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"Imminent" SHORT FILM

If this were on the Cinema, You would rate it a

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Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 5:40am

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Yes, It's finally Done. The Newest Film From the Creators of "The Hit" and "Avante-Garde"

So, Here it is.

13 minutes, WMV. 103 MB.

http://www.archive.org/download/ImminentWMV/FinalSDLg_Prog.wmv

Quicktime. 42.9 MB

http://www.archive.org/download/ImminentAVC/FinalSDAVC_Med_Prog.mp4



If you download, Rate eh?

Now, Onto the reviews...

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Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 5:53am

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Now, for my rev-ohmygod, 103 MB for 13 minutes of Windows Media Format? Surely you could bring that down a tad.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 5:57am

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I agree. A WMP-only movie at 103 mb, any length is a headache in a half. Still, I'm a sucker smile...............so I'm downloading it now.

EDIT: 25 minute download on DSL, but....
Just watched it. Very cool, very stylized and Tony Scott-esque. The black thing at the end I didn't quite understand and kind of went "WTF?", but the camera shake, grading, and light flickers gave such a cool sense to the overall movie I didn't really care.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 8:17am

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Glad you liked it. I suppose the filesize is abit big, so we're also going to add a Quicktime version thats smaller sometime soon.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 10:04am

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Pretty much from beginning to end I enjoyed this movie a great deal. Initially I thought I was going to find some of the camera work annoying (shake rattle and roll) but it quickly became apparent that the camera was steady where it needed to be, and bumping along in the chase/action sequences which wound up really adding to the instensity and level of action as the charactes moved through the chase.

The film quality was high, quite slick and had a very finished, professional look to it. Lots of interesting camera angles which kept me "inside the moment" with the actors. The music selection was very solid also and realy blended in well to keep the tension high at all the right points.

A few constructive crit comments...

The second (American?) agent... the one in the ski cap... his audio is sort of muddy in a couple of places, particularly right after he loses his partner, where the rest of the film was mic'd very well.

Plot-wise, two things jumped out. First, what was the small red object that the Russian was holding and fingering when he was hiding out in the building behind the barrel? It seemed like it was supposed to be an important plot device, but it never became clear to me what it was or what was going on with it.

Second... as mentioned by an earlier poster, that black smokey thing at the end??? I too had a "WTF?" moment there. The whole film had a very Jack Ryan feel to it and the plot was moving along great in a contemporary cold war espionage kind of way, and then suddenly, with no preparation or explanation, it kind of veered off into 'X-Files" territory which the film didn't prepare me for or explain in any way. It felt like the ending to a different movie, if that makes any sense? And what was the second agent's motivation for his final action at the end of the film? (Trying not to give everything away for those yet to watch it.) Even with the black presence, that didn't come across as something he'd have done.

Oh, by the way, excellent job on the SFX for the black thing, regardless of how well it fits in.

A 4 out of 5 from me. Very slick piece of work and the construct. crit. comments above not withstanding, I certainly enjoyed the film.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 6:43pm

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Thanks for the PM.

Congrats to Bryce, Matt, and all those involved for successfully finishing another amazing piece of film. I found this to be above par from "The Hit" in so many different ways. The camera work, editing, and audio mixing were near flawless. Grading looked nearly perfect and gave it a really professional look and feel. Great sound effects, acting, and location.

A few thoughts..

My biggest complaint was the plot. I didn't understand what happened at the end, or why there was a fake "TV-type flicker" randomly throughout the entire film. It looked like there was supposed to be lots of significance (Flickering screen, red thing he was holding, bloody envelope?) but in the end nothing was really pulled together (or else I just completely missed it...). The "Black Thing" suddenly changed the awesome action movie I had just seen, into a strange horror-type film. It really detracted from the overall impact on me, as a viewer. However, the editing and creation of the "Black Thing" is something to be proud of, it was fricken awesome. It just didn't really fit THIS film. As Jazzmanian said, the audio seemed a little muffled and "muddy" in a few instances, but the overall mic work and audio was great. Some of the "beany wearing" american's lines seemed really cheesy (ex. I'll Kill You! You Bastard!), but that's just my opinion. The gunshot sound FX were all the same for all guns, and it was noticable.

Overall, amazing. Even though I didn't understand the plot, I'd still give this a 5/5. This is probably the best filmmaking I have seen on FXHome up to date. I honestly cannot wait to see what you guys do next. Hope to see more soon.



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Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 8:04pm

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Hi,

Really nice movie there Bryce. Good action, good flow, well edited and the acting was alright.

however, there is a scene (after the russian kills the agent), where the Russian runs down the stairs...the picture looks as if you stretched it in width, or as if you forgot to film the scene in 16:9, and then had to stretch it to fit the rest of the film

*SPOILER*

At first, I also did not understand the black thing at the end. But I payed special attention to the beginning, where you write the quote "THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH". Because the Agent (or whatever he is) killed the russian out of revenge, he was doomed to hell.

A pretty classical elizabethan thought. "Revenge" was considered to be one the worst a mortal sins, because one takes justice into ones own hands. The consequence of this sort of sin, is hell...not even repentence would allow ones soul to go to purgatory (there are some exceptions like in Shakespeares "Hamlet").

*END SPOILER*

I dunno, if you actually meant that, maybe I interpreted too much.

I don't understand what that paper thing with blood, or the little red object the russian / arab was holding in his hand was supposed to represent.

All in all, I thought this was a great job and i hope to see some more quality movies from you.

BTW, maybe choose a new location for you next film...it's becoming to "known".

cheers,
d.

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Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 8:20pm

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Obviously this is extremely good work. I don't want to detract from that but some things do need to be said i think:-

Whatever was in the blood-soaked envelope and what the black thing were, are completely unknown, and i love it. You don't need to know, but its clear that the envelope is importand and the black thing is nasty.

For not even slightly hinting what either are, i cannot commend you enough: This falls into the enlightenned, yet minority group of films which are NOT aimed at the american dullard class, where all the subtle intricacies are NOT out in the open at the risk of not being understood.

I'd agree about the black thing not fitting as well as it might though. After such a drawn out, painfully real chase-scene, it seemed rather confused to throw in "oh and this is about aliens too" at the end. (whether its actually aliens or not, i don't care.)

I'd like to second the issue with sound quality being randomly muffled at points and about the filesize being unnecessarily large.

My biggest gripe i've saved till last: your grading and camera work is impecable, the stylising of everything is excellent, but therein lies my issue: everything is stylised, every camera angle is not-the-usual. You'd add 27 alternate angles and a filter for having a sh*t if you could! You know what they say about too much of a good thing.

It doesn't require a different camera angle per nano-second of footage, a fish-eye lense, an odd sound effect, spliced with flashback footage and sounds of electronics and screaming or something etc....just to show that someone is a teeny bit worried.

It feels very much like you're trying to show people what you can do....not show them a story. While your plot may have subtlety, your stylising lacks it, which is a real shame since this is otherwise so damned excellent.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 8:33pm

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Downloaded and watched it.
My main impression: Really excellent sounddesign!

The sounddesign gave this a constant flow and feel and was veryy well excecuted. The editing was very solid too, allthough I must admit, I hate this MTV/Tony scott'ish style and therefore didn't like it much.

The editing, grading and soundwork was what hid some of the films weaker parts, which was imo mainly it's story. Somehow, it didn't make much sense to me - even before the random ending. Juts a lot of details that I can't add up.

The acting was so so, I must say I didn't believe 2 of the 3 characters. The one I believe most was the one that almost made it through.

The camerawork was mostly pretty good, but it also had some shots I didn't like at all. As I said though, the editing and sound made them work too.

What I really really liked was the end credits. I love their design. Fantastic, actually. smile



All in all, I can't really put my finger on it, but I feel I've just seen a film that blows up it's strengths so much to hide it's weaknesses. Something that made me go "Whoa" but at second sight leaves me a bit "Hmmmm....", if you know what I mean.
I haven't been this undetermined about a film for quite some time. A part in me really really liked it and another part remains very distant. Like I've just been sold a new computer which looks great, but essencially does nothing new.


Nevertheless, kudos for this piece of work. The strengths it has are strengths indeed!
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 8:41pm

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That was very enjoyable to watch....

I would have liked to have more of a build up of the characters and story, but I like the whole short thriller thing.

Great work again...great audio as always, thats very important.


My favorite shot was when the camera zoomed into the eject port of the agent's pistol and transitioned into the eye of the Russian....great stuff. biggrin

I just filmed a suicide scene in my Julius Cesar film (Brutus')
http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=24005&highlight=

...I like the black thing but it was a little out of place...how did you do that effect.

4/5
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 11:10pm

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Pretty cool, really nice location. I know its hard to film in snow because the camera doesn't pick up the texture with all the reflected light but it turned out fine. How did you do the effect in beginning when he hides behind the truck?
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 11:35pm

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Actually, the snow showed up quite well before we graded it,as the grading was specifically harsh to reflect the enviroment/tone...
Posted: Sun, 4th Jun 2006, 2:58am

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This was really well done, and really reminded me of something that would have happened at the beginning of The X Files. I would personally love to see something more come of this, I think it could make a great story.

Good work.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jun 2006, 3:29am

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Well, considering the good reviews this has been getting so far, I'll give it a whirl and go ahead with the 103mb download.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jun 2006, 10:13am

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Sollthar pointed out one thing which I totally neglected in my review and I felt like I should really bring it up again. The closing credits were fantastic. That's one area which seems to be overlooked or just "phoned in" by so many filmmakers, whether it's low/no budget enthusiasts or top dollar professionals in Hollyworld. Just scrolling flat white text, bottoms to top, across a black background while the music plays will generally have the audience in the theatre grabbing up their empty popcorn bag to head for the exits or the home audience hitting the "menu" button and being done with it. Yours were eye catching and kept me watching until the end.

When the filmmaker can do *something* with the closing credits to keep people interested, that's an accomplishment. I still remember going to the theater in 1997 to see Betty Thomas's "Private Parts." (That Howard Stern movie.) When the credits began to roll, people were getting ready to leave, then suddenly the screen lit up and a montage of footage - both outtakes and extra scenes - began being spliced in with credits rolling over the clips and some black title screens inbetween. She'd really saved some hard hitting comedy material for those last bits, and it kept the entire audience in their seats until the credits finished.

Nice job on that.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jun 2006, 1:42pm

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SPOILERS THOUGHOUT

I LOVED the camerawork, the editing, the music, the credits, and the special effects (black thing at the end).

I could be wrong, but the red thing the russian was holding seemed to me to be quite obviously a poison pill. not quite sure why he wanted to kill himself though. If he was worried about being tortured for information, it would make more sense. or maybe it just wasn't a poison pill.

The bloody envolope was the envelope of money right? it got soaked in blood after he shot the man refusing to give him more money. i'm not sure what the sybmolism there is, but i love it.

The black thing seemed to be the american's conscience. It would only make sense to THIS movie if it were his conscience (though it doesn't really make logical sense). He felt horribly guilty about killing the russian. I can't quite see why that would make him kill himself though. THe black thing makes more sense being somthing from hell, or somehow the russians spirit taking revenge. However, to THIS movie it doesn't make so much sense. If the russian had laughed before being killed, it would make it more clear that the thing is from hell. but then it still wouldn't fit the story.

But I agree with xcession, leaving these things unknown is great. I really liked that. I'm left wondering whether the black thing was really from hell, or if it was just his immagination, or if there is any difference, etc.

I'm gonna watch it again.

SGB
Posted: Sun, 4th Jun 2006, 9:52pm

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Ok, I just watched this.

That was stunning. There's next to nothing that I would change about it.

Visually, it was perfect. I loved it - the use of grading and effects was spot on, as was the editing and cinematography. It was done just right, it's a fine line you run when you choose to be so stylistically bold, but I think it's really paid off in this case (excuse the pun wink ).

The pacing and story were great too, it held my interest throughout and I *loved* the ending. There's no need to explain it more than you did.

The only problem I had was that some of the acting wasn't amazing, but that's to be expected, and it wasn't terrible.

Overall, if this were in the cinema, it'd get 5/5 from me, and a place in my top ten.

Cheers!
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Posted: Sun, 4th Jun 2006, 11:46pm

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Pun excused.

Glad You guys like this. If any of you show this to someone else (Family, friends etc) Should let me know they're reaction to it, I'd be greatly interested in hearing about it.


Also, Theres a sort of EASTER EGG hidden somewhere in this film, and The First person that Finds it Get's a Free copy of the DVD, Which Includes:

The Full Film and a Re-edited, remastered version of The Hit, and if you put the DVD in a computer, You can access the true HD versions of Both films as well. Plus a commentary track. And the Script in PDF format.

(Contest limited to US residents Only)

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Posted: Sun, 4th Jun 2006, 11:56pm

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I really liked this. It started out great (the sound in the opening where the Russian was running and hiding was extremely good and sounded professional) and I think you did a good job of tying things together. Also I thought the acting by the guy that played the Russian was pretty good.

A few things I didn't like were 1) the sound after the opening just didn't seem as good; 2) the acting by the Americans, especially the first one, wasn't very convincing; and 3) why did you keep cutting to the character who wasn't speaking in the scene where the Russian and the first American were arguing about the amount of money?

Other than that I thought it was really good and it gets between an 8 and a 9 in my book. I can't wait to see what you make next. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 3:53am

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Thanks Harv-E, glad you liked it. We tried to keep the sound quality as good as possible throughout, but as they say..Compression happens.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 12:51pm

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Is the "easter egg" the red headlights of the car at the beginning (at 42 seconds) ???

cheers,
d.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 7:47pm

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The title of the Film is Written somewhere in the actual Movie...
Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 10:17pm

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Bryce007 wrote:

The title of the Film is Written somewhere in the actual Movie...
I take that as a hint for finding that easter egg thing...I was bored all day, so I checked the film frame by frame ^^

is it this?
http://img129.imageshack.us/my.php?image=filmimmenent9ze.jpg

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Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 10:19pm

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That printscreen didn't capture the Frame...Thats just a pic of WMP..
Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 10:19pm

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ok, one cannot see it on that pic ^^, but its when the russian runs into some room (at 5:39 sec.). One can see the title of the film as a graphitti on the wall.

cheers
Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 11:29pm

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devilskate posted here first, so I guess he wins, but for what it's worth I found it before I saw his.



Awesome Easter Egg, BTW.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jun 2006, 12:02am

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If I download... I rate... and the download already makes me wanna rate it a 1-3 hah. 45+min download on cable.. and somethin tells me its gonna be choppy cuz ill be watching on wmv. Either way, I'll give the opinion in a couple weeks when it finishes.
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Appreciate the Download Chris, and we'll have a quicktime version up sometime soon if that WMV doesn't work for you...
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Yeah man, lemme know as soon as u get one. The wmv turned out choppy, but from the first min I saw, more so - heard, it looked sweet.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jun 2006, 3:12am

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Use these settings if you're still having trouble with the Quicktime file:
Posted: Tue, 6th Jun 2006, 4:01am

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Haven't posted in awhile but thought I would add my two cents on this movie.
*SPOILER*
It was a bit unusual. But I mean that in a good way. The story wasn't exactly original. Although the black thing at the end was, I felt, your little touch to make this your unique story. But your flow was what made it interesting to watch. The sound and cinematogography(I can't spell that word and I hate trying too everytime I use it) were excellent. You are very good at the whole shaky camera thing, I don't know the official name for it and I don't care to use official *terms*. Anyhow the acting was abit rough, but we all know how that goes. The editing I thought was good. The Story made sense. I thought the russian saying "you are no better than I" was 1. cheezy 2. I thought it was a little bit cliche, if it were me I would have either rephrased it so the line wasn't so *in your face* as people like to say. Or I would have just left the whole line out and had the guy who killed the russian relize somehow that he was no better than the russian and kill himself. Which brings me to my next thing...was that black thing satan? I personally, with the other changes that I would have made, would have left that out, but I see how that fits into your *vision* of this short, assuming of course that is what I think it is.
*SPOILER*

All in all you never fail to impress me bryce, this movie had plenty more strong points than it did weak. In my book it doesn't ultimately come down to the camera shots you used and all that jazz. It comes down to if your audience was entertained. I think you always do a good job at that.

Hope my feedback was helpful
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Ha, thanks John. I'll have that quicktime version up by tommorow
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Very cool, i really liked this, the style didn't put me off, acting could be alot better, but hey, on the whole i thought this was good stuff.
If only i could rate this movie in the cinema I could put this in my top ten.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jun 2006, 9:19pm

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Thanks Ash, Quicktime Version's up now on:

13 Minutes, 42 MB. MP4.

http://www.archive.org/download/ImminentAVC/FinalSDAVC_Med_Prog.mp4


So anyone that needed the Quicktime, there ya go. Also, It's smaller, so same with anyone with a slower net connection can get it as well.

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Posted: Wed, 7th Jun 2006, 4:48am

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Link doesnt work properly for me.

What exact settings did you use to compress? Ive been having a killer time trying to get my file sizes down with mp4.
Posted: Wed, 7th Jun 2006, 4:50am

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great job
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Right click the link and Use "Save as".
Posted: Wed, 7th Jun 2006, 5:41am

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Its working now, before it was a download of an HTML document. You fixed it, eh?

What were the compress settings?
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I used Sorenson's AVC pro codec. This was compressed with sorenson squeeze 4, So I simply modified the "AVC medium progressive" preset abit.
Posted: Wed, 7th Jun 2006, 9:50pm

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Bryce,

Thanks for such and entertaining short! Very well done! I liked the end credits as well, and like others have said, it kept me wanting to watch this till the end.

The location was great as well. Loved the tone and emotion set by it. The color and grading enhanced this no doubt.

The overall gun chase had a VERY nice pace to it. It wasn't a bunch of gunshots all over the place for the sake of it. You made it look like a hunt, and the few gunsounds that were there made it feel like... well... guns are deadly. It reminded me of the end sequence between Pacino and DeNiro at the airport runway in Heat.

And thanks for making it in Quicktime.

5/5
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Oh, missed this one before..well here is my review.

I loved the grading and the Tony Scott'ish style it had. Great sounddesign, great cinematography, great music. Only one thing I would have done...the ending would be quite cooler (from my point of view) if that zoom into the person was the ending shot. That would really be cool...but wait, it already is!

5/5
Posted: Thu, 8th Jun 2006, 5:15pm

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Bryce,did I actually win the DVD ??? I was first...

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As, Technically the contest was only limited to the U.S ... You DID win, But just not a DVD. Very good Eye though, I'm impressed ANYONE caught it, Because the compression really did a nasty number on a scene in particular...Also, There's One more easter egg in there if anyone catches it..
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well, you didnt really say that only US were allowed to enter this "contest"....anyways, too bad sad Would have like to get a copy...

Cheers,
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Ahw, come on Bryce. That's a bit weak, don't you think? One should stay to his word... wink

The First person that Finds it Get's a Free copy of the DVD
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I probably should have added that in beforehand, But I failed to remember this site has members from all over the world, But I'm abit broke at the moment, So I have to go with the U.S thing for right now..
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Yeah, no problem mate wink

anyways, good luck for the future.

cheers,
d.
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Thank you for the private message informing me of your project Bryce007, and my apologies for the belated response. As I hope you well know, I always enjoy your work, and this short film is no omission to that. You have a very interesting, and I would say, unique style of directing, that stands out from most other work, and some of the replies you have received is a testament to that.

Knowing the quality of work you are capable of, I tend to hold you to a some what higher standard, in that I expect to be entertained when I watch your movies, and you have done a fine job sustaining that expectation. Other than a few moments where sound quality could have been approved upon, you have achieved and maintained a level of professionalism throughout the entire film.

Although I can not say what the "smoke" figure at the end of the movie was, that did not detract from my enjoyment of this film, and actually served as a "tool" to keep me interested in the film even after it was finished. It is a good thing when you manage to keep me thinking about the plot. This film had its points about it that were not as strong as others, but you have already been made aware of them, and I am sure they are all points you will improve on next time.

You did a good job with building the suspense towards the end, and although I can only speak for my experience, for such a short film, you did a rather sufficient job making the viewer care about the story. The music in particular did a good job raising the tension a bit. Troy Sterling Nies and Will Roget deserve a quick mention in this post for doing a good job. With that said, you kept me watching until the very end, and I enjoyed it the entire way through.

Nice work.
Wizard.
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I've tried to PM everyone back as it's more personal, but alas, time is against me. Anyways this is Imminents Editor and Producer and Visaul Effects dude. (Don't exactly know why I wrote 'dude' but, whatever). Thank you for ALL of your comments and Reviews. We really appreciate them. They help us make things better and since this is going to several film festivals we need as much correction as we can get. Also, PM me if you have questions on how I did something.

Thanks all,

Matt "FilmmakerFinley"
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Hey, just as a side note, I'd be very interested to know what people thought:

1. The best actor was.

2. The best shot was.

3. The best "moment" was.

and the worst of those three as well.

So, People that saw this, let me know..
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The best actor was the American who shot himself. Yevin(?) was a little too melodramatic at points.

The best shot was the last quick zoom into the American's eye right before he kills himself.

The best "moment" was the aforementioned.

The worst actor was the American who died first.

The worst couple of shots are these:
the shots indoors when he gets the phone call. The grading was too plain and bland for how intense everything else was. Boring, and I fast forwarded through that part the first time I watched it.

Some iffy framing was at the end when the camera was real close to the American's face as the black thing says "I haven't come alone" or something like that. I prefer the back-and-zoomed-in perspective as opposed to what you did.

The worst "moment" was the phone conversation....pretty bland and pretty blatantly obviously ripped from the phone coversation in Man on Fire. (the angles, the pop-up text, the words of text that are shown)

Of course I'm just playing Devil's Advocate here, it's not as bad as I'm letting on, but as long as you were gonna ask, I thought I might as well tell.
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Ha, I prefer this kind of critisism Ben, Hopefully more people will respond and let me know.

As for the Phone scene, I didn't think anyone would be able to hear the General on the phone when the sound got compressed, so the text was all I could think of to do so people wouldn't be utterly lost in that scene.

However, I agree with everything else you said.
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Heyy whaddup man. Finally got a chance to check this out.. This was badass ha. The look and style that you all have you your films is def my favorite here at fxhome, especially when it comes down to grading and editing, its on another level.

Best:

1.) Best actor id say was the main guy who was running/hiding

2.) Best shot was when it zoomed into the gun and out of the main guys eye. That was tight.

3.) Moment wise, I love the chase.


Worst:

1.) The worst actor was the 1st guy who didnt deliver all the money. He just sounded a little bland.

2.) I really dont know what the worst shot was.. cuz there we so many.. hah, nah jk, honestly I didnt have gripe with the shots at all.

3.) Worst moment was prob the convo dealing with the money. The main guy sold it for me, but the other guy didnt come through. Other than that, this film gets in the 8-10 vote from me.
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You DID watch it after all, slick!

Now I just gotta get JOHN CARTER, SHARP, ER-NO HYBRID HALO and the FX HOME team to check it out and to leave a Comment and the Circle Will be COMPLETE.
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Heh, just glad to be in the circle
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Bumping is lame. But i'm still really interested in The circle's opinion..
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What ever happened to that DVD for the "easter egg", eh? wink
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Just like "Splinter cell", it isn't finished...
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Bryce007 wrote:

You DID watch it after all, slick!

Now I just gotta get JOHN CARTER, SHARP, ER-NO HYBRID HALO and the FX HOME team to check it out and to leave a Comment and the Circle Will be COMPLETE.
You assume I haven't watched it.

You madman.

wink
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Bryce007 wrote:

Just like "Splinter cell", it isn't finished...
You better watch it Bryce, talking about the prolonged production of Splinter Cell makes Fisher angry. Very angry.


Couldn't resist another SC screencap wink
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Er-no: What can I say, I'm a Review junkie wink


Atom: Posting Splinter cell screen caps in another films thread...Is this another subliminal ploy to promote the GL2?







(kidding. it's far from subliminal..)
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I'm not going to watch SC.
I'm going to review it though.
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er-no, how does that work?

Oh, and Bryce, after much PMing, you still haven't explained to me wht the black wispy thing is. Explain, please. Oh, and I still have 18 stills from Imminent from that time you wanted me to email you some stills.
http://www.adamsbrosfilms.com/imminentstills/
They're up there. Low qual, but still there if you cared.
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This isn't about SC and Imminent, it's about the GL2.


And...........the fact that it pwns. smile
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Re-he-he-eally atom? I beg to differ. S'cool though. Gl2's are alright except the Tape mech.


And SC and Imminent are quite different..That's like comparing apples and oranges..
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Kickass apples to oranges. wink
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Well...IF and WHEN SC is ever finished...
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Heh, IF indeed.
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I loved it. it was good and was a bit like a pro film but i sort off understood the black thing at the end. very good film

B3N
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This movie, was flippin shweet!!! lol, great work!!!
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So, Sequel time...


Imminent 2 will be done in early February. Expect a teaser in about 2 weeks.


(I can assure you it's going to be quite abit more accomplished than this one.)
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MORE accomplished than the first? Well that's gonna be tough to top, I already consider one of the best films I've ever viewed through this site...
But I'm definitely looking forward to it!
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i love the way it was filmed and edited, makes you sit on the edge of your seat. the colour grading was excelent, and the slightly in your face/ jumpy camerawork was great

i liked the ending, a mysterious black cloud that makes you think, whats that? whats the hell has it got to do with the story? brilliant

i aslo liked the sound, it was great, and even the ending credits were interesting
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Excellent things:
Camera
grading
credits
sound design/music
action
editing style
Story

OK things:
Some acting (the second american)
editing (cutting it down to size)

Bad things:
some acting
Script. It was clich├ęd and on-the-nose, particularly the two main conversations. There was also an (unintentionally) amusing amount of repetition ("I need more money" "there is no more money" "but I need it" "but there isn't any" "but...")

Overall it was good, but it could have been much tighter.
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Bryce007, what program(s) was all the editing done in? You got a really nice film grain on some of the close-ups. It was just nicely graded and colored overall. I also really like that glowish jump-cut effect that you got. The Tony Scott-kind one. Reminds me of 16mm film. How'd you do that?
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Everything was done in Vegas 6.
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Just watched this again. Liked it a lot more now then when I saw it for the first time!

So we're getting an even better sequel you say? And a trailer soon? When? smile
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Imminent Part:2 should be finished by February 15th.


Trailer by the end of this month.



Actual film release might be abit later than that, because I'm the only one doing it this time. AND I'm moving From Bozeman, MT (My current location) to Phoenix, Arizona at the end of this month...

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Very well done! The grading was superb and the story was simple but it worked out great. The Bible verse at the beginning blends perfectly with the movie. Can't wait for the sequal.