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Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

Ultra teams: What did you think?

I really enjoyed it, I'd actually ben umming and ahh-ing about making a sequel to Dazza and Bazza: Kiwi Dad Detectives for the last year, I'm glad I finally got the hot poker in the rear to just sit down and make it. Already had a few ideas swimming around which made it easier to write.

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

Animations 2015

My team's animation for this year:

"Pallo" by Squint Eastwood

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

Clunkiest compulsory line ever?

Don't know about the rest of you but I'm yet to hear a single natural sounding delivery of "not with that you're not!" that sounds like it actually belonged in the script and wasn't hammered in

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

Failure rate?

Big failure from Squint Eastwood this year, I cringe to think of the unwatchable, half unrendered hack job I handed in with seconds to spare being played to an audience.
Can't blame the extra hour as I did my best to not consider it or factor it in in any way.

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

Wellington Winners

Congrats to all the winners.
There was mention of free coffee goods for certificate holders, how do we get our mitts on that?

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

WELLINGTON CITY FINALISTS

Looks like the noms have been added finally... but no best animation?

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

Watch my movie - a plea for reviews

Animated entry from Wellington

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

What Would You Change in the 48 Hours Comp?

I'd distribute the prizes a little more evenly. Seems uneven to me that the grand champion walks away with ~$30k worth of stuff, while making the regional finals yields nothing but the glory and most of the regional awards score you nothing more than a certificate. Even winning city runner up earns you little more than your entry fee back.

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

WELLINGTON CITY FINALISTS

A few very surprising choices this year. No sour grapes though, congrats to all.
Now when do we find out the nominations for the award categories?

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

2013 drinking game

That's a good universal one for all years:
Drink every time someone is wearing a funny costume for no reason other than they happened to own one

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

2013 drinking game

Feel free to contribute your own.

Drink any time you see people playing cards.
- Drink twice if someone wakes up with a card stuck to their face.
Drink whenever a crime or event was actually a sleep-deprived hallucination
Drink whenever the card is a memory card in techno-thriller
Drink whenever the compulsary line is spoken at the end of a short for no apparent reason

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

Nicky Brick, an unlucky character

We just had a clumsy, long-suffering skeleton, got best use of character for it.
I definitely made it a point not to use the work 'luck' or 'lucky/unlucky' in the script, watching the films back to back in the heats you get sick of hearing "oh what a stroke of luck" or "that's unlucky" for the 10th time

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

Re-edit for screening room

I know the team behind third wheel, apparently they filmed almost the whole thing with the microphone switched off. They were going to correct for this by ADRing each line but because most of the dialogue was improvised, they ended up going in the direction seen here.
Happy accident I'd say, I think it adds a whole lot to the film.

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

upload???

in reply to Michael Bolch:

^ I too was wondering about this.

Sam Harris
From: Wellington
Since: Apr 2011
Posts: 25

Who's animating this year?

Squint Eastwood is back animating. We'll be entering from Christchurch too, what are the odds.