48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Cage (2020)

May 24, 2020

“While babysitting, something lurks outside.”

This film created for the stuck at home 48 #5 – May 22nd – 24th, 2020

Genre: Horror
Theme: Missing Something
Clothing: Pajamas
Character First/Last A-Z
Sound FX: Self Created (all the kids growled in unison)

Team Name: DURBAN
Team Lead: Justin R. Durban
City: Austin, TX USA

Cast:
Babysitter – Chaise Cardiff
Leigh – Haley Evans
Zach – Hunter Evans
Caged – Lyrik F. Durban

Crew:
Shot, Music, Edit, Written & Directed: Justin R. Durban
First A.D. Nicholle Walton-Durban
Wardrobe: Holli Evans

Special Thanks:
Austin, TX 48hr Film Project
Myndin Durban
Jerry Walton
FreeSound.org

http://www.48hourfilm.com/at-home
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Copyright 2020 – DURBAN – (Edgen Films)

48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Autumn Mist (2020)

May 4, 2020

“Beyond the Autumn mist, a young boy finds friendship in the most peculiar way.”

This film created for the stuck at home 48 #4 – May1st – 3rd, 2020

Genre: Modern Day Fairytale / Drama
A Fairy Tale Sequel

Team Name: DURBAN
Team Lead: Justin R. Durban
City: Austin, TX USA

Cast:
Lyrik F. Durban as Jackie
Justin R. Durban as Father
Jerry F. Walton as Mr. Paper
Nicholle Walton-Durban as Mom
Myndin W. Durban as Grandchild
Spike as The Dragon
Bastion as Dog
Moon Shadow as Cat

Crew:
Shot, Music, Edit, Written & Directed: Justin R. Durban

Special Thanks:
Austin, TX 48hr Film Project
Nicholle Walton-Durban
Maryann & Richard Durban

Based off the Song:
“Puff the Magic Dragon”
by: Peter, Paul and Mary

Puff the Magic Dragon Song Lyrics/Story by:
Leonard Lipton & Peter Yarrow

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Copyright 2020 – DURBAN – (Edgen Films)

— The Filming process: Crew of One in 48hrs time —

48hr film challenge #4 :
(cause who the hell knew we’d be at home for so long?)
HTTP://www.48hourfilm.com/at-home
Tasked to make a 1-5 minute prequel or sequel from a Fairy Tale, Legend, Myth, etc.

Writing:
In finding a fairy tale for the project, I first looked around my house. nothing came to mind without some crazy visual effects. We own a bearded dragon and he has yet to be in my films, so it was his time to shine. After chatting with my mom about dragons and life in lockdown, I copied only the lyrics of Puff the Magic Dragon in a spreadsheet. Once written, I based the entire film from the song on how I would interpret a modern-day version of the story. It currently exists in an outline for which I translated into storyboards. (which you can see on my website)

Filming:
I was the only crew so it was a mad dash to make it happen. Any camera movement from the film with me in the shot was done with a dolly slider propped up on a plastic paper binder. I’d hit record and jump into the scene before it got to the end of the short track. The RED camera was too heavy at some points causing the slider to buckle under the weight making some of the shots wobbly. It kinda worked but a few times it would tip over. Started filming around 10:45 am on Saturday and wrapped around 9:30 ish.

The actors:
Me, my son, and my father-in-law. Me, because I knww I wouldn’t bitch and complain about getting the shot. My father-in-law because he’s a trooper and actually likes acting but never had the chance growing. My son… Well, that was funny. WE started shooting around 10:45 am Saturday after I finished breakfast, storyboards, and a few chores and after the 2nd take, he broke down and said he didn’t agree to the film and wasn’t interested. I was like, “Bullshit. you are doing this film because you told me you would!” NO! he replied in tears. Damn. I felt bad. “Ok, come talk to me. How about I make it worth your time?” His eyes perked up and said.. “I’d really like a battle pass”. Long story short, I had to pay him $25 bucks to be in the film. His attitude took a 180 after that and he was in it to win it. Amazing what kids do for money these days eh? My wife and other son agreed to small bit parts. They had no idea what the film was about other than my direction of, “just be you.” Oscar-winning director right here, right? Right.

The Edit:
I started editing around 10pm on Saturday and had to goto bed around 3am. Woke at 10am and finished the first pass at 3pm. This was also with a break to take a parent conference call with my kids school and to rid my backyard from the worst gawd awful smell of humanity. I don’t even want to go into it. I showed the cut to my wife and naturally she wasn’t happy that with the subject matter and suggested a few changes. I ended up changing one shot and gave a valient effort at a motion track of a VFX shot, but after a bit, I thought it wasn’t worth it and left it as is. (I wanted to replace a picture in the bedroom tracking shot) (which, I shot that 9 times and I ended up using shot 8. and cut it to take #9.)

The Music Process:
This Puff the Magic Dragon Orchestral Remix was scored in about 4 hours time. I started the music in Cubase before I started editing on Friday night (5.1.20). Sunday around 3 or so, I jumped back into the score. I finished about 6:45pm and could have worked at it another 4-5 hours easily. But alas, I had a deadline of 7:30pm on Sunday (5.3.20) to turn it in for the challenge. I changed keys about 3 times through the process for a few reasons. 1, it was hard for me to play in it’s online form. 2, some instruments wouldn’t dip below a register, and 3, it was just good to change it up. Much like an artist will flip the canvas to find another perspective.

What now?
Who knows. I’ll keep making movies cause I fucking love it.

48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Median (2020)

April 19, 2020

“An anchoritic man finds a reminiscent package on his doorstep.”

This film created for the stuck at home 48 #3 – April 17-19, 2020

Genre: Fantasy / Drama
Prop: Computer
Action: Counting
Theme: Connecting
Character: Bill / Baseball Player

Team Name: DURBAN
Team Lead: Justin R. Durban
City: Austin, TX USA

Cast:
Lyrik F. Durban as Lil Billy
Jerry F. Walton as Bill
Justin R. Durban as William
Bastion as Dog
Moon Shadow as Cat

Crew:
DIT / Assistant Camera: Myndin W. Durban
Shot, Edit, Music, Directed: Justin R. Durban

Special Thanks:
Freesound
Painting by Julia Schoonover
Aaron Azripe
Austin, TX 48hr Film Project
Nicholle Walton-Durban

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48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Jo Jo Black (2020)

April 6, 2020

“A young boy wishes to join the elite squad to protect planet Earth. When his grandfather forbids him to leave the house until chores are done, he confides in his best friend, Black.”

This film created for the stuck at home 48 – April 3-5, 2020

Trailer Mashup:
JoJo Rabbit & Men In Black

Team Name: DURBAN
Team Lead: Justin R. Durban
City: Austin, TX USA

Cast:
Lyrik F. Durban as Jo Jo
Justin R. Durban as Black
Jerry F. Walton as Pappaw

Crew:
DIT / Assistant Editor: Myndin W. Durban
Shot, Edit, Music, Directed: Justin R. Durban

Special Thanks:
Austin, TX 48hr Film Project
Nicholle Walton-Durban

HTTP://www.48hourfilm.com/at-home

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Copyright 2020 – DURBAN – (Edgen Films)

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48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Crick (2019)

December 1, 2019

“Crick”, the 48hr Film Project – Director’s Cut.
Directed by: Justin R. Durban

– Lemme give you a tip. If someone wearing a mask knocks on your door… Don’t Answer.

What’s Different?
– Tweaked the sound FX
– Fixed a few dialog audio levels
– Shifted the opening shot to show neck
– Added a Cutaway shot of a device
– Fixed/Corrected the End Credits

Enjoy!

WINNER:
🏆 Best Adherence to Genre
🏆 Best Cinematography
🏆 Best Original Score
🏆 Audience Award group A
🏆 1st Runner Up Best Film

nominated for:
(best use of prop, best use of character, best costumes, best actor, best actress, best sound design, top 10)

Genre: Parallel Universe / Gore Slasher Splatter
Prop: Yoga Ball
Character: Jerry, A Painter
Line of Dialog: “Let me give you a tip.” or “Lemme give you a tip”

(View the original 48hr Film Project cut here: )

Cast:

Eve – Nikki M. Weiland
Adam – Brett St. Germain
Momma – Peggy Schott
Jerry – Jordan O’Neal
Jill – Tabitha Thompson

Crew:

PRODUCED, WRITTEN, DIRECTED BY:
Justin R. Durban

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Aaron Arizpe

SOUND MIXER
Ben Marchi-Hilton

BOOM OP
Frank Gutierrez

EDIT
Justin R. Durban

SOUND DESIGN
Brett St. Germain
Justin R. Durban

MUSIC SCORE
Justin R. Durban

SET DESIGN / GRIP
Arthur Bautista

MASK DESIGN
Laith Rajeh

“Thank you”

Esteam Academy
www.esteamacademy.com

Bonzai by Brett
www.bonsaibybrett.com

Nicholle Walton-Durban
David Gutierrez

This film was made for the 48 Hour Film Sci-Fi/Horror Project 2019
www.48hourfilm.com

Copyright 2019 – www.edgenfilms.com

48hr Film JRD: Film Director Short Films

Little Brother (2019)

November 4, 2019

Little Brother, the 48hr Film Project – Director’s Cut.
Directed by: Justin R. Durban

– Lucas is picked on at school and his little brother is here to protect him.

What’s Different?
– Updated VFX
– Updated/Added additional Sound FX
– Added a few Cutaway shots
– Fixed/Corrected the End Credits
– Added a smidgen of Color Grading

Enjoy!

Genre: Sci-Fi
Prop: Belt
Character: Ryan Grenada
Line of Dialog: “And who the hell are you?”

(View the original 48hr Film Project cut here:

Cast:

Ripley “Leigh” Grenada – Katusha Robert
Ryan Grenada – Jake Brinn
Lucas – Myndin Durban
Bishop – Lyrik Durban
Red – Brett St. Germain
Brown – Chris Conner
Granny – Betty Currie
Jennifer – Jennifer Kendall
Fur – Brett St. Germain

Crew:

DIRECTED BY:
Justin R. Durban

1st AD
Siegen Bretzke

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Justin R. Durban

CAMERA OPS:
Jennifer Kendall
Hunter Gustafson

Co-DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Jennifer Kendall
Hunter Gustafson

1st AC
Taylor Zachary Butler

GAFFER
Chris Conner

MAKEUP / CREATURE / PA
Brett St. Germain

SOUND MIXER
David Gutierrez

BOOM OP
Ben Marchi-Hilton

DIT
Carlo Barbieri

EDIT
Carlo Barbieri / Justin R. Durban

COLOR
Carlo Barbieri

SOUND DESIGN
Siegen Bretzke
Justin R. Durban

VFX
Justin R. Durban

MUSIC SCORE
Justin R. Durban

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Arthur Bautista

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (guest)
William Shirer

“Thank you”

4reelz School of Film
www.4reelzschooloffilm.com

Esteam Academy
www.esteamacademy.com

Bonzai by Brett
www.bonsaibybrett.com

In Association with
Metiquent Productions

“A Special Thank you”
Nicholle Walton-Durban
&
Skye Connery

This film was made for the 48 Hour Film Project 2019
www.48hourfilm.com

Copyright 2019 – www.edgenfilms.com