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toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

2019 posters

Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

Solo teams past and present (and duos if you see this)

We have a script. All is well in the world.

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

Solo teams past and present (and duos if you see this)

Split screen animation is a bit much... I think we might be doing some live action.

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

Thread about anything else!

I think about half of our sequel was flashbacks, so I feel called out by this thread! We actually had enough time to play the entire first film as a flashback, but I cut it down to 50/50 for the sake of sanity. I feel the extensive flashbacks were justified, as we'd just moved across the country and nobody at the screening would have seen the first film. Also, animation is time consuming, we really struggle to get close to that 5 minute limit (it's not a target), so a bit of extra footage is a huge bonus.

Animals/children was definitely creatively more interesting. Especially as we spent the previous week rigging adult characters! Dinosaur musical that spans millions of years would not have been our first choice without Ultra. It's always good to have constraints to help the creative process, I don't think we'll ever not do Ultra.

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

Solo teams past and present (and duos if you see this)

Animation is great for solo/duo teams. At least, we enjoy it! I'd still recommend writing a script though...

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

Thread about anything else!

Toowit Toowoo are back. We're on holiday overseas, so naturally doing Ultra Duo as an out of town team. Will be a bit of a weird vibe not going to launch/hand in, but we're hoping the extra time not stuck in a Dunedin traffic jam (AKA two red lights in a row) will be useful.

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

PJ Wildcards 2018

Nice one Super Furious Ninja Dragon. Theirs was my favourite film from Dunedin (Invercargil) this year!

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

2018 Pyramid Review Scheme

It took a while to review them all, but I'm done. Hoping some teams will return the favour, as we never get any reviews from Dunedin. Thanks Rastinha and Mista Teas for our only reviews so far!

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

2018 Pyramid Review Scheme

Done. I've watched all the films in this thread and I'm working through the last of the reviews. As best duo nominees we're reviewing as a duo, so perhaps another review is incoming. I know she's seen it and likes musicals!

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

Ultra 2019 (and why you should do it)

Ultra really helps you refine your ideas and strip away needless complexity. Although I think it was harder for live action teams, it was a real curve ball for us this year because we had rigged a bunch of adult human characters.

We had to decide if we would adapt the human characters into children or into some kind of zootopia type environment, which would have been a musical + antro animals in human situations + another genre. In the end it just seemed too conceptually layered, so we went back to basics.

What I'm saying is that without ultra we wouldn't have made a dinosaur rap, so I'd totally do ultra again.

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

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

I just reread what I wrote and think it is already ok to upload by the point I am describing, but by then a lot of the 48 hours hype has died down. It's a tough balancing act for sure.

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

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

^ This

It's also always kind of awkward at the grand finals when the non-finalist award nominees come up and most people don't clap. Partly because they don't know if that film was good, but mostly because when people see a new film they want to listen to it too. Imagine if everyone at the grand finals had seen the non-finalist nominees online and could actually cheer for their favourites instead of sitting in confused silence.

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

Screening Room gold (2017)

I highly recommend the other ultra musical from Dunedin:

https://www.48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2018-1/dunedin-1/dog-days/

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

2018 Audience awards

Dunedin audience awards have been posted on the local facebook page. For the 3 of us who aren't on facebook, here they are.

Heat 1 Audience Favourites:
1 BEFORE THE BELL TOLLS by Bus of the Undead
2 LOVE FIGURATIVELY by Te Whare Raiona
3 DOG DAYS by Oscar the Walrus

Heat 2 Audience Favourites:
1 LIZARD DOES EARTH by Watson and Cricket
2 MUM by Studio Giblets
3 PEAR SHAPED by Cinnamon Cinemas

Heat 3 Audience Favourites:
1 THE COMPLICATED CASE OF THE CURSED CAKE by Cool Beans Studios
2 ALONE by Big Dog Films
3 OFFICE FIGHTER by Super Furious Ninja Dragon

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)

toowit toowoo
From: Dunedin (Out of Town)
Since: May 2011
Posts: 98

2018 Recurring Themes

Definitely literal fish out of water seems to be a recurring theme. It's something we brainstormed as our additional genre but quickly abandoned because of that time we made a literal cat and mouse tale.

Our heat had a fair few monster movies that went for straight up horror, which is a shame because I love the spectacle of a monster movie much more than the jump scares of a horror.

2019: Banana Split (Coming of Age) ULTRA DUO
2018: The Land Before Rhyme (Musical) ULTRA DUO
2017: Glasnost 2: Blood Moon (Supernatural) ULTRA
2016: Chasing Tail (Cat & Mouse)
2015: Glasnost (Buddy)
2014: Entropy (Time Travel)
2013: Lights. Camera. Wasteland. (Reunion)
2012: A Grave Mistake (Horror)
2011: Keeping Station (One Room (Mystery))
2010: aVatar : A sign from Guarana (V48Seconds)
2010: Alex's Puddle: The Peequel (Ghost)
2009: Alex's Puddle (Big Twist)
2008: Lucky Break (Drama)