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Peter Haynes
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 89

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The 48 Hours Old Boys Club

...doesn't exist. However much some people might wish it to, to pander to their own insecurities and wacko conspiracy theories because their film didn't get whatever accolades they think it might deserve.

What does exist is a loose collection of 48 hours veterans who have gotten good at making films by...guess what? Making lots of films. And these veterans, every year without fail, have to endure accusations of favoritism, showing off their resources and this year flat out cheating, apparently in cahoots with the organizers. All of this is insanely ridiculous.

Speaking as a veteran, the only reason I come back is because I like to make films, and I enjoy being involved in the contest. I also enjoy seeing what all the other regulars come up with every year. And I recognize that the odds of my winning decrease every year as the competition grows larger. But thats ok, because the fun of the competition makes up for it.

And every year, there is the possibility that some team is going to come out of nowhere with a film that blows everyone else out of the water. It's happened before, it'll happen again. It doesn't matter how many years they've been doing it, it doesn't matter who they know, all that matters is that they make a good film.

When you see a film that does better than yours (Which happens to me every year), there are two ways to react. You can a) whine, bitch and moan about how they had better gear and more experience, blah blah blah, or you can b) Suck it up, move on and improve. Make more films. Don't wait for next year, make a film a month. Its never been easier to do. Do what Halcyon did, come back and become a regular and hang out until you've been around long enough for people to start bitching about 'you'. 'Learn' from the regulars, who are almost uniformly helpful and willing to pass on knowledge to newbie teams.

Or leave. You won't be missed.

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Conan the Barbarian
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 56

in reply to Peter Haynes:

I hope in a few years' time that people will start to hate my team too. Then I will know we have finally made it :)

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nimlin
From: Otaki
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1123

in reply to Peter Haynes:

well said someone buy that man a beer.

YouTube has my stuff

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c0ina
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 297

Hey Peter, don't think we've ever formally met, but hope I bump into you at the finals - I'd like to be the one to buy you that beer :)

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barrywhitesnake
From: Gisborne
Since: May 2011
Posts: 18

Hey there are three ways to react...C) To support the teams that do well and let them know they have your support. A + B means you're only thinking about yourself.

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Michael McLachlan
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 64

I should hope there isn't an old boys club...I mean...sexist much! Ain't I right ladies!?...(holds hand up for high five).

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DylanReeve
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 544

in reply to Peter Haynes:

Wait a second, are you saying you didn't get your Old Boys Club membership? Must have been an oversight... You should have received a card like this one...

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2005 | Romance | Fruits of Passion
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c0ina
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 297

^_^

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

Priceless.

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hl
From: auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 72

hello.. hello... last time i checked, i didnt have a penis.

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DylanReeve
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 544

Best check again! Or perhaps that's why you haven't been admitted to the Old Boys Club?

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2010 | Musical/Dance | Professional Dancer
2009 | Musical/Dance | All's Fair
2008 | Drama | The End (Auckland Winner)
2007 | Crime | The Big Job
2006 | Action/Adventure | Three Heroes Against Terror (City Finalist)
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hl
From: auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 72

surgical construction which will redefine my relationship with peter? hmm... its worth considering.

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DylanReeve
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 544

If he can't deal with it, then he's not the man you thought he was.

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2011 | One Room (Quest) | The Office Quest
2010 | Musical/Dance | Professional Dancer
2009 | Musical/Dance | All's Fair
2008 | Drama | The End (Auckland Winner)
2007 | Crime | The Big Job
2006 | Action/Adventure | Three Heroes Against Terror (City Finalist)
2005 | Romance | Fruits of Passion
2004 | Action/Adventure | The Sceptre of MacGuffin (City Finalist)
2003 | Cop/Crime | Forensic Investigation Team
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treefrog
From: Dunedin, Otago
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1115

in reply to Peter Haynes:

Speaking as a veteran, the only reason I come back is because I like to make films, and I enjoy being involved in the contest. I also enjoy seeing what all the other regulars come up with every year. And I recognize that the odds of my winning decrease every year as the competition grows larger. But thats ok, because the fun of the competition makes up for it.

Word.

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synthopolis
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 165

As far as I can tell here's how the V48hours thing works...

I make terrible films.
They're less good than they should be.
But every year,
They're a little more clear.
And one day they might be good. See?

Cheers all. Glad to call you avatars, friends.

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Steve Austin
From: Auckland, New Zealand
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 127

in reply to c0ina:

I'll make sure you and Peter are introduced formally at the City Final, Al. ;)

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NITRO
From: Wellington
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 383

There's always the "don't bother reading this" thread :)

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septicman
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 24

[1] Peter's right, it happens every year. There is no old boys club. We wish.
[2] Half of Peter's executive team is female, if I recall correctly, so I am sure 'boys' is not meant literally
[3] Haynes/Ow always do well 'cos their films kick ass, no other reason
[4] Loving the card, Dylan...

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24 Reasons To Die
Since: May 2011
Posts: 2

This seems a little over reactive all this carry on.

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Pastor Thug
From: Whangarei
Since: May 2011
Posts: 16

If my team doesn't win, I'm making a formal complaint to the Human Rights Commission, unless I'm provided with verified photo evidence that sanctioned tinfoil hats were used by the judges.

Let's just all be honest here, anyone using a 4k camera has used it's mind-control codec to influence the outcome in their favour.

We all know the effect that simply saying that you shoot in 4k has on people, let alone the effect that it has when you pull-focus onto someone's brain, especially if you're using a legendary PL mount lens.
Hell, if you went all-out, and added a really cool-as looking matte box, you could probably influence the outcome of the up-coming elections (one sentence with three '-' in it - and I'm not even typing in 4k - damn I'm awesome).
I bet that's how Don Brash ousted Rodney Hide... he did a perfect rule of thirds composition on Rodney's head (that didn't need Weta Workshop CGI to look trippy) and focused crisply on his frontal lobes in RAW 4:4:4 and made him look ineffectual in taking ACT through to the 5% threshold in the next election.
Damn you 4k... damn you to Hell.

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DylanReeve
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 544

I shot on the Sony F3 - it's a Super35 sensor, and we used PL lenses, but it's only 1080p... Does this still have the mind control effects?

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2017 | Supernatural | Morgan's Time 2: Morgan's Fate
2015/2016 } I was doing other things...
2014 | Time Travel | Morgan's Time
2013 | Robot/Android/Cyborg | Incredibly Advanced Robotics
2012 | Fantasy Adventure | Tilting at Windmills
2011 | One Room (Quest) | The Office Quest
2010 | Musical/Dance | Professional Dancer
2009 | Musical/Dance | All's Fair
2008 | Drama | The End (Auckland Winner)
2007 | Crime | The Big Job
2006 | Action/Adventure | Three Heroes Against Terror (City Finalist)
2005 | Romance | Fruits of Passion
2004 | Action/Adventure | The Sceptre of MacGuffin (City Finalist)
2003 | Cop/Crime | Forensic Investigation Team
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