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Ex Memoria

Posted: Mon, 11th Oct 2004, 11:39am

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So, it has finally arrived! my second project so far. it's called "ex memoria" and it’s a kind of mystery-action movie. The main character has lost his memories through something horrible…he starts to find out what’s happened. The story isn’t new, I know, but although you’ll probably find it interesting! Several flashbacks make him remember some pieces of his memories…

“Does the following seem familiar to you? You wake up and you cannot remember anything that happened the day before? There’s nothing in your head, but you do know that something took place…something horrible.”

further information (trailer, making of pictures etc.) is available at: http://ex-memoria.tk

We had a screen-premiere on the 8th of October in an old cellar with stroboscopes, a 5.1 sound system and stuff like that…it was great, and the audience (about 55 people) really enjoyed the movie, I hope, you’ll do either.

We have been working for it half a year now, that’s why some shots differ from others but it’s a nice movie anyway! some of you may remember my first project: "the sebsisters: the movie", so, this movie is also done in vienna/austria. enjoy!


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Posted: Mon, 11th Oct 2004, 4:02pm

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Sounds good, will comment on it later. Your file is downloading v fast, I must say before anything else smile
Posted: Mon, 11th Oct 2004, 5:25pm

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well, if somebody does need a fast server for free, contact me =)
Posted: Mon, 11th Oct 2004, 6:22pm

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Well, it certainly looks like you spent a lot of time on it.

It was very predictable. The outcome isn't hard to guess not long into the film. I thought if you were going to add some homages to Irreversible, you should have done without using the music from it as well. The Club Rectum line would have worked on it's own, and been a nice homage, but with the music, it failed.

The main guy's hair kept changing length I think. I had a hard time figuring out who was who for a while because of that. But if you shot it over a long time, I guess that's alright.

There were a bunch of shots, like when the guy gets mugged, where the actors are smiling at eachother, and sometimes the action doesn't seem realistic, like the punch during the mugging and when the girl is being strangled.

But hey, it kept me watching. 3/5
Posted: Mon, 11th Oct 2004, 6:46pm

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I know, the outcome isn't reallyhard to guess...but anyway the story does more or less it's duty. I'm glad to hear, that someone got our homage...you are the first one! congratulations =) I think, too few people have seen this movie...we wanted the sound of this film to appear in our movie...the club rectum thing was just an idea we had on set but as a said, you#re the first one who got it...

yes, the hair problem is caused by the long period. sry 'bout that...we couldn't change that!

and now something about the mug scene: the smiling isn't good either, but it was in the morning, many people were standing around us...we aren't professionals, and it was really hard for the maincharacter to concentrate. this movie was shot during school time, we didn't have that much free time. But you can take the grinning for his bad psychological mood, just like it appears in "woyzeck" a classical german novel.

I'm afraid, we did some shots too fast and hectic, that#s why they have a lack of realism sometimes...

but, we are students, we had fun, it's nice work anyway, and hey, it kept you watching =) I'm haapy to hear that, thank you! I really appreciate that!
Posted: Tue, 12th Oct 2004, 12:57pm

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Technically, very good. Sound was amazing and you had some very nice shots. Very accomplished and stylish, but maybe an overuse of the shine/retrieving memories effect. You could have done flashbacks in a variety of ways (with the shine effect in some places), that's all I'm saying, so it would feel new, intriguing and refreshing every time.

As you say, predictable and generic. I found some of the scenes long, and it felt like you were emphasising things too much, especially that scene to the Enya music outside that has lots of nice shots but doesn't really go anywhere.

Overall though, good. I liked the opening title sequence and I'm impressed with your sets and resources, including places that look like hospitals, and a police van, but the plot lets it down a bit.

4/5 for your obvious hard work.
Posted: Tue, 12th Oct 2004, 3:38pm

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thank you for your comment: actually it is a real hospital room and a real police car =) well, you#re right with saying that some shots are a bit too long...the movie doesn't work that well in a such tiny resolution...don't ask me why...

I'm glad to hear, that you enjoyed our opening sequence...we were not sure if the difference between the intro and the rest of the movie goes together well...

finally, let me say, that this movie was very well prepared...and a lot of time was used for organisation...instead of this we should have done better with the plot, I'm more or less satisfaid with our 2nd movie so far...we can learn a lot out of our mistakes, that's what counts!
Posted: Tue, 12th Oct 2004, 10:47pm

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Any improvements you could make next time out have already been mentioned, so I just wanted to say that it's evident that you have some good skills and keep developing them.

Planning is a good tactic, but I understand when you say you could have concentrated more on the plot. It's sometimes difficult to keep a balance of the organisation of the shoot and the actual story telling.

I will vote but I can't access the page currently, though I'll be posting 4/5.

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Posted: Wed, 13th Oct 2004, 4:09pm

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could all of you who have already voted please do it again, because it seems that there has been a problem and due to that all votes have been deleted...thank you!
Posted: Fri, 15th Oct 2004, 12:11am

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nice flick, but when I watched the movie I realised I would've done so much different and it violated so many rules I appreciate and adore, that I can't give you more than 3 points. good effort though. just don't like the style... still too amateurish. I'll write an extensive review about this one later for sure.
Posted: Fri, 15th Oct 2004, 2:31pm

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The frist 15 minutes was actualy pretty boring.... But after that, it really started picking up and gettign intersting. I gave it a 5 for the sound quality, the production. maybe next time not so much time shooting a guy putting his hands on his head all day, smile


btw, wat music did u use?
Posted: Fri, 15th Oct 2004, 3:20pm

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all soundfx are taken from several soundpools! except the enya and nancy sinatra song...but the rest is, as I just said, mixed by myself or taken from a soundpool (databecker, magix...)
Posted: Fri, 15th Oct 2004, 3:27pm

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"still too amateurish" I'm going to put in my comment on this now: what do you expect from 17-year old students? this might be a strange answer but that's the way the cookie crumbles...
Posted: Sun, 17th Oct 2004, 6:10pm

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Perfect.....! really really cool!
Good job, i liked your movie....
Posted: Mon, 18th Oct 2004, 4:43am

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Rating: +2

Actually rather good. A similiar style as seen in the FXhome cinema before but with good visual narrative and story-telling. The effects such as the glows were nicely implemented and the acting well.. it wasn't terrible wink

The same however, cannot be said of your rather obviously selfish voting of other films currently in the cinema top 10. Voting other movies down is not an acceptable way to make your movie higher up in the rankings, even voting yourself a 5 is partly frowned upon. I'm going to rise above such childish behaviour and rate you fairly. I will however, alert others to your rather impish actions.

Movies MasterSEB has rated down for personal success so far;
Dreamscape - 2 stars
Shadows - 3 stars
K-Text - 2 stars
Dr who : allegiance pt1 - 2 stars
The gradual descent - 1 star
Onions odyssey - 2 stars


Interesting that you have voted other highly rated movies down, maybe you're not only trying to top the current top 10...

if anyone who has been affected by these rather selfish votes would like to vote anything MasterSeb has ever created a 0... well.. no one can really blame them can they?
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 3:07pm

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hmmm...actually my votings really depend on my opinion. if you think you have to punish me with that, well, go ahead, I can't stop you, can I? if I don't like a movie I won't give 5 points for it...by the way...there are many people who rate movies not that high as they might be expected...furthermore I think I voted for some movies before I uploaded my own movie...
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 3:36pm

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That still doesn't explain why you gave your own movie a 5..........
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 5:04pm

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masterSEB wrote:

hmmm...actually my votings really depend on my opinion. if you think you have to punish me with that, well, go ahead, I can't stop you, can I? if I don't like a movie I won't give 5 points for it...by the way...there are many people who rate movies not that high as they might be expected...furthermore I think I voted for some movies before I uploaded my own movie...
There's no talk of punishment yet, just comparing your votes to the average voter, you haven't voted like the majority since Ex Memoria came out alongside other suspect behaviour.There's a chance that you need to personally evaluate how you are voting and note that a "3" in the FXhome cinema constitutes an "average" rating as a pose the the 2's you've been giving. No action will be taken but your voting, as well as everyone elses is being watched. Please vote sensibly.
Posted: Sun, 24th Oct 2004, 3:16pm

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Deepcoiler wrote:

That still doesn't explain why you gave your own movie a 5..........
what a question...
Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2004, 9:46pm

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I found Deepcoilers post to be a fair statement, if your rating of movies really is your personal opinion.. then rating your own movie a 5 and all of its competition lower than 3 then I'd class you as someone with a pretty radical opinion, either that or a rather anal persuasion.

The fact you've done as deepcoiler mentioned, only arises suspicion about your voting.
Posted: Fri, 29th Oct 2004, 1:56pm

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Rating: -2

I'm tired of putting in comments on ridiculous reprovals...just forget about it...could you do that? I'd appreciate that ...
Posted: Fri, 29th Oct 2004, 10:03pm

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masterSEB wrote:

"still too amateurish" I'm going to put in my comment on this now: what do you expect from 17-year old students? this might be a strange answer but that's the way the cookie crumbles...
well, to tell you the truth, that won't change my opinion on that. It is how it is what the endproduct shows me and being 17 years old is not an excuse. I've seen pretty much awful movies by 35 year olds who were almost professionals in their respect. Never take age as an excuse my son!
Posted: Sat, 30th Oct 2004, 3:02pm

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This shouldn't be an excuse...I just wanted to remind you of that =) of course the quality doesn't need to depend only on age...but there's a difference between students with just little freetime and (unemployed) professional stuntmen etc...but I got your point, ok!
Posted: Sat, 30th Oct 2004, 8:19pm

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masterSEB wrote:

I'm tired of putting in comments on ridiculous reprovals...just forget about it...could you do that? I'd appreciate that ...
Once again, your actions only arise suspicions. However, I feel that you have been given enough of a warning to vote sensibly in the future.
Good luck on any future projects you have planned, Ex Memoria certainly was enjoyable.
Posted: Sun, 31st Oct 2004, 12:21am

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it's ok, neverthless I actually liked your movie to a point. wink

so keep up the work.
Posted: Thu, 4th Nov 2004, 9:41pm

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masterSEB, this was an excellent film. The choice of music was really good in my opinion. The digital type fade into memory effects were a convincing visual convention for viewing bits of slowly returning memory. The titles were killer and the sound quality was awesome. Great job. I’ll definitely be checking out your future submissions. I thought the story was very good. There were only two small areas where the film could stand improvement, the fight choreography and the muzzle flashes.

FYI, I’ve added this one to my top 10. Very cool!

Regards,
Brent
Posted: Fri, 5th Nov 2004, 1:17pm

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thank you =)
Posted: Fri, 5th Nov 2004, 7:07pm

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Na endlich amal, treff ich Österreicher hier. Ich hab mich so alleine hier gefühlt wink. Tja erstens muss ich euch sagen: Alle achtung. Nicht schlecht gemacht. Ich fands echt toll, wie ihr verschiedene Schauplätze benutzt habts. Habt ihr eigentlich viel in diesem Film inverstiert?
Ich fand die schauspielerische Leistung auch gut, jedoch haben mir die Filmwinkel und ein paar Teile von den einzelnen Gesprächen nicht sehr gefallen. Aber sonst war der FIlm sehr originel und nochmals, Bravo von mir.

4/5 von mir.

Cheers,
devilkater

p.s: Wie alt ist eure truppe? Habts ihr noch andere Projekte geplant? Ich würde gerne teilnehmen. Naja, wenn ihr interresse habt einen zusätzlichen Mann zu haben, pm mich oder schickt mir ne mail. Ne jugend Filmmacher Club in Wien, ich dachte das gibts nicht.
Posted: Sat, 6th Nov 2004, 11:53am

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hallo! du es sind ein paar von usn hier vertreten =) ich weiß, perfekt ist der film nciht, wir hatten, von zeit probemen abgesehen, oft leider zu wenig motivation =) naja...ja unser erstes projekt war "the sebsisters: der film" den gibts hier eh auch zum runterladen! investiert haben wir in ex mem ca 40 euro (greenbox, scheinwerfer, stativ...etc...bei uns sind alle 18, ein par 17, wir planen ständig irgendwas und haben genug ideen, nur fehlt uns etwas di ezeit, und über ein neues gesicht würden wir uns freuen! kannst dich ja mal auf unsen internetseiten umschauen bzw. dich bei mir per icq melden =) und filmclubs o.ä. gibt es in wien genug! unser 1. film wird bespielsweise mitte november beim interneationalen jugendfilmfestival inw els gezeigt! das medienzentrum in wien bietet auch allerhand: von verleih über worshops bis zu veranstaltungen...wenn du mal lust hast, dich darüber und usnere ideen zu informieren, meld dich =) naja unsere "truppe" besteht einegtlich nur aus klassenkameraden bzw. freunden und verwandten, aber wir haben auch schon cooperationen gemacht...http://seb.2xs.net || http://8cgrg3.tk
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 10:18am

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I rated this movie a 4. It easily could of been a five. But I think the beginning was a bit slow for me. I'm a strong believer in making the opening very exciting. Especially if it's an ACTION movie. Then you can slow down the pace a bit in the middle. But Other than that it's was good. Oh and I didn't really like the first person camera angles much eaither it got me kind of dizzy. CAN"T WAIT TO SEE ANOTHER PROJECT OF YOURS.



PEACE OUT
Posted: Wed, 17th Nov 2004, 3:01am

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devilskater wrote:

Na endlich amal, treff ich Österreicher hier. Ich hab mich so alleine hier gefühlt wink. Tja erstens muss ich euch sagen: Alle achtung. Nicht schlecht gemacht. Ich fands echt toll, wie ihr verschiedene Schauplätze benutzt habts. Habt ihr eigentlich viel in diesem Film inverstiert?
Ich fand die schauspielerische Leistung auch gut, jedoch haben mir die Filmwinkel und ein paar Teile von den einzelnen Gesprächen nicht sehr gefallen. Aber sonst war der FIlm sehr originel und nochmals, Bravo von mir.

4/5 von mir.

Cheers,
devilkater


p.s: Wie alt ist eure truppe? Habts ihr noch andere Projekte geplant? Ich würde gerne teilnehmen. Naja, wenn ihr interresse habt einen zusätzlichen Mann zu haben, pm mich oder schickt mir ne mail. Ne jugend Filmmacher Club in Wien, ich dachte das gibts nicht.
I knew I should've taken high school German. Dangit!
Posted: Tue, 7th Dec 2004, 8:07pm

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MATT PUGH wrote:

I rated this movie a 4. It easily could of been a five. But I think the beginning was a bit slow for me. I'm a strong believer in making the opening very exciting. Especially if it's an ACTION movie. Then you can slow down the pace a bit in the middle. But Other than that it's was good. Oh and I didn't really like the first person camera angles much eaither it got me kind of dizzy. CAN"T WAIT TO SEE ANOTHER PROJECT OF YOURS.
PEACE OUT
there will be more...definitely! if you are really interested in some other (older) projects, check www.8cgrg3.tk or www.ex-memoria.tk! but at the moment we are resting =) so expect something new in half an year or so...
Posted: Thu, 22nd Dec 2005, 9:58pm

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In theory this is a good movie..in reality its an odd odd opening and its pretty slow...to tell the truth I just wasnt drawn into it.

I cant beleive I somehow missed this film and while I wasnt drawn into it I have to admit that you put effort into it... although personally, even though the opening did its job and gave me an idea of who the girl was...it didnt have to be so odd, perhaps you could have found another way to give us the same information.