You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

Hunted II

Posted: Wed, 30th Mar 2005, 1:24pm

Post 1 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

PLOT: Having escaped from the clutches of the first hitman, the informant must still get the tape to the police. But this time, the hitman's twin brother is out for revenge.

Shot in early Summer of 2003, we did this film because we had so much fun doing the first film. Again, its just a good, entertaining movie. I'd happily upload my more serious films but alas they contain no AlamDV effects sad

Edited on Premiere, as all my films are, and effects were done in AlamDV.

HUNTED II: Contains some strong language and action violence.
More Info
Posted: Wed, 30th Mar 2005, 5:14pm

Post 2 of 29

Frozenpede

Force: 630 | Joined: 28th Jan 2004 | Posts: 1113

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User

Gold Member

YES! the fighting sequences were much cleaner, the camera work even better and I loved the acting. Could have done with less cussing though.

5/5 from me smile
Posted: Wed, 30th Mar 2005, 9:15pm

Post 3 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Thank you very much! I actually liked HUNTED's fight slightly more, but maybe thats me being overly critical.

As for language, you should see how much swearing there is in other films we've done! (but not online) wink It gets worse! biggrin
Posted: Wed, 30th Mar 2005, 10:36pm

Post 4 of 29

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

This was exactly the same as Hunted 1, except funnier. Same plot, more dialogue explaining why it "isn't" exactly the same plot, more unneeded swearing, and more fighting with deadly branches.

That was the funniest part. How the small, most likely brittle and dead branches of these trees can be used as weapons that can somehow knock a man to the ground, and slash through a shirt and draw enough blood to stain the shirt quite a bit.

Prediction for the plot of Hunted III? The guy meets yet another brother of the mysterious "Black shirted, black gun using" family in the same exact place, no less. They engage in shootery, and after a short chase, result to fisticuffs. At one point, the guy will be laying on the ground pointing a gun at the black shirted, black gunned brother, and the camera will be at an angle in order to show both of them, and create drama. The guy will survive, and the tape will be safe once more.
Posted: Wed, 30th Mar 2005, 10:44pm

Post 5 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

How the small, most likely brittle and dead branches of these trees can be used as weapons that can somehow knock a man to the ground...
The the branches werent brittle or dead, and did not knock him to the ground. The kick to the gut knocked him down.

HUNTED II was not shot in the same exact place as HUNTED, and there will be no HUNTED III, sadly wink However, as long as you enjoyed it, thats fine. I still dont know how to take your post...

Anyway, its not a serious film at all, and we did it purely for fun. We WERE doing to do HUNTED III and make it even funnier, as one knowing line from the guy guy was:

"Back where it all began, eh? Quite fitting, isnt it? Its like a trilogy--"

and at this point the good guy did a double kick to the bad guy before the obligatory fight!
Posted: Thu, 31st Mar 2005, 6:15am

Post 6 of 29

Bryce007

Force: 1910 | Joined: 5th Apr 2003 | Posts: 2609

VideoWrap User Windows User

Gold Member

That was pretty funny overall. The hilariously bad acting made it THAT much better, and i loved the way the hitman couldn't shoot the guy while running, even though most could learn to shoot that well in about 15 minutes.

The music was well placed and the editing was well done for the most part.

The camera work wasn't as ridiculously shakey this time, which was nice.

The branch-fighting was funny because it was played straight, without making it obvious it was a joke. Also classic was the way the dude could fight with a shot arm, and how the hitman didn't finish him off when he was walking up o him.
Posted: Thu, 31st Mar 2005, 10:27am

Post 7 of 29

Nagual

Force: 1050 | Joined: 21st Jul 2004 | Posts: 289

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 User Windows User

Gold Member

I was really looking forward to this offering, based on the first one. Do I feel that it was worth the wait ( all 2 mins as it down loaded ) well yes. But if it had been a few months between releases I would have been very disappointed.

The diaglogue delivery was too fast I think. I am not sure if this was due to bad delivery or your naturally fast paced accents, but I feel it should have been slowed a bit, with perhaps less ' ham' razz

GavSalkeld wrote:

Thank you very much! I actually liked HUNTED's fight slightly more, but maybe thats me being overly critical.
I agree with you there. This ones seemed to be, while edited much better, lacking in the pace and 'punch' of the first. I get the impression that it was a collection of bits put together, rather than a continuous fight, which the first had. I'll have to watch them both again to see what it was that made the real difference to the feel of the fights.



GavSalkeld wrote:

How the small, most likely brittle and dead branches of these trees can be used as weapons that can somehow knock a man to the ground...
The the branches werent brittle or dead, and did not knock him to the ground. The kick to the gut knocked him down.

Naa, Aculag is right there, it was a stick that knocked him down to the ground, followed by a kick to the head while he was down.


Anyway, good luck with your future movies.
Posted: Thu, 31st Mar 2005, 2:52pm

Post 8 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Bryce007 wrote:

That was pretty funny overall. The hilariously bad acting made it THAT much better, and i loved the way the hitman couldn't shoot the guy while running, even though most could learn to shoot that well in about 15 minutes... The branch-fighting was funny because it was played straight, without making it obvious it was a joke. Also classic was the way the dude could fight with a shot arm, and how the hitman didn't finish him off when he was walking up o him.
Yeah, we knew this was basically the first film all over again so we made it very tongue-in-cheek. Im pleased you picked up on it!
Posted: Thu, 31st Mar 2005, 2:56pm

Post 9 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Nagual wrote:

Do I feel that it was worth the wait ( all 2 mins as it down loaded ) well yes. But if it had been a few months between releases I would have been very disappointed.
Why's that?

The diaglogue delivery was too fast I think. I am not sure if this was due to bad delivery or your naturally fast paced accents, but I feel it should have been slowed a bit, with perhaps less ' ham' razz
Americans tend to think we in the NE of England speak too fast. I myself dont notice it at all, and having seen this hundreds of times, I dont think we speak fast. But its something I will be bearing in mind for future releases, definitely.
As for the "ham", see my above post wink

Naa, Aculag is right there, it was a stick that knocked him down to the ground, followed by a kick to the head while he was down.
I thought Aculag was on about the branch I snapped off the tree, right? That one does not knock my opponent down. But yes, the stick the informer throws at me DOES knock me down. But so what? It was actually a heavy stick!
Posted: Thu, 31st Mar 2005, 4:42pm

Post 10 of 29

ragnar

Force: 1010 | Joined: 20th Sep 2002 | Posts: 260

EffectsLab Pro User

Gold Member

Another 4 because of the fight scene. I could nit-pick some of the stuff in there, but basically the fight scene was one of the better paced and executed that I have seen on Alam. Even the acting in this one was not bad, and better than the first.
Posted: Thu, 31st Mar 2005, 4:46pm

Post 11 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

I am stunned by your comments, you're my new best friend lol. I never thought our fights would be anyones best they'd seen on here.

Thanks for the feedback, maybe I should upload some more?
Posted: Sat, 2nd Apr 2005, 8:26pm

Post 12 of 29

Sarkilas

Force: 399 | Joined: 27th Aug 2003 | Posts: 207

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User FXhome Movie Maker

Gold Member

This is one of the coolest fighting scenes I've ever seen on FXHome!
Man, you really know how to do great camerawork!!

I'm ready for you next movie man! Great work! A 5 from me
Posted: Sat, 2nd Apr 2005, 8:27pm

Post 13 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Thank you very much, pleased you enjoyed it. I shall be uploading in future. I dunno if you can add favourite users on here, but you might wanna bookmark me if you can for future reference.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Apr 2005, 8:29pm

Post 14 of 29

Sarkilas

Force: 399 | Joined: 27th Aug 2003 | Posts: 207

EffectsLab Lite User Windows User FXhome Movie Maker

Gold Member

Aight if I add u to ICQ?
Posted: Sat, 2nd Apr 2005, 8:32pm

Post 15 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Actually I need to change that as I dont use it - never knew anyone who ever used it. Im on MSN all the time, though. Failing all else, well maybe PM me?
Posted: Sat, 2nd Apr 2005, 11:06pm

Post 16 of 29

Madmanmatty

Force: 368 | Joined: 17th Mar 2003 | Posts: 372

FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

That was incrdible. I watched hunted and 2 back to back, and I must say you're a regular Brukheimer!!!

I could only give them 4/5 for a couple minor faults, but I wanted very badly to give them a 5. I love your stuff.
Acting was good, fighting was good... here's my critique:

Hunted 1 should have had more close angles off the bat, but it ended up great by the end.
Hunted 2 was fantastic. Great use of music. I must say, though, the ending was a little disappointing- the merciless hero shoots him in the back. It was a fair fight, but I lost my connection to the hero when he shot him (although it was very well done...). A couple angles needed to be brushed up a bit, but overall it was fantastic.

Keep the movies coming- your stuff is quality- I love your style, mate!


-Logan-
Posted: Sat, 2nd Apr 2005, 11:13pm

Post 17 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Madmanmatty wrote:

That was incrdible. I watched hunted and 2 back to back, and I must say you're a regular Brukheimer!!!
Lol, thanks! biggrin

I could only give them 4/5 for a couple minor faults, but I wanted very badly to give them a 5. I love your stuff.
Well do so wink

...the merciless hero shoots him in the back. It was a fair fight, but I lost my connection to the hero when he shot him (although it was very well done...)
It was justice in his eyes, pure and simple. He got tougher smile
Posted: Sun, 3rd Apr 2005, 9:45am

Post 18 of 29

Bryce007

Force: 1910 | Joined: 5th Apr 2003 | Posts: 2609

VideoWrap User Windows User

Gold Member

Bruckheimer doesnt direct, he produces...
Posted: Sun, 3rd Apr 2005, 12:28pm

Post 19 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

True, but he still has a lot of say in what goes into his films smile
Posted: Sun, 3rd Apr 2005, 11:56pm

Post 20 of 29

Madmanmatty

Force: 368 | Joined: 17th Mar 2003 | Posts: 372

FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

I was refering more to the stylistic elements, anyway! smile

Do you have a website, Gavsalkeld? I'd love to learn a little more about your films!!


-Logan-
Posted: Mon, 4th Apr 2005, 12:04am

Post 21 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Certainly, although its currently being revamped and so there is nothing on. Just follow the link on the movie listing, www.gncfilms.co.uk

Bookmark it, it will be up soon!
Posted: Mon, 4th Apr 2005, 12:18am

Post 22 of 29

Madmanmatty

Force: 368 | Joined: 17th Mar 2003 | Posts: 372

FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Bookmarked.

Thanks.

-Logan-
Posted: Mon, 4th Apr 2005, 11:20pm

Post 23 of 29

Geofke89

Force: 0 | Joined: 20th Aug 2004 | Posts: 1

Member

Where did u get those cool sounds?... got them from movies??
Posted: Tue, 5th Apr 2005, 12:18am

Post 24 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

A lot of people seem to have picked up on the sounds, Im suprised. When we did the Hunted films, I had like four sounds in my entire "impact sounds" library and they're OK but nothing special. Now I have 200, lol! biggrin

You just gotta know where to look.
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 2:14pm

Post 25 of 29

Remco Gerritsen

Force: 578 | Joined: 4th Mar 2005 | Posts: 517

EffectsLab Lite User FXpreset Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Man, I hope your movie will be up soon again.
cuz, i've downloaded it by my friend, and I loved it.
5/5.

And I want 2 download it 2.
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 2:15pm

Post 26 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Im working on it buddy, they should be up again soon!
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 3:01pm

Post 27 of 29

Madmanmatty

Force: 368 | Joined: 17th Mar 2003 | Posts: 372

FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

By the way- I just re-checked your website, and it's looking phenominal.
I think you should keep the test section though, lol... it made a funny in my brain and there was laughing from my mouth.
Just a thought, but I'd love to see you tackle some Sci-fi for some reason, or perhaps medieval swordplay. I think you're style of directing would suit a swordfight very well.

Keep the good times comin'.

-Logan-
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 3:04pm

Post 28 of 29

GavSalkeld

Force: 915 | Joined: 15th Jun 2002 | Posts: 118

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Phenomenal, eh? Wow thanks, lol. Its all credit to my friend John whos making it for me. It needs updating with all our DVD releases and trailers, so it will be a while coming.

Do you use MSN Logan, Id like to keep in touch.
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 3:43pm

Post 29 of 29

Madmanmatty

Force: 368 | Joined: 17th Mar 2003 | Posts: 372

FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

yeah- my email:
god_of_wine007@hotmail.com

Tell John he's a good graphic artist/designer. The layout is really very appeasing to my eyes, and the flow is smooth. It's a good test!

-Logan-