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Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

2019 Thoughts

this isn't constructive in any way, but I don't care, watching all the heats was pretty draining. so I'm in a bit of a no fucks to give mood today.

my main takeaway thought for 2019 is that the two tickets per finalist team is FUCKING BULLSHIT.

the entry fee keeps going up, and we grumble a bit every year. but whatever. it costs what it costs to enter. but once entered. extorting $20 per person for a ticket to see the film you worked on at the finals is in very poor taste. in theory a film with a few nominations is going to mean that people nominated for those awards will have had to pay in order to be there on the off chance that they win.

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Christchurch Finalist Prediction Thread

Shiiiiiiiit, In my rush to put the list together, I blew right past

Might have a pretty good night.
Snack To The Future - A Familiar Feeling

(Familiar team more like....)

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Christchurch Finalist Prediction Thread

Who’s gonna have a great night eh?

Gonna have a great night.
Bork - Night Shift

Might have a pretty good night
Crab Crab Crab - Cheernobyl: A Holiday Meltdown
Dragon V Mouse - That Time of the Month
Dystography Studios - Cold Hearted
JAGBOG - Cut

Probably gonna be there on the night
Little old Lady Productions -Decompression
No Budget Ninjas - Lifeboy
1:1 Creative - Dick and Jane
Deep Dish Pizza Wolf - Rozkol (Schism)
TBALC - D.O.C Force: Death Island
Submission Impossible - Now You See Me, Now You Don’t
Team Moon - Inflamed
Toot Toot - Stopping World War II


Wildcard: Should/Might Still/I’d like it if they were invited to the night.
Breens B-Roll - Timeslingers
Everything Sticks - END
Cereal Killers - No Bromo
Foreign Objects - Promotion Road
Maximum of 30 characters - Cabin Fever
Olax - Sampson
PlanetFoxFilms - Free as the wind
Rip Focus - a nipple in time
South Jersey Ghost Research - Catman and Robyn
Team Fireworks - Invoke


But honestly, as has been shown time and time again at this point, what the fuck do I know? Film is subjective. Happy 48hours everybody. Hopefully they announce the dates more than 2 months in advance next year.

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Christchurch Finalist Prediction Thread

The forums are dead, Long live the forums.

No doubt this gets cross posted to the facebook group and we can take it from there.

I’ll post my selection as a comment below, anyone else who has seen all or most of the films are welcome to do the same 😊

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Shoot Weekend confirmed: June 14 - 16

here’s my suggestion, teams may use guns, but only if the guns are actually folded down tripods being held like a gun.

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Thread about anything else!

Posting another idea of fun things. Again this is in the vein of community engagement/building.

Cryptic clues towards what one of the requirements are.

For example, take the line of dialogue or technical element. Once these are confirmed. Pick an obscure movie, and tweet out that the technical element is in this film. Or that this years line of dialogue is dropped somewhere in this film.

Now it should be really really obscure. And no team should actually know with any degree of certainty what the required element is before the weekend. But it would be fun if 48hours inspired a bunch of us to watch an obscure or classic film before the weekend in order to find a clue, then we could all take to the forums, discuss the film and try to guess what the requirement might be.

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Thread about anything else!

in reply to Bloydd:

Good Thoughts

There needs to be (an option for) some award at a regional level

Yes. 100% yes. Duh?!

Ultra should be judged on how well you use the extra element

Yes. 1,000% yes. Duh x1,000,000

Change the requirement from 5 years in the comp to 1

Disagree. I like the idea that ultra is something for new coming teams to look up to, something to aspire to. A set of stripes that need to be earned.

To that end though. Ultra just needs to be more a special badge to add to your team intro. A unique T Shirt at the launch, ‘literal badges’ or collectables that you earn by doing ultra and that you can collect over the years. There should be a special section in the site screening room. (There isn’t even a badge for it in the screening room is there?) these are all pretty small and stupid but in I think a little would go a long way here.


And I’ve said it before but here goes: ultra should grant a team extra powers. (Extra maximum runtime feels like the obvious choice to me, but I understand the arguments against this*) or what if Ultra teams got to trade the ultra requirement for one of the other requirements? Or if signing up for ultra ment you were guaranteed to be able to pick your own genre from the selection, I don’t know but make it a bigger deal, not just extra challenge. Make it exciting! If the teams going to take on a potentially weekend crushing extra challenge (and it should be potentially weekend destroying) there should be some give and take.

Diversify which part of production Ultra affects

Agree, but also, we’re only two years in. The key thing I think ultra should do is blindside teams.

Ultra has to be completely clear by 7pm on Friday

Abso-freaking-lootley

Having never done ultra, I’ve never run into this problem, but I’m aware of it. Even if you think its obvious as to what ultra is, a blog post diving deeply into the technical requirements of the challenge should go live at 7pm. What does and does not count as completing the challenge.

Possibly also a a fair play rule could also apply. As in, ‘subvert the rules at your own risk, we want teams running at the challenge head on not trying to get around it.

Make it optional on the weekend?

Disagree for ultra. BUT, really like this as an extra extra thing? Would need to put those teams in the running for a special award. But i like the idea of something extra to opt into for fun. Like a second even weirder line of diologue? Or an added technical element, something that will broaden teams use of cinematic language and thats easy to judge and give a special award to (like the match cut one year - side note, best technical requirement there’s ever been)



I like Ultra in concept, I look forward to doing it one year, but so far I haven’t regretted not doing it


*arguments for and against giving ultra teams extra run time
It’s easier for the judges, comp and everyone involved if the films overall are shorter. shorter by and large makes for better films. Agree agree agree. BUT

Shorter makes for better films, disproportionately in the area of the newer in experienced teams. Ultra’s supposed to be for veteran teams that have already learnt that the shorter/tighter edits will make their films the better. So why not open the runtime back up to those veteran teams, most likely many of them wont even use the extra run time, but my hope is that some teams will use that extra time to tackle ideas and scenes that need some extra room to breath.

And I’ll just counter one possible counter argument, ‘its not fair to give some teams extra runtime, while all the other teams are stuck with mins, 48hours should be a level playing field’

Well, it’s not, and it never will be. By design, 48hours is ‘unfair’. If 48hours was as fair as possible, every team would be given the same genre, truth is some genres are way way harder than others. (That’s the nature of the beast, and thats OK)

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Thread about anything else!

☝️☝️☝️

* Competition

this year, Id also like to be able to edit forum posts for spelling mistakes.

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Thread about anything else!

Here's a fun idea I had for the competion weekend.

you know how they were texting out spot prizes throughout the weekend last year?

well this kinda plays off that a bit.

Imagine if at random times throughout the weekend they text out a unique hashtag, and then teams have 5 minutes to upload a photo of whatever is happening to them at that point in the weekend with that unique hashtag. then spot prizes or something for the teams with the most interesting stuff going on.

or just combine the two, instead of 'first team to text back with their name and address wins prize x' give the prizes out to the teams who tweet out the best stuff.

or put it another way, what I want to see more of this year is social media engagement.

more than anything I want to see more behind the scenes photos of teams from around the country.

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Shoot Weekend confirmed: June 14 - 16

only leaving a comment now because Ruth mentioned that its 'great to hear the different perspectives regarding this issue.'

Feels like a storm in a teacup to me, but there are two rules that I feel already cover the potential issues that might arise this year.

48Hours top 10 things guaranteed to disqualify your short
- Explicit & realistically portrayed graphic violence
- Any other depictions that may be offensive to the general public or specifically directed at individuals or groups.

'depictions that may be offensive to the general public' is extremely broad and I would be more than happy for city managers to lean into this and block any films from being shown or progressing in the comp that they feel were not made in good faith or might cause offence.

I'll be quite disappointed if a hard and fast NO GUNS rule is implemented. I feel it would be much more appropriate for the city managers to mention, plainly and simply that they will not tolerate films that make fun of gun violence.

or If the organisers decide to make one of the required elements this year something to do with not using guns then that would be ok, and more or less in the spirit of the competition and not without precedent, although it would feel a bit weird to me as the required elements usually get us to add things to our films, not to not include them. For most teams being told to not include guns would be a non issue and probably wouldn't effect their weekend at all (feel free to take that as a point in favour of the rule)

I'll be saddened if a blanket ban censorship rule is introduced. not because I disagree with the intent behind such a rule, but because I dislike censorship of 'art' in any form.

anecdotally in my 10 years doing 48hours films we've included a gun only once, and I don't think it glorified firearms in anyway. and in fact the films ultimate view on the character that used the gun was that he was a hot headed idot - if anything the film had an anti firearms stance.

I'd caution teams against any use of guns in their films this year, but I wouldn't tell them they can't.

more than anything though I'll find it quite ironic if the filmmaking event run by Ant Timpson starts specifically censoring what people can put in their films.

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

48Hours 2019

Frankly if TheRealClose isn't able to compete I wouldn't feel comfortable registering.

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

CHCH Predictions - Top15, Shortlist25 & a School List

Being on the other side of the shortlist fence, where we made the shortlist and not the finals,

Not making the finals is tough, so making the shortlist takes a bit of the sting out.

Good change to the comp id say, keep it going.

#fuckultra

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Curious to know.... ULTRA award nominations? and is the Wildcard (P.Jackson) still a thing?

Again, why would anyone do Ultra?

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

Christchurch Audience Favourites 2018

Yeah Christchurch.

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film

Strange
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 106

CHCH Predictions - Top15, Shortlist25 & a School List

in reply to Mista Teas:

I probably could have included it under wildcard - personal hopefuls. ;)

2018- The Marquis de Sade The Monster Movie
2017 - Pandora's Night The Alien Film & Behind The Scenes The At Night Movie
2016 - Every Romance Trailer Ever Rom-Com
2015 - The Intervention Shock Ending
2014 - Steak and Cheese Lies Puzzle/Mystery Film
2013 - Prey: A Tale From The Future Robot/Cyborg/Android Film
2012 - True. Inspirational Film
2011 - The Kids Next Door Revenge Film
2010 - Take 4 Ghost Film