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Posted: Tue, 28th Oct 2003, 2:06pm

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ssjaaron

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This movie was filmed in the deep jungles of africa, and had more than 20 directors working on the set together.
Not
this movie was done when me and my friends were talking about random things so we decided to film it. Caution this movie is very corny.
lol
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Posted: Tue, 28th Oct 2003, 2:39pm

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scannon

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I think the fact that you state up front that this movie was just you and friends having fun made it even funner to watch. I liked it. The kid trying to fly by flapping his arms. Great stuff.

I hate when people get to technical when the intent of the film was to just have fun, and you can tell that is what you did.

cant wait for part 2

keep playing!

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Posted: Tue, 28th Oct 2003, 2:47pm

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Simon K Jones

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Fun to watch, but marred by some technical errors which I'll go into below. There were lots of ideas in this, and with some improvements to the film technique it could be made into and excellent little action sequence.

The main problem was the editing, which led to a bit of confusion, mainly in the first half. Lots of characters appear without introduction, and it is a little unclear as to who is on which side. Reading up on continuity editing, the 180 degree rule etc would immediately improve your work. The timing of the editing to the music was fine, but the choice of consecutive shots could have been planned better.

The sound is also difficult at times, with the dialogue becoming almost entirely obscured by the music (which also added to the confusion at the start).

Some of the nicer effects ideas, such as the football and the roof-hopping, were spoilt a little by dubious animation. Taking the football as an example, if you examine the path it takes from the foot to the roof, it seems to change direction in a rather unnatural manner. Otherwise it would have been a really neat idea.

The real stuff on the rooftop was great - and also looked pretty dangerous! Going to locations like that always enhance a movie: shows effort was put in, rather than just filming it all in your bedroom or some such. smile

Anyway, if you sort out the film form issues your next piece will be something to look forward to!

The good:

• Nice action ideas.
• Some good effects ideas (football knocking someone off the roof, the guy having trouble taking off).
• Some good shots (although often spoilt by dubious effects use).

The could-be-better:

• Effects animation.
• Sound clarity.
• Continuity via shot choice and editing.
Posted: Tue, 28th Oct 2003, 7:42pm

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nice lol
Posted: Tue, 28th Oct 2003, 9:05pm

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pretty good, the jumping from roof to roof looked cheesy but i think thats what you were aiming for. The real soccer ball that you kicked in one shot looked alot different in the cg shot. Pretty funny, acting could be inproved though.
Posted: Tue, 28th Oct 2003, 9:14pm

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well, you should watch out for unneccecery shadows so you don't see anything. pretty funny tho
Posted: Tue, 28th Oct 2003, 11:05pm

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ssjaaron

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thnx every one for saying nice thinkgs about my movie and giveing sugestions but i really want you to rate my movie so i know where it is at
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thank you guys agian!!!!!!
peace out
Posted: Wed, 29th Oct 2003, 4:00am

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It was Ok Tarn pretty well covered the critique so I will just ask if I had made this film would you have rated it a 5?
If not then you shouldn't rate it a 5 when you make it either.
I rated it a 3 which I thought it deserved but was tempted to rate it lower to offset your vote.
Posted: Wed, 29th Oct 2003, 9:42pm

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4036Douglas

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when the guy in the yellow shirt was doing what looked like a weird kung foo thingy ... the lighting was way off. you should have adjusted the lighting when you were greenscreening it, or used didgigrade (if it were out) to make it look like he was actually in the shadow of the house.
Posted: Wed, 29th Oct 2003, 9:49pm

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If it wasn't for the crappy far shots of the dudes flying that would've been a lot better.

I like the guy putting on the ninja headband at the end.

But the song sucked.
Posted: Wed, 29th Oct 2003, 11:23pm

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TurManveru

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I know that this movie was made to corny, so I don't think that a critique is in order.

What I would like to say is that this short film did make my chuckle.

Beyond that, I have nothing new to add (although what I added wasn't new either...).
Posted: Sat, 1st Nov 2003, 6:44pm

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Sollthar

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Heh, this was really cool. smile

You had some really funny bits in it and you showed a very nice feeling for timing and had great ideas I thought.


Technically there are some things that could be improved, but first that has already been said and second, it was still great fun.

Congrats! smile
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 4:55pm

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Mantra

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Well you went for 'Corny', and you managed it very well. I enjoyed it alot, nice ideas all achieved in a spectacular corny fashion. Rock on!
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 9:37pm

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ssjaaron

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thank you every body for your input
peace out