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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
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2019 Thoughts

Deathly quiet around here post-comp. So, let's have your thoughts on the 2019 weekend? Elements, genre, ULTRA, weather, timing. launch & hand-in! Anything.

I loved how the elements were left pretty open again which I believe allows for better integration than the line/prop/character did in the past. For ULTRA the fourth-wall breaking will be pretty obvious but that's a different story.

I really appreciated the set-up at the CHCH hand-in. Clear and obvious aisle to the hand-in desk and it was a super nice feeling having AJ on the mic announcing our team when we arrived. There was a great feeling in the room and generous applause for all teams.

Lots of new teams it seemed in CHCH this year and it also seemed like more teams didn't make the deadline than in the past. Maybe I just spoke to those that didn't!

Anyway...yours, thanks.

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1350

I think the elements were straight forward, although having such an intangible as the wind could be hard to show. I hope there are not too many fart jokes.
Winter is not the ideal time and I think most people would agree with that. But winter is better than not having it. The short days and the weather leads to different movies being made and that is fine for me.
I love the vibe of the launch and am pleased that so many go along- even though they can get the information online.
The Wellington finish line is also a great time. Closest finish ever in Wellington (I think)- one second before 7pm. It wasn't just him standing outside and stepping in, but from what Ruth said it was sprinting from a distance and made it.
I liked the BTS photos and stories on the Facebook page this year. Ruth and Ness also answered so many questions incredibly fast through this which is great to support the newer teams.
Ultra was a real challenge. I look forward to seeing the interpretations of this.

My feedback on the wrap-up form included two things- more of a heads up on the dates and my editor wanted more time included in the 48 hours.

2019 Depart'ners Buddy
2018 Thanks to the Academy Heist Ultra
2017 Forelsket Nutbar Films Buddy Sacrifice
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
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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

in reply to dramamike:

I love the vibe of the launch and am pleased that so many go along- even though they can get the information online.

When I was walking to the CHCH venue I saw quite a few people leaving with their slab of V. Not sure if they were just putting it in cars or actually heading back home and skipping the launch. The pre-7pm Friday tension is actually as great but also as different to the pre-7pm Sunday tension. Good times!

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

in reply to dramamike:

although having such an intangible as the wind could be hard to show. I hope there are not too many fart jokes.

It was plenty windy in CHCH on Saturday. We shot outside. Wind in the background with trees blowing, wind blowing character's hair, bit of wind on the microphone! We toyed with a fart related comment but the rest of the team vetoed it. :)

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Rastinha
Since: Mar 2014
Posts: 92

I thought the comp went really well this year, apart from the initial short lead time into the dates. I agree though that late/short notice is much better than not at all, and appreciate that it's hard to find sponsors etc. so thanks to the team for their effort in keeping it going.

I liked the elements, and I liked the variety this year. Last year was great as it was open, but puddle, door slam, and shadow all kind of just seemed like props/things to include. This year there was a bit more variety and I loved the return of the technical element (except this year I did animation so couldn't even use my drone that's been waiting in the cupboard for like 5 years for exactly this moment, lol).

I signed up for Ultra at the last minute after deciding 'why not', and I enjoyed the challenge. They were very interesting choices, and having 2 things was also interesting. It was hard to try to center my planning around the elements given that with the genre included it was basically 7 requirements, but I think it helped me to narrow down some ideas. I really LOVED the wheel of ultra, especially that little dig with "prequel" haha.

Launch was good in Taranaki, hand-in is always a little quiet so would love in future to make hand-in involve like some pizza and drinks or something between 6-7:30pm so people are encouraged to hang around for a little while and socialise, cheer on those who arrive, console those who just miss out etc. before they go home to sleep.

Really enjoyed this year and looking forward to seeing the films!

2019: "DopeMonkey Live" - Gross-out Comedy - Pastafarian Productions (Solo/ULTRA)
2018: "Heist School Musical" - Heist Movie - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Best Door Slam)
2017: "ESP" - Alien Movie - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2016: "The War on Error" - Cat & Mouse - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2015: "Us... But Mainly You" - Black Comedy - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2014: "Sphere" - Horror - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2009-2013: MIA
2008: "I Adore" - Drama - Conspiracion de las Palomitas
2007: "The Hazel Princess" - Fairytale - Conspiracion de las Palomitas
2006: "All Ur <3 R Belong 2 Me" - Romance - Popcorn Conspiracy
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DogsBreakfast
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 291

Personally I've found it much harder writing a script with the change to the way the elements work. I always found a character, trait and line gave me a springboard to get going, whereas this time round I had no script, let alone a solid idea of what the hell I was going to do, until well into Saturday morning - the first time that's happened. A lot of it came back to getting too caught up in the technical aspects, how will the split screen work with that story, or an overhead shot won't look right with that and so on.

That being said, I still got a complete film made and handed in with an hour to go but it was pretty stressful on Saturday not knowing what the hell I was gonna be doing.

Ultra - Being an old hand I enjoy adding some extra spice to the whole affair but making the entire film split screen was a pain in the ass doing solo animation. I don't get any random b-roll I can add in and had to create everything from scratch and try to make a reason for the shot (pretty sure I didn't nail that part of it but I did try). If it had to use a lot of of split screen that would have been different, but everything.... Interested to see how the other teams handle it.

Weather and time of year doesn't really impact me as we stick to animation now. After being caught a few years back with the worst weather in AK history it helped us make that decision :)

This was also the first year I didn't attend the launch, just grabbed everything off the FB/website page instead. Handing in at Ak at 6pm there was no-one there apart from the workers. I was really surprised at that because there are usually a few people milling around for a while. I didn't stick around till 7 as I only had about an hours sleep overnight so just bailed.

I do enjoy the comp and it's the only time of year that I actually get to make a film uninterrupted so I hope it does keep going.

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2017 "The Grove 2: Survival with a vengeance" - Survival ULTRA
2016 "A Baaaaad Habit" - Bro Movie
2015 "Barry's World" - Other Dimension - Best Animation Auckland region
2014 "Brick Impact" - Race Against the Clock - Auckland Finalist - Heat 5 runner up Audience Favourite
2013 "Frankie goes to Horrorwood" - Horror - Heat 6 - runner up Audience Favourite
2012 "Brick's Quest" - Fantasy Adventure - Heat 8 - Audience Favourite
2011 "Playin the Game" - Mystery
2010 " Syd's Garage - a study in Autoeroticism" - Musical - Heat 4 - Audience Favourite
2009 "Doggone" - Family Movie (was a doggone waste of time)
2008 "Sounds of Romance" - Romance
2007 "The Grove" - Crime - Auckland finalist, best script award
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CraigWB
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 418

It was an interesting sort of a year. They seem to be shaking up the requirements a lot more now. Back in the day, you'd know pretty much what to expect but now it's sort of a bunch of who knows what. I think the elements themselves can be quite bland so the challenge becomes how do you use them creatively.

I think the overhead shot was the most challenging for me. I sort of think of an overhead shot as being almost a drone shot. While I have a drone now I haven't used it yet so I didn't really want to fiddle about with it and waste time. In the end, I had to climb up on a step ladder and hold the camera pointing straight down.
I also had a couple of insert shots that could be counted as overhead shots but I'm not 100% sure they would count.

Ultra I think was interesting this year as it was a real workload element. It really sort of changed the way I shot the film. I would sort of frame up shots thinking what I'll put next to it. Some stuff worked out according to plan and other stuff had to be patched together.
I actually found the getting Musical was a small help to the editing process. Because we decided to pre-record the music and lip-sync the songs it was all lined up like a multi-cam shoot.
With the dialogue, I had to work a lot harder to get everything to work in split screen and sort of do some weird cuts in places to make everything work.
In the past, it would take me maybe an hour or 2 to put the first cut together but since the whole film was split screen it took me nearly an hour to cut some scenes together.
I fretted about borders as well, I've got a black border between shots but because I eyeballed the cropping it's not consistent at all. I got even sloppier with the final song as it was one of the last things I finished cutting. I think it's the only scene where there is no black border on the split screen and I also didn't finish a shot which has me worried about disqualification.

I am really interested to see what other people do though. There was a film that came out years ago called "Conversations with other women" which slightly inspired what I did. When I started cutting the split screen film at least I thought "I should do more split-screen films." as I would look at the results and think "this looks really cool".
I went through the weekend thinking that breaking the 4th wall thing would be the real kicker. I kept wondering if they actually have to acknowledge the presence of the audience. We basically have the main guy singing to the camera as if he's singing to the audience.

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2015 Other Dimension Movie : Rift
2014 Race Against the Clock : EIGHT POINT FIVE
2013 Musical : Wolfgang
2012 Horror : The Unrested Soul
2011 One Room (Horror) : Operator -- Audience favourite
2010 Twin Movie : Secrets in Dowsing
2009 M Night Big Twist Film : The Unfinished
2008 Drama : Breakfast at Four
2007 War : Purple Heart
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2006 Musical : Sardines
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Brendon
From: Chch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 103

Happy with Opposites Attract as our genre. In fact all of them looked good (though I'm dreading the gross-out/cringe films at the heats)

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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 670

Everybody has a year where everything goes wrong creatively and you hate everything you're given and you get within a hair's breadth of quitting.

That was this year for us.

We like our film under the circumstances, and we did some nifty things with it, but we're under no illusion that it's going anywhere but YouTube, probably as soon as finalists are announced.

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2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

in reply to Andrew Todd:

you get within a hair's breadth of quitting.

I couldn't believe that you ever would though! Looking forward to seeing your film. The title alone is intriguing.

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Tom Williamson
From: Christchurch
Since: Jun 2019
Posts: 1

I liked that there was no character name this time, it's tricky to place this without it seeming forced. The rapturous applause crossing the finish line in Chch was great - it was like finishing a Marathon which is about right. I'm worried about the overhead shot. We watched the online video of elements and went for it. I set the camera on a tripod on a table so it was touching the roof and shot down. After the comp, looking at the site, it says in the details 'directly down'. If you're not shooting "straight' down, are you disqualified on this shot?

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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 670

in reply to Tom Williamson:

If you're not shooting "straight' down, are you disqualified on this shot?

AJ told me it was fine. If it's not, we're DQed too. We shot out a 7th floor window at the street.

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2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 670

in reply to Mista Teas:

I couldn't believe that you ever would though!

I can't even begin to explain how dark we were on the comp this year. Miserable experience for the first 24 hours at least.

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2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
ALSO - "As Of Yet Unfinished" (2012, unofficial); "The Contender" (2010, finals intro)
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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

in reply to Andrew Todd:

I can't even begin to explain how dark we were on the comp this year. Miserable experience for the first 24 hours at least.

But you got through it and that must feel awesome now, right? Either that, or you're completely emotionally drained. :)

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Andrew Todd
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 670

in reply to Mista Teas:

We're happy with our film under the circumstances, warts and all. We're under no illusion that it'll go anywhere in competition, but it's got a bunch of things in it that we like.

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2019 - "Розкол (Schism)" - Science Fiction (Chch 3rd place + Best Cinematography)
2018 - "Утка (Utka)" - Wish (National finalist, Chch winner + Best Script + Best Animation, official selection Kiev International Short Film Festival)
2011-2017 - Christchurch 48HOURS City Manager
2010 - "I Am Single" - Rom-Com (Chch finalist + Best Art Direction)
2009 - "New Fish" - Musical (National runner-up + Best Score, Chch winner)
2008 - "Übermensch" - Horror (Chch finalist)
2007 - "Pain Killer: The Sick Sense" - Superhero (Chch finalist)
ALSO - "As Of Yet Unfinished" (2012, unofficial); "The Contender" (2010, finals intro)
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TheNimbleMarmoset
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2012
Posts: 197

in reply to DogsBreakfast:

Personally I've found it much harder writing a script with the change to the way the elements work. I always found a character, trait and line gave me a springboard to get going, whereas this time round I had no script, let alone a solid idea of what the hell I was going to do, until well into Saturday morning - the first time that's happened. A lot of it came back to getting too caught up in the technical aspects, how will the split screen work with that story, or an overhead shot won't look right with that and so on.

I know where you're coming from. While I 100% welcomed the shake-up of the format of the required elements in the past few years, it does rather feel like the elements now are all just random technical bits that have no need to be story-related. At least with the character and line of dialogue, it gave you a provocation for a narrative direction. I think if nothing else, the ACTION element should be more conceptual and interpretable than technical (for example, I much preferred "a collision" to "a double-take").

Regarding time of year, while it was annoying having uncertainty about the dates for so long, I didn't mind the winter shoot so much - if nothing else, it forces the films to have a slightly different look and feel to them to what you'd get in April.

Overall we had a great weekend, and came out of it with a solid-enough film. Of course, I'm in the limbo-land of this difficult week post-weekend and pre-heats, where I'm not really sure what I think of the film - usually I find experiencing it with an audience for the first time clears things up a bit.

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bona92
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 6

I like the required elements, though I actually like having a line of dialogue as a requirement. I like the variety of genres too. I didn't mind shooting in winter time, but the short lead time to the competition was annoying. I understand that there were a lot of things that came into play to why the date announcement was so late, but wish that it was for a later shoot date instead of so close to the announcement. It would be nice if the competition runs at the same time every year (though perhaps narrow it down to which week in the month it would be).

It has been quite a different vibe for me this year (in a good way), our team wanted a chilled and fun weekend, and we did exactly that. I wasn't frenzied from the lack of sleep on Sunday, and I was fully functioning on Monday, which was amazing.

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2018: Connection Interrupted (Back from the Dead) - Ahrjeebee
2017: Salvage (Science Fiction) - Ahrjeebee
2016: DICKS (Punk Movie) - PuppyGuts
2015: Beyond the Fridge (Other Dimension) - PuppyGuts
2014: rom.com (Romantic Comedy) - #Brown
2012: Dead Market (Inspirational) - Mechanically Separated Chicken
2011: P Butter (Mystery) - Pants Optional -late entry
2009: Lost and Found (Parallel Movie) - 2RhAB/Two Redheads and a Blonde - Wellington Finalist
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BurtReeto
From: Taranaki
Since: Sep 2016
Posts: 17

As always a great weekend. Team numbers up in Taranaki, go the regions!!!!

Not sure of having a launch that coincides with a social media release works. I guess it works for those that want a tray of V, but I quite like the old way of getting the elements and then revealing to team mates in a garage/studio etc. So I'd vote 'no' to a parallel reveal via social media should it go to a referendum.

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2016 - Currie Street Creatives - The Right Swipe - https://www.48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2016/taranaki/the-right-swipe/ - Mistaken Identity

2012 - Cut and Paste - Headcase - https://www.48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2012/hamilton/headcase/ - Horror
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Oliver Roozen
From: Wellington
Since: Jun 2019
Posts: 3

It's certainly unfortunate that the weekend had to hit right in the middle of exams. Having moved from Christchurch to Wellington, I've come to appreciate AJ's touch. The Massey venue was rather cramped. But at least we managed to secure 48 cans of V!

I think I probably got too much sleep on the weekend, and it contributed to what I feel to be an overall lack of vision in the film. It's really hard to tell how the film will be received; a lot of people on my team are really excited and optimistic and I'm here thinking we'll probably get third place in our heat.

The 'genres' were really great this year I feel, quite inspiring, although "wind" was a bit of a tricky element. It was also cool that they were handing out free USB drives at the launch as god knows nobody uses those things nowadays.

There was a last-minute descision I made at the start of the weekend to shoot in 1080p ALL-INTRA instead of 4k IPB and I think it literally saved our film. The editing rig was not particularly powerful and yet the timeline was smooth and the render fast, and I think we were really lucky for that.

Next year we'll make sure we have a director, because this year we were too scared to put anyone forward.

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

in reply to Oliver Roozen:

Next year we'll make sure we have a director, because this year we were too scared to put anyone forward.

You know, I find that very hard to believe.

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TheRealClose
From: Christchurch
Since: Sep 2017
Posts: 13

I'm here thinking we'll probably get third place in our heat.

Is that not optimistic?


I thought elements this year were pretty good. Definitely required some creative thinking to use them well. Looking forward to see how some people used them.

Getting Time Travel was a little disappointing at first, as we’d done one a couple years ago, and it’s a genre where you really need to think outside the box in order to make anything vaguely original.

I really liked the Ultra challenge this year (although not competing in Ultra yet). I think it’s a genuinely great added challenge to have split screen, so much so that I wonder if the 4th wall break was really necessary.

I don’t have a huge issue with the timing this year. I think the weather is an interesting additional challenge to have on occasion. Obviously the announcement timing wasn’t ideal but we work with what we’ve got.

I felt that the launch / hand in was a lot smoother in a Chch than last year, however the venue still suffers from a speaker set up that isn’t designed for such an event. 2017 set up was perfect as far as I’m concerned.

Excited for some Auckland heats and Chch finals. Really disappointed I can’t be at any Chch heats - another victim of the late announcement.

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2018 // rip focus // A Slice of You
2017 // rip focus // A Ripple In Time
2016 // Bus Stop Studios // Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery
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