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Sam The Spy part 2

Posted: Mon, 9th Feb 2004, 10:49am

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Sarkilas

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This is the secound part of Sam The Spy! We're going to make the final part soon! Enjoy the movie!

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Posted: Mon, 9th Feb 2004, 5:38pm

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It won't seem to download. I don't think the link works.
Posted: Mon, 9th Feb 2004, 11:11pm

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It works!

To start off, that was very enjoyable. Great use of effects and I all around liked it. I thought it was fast paced and fun. I was thinking 5, but the cuts towards the end were choppy. Soo, 4! Great job! biggrin
Posted: Tue, 10th Feb 2004, 3:56am

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that was a very good movie considering your age. However there are a few things you'll want to work if you are planning on creating movies as more then just a hobby in the future.

- Story. you didn't have one. the whole things was clones running around shooting other clones. Think of something creative, and have a purpose for your movie other then showing off your cool special effects.
-Dialogue. You didn't have much, and the most common word was 'SH!T'. Definatly didn't score points with me. If you are going to use profanity, use it sparringly.
-Camera shots. it looks like you stuck your camera on a tripod, and left it there. You'll want your camera shots to have movement. also, all of the shots were medium shots. not really any close ups, or long establishing shots. A variety of close-ups and mid range shots can add much impact to your movie.
-Violence. There was a lot, which was probably what you were going for. However, needless violence also doesn't score points with me.
-Effects. Overall, the effects were not good. There were a few instances where the muzzle flashes looked interesting. The thing with the effects is that they have interaction with their environment. If there's an explosion, the room will get brighter. What I would do is try to co-ordenate a strobe light or something like that whenever you have a machine gun going off or something like that.

This advice doesn't apply just to your movie. It goes for just about every film that's linked to here at csb-digital. and your movies will almost always get better with experience. My movies were much worse then yours when I started. Also, if you read about directing, acting, lighting, etc. your movies should increase 10 fold in how they look.

that's my advice. take it or leave it. anyone else care to chime in?

-Brian
Posted: Tue, 10th Feb 2004, 4:02am

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Good advice. I noticed one oddly placed muzzle flash. It was meant to be for frontal shots, but was used on a side view. It looked very awkward. This was the array star flash, the first of the rapid fire. I actually just picked up a strobe light. Its cool and works great. If you can get a hand of these, brighten up frames with muzzles and explosions in post. A strobe would look better because it would cause accurate shadows.
Posted: Tue, 10th Feb 2004, 3:41pm

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Another good fighting film. Good job, looking forward to the next one.
Posted: Tue, 10th Feb 2004, 5:08pm

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Heh, actually the third movie is not in productions because of the snow! The beginning of the thord movie was without snow, so we can't film when it's snow! biggrin


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Posted: Tue, 10th Feb 2004, 5:37pm

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Yeah, keeping the continuity right is the best way to do it. You can't really have a scene where there's no snow on the ground and have the next scene with the ground covered with it. Hopefully, the snow will melt soon and you can start filming again.
Posted: Wed, 11th Feb 2004, 1:08am

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umm.. were those jedi robot clones invading a local house?
Posted: Thu, 12th Feb 2004, 10:22pm

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Perty good, i think that the word "Shit" seemed out of place considering your age. ANyways, we all start somewhere, you can look at my first movie, the agent, kinda like this, not the best placed effects, not a real good story, random violence but i must say that i am working my way away from that, were thinking of better storys and stuff. Im sure you will to, were both on the path of amateurs! lol, anyways entertaing, short, good.
Posted: Fri, 13th Feb 2004, 4:55am

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can somebody please explain the whole jedi robot clone spy thing to me, I really didn't get it, my dad watched it and he didnt get it. It just looked like some guy who wouldnt die just kept running 'round 'n round, shooting all the while.
Posted: Fri, 13th Feb 2004, 2:53pm

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Actually it was FBI Agents! biggrin Pretty normail to make that kind of stuff! But I agree with your dad that it was a little bit wierd! razz
Besides that, I can start film again! Will start today! (13th february)

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Posted: Fri, 13th Feb 2004, 5:54pm

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Ok I said it on Small Fighters and I'll say it here. Im starting to see the makings of a new genre on FXhome. Ill call it"what the heck" or what-eck for short. These are films that focus on cool fight scenes but leave the audience wondering as to the plot. Among these are Small Fighters, Sam the Spy part II, and to a point 11:45. What-eck movies are fun if you want to just watch fight scenes, but if you want an understandable plot these will not satisfy you. I have to put them in their own genre because it helps me to judge them more fairly biggrin so now I announce that from here on out I will be recognizing what-eck films on their own. This is a great success in the area of the what-eck genre so if you happen to be a fan of what-eck movies, this is the one to watch biggrin

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Posted: Sat, 14th Feb 2004, 3:25am

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jessy wrote:

we all start somewhere, you can look at my first movie, the agent, kinda like this, not the best placed effects, not a real good story, random violence but i must say that i am working my way away from that, were thinking of better storys and stuff. Im sure you will to, were both on the path of amateurs!
Hey that's exactly what I'm doing! smile Getting the actual idea is the hard part.
Posted: Sat, 14th Feb 2004, 4:36am

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Explosions... There were too many uneeded ones. When you had them, people did not act accordingly. Yes, I know this can be hard, but if you act accordingly, the movie has a lot better chance of being good. Also there were too many badly placed blood effects. Someone got hit>blood poured out>he turned around>blood continued pouring through the turn. You did several things like this. There was something overall that I liked, I can't exactly pin point it though. Next time, remember to try to place your effects better.
Posted: Sat, 14th Feb 2004, 10:04am

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Heh, the stories aren't good! Yes, I agree with you guys! Effects too, pity! Err....! But anyway the movie I'm working on will be a great one! It has a short story biggrin but it's a Lego movie actually! biggrin Heh! Imagine how it will be worked out! I can make lots of more things in Lego movies! The scenes can be anywere I want it! biggrin That's pretty cool I think!

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Posted: Sat, 14th Feb 2004, 5:00pm

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I actually liked Mission Fredrik! well done biggrin (of course there is room for improvement but there always is)
Posted: Sun, 15th Feb 2004, 9:54am

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Mission Fredrik!? Heh, it was kind enjoyable when you said that! I thought myself: "Mission Fredrik will not be liked by anyone!" but then again! biggrin
Right anyway I'm going to edit Sam The Spy part 3! Final part of STS! It's shooted and ready for edit! smile

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Posted: Sun, 15th Feb 2004, 5:06pm

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will part 3 make more sense?
Posted: Mon, 1st Mar 2004, 8:45am

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Sarkilas

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Erhm....I'm not quite sure! But I think you all will like the final part better! biggrin (The entire movie is finished, but AlamDV won't work!) I can't open any other movie than QuickTime format, but I can't export QuickTime in very good quality! sad But I'm catching up with the end! smile