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NightCast - official Teaser

Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 11:21am

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This is it! We can proudly present the first official Teaser for NightCast, featuring all original footage fresh out of the editing room. I hope you enjoy it!

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Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 11:31am

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hey looks awesome, if the rest is as good as the teaser then we are in for a real treat. Looks like your skills are progressing all the time, and it's good to see a trailer finally. I can't wait to see it smile

Good job!
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WOW.

I'm impressed, and I'm really looking forward to NightCast. I think I speak for everybody here when I say you've been an inspiration to us all here, and I thank you for that.

Best regards,
-Pikl
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 11:52am

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What can I say that I haven't already said in chat? Not a lot really. But for the sake of I'll summerise.

The quality of the picture is amazing. It shows the difference between using a fairly common camera to the HD one you have used. Of course the quality of the picture would be nothing without clever grading and post production work. You have spent so much time ( probably feels like most of your life by now.. lol ) editing and working on post, that the results speak for themselves.

This is a little treasure, that I know people will be very eager to continue to see progress on. It gives us lesser mortals a small hope that given a chance and a lot of dedication we could one day produce a film on a scale similar to yours.

Peace.
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 12:05pm

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Looks very impressive Marco. biggrin
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 12:14pm

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Thank you very much guys!

We couldn't wait to show you all some moving images from the film, even though we've hardly worked on more shot's then you see in the Teaser. smile
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 1:18pm

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Very cool, can't wait for the movie!!!!!! biggrin Have you shot it all yet? And how do you create that smooth shot right at the beginning?

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Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 1:21pm

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Yeah, we've shot it all except for some pickups wich will be done early next year. But the principal photography is over. smile
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 1:44pm

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Starting of the trailer with those clips are a big improvement since the one I cought in the chat.
What can I say that haven't already been said, I think Nagual sumerized my thoughts very well.

Looks great!
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 4:24pm

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I would like to see an ever higher resolution version of this trailer, it would really be cool. But I guess the filesizes will be a bit too big then.
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 5:36pm

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BEAUTIFUL lighting!

looking forward to seeing it

-MAGIC
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 5:39pm

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One complaint: The cut to coming soon at the end. Otherwise, nice. 5/5
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 6:38pm

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Hi
.... struggling to find words....

I didn't see any naked breasts wink thankyou.
Not that my comments are worth much but I know when I put a film up I like to hear everything to improve on, ( not that you need to improve)

The cool camera shot at the start hit me with a wow, good choice to put that first. Music was the next thing that struck me, so pro but there was a little sudden jump when the teaser starts showing the other people, but the music really was cool.
Nice titles man, good clear and to the point.
the bald guy looks ....., not sure who he is wink but he fits the film well.

What did it leave me feeling?
I wanted to say well done and excellent job.
ofcourse 5/5 or 10/10
Not much more I can say, top marks all round.
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 6:40pm

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Looks great man! I can't wait for the full movie.





4/5
Film freak
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 8:23pm

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I don't think the full movie will appear here tbh sad

Awesome, awesome clip though.
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 8:42pm

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HOLY CRAP !!!

Too cool for words...

I'm astonished... clap

5/5
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 9:09pm

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Have you thought about getting this picked up by a distributor? This was very very good, much better, i think, than the original concepts and such. 5/5.

And did you use EL or Chromy in any of it?
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 9:12pm

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Thanks for your comments so far!

Yeah, we did think about getting it picked up by a distributor. That's the plan in fact. smile

And no, the full movie won't appear in the online cinema. :I
I'll keep you all updated on where the movie is released and how.
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 9:20pm

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TimmyD wrote:

And did you use EL or Chromy in any of it?
And what did you do for compression, cause that was a great filesize/quality clip.
Posted: Tue, 8th Nov 2005, 9:22pm

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Ah, sorry. Yeah. I use Chromanator for compositing and for selecting different parts of the image to do whatever with it. smile

The file was encoded using Quicktime Pro and Sorensen 3 codec.
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 12:22am

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Solthar, I watch your career in film with the utmost vicarious glee. I hope you have a good agent that can get you projects worthy of your talents. As for this project, any chance I'll be able to rent it at my local BlockBuster next summer? Considering some of the below average low-budget horror and sci-fi titles they put up on their shelves, I would think that yours would have a legitimate shot, as I'm assuming it will have a more interesting story to it than what's usually there for this genre. Anyway, the teaser looked really nice, and that makeup was excellent. Good luck on the release.

I also want to personally thank you for all of the times you have generously replied to my(and our)requests for film-making tips and instruction. You are an asset to this community.
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 1:33am

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Lord Sollthar!

This is as good as teasers can get. No critcisms that I can find. 5/5 from me.

ragnar wrote:

I also want to personally thank you for all of the times you have generously replied to my(and our)requests for film-making tips and instruction. You are an asset to this community.
I concur . Next to the official FXHome staff, you represent the best of what FXHome has to offer. Thanks for setting the example of what the FXHome community should be like.

~Rudy
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 1:56am

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First thing I am going to say is 5/5. I really think this is going to be the best film on FXhome next year but right now if you look in the polls this trailer just beet Art OF The Saber I have not been on FXhome that long but I know this that Art OF The Saber has been First Place for a long time so you did a great job.

Loved The Trailer.

Travis Bridevaux aka jedijt9.
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 4:13am

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good stuff sollthar! I liked it but i didnt love it. Now i want you to know before i say anything that i'm gunna be hard cuz this is going to a distributor. it would be better for someone here to say whats wrong with it while you can still fix it. It was ok but even for a teaser it gave too little of information to catch the intrest of your audience. Also your SFX were pretty good but they were still a little off. Now i know its not really possible to perfectly align it since you were probably going frame by frame but i could tell that they were off. other than that i found no probs with the cuts or titles. REALLY nice music though! Who composed it? Is it digital or did you record it from a real symphony? Is this teaser just for FXhome or are you gunna make a full length trailer?

for now 4/5 just because you could make this even more amazing than it already is.

dojo
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 5:42am

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That was great! Goodluck with the rest of it! You are truley an inspiration!
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 4:46pm

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First off––overall, very good visual look, excellent music, atmosphere, camera angles, etc.

The teaser starts off looking very professional, perhaps a bit heavy on the text and when I saw the last shot of nightcast (before the other characters come in) it felt like I'd seen it before. Nothing really happened in that shot (just him falling against the wall). After the close on his face, you need something more powerful, either closer or with a more clearly defined action. The introduction of the other characters was well done, as well, but after that I felt like the teaser went downhill. The cutting became incredibly jumpy and incoherent, the shots were oddly juxtaposed (going randomly between action shots and shots of people drinking, smoking, and looking at their watch doesn't work at all). The main issue with such quick cutting is that the viewer becomes lost amid a jumble of good character cut together with unfocused action shots with seemingly little order. I would suggest putting some of those character/emotional shots together at the end, rather than interspersed in the middle. As well, the action shots chosen have very little focus (the viewer doesn't have a guide as to where to look, i.e. the subject is poorly defined). Here a few thoughts: use closer shots so it's obvious what's the subject, follow action with the camera (instead of so many static shots, or shots in which the camera doesn't follow the action, or shots in which the subjects are leading out of the shot instead of into the shot, etc.), choose shots mainly of main characters and/or where the characters are defined (not obscured by glaring light or the edge of the frame, use shots with better lighting that offsets the subject from the background). I also noticed that quite a few of your shots leave a large amount of empty space above the subject's heads (a lot are very good, but the few that are poorly framed stand out). Hopefully some of this helps.

Another question: how has your experience been integrating CG and effects/ compositing into HDV footage? I've used it and have found an awful lot of compression artefacts.

Henry
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 5:10pm

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Thank you very much ragnar and rudypicardo. I feel very flattered. redface
I wish I could spend more times on the forums than I have lately, but work is taking a bit overhand here. But I'll try to help where I can. Thank you!


@dojo
Could you elaborate on what you mean about the SFX being "a little off"? I assume you talk about Visual Effects, since there's no sound effects in the Teaser. Off in what sense and wich ones?

The music as it is is stockmusic put together from my library. Unfortunately, Robin didn't have time yet to compose an original piece. I'll change it as soon as he gets the time for it.


@rypcat
Thanks for the in depth review!
I know what you mean about the incoherence. Since it's a teaser and not a trailer we just wanted to give some "inputs" if you will. The storyelement at the beginning was also added later after input by fxhome member on chat - mainly Nagual. So yeah, I see your point there. The shots in the action part do have no connection to each other. Wich is something that'll change once we can start working on an actual trailer.
(I must say, we didn't really work on much more shots than you see in the Teaser yet as well) smile

I don't quite follow the comment about the framing, since I can't spot any poorly framed shots in the teaser really, at least not to what I consider a poorly framed shot. Could be because the safety region is so well visible in the online file (and wasn't taken into consideration when compressed). Or maybe we simply disagree on how a shot needs to be framed. smile


Personally I made great experience with compositing using HD footage. I have read about the "artefacts" and the resulting compositing problems but I must say that I didn't have any problems yet. On the contrary, I can say without hesitation that the camera delivered the best keyable shots I've worked with yet, even with stronger motion.
Allthough we did take this into consideration when shooting the film and tried not to work with shakey handcamera or do any wild cameramovements. Most of the film is staged either static or with little movement. Also to get the best out of the HDV Format.
What codec did you use to work with the final material? Maybe it has something to do with that as well?
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 5:24pm

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Sweet man, very, very sweet.
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 7:15pm

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For a trailer, very good.
Hope the movie lives up to what we have yet seen.
Great going.
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 7:22pm

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Sollthar–I left the HDV footage in its native format for use in FCP, then exported to a lossless codec for compositing. The main times I had wierd stuff going on was with incredibly grainy/artefacted alpha channels from various keys I was pulling (not optimal keys, either. I was pushing the usable boundaries of keying). With a well-lit chroma screen I've been able to get good results, though. I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I've had quite a bit of experience in AE (even if it's not on fxhome) and am open for work if your compositing load ever gets out of hand.
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 7:28pm

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Thanks for the offer! I might get back to it once we get an overview of what needs to be done... smile


I might experience similar things during the post of NightCast. At the moment, I only had a go with some (not at all well light) greenscreen footage and some other chromakeys. There's a load of shots I haven't had to chance to get a look on yet. So I guess I can prepare for a ride. smile
Posted: Wed, 9th Nov 2005, 11:25pm

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WOW!!

Great job I love the concept!! I can't wait at all for the movie!

Awesome guys and make it the best you can!!biggrin
Posted: Thu, 10th Nov 2005, 2:27pm

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I guess I'm gonna have to disagree with everyone here.

While I thoroughly enjoyed all of the other NightCast stuff- especially the second visual concept- I found this trailer to be 'meh'. For me, the action shots weren't composed intensely enough and the suspense buildup failed. While the shots all doted alot of production value, they were really nothing revolutionary or amazing, which is sort of what I was expecting. I dunno, I think this teaser could've been edited better. The lighting, sound, and cinematography is down, the editing just seems...I dunno....not "off" (there's nothing really wrong or inconsistent about it) it's just not that exciting. There was little to no emotion there, and when emotion was apparent, it seemed melodramatic.

Sorry, 3/5
Posted: Thu, 10th Nov 2005, 3:45pm

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ben3308 wrote:

I guess I'm gonna have to disagree with everyone here.

While I thoroughly enjoyed all of the other NightCast stuff- especially the second visual concept- I found this trailer to be 'meh'. For me, the action shots weren't composed intensely enough and the suspense buildup failed. While the shots all doted alot of production value, they were really nothing revolutionary or amazing, which is sort of what I was expecting. I dunno, I think this teaser could've been edited better. The lighting, sound, and cinematography is down, the editing just seems...I dunno....not "off" (there's nothing really wrong or inconsistent about it) it's just not that exciting. There was little to no emotion there, and when emotion was apparent, it seemed melodramatic.

Sorry, 3/5
Sadly, I must say that I agree with what Ben said, as I was also somewhat unenthused by this trailer.

3/5, although I'm still TOTALLY excited for the finished project.
Posted: Thu, 10th Nov 2005, 5:59pm

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Looks very cool guys. Can't wait to see the full Night Cast. Something that really caught my eye was your lighting. Looks very well done.

Keep it up you guys are well on your way to more and new great things.
Posted: Thu, 10th Nov 2005, 10:02pm

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I have to agree with Ben and Atom as well. the technical aspects are all there and look great. I really cant wait to see the whole movie when its done but the trailer really had no build up. Editing wise I just wasnt feeling it.. But like i said, I cant wait till its finished, real excited to see it.
Posted: Fri, 11th Nov 2005, 1:24am

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ooo crap i just realized i typed in SFX meaning special effects
very sorry for this mixup.
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Am I still invited to the premiere?
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Hmm, only turn offs is that the video quality looks like that of an American Soap Opera, and Night Cast looks like his costume is padded. But having said all that, it looks great. smile
Posted: Fri, 11th Nov 2005, 2:17am

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Hey Sollthar, is it gonna be on your website or somewhere else on the internet? I know it won't be in the cinema, but I really want to be able to see the whole thing. Take your time with it.




Film freak
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^

It will be in the cinima. And if it doesn't make it accross international borders, I'm sure we can at least buy it on DVD. smile


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I think film freak meant the FXHome cinema? (Correct me if I'm wrong.)
Posted: Fri, 11th Nov 2005, 9:33am

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Okay, here's me correcting you:

film freak wrote:

I know it won't be in the cinema,
You're wrong. wink

To answer film freak's question, I that'd be a big fat "no" seeing as they've spent time and money on a movie they want to reap some profits from.
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he video quality looks like that of an American Soap Opera
You must have very cool looking soap operas in the US... wink



Thanks for all the comments so far, both the positive and the critisism. We may have a lead a tad in the wrong direction with the promo-teasers. NightCast is going to have some action of course, but it's mainly set up as a character drama really. At least, that's what I'd wanted to go for. smile

And as said before, I understand the point the Teaser shows little story elements or has a loose structure. It could be argued it was too early for a Teaser since more then 90% of the films footage hasn't even been touched yet. So expect much more to see once the time is ready for a proper Trailer! smile


And no, the film will not be distributed on the internet in any form.
Ben is right with what he said. As much as I'd like to distribute it for free for anyone to see, I can't afford doing that really since it's been too expensive making the film in the first place. That's why the film will be commercially distributed, in any form we can achieve.
A free internet download is not planned.
Posted: Fri, 11th Nov 2005, 4:50pm

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I agree with everyone that it does look professional, but it just doesn’t sit right with me. It reminds me of the way Hollywood used to make action films in the 80’s and has a real feel of Darkman about it - (which I didn’t like much anyway), so I can see what Gnome means about the soap opera texture.

I think when you are a low budget film maker, originality is key and when you don’t have a big studio or financers berthing down you neck telling you how they think the film should look, this is the time when you really should take chances. Not just with the way the film looks but with the story as well. Nightcast – from the teaser - looks very generic and has elements that I have seen hundreds of times before – nothing gripped me. I would like to hear what your U.S.P’s are for this film and a synopsis, as I have no idea what it is about, other that what the titles say in the teaser.

I do have to take my hat of to you for completing shooting on a feature film, as I am in pre-production for my first and I’m just beginning to realize how hard the whole process is going to be, especially with regards to distribution. Obviously, I haven’t seen the film yet, so my comments are only based on the teaser and what I got from it. I hope I’m wrong and the film is nothing like Darkman and is a great success for you and your team.

Chin up, as you are now officially in the front line of the digital revolution and it's about time we had an action film from Switzerland.
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has a real feel of Darkman about it
Heh, that might be the best compliment I've heard yet.
I adore Darkman. It's actually one of the films that made me wanna make movies in the first place. smile

And you're right, NightCast is surely influenced by it.

I think when you are a low budget film maker, originality is key... this is the time when you really should take chances.
I couldn't agree more!
And from my perspective, that's exactly what I'm doing and working on for the last 2 years. My motivation for filmmaking is to make exactly the kind of film I myself would want to see. My vision of events/characters/stories etc. Obviously influenced by what I've personally seen/experienced, just like the work of everyone else.

If you think it looks generic, that's up to you really so you'll surely understand I won't be arguing about it or trying to convince you otherwise. smile
Because your right! If you reduce the film to key elements it's a bit of a mixture of Darkman, RoboCop and Demolition Man.

I would like to hear what your U.S.P’s are for this film
And I would tell you if I had a clue what an U.S.P. is... unsure


It's about time we had an action film from Switzerland.
That's one of the main reasons I do the film. Switzerland suffers from people trying to be "original" and "different" doing a lot of strange little films no one wants to see. So by doing something hugely influenced by blockbusters, you are actually doing one of the most original things here. smile


Thanks for you comment Icken9!
Posted: Fri, 11th Nov 2005, 5:46pm

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As I said, it’s only what I got from the teaser and if I had to break the film down I would have said Darkman, Robocop and spawn and I was thinking that even before I read your reply.

In a way, you and I think a lot alike, coming from the U.K – where we don’t make any action films at all - I can understand exactly where you are coming from with regards to emulating blockbusters as a way of making something totally original from your own country. In the U.K we’re very good at period dramas, gangster films and not much else.

I have now read the synopsis on the main Nightcast web-site and yes I still think the Idea is a mix of the films mentioned before, I would be lying if I said that if I saw it in the video shop, I wouldn’t rent it out.

No matter what, action films are one of my own and millions of others favourite genres and I’m glad you made this and not some arty love story, as you would never be able to sell it.

U.S.P means - Unique Selling Points. They seem to be the latest buzz words from financiers I have encountered while trying to raise cash for my film. And one of my own has always been, “it’s action and it’s British”. Some like it, most want you to make another Four Wedding and a Funeral. “YAWN”

I’m glad you understood what I was trying to say and didn’t think I was being picky. smile
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’m glad you understood what I was trying to say and didn’t think I was being picky.
Heh, I'm glad you wrote it! When I post something on a board it's the thoughts of people I'm interested in. I find it very fascinating how people react largely different to the exact same thing, depending on where they are coming from.

would be lying if I said that if I saw it in the video shop, I wouldn’t rent it out.
lol. YAY! biggrin

I’m glad you made this and not some arty love story, as you would never be able to sell it.
Maybe I'll feel like doing an arty love story one day. I'd be surprised, be who knows. smile

I'm very bad at selling my own stuff I must admit. I don't really think about "what sells good" when I decide to make a film. Nor do I try much effort to convince anyone into buying my things. Filmwise, I just do what I like to do for whatever reason. Mostly simply because I feel like doing it at the time. smile

I know, some people will see the film and have a good time, while others will get absolutely nothing out of it. Since it's always that way and will always be that way I just take my own taste and do what I'd watch. No matter if it's smart, stupid, new or old. Or whatever genre.

"it’s action and it’s British”
Sounds good to me! I'd buy that. smile
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^ thats what it's all about, the films YOU want to do smile ^
screw what the critics say, i think it's awesome
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I just do what I like to do for whatever reason. Mostly simply because I feel like doing it at the time.

I think that is the most important thing in film making, make it for yourself first and don’t try to guess what the audience wants.

It sounds selfish, but no one else is giving up 2 or 3 years of there life to make the project a reality and if you don’t like the end product, then that’s the biggest failure of them all.

If you can touch just one person, there is sure to be a million more that feel the same.
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First I want to congratulate you for the level of profesionalism that you have mastered. All of us have to agree that we would love nothing more than to create something as amazing looking as your team does.

We know you can do action. We know you can do visual effects. My hope for this movie is that you capture the characters torment as his life is torn apart and he must make choice between good and bad.

From the look of the trailer it is obvious that you have an amazing visual storytelling style. My first impression of every movie is how is the movie stylized. My favorite Director, because of his visual style is Tim Burton. He brings that extra flavor to a movie that not only adds to the story but is almost a character of it's own. I get that feeling from this trailer. The pans, the angle. The mood. It's all there.

If you can tie all this together with a character driven movie, then you are there.

The biggest accomplishment that you have made, is that you really have made it. You really are what we all want to be. The fan the takes their art to the next level.

I for one, tip my hat.
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Sollthar, without a doubt, your gun fx are the coolest. Ever. I think they look better than a real muzzle flash ; ) Ok, now with that out of the way - on to the other parts of the teaser.

All the shots looked beautifully framed in this teaser and overall I think camerawork is fantastic. But what really blows me away is the look of the film - it looks FREAKING awesome! The color and look of this teaser is amazing and by and large you can chalk that up to the top-notch lighting and talented filmmakers.

Costumes and makeup fx looked good. Music is always good no matter what.

As noted in a previous post, I think it is important to do the film for yourself also. There are a lot of screenwriters and directors that follow the "what will sell" route and end up writing/directing crap. Yes, that steaming pile of dung does sometimes end up being a blockbuster, but rarely does a film written/directed for commercial success have any depth or soul to it. I would love to make millions also, but I would rather do it by making films that matter, if to no one but myself. I'm stepping off the soapbox now : )

The cast looks great and even though they said nothing, they looked like they could act ; )

Sollthar, the teaser looks very pro. I wish you and your crew much success with the final film.
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I must admit that I was a little disappointed. You had sent me a while ago a preview Teaser (called Teaser A) I believe that blew my socks off and made my jaw drop to the floor (where I am still looking for some teeth).

Needless to say, this version was underwhelming compared to the preview teaser although the music is excellent, the editing tight and precise, the effects good as usual and the framing impeccable. My personal kudos to your cinematographer.

I disagree a little over the grading. I have seen you do better.

Teaser A was mind blowing. This is but a pale hint at what the movie seems to be. I think you could have pulled off a more kick ass teaser from the footage I have seen in Teaser A. That is my main deception.

Keep up the good work and looking forward to kicking your ass in RECON 2!
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Wow! Very pro! Loved the first shot and the hint of lighting on the guy's (for lack of a better word) "face". Music was perfect. Now if I may be so bold as to be a bit critical of the main "guy's" acting. I did not like the way he moved. The tilt of the head in the water was a bit cliche', and not subtle enough. The way he dove behind the stuff looked far from forceful. All that being said, I hope one day to make something half as good as this. Keep up the great work.
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I really can't pick anything out to complain about. That was just completely amazing in every aspect. You are definately a pro at this. Each shot was framed so nicely, colors looked great, music got me even more into it. I would not be surprised at all if I saw this preview in my local theater. Taking that further, I would be dieing to see the actual movie if I saw this preview in my local theater.
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Oh, I've never seen your comments. crazy

Thanks for the positive feedback!
The Teaser A JohnCarter mentions was a 4 minute Reel put together mainly for actors and crew so they could have a look at the footage we have. So mainly, it was longer and featured more action shots...
I didn't want to shoot all my ammo with this Teaser yet though. smile


Thanks Ozea! I really hope I have succeeded in making NightCast not only an action film, but also a good character movie. Because in the end, it's the characters I care most about. And I'd so wish to release a proper Trailer showing story and character elements. We do have no audio yet, that's why that still isn't possible.


Thank you very much Ferral! I agree with what you said about the love of filmmaking. You should do what you want and hope, others will enjoy it too. I also understand that you have to make some commercial decisions though, if you want to make it more then just a hobby.


Drspin89
The shot you see in the Teaser is a different one then we use in the film now. The movement had been adressed a couple of times and we found a better shot now, fortunately. smile


And thanks Brettsta for the encouragin words! Let's hope people here will think the same and go watch the film once it's out. biggrin
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Wow - I've watched all of the other NightCast material, so I'm not sure how this trailer slipped by me! eek

Either way, its great. Good work as always! smile
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Thank you alpha54!
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cool trailer....but what smoke effect did you use??
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I used some of our old smokepack that is available here
http://www.nccinema.ch/eprod.html

Mainly though, I used the HD Smokepack that will online in the new shop in the near future.
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ok thanks
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no problemo
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Looks really good but how do you get that glossy glow that makes it look so much like film?
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With lighting the original footage well and a lot of different grading filters put together. The grading for NightCast ist pretty complex.
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Macro,

You have acomplished a dream I had! you have to skills and experience to make an action packed film smile All terri.....fic! Not terri(ble) razz This project of yours hits the spot! I wonder where you get talent, form university? unsure Well All you need is 5/5

Good on ya

smile
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I like the Return to Castle Wolfenstein music wink

Looking good!