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Old December 3rd, 2003, 02:26 PM   #1
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feature film teaser shot on dvx1000

we just posted 2 teasers for our feature film shot on dvx100 cameras 24p standard.

"heads or tails"

check them out at http://www.foolmartyr.com

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Old December 3rd, 2003, 03:36 PM   #2
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Wow.

It certainly looks good, and the framing is extremely cinematic.. Were you shooting 16:9 and cropping?

Also what were you using to dolly the camera (having read through your site I'm guessing a dolly as you seem to have pretty high production values, but you never know :o)

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Old December 4th, 2003, 01:55 AM   #3
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pretty sweeet stuff! Yea... was that done with the 16:9 and cropping?
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Old December 4th, 2003, 09:53 AM   #4
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Excellent work, Clark! The mood is very tense, creepy, but not in a shlock-horror campy sort of way. Great musical score. I think everyone here would be very interested to know the technical specs of the film (how many cameras, what filters & lenses, size of crew, which lighting instruments... etc.)

Congratulations, and good luck finishing the film!
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Old December 4th, 2003, 05:45 PM   #5
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Looks bad because it is squished vertically. It was extremely distracting. I downloaded the MP4 version.
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Old December 4th, 2003, 10:45 PM   #6
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re heads or tails teasers

Thanks for all the comments! Keep em coming.

Shot 24p standard with Panasonic DVX100...and edited in Final Cut Pro 4, with a 2.35 matte. I don't believe there is any "squishing".

Used a variety of in-house designed dolly's.

Hope to have more footage on the website in the coming weeks.
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Old December 4th, 2003, 10:49 PM   #7
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There definitely is some squishing, at least in the MP4. Have you looked at the MP4? It doesn't look right. It looks different then the pictures on your site, which are not squished.

By the way, you can stretch out the video in FCP and then export the Quicktime in a wide 2.35:1 aspect ratio so you don't waste all that bandwidth on black bars. :)
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Old December 5th, 2003, 03:56 PM   #8
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I enjoyed the trailer. The music is very ominous. Sets up a good mood overall. Did you guys shoot in Maryland? We're in D.C.
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Old December 5th, 2003, 05:12 PM   #9
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The MP4 I saw looked pretty squished.

Shots looked great though. I may take it and fix the aspect ratio a bit and see how it looks.
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Old December 12th, 2003, 02:10 PM   #10
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<<<-- Originally posted by Steve Franco : I enjoyed the trailer. The music is very ominous. Sets up a good mood overall. Did you guys shoot in Maryland? We're in D.C. -->>>

thanks. we shot in MD around frederick. we also shot in the mountains of WVA.
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Old December 12th, 2003, 02:12 PM   #11
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<<<-- Originally posted by Bryan McCullough : The MP4 I saw looked pretty squished.

Shots looked great though. I may take it and fix the aspect ratio a bit and see how it looks. -->>>

im gonna recompress it sometime soon in case the encoding squished it. i havent given a lot of time for side by side comparison because we're still wrapping up filming.

the teaser medium and teaser large are 2 different codecs (one an mp4, the other a .mov)...both were matted to 2.35. I'm still looking into how to use compressor and not show the "black bars".

thanks for the suggestions everyone! we hope to have a new teaser with plot within 3 weeks.
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Old December 13th, 2003, 12:26 AM   #12
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There was good framing in all of it. The long teaser, or trailer, didn't tell me anything about the movie or its genre. The short teaser should be thrown away. Some of the darker scenes show the typical dv washout while the sunset scene may be too vivid. But that might be the web/compression also.
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Old December 31st, 2003, 12:49 PM   #13
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1st teaser thrown away? Wow.

I'm hoping the dv washout you're talking about is in the compression. I haven't tried any other compression codecs other than the mp4's in final cut 4 compressor program. One thing I really like about the panasonic is how good it looks in low light.

we've logged about half of the footage and will be cutting a new teaser with dialogue soon.

Thanks for your comments!


<<<-- Originally posted by Rob Belics : There was good framing in all of it. The long teaser, or trailer, didn't tell me anything about the movie or its genre. The short teaser should be thrown away. Some of the darker scenes show the typical dv washout while the sunset scene may be too vivid. But that might be the web/compression also. -->>>
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Old January 1st, 2004, 09:26 PM   #14
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Great stuff!

Man you guys are the next Speilberg!
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Old January 2nd, 2004, 06:10 AM   #15
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Hi!

I just saw the trailer and I was blown away buy it...

It has a fantastic mood and the editing is very good...

I am looking forward to see your film...You guys let us know when it is ready, right?

I live in Denmark and I can see that your film( and some of the others that i`ve seen on the net) is different that the ones we see in Denmark. But I like it alot...

VERY good job...
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