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Speak Of The Devil < Release

Posted: Fri, 9th Jun 2006, 2:29am

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FCRabbath

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Here is the poster http://www.fcrabbath.com/final.jpg < Lemme know what you think of it.
EDIT:
Just a note the music is temp until the composer is done. Also don't mind the timecode.

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL.
230+MB
25Minutes Long.
Quicktime

http://www.fcrabbath.com/sotd.mov

and again thnaks for taking time to see this.

ENJOY!

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Posted: Fri, 9th Jun 2006, 2:38am

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Should've announced it two days ago like you did on BRB. smile Looks cool though. Really sorry I haven't gotten around to watching your film, but I have stopped using the internet for entertainment (excpet between renders) until Monday. I promised I'd watch it and you talked to me about it before it came out. I am glad you repsect my opinion enough to do that, because I respect your stuff. smile Looks great, and you are my favorite filmmaker near my age group. You are so productive and I just needed to tell you. smile
Posted: Fri, 9th Jun 2006, 5:35am

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thanks for the nice comments man smile . i have a page now that shows the status of my projects this summer.

http://www.fcrabbath.com/summer.htm
Posted: Fri, 9th Jun 2006, 12:51pm

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Oh yeah, I remember your stuff cool, looking forward to it.
Posted: Tue, 12th Sep 2006, 11:31pm

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FCRabbath

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I have decided to release the film here first, and see how it does. Just a note the music is temp until the composer is done. Also don't mind the timecode.

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL.
230+MB
25Minutes Long.
Quicktime

http://www.fcrabbath.com/sotd.mov

and again thnaks for taking time to see this.

ENJOY!
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 3:33am

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any takers?
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 4:10am

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Great film. Another one shot with your knack for beautiful camera work. Good audio too. Story was a bit of a thinker but I enjoy that and am always glad to see a fulfilling ending like that. Acting was good for the most part too.
Incredibly enjoyable and entertaining, 5/5 stars and two thumbs up from me!
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 9:42pm

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A pretty hefty size for 25 minutes. This doesn't mean that I'm not totally downloading it right now, but a smaller size would definitely attract some viewers. That, and maybe a screencap on the opening post.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 12:20am

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i will work on that. thanks.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 1:59pm

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It's hard to even know where to start here. I finally got the time this morning to download and watch your film while having coffee. This is the first of your movies I've seen, so obviously I didn't know what to expect.

First, strictly from an artistic point of view, that was one of the better collections of beautiful film I've ever seen here. You definitely have an eye for putting your "brain inside the camera" if you follow me. Also, during the first couple minutes of the film, I was blown away by the quality. Your introductory section... your production logo, titles, the drifting, dreamy quality nature footage and the selection of music (even if it's temporary) made me think I was watching a Hollywood production. It really was that good. Also, I *loved* the use of the C.S. Lewis quote in the beginning. So apt.

The filming of the movie itself didn't quite live up to the quality of the title sequences, but it was still very fine. A few bits of constructive criticism:

The hand held camera shots. I'm not saying this is unprofessional or that other filmmakers don't do it, but just for my personal preferences, it doesn't quite click. There were a lot of hand held shots that just kind of drifted around too much and let portions of the actor drift out of frame. This was most evident in the scenes outside of Dani's house. *EDIT* I had that part wrong. It wasn't Dani's house... it was the shots outside of the brick building beginning at 6:18 or so into the film. Those shots just threw me off.

Oh, and this is a nitpick, but there's one shot outside the house where Dani is initially talking to the lead actor where after they finish their lines, there's an uncomfortable pause and then she *looks at the camera*, like, "Ok... was that a take?" wink That should probably have been trimmed back by a second or two. *EDIT* That shot comes at 8:22:04. (/EDIT)

The plot. I can seriously appreciate a plot that's complex and the filmmaker doesn't go out of their way to hammer us over the head and make the story overly obvious. But in this film, ten minutes into it I still really had absolutely no clue what was going on other than some guy who may or may not have mental problems running around. The concept of what was really happening to him didn't come through for me in the initial outdoor scenes. The situation was handled much better in the indoor sequences, though, where you had more to work with. Right up until the end, though, I didn't know if the guy was supposed to be the devil, or if he's being chased by a demon, or by God, or.... I'm still not sure if that was actually a perfect way to handle it or if it was too obscure.

Also, (and this may just be me being dim as usual) I didn't fully get the ending. Did the actor somehow go back in time to undo his mistake? Or was that just a fantasy sequence? Or was the entire movie supposed to be a bad dream showing what *would* have happened if he'd done the deed, but he comes to that realization and doesn't ever do it in the first place? I think that part could have been made clearer.

But all in all, the sum of those nitpicky points don't add up to enough to deduct a full rating point from this beautifully shot, artistic piece of work and I still have to give it a full five out of five. That's a really gorgeous film you've created and worthy of all the praise it's getting. Excellent job. I'm going to seek out more of your projects soon to see what else you've done.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 9:58pm

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First, I want an XL2 now.


Second, Your clearly on of the best drama cinematographer/editors on here as of now.

Third, this is a huge leap forward from your last film. HUGE.

And fourth, While some of the acting left abit to be desired, this is easily the most professional film I've seen in a long time from someone on FXhome.

Questions:

1. How much did it cost?
2. What kind of lights did you use?
3. How long did it take to make?
4. Are your films based on any religious affiliations?
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 2:33am

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Bryce007 wrote:

First, I want an XL2 now.


Second, Your clearly on of the best drama cinematographer/editors on here as of now.

Third, this is a huge leap forward from your last film. HUGE.

And fourth, While some of the acting left abit to be desired, this is easily the most professional film I've seen in a long time from someone on FXhome.

Questions:

1. How much did it cost?
2. What kind of lights did you use?
3. How long did it take to make?
4. Are your films based on any religious affiliations?
1. zero
2. none
3. 4-5 days
4. most of the time. in this case jonah and the whale.

EDIT: we did use lamps tho, if u consider those filming lights.
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 4:14am

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Two more questions, similar to Bryce's.

1. Did you use standard 3-point lighting (backlight, fill, key), or did you just shine the lamps wherever you thought was effective?

2. Also, what's you grade this with, and was the richness and color a result of it, or was the camera set that way from the get-go?

Oh, and this looks pretty awesome. I think my download was disrupted, because halfway in I get a "rebuffer stream unable to connect" in Quicktime. I'm guessing I just need to re-download?
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 7:02am

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ben3308 wrote:

Two more questions, similar to Bryce's.

1. Did you use standard 3-point lighting (backlight, fill, key), or did you just shine the lamps wherever you thought was effective?

2. Also, what's you grade this with, and was the richness and color a result of it, or was the camera set that way from the get-go?

Oh, and this looks pretty awesome. I think my download was disrupted, because halfway in I get a "rebuffer stream unable to connect" in Quicktime. I'm guessing I just need to re-download?
i didn't color correct it yet, but i will soon. I just messed with white balance. And i used the lamps where it was effective.
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 7:14am

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So there's no postproduction color/contrast/saturation tweaks whatsoever? I am thoroughly impressed, my good man.
Posted: Sun, 17th Sep 2006, 10:28pm

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ben3308 wrote:

So there's no postproduction color/contrast/saturation tweaks whatsoever? I am thoroughly impressed, my good man.
well, except for the flashbacks, and effects.


EDIT: here is a WMV version of the film.
105 MB
25 Min
http://www.fcrabbath.com/sotd.wmv
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 11:19pm

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Good job.. infact i am right now makin a movie simuler to yours but a dark one about a girl thinkin of commiting suicide. Any way i like your movie alot and without doing and enhancements to it like color grading and stuff its still great like i wouldnt think you would need much more.

Ohh that brunnette girl I SWARE at times she looks just like Natile Portman just she has a brawder jaw. Even her smile looks like Natile lol. Also the acting was great man, I am a actor and a writer and film editor and i have to say im pritty picky when it comes to good acting in movies. WHo cares about all the effects and stuff, its nothing without a good story and good acting.

Ohh and i know your having music composed for it but the temporary music you used. What is it from? I did notice one part was from the village.

GOOD JOB!!!!
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 1:12am

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FC you know I have posted about your film on thebrb already, but MAN O MAN! really great! like I told you I already have it on my ipod video. lol great job keep it up XL brother.
-Aaron
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 2:34am

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SUP159 wrote:

Good job.. infact i am right now makin a movie simuler to yours but a dark one about a girl thinkin of commiting suicide. Any way i like your movie alot and without doing and enhancements to it like color grading and stuff its still great like i wouldnt think you would need much more.

Ohh that brunnette girl I SWARE at times she looks just like Natile Portman just she has a brawder jaw. Even her smile looks like Natile lol. Also the acting was great man, I am a actor and a writer and film editor and i have to say im pritty picky when it comes to good acting in movies. WHo cares about all the effects and stuff, its nothing without a good story and good acting.

Ohh and i know your having music composed for it but the temporary music you used. What is it from? I did notice one part was from the village.

GOOD JOB!!!!
Thanks, well most of the music was by Thomas Newman. Also if u are gona make a film about suicide watch my film ONE WAY. http://www.fcrabbath.com/brb.mov maybe it will inspire u more.

- thanks for watching. FC
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 2:23pm

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WAY ahead of ya man cool I have already seen all your movies on ur site. On one way i thought you were gona like deliver a a religious message ware he finds out there IS another way but i duno if thats your type of thing. OH loved your trap vid...(GO TWILITE ZONE style lol). I would like to know what type of camera you use cuse i got a crapy sony hi8 handycam Camcorder with 700 optical zome simuler modle to this... Any good suggestions. Oh how much dose it cost usaly to get music composed for ur films because im realy considering after i finish my film to get music composed for it so it has its own origanality.

thanks.
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 5:57pm

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SUP159 wrote:

WAY ahead of ya man cool I have already seen all your movies on ur site. On one way i thought you were gona like deliver a a religious message ware he finds out there IS another way but i duno if thats your type of thing. OH loved your trap vid...(GO TWILITE ZONE style lol). I would like to know what type of camera you use cuse i got a crapy sony hi8 handycam Camcorder with 700 optical zome simuler modle to this... Any good suggestions. Oh how much dose it cost usaly to get music composed for ur films because im realy considering after i finish my film to get music composed for it so it has its own origanality.

thanks.
As i mentioned above, the music on Speak was temp. I will post the final copy when the composer is done. Trap had original music tho. I use a Canon XL2, but trap was shot with a XL1. *Trap is 2 years old* I'm sure XL1 runs a good price now. I started making films with a Canon ZR60, (250 $) good camera, esp. to learn on. I recommend u use that (ur sony) until you are ready to go to the next level. *unless u are already there*.
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 10:26pm

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Ok i will look into that. See im a hard core perfectinest when it comes to prodjects and stuff. If i make a vid i want it to have good qaulity and stuff. Yea thanks for the info about ur cams i will look into it.
thanks
Posted: Fri, 22nd Sep 2006, 5:02am

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Awesome film, as always Freddy!

I really liked this one. It's a hard decision as to which one I like better..this..or "The Calling". Great to decent acting throughout. Well shot/frame, as usual. Music choice was good -even though this is temp music-, and I'm sure your composer will only make it better. Good moral to the story. This one hit a little closer to home. Thanks for sharing Rabbath!
Posted: Tue, 26th Sep 2006, 6:34am

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miker wrote:

Awesome film, as always Freddy!

I really liked this one. It's a hard decision as to which one I like better..this..or "The Calling". Great to decent acting throughout. Well shot/frame, as usual. Music choice was good -even though this is temp music-, and I'm sure your composer will only make it better. Good moral to the story. This one hit a little closer to home. Thanks for sharing Rabbath!
thanks, also has anyone taken advantage of the smaller download?

Oh and in other news work on my first feature has begun.