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Posted: Tue, 22nd Feb 2005, 5:15pm

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Zea

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This movie was more of a lighting test than anything else. Me and a friend decided to make a scary dark movie, and i think it turned out pretty well. Let us know what ya think, thanks.
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Posted: Tue, 22nd Feb 2005, 5:28pm

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Yeah. Still don't have time to see it, I'll try to give it a watch before the end of the day.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Feb 2005, 5:34pm

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hope ya like it smile

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Posted: Tue, 22nd Feb 2005, 5:47pm

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I gotta say, for a first submission, that was excellent. Sound was good, camera work was good. Credits were quite inventive. Lighting needs to be lighter still i think. Even if you're intent on creating really black/white shots and lots of silhouettes; i'd still suggest you reduce the number of shots which use the effect - the result was a tiny bit hard to follow.

Look forward to more of your stuff.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Feb 2005, 5:50pm

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Thanks a lot. We might refilm it in pure light, and then darken it in premiere, that might be a little better to follow. I also had to compress it greatly, and it lost a lot of quality, but Thanks a lot, You will be seeing more projects.

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Posted: Tue, 22nd Feb 2005, 6:12pm

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Pretty neat. Good job. What font did you use for the credits?
Posted: Tue, 22nd Feb 2005, 6:14pm

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It was at abstract fonts, search for nails. Thanks


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Posted: Tue, 22nd Feb 2005, 9:53pm

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That was actually really cool, it was simple in some way freaky. The opening was haunting if that is the right word to use. However it sorta had a bit of an anti climax, at any moment when it was pretty much silent and the audience thought it was safe you coulda had some sort of quick flash of a monster of some sort coming up to the guy... Heck I dunno it was cool though.
3or4/5
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Posted: Tue, 22nd Feb 2005, 10:22pm

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That was great for your first movie, but like they said, lighting was pretty bad. and it seemed alot like my movie "Home Sick" alot of people seem to like that idea. it was probebly my only original idea besides k-text.
but any way your movie was great i liked the sounds and the credits.
3/5
good job wink
Posted: Tue, 22nd Feb 2005, 11:32pm

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yeah, you should try to use more light and afterwards in premiere darken it. but only a little. I suggest that you just take a little color out and put for example more blue. it will get more moody. trust me, if your footage is too dark, you can't do anything anymore, but if you have enough light you still can darken it in postproduction quite well.

I suggest that you should work more on your sound effect, when those ghosts or so appear. it's cheesy I know, but it works better then just being soundless. and try to figure out how you can make it more scary. surprise is not scary, only suspense can make it. try to figure out how it works.

use more lightsources. at least two. work with shadows. backlight to create silhouettes, like you did it greatly, and some other lightsources to give the scenes more details.

and the clock you should reshoot without being shaky while manually shift the time smile should be possible.

but overall, good start, I'd like to see the reshoot or remake. and maybe with better quality video, you might want to add double size of file.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Feb 2005, 12:19am

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Thanks, compressing it is what took out the quality. What should i use for lightsources for a low budget?


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Posted: Wed, 23rd Feb 2005, 3:37am

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You have some really good shot ideas. Some are on screen a bit longer than necessary, but I like your visual style. As stated, your lighting could be a bit more intense to add highlights to your main character, and elements of the set, to add more a 3-dimensionality to it. And lastly, a bit more sound editing would greatly improve the piece.

Good little short! Keep plugging away~
When is the full length piece coming out?
Posted: Wed, 23rd Feb 2005, 6:05am

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Nice work i like you'r take on the "thought i saw sumthing not there anymore" theme horror like from house on haunted hill or like those pc game's like alone in the dark series and suffering very good try
Posted: Wed, 23rd Feb 2005, 10:49am

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The way you control the camera shows promise but you need to be more cohesive in telling a story. Some shots were overlong. Nice ghost shot but none of this scared me. Technically good on the whole though, you've got the filmmaking side learnt it seems - just apply those skills on a good story & it should turn out well. Lighting was okayish, I see what you were going for but the only thing that worked for me were the lightbulb flashing & opening of the blinds.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Feb 2005, 3:11pm

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I thought it was pretty darn cool for a first submission. Would like to see a full film like this from you.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Feb 2005, 4:46pm

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Thank you all for your comments they are highly appreciated. The movie here is actually just a "teaser" for a movie that is curentally in the script writing stage. I would especially like to thank Spanish Prisoner for the critique, it was (well, actually will be) very useful in the refilming of that scene, which will (or should) take place this weekend. Also if you have any ideas that you thing would go well in the scene, or any ideas that you think shoyuldgo in the endresult email:

neon.prod (at) gmail (dot) com

You can also go to our google group site for more info, such as the actual storyline.

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/neon_prod/

You can also expect a website within one month.

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Posted: Wed, 23rd Feb 2005, 5:02pm

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I agree, there were scenes that needed shortening, and with the lighting, what exactly were you going for?
Posted: Wed, 23rd Feb 2005, 7:44pm

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Hey, thanks a lot for your feedback, and i agree with you guys fully. We are refilming this weekend, with different lighting, a few different elements, and a lot more events. The approach is going to be different, and its actually written out this time through, rather than just a "lighting" test. Check back this weekend and youll have the remake. As for the full version, the script is still under development but the story is there, and we'll be finished with that soon. Thanks again...

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Posted: Fri, 25th Feb 2005, 12:01am

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We are inching closer to the production of the Nothing Remake, so stay tuned. Also check out our new website..

http://www.neonproductions.5gigs.com


I hope you enjoy it, and thanks again.

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Posted: Fri, 25th Feb 2005, 2:42am

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how long did the first one take?
Posted: Fri, 25th Feb 2005, 3:00am

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It took us about a day to write and film, and a day to edit and add effects. But the new version, is taking a week to finish the writing, and probably another week to film and edit. But we are trying to have something by today or tomorrow, so either check www.neonproductions.5gigs.com or check back here, thanks.

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Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 2:15pm

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I was trying to get what you were at, but without a story I was lost. Anyways, because it was a lighting test I give you credit, can't wait to see the remake.
Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 8:58pm

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Thanks, finalizing the editing will take about one more day. Everything is done...but there are a few moments when we are trying to make the sound perfect. But stay tuned.


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Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 11:37pm

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Not bad...needs some work.
Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 11:52pm

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Thanks again. Id like to say that the new "Nothing" scene preview is finished and edited, and will be put online as soon as possible. Thanks

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Posted: Thu, 3rd Mar 2005, 3:15pm

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Will you release it seperatly as "Nothing Remake" so we are all sure to check it out?
Posted: Thu, 3rd Mar 2005, 7:17pm

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Yes, i actually submitted it yesturday entitled "Nothing-Scene-Remake" but coincidentally our ftp went down so the film was rejected. I'm looking for an alternative so i can change the link and fx home can accept the video. You will see "Nothing-Scene-Remake" very soon on fxhome. Thanks


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Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 12:13am

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This movie was umm, a bit strange...
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 5:30am

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For everyones infromation, you can now download the remake at our website http://neonproductions.5gigs.com Expect it to be up here soon. me Please feel free to contact us with any comments(or use the shout box on the website.)
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 12:45pm

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Zea you could of told me you are hosting it somewhere else so I could take it off my space mad
Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 1:30pm

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Saw the remake. I think you overdo the length of the credits & the Shine plugin. In comparison with the original, this just goes all out overstatement, what with the numerous sounds you sling in & the scary people. This is all well done but personally I would still love a good backstory.

The story you posted in your site bears little relation to the movie. A movie should explain the story, not some posting on a webpage.

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Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 2:27pm

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Look at a previous post by the other guy in NeonProductions. There is a link to the whole story... but when will the remake be posted?


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Posted: Sat, 5th Mar 2005, 2:47pm

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Finaly got to see it, yes it was quite well made, though I didn't like it too much, quite boring... Yet, I kind of like it (I don't know why)

2/5.
Posted: Mon, 7th Mar 2005, 1:44am

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Just for everyones info, the whole first clip was a 20 min job. There was never a story intended in it, just us testing AlamDV and a camera. The second (remake) was also just a short (20 min filming) job. Yes I agree there are parts in the movies that are just bad, BUT you have to give us credit for the fact that there is not SUPPOSED to be a story.The hole thing is just a series of shots that we came up with put in order to convey feelings and emotions, in this case fear. It was our first movie and will not be out last. Thank every one for the feedback, both positive and negitive. Also I turns out that we might not actually make a short film based on this clip, just so you know.
Posted: Tue, 8th Mar 2005, 7:42pm

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Ok, after working out the problems we had with the idea. As well as comming to terms with how this will all be made we have decided to continue the production of the film. Although the name will be changed from "Nothing" to what ever we com up with. If you have any ideas as for what it should be names please do tell.
Posted: Tue, 8th Mar 2005, 8:44pm

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umm.... well for a name...whats it about anyway?