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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

REVIEWS DATABASE 2015 is live - please review the films in your heat!

in reply to Section59:

I missed your feedback very much this year. Maybe we need to start putting a bit of dosh into a pot to pay people like yourself to review the movies?!

Ha, ha, nice of you to say. However, it would't have made any difference this year. Usually (after the weekend) I'm able to say to my wife, "Oh, yeah I'll be at the Heats for the next 3 to 4 nights. You're OK with the kids, eh?". Alas, this year she's in Japan for a holiday so I had no out on the Friday/Saturday.

I should be thankful. 48HRs has fallen on a couple of Mother's Days and also her birthday in the past. She also took all the kids away to Hanmer one time and we had to shift out of our house for EQC repairs on the weekend we got musical as a genre two years back. She's ruined my run of reviewing all the heats this year but I won't hold it against her...

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

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Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

REVIEWS DATABASE 2015 is live - please review the films in your heat!

The_Llama started this initiative last year and it certainly increased the reviews for my film! Not sure if The_Llama is still around, but I'll start it up at some stage, once the Screening Room is ready. Most participants followed through...

http://www.48hours.co.nz/forum/general-discussion/reviewers-pyramid-scheme/?p=18744#post18744

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

REVIEWS DATABASE 2015 is live - please review the films in your heat!

in reply to Section59:

Considering how few people seem to have reviewed and voted in our heat (I duly reviewed EVERY SINGLE MOVIE thank you very much)

Well done to you! It does suck when you're in a heat that for whatever reason has very low review numbers. There's always one! You had some regular CHCH teams in your heat so a bit surprising they didn't review.

The review site is worth it though even if you only get one review, that has one piece of constructive feedback. I'm sure you remembered when people reviewed in the forum - it was good, but all over the place.

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

REVIEWS DATABASE 2015 is live - please review the films in your heat!

in reply to TheNimbleMarmoset:

This second option would be tailored to be as welcoming and simple as possible, something like six category boxes that they are invited to "write a few words" in, maybe: story, performances, the look of the film (i.e. cinematography), sound/music, use of the required elements, and then a final any other comments field.

This sort of tool is used to help with literacy in schools. It works pretty well. Careful, you've started to "scaffold" learning!!

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

REVIEWS DATABASE 2015 is live - please review the films in your heat!

in reply to TheNimbleMarmoset:

To be honest, I'm not really clear why there's a leaderboard at all on the Reviews site, since it's all fairly arbitrary.

Yeah, it's not really something to be taken seriously - however, channeling my competitive side, it does feel good to be on it!

Unfortunately, it also does encourage teams to 7-star their own films to boost them up the table.

- the real substance of a review is the review itself, the words, not the star-rating. And a review isn't there to boost a team's score, it's to give the team valuable feedback.

Yep, you've nailed it.

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

REVIEWS DATABASE 2015 is live - please review the films in your heat!

in reply to daronjay:

I think someone from every team should be required to review all the others in their heat.

I don't think reviewing should ever be something that is a requirement of teams. I believe you'd find a lot of very superficial reviewing then - a lot of one line, "good"; "bad" reviews, just to get it done.

Don't forget too, that once the Screening Room swings into action that opens the door for a lot more reviewing and reviewing that is easier to do. Provided teams upload their films. This is something that should be compulsory! You'd get around 60% of films making it to the Screening Room.

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

Any clues when Regional Finalists will be announced

Looking foward to Andrew's CHCH Finals trailer too. Always very cool.

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

Any clues when Regional Finalists will be announced

Calling, Mr Todd. Come in Mr Todd.

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

Any clues when Regional Finalists will be announced

Gisborne is up...

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

REVIEWS DATABASE 2015 is live - please review the films in your heat!

in reply to Nick Burridge:

Once films are in the screening room I'll be back in business this year!

The review site is awesome and a great part of the 48HR experience. Unfortunately still some teams "reviewing" their own films...nothing to gain from it though.

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

Most scathing reviews

Steelpotato=my reviewing hero.

Can't wait to see the film!

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

The Wire vs Breaking Bad

I have watched all of Breaking Bad but never seen The Wire. Breaking Bad had some remarkable episodes and they did cold openings like no other but I didn't enjoy all of it, in fact some episodes really dragged.

There are many remarkable TV series available these days - True Detective and Fargo I'd probably rate above some of the individual seasons of Breaking Bad.

As for the forum; let's hope it survives. There isn't a lot that is substantial in the way of discussion on Facebook/Twitter etc. I also enjoy simply reading this forum, even if I'm not commenting in every thread.

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

Christchurch Finals Predictions?

in reply to Clayton Hiku:

So strange not to have Mista Teas having seen all the movies.

Strange for me too, but couldn't shake my home commitments this year. It'll make the Final pretty fresh for me though.

Your film has rated well and is on some of the lists above so good luck!

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

Christchurch Finals Predictions?

in reply to Strange:

You've done a great job, as has videoamp1969!

However, I think you should add "Strang Entertainment" to your "Totes" list. Obviously, I didn't see it but it sounds awesome from the reviews. So modest!

You're right about Heat 3 too; it's a beast!

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 382

Christchurch Finals Predictions?

I was only at Heats 1-3 so can't provide an overall picture. I'd say Alterium, Crab Crab Crab too. Eh Team, Domino, probably Dystography as its a bit different.

Looks like Le Cousins, Strang, TBALC, Zebra have impressed in other heats. In some cases not a lot of informative reviewing happening in some heats so hard to tell. Rowan Strang seems to have been to the most heats...

"There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks." - Selina Kyle

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2016 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE