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The Break In

Posted: Sun, 7th Dec 2003, 1:18pm

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Brettsta

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A robber arrives at a house without knowing that somebody is home....

And ARMED!
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Posted: Sun, 7th Dec 2003, 6:31pm

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That was really really good! Your camera angles were great and I liked the music. This film makes me want to buy AlamDV even more. I will when I get the $$$.
Posted: Sun, 7th Dec 2003, 9:02pm

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It was... less than perfect. Your muzzle flashes were too small, the camera work was a bit shakey, and half the time it was out of focus. Some of the effects seemed misplaced. Not bad for a first try, but work on those things and you should get better and better. Oh, and next time please where a shirt. wink

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Posted: Sun, 7th Dec 2003, 9:12pm

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That was really really good! Your camera angles were great and I liked the music. This film makes me want to buy AlamDV even more. I will when I get the $$$.
That was the most unsuttle post I've ever read biggrin

...

Yes the music was very good, but Brettsta didn't make it biggrin
And everything else... was...

I'll admit, you captured the evening quite well, it came out much better than some of the night scenes i've done, don't know if that was skill or fluke on your part biggrin
If you used a Tripod, it needs some serious oiling, it was extremely jerky.
Muzzle flashes needed to be much bigger.

But it wasn't that bad for a first try (as Marek said)... I'll also concur with Marek's request to wear a tshirt (preferably one that isn't transparent) in your future films smile
Posted: Sun, 7th Dec 2003, 10:20pm

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Thanks for your advice.. I will post the movie with bigger muzzle flashes shortly! Be sure to check in. biggrin
Posted: Tue, 9th Dec 2003, 4:34pm

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btw, what is that music?

I know I've heard it somewhere before and it's winding me up thinking about it biggrin
Posted: Tue, 9th Dec 2003, 8:55pm

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I found the music on Freeplay Music.com. They have some good tracks. I usually use Soundtrack and the Pinnacle Studio Music thingy.

Be sure to post feedback and ratings!!
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Posted: Thu, 11th Dec 2003, 1:28pm

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Which section did you find it under? biggrin
Posted: Thu, 11th Dec 2003, 4:09pm

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I found it under the Drama section. I feel it went perfect with the movie.
Posted: Thu, 11th Dec 2003, 5:52pm

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Votes would be greatly appreciated! smile
Posted: Tue, 23rd Dec 2003, 7:21pm

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What Drama Section? smile
Posted: Tue, 23rd Dec 2003, 9:07pm

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Ok, here's where to go:

1)Go to www.freeplaymusic.com
2) On the black strip on the left, where it says Freeplay Music and has the flag moving, touch the down arrow. It will bring down a myriad of CD's
3) Click the CD named Drama Vol 1
4) A few songs should appear on the page. The one I used is Dawn Mist.
5) Download and put it in your movies!

Posted: Tue, 23rd Dec 2003, 10:13pm

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It Is a good song, but It will be stupid if everyone uses it biggrin
I've got no intention of using it...

Thanks for the freeplay music link tho
Posted: Sun, 8th Feb 2004, 9:28pm

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Pretty good, especally given your age.

I'm actually, not a big fan of the music - You could vary pacing with the same music playing in the background.

Don't shoot on auto! The camera hunting in and out of focus was a big minus, and try to vary the pacing. You could have cut a lot tighter in places, and jacked up the tension by slowing down in others. For example, when your protagonist hears a noise you could have held on him in the dark, breathing. Did he hear it, or didn't he? And so on.

More work on sound editing would have been good - the spot effects sounded like just that - dubbed effects.

But, having said all that, a good range of shots and well done. But ...
who really holds their guns sideways. John Woo's got a lot to answer for ...
Posted: Sun, 8th Feb 2004, 9:43pm

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Woah! I never thought people will still post on this.

This was my first thing, basically trying out alamdv. I look at this and often laugh. I have learned a whole lot since then and since all my other "movies". I didnt know at first about the voting system and gave myself a 5. I was so naive wink. If I were to revote now, id vote a 2 or 3. I've learned so much stuff in such a little amount of time and I hope in will show in my future productions. Thansk for taking the time to comment.