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Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 10:00am

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jolibog

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Just a test....
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Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 10:26am

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One of the better tests I've seen here.

One thing, if you're focusing on one character you need to have a couple more closer shots of your hero, even if it is a battle scene. You had too many shots of this one guy from a distance. But a minor point.

Look forward to the movie this is for, because it's really well shot, the effects are applied well (though some of the gun flashes are too big) & you have an authentic looking location which sets itself up for a nice terrorist takedown film or something.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 7:00pm

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Marek

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That was pretty damn cool smile

How did you do those bullet hits? Some of them look fake, but some of them look real... I'm perplexed.

Also, for your muzzle flashes, I would suggest adding an orange bulb behind them in alam, and a breath vapor for smoke. That'll make it look all that much more authentic smile
Posted: Fri, 18th Jun 2004, 2:50am

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BackOfTheHearse

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Were the ground hits done with a slingshot and bits of chalk? They looked pretty nice, except some were a tad too big.

Maybe for the trailer you should put in what the story entails a bit? Just a thought.

Nice work, though.
Posted: Fri, 18th Jun 2004, 9:03am

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jolibog

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Thank you guys this is my first movie practice and also the first time using ALAMDV, i'm still having problems adding fx so i appologize. When i uploaded this trailer i wasn't even sure is going to work because of my web site being build the same time i aploaded this. I didn't even have picture to upload, my friend Jaime the guy helping me with my web site uploaded the picture of his car. biggrin The dust hits on the ground i used paint ball gun loaded with dust powder.
Posted: Sat, 19th Jun 2004, 1:18am

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Atom

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Cool. Really really good for a test. The only test better than this test IS 'The Test' by NoControl. You seem to have an eye for kungfu style action with a slight twist and cool music. Your bullet hits with the paintball gun look really good. You might want to try shooting them at close range for a better look. Don't stop working, you've got a really good edge as far as style. Like others have said, try a different muzzle flash, and it would look better if you added a fog or breath vapor plugin for smoke at the muzzle. Good job. 3 from me, which is good for a test. (on my standards) smile
Posted: Sat, 19th Jun 2004, 6:11am

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jolibog

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"You seem to have an eye for kungfu style action", Atom said. Thanks Atom for noticing, I used to teach Filipino kickboxing so I have been practicing martial arts for over 20 years. Also, I collaborated with great stunt guys especially one of the lead guys, Steve Chang. He also provided a great location for this project.
Posted: Sat, 19th Jun 2004, 5:42pm

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This trailer was cool! I really liked the fighting scenes! cool

Just something that I dislike! Your muzzle flashes was very big! You should make them a little bit smaller so they look more realistic! Just my opinion anyway, but I think somebody else also would think so! smile

Keep up the good work!
Posted: Sat, 19th Jun 2004, 5:46pm

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Sarkilas

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Like Marek said, it would have been better with a lightbulb and a breath vapour to get your shots more real! Thats true! And if this movie has a story, then you should have showed some of it in the trailer, not only the action scenes! Well, anyway I'm looking forward to the movie, if it ever comes out! biggrin
Posted: Sat, 19th Jun 2004, 8:28pm

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THIS MOVIE IS ONE OF THE BEST I'VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME FROM AN AMATEUR MOVIE MAKER AND I BELIEVE IT IS ONE HELL OF A START. I LOVED ALL OF THE ACTION SCENES AND COULD TELL A LOT OF HEART WENT INTO MAKING THIS TRAILER. GOOD LUCK IN THE FUTURE AND HOPE TO SEE THE FINAL PRODUCT SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Sat, 19th Jun 2004, 10:33pm

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Evman

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I TOO THINK THAT THIS WAS A GREAT TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG!

hehe wink
Posted: Sun, 20th Jun 2004, 12:45am

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ssjaaron

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wow! i seamed to like alot of this! the fights where awsome the smoke fx were great, and the camera shots where awsome for fights aswell. but i think the trailer could have been better edited for this.
overall a 4
loved it, hope to see more from you.
peace out
Posted: Sun, 20th Jun 2004, 2:23am

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Yeah, this is pretty cool. Having the smoke like that really helped it in the realisim departent. Especially when it hit the walls.

Can you go into more detail on how you did the smoke? I'm not quite getting it. Did you have paintballs filled with dust? Or what?
Posted: Sun, 20th Jun 2004, 2:40am

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jolibog

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Yes, you guessed it. I used dust balls and I just so happen to sell them. Good eye Aculag!
Posted: Sun, 20th Jun 2004, 4:31am

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Aculag

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Now that is a good idea. I might just have to try that out. Paintball guns can go for pretty cheap these days can't they?
Posted: Sun, 20th Jun 2004, 4:42am

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jolibog

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I got mine at fry's electronics.
Posted: Sun, 20th Jun 2004, 7:32pm

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Well, for a test that was good. But if it were a trailer I'd say it was bad. I understand that this was a test, but I'll tell you what I thought of it. I know I'm going to get bashed for this. confused Aww, its all good, its my own opinion, I'm entitled to it. biggrin

Pros:
Fighting was good, and looked really nice. Good effects with the dust (paintball gun).

Cons:
Editing was kinda rough\choppy. I didn't like how when the wall got shot the guy standing there didn't react to the hole being blown into the wall. Lighting wasn't very good. The grenade blowing up looked really bad. Muzzle flashes were to big and to bright. Music...ugh, bad. And there wasn't any sounds, it was just like a music video.

Hint:
When doing fight scenes don't have a still shot (camera on tripod) have it moving, or on a steady cam.
Posted: Sun, 20th Jun 2004, 8:08pm

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jolibog

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Thanks for your comment Calibretto, even though you have never made a movie or a trailer that has been shown on this website. Have you ever even done a project for that matter? If you have I'd like to see it and then I would respect your opinion even more.
Posted: Mon, 21st Jun 2004, 1:33pm

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Calibretto

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jolibog wrote:

Thanks for your comment Calibretto, even though you have never made a movie or a trailer that has been shown on this website. Have you ever even done a project for that matter? If you have I'd like to see it and then I would respect your opinion even more.
Actually yes I have, and when I did do this editing I wasn't very good (Not that I am now), but I am doing my best to learn what I can and share what I have learned along the way. And one thing that I have learned is that sometimes you release something and get burned for it, and that's what happened to me. If you would like to watch what I edited then go to http://fxhome.com/cinema/info_cache/movieinfo668.html
and you can check it out.

The reason I am not a 'Gold Member' is because I work with someone who is a 'Gold Member' so I don't have Alam at home, but I do use it.

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My old user name was Superman.o2-o3, just so you know who I am in the messages about Psychosis.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jul 2004, 8:59am

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Hard boiled smile

Well, I for one hope to see the whole movie somtime. I liked it, and think it was better than a lot of other action clips I have seen.

Some better lihtning could be used, but as I totaly have sympaties that not everyone and their mother is a master light tech or have the budget to build a complete rig I tend to not judge by that.

Overall I gave it a 4 in the context of being a trailer. But Im somwhat biased. Show me some wushu that looks half decent and your it wink
Posted: Thu, 8th Jul 2004, 12:03pm

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really cool dude biggrin it was awesome! keep up the good work!
Posted: Fri, 9th Jul 2004, 4:58am

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jolibog

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boffa86 wrote:

really cool dude biggrin it was awesome! keep up the good work!

Thanks, men
Posted: Mon, 12th Jul 2004, 2:24pm

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I've been meaning to comment on this for ages but only just got round to it. So I hope I'm commenting on the right film, in the right place, smile .

The location and costumes and stuff were all good, the moves were great and that guy who slides along the floor at the start looked a little bit like Simon Yam Tat-Wah I think (maybe that's just me). What really lets it down is the lack of structure for one (why open on a rather boring shot of a bloke firing from round a corner? I thought) stuff just seems to happen, whatever's happening is cool but there's no real narrative at all, (even for a trailer). The weakest aspects were the camera work and editing, sometimes the framing was dodgy and maybe the odd bit of movement would have been nice. The editing didn't really keep the pace up and on a personal note I didn't like the music smile .

You're let down by the technical standards of this. A prime example of someone who knows the physical aspects of action but hasn't figured out where to put the camera and the cuts yet methinks.

However like I said, the stunts were all fantastic, and there's alot of guts behind the direction. If this was a full film it'd be immensly cool. I'd love to see loads more stuff from you. 4 stars.

Bonus points for having "The Returner" as your avatar. smile