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Old July 5th, 2005, 08:49 AM   #31
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BROKEN almost on DVD

Hey Guys,

Here is an update on the DVD of BROKEN. Here is just some of the 2 1/2 HOURS of DVD Special Features:

6 Commentary Tracks covering...

Directing
Producing
Visual Effects
Music Score/Sound Design
Cast and Crew
Film Geeks Unite

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Pre-Production

Concept Art / Location Comparison w/ Commentary
Costume Design Gallery w/ Commentary

Storyboards: The ENTIRE Collection for BROKEN ( 9 Edited Sequences )
Storyboards: Comparison with Final Shots


Rehearsals: "Comparison with Final Scene"
Rehearsals: "Marquez Kicks Ass" - Action Blocking
Rehearsals: "Evolution of an Action Sequence" w/ Commentary
Rehearsals: "A Director's Best Friend" - Finding Your Shot

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Production

• "Head go BOOM! - A look in how to make a Guacamole Gun w/ Commentary
• "Mister Tony's Neighborhood: A Technical Advisor's Job" wth Tony Gomez
• Special Effects Make-up Breakdown with Megan Graham
• Anatomy of a Stunt: "Duncan Fall Down, Go BOOM!" w/ Commentary
• Guns, Guns, Guns! - "How to Get Pro Looking Guns with Little or No $$$"

Being There: The On-Set Experience
15 Behind the Scene Vignettes on the set of BROKEN as we shot it !

Producing in Indie Film: with Jorge F. Rodriguez - 10 min

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Post Production

• How to Make DV look like Film! with Alex Ferrari
• Color Correction Lab: The Overview w/ Commentary
• Color Correction Comparison with FINAL FOOTAGE

Visual Effects Breakdowns
w/ Commentary from Sean Falcon & Dan Cregan

VFX Breakdown: "Marquez Explosion" w/ Commentary
VFX Breakdown: "Shaking Things Up" w/ Commentary
VFX Breakdown: "Muzzle Fire" w/ Commentary
VFX Breakdown: "Bonnie's Eyes" w/ Commentary
VFX Breakdown: "Matte Painting/Sky Replacement" w/ Commentary
VFX Breakdown: "Knife Throw" w/ Commentary
VFX Breakdown: "Scoping Things Out" w/ Commentary
VFX Breakdown: "Digital Blood Hits" w/ Commentary
VFX Breakdown: "Digital Spark Hits" w/ Commentary

VFX Breakdown: The Title Sequence w/ Alex Ferrari & Dan Cregan

Visual Effects in Indie Film: with Sean Falcon - 20 min
Cinematography in Indie Film: with Angel Barroeta - 10 min
Sound Design/Composing in Indie Film: with Mark Roumelis - 8 min

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After the Short

The Making of BROKEN: Interviews with Cast & Crew

• Marketing: Poster Gallery
• Marketing a Short Film
• Alternate Ending w/ Commentary
• Art of BROKEN: The Nick Moneco Experience
• Bloopers!

...and much more!

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We should have it for sale on July 15, 2005 at http://www.whatisbroken.com

Thanks for all the support and we hope you like the DVD.

Cheers!
Alex
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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #32
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Alex,
DAMN!!!!!!. THAT WAS HOT!!!!!.
I don't even know how to express it.

Ok, now here is the deal?. I need you to personally send me an email eniolaakintoye@yahoo.com because I can not wait to buy your DVD which enlighten indie. filmakers how to get that quality work they have been craving for.

Here is one big favour as a BIG fan I need you to please include in your DVD:
Not everyone has the sorth of Camera (DVX100A ) you used for your movie, so is it possible for you to please inform those using the Canon XL2 on how to get that film look.

I personally have an Brand New XL2 and I hope it can do the same quality picture you guy have.

What accessories did you use since you did not use any 35mm.

Lighting: I saw the Gallery and it seems to be way too much lights every where, how did you guys get that dark feel saturated at the right places.

So make sure how to set lights is also included in your DVD.

Lastly, the FX Supervisor said he likes doing stuffs for free, can he please do mine for free as well when I am ready?.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 11:48 PM   #33
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Alex,
When is the DVD gonna be ready?
You need to keep us updated with this DVD of yours.

Hope you will reply us ASAP.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 06:39 AM   #34
 
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Alex,
When is the DVD gonna be ready?
You need to keep us updated with this DVD of yours.

Hope you will reply us ASAP.
Received the following info from Alex in an e-mail:

"Well the DVD is FINALLY Done!!!! It is Jammed pack with almost 3 hours
of Special Features. We have hit our deadline date of July 15, 2005 but
the DVD manufacture is telling us two to three weeks before we can
have the DVD done and in our hands. So we are hoping to have the DVD
available by early August."

Hope this helps.

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Old July 20th, 2005, 07:38 AM   #35
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Alex,
When is the DVD gonna be ready?
You need to keep us updated with this DVD of yours.

Hope you will reply us ASAP.
Hey Guys,

BROKEN DVD UPDATE: Well the DVD is FINALLY Done!!!! It is Jammed pack with almost 3 hours of Special Features. We have hit our deadline date of July 15, 2005 but the DVD manufacture is telling us two to three weeks before we can have the DVD done and in our hands. So we are hoping to have the DVD available by early August. We are truly sorry for the delay. We wanted the DVD to be of the highest quality and wanted to pack it with more cool stuff and just got carried away.

Here is the FINAL list of goodies:

BROKEN DVD has almost 3 HOURS of DVD Special Features:

6 Commentary Tracks covering...

Directing
Producing
Visual Effects
Music Score/Sound Design
Cast and Crew
Film Geeks Unite

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Pre-Production

Concept Art / Location Comparison
Costume Design Gallery w/ Commentary

Storyboards: The ENTIRE Collection for BROKEN ( 9 Edited Sequences )
Storyboards: Comparison with Final Shots

Rehearsals:
Rehearsal Comparison with Final Scene
Blocking Action in a Scene w/ Commentary
Evolution of an Action Sequence w/ Commentary
A Director's Best Friend - Finding Your Shot

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Production

Head go BOOM: "The Guacamole Gun" w/ Commentary
Recipe: "How to Make a Guacamole Gun"
Mister Tony's Neighborhood: "A Technical Advisor's Job" with Tony Gomez

Special Effects Make-up Breakdown with Megan Graham
Anatomy of Scar
Anatomy of a Tatoo
Anatony of Burnt Eyes
Bonus: Brain Matter Recipe

Anatomy of a Stunt: w/ Commentary
Shotgun Blast
The Dive for Life

Guns, Guns, Guns: "How to Get Pro Looking Guns with Little or No $$$"
The Weapons
Getting Guns to Look Real
Where to Get Them

Tips on Producing an Indie Film: with Jorge F. Rodriguez
Reverse Budgeting
Insurance: Weapons and Stunt Work
Locations
Feeding Your Crew
Stunt Work
Production Design
Tips and Tricks
Props
Go Make Your Movie

Being There: The On-Set Experience
12 Behind the Scene Vignettes on the set of BROKEN as we shot it !

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Post Production

How to Make DV look like Film! with Alex Ferrari
Why Shoot MiniDV?
Filter Packages for Post
Production Design
Costumes & Color Palette
Lighting
Color Correction
Shooting 24p: The Camera
Getting the Cameras

Color Correction Lab: The Overview w/ Commentary
Color Correction Comparison with FINAL FOOTAGE

Visual Effects Breakdowns
w/ Commentary from Sean Falcon & Dan Cregan

"Marquez Explosion" w/ Commentary
"Shaking Things Up" w/ Commentary
"Muzzle Fire" w/ Commentary
"Bonnie's Eyes" w/ Commentary
"Matte Painting/Sky Replacement" w/ Commentary
"Knife Throw" w/ Commentary
"Scoping Things Out" w/ Commentary
"Digital Blood Hits" w/ Commentary
"Digital Spark Hits" w/ Commentary

VFX Breakdown: The Title Sequence w/ Alex Ferrari & Dan Cregan

Visual Effects in Indie Film: with Sean Falcon
Pre Production
MiniDV and Compositing
Why Shoot 24p?
1 Chip vs 3 Chip MiniDV Cameras
Practical and Digital Effects
Compositing Before or After Color Correction
MiniDV Blowup to Film
3D Animation in Indie Film
Gun Muzzle Blasts
Compositing: The Details
Digital Matte Painting
Shaking Things Up
Bullet POV
Blowing Up Someone's Head
Where Do I Find Visual Effects Talent for my Film?
I Want to Composite Too...
Where Can I Get Training?
Apple's SHAKE
Doing It Yourself

Cinematography in Indie Film: with Angel Barroeta
Planning BROKEN
Challenges on BROKEN
Tools: The Camera
Tools: The Lights
Tools: Moving the Camera
Shooting: Digital or Film?
Panasonic's DVX100a
Some Advice

Sound Design/Composing in Indie Film: with Mark Roumelis
Original Music in Indie Film
Composing BROKEN
Doing It Yourself
Recording Sound for 24p on DAT: The Sync Issue
Doing Audio Tests

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After the Short

The Making of BROKEN
The Origin of BROKEN
First Impressions
Actors: The Rehearsal Process
On-Set Experience
War Stories
The Future: A Feature Film

Marketing: Promoting a Short Film
Promotion: 50% of the Creative Process
Film Festivals and Sundance
The Internet: Even Playing Field
The Trailer

Marketing: Poster Gallery
Alternate Ending w/ Commentary
Art of BROKEN: The Nick Monaco Experience
The BROKEN Shoot: Gag Reel!

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MASTERED in Dolby Stereo & Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound

Thanks for you patience guys. Also, we will be putting up a trailer with previews of the DVD soon. Check: http://www.whatisbroken.com/dvd.html
for more info.

Thanks again for the support & good luck on ALL your projects. ; )

Alex
http://www.whatisbroken.com
http://www.enigmafactory.com
http://www.alexferrari.com
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Old July 23rd, 2005, 07:11 PM   #36
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Congratulations for the impressive work.

And Bravo for making such a rich DVD !
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 05:08 PM   #37
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Congratulations for the impressive work.

And Bravo for making such a rich DVD !
Thank you!

Hey Everyone,

First off, thank you all for your amazing patience. After an overwhelming amount of requests and many death threats, we are now accepting PRE-ORDERS for the BROKEN: Special Edition DVD.

We are selling it for $19.99 and will be accepting credit cards through Paypal.com. It is simple, just click on the link below and follow the easy steps. We estimate shipping the DVDs around August 21-25, 2005 and yes, WE WILL BE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.

Click here to pre-order the BROKEN: Special Edition DVD: http://www.whatisbroken.com/dvd.html

Large orders of 20 or more can contact us at: info@enigmafactory.com for discounted prices.

Thanks again to all your amazing support and good wishes for our little project.

More news on the feature film version will be coming soon.

Sincerely,
Alex & Jorge
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Old August 5th, 2005, 10:24 PM   #38
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Congratulations for the impressive work.

And Bravo for making such a rich DVD !
Thanks for the kind words!

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Old August 22nd, 2005, 05:20 PM   #39
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BROKEN on DVD: http://www.whatisbroken.com/dvd.html

THANK GOD! You can stop with the death threats already!!! ; )

Well it is finally here!!! Thank you SOOOOOOO MUCH for your patience! We will be shipping out all the pre-orders for BROKEN the DVD this week. In the US standard First Class mail, International will vary depending on location.

Thank you all again for purchasing our DVD and supporting a couple of indie film guys with a dream....tear. Please drop us a line and tell us what you think of the DVD (tell your family, friends...strangers.....your dog ; )

Also, we will keep you up to date on the feature film version of BROKEN. Some really exciting stuff happening, wish us luck!! Keep checking the BROKEN Press page for the latest on BROKEN: http://www.whatisbroken.com/press.html

Here is the BROKEN trailer: http://www.whatisbroken.com/broken_trailer_enter.html

BTW, here is a link to the BROKEN DVD: The "BOOTLEG" Preview Trailer:
http://www.whatisbroken.com/broken_dvd.html

We hope you enjoy the BROKEN: Special Edition DVD and that is helps you with you future projects.

Cheers!

Alex & Jorge
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 05:42 PM   #40
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Just ordered... hope it's good!
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Old August 24th, 2005, 09:24 PM   #41
 
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Just ordered... hope it's good!
It is good, Dave. Just as well done as the film itself! Great job, guys!!!

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Old August 28th, 2005, 04:06 PM   #42
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Just arrived...

I got my copy yesterday. I really liked it, didn't get a chance to look at the special features just yet. My buddy walked in on me watching it and was like "hey what's this...looks pretty good". He was floored when I told him they used a DVX. Very inspirnig to do some stuff
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Old August 31st, 2005, 01:26 PM   #43
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Just watched it...

I thought the 'film look' you achieve is really impressive. I felt sometimes I forgot I was watching a low-budget indie film. The DVD was more than worth purchasing, loved the dozens of extras you included. Some of the tips will be kind of redundant to people that navigate in this forums, but it's good you had the initiative to talk about it. Very cool you didn't keep little secrets about your techniques. Your production values were great: excellent use of make up, set, costumes, etc. really well done. Special effects were so well done you have to check the extas to understand what they are! Cool!

On the down side I felt the story was kind of short. I would have liked to see it more developed with more meaning to what the characters were doing there, etc. The acting could have been better. The main two actors somtimes put me off the film and back into the 'real world'. Sometimes I still wonder if actors have much respect for this kind of production, which is a shame.

But overall I'm more than happy with the $20 spent. Awesome work, and hopefully you'll be doing a feature length indie soon, I think you have the know-how and talent to achieve it.
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Hey Alex, I just saw your post. Welcome to our board. You came and spoke at the Palm Beach Film School, where I am lead instructor. I didn't get a chance to meet you, but I look forward to it when you return.

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Old September 15th, 2005, 11:13 PM   #45
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Hey Guys,

We just got back from the Toronto Film Festival and we met Roger Ebert. He did a review of BROKEN on his site (we are still trying to revive Jorge ; )

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A festival like Toronto attracts hopeful filmmakers eager to pitch projects and find financing. Here, for example, are Alex Ferrari and Jorge Rodriguez, the director and producer of “Broken,” a 19-minute, $8,000 horror film containing, by their count, more than 100 visual effects.

“We’re here to talk about a development deal for a feature based on the short,” Rodriguez tells me, before the screening of “Twelve and Holding.” “Who you talking to?” I ask. “We’d better not say,” Ferrari says.

He gives me a DVD of their short: “We’ve already sold 1,000 copies online. It contains six commentary tracks and like three hours of information on how to shoot low-budget digital films and how to do the special effects. It’s like a training course.” They refer me to their web site, www.whatisbroken.com, and back at the hotel I view the film and visit the site.

The film is effective and professional and the ominous sound track works with the images to create the desired effect. Whether the plot quite rises above the level of “it was only a dream” I am not prepared to say. Whether the short will someday grow into a good film we will know only if the development deal goes through.

But that’s not really the point. The point is that gifted and ambitious young filmmakers can, with very little money, use the new digital technology to make a presentation that gets attention from industry pros. Kerry Conran’s “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” (2004) was floated the same way, with a home-made demo made on his Mac. Whether this is better than the old-fashioned method of submitting a screenplay is a good question; “Broken” is essentially a demonstration of the mastery of horror imagery and techniques. A screenplay has to also have dimensional characters (one, two or three dimensions, depending on its ambition) and a story. In an industry so impenetrable for newcomers, any way you break in is the right way. Then it depends on what you do. Looking forward to “Broken: The Feature.”

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...509150301/1023
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We are truly amazed! We were sooooooo excited that we had to share the news. Thanks again for all the support from everyone!! Good Luck with all your projects.

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