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Electric Mans 8000

Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 1:10pm

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In the year 2007, an evil race of robots known as The Killotrons have but one planet left on their massive "List of Planets We Need To Destroy" list.

That planet? Earth.

Fret not, for a squad of good robots have been deployed on Earth to intercept the Killotrons.

Inspired heavily by Power Rangers and Ultraman, and presented in glorious W I D E S C R E E N , please enjoy Electric Mans 8000


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Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 1:27pm

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Totally loved this Waser! You get better and better... but don't get a big head or anything.

First movie with new poster images as well you lucky devil!
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 3:49pm

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my computer is playing it like its a music file and where the video should be its giving me that twirly lights thing that it does to the beat of the music....rather impressive, I personally favor the red twirly one over the silver box...although the box does have its appeal
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 4:02pm

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Amazing! 5/5! Favorite Movie Of All Time. Really really good. I can't really say much more. I really loved it.
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 5:43pm

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I think that was the best amatuer film I have ever seen. The best movie on here, at least. "Wait, I have an idea." Bang! That was classic. And then, "Time to die! lol" That movie was so good. Loved it.



5/5
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 5:46pm

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Well done Waser!! I smell a number 1.... ewwwww
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 6:45pm

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5/5 from me. Sadly, I didn't find it quite as funny or spontaneous as the Extreme Os ad. It's obvious that you've tried very hard on this project, and it shows. Oh well.....still No 3 on my top 10 wink
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 7:28pm

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Nice job Waser!

Gotta love your robot designs. Makes irobot looks so last century.

Good job

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Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 8:04pm

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Hehehehehe... That was really cool!
The story went a little slow sometimes, but the overall idea was great; funny and original. It's definately one of the best and funniest films around here!

4/5


Keep it up, Waser!
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 8:43pm

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I thought the scene with the bad guy getting hit with one single shot was very funny!

Other then that, I fear I have similar issues with it as with the American Idiots movie. Obviously the wave of fxhome comedies somehow misses me. sad
This had it's funny moments and nicely crafted and designed robot costumes, but it also had moments where it made me wanting to fast forward.

Technically, this had one great moment: The shot against the sun. I thought that was brilliantly done and made the concept of that scene even funnier. Other then that, it appeared a bit sloppy really. Wich was a shame.

It left me feeling that this could have been much more, because the concept is funny and so are certain parts of it.
If the other standards would improve as well, then I smell pure hit-comedy coming. wink
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 9:22pm

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Waser, your comedy is priceless. 5 outta 5, foo! biggrin
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 9:30pm

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I thought I threw him a Ho! *twitch*

Priceless

You know I loved this when you previewed it for me, and that was even when the dialouge was impossible to understand... On that note, I did really like the robot voices you used in the first one you sent me... I was kinda disappointed by the seemingly unaltered voices in this final version.

Overall though, I won't judge it against that previous version.

I simply love this idea, and its so freaking stupid and hilarious at the same time. I especially loved the extremely weak sounding lasers and the fact that he can't shoot past a small barrier. BRILLIANT. You put a lot of effort into this one, and it shows.


You get a WELL DESERVED 5/5 and a Number 2 spot on my top ten.

P.S. - Damn American Idiots 2 is doomed now because of this awesome movie... and damn you for stealing the first movie slot on the new website! wink
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2005, 11:26pm

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Hell. Yes.

5/5

#1 in my Top Ten

Waser- all I can say to you is THAT WAS FREAKIN' SWEET! Would you be taken aback/offended if I my entry into the FXhome contest is EM9K? No, actually I won't do that...I'm too lazy....

But that movie was grand.
Posted: Thu, 15th Dec 2005, 12:34am

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Something I just noticed....Another website update, the first movie to come out was another FXHome classic, DXM. And the first two of the new FXhome are are #1 and 3 (I think)
Posted: Thu, 15th Dec 2005, 8:47am

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May the victors stand victoriously. 100% awesome and 100% stupid 5/5
Posted: Thu, 15th Dec 2005, 10:36am

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I haven't laughed like this since, well since a couple of days ago.

Sadly it lacks on the technical parts. This could've been even better with good camera, editing, visuals etc. It's an awsome, funny, stupid, Waser film though. And you definitely rises the standars for films by Andreas'.
Posted: Thu, 15th Dec 2005, 3:21pm

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My favorite thing about this film is the original music. It definitely adds a unique feel to the whole piece. Fantastic work on that area in particular Waser. My only gripes are with the audio editing... I found it difficult to hear some of the robots and some of the voices were inconsistant as the film progressed. The opening scene could really use more varied and higher quality ambient bird samples. You're setting the tone for the entire film in that short sequence and when the first sound effects we hear noticably sound pasted in haphazardly over the image, you may lose credibility and/or interest before the film hardly begins. Don't sell yourself short Waser, taking care of the pesky little technical bugs will make this excellent film Fantastic!




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Posted: Thu, 15th Dec 2005, 5:13pm

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HAHAHA!!

This was totaly awesome Waser!

I laughed all the time... Those robot costumes look so real! I didn't know it actors at first, I thought it was real robots!!

razz

This is my nr.1 in my top ten.

5/5 all the way!

(keep making movies)
Posted: Thu, 15th Dec 2005, 8:34pm

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Sorry to say that this didn't keep me too interested. There were parts that were halarious like when the evil robot lord was introducing his team, as well as the fight scenes. Other than that, I thought that the pacing was kind of slow for my and, hate to say it when I have no movies in the cinema, but the production aspects were kind of low. I think if there was better camera work (tripod anyone?) and more cuts and such it would of been better. Also the audio was not very clear in parts. I know you have been working a long time on this project but, when it comes down to it, I am going to have to give you a 3/5.
Posted: Fri, 16th Dec 2005, 1:12am

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I really was laughing my butt off for most of this. I Love the gun fight scene that was hilarious, and I can only imagine what the people driving by you guys imagined. I think the feel of the cinematography worked for the plot. Overall I thought it was very funny, I do think some of the voices need to be changed so they can be better understood.
Posted: Fri, 16th Dec 2005, 2:02am

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Hey, loved the costumes, realy cool designs, and also some of the camera angles were realy cool. The voices were at parts a bit hard to understand, and there were points in the movie, in which I thought it was a bit slow, but overall i realy liked it. 4/5
Posted: Fri, 16th Dec 2005, 3:09am

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Great movie. The robot costumes were awesome. Definantly a good laugh. Only thing that bothered me was the "battle of wits" when you really couldn't understand what the robots were saying. I felt that scene could have been trimed a little bit along with some other things because as many people have mentioned, the pacing was a bit slow. Still one of the funniest movies i've seen here. 4/5, good job!
Posted: Fri, 16th Dec 2005, 10:49pm

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I think the greatest flaw to this movie is how overshadowed it is (from a comedic stand-point)from the EM8K Blog's humor, spontaneousness, and well...........even photography.

I had fairly high hopes for this movie, and felt abit disappointed by the lack of spontaneous humor. It seemed less "funny retarded" and more "ACTUALLY retarded". (If that makes any sense.) Although I never consider cinematography a major point in comedy, I think this film lacked it quite a deal, and that was primarily cause for my rating.

2/5

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Posted: Fri, 16th Dec 2005, 10:50pm

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atom wrote:

I It seemed less "funny retarded" and more "ACTUALLY retarded".
That's what makes it more "funny retarded" if you ask me! biggrin
Posted: Mon, 19th Dec 2005, 9:27am

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Enjoyed this one. I felt that for a film utilizing the sort of silly humor that many Fxhome films seem to do these days, it was fairly well polished. The cinematography could have been better, sure, but what really elevated it in my opinion was the awesome soundtrack and perfect voices. Costumes and names were really great also, made me laugh. 4 stars from me, keep up the good work.
Posted: Mon, 19th Dec 2005, 10:36am

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Rating: +1

Well, I'd say it's about time I explained myself. Aaaaand away we go!


Schwar - No man, I love you! To be honest, you and Tarn both deserve a ton of credit for making this movie happen. Before Schwar and Tarn got through giving my suggestions, it was at least 3 notches below what it is now, so I thank you.


TheRenegade - Favorite movie ever? Why thank you smile

film freak - Favorite amature movie ever? Why thank you smile

Deepcoiler - you dont know how much I love the reviews that start out like they're going to be bad, but then turn out saying my movie is number 3 on their list. thanks a ton smile

Mantra - Little known fact: I watched I, Robot during the creation of some suits as to know what not to do.

Obi Wan Kenobi - Glad you liked the movie, but I wasn't aware the movie even had a plot.

Sollthar - pure-hit comedy coming soon!

Lithium Kraft - You're the foo!

evman101 - just so everyone knows, there was a version of this film where the robots had robot filters over their voices, but many people who test screened couldn't understand them, so instead of toning them down, i just stripped them completely. sorry evman

rogolo - I'd suggest holding off on EM9K, because we're already talking a possible sequel that would include many of the dropped stories of this movie.

SlothPaladin - I'm glad you got it smile

Andreas - I'm just glad to be doing the name proud.

orion0340 - If you think this version of the movie has technical problems, you should have seen the first cut of the movie. Twas pathetic. Thankfully Tarn e-mailed me a huge list of small things to fix. I wound up only doing about half of them, but it really did help the movie.

Klut - Oh, we plan to keep making movies. We're cooking up one right now that should be pretty fantastic we hope. More on that later.

PhLogan - Sorry to hear that the movie couldn't keep you interested, but actually we used a tripod many times in the movie, but used a monopod primarily.

sk8npirate - Suprisingly, we only got bothered once while filming, and it was during the "battle of wits". Some construction guys across the street actually stopped working and came over to investigate. I actually had to tell them to bugger off because they were getting in shots and stuff.

Artur L - I'm glad you liked the costumes, as that's where most of the work went into this film.

selkcir - I tried my hardest to make the battle of wits understandable, and I thought I got it, but I guess that might be because I wrote the scene and know exactly what they are saying.

atom - can't say im too suprised with your opinion on my movie, but I have to say it pains me somewhat to see all the dogging on the cinematography. Some shots I'm actually proud of, and others are there mainly to imitate the likes of power rangers, ultra Q, and Ultraman.

Squid - Glad you liked the soundtrack. Trevor Gordon (aka r-17) scored the movie in one day, and is a god.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 12:27am

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THAT was entertaining. Not all the way through, But MAN i was laughing hard at the part where he goes "I've got an Idea" then shoots the other guy.

And the Training montage ending was awesome

The Special fx were Crap, which made this even more hilarious. I loved the Sawblade thing knocking off that guys arm, and the Instant explosion/smoke that occured when anyone was killed. Great stuff.


I can't understand why people think this is "Dumb" humor. It's actually pretty Coy if you ask me.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 12:54am

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Where'd you get the "zoom" sound effects, when the camera zooms in, i think its also used in Kung Pow
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 3:01am

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5/5 man that was hilarious! Who would of ever thoght of a film like that whoever thoght that up in ur crew let him think up the films! LOL Damn I wish I would of thought of that! Peace
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 4:02am

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Bryce007 wrote:

I can't understand why people think this is "Dumb" humor. It's actually pretty Coy if you ask me.
People tend to be negative about things they don't really 'get' as it's easier to do that than to say you like something and then later get made to look stupid. Normally anyway, in this case it's different because if you didn't like Electric Mans 8K - you're a jackass.

I've been keeping up with both Waser and his blog throughout the creation of Em8k and have to admit that I've been a fan of the premise since day one.
Origionally, the audio on this was terrible but after a bit of work for a release it's now up to a level where the important dialogue is understandable. Every character in this movie has some element of charm, either visually or in their voice/actions which is something rare in amateur film.

I'm rating this 5/5 and putting it in my top ten, the premise alone outweighs any technical problems with this movie though there are plenty of edits which could have been tighter there are also many beautiful shots/classic moments which are spot on. Great, great stuff Waser. With a spot of refining and a little more equipment I'd say you could beat anyone here in a movie-duel.
Posted: Fri, 30th Dec 2005, 8:04am

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This was a pretty original production. I thought the voices fit well, though there were some parts where the volume was inconsistent. The camera was shaky at some points, and you could have used some tighter cuts. Also, I thought the dancing scene was too long. Other than that, I thought this movie was quite unique. I like your kind of humor. By the way, did you get a new camcorder? Keep up the good work!
Posted: Sat, 31st Dec 2005, 8:23am

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"...if you didn't like Electric Mans 8K - you're a jackass."

I guess I'm a jackass... The humor just didn't apeal to me at all. I'm not saying that's dumb humor, I'm just saying that I understood what was meant to be funny and just didn't think it was.

The edits could have been a tighter and the lighting was often lacking. On the plus side, the effects were mostly well implemented.

(2/5)
Posted: Sat, 31st Dec 2005, 4:25pm

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This movie is ok, but it doesn't deserve the rating that it is getting compared to other movies which have been posted. There may be some "silly" humour in the movie which deserves some low level applause, but there should be more factors considered before a rating is awarded. This movie obviously took minimal effort to set up and carry out. The pace was slow and the sound was often too muffled to hear what the "actors" were saying. The FXhome effects were kinda dismal, and some scenes i.e. the basket ball scene had no apparent purpose in the movie.
It looked like the guys had fun making the movie and this should be encouraged, but I think Atom said it best when he said it "It seemed less 'funny retarded' and more 'ACTUALLY retarded'." It is a good preliminary movie making effort and we wish you all the best in the future.
I am giving it a 2/5.

Clue
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Unlike The Da Vinci Code, this movie was "pure genius!" If you do not get this movies amazing humour and comic take-offs, then do not let the fact that you do not get the humour make you post a low score! (if that last sentence made any sense!) TurManveru, i am not mocking you at all, I can see why this movie would'nt appeal to everyone. It's just that some criticisms from certain people..I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!!

"There may be some "silly" humour in the movie which deserves some low level applause..."

Waaaaaat? This whole movie WAS "silly" humour. And yes, it was silly. And the applause should be high level.

"This movie obviously took minimal effort to set up and carry out."

Costumes...? Script? Actors? A Kick ass movie?

"...some scenes i.e. the basket ball scene had no apparent purpose in the movie."

Heheheheh...they did... (did have a purpose)

Overall, this movie was actually good, in the sense that its humour appealed to me. This was no preliminary movie making effort, this was an ELECTRIC movie making effort...

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Posted: Sun, 1st Jan 2006, 10:10am

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The basketball scene was meant to build up to Gizmondo's immediate destruction. What I mean to say is that we're a bunch of guys in card board robot costumes. smile
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Right - I've been away from the internet for a few weeks, and what a damn treat it was for me to download this and watch it. I've waited a while to comment, as I needed to think about how to phrase this exactly....

THAT WAS SUPERB.

I don't think you need me to tell you how hillarious that was. Highlights include Thomas' line "I thought I threw him a hoe!" and the "You think you get the titular line? You're wrong.... [pause]". Downright laugh out loud funny stuff here. There's very little to criticise this movie on, so I'm not even going to try. 10/10, and a thourough reccomendation that people watch this. This is certainly one movie that has delivered and been worth it after all the hype!

Fantastic work, very well done Cabinet Squirrel biggrin

Cheers,
Arktic.

PS - For some reason, the main bad dude reminds me of Barney the purple dinosaur so much. It's probably just the fact that he can't use his arms properly, hehehe. Superb!
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Well..I saw this video a while ago and I never got the chance to post my thoughts about it. I really did enjoy this film, and actually went back and watched it a couple times to get a few more laughs. The effects were bad..which made the movie even better. I love the begining scene where the robots are being introduced, and I thought the voices were done perfectly. This is one of the best movie's that I've seen here on Fxhome. Goodjob Waser.
Posted: Thu, 5th Jan 2006, 1:41am

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This movie was crap. I had to watch the movie a few times to see if there was anything good in it. My full comments are below.
You obviously have a lot of friends Waser...good luck in your next movie.

Clue
Posted: Thu, 5th Jan 2006, 10:19am

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....thanks?
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There are few things worse than being accused of having lots of friends!

You already know my thoughts on this, Waser, and I still hope you find the time to do a 'special edition' one day, with a tighter edit and more refined sound. It's entertaining as it is, but there's room to turn this into a proper classic.
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I'll proper classic you!

oh yeah, a SE is certainly in the works. Only thing is I'm really busy right now on some other shorts I'm going to try to get into sundance in a year. Around that time however I should have a dvd with the "sundance" shorts, and a BUM BUM BA BUUUM EM8K SE, so stay tuned....in a year.
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So were these robots in the film real? Or did you have costumes to make them appear real?!?! Either way, could you explain how you did it?
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If I'm not mistaken, each robot was a carefully crafted masterpiece consisting of a myriad of cardboard cogs and rotating mechanisms. As a result of such genius design no actual electricity was needed to power the machines. Infact, the only power used was 2 AA nickel cadium batteries to power the remote control from which they were controlled.

Awesome what you can do when you apply yourself and a bit of the dark arts.

-Hybrid.
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From the slim information I've managed to glean from their creator, I believe the robots were controlled by positronic brains implanted in their head box, meaning that remote control was not always needed or used. Therefore much of the dialogue was improv.
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 9:56pm

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steam powered. 100%

But you should know that Kaz, or should I say gizmondobot

also, something I wanted to throw out there:
ever since we completed filming the movie, I stored every costume in my backyard, and they all sort of melted after a snowstorm. It looks like a massacre out there.
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 11:44pm

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Waser wrote:

ever since we completed filming the movie, I stored every costume in my backyard, and they all sort of melted after a snowstorm. It looks like a massacre out there.
That news has actually quite upset me.
Posted: Sat, 11th Mar 2006, 9:54am

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If I feel like breaking more hearts later, I'll post pictures
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CUE SAD PIANO MUSIC









Yeah, so that sort of bones the sequel... Maybe!
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I was able to reclaim all of my data from my ancient iBook over the weekend, and found EM8K patiently nestled in a folder on my 2006-era desktop. I watched it again and was pleasantly surprised that it holds up as well as the first viewing (minor issues aside). Some great bits and quotable lines. Ending was pitch perfect.

Since Waser has been absent from the forums for ~2 years, I figure the newer members should be aware of him as part of their official FXhome education. Others can simply enjoy for the nostalgia of a simpler time when Effects Lab DV was all the rage.

[And to Waser: A belated thanks for the extended MP3 of 'Neva Give Up!' that you sent me. iTunes tells me I've listened to it 36 times since 2005 and I still know all the lyrics.

Blink twice if you can hear me.]