Opinion's on hardest genre for 2011
With the dust settling, and heat viewings under way, I'm curious about subjective opinions regarding the hardest genre for 2011.
I have only seen our heats shorts so far, but my personal take at this point is that The Body Switch movie is a particularly tough one for V48HOURS for a few reasons.
One - Body switch feature films are often quite formulaic, but it is a formula that is very hard to replicate within the max 7 minute timeline of a V48HOURS film.
The Body Switch movie requires some technical savvy to convey the moment of bodies switching to the audience in a concise manner, there are many ways to do this - but the ones that are quickest pretty much require some sort of visual/practical effect that may be harder for the less experienced teams to come up with on the spur of the moment.
This can be achieved by using voice over or exposition in the dialogue, but this is generally going to slow the movie down. Considering you've got to convey the switching of bodies, and some sort of story, in your 7 minutes, anything that slows the story down isn't going to help matters.
Also, and this is a big one for me - I can't think of a lot of body swap movies that I really like, or are really very good, unless you are going to characterize movies like Strange Days or maybe the Matrix as 'body swap' movies, which I suppose you could.
Anyway, for me, this one would have been a tough genre to come up with ideas for, and I think would be tougher than Musical or Dance to get right.
What do you guys think (for the record, I was on team Artificial Nipple, we got revenge, so this isn't sour grapes).