"Darker Than You Think" Test Clip
Posted: Wed, 5th Jan 2005, 10:15am
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|Just a test clip-The story involves a man named Alan Smithee, who is a self proclaimed "zombie hunter". He has taken on the help of a student documentary film crew to help him prove to the world that zombies do in fact exist. Really sorry about the poor sound-all in camera for this one, and no tweeking done-just a test clip! Feedback please!|Posted: Wed, 5th Jan 2005, 10:50am
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Did you know that there was a forum member on here called Alan Smithee and the also the director of Mcgyver was called Alan Smithee.
I like the feel to this clip ( a little dark in the interview room )
i want your boom mic
acting was good.
To be honest I will gladly watch the whole film when done. ( not bad coming from someone that don't watch zombie films )
Posted: Wed, 5th Jan 2005, 11:09am
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Very cool makeup effects! loved them (except for the ripped of face, I thought that could have been done more efficiently).
The acting was really well done too!
I'm definately going to watch the full film!
Posted: Wed, 5th Jan 2005, 7:03pm
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I thought this was really cool. GREAT special effects and such, and some of the acting was good, but at some times it was a bit off. My only beef is that I felt some of the music cuts were odd, and the one liner right before the guy hits the zombie with the shovel seemed out of place. very cool none the less.
If this is just a test, I can't wait to see the real movie.
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 1:26am
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Thanks for the comments!Like I said these are just some scenes out of the storyboards, so we didn't use a good camera, or sound for them. The actors didn't have any lines memorized or anything, but we had a weekend off, so we thought we would shoot these two scenes as a runthrough, to see if we could even pull off the special effects in post. The boom mic that you see in the shot isn't even our actual boom mic-this is a prop, a piece of foam on a mop handle! Anyway, I posted these two scenes to get feedback on how I might be able to do the special effects better. Thank you to anyone with suggestions on compositing or gore effects!
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 1:29am
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Hey b4uask-the name alan smithee is a generic name used by flimmakers when they don't want to be associated with the film that the production company releases to the public-kind of like Dune was an Alan Smithee film, as well as Hellraiser3. This film will be full of slapstick, campy horror, with a pretty twisted ending that I cannot reveal yet, but judging from the test clips, I have a feeling that it will be a whole lot of fun to shoot!
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 1:58am
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I thought the music of the first part did not go with the movie.....the effects were done pretty well....except for the ripped off face (like Sollthar mentioned)......but it was down right sick....haha.........I almost threw up.....
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 2:53am
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trevinator13 wrote:Hey b4uask-the name alan smithee is a generic name used by flimmakers when they don't want to be associated with the film that the production company releases to the public-kind of like Dune was an Alan Smithee film, as well as Hellraiser3.
Didn't David Lynch direct Dune?
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 3:08am
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Yes, he did direct it-but if you get ahold of a copy that is NOT the director's cut, it says Alan Smithee.
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 3:36pm
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trevinator13 wrote:Yes, he did direct it-but if you get ahold of a copy that is NOT the director's cut, it says Alan Smithee.
The DVD contains the original release version; a shorter version cut for television has been disowned by Lynch, who insisted his name be replaced by that famous Hollywood pseudonym "Alan Smithee."
I'll be damned... that'll teach me to open my big mouth, won't it?
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 6:57pm
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why did this film get the 15+ rating? does it have language, or is it just gory?
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 10:42pm
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There is some slight language, and some gore.
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 10:43pm
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That was good. I noticed you made it kind of like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Trailer.
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 11:05pm
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That was really great! but i just wondred..How do u make the head of thing? i really need it for a project i just started! Thanx!..
Posted: Thu, 6th Jan 2005, 11:16pm
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thanks kimmik-the head off was done using a method perfected by Solithar-I have to give him all the credit. He has done similar things(only much better)using 3 different layers. In one layer we have the actual footage as it is, and the other layer we have the girls head erased, and then the next layer we have a clean background shot. Once all of these layers are composited together, I had another layer of just her head, and then added some motion blur and moved it off the screen. Solithar has some tutorials on exactlt how to do this sort of thing. I highly recommend them to you.
Posted: Sun, 9th Jan 2005, 8:17pm
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Hi again.. hehe.. i was also wondering if i could get the recepee for the blood... it was reallllly good! I really need it! Thanx! Kimmik
Posted: Mon, 10th Jan 2005, 12:15am
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though im not sure how he made blood, this is the site I got my recipies from