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squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

Finals to be streamed?

Will they be?

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

How did you find your Genre's and the elements for 2018

in reply to Andrew Todd:

Three maybe bonkers :).
But two would work. A staple genre and a sub-genre or technique (or trope).

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

How did you find your Genre's and the elements for 2018

As the guy who made the genre table in the 48 hours wikipedia entry,
I have struggled with genres and sub-genres too. And every year when I update it, I have to re-sort the genre table to try to squeeze the common duplicates into relevant columns.

You have the core genres like: Drama, Crime, RomCom, Horror, Action, SciFi.
Which actually are true genres.

But each year, we get a set of genres that aren't really genres.
I would call them more like "techniques" or "style" (for want of better words):

For example from past years: Converging Storyline, Film within a film, Single shot, Shock ending, Black comedy, Silent Movie

Musical should be in this second list too.

To this second list you can add some of this year's genres too:
back-from-the-dead, fish-outa-water. Maybe even Heist and spans-10-years.

Then, what you could do is to give each team a random base genre plus a random technique. Or even two techniques...

Action + Silent movie
Musical + Back-from-the-dead + Rom-Com
Single-shot + Shock-ending + Drama
SciFi + Black Comedy + Heist

Too prescriptive?

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

Changes to Awards

In these types of dos, what happens is that the winner often (yes, not always, but OFTEN) ends up sweeping a whole bunch of categories. For example Best film often wins best actor, best script, best editing, best cinematography, etc. They probably deserve it, but I think it is better to see the minor awards spread around.
And I think the audience likes it too.

I'm not sure how you mandate this, but some of the ideas in this thread would help this happen (like best background actor, best of each genre, etc).

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

So Ant wants teams to take more risks this year. What do you think that looks like?

It is all very well saying "Take more risks", but it really needs to be defined.

Look back over the 48-hours winners for the past ten years, did any of them take risks?
If so, then there isn't a problem.
If not, then what exactly does it mean?
And would you be rewarded for it?

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

What are your pet peeves in 48 Hours?

"Another one is people bringing way more people then they are designated to the heats to vote there film in for Audience choice"

Just stick a rule in: everyone who comes in must be of a team (this already happens) and decree: you can't vote for your own film.

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

Musicals

Is "musical" as a genre going to be back this year?
Or is it gone for good?

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

48 hours 2016

From the 48 hours Facebook page:
Some said we'd land on Jupiter before we got this out but we proved them wrong! Please lock Sept 16-18 into your diaries. And please SHARE this far and wide to all those interested in participating this year - it's going to be one doozy of a comp. We have some great news to add but we want to include that with all the new artwork - so that's why we aren't rushing our announcement. Will keep you posted. From here on things are getting serious!

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

Happy Birthday Copyright

Yay. Finally.

The song Happy Birthday is now public domain.

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

Gems of the screening room

Sci Fi has always been hard to do on a budget, what with its complex sets and props. Esp in 48 hours.
And hard Sci Fi - even more difficult.

Well, this Wellington team pulled it off well. A little gem, warts and all.

http://www.48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2015/wellington/h2o/

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

Gems of the screening room

And another gem...

http://www.48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2015/auckland/one-is-the-loneliest-number/

Loved it.

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

Regional Finals

The Happy Birthday song has been in this thread a bit recently. I've been following the case.
In 2013, there began a class action against Warner/Chappell to have Happy Birthday uncopyrighted (since copyright was dubiously based on a 1935 publication of a particular piano arrangement; due to expire in 2030 (after 95 years). More relevant dates are 1924 (public domain 2019), or, better, 1901 (public now) depending on interpretation), and it's been chugging its way through the American Courts at glacial speed.

Here's the latest of a few days ago.

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

The Shift

I had my relocatable house shifted (in Christchurch) a few days ago, so I filmed it.
And made this of the trip:

The Shift video

The street names won't mean much to non-Christchurchers, but still, the moving tech involved is pretty impressive.

Andrew

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

REVIEWS DATABASE 2015 is live - please review the films in your heat!

Mr Burridge,

I think you are escaping single quotes in team names wrong.

E.g.
http://reviews.48hours.co.nz/read/2015/christchurch/3/the-gentlemens-agreement

If you then click on their team name, it doesn't have the right URL. (Looks like it is double-escaping).

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines

squire
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2013
Posts: 30

Screening Room Views Error

Is it worth reporting them at all, if they are utter lies?

11 million views, my bottom!

Squire Films
2018 - Potem Immortales Musical + Heist
2017 - One Drop Fairytale Winner: Best Bad Film & nominated Best Use of Technical Element
2015 - Hopeful Gardens Black Comedy nominated Best Costume Design & Best Use of Line
2014 - Morg Film within a Film
2013 - And So, To Sleep... Converging Storylines