Christchurch, Heat 5 (Opposites Attract movie)
Posts by BigRay
Hi, can you please just confirm the wording required for the final credit?
The Rules page states "5. The ‘film’ must include the final closing credit: "Made as part of 48HOURS 2019". "
whilst the File delivery page states "Credit should include "This film was made as part of HP48Hours 2019""
I assume it's as per The Rules, but worth clearing up I hope!
Christchurch On Air back for another year....(after much pontification - perhaps that could be a Genre??)
We should really get around to changing our name .... always end up in a heat with the CPITers...any changes to Heat Selection criteria perhaps this year, AJ?
Here’s the evolution of our film ‘Altar’:
- When we got AntiRomCom I just thought WTF is that!? I really struggled to get my head around it. But once we pared back to what-we-could-do-with-what-stuff-we-had-available, we could see a clear idea
- And then once we decided we were goIng Serious, we decided to go Dark!
- I successfully killed our lead. We toyed with saying he didn’t have to be killed, he could maybe be arrested or in a fight and unconscious/amnesia or something, but I really felt he just had die! I really wanted to hit the audience hard. I believe that impact is much bigger/sadder, and I was delighted when someone in our heat actually gasped at The Moment.
- So we stuck to a solid ending, previously we’ve been guilty of assuming the viewer has picked up on things and therefore not nailed our ending. At the time it feels like you are telegraphing/patronizing the audience, but you have to remember they have 5 minutes to take it all in and you’ve been writing for 5 hours!
- We called it ‘Altar’ because of the obvious place she is, but that we hoped the audience Alters it’s view of him. I wanted a clever title graphic to flick between the two words Altar and Alter but, dammit, why isn’t it the 48.5hours competition....?!?!
- We’ve been interested in the Review feedback that discusses why she’s alone in the church talking to herself. We had discussed this at great length on the Friday night and wanted to show her complete sense of aloneness, and her ever-diminishing hope that he might actually show up (hence the glances over the shoulder and her constant looks towards the door, and the lonely drone end shot). Perhaps we didn’t quite nail that.
- Overall, v proud. Our best yet in all our own opinions. Please check us out, spoiler alert, it’s not a comedy!!
Big bang and fuzz. My god, the music that year was such a step up
Agreed - I’d even be prepared to pay a ‘weekend licence’ fee is it was reasonable
So many people getting hit by cars in CHCH.
I had the location permission and opportunity to have mine hit by a train. The team overruled me on account of the fact that we couldn’t work out how to get the dude on the railway tracks in the first place. They were right...but it took about 20 minutes of arguing on the Friday night for me to let go.
It would have been awesome though.........
Just want to thank you guys for your review output again. For me, you are one of the key benchmarks through which I compare our films to others, plus there's always nuggets of advice and observations that we carry forward year on year. I'm pretty disappointed we didn't get into the Top 25 and follow Strange's very welcome nod, but we'll be back next time ...
I have a similar thought about our heat this year - we are in Christchurch #2 and there are 4 Ara Institute teams in the same heat....
...unless there’s enough rivalry there that they counter block vote in my direction!!!
The second unit still have to get the footage shot and rendered before you can start shooting any scenes that need the TV footage playing in, so it's not a great time saver. And not all teams (like mine) have a second unit capability too.
To me, for my example, it's just a prop, and you don't have to make all your props during 48 Hours.....
I would like to see this rule relaxed a touch. Our film had a lot of people sitting around watching TV over several days and so I had to shoot and edit a variant amount of scenes just to play in shot. The TV scenes were not at all relevant to the story, but we lost about 30 mins to make this work. If I could just run old footage that I own the copyright to, that would still meet those rules.
If it was relevant to the story then absolutely make it essential to shoot during the weekend.
Just putting that at out there.....
Ha, nice work...I bet those that were gutted they couldn't be a part of it because they were away were stoked that they then could!
A question related to this...one of tonight's Christchurch finalists #apocalypse2k15 opened with shots of Paris and London. What did the team do here to ensure they stayed in the rules for footage? Perhaps it was a royalty free still shot? I didn't catch the credits properly to see.
Another great evening. The best film certainly won but my favourite "Modern Romance" by Alterium didn't pick up any accolades so I'll Big Them Up here!!