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TheRealClose
From: Christchurch
Since: Sep 2017
Posts: 7

48Hours 2019

Strang, rest assured I will be competing this year, whatever it takes.

But man this post doesn’t age well. It’s amazing how much one’s plans and priorities in life can change in less than a year.

2018 // rip focus // A Slice of You
2017 // rip focus // A Ripple In Time
2016 // Bus Stop Studios // Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery

TheRealClose
From: Christchurch
Since: Sep 2017
Posts: 7

Best team intro

Just wanted to put it out there that this award should totally be reconsidered, at least for the regional competition. I feel like there were significantly less team intros last year because they were basically discouraged. Does it really do any harm though?

Surely I can’t be the only one that misses this fun little award.

2018 // rip focus // A Slice of You
2017 // rip focus // A Ripple In Time
2016 // Bus Stop Studios // Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery

TheRealClose
From: Christchurch
Since: Sep 2017
Posts: 7

48Hours 2019

Sooo I assume April/May was the most popular vote in the wrap up form this year?

I just thought I’d throw in my two cents as I personally find that time of year a challenge for 48Hrs.

I hope you guys are considering the timing of Easter next year, which is the 2nd to last weekend of April, and aren’t thinking about having it that weekend or too close to it (ANZAC/Avengers weekend is the weekend after also).

Anyway the reason I personally would like to bring this up is because I run the video team at Eastercamp in Christchurch, which is a huge gig that really drains all the energy from me (and keeps me super busy with prep in the months leading up to it), and this year I was still fairly exhausted on 48Hrs weekend (which was probably half EC recovery and half terrible student diet), which led to me being less able and involved in the making of our film.

In fairness I can’t say with 100% certainty that I’ll be participating again in EC and 48Hrs just due to the unknown of my potential career movements next year, but I’d like to think it’s fairly unlikely I wouldn’t.

And yea me and my teammate Joel might be the only people with this potential issue, but I just want to make our voices heard.

Like 48Hrs, Eastercamp is actually a really great avenue for up and coming videographers to get some experience, so I hope you don’t just toss our cause aside.

4 out of 5 of the Best Cinematography Chch nominees in 2017 worked on EC. ;)

Anyway thanks for reading! Remember to smash that like button, and if you haven’t already, subscribe and hit that bell icon so you don’t miss out on any new content.

Ps. was great seeing and meeting some of you guys tonight! I had a really good time.

2018 // rip focus // A Slice of You
2017 // rip focus // A Ripple In Time
2016 // Bus Stop Studios // Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery

TheRealClose
From: Christchurch
Since: Sep 2017
Posts: 7

2018 Recurring Themes

I’m surprised no one has mentioned or picked up on the surprising amount of Groundhog Day style time loops. Four films I saw that follow such a premise, and I only saw half of the Chch heats.

2018 // rip focus // A Slice of You
2017 // rip focus // A Ripple In Time
2016 // Bus Stop Studios // Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery

TheRealClose
From: Christchurch
Since: Sep 2017
Posts: 7

Ultra 2018

in reply to dramamike:

What about it must be in real time, ie no time jumps?

That was already a genre last year. It would be funny if Ultra was making your film a musical though, as that tends to be the most hated genre.

2018 // rip focus // A Slice of You
2017 // rip focus // A Ripple In Time
2016 // Bus Stop Studios // Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery

TheRealClose
From: Christchurch
Since: Sep 2017
Posts: 7

Ultra 2018

I won’t be doing Ultra as our team is only in its 4th year, and frankly, we aren’t nearly ready to face that beast.

But some cool ideas could be ‘Choose any film to place your short film within the same continuity of’ - you may say that’s limiting again but it would be pretty easy really considering you could choose literally any movie. The key would be to keep it creative and intergrating it well. Unsure on potential copyright issues with something like that though.

‘You must edit your film in Windows Movie Maker’ - unsure about the logistics of this sort of thing but it would be a great challenge.

‘You must use this song’ - and if 48hrs could lisence a really famous song that would be pretty cool. Although not sure if that’s really an Ultra level challenge.

‘You must present your film in portrait orientation’ - this would be a huge challenge on many levels, but I imagine the community might hate the idea.

Also I really think there needs to be a “Best Ultra” award in each city. A bit annoying for all the teams that busted their arses last year and didn’t get any acknowledgement for the extra work they put in.

2018 // rip focus // A Slice of You
2017 // rip focus // A Ripple In Time
2016 // Bus Stop Studios // Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery

TheRealClose
From: Christchurch
Since: Sep 2017
Posts: 7

Is 48 Hours discouraging team intros?

I was pretty disappointed that there was no Best Team Intro award this year, as it's a great light hearted award which gives even the least capable filmmakers a chance at fame.

I also noticed that a lot of teams didn't even have an intro this year, and the time restriction was cut down to 20 seconds to our team's dismay.

So is 48 Hours trying to phase out team intros entirely? If so, why? If not, why get rid of the award?

I love team intros and having the award available gives us the motivation to make something great out of it.

Would be interested to hear others thoughts on the matter.


P.S. huge congrats to all the ChCh winners! We would've come down for drinks but we had kids in the team, so Macas it was!

2018 // rip focus // A Slice of You
2017 // rip focus // A Ripple In Time
2016 // Bus Stop Studios // Knitting, Crochet & Embroidery