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Ding Dong Death

Posted: Wed, 19th Nov 2003, 5:48pm

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jessy

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Some kids pull a prank on a guys house, but they didnt know he was a serial killer. Are best movie yet.
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Posted: Wed, 19th Nov 2003, 6:44pm

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TAP2

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Are best movie yet
Hate to be annoying, but do you mean "our" biggrin

I'm downloading it now, I'll get back to you with my comments.
Posted: Wed, 19th Nov 2003, 8:48pm

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TAP2

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Hi,

Yes - a definite improve from your previous films, much better editing/acting etc...
There are some areas which you've brightened up too much, making it look sort of fake, which leads me on to my suggestion...

Try working more with each scene using colour adjustments, it can really make a film that much better. Just darkening certain scenes, and applying colour changes.... I add a 25% black and white filter to my films to get rid of the "Home video cam" look..

Anyway, keep up the good work...
Posted: Wed, 19th Nov 2003, 9:20pm

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4036Douglas

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hmm... pretty cool, but it looked cheesy when he just went to the door with the mask and a machette. maybe if you had him say, look at a computer screen with maybe a video of at the door like he had a hidden camera there.
Posted: Wed, 19th Nov 2003, 9:30pm

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MistahG

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The music was great.. and you had a lot of plot going on there, shows you took the time and patience to come up with a solid story. Congratulations. Could use a few video filters to make it look a little more professional, but very nice.
Posted: Thu, 20th Nov 2003, 1:18am

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Marek

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That movie was ok. I don't think the LOTR music did anything for you buT... hey. There were quite a few continuity errors there, and I think you should spend some more time on editing. A lot of people on fxhome edit for months just to make it as good as it can be. Well, thats pretty much all i have to say, so im done. 3 from me.
Posted: Thu, 20th Nov 2003, 1:37pm

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Kram1563

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Rating: +1

its probably an improvement on your other films but there are things you could of done it make it a bit more suspenseful, maybe have the guy pop up from nowhere a lot of the time them thinking they have avoided him then bang a loud piece of music and he breaks though a fence or something and comes running towards you, or through a bush, through a door, just a bit more suspense that could in a way take the audience by suprise, there were bits in there that seemed to be a little slow paced like when they are running accross the road and they jump behind the box thing, it just seemed a little slow paced seeing as they were supposed to be running from a insane machete welding freak, you could of perhaps had you going into the house and trying to hide because it seemd that all you were doing was running arouna neighbourhood were to be honest people would see things happening, espicially people dying in front lawns try and get a few suspenseful locations the woods was good i would of liked to have seen a night scene where the killer was persuing you in the dark weather it be you changing the colour or using lights it seems as if you like doing slaher horror type films try and make them that bit more suspenseful it would make the world o difference, maybe a bit more blood wink other then that i kinda enjoyed it

Mark biggrin
Posted: Sat, 22nd Nov 2003, 6:07pm

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monkey

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Getting better and better. I'd say, once you perfect composition and shot flow, things will really pave out well.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Nov 2003, 6:07pm

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monkey

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Oh yeah, forgot to mention. Some of these scenes are too dark so you can't really tell what's going on.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Nov 2003, 7:52pm

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starX

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Rating: -1

One suggestion- don't wear shorts. You almost never see people wear shorts in action / horror movies, unless it takes place in the tropics or something. They just look bad on screen.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Nov 2003, 8:37pm

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jessy

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star-x why did you give my movie a 1?
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 8:59pm

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Brettsta

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The Plot sounds awesome! You must have took a lot of thought into this idea. My mac was only playing the sound but no video. I get u a rating when I check it out on my pc. Im excited to watch this.
Posted: Mon, 24th Nov 2003, 11:53pm

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Brettsta

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I liked the cuts you made and the plot was really good. The acting could have been better, but thats hard to do. I don't mind the shorts. I feel it looked good for his part, especially because of the mask. Overall good j ob. I would have liked better stabbings, but it doesnt make that much of a difference.. Good job!
Posted: Mon, 8th Dec 2003, 9:45pm

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anonymous

Hey Jessy, it's robin, I was wondering when you wanted to make that movie demon we were planin.
Posted: Sat, 24th Jan 2004, 5:34am

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Gibs

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I know it's been a while but I'll go ahead and post my opinion.

Definately a lot of improvement here from your previous work. The music fit well throughout practically the whole movie. The camera movement was pretty good (like when the guy saw the sweaters, and the cam panned to them).

However, as others have said, there are some continuity problems with your edit. The thing that made me cringe, though, was the overall mood. There was a guy chasing them with a machete, only he wasn't chasing them, he was just walking really slowly towards them. The whole nonchalant atmosphere sort of killed the suspense. I know that acting is hard, but when the actors are walking casually through the woods, and slowly preparing to shoot a bow and arrow, it just sort of ruins everything. And I don't understand the whole part with them sleeping outside. If their house was two blocks away, why? And why did the guy with the machete just wait around all night for morning to come?

But, these are errors that can be fixed in the future. I'd say that more careful editing work, and a better thought out story (plot was good, but stringing scenes together needed work) next time would make a very good movie. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 2:55pm

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Frozenpede

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Alright! Carolina fans!! I live in NC (Union County) maybe we can get together and film something. I guess everyone has already said what neads to be said, but cant you get a real machete? there all over the place if you nead one. This one was a LOT better then the squirt guns in the Agent or the plot in Life Before Death and shows that y'all are on your way!