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Old December 25th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #1186
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Just wonderful. An unfortunately familiar......
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Old December 26th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #1187
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Movie Marketing Web Site

This is my favorite recent project - "coming soon" page for a web marketing group:

Cool Hand Media :: Communicate Without Failure

It struck me that it has that "intense movie" web site look, similar to sites like the "Zodiac" and "Quarantine" site. Any of you indie guys need something along these lines? Might be fun to get in my portfolio (yes, I know you don't have any budget, but if someone has an actual product together, I'd look into doing some design/flash for ya - and I'm good at integrating the trailer video into the site design, or even merging video into the flash backgrounds, etc).

I'd post this in "Helping Hands" but my guess is this would be more for fun/portfolio than making any cash!

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Old December 26th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #1188
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Paul,

Quite an improvement over what I remember the first version was like. VO (expressed thoughts) were much easier to hear and background audio much better managed.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you the best of luck in the coming New Year.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 05:50 AM   #1189
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Thanks guys,

I didn't think it was that good..

I remembered your comments on audio Bruce and it certainly improves things.

Don, yea.. I got one comment from a mate here who said "is this a short film or just an average night at your place?"

any other comments, critique? - I think there are some dead spots that could be cut to tighten the whole thing up, although I like the slow pace at the start.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #1190
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Somnium Sator

I did not want to jinx myself but now it's ok since I only got considered for the top ten.

Somnium Sator is a Project Direct Video Entry that was a "Potential Finalist". That counts for something in my book and I'm going to try and toss this around a few festivals. I think it has the potential. Maybe I'll get some work out of it!

YouTube - Somnium Sator - Project Direct 2009
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Old December 29th, 2008, 12:48 AM   #1191
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okay guys.. 150 odd views and 39 have watched the footage on Vimeo ... and 3 comments?

so maybe everyone agrees with what's been said and there's nothing more to add - very doubtful

or.. maybe people think it's pretty average and don't want to comment - more likely.

I want to get on and tweak the bits I think need improving so I need some critique :-

is the point of the film clear?
is it humorous?
are there technical errors I can improve on or eliminate?
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Old December 29th, 2008, 03:01 AM   #1192
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Hi,

it's great, I like it.
Few notices :

- you keyed the red dress, but on some shot you also keyed the red lipstic. This is not consistant along the movie (but it is not a problem to me)
- Youtube video is a crap. Please, post it in better resolution on Vimeo or other real HD repository.
- could you explain (I always like to know) how it was filmed, which camera, which settings, how much light and so on.

You did a great job. Thanks.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #1193
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Sebastien,

Thank you for the view and feedback!

Equipment: Sony HVR-Z1, one Lowel light, Target.

We bought the furniture, except for the chairs, from Target. I filmed this deliberately the way you find it out to be. Everything that "appears" in the film is supposed to be there.

The red was not really a problem but her lipstick was not reapplied to keep it bright and it fades a bit. It really didn't bother me after in post so I don't really count it as a problem.

Have you tried the HD button for youtube? It's a very large improvement!
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Old December 29th, 2008, 10:39 AM   #1194
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Hello Michael,

I liked the site (you're right, it does have a nice intense movie feel). I'd like to speak with you about working on my site for my feature film 'Drawing With Chalk' (you can check out our current website and trailer at Welcome to Drawing Chalk Pictures

We are looking for a more professional and polished flash integrated site and would be curious as to your thoughts. Of course we do not have a lot of money but we would pay you.

Have a fantastic new year and looking forward to hearing from you.

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Old December 29th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #1195
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Shawn,

One of the best of this type I have seen. The voice over was perfect, the lighting set the mood and the camera work and editing all came together.

Extremely well done in my opinion.

Good luck with it.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #1196
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Old December 29th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #1197
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Thank you Bruce. I feel I can only go up from here. Now to just get the right person to notice.

That or I need to find myself some places to submit it.
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