Since: Apr 2011
Okay, more detailed feedback:
ELEMENTS: there has to be something in there that inspires story, as opposed to just "items/events that need to be included." This was the first year that I constantly lost track of what the elements were, because they were so forgettable. We ended up barely using them apart from split-screen, and just made the film we wanted to make, which brings me to...
ULTRA: Completely unnecessary adding the 4th wall break to the split screen, which would so obviously have been fine on its own that I'm just baffled as to how it got through. Also interesting in that "a split screen shot" feels like it would've been a technical element in the days of old. Would, again, prefer something that inspired story, as opposed to a technical hurdle - we didn't have any technical issues, but we were absolutely stumped coming up with something that used the Ultra elements and the regular elements at the core of the story. (In the end, again, we just made what we wanted to.)
GENRES: Amazing pack of genres, even if we didn't get one of the fun new ones. Aside from the weird double-up of Sci-Fi and Time Travel, one of the best collections of genres I've seen.
TIMING: not a problem for us as we were shooting at the height of summer and only had two people to wrangle.
WEATHER: we had thunderstorms but we mostly shot indoors anyway.
LAUNCH & HAND-IN: We were asleep for launch, as it was 2am for us, and handed in electronically, which went without a hitch.
OVERALL: Happy with what we made, but boy it was a mission getting there.
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