VF48Hours 2020 Forum

Forum > Posts by dmanthei

Posts by dmanthei

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Reviews Page

Nice one, Nick. Looks great.
Everything you've suggested sounds bang-on.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

GRAND FINALISTS and NOMINEES 2014

Wonderful. I have really enjoyed the streams the last couple years.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

When are the Grand Final nominees announced?

^^^Probably the greatest post to ever happen on this forum.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Christchurch City Finalists + Award Nominees 2014

Something New was one of the most touching films of the whole comp, imo,
so I would be pretty pleased if it won.

I think the winner and runner-up will be one of these:
Les Cousins Dangereux
The Eh Team
TBALC
Picton Pictures

I think Strang's was strong, but I don't think it was as strong as those four.
I would put it at number five in the list.

I would be pretty surprised if The Eh Team didn't take one of the top two,
but I don't think it's necessarily strong enough to win.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

What I learned this year

The biggest thing for me this year
was that I learned that less is more in terms of brainstorming and writing.

I involved too many people (about eight in total) in the Friday night brainstorming
and there were too many competing wavelengths between us
so that we burned through an outrageous amount of good ideas and storylines
before finally settling on the one that became the film.

In the future, I am going to ensure it's only a few people
and that those chosen few are on a similar enough wavelength
to not majorly jump tracks multiple times.

Even now, the best 48HOURS film I've made
is one I did for fun over Easter weekend 2011
with a total of four people involved.
It was the most focused, most interesting, and most fun of any of the ones I've done
and we adhered to the same rules as the actual comp
to make it legit (for us).

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Here's our non-finalist film!

in reply to Freezingfire:

Wow, that was amazing.
Seriously impressive in every regard.
Gutting that you guys got DQed.

Maybe next year y'all will use the MD5 hash feature of the wrap-up form...

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Come on now

We've already got a thread for non-finalist films:

http://www.48hours.co.nz/forum/general-discussion/heres-our-non-finalist-film/

We really don't need 200 threads of each team posting their individual film.

Were this a forum moderated with any regularity,
the disparate threads would have been locked and/or consolidated
so it's up to us to regulate ourselves.

Come on now, y'all. Get it together.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Christchurch City Finalists + Award Nominees 2014

This is one of the few events every year
where I relish the opportunity to try and dress decently.

I don't know why, other than I love everything about it
and wished that others regarded it as I do.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Whichever dickhead who was involved with the Clonix Orb and is reviewing as "48hourlover"

lol what is this

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Reviews are live

TheNimbleMarmoset has made me aware that this functionality seems to already exist.
I guess I missed it because it's at the end of all the reviews, all the way on the right,
where there are no other links and where I wasn't looking.

So... I guess my feature request has been shifted to a feature update request
wherein the link is moved to a more prominent location
so that yobos like me can find it. ^___^

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Here's our non-finalist film!

Either Nick has added it
or I missed it the whole time.

It's pretty likely the second option.

Thanks. ^___^

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Here's our non-finalist film!

Hey guys, easiest way to add a review to someone's film
is to click the heat number link in the main reviews page for the film
and then click "add a review" from there.

I asked Nick to add an "add a review" link to the main reviews page
but at the moment you have to do it that roundabout way.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Reviews are live

Hey Nick, would it be possible to add a "Add a review" link to the main reviews pages themselves?
As it stands, linking to a review page only shows the reviews others have left
with an awkward dance required to add your own
(i.e. you click on the linked heat number and then click "add" for that film in that heat).

For example:
http://reviews.48hours.co.nz/read/2014/wellington/17/traces-of-nut

That links to Traces of Nut's film,
but to add my review I had to click on the "17" linked in the information section
and, from there, click on "add a review".

I imagine it would be trivial to add that "add a review" link into the main reviews page
with some sort of conditional code so that it only shows up if you're logged in?

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Here's our non-finalist film!

Go on, then.

http://www.48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2014/christchurch/pads-of-passion/

http://reviews.48hours.co.nz/read/2014/christchurch/6/robocrop

Our ending shot is pretty damn sweet.
No digital effects. All in-camera.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE

dmanthei
From: Christchurch
Since: May 2011
Posts: 418

Clunkiest compulsory line ever?

Christchurch had a team make a child literally eat Hitler's testicle.

There was tons of it in Christchurch
and it was pretty much all lame.

2014 - Robocrop - "Pads of Passion" RomCom (Best Original Score - Christchurch)
2013 - Robocrop - "The Price of Pilsner" Horror
2012 - Robocrop - "Promises" Crime - DQed (Nominated Best DQed Film)
2011 - Robocrop - "Protocol" One Room (Crime) - LATE