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Old July 18th, 2005, 12:02 AM   #1
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Secret Fear: DV Challenge #2

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Basic details:
Camera: Sony PDX10p
Software: Ulead MSP
Lights: Tungsten globe
Blue Screen: Double bed sheet (blueish)
Team: Me, myself and I.

Trying to come up with an idea to keep off the "Wall of Shame" gave me the idea. My pride said I had to submit something.
Originally was going to get assistance from a couple of people, but they came down with the flu.
Rained most of the week, had scouted out a wall for filming. Early morning - break in weather, raced to film and a car had parked in front of it, begged for the driver to move, relunctently gave me 20seconds to get my shot. Had some fun trying the blue screen etc.

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Old July 18th, 2005, 12:03 AM   #2
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Nice idea, well excuted.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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Hi Chris,

I really got a kick out of your movie! (It got even better the second time around.)

When you added the "e" to "Challnge" I laughed out loud! And the way you broke out in that sweat! You know, humor is so subjective; it's all a matter of taste. And I happen to think yours is funny! You did a good job of shooting/editing, too. :)
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Old July 18th, 2005, 02:17 PM   #4
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this was probably my personal favorite. very amusing. i thought that dropped "e" sight gag was pretty dang funny, too.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 02:44 PM   #5
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My wife and I laughed the whole time! We were not sure what conclusion you were building to, but when it came, it was LOL funny!

Having done a little VFX in my short also, I truly appreciated your effects. This was a great idea that was well executed.

I bet you got tired of humming/singing the theme to MI.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 05:39 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your comments. Sometimes when you get buried in your own world, tunnel vision sets in, or is that monitor vision. But I did have a bit of fun making it.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 06:00 PM   #7
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Chris,

I really, really, liked your piece.

I think the art of simplicity is the finest.

Very funny in my opinion. I could see how the circumstances were dictating the development of the idea. That gives it a natural, improvised humor that is funny because it is based somehow on reality.

I love your vision of the "wall of shame". I think that that would be a good theme for a future challenge.
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Old July 18th, 2005, 08:25 PM   #8
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I also really enjoyed your short. Lots of laughs. How did you get your monitor to look so good?
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Old July 18th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #9
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I loved your film. Very funny. I tend to think some of it might get a little lost on folks not on the 'inside' of the challenge in general, but your whole premise leading up the wall of shame was a total hoot, and I loved the effect. You threw in several little entertaining diversions to coincide with the ever increasingly frustrated 'soundtrack' and it worked so well. As you progressed through the days, I am sure you quite accurately portrayed what several folks in the challenge were also feeling. I thought you submitted a very clever piece. Thanks for sharing your work.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 03:00 AM   #10
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And the winners of DV Challenge #2 are....

Best Score
Chris Thiele
Secret Fear

While not technically perfect, it was, ahem, unique. J

What fun. Congratulations to the real winners:
Daniel Kohl -
Mitchell Stookey -
SEAN McHENRY-

I had some fun. So Next time!!! Look out Guys!!!
Hey maybe next time Meryem Ersoz could be one of the judges- Meryem displays good taste ;)
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Old July 20th, 2005, 05:07 PM   #11
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Hey Chris
I enjoyed it, quite funny, but the pace started to drag a little. The score was just damn funny, and I like the depiction of the Wall Of Shame. I would have liked to have seen more hints of the "secret fear" earlier in it.
Good solid entry.


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Old August 2nd, 2005, 02:34 PM   #12
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I need your address to send you your certificate for "Best Score". :)
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