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Old January 24th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #76
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I agree about using the VO, however I think that how you keep her on screen during the beginning is fine. I'm afraid if you added her being chefy when she says it, it'll appear way too hacked apart, not give her enough establishing face time.

As well, the out of focus->into focus shot towards the end is kind of distracting. That was the only shot in the commercial that draws my ADD brain away from what is being said. :)

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Old January 25th, 2008, 12:13 AM   #77
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choreographed in about an hour. Then filmed in another hour or so. Was alot of fun :)
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Old January 25th, 2008, 02:22 AM   #78
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"The Assassination" - two men go in, only one comes out.

Whats up guys?
I purchased my Canon A1 a couple months back and decided to shoot this short little film just to have some fun.

A little background to the short film::

I have a little neighbor, who just turned 6, that looks up to me and he always comes over and wants to hang out. He saw a couple of my airsoft guns laying around from the day before when i went airsofting, and he wanted play with them.
He then saw my Canon A1, and wanted to make a movie with all the guns. So i said, eh what the heck, lets just mess around and see if we can throw something together because he thought it was cool.

"The Assassination" is a short dramatic sort of comedy, and was shot in the matter of like 15 minutes of messing around with my cam.
This is the first film i actually edited together and published.
So, I thought id share it with you and get your guys feedback.

Link is below. Let me know what you think.
Still learning everything about the cam and all the tricks and trades to getting the best picture.

Hope you enjoy!

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"THE ASSASSINATION"
Two men go one, only one comes out.

**need DivX installed to watch**

http://www.stage6.com/user/Mitzenfau...-Assassination
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Old January 25th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #79
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I really like the music selection. It lent itself to a very dramatic slow-mo feel... good stuff. I'm sure your neighbor enjoyed it, maybe you've created a new future videogeek. =D

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Old January 25th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #80
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Kids playing with guns... wow! Execution scene at the end. Cool message. Killing is fun. :-( Was that the "funny" part of the story?

Besides from that - nice colors. However some additional angels instead of the use of the zoom button would have been nice. I also would have appreciated a more careful arrangement of the pictures and a shorter in- and outro.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #81
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Babelgum

Just got this from Withoutabox

Dear Paul,
In the Spotlight this week is THE BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL, the world's first global film festival and international showcase, providing indie filmmakers serious exposure to a potential audience of millions.

Critically acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee serves as the Festival's Honorary Judge, and will personally select the winning films. Lee has championed Babelgum for giving filmmakers the freedom to screen their work globally, with few limits - a valuable outlet that was not available in his day. "I was from the prehistoric age," Lee says himself, "You have no excuse now. If you have a film and you're talented and someone is not seeing it, it's your fault."

Seven winning filmmakers will be personally honored by Lee at the awards ceremony and gala luncheon taking place at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2008. Each winner also receives a cash prize of 20,000 Euros (approximately $29,000 USD). What's more, all submitted films will be shown on the dedicated online Babelgum channel, effectively providing filmmakers free, global visibility as well as profit from advertising and pay-per-view revenues.

View the listing, read on to learn more - then go to the Babelgum website and upload your film today!


Verrrrrry interesting!
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Old January 25th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #82
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No, the message isn't so much funny, yea i know there is killing and the kid playing with the guns, i guess it isnt so much a comedy.
Somewhat comedic how it turns out though in a way.

More of a drama now that i look at it.

thanks for the comments though guys.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #83
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"Loveless"-New Short Film

This is the first film I will have released in 2 years online for download since all I have made were features. I need to start making more shorts!


Plot:
(I'm going to keep the sypnosis short)
Alan Fung and Sammi Tsang, 2 lovers who have shared a strong romance for 3 months, have learned that one another is, in fact, married to others. The couple discusses what the next step in their relationship should be and they come to the conclusion that they must break the news to their respected spouses.

I would classify the film as a dark romance but that's just my view on it. The film is another one of my Asian cinema influenced films. It started with inspiration from Wong Kar Wai's "In the Mood for Love" and it slowly because something pretty original and hopefully enlightening.

Running Time: 24 minutes.

Language: In Cantonese with English subtitles.


Download:
http://eddielebron.com/loveless.html



Alternative Link Available upon request.



Stills:

http://www.platinumcinema.com/platinum/LLStill1.jpg

http://www.platinumcinema.com/platinum/LLstill2.jpg

http://www.platinumcinema.com/platinum/LLstill3.jpg

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Reviews for the film thus far have been great so hopefully people here will enjoy it!
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Old January 27th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #84
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ATV ride, the sun and my friend. dvx100a & the sgro..

Hi there:)

My friend and I went on a ride on his ATV. We actually planned on a location "hunt" for our lightsaberfilm, but the weather was really nice so we figured.. why not shoot some nice and cosy footage with the incredible SGpro..


So this is, as I said, just some "feel good" footage that I wanted to share

I hope you take some of your time to download it.
And really I hope you like it!


(Recommended to watch in VLC player)
http://www.xuate.com/finaltur2.mov


Of course I managed to flip the gain swith to M unconsciously (is that spelling correct?)... So half of the footage was affected by that.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #85
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well i wasnt expecting that at all, stunning, just stunning. Excellent composition and film like appearance, if those shots were on a steadycam i would have thought i was watching a silent trailer, i love it.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 10:30 PM   #86
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Eric, keep it up and yes I would like to see more.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 01:15 AM   #87
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Beautiful and kind of romantic! It must have been a wonderful day!?

Could you tell me, what kind of post effects, like color blending, you applied to the film?

Regards, Oliver
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Old January 28th, 2008, 02:00 AM   #88
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Thank you very much for the kind remarks:)

Well first of all I used a camera that shoots in 25p.. And on top of that I used a 35mm adapter:)

I also adjusted the colors and pushed the contrast to the max on some shots with Magic Bullet Looks.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 03:27 PM   #89
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Super 8 with a Canon

http://www.vimeo.com/643104

This is from a project I am doing for a theatre play, where there are family super 8 films projected during the play.
Work in progress.
Tell me what you think.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #90
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Speaking as someone who shoots Super 8, the format is wrong (Super 8 is 4:3 not 16:9) The color is washed out and the latitude is too shallow(even for reversal stock) - and youve blown highlights. The 'fuzz/flare/bloom highlights is a little overdone too. Scratches and flickers are present in 'old films' not in 'newly shot' films- so they may or may not be relevant to your needs.

The Depth of Field especially in the first sequence with the two women on the park bench is incredibly shallow for a Super 8 Camera - remember the size of the film frame is about the same size as a 1/3 inch chip - so there is correspondingly deep depth of field. Don't get me wrong, the shot LOOKS great! But its not 'super 8'.

As something to be projected as if it were Super 8, I think the average theatre goer will accept it. Not many specialists sitting in the audience.
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