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Double Barrel Opening

Posted: Mon, 12th Sep 2005, 2:42pm

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Rating: +1

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Narcotic agents Nick Wolfe (Tom Evans) and Brian Hunter (Stanley Remnant) blast there way through LA's criminal underworld in pursuit of drug baron Warren Blake (Ross Marjoram). With 90 Kilos of Cocaine on its way to LA it is up to Wolfe and Hunter to track down Warren Blake and make the mean streets of Los Angeles safe again in this epic action thriller.

Please note that the film is not yet complete, the full movie will be available to download within a few months.

This opening sequence is full of muzzle flashes, sparks and more...


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Posted: Mon, 12th Sep 2005, 4:48pm

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WOW that is so awsome when is the next one I cant wait really that is so cool I give it a 5.

Keep up the really good work. biggrin

Jedijt9 aka Travis Bridevaux
Posted: Mon, 12th Sep 2005, 5:28pm

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Are you sure its such a good idea to put Revolution and Columbia in the beggining? also I cant help but wondering why the bad guys splirt out so much blood when you shoot them from far away but when you shoot them at point blank there is no blood at all.

I think your placing of the music was pretty well done and although the story is a little bit had on here Im giving you a 3/5

oh yeah, what was with the grenade at the end?
Posted: Mon, 12th Sep 2005, 5:31pm

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It was a lynxs can (deoderant) and a sticker put on saying grenade it looked quite good biggrin
Posted: Mon, 12th Sep 2005, 5:36pm

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haha well what I meant was why the grenade?
Posted: Mon, 12th Sep 2005, 5:38pm

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Just wanted a really good transition that could show the title of the movie.
Posted: Mon, 12th Sep 2005, 6:36pm

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this is stan remnant aka brian hunter and i thought id jus write a lil sumtin 4 all the fans, fnx 4 watchin evrybody.
the full movie shud b done in a few months so keep lookin 4 updates
Posted: Tue, 13th Sep 2005, 1:44am

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Not bad. I can see that you put a lot of effort into the effects. I'm looking forward to the completed movie. 3/5 from me. Was that you behind the mask, as the clones?
Posted: Tue, 13th Sep 2005, 4:19am

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that was really cool. great choice in music. The gun fight was, imo, well done and captured on film well. I can't wait for the next part of this.
Posted: Tue, 13th Sep 2005, 4:36am

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Was the music from The Rock? It went with the movie really well. Pretty good movie. 3/5.
Posted: Tue, 13th Sep 2005, 5:15am

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Nice! Cool movie! Whats the name of that great music?????razz
Looking forward to see the rest of your movies!biggrinbiggrin
Posted: Tue, 13th Sep 2005, 10:01am

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Thank you all for the vey kind replies .
To awnser a few questions:

Yes that was me in the balaclava mask with the AK-47

In the FINISHED production we will haves used chromanator for alot of it aswell.

Yes it was the music from "The Rock" and its called Navy Seals Song if anyones interested.

The other music that starts off quiet (at the begining) was from "The Last Samauri" and called "The Way Of The Sword" again if anyones interested.

I hope thats help with people that enjoyed the film
Posted: Tue, 13th Sep 2005, 10:32pm

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Thats what it was! The Last Samurai! My mom worked with the guy that directed that movie.
Posted: Tue, 13th Sep 2005, 10:40pm

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Dude, that was killer. I actually liked the grenade. Sweet way to go to the title. Only "issues" i had were that you used some counterstike sound effects... but they were good! How did you get them in such good quality. I tried it and they came out crappy. wink A few shots were a bit shakey, but BRAVO. I watched it twice cause i liked it so much. The music was spot on (never said that bafore) so i liked it. +4
Posted: Wed, 14th Sep 2005, 1:39am

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I am still concerned about the use of those companies in your opening though....are you sure its such a good idea?
Posted: Wed, 14th Sep 2005, 4:47am

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i'm a big stickler for cinematography so that may effect my vote....yet i'm gonna try to overlook some of it.

positive things:
-The main characters have a good look on camera and add a lot to the movie.
-the editing of the special effects and, as said before, the music make this movie what it is.

constructive critisism
-cinematography:
ok....now i really am not a fan of the whole zoom in or zoom out shot....unless its controlled and its a dolly in and zoom out or vice versa. In the begining the camera is moved to much to where i don't really know where you guy's are. also, don't forget what you're filming. when framing a shot make sure that its something the audience wants to see. I would much rather see people walking in the woods with a medium shot on them than looking at a leaf or they're feet, unless there's something important about those things. Some of the shots were a bit shaky and moving too much. If you want to move shots around, do it when people are moving or if its steady and not too noticeable. A lot of cinematographers try to make every shot too crazy and fun and cool, but it takes away from the story and makes the audience blow it off as an amatuer video. Also remember the 180 degree rule.
i would continue but i need to go to bed
good work overalll but its a 2/5 from me
Posted: Wed, 14th Sep 2005, 7:01am

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Just finished watching this and i have a few thoughts...

The action sequences clearly weren't thought out. Planning is pretty much key to them turning out good.

The effects looked....bad. Watch some shootout movie and freezeframe the muzzleblasts.

The acting was...mediocre. don't try for what you know you probably can't get from your actors.

NOW..Everthing that happened with the camera was pretty terrible. Use a tripod. Period. And the attempts at steadycam just ruined most of the shots. really, this was the biggest lowpoint aside from..

The sound effects. The ones you used might be THE most well recognized of any game in existence. do yourself a favor and find some using from the list of sound fx sites on the net.


Over all, this could have been MUCH better. However, its better than most firsts trys. Good luck on your future products.
Posted: Wed, 14th Sep 2005, 1:38pm

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Gonna watch this soon, but couldn't help notice you have two main characters and one's name is Brian Hunter. I usually have two main characters in my movies, and one of the actor's names is Brian Hunt. Funny coincidence.
Posted: Wed, 14th Sep 2005, 2:08pm

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Srry im a critic but these are only to help you in the long run.

First get a tripod and try to never zoom for a shoot. Using a tripod will make the look and qulity beeter. And even if you need a shot of a semi POV shot dont go to were the actor is standing and zoom in until its the shot you need. Move the camera Closer.

Second you need a little work on seqencing your shoot. Switchs from one angle to another should be smooth with the action. Example: dont show a close up of a gun firing and then switch to a further away shoot of the gun being pointed at his head but there is a pause between the begining of the new angle and the impact and blood from the bullet. If that makes any sense. Filming a good action scene is ALL about the timing.

other then that its ok.
Posted: Wed, 14th Sep 2005, 2:33pm

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I actually thought the two main actors were O.K. Should've had meaner looking shoes though! I really liked the shot at the begining when they are using binoculars and the shot swings in from the side-very nice.
Posted: Thu, 15th Sep 2005, 3:22am

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All of these comments that people have made are quite usefull information. But when it comes down to it, do what you want to do. It's your movie. I'd say just work on what you want to do to make them look better. Cheers.

When is the next one coming out? It gets better each time I watch it!
Posted: Thu, 22nd Sep 2005, 5:39pm

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What can I say....

Firstly , for first timers, this is incredible! I think this has had wrong ratings, this ranks up there with some of the best considering it was a no to low budget. As an all action thriller, this is top notch, however the story-line is a bit confusing at times. I agree with the posts before that you should plan the story more. But other than that, this film deserves my 5 star rating. Can't wait for the full flick, I'll be looking out for it.

ps. Warren Blake (Ross Marjoram) had a particularly good camera presense and his english accent suited perfectly. Keep it up geezer!!
Posted: Thu, 22nd Sep 2005, 10:53pm

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i really kinda just hated this film... not trying to be mean.. but it was really messed up.. cut camera views really ruff.. everytime that one guy was gunna shoot someone it like did slow motion bs..

i disagree with the last post completly.. im amazed at the ratings it has gotten so far.. i dont think it should be in the top ten.. need to work on the way you put everything together and story

lol i thought you were making a spoof of counter strike at first
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 1:55am

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All of yall do know it is only like the opening right it is not the real thing and this is his first film on here come on I think it is awsome I know yall are being nice about it and all but for a first film he has done his home work trying to make it look his best and if it is because there is hardly no cast not evry one has that many people for a cast all of the time just like me or if it is a the camera moves it had to be hard for some of them effects to move with the camera and I look forward to see the real thing mattio and if you need help give me a call. smile

Travis Bridevaux aka jedijt9
PS I think Big Kahuna is right and also sorry if I missed spelled your name Big K.
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 3:52am

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i dunno.. jedijt9 you say he did his homework.. then maybe he needs to do some more.. not trying to be mean (i give people credit where they deserve it) i just.. didnt like it very much.. i dunno i mean.. for a first.. its "watchable" lol i only finished becuase i was gunna rate the film.. i dunno..

no offence just giving my opinion on this
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 3:39pm

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well being honest....Im kinda tired of 12 year olds pretending to be armed guards and what not. There are othere plots he could come up with that do not involve little kids with masks shooting older kids with guns. For me that kinda ruins it, dosnt mean he didnt do a good job editing and effects and what not.... but for me the most important parts of a film arnt in post production, but in pre-production.
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 4:48pm

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I know you guys are being nice and I know I am just saying that this is only like the begining a test and also about the 12 year old gaurds not evry one has many friends like me I may have not post a film on here yet but all of my friends live so far away and I hardly see them so it is just me and my little brother we like trade places to camera man and person in the film lol I know that is kinda dumb but see I think matt did good job because he did all he can then you just had to deal with it and bite the bullet I was never tryed to evend any one here I was just saying I think he did a good job with only himself and evry one he had on his project.

Sorry if I evended any one.

Travis Bridevaux aka jedijt9
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 5:37pm

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haha no one is offended. However age is not an excuse, it just means you have to be creative and come up with a plot and parts that will fit the actors you have. I think most people here have the same problem with a lack of actors, for me it has always been myself and a family of 3 brothers. If we get anyone else we are lucky.

So I guess you can make a disney movie with 12 year olds, I dont know "The Race of a Lifetime" or something, not every movie has to have special agents and evil army robots or mafia men.
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 5:50pm

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Yeah you have a point about that like me for example all of my film really most of the time I am by my self and like I am throwing a grenade at my self lol.
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 8:44pm

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lol.. normally i only have one other person.. if i dont then i only do small tests with difrent things for personal experience.. and dont take any offence to what most of us say that isnt compeltly possitive.. just a helping hand (i've had my fair share of people saying WHAT THE $%*& WaS THAT) lol

still get it sometimes.. but to me.. thats the best part..
Posted: Sun, 25th Sep 2005, 9:32pm

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Ok well first off i really don't like it when people put fake intros to their movie like in yours Columbia and Revolution. Ok so onto the movie itself. First of get a tripod the shakey footage was not good. Take a little more time in thinking out your shots. None of them stood out as anything really special. It was just like you let them walk in front of the camera without ever thinking of the best angles. The cinematography wasn't terrible but not exceptional. There are some places in a movie where I think you can zoom. All of the times you zoomed though it just looked amateur and very non-professional. I laughed for a long time when I heard the twelce year old yell "I'm under attack!" Try and get some actors with convincing voices. The effects in the fight scene were well done. (I did notice the Counterstrike sound effects) And with the coccaine he just stuck his finger down at the bag he didn't open it or anything. Obviously he can tell what it is by the taste of the plastic bag it was held in. And the grenade (actually body spray) did not impress me. If you can't do something well don't do it at all. I would rather you not show me the grenade then show me a cheezy prop of one. The text flying at the camera with the exposion looked pretty cool. When the gang lord is on the phone was probably the worst edited part of this movie. The cuts did not make sense and the shots had nothing in common. There should be a flow between cuts where the viewer doesn't notice them happening. You would zoom in on one shot and zoom out on the next which really displeased me. Overall I liked the fight scene, but not much else in this movie. Some good effects, but maybe a little more planning and thought in this movie. Good luck with the rest of it. I give this a 3/5.
Posted: Sun, 9th Oct 2005, 1:02am

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Rating: -1

your video isnt loading up
i have the latest quick time download 6.5
is it a large format

my mistake it works

flash fires gun foly art are pritty good some of your actor
are to yong'' not good for the film good story line
angle slow action very good i give an 'A' for effert
a 'D' acting i give 3 1/2 points

one thing i learned about filmmake every body wants to be in the
movies ask around friends naybers friend on the net
have you check out MYSPACE.COM you may be saprised
you dont even have to pay them
i met buissness ounner willing to let shoot in ther building
this week im gona filmming more of kill rick
at a place call the star theater cinema that they er closing, terring down soon
it not costing me a cent my actor have there oun costoms
i have informed the city we were going to use prop guns
just in case some yahoo call the police on a 211
its also a good idea the post a sign FILMMING
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Posted: Sat, 19th Nov 2005, 2:17pm

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hey again, thanks for the comments you all have made and Ive taken them all into account and will try to make my next project better with the advice you've all gave me. Thank you.

aguayo you said " 3 1/2 points" and then you gave it a 1/5. Please if you could tell me why you gave it a 1/5 that would really help me if there's anymore I can learn and improve in my new projects im making now.
Posted: Sat, 19th Nov 2005, 3:24pm

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irishcult wrote:

First get a tripod and try to never zoom for a shoot.......dont go to were the actor is standing and zoom in until its the shot you need. Move the camera Closer.
I'd advise against this. A tripod is a good idea, but saying never to zoom fo a shot isn't something I'd rule out. Getting further back then zooming in to frame a sot gives much more professionalism and depth to a movie than just standing close to the actors themselves. Sure, being zoomed in may caue more jostling of the image while filming without a tripod, but that's wherethe cinematographer has to develop his steady hand, something extremely important if you wish to film handycam. In fact, not only would I say not to rule out zooming in to get shots, but I'd recommend it, it can make footage look alot less amateurish.