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|Ninja, Interrupted is the result of my long ambition to film some form of Ninja film. Though in some ways, a test to see what I could accomplish with a greenscreen, some kitchen utensils and some t shirts wrapped around our heads. The project grew to fit a university project in ways which made me simply happier, or should I say... more amused to make as it in many ways contrasts the seriousness of *everyone* else on the courses work.|
I'm reasonably happy with the results, and has changed slightly compared to how it was origionally, mainly in terms of sound. Although still in many ways a major shortcoming of my equipment, I spent alot of time on getting the audio to a semi-decent quality with my terrible microphone, hence some of the pops. Apologies in advance for any burst eardrums.
In a few certains respects, this project has taught me alot about how to properly plan a film. Every shot in the movie was pre-planned with storyboarding worked off of a script. And filmed working to a shooting script. I was surprised how what I saw as "I can't be bothered to do this..." aspects of film making soon became "So THAT's why they do this..." methods of genius. Planning really streamlined the entire process and is probably the only reason I managed to hand in ANY work after such a last minute rush.
Anyway... The whole project took 2 days, from filming the first shot to it being handed in, filmed on a Canon MV750i handycam. I had a good time making it. I hope it amuses you like it has me. Feel free to ask any questions.
Big thanks to Joby(er-no) for being the usual mate and hosting, and to the fxhome chatroom regulars for giving criticism on preview releases. Finally, Special thanks to Waser, for no particular reason.
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Yeah, that sounds more than fair. I'll compress a .mov or .mp4 version now and get it hosted/submitted over the next few days
ssjaaron wrote:um it does not play correctlly for me, its like glichy (and it not my comp) i have always had probelms with .avi's so is thier anyway you could compress it for mac users, like .mov ? thank you
i really want to see this!
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Hahaha, sorry I think one of the things that finally spurred me into making a Ninja movie was infact listening to that very song. (I also saw Cake live a few months back), I apologise for any damage this movie has caused to you.
Bassler wrote:Damn you to hell.
Not only did you completely steal my idea, from the ninja taking a shower right down to the use of the "Arco Arena" song, but you also pulled it off far better than I could have hoped to. Thanks a lot, now I have to be original.
I hope you get hit by a train, you funny creative bastard.
I think this is seen as creative by quite a few people, because it does something different the the majority of other fxhome submissions, to my knowledge no one so far has scripted or edited a ninja movie with absolutely no kung fu, the grading and rather obvious visual styling is also something not done elsewhere on this site.
Bryce007 wrote:Let me preface this by saying that I "Get" all the ideas you were using. From the obvious anime influences to the weirdass kungfu stuff....But, i Didn't really get why this was funny or creative....it just struck me as bizzare..
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Firstly, thanks for your comments
Madmanmatty wrote:Regardless, very funny. One of those songs I recognized.. is it Cake, from Comfort Eagle? What's the music you used? If you could list it, I'd be interested, because, honestly, the music was the best part of this film. Really cool use of music, especially in the intro.
This piece does serve as a tester for something more, what though... you will have to wait and see
I guess my main quaff is that the ninja doesn't ever leave his house. You have an amazing set-up for a ninja epic, but he never leaves the kitchen. Get that ninja out there in the world, and have him be challanged by the real world! Perhaps a sequel, no?
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