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Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 10:56am

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Entry for the 2003-04 "Project XL" competition. This year's theme is 'Change'. A wealthy business man tips off a bum on the street, thinking nothing of it, only to have things turn radically upside down within a matter of hours.
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Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 2:12pm

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great work and a neat idea there Hajiku! I love this short movies with a plot that has meaning! The only thing I can think of was that the voices was a bit low... otherwize great!
Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 4:09pm

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Good one! Put together well. The "under the hair dryer" shot really made me laugh.

I don't think the dialogue was too soft, but the music was too loud...if you would back it down a little, then the dialog won't sound soft when it comes in.
Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 10:22pm

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Thanks for the comments guys. The voice issues have partly to due with the compression, and partly due to having no mic on the set with us that day. I did tone the music down, however, in the final release.

BTW- Can any of you tell me where I used Chromanator? razz
Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 10:24pm

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Can you tell us
Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 11:29pm

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looked like u used it when the businessman stood in the road (from about 3:12 onwards) when his car was stolen, not sure tho, very well used...

good little short this, wonder if the business man used his money to go buy a lottery ticket? smile

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Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 11:30pm

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I thought he was gonna buy a lotto ticket and then it would end. I liked that it was left to out imagination though. 4 stars from me.
Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 11:38pm

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TMM wrote:

good little short this, wonder if the business man used his money to go buy a lottery ticket? smile

TMM twisted
Actually, I am dropping off a pre-release DVD copy of the movie to 'Dave', the guy who owns the gas station, tommorow and we are going to film that exact scene. Nothing long, just a quick shot to put in after the credits. It'll be on the final DVD for anyone who cares to know smile
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 12:09pm

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Quote "Based on an original idea by John Juerss. "


Hmmm, I like the creative use of the words "BASED ON". What does everyone else think, "based on" or "complete rip off"? biggrin

Here's the link to John's original -

htttp://www.juerss.co.uk/video/home/sweetandsourgreen.wmv

If you're going to base your films on someone elses ideas, fine, but if you intend to completely copy their film, at least state "Remake of the original short film by X".


Well shot though biggrin . Music volume could do with being a bit lower and talking needs to be a bit higher.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 12:19pm

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rcamuk wrote:

Quote "Based on an original idea by John Juerss. "


Hmmm, I like the creative use of the words "BASED ON". What does everyone else think, "based on" or "complete rip off"? biggrin

Here's the link to John's original -

htttp://www.juerss.co.uk/video/home/sweetandsourgreen.wmv

If you're going to base your films on someone elses ideas, fine, but if you intend to completely copy their film, at least state "Remake of the original short film by X".


Well shot though biggrin . Music volume could do with being a bit lower and talking needs to be a bit higher.
I've talked to Juerss before, and we have things sorted out. It was his idea for that exact quoting.

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Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 12:41pm

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did you use chromanator right after he wins with the ticket?
Posted: Tue, 27th Jan 2004, 12:45pm

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oh and yeah, you should at least write at the end "written by" or give him a special thanks, i mean it is his story.
Posted: Fri, 30th Jan 2004, 2:44am

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That was a good little short. It kinda reminded me of the movie "Pay it Forward" But I liked it.

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Posted: Fri, 30th Jan 2004, 1:55pm

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Rating: +1

I reckon the chroma keying was when the 1st guy was walking left to right along the side of the road and a car goes past. Later on, there's the same shot, but with the guy walking the other way, & with the same car.

Good film, well made. The soundtrack with the distorted voice was cool & original. Slickly made, well edited, subtle...I'm sorry but I cannot not give this film a 5
Posted: Wed, 4th Feb 2004, 2:37pm

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Heh, gotta love that song from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. smile

This was a great short. Full version dvd eh? You sure it's worth it to pay 8 bucks for a dvd-r to burn a 5 min short onto? wink

Anyway, 4 from me smile
Posted: Mon, 16th Feb 2004, 1:06pm

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Yes. It is made well !

Sometimes it could happen wink DidnĀ“t saw at what time you used chromanator.

4 from me !
Posted: Tue, 23rd Mar 2004, 11:32pm

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Good job on this it was well made. The song goes well with it.
Posted: Wed, 24th Mar 2004, 9:24am

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Heh, a very cool idea indeed!

I liked the acting of those guys. Allthough it was cheesy, it suited the whole movie perfectly well! smile

It was a shame the sound was not too good in places, especially when they started talking. Maybe a better mic or a dubbing would have helped.

Camerawork was solid and editing too, if a little slow in places.

I did love the way you set the whole thing i scene though. Very funny. smile