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Cobra Productions Action Reel

Posted: Thu, 13th Oct 2005, 10:16am

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Cobra Productions - Action Reel/Editing excercise. Includes never before seen new footage from "The Matrix: Another Untold Story", sequel to The Matrix: An Untold Story.

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Posted: Fri, 14th Oct 2005, 4:21am

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Really liked it, as usual, ajjax. I really liked Matrix:An Untold Story, it even inspired meto make my own (short-lived) Matrix fanfilm. I can't wait for the sequel, and hope you put the first one back on for the n00bs to watch.
Posted: Fri, 14th Oct 2005, 4:22am

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woah! I thought ajjax had died, good to see some more of your stuff smile
Posted: Fri, 14th Oct 2005, 12:55pm

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exellent work! Very good melee fighting too!!!!
Posted: Fri, 14th Oct 2005, 4:21pm

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Great action, good editing, as usual the fight choreorgraphy is tight. Camera placement and movement done well, I'd like to see you guys challange yourselves beyond shorts and attempt an action packed feature,. I think you have what it takes to seel a great action pack film, for the straight to DVD home viewing audience. IF you're thinking of film school, trust me you are ready. Film school will never teach those things that you guys put into your films.

Go for the gusto and start making your first feature, I'd buy one of your movies!
Posted: Fri, 14th Oct 2005, 7:13pm

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dude, that was sweet. I'd buy one of your movies for sure if it was of that caliber. Looked pretty good. Need to make somethin longer for sure. Good job.
Posted: Fri, 14th Oct 2005, 7:19pm

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Thanks for all the responses guys. I really appreciate it. The reason I've been away for so long is because I was working full time (3 jobs) all summer to support my move to Los Angeles. I am now living in North Hollywood freelancing on various productions and doing my own projects on the side. I'm writing a couple features which I intend to raise a little money for and shoot with CX3 and many from the X3i show including Steve Wolery, and Woo, and possibly some name brand talent from out here - so Eddie, I'm already on it smile. I probably won't be doing many more shorts for a while because I will be working on these features and a dramatic television series with the writer of Daywalker - Logan Nalliah who is my roomate out here. CX3 is planning to move out here after he graduates in a few months as well.
Posted: Fri, 14th Oct 2005, 7:27pm

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That was hawt, nice stuff AJ and the rest of Cobra Prod.
Posted: Fri, 14th Oct 2005, 10:35pm

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very nice mix trailer you have there!
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2005, 12:24am

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Very nice. I love how you mixed the music with the video.
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2005, 12:27am

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Thanks guys. Glad you enjoyed it! smile miker - yea music is very important to me when it comes to movies. I think it adds so much.
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2005, 1:51am

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what is Daywalker? ( I remmember the name but thats it...dont even remmember where I heard it)
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2005, 1:54am

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Look in the Cinema Archive. It's the Blade fanfilm we did at the beginning of this year.
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2005, 2:00am

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oh right! now I remmember
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2005, 8:30pm

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Where do you get all your sound effects from? Very well done!
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2005, 8:53pm

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A very good action reel. Reminds me alot of adrenaline.



4/5
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2005, 9:10pm

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miker

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Where'd you get the punch/hit sounds?
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2005, 9:42pm

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Wow. Just... wow. You have incredible talent as a filmmaker, and i have no doubt that if someday you aspire to make it to the Silver Screen, you will.
Posted: Sat, 15th Oct 2005, 11:56pm

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Punch/Hit sounds - I forget - I have them as stock audio on my comp from like 4 years ago.

Adrenaline - I remember that! Good action flick - where'd it go? It was in the cinema a while back, but I don't see it now. If anyone has the link to it I'd like to watch it again. The main difference between this one and that one is this one has scenes from a bunch of different movies and weren't all intended for one short.

TimmyD - Much appreciated. CX3 and a few others had just as much to do with most of that stuff as I did, so I will pass that along to them as well.
Posted: Sun, 16th Oct 2005, 12:12am

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Here ajjax.. Adrenaline.. enjoy.

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20494&highlight=adrenaline
Posted: Sun, 16th Oct 2005, 12:35am

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So Ajjax, It's pretty apparent More than a few of your usual crew has taken martials arts, What I'm wondering is:

Who choreographes the fight?

What kind of martial arts are you trained in, And how long did you study the styles?

Do you ever mess up and Accidently smack someone?
Posted: Mon, 17th Oct 2005, 4:28am

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Damn dude thats some pretty good work. Good job. 4/5 (just because it's not the full film, haha)
Posted: Mon, 17th Oct 2005, 4:42am

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wdy - thanks man. been a while since I last watched it - but it's still impressive work that film.

Bryce007 - The only two people who have taken martial arts are Woo (Gnosis, X3i) and Wolery (Khalif Savidge, X3i as well as Templar La Magra in Daywalker). Chris and I and everyone else haven't taken any martial arts - we just practice on our own based on what we see on TV and what we imagine in our heads. All I do is stretch and lift occasionally. Chris is the type who buys a bo staff or some nunchukas, messes with it for like a week and suddenly has enough skills to do it on screen (which amazes me every time). As far as accidently getting hit - it's happened once or twice, but we are fairly spatially aware, and we go over it real slow first, so we know what's "too close". Even when it's happened - we just man up and move on bloody nose or not. Usually Chris and I choreograph the fights together, and if Woo or Wolery is there, they end up being heavily involved in planning it out too.

Xion - Thanks ha. Check out our stuff in the cinema if u dig this. Most of it is from those films. (search authors CX3 and ajjax44)
Posted: Tue, 18th Oct 2005, 7:20am

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I dont mean to be a jerk or anything cuz I dont care that much but whats the point of soldierofgod182's vote of Zero? Some of the people on this site are ridiculous. He's not affecting my future or anything but still..
Posted: Wed, 19th Oct 2005, 7:26pm

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I agree, CX3. No film deserves a zero. Any attempt deserves a score. But not zero. There are a lot of noobies on here that getting hammered with that kind of score, might detract them from trying to make anothe film, and that is wrong. Now...to the matter at hand: this reel does not deserve anything less than a 3. I give it a 5 as it pretty well edited. All the clips were chosen well. I love action films and hope that someday I can produce one with as sweet a looking scenes. Now this genre might not float everyones boats, and some might not like it. But in that case they need to then take into consideration production value, editing, and other factors. In such a case, even the most critical eye should only vote a 3 at least.
Posted: Wed, 19th Oct 2005, 7:30pm

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It was easy to tell after the first few seconds that this was professional. Excellent work, guys. I can't wait to see more from you.

5/5
Posted: Wed, 19th Oct 2005, 10:28pm

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Cool stuff guys smile
Posted: Thu, 20th Oct 2005, 9:15am

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what is the profi amateur film, you can to go to Hollywood biggrin, just my joke. Great job, you can to proud of your movie. And I can't wait your movie, if you ready make...and the color of lighting view are good, this are mixing of Matrix, Blade smile
Posted: Fri, 21st Oct 2005, 7:59pm

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Thanks for the comments everyone. Hopefully this thing will make potential employers feel the same! smile
Posted: Wed, 26th Oct 2005, 5:22pm

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ajjax44 wrote:

Thanks for the comments everyone. Hopefully this thing will make potential employers feel the same! smile
AJ:

As always, fun to watch. This is about as good a demo reel as you can ask for. Not really sure why anyone would put this less than a three, although it could have been done by accident. Solid use of editing cuts, and music to match it up - I couldn't have done better.

If I were to give any suggestions, I'd say put contact information and/or list what you were responsible in the demo reel. I only suggest this because you mention that you plan to give this to employers. It might help if they can see a list of what you did and contact information at the end.

Regardless, a solid 5 in my book. Tell Chris and the others I said hello!
Posted: Wed, 26th Oct 2005, 5:38pm

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Though some of the muzzleflash stuff felt a little weak at the very beginning, this is an excellent action showreel. The only criticism that I have with it is that all we're given is the name "Cobra Productions" when it might be a good idea to have either your names or a web address. You don't always want to have to make people search for you. Especially when a google search gives various results.

Good stuff though,

-Hybrid.
Posted: Wed, 26th Oct 2005, 8:26pm

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Well, this is the "fxhome" version of the action reel. For other, more specific uses, I add my contact information, and what I did, etc... (as I'm sure CX3 does too, since he has the full version as well). I also have a personal directing and editing demo reel of my stuff which I use for employers - that includes this one tacked on w/the extra info. Glad you guys liked it otherwise. Thankyamuch smile AJ
Posted: Tue, 15th Nov 2005, 9:07pm

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Impressive demo reel AJ. Great job.
Posted: Thu, 17th Nov 2005, 8:01pm

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Thanks Ferral. I appreciate the compliment! smile
Posted: Wed, 31st Jan 2007, 3:52am

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That was amazing! I'm going to download the Matrix stuff from this, looks awesome.
Posted: Wed, 31st Jan 2007, 9:24pm

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Heyy thanks. The matrix clips that you saw in that reel arent actually available to download. They were from a sequel that was made but is still being finished. The matrix movie that we have on this site is the 1st one that we did a long time ago.. and is really old and ugly.. haha

But thanks again.
Posted: Wed, 31st Jan 2007, 11:14pm

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Hey, really snazzy action real guys! The slo-mo muzzle flashes were awesome, although they sometimes didn't match the relative speed of the footage they were composited over. The fight choreography was very well done, and the music got the mood moving. Plus you get style points for using the clip of Willem Dafoe's (and the following sound effects and music) from Boondocks Saints. That made me chuckle.
Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 12:03pm

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What part of the Bourne Identity soundtrack are you using, I can't seem to find it?
Posted: Thu, 16th Aug 2007, 11:34pm

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Wow that was sweet. Did you use a fxhome product for the blood part, cause I could never get it that realistic.
Posted: Fri, 17th Aug 2007, 6:20am

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Rating: -1

I have never used fxhome product.....





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Posted: Fri, 17th Aug 2007, 6:45am

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Yes the blood was done with a plugin from the downloads section. Thanks.