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Be Prepared

There are a number of things you can do before the weekend to make your life easier.

  • Line up some actors.
  • Find locations, and get release forms for them. Make sure you will be able to access them on the weekend.
  • If you are animating then you are allowed to prepare character and location assets, same as live action teams.
  • Plan how you will keep yourself and your crew fed.
  • Expect not to sleep much, especially if you're the editor.
  • Test your equipment. Make sure you know how to use that camera with that microphone. Charge your batteries.
  • Test your editing system. Test how long it will take to export a 5-minute movie. Make sure you have enough hard drive space.
  • Know the route to the finish line, and ensure someone is available to drive you there.

48 Hour Survival Kit - Team Building

When you decide to enter 48Hours, you can do so in one of two ways.

You can either register and build a team or join a team.

If you decide to start your own team, you will need to register your team when registrations open and then find people to help.

Teams range in size from 1 person to over 30. Obviously which suits you best will depend largely on your skills and preference. You need to do the following during the weekend:

  • Write
  • Shoot
  • Edit
  • Hand-in

So you need someone who can write, use a camera, use a computer (with compatible editing software), and drive to the hand-in. If you can do all those, you're all set!

If you would rather join a team, and don't know anyone who is entering, or can't find anyone to join your team, have a look at our 'Cast and Crew' forum, where there are posts for teams looking for members.

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