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Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

team/forum name. be honest

'Lense Flare' was reference to a line in South Park (I think) but it became a catch phrase throughout production of our first film in 2006 when we were 'The Same Day Davids'.. the mis-spelling was a total accident but it stuck.

Zombastor is reference to our film from 2009. We were adamant that year that no matter what genre we got, we would twist it into a zombie film. Alex Puddle (the exaggerator) was a zombie expert who claimed they would form a super-entity called Zombastor.

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Any school teams can you give us any advice??

Play your age. Other school teams have played adult "dress ups" and it never works. There's far more charm in being yourself.

Good luck for next week!

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Auckland City Finalists discussion?

in reply to DonnieDarko:

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY would be a great genre for next year!
ANT?!

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

It would be super duper cool...

..to learn about the judging and selection process on the films once things are all said and done. Particularly the National Finalists.

It may open up a can worms in regards to folk bemoaning Judge's choices but could provide some invaluable insight for beginner teams.

Thoughts? Memories? Recollections?

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

For the love of a good Short

Seems this one been done talked out.
Stainislavski put an emphatic full stop.
People only want to perform to the best of their abilities.
Story will outshine shiny pictures.
What are you really complaining about?

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

AUDIENCE VOTES AUCKLAND - UPDATING NIGHTLY

Man, I really want to see Peter's film now.

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Movie Posters

Futura is a good font.

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Movie Posters

how do you delete posts?

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

For the love of a good Short

I kinda believe teams with limited means have a bit of an edge over the "pros" in regards to a flexible process that allows an idea to evolve.

"Pro" teams behave like a production line that can really only move in one direction given the tight deadline (idea/script/plan/shoot/log/edit/sound/grade.. if time allows) - it will falter and fail if it has to pause or reverse direction. The margins for error are that much smaller and you can see that by the number of DQ'd teams that I would consider as "pros".

Anyways, a polished turd still smacks of shit.

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Was ALLOWING HD Delivery enough rope for teams to hang themselves?

in reply to shooter:

FWIW: I asked for projection "specs" and was rubbished for asking such a thing... "write a good script and forget about the technicals" was a general response. Thats B.S - it aint a script writing competition

Not true. Technical virtuosity is a great bonus but a bad story is a bad story no matter how shiny it is.

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Who else did the V48 for the first time?

Every year I'm amazed when I watch this thing that did not exist 2 days earlier, not even a twinkle in the eye.. The euphoria upon completion is the hook and it's what I remind myself every year at about 5:00am on Saturday morning when that first wall hits.

Make the deadline and be proud, our first film was an abomination but we didn't think that at the time.

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Locations used

I bet a lot of people shot in a playground.
As for us;

Playground in Mt Albert Primary
Abandoned Railyard in Parnell
Backstreets in Te Atatu
Under the harbour bridge on the north shore side (exceptional location)
Hospital exterior in Henderson
Van interiors

..was the most expansive shoot we've ever undertaken.
Didn't see any other teams all day, did chase away one looney old bag who wanted a piece of the action pie.

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere

Zombastor
From: Tauranga
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Finished!

We were just about undone by the time it was going to take to render and transfer the film to flash drive and the fact we left camera and mini dv tapes waaay across town. Frantic drive = submitted with 3 mins to spare. Easy.

2011 | Copy That | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2010 | Episode 12: Season Finale | Lense Flare | Nameless Obscurity
2009 | Technical Difficulties | Zombies Rule | AKL Finalist - Best Screenplay
2008 | Beyond Belief | Lense Flare | National Runner Up
2007 | Lease | Lense Flare | National Winner
2006 | Tonight Live | Same Day Davids | Nowhere