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Posted: Mon, 26th Jul 2004, 6:34pm

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So i wanted to show my first school movie i made 4 years ago when i was studying the art of filmaking at EICAR ( www.eicar.fr ) here in Paris
First of all it was without any muzzle flash and i added them as soon as i bought ALAMDV

So here is the story:
Two differents lives, paris in France, Kosovo in Yougoslavia, two different goals but one of them is to stay alive...


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Posted: Mon, 26th Jul 2004, 10:35pm

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Spanish Prisoner

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I liked, just the ending was cut off too fast somehow, or did I miss something?

I'll write the right critique later.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jul 2004, 1:19am

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wow i loved this, i felt really bad for the guys getting shot, you did a good job making the audience bond with the charecters.
5 for sure.
peace out
Posted: Tue, 27th Jul 2004, 11:01pm

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I enjoyed the way you were able to actually develop characters in a short span. Showing the different struggles and how the girl's struggles were so meaningless compared to the men starving and gunned down. I think you could have set up the fact that the girl and the guy were possibly a brother and sister better- it seems like they should be married- not her talking about guy problems to him.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 1:46am

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Why the heck does it end like that? did something get cut off? This was by far one of the best i've seen on here, intersting idea. What kind of camera were you using, the picture was pretty exceptional.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 1:47am

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interesting*
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 1:38pm

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5 from me. That was awesome. very moving and touching.


a great reality check for those who think they "have it bad."

no more words.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 1:46pm

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I shoot the film with a CANON XL1 and i change all the colors, frames, i will make a tutorial on my site soon as soon as i have much time

I've just realized that the end of the film was very strange ( it cuts very fast ) this is due to bad encoding i will fix that as fast as possible
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 4:36pm

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Okay i re-encode all the films and now the end is working well
So enjoy it and sorry next i will check what i do before uploading to my server wink
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 5:47pm

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wow eek Excellent job on the movie. I don't know what else to say...
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 6:27pm

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Great job on the movie guys. The camera work looked professional, your actors were perfect for the roles and the movies kept me very interested and glued as the story went on. Great story telling. Did someone compose the scores for you? Because they fit very nicely in with the layout of your film. Wish you luck with your future projects.
Posted: Thu, 29th Jul 2004, 1:25pm

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I must admit, I am very impressed. At first I was uncertain what this was going to be like, I had not expected this. Having seen real footage of the events that happened in Kosovo and in other places ( Russia etc ) this brought back the same feeling of horror and vile that I got by watching the real footage. However I am glad that you avoided extreme gore and killing, as you had very little and relied on the viewers imagination to fill in what else was going to happen. The music during the shooting / beating scene was spot on, added a completly different feel to the shot.

If I was to make a criticism, it would be the couch potatoe, he didn't seem too believable.
Posted: Thu, 29th Jul 2004, 11:26pm

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mmmprod

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wdy wrote:

Great job on the movie guys. The camera work looked professional, your actors were perfect for the roles and the movies kept me very interested and glued as the story went on. Great story telling. Did someone compose the scores for you? Because they fit very nicely in with the layout of your film. Wish you luck with your future projects.
Thank you very much
For the music it's taken form Pearl Harbor composed by Hans Zimmer
The thing i do for each film i do I avoid using plenty of different type of soundtrack
i just use one soundtrack and i triy to fit it as best as possible on the film
like this one
Posted: Fri, 30th Jul 2004, 1:56pm

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Well once again I bow to the master! cool

The ending was still cut off; it stopped at 8:08....But still it was very powerful. My mom asked what I was watching, and she came over and watched it with me. She said she liked it, and the scene running through the field had a really good feel to it.

Very very impressive, you got some crazy skills!
Props to you and everyone that no one sees working on the projects.
Great job!
Posted: Fri, 30th Jul 2004, 2:15pm

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mmmprod

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Thanks Calibretto I appreciate it
Okay i uploaded th new files to my FTP normally it should work until the end which is 11m52s and no 8:08
Tell me if you still have the problem

wink
Posted: Sat, 7th Aug 2004, 3:30am

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Amazing piece of work - very well done. Your color correction did wonders to the XL1 footage. I have been doing color correction for a while myself and I was most impressed.

Very powerful. I must say that this is the first piece I have commented on as it is the only one which has provided emotional depth. Intense, Sad, Powerful.

I'm currently in pre-production on a feature film that takes place in Kosovo so I felt a special connection with what you have accomplished here smile. I can only hope my work turns out as well.

One comment though - did you have camera stabilization in the beginning? There were times when the camerawork seemed handheld which was a minor distraction.
Posted: Sun, 8th Aug 2004, 8:33pm

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Thanks for the comment
No i didn't use any camera stabilization in this film and any tripod. All the film is shot with my hand ( lol )
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Posted: Mon, 11th Oct 2004, 9:07pm

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This film is amazing. I felt connect to the characters and made its point. WELL DONE! You used Alam for the muzzle flash, but what did you use for the editing... Adobe? The audio with the voices was great, how did u accomplish that? 5!!!!!!!! Solid work my friend.
Posted: Tue, 28th Dec 2004, 1:20am

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I used Adobe for the editing which is for my part a fabulous editing software.
For the voice it is directly recorded from the camera mic which is pretty good on the Canon XL1.
I pushed a little the sound up in order to get it clear
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 5:40am

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Great film! What country are you in? [hints - language]
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 2:31pm

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Wow. I don't think there is too much to say, but that was absolutely amazing. A nice refuge in the midst of the Star-Wars-and-FX-Test-filled Cinema. The best movie I've seen online. Ever. Not just on FXHome.

If there was a criticsm, it would have to be that you didn't use stabilization. I thought there were a small number of times where a slightly shaky camera drew away from the powerful story.

That was awesome, amazing film.
Posted: Sun, 6th Mar 2005, 7:32pm

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The film has been shoot at 30 miles from Paris (46km) in France
And in the story it should be a small region of yougoslavia during the Kosovo crisis

Thank you for your comments guys !

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Posted: Mon, 7th Mar 2005, 7:02am

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pzgamer825 wrote:

Wow. The best movie I've seen online. Ever. Not just on FXHome.
Have you seen mmmprod's "No!"? It's my favorite, even better than this which is saying something. Watch it. It rocks. Watch it. Now.
Posted: Tue, 8th Mar 2005, 7:24pm

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that was seriously REALLY awesome! when he's running thrugh the fields the camera is very well done, i also like the slow motion and the music when the soldier guys are kicking the guy o the floor, that fits perfectly and is amazing. thanks alot for making this, you have given me many new ideas.

Awesome work
Posted: Wed, 21st Sep 2005, 5:47pm

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ok yes.. this was pretty emotional and all that.. but WHAT THE CRAP ... with the camera man? so theres dudes trying to get to town.. and then.. bAm some guys filming randomly.. (to me that makes no since) i think if i saw people getting shot up.. i'd run like hell.. plus.. how did the tape get out? wasnt the reason they shot him.. because he was filming them..

i dunno makes no since to me.. (emotional but no logic)

also when are people gunna learn to fade out at the end.. insted of a abrupt stop in music..

i'd give this a 3 outa 5 (filming was great, qulity was great, sound was great, acting was good, story line needed some help)
Posted: Wed, 8th Feb 2006, 3:41am

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Im new around here, and I must say your work is much more than just tests like most others, it really stood out. Also, I notice that the last comment was posted quite some time ago.
Thought I'd update...
This peice of work was simply amazing.
The quality was great on High rez. The story was solid. The sound was clear.
I dont know about the last post before mine, but this film made
complete "since"
Keep up the great work.
Posted: Wed, 8th Feb 2006, 4:25am

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mikeysnipaa

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you didnt find it really random.. that it was a story of two guys... and then randomly its like "OH and theres a camera man here too.." it almost seemed like a joke...

and welcome to FXhome smile
Posted: Fri, 10th Feb 2006, 9:58pm

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mmmprod

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Thanks TK075 for the nice comments !
It is true that we all have a different way to feel emotion when we watch movies that is why we such different kind of comment but it is true that we have to accept them too ...

smile
Posted: Fri, 9th Oct 2009, 8:43pm

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Wow!
I just watched this. This is now on my top ten list.
Simply amazing man. Incredible job with everything... I really mean that. Your actors were just... wow!
Not that I was looking but I didn't see anything wrong with this movie.
I hope to see some more of your work very soon.

Again... amazing! biggrin

Frank.