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Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Santa gave me 500,000 hits on YouTube

My first million views on YouTube! It feels good.

Just a shame I slaved away to make other artful movies and documentaries that only have a few hundred views. Note to self: include more fetishes.

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Santa gave me 500,000 hits on YouTube

There always seems to be an exponential porgress to these things. It took a couple of years to reach 500,000, but it's now over 900,000 just since Xmas...

Sweet!

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Santa gave me 500,000 hits on YouTube

Hi all!

I've been doing V48 on and off since the second year. It's always fun, and I have 2 or 3 films that I'm quite proud of, despite never making the finals.

Recently, our 2011 film ( Porn Film; Untitled ) became the most viewed of all time in the V48 screening room. As of yesterday, it also passed half a million views on YouTube. While I'm really pleased with this film, I'm cognisant that its popularity is probably due to the title , our attractive female lead, or that it has apparently attracted the attention of LLWC ("long legged walking cast") fetishists. (The more you know...)

I hope this post isn't seen as a brag - I just wanted to celebrate the film's success with everyone else who works hard in the competition each year. It's exciting for me to see it taking off like this, and best of all, I now feel like I am giving something back to the cast/crew.

Would be interested to hear how other teams' films have fared outside of the festival!

All the best, and happy holidays
Mike

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Characters & Traits, Props, Lines & Special Elements Free-for-all.

A compulsory sound effect would be awful. Please don't give the festival organisers any ideas. I already have my immersion in films ruined every time I hear that goddamn Wilhelm scream.

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Editor wanted - Auckland 2012 - See post for team info

Hiya, thanks for reading.

I'll be honest: we haven't won anything, made the finals, or even been nominated at V48. But we have the most watched films of 2011 Porn Film; Untitled and 2004 The House of Raging Women. I guess we've got an adoring public of broken-limb-fetishists and female wrestling fans on the internets. If that's the kind of recognition you crave, then APPLY NOW!

We're looking for an editor for 2012. I have a new baby, and my wife won't let me direct and edit, like I normally would. So you need to be willing to do that lonely graveyard shirt over Saturday night. Come Sunday, I can join you for moral support, or relieve you if you've had enough.

V48 rules mean we can't pay you. But we will cover your costs, and you can have the team's whole quota of free V. Plus there's a good chance you'll be getting to edit footage of sexy women (if that appeals to you).

You can check out www.michaeltravis.net to get a sense of who/what you'll be working with.

Hopefully you've edited before, and have something we can watch online. Preferably you use Adobe Premiere (though I have used Final Cut). Ideally you live in central Auckland (I'm in Birkenhead). But most all, you are committed to seeing it through come hell or high water!

If you're interested, please reply or email me on contact@michaeltravis.net.

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

AUCKLAND FINAL 2011 - AWARDS

Congrats to all the winners! ^_^

Is anyone able to please list the nominations too?

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Post Your Films in The Screening Room. And also in here.

God HD looks gorgeous, doesn't it? Hooray for file-based delivery.

Anyway, if you want to see some sexy shenanigans in high res, here is our joint:
http://www.v48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2011/auckland/porn-film--untitled/

And embedded:

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Predictions for Auckland Finalists Anyone?

in reply to Cpl_Hicks:

The film is in the Screening Room now :)

http://www.v48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2011/auckland/porn-film--untitled/

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

AUDIENCE VOTES AUCKLAND - UPDATING NIGHTLY

in reply to Cpl_Hicks:

Re: Mature content controversy

For anyone that may have been interested, you can now judge for yourselves in the Screening Room: http://www.v48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2011/auckland/porn-film--untitled/

Best of luck to the finalists!

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Predictions for Auckland Finalists Anyone?

in reply to Taunise:

He was an absolute trooper.

Also heard on set a lot: "Don't look at the sock, don't look at the sock, don't look at the sock..."

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

How much money did you spend on your short?

in reply to tarlen:

Tarlen - I also spent $70 on pizza, and $11 printing scripts. The Subway run was probably $60+?

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

Screening and DVD

I'm with you, Ant - I was disappointed at the half-full cinema in Heat 1. But last year we had people sitting in the aisle. What's changed?

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)

Cpl_Hicks
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 13

AUDIENCE VOTES AUCKLAND - UPDATING NIGHTLY

As the director of "Porn Film; Untitled", I would happily support selecting an element in the Online Wrap-up that identifies a film as having mature content.

(For the record, our film featured bare male buttocks for humour value; a graphic, albeit stick figure, animation; sexual humour and implied sexual content. There were no genitals or actual frontal nudity involved. I would also point out that it's not actually a porn film, but a comedy about idiots making a porn film. )

In any event, in the same Heat as our film, I saw: (a) a graphic, bloody murder by machete; (b) a graphic, bloody murder by chainsaw; (c) a dozen or so people shot to death, with blood; (d) a disfigured corpse, with a dozen knife wounds; (e) an implied beatdown of an unarmed child, by other children wielding bats; (f) a few attempted suicides; (g) a garroting; (h) a knifing; and (i) at least one bitchslapping.

Some of these were in the films made by the younger teams.

When it comes to issues of censorship, why does violence always catch a pass, while beautiful, loving relations between consenting adults must be hidden away? ;)

2014 - Monsta (Horror - Director)
2013 - Threesome (Non Dialogue - Director)
2012 - Dirty Habits (Inspirational - Director)
2011 - Porn Film; Untitled (Quest - Director/editor)
2010 - Ghost Lift (Ghost - Director/editor) - Late
2005 - Super Boy Meets Girl (Superhero - Director/editor)
2004 - The House of Raging Women (Educational - Director/editor)