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Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 10:52am

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ssjaaron

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This is a movie i did when i was home sick and my mom was gone. i never really do serious movies but that day i decide to give it a shot. hope you enjoy
PS: i Filmed the hole thing by my self, and edited it withing 1 hour.
peace out
Credits: I did everything, filmed it, edited it, acted,directed.

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Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 11:15am

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Apart from the ending, that was amazing. Your shots were fantastic, you had tons of different angles, low shots, a shot through the stair rails, a good close-up of your face etc. Very very good stuff.

The thing that let it down was the ending; it wasn't really satisfying. What would have worked was something like maybe an energy bolt comes out of the cupboard, sucks him in & then slams shut again. Cut to deathly quiet scenes of the house, with the same music. That would have worrked with the whole weird radio storyline..maybe there's a huge amount of energy in that house or something.

If the ending had been better I would have given this a 5 because it is just extremely well produced, with good music pacing, sound effects & shots (apart from a medium close-up of your facte which didn't frame too good, cutting off your neck or top of your head, can't remember). Still, it justifies a 3.

Try more 'serious' stuff, this is good sh*t man wink
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 11:43am

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Woah, these movies is usualy not so good, but you changed the history!
Great angles except that halfhead at the end.
Loved the camera at the begining, going over the remote controlls and you had some other really nice ones to.. altho the story seemed a bit wierd...
I thought there would be some radio problem, instead there is a ghost thing... You could have worked on that!
The titles were good! you could had added a little motion to them and they would have been even better. Music was scary and actully made me wee-wee ... Good Work!
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 12:21pm

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Nice! I liked the ending, a quick shiver.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 2:04pm

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ssjaaron

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ya thier is going to be a, high quality one soon. so check that one out later.
peace out
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 2:07pm

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Thats the kinda movie id like to see a bit more of, a little chiller movie.

It was well done, had some nice shots in there i liked the shot through the railings, was good.

I have done some short movies like this myself wasnt quite as well done as this, one of them involved b4s Zombie plugin, another wasnt to bad untill i ruined it with the ending, good job im gonna give you a 5!
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 8:30pm

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I really liked this.
like i think the music really drove it and i acually cared what was going to happen in the story.
keep this stuff up
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 8:30pm

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I liked it. Much much better than the majority of all the other "It's just me and my camera" movies. Edits are well done, nice shots, and COVERAGE! Wheeee!!! Looks to me like you actually planned on editing this and got more shots than you needed, which is more than what some would do. By the way, that "half-head" angle at the end, when you first look over at the closet is oh so nice. Very reminiscent of a similar shot in Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind. Loved it. And the end didn't bother me, either. I can dig the weird stuff.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 10:28pm

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Vary good! You realy did a nice jod there, the camra work was good, the sound/effects was great and the effects where great. funnt im woching this at home sick sad
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 10:34pm

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overall i liked it, and the thing that stuck out the most for me was the cinematography. My only real problem was it looked like you looked at the camera once or twice, but I could be mistaken. Also, i don't like it in movies when people have to hold up the extension cord to show that it's working without power. you have to assume that the audience would get that, and you should never dumb down anything. Also, the ending didn't bother me either. overall a pretty good movie
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 12:18am

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thanks guys for the input. and those of you that did not like the ending, well it is my still so sorry.
and it was kinda hard filming all by myself. setting up the camera and running in front of it.lol
i am glad to here you guys like it wink
thank you agian guys smile
peace out
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 12:28am

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I liked this a lot! It was very well made. I thought the ending was pretty cool! Good job on this.
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 1:10am

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I am not sure what shot everyone is complaining about? All the shots at the end look quite intentional and very nice to me. The only thing I saw that I would have changed was the effect at the very end, you should have changed shirts before shooting that part, just to look different. Generally very good job. I am trying to think of reasons I shouldn't give this a 5 and I can't so a 5 from me! smile GREAT JOB!
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 1:47am

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I liked it a lot, though it struck me how much it resembled a short movie I made recently, it was basically the same thing, except it's that I'm woken up by what sounds by my alarm clock, and there is a close-up shot of it with my hand pressing the stop button with no effect too, but it ends up being the burglar alarm, and it ends abruptly like yours, with somethign attacking the main character, and I have a shot through the stair bars too. Creepy! smile

4 from me.
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 10:35am

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I emphasise, I liked the film a lot, see raving about it above. My reason for criticisng the ending was that it's very swift & I wasn't affected by it. It also looks like what it was, a shot against bluescreen with the transparency altered a bit.

To maybe make it more effective, how about applying a bit of a smoke/dust effect or something so it doesn't look so 2D?

That's just my opinion. But I love the other parts of it. I know I may seem harsh taking away 2 points because I think the ending wasn't so great, but I just felt - you know? Everything was so great before it I felt it was leading up to something better.

Again, keep these kind of things coming. Great work! wink
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 2:07pm

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Congrats biggrin you took the top spot on the first day! biggrin
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 2:11pm

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Yippy smile
ya i try to make each movie i make, go higher and higher into the cinema. if i dont make a movie go above my last one. then i have failed as a film maker. frown
thank you everyone for your comments wink
even though JORDIGONE* rated it a 2 which in my mind makes no sense.
but that is just me neutral
thank you agian everyone, you have really made me want to try harder
peace out
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 2:45pm

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Hi ssjaaron,

wanted to see the movie but my quicktime can not identify the codec.
Which one did you use ?

Thanks ahead,
Hartmut
Germany
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 7:13pm

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I liked it, you have the gift keep shooting little mistake but that's how you learn.
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 7:46pm

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nice movie! liked the ending with that chilling kind of feel. biggrin 5 from me!
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 9:25pm

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That was creepy! Nice camera angles. Kinda makes me not want to stay home sick any more. biggrin

PS- Nice G5. Saw it in the background! cool
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 10:02pm

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hey scrooge go to the quicktime website and get the lastes addition, it should work wink
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
hope you can watch it.
peace out
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 11:05pm

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turnwalls an idiot. This clearly is not a 0 movie. He just joined the site 40 mins ago too.
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 11:57pm

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Maybe someday those types of people will realize their votes mean nothing...
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 12:00am

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this is weird. No, i do not mean the movie, for i have not yet seen it. Whenever i try to open it, it messes up. I have downloaded the latest quicktime, yet it still wont open. I click on the play icon, and it gives me the cannot display page error. And when i try to download it by right-clicking and saving, it trys to open it, but then says something along the lines of, "cannot open information"... Any ideas on how to help?
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 12:07am

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I think its not working because I think its hosted on AndrewTheActormans site which was or is still down.
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 5:26am

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Awesome man! I loved it and i gave it a 5!

This is the kind of thing i like to see hear, very cool.

I agree though, the "ghost" at the end should have had something else on.
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 4:09pm

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I enjoyed it. The ending could've been expanded on so that the viewer would have a better idea of what was happening, but, overall, this was very well done. I'm looking forward to your next one.
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 10:22pm

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If the ending was extended, it wouldnt of had as much of an effect. You know what I mean?
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 10:26pm

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Yeah. If the ghost or whatever jumped out and then they fought or something it would have been really lame. The end is great.
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 10:45pm

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Serpent wrote:



PS- Nice G5. Saw it in the background! cool
It was a G4 wink
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 11:58pm

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That was sweet! I loved the ending. Anymore and I think it would have spoilled it. Great work-can't wait to see more!
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2004, 12:46am

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Very well done, you really know how to make use of the camera and its angles.
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2004, 5:13am

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well, I noticed some editing problems but I loved the music and the camera angles were great! definatley one of my favs! biggrin
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2004, 6:08am

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wow... this movie is sweet! i realy liked it how all the radios in the house were all skewed and messed up. The peacefull-yet-eirie music that added to the tension and gave the movie a very nice overall effect. The ghost of himself at the end gave you something to ponder over whether it meant something, or if there was just no one else to do the acting. wink Definitly worth a 5 in my eyes.
Posted: Mon, 1st Mar 2004, 4:51am

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gj dude
great camera angles
creepy too
and u did this all by ureself
impressive
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2004, 4:39am

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ya i did this all by my self hugegrin
i just decided to make a movie when i was done watching "Sea Bisket" when i was sick. and decided to make a scary movie, i still dont know why i wanted too, but i did.
any way while i am typing i will tell you about some future videos i will be helping out with and working on.
first one i am helping on is called "These games with Ghosts" Directed by Jason Ball (or known here as MeetTheBeatles who made http://fxhome.com/cinema/info_cache/movieinfo577.html ) any way he is making a film called "These games with Ghosts" and i get to help work on it becuase he lives really close to me, i am so excited, this will be my biggest project ever to help on biggrin
check out some video clips and screen shots of it on Localfilmmakers.com http://www.localfilmmakers.com/films/games_with_ghosts.html
and right now i am working on my own film with my own crew called "K-text" so look forward to that. oh ya and jason said he could help me on my movie aswell. pretty cool uh.
well just wanted to let you in on some projects of mine. wink
hope you guys get ready for a hole new me in film making this year
thank you everybody and good night

-peace out-
-ssjaaron unsure
Posted: Sat, 6th Mar 2004, 4:42pm

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That movie was really cool.
Posted: Sat, 20th Mar 2004, 11:23am

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Like most of the comments I think parts of this were nice. Music and pacing were good and I'm very impressed you managed to do this in an hour. However I felt that the ending was a bit lame - I would have gone very dark - and also there were three shots in a row of your chest which I'm sure is due to the fact you were doing this on your own. 3 from me.
Posted: Sun, 21st Mar 2004, 8:49pm

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Aaron:

My apolgies for not getting the chance to see this movie sooner.

Overall, I'm not into "scary moive" genre. However, the usage of your soundtrack and the sound effects really helped established the mood.

Considering you shot this in one hour, I think you're cinematography was excellent. Your use of angles was really good, particularly your use of low and canted angles to create the mood.

There was a shot where you turned around to look at your closet that I thought could have been better framed (I thought it showed a bit too much of the ceiling), however you did say you did everything yourself, so that might explain that issue. I think that almost everyone said this already, so my apolgies if the redundant response is annoying. The only reason why I noticed was that your other shots were really done well.

Lastly, keep making movies and submitting them. I think you have definite potential to make this a serious career, if you chose to do so.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Mar 2004, 2:58am

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Mr G J Coe wrote:

However I felt that the ending was a bit lame - I would have gone very dark
I still love the ending.
Posted: Tue, 23rd Mar 2004, 11:22pm

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I loved this movie. The views were awsome and the storyline was short and sweet keep up the good work.
Posted: Sun, 20th Jun 2004, 10:31pm

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Thank you for all the replies! I hope to make more films, that are better than this one.
my next film is probebly "K-text" i dont expect it to be a huge hit, but its cool.
thank you FXhome for all the support, and to all of the people that inspire me.
peace out
Posted: Tue, 14th Dec 2004, 11:20pm

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That was a horror movie made nice I would like to see more work form ya'll
Thanks for the enjoying time watching it.
Posted: Wed, 15th Dec 2004, 12:35am

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thanks dude! hey if you wanna see more work by us go to www.intial-productions.com
check out our old and new films! enjoy and thanks wink
Posted: Fri, 26th Aug 2005, 9:09pm

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This movie really drove me into making more horror films. I like it. 5
Posted: Sat, 27th Aug 2005, 3:57am

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lol thanks, this movie is really really old! but it great to hear responses like that. thank you
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I really like that, good work and especially for editing it in an hour