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Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Wellington Talent Available

in reply to Paulette:

Hi Paulette,

I could use some actors. Send me an email at riddelstep at myvuw dot ac dot nz or text me on 0212239807.

Cheers,
Stephen

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Anybody selling a mic?

in reply to jamwal95:

From what I can tell (I would have a better idea if I could watch your short), I think the problem is probably that you were recording your audio using a stereo recorder in a similar position to the camera. Recording this way means that you would have been picking up a lot more ambience than you need and, while the results were probably better than the camera microphone, it wouldn't have been a substantial improvement.

I know it sounds a little expensive, but I found my audio really improved as soon as I actually bought a shotgun microphone, mounted it on a boom pole and started recording into an external audio recorder. Recording this way meant I was mainly picking up the actors with the microphone instead of the ambience, which made my audio sound a lot better. If you have time, recording with a shotgun microphone on a boom pole also gives you a lot more options when it comes to doing a proper audio mix in post-production.

The only downside of using a boom microphone for your short films is that you are actually going to have to dedicate some time to audio post-production, even if that only extends to you laying in a stereo ambience track over your scenes.

I think it cost me around $500 all up, but at lot of that was for the boom pole and there are a lot of DIY solutions if you don't want to pay for one. I currently use:

A shotgun microphone I bought from Global Media Pro (http://www.globalmediapro.com/dp/A00SC2/Globalmediapro-M-107-Shotgun-Condenser-Microphone/)

A Zoom H1 external audio recorder I was able to buy for around $100 from eBay

A Rycote A5 Boom Pole (http://www.soundstore.co.nz/p-3467-rycote-a-5-aluminium-fishpole-066m-249m-boom-pole.aspx).

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Editing Competition to practice your cutting.

I entered last year and made the finals as well, but I'm just too busy to do it this year. I'm a little disappointed though, because it was quite fun getting sent pre-shot footage with no clear narrative and playing around with it.

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Watch my movie - a plea for reviews

Here is the correct link for our short film (from the opening post)

http://www.48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2013/wellington/parasite/

We are in Wellington - Heat 1

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Reviews Page

I just got back from my heat in Wellington and I'm trying to get to the reviews page so I can review the other teams, but it doesn't seem to be working. After a while I can get to the page, but it is just the old V48 Hours reviews database and it doesn't have any slots for 2013. Are reviews not happening this year, or is the page just not up yet?

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Single file submission question:

in reply to Taunise:

You're right, it would add a little rendering time and that might not be practical for some teams with slower systems or expansive team intros. Personally, I'll be using that setup as my team intro is only one shot and my system is fast enough that doing so will only add an extra 30 seconds or a minute to my final render time, but I hadn't considered what it might mean for someone with a slower system.

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Single file submission question:

in reply to wingsatmyfeet:

In Premiere, what you could do is make one project called 48 Hours 2013 which would have three sequences in it: Team Intro, Main Short, Final Timeline. Then all you have to do is drag your team intro and main short sequences into the correct positions in the final timeline and render it.

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Acapella Music

in reply to Moose.Rudd:

If you are looking for music that is in the public domain and might be recognised by audience members, I've always been quite fond of using Gilbert and Sullivan songs. The only drawback is that you have to record your own versions of these songs as the performances are not in the public domain.

There is a big list of music which is in the public domain here http://www.pdinfo.com/Public-Domain-Music-List.php. Also, you can download a lot of public domain performances at https://musopen.org/.

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

2013 Roll call

Annoyed Grunt (formerly know as Twins and Bullies) are back for our fifth year. Hopefully we will continue to improve from our auspicious start with Christchurch's Best Bad Film in 2009.

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

last minute crew if needed!

in reply to bharat.k:

It might be helpful for you to mention what city you are in so that people can know whether you will be able to help their team.

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Good Microphone Windscreens

in reply to DylanReeve:

Thanks for the help, I decided to purchase the Rode DeadCat Windshield.

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Good Microphone Windscreens

in reply to DylanReeve:

Global Media Pro M-107 (http://www.globalmediapro.com/dp/A00SC2/Globalmediapro-M-107-Shotgun-Condenser-Microphone/), It's about the same size as the Rode NTG-2 and according to their website it is compatible with both of those covers

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

Good Microphone Windscreens

in reply to DylanReeve:

Damn, it probably won't fit my mic then.

These ones will fit, http://www.globalmediapro.com/dp/A2B8B0/Rode-DeadCat-Windshield/ and http://www.globalmediapro.com/dp/A2H1B4/Rode-WS6-Delux-Wind-Shield/, but does anyone know whether it is worth shelling out the extra $20 for the Rode WS6?

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

WELLINGTON-WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A TEAM. WILL BRING BISCUITS

My team would be happy to have you aboard. Send me an email at riddelstepATmyvuw.ac.nz (replace the AT with @) and we will organise the details.

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award

Big Kahuna
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 101

This Weekend's Dummy Run, submit your genre and random element here!

Genre:

Conspiracy Thriller

Elements:

1. Character - Alan Erickson, a gun enthusiast

2. Technical Element - Rack Focus

Also, I suggest that you use your random number generator on this thread where a number of people have already come up with random elements http://www.48hours.co.nz/forum/questions/2013-elements/.

Annoyed Grunt:

2014 (Wellington) - A Little Bit of Pluck - The Against the Odds Movie
2013 (Wellington) - Parasite - The Robot/Cyborg/Android Movie
2012 (Wellington) - Sunday in the Park with Mary - Musical/Dance

Twins and Bullies:

2011 (Christchurch) - Tip of the Iceberg - Body-Switch Movie
2010 (Christchurch) - Sidney Manson Saved my Life - Biopic - Disqualified (Wrong DVD Format)
2009 (Christchurch) - Men of the Millenia - Politically Incorrect - Regional Winner of Best Bad Film Award