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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

Judging this competition

The lockdown was a very different beast than normal.
Everything was simplified but at the same time amplified.

The 48 finals broadcast on network TV were always an unusual. And this year in many ways was the weirdest of all of them. Not just for the lockdown but for the show itself. The live energy the old ones had with hosts, special guests, text voting and more - created something that a static reduced show could never compete with. Some smart decisions were made tho to make the show work at all - the reduced running times helped a lot. Imagine only 5 x 7m films playing instead! But it was always a shock to see some guerrilla style shorts playing sandwiched 'tween a $50m movie or series. It's the real world clashing with the 48 bubble that has always existed. I've always said that the truely great 48 shorts are the ones that can easily exist outside of the bubble the competition operates in. I still stand by that. Out of context and outside the comp - the mainstream public will always be bewildered. But guess what - those guys would be bewildered by any short playing on TV.

I used to control the overall comp by micro-managing the big picture stuff and letting the wonderful city managers create their own distinct communities and support structures. I think it's worked well but a part of me always thinks (like all of us) I could've chosen a much stronger final than that. And I'm the bloody guy who started it. It's just what it is. We love all the robust feedback and many changes have occurred from this feedback so don't feel like it falls on empty ears. It doesn't.

Especially from all you long timers - you're the backbone of the comp and I've never forgotten it. So thank you for your service. I really mean it.

And to all the new entrants - thanks so much for making this lockdown one so wild. I hope you had fun and hope you come back for more. I promise it'll get easy next time.

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

Ultra 2018

ULTRA hasn't been decided yet but it won't be a sequel/ prequel/ remake.

Hey by the way - isn't it the 50th anniversary of 2001 A Space Odyssey this year?

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

Auckland IRL Pre-Finals Friendship Club

Good call!

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

Changes to the Wrap Up Form

in reply to Sam Spooner:

This did not come from our sponsors
They love the live aspect.
This was more to do with reality of running the comp.

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

The 2017 Poster thread

in reply to Ant Timpson:

This is where DOGS BREAKFAST says our team is only two members and we both aren't on FB. ;)

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

The 2017 Poster thread

in reply to dramamike:

That is true but... I like to think of work arounds and not be instantly dismissive of any suggestion.

So I think "well the odds are 99/100 that out of all the team members, surely one will be on FB and thereby able to post their poster".

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

The 2017 Poster thread

in reply to DogsBreakfast:

this should be in the poster comp on Facebook page

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

HEAD TO THE FB PAGE IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE

There's some GENRE action going down.
And if you don't want bad news - then get stuck in.

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

Ultra48 - new challenge for veterans

You are going to love it Mr Moore.

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

Ultra48 - new challenge for veterans

Good lord SPACE MONKEY on ULTRA mode!
Warn all parents at heats now.

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

Using stock photography as part of a visual effect.

Stay tuned.
Something is coming!

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

Ultra 48, just how bad could it be 😉

It's ULTRA but it's not intended to be so nasty it's not fun
It's also not going to be an obvious extra element thing

Good luck.

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN NOW - SAVE $40

in reply to jjosland:

Don't change it.
Remain loyal.
This is really aimed at new teams. We love how the old crew keep their names.

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

Setting yourself a challenge for this year

you won't need to set yourself any additional challenges this year.

Believe me.

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Ant Timpson
From: New Zealand
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 341

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN NOW - SAVE $40

It's all on - save yr squad some money and register now.

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