Silent Hill : Preview
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 7:39am
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|This is a short trailer that we've made for our next movie. It is about a man named James who is searching for his supposedly dead wife, and finds himself in a town named "Silent Hill". Things start going from bad to worse as James finds himself in a hell-on-earth.|
All the scenes in this preview were filmed independently of the real movie. We are going to do one more revision of the script, and hopefully start filming in two weeks after the submission of this preview.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 7:58am
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Hey guys, I thoroughly enjoyed your preview. Now tell me, were you folks inspired by the PSX/PS2 game of the same name? It definitely was a great game. One thing I wanted to let you folks know, is that for some reason, when you go to view the film, it seems to ask if you want to save it as a text file. Did something go wrong and you folks gave it a text file extension? Other than that, I really liked the preview.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 10:54am
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When I tried to download it, it came as a Text file. I saved it as an AVI, but when I finally got the video, it wouldn't play at all. I tried renaming it an MPEG, it it still wouldn't work. I can't imagine how you could get any kind of score, when you movie doesn't even work.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 10:58am
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Its a quicktime file (it should say that on the movie info page). Rename it so it has .mov on the end
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 10:59am
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That Textfile thing may be because it actually has no extension...
I liked the lighting of the darker scenes, especially the last shot with this... uhm... chinese big hat and big sword in white suite thing... :)
But there were some shots in lesser quality (The zoom to this guy walking out of the forest).
Why don't you adjust the colors in every shot? Some shots don't look scary because of the colorscheme... I mean, look at the game, it has dark and scary color all the way... That's what makes it so fantastic.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 12:05pm
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The movie is based on Silent Hill 2. For those of you who have played it, hopefully you'll recognize what sollthar called "the chinese big hat and big sword in white suite thing."
as for the some of the shot quality...
We probably should have filmed with a brighter camera setting. You can see it very easily on the TV, or on the camera LCD screen, but it really gets darker on the computer.
But hey, that's the kind of stuff we want to know about before doing the actual filming.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 12:13pm
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Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 1:08pm
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I think the brightness is fine. Just the colors could be more freaky...
I played the game... But I even called that fellow "the chinese big hat and big sword in white suite thing" in the game... :)
I am really curios about seeing more of it!!! :)
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Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 1:10pm
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lol... Another good thing on having a Mac... The Mac doesn't care about extensions..., I had no problems with it... :)
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 2:47pm
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if you're on a PC, and you can't open it, open quicktime player first, and then open the movie by going to file>open. It should work then.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 2:56pm
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Same here, i cant watch it no matter what i do. when i open it though the quicktime player, it says that its not a file quicktime understands
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 2:58pm
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I really like the trailer. I liked the lighting and the effects. The zoom into the woods was a little wobbleeee but it was ok.
As for the game, never played it.
As for the file extension. It worked fine on my PC
Good job guys!!
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 4:25pm
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this looks like t may be kewl but you should really invest in a shoulder mount, the camera work is way to shaky, and as for mechaforce, he smiles to much in all your videos completly taking away realism.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 4:58pm
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To all you PC users out there, this should be a lesson to buy a Mac. May I say "Here, Here," to Sollthar. I enjoy your comments on movies. You actually are concerned with how the movie looks. Cheers!
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 5:02pm
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MeetTheBeatles wrote:To all you PC users out there, this should be a lesson to buy a Mac. May I say "Here, Here," to Sollthar. I enjoy your comments on movies. You actually are concerned with how the movie looks. Cheers!
I have a serious question for you. Currently I am running a Athlon 1800 MP dual setup with 512 DDR and a two 80 gig raid array setup. I was really contemplating purchasing a MAC for video editing but then I thought wait why buy a computer just for that when a PC has so much software available for it.
My question is, why is MAC known as a better video editor when the software for the most part is the same with the OS being the exception. Does it have bonus' or is it just Die Hard mac fans since it all primarily started on MAC so it stayed that way.
I hope I dont sound rude or fesicious, Im being completly serious because I jsut have this fetish for MAC flat panel monitors they are the most beautiful monitors I have ever seen.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 5:02pm
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When you've got no money and you scrimped and saved for the PC you've got, buying a mac aint exacly a high priority!
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 5:04pm
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It worked fine to me, I have a PC, I just opened the URL in QT player and added .mov to it
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 7:08pm
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It wont work for me
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 7:17pm
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if you compare a PC and a MAC in doing videoediting, 3D and other Multimedia work, the mac ist simply faster and more stable...
The software is pretty much the same. But it is much more powerful.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 7:18pm
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It says the site has been shut down because of too much bandwith consumption.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 8:34pm
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Ok guys, i just added a .mov at the end so bombs away!
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 8:36pm
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Oh yeah, please don't debate PC vs MAC stuff in this thread . . .it's for the movie! You should do that in the film making place or whatever.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 8:40pm
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Ok. This really blows. The Mac iTools site has 'suspended' the link because of "Excessive Bandwidth Consumpsion" THAT REALLY REALLY REALLY SUCKS!!!!!!!!! I NEED ANOTHER PLACE TO PUT IT!!! AND FAST!!!!! HHEEEELLLPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 8:40pm
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we have a problem...
I'm trying to fix it. If the movie doesn't workk...that's because we're working on it.
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 8:50pm
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Only two days that I haven't come here and there is plenty of new things... Mechaforce: I cant't d/l the movie, it's not on the server...
By what I read, I would appreciate watching it..
Posted: Wed, 8th May 2002, 10:23pm
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can view it, that dumb bandwith error
Posted: Thu, 9th May 2002, 6:54am
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nice job. some of these backgrounds are really great, like the alleyway the main actor walks through (right before the zoom into the forest). but i'm not too sure about metallica in the background. i personally think the intro music is nice and it should have stayed like that for the rest of the trailer, but maybe with a faster tempo and added sound effects. also, the part where the main guy shoots the handgun; he seems too apathetic, and the walking aluminum box--well these slow the whole trailer down. and solthar is right, if your played with the contrast and brightness, it would improve the excitement level. oh yeah, and there are some inconsistencies with the actors. one second the guy is running for dear life away from something, the next he's gun-ho with a shotgun killing (zombies?) like he's arnold schwarzenegger in Commando (lol, funny movie). remember, facial expressions are worth a million words, especially in a trailer with no dialogue. all in all nice job. definitely one of the best on the site. keep 'em coming.
Posted: Thu, 9th May 2002, 9:10am
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But i think youre MGS is better! this is good but, the camera is too shaky at times, and its nooooot scary! (if it suppose to be) hey change the contrast and stuff, that will boost it up to a more scary level
Hey! but i think the full movie will rock on the cinema! theres nobody that have uploaded a full movie yet
Posted: Thu, 9th May 2002, 12:03pm
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actually, we already cranked up the contrast way high....
But this is the kind of stuff I want to know, so we can fix it in the real movie.
keep the comments comin'.
oh, and Binjder...
Maybe he's running from The Pyramid Head thing....
Posted: Thu, 9th May 2002, 3:08pm
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i think it was well don guys.
I have to ask from another commnet. The shakey camera is that james's point of view kinda shot? if it is then i think the shakeyness and the focusing was cool effect
Keep up the good work guys :P
Posted: Thu, 9th May 2002, 10:46pm
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I cannot view this preview.
Posted: Thu, 9th May 2002, 10:51pm
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Yes, I KNOW you can't see it! Look at the thread!!!!! Jeez!
Posted: Thu, 9th May 2002, 11:52pm
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Hey, calm your ass down.
Posted: Fri, 10th May 2002, 1:53am
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YOU calm your ass down.
Jackle85: yeah, the woods shot is supposed to be a little shaky, but after looking at the others, I see that many other shots tend to be a little too shaky.
Posted: Fri, 10th May 2002, 7:32am
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This pretty much re-enforces my opinion that MOV files are a poor and shooty format. If you want to keep cross compatablity, at least try MPEG format.
Since Solthar loves to complain about the low quality of my movies, I'd assume there's a way to view WMV and Divx AVI files on a Mac. Or better yet, write out "Real" video files, which can be used on any system that has a Real Player installed. Then you can get good compression AND cross compatablity.
But forget about the MOV files if you want *MOST* of the internet to be able to view your files, because Macs are FAR rarer then PC's, which *MOST* of us our using!!!
Posted: Fri, 10th May 2002, 11:41am
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sidewinder wrote:YOU calm your ass down.
ok, i will.
Posted: Fri, 10th May 2002, 11:46am
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after seeing how many posts this thing has gotten, i have decided to d/l it, it will only take me about 3 hours on my connection
but i guess i can wait
Posted: Fri, 10th May 2002, 12:11pm
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Maxsmoke, you can download .mov's on any type of computer.
Mecha just forgott to add an extension, which caused some problems. It should work for everyone now.
also, WE NO LONGER HAVE A BANDWIDTH ISSUE!!!
Cypher is hosting the preview for us, since apple would only let a certain number of people watch it per day.
Oh, and I'm on a 56k modem, and it only took me 40 minutes to download, not 3 hours.
Posted: Fri, 10th May 2002, 8:51pm
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well, just to make things easier for everyone, i re-exported the preview to be 6mb in sorenson 3, ....and..... it is now streaming, so you guys don't have to wait for the ENTIRE thing to load.
Posted: Fri, 10th May 2002, 10:34pm
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As long as the quality didn't go down even more, it's cool that you did that.
Posted: Sat, 11th May 2002, 2:47pm
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i didn't notice any difference really
Posted: Sat, 11th May 2002, 3:04pm
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Finaly i've got the chance to see it...
but unfortunatly it's not as good as I expected, camera are shaky and the images is not that clear. One thing though, i don't know the game that the movie is related to...
Of course i will d/l the final movie and maybe change my perspective...
Posted: Sun, 12th May 2002, 3:45am
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not a good idea to shoot a shotgun right by your head, that might SOUND like it would hurt.
hahahahahah.....nevermind. i'm high. :o
Posted: Tue, 14th May 2002, 12:59pm
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I dig it. Like the shotgun to the melon. Makes me want to go buy a copy of Silent Hill! Can't wait to see the final version. Good luck guys.
Posted: Tue, 14th May 2002, 7:45pm
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Posted: Tue, 14th May 2002, 10:33pm
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Yeah its cool. I think a certain little "Magic Bullet" may be here in time for your final project gents. Stay tuned!
Posted: Wed, 15th May 2002, 12:13am
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Yeah, that would help a lot! Cause it'd look cool instead of stupid - - -- or a really stupid movie that looks professional . . . .hmm
Who's Nova Kit Foc??? I don't know you!
Posted: Wed, 15th May 2002, 1:02am
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Nah man. Have faith in your stuff. I thought it looked good. You can get over the "Video" look if you have a quality story, good acting and great camera work. I've seen loads of "Video" on IFC and SUND Channel that is amazing because of the other things. Did you base your script "exactly" on the plot of the game or did you alter it a bit?
Posted: Wed, 15th May 2002, 2:01am
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so far, the script is pretty exact, but the more I look at it, the more I realize stuff should be changed, which will slowly evolve it away from a game and into a film...
You know Neo, that Magic Bullet, If it is all it's cracked up to be, could really work some wonders on this. One of the strong points of the game is this neat noise/color filter that they use to give everything an eery look. We'd appreciate it a lot if we could work out a deal...
Posted: Wed, 15th May 2002, 11:57pm
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You're set man. Don't worry about a deal. It's going to take 6-8 weeks for the stuff to get here from The Orphanage. My Producer bought it for himself/me to edit a film we're working on for the Toronto Film Festival.
I'm not a greedy guy by nature.
Email me about it and I'll get you sorted for your film bro!
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jun 2002, 11:03am
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hope you don't mind.
Wobbly camera work, ( maybe some tripod shots, tilted )
too long in places.
Apart from that, me and Spielberg give it 3/5
look forward to seeing the new finished version
Posted: Sun, 8th Sep 2002, 9:39pm
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You know, I happened to be a fan of the Silent Hill series. Don't RUIN it for all of us, man. Make up your own story, and plot. Don't destroy what was good. What's with the Shaky camera, man.
I thought that could have been improved. You said you want to submit it into the film festival of some sort. Well, you got a lot of work to do.
Like I said, don't ruin Silent Hill. With that said, I can't wait for Silent Hill 3 to come out this October in the States.
If you want to copy anything, copy the concept and idea of Silent Hill, not the exact story.
I've seen MANY Star Wars and Matrix wannabes out here. Yeah, use the concepts and ideas, but don't do a rip off, and tell me that it's good. The Matrix wasn't all that great of a movie anyways.
But it's good that you did SIlent HIll, really good. I'll watch it and see how it would come out. Since it IS from part 2, I'll keep an eye out for part 2 stuff. Acting should improve though. I look forward for your finish product.
Posted: Sun, 8th Sep 2002, 11:25pm
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hehe...go ahead mecha, make something that is crap into something good!
i don't really like SH, no my style, so i don't give a rats ass. but don't say "don't ruin it for all of us", cuz its pretty damn childish and pointless. if i wanted to make soemthing and everyone said no, id just go "f--- you" and make it anyway. its really about the process in filmmaking. if you don't get fun in that, there's no point, even if the end result sucks. at least you'll learn.
Posted: Mon, 9th Sep 2002, 12:13am
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tell em cypher! Go chypher, go cypher, it's ya birthday, it's ya birthday!
Yeah, I got that off Rocket Power, whatcha gonna do about it????? People's eyebrow-