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Old November 18th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #1
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Shadow Land feature promo

Hey Folks, this is our promo scene that we shot over a weekend, we hope it will help to secure a real budget for this movie. Have a look and tell me what you think.

http://livedigital.com/content/1831097/

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http://www.box.net/shared/static/rp7see9x4s.mov


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Old November 19th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #2
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I'll keep it short and sweet:
I loved it
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for watching Brennan, im glad you liked it.

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Old November 20th, 2007, 08:58 AM   #4
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Wow, that was just awesome.

I know it was intentionally dark, but I found myself leaning into my screen to make out details.

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Old November 20th, 2007, 09:03 AM   #5
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Fantastic Andy - really impressed. Shows the HD100 in a very good light once again.
Any steadicam used? The tracking shots are really good...I'm thinking about constructing a DIY version (currently using a skateboard!) very soon as they add a large dash of professionalism to these films.

I did notice a missing pixel however - is there a chance this can be taken out in post?
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Old November 20th, 2007, 09:43 AM   #6
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Thanks for watching guys, yeah the livedigital link makes it a fair bit darker than it is, it looks better in the large file download. theres a story behind the steadicam shots, when there chasing the guy through the corridor, the first shot of the guy was steadicam and at the end of that very shot it snapped and thats why the next shot directly after of the soldiers chasing was handheld.

As for the pixel, its a dead pixel on my camera iv just not gotten round to fixing it yet and i didn't know about it at the time, its anoying but i think taking it out in post would take for ever. Well spotted though.

you should make your dolly its not that hard, i built the one i used in the promo (i also built the crane), heres a couple of pictures.
http://www.box.net/shared/static/e1s90euqjt.JPG
http://www.box.net/shared/static/b93mr752ak.JPG
http://www.box.net/shared/static/jgc8lmdzfn.JPG


this picture was taken seconds before the steadicam snapped on me, good thing i had a good hold of the post.
http://www.box.net/shared/static/kureen79rn.JPG

your feedback is much appreciated, im glad you liked it

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Old November 20th, 2007, 10:09 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting those pics Andy - helpful to see how you put dolly together.
You built the crane also eh? Crikey, I would've never thought of doing that.
Is that a libec tripod in background of the first pic? I might start with getting wheels for my libec (should at least suffice for indoor filming?).

Sorry to hear about the steadicam - hope you managed to get it fixed?
And the pixel mask is a quick fix (you have the HD100 right) but they're very easily missed unfortunately - I've filmed a show with this in place during the summer :(
Good luck with the project and be sure to post up more.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #8
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I loved it
I'll second that. Great work.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 11:52 AM   #9
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Is that a libec tripod in background of the first pic?
its a manfrotto, the 501 head is on the crane, heres a few more pics, we just camped out from the friday night to the sunday night, it was a good laugh we plugged a tv and dvd player into the genarotor at night and just watched movies out on the grass with a few beers mind you getting up at 5 in the morning sucked!.

http://www.box.net/shared/static/te96bt7kjm.JPG
http://www.box.net/shared/static/34tk4vhnsg.JPG
http://www.box.net/shared/static/cgtllsh52x.JPG
http://www.box.net/shared/static/vevf20kxnq.JPG
http://www.box.net/shared/static/31p61xl7by.JPG
http://www.box.net/shared/static/rfdyj5igzt.JPG
http://www.box.net/shared/static/1jqszqdhnv.JPG
http://www.box.net/shared/static/pc59fey9ao.JPG
http://www.box.net/shared/static/53z4c6a03p.JPG

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Old November 20th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #10
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I must say.. That was VERY beautiful! How did you get such a smooth overhead shot of the gentleman running through the woods at the end? I loved the way the overhead shot is moving slightly faster than the guy running! GREAT JOB! I think this trailer is more than good enough to secure financial backing!

I saw a few riot gear elements at the end! videocopilot.net is awesome. The only problem I see with using the videocopilot pieces is that they are EASY to spot. I myself own everything Andrew Kramer has ever sold.... but have yet to use anything because I can't come up with a unique way to utilize the tools. I've seen Andrews stuff on youtube, several short films, even a commercial on the local TV station in my small town! Call of Duty 4 used parts of his pre matted blood splatter from the "Action Movie Essentials" DVD in the actual game! WOW!!

Anyway, great job! looking forward to seeing more
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Old November 20th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #11
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I saw a few riot gear elements at the end! videocopilot.net is awesome.
Thanks Justin i hope your right about the financing, yeah iv got riot gear and action movie essentials, there pretty usefull, for the writen stuff at the end i used one of the reveals and changed its opacity to stencil luma i think from memory which gave the effect of eating through the static.The ink bleeds are very noticable if you know about them.

The shot at the end of the guy running in the woods was shot from this http://camerashyltd.livedigital.com/...e:o=0:c=996862 which i made last year.

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Old November 20th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #12
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The shot at the end of the guy running in the woods was shot from this http://camerashyltd.livedigital.com/...e:o=0:c=996862 which i made last year.
DUDE!! What a genius design! Is this something that you designed yourself, or is there a book with the specs in it?? I've got to build one of those! you must tell :)
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Old November 20th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #13
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yeah i just put it together myself, its the simplest and most efficient design , its made up of 3 bits of 4x2 wood and i bought some bearing pullys from ebay.i also bought the cable from ebay.

have a go yourself, its satisfying to to see something you made working in the field

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Old November 20th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #14
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Wow.

If you guys ever go the full distance with this, put me down for a copy :-)

With the wire rig, what's it actually fastened to at either end? An awesome design, btw.

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Old November 20th, 2007, 06:59 PM   #15
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Thanks PJ, i hope we get the funding cause the shoot is gonna be 5 or 6 weeks which means paying everyone equity rates.

The wire rig is attached to a tree at either end and pulled tight by two ratchets you can buy in any hardware store. Im actually worried to use it on buildings incase it pulls the beds out from the bricks under the pressure, my dads an acrchitect so he knows a structural engineer that i can ask.

Thanks for watchin, ill send you a copy if it ever gets made.

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