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Magic Hour

Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 10:35am

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Klinn OWarren

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I was required to make a short film as part of an application packet for college, hence this video. It was shot in the slot of two hours, because that's all the time I could arrange for the set. Having explained that, I've always been a fan of fantasy, and this was my crack at something "post-apocolyptic".

Two washed out mercenaries find themselves with no battles to fight and thus, no income. To keep busy, they take a job in a forest in which legend dictates disaster. Little do they know, this job will provide useful experience - tips for survival.

Let me know what you think~

Peace~

-Klinn-


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Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 10:41am

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Andreas

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That was pretty good, the camerawork was nice, the editing was OK.
story a bit short, but it works not to see the bad guy.
I had a bit of problem hearing that voice in the beginning, maybe it's just my bad english.

The actors did a good job.
It was worth watching, keep it up!
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 1:21pm

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I have to agree with Andreas on this one, but I was able to hear the voice in the beginning. It was very good and worth watchable.
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 3:17pm

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This was really good. You can see the difference in this project compared to most. It is better lit, organised and shot. I like the camerawork and most of the direction was pretty good. The acting was reasonable, a bit strained at time but not bad, also the ages were better. Most films here seem to have kids in which is fine, it just doesn't work when you have a 12 year old Jedi smile

Interested in seeing some more of your work in the future. I gave you a high rating because I really though you had some quality here and it needed to be rewarded. Good luck chaps.
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 3:22pm

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Aculag

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I agree about the nice camera work. I thought the acting left a little to be desired, as did the plot, but what are you gonna do? The opening VO was cool, and the shots during it were really pretty.

What was that clacking sound during the intro? It also happened when the two guys fall down. It gave me an idea.
Posted: Thu, 20th May 2004, 9:22pm

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i thought this movie was actually really good. The clicking added a very ominous tone to the film. I liked the character who wanted to leave allot for some reason, and I also thought he was acted out well. The other character was fine, but I thought his acting was a little off. But I don't think it detracted from the good aspects of this film. Decent dialogue, interesting idea, ominous tone, and great shots. 4 stars
Posted: Fri, 21st May 2004, 3:00am

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Klinn OWarren

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Aculag wrote:

What was that clacking sound during the intro? It also happened when the two guys fall down. It gave me an idea.
The "clacking" sound (if we're both thinking about the same sounds biggrin) Is the the noise trees make while swaying in the wind. A "Trea Creak" if you will.
Posted: Fri, 21st May 2004, 2:17pm

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That short was pretty good! I liked your camera angles and the way that you told the story. I did notice something though. The shot where the guy grabs his knife (when he stands up) you can see the house in the back ground, and also on the very next shot....Its not that big of a deal, I'm just pointing it out. I think that the chase could have been longer, but it might have taken away from the feel of the short.
To be honest I would give this a 5, but the story just wasn't one that appeals to me. I gave it a 4, just because the story and the type of moive isn't really the type I like. But it was still really good.
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Posted: Fri, 21st May 2004, 3:05pm

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Klinn OWarren

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Unfortuneately, there was a house or two in the background which I could not help with the time constrainsts I was working against. It was one of those things where you see it, shrug your shoulders and say, "the show must go on." biggrin Thanks for the comments!
Posted: Fri, 21st May 2004, 9:45pm

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jetaimaster

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this was pretty good in the sense of the mood
the sound, lightning, and camera work all created this dark feeling
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2004, 6:55am

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tmaynard

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Great camera work , I also liked the use of narraration, but I wish it were longer story-wise. Very good. Keep It Up.
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2004, 1:41pm

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The acting was good and there was a sense of suspense, but the ending was a little open-ended, plus it could've been longer. It was okay, for a college project, though.
Posted: Mon, 24th May 2004, 6:50pm

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SBoholm

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Camera angles, sound, most things was good. I was just a little cofused on the story...but maybe thats just me? biggrin

Anyway, nice work!
Posted: Mon, 21st Jun 2004, 3:12am

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Frozenpetasse

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were you accepted?
Posted: Mon, 21st Jun 2004, 5:09am

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Klinn OWarren

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Not this time around - was told they received over 4100 applications for transfer students alone for the fall, and simply couldn't take everyone. So I'll be trying again in a little while - this means I'll be sticking around these parts for a while longer... biggrin
Posted: Tue, 19th Oct 2004, 7:18pm

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haha, glad to hear it (sorry it took me so long to reply, I had forgoten the movies name and couldnt find it)
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2004, 10:17am

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Klinn OWarren

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np - as things turned out, I managed to get my self a decent job without going back to school for the moment. Oh well - the film was a good challenge and fun to make at least~
Posted: Fri, 22nd Oct 2004, 2:42am

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Frozenpede

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I showed the movie to some friends on another forum and they liked it.