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Orange Crush

Posted: Thu, 21st Jul 2005, 11:06am

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A joint Supergun Cinema / Scope-Entertainment production.

This was done for the Toronto 48 Hour Film Challenge back in early June.

Chromanator was used for a .... well, see if you could figure it out. It's not very difficult.
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Jim and Amber are in the midst of a breakup and some shady characters shed light through interesting devices of their own to open up the two's eyes.

Trailer includes a fun little original track written by Sean Jordan and Myself called "Yes I Have"

Our challenge pack included:
Color: Burnt Orange
Prop: Yellow Poncho
Character Trait: Mischievious
Location: Gym
Sound byte: Pop can opening, pouring

Check out the production synopsis and set photos and trivia @ http://www.scope-films.com/?film=orangecrush


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Posted: Thu, 21st Jul 2005, 4:34pm

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Orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... you can see the exact same stuff at the Supergun site and waste OUR bandwidth!!!!!!!!1


http://www.superguncinema.com/features-june05.html
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jul 2005, 4:28am

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Screenshots look promising, alot better than what our group did for the Dallas 24 Hour Video Race. Dowloading now...
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jul 2005, 4:55am

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This movie did not really make any sense.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jul 2005, 4:58am

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Okay, I'm in the middle of watching it, but I've already formed an opinion. First off, for 48 hours, this is spectacular. The one that I participated in had a film with the same general storyline as this one, and your is HANDS DOWN a crapload better. Some of the acting wasn't quite spot on, and the...um, 'canadian-ness' of it (e.g. the use of the word 'pop' as opposed to 'soda' or just plain 'coke') caught me somewhat offguard, but I understand that this was intended for Canadian audience, so I won't base my vote off of that.

Congrats to Geoff for editing and cinematography- they work well with the pacing of the movie, and the sound design meshes in seamlessly. The street shots look a bit more polished than the rest of the movie, what with the 'avant-garde' style condescending angles, most notaly in the kitchen when the dumped boyfriend walks in with his friend. I'm not a fan of these, but for this picture they worked. The cinematography, IMO, gets progressively better about 3 minutes into it. I dunno why, but it just does.

Dialogue was well-written, especially considering the time frame, but as I said, acting could've been improved; most notably on Amanda Duncan's part, who brings the film down the most, in my opinion. Not to say she was a bad actor, she just wasn't as polished in her craft as all the other aspects of the film.

Bill Stepec and Denis Logan gave great performances. Their dialogue sounded natural, and they actually seemed like friends, in the movie sense. For example:
"It's just not as sweet as it used to taste."
"It never is, my friend, it never is."

That just sounded good and worked for the film, rather than being awkward.

In conclusion, with the culmination of good locations, good cinematography, good editing, good dialogue, fairly good acting, and the fact that you did this all in 24 hours, I'm gonna have to give this a 4.

I would've gladly granted a five, but to me, this had a few glitches which didn't make it quite perfect. Still, a great accomplishment, and kudos to you guys for making it.

Regards, Ben

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debevec wrote:

This movie did not really make any sense.
Maybe you just didn't get it, because to me it made perfect sense.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jul 2005, 7:18am

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Cool, thanks Ben. Kirill was also on the cinematography team as well. The reason the cinematography skyrockets after the first 3 minutes, is because we pretty much filmed in sequence, and those first scenes were the first ones we shot.
It wasn't 24, though... 48 hours.. so keep that in mind..

annnnd... I can't think of anything else to say. Bed time for me.

lol @ "Canadian-ness".. you don't even notice these things. We try and make our films distinctly Canadian because we heard a rumor you can get money from your government if you do... nudge nudge...

Bah- so tired.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jul 2005, 2:13pm

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I loved it....heehhee. Im still laughing at the 'monkey bars boy'...very well acted. I hope to see more of you lot.And the girls acting was fine.They all were.And for 48hrs for this, (im still grinin...about the monkey bar skit....it was great...grins somemore....smilesmilesmile....well done...5er.
The overall mov was good. I'd of liked the boyfriend and his mate play off a bit more and develop into a sneaky dark grab for his girl.
Maybe thats a sequel....
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jul 2005, 4:52pm

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Coming off a Video Race myself, I know the stresses of getting it done, let alone making it look good. 24, I could barely take. I can hardly imagine working 48 hours straight without air-conditioning. Kudos, nice film.

4/5.
Posted: Mon, 25th Jul 2005, 7:20pm

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Gracias.
Posted: Wed, 27th Jul 2005, 4:23pm

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For a 48hr project this was outstanding....i loved your cam work.
Another slick movie by "cypher"...nuff said.

4stars
O'l dav
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 12:40am

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I had the oppertunity to give this a look when it first came out and I have to say that if CY hadn't of told me I would of never known it was done in the amount of time alloted. The soundtrack to it alone seems like a large endeavor. In any event, this movie holds its own to any in the cinema and I have to say that I hope to work someday with the people responsible for this film. It is a well written and acted film with yes, a bit of goofyness but everyone involved put their own taste into it. I have to also say that I enjoyed how you worked in the required pieces to make the film better. The joy of a film competition. You all did an excellent job and can't wait till I get to see more.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 12:49am

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debevec: this movie is crafted in a way so that the ending can be interpreted in a number of ways. I for one, see it differently than madmanhatty, but both of them still work with the story. We couldn't elaborate on more complex and concise ending simply because of time.

ben: thanks. geoff would jump onto editing while i would be filming for any of the stuff inside the apartment (like, i would get one scene done with amanda, give him the tape to start workin on while i grabbed another and shot with bill and pines).

schmutly: yes, our "monkey bars" sean is a very funny fellow. we feature his track "hermaprhomic" in the first bar scene and if you listen to the lyrics, it comically offsets the seriousness of that particular scene.

atom: although not air-conditioned, i made most of my inbetween time and got some sleep. although i was once rudely awakened by a fire alarm...

davlin: don't forget the supergun guys for this movie being "slick" but I appreciate that awesome comment biggrin

sfb: i'm waiting for you to write another kickass script and then we'll get budget money to fly you up here!
Posted: Wed, 17th Aug 2005, 4:45pm

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although not air-conditioned, i made most of my inbetween time and got some sleep. although i was once rudely awakened by a fire alarm...
Lazy bum. Geoff, Kevin and I (Denis) didn't sleep a wink while this cocky bastard takes a few snoozes then goes home to get his scoring equipment and manages to score the movie in less than 2 hours.

What a nutjob. razz
Posted: Wed, 17th Aug 2005, 4:50pm

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Two hours?

Bollocks, I must be slipping in my old age.
Posted: Sat, 27th Aug 2005, 3:24pm

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um.....yeah....um......what was that?
Posted: Thu, 1st Sep 2005, 5:18pm

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I'm not sure I even know. LOL.