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Midnight Hacker - Trailer Teaser

Posted: Wed, 8th Mar 2006, 10:41am

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The Midnight Hacker Trailer will officially come out sometime March 18 or 19. But this trailer was put together quite fast. We do have more footage to add to this but we thought that this would be enough to have our viewers want more. Midnight Hacker the movie is going to be based on 3 terrists that have been watching one man, this man documents witch they don't want any body to see. So they watch and wait for the perfect time to get inside and delete the files. This movie will be filled with action and suspense. I hope you enjoy this trailer.

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Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 3:41pm

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i don't understand why people keep rating their own films 5/5. i'll check this out later, and from your own opinion this film is one of the best films on fxhome.
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 4:54pm

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The Good

* Nice Costumes and Weapons

The Bad

* Weird Pillarbox effect - Surely not intentional?

* Tiny credits

* Nothing actually happens

The Ugly

Nasty interlacing and compression

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Not really a 5/5 movie is it? It barely qualifies as a teaser.
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 5:11pm

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Yeah... thats pretty much what I thought too.

The weapons look cool, but that's about it... The pillarbox effects and interlacing were horrible!
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 6:47pm

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Nothing special. I really didnt see and hacking in the trailer or midnight for that matter. jk nothing new to add other then the camera might be a little too tight. but the costumes did rock.
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 8:03pm

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This is yet another fxhome movie trying for action, suspense, and...wait, was that a microwave?? Is it that hard for moviemakers to get out of their own homes to make a movie? Maybe some more interesting locations?? Somehow I don't imagine two "terrorists" just walking around a perfectly nice normal house. No suspense there. Just lack of effort to go and find more suitable locations. And poor editing. I'll give you credit for costumes and weapons though.
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 9:20pm

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So you believe that deserves 5 stars? The best rate? As in... it's perfect?

Well... The weapons are nice... The costumes looked okay. That's about it though.

I usually don't go below 3 stars, but I did here because of two things:

- The Trailer shows no real filmmaking skills. You got a costume and a weapon and filmed that. That's about it. The editing doesn't show a sense of timing or storytelling, the shots show little understanding of framing, lighting and the music is... well... probably something you like to listen to, so you put it on that. The whole thing is simply uninteresting to watch.

- The fact you voted 5 stars on your own film pior to anything else.



You wrote you put it together quite fast... it shows. Why don't you spend some time on your next one to make it any good? Maybe you deserve your 5 star rating sometime then. smile
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 9:27pm

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Rating: +1

Sollthar, I agree with you completely on your "give your own film 5 stars when it doesn't really deserve it POV" except on the perfect comment. A 5/5 isn't necessarily a perfect movie. If it was on a 100 point scale, the highest I would give any film is a 99/100 because nothing is perfect. On a 5/5 scale it would be a little harsh to round downward. Using ratios, a 99/100 is the same thing as 4.95. Even a 90%, which is nowhere near perfect, rounds up in my book. I have never considered a film to be perfect. I know I am taking you a little literally, but I just thought I would throw that out there. Someone who gives a film a 5/5 does not necessarily think it is perfect is my point.
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 9:34pm

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And I agree.
Obviously that was a bit of an exaggeration to make a point.

But of course you are correct, even a 5 star film isn't "perfect" and could still be improved. And many movies on here are voted by different standards too, resulting in avergae votes that are hardly comparable.
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 9:48pm

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Hmm. Well I gave this 1 star for the costumes and guns, and didn't give you the other 4 stars because you still need to figure out framing, editing, grading, effects, sound, and music. I have to admit I really hate any movies or trailers that use the type of heavy metal you'd listen to casually since it proves you just found a song you liked and slapped it on, not caring to edit accordingly. That, and the fact that there's a good chance that some people that watch it will wince at how painfully bad the song is to them.

Nonetheless, your lack of experience isn't your fault so keep at it and eventually I'm sure you'll end up with something great... I was far, far worse than this when I started out.

But I like the costumes!
Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 10:22pm

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Suppose the most have already been said. What keeps enoying me, is that I constantly wait for some part of the story or plot or whatever to be told or described or anything.. A trailer should give you a little look at the story of the movie, not just all the FX-shots. (Although many hollywood movie-trailers are just lots of VFX..! wink ) If you give away what the heroes have to struggle with, people will be much more exited to see the finished film. I meen there was more info about the story in the description than in the trailer. If you perhaps changed all the actor-names to aspects of the story people will know much more what's going on..
About the editing I think the names took too long time, you know when you fade to black and then the names fades in and out, then you fade the pic back again, it just took too long time. It was all a bit slow comparing to the music. I liked the music, but I wouldn't use it for a trailer. The "climax" of the trailer was a little muzzle flash. I just thought it was gonna turn into a big gunfight or something bigger. A little piece of advice: You should maybe change the "Picture Assosiation of America" to something else, 'couse if I'm not mistaken the Picture Assosiatio of America never watched this trailer.. Easy to change, you can even do it in Paint.
Another advice: It's always cool with camera-movement, but do have some tripod shots, to steady the picture a bit.

But don't let this stop you from making movies. We all have to start somewhere, I sucked when I started making my first movies. I think you did a cool logo, and the poster looked cool. Awsome guns and the costumes was good. Just try to mix up a little story in it...

Remember: What you learn most from is critizm! So don't take anything of this personally.. I think you can come up with some cool stuff when you've learned a bit more.

Keep it up! biggrin

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Posted: Fri, 10th Mar 2006, 10:41pm

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Great way to put it Oeyvind - especially that last piece of advice! smile
Posted: Sat, 11th Mar 2006, 12:08am

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Those where some sick guns (where they real or aisoft) but your flash... well... needs improment. Not bad sound effects, but add some smoke with the flash, and make the flash not as neat, make it mesy but still stylized. ( i recomend the big and heavy muzzle flash by Oeyvind in the presets)
Posted: Sat, 11th Mar 2006, 6:26am

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thank you guys for all your advice. yes these are airsof guns....i dont think i could trust myself with a real gun. I rated my video a 5/5 because its my movie and im sure any movie anybody makes, to them is a 5/5....and i didnt mean for it to be number 1 on fxhome. Oeyvind is right "What you learn most from is critizm!". But this film was just a test on which effects i want to use and how i want the guns to be placed. And my film does have to do with it being at a "nice normal house."

thank you again for your advice
Posted: Sun, 12th Mar 2006, 2:02am

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Can't say I liked any of that. Everything Solthar said, and also, I would change the title. It kinda sounds..."90's B-movie thriller"-ish.

Also, why was the camera unable to stay with the actors? they were moving quite slow. And, if your going for any sort of realism, I'd take those scopes off the Submachine guns. They would be a huge hinderance in close quarters combat. Also, One of the guns had a silencer, one didnt, Which entirely negates the point of one of them using a silencer in the first place. And you might want to check out some books at the library about weapons handling/tactical room clearing techniques. That is, only if your going for realism here...
Posted: Sun, 12th Mar 2006, 11:23pm

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Rating: +1

Thanks to "FXhomer7580" and "airhead1790" (whom was apparently involved in this project) for this Awesome PM I got earlier today.



"hey im one of the people in the midnight hacker with the m4, not that u know what that is u idiot, but you have got to be the stupidest person i have ever met. obvioiusly you dont know anything about guns it doesnt matter if an m4 has a scope u stupid fudge and it doesnt matter if it has a silencer eather. you fuckin idiot. i dont see you making any fuckin movies so y dont u shut the fudge up and tell me wen you do female dog. ur prob just jealous cuz that gun on the gover is probly as much as ur fuckin car you poor bastard prob cant even afford a camera thats why you dont have any movies"


Genius stuff guys..
Posted: Sun, 12th Mar 2006, 11:41pm

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It's funny because Bryce's movie kicks their asses any day. What a yamfanny.

EDIT: Watched it, and this was scarcely a trailer. The pacing was HORRIBLE. You had a shot walking, had about a 5 second title, then when you cut back, they were in the same position. The guns and costumes were pretty nice, except for the things Bryce constructively pointed out in a positive way (which is good for Bryce in the first place) before you horribly attacked him (which I don't mind, it gave me a laugh.) It did not make me want to watch it, the music was not driving, it was just standard annoying modern hard rock. Then they really just walked, turned a corner, and shot. No talent was really involved in the film and I think the best part of the film was the end graphic with the title. Or maybe the word FXHome. Anyways, 1/5. I have no idea what any of this is about, just a poorly made trailer. I guess there is potential for the full short, but I have no idea.
Posted: Mon, 13th Mar 2006, 5:26am

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Guns are cool, but no action...to much walking around the laundry room and kitchen. Who did you shoot?
Posted: Mon, 13th Mar 2006, 10:38am

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Bryce007 wrote:

Thanks to "FXhomer7580" and "airhead1790" (whom was apparently involved in this project) for this Awesome PM I got earlier today.
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Genius stuff guys..
Ahahahaha thank you so much for posting that; you just made me laugh out loud! biggrin

Its always amusing when people start attacking you just because you happen to have a more logical viewpoint on the matter at hand... razz

So yeah, what I'm trying to say is, I completely agree with your constructive critisism about the guns Bruce. smile
Posted: Mon, 13th Mar 2006, 11:03am

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Sadly, that PM is more entertaining than the trailer.

Odd that they singled out Bryce007 to attack. It's not like the rest of us lavished praise on it!

Judging by the standards of their grammar, I'm amazed they even managed to switch the camera on.