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Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Here's our non-finalist film!

Here's our effort, which is the second part of a collaboration with Guerilla Gorilla's team (see this thread: http://www.48hours.co.nz/forum/general-discussion/heat-8-auckland-the-sirens-the-harpys-call/)


(watch via youtube for HD)

http://reviews.48hours.co.nz/read/2014/auckland/8/half-shell-productions

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Heat 8 Auckland. The Sirens & the Harpy's Call.

Obviously watch it on youtube in HD for best results ;)

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Heat 8 Auckland. The Sirens & the Harpy's Call.

Here's the second half of the Harpy / Siren's Call collaboration, for those who wish to see it:


Cheers!

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Auckland City Finalists and Nominees

What a fantastic line up, can't wait to see all of these together!

Congratulations to all the finalists and award nominees!!

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Clunkiest compulsory line ever?

I think we made it work reasonably well, but it was definitely a tricky line to slot in while writing.

The best use of line I can remember was the "it doesn't fit" year, when the team had a robot that was shaking. One person said, "it's having a fit!", and the other person replied, "it doesn't fit."

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Heat 8 Auckland. The Sirens & the Harpy's Call.

in reply to Uther Dean:

Nice work, apart from the 1 team instead of 2 aspect it's pretty similar to what we did.

Do you know if both films screened at the same heat? Either way, good on them for pulling it off.

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Reviews are live

Any thoughts on why people haven't been reviewing? Is it the April effect, lack of memory, or general lethargy? Or do people just not know about reviewing this year?

Auckland's Friday heats are a prime example - heat 7 only has 4 reviews total for 10 films, heat 8 has 10 of the films reviewed (although I'm responsible for 5 of those, and had involvement in the 2 non-reviewed), and heat 9 only has 3 reviews total for 12 films.

Just seems a shame that nobody is giving feedback to all these teams, as that is the best way for people to learn / grow.

NB: Not fishing for reviews for my film, just want to see more reviews for all :)

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Heat 8 Auckland. The Sirens & the Harpy's Call.

in reply to IctusMortem:

Yeah it was definitely that.

Thankfully we shot those scenes in a theatre where there was a lot of room to move around. Otherwise we would've struggled and lost a lot more time.

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Heat 8 Auckland. The Sirens & the Harpy's Call.

in reply to Vincent_Vega:

Not sure about genius, but here's how it came to be...

I was actually approached by the director of Guerilla Gorilla before the weekend about doing a crossover film, which I was initially on the fence about but come Friday night we decided to go for it.

Our two writing teams worked alongside each other on the shared scenes then went away and wrote the rest of the films themselves. Both teams then came together on Saturday morning and we both shot the same scene with our respective crews, sometimes shooting at the same time, otherwise doing pickups etc while the other crew planned their next shots.

It actually cost us quite a bit of time, and was kindof tricky since neither team had ever worked together before, but we got our respective shots and moved on to shoot the rest of our films.

I never saw their film before last night, so was a bit nervous beforehand to see how they came together. I don't think we pulled off the concept as well as it could have been done, and I'm pretty sure our film isn't as clear without theirs, but we tried something different and technically it worked.

Turns out they handed their film in late, hence the DQ.

Hope people got something out of the experience, not sure I would try it again anytime soon but I'd like to see others give it a crack someday. One team entering twice and shooting two crossover films might be the way to go.

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Failure rate?

in reply to dramamike:

I was 19 when I made my first 48 film, which was also my first ever film (beyond mucking around with mates).

There were many things wrong with it, but I'm glad that we still competed with the adult teams, and were able to see how good films could be in this competition.

Even if I had only been 13 I still would've wanted to compete with the great teams, definitely the best way to learn. Just look at Calvin Sang.

Maybe we could have a new thread after the comp is finished that shows off our first films alongside this year's entries? I'm sure that would motivate plenty of the younger teams (and would be good for a laugh too).

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

What I learned this year

We always aim for a wrap by midnight Saturday, and our editor has normally had a rough cut by about 6am Sunday. Unfortunately this year and last we didn't wrap until about 3am Sunday, so our editor had a rough cut ready by 10am.

I think I would have a heart attack if the rough wasn't ready until 4pm, but each to their own.

9 years without missing the deadline means our system must be working :)

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

What I learned this year

in reply to DylanReeve:

Yeah HaynesFilm Ow became Asylum, and the Sinistral boys entered as a much smaller team under a new name.

We picked up one of Sinistral's crew and one from Bald Faced Cheek, who didn't enter due to scheduling conflicts.

I'm guessing there were a few more merges / claiming of crew due to the April switch.

What I learnt this year - trying something new / different adds a lot more pressure and risk, and we won't know until the screening whether it worked or not.

What we keep getting wrong each year - not having a committed soundie (not through lack of trying).

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Central Auckland Location needed

Hey all,

Just had our main location fall through for the weekend, so currently praying for fine weather.

If anybody has, or knows someone who has an indoor location - house, bach, warehouse, office etc that we could use for Saturday please flick me an email: brendon.u (at) gmail.com asap.

You will be rewarded kindly, and will earn mad respect from our team.


Cheers,
Brendon

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

It's quiet. Too quiet.

The early date has definitely thrown a few teams, everybody I have talked to has said they are unprepared to some degree (but they're still amped).

I'm still trying to lock down locations, but we'll work with whatever we end up with (as always).

Our team is 90% amateurs, but we love competing against and seeing amazing teams and films every year. We're always in an incredibly strong heat (Goodfellas, Halcyon, Hybrid, Idiotvision to name a few) but enjoy measuring ourselves against the best.

Chatter will (hopefully) pick up over the coming week, as panic mode sets in.

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)

Brendon Udy
From: Auckland
Since: May 2011
Posts: 68

Prototype Competition

Hey all,

Just found this via twitter: http://prototype.breakmedia.com/

Basically 8 films get $20000 USD to get produced, then the winner of those gets a feature writing/directing deal with New Regency.

All you need to submit is a 5-10 page script (action, sci-fi or effects driven), a treatment for the feature version of the same script, and a link to previous work.

Deadline is 31st of August, so there's plenty of time.

Good luck!

Half Shell Productions:
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09 (Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang (Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward (Rom Com)
V48 2010 - Love Game (Sports)

Previous Teams:
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)