Since: Mar 2014
A couple of trends in Taranaki were:
- People being hit by cars (collisions, must have been 4-5 of these, which is a lot out of like... 17 films)
- Little swirly fairy dust like VFX when magic things happen.
- Wilhelm scream feeling out of place, lol.
- New teams and school teams (I think we had 8/19 teams were school teams that registered) which is great :)
I wasn't a huge fan of the Wilhelm scream as a sound effect, just because it really was hard to put it in seamlessly. And it just got more and more comical every time you heard it when you were watching 10 films in a row, no matter what the feeling of the film was. I would have preferred "a scream" so you could make it match your story better, especially if you cast "a female" as your lead and had no reason to have some other random male scream (since it's a male voice).
We got creative and did some layering with out editing to try to make it fit better. We're guilty of the collision with a random extra gig, haha, but I wanted a cameo :P Nah we tried to use several collisions just in case anything ended up on the cutting room floor.
This year we took some risks ourselves, we have been a team of 2 for the past 3 years, and we've filmed exclusively inside our house. We added 2 more actors we met a couple of months ago and also went and filmed out at a proper location (restaurant) instead of trying to make the dining room look like one. We also made a serious film instead of a light-hearted comedy, and stretched the genre as far as we could.
I was apprehensive about all of that change, but we wrapped at 5:30pm Sat instead of 3:30am Sunday so I was pretty happy with that, haha.
2020 Lockdown: "Tonight On Extreme Quickfire Trivia
" - Unwanted Guest - Pastafarian Productions (Solo, animation)
2019: "DopeMonkey Live
" - Gross-out Comedy - Pastafarian Productions (Solo/ULTRA/Animation)
2018: "Heist School Musical
" - Heist Movie - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Best Door Slam)
" - 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)
" - Horror - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
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