Oz Vs NZ MC Battle For Supremacy Highlights 2003 to 2005

20 Aug

In 2004 whilst completing our final year of film and television at RMIT Oriel Guthrie and I set aside our project, producing a Channel 31 pilot Hip Hop Tv show, to jump on the opportunity to produce that years MC Battle DVD. With only a few days to put together a proposal from scratch we feverishly ran around harassing teachers and staff to ensure that we would be the first RMIT students to be able to travel interstate with the schools gear. After filming the Vic heats at the Evelyn Hotel Fitzroy we traveled in 3 days to Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane to film the state heats. Upon returning to melbourne we filmed the Australian finals at the Hi-Fi bar on Swanston St where Justice took out the honors. After this it was off to Auckland, New Zealand for my first trip overseas. Here we filmed the Grand Final where it was Anecdote who took the top prize, first by defeating Justice in a rematch from the OZ finals, then by knocking off the giant Tyna. I am immensely proud of this body of work, it was all filmed and recorded by Oriel and I in a fast and furious period of a few weeks. It then took us 3 months to edit the nearly 60 hrs of footage down to a 2 DVD set, all whilst learning the processes of commercial DVD production. At the end of this monster project we were presented with the newly created “Industry Relations” award at the final year RMIT screen awards night. This award was created to acknowledge the commercial focus of our work as well as its uniqueness amongst the final year projects, where everyone had completed either a short 10 to 15 min doco or drama we had produced 2 and a half hours of content that was being stocked in major retail outlets like JB Hi-Fi in both Australia and New Zealand. To this day i have seen little MC battle footage that compares with these videos in terms of production value and coverage. Here for the first time all of the Out for Fame, MC Battle For Supremacy videos that have produced by Flynn Buckland and Oriel Guthrie. Enjoy and learn a few wicked disses whilst your at it

2003

In June 2003 the first ever Australia Vs. New Zealand MC Battle For Supremacy took place in front of a capacity crowd at the Hi-Fi Bar in Melbourne. Each nations team consisted of eight MC’s chosen based on their reputations in the battle circuit and each MC stepped into a boxing ring styled stage to lyrically battle with their cross-Tasman counterparts. The MC Battle For Supremacy was controversial to say the least but definitely a milestone in the growth of South Pacific Hip Hop. The DVD contains a 45 minute documentary filmed during the week leading up to and at the event itself plus each and every individual battle from the day (15 in total running for 90 minutes). This is the DVD hip hop fans around Australia have been waiting for! In years to come it will be regarded as a classic snap shot of Australian and New Zealand Hip Hop in 2003/04.

Camera work By Oriel Guthrie

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2004

The MC Battle For Supremacy – Aus Vs NZ is now one of Australasia’s biggest annual Hip Hop events. 2004 was the second year of this event and the first to include heats in 5 cities around Australia. With the current popularity of MC battles in Australia now is the perfect time for DVD showcasing some of the country’s best talents to reach a wider audience than ever before. Disc one features the Australian Final held inMelbourne and the Aus Vs NZ Final held in Aucklandas well as interviews with members of the Aus and NZ teams, judges and organisers.Disc two is a bonus disc and contains footage ofmembers of the Aus Team competing in theirrespective state heats. This includes Melbourne,Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.Controversial to say the least, this DVD highlights therapid increase in skill of MC’s from this part of theworld in the last year and paves the way for the 2005Battle For Supremacy.

Produced, Filmed and Edited By Flynn Buckland and Oriel Guthrie
http://www.ozhiphop.com review
Additional Camera By Adam Potrykus

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2005

This DVD features all of the battles between the best Australian and New Zealand MC’s included in the annual MC Battle For Supremacy AUS vs NZ event. 2005 includes some of the best rap battles witnessed in Australasia if not the world! That is a big claim to make but Melbourne MC and competitor in the 2005 Battle For Supremacy ‘Justice’ went on to win the world’s biggest MC Battle Scribble Jam in Ohio USA!

Also included on this disc are the interviews with all of the competitors and judges and as an added bonus the 2005 Australian final is included in full.

Produced, Filmed and Edited By Flynn Buckland and Oriel Guthrie
Additional Camera By Darren McLeod

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2 Responses to “Oz Vs NZ MC Battle For Supremacy Highlights 2003 to 2005”

  1. micko February 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    is it possible to get these dvd still..? as they are both discontinued at JB hi-fi , i am a massive fan & it would be great to own both of these , any help tracking them down would be appreciated , thanks a lot keep up the good work
    Cheers micko

    • brokenbodyclock February 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

      Thanks Micko, not sure if they are available anywhere now days. I have been thinking of getting in contact with the Out 4 Fame crew and see if they would be interested in a small re-release. Not sure when that would be but if you send me your email i will put it on file and let you know if its going a head.

      Cheers

      Flynn

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