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Operation Room Check (The Movie)

Posted: Mon, 13th Sep 2004, 3:36pm

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The movie release of Operation Rooom Check is here. Synopsis: A Special Ops team is called in to clean a particularly difficult dorm room. Please note the target audience for this film was the school it was at.

It has been broken down into 8 parts that correspond to the DVD chapters.
I apologize if the mulitple downloads are confusing or combersome, but due to the high number of dial-up users in my area that requested this, it was the most practical way to get the movie to them.

I reccommend using Windows Media Player 9 or higher, as I found the video can be resized bigger without much loss of quality.


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Posted: Mon, 13th Sep 2004, 3:43pm

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YYYEEESSSS!!!!!! It's finally out!!!! I'm gonna watch it now!!!!
Posted: Mon, 13th Sep 2004, 4:17pm

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great. be proud of yourself, as this is a great production.

you had good costumes, a variation of good camera angles, those in motion were steady. the sound of voices and stuff got better and better, although I could hear the cuts. okay use of effects.

all in one a exelent amatuere production. some bloopers, but good nonetheless. 5/5
Posted: Mon, 13th Sep 2004, 4:41pm

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I liked it alot, but the light didnt match enough in certain cuts so it was kind of unbelieveable but still good.

5 stars for me.
Posted: Mon, 13th Sep 2004, 4:52pm

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WHY WHY WHY Did you split it into small download pieces!? Those who want to skip to a scene will buy the DVD, I cannot emphasise how much this really needs to be one file. For continuity reasons as well as for practicality.

I'm interested in seeing your movie, but I'm not interested in the trouble it'll take to watch it. Sort it out guys, I'm sure it makes sense...
Posted: Mon, 13th Sep 2004, 5:00pm

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I have to agree with Hybrid, Please upload a full lenght instead.
Posted: Mon, 13th Sep 2004, 5:20pm

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I know guys, the multiple downloads are a pain. crazy But at the moment, its the best I can do, I swear. I'm on slow dial up, so 14 MB is a huge upload. I promise I'll have a single full length file up at latest by next monday, if not by this afternoon. Thanks for understanding.
Posted: Mon, 13th Sep 2004, 7:50pm

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This was quite good. And if you use windows media player and have all the files downloaded, it will play them in order continually. This was really great. I really enjoyed this one. The scenes where they were walking down the hall just felt very...professional. Really awesome 5/5!
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 5:32am

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I really enjoyed this movie, great locations, costumes and storylines. And it sure does look professional. The only thing I could complain about was the title screen in the beginning which for some reason I didn't like. Anyway, the titles doesn't change the rating of the movie which sure is a 5.
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 6:32am

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Yeah, as soon as u post a full length version, ill watch it.
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 6:49am

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Excellent project! Very artistic and well planned.

My only nitpick would be the differences in sound in the beginning during the briefing - it needs to be normalized so that the levels of your actors are consistent throughout the scene - the fact that the quality/level differs a bit from shot distracted from the overall picture.

Great material - can't wait to see more of your work~
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 7:33am

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Theres a little story about the sound in the briefing. That scene was the first we shot. Beings we were in school, we could only shoot at night, which led to scheduling problems. So, we didn't get to finish shooting in one night like we planned. The second time we shot, we used a different mike, and basically took everything from the top again. Much to our horror we found the mike itself was bad and not a single clip had sound from the second shooting session. We were running out of time and had to make a decision. Would we try and dubb it or shoot it again? After much discussion we all got together for the third time and re-shot it all. The third time we used a boom mike, which is 90% of the sound in the Briefing clip. The couple of times the sound doesn't seem to fit the rest is where we had no choice but to use takes from the first shoot.

Hope this sorta clears things up cool
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 8:03am

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Great job boys. I watched the segments with great interest and was impressed with the suspens. Well done and keep on the good work.
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 11:37am

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Hi!
That was a really good production. It's quite evident you spent a lot of time planning and working on all the detail that makes a big difference in an amateur production.

I like the use of the effects, they were used as enhancements rather than being the focus of the film. Costumes were great. The effort you put in really came across.

Good luck with your future projects!
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 8:13pm

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Extra Extra Read All About It!! Operation Room Check is now available as a single file download for those who wish to view it as such. Enjoy!

(In case the link isn't up yet at FXhome, you can get it here.
Posted: Tue, 14th Sep 2004, 11:59pm

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Very cool!!

I liked it

shadowhawk cool
Posted: Thu, 16th Sep 2004, 7:43pm

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First of all I have to say you got some beautiful stuff in there, most of it all filmed at night, at the ocean etc.
Although I was a bit disapointed, comparing to other random stuff at FXHome it's great, comparing it to Solltars work, could use some work.

The first scene could have used some work, there were some choppy editing, and the fade in/fade out to the helicopter and ocean didn't really work for me, I've never really seen a real production doing that, would rather seen splitscreen.
Could have used some color correction and the navy sign in the back should have covered that whitething that was under it!
Then as soon as we get outside, I suddenly goes WOW for the first time in the movie, seeing the beach, my god that is a beautifull scene!

When we got back inside it felt a bit to bright, felt light day light somehow, I would have prefer a bit darker, blue tint dorm, and you could have done some really cool stuff with that neon light then...

Well for the look of the movie I can't complain, overall it got a nice pro picture over it.
What this movie lacks is something that creates the tention, I didn't get that 'race against time', either was there a bad guy hunting them, a Gollum in the dorm would have done the trick ! wink

I think I got my stuff trough here, It kept me entertained! (rating 7.5/10)
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 1:53pm

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I can see a lot of effort was put into this. The audio at the briefing has already been beat dead so I will not take a whack. The beach shot looked early morning to me and getting brighter and then it cuts to a night scene? That was a morning shot right or was the sun setting and I just missed it? I did notice during the briefing one of the guys on the left side starts smiling then you cut away and the guy on the other side of the table turns and stares directly into the camera twice I think. Not that those are cons because that stuff happens to me on my shoots - just observing. It does take some away from the immersion of the piece but that's nitpicky stuff. What was the explosions at the end all about? That flew over my head.

You had some really nice shots in there and editing and music was very good overall. Good job on this.
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 7:06pm

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This movie has a lot of unanswered questions which need to be answered. I take no offense at people being confused because there are confusing parts! cool Mainly because our schedual for shooting had to fit into a senior year, which was packed already. (And I'm afraid the film won precedence over classes in some cases. razz ) If theres anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

I'll start with the most obvious:
- What the heck was the explosion at the end about?
lol, to say it was put in 'cause we just wanted an explosion wouldn't be far from the truth. As far as the storyline goes, the four Captains on their hasty exit tripped a perimeter defense system that was tied to explosives. However this did not comprimise the mission as they were suffeciently close to the ocean to escape un-noticed.

- What exactly was that black thing that was stuck inside what looked like a circuit breaker box?
That box was actually the power-coupling for the dorm, which had an external computer interface that was used to diagnose the system. Using that interface, the team was able to plant a "bug" that shut the door alarms off long enough to allow them undetected access.

To delve a little deeper, the computer system that controlled the security sub-system does a random check every 16 seconds. So, 15 seconds would be the maximum time allowed for the alarms to be off. Again, something else that was never developed in the movie, thanks to time constraints.

-So then why did the first Captain say "Fifteen seconds boys.", and then over the radio we here, "...timer starts in ten seconds." ?
The "10 seconds" radio chatter was added because without it appears there were only 15 seconds to get inside. The fifteen seconds was how long the alarms would be offline. The ten seconds was the time remaining until the planted "bug" became active.


- Why didn't the team just come in the window via the roof? Its quicker and less vulnerable to detection
First, that wouldn't be as much of a challenge or as fun smile But in the story, every window in the dorm was independently motion-locked, so it couldn't be hacked remotely, and any attempt to open the window in any way, would trigger the alarm.

- Ok ok, whatever dorm this is has tighter security then the White House. Got that. So then how did the four captains leave through the back door without setting an alarm?
- When Captain Troy radioed that he lost control, he planted a temporary virus that disabled the back door alarm for exactly one opening of that door.

Hope this clears a few things up. There are many more, and in these cases just make something up to fit and you're probably right.

~ Laterz
Posted: Fri, 1st Oct 2004, 6:47pm

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Hey Capt. Troy here!

One thing about the movies that hasn't been addressed but that some people might wonder is why in the world did I split up with the team when we were going to the beach? The answer is that while the other three were busy checking the room I did some checking of my own. I discovered that the bluff had perimiter defenses, mainly small land mines. In the hurry to leave the dorm I negleted to tell the other 3 about the mines. I rememberd part ways down that the mines were probaly active. I then took the vehicle path down figuring Capt. Erics would know what the mines were and disarm them.
Posted: Sat, 20th Aug 2005, 4:59pm

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It was a good film.. i liked it.
Specially the beach scence, the light was perfect, really.
But please, if you use music from another film, atleast have an ending credits where you tell who's music it really is.
And acording to copyright law you have to get the permission from the maker (in this case- Hans Zimmer)
And the same goes for stealing footage from other films.
One can see you like "The Rock" since both music and some single footage is from that movie.. razz
Great movie othterwise.
Posted: Thu, 31st May 2007, 1:17am

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actually, you dont have to get permission, if your not selling the video, but im sure the people would like for you to ask permision anyway
Posted: Thu, 31st May 2007, 1:18am

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oh ya sorry great movie