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Old June 16th, 2005, 07:24 AM   #1
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The Unknown Girl of the Public Bench, 8' - french - DivX - Mov - Wmv

Hello there,

I want to present you our first short movie without any dialogue. It
lenghts 8 minutes and was shot during 3 days in december 2004. We finish
the post-production in the end of april 2005.

This is a french short movie, but without dialogue, so we think that is
easy to understand without any subs.

This short was shot with a DVcamcorder Sony DSR-570.

One still picture :
http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/04s.jpg

Plot :

The lovers' dates of a couple in a park will become the only source of
joy of an employee asphyxiated by his environment.
A happiness lived by procuration through the window of his office until
the day the unknown girl is alone on the public bench...


Watch the movie :

DivX HQ (112 Mo)
http://idbp.arakneed.com/dl/idbp_full.avi

Quicktime HQ (80 Mo)
http://idbp.arakneed.com/dl/idbp_full.mov

Windows Media HQ (75 Mo)
http://idbp.arakneed.com/dl/idbp_full.wmv

We hope that you will enjoy our short movie. Each question will be traited
(if I can understand your english !).
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Old June 16th, 2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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Hi Guys
This link has been posted on a few DV forums... Take a look.. I enjoyed it very much... as did most of the guys on the UK and French forums... its a refreshing change from the average short movie we get to watch on the net...

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Old June 16th, 2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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Wow. The opening alone is worth the wait. This is a must-see!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your movie here, Jean-Nicolas! It's beautiful.
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Old June 16th, 2005, 11:10 PM   #4
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1- That was beautiful.

2- Curious: What did you do to get the look of your film?
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Old June 17th, 2005, 07:56 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your comments !
Wow, Gareth Watkins is my first fan ! :)

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What did you do to get the look of your film?
First of all, the camcorder : a Sony DSR-570 WSP with real 16/9 - 2/3 inch captors ! Cool DoF !

Second, the light on the set : Benjamin, (co-director, cinematographer, compositor...) made a global light and try to shot with "grey contrasts" as best as he could.

Then, he equalized each shot in Combustion to have a real continuity during the movie.

And after all that, he gave an identity to the movie, using Lustre for the Color Process. Bleach numerical technic and a little halo on the white. Each sequence has its color identity, and it's more and more colorless in the end, very desaturated !

Some pics before / after color process :

http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/01b.jpg
http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/01.jpg

http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/02b.jpg
http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/02.jpg

http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/03b.jpg
http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/03.jpg

http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/04b.jpg
http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/04.jpg

http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/05b.jpg
http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/05.jpg

http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/06b.jpg
http://arakneed.com/photos/idbp/06.jpg
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Old June 17th, 2005, 11:06 AM   #6
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Salut Jean-Nicolas

"Que si, si j'existe
J'existe
C'est d'Ítre fan
C'est d'Ítre fan"

Sorry for the French guys ...

Not sure I'm in the fan status, but I felt that some of the French replies on the Repaire forum were somewhat unjustified... I liked you film... what else can I say? If you have anymore like this I figure I'll become one.... among many...

Well done..

amicalement
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Old June 18th, 2005, 10:07 PM   #7
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Yes, the first 2 minutes alone makes it worth watching but I stuck around for the whole thing... and loved it!

I want to quit my job in TV do this full time!!

Out of curiousity, what did you edit on?
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Old June 18th, 2005, 11:14 PM   #8
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Jean-Nicolas,
Those stills were very helpful and illuminating. The images certainly look very flat before the color grading.

I'm curious... how did you get time on a Lustre? Lustre is a very expensive system!! (around a hundred times more than combustion?)
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Old June 19th, 2005, 03:07 AM   #9
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All I have to say is wow. I absolutely loved the film, the opening is definatley worth the wait. I absolutely love this peice.
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Old June 20th, 2005, 02:38 PM   #10
 
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This is what cinema is all about... Telling a story with pictures!

Well done! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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Old June 20th, 2005, 03:32 PM   #11
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Wow! Great movie! I loved the look and the style.

One quick question, for the shots where you zoom from the desk to the window, did you have to light the interior a bit to keep correct exposure?

I think the main character looks a lot like Liam Neeson. :)

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Old June 20th, 2005, 04:39 PM   #12
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Amazing.

Had a modern "fairytale" feel.

Great work...Great work.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:02 AM   #13
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Those stills were very helpful and illuminating. The images certainly look very flat before the color grading.
Our Cinematogrpher, Benjamin Martinez, shot in "gray tones" in order to have the best way for correcting contrast and colors in post-production !

Quote:
Originally Posted by Glenn Chan
I'm curious... how did you get time on a Lustre? Lustre is a very expensive system!! (around a hundred times more than combustion?)
We had very good and helpful friends :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kin Kwan
One quick question, for the shots where you zoom from the desk to the window, did you have to light the interior a bit to keep correct exposure?
Nope : no time, no money, so no ND filters on the windows !... :(
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 09:05 AM   #14
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Color Process

Hi again,

If your are interested in Post-Production, here is a demo reel of the color process (Original Shot, then Combustion process and then Lustre process) and other stuff like using SteadyMove to improve the motion travelling in the short-movie.

No comments, only music, less than 4 min length, it's big (60 Mo) and in DivX but it's the way to see the differences in full resolution !

It's 1.07 pixel aspect ratio, as we shot, but you can use BSPlayer if you want to see it in 16/9.

All questions are welcome !

http://idbp.arakneed.com/dl/idbp_demo_etalonnage.avi
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Old July 4th, 2005, 07:46 AM   #15
 
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Jean-Nicolas, how about putting it in a format everyone can watch, like .wmv or .mov? Thanks!

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