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Full Moon

Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 8:40am

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Aculag

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When Samson comes over to give Delilah some important news, it's nothing like she would have imagined...

This movie was intended to be one of the things that we film in one night, edit the next day, do some effects work, and it's over. Maybe a weeks worth of work. It ended up taking over a month to complete. With numerous editing changes, tweaking the audio, effects, what have you... But I'm finally pleased with it.

I know there's some camera shakes here and there, but trust me, there's nothing that can be done about them. Please don't bring it up.

For those interested, at the end of the summer, I should have a DVD compilation of a bunch of movies, and this one will be on there, but with really fancy opening titles. Far too fancy for the movie itself.

Enjoy.
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Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 10:15am

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I would offer some constructive criticism, but to be honest, I couldnt some up with any smile Great bit of non OTT FX which didnt swamp the storytelling..

Keep em coming....the one night thing is a great challenge...
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 2:41pm

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Great movie! What happens at the end??? You can't leave us with a cliffhanger smile
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 5:24pm

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5 plus:
The female girl, actully a really good actor. And the looks dosen't make anything worse.

5 plus:
The Male actor, actully a really good actor. the only thing which is bad is that he is a non-female.

4 plus: lightning, could have been a bit better, there was some places that seemed more non-natural then others.

3 plus:
the story wasn't the strongest one, but it was just long enough for that one scene, and the end made it kinda.. what's up dou?

2 plus: the sound, its a known syndrome that the XL1s records it's own tape spinning which its a really enoying sound. Get a extern mic is the only thing to do. and the varvulve at the end was going a bit to long
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 5:50pm

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Thanks everyone.

Tim - Use your imagination

Andreas - I have an external mic, and would have used it IF we intended this to be anything more than a stupid little project. It was a mistake not to use it. Since every one of my movies ends up having a lot of complaints about sound, I'm going to definitely focus on that aspect the next time around.
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 6:25pm

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A good concept, short but sweet. Good acting by both. I like the framing of the shots where he's revealed all & they're just looking - she, looking puzzled, he looking, yes, rather dogged & weary, sort of upwards.

The sound wasn't the best but I mostly didn't mind. The only place that I would have changed it was in the fx sequence, where his voice is sometimes indistinct through the music/sounds. I did like, though, the eerie wolf howls etc, nice & effective.

Apart from that minor gripe, this was great. I've commented on the fx before I think, they're really well done.

5
Posted: Mon, 17th May 2004, 8:51pm

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I really liked this, and is probably tied with Car Trouble as my favorite D&R film. THe dailogue was good, despite the funky sound. The camera shakes I felt didn't detract anything from the feel of the movie, so I didn't let that affect my score. Though in my opinion stephanie butler's acting was nothing that stood out (though by no means bad), I think that Josiah White is one of the best actors on this site, and this movie just reinforces that statement. I really liked the way it ended, especially with the amiguous sounds durring the credits, kind of creepy actually.

A solid movie, but just missed some sort of umph to give it a 5, so I went with a 4. Keep em coming aculag
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 5:29am

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The more work I see from you guys the more I think "Kids in the Hall." I really hate to make that comparison again but again the humor of this reminds me of their style of silly irony.

Am I the only nut that sees this? tard

I loved the monolog Samson had. How many takes did it take Josiah to get the seriousness across. Somehow I picture him bursting out in laughter after each take on that sequence. lol

Let us not forget the whole smell the fart acting, Telemundo Soup Opera moment at the end. I laughed to tears. hugegrin cry

Since you leave it to our imaginations...
I can see it in her eyes. She is screaming, 'NO! No you f'in weirdo get the heck out of my house." Then Samson saying, "SIKE!"

Minus some MINOR sound wierdness, the planning involved shows. The camera angles and cuts were spot on. Yeah there was a slight jiggle in places but that did not detract from the story.

What part of the world are you guys again? If you are in the LA area, I happen to know a starving actor that might like to get involved with some of your projects.... If you are interested that is biggrin
Posted: Wed, 19th May 2004, 4:37am

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I normally enjoy dry humor (for instance the movie Rushmore) but Aculag's movie's must be an aquired taste. Everyone seems to love them but I don't understand the appeal. The camera work was shaky. It sounded like somebody was fumbling with the camera in the background the whole time. I obviously have not learned to appreciate your humor but, all that aside, the technical aspects of the movie need improvement as well.
Posted: Wed, 19th May 2004, 9:04am

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So explain to me what justifies a zero. I'm not complaining, I'd just like to know why this has absolutely no saving graces whatsoever and is the worst movie you've seen on this site, according to your ratings.
Posted: Wed, 19th May 2004, 11:43am

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I just looked at Dimbus voting record and you're right - In his opinion Full Moon is the single worst film he's ever seen.

I thought it was well made (minor technical gripes aside) but a bit on the flimsy side, but still, a zero?

A few years ago I did a stage adaptation of Theatre of Blood, which I liked and for which I got a good reveiw, and yet which someone afterwards told me they thought was the single worst thing they'd ever seen ... I wear that with pride now. You should do the same.
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 2:10am

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I don't care about the vote, I just want to hear his opinion. He has kinda vague information.
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 7:15am

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"Aculag's movie's must be an aquired taste. Everyone seems to love them but I don't understand the appeal"

Says it all, really. Some people don't see things objectively and just decide on a simple like/don't like basis. If you pressed him I imagine it'd just come down to, "I didn't think it was good," rather than some shattering insight that will propel you forward as a moviemaker.
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 2:17pm

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Alright, you don't understand. Forget it. Everyone's got their opinions, if Dimbus thinks it's the worst thing he's seen, that's his. No sense trying to make sense of it.
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 8:20pm

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I don't understand? I'm on your side!
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 8:23pm

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Sorry. I'm reading you wrong. Oh well. I want to keep this thread for comments on the movie. Heh.
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 10:33pm

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This short really had potential to go further. Even if it was a little bit. I think it was too short. Even though I got the point, I think there could have been a little more added to it.
Posted: Fri, 21st May 2004, 5:51pm

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The guy who plays sampson is just hilarious. He has this comical personality that just radiates from him. The girl who played delilah has very good screen presence, not to mention she can act which is always a plus. I liked this short alot. Kept me laughin.

-Chris

p.s. Sorry im late on the reply, ive been editing like crazy tryin to get stuff done and out. ha
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2004, 1:44am

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OK. I've watched this another couple times, and I really don't know why I posted it. It's really not good. It was extremely rushed, with little to no planning of any kind, and it really shows. This is now my least favorite of any of the movies I've made.

The next movie I make I'll probably start filming in July. And I plan to start working each frame out in my head and on paper so such a catastrophe doesn't happen again.

Dimbus, I'm now in total agreement with you on this. Except I think the lighting is really good. Heh.
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2004, 8:18pm

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Maybe it should have gotten a 1.
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2004, 8:19pm

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Aculag

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Did you think of something you liked about it?
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2004, 10:11pm

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Aculag wrote:

OK. I've watched this another couple times, and I really don't know why I posted it. It's really not good. It was extremely rushed, with little to no planning of any kind, and it really shows. This is now my least favorite of any of the movies I've made.
though it probably isnt the reason you are so down on the movie, I hope the low ratings arent going to your head. This is one of my favorites from you, and I, along with a bunch of other people are really glad you did post it. but then again you might actually just have come to the conlusion that you didn't like your own movie. whatever, I know I liked it

then again, this could be some signature aculag sarcasm.
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2004, 10:12pm

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I couldn't care less about the ratings. It's the fact that I looked at it from a critical perspective, and I just don't like it.
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2004, 10:18pm

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that's what I thought. You don't seem to be of the kind who would care about ratings. Too bad though, because it really is a quality film.

*watches again*

yup, still a quality film
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2004, 10:19pm

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Heh. Well thanks.
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2004, 10:22pm

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Yeah, I agree, I liked this alot. I dont think Id consider a 3.2 a low rating.

Id say:
3 average, good work
4, very good
high 4, pure greatness
Posted: Sun, 6th Jun 2004, 11:22pm

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I've seen this before, havne't i?
Posted: Sun, 6th Jun 2004, 11:42pm

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You prob saw the rough version he posted a while ago in the filmmaking or general chat forums.