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Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 1:15am

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Me and my friends Chase and Brian were hanging out a couple days ago when they decided to make a movie. Well, feeling left out, I said I'd film. It's called The Friendship, and its about two guys hiking through the woods.

Full film will be on here shortly, we're trying to get as filmed as possible, so hang tight!

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Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 1:28am

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This may be a fake trailer, but it ain't no NightCast! wink

EDIT: I would've been there but I had to read Lord of the Flies. Stupid high school!
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 1:31am

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You see ben, the thing is...who cares?!?!
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 1:34am

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You could've just walked two feet and told me that, yet you insisted on posting?

EDIT: Wait....I just posted instead of walking. D'oh!
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 2:06am

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The blue visor doesnt give a lot to the action part, but it looks like it will be good.

and whats that thing at the end of someone running through a puddle?
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 2:23am

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I was editing on Windows Movie Maker, so I kind of messed up that end. I thought it fit though (in an awkward way)
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 2:33am

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true true, makes you think
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 2:34am

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read below

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Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 2:35am

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r u just posting because we hosted ur stuff? Cause u dont have to. Unless you wanna give me +1, that would be good. smile
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 3:46am

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I hate Windows Media Player. neutral
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 3:56am

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Not only do I hate windows media player, but I also am not too huge a fan of this "sneak peek", which is barely comprehensible. It's about guys hiking through the woods? Looks like guys running around pointing shotguns at things. Not firing, mind you.... pointing.

Looks like you've gone and done it again, atom! Another award winner, for sure. wink
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 4:22am

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Aculag wrote:

Not only do I hate windows media player, but I also am not too huge a fan of this "sneak peek", which is barely comprehensible. It's about guys hiking through the woods? Looks like guys running around pointing shotguns at things. Not firing, mind you.... pointing.

Looks like you've gone and done it again, atom! Another award winner, for sure. wink
Trying not to give it away, Aculag. You're not alone, WMP is a huge pain in the ass. My pinnacle didn't work so I had to use Windows movie Maker.
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 4:33am

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the last 5 posts youve made Aculang have been really negative for minimal reasons. Its not very pleasant
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 4:44am

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Dark_Fett wrote:

the last 5 posts youve made Aculang have been really negative for minimal reasons. Its not very pleasant
Try looking at my entire post history and tell me the percentage of negative comments I've ever made. I think you'll notice this is not a fluke.

Besides, I'm not going to post something extremely positive when I feel negatively toward it. Nothing personal to anyone. Seems like most people know that by now.

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Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 4:44am

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Thanks Fett. It seems that my previous persona still follows me. but, when I'm trying to present my film or advice or news, everyone seems to want to just insult. Sad. unsure
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 4:47am

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it is atom it truely is, it does nothing to encourage new faces to join, or old faces to carry on submitting if things you do get mindlessly bashed
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 5:35am

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well, here comes some non-mindless critisism...


Music didnt work too well, thanks to the unbreakable associtation with the matrix teahouse scene.

Showcasing the shotguns orange barrel by having a closeup of it wasnt a good idea unless this was a comedy.

The teaser really didnt do a whole lot of teasing, since i had no idea what this was about at all.

the forest survival game storyline seems to have run its course....


Anyways, thats my 2 3/4 cents
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 8:13am

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Aculag gives constructive critisism, in his own way. He may be a bit harsh, but if you take it in the right way, it can help you improve your work!
Example:
Suppose aculag says, to lets say..... xyz that your movie sucks, xyz will try and make a better movie to show aculag that he can make good movies.

If it wasnt for people like aculag, we'd still be thinking out work is great, and never try to improve ourselves!
so there biggrin
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 10:27am

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I posted because I had an opinion.
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 11:55am

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Well,
First of all I have to say that this is better than your last trailer which means that you must be improving smile although there are still problems with it.

1) The music fits fairly well at the start with the fast tempo and the running but after the "Two Friends" bit it didn't fit so well.
2) The camerawork was pretty dodgy, particularly in the first few bits as it seems impossible to keep the actors in the shot.
3) It doesn't say much about the story apart from the fact that there are two kids who are friends, they can get their hands on guns pretty easily, have a fondness of long runs in the woods and one is possible called Victor (think about it wink )
4) While the shot right at the end with the river was a good idea, it wasn't executed well. You really should have propped the camera on something for that shot (and a few of the others), not faded the sound out before it and not finished midway through it, let him finish the run and then cut to black (it'll look better)
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 12:07pm

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Dark_Fett wrote:

the last 5 posts youve made Aculang have been really negative for minimal reasons. Its not very pleasant
Mabye he woke upp on the wrong foot... I know, I've been there unsure

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Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 10:28pm

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Fett: True, man. I've lost my enthusiam for this site because of it. (but that doesn't mean I'll stop posting! smile )

Bryce- Thanks man, but truly, this wasn't a trailer. It was like NightCast. It was a FAKE trailer. Just a short peek at the film. The orange tip is supposed to be there. They think its a fake gun, and then it shoots off. (nuff said)

Clapter- Just wondering...thanks.

billy- Ha! I'm pretty sure you've said that exact same thing to me before. But seriously, Aculag is awesome. I appreciate his advice and like his films, but sometimes he can be a little confusing or misleading. I bring you to: "The Official Tag Team Thread!"

Rawree- Ha, Victor, funny. This wasn't a trailer. It was like NightCast. It was a FAKE trailer. Just a short peek at the film.
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 11:03pm

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I agree with most of what's been said before.

This really didn't work as a trailer/teaser.

You keep on making comparisons to the NC "fake trailers", but the difference is that you got a real sense of what Sollthar's movie was going to 'feel' like - you got a sense of the shooting style, the atmosphere, the direction, and to a large extent, what kind of film it was going to be, even if very little of the plot was revealed.

You didn't get that from your trailer. There wasn't much there to create a sense of atmosphere, and the camerawork seemed fairly simple. A concept trailer should include something that stands out and that is a sort of 'signature' camerashot which encapsulates how you intend to shoot the rest of the movie, Likewise with the direction - try to give the audience snippets of what you want your movie to look like; not just random footage that you've thrown together.

Don't take this the wrong way, though. I only say this because I'm trying to help you put together better teasers/trailers and films.

All the best,
Arktic
Posted: Wed, 25th Aug 2004, 11:37pm

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Yeah, I think the wrong clips were used, and the wrong music, too. I think there should've been more footage of the river chase scene. (Wait and see.) Oh, and the orange caps are mentioned and excused for in the movie, so we put those in intentionally. (You'll see later)
Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2004, 2:05am

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Oh and Arktic, your 99 red baloons music video is awesome. We were actually making one for the exact same song ("except the version by A.F.I. not Goldfinger) while yours was submitted, hence ours was aborted.
Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2004, 4:42am

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Oh, and Rawree, its funny how you say that one's name is Victor because the owners of the property we filmed ons last name was Victor.
Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2004, 9:15am

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Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2004, 1:01pm

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I did. But then I didn't. Touche.
Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2004, 1:12pm

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Cheers ben -

But I would like to see someone else's take on the same song/idea. If you ever do finish that video, submit it! I for one would be really interested in seeing it smile

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2004, 1:19pm

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Well, after yours, we figured it would be hard to top (seriously) and so we went with a different song. We've had so much planning for our promo lately that we haven't been able to get anything done on the side. e.g. a quick little music video, etc.
Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2004, 11:06pm

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Heh. Despite all the contreversey (Is that how you spell it?) I thought the film was okay. Pointless, but the filmmaking quality itself was good. I mean, It made me think of one of those hero/villian struggle-for-the-gun-to-kill-each-other kind of fight. I don't know if that was the effect you wanted to acheive, but it was still kind of cool.

PS. Was anybody reminded of the smeagol/deagol fight in LOTR 3?
Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2004, 11:07pm

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Strangely enough, I was! I neither filmed nor edited this. So this is really mainly just atom's thing (well not his, chase's) and i'm doing the Alam work.
ntlem
EDIT: And presenting...ladies and gentlemen, our associate Chase now going under the FXHome username of....chase!
Posted: Fri, 27th Aug 2004, 4:25am

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Ok! this is chase, this is my film, and i edited the almost-full version in wmm as a sketch and proof of concept for this movie. I then sent it over aim to andrew and told him not to do anything w/ it except watch it. But instead, andrew decides to (without my permission) submit a crappy trailer that does not make my movie look like its gonna be as good as it's supposed to be. This is the second time he has submitted a trailer/teaser/whatever he calls it without contacting me and i think that when its my movie i've got the right to come out and say that it was a mistake that this trailer was submitted (and made). I'm sry but this movie is now closed to discussion as of right now. I hope I dont sound like i'm being rude or mean, but i need to make it known that as the director and head of this film, its not fair for my movie to have had a chance to be put down already. Please wait a while and be open to giving my movie a second chance.


P.S. I know atom's intentions are initially good, but once he submits something without telling me about it and i have to hear about it from reading a negative post about....that makes me feel like i'm not getting the credit deserved for this movie and makes me question my worth as a filmmaker when i get unhelpful overcritical negative feedback.

thank you,
chase

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Posted: Fri, 27th Aug 2004, 4:30am

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Like I said, I was home reading Lord of the Flies. hugegrin I'm in charge of the Alam for this project. While I usually like to direct our projects, Chase has this one and Andrew did go off and post a trailer w/out his permission and that was wrong. We'll (Chase and I) post some other content for this movie some other time on another topic. This is causing way too much controversy between everyone in Atomic Productions, so it HAS TO STOP. Lock this one please, Tarn.

EDIT: Chase may be a little hot under the collar (just kidding, Chase) but he's referring to the Matrix teaser and this, both of which Chase had the initial idea for. (I directed the Matrix Unspoken-later aborted-and Andrew...um.....acted?) And Chase usually gets mad once a certain person makes comments on our submissions....thats right, you guessed it. It's....Aculag. Everytime Aculag says something Chase gets pissed at Andrew for submitting in the first place. So it would seem that Aculag has a natural talent for making people pissed at eachother. smile

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Posted: Fri, 27th Aug 2004, 4:46am

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ben3308 wrote:

Like I said, I was home reading Lord of the Flies. hugegrin I'm in charge of the Alam for this project. While I usually like to direct our projects, Chase has this one and Andrew did go off and post a trailer w/out his permission and that was wrong. We'll (Chase and I) post some other content for this movie some other time on another topic. This is causing way too much controversy between everyone in Atomic Productions, so it HAS TO STOP. Lock this one please, Tarn.

chase wrote:

Ok! this is chase, this is my film, and i edited the almost-full version in wmm as a sketch and proof of concept for this movie. I then sent it over aim to andrew and told him not to do anything w/ it except watch it. But instead, andrew decides to (without my permission) submit a crappy trailer that does not make my movie look like its gonna be as good as it's supposed to be. This is the second time he has submitted a trailer/teaser/whatever he calls it without contacting me and i think that when its my movie i've got the right to come out and say that it was a mistake that this trailer was submitted (and made). I'm sry but this movie is now closed to discussion as of right now. I hope I dont sound like i'm being rude or mean, but i need to make it known that as the director and head of this film, its not fair for my movie to have had a chance to be put down already. Please wait a while and be open to giving my movie a second chance.

thank you,
chase
So many people hate me already, I don't even want to get into how ludacric this all is. unsure THREAD DISCONTINUED
Posted: Fri, 27th Aug 2004, 4:48am

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What? I don't hate you! tard

EDIT: Chase, your WMM edit was fairly craptastic.
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ben3308 wrote:

So it would seem that Aculag has a natural talent for making people pissed at eachother. smile
Yes, it would seem so. Mostly, I think the talent causes other people to get pissed at me. Because I'm a sarcastic bastard, and most people tend not to see any humor in something sarcastic.

CLOSE THREAD!!!!!11111one1
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Aculag, you never cease to amaze. As soon as I saw you had posted i was all like, "OMG!!!!1!!! ACULAG REPLIED!!?!?1/!! OMG!!!"
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So many people hate me already
Atom -

Don't be daft. Nobody here 'hates' you; FXHome just isn't that sort of community.

But doing things like posting someone else's trailer without permission is a little low.

And something else that really bugs people is when someone continually goes on and on and on about how nobody likes them. Please, don't keep saying things like that, because that is really irritating. So what if people don't think you're the greatest film-maker since Tarrantino or whatever. Go ahead and prove them wrong, by all means. But please, please don't spent time on the forum lamenting your problems. It messes with the vibe man wink

Cheers,
Arktic.
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Hehe I really do find it funny that Aculag's getting the blame for a group of kids miles away who he has never met not getting along. You have to admit that your reason for any dispute you're having with your friends are a little ridiculous.
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Well I try to stay out of the disputes. There are four main people in our production company- Andrew, Ben(Me), Chase, and Brian- and when two of them (Chase and Brian) get mad at Andrew and they feel like they have to shout it out at him over the forum.....I mean, What am I suppossed to do? I got an AIM and talked to everyone and stopped the madness. Arguement over. Done and done. If we have a fight, we'll be sure not to blast it all over trhe forum.
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It would be nice if you did keep the bickering away from the forum, yes. While you're about it, also keep discussion of the bickering away too, since the attention you gain from having them in the first place is not that much more than the attention you gain from simply talking about the disputes in the 3rd person. Attention seeking will, from now on, be met with deletion. This includes the reply you were planning to concoct to this post.

Thanks.
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when i said "the last post" i really did mean "the last post". This whole forum is startin to turn into a joke. Please shut this off!!!!!

EDIT
aculag-

i agree with and laugh at everything you say. I love a good critic with a sense of humor. Please don't stop it!!!!!
Posted: Fri, 27th Aug 2004, 11:00pm

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He means lock this one. But please don't delete it. We want people to see this trailer.

EDIT: "He secretly hates you Aculag! He's lying!" *ben3308 looks to his left to see Chase driving up and loading a revolver* "Oh crap! Submit! Submit!"
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Wow, this movie must be about childish behavior, as this topic seems to be that way.

Andrew biggrin
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would you please save your childish arguments for your rooms. As i've gathered from this, you live 10 feet apart. this is the continuation of fat america. EXCERCISE! OR AT LEAST AIM EACH OTHER!

"Skinnier thighs when you jazzercize!"

Now I don't really want to see your trailer guys. Sorry, but it doesn't seem like it'll be worthwile if it was thrown together in 2 minutes...
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While it seems this topic will not cease to recieve posts, I will dignify your comments with a post. Evan, I understand that you may be perturbed by what may appear to be a simple waste of forum space, but I don't think its right to post on the forum initially meant for the trailer without even watching it in the first place; whether or not the current subject matter is trailer-related. Read AndrewtheActorman's post. He put a comment about our forum etiquette while still mentioning the movie- that was okay. But you, writing a blatantly arguementative post without first viewing the video which was the reason for forum- that was wrong. You can have personal differences with people, but it still isn't right to neglect their films simply because of who they are. I myself personally hate JohnCarter (for certain reasons, I don't want to get into this) but I still watched and enjoyed both of his trailers. (Thats right JC, Recon looks good. smile ) If you're going to take the time to post then at least take the time to watch the trailer. Its probably not the best trailer ever, which is why I would like people to dignify me with feedback rather than demolish me with arguement. And we are both in two different locations right now, so atoms not just 10 feet from me. And I'm not slim but I'm definetly not that fat. And jazzercizing could be the next treadmill-so don't diss it. Thats just my $1.50 for now. And as always,
Good Luck Filmmaking
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I just really wanted to how childish you were being. And like you have never dragged a topic off track before... You do it everytime you have an argument with your brother. You are being hypocritical. If all topics had to follow exactly what the name of the topic is, then the forums would be no fun and no one would come on fxhome at all.

P.S. - I wasn't dissing jazzercize, my mom does it.
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I don't always start an arguement with my brother in the forums. I may have argued with him like twice. If I took every arguement to the forums, we'd be the only ones posting. But I do understand what you're saying.
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I may have argued with him like twice.
It was more than that, but there should be none. *downloads Instant Messenger*

okay, I have watched it.

It was nothing special. It just seemed too short. It didn't give any info about what the story is. It was just a jumble of kids randomly almost shooting at things and jumping around. maybe a 1/5 if I was to rate it because, you are right atom, it does seem like it was thrown together in 2 minutes. I suggest taking some time and thinking through things and creating something that we will like instead of rushing out something that is not very good. It doesn't really boost our thoughts of you guys as filmmakers. If anything, it makes us think you are less competent.

Don't think that you have to post every single thing in your life, whether it be a movie or anything else, instantly after it happens or at all.

Just think before you post... - A message from De-Evolution Studios *The More You Know*
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evman101 wrote:

I may have argued with him like twice.
It was more than that, but there should be none. *downloads Instant Messenger*

okay, I have watched it.

It was nothing special. It just seemed too short. It didn't give any info about what the story is. It was just a jumble of kids randomly almost shooting at things and jumping around. maybe a 1/5 if I was to rate it because, you are right atom, it does seem like it was thrown together in 2 minutes. I suggest taking some time and thinking through things and creating something that we will like instead of rushing out something that is not very good. It doesn't really boost our thoughts of you guys as filmmakers. If anything, it makes us think you are less competent.

Don't think that you have to post every single thing in your life, whether it be a movie or anything else, instantly after it happens or at all.

Just think before you post... - A message from De-Evolution Studios *The More You Know*
Evman, while you may bewhat I might call one of my FXH 'friends', you are starting to make me a bit perturbed. Ben and I rarely argue on FXH. If we communicate, we are normally away from eachother, and most of the time one of us is at chase's house. So, don't act like we argue a bunch. It pisses me off you calling me lazy, when you obviously dont understand. Its just the same as someone else like you and Mister Pencil bantering witty remarks to eachother on the forums. We aren't together ALL the time, man. We go to different high schools for christ sake! (Chase, you're welcome to vouche for me on this at any time...)

Everybody else- While several of you have been nothing but encouraging and helpful to me, PLEASE: Disregard anything I've ever said (except for advice) and reaknowledge me for my new remarks or films. I dont have ANY enthusiasm for this site when all I here is people talking crap about me. Even my best friends. It REALLY pisses me off. I'll still post, dont doubt that, just know that the portion of what I say is originally meant to help and not to waste forum space. (And please, PLEASE do not post something I've written and put 'nuff said.) Thank you, and good night. smile
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Downloaded. Watched. Utterly pointless.

Story? None. Effects? None. Performance? None. Nothing! Is it me or is the only reason people make trailers that they can't be bothered to put the effort to do more? And why do people post tests and stuff they've just thrown together? I've got a short at the moment, for example, which works fine but I won't dream of posting it till I've finished the thing properly.

This is the short film equivalent of a toddler showing you his freshly full potty and proudly inviting you to see.
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stqagehanduk, while you're being a bit harsh, you've got a good point there. Read what chase wrote about the trailer being uploaded at the wrong time and you'll understand not all of us wanted this on the net just yet.
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With all due respect, I don't think I'm being harsh at all. I think I'm being direct and I know I'm being honest.

The whole purpose of posting anything here (as I understand it, anyway) is to either tell a story or experiment in some way and get feedback.

It would give me great pleasure to watch a film you've made an d be able to compliment the camerawork while criticising the script, perhaps, or admiring the acting while raising issues with the sound design. It's not that I don't like this film. It's that there's nothing at all there to like.

My general impression of yourself and your brother is that you blow your own trumpet a great deal and then produce lazy and inconsequential work - the Odyssey leaps to mind. I'm not trying to have a go. I would like to see you try to create something with some sort of substance.

You need to try an foster a veiwpoint other than your own when veiwing your own work. You may be amused and impressed by your video dawdlings, but will an independent audience? The answer, as it stands, seems to be a solid no ...
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I wish people would rate movies more on their story, than the effects. I understand that this is an effect community, but movie making is about entertainment, and a more modern form of story telling. Yes, some effects are very cool, smile, but I hate it when people are all, woah!! OMG, look at that 3d ship!! It's in the movie!! It's soo cool! (Although this is very boring to watch) 5/5. You can however make a cool movie, with good effects, and still entertain your audience and tell a story. Sollthar, IMO, demonstrates this the best. He has great effects, and tells wonderful stories.
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Serpent, I agree.

stqagehanduk, while we've had about six aborted projects in the past year- mostly because we saw the story was conflicting with how we were able to film and the inconsistencies- our actors got haircuts, some props differentiated throughout filming days, the exact clothing was not worn every filming day, etc- and we decided to just say, "scrap it and do something else" Well, by our seventh time you'd think we'd have learned something by now and we have. Last week as the forum says plainly we began our new film "The Friendship' (the title will probably change). Andrew filmed some last weekend, and I filmed some today. Over the week some location scouting was done, a new actor was found, new plugin for AlamDV were downloaded, and some fake blood (which didn't homogenize right, and didn't end up that good) was made. So today we filmed about another third of the movie. We're hoping to have it done by hopefully sometime next week, but due to capturing problems it may take longer. P.S. I understand why everyone hates the Odyssey, but I'll always love it- though I strangely do not know why. wink
Keep up the comments everyone and as always,
Good Luck Filmmaking!
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Wow, i guess this is the bionic thread....no matter what happens...

THEY CAN REBUILD IT. THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE IT LONGER, EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS AND SURPRISINGLY REPETITIVE.
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BINGO!
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Weren't you also responsible for that pool-playing thing (I forget the title) a while ago?
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check their movie submissions.
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Evman, your avatar is hilarious. (In a good way)
Posted: Mon, 30th Aug 2004, 10:50pm

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stqagehanduk wrote:

Weren't you also responsible for that pool-playing thing (I forget the title) a while ago?
Pool-hootue-whatie-crap? I dont think we've ever done in 'pool' thing. You mean the Odyssey?

Thanks, ev.
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For some reason I just love the way that's phrased: "Weren't you also responsible for it"
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Rawree wrote:

For some reason I just love the way that's phrased: "Weren't you also responsible for it"
Me too.

Hey, Rawree, interested in doing some work for our movie "atom"? We'll try to work something out, and you'd get full credit, plus pay. PM me if its something you want to venture into, or, my email address is dre338@sbcglobal.net
Thanks, smile Andrew (the director man)
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What's wrong with weren't? It's a contraction of "were not" and perfectly acceptable English - although I do wonder, reading many of the posts here, if I'm the only one left speaking it ...

And I just checked. You weren't. I'm falsly and unfairly attributing someone else's film to you - some godawful hurried together shots of a game of pool and a teenager doing an allegedly scary voice to camera supposedly justified and contextualised by unecessary titles.


So my apolgies for that.
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who did that movie?
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What's wrong with weren't? It's a contraction of "were not" and perfectly acceptable English -
I feel that he wasn't commenting on the contraction in the sentence - rather the use of the phrase 'responsible for'; as the connotations of that phrase hint at your feelings towards whatever film it was to which you refered wink

Cheers,
Arktic.
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You might infer that. You might even be right.

I don't know what the film was called. I downloaded it from here a while ago and it was as empty a waste of time at both the Odyssey and this, and I just sort of assumed it was by the same people - the same lazy jumbling of footage joined by a couple of titles.
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stqagehanduk wrote:

You might infer that. You might even be right.

I don't know what the film was called. I downloaded it from here a while ago and it was as empty a waste of time at both the Odyssey and this, and I just sort of assumed it was by the same people - the same lazy jumbling of footage joined by a couple of titles.
Okay dude, being honest is one thing, but being just plain mean and rude is another. That's really offensive man, and whether or not the person who made those films made them good or not doesn't change the fact that nobody deserves to be treated so poorly. Nobody.
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atom wrote:

Thanks, smile Andrew (the director man)
Oh no, you didn't!

Andrew biggrin
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stqagehanduk wrote:

You might infer that. You might even be right.

I don't know what the film was called. I downloaded it from here a while ago and it was as empty a waste of time at both the Odyssey and this, and I just sort of assumed it was by the same people - the same lazy jumbling of footage joined by a couple of titles.
Dude, there's only so much of this I can take before I say:
"SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!"
I'm sorry stagehand, but you dont know what I did. I spent over four hours editing that movie, and two daqys filming it in horrible conditions. I think I put plenty of time into this production, and I'm sorry its not your cup of tea, but you can comment on it, and then deal with it. Jeez, man, I'M not the lazy one. I put hard time in effort into that, and it acheived its primary goal: To entertain its immediate audience. (And no, its not you.)

mad
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I don't want to be mean, but you've put it into a public forum. Surely you must expect SOME negative response? And however much effort you may have put into this, it doesn't look as though you have, and, ultimately, it doesn't matter anyway.

What matters is the finished product. If you aren't prepared to be judged by it perhaps you shouldn't risk showing it.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Sep 2004, 1:45am

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stqagehanduk wrote:

I don't want to be mean, but you've put it into a public forum. Surely you must expect SOME negative response? And however much effort you may have put into this, it doesn't look as though you have, and, ultimately, it doesn't matter anyway.

What matters is the finished product. If you aren't prepared to be judged by it perhaps you shouldn't risk showing it.
That asn't just SOME negative response, that was a CRAP FULL. Beleive me, stagehand, I'VE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF NEGATIVE RESPONSE in my short time here on FXHome.
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There is a difference between criticizing and being blunt about something and being

stqagehanduk wrote:

I don't want to be mean, but you've put it into a public forum. Surely you must expect SOME negative response?
What you gave wasn't negative feedback. You were addressing us, but it wasn't about the movie. No, instead you posted about how worthless ALL of our movies are. What you've been saying hasn't been a response to anything that this thread is dealing with. It's a statement you wrote solely to seek attention from others. And I find that sad and pathetic. The next time you write something, step back, take a look at it and say, "Would I want this written to me?" You say surely I must've expect SOME negative feedback. But then I think, if you were fully aware that what you were writing was negative, why did you write it in the first place? You seem to live in your own little world where you think that honesty and negativity are the same thing. they aren't. I could care less of your opinion anymore because you didn't accomany your opinion with any feedback whatsoever. You just went out and basically said something just to say it. And tht's wrong. Just wrong.
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atom wrote:

I spent over four hours editing that movie,
FOUR HOURS!!!!! OMG THATS SO LONG!!!!!11


wink
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Aculag wrote:

atom wrote:

I spent over four hours editing that movie,
FOUR HOURS!!!!! OMG THATS SO LONG!!!!!11


wink
For a short-attention-span-15-year-old it is!!!!! plus, it was a school night. You went to school not too long ago, didn't you Aculag? Y'know, school nights? Nah, jus' screwing with ya'.
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Was this a short film?
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I don't know what movie Andrew is talking about. sad
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This marks what could be the beginning of the fall of this forum. Useless stuff like this rambling topic. Delete it and save us from its stupidity! (dont mean to offend anyone just pointing some things out)








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This forum will not fall, regardless of absurd posts.
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heh. Wasn't it like 2 pages ago that we were told to shut up about this trailer? But here we are.
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Lock it Xcession.
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Yeah, lock it.
We already have a WAYYYY better trailer made, just some uploading errors right now. So if we want more feedback on something then we'll start a new thread.
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Going back a bit. Well, I can be blunt AND positive as well -I just gave a well deserved five to ZukoVega's Remeber, for instance.

You've made some rather insulting comments about me whereas all I've done is criticise your film, however my shoulders are broad. You are, are after all, just kids. I was pretty insufferable when I was your age. Hell, I'm fairly insufferable now.

But anyway, if you want to stop drawing people's ire, may I suggest -

Stop banging on about how great you are while submitting work you admit is rushed and incomplete.

Try to sustain a narrative - make something longer. I'm going to use Remember as a good example - it had five (maybe six) people in it and not much in the way of dialogue, but was a great, simple story.

Try and stretch yourselves. I stand by my fundamental critism of your film posted here - everything in it is easy for you. You went into some woods - easy. You waved a camera around - easy. You glued the bits together with some titles - easy. Try something hard and even if you don't do it well you'll get the kudos I can't help but feel you want so very much.
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Yeah guys - here's some advice :

It's not particularly clever to refer to yourselves as "phenomenal filmmakers", or say that people think your work "was pure Speilberg", and then put crap movies up on a forum for discussion.

And insulting other people because they've picked up on the discrepancies between what you're claiming about your film-making ability and the evidence you provide isn't particularly polite either.

We've heard you two say time and time again that you've made these great and fantastic films that people love - and yet we never, ever see any evidence of the fact. If you're going to brag about your films, you should expect people to have a go at you if what you're putting up isn't damn near perfect.

Just telling it like it is guys - don't take offence, but you really need to sort your act out.