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Spies of a Feather

Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 11:08am

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Serpent

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This movie is the first of my friend's spy trilogy. They're three short films. He did a pretty good job directing considering it's his first. I edited and added the special effects to it. hope you enjoy!
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Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 3:03pm

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The editing, sound, and special effects brought this movie down a lot. More cuts were needed, or quicker cuts. What was with the slow motion thing when it stayed there for a while? Also, somtimes there were muzzle flashes, sometimes there wasnt.. Some of effects were placed a little oddly. Good job on the panning camera shots though! Those are hard to place and you nailed it. The sound of the effects was very weak. I could barely even hear it. Overall a 2,but dont get me wrong, I liked it. I just feel it can be improved a lot.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 8:59pm

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Brettsa, where is a decent place to find sound effects? That was where most of the trouble I ran into was. Thanks for the tips. Keep 'em coming.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 9:02pm

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Rating: +1

There are super high quality sounds here, very nice gunshots sounds

http://www.jushhome.com/SoundBunker/

more coming..
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 9:12pm

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I agree with Brettsta on most accounts. However I also have a few things to add. The music didn't seem to fit the mood of the story very well. Also, I noticed some exposure problems throughout. Try setting the exposure before you shoot each scene, and make sure there is no bright window behind the actors.

I also had trouble following what was going on towards the end. The cuts were a little strange, and too quick to tell what was going on. However, not bad for you first editing and fx.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 9:27pm

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Serpent

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That wasn't my first time editing and effects. Read before you write. My friend's first time directing.

PS- Even if I didn't tell you that, you could have seen "other movies by Serpent. Fall of the Jedi."
Posted: Wed, 28th Jan 2004, 10:53pm

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Sorry, I did realize that your friend directed it, however I see no harm in commenting on the whole movie. Maybe your friend can read the suggestions and work them into the next movie.

(I guess my post may have sounded a bit critical, but I was trying to comment on the whole thing and not just the fx or editing.)
Posted: Tue, 3rd Feb 2004, 10:05pm

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hmmm... well I think a remake is in order. It would have to be about ten minutes long and tell us why they sent a SPY to a house that is more of a fortress! Second you can improve the guns by painting them or removing the orange thing at the end. When he jumps out of the house it probably could have been cut a little better (he jumps out of the house twice). Finally I think the music could have changed from time to time (you can go to smaller known compossers websites like Bill Brown's to get music) If you put all the suggestions that people have posted into account you should have a pretty good secquel and I can't wait! Keep at it and you'll be posting a hit on here sometime soon!
Posted: Mon, 26th Apr 2004, 9:10pm

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movieguy5

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well, im going to give this movie a 2. The sound fx were terrible as was the editing. The only actual descent part was in the begining when the guy got shot in the face, other than that...trashy.

GL in your future though.
Posted: Tue, 27th Apr 2004, 10:01pm

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Well, im downloading this right now, but i have to say, walmart dart guns sure dont fit well..dollar stores tend to have somewhat more realistic pistols when you break off the orange tip..


Ok, i watched it...and my oh my..this message was orignally alot harsher, but im going to tone it down abit.

This might be the worst movie i have ever seen. even on this site. i feel very much sorry for the lead actor in here, having went through the trauma of doing things like having the worlds most obvious explosion jumping scene EVER, even totally cutting away and intterupting the action. the plot was completely hilarious, and the shootout was by far the largest waste of DV i have ever seen, save jack pearces "devil may cry" and that obscure "james bond clone" movie. that being said, lets move onto way to improve this.

1. let this kid make about 15 movies and force him to watch them, so he can see how much they suck
2. allow the pure, unadulterated suckiness to sink in, thus rendering his wants for a horrendous shootout scene helpless.
3. instead, see if he wants to make a comedy instead.(although this was dang funny)
4. remind him of how awkward it is to edit stuff like random action cuts. and overly long closeups.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 3:13am

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Serpent

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Well, tell that to SmartStuff277. This is not my movie. It's my friends. PLease, don't judge me by this little movie that doesn't belong to me. And, I've seen worse on this site.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 3:24am

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Gibs

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Seriously, Bryce, haven't we all made pathetic movies at one time or another. You can't honestly say you've never made a movie that is the equivalent of this before, as far as the technical aspect goes.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2004, 6:32am

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Bryce007

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The truth is, im not saying "serpent, you totally suck". What i am saying, is that this is the worst movie i have ever seen. (ok, aside from "devil may cry" or that james bond clones trailer) But, even though im sure you wont believe me, i have never made something this bad. heres why i say this (among other things)

I have never:

1. looped a song for an entire movie.
2. had the worst dialogue, said with tremendously bad acting. (i know not everyone can act on command)
3. the worst sound effects (or lack of)
4. the super cliched jumping from explosions

anyways, all im saying is, i guess he needs way more practice.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 1:25am

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Serpent

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Ok,cool. I'm just saying, I don't care, not my movie. wink And I'm also backing myself up by saying "don't judge me by this movie" because it isn't really mine. And, my friend wanted it done in a day, and I was to lazy to get more music. And yes, the acting did suck.