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AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Filling up the screening room

R.I.P The Fast and the Fury-ous by The Eh Team

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

2019 Screening Room gems

CHEERNOBYL: A HOLIDAY MELTDOWN by CRAB CRAB CRAB and FREE AS THE WIND by PlanetFoxFilms from Christchurch.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Thread about anything else!

in reply to Jason:

Um actually we had one in chch, Blood and Bone, but they weren't disqualified for screwing up Ultra.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

As a beginner, should I use Final Cut Pro (10.3) or the Adobe Premiere?

From my experience, and this is the experience of someone who uses Premiere, Premiere is more prone to crashing, but is WAAAAY easier to get a grip of. In my opinon, Final Cut is something you sit down and work out how to use over the course of a couple of days, while Premiere is mostly self explanatory.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Thread about anything else!

in reply to BigRay:

any changes to Heat Selection criteria perhaps this year, AJ?

Alphabetical baybeeeeeee!

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Classic Bants (whats your best 48hour story?)

in reply to TheRealClose:

In 2016 we handed in with about 4 minutes to spare.

Yo Ben I'ma let you finish, but in 2014 Les Cousins Dangereux handed in with only 30 seconds to spare, and we came runner up in Christchurch that year.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Shoot Weekend confirmed: June 14 - 16

Damn. This is the most active the forums have been in years.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Shoot Weekend confirmed: June 14 - 16

Unless I'm advised otherwise, I'm not gonna disqualify teams if they have guns in their film.
But don't put guns in your film.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Ultra 2019 (and why you should do it)

in reply to Clayton Hiku:

Although I'm still interested in how our talking Pheotus from inside a pregnant teenager at high school story would have turned out! hahahahaha.

"LOOK WHO'S TALKING ALREADY"

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Christchurch - fantastic year

in reply to Andrew Todd:

Yep. Ultra's purpose is for teams looking for that extra bit of challenge for the weekend, the grand prize is just an acknowledgement for the team that did it best. In the same way you don't HAVE to do animation bit if you do, you could win a prize for it.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Christchurch City Winners

Congratulations to all of our Christchurch city winners.

Christchurch City Winner
Poutine Wolf - Utka - The Wish Movie

Runner-up
Blood and Bone - Hero - The Wish Movie

2nd Runner-up
Submission Impossible - PC High - The High School Movie

Other finalists

1:1 Creative - I'm Gonna - The Film That Spans More Than 10 Years
CRAB CRAB CRAB - Close Encounters of the Bird Kind - The Musical + The Wish Movie
Dragon V Mouse - Baby On Board - The Fish-Out-of-Water Movie
Domino - Perpetual Pause - The High School Movie
Dystography Studios - Claire - The Technological Thriller
Little Old Lady Productions - Isolation - The Technological Thriller
No Budget Ninjas - Dumb Cult - The Last Day on Earth Movie
rip focus - A Slice of You - The Anti-RomCom Movie
South Jersey Ghost Research - Cushy: A Pull Story - The Film That Spans More Than 10 Years
summer co - in the woods - The Star-Crossed Lovers Movie
TBALC - The Spares - The Fish-Out-of-Water Movie
Toot Toot - The Wish (hopefully nobody else picked that title) - The Wish Movie
Films on the shortlist

Burn The Dog - The Handler And The Cat *ULTRA - The Star-Crossed Lovers Movie
Cactus? - Shank'd - The Splatstick Movie
Cruel World Production - Thirsty - The Monster Movie
Everything Sticks - The Stile *ULTRA - The Star-Crossed Lovers Movie
JAGBOG - Erik & Leo *ULTRA - The Wish Movie
Moosefestation - Natalie & Gregory - The Anti-RomCom Movie
Strang Entertainment - The Marquis de Sade - The Monster Movie
The Crumbless Kingdom - The Jacket - The Film That Spans More Than 10 Years
Upshot - Aurora - The Star-Crossed Lovers Movie
Yikes - P.S. - The Film That Spans More Than 10 Years
Best Director
Winner - Submission Impossible - PC High - Clayton Hiku & Chris Murray

Nominees
Blood and Bone - Hero - Andrei Talili
Dragon V Mouse - Baby on Board - Richard Martin
Little Old Lady Productions - Isolation - Angela McLean & Nick McLean
TBALC - The Spares - Vanessa Wells

Outstanding Female Filmmaker - Supported by WIFT*
Winner - Yikes - P.S - Courtney Allison

Nominees
1:1 Creative - I’m Gonna - Petra Roper
CRAB CRAB CRAB - Close Encounters of the Bird Kind - Laura Gebbie
Home by 10 - Boy Meets Girl - Sian Lovelock
No Budget Ninjas - Dumb Cult - Fidelma Corkery

Best School Team
Winner - Spud - Mr Morris

Nominees
Dolphin - Versace Flows
Glacier Productions - Woman in a Box or “Objectification”
Yikes - P.S.
Yo Banana Boy - High Note High

Best Performer
Winner - Blood and Bone - Hero - Rico Perelini

Nominees
CRAB CRAB CRAB - Close Encounters of the Bird Kind - Tim Driver
Dystography Studios - Claire - Matt Hastings
Little Old Lady Productions - Isolation - Laura Hill
No Budget Ninjas - Dumb Cult - Serena Cooper

Best Script
Winner - Poutine Wolf - Utka - Andrew Todd & Johnny Hall

Nominees
No Budget Ninjas - Dumb Cult - Nick Schaedel, Georgia Jones & Tyler King
rip focus - A Slice of You - James Tempero, RJ Hilaga & Marcus Finlay
Submission Impossible - PC High - Chris Murray, Clayton Hiku & Michal Bush
TBALC - The Spares - Jeff Clark, Daniel Allan, Laura Irish, Vanessa Wells, David Searle & Zac Beckett-Knight

Best Cinematography
Winner - Little Old Lady Productions - Isolation - Mark Marchand

Nominees
Blood and Bone - Hero - John Ross
Burn the Dog - The Handler and the Cat - Michael van de Water
summer co - in the woods - Kawiti Naitoro
TBALC - The Spares - Zac Beckett-Knight

Best Production Design
Winner - JAGBOG - Erik & Leo- - Hayden Cook & Jalanda McLean

Nominees
CRAB CRAB CRAB - Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Mad Scientist - We’ll Just Have to do Things the Long Way - Julian Josland
South Jersey Ghost Research - Cushy: A Pull Story - Peter Bucher & Kim Johnston
TBALC - The Spares

Best Animation/VFX
Winner - Poutine Wolf - Utka

Nominees
Cactus? - Shank’d
Dystography Studios - Claire
Upshot - Aurora
Silence of the LAMZ - An Appointment with a Poo

Best Editing
Winner - Little Old Lady Productions - Isolation - Nick McLean & Mark Marchand

Nominees
1:1 Creative - I’m Gonna - Petra Roper
Blood and Bone - Hero - John Ross
rip focus - A Slice of You - Ben Close
Submission Impossible - PC High - Clayton Hiku

Best Sound Design
Winner - Strang Entertainment - The Marquis de Sade - Rowan Strang, Ben Earl & Jeremy Higgins

Nominees
Dragon V Mouse - Baby on Board - Richard Martin & Jess Stephenson
Dystography Studios - Claire - Christian Lee
Poutine Wolf - Utka - Johnny Hall
Toot Toot - The Wish (Hopefully Nobody Else Picked That Title)

Best Original Score/Song
Winner - rip focus - A Slice of You - "Pizza Girl" by Sarena Close, Marcus Burton & Chris Close

Nominees
CRAB CRAB CRAB - Close Encounters of the Bird Kind - "Get Fish or Die Trying" by Tim Driver
Strang Entertainment - The Marquis de Sade - Score by Ben Earl
TBALC - The Spares - Score by Kris Finnerty
Yikes - P.S. - "Gravestone" by Courtney Allison

Best Disqualified Film
Winner - I thought this was speeddating - My Boo

Nominees
Ara Alone - The Silent Coven
Team Chromatic Aberration - Blood Red Ted
Hello There Productions - Tech Support: Don’t Call for Help
Ridiculam - Temperal Punishment

Best Use Of Door Slam
Winner - Toot Toot - The Wish (Hopefully Nobody Else Picked That Title)

Nominees
Aaron's Anal Lube Vacation - Cooking with Sea Men: Monsters of Rock Special- Featuring Kitty Chow
No Lemon No Melon - Don’t Die Danni
South Jersey Ghost Research - Cushy: A Pull Story
TBALC - The Spares

Best Use Of Puddle
Winner - Domino - Perpetual Pause

Nominees
Aaron's Anal Lube Vacation - Cooking with Sea Men: Monsters of Rock Special- Featuring Kitty Chow
Burn The Dog - The Handler and the Cat
Poutine Wolf - Utka
Toot Toot - The Wish (Hopefully Nobody Else Picked That Title)

Best Use Of Shadow or Silhouette
Winner - Upshot - Aurora

Nominees
Aaron's Anal Lube Vacation - Cooking with Sea Men: Monsters of Rock Special- Featuring Kitty Chow
Dragon V Mouse - Baby on Board
Olax - The Trees are Alive!
TBALC - The Spares

Best Use Of Genre
Winner - South Jersey Ghost Research - Cushy: A Pull Story (Film That Spans More Than 10 Years)

Nominees
Everything Sticks - The Stile (The Star-Crossed Lovers Movie)
Poutine Wolf - Utka (The Wish Movie)
rip focus - A Slice of You (The Anti-RomCom)
Silence of the LAMZ - An Appointment with a Poo (The Last Day on Earth Movie)

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Christchurch - fantastic year

in reply to TheNimbleMarmoset:

My assumption is that if a team entered with Ultra, then didn't adequately satisfy the Ultra requirement in their film, presumably that wouldn't disqualify them from judging consideration in the way that failure to include the usual elements does (but it would at least effectively disqualify them from consideration for the Ultra award).

Judging this kind of thing can get very abstract, especially with the aforementioned clarifications around what counted as a main character. But if you did ultra this year, and blatantly didn't include a child or animal as main characters in any way, shape or form, then you would be disqualified completely.

And AJ - great job mate. I think you’ve brought a fresh wave of energy to the competition. Please sign on for next year!

Thanks Dave! I have felt very warm and fuzzy about all the kind words people have been giving me this year, and I can confirm that I will be returning to the role next year if you'll have me.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

Christchurch City Finalists & Award Nominees

in reply to Petra:

And welcome to the Forums I see!

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

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

in reply to squire:

OMG IT'S YOU!?!
Seriously the identity of the Wikipedia page editor was one of the biggest unsolved 48 mysteries, because it was no one on staff and it's been an insanely helpful resource lol.

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA

AJ
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 395

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

in reply to TheNimbleMarmoset:

That's a strong contrast with what I might argue was the single worst required element ever, last year's Wilhelm Scream, where outside of a handful of very specific contexts, it was almost impossible to make it feel like it belonged in the film.

I have a love/hate relationship with the Wilhelm Scream because without it my film would't have had an ending (not a very good ending but an ending nonetheless).

Christchurch City Manager 2018-2019 | My Favourite 48Hour Films | The 48Hours Podcast

Les Cousins Dangereux
2017 Not Again (Alien)
Christchurch Runner-Up | National Finalist (Peter Jackson Wildcard)
2016 A Time and a Place (Time Travel) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
NA
2015 #apocalypse2k15 (The Last Person on Earth) ( Behind the Scenes Video)
Christchurch City Finalist/Best Art Direction
2014 Something New (RomCom)
Christchurch Runner-Up/Best Use of Line/Best Script/Best Original Song/Best Editing | National Best Use of Prop
2013 Bourbon Legends (Crime)
NA