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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

GISBORNE GETS FREE ENTRY

in reply to nimlin:

I thought is was your magnetic personality

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

GISBORNE GETS FREE ENTRY

I like the free entry for Gisborne. I was disappointed at the withdrawal from the smaller cities last year and am pleased to see it return.

My suggestion is that each year the free entry is given to a different smaller centre to promote the comp and spread the joy.

Next year it might be Taranaki, or Palmy or Rotorua or Oamaru or Nelson.

This comp is addictive and once you get teams in for free, your chances of keeping them are high.

Alternatively you could have a small centre get their money back and that this is drawn out of a hat at the launch. So on the Friday Mr Timson puts his hand into hat and announces that Gisborne gets its money back.

I think this kind of thing is great, but it couldn't be done at one of the larger centres, which is unfortunate, for economic reasons.

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

Is there a 2012 dvd from last year?

I have campaigned on this forum for the last couple of years because the DVDs have not existed.
If it is stipulated in the registration form then it should be made.
This needs to be rectified asap

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

2013 - Hints & Tips from the Vets

in reply to Astroblu:

In regards to this, have an appointed person who is prepared to be honest.
When you have a rough cut let them watch the film without any preconceptions of it. They need to be able to follow the plot, like the audience will on screening night. If they say "Huh?" then you need to make the cut clearer.
You get so stuck in the film that everything makes sense to you and everyone else in the room because you wrote it, filmed it and put it together like that.

This step is a BIG one that I cannot do without

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

Team Intro

Any feedback on why it has been dropped?

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

2013 - Hints & Tips from the Vets

in reply to Shifty:

Year 4 (and each subsequent year until it happens) is take over the world, one short film at a time.

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

2013 - Hints & Tips from the Vets

In my first year my one and only aim was to hand something in.
Year 2 was hand in something half decent.
Year 3 was hand in something decent.

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

2013 - Hints & Tips from the Vets

in reply to dramamike:

opps, meant to say Not easily flustered.
I have been fortunate that my editor was super chilled and efficient. This fact really only struck me last year and that is why its my biggest lesson from last year

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

2013 - Hints & Tips from the Vets

For newbies: Keep it simple. Story is king. Whizbang effects are not needed to excel. Feed people.
Biggest lesson from last year: Have a good editor. Someone who is easily flustered.

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

Why why why why why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I concur

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

the trifecta of bullshit

in reply to nimlin:

Winter is coming

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

the trifecta of bullshit

I've had a week from hell.
Am in a 48 Hour holding pattern.
Waiting to register and get the ball rolling totally out of control.

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

Why why why why why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In answer to the thread question, I'd answer 'Because'

In other news, registrations have been delayed again... Now it looks like the 25th

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

MOVIE DOUCHE!!! HELP???!!!

I've known films to be edited on simple programs like imovie.
I'm not that technically minded, I leave that to my editor..., but if you are a 'douche' I'd advise you to keep your narrative simple (plan to avoid gun flashes etc) because the technical demands of 48 Hours can be a killer.
If you are new or newish to the software, 48 Hours will swiftly extract your sanity, if you try to compete with the highly technically savvy teams.

Story is king.

Whatever software you choose, learn how to drive it like Miss Daisy before you go for Avatar.

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

dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 930

school teams

in reply to ZEBMARKLANDFILMS:

Cost hasn't been announced yet.
From memory last year was $185 ish. This has been fairly stable over the past few years.
When the registration opens (which should be tomorrow) I think the cost will be announced.

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