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Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

2019 posters

Poster for mine, on tomorrow night in Chch :D

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

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

Going solo again this year. Last (and first) time I did solo/duo I signed up at the very last minute. I had every intention of skipping that year.

Ended up giving animation a go and ended up making LOVE.EXE, came third place in the finals.

Best part of going solo: you don't have to write a script, just make it up as you go...

Highly recommend it.

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

2018 Recurring Themes

The heat I went to in Christchurch had two films where people had their fingers cut off and another two films that had people hit by cars..... It was glorious

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

Looking for Cast and Crew in Christchurch?

Last minute call for actors/actresses, would love to hear from you! Flick me an email at wadaholic@gmail.com

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

100 Days to go

I'll most likely be part of the madness again, out of tradition. Think we will go back to basics and skip animation this time around.

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

Ultra teams: What did you think?

I thought it was a great idea, I should have expected the sequel requirement after lurking on the forums, but was still taken by surprise.

Me personally, I had a terrible experience with it, and I think it came down to choosing the wrong movie to make a sequel for. Didn't end up submitting anything in the end sadly.

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

5 pts to anyone who knows where to hire gear from in Christchurch

We went with Ace Video in the past and they were great to work with!
Not sure if they still do much rental stuff, may be worth a call.

http://www.acevideo.co.nz/

There is also a Facebook group called the Christchurch Video/Film Hootenanny which may be some help, although I've never posted there looking to rent stuff.

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

How did you get your team name?

From a meme. Specifically this meme:
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/cd/fd/69/cdfd69c2571953db559f9677f8a01fb3--lol-funny-funny-memes.jpg

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN NOW - SAVE $40

in reply to AJ:

Sausage Party 2

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN NOW - SAVE $40

in reply to AJ:

Exclusively animation B-)
Will try and not do robots again. Although, humans are scary hard to animate...

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN NOW - SAVE $40

Bork! reporting in for year 2

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

Like to Lurk

Hi!

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

LOVE.EXE Post-mortem

@Robstar Rapper: There is always that fear in the back of my head about computers crapping out. I had a 'oh shit' moment on Saturday night when renders were taking hours to complete.

No plans for a film or TV series just yet. I've got a couple of more animated shorts lined up however.

@star striker: Cheers! All it takes is practice :)

I've posted a part 2 (and probably the last part) of my post-mortem at my blog.

It can be read here:
https://digitalthingsblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/love-exe-a-post-mortem-part-2/

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

LOVE.EXE Post-mortem

in reply to dramamike:

Cheers dramamike,

Longest process would have to be the lighting/rendering into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Didn't get any sleep on that night. The process was to do a quick and dirty lighting job on a shot then transfer the files to render on one of the 4 high end PC's I had access to. Rinse and repeat for about 10 hours straight.
Second to that would be the high resolution asset creation which took up half of Saturday.

Into the early hours of Sunday morning I thought it was coming along a lot better than I thought, everything felt like it was clicking together and it was going to get done. I felt like the film could be a winner after seeing some of the shots come through the pipeline, if I were to play my cards right for the sliver of time I had left, however I wasn't sure if I was thinking rationally or I was just really tired.

I signed up this year at last minute without any real plans on putting a movie together. Since I wasn't with a team this year, I thought I'd attempt to try something new and risky. I've done a lot of client jobs where I would do a couple of seconds of 3D animation (mostly for CTV), but have never tried doing something as big as this. I figured if I limited the shorts time limit to a minute and a half I could pull it off, by the time the previs was done however, things got a little out of hand.

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western

Sam Prebble
From: Wellington
Since: May 2011
Posts: 28

LOVE.EXE Post-mortem

in reply to Robstar Rapper:

Cheers Robstar. Loved your film. Could definitely class as Musical, which was sadly missed this year.

Haven't added a section yet for software, but we used Blender 3D, After Effects and Premiere.

2019 Bork! - "Night Shift" - Musical, ULTRA
2018 Domino - "Perpetual Pause" - High School
2017 Bork! "Power Down" - Survival, ULTRA (unfinished)
2016 Bork! "LOVE.EXE" - Rom Com - National 3rd Place, Wellington Winner
2015 Domino "Self Rising" - Horror
2014 Domino "Tight Package" - Race Against the Clock - Christchurch Finalist
2013 Domino "Vic TV" - Unspoken Words (Silent)
2012 Domino "Shred or Alive" - Musical
2011 Domino "Dead Comfy" - Horror
2010 Domino "Death Pass" - Biopic
2009 2E "Red Dot Special" - Politically Incorrect
2008 Domino "Home Invasion" - Crime
2007 42 Below "A Slice of Jehad" - War/Western
2006 42 Below "Better Late Than Nevil" - War/Western