with a T3i
LOSING YOU- 6.01 min
Directed by Judy Razon
Written by Jasmine Faix Kolodzie
Produced by MMTB