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James Lundy April 27th, 2006 04:00 AM

Very nice - It had good pace, and I enjoyed the humour & action.

I take it that the policeman was going for a quick 'Jimmy Riddle' when he ran into the bushes at the start. :)

Carl Zhang April 27th, 2006 06:58 AM

(Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2006) Olive - The Virgin and The Gypsy
 
Here's a spot I just directed for the 2006 Mercedes Benz fashion week in Sydney, Australia titled, "The Virgin and The Gypsy". This is the piece of film that will play before the "Olive" Fashion Designs runway show. We shot this in an Amusement Park that we had at our disposal in a day.

Shot on XL2, mini35, prime lenses.

Post production entirely on Macs.

Edited in FCP, slow motion with Twixtor 4, titling and output with After Effects 6.5 Professional.

http://www.thestyleembassy.com/videos/olive.mov
Encoded in .h264 (Quicktime 7 required.)

Hope you guys like it!

Josh Caldwell April 27th, 2006 02:41 PM

Josh Caldwell Nominated for MTV Movie Award for The Beautiful Lie
 
Hi Everyone,

I posted this on The Beautiful Lie thread, but figured more people would see it as a new post.

I have some exciting news to share. I have been nominated for mtvU's Student Filmmaker Award for my film The Beautiful Lie.

In addition to a shot at a development deal with mtvU, the winner of the award will be handed the first ever mtvU Student Filmmaker Award live onstage at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards!

I would appreciate your support. Please click either of these links to go vote: http://www.mtvu.com/on_mtvu/movie_awards/2006/
http://www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/ma06/

And pass it on to your friends and family!

Voting is unlimited! Vote as many times as you can!

Many thanks,

Josh

VOTE FOR THE BEAUTIFUL LIE.

Jeremiah McLamb April 27th, 2006 03:13 PM

A short film I did last semester...
 
http://jerfilm.com/Purpose/purpose.wmv

Here is a short film I did last semester in one of my classes. It's a little rough around the edges as it was a last minute project...maybe I will reshoot it one day. I mainly used my school's equipment: Sony DSR-250, FCP, and some editing on my system (vegas) when crunch time came around.

Hope you enjoy!
Jeremiah

-Also, the music currently on the video is a temp track (although I love it)...I'm in the process of having someone score and record a soundtrack.

Brad Richmond April 27th, 2006 06:35 PM

Very nice!

Tianfeng Howe April 27th, 2006 07:20 PM

Great! Go on shooting, expect more clips for you. :)

Andrew Todd April 27th, 2006 08:06 PM

some test footage with xl1s and letus35xl
 
http://lop12-1.letus35.com/andrew.wmv

some test footage ive put together using xl1s letus35xl..and some older shots with the letus35a

Neil Fontaine April 27th, 2006 08:52 PM

At first I was bored, the beginning is way to slow. I think this can be edited big time. I think 10-14 minute is more than long enough.

The end is so good though, very impactful. Even though the actors were not the best I almost got teary eyed. I have had similar experiences, I was not the guy going to kill him self but the other guy.

Neil Fontaine April 27th, 2006 09:36 PM

what lenses did you use on the letus35 and how much do they cost, thanks

Neil Fontaine April 27th, 2006 10:55 PM

I do not understand what this terminology of a reel. I thought a reel was like 11 minutes and a double reel 20-22 minutes.

If someone can shed light.

I liked the quality but I have no idea what it is promoting, or is about. Also at the very end it does not fully fade out.

James Lundy April 28th, 2006 12:07 PM

Alex,

Hope this works out for you.

I enjoyed the DVD, and look forward to the feature.

James.

Eniola Akintoye April 28th, 2006 02:59 PM

I think it was good.
Nice short and great job!.

Eniola Akintoye April 28th, 2006 03:02 PM

BIGGGGG CONTRACTS TO YOU MEN!!!!!!!!

That's awesome news!.

Have you started getting production deals calls?

Dude, make use of the exposure men.

Andrew Todd April 28th, 2006 03:31 PM

these were all shot with a canon fd 50mm 1.4 except for the shot with the hand in the window.. that was a 28mm.. i also use some zooms and some telephotos. just none in these shots.. all the lenses were bought off ebay.. costing anywhere from $12-$50

Mike Kim April 28th, 2006 09:02 PM

A short film I made with the Letus35
 
http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2722881

I know it's a bit slow in the middle.... but I'm expecting some constructive criticism. It was shot with a regular 1ccd minidv sony handycam with a Letus35 (the first model) attached to it. I left some of the vignetting visible on purpose since it got along with the mood of the film.... I edited it with Final Cut Pro 5.1

Darrin McMillan April 30th, 2006 05:35 AM

JVC HD10 Footage
 
Here are some outdoor shots of my 11 year old Rotti.
http://www.easy-sharing.com/407673/dexter.wmv.html

Wesley Young April 30th, 2006 11:25 AM

Wow pretty clean. How did you get the matte on the wood floor. Did you just draw it out by hand?


"The Shadow Asset"
http://www.theshadowasset.com/

Matthew Biro April 30th, 2006 11:48 AM

Torture in Detroit
 
Hi,

Design maven Elliott Earls does insane graphics and videos for his musical performances. (He's the Head of 2-D Design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.) A while ago, he got me involved acting in one of his pieces. It eventually made its debut at a performance by Elliott and his band, the Venomous Sons of Jonah, at the Detroit Music Hall at the beginning of 2006. Check it out at:

http://homepage.mac.com/elliottearls...eTheater8.html

We shot the skit twice. Each shoot took about five to six hours. (The first version can be accessed on the same page above. Just click "Rough Edit of 'Saranay Hotel' for Music Hall" above where the movie is playing.) Elliott gave us a brief plot outline and then we improvised the whole thing. (I'm the bald guy begging for his life. I tried to channel everything sleazy I could think of about the record industry.)

Here's how Elliot describes the production: "'The Saranay Motel' was filmed twice during the production frenzy that immediately proceeded the Music Hall Detroit performance. Both shoots cost $35 dollars (the cost of the motel room) plus DV stock. Each shoot began at 11am and wrapped at 5pm. Each edit was completed by 4am the evening of the shoot.
The plan, of course, was to shoot the vignette ONCE. After living with the first edit for a week, I decided that we had to shoot it again. In hindsight there are a few things about the initial edit that I think are more successful. The first shoot lacks a bit of the aesthetic sophistication of the second because it was shot at a different motel. The first shoot is a two camera shoot, while the second is a three. And most importantly, the 'script' in the first shoot was a bit problematic. The 'cell phone conceit' seems more than a little implausible. (Note: both shoots were improv. A basic scenario with a 'problem' was established, then we rolled tape). However, in hindsight I feel as if the first shoot has a higher degree of absurdist humor."

Any comments or reactions to the skit would be most appreciated. We're going to try to do some more scenes this summer. What did you like? What didn't you like? Where would you like to see the story go?

Best,

Matt Biro

For more on Elliott, check out his website at:

http://www.theapolloprogram.com/

Alex J Ferrari April 30th, 2006 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wesley Young
Wow pretty clean. How did you get the matte on the wood floor. Did you just draw it out by hand?


"The Shadow Asset"
http://www.theshadowasset.com/

Thanks! We used a 3D model and mapped it to her, then add the distortion in 3D to her hands.

Alex

Ramesh Anthony May 1st, 2006 06:09 PM

My Short Feature "Pippi"
 
Hi,

My short feature, Pippi, has been accepted at the NY Film and Video Festival.

Details of my film can be found at:
http://rameshanthony.com/Pippi_otherdetails.htm
http://rameshanthony.com/Pippi_prod_pics.htm

It is being screened at Village Cinemas East (Manhattan) on May 5th, 2PM at Screen 7.

If you're around the area, i would appreciate your stopping by to watch the film.

Thank you.

Rick Schultz May 1st, 2006 10:03 PM

Short Films on My Space
 
Here is a link to my "My Space" site. Click on the videos portion and take a look. There are some shorts I have done in the past. There is also a scene from the Horror Short I posted on here in August. I am still finishing that short, but this is a good sample of the tone. The ADR is not 100% yet, but I am interested in any criticism anyone has. The link is below..

Thanks Guys

http://www.myspace.com/19351692

Eniola Akintoye May 1st, 2006 11:34 PM

Impressive, I can imagine what you will do with a 3CCD camcorder.

Ben Freedman May 2nd, 2006 05:02 PM

Neo-Fight.tv Video Podcast
 
Howdy, everyone...

Just a quick note to let you know about Episode 3 of my new video podcast, Neo-Fight.tv.

The entire show is shot on HDV, and is edited using primarily DVRack, Vegas, Ultra, and Digital Juice products.

We're up to around 1000 views per week at this point, and hoping to increase that to around 10,000 by the end of the year. There's really no way to make it pay for itself unless we can get to around that viewership, where it makes sense for the advertisers...

So, I hope you'll all watch and bookmark it with iTunes, or subscribe using your favorite RSS reader..

Comments are always welcome.

Best,

Benjamin


----------------------------------------------------------
http://www.neo-fight.tv <----- Have you seen it yet?

Richard Alvarez May 2nd, 2006 09:04 PM

"American Jouster" wins Gold at Worldfest
 
Publicity post... my documentary "American Jouster" which premiered at Breckenridge Festival of Film back in September, won a GOLD AWARD at Worldfest Houston International Film Festival last weekend. It continues to sell well with distribution through Museum Replicas, and online.

Now, back to your regular programming.

(And yes, I'm still in Waxahachie Texas, in armor on horseback, and squeazing in shooting another project.)

Aaron Koolen May 2nd, 2006 10:42 PM

Hey Richard, got some pointers to trailers for us to see?

Aaron

Matthew Delong May 2nd, 2006 10:58 PM

Looks sharp and professional. Nicely done. One thing you may want to watch is the audio from segment to segment. I had to turn it up to hear on the two shot and then turn it down on the little features at the beginning. It way help to turn the lows down on the body mics. Besides that looks good.

Richard Alvarez May 3rd, 2006 06:13 AM

Trailer posted on the website www.americanjouster.com Haven't updated the site in a couple of months, and can't do it now that I'm on the road... but it's a good place to start.

Riley Harmon May 4th, 2006 03:42 PM

Stinky
 
http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/pro...cle_1110.shtml

Weee

Jonathan Balazs May 7th, 2006 11:21 AM

Abstract Short (Like Whoa!)
 
This is an abstract short I did a few weeks ago, pretty boring if it's not your thing--luckily it's short. I am interested in converting this kind of stuff to the iPod movie format. Can anyone help me with this?

oh yeah...the link:

http://www.jonb.ca/wooden.mov

Sam Sutch May 7th, 2006 11:48 AM

What are you editing on? That would be the first step to knowing how to help you.

Quicktime Pro does this automatically with any format it can play, regardless.

-Sam

Jonathan Balazs May 8th, 2006 08:55 PM

Final Cut and using compressor.

Walker Robins May 8th, 2006 11:20 PM

Deus Ex Machina
 
I slapped together a trailer for a short I helped my friend with. I hope to have the whole thing online soon. I hope you like moustaches.

http://www.walkrobins.com/files/deustrailer.mov

Robin Davies-Rollinson May 8th, 2006 11:27 PM

I could see hairs in the gate!
From the moustache no doubt ;-)

Robin

Walker Robins May 9th, 2006 12:04 AM

Yes, hairs were flying everywhere. It's one of those things that happens when you use high powered fans in order to increase sexy. Actually, that's a crack in the lense. We had to use a school-loaned Bolex and their lenses. Yes, that's the camera you're used to seeing from WW2. The one you wind up yourself.

We like to think DEUS EX MACHINA picks up where our combat cameramen left off.

Neil Fontaine May 9th, 2006 01:49 AM

camera is moving way to fast hurts the eyes.

Also make sure you save it with no upper or lower fields chosen, choose none. Always choose none for movies that will be viewed on a PC monitor.

That is save one file to be viewed on tv with no fields chosen, for tv with upper field. Or I guess sometimes lower field.

I would slow the camera movement down though. And use a tripod to pan if you want smoother movement, or a steady cam type gagget if you need to move freely.

Walker Robins May 9th, 2006 04:17 PM

You can convert lots of video file types to ipod files in itunes. Just right-click(Windows) or control-click(Mac) and an option to convert should pop up among choices.

Jonathan Balazs May 9th, 2006 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil Fontaine
Also make sure you save it with no upper or lower fields chosen, choose none. Always choose none for movies that will be viewed on a PC monitor.

I noticed the even/odd field stuff after I compressed it for the internet, the uncompressed version is much clearer.

iTunes for iPod movies eh? Which version?

Dean Bull May 10th, 2006 04:21 AM

"Hunger Pains" promo used to raise $$$ Blood-Soaked Shotgun Madness!!
 
Not really DV related, but I shot and used this trailer to raise about 500k for the feature film.

http://www.dpjasonhafer.com/media/Hungerpains.mov

Filmed on super35 and telecined to hdcam, which was ingested into final cut pro as DVCPRO HD 1080i codec.

I did the final coloring and such in Final Cut, not the best way to do it, but heck - it served its purpose.

Also, not really that blood soaked considering the content of the feature film... WAY more violent, but I wanted the promo piece to be appropriate for mixed audiences.

Anyway, its an artifact now but I thought somebody might be interested.

Been pounding around these boards going on 5 years... man how time flys!


-- Dean

Darrell Essex May 10th, 2006 09:24 AM

so, were you able to raise the money?
Darrell
FIRST CINEMA PICTURES

Arthur Marcinek May 10th, 2006 10:38 AM

Hell's Cookin - a short film
 
Hello All,

It was this board that I came to first when I began my production. I got alot of helpful tips, and my short film is finally finished.

Check it out at Google Video, YouTube, iFilm and AddictingClips.

I'd love to hear some responses. Let me know either publically or send a pm.

Hell's Cookin
Length: 9:56

Synopsis: It's not just another day in the inner city. An apathetic young man must save his mother when a frustrated ex-convict breaks in and holds her at gun-point.

Here are the links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZVIIjXQOOM

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=hell%27s+cookin

http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2725573

http://www.addictingclips.com/Clip.a...B0EE4EE2EDA694

Thanks, and don't forget to comment.

Arthur


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