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Michael Griffin
From: Christchruch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 17

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Locations used

Hey, This was my 3rd year entering v48 Hours.

I was wondering what sort of locations you guys used in your Short Films over the weekend?

Our Team used the following locations in Christchurch:
An Abandoned Barn (Probably used as crack house at some stage)
Coffe Culture Lincoln
Christchurch Airport + Tarmac
Car Park in Lincoln

2009 Something in the Water - M Night
2010 Cross Roads: A Ball Too Many - The Road Movie
2011 Power² - Crime
2012 Recovery - Crime
2013 Calling Hohn - Android

Equipment This Year
Canon 60D
1x iMac 24' (LiveStream Controller)
1x iMac 27' (Audio Post Production)
1x MacBook Pro Retina 15' (Editing Computer)

From: Taranaki
Since: May 2011
Posts: 60

In New Plymouth: main st cafe, foreshore, kids playground, residential st at night, car driving, party at flat (crashed a real party with a pile of release forms) funny when we turned the music off and told everyone to pretend to party without making any noise... Hard when they had all had a fair few :) (it was 2am sat morning).

Rubber Soul Productions in conjunction with Pro-Vision Video & Advertising

2011 - Well Strung (Musical) - Audience Favourite | Regional Winner | Grand Finalist | Best Actor | Best Original Music
2012 - There for You (Musical) - Regional Finalist
2013 - Partners in Crime (Horror) - Regional Winner + Best Image & Sound | Best Original Song | Best Actor | Best Director
2014 - A Boaring End (Film Within A Film) - Regional RunnerUp + Best Cinematography | Best Actor | Best Original Song | Audience Favourite

From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 48

entered in auckland... shot on a couple of farms outside of huntly... bit of a journey but worth it for the free art department... did pickups in the backyard, in the garage and at the park shooting low angle...

2014 - Steve - 'Egg Hut' (AKL)
Audience Favourite (Heat 5)
2013 - Hibernation - 'Egg House' (AKL)
Audience Favourite (Heat 6), City Best Make-Up Nomination (Chelsea Ross), City & National Finalist
2012 - The Wiz-Nap - 'Voltron And The Holograms' (AKL)
Audience Favourite (Heat 17), City Best Actor & Actress Nominations (Jamaine & Chelsea Ross), City & National Finalist
2011 - A Letter To A Samurai - 'We'll Change This Later' (AKL)
City Best Disqualified Film
2010 - Pam's First Day - 'Face Spiders' (AKL)
Audience Favourite Runner Up (Heat 4)
2009 - Beard Spread - 'Just Cromulent' (AKL)
Audience Favourite (Heat 10) & City Best Actress Nomination (Chelsea Beckett)
2008 - Animal House - 'The Furious Team Of Doom... & Justice... But Mainly Doom' (AKL)
Audience Favourite Runner Up (Heat 17)
2007 - On The Level - 'High Four' (WLG)

Nick Burridge
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 176

- Auckland Domain (saw a couple of other 48 teams filming there, very popular location. one had a big carboard robot.)
- Old abandoned railyard in Parnell I had no idea existed till one of our team members suggested it
- Clothing warehouse belonging to family of a team member
- Couple of team member houses (I swear someone who's watched all our 48 entries could probably draw a floor plan of my house by now)
- Underwater in my pool!

Creator of the 48Hours Reviews Database
as well as Off Grid, Bedtime, The Institute, The Reckless, 17, I am The Fabricator, Scorched Earth, Rage Against The Vending Machine, Sophia, Next Please and Graduate Massacre.
But we don't talk about those.

From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 527

We shot in an office. You know, our one room... *sigh* (also a couple of establishing shots outside said office)

Dylan Reeve | Edit Geek
Fractured Radius | Auckland | Since 2003

2014 | Time Travel | Morgan's Time
2013 | Robot/Android/Cyborg | Incredibly Advanced Robotics
2012 | Fantasy Adventure | Tilting at Windmills
2011 | One Room (Quest) | The Office Quest
2010 | Musical/Dance | Professional Dancer
2009 | Musical/Dance | All's Fair
2008 | Drama | The End (Auckland Winner)
2007 | Crime | The Big Job
2006 | Action/Adventure | Three Heroes Against Terror (City Finalist)
2005 | Romance | Fruits of Passion
2004 | Action/Adventure | The Sceptre of MacGuffin (City Finalist)
2003 | Cop/Crime | Forensic Investigation Team

From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 10

dance studio (guess what genre we got, thankfully the producer is a dance teacher and owns her own studio)
Victoria Uni
alleyway behind state opera house
park off Bond st (with an awesome breakdancing crew)


2011: Zombody to Love. Eyjafjallajökull Eruptions
2010: Judged Miss Burlesque New Zealand instead

Joseph Moore
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 52

We shot primarily in devonport, where I'd been only once before (lived in Auckland 4 years, way to go). It was beautiful, an awesome location. we shot in a kindergarten there, as well as a converted villa/office, and generally on the pier/beach. Pretty stoked considering we were super lazy with presourcing locations this gear and wrangled everything on the day.

Just got back from the first few heats in Auckland. Three teams in one heat used the same bridge. Where is that bridge? It's a cool bridge. And there was an even cooler bridge in a film in the 3rd heat. Ultimately what I'm saying is that some teams used cool bridges.

Prime Rib
2013: F**k It Late :(
2011: Tagalongs
2010: Life in the Bus Lane Auckland Finalist
2009: Wet Impact Late
2008: About a Bug Late
2007: Bookcase Wellington Finalist
2006: Gunther and Me Wellington Finalist

From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 325

Remember: what the camera sees the audience believes.
Peter Jackson once filmed a jungle scene on a tree covered roundabout and sold it as deep in the heart of the west coast bush.

Clever thinking saves time in the 48s

2015 - (Guardian for two school teams)
Fart Chicken Productions - Musical: "Find a Way"
Kitty Aye Aye Films - Mad Science: "Kitty-Matic 2000"
2014 - Slept through this whole year...
2013 - [boo hoo - didn't participate]
2012 - The Juxtaposition - Action Movie: INFUSION
2011 - Princess Zoe Films - Fad Movie: Contra-fable-gooble 'ness
2010 - Princess Zoe Films (Rubber Tears) - Road Movie: 'Whole Wide World'
2009 - Team 'Rubber Tears' - Parallel World: 'Smoke and Mirrors'
2008 - Team 'Rubber Tears' - Juvenile Delinquent: 'Lipstick Karma'
2007 - Team 'Rubber Tears' - Grindhouse: 'Grindhouse Day Presents'
2006 - Team 'Rubber Tears' - War/Western: 'An Unruly Patch of Land'
2005 - Team 'Imagic Mushrooms' - Pretentious Art: 'Erar Muidem'

From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1138

We shot on a farm and the beach beside it,

2016 Con Troll Alt Delete Nutbar Films Horror Fan Favourite. City Finalist for Make-Up
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films Mystery
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin Film, within a film
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot Robot/Cyborg/Android
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films Action
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films Mystery
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films Twin
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films Romance
2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants Animal

From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 14

In Auckland, shot on playground at bottom of Mt Eden, saw another V48 group walk past while filming on the Saturday, SO AWKWARD, exchanged stares.

2011:: SCCUNICORNS:: Do You Swing That Way? - Best All Female Team + Auckland: Best All Female Team

From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

I bet a lot of people shot in a playground.
As for us;

Playground in Mt Albert Primary
Abandoned Railyard in Parnell
Backstreets in Te Atatu
Under the harbour bridge on the north shore side (exceptional location)
Hospital exterior in Henderson
Van interiors

..was the most expansive shoot we've ever undertaken.
Didn't see any other teams all day, did chase away one looney old bag who wanted a piece of the action pie.

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 59

Hagley Park and the backyard of my flat.

"Not even Ow!" - Brotown


Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 140

In order:

Rooms where we were based
Outside Courthouse
Port/Warehousing area
Outdoor Basketball court
Port/Warehousing area (don't ask)
Boiler room
Parking building
Rooms where we were based (pickups and inserts on Sunday)

2016 - "NEXUS" - Dystopian Movie - Christchurch
2015 - "Armabreadon" - Other Dimension - Christchurch (DQ'ed)
2014 - "Mimicker" - Horror/Splatter - Christchurch
2013 - "Best Served Cold" - Crime - Christchurch
2012 - "Love Grinds" - Romantic Comedy - Christchurch
2011 - "Taurine Rising" - Superhero - Christchurch
2010 - "Silenced Night" - Femme Fatale - Christchurch
2009 - "The Judas Strain" - Conspiracy - Dunedin

Chaz Harris
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 24

In Wellington:

Central Park in Brooklyn

It was perfect, thanks Film Wellington! :)

2011 | Seriously Tanked | WLG Heat 13 (Musical or Dance) | God Bless America


From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 296

- a vinyard
- a game arcade
- a boat ramp
- scenic drive


From: auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 69

in reply to Joseph Moore:

..want to know where this cool bridge is!!!!.......

Haynesfilm Bunch - Mahnamana

From: auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 69

a mostly queit road way away from auckland central, hobos and cops.

Haynesfilm Bunch - Mahnamana

From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 20

in reply to Zombastor:

We were thinking about under the harbour bridge north side... gald we didn't might have been an awkward moment...

2011 Eleven Merchants :: Leap :: Superhero :: Wr, Di, Ed
2012 Eleven Merchants :: ???? :: ???? :: Wr, DP, Di, Ed

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