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A Glitch in Time

Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 10:32am

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ssjaaron

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This is a Short movie about a boy waking up and when he grabs his watch, for some reason their is a Glitch in time, but is this a dream or is this For real. find out, and Enjoy!
all the masking and croping what done in Chromanator.
Thank you Serpent for Hosting this movie!

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Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 10:58am

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really nice little film - and good to see a change in pace for the films here. Not an explosion or a gun in sight!

I like the concept and the idea - felt maybe you could have elaborated on it a lot more - have him actually walking through a frozen street and explore his surroundings and the use of the watch more. With a little more exploration into your idea you could have tested yourself more visually (something I think you would be more than capable of achieving).

This is a big leap from your other shorts, well done.

One minor criticism - in one shot when the guy gets up out of bed - there was a lot of natural light pouring in making both the bed and the character barely visible - just use a reflector board (easy enough to construct) to bounce some of that light back onto the focal points of the shot.

Well done. I'm gonna give this a 3/5 (hope you dont see that as a low score - cos its not - im just a little harsher with scores) would have gotten a 4 if you'd expanded the idea and explored the frozen time world.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 1:18pm

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ghevans - you've said exactly what I was going to say.

The only other things I'd like to add are that perhaps a little grading or similar could have been used for some of the shots - one in particular was very 'yellow' compared to the rest.

Also, I really would have liked to see more, it was a really clever concept, but you've sorta sold yourself short, and not included a great deal. It was a shame that the credits and titles accounted for about 1/4 of the whole thing (30 seconds out of 2 min), when you could have devoted more time to the body of the film, which I, like ghevans, felt was lacking somewhat, and didn't do you justice.

But on the positive side, this the best example of your work that I've seen - it really shows a developing maturity toward filmaking smile Keep up the good work!

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 2:12pm

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Man right when he woke up for the second time he should have gotten hit in the face with the newspaper, oh man that would have been classic. Oh and at the end did you break your watch or something, because the lcd was all out of whack.

Anyway great job, your best short yet, others have already said the things that needed to change so I won't bother. This was a very interesting story and it worked out pretty well, but I still think you should have gotten hit in the face with the newspaper either when you woke up for the second time or when you were rewinding and fastforwarding it. Classic I say Classic!

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Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 3:08pm

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Thanks for the good comments, i was thinking the same thing when i was editing it. mabey some day ill make a longer version of this movie. wink
well soon i have my website up!!! so look forward to that.
peace out
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 3:18pm

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Excellent short film. Good job, Aaron.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 11:32pm

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That was really good. I liked the music. I think it is the music that really pulls it all together. What is that song called?
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jul 2004, 11:36pm

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Yeah, this was pretty good. Although, I for one thought the music was a horrible choice. It was just far too "Family Vacation Movie" music to me.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jul 2004, 4:03am

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I dunno if you know but you totally ripped off this kid
http://www.peerlessproductions.com/movies.html
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jul 2004, 6:12am

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Wow. That other kids movie is exactly the same as yours. same concept, same intro titles, sam angls, same acting, same ethnicity of the actor(just joking). I liked your movie, but tell the truth...did you copy off of him or did you both get the idea from somewhere else? Please answer.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jul 2004, 6:16am

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hey, good job aaron. Kinda too 'happy-go-lucky' music for me, but I can see where you were going. Did you copy off that other kid? Not trying to judge, just wondering. smile
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jul 2004, 6:43am

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Rated it a 3...

Last edited Tue, 6th Jul 2004, 4:01am; edited 1 times in total.

Posted: Sat, 3rd Jul 2004, 7:15pm

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ya first let me get some things straight, i talked to colin and he said it would be fine if i did a very simalar Project. so i did.
also i hate the music in my short aswell, and it is said becuase it was the only music that flowed the best, trust me i looked everywhere for a song that would fit, but none really did but this one. so sorry about the music,and yes i got permision to use alot of the same ideas as "time and time agian" now the camera shots i came up allby myself. i think if you copy the same shots from the sombody elses shot your a losser! and so i came up with the shots, thank you very much.
thanks for the good replies, i did not expect this movie to get the best reviews, but it did ok.
thanks guys
Posted: Sun, 4th Jul 2004, 7:06am

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Good job aaron, i liked the intro. Keep it up.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jul 2004, 6:18pm

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Thanks for the replies but could you guys rate it aswell. thanks everyone.
peace out
Posted: Tue, 6th Jul 2004, 2:51am

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hey, man. I rated you a 4! You should be thanking me! lol nah, just kidding. biggrin

Hey, I noticed that you updated your website. It looks pretty good. But I just realized, what happened to all your films like the Demo Reel and Payback?
Posted: Tue, 6th Jul 2004, 6:09am

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if you really think i should put them up i will, but eh, my initialproductions demo is up. lol
thanks for view my website.
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Posted: Wed, 7th Jul 2004, 5:20pm

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hmmmm... its not working for me, Ill try again later
Posted: Sun, 11th Jul 2004, 7:52pm

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Nicely done. Would have liked to have seen a bit more fx, but it seems that this might actually be the opening shot of a bigger film? If so, it'd be fun to see where you take it.
Posted: Mon, 12th Jul 2004, 1:43am

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Pretty durn cool. Now if you don't mind I'm just going to go out and copy your idea biggrin (Or at least the idea of a time freeze)
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 12:45pm

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Really cool idea. Thought I was watching the "Twilight Zone".

If it had been a bit longer and maybe included more FX then I had rated it 5.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 1:32pm

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This has potential, but the film itself didn't explore it. It would have been cool to step out the house & move around the world that's in a freeze frame.

A while back, I posted a link to a program called gltip that make photos sort of 3d. If you used this or After Effects, & shoot yourself against bluescreen, you could composite yourself into this kind of frozen world (kinda like Matrix 1, in the simulation program).

There's a children's show in the UK that explores this a bit, called Bernard's Watch, where this kid has a watch that stops time so he can alter things, like turn up for school in time etc.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 2:45pm

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It would have been cool to step out the house & move around the world that's in a freeze frame.
Hmmm.... then it would have just been "Bernard's Watch".
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 8:58pm

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Good job. This reminded me of the film "Clockstoppers". I think that you did quite a good job with the overall presentation etc, but I did notice that when the front door was open, you could here birds singing. Now if time had been frozen, the birds would have been too. Only a small flaw though.

I rate this movie 3 for good presentation, but with a small lack of detail.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jul 2004, 10:02pm

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Arktic wrote:

It would have been cool to step out the house & move around the world that's in a freeze frame.
Hmmm.... then it would have just been "Bernard's Watch".
Depends what was done with the idea. In an Arthur Conan Doyle novel I read, the whole world , apart from 5 characters, get frozen for a day due to the world emitting a weird energy field or something. One of the characters thinks of robbing the Bank of England, heh.

Bernard's Watch was kind of school based stories, but this could work on a bigger scale, e.g. a character faces a glitch in time that enables them to do something that maybe prevents an accident or something.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 3:39pm

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Ah, good point. I especially like the idea of time freezing so that someone can avert some sort of disaster.

Incidentally, I've downloaded that glTIP and have been playing about with it for the past day or two.

And all I can say is WOW. It's amazing! For someone like me who has no skill at all in making 3D, this program is great. It's a little bit buggy, but it's freeware, so you can't complain. As long as you've got half decent photoshopping skill, you can create 3D animations from 2D pictures, that are, (to me at least) stunning. I can imagine there being many, many applications for such a program.

Mel - have you got any examples of anything you've done with it? I'd love to see some.

Cheers,
Arktic.

PS - Bernard's Watch *was* great, wasn't it?
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 3:56pm

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Hey is thier a program like that for Mac? please sombody tell me.
thanks for the great reiews
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i made it to the bottom of the top ten! yes!
Posted: Thu, 15th Jul 2004, 8:33pm

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I'd upload some samples but not broadband connection at mo. Will do though, in September when I'm back at uni where I'll have bb.

Only Mac program I know of that does this kind of thing (apart from a 3d program such as 3dsmax) is Quicktime VR:

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtvr/authoringstudio/index.html
Posted: Tue, 27th Jul 2004, 10:03pm

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Audio selection was far away from the mood of the movie. Your sound seems like a light and airy kid/girl movie sound clip. Also, I would tend to try and match beats to actions and cuts. Good idea overall- mainly because it's a piggy back of previous good ideas which is why Lord of the Rings is so good.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 4:19am

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hey even i hated the music, which it sad, because it was the only music to fit. sad
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Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 11:35am

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The music really was awful. You could have changed the pace of the film through editing to find something more suitable of mysterious...
Posted: Wed, 8th Sep 2004, 12:34am

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that was cool, but the music was terrible. I loved the beggining watch titles. How did you do that?
Posted: Wed, 8th Sep 2004, 12:36am

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In Chromanator or After effects, copy the layer, andput one layer on top of another. Then put a title on the bottom layer. Then animate a garbage matte to follow the hand of the clock, making a hole in the top layer, and revealing the title.
Posted: Wed, 8th Sep 2004, 12:37am

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ok, thanks. that really was cool though.