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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

What kind of rules would you like to see in Ultra next time?

NORMAL COMPETITION: 3 required elements (sound, object, technical)
ULTRA: the standard 3 elements, PLUS 3 extra ones.

The Ultra option could even reincorporate the old-school model, so the additional 3 elements would be a character name, a character trait, and a line of dialogue.

I've been a big fan of the move to broader elements as it has resulted in films that generally have broader concepts. Gone has been the giggle every time the compulsory character's name is mentioned or a chuckle when the line is delivered (or split between characters as the trend became) The elements have disappeared into the films which I think is great - sometimes you really have to look for them. So, I hope they keep mixing them up every year so you don't know what you might get - could be 3, could be 4, could be a prop or the line. Keep us guessing.

As for ULTRA - the first year it was novel; in the second too easy to weasel around; the third I didn't do it which I was happy about. I don't know where you now go with it but whatever it is it has to have real stakes to it - that is there is a very real risk of failure through being late or not adhering to the rules. I think the split-screen in 2019 probably got the closest to this. ULTRA came about because veteran teams wanted more of a challenge but I don't think just adding more stuff achieves that.

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

Gems of the Screening Room Lockdown Edition

Love this.

https://www.48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2020/lockdown-all-cities/the-can/

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

New reviews / screening room!

Couple of suggestions: 1) a way to respond to /thank reviewers. Even if it was just one bubble to the side! (Mentioned before I know); 2) Unless I'm missing something I wish I could edit my reviews.

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

2020 Lockdown Review Pyramid Scheme

in reply to moneyshaker:

As long as it's not mean-spirited then there's nothing wrong with negative comments. Over the years I've turned a lot of those into positives; others I've ignored because I haven't agreed with them or the reviewer has missed the point. Others, have pointed out things I already knew; so fair enough! It's just feedback and by publishing your film you open yourself up to it. It's terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. Ever been to a 48HR screening where your own film is playing to a live audience? Best of times and the worst of times.

I try to be fair in my reviews - I'll point out what I liked and things that didn't work for me. I'll usually end on a positive note. I've done over 100 reviews this year (over 1000 on the old site) - usually read what others have written and I haven't noticed anything nasty. There is a flag to report anything that crosses a line.

As Craig said, if you want to grow as a film-maker then you have to receive feedback & fortunately 48HRS makes this easy. A "Loved it" review is nice but also the sort of thing your family & friends gives you and it's not particularly helpful. "It sucks" is of course just as bad. Reviewers who provide some explanation are gold. That said, with the quantity of films that have been made in this Lockdown edition it's unlikely that there will be some of the long, long reviews of the past so you might find many are pretty much straight to the point.

Not sure how many 48HRs you've done but reviews are all part of the experience. It shouldn't put you off. All (bar 2015 - forced to remove it!) of my 48HRS films are in the screening room so feel free to review away on them but also read what reviewers have written. It's not all positive & some of it winds me up but I'm grateful people took the time to do it and explain their thinking. Search for Everything Sticks. Hopefully, they show some progression!

I get what you're saying but it's also a shame if people can't express their opinion. And stand by your film and be proud. I'm proud of all my 48HR films and the team effort that went into them. And that is more important than any reviews.

It's also great that you are taking the time to review. Thanks, it is appreciated by people. There are a dedicated bunch who have done it for years and do their best to make sure each film gets at least one review. Imagine getting none; that is gutting! Cheers :)

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

Judging this competition

in reply to ruth:

Its good to hear your thoughts on judging, and we do tweak the process each year.

You do great work & it is appreciated! We only see a slice of what you do and as an entrant our job is easy.

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

Judging this competition

One interesting thing I've observed from watching a lot of entries is that the passage-of-time montage is a technique used an awful lot in this competition.

Yeah, and even given the short runtime for lock-down people STILL managed to squeeze in a "getting-ready-for-the-day-toast popping-jam spreading-jug boiling-tomato slicing" montage at the start.

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

Judging this competition

Thanks, Ant. As usual, great stuff.

The 3-mins max was tough. I actually really like it but it was tough. My 2 page script was 4 minutes on an early edit. Great lesson in being forced to trim away the unnecessary. Some of the films still feel really long though!

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

New reviews / screening room!

in reply to TheNimbleMarmoset:

So just to be clear, are you saying that once this transitional period is finished, all of the pre-2020 reviews will be lost?

I hope not! I've got 1000+ reviews in there. They are in the new Screening Room though under each film from previous years, so I imagine they are staying? I wish my count was still accurate though.

As a bonus you can go back now and review, old, old, old films.

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

New reviews / screening room!

in reply to Strange:

Well, you can still get to it: Old site

All the old reviews are showing under older films in the screening room.

But, yes. Looks like reviewing before films are uploaded is a thing of the past which as others have mentioned will create a bit of void inbetween screenings and announcements. For me, it will probably mean I no longer bother attending screenings outside the one for my own entry. Certainly not going to post reviews in the forum.

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

New reviews / screening room!

in reply to strtdrake:

Yeah, if you sort it that way. Mine defaults to a "Result" sort.

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

Gems of the Screening Room Lockdown Edition

in reply to CraigWB:

Yeah, that one is pretty slick. I've seen a few that seem to have stretched (to say the least) the rules by quite obviously going to a local shopping centre at night etc.

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

Gems of the Screening Room Lockdown Edition

I thought was, although not perfectly animated, pretty well done, cute & funny.

https://www.48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2020/lockdown-all-cities/capsized/

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

Judging this competition

in reply to Rastinha:

Ha! People tend to take their time in here a bit more; that's for sure.

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

Gems of the Screening Room Lockdown Edition

This is one of my favs so far: Baby Bear

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 554

Judging this competition

Great discussion here. Some excellent ideas, thoughts & reflections. Ahh, the civilized 48HR forum.

NOW SCREENING: Shed - Science Fiction; LOCKDOWN48
REVISIT: End - Real Time; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2020 48Sec Films 2008-2016

Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE