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Animus

Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 11:08am

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Aculag

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A story about a man struggling with his subconscious. And his bank account.

This is not meant to be taken seriously in the slightest. You might have guessed that since it's from Dennis & Ronnie Films, but hey, maybe you're new!
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Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 11:29am

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Gotta say I love it! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 11:31am

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Possibly the best movie ever.
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 11:42am

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Great stuff. Had me smiling from start to finish. And the acting was spot on, would have been very easy to overdo it, but it seemed just right. Can't fault this clip at all.
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 11:45am

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ten out of ten! smile
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 12:36pm

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Hmmmm,
when all the csb crew come out of the woodwork to comment on a film, it's got to be worth watching.

I hope there is a 2nd part to this smile
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 12:58pm

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We might be slightly biased...
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 3:42pm

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Excellent, when I see a new movie by Aculag, I know I'm going to laugh. Much fun!
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 6:27pm

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I liked that a lot. It was done really well, will serve as a good ad for fxhome wink. I was wondering why does that guy have a gun. Then Im like ohhh!! heh. Good job.
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 7:54pm

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pretty good, as it reminds me much of my first encounter with FXhome
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 8:29pm

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All I can say so far is thanks for such positive words.

No... I can say more. I thought this up off the top of my head last night, we shot it in like 10 minutes, took about 20 minutes to get together editing/effects wise, then I uploaded and submitted.

I guess it just goes to show you that you don't have to spend a really long time on something in order for it to entertain! biggrin

Glad everyone's enjoyed it so far.
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 8:30pm

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Qucik question:

What does Animus mean?
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 8:32pm

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Animus

Especially the last definition. That's the reason I wanted to title it that. wink

It's kinda a stab at ajjax44's "Volition", because it's a "big" word describing kinda what's going on. No offense to ajjax of course, it's all in fun. Basically, it's a joke name.
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 9:38pm

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whoa man, that movie was deep. it was like he was fighting his subconscious over something that he did but he didn't know and it was so stylish fighting and stuff. that was awesome. i liek dennis and ronnie
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 9:39pm

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So...we're actually all women, and FXhome is just our way of expressing our masculinity?


I gotta say, I always had my suspicions about er-no...
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 9:42pm

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Isn't that what it is? Was I wrong? Oh no...
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 10:42pm

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This was clever and funny, good job on taking a good idea and making it into a good movie. smile
Posted: Thu, 15th Apr 2004, 11:54pm

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Heh, very clever indeed.

On my first day of owning Alamdv in 2002 I shot a quick film of me shooting myself exactly like that. I think we all do it or think of doing it.

biggrin cool.
Posted: Fri, 16th Apr 2004, 12:47am

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No dude, that actually happened... But you recovered of course.

If I haven't said this before, Aculag's a damn genius. I love the clip.
Posted: Fri, 16th Apr 2004, 1:59am

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It was good for early evening entertainment!

I really like the idea - the simplicity works really well. Some of the best projects are the ways that are the most spontaneous. I appreciated the realism(don't laugh!) of the recoil when firing the pistol. That's something that a lot of people forget when shooting scenes of that nature.

One thing that we film-makers are all guilty of at one point or another is the timing of cutting from shot to shot. You may want to cut the shots just a bit more quickly in the future. Once the human mind has resolved a visual image, it's generally time to move to the next image. Just a thought~ biggrin

Peace~

-Klinn
Posted: Fri, 16th Apr 2004, 9:21am

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One thing I particularly liked about this was the editing, most notably the final shot, which cut at precisely the perfect moment. Coupled with the performance, the final cut was hilarious.
Posted: Fri, 16th Apr 2004, 10:30am

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Don't you love the look on his face right before that cut? I couldn't have asked for better. I was going to leave it on a freeze frame of that, but I decided it was much funnier to just cut it.
Posted: Fri, 16th Apr 2004, 10:36am

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Yeah, cutting at that precise moment makes it almost subliminal - you just catch a glimpse of the look, then it's gone. It's an effective technique. It reminded me of the ending of Magnolia, when you just catch a glimpse of the girl smiling before it cuts.

So I'd say that Animus is a self-reflexive examination of the subconscious masulinity within all women, whilst being a post-modern rethink of the Magnolia text.
Posted: Fri, 16th Apr 2004, 10:48am

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Hahaha. Alrighty then!
Posted: Sat, 17th Apr 2004, 9:40am

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great movie i enjoyed watching it but the lighting looks like you took a lamp and put it really close to your camera which gave huge shadows to little objects but beside that i intend to watch it again.
Posted: Sun, 18th Apr 2004, 3:13am

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There are no faults in this. Aculag your a great director and editor to say the least.

Thanks for giving me premision to tatally steal this idea and use it for my own personal benifit wink.

6 out of 5 good job ( no the 6 was not a mistake ). This in one of the films we will look back on once/if you become a big time director.
Posted: Mon, 19th Apr 2004, 5:42am

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Whats the point of this short clip? I didnt see anything that spectacular about it, including a plot. Someone please explain!
Posted: Mon, 19th Apr 2004, 7:32am

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Humour.
Posted: Tue, 20th Apr 2004, 5:29pm

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It's a metaphor. Some won't understand it. Others will. Such is life!
Posted: Tue, 20th Apr 2004, 9:21pm

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I do not blame others for not being able to see the artistic genius behind this film, for it is very deep. No plot you say? Hark! I say this movie has one of the most developed plots ever to grace my ears and eyes.

This movie, if seen on a variegated scale, is really the depiction of man's duality. The main character, shall we call him, Demeter, has been witness to an obviously troubled childhood. It is also obvious that when Demeter sees FXHome, it awakens old demons, demons from his abusive past. When he has that flash back, he remembers the day his twin brother, Ceres, shot at him with their father's gun. Demeter didn't want to do it, but had no other choice to return fire with their father's other gun. Though he always hates himself for doing it, a part of Demeter enjoyed killing Ceres, because Ceres was always telling him what to do, (which is why Ceres called himself Demeter's subconscious). Ever since then, Demeter's father melted to guns in a furnace, and found a new life at the bottom of a bottle. A year after the shooting, Demeter would find his father dead in the gutter, holding onto an empty flask that was once home to Fancy Gin. As the years went on, the emotional scars were healed, that is to say until Demeter stumbles upon FXHome, as stated before, awakening dark monsters from the past. Demeter realizes what he has done, and asks his mother for some money to purchase a gun, so he can now turn it on himself. A truly chilling and psycological piece of art.

Or it could just be a fun little video, you wouldn't want to over analyze or anything.
Posted: Tue, 20th Apr 2004, 9:27pm

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nice analysis waser... really makes you think.
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 8:42am

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Id go with cute little video. But if anyone actually produces what Waser proposed, then thats one hell of a flick! Id give it 5 stars.
Posted: Wed, 21st Apr 2004, 2:57pm

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You made me laugh on a thusday! wink
Posted: Tue, 27th Apr 2004, 9:42pm

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I always have trouble finding a rapid gun fire sound like the one here. Where'd you get it?
Posted: Tue, 27th Apr 2004, 10:03pm

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The Sound Bunker. Look in the Ultimate FAQ.
Posted: Tue, 27th Apr 2004, 10:04pm

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They have so much sounds there I mustve skipped those! I think I downloaded basically every sound from there already. Ill check if I got those.

Edit: Yeah, theyre on my computer all ready, thanks.-+

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Posted: Tue, 27th Apr 2004, 10:18pm

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Warfare. I'm not sure which sound byte it is, but you'll find what you need.
Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 8:18pm

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I like the concept.
But that was about it.
Acting, was good.
Didn't like that there was no intro.
I don't see how it is 'deep', I see how it could be, if you were to draw it out. Good, but not great.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 8:28pm

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Calibretto wrote:

I don't see how it is 'deep', I see how it could be, if you were to draw it out. Good, but not great.
Uh... it's not supposed to be deep... That stuff was a joke.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 8:43pm

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marry me

you know i love your work aculag..

just a pointer, bring up the saturation in it, give it more color then it will be perfect.
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 9:52pm

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Aculag wrote:

Calibretto wrote:

I don't see how it is 'deep', I see how it could be, if you were to draw it out. Good, but not great.
Uh... it's not supposed to be deep... That stuff was a joke.
Hehehehe.
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 5:20am

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See? Tarn gets it.
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 1:54pm

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Aculag:

Sorry that I haven't been able to view your movies, as I'm just finishing up my finals in graduate school. tard

It's difficult to say anything bad about the movie, as the movie itself is so robust in its story, I'll need to see it a few more times before I can really say anything bad about it. (Of course, I may be reading into it too much..damn this graduate school)

Great movie. If I didn't give it a 5, I should be executed...twice. Any movie that gives a great plug for a great product in a creative way deserves a 5. I look forward in seeing more of your work.
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 5:03pm

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That's who the guy reminds me of! Jim Bruer from Half-Baked! HA! I knew I'd get it!

Anyway, we must have very different humour Aculag - I didn't find any of that funny. The only saving point was that it was short. wink

You've done much, much better.
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 5:27pm

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Rudy - Thanks!

Cypher - Yeah, people have said he reminds them of Steve Buscemi too...
Posted: Sun, 2nd May 2004, 5:47pm

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Haha, people have said that about me, especially when I'm sporting a goatee.
Posted: Sun, 27th Jun 2004, 11:40am

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what is the name of the song with the organ? ive heard it before, but i just cant figure it out!
Posted: Sun, 27th Jun 2004, 5:08pm

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The song is Intermission, by Tool.

And just in case anyone's wondering... The other song is Oblivious Maximus by Superjoint Ritual.
Posted: Thu, 11th Nov 2004, 2:35am

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Wow, that was SO hilarious. Maybe it's just me, but I never really got the humor in Hannigan Road or the Gradual Descent. However, this was easily the most humorous movie I've ever seen on fxhome. 5/5