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Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Writer with a degree in screenwriting in Masterton and I'm keen to direct my script

in reply to dramamike:

It really depends on the film-makers aims and desires.

Impossible not to agree with that.
And yet no-one seems interested yet in what those aims and desires are.
Rather than generating a lot of boiler plate advice one could start there (his aims and desires).

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Writer with a degree in screenwriting in Masterton and I'm keen to direct my script

in reply to CraigWB:

Mr winterdragon thinks it's a short.
So you think it is easier to develop a feature than a short?

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Writer with a degree in screenwriting in Masterton and I'm keen to direct my script

in reply to CraigWB:

It's better to make a great short than a bad feature. WTF is a "proper feature length picture". Why is that proper? So many assumptions underly the words in this quotation.

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Off Topic - Our Kickstarter

What will this feel like? A slightly dry Louis Theroux piece? That could work. Did you pitch that to him yet?

What about Farrier or someone, fictionalize himself as a victim of a tickle porn scam, damaged, on "a journey" to discover what underlay the whole thing. Super personal, intimate tone, lots of subtle visual abstractions. Traversing between slight madness, tickle erotica and the urgency of exposing the truth.

Are there women in the tickle industry as well? Shame if not. A pansexual approach sounds more interesting.

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

City Finalist films in the screening room

in reply to Sez:

I enjoyed that one. There's something gently attractive about it. Liked the look and the side lit paper. What were the little round things I saw now and again? Were they crapping batteries?

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Frauleins, oh frauleins - I am ball.

Because he enjoyed IAB, I just followed steelpotatoe's recomendation to One Man Army. Being positive about it, I can say it was a very quick (4:46) lesson in just how incomprehensibly eclectic or inexplicably various peoples tastes are.

Back on topic. How about a fully developed three minute version of I am Ball that you give to the internet or MTV.

IAB I thought afterwards was a licence to introduce a succession of compelling themes in very accessible formal code. Like riddles that one already knows the answer to. In a very untricky, transparent way. You give us about, I dunno, maybe 1-1/2 of those themes.

Please do it, and let everyone know you did.

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Frauleins, oh frauleins - I am ball.

I did watch it a couple of times and was sometimes affected by the lyrics. When I wondered or tried to rationalize what was affecting me I thought of the voice quality and how easily the parts of this film fuse together to a whole. I can rummage around in my head and find interesting moments. When ball shoots Hitler then in the next moment passes harmlessly though others. The enigmatic rat.

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Frauleins, oh frauleins - I am ball.

Hats off to you. A lesson in how to be charming, original and the opposite of superficial all at once. I hope everyone takes note. Failing that I gues they'll just take notes.

A nice little indicator of what's possible.

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

nzcrews gear for sale forum, where did it go?

OK, thanks for that. I've been to a couple of those gear sale days at Spoon TV. I was hoping that a gear for sale forum like the old nzcrews one was active somewhere.

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

nzcrews gear for sale forum, where did it go?

The nzcrews website (http://www.nzcrews.tv/) used to have some forums listed at the bottom of the main page, one of them a very useful forum to list items for sale. Then there was an expanded version of the gear for sale, with pictures. Now I can't link to any of them. Did they dump this, or are they just in a long rewrite?

Thanks to anyone who knows, or knows how to find out.
Gregg.

Edit: Added a question mark.

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Gels

Do you have anyone running a lighting truck down there. On each job they may throw out more than you need. CTOs that have been stapled outside a window once may be given away (I got some that way). If you weren't working on the show, take beer.

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Sabotage

in reply to dramamike:

This could be tough (to group by rating).

What I meant was that within the existing heats, without changing what films were in a heat, maybe group the M or NSFC films within each heat so that kids weren't having to come and go all the time. But it sounds like that may not be practicable..."it doesn't service the genre..".....something.

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Reviews Page

in reply to dmanthei:

You might need to edit your spelling again.

Yep. For sure. I will do better with spelling.

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Reviews Page

in reply to Mista Teas:

I think the point is; whatever works for the individual.

Yes, it comes down to what actually works for particular people. Leonardo Davinci apparently had such a high degree of coordination he could write or draw a mirror version with his right and left hands simultaneously. Attemting this would split me in two.

Let me know if you see some writing by dmanrei that suggests that what he is doing (writing while watching) is valuable for the rest of us. In terms of the results.

Edit: spelling

Gregg MacPherson
From: Auckland
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 232

Sabotage

in reply to Steve Gray:

Aha,
(serve the genre? meaning being usefull to the idea of groupings by genre ?) Does that mean the films are grouped by Genre? I didn't know. I was invited by someone this year but I've never been to a heat.

Service the genre? Priceless. Does it need a BJ. I'm not volunteering. I dissaprove of genre as a funamental to understanding film. I was quite pleased to notice that a lot of the categorizations in this years contest are more like arbitrary categories to subvert cheaters rather than real genres. ALTTWISTM (at leat thats the way it seems to me)

So well done Ant or whoever.