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Old September 17th, 2004, 10:54 AM   #31
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<<<-- Originally posted by Steve Franco : <<<-- Originally posted by Mark Moore :
Yes, in retrospect I do think the opening scenes were cut a bit too quickly. But when we were editing we just felt we needed to get the viewer to the story and not let the movie drag with too long of an intro. -->>>

What might of worked better is one or two shots -- exterior of church, followed by interior of church. Instead you have a series of quick shots that all say the same thing: that we're in a church.

But besides that I really liked this. I think you could have used some tighter shots of the actor's faces and props -- like in the bathroom shaving sequence and the ring in the bathroom -- but that's just my personal preferences. But you're already worlds above me in skill. The scenes in the confessional look excellent.
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Old September 17th, 2004, 02:30 PM   #32
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Truly impressive, that's an awesome short.
The only thing I don't like is the effect of the gun going off. It looks fake to me and then follows by a wipe or something. But I did watch about 9 or 10 times now, so I'm getting kind of critical.
I've used the same US Airways airplane shot on one of my vacation videos. That park's a great place to get close shots of planes coming in. Did the security people give you any trouble shooting there?
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Old September 19th, 2004, 04:04 PM   #33
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I found it to be a very great short!
Really one of the most interesting shorts I saw.
(Then again I think I haven't seen so very much shorts in comparison with a lot of people here)

Very beautiful music by the way!
And your twist in your story is superb.
Especially what the priest says before... you know what, I don't want to spoil it for people who haven't seen it.

Congratulations!
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Old September 21st, 2004, 04:48 AM   #34
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Enjoyed it. The ending was predictable during the middle of the movie imo. Great job nonetheless.
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Old October 5th, 2004, 04:10 PM   #35
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Fantastic. I predicted at least two scenerios for the ending, and one of them was the real ending, but it was still surprising. Great twist. Well done.

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Old October 14th, 2004, 12:07 PM   #36
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Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Unfortunately, we took the movie down, but it's still available to watch if on triggerstreet. Check it out if you can, and better yet give it a review. Thanks, Steve
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Old October 28th, 2004, 04:40 PM   #37
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Is it possible for you to put it somewhere so we can download it, and save it on our computer? Or do you rather don't do that, because of rights and such?

It's because I really like it, and I love to watch it from time to time, as I do with some other movies here, but it's a little bit unconvient to download it everytime to watch it.
Could you put a link so I can save it to my computer?
If you don't want to, I understand.

Thanks,
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Old October 30th, 2004, 11:26 PM   #38
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Hey Mathieu whats up, we put the film back online, the same URL as before. We took it down because we're moving servers but that hasn't happened yet. Will be the same URL when the new site is up as well. thanks for the comments by they way, good to hear!
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Old November 5th, 2004, 06:10 PM   #39
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thanks for the footage. SOme comments:

1) the shot sound in the end wasn't really a gunshot. It sounded like a cartoon gun to me. I had to laught for a couple of seconds.

2) the scene in the booth (the lighing) was warm and amazing

3) the movie takes too long. it is very static.

4) shaky footages in some scenes

5) use more colour in the inside house scenes (bathroom, bed, white t-shirt) . It looks very cold and VHS. The scene in the church. that was amazing.

6) try to add more audio effects (reverb, echo). use that for mixing scenes.

7) add mroe spice to the acting and more motion.
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Old November 5th, 2004, 09:22 PM   #40
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Very well done. Like others before said a little to fast of cuts in the opening. I would do slow dissolves between those shots.

Nice camera and production values. Even though I was right about the ending it still kept me watching.

Keep it up you can tell a story that's the most important thing about film making.
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Old November 23rd, 2004, 07:30 AM   #41
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wow - inspiring! that's what i want to do with my xls1 too. btw, how did u transcode the film down to quicktime/wmedia? thanks, looks wonderful on the web.
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Old November 26th, 2004, 04:18 PM   #42
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Hi,

I just saw the film, wow, I must say, I am really slow. I didn't get the ending until I had read some posts on this forum. But once I got the ending, I enjoyed the film a lot more.

I agree, I love that shot of the plane, and especially of the main character as he was holding the roses and closing the boot of the car, I'm not sure why. Maybe it was just me, but during the whole film I didnt' really notice the 'shaking' in the church that people were talking about. Overall, I quite enjoyed the short.

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Old December 9th, 2004, 10:00 AM   #43
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I reviewed this movie on TriggerStreet

Hi there...

Yeah, I reviewed this movie on TriggerStreet on 11/11 of this year. I haven't paid a visit to this site in a month or so. Been too busy spending alot of time on TriggerStreet, thanks to Dylan Couper's suggestion regarding good websites to upload movies to.

Anyhow, check out my review. My screen name at TriggerStreet is SeaMowse. Oh, by the way, I gave you a nice review!
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Old December 9th, 2004, 12:24 PM   #44
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Thanks for reviewing the film. Glad you enjoyed it. Also thanks for the comments Dennis. It took us awhile to get the plane shot but I think it was worth it. :)
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Old January 28th, 2005, 03:21 PM   #45
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We just entered At Confession into the 50 meg contest over on

http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/news/article_321.shtml

If you haven't seen it, please give it a review over there.

Thanks. :)
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