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c0ina
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
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Shoot weekend weather reports

Current predictions are showers all this week until Friday, then Mostly Sunny/Partly Cloudy for the weekend.

I hope that stays true!

Improved shooting conditions really was the main benefit of last year's earlier shoot weekend in my opinion.

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
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It almost adds a new requirement to your film next to genre and character etc. If it's raining horribly you kind of have to make it part of your story.

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From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to c0ina:

Wellington forecast is looking great. Fingers crossed it stays that way...

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Section59
From: Wlg/Chc
Since: Apr 2011
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I always dream of wet weather as we have excellent indoor locations. Then there is an excuse not to go outside (the Day Star, it burns!).

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DogsBreakfast
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
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Stop animation at least removes weather hassles from filming. It does of course have it's own hassles :)

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c0ina
From: Auckland
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in reply to DogsBreakfast:

does this mean you're doing lego again this year??

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lightandplanetary
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2014
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in reply to c0ina:

I prefer the earlier shoot date also. Better be goodish weather this weekend, don't want Dudley to be cold and wet on set!

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DogsBreakfast
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to c0ina:

Yup. We are going to assault everyone again with our little plastic friends. So much easier to sort as a bunch of amateurs instead of trying to get people to remember lines etc.

Hopefully we can step things up a bit again this year, but will have to see how long the story we come up with over the weekend is, as that will have quite a bit of influence. Also only two of in the team this year, so a bit tighter on resources.

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c0ina
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to DogsBreakfast:

Nice, have always loved the years you did lego! Though in saying that The Grove is still my fave :)

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to DogsBreakfast:

Do a Lego movie and make it stormy!

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themorgan
From: Auckland
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in reply to dramamike:

Shoot outdoors, solidarity.

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clang
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 197

Has Wellington ever had a bad-weather 48 Hrs weekend? I remember it hosed down one Friday night, but even then Saturday was ok.

Even for animators, decent weather matters - heavy rain tends to play havoc with sound recording in most locations :(

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to clang:

This is Year 8 for me, and no bad weather yet. There was some rain in 2009, but not enough to impact.
Perhaps we should contact NZ Cricket to arrange a May test match?

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DogsBreakfast
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
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The first year we submitted a Lego film (which was truly awful) it was because we were shooting, or at least trying to shoot, live action and the script called for a lot of outdoor shots which happened to be on the wettest weekend in AK for like 50 years. We threw everything out at 4am Sunday and came up with the Lego film some still handed something in and it started us down the Lego path.

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