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The Matrix Rejected (Made in 2003 with AlamDV)

Posted: Mon, 20th Mar 2006, 1:00pm

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Before Coliseum Confrontation...
Before VisionLab...
Before EffectsLab...

I was just a crappy, but enthusiastic amateur filmmaker, experimenting with AlamDV.

Cleaning up some files, I rediscovered my first submission to FXHome in the summer of 2003: The Matrix Rejected.

If you don't have a fast connection, don't bother watching this. This is soooo BAD its funny. But, I'm hoping that you amateur filmmakers that have had less than impressive first submissions will also see this. Its good to see how much I've progressed as a filmmaker in a few years. So thanks to everyone at FXHome who helped me become a better filmmaker.

Don't hesitate to say how bad it is, but please try to be respectful. The talents on this video have never done a video before. At the time of shooting, they were "at risk" students in high school. I figured I'd rather have them pretend beating the crap out of each other than actually doing it and facing the consequences. It was my first attempt at an action sequence too.

Feel free to make fun of any of my work, however


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Posted: Tue, 21st Mar 2006, 2:26am

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That was pretty...interesting! I have a question- how did you make that logo in the beginning? I mean, how did you change "Reloaded" to "Rejected"?
Posted: Tue, 21st Mar 2006, 2:28am

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Hey I just wanted to let you guys know that I thought that was great!

I got a real kick out of watching it and I can tell you guys are into anime/matrix and such.

You get a chance check out our site were making an anime style independent film that i think you would like.

http://www.geocities.com/juidar/JUIGADOR_PRODUCTIONS.html

Let me know if you do any other projects like this one!
Posted: Tue, 21st Mar 2006, 4:29am

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"Das my gran'mamas chain." lol
Posted: Tue, 21st Mar 2006, 4:30am

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Big Man wrote:

That was pretty...interesting! I have a question- how did you make that logo in the beginning? I mean, how did you change "Reloaded" to "Rejected"?
"Interesting" is probably the most politically correct word. I would have said laughable myself wink. I appreciate your tactfulness and being polite.

I downloaded the TrueType font from www.dafont.com. The font name is Miltown or Miltown II. Once downloaded, I added it to my list of fonts and did some Photoshop editing. I hope that helps


JUDIAR
I'm glad you liked the Dragonball Z references. I'm sure that the special effect that was made from an AlamDV preset will be available for EffectsLab or Composite Lab users soon. I guess that the ahem "fresh" look compared to what these programs provide was potentially a reason you liked it.

But seriously, this movie isn't worth a high rating. Not that I don't appreciate it; really I do. In addition, I don't want to disrespect other films which are more worthy of a 5. Obviously your rating is yours to make, so I wont take away your freedom of course. My sincere thanks regardless.

When things die down here at work (in a few weeks), I'll try to look at your site. If I don't respond in a month, please send a follow up PM.

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"Das my gran'mamas chain." lol
When in doubt, use a quote from a funny film. It will at least get a chuckle. Thanks Chris for taking the time to download this project; its old school like Fingerman: First Blood wink
Posted: Tue, 21st Mar 2006, 11:34am

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I'm not gunna give it a rating (just cause i don't think it would fairly demonstrate your filmaking skills) i will say it wasn't BAD. Obviously a tripod would have helped stabalize the effects, and the sound wasn't good, but it was an enoyable film.

heh, kinda reminded me of some of the more pathetic movies friends and i made a LONG time ago...hehe...

Clinto
Posted: Tue, 21st Mar 2006, 4:47pm

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Hileriously Tragic...

I enjoyed watching it and really thats all that mattered...

Well done for having the balls to post such a steaming pile.

Kudos Friend Kudos.
Posted: Tue, 21st Mar 2006, 4:48pm

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Clintorules wrote:

heh, kinda reminded me of some of the more pathetic movies friends and i made a LONG time ago...hehe...Clinto
[sarcasm]You mean like The Ledgend Of The Vampire Jungle Moose[/sarcasm]

Sorry clinto, just razzen ya man

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Posted: Tue, 21st Mar 2006, 8:24pm

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j man

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i thought that movie had some good funny parts haha. what was that matrix song that you used like when he was throwing the pen and the fighting scene?
Posted: Tue, 21st Mar 2006, 10:45pm

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SyroVision, this topic is for sizzlingnoodles' movie. KEEP IT THERE! You wanna make fun of my movies, theres a perfectly good topic for the trailer.

And i think you will find that it is not a pathetic movie when it comes out.

Clinto
Posted: Tue, 21st Mar 2006, 11:54pm

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j man wrote:

i thought that movie had some good funny parts haha. what was that matrix song that you used like when he was throwing the pen and the fighting scene?

J man:

The song was respectfully taken from the Matrix Reloaded Soundtrack 2-CD set, which I purchased of course smile. The song is on the second CD and named Chateaux (by Rob Dougan).

I hope that helps.

SyroVision wrote:

Clintorules wrote:

heh, kinda reminded me of some of the more pathetic movies friends and i made a LONG time ago...hehe...Clinto
You mean like The Ledgend Of The Vampire Jungle Moose

Clintorules wrote:

SyroVision, this topic is for sizzlingnoodles' movie. KEEP IT THERE! You wanna make fun of my movies, theres a perfectly good topic for the trailer.

And i think you will find that it is not a pathetic movie when it comes out.

Clinto
Gentlemen, I respectfully request a bit of decorum between filmmakers. This is the type of thing that doesn't help any of us (novice nor experienced). Obviously, I don't mind if the comments are directed at my filmmaking work for this old piece, I did say I didn't mind that on the thread. I'm referring to the excuse to make comments on other films. I'm sure none of us want to hear how bad a project that we've sacrificed our valuable time on.

Consider this - Does anyone gain advantage when filmmakers do this to each other?

I cannot dictate your inherient freedom of speaking your mind. But what I can do is I hope I can inspire your nobler sides and request that you keep these negative aspects to yourselves.

I'm sure others may say this part is totally pointless and inappropriate, so my apologies in advance.

Respectfully, I am yours:

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Posted: Wed, 22nd Mar 2006, 2:44pm

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I’m sorry if my post offended anyone, it was meant to be light hearted and overall ... a joke...

I enjoyed watching The Matrix Rejected; it was obscure, ridiculous and weird... nothing wrong with that

As far as Clinton goes, I'm very sorry man... I haven’t actually seen your film or trailer, nor have i seen its topic. I made a silly call based purely on the name which I saw in your signature and thought was funny.

It was a judgement call and I’m very sorry... I will however now go and watch your film. smile

We are all good...

-Edit- Spelling!
Posted: Wed, 22nd Mar 2006, 2:51pm

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I will add Clinto saying :

"heh, kinda reminded me of some of the more pathetic movies friends and i made a LONG time ago...hehe..."
-Clinto

Isn’t exactly "nice".

All I did was use your comment on a different piece of media… yours.

However, as I said above it was just a Zinger, nothing more.

Peace.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Mar 2006, 10:19pm

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ok, sorry, perhaps i over reacted, but my comment (about the old films) was made in fond rememberence of a days long past. Watching some of my old movies brings back tons of good memories, and thats what i was saying. Wasn't trying to be rude there or anything.

Once again, sorry to all,
Clinto (not clinton biggrin hehe)
Posted: Thu, 23rd Mar 2006, 2:23am

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FXHomers:

Not that most of you care, but so I have it on record - I have a friend that gives me a really good deal for server space (bandwidth and file size). That being said, he cleans it up regularly (once every 1-3 months) and refreshes the DNS. So sorry in advance for the link being down. Although I'm not sure if this movie is worth complaining about (ha)

Anyway, I just thought the FXHome mods or anyone else should know this.

Special thanks for the gentlemen on this thread - you know what I mean.
Posted: Fri, 24th Mar 2006, 8:28am

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this movie was funny. I see that you used alam DV, but maybe someone can answer this for me, i just bought visionlab or whatever its called (sad i know) is that the same thing as alamdv?
Posted: Fri, 24th Mar 2006, 10:01am

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alamDV was the original VFX program that FXhome made. VisionLab is the latest.
Posted: Fri, 24th Mar 2006, 3:26pm

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evg2005 wrote:

this movie was funny. I see that you used alam DV, but maybe someone can answer this for me, i just bought visionlab or whatever its called (sad i know) is that the same thing as alamdv?
a tip: register the program here at the website to get more future functionality with updates and presets (as well as force too razz)

Now for the movie. I remember watching this, and it's really quite ok! You should be proud of it!
Posted: Sat, 8th Apr 2006, 7:24pm

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Not too bad. A tripod would have helped a lot, especially with the Bullet Time effects. But for something made with AlamDV several years ago, it makes me appreciate the advancements in EffectsLab. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun making it, which makes it all worth it in the end.
Posted: Sat, 8th Apr 2006, 8:46pm

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J Mijares wrote:

A tripod would have helped a lot, especially with the Bullet Time effects...Looks like you guys had a lot of fun making it, which makes it all worth it in the end.
User J Mijares:
Yes, I should have used a tripod. One of the first things I learned when using AlamDV, was to keep a stationary camera for my vfx shots (unless you have a good motion tracking software). I tried using a tripod with dolly attachement, with my attempt at a bullet time sequence. It wasn't as good as I would have liked.

I also used this piece as a "proof of concept" video to make another Matrix inspired movie. When I made my next submission, Alpha Phi Alpha - Reloaded, I felt that I improved some things based on what I made with this piece. There are some obvious weak points in Alpha Phi Alpha Reloaded as well, but hey..some of us progress more slowly than other serious filmmakers.

You mentioned that people should have fun while making these movies. And I couldn't agree more. I acknowledge that big budget films' goals are to make money. So when you don't have a budget, sometimes, just having fun and seeing a finished product, is the only reward you can find solace in. Personally, as a film-making enthusiast, I just hope each submission shows improvement.

My thanks for taking the time to make comments.
Posted: Sun, 9th Apr 2006, 2:54am

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RudyPicardo wrote:

J Mijares wrote:

A tripod would have helped a lot, especially with the Bullet Time effects...Looks like you guys had a lot of fun making it, which makes it all worth it in the end.
User J Mijares:
You mentioned that people should have fun while making these movies. And I couldn't agree more. I acknowledge that big budget films' goals are to make money. So when you don't have a budget, sometimes, just having fun and seeing a finished product, is the only reward you can find solace in. Personally, as a film-making enthusiast, I just hope each submission shows improvement.

My thanks for taking the time to make comments.
Having seen your other films on this site, I'd have to say that you're getting better and better as a filmmaker. The writing and technique has improved steadily each time. As long as you never lose your enthusiasm and always have fun, your films will always turn out good.
Posted: Sun, 28th May 2006, 6:58am

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I've watched that 5 times! That's classic. A real tribute to blaxploitation action films. Dolemite would be proud. And when the one guy jumps up over and behind the table reminds me of Buster Keaton. Actually a lot of the physical stuff reminds me of Keaton.