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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

The message from the organisers this year was not good.

Vive! In all seriousness I think it's probably best to just move onto a different comp. I'd hoped for an acknowledgement that the parts of 48 that made it special to me were important and would be resolved. Unfortunately, the reasons I enjoyed this particular challenge seem to be lower on the priority list then other things.
And that's OK! It just means it isn't for me.

All the best to everyone (except Al :p)

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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

The message from the organisers this year was not good.

Well, that's the pottest pot to ever pot a kettle.

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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

The message from the organisers this year was not good.

Thanks for the in depth and considered response Johnathan.
While I appreciate the scale of the operation, most of the frustrations I've expressed are ten minute jobs - this is where it's frustrating. I think relying on people having tweets and facebook posts show up in their feeds to receive key info is a mistake for pretty obvious reasons, and if nothing else I hope that you really look into better communications next year - more info, when you have it, and clearly and effectively distributed.

Re the Hollywood - 15x15 is 225 people. 225 people cannot fit in the lobby of the Hollywood. The more than twenty people excuse just doesn't really fly, as I honestly doubt it's accuracy - We only had ten, the cinema was nowhere near full etc. I get that the Hollywood is where it happens now, and we all know why. The thing about 48, and I genuinely believe this is for a lot of entrants, is the community aspect. That's the reason people don't enter one of the numerous free to enter larger scale film comps instead. Tbh, I don't know how you solve this with the venue you have, and also don't expect you to change venues.

Re the voting papers - yes a volunteer came up, handed out three or four in the back row on the right, and then gave up and walked off. As for "miscommunication" and "people thinking they were being accused of cheating" - our DP was told, to her face, by your staff, "You can't have them because you'll just vote for your own film over and over again". That's not miscommunication, that's an accusation. Please don't brush it off so lightly with a little spin.

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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

The message from the organisers this year was not good.

This was my 8th 48hrs, and probably my last if next year's the same.
Unfortunately, it really seems like the organisation doesn't care about the entrants at all and it's really ruining what should be a good time. I know there are some city organisers that really go the extra mile so please don't take this personally.

Most of the issues I have are with communication and corner cutting.

I understand that Ant now has particularly easy access to the Hollywood, but no effort was made to actually make it work for the venue. Half the teams in my heat had no voting papers because of the split level situation. People who went back down to ask for them were accused of cheating. It was just about impossible to socialise with other teams because there wasn't any space, and people were left standing in the rain when heats ran late.

Sending a text less than 24 hours before the event was lame, you knew where the venue was and what the restrictions would be and could have given decent notice.

Which brings me to the other big issue: comms. We know the 48hrs database works because we all get Timpson productions spam. It would've taken two minutes to send out a "thanks! Heat info is now up here (link) email. I know at least one new team missed out on seeing their film on the big screen with an audience because of this.

While I expect some backlash about prizes not being the point, the fact that "$130,000 in prizes!" was advertised, the actual prize list remained suspiciously blank until after the comp started. The cynical part of me suspects the fact that half of this value was a one year subscription to (google drive + Wipster) is part of the reason for keeping things under wraps.

I'm just very frustrated with the declining qol elements of an event I look forward to every year which is losing entrants at a rapid pace.

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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

Win $10,000 cash for making a 30 second Ad!

in reply to Andrew Todd:

Andrew! She just said in the other thread that all her income comes from getting her talent in ads. Let's just all sit back and watch her destroy her career quietly ;)

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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

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

in reply to nimlin:

maybe it's an Arnie style action movie threat?

"Face, meet nife, Ahaha"

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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

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

in reply to weebey:

You may not work in the industry yet, but you certainly have the punctuation, overall writing style, and believability of a seasoned professional of 20 years down ;)

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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

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

"I supplied extras to a film once" =/= "I have worked on the biggest features in NZ, USA, UK and Australia in the last 15 years"

I haven't attacked the Clonix Orb at all - I haven't mentioned a single opinion of it in this thread. I did say that a documentary about all this stuff you're doing would be more entertaining, but in my defence that documentary would probably be the greatest film ever made.

Chill out, find your punctuation keys, and adjust your business practices to the point where your name isn't associated worldwide with "scam".

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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

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

Man, I remember when this was just some obnoxious fail-cheating getting called out. At the time, I was young, naive, I thought that was peak lol for this situation. But it just keeps escalating in to new realms of hilarity I never thought possible. We are on a rocket to the stars - the good ship Dunning-Krueger.

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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

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

in reply to Paulette:

You know you wrote this, right?

"Ive worked on the biggest films that have come out of NZ in the past 15years as well as UK USA and AUS"

It's on page 1 of this thread. People who work on features get credited. Agents don't work on features, they represent those who do.

I would suggest your boasts of working on features are incorrect, and I doubt you have represented those who have. The biggest films to come out of NZ in the last 15 years are LOTR and the Hobbit, in which all of the leads are hollywood A listers. I would suspect they are not represented by a double fair go subject operating in Kaitaia.

I make music to go with pictures, and music to just be by itself. You can email me if you would like:
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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

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

I wasn't involved in the movie 48hourlover gave 3 stars to - there's no review from 48hourlover on my film at all :)

I am sorry if I have misread anything you have written and am sure it is an issue with my reading comprehension :)

Please continue posting straightforward, honest, uncontradictory, legible posts and I will do my best to follow them :)

And yes, I do concede you have been around for 20 years, because the fair go reports, complaints, and warnings about your scams do go back to the mid 90's when googled.

When looking for future collaborators who have strong ethics, I will endeavour to make sure that Google autocompletes "scam" when I put in their name, as this is apparently a sign of honesty.

I make music to go with pictures, and music to just be by itself. You can email me if you would like:
thebemshaswing@gmail.com

Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

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

Holy crap.

Holy crap guys.

I think I've figured out the dastardly scheme in full.

Paulette claims she entered to get stuff for her actors showreels. While 48 hours is a lot of fun and some teams produce amazing results, it seems insane to want to use the results as part of a showreel to get pro work. Why wouldn't you put together a short film or even just some individual scenes outside 48 hours where proper time and care could be taken to get the best possible results?

Unless, of course, you didn't want to pay a cinematographer, soundie etc. Where's the one place you can easily get people of a pro standard to work for free? The one place where the rules actually state you can't pay anyone? The one place people will work their asses off for a laugh and a can of V?

48 hours.

It's all become very clear, very quickly.

I really, really hope that paulette didn't:

A) Do a whip round of cast and crew to cover the entry fee

and/or

B) Charge her cast for their showreel like she does headshots.

At least we know why the characters accents kept changing now.

I make music to go with pictures, and music to just be by itself. You can email me if you would like:
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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

PJ Wildcard

Next year I'm just gonna name my team "Peter Jackson Wildcard" and see what happens

I make music to go with pictures, and music to just be by itself. You can email me if you would like:
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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

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

in reply to IronFilms:

Is there a Greg Sestero amongst the cast who could write a novel about it? If so I can get James Franco to produce.

I make music to go with pictures, and music to just be by itself. You can email me if you would like:
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Yossarian
From: Scouting is a thing
Since: May 2011
Posts: 38

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

in reply to Paulette:

"I worked on the biggest films in the US, UK, and NZ!"

Through the [Paulette] to [Busted for lying Paulette] translator:

"I represent people who work in tv commercials"

I make music to go with pictures, and music to just be by itself. You can email me if you would like:
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