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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #1
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DVC8 - Bryan Wilkat - "WOLVES"

well, i'm not really sure what to say to start this thread...i'll be honest, i'm just jumping on the band wagon, i figure if all you other guys have threads for your entries, i'll make one too!

so, uhhh...any questions?..anyone?
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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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I though Wolves was pretty funny and was well done!
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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #3
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Really well done. Simple, classic, effective (kind of like MikeT's entry in DVC7). I like the camera angles, the cutaways, and the overall feel of the editing. Was this a single camera shoot or did you shoot the conversation with multiple cameras simultaneously?

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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #4
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I was waiting for you to post a feedback thread. :)

I got a real kick out of this movie, especially the dialogue and the direction.
Very funny and well shot.

I might have had the conversation go a little more overboard, but I really liked it just the same.

Nice work,

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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! I was hoping the dialogue would really carry the film, so far it seems it did! haha

And William, I'll admit it, I had access to a second Cam just like mine. We didnt have them both rolling throughout the whole shoot, but during the conversation where i planned to do the classic over the shoulder cuts it seemed to make sense. if i had the resources, why not use'em, right? heh


i'm eager to see everyone else's films!
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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #6
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Really, really funny, Bryan! I laughed the first time through, then laughed harder when I watched it again. It's fresh, and I like that. I will say it reminded me a bit of the way my younger sister used to fight; so by the second time through I was thinking if I was the one in the passenger's side I'd be wanting to kick that driver out on the curb! :)

Nice work!
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Old May 7th, 2007, 06:56 PM   #7
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Great interplay and timing between your two actors. The scene looked very natural and unrehearsed. The camera work is reminiscent of that car scene between Jason Patric and Ray Liotta in NARC. Good job!
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Old May 7th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #8
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I echo the post above. Good natural flow to the conversation--- the kind of conversation to close friends or sibs might have.... Soundtrack was good too, with door closing sounds-- oh, and damned if I didn't want to start smoking again... better not replay that again, I ve been quit about eight years now....:) Nice job.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #9
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Hey Bryan,

Nice work man! I really liked this film. I especially agree with it's anit-televisionascapitalistmedium philosophy. Your actors did a great job at keeping the timing of the conversation relaxed and natural. The audio in the car was crisp and clear, what mics did you use for that?
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Old May 8th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #10
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Hey Bryan,

You had great dialogue and your shots fit together flawlessly! Loved the shots through the car windows! G'job!

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Old May 8th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #11
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Nice idea. Good dialogue. Better if they slow down to let it breath a little, reflect on what they're saying. How much was scripted and how much improv'd?

Reminded me of the "French McDonald's" scene in GET SHORTY.

Good job.

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Old May 8th, 2007, 02:12 AM   #12
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I loved the dialouge so much. It reminded me very much of Clerks. My only problem was that guy arguing against TV was talking a bit fast. But nonetheless a solid effort.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 01:56 PM   #13
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thanks again guys!

i was a little inspired by Kevin Smith in general, I've always enjoyed how his dialogue was often brutally honest so I wouldnt be surprised if some of his tone of writing came out through my script aswell.

surprisingly, 80-85% of the dialogue was just as i wrote it, i gave the script to my actors a few days in advanace and then had them rehearse in the car for an hour with me present. they had some room to change the wording here and there so that they would feel comfortable speaking as they really would.
(yeah, i thought they spoke a little fast too, but that was their natural instinct i guess, heh)

and for sound, i had about 60ft of XLR cables so i ran the mic in through the trunk, through the folding backseats and then propped it up in the cup holder, and the mic was the stock mic that Sony gives with all their PD-170's, it's a directional mic but in such a confined space i wasnt too concerned with it picking up too much unwanted background sounds.

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Old May 8th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #14
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Nice work with this film - you were definitely aiming to create a strong tone, rhythm and feel and I found it easy to watch. Nice job with visuals and sounds as well as use of long lenses.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 05:03 PM   #15
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I too liked it and have similar comments to all those above. Good dialog, good delivery and timing especially from the passenger, loved the angles, and the humor in the conversation was very natural, just slow the driver down a bit.

Overall: Super effort.
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