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Paper Hearts - from the makers of Fear of Girls
April 11, 2006 11:16 AM   Subscribe

Another great Google video. Before "Fear of Girls," the guys from Sleepy Eye, MN made a short film for a 48 hour film project called "Paper Hearts."
posted by a47danger (17 comments total)

 
man, this is sweet. I was going to post it to videosift, but they lose points for turning off the embed tag.
posted by sourbrew at 11:34 AM on April 11, 2006


sweet youtube variant, if any of you want to throw this up on your blogs.
posted by sourbrew at 11:43 AM on April 11, 2006


I can't believe they made that in 48 hours.
posted by craniac at 12:19 PM on April 11, 2006


Did the 48 hours include the time to write it?
posted by Blue Stone at 12:37 PM on April 11, 2006


The piano music at the end does a little Incredible Hulk theme there.

That was HI-FRIGGIN-LARIOUS!
posted by geekhorde at 12:38 PM on April 11, 2006


Re 48 hour Films: Yes, they are.

They keep you honest by providing elements (like a character name and profession, a prop, and/or a line of dialogue which must appear in the film) and a randomized set of genres on Friday at 7pm. You turn the film in Sunday at 7pm. (In the national variant you Fedex by a certain hour on Monday I believe). You usually brainstorm the story, cast it from some pool you've put together, write it until the early hours, then shoot all day Saturday and edit and re-shoot Sunday. It's a silly amount of fun, and lots of folks don't finish, but I really believe the deadline pushes a lot of teams much further than they go on their own.

As for the film: Fear of Girls didn't do much for me. Paper Hearts was the far superior of the two -- I love that costume.
posted by abulafa at 1:55 PM on April 11, 2006


Haha. That liquor store is two blocks from my house. Good movie.
posted by Demogorgon at 4:17 PM on April 11, 2006


That was good. Often I find online shorts tedious to watch, but that was very well done. Funny and original.
posted by zardoz at 5:23 PM on April 11, 2006


Paper Hearts had pretty impressive production values for a 48-hour film, but it should have been about half the length. I've been an avid participant in the NZ version of the competition for the last three years, and we get a pretty high standard of entrants down here. Paper Hearts would almost certainly be a finalist, but it wouldn't win. Check out some of the shorts here, if you're interested. The 2004 winner, Jesse McLeod: The Journey is particularly good. Their randomly selected genre was educational or religious or heart-warming family fare, and they decided to do all three at once.

Also, abulafa is right - it is ridiculously fun.
posted by Soulfather at 6:03 PM on April 11, 2006


That was great! Thanks!

it should have been about half the length

Sorry, but as a professional editor, I should kill you for saying that. Die die die!
posted by fungible at 6:39 PM on April 11, 2006


Sorry for turning this into an AskMeFi thread, but whenever I view Google Video or You Tube, the video and audio are out of sync. Powerbook G4 400 MHz, broadband cable, OS 10.4.5, Safari 2.0.3.
posted by neuron at 7:15 PM on April 11, 2006


fungible: "Sorry, but as a professional editor, I should kill you for saying that. Die die die!"

Why? As a viewer, I found it poorly paced.
posted by rafter at 7:29 PM on April 11, 2006


As a 48 hour project, that was dandy. Yeah, it had a few issues like pacing, but it was made up for by a few nice turns. The biggest problem with "Fear of Girls" was a lot of (apparently intentional) slack -- about 30 minutes of enjoyment you had to sit through 60 to get, but that woudl have violated the rules of the genre they were mimicking.
posted by dhartung at 7:45 PM on April 11, 2006



Sorry, but as a professional editor, I should kill you for saying that. Die die die!


As a professional editor, shouldn't you be on board with making films as short as they can possibly be and still work?
posted by bingo at 9:32 PM on April 11, 2006


about 30 minutes of enjoyment you had to sit through 60 to get


Huh? The short was only 10 minutes.
posted by dgaicun at 1:18 AM on April 12, 2006


No, it's just that if I had a dime for everytime I heard that as a solution to something, I'd be a gazillionaire by now.
posted by fungible at 6:06 AM on April 12, 2006


I don't know, I thought it was pretty bad. Just my two cents.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 2:56 AM on April 14, 2006


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