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Arrens Quest

Posted: Mon, 5th Dec 2005, 6:13pm

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Got a group of lads together at a local Live Action Rle Play event to create a short fun film.

Pretty much made up on ths spot, it tells of a lad called Arren on a mighty quest to kill the Evil Jasper, unfortunitly many bad guys have been sent to stop our young hero.

Started of with good daylight, but after having to go do various jobs, we realised the sun was quickly setting, hence the rushed ending which is a shame... better luck next time i suppose.

Thanx to all the guys who acted so dam well for this film, you guys are true stars.
Also like to thank the guys of shadowhawk production who inspired me with their The Crystal of Everest stuff. Check them out on FXhome.


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Posted: Mon, 5th Dec 2005, 8:51pm

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hmmm all I get is sound
Posted: Tue, 6th Dec 2005, 12:23am

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not bad, um i dint like the use of "nightshot" i mean come on, use a night filming technique, waht kind of camera did u use?? must be a very nice one, too nice, the picture quality was decent, also for ur audio how did u get rid of the white noise ( backround noise)
Posted: Tue, 6th Dec 2005, 4:32am

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For the most part, I liked it. Did you try and make it look like when the main bad dude came, it got dark. You could’a made that look better if the sun came out after you killed him. I would have just came back the next day and finished.

Sound effects and music were pretty good, but you couldn’t hear the music very well. The only other thing would be the lightning effect. Its kinds small. It probably would have looked better if you had made it expand.

So overall it was good, I shall award thee a three =D
Posted: Tue, 6th Dec 2005, 7:21am

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Enjoyed that alot. 4 from me because it had acting flaws, and the nightshot was kinda weird. However the cinematography was very nice, and the comic relief was great. What camera did you use? Must have been a good one to get that kind of picture quality. Sound was good for the most part.
If you actually script your next one it could come out great.
Posted: Tue, 6th Dec 2005, 7:27am

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Yeah, having to usethe nightshot wa a shame, I never really intendid to use it t we ran out of time as the sun set and we had no choice.

I used a Sony HDR HC1 and this was the first project i used it for, the sound for the most part is the cameras built in microphone and a large river running along side us.

I did consider the idea of having the sun come up after the bad dude was killed, but we had no time to come back and film anything else. It all had to be filmed in this one short space of time.

Lastly if you only get sound, its cos you have not upgraded to latest quicktime 7.

My Next project is something i will be spending alot more time on, ALOT MORE, but everything people have said about this short wether good or bad, are both great thanx for your thoughts smile
Posted: Tue, 6th Dec 2005, 4:06pm

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If Im being completely fair I give this movie a 3 for costumes, and that wiizard dude was good at acting....other then that the film was lacking. You can find better music and you could have better plots but its apparent that you put work into the costumes and such so a 3
Posted: Wed, 7th Dec 2005, 2:29am

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Sony HDR HC1.....wow that a very nice camera for this
Posted: Wed, 7th Dec 2005, 2:36am

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wow u have ur fake blood bright red during ur night time shot, if u could even call it that
Posted: Wed, 7th Dec 2005, 4:05am

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Not bad considering the time that you had. The costumes helped the mood. The edting of the sword fights was above average I thought. It was nice and tight and close which gave it a tense feel. The big ghoul at the end was OK though I think he did laugh at one point which broke the mood. All-in-all worth a 3 from me.
Posted: Wed, 7th Dec 2005, 4:28pm

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Nice action scenes, good costumes.
But a little variation would have helped. Like having shields and/or a hat or helmet on one of the "lesser" bad guys. Throw in some armor. With the "evil Jasper" guy , the whole thing of trying to make him a ghost/evil spirit looked fake compared to the rest of the cast's outfits. Also the ending was funny but having your main character killed didn't feel right.
I'm curious about those swords you used: they didn't look like metal or rubber, were they wood?
Otherwise, a good short, I enjoyed it and you could easily do better (Hint: do another one).
Posted: Wed, 7th Dec 2005, 6:11pm

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i'll do more films, may do more with the lads from the Role Play Events, if you wonna see more of the costumes and fighting then yu maybe interested with my film "Black Shields" on my website - http://www.demonkid.com/demonkid/film/blackshields.html
Posted: Wed, 7th Dec 2005, 10:00pm

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I am Rob...and I have been sent by the Evil Jasper to give this movie a 3.


Anyway, I enjoyed the overall ridiculousness of this movie. What really tickled my funny bone was how another one of Jasper's henchmen would show up within 5 seconds of Arron killing the previous bad guy. I also enjoyed how each guy would say their name and then announce that they had been sent by The Evil Jasper...as if we didn't already know.

This movie was really cheesy, but I liked it for that reason.

P.S.- The Evil Jasper looked like a walking French Tickler.
Posted: Wed, 7th Dec 2005, 10:21pm

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finally sumone see's it for wot it really is biggrin
Posted: Wed, 7th Dec 2005, 11:21pm

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Even though this film was made up as you went, it did show some good camera work and editing skills. For a film that had no plot, it still worked for me. 4/5. Good Job.
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 4:36pm

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Someone just mentioned that you came up with the plot and such as you went on, so i'll scratch my critizm on that part.

The comedy and characters worked very well.

I enjoyed it. (And that's really saying alot, cause i only like 3-4 films on this site.)

Alot of it could have been executed better (But as i said, i won't nag about that), so just for the humour, i take off my hat to you, sir.

Keep it up.

(What is the name of the song played during the credits by the way?)
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 6:46pm

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Its called "The Quest" and I composed it my self useing Apple Garage band. All the music was done by me as i wanted to get away from useing music already from films and do a totally original soundtrack for a change.
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 7:55pm

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Demonkid wrote:

Its called "The Quest" and I composed it my self useing Apple Garage band. All the music was done by me as i wanted to get away from useing music already from films and do a totally original soundtrack for a change.
wow, i have never gotten results like that from garageband. it was really good!

I liked the movie overall, and I liked it beecuuse it was "cheesy" as ther2kglitch said. Again, having the bad guys come every other minute added a lot.

I have to say, that considering you had no other option, you did the nightscene very well.

the sword fighting was done well too.

I assume that the sword sounds were adding in afterwords? they sounded like you were banging two spoons together biggrin


just a suggestion about that, take two small metal poles (a foot long is good) and leave then in the rain to rust a bit. wrap part of the bottom in tape (for a handle) and bang those together for when the swords have to scrape against each other.

for the other bangs, i use the poles from my greenscreen. they resonate nicely, so that the swords sound like long swords, and not like short spoons.

hope the feed back in this forum will help you make an even better movie in future.

-SGB
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 8:54pm

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thanx very much for your feed back smile the sword sounds were from the fx downloads. i do have access to real swords, just not the time to record them smile

The actual Swors used where made of Foam and rubber. Im part of a crew that help organise Live Action Role play events and rubber swords are part of those events. The Costumes are made to very high standards and the lads were already wearing them when i suggested we make a film. Except Arron, his armour is my own special lightweight leather armour based on Faramirs armour from LOTR. It was made by a very good friend of mine called Ben Loder who worked on costumes for Troy and Kingdom of heaven.

if yu hav a lil spare time, check out his website... http://www.benloder.co.uk/
Posted: Thu, 15th Dec 2005, 3:35am

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The "Magician" was easily the best actor. The fight scenes were pretty darn good. I was quite entertained. 4/5
Posted: Sun, 7th May 2006, 2:52am

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Rating: -2

garbage
Posted: Sun, 7th May 2006, 5:24am

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the godfather wrote:

garbage
Grow up a bit, kid.
Posted: Sun, 7th May 2006, 7:28am

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settle, settle
Posted: Mon, 6th Nov 2006, 5:10pm

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Dude that was awsome! Don't let the other reviews slow you down!
Use your talent for the glory of GOD.
Posted: Wed, 8th Nov 2006, 2:17am

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Let's not try to start converting people here . . .