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24 Shoot Out

Posted: Mon, 24th Apr 2006, 10:46am

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1 smart little boy faces off against 2 girls waiting in an ambush for him.

After watching tons of 24 I had to try making a firefight myself. This is my great attempt. Please give helpful feedback.


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Posted: Mon, 24th Apr 2006, 5:02pm

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that was, um, interesting. egad. the only thing i liked about it was that it showed effectslab's ablility to generate cool special effects.
Posted: Tue, 25th Apr 2006, 12:48am

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The effects were very well done. Dang! It reminded me of all of the stuff you had going on in Destruction. This was much better though in terms of effects usage. I have a soft spot for any film where kids are the stars, so I'll give it a 3.
Posted: Tue, 25th Apr 2006, 5:57am

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not bad
Posted: Thu, 27th Apr 2006, 3:01am

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I must say, I think that the kids' acting has improved, but maybe I'm biased. (See Toothache @ http://www.phmovies.net/Movies%20Files/Toothache.wmv )
Posted: Sun, 30th Apr 2006, 1:23pm

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Thats really funny!!! smile
Posted: Mon, 1st May 2006, 5:50am

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The special effects were really good, might I ask where you got your stock footage?
Posted: Mon, 1st May 2006, 7:14pm

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That was.................not good. The only part I really enjoyed was the part at the end, with the sparks falling and stuff. I think the work that needs to be done is realism. You can get good gun props at the dollar store. It just didn't seem much time on it.
Posted: Mon, 1st May 2006, 7:27pm

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ditto, film freak. but i'm not sure that they were aiming for realism. speaking of which, what were they aiming for?
Posted: Mon, 1st May 2006, 10:54pm

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Thanks for all the replies everyone!

zguy95somet'n,
The explosions and falling debris were from Detonation films. I'm not sure where I got the spark stock footage. I didn't pay anything for it and I'm pretty sure it's not copywrited so I'm putting it on my server. Please tell me if I shouldn't do that. Here's a link:

http://www.phmovies.net/Stock/

Destron,
I was really just aiming to have fun and try making cool effects. As with all my movies (and apparently much to many fxhomers' dismay) I pretty much use what's lying around for props and stuff.
Posted: Mon, 1st May 2006, 11:02pm

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ah, that makes sense; but if you're aiming for realism you'll want some better guns. smile. I didn't really like the movie that much, however the FX were great.
Posted: Mon, 1st May 2006, 11:07pm

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Ryan wrote:

I was really just aiming to have fun and try making cool effects. As with all my movies (and apparently much to many fxhomers' dismay) I pretty much use what's lying around for props and stuff.
I think it's cute props considering the age of these talented actors! wink
Posted: Mon, 1st May 2006, 11:21pm

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actually, you can't really tell, there wasn't really any acting.
Posted: Tue, 2nd May 2006, 2:24am

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Directing kids can be difficult just because they have no idea what you want sometimes. They are good actors when I really try to direct them well. I think the shots of the boy shooting around the corner were acted out well because I spent several takes on that part. The rest of the time I didn't really push for good acting so I got very basic results.
Posted: Tue, 2nd May 2006, 3:22am

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i guess that's true. i'm guessing the best way to direct kids in this sort of movie is to basically say, 'why don't you play guns' and film them.