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Old April 6th, 2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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My first film with the EX1!

I have written a script and to TRY to give a flavour of what it might look like made a concept opening for the first few minutes. I'm limited by budget scale and signed actors! But hey who cares! So please have a look at my concept/test OPENING.. And maybe leave some thoughts?


http://www.mydeo.com/videodownload.a...679&CID=177563

This was the script.

Apologies for its lack of formatting!

FADE IN:
EXT. SPACE. SAMS SMALL CAPSULE EARTHBOUND
A Sun explodes. A massive violent explosion. Whizzing
across this landscape. A black capsule "Whoosh” flies
through space. Through warped images. Space the scale of
distance as a horizon disappears into infinity.
Images of strange shapes and ghostly appearance. Like
mirrored reflections and lights. Ghostly contortions of
stars and galaxies as they move slowly.
The universe. Contorted by the capsules faster than light
speed.
A lifeless looking cold frozen body. A light “glimmering”
can be seen as we break through the capsule wall. A voice
can be heard. This V/O is a pre-recorded message and heard
from Sams POV. It can be used as a background to the
journey as required. It can be loud soft or indiscernible.
(The first part though does contain a plot point. The
learning program enables them to later design the new
Battle simulator prototype and for convenience is in
italics.)
DOCTOR BOUGHTON (V.O.)
This is Doctor Boughton Sam. "This
Mission is one way. Your going
Home. Your Destination? Your
Place of birth.
A small drill. Drills into sams head. A clear plastic pipe
with robotic equipment moves down the tube into his Brain.
DOCTOR BOUGHTON(CONT’D)
I’ve made a learning program to
help you operate their machinery.
It’s being adapted to your
Genetic makeup It will enable you
to operate their transportation.
This program will run completely
independent of you and still be
accessible by your conscious
mind. The inhabitants defined by
our Analysis model are at a low
level of technology. But
undoubtably under review by the
Artec intelligence control life
scan systems. Once there your
high alpha wave activity should
lure them in. Our assessments
show this has an 90% probability,
providing of course you stay
unknown until the Artec life scan
systems locate your position.

Once you reach your destination
you’ll know enough of their
customs and knowledge to live
undetected among them.
Outside Sam’s craft flies through the universe. Past gas
Nebulas. Through meteorite storms. Etc. A visual spectacle
of the universe’s wonder.
Sams craft approaches earth and flies downwards. A
different light comes on, and the process of bringing Sam
to waking consciousness begins. Close up of Sam stirring.
DOCTOR BOUGHTON (CONT’D)
If they become suspicious your
not one of them. Isolate
yourself. They are approaching a
more advanced level and can be
unpredictable. Acquire one of
their dwellings and wait. Then
remain hidden and stay away from
trouble.
The V/O Continues until the end of this sequence.
EXT. SAM GETS OUT OF HIS CAPSULE. - NIGHT
Sam’s craft lands on the bank of a lake at night. He gets
out and reaches back in for a bundle. The craft takes off
automatically. He throws the bundle over his back and sets
out for the town. Looking up he sees the moon and across
from it Orion his home. He can see it’s so far away.
EXT. SAM WALKS ALONG A MOTORWAY. - SUNRISE
He walks along a Motorway and past a big sign. Early
morning. sunrise.
EXT. SAM IN TOWN. - SUNRISE
Sam has arrived in town. In front a newspaper stand with a
cafe next to it. Lots of sights, cars trucks. He looks at
the papers and pulls one out he looks at it and we see in
his mind’s eye the learning program deciphering the
language. He pulls out some money looks at the coins
strangely before giving them to the seller who reacts
indifferent to Sams odd behaviour giving him his change.
CUT TO. Sitting in an all night cafe with a bought
newspaper he circles a rented house.

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Old April 6th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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I just tried to watch it, and I got a "video not available"
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:29 PM   #3
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Hi Allen

Just tried it its working fine for me? This was the link I just tried.

Hope you give it another go!

http://www.mydeo.com/videodownload.a...679&CID=177563
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Old April 6th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #4
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it worked! I liked it, I think your doing good so far. what cameras are you using, just one ex1? (I do not make films, I do not have much to contribute)
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Old April 6th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #5
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If you liked it that'll do nicely! :) Yes just the one EX-1.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #6
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link is dead
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Old April 6th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #7
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maybe issues with your server? possibly try uploading it to vimeo, I see some high quality samples there
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Old April 7th, 2008, 02:15 AM   #8
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Buba. The link does work. Could be a few others trying to watch it to! Please keep trying!
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Old April 7th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #9
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Hi Mark, I've tried to watch it a few times since yesterday but playback is very choppy for me and stops half way through. Any chance of a vimeo upload?
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Old April 7th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #10
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Hi Daniel I'll render a new version out tommorrow that is less defination! Id rather people had seen it as HD though.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 05:53 PM   #11
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vimeo has HD
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Old April 8th, 2008, 08:05 AM   #12
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Here it is at half the size! Hopefully should be easier to watch now. Alan I tried Vimeo but it squeezed the image. Anyway done now.

http://www.mydeo.com/videodownload.a...227&CID=178163
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Old April 9th, 2008, 04:33 PM   #13
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Made a website for it now! There is a trailer there as well. Also the menu buttons dont work yet, but the link in red does.

http://www.freewebs.com/markwilliams/index.html

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Old April 9th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #14
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hi mark

been trying to watch this for a few times past days now but it stops after a few seconds and goes all haywire. maybe my computer isnt up to the task. maybe you could post slightly smaller video somewhere? Looks interesting though, the first few secs i can see :)
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Old April 9th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #15
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Sami did you try the smaller version here?

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