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Posted: Thu, 24th Nov 2005, 11:34am

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Finally, after months and months of work, the trailer for my new movie is completed. The full movie is 10 minutes long and features a Story (wohoo!). It was all shot during the summer in various locations thrughout Europe. I would also like to point out that this movie is a comedy.

It will probably be released around christmas, and not on the 12th as the trailer says.

Everything was shot with the XL1s (my other cameras were unavailible at the moment) and edited on Sony Vegas 6.


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Posted: Thu, 24th Nov 2005, 3:00pm

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Hey, that was really cool!

I would very much like to see the real movie. You'll upload it to FXHome for us, right? biggrin

I liked how you chose to use no sound effects on the trailer, but I think in the first few scenes (like the short gunfight and whatnot), sound effects would have been a tad nice. The rest of the trailer was good when the music changed to a sort of fast-paced theme and did lots of cuts to random parts in the movie, which is what trailers are all about.

The bullet hits in the first scene were EXCELLENT. They looked 100% authentic! And that tower that the camera was looking up at, that was 3d, right? Nice work man.

This is a trailer that makes me want to see the real movie. Great job!
Posted: Thu, 24th Nov 2005, 3:05pm

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Thank you very much! The tower is actually real and it's located here in Malmö, Sweden. I filmed it on the day, and graded it a lot, and added some computer generated lightning.

Of course it will be on FXHome. And for the record it's my longest movie I have ever made: 12 minutes!

Thx again! smile
Posted: Thu, 24th Nov 2005, 3:08pm

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Great to see such a variety of unusual locations in a movie. You say you filmed it throughout Europe - how did you go about achieving that? Sounds like a pretty major production.

Looks like it should be a fun movie - you can't go too far wrong when you have a guy setting his afro on fire with a lightsaber (missed opportunity with Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequels, if you ask me).
Posted: Thu, 24th Nov 2005, 3:11pm

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Actually we had hired a house in France with some friends, and me and my friend decided to shoot some parts of the movie there, so we brought the props and the camera along.
Posted: Thu, 24th Nov 2005, 3:23pm

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This is what i call a good trailer, it really makes me want to see the movie. I like the grading and music alot, it makes everything look professional. This is definately going to be your best film so far, so thank you for this and good luck making movies in the future.


And you just have to love that afro wig

Link to the high building.
Posted: Thu, 24th Nov 2005, 3:50pm

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I caught this on your site a couple days ago, but my right arm have been out of function till now and I had alot of thoughts while watching this, so here it goes.. I'm doing it positive vs. negative style, sorry about that but it was easiest.

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Cleaver to shoot some stuff for the movie when you were on holiday. The colors and the natural light in those scenes looks great.

The sneakpeak from the lightsaber scene looks awsome.

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You need to work some on your framing! You have to watch out where you cut the image. You've done the same thing in old stuff and you really have to much space above the head when there are more intresting stuff below.

This is just a trailer so I don't know how you much closeup you have in the finished piece, but i lack some closeups in the trailer.

Color Correcting, I know a lightsaber wouldn't turn the whole image blue or red, but a scene with a red lightsaber could use some more red colors.
The colors looks great for a documentery or something in those lines. but not for a action-comedy. Watch out for Ben and Atoms Splinter Cell movie, or take a look at most of Sollthars stuff, You have to agree it looks way better.

I know having a shaky camera is popular, but only if the "shaking" is done right. Some camera movements are awfull, either do good movements or dont do them at all, it makes some great stuff look really amaturish.

I think you've improved every bit of the movie compered to the old stuff.
This looks better, i'm not fond of lightsaber fights in a non-starwars film, and im not into the same type of humour that you are but it I'll defenitily take a look when the final thing is done. smile
Posted: Fri, 25th Nov 2005, 1:58am

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This was really good and really funny I liked this trailer I give it a 3/5.


Cant wait to see the movie.
Posted: Fri, 25th Nov 2005, 4:15pm

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Should be good as a random, Pointless but funny movie. I especially liked the afro fire.
Posted: Sat, 26th Nov 2005, 8:49pm

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nice trailer. pretty spiffy i must say.

but, the light sabers looked kinda skinny. maybe you should buy those toy light saber things.

thats just a suggestion from me.
Posted: Tue, 29th Nov 2005, 9:46pm

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justinjonesiscool wrote: "but, the light sabers looked kinda skinny. maybe you should buy those toy light saber things."

actually the established width of a lightsaber blade is the approximate width of an average thumb-those toy ones are huge.
just thought i'd put in my extra-geeky opinion
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 6:31pm

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Jonne wrote:

This is what i call a good trailer, it really makes me want to see the movie. I like the grading and music alot, it makes everything look professional.
Just wanted to say that the footage in the trailer is actually not graded at all. What you are seeing is what we shot.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 8:14pm

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I thought this was an ok trailer. Locations were good, editing was good. If the effects were placed a little better I think I would've liked this that much more. Im curious to see the final product.
Posted: Wed, 21st Dec 2005, 9:13pm

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Hahahahaha, swedish jokes rules. Ehum.