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Old October 17th, 2008, 09:24 PM   #1021
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Check out the great review of my film Witt's Daughter that will be playing at the Hol

(oops the title was cut off-- Hollywood Film Festival)

My film was beautifully shot with a Panasonic HVX 200, by cinematographer, Jeffrey Siljenberg, last year and is not hitting the festival circuit. It just got reviewed and I had to post it, I'm so excited!

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Here's the review
:: The Midnight Palace :: - Film Review: Witt's Daughter (2008)

Online Review of "Witt's Daughter" How cool is this? Gary Sweeney who runs the website for "The Midnight Palace" a website devoted to the celebration of films from the Golden age of Hollywood, saw Witt's Daughter and reviewed it! Please stop by and take a look at the review, including a little video that I made talking about Witt's Daughter.

Please stop by and show the Palace some love

Witt's Daughter screens at the Hollywood film Festival on October 25, 2008 at 11:pm at the Arclight Theatre in Hollywood. Tickets can be gotten online at https://www.arclightcinemas.com/ArcL...2&pageInfo=HFF
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Old October 17th, 2008, 11:38 PM   #1022
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Congratulations.... looks like you have a very special piece of work there.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #1023
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Carole - congratulations.

Fantastic review. I'll try and make it to the screening.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 02:16 AM   #1024
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Fantastic review. I'll try and make it to the screening.
It would be nice to see you if you do make it! Thanks both of you for your kind words of encouragement.

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Old October 18th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #1025
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ahh that looks nice good job.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #1026
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The Search For Area 51

A paranormal road trip into the Nevada Desert in search of aliens, ET and Area 51.

Needless to say, the "Truth" may be out there...
but we didn't find it.

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Old October 18th, 2008, 08:46 PM   #1027
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Nice production

You should have tried to build up the dramatic tension more somehow though. IDK how! All the workers from when the crashes happened are deceased I think, though some just died in the last few years, and when they were getting really old, and weren't scared anymore of what the gubmint could do to them, they revealed some weird stuff. ( Don't remember source of course)

What cam and so forth did you use?

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Old October 19th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #1028
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I thought it it was pretty damn cool. You had a great cast. Makeup was really nice too.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #1029
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terrific! - good variety of shots, interesting premis.

- I was wondering about the text at the start, maybe that should have been in quotation marks. There was a really long transition before the scene relaxing by the tree and a couple of other transitions that could have been shorter.

I really liked the dialogue when they were first relaxing, I assume it was ad libbed - it was just natural conversation that wasn't important and then became significant with the shot from above.

The foreign language was too slow, maybe a lot of that should have been shot from a distance and the audio speeded up to sound more 'natural' with close-ups on certain words.

I don't know that the ending was clear enough for me - what were you trying to say? what was your point?

These comments are ONLY to make you think, please don't take them as 'informed' they are simply my thoughts on the film.

I really liked the film but haven't been 'effusive' in my praise because, to me that serves no point - you're looking for things you can improve.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #1030
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Thanks a lot, my man.

I'm glad you liked it.

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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #1031
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I thought it it was pretty damn cool. You had a great cast. Makeup was really nice too.
Thanks for watching it, Erik.

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Old October 20th, 2008, 03:06 AM   #1032
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Nashville Wedding September 28th.

Here is a slideshow I made plus a summary video for a recent wedding I did.

Its about 70/30 Canon XH-A1 and HVX 200a. No color correction on any of it (actually I did correct one shot, see if you can spot it).

Thanks for any feedback!

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Old October 20th, 2008, 11:36 AM   #1033
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Old October 21st, 2008, 07:49 AM   #1034
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com'on guys - I'm going to use this to get some work so I need to make it as good as I can - what need's fixing?
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Old October 21st, 2008, 08:28 AM   #1035
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Hey there Paul.

You've got some nice shots in there. I've always been a fan of shooting in the winter when it's not too windy. The guy in the gorilla suit trying to ski was brilliant!

However, I'm not really sure what I just watched. And I think that is a problem. Without reading the few details in your post, I would have had NO CLUE what was going on. So for starters, I might suggest re-cutting this to be more effective at telling a story.

For example, show an establishing shot or two of a sign or banner that gives us a sense of location/purpose.

Also, Carl Orff didn't really do it for me on this piece. It seemed like people were having a good ole time. Those don't work together. Find music that complements the tone/feeling of your piece and conveys the story better. There was a cognitive dissonance between your audio and your visuals. The slow-motion of the race starting was somewhat dramatic, and it seemed to work there, but no where did I feel it was appropriate.

I'm not sure what other footage you have, but audiobytes would be helpful.

I was not digging the scrolling text at the front. Keep it simple.

Just a few thoughts. Hopefully someone else might have some suggestions too. Good luck.
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