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ruth
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Ultra 2018

So Ultra will be back this year...

Who's planning on giving it a try? Anyone going for round two?

Also please feel free to speculate wildly on what dastardly ideas Mr Timpson will cook up this year.

And go...

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Bloydd
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 144

I'll definitely be doing it again, as I like the idea of Ultra (in theory) plus it's my 10th year!

However if it's anything like last year's idea to have to revisit a previous film, I definitely won't be doing it a third time.

Last year was all about taking risks and I was excited to be able to do something new so was pretty disappointed when Ultra was so limiting (and also the fact that everyone saw it coming due to numerous posts about it being "do a sequel" on the forum).

I get that it's meant to be an extra challenge so I do feel like a bit of a weenie for saying anything, but it just didn't feel as fun and almost felt a bit against the spirit of the competition.
I'd be interested to know how other people felt about it, while most people I talked to before the weekend were really for the idea of Ultra I've yet to hear a testimony from someone who enjoyed the sequel idea.

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1367

Ultra is certainly something that we'll be considering this year.

Agree with Bloydd, Ultra needs to keep evolving too and a prequel/sequel wouldn't be great.

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toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin
Since: May 2011
Posts: 113

If we enter we'll be doing Ultra. Agree with the above comments that something more adventurous than prequel/sequel would be great. Always love experimenting with new things so if we get prequel we'll probably go all Kelvin timeline just to keep things fresh.

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steelpotato
From: wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 334

Remake. lol...

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synthopolis
Since: Apr 2011
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in reply to ruth:

Team Chromatic Aberration will be definitely onboard to potentially sign up to possibly taking part in Ultra48! Probably. ;-)

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CraigWB
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 442

Team Spielberg will be up for Ultra again, hopefully it's something interesting and not limiting or boring.

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
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Nutbar plan on entering Ultra this year

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 399

Your Film MUST have V in it.
Your Film MUST be a comedy.
Your Film MUST be yet another sequel to your last ultra, completing a trilogy.

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1367

I quite like the idea of mixing up genres or taking a previous 48 Hours character and putting them into the mix.

I think sequel has been done and should be avoided.

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Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 108

in reply to ruth:

I don’t yet know.

I think it’s cool that Ultra is now part of the comp,

But it should still set teams up to succeed, In my view Ultra last year only set teams up to fail.

Did ultra achieve its goal of bringing something new and ultra challenging to experienced teams, yes. It sure did,

But I don’t think it made the overall quality of 48hours films better. Quite the opposite.

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ruth
Since: May 2011
Posts: 157

Well an Ultra film won Wellington last year but yes it did break a few teams as well - I suspect people will be wary this year but be reassured THERE WILL BE NO SEQUEL. So no trilogy, no prequel, it will be something entirely different.

And yes be prepared for it to break you.

Or make you.

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Bloydd
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 144

I'd like to see Ultra this year add a challenge to a different part of the film production.
We've had a story-based Ultra, so could be cool to see something to do with the shoot or the edit.

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2016 - Trap - Cat & Mouse - CHCH Finalist + Best use of Tech Element
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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

in reply to Bloydd:

We've had a story-based Ultra, so could be cool to see something to do with the shoot or the edit.

I'd like to see something like this too. My hesitation with doing Ultra again is that it will feel like a chore - which, looking back, is kind of how I felt doing it last year.

Rather, I hope to feel a degree of exhilaration at the prospect of how Ultra can add to my 2018 film.

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jjosland
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2015
Posts: 96

I liked the sequel. Eventually all our short films will tie in with each other somehow.

I am very disappointed at the lack of gattling guns people had in their films last year, however.

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Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

in reply to jjosland:

I am very disappointed at the lack of gattling guns people had in their films last year, however.

This is a perennial disappointment.

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1367

And the first prop suggestion for the year is: A Gatling gun.
Note: It must be full size and operational.

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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 399

in reply to dramamike:

We hear you. We are listening.

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

ULTRA hasn't been decided yet but it won't be a sequel/ prequel/ remake.

Hey by the way - isn't it the 50th anniversary of 2001 A Space Odyssey this year?

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Bloydd
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 144

in reply to Ant Timpson:

Hey by the way - isn't it the 50th anniversary of 2001 A Space Odyssey this year?

ULTRA: Your film must literally just be a scene from 2001: A Space Oddyssey

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Searlo
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 95

in reply to Ant Timpson:

Hey by the way - isn't it the 50th anniversary of 2001 A Space Odyssey this year?

It’s also the 17th anniversary of 2001. Which makes me feel old.

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