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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

Christchurch City Finals: morning-after de-brief/-lirium/-tox

in reply to TheNimbleMarmoset:

Andrew had the city finalists submit some music from their film, to be played if their film won an award.

Did too. That would certainly help.

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

Christchurch City Finals: morning-after de-brief/-lirium/-tox

Overall, a good night & congratulations to all the winners.

The EntX is a cool venue - very modern but extremely cavernous so the intimacy is kind of lost. As such, it was hard to judge the audience reaction to some films. Not sure if teams got, for example, the volume of laughs they expected.

For me, this was the second time I've seen all of these films so obviously knowing what's coming I focus on at what engages/surprises me during a second viewing, how these finalist films match up against each other and what flaws are more obvious than they were at the Art Gallery.

I was pretty shocked that BORK!'s "Night Shift" didn't at least place. It's a really complete piece of work. I hope it gets picked up nationally.

I thought The Brothers Boyce "All Hallows Eve" was even better the second time through and I can't wait to see it again. I missed a lot the first time around and some of my misgivings I no longer care about! Really high replay value. Really unlucky not to place which I happily mentioned to Michael Wood as I left.

As usual, some of the judging decisions (even for nominees) leave you scratching your head a bit but again, you get that. All good.

You can't really fix the "time-it-takes-for-winners-to-get-to-the-front" unless you tell the winners to sit in the front rows prior. Not really in the spirit of things. Might ruin the suspense.

The sticker thing turned very aptly rather cringe. And, it took a very long time for the "winners" to get to the front. Kind of awkward.

Speeches ranged from one word, to stuttering-spluttering, to quite lovely from Phoebe Hurst.

And a couple of AJ things that made me chuckle:

1) AJ ducking down each time the nominees played. You're not that tall, mate.
2) Hearing AJ's "The Box" story again. Definitely needs to go in the "Finalist Bingo" for 2020.

Excellent to hear CHCH is producing so many reviews compared to the rest of the country. Does speak volumes about the community here.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

Filling up the screening room

CHCH currently has 31/92 films uploaded. The 15 finalists will take it to 46/92 if uploaded. Around 50% is about normal. It's low and disappointing that you don't get to see all the films made.

However, you can't force people to upload unless this was on online submission comp. I've always uploaded my films but I did have to pull one last year (that had been online for three years) at the request of a former team member. I did it reluctantly but sometimes circumstances change and my hand was kind of forced.

Personally, I do believe it should be up to the teams. It is their film so they should decide what ultimately happens to it post comp. As frustrating as it might be!

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

Inconsistency between reviews and scores

in reply to steelpotato:

Plus while there can be some discrepancy between comments and star ratings, it's all designed to give the teams feedback, ideally constructive and positive, and just for fun.

This is it 100%. Just chill. It is designed to be a fun element of the comp and not to be taken too seriously. I don't think any star-rating guidelines are needed. As soon as you start telling people how they should rate films, 1) you start to suck the fun out of it, and 2) people will think they have to police it/call people out for not following the "rules".

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

2019 Thoughts

in reply to CraigWB:

What does everyone consider a good rating on the reviews to be?

I dunno, around 3/5?

It's not an exact science. You can get positive comments and then get 2 stars. And sometimes films have quite critical reviews yet get high stars. Doesn't always make sense.

It can be frustrating when you see your average dropping yet comments are encouraging.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

Christchurch Finalist Prediction Thread

in reply to TheNimbleMarmoset:

It all seems roughly in line with people's predictions, but were there any surprise inclusions or omissions?

I think that's largely due to Christchurch being predictable! Some of the names might change but the faces remain the same. Only Brothers Boyce are new to the finals (as far as I can tell) and with their links to a Sydney based production company they have the necessary goods.

I think Crab, Crab, Crab are probably unlucky. Olax too.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

Christchurch Finalist Prediction Thread

in reply to TheNimbleMarmoset:

Also, is that award really being called "Best Performer", even though half the nominations are for groups of performers? (I would humbly suggest that "Best Performance" is a slightly more effective wording to capture the various options.)

I'm not really sure what this award is about anymore. Seems it's become unnecessarily cluttered and complicated. So, if a team with multiple nominees wins, everyone wins? I think this has been mentioned before but it theory an animal could win or an inanimate object? At least I suppose there appears to be more nominees this year. In 2018, when this change came in it essentially halved the nominations.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

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

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

2019 Thoughts

in reply to Brendon:

I often didn't even notice the elements in the films this year (unless the filmmakers really drew attention to them).

Personally, this is how I like it. So often in the past the character name or the line, in particular, were followed by a knowing, audible laugh from the audience - during serious films and in the more comedic when it wasn't a funny moment.

That said, if one of the old elements came back one year - all good! Keep shaking it up and this will keep things fresh.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

2019 Prayers

Amen, to that.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

Christchurch Finalist Prediction Thread

in reply to Strange:

(Familiar team more like....)

Indeed.

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REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

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Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

Christchurch Finalist Prediction Thread

Hardest prediction list I've made. Right at the top is easy. The rest could go any which way. Included some school teams 'cos why not?

Gonna Win It
BORK “Night Shift” – Musical (ULTRA)

Right Up There Chasing Hard
Dragon V Mouse - "That Time of The Month" – Time Travel
JAGBOG – “Cut” – Nature Run Amuck (ULTRA)
Snack To The Future – “A Familiar Feeling” – Gross/Cringe
Strang Entertainment – “Timmy” – Coming of Age

Doing good as Finalists
Cereal Killers – “No Bromo” – Gross Out or Cringe Comedy
CRAB CRAB CRAB - "Cheernoybl: A Holiday Meltdown" - Holiday
Little Old Lady Productions “Decompression” – Opposite Attracts
No Budget Ninjas “Lifeboy” – Time Travel
OLAX – “Samson” – Real Time
South Jersey Ghost Research – “Catman & Robyn” – Secret Identity
Submission Impossible – “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” – Buddy
Team Moon – “Inflamed” – Opposite Attracts
The Brothers Boyce – “All Hallows Eve” - Holiday
Toot Toot – “Stopping WWII” – Time Travel

Holding out hope for a phone call
Deep Dish Pizza Wolf – “Rozkol (Schism)” – Science Fiction (ULTRA)
Dystography Studios - "Cold Hearted" - Nature Run Amok (ULTRA)
Everything Sticks - "END" – Real Time
Foreign Objects - "Promotion Road" - Gross/Cringe
Geese – “The Lady in The Lift” – Secret Identity
Maximum of 30 characters - "Cabin Fever" - Holiday
Planet Fox Films – “Free As The Wind” – Coming-of-Age
Salty Chips – “Atomic Clock” – Real Time
TBALC – “DOC: Danger Island” – Nature Run Amok
Wrinkly Dog – “The 5th Ship” – Wrong place; Wrong Time

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

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

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

2019 Thoughts

in reply to KyleChang:

so it's disappointing, slightly ironic and exciting to me to announce that 2019 was Team Dolphin's last year in the competition and to go out disqualified, well it's almost poetic. It was our One Last Dance

Hey Team Dolphin, let me say that you've been fantastic. I remember your crazy first film back in 2014 and interviewing your team several times over the years. Your film-making has improved out-of-sight and you've given a lot of joy to the CHCH 48HOUR community. I hope in some shape or form you'll return to the comp in the future.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
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Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

2019 Thoughts

in reply to Oliver Roozen:

Next year we'll make sure we have a director, because this year we were too scared to put anyone forward.

You know, I find that very hard to believe.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
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Mista Teas (Stu Gilpin) NATIONAL WINNER "Best/Most Prolific Reviewer" 2011 REVIEWS ARCHIVE

Mista Teas
From: Christchurch
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 528

2019 Thoughts

in reply to Andrew Todd:

I can't even begin to explain how dark we were on the comp this year. Miserable experience for the first 24 hours at least.

But you got through it and that must feel awesome now, right? Either that, or you're completely emotionally drained. :)

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2019 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: 528

2019 Thoughts

in reply to Andrew Todd:

you get within a hair's breadth of quitting.

I couldn't believe that you ever would though! Looking forward to seeing your film. The title alone is intriguing.

SCREENING NOW: End - Real Time; CHCH25s
REVISIT: The Stile - Star-crossed Lovers; ULTRA48; CHCH25s

Everything Sticks since 2008
48Hr Films 2008-2019 48Sec Films 2008-2016

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