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Verbatim

Posted: Fri, 3rd Sep 2004, 4:17pm

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A seasoned cop has been burned over and over by an upstart
hacker gang known as Verbatim. With an awkward murder leaving the
brotherhood wide open, Greg takes the oppertunity to take Verbatim out. The
leader of Verbatim has problems of his own to deal with, with a botched
murder, a lying girlfriend and a fired up pig on his tail.


This used to be here but for some reason was taken off...For all the new people who have joined, I just wanted to see how well it would do, and to show you all that I do in fact make movies.


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Posted: Sat, 4th Sep 2004, 5:19pm

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What do you guys think?
Posted: Sat, 4th Sep 2004, 5:52pm

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sfbmovieco, glad to see you released a movie even if it is a rerelease. I'll download it now, watch, and discuss.

I watched it:
some of the acting was decent, and it had structure, and those are the only two merits I can think of for this film. Though structured, I couldn't tell what was going on half the time, and along with some not too great audio, I couldn't understand what was being said half the time.
Were there any muzzle flashes, or am I just daft?
Also, the ending was exactly like SE7EN's, but I don't know if you've seen that, but since you used Fight Club music and David Fincher did both of those movies, i'm guessing you have.
In my opinion, this movie had too much of a "Need to be a bad ass" feel to it, which I don't dig, but Im sure allot of people do.
Posted: Sat, 4th Sep 2004, 10:25pm

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Any other thoughts? No one ever really comments on my movies...
Posted: Sun, 5th Sep 2004, 2:55pm

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I could see that you were really trying to find some good shots during your film, you were using certain angles for artistic effect, the ones that come to mind just now are the reflection on the TV as the actor leaves the room and as the shooter prepares to enter the house. However, I don't think it really works in the way you used. For example the TV reflection part, you are tracking the actor leave, then pan back to the TV just for the reflection. Its kinda obvious this was only done to get that shot, if you had the TV on, he could have looked at it switched it off or something and left the camera at it as he left, that would have worked better.

I felt there was too much panning about with the camera, I'm sure someone posted advice on here somewhere saying what I'm about to suggest, but less panning and more static cams would have helped a lot, it lets your viewer concentrate more on the action / scene than trying to keep track of where everyone is.

All in all, it didn't do much for me and to be honest I felt bored, there wasn't enough energy in it to keep me from fast forwarding it a few times. Although I did like the idea behind it and I think that it has real promise, I hope I haven't come across as a highly critical git, just offering my humble opinions...Good luck with future presentations.
Posted: Sun, 5th Sep 2004, 5:59pm

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Thanks for the CC. smile
Posted: Sun, 5th Sep 2004, 6:38pm

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I just watched this again after not seeing it for a year or two. I think this film is pretty solid and there's no actual dull stops. It slows down n a place or two, but its just the poor audio that take away, not the actual story.

Acting could have been better and the dialogue was a bit stilted at parts.

The camerawork though, I'm a fan of. I enjoy that kind of cinematography. And the fight scene at the door had some very good angles in it. Let not forget that dolly when Michelle (i believe it was) leaves the house. Really nice shot.

Overall, solid film. 4/5
Posted: Sun, 5th Sep 2004, 6:52pm

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Wow, its been so long even I forgot her name....It's not Michelle though it's...Dang I forgot. Hahaha. Thanks for the comments Cy. Got some new movie ideas to bounce off you when you get the chance.
Posted: Sun, 5th Sep 2004, 8:37pm

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The name was Cassie!

I just want to remind everyone that this film is just about 2 years old. I have been through a lot the past two years and have been unable to do anything in terms of filmmaking. Hopefully I will be able to do some work within the next year, but for now I hope you enjoy Verbatim.
Posted: Tue, 7th Sep 2004, 7:26pm

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Anyone else have thoughts?
Posted: Wed, 22nd Sep 2004, 2:52am

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well I comented on the first one ....and I dont even remember what I said anymore...but I liked it!

what is your next project?
Posted: Wed, 26th Jan 2005, 6:02am

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Overall: I would say about 3/5, you did good!

I liked how you cut out all the bull shit and went for the meat, how ever shakey camera work and rough acting in some important parts made it suffer, I am however impressed at the length of the piece and strong story even if it has been done before. I'm sure that if your team works a a bit more with the camera work (even if all the shots are static) it will be easier to watch, as it is now all the movement is rather distracting, it did work for the story it was just too much rough handheld/shakey tripod shots. The acting had its moment but in the really important scenes it did fall flat but that will come in time, the lighting would be the last to comment on, lighting is very important, i thing this could have been more effective with a darker feel, do some test shots of some lighting that youlike and then stick to it to develop you skill. if you dont have any lights try hollogen lights from ace hardware they have some really cool clamp on lights for like $10. Anyway, good job and if you shoot more stuff even if it is less envolved stories it will give you the practice to hon up on a shoot like this film. Good job.

-J
Posted: Sat, 24th Sep 2005, 12:49am

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I'm gonna try for a poker movie next, and gonna make my own dolly configuration with some pvc and skateboard wheels. I'm currently in the process of building my own poker table for the set, and hopefully gonna order some chips as well, give it a good feel.
Posted: Sun, 11th Dec 2005, 10:21am

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Hey fxhome crew, I was looking in the top 10 availability and I did not see Verbatim listed. I forget, does it make it so you can't put your own movie in your top ten? Or is it just so old that it is gone now? Thanks in advance.
Posted: Sun, 11th Dec 2005, 5:40pm

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I can see Verbatim and could put it in my top10 list.

why would you want to put it into your top10 list? razz
Posted: Sun, 11th Dec 2005, 7:41pm

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Just making sure that others could put it in their own top 10 list wink
Posted: Sat, 17th Dec 2005, 1:46am

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I have to say that the cinema box office looks great. It is definitely working because the newest three movies have over 900 downloads while this movie here wink has only had 398...And 3 votes. Good job fxhome crew.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Feb 2006, 6:27am

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Just wondering if anyone wanted to check out my movie? There has been a lot of new faces since this first aired, and I am just wanting to get some fresh blood to check it out.