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Old July 19th, 2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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REGRET- short horror film teaser

hello all

Here is a short horror film teaser we filmed over last weekend..the main shoot is later but I wanted to get some feedback from you folks on what we have here so far.. aside from the fanfilm I did my first film SEED last year..this is an original film and original music etc etc..we will be making 3 shorts for a dvd titled "TWISTS AND SHOUTS" kinda like a tales from the cript or masters of horror set.

http://www.myspace.com/regretfilm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WKvb...elated&search=


heres the 1 minute teaser on youtube and a link to the myspace page.

this is my second film project so only honest opions please..thanks

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Old July 20th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #2
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It looks particularly interesting. It would be cool to see the whole things once it comes out.

One thing I really think you should consider while editing; colour correct for the mood. The opening title scene looks like it was untouched raw coloured video, and you may want to give the rest of your film a spookier feel. Here are some examples I created with your video.

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/6961/colour1ul2.jpg

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/926/colour2yp6.jpg

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/5948/colour3is0.jpg

For all of those, I boosted the reds, to make the blood more visible. I gave some a blueish tint, partly desaturated bright unrelated colours. Increased the red levels, blue levels, white levels, contrast etc. I adjusted colour balance. All of these factors will increase the style and mood of your short film dramatically. I highly suggest you look into colour correcting for this film, it will make it better.

Most editing softwares have all the option adjustments I mentioned above. If not, you could always run a batch edit through Photoshop (if you have it) and compile the frames later. Whatever you do, play around with the colour settings, it will make your film better.

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Old July 20th, 2006, 06:52 PM   #3
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Hey Pete, since i gave you some feedback on your last film seed i thought id give you some again.

I liked the edititing at the start of the trailer, i like that kind of jumpy editing it looks good and goes well with the horror look, you should use that style of editing with care though it can get annoying if you use it too much which you didn't so your ok there.

I have nothing bad to say about your camera work it was pretty spot on nice moves etc.

Lighting is a very hard thing to get exactly right unless you have a practiced DOP on the set, i'm still getting to grips with lighting myself. It seemed to me that the lighting was a little wrong for that scene, people may disagree with me and they are welcome to but in that particular scene i would have lit it from above and tried to get a good veriety of dark and light areas and cast some shadows just to make the scene a bit more sinistar.

But I would say you have a grasp as to what you are trying to achieve and you do have alot of potential so keep it up.

Hope this helps.

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Old July 21st, 2006, 07:03 PM   #4
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thanks justin and andy.

I was thinking for a second I was on the wrong forum...LOL anyway will take some things into account. as for lighting ya still cant seem to find help in this department..only 3 of us again for the most part. its all guess work..
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 02:22 PM   #5
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Very atmospheric trailer, nice editing, cinematography...

Can I ask which camera you shot it with?

Keep up the nice work!
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 08:24 PM   #6
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thanks Mathieu

we used a DVX 100 and a homemade camera jib for most

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Old August 3rd, 2006, 12:25 PM   #7
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heres a color corrected vid..hope I did alittle better I really dont even know how to do this or by what standards is a horror supost to be? here I am lost..but hope this looks alittle better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMH264RMRzI

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Old August 10th, 2006, 08:55 AM   #8
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whoa, thats dirty. *gag

i like that you chose to put an axe killing in the teaser. Makes you want to see how gruesome the actuall film will be.
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Old August 10th, 2006, 09:10 AM   #9
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That looks great Pete, everything stands out much better. :)
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