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Old January 17th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #1
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Across the rails - New Short Film directly from Costa Rica

Hi, i just wanted you to check out my new short film. Its a DVX-100AE + Redrock M2 + Canon FD lenses. It was a final for a course at my film school.

Its 4 min and about 27 MBs on QT H264.

Why don't you check it out?

http://www.carambafilms.com/across.mov

I want to present it to a film festival here so any comments are welcome.

hope you like it

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Old January 17th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #2
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Will be uploading a smaller version in the new hours.

a spanish version is in youtube if you like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDjbbJ6G8co

It only has one dialogue so I bet you can understand it.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #3
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Hi Federico. It's a cool idea. One thing, is Carlos Saborio related to Clive Owen? Distant cousins? He looks like Clive Owen's little brother : )
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Old January 17th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #4
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Not even close. Althought he is a really great 3D animator and he made the drawings of the girl, right there on the set. He's really good, but Clive Owen.. nah.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 10:16 AM   #5
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As promissed, smaller versions. Just click your conection speed:

Dial up: http://www.carambafilms.com/across100.mov

Cable/ DSL 256Kbps: http://www.carambafilms.com/across300.mov

Cable/ DSL 512 or more: www.carambafilms.com/across.mov

Please comment on it back here.

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Old January 18th, 2007, 05:38 PM   #6
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I just watched it and I liked it a lot. I really enjoyed the moment and the mood you created.

Good luck
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Old January 18th, 2007, 08:25 PM   #7
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Thank you Bruce, it's good you liked it. Did you find any errors or things you didn't like?? I really want to find weak spots to make it better...
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Old January 19th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #8
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Great job Fredrico!!! The lighting was very good, which set the mood briliantly. Also the audio was good obviously you did sound design ? Shot compositions were also very good, and both the actors didn't try and over do it.

Job well done Man! Most short film by indies suck, but yours stands out. I like the little surprise at the end when he see her after he thinks she's left.

Once again great job!!!
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Old January 20th, 2007, 09:46 AM   #9
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Well Thanks. Well I did the Editing and the Sound Design as well as the composition and recording of the music. I'm kind of a One-man band during postproduction. I really apreciate your comment, makes me feel really good since I'm just a student. Thanks :D
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Old January 20th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #10
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My main page www.carambafilms.com is having some bandwith problem since a lot of people have accessed it in the few days (Thank god!!) so I'm placing a Mirror location for the files. You can still access the videos at:

http://www.carambafilms.com/across.mov for full quality

http://www.carambafilms.com/across300.mov for Cable/ DSL

http://www.carambafilms.com/across.mov for Dial-Up


and I'll be placing the mirror links in the few next hours.

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Old January 20th, 2007, 02:26 PM   #11
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I just uploaded the videos to Gigasize. Click the link and then confirm in the top right corner of the page, then just follow the flow.

For Cable or DSL
http://www.gigasize.com/get.php/309975/across300.mov

For Full Quality:
http://www.gigasize.com/get.php/309902/across.mov

Sorry for the problems.

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Old January 23rd, 2007, 01:37 PM   #12
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... Is the short film so bad that no one posts about it....???

Please I need you to wreck it before I send it to the festival, deadline is Feb 9th... please have no mercy
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 02:25 PM   #13
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... Is the short film so bad that no one posts about it....???

Please I need you to wreck it before I send it to the festival, deadline is Feb 9th... please have no mercy
No, it's not bad at all. It is beautifully shot, well edited, and has pretty good sound.
The story is cute as well...

Good luck.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 03:17 PM   #14
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Very well done!
Shooting, editing & acting.
Good CC.

Some minor quirks (if you don't mind - and as you ask)

1
You should encode it @ original framerate. The stuttering anoyed me a bit.

2.
You should leave the first shot from the left where the shadow of the girl comes in, or only use that. (yep. can see how that could be difficult, that's why I suggest to bin it). Unnessesary cut. When we see the shadow, the cat is out of the bag, so the second cut becomes annoying. Cut on her footsteps/voice instead - as you've done.

3.
If you used a soft-filter on the whole thing, you should take that down a tad.

4.
IMHO the train could go on for a little shorter - but, then again - that could destroy the overall pacing. I'd check it, though...

5.
I'd take down the red/cyan saturation a tad overall.

But:
Really liked it!
Good luck @ the festivals.


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Old January 23rd, 2007, 03:25 PM   #15
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Thank you very much!! That was the kind of reply I was specting!!

I'll check on those things right away!! :D :D
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