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wormywils
From: Auckland
Since: May 2020
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What kind of rules would you like to see in Ultra next time?

So far we have had...

- Film must be a sequel to one of your previous films.
- Must star a child or an animal
- Must be split screen.

That last one was the hardest for sure.

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steelpotato
From: wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 334

No shots longer than a second like Von Trier was tasked with in The Five Obstructions would test even the most experienced teams.

An hour or 2 less to get the film done.

It has to be something that is not easily done, and needs to be distinctive that the films are clearly 'Ultra'.

However I personally think it has run its course. Think Lockdown films were way better without it.

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Rastinha
Since: Mar 2014
Posts: 113

Wow, these 2 films ideas are really out there for the solo-ists among us (speaking purely for myself at how hard 2 solo animations would be in one weekend!)

I always liked the idea for ultra of adding a second, left-of-center genre, like the genres that aren't really genres, on top of it. So everyone gets some kind of story-type genre like horror, coming of age, time travel, science fiction, last person on earth, or whatever.

But then ultra teams with their second number get like, a film structure type genre on top e.g. real-time, one shot, non-linear, silent film, intersecting storylines etc.

Teams would end up making a silent horror, or non-linear coming of age, or one-shot sci-fi etc. These genres you'd only need a few of each year mixed with the regular genres. The actual ones could be random every year so you wouldn't know what you were getting, but the actual nature of ULTRA would be fully known by everyone signing up for it. It would challenge creativity but not overly constrain etc.

I reckon that could work quite well.

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TheNimbleMarmoset
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2012
Posts: 209

in reply to Rastinha:

So everyone gets some kind of story-type genre like horror, coming of age, time travel, science fiction, last person on earth, or whatever. But then ultra teams with their second number get like, a film structure type genre on top e.g. real-time, one shot, non-linear, silent film, intersecting storylines etc. Teams would end up making a silent horror, or non-linear coming of age, or one-shot sci-fi etc. These genres you'd only need a few of each year mixed with the regular genres.

Yeah, I like that format, although I think I'd prefer it if the secondary, add-on Ultra genre was the same for all Ultra competitors, so it's more apples with apples when you're looking at how the various different Ultra teams coped with the challenge.

And of course this format has in a way already been in the competition - back in 2012, there was the "One Shot" genre, and the instruction was that you then had to select one of the other 11 genres to go along with it. (Hmm, was it also done another year with the "One Room" genre too?)

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dramamike
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 1367

One possible way of upping the requirements is to choose another year and you must also include the requirements of that year in addition to this years.
So you have some control as a filmmaker- you choose which year to use, but the complications that come along with it.

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