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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

Disqualification

If true, it would be an instant DQ.
Contact the city managers asap.
They often check these forum posts- but don't count on it.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

My Film is Not in The Review Database

in reply to Vincent_Vega:

I think you're probably right.
Perhaps they should split 'the rules' into 'Those that must be obeyed or you're out' and 'This may come back and bite you in the bum.'
For example, if you 'break' the rules of file type you shouldn't be DQ'd, but if it don't play the effect is the same.
This may well therefore fall into the latter category because here is the downside to not doing as told- you don't get reviewed etc

But the list you give Vega includes some stuff that I think should be DQ material. The Info card? Not there, out she goes. The 'Made as part of...? Not there? Out she goes.
These show a lack of respect for the comp and the sponsors. How much do Rialto pay for the naming rights? Enough for the teams to include their name in the final screen.

As far as the online hand-in goes, I think this one is close to the DQ line.
It is the hand in line for out of towners (checksum etc)

The other examples?
Envelope is the wrong size? No biggie. Any envelope will hold the USB, but it needs the team name etc on it for organisational purposes.

4 seconds of black? No biggie. The film has ended.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

My Film is Not in The Review Database

Rule 10: All teams must fill out the online wrap sheet before 7pm at the close of competition. Access to this form will be provided to the registered email address at the start of the competition.

So the issue is: is this a rule or is this a guideline?
I would have thought one rule is equal to another, whereas guidelines can be a touch moveable.

Thoughts?

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

My Film is Not in The Review Database

I thought (happy to be corrected), that if the online wrap up form wasn't done it was a DQ.
Am going to search through the rules now.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

My Film is Not in The Review Database

in reply to Robstar Rapper:

I think you'll be DQ'd for not completing the online wrap up form.
Doh!

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

"So when can we see it?"

I've got this CD from an obscure band, I can use it right? As long as no one knows?

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

Writing team

We have the entire team (12 ish) for brainstorming.
Then we refine it down to 4-5 (including the camera/editor for technical advice).
This year we had 5. Director, producer, camera, writer and one actor. More than enough.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

Sound at the Crystal Palace

From my experience, the poor projectionist rides the audio like a bucking bronco in an attempt to keep it under control.
It varies so much from film to film, it wouldn't surprise me if its just the way it is.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

What I learned this year

in reply to DylanReeve:

We appoint someone to come and look at the rough cut early on Sunday morning for this exact reason.
They come in, not knowing what we are trying to tell and see if they can easily follow it (with rubbish sound and no music etc).
It becomes so hard to see how an audience might react on a first viewing because you are so connected to it.
Key person in the team

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

Can we do private screenings after our heats/when can disqualified teams screen their films?

in reply to IronFilms:

Fair call

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

Failure rate?

in reply to Taunise:

I most certainly fit that category. My first 48 Hour film was/is not flash at all....
Made worse by the fact that we ran out of time to put in the subtitles we'd planned for the entire film...

I thought threads were designed to be hijacked?

All positive discussion is welcomed. Disagreement is the source of so many genius ideas. An idea that is not debated is almost always dumb.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

Failure rate?

in reply to Mista Teas:

The comp is already split in this way by having the 2 for 1 entry, the prizes for the best school team, the schools heats etc.

I don't want them ineligible for the main comp and simply believe that they should be given an extra night to celebrate.

The city winners for the best school team should still be announced at the city finals. But perhaps more awards, such as 'Best School Actor/actress', 'Best School Song" etc could be created for the school finals.

I'm a teacher too and I understand your points and maybe its not needed.
The difference between the various school entries is considerable and it would be nice to enable the better film makers amongst them to meet, mingle, and learn.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

Failure rate?

in reply to Josh Howard:

I wasn't thinking of 'downgrading' the venue, its just that the Embassy in Wellington is mega pricey.
You'd be able to get a really good venue for less that would still be an experience.
It would be cool if it was 'advertised' to the schools as a 'Red carpet' affair.

For my first few years in the comp we did this- when we attended the heats we dressed up for the occasion.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

Failure rate?

I'd like to see a 'Schools' Final'
This might only be feasible where there are a lot of school teams, and here in Welly it wouldn't need to be at the Embassy.
I think it would give extra status to slightly wider range of teams.
I know there are a few who are nominated for the city finals, and I'm not suggesting a change to that, but this might be a nice option.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1020

Can we do private screenings after our heats/when can disqualified teams screen their films?

in reply to Astroblu:

If you upload while still 'under consideration' its an instant DQ.
Can you image the psychological torment you'd create if you did that?
Stay safe- Don't put it online. Don't give a copy to anyone else (they might be muppets).
Make sure those that do have a copy (and I'd keep this list mega small- like 2 would probably be on the high side) know the rules.

2008 Luke Walker and the Golden Carrot William Shatner's Pants
2009 I love you this much Golden Carrot Films
2010 Fraternal Fabrication Golden Carrot Films
2011 Raptured Golden Carrot Films
2012 I Still Dream in Colour Nutbar Films
2013 Made Maid Nutbar Films City Finalist for POV Shot
2014 Confessions Nutbar, with a taste of Nimlin
2015 Hide and Seek Nutbar Films