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2 Entries and 2 Reviews


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Quarter of a Glass

Super Scam

Quarter of a Glass!


Order For Help

At the Auckland Finals this vibed with the audience so well. The audience just "got" everything. And for all I care, the reversed shot at the end should've been intentional - it was that cool to watch.

I'm with steelpotato in that the editing is amazing - every shot is on screen for the perfect amount of frames; that sequence of opening the pizza box is like a master class on editing. The Vimeo account that uploaded this video I see has other godlike editing and concepts, which I think are so cool.

The sound is also very cool. I'm amazed at how the volume of "come up stairs Pizza boy" (or something along those lines) was perfectly audible but still came across as a whisper - as well as how this line was repeated, just in case anyone in the audience wanted to check they heard right; the theatre that was laughing could hear it, and even with several people talking over it at home. So cool.

"HELP.. MEE", "PEPER-RON-II?". Is a quote that's been in my head for the entire week.

As with any story, it's always "what would make a better story" and that's not necessarily to give the character who clearly needs help a happy ending. Personally, I thought it was a perfect way to end the story.

Also, it was cool to see that, being an audience member, I'm completely fine with it not being explained why he can't just untie himself, or how he is able to get up at the end, or how the pizza boy is able to avoid all the obvious signs that he needs help. It's realism versus what the audience can agree with for that movie's universe, for fun (is there a word for that?) - which is really fun to think about; and you guys' nailed it, a master class there.

Moist Hoist 2 - Crime Me A River

I'm with steelpotato here in that I loved your intentionally Z-grade film.

I thought it was hilarious: behind a picture is a safe that's a piece of A4 paper, and when you open that, the shot is obviously inside a fridge, and then the safe/A4 paper is shut, it falls on to the ground to an empty wall.

Then there was the closet scene: they go hide in the closet, only to find someone else hiding in there, they then walk around the house looking for other hiding places and then say "let's go hide in that closet" (the same closet), and the closet is empty that time; and then the next shot is the owners of the home returning, only for it to be the same actor as the original person hiding in the closet!

The different languages and subtitles, oh my god.

I could explain these scenes all day. They're genius. I think it's worthy to analyze why this doesn't come off as some badly made film. Maybe it's the very clear intentional-ness of it, or maybe it's the fact that you're not cutting between several shots in one scene (which can go really bad in this competition) and that the shots are wide, so it's never missed what is going on.

In summary, there is something cool about perfect 48 hour films which can only be felt "how did they make that in 48 hours", "each frame of this film was on screen for the perfect amount of time", "the cinematography is godlike", "great acting", etc. -- which everyone is getting increasingly good at; but there is also something cool in films that like this. I guess it's because of the same reason why Taika's entries from back in the day are still golden.