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Three-By-Three

A fairly simple premise "three items, three minutes" is a great kick-off to a film that was all round quite enjoyable!

Audio across the board was really well done, with great foley, music & sound effects throughout.

Camerawork was fairly decent, though some different lenses here and there would have brought this film closer to the attention of the judges i reckon.

Editing was fairly smooth, only jarring a couple of times. The colour-grading contrast between timezones was an cool display of attention to detail! Sweet use of the reflection element too.

Usually the biggest let down for 48 films is the story but this one keep it quite tight and didn't leave me scratching my head. though dialogue at times could have been tighter. The twist at the end felt unmotivated but was a pretty cool idea otherwise, the missing motivation is easily chalked up to being a short film and simply not having time to develop it.

All-round an awesome effort from "Fun Team" especially as i believe they are an U18 team. A little more attention to the cinematic aspect of their films could easily see them shortlisted next year.

I judge 48 films by asking myself "does this look like it was made in 48 hours?"

No! looks like it was made in a week at least, well done!

Knights And Knaves

I'm unsure what the point of the intro sequence was, I have a feeling it was supposed to be a build up of sorts but the casual posture of the main actress and the lack of any music or visual tension left it feeling quite out of place. This however is followed by a pretty cool use of the reflection element as the hero's power is to control the others body with their own movements, an excellent combination of genre and element. This is, however, where all references to the superhero genre end.

Dialogue for the fight scene is odd, it seems as though the "trapped" person would say these things but the fact they are fighting rules out it actually being the "trapped" in control.

The script-writing was ultimately confusing, why "Nous" wanted to help in the first place isn't developed and why "Chaitan" who came to get "the device" suddenly doubts its efficacy leaves both characters lacking motivation. This also leaves the twist at the end lacking oompf.

Delivery was quite good even with ADR although the quality of the audio wasn't great with a lot of background noise, and at times unclear speech.

The actors did a great job of the roles they were given and the overall editing was good apart from that intro.

Attention to detail would go a long way for this team, I see a lot of potential here.

I judge 48 films by asking myself "does this look like it was made in 48 hours?"

Yes, yes it does. but its alright.

Mr. Allen

A Private Investigator (or journalist) is invited to solve a murder... but who's?

A perfect plot idea for their genre, "The invitation movie", with a delivery that fell a little short in the script-writing department but excelled everywhere else.

The only let down was the script writing - a.k.a the hardest part of 48. I was unsure what the tone of the film was supposed to be with the two leads firing one liners at each other throughout instead of actual plot propelling dialogue leaving key plot points like how the protagonist figures "it" out lacking substance or backbone. Although this is par for the course in 48, I felt it detracted from what could have otherwise been a very haunting, atmospheric film. This was only minor though and the film-making on display in this film is outstanding.

The cinematography, editing & mixing was awesome and the attention to detail with these elements made for a very atmospheric and enjoyable viewing.

Well done Team Spielberg