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Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 10:13am

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This is the trailer for an 8 minute film i shot in a day with some mates.
We had a laugh and didnt take it too seriously, so please dont!

Synopsis - Five soldiers behind enemy lines must fight
against the enemy and the local wildlife if
they want to survive!


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Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 12:33pm

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LOOKS GOOD,

nice feel to it, good camera angles.

mussle flashes seemed a bit too bright.
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 2:34pm

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I see what you mean about the muzzle flashes. hadn't really noticed that. thanks for the tip!
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 5:19pm

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lol, love the dinosaur. Man, if you would have taken this film seriously i think it could have been sweet. U have awesome location, costumes and a great eye for the camera. Some of your shots look really really good. I would like to the see the final version. Haha, serious and funny at the same time.. i like it wink

Chris
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 7:29pm

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well i took it very seriously and man that FUCKING RULED LIKE HELL. i mean really caught the action very well. i agree with the muzzel flashes a little to bright, just for that realistic look, but man you done really well on this trailer. cant wait for the final thing. Did u use steven spilberges tech for the bombs of dust flying in the air? just it looked very similar to what he done as a kid.

Keep it up cant wait for the movie
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 9:02pm

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yep!! good ol steven spielberg! all of the dust in the air shots were done with his technique. well spotted! This film was a tribute to a film we made a year ago, which sucked! we tried it again this time, so some scenes in the actual film are a tribute to that, hence us not taking it too seriously! thanks for all the feedback.
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 9:04pm

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Looks very nice. I like the explosions and stuff. The thing with the muzzle flashes to me, is that they look like you just put them on while they weren't supposed to be shooting. They just look like they're there, and the people aren't actually firing their guns. Just a thought.
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 9:36pm

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yeah, you're right. When we made the film, i'd never heard of alamdv. I finished editing it, then someone told be about it, so i went through it adding in muzzle flashes. I'd never done it before. They're more convincing in the actual film, because the sound accompanying them makes them more believable.
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 12:37am

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I was wondering...what video camera you used to film this.
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 12:37am

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Well Done! What may i ask WAS the technique for the dust in the air? I beleive i know it, but just wondering!
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 1:49am

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we know you said the spielberg technique, but what exactly is that?
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 2:37am

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I think the technique they are referring to works like this. You dig a shallow hole, and put a 2x4 at the bottom, angling upwards. Then you fill the hole lightly with dirt, being sure to keep it from packing down too much. Then when your actor runs by, either have him or another person step on the end of the 2x4 that's still sticking out, and whoooosh! Lots of dirt should go flying through the air. Hope I did a good enough explanation, I can always throw together a diagram if you need more help biggrin
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 7:30am

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HollywoodWoody: Canon XL1S, in progressive mode for the shots with
"action" in them.
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 10:08am

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Yeah FLIP, i thought that might be it. Its a good technique, if you have a shovel. smile
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 10:15am

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andrew dont be silly razz going on like you knew hehe

Well you dont have to dig a hole. flip basically has the idea of it. the way spilebegre done the technique with his dad, (because dad wouldnt buy exploisves) was he basically got some 2x4 and made a see-saw out of it. That means getting a rock or something or some dirt. you can pile up. I guess a hole would be the best version for hidding the evidance as it were. The the process of putting some dirt on one end of the see-saw, and the rest as they say is magic
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 10:47am

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I did know it! GOSH!

heh. Then once u have a see-saw thing, get ur biggest, fattest, and heavyest friend to fall on it. And INSTANT EXPLOSION.


BOOOOOOOM!
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 12:08pm

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That was very enjoyable. It got me curious as to what the hell that dinosaur was doing there. Is it a puppet - it has a lot of animation on the side shot for a CGI creature (if it is CG, it's great!) - the shot when it runs at us is obviously CG. It was a fun, well shot little trailer. Bring on the full film!!!

biggrin biggrin biggrin

And serious kudos ffor finding good costumes and decent props!!! It's way too rare in here and needs to be pointed out. Good work!
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 12:36pm

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The dinosuar is an in-joke between me and my friends, reffering to the sucky version we made a year ago. Its also just a bit of fun! why not have dinosaurs running around!!!

( we didnt dig a hole everytime, we used a see saw tech also, but digging
a hole gave a bigger "explosion" of dirt )
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 12:44pm

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someone just said that there is no audio. Is that true?
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 12:49pm

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I had no audio on mine.
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 1:31pm

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I did, it was the trailer music from LOTR:TT.... although sadly I don't think anything but LOTR can do that musical masterpiece justice.

Still, quite a good trailer.
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 1:38pm

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great film. genius acting. plastic dinosaurs. explosions. blood on faces. tough decisions. survival. keep it real. more, more, more

P.S Wouldn't it be sick if someone like made a Battle Royale UK version? hmm.......
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 3:18pm

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This was a cool trailer, i liked the Spielbegian effect.
I also liked the costumes, which in reaply to an eariler post, is few and far between for some of the movies on here.

Not too sure what the movie was about, i assume it were raptors or the like attacking them.
The hand puppet of the raptor-thing was used pretty well.

Overall a nice little trailer.
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 4:44pm

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ay yo! basically i'm one of the actors in the film and i just wanna big up chuter coz mate u did a flippedy good job on the whole thing and now we r on the net!!! biggrin The trailer has bin edited so well, seriously chuter man if u don't make it as a director u got a secured job in the editing business!! Peace x
Posted: Sat, 13th Sep 2003, 8:41pm

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Rating: -1

How did you do that in-real groundexplosions?
Posted: Sat, 13th Sep 2003, 8:46pm

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READ.

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=81043#81043

there ya go, its been disscussed allready!
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 7:16am

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I think they show how to do that on the "special features" DVD of Saving Private Ryan?
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 10:24am

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the music in the trailer isn't originally from LOTR: TT, Its the original score to "Requiem For A Dream" by Darren Aronofsky, which is brilliant. Theyve adopted it for the two towers trailer. Also, in reply to "your mother" if that is your real name! yes...were making battle royale uk this week! ( you bastard! )
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 11:40am

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the rifles didnt look very convincing to me... but maybe that's just me.
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 12:00pm

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well, I live in england, and in england you can't buy rifles very easy (for quite a sane reason), so i had to use fake rifles...i apologise. Feel free to submit one of your films...
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 12:08pm

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chuter wrote:

well, I live in england, and in england you can't buy rifles very easy (for quite a sane reason), so i had to use fake rifles...i apologise. Feel free to submit one of your films...
I have done wink The trick is to film on private land of which you have obtained the owners permission. It was very hard in my pilot episode to try and keep hidden because I was driving a military vechile down to the private land on the motorway.

Oh what fun smile Yeah so get some private land, just phone up some farmers and ask nicely, say its for educational purposes. Tell them what you are doing and most 'nice' farmers are fine with it. Buy them a nice bottle of wine as well. smile
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 3:38pm

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in england you can't buy rifles very easy (for quite a sane reason)
You mean for quite a ridiculous reason.

Don't get me started on gun control...
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 3:43pm

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look, i dont want to get involved in a huge U.K vs U.S gun debate, but all I can say is watch "bowling for columbine"
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 3:58pm

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thanks for the tip er-no! thing is, i live in London,quite far away from any farms, but thats still a good suggestion.
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 9:01am

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chuter wrote:

look, i dont want to get involved in a huge U.K vs U.S gun debate, but all I can say is watch "bowling for columbine"
Noods head and agrees at the insane facts that lye out there.

BUT.... chutter you also have to take into consideration, that bowling for columbine which ive seen like 20 times.

but i think we also gotta remember, there is a number of american people out there who dont have a gun. especially new modern city goers, who dont really have time for a gun for there hard working days.

Mainly surburia i would say with the guns! TRYING TO KEEP THE ALIEN PEOPLE OUT as it were
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 10:41am

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Did anybody ever wonder why there is so much gun crime in America and not in England.

hmmmm.......

Something to think about.
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 2:42pm

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Hi I was wondering what soundtrack did you use?
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 3:33pm

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actually mate we're from england and the film was done in a very traditional english park in london!
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 3:50pm

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where u guys live in, in london? i wanna know where this park is! would be a great place for me to film some stuff for a media project!
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 4:30pm

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the music was the theme from "requiem for a dream", recently used for the two towers trailer. The park is in south west london. If you're gonna film, film soon, because the plants and brakken in the park, all die during winter, and are at their tallest during august. In winter, it just looks shit.
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 4:54pm

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south west huh, well im in the south east of london, i need to know those types of places!!!!!
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 5:52pm

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ZanarkandAbes wrote:

Did anybody ever wonder why there is so much gun crime in America and not in England.

hmmmm.......

Something to think about.
then watch bowlong for columbine, though that film doesn't really give an answer. Hey, Switzerland has (in a weapon/population ratio) the second most weapons in the world, right after USA, still we don't have that much crime. there are other reasons why crime exists. If there are no guns, people still kill eachother with knifes, bombs, etc.
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 7:13pm

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And England's violent crime rate is actually higher than America's.

You're WRONG.

Did anybody ever wonder why there is so much gun crime in America and not in England.
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 10:28pm

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i need to look at the new figures. i think this small country the percentage will be higher. i mean like someone tried jack me for my camera. which they didnt and i didnt say anything to the police. so thats unrecorded. Its all the life style i guess the americana lifestyle that people see in movies. the gang related crews and so fourth. i just think now days, people with garage have tried to change it into an english culture instead of it being the americana we see every day on MTV.
Posted: Tue, 16th Sep 2003, 4:48am

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sidewinder wrote:

in england you can't buy rifles very easy (for quite a sane reason)
You mean for quite a ridiculous reason.

Don't get me started on gun control...
Sharp eye steady Hand= Gun control


Do you think anybody would ever consider doing the thing they did in Columbine in an inner city school? .................................................
Why not ,cause they might shoot back![
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 2:03am

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oh yeah, that's a grand idea, let's take guns away from civilians.

that way they don't have anything to defend themselves from criminals with


you people seem to forget, criminals wouldn't care if guns were outlawed. THEY'RE CRIMINALS! they break the law anyway. breaking it one more time just to make their other unlawful activities easier wouldn't phase them in the least.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 4:14pm

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it makes no difference bruv...you see if you were to shoot sum criminal u get life!! just like tht farmer dude who shot sum geezer who was teeving his house! guns are bad news!and even if they do use otha weapons, far less ppl will be killed everyday.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 7:18pm

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im not saying guns should be banned in the U.S, cos its too late. there will always be guns in the U.S now. nothing can change that. like you said, the criminals will still get guns. however i still dont think it is a good idea, and i know that in england, theyre would be a lot more deaths and murders if guns were made legal.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 8:48pm

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great... i started another feirce debate... why dont you move this to the political correctness topic or something, and not the topic about the band of fellows?
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 9:47pm

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i'd love to, i didnt mean for this discussion to start either, but i dont know how to move discussions to different forums, sorry.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 10:21pm

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where are you from, richie c? I noticed that you registered an account just to respond in this thread. . . .

you're comment is ridiculously naive. if you have a decent lawyer, you could purposely kill someone, and get off scot free, or with a misdemeanor.

far less people will be killed everyday? psh. not really. people who really want to kill people won't be stopped by pithy little laws.

chuter wrote:


theyre would be a lot more deaths and murders if guns were made legal.
perhaps you people should take some anger management classes then.
here in the U.S., it's really not \that\ difficult to get a gun legally. and in michigan specifically, it's not even that difficult to get a permit to carry a concealed firearm.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 10:36pm

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see its ppl like you who r flunking it up 4 everyone else!! basically all tht stuff u just sed is obvious but aside from the point! of course some ppl get away with it but wot i'm saying is give them less of a chance to get away with it...if they didn't hav a gun in the first place then they wudn't be in tht position... if guns were illegal then deaths wud fall..i'm not suggesting a great amount but sufficient enuf...its ppls lives ure talkin about..and btw..my comment was not naive ure just spilling out pointless shite!
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I'm spilling out pointless shite? listen to yourself! have you even read anything you've posted here? you have the grammar of a retarded 8 year olld! I might be inclined to take you seriously, if I didn't first think that you attended special ed. . . .


the problem with what you're saying is that it's idealistic. I'm telling it realistically.

and when it comes to people's lives as you so adequately put, ideology doesn't cut it.
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I suppose after that everyone will be wanting to outlaw bows and arrows...when new weapons are created i believe that is only fair that people have access to them, whether it be by permit or something else...because if a weapon has been created there is no doubt that a criminal can get his hands on it...I just think it is only fair to level the playing field...

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here. made a new little topic for people to post in about this topic (gun control i think) so it doenst ruin a topic created for something else.
http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=81845#81845
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 3:04pm

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cheers 4036douglas. But before we move this battle, i'll have to ask people not to make fun of richie c's condition, he is greatly improving after extensive therapy and has made noticable progress. I do think it is strange how the one argument for guns i hear a lot is to stop criminals and "even the playing field" I dont know the figures for robbery or breaking and entering in the states, but i do know that it happens in england, with knives or maybe crowbars or even guns, but everyone in england doesnt arm themselves to the teeth just in case our houses get broken into. Theres some serious paranoia and fear in the U.S that is a result of the way the media manipulate the news. The news chooses what stories to run, and stories of murder or gun robberys are their first priority, distorting the truth in how often these crimes take place, and the frequency of them. I understand you would want to protect your family, but we do have guns in england and shootings do take place, but you cant seriously believe that if guns were legal in england that these deaths would not rise.
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2003, 3:23pm

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Hi, nice looking film. I was worried it was another airsofters with a camcorder film but it looks like you've put effort into it. The camera work is nice, sfx are ok, can't tell about the acting or audio from the trailer. Looks like you've tried to tell a story which is good smile Look forward to seeing the final version. Talk about the film people, save your pro/anti gun stuff for a more relevant forum.
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2003, 6:03pm

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Its a shame this has changed into another gun control debate rather than disscusion about the film which it should be.

There is no point arguing with these people because even though all the figures say having no guns leads to less crime and it is obvious to anyone with half a brain, most americans are brainwashed to ignore all that and try to justify having a gun by any means neccesary rather than actually think about it logically and make up their own mind. razz

I would just leave them to it but unfortunatly the problems we are starting to have here are because of american influence on the UK.

As for the film I thought it was pretty good, no plot but much better angles and ideas that a lot of the other films that are in the cinema.
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Very nicely done, and excellent encoding on the music. I can't wait for the whole movie. 5 stars.
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2003, 7:11pm

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My last reply was a bit off topic, but that was before I read the previous posts. But I agree with the majority. You can't outlaw guns/weapons, and you never will be able too. I mean, come on. If we haven't reduced or outlawed weapons or even made a reasonable good effort for all of human existance, we're not ever going to. I mean first it was the rock, then the sharpend stick, then a spear, knife, sword, balistia, cannon, and now gun. Weapons are going to increase in killing en masse until the Sun goes nova. Next it will be the plasma gun, then the death ray, etc. There is nothing we can do. We can try, but weapons are just going to keep on increasing in power and popularity.

S.D.
Posted: Fri, 10th Oct 2003, 1:04am

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Hi just to say that It is quit cool what you did, I am just asking to myself what is the music you use in this clip ??? I love it !
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Posted: Fri, 10th Oct 2003, 3:26am

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what did you guys do for the dirt flying into the air? just throw it yourself? and the title at the end wasnt readable cause of the short time it was up!
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Like you guys said, you did'nt take the filming seriously and hope we don't....Well, hard to really...nice job on the humour side of things, nice effort on the jungle effect...but, and correct me if I am wrong...are those air rifles you are running around with?? biggrin

Jon Black
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guest: if you read the previous pages you would find out.
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Chuter(not logged in), what i meant by not taking the film seriously was, for example, dont post comments nitpicking the realism of the guns used. I know its hard to tell what the film is like from the trailer, but this film was made for fun, for a laugh, so we didnt worry about how good the guns looked and why there would be a raptor in the jungle. Ive noticed how much some people on this site manage to pick apart peoples films. A lot of people make films on this site because they enjoy it and not to be critically judged and put down. i asked people not to take it seriously to avoid these kinda nitpicks, which can go too far. Of course theyre not real guns, of course the raptors stupid, of course its not really a warzone, its just a film i made for a laugh, with some mates,for fun.( sorry, i went off on one!! that wasnt aimed at you JonBlackESEW!! just having a rant)
Posted: Sat, 11th Oct 2003, 8:06pm

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You could always ignore those posts, rather than tell people what to write.

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Posted: Sat, 11th Oct 2003, 8:43pm

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I agree that nitpicking isn't useful to anyone, the point is to give contructive criticism to help each other with their filmmaking, not to simply pick holes in it.

(If you say that people should be free to nitpick then surely people must also be free to tell nitpickers to shut up smile )

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Posted: Sat, 11th Oct 2003, 9:56pm

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You shut up. If you don't like it if someone nitpicks at your movie, just ignore them, or don't allow people to criticize your movie, or in other words, don't post it in the cinema.
Posted: Sat, 11th Oct 2003, 10:27pm

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If you make your movie public (ie as in posting it in the cinema) expect criticism, bad and good. It's par for the course. Expect good comments, stupid comments, devastating comments even...

It comes with the territory. Other than that, don't post. I don't understand people who post movies then get all upset as soon as they get a somewhat negative review. What was the point of the whole exercise then? You just post for people to tell you how cool your movie is? If you make movies just for fun, why bother posting them?
Posted: Sat, 11th Oct 2003, 10:31pm

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That is true, no need to get upset when you get criticism. But that doesn't mean people shouldn't be more helpful with their comments.
Posted: Sat, 11th Oct 2003, 10:36pm

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God knows I agree with you Kid, I wish some people would be more helpful, however what are you going to do about it? It'll always be like this... I tend to ignore the meaningless or stupid comments and focus on the good ones. In any case, things somewhat even themselves in the long run.

Bottom line, if you post, expect good, bad and sometimes ugly things to be said about your film. The point is: take what you think is good and try to improve on it. Or do nothing at all. It is your right as a creator. But if you expose your film, it's out there and it will rain, shine and snow on it... Just normal. You want no comments, keep it in the dark. Simple, no?
Posted: Sat, 11th Oct 2003, 11:13pm

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Also, there will never be a film without negative comments. I learned that, and no longer strive to make the "perfect" film.
Posted: Sun, 12th Oct 2003, 1:49pm

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i understand non constructive nitpicking can't be helped, i was simply replying to a post asking about the quality of props used in this film by pointing out i said "don't take it seriously", meaning that i know the guns are bad, as they were never intended to be good. ( p.s- john carter, power corps looking damn good! how'd you get the money to make it? i'll ask this in the message board for your film, instead of you posting here)
Posted: Sun, 12th Oct 2003, 2:27pm

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chuter,

I'll gladly answer you but yeah, you are better posting it on my thread in order to not distract attention from your movie...

Which by the way I enjoyed tremendously and got for what it was... And it was well done in the sense that the raptor really intrigued me! wink
Posted: Sun, 12th Oct 2003, 9:35pm

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Well as short films go, this was a pretty good effort, I was'nt digging at you guys in my first post. At least you took the time to get all costumed out for your part and all the neccesary bits and bobs to add realism, without a huge budget which not many of us have anyway, you make use of what you have and can get hold of really cheap. What I did'nt mention in my first post was that this was a good effort with the right amount of humour to keep you watching....location shooting is always a plus, so taking the time to get a "Jungle" appearence is a bonus to you guys!....I shoot alot of my short films (which I am trying to get web space to upload to the cinema), are shot in my flat with some costumes that cost £2.00 each....still, effective, cheap and to the point smile people at different levels should be more supportive than rip the movie or trailer to pieces...the point is....they gave it a go, and things can only get better each time. I looked back on some stuff I did a year ago and laughed my ass off at how bad they looked compared to the stuff I do now, this movie making is a learning curve...Good luck to anyone giving it a go.....Look forward to your next work guys.... biggrin

Jon Black
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2003, 8:46pm

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sorry JonBlackESEW, i misunderstood your first post, thanks for the explanation in your recent post. i agree that costume and location are a real cheap way to improve the look of a film. we were lucky as we had the costumes and props readily available from friends, and the location was five minutes away from home! The kid's right about posts, that's the point i was trying to make, i dont disagree with criticism, as i think it really helps but only when its constructive and not pointing out obvious flaws in a film.
Posted: Sun, 16th Nov 2003, 7:55pm

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the guns dont look very realistic chuter. you should have spent more money, it really ruins the film. bad luck.
Posted: Mon, 17th Nov 2003, 10:55am

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we didnt spend any money at all. we made it in one day for a laugh, before i even knew what alamdv was. i didnt want to spend money, and someone had those guns so we used them. i will be spending money and buying better guns for the feature i'm making in march. this film and BattleRoyaleUK were just to kill time until we're ready to start making the feature, so we havent spent any money on either of them, cos we're not taking them seriously
Posted: Fri, 28th Nov 2003, 4:43pm

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What song did you use? What is it called?

This trailer was cool!
Posted: Fri, 28th Nov 2003, 9:30pm

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its the theme from @requiem for a dream@, a film by Darron Aronofsky. It's abrilliant film, that is often overlooked. the music was recently used for a LOTR trailer, which everyone mistakes the music being from. The soundtrack for Requiem for A Dream is excellent, as is the film, check it out. thanks for your comment!
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 1:45am

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WHAT IS THAT SONG CALLED SO I CAN DOWNLOAD IT!!!
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 1:47am

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oops, ok, i c
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 2:18am

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dididid
Posted: Thu, 4th Mar 2004, 1:48am

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That was pretty damn cool, what kind of Camcorder did you guys use?
Posted: Thu, 4th Mar 2004, 8:15am

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my precious canon XL1S (XM1) in frame mode with the ND filter on.
Posted: Thu, 4th Mar 2004, 12:46pm

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well i think its very very good. you all look luferly

love noo xxxx
Posted: Thu, 4th Mar 2004, 1:14pm

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very very VERY good in fact. like i told rich, the army uniform is very sexy.

noo x x x
Posted: Fri, 5th Mar 2004, 7:41am

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who are you?
Posted: Sun, 14th Mar 2004, 10:41am

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i go to leh - ask rich, he knows me. im vanessa
Posted: Mon, 29th Mar 2004, 12:39am

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This trailer was awsome. The only problem was you ruined it by haveing dinosours in it. If this didnt have them it would be alot better other then that it was really good.
Posted: Thu, 13th May 2004, 12:44pm

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I am wondering how you did the bullet tracer effect? - (in the side on shots where their are little yellow lines going past you)
Posted: Sun, 16th May 2004, 4:39am

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If I could, I'd hang this on my refrigerator like an extatic mom after her son recieved his first A on a paper. I thought the composition throughout the trailer was very good overall - the color that your camera takes in is remarkable. Must be PAL magic vs. NTSC, which I personally think sucks compared to PAL. You guys did great with the resources you had, which I'm sure saved you money and less frustration with your final result. Keep kicking ass.
Posted: Wed, 26th May 2004, 6:44am

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had problem with this. will be back up in a day or two
Posted: Fri, 29th Oct 2004, 7:05pm

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very well done. the dinosaur kind of ruined it. Efeects were very good. How did you get the dirt to fly up in the air?
Posted: Sun, 12th Jun 2005, 5:27pm

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Now that was cool I gave it a 5 keep up the good work.

Travis Bridevaux aka jedijt9
Posted: Wed, 15th Jun 2005, 8:28pm

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Good Work, you kept the camera steady, and nice angels. No "Major" errors i noticed. Good work!
Posted: Sun, 7th Aug 2005, 11:50am

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Great! I like the blood/whatever spatering on the guys face!
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 2:05pm

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WHat was that song in this movie? Ive heard it several times now on different things and I like it?
Posted: Mon, 25th Sep 2006, 1:15am

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Requium For A Dream by Clint Mansell.
Posted: Fri, 27th Oct 2006, 5:16pm

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ha, love it, great dirt explosion, im going to try that some time, i could have done with know how to do that the other day tho
Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2008, 12:08am

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How did you do those explosions?

Great job though...