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The Package

Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 10:34am

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fleller

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This film was shot about 2 years ago and was edited recently using Final Cut Express HD and EffectsLab Pro. The film is about 2 agents who are both after the same package which contains secret plans that are vital to each agent. To get their hands on the package they must use guns and firepower to eliminate each other before they can get 'The Package'.

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Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 11:27am

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Andreas

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I wonder how many 'effects-test' i've seen over the years.
What fooled me into watching this was the poster, which looks good! wink

So, bassicly this was a 4.5 minute long effect test in my eyes.
Camerawork was good, nothing new, editing could've been tighter but worked alright.

A couple of things that stuck me was, A) There were no soundeffects except the guns and weapons. B) The soundtrack was alright but didn't fit the actions in the movie to well, did you edit it to the soundtrack or just throwed it on there? Cause the soundtrack had potential and could've been paced and improved the tempo.

Other then that, a classic FXhome effect test.
You did alright boy, you did alright. smile
Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 2:18pm

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Not too bad at all. A few gunshot sounds weren't synchronized with the flashes.

Also, was ALL the music created with Soundtrack? Being a Soundtrack user, i definately recognized some, but there were a few i didn't (and trust me, i've heard every loop at least once).
Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 2:55pm

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heres the good the bad and the ugly

good
-gun props were realistic

bad
-muzzle flashes (add some smoke for realism)
-there was no bullet holes or bullets hitting the walls
-little girl was not very realistic get some of your friends

ugly
-location
-no emotion when both people were fighting, you didnt even run fast
SOMEONE IS SHOOTING AT YOU. YOUR FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE
you need to show that in the movie


2/5
cool
Posted: Mon, 26th Jun 2006, 3:01pm

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MC Turtl3n3ck

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1 dollar budget wrote:



bad

-little girl was not very realistic get some of your friends
i think that might have been a dude
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 3:34am

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Not that bad at all smile. It was filmed pretty good. Most of the effects are ok the blood could be alittle better though. Other than that I liked it its alright. I give it a 3/5.

Good luck on your next film smile.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 8:15am

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fleller

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Once again, thanks for all your critisicms, thats all I ever seem to get when I post a movie on here.

and by the way,


'i think that might have been a dude'


that 'dude' was my sister and was filmed about 2 years ago when she was about 10.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 11:21am

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Not bad. could do with a bit of smoke as other people have suggested. Also some bulet holes. Also some of the timing was off and some of the sound was a bit out of time. Also the editing where your sister shot you in the back was bad. Needed to be faster as it seemed to take forever for the bulet to hit you.
Oh and digital blood sucks.

Not a bad effort overall though 2. from me, but I'd have given you 2 1/2 if you could give halves.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 11:47am

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Hmmm, I do see some potential here. Could've done better, but I give it a 3/5. Keep making movies! smile


Also, could you tell me the name of the song (playing during the credits), and it's composer perhaps?
If I'm not mistaken it's a song from The Bourn Identity Soundtrack?
Thanks!
Posted: Tue, 27th Jun 2006, 2:39pm

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fleller

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The song in the end credits is called Extreme Ways by Moby
Posted: Wed, 28th Jun 2006, 10:17am

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There wasn't much of a plot, really, so I agree about the effects test comment. It was OK, but the effects were ropey in places and the sound let it down (the volume of the gunshots was erratic, and sometimes they weren't even there.)
The camera angles were a little hit and miss - there were some nice shots, but some dodgy ones.

I gave it 2.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jun 2006, 1:48pm

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Hi,

I just want to ask first, is this your first film? If it is its every good. *Pats on back*

Music was Good, acting not bad, didnt really seem to have a storyline but im guessing it was just test to see what you were able to do. Sound effects were good, thou abit off time with some of the muzzle flashes. And the girl never reloaded and firing off a good 2 mags! Hahaha!

And finally I would highing recommend going to your local college and study a GNVQ in Media.

Are you in the Essex area? I could offer you some work ina studio I work at. Maybe for some work experience or something?!

Cheery oh!

Professor! a.k.a Skyman! tard
Posted: Fri, 30th Jun 2006, 8:47am

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fleller

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The film was filmed over 2 years ago so it was difficult to edit together the material i had, and i am in north yorkshire and i am only 16 so i dont really want a job just yet everything i have learnt about film i have had to teach myself so it is probably not the best film but i am going to college to study Graphics and Media and then to University to improve my skills.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Jul 2006, 1:27am

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You have received some very useful critiques. Not much to add. One thing I think would have liked to see was maybe when the guy on the ground gets shot/killed he could have reacted (recoiled, flinched something like that). Overall nice job!
Posted: Sun, 9th Jul 2006, 3:48pm

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Rating: -7

it was a pile of steaming shite evil
Posted: Sun, 9th Jul 2006, 4:35pm

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FXhomer318 wrote:

it was a pile of steaming shite evil
What the fuck is your problem?
Posted: Sun, 9th Jul 2006, 10:10pm

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I have to agree with Timmy D. I am always a little suspicious of anyone called FX Homer - how hard is it to come up with a name?

No this isn't a movie that will pick up a commercial distribution but hang on it was made by a 14 year old guy with his 10 year old sister. There is some very tight editing on some of the action, the effects work well and the music is pretty damn good.

If you don't like something then criticism is all well and good but at least explain what you thought was poor and why. A meaningless insult is a pointless additon to the forums.

I see that it is your first post FX Homer so maybe you are used to different attitudes on some other forums. Can I suggest that you spend a bit of time exploring the community on the FX Home site to better gauge the type of response that fits here?
Posted: Sun, 9th Jul 2006, 10:51pm

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FXhomer318 wrote:

it was a pile of steaming shite evil
You are acting like a pile of steaming crap. I agree with TimmyD and petet2. There is no reson for you to say such. Man your first post that you write and you already getting -1's you are bad news...

FXhomer318 here is two tips. First get a real name. Second stop acting like an @$$.

Good luck fleller I look forward to see your next film smile.
Posted: Sun, 9th Jul 2006, 11:09pm

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TimmyD

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Just reporting in: The FXHome Forum's auto-censor kept me under control in my previous post. Fucking thing wink.
Posted: Mon, 10th Jul 2006, 12:03am

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hey i thought your video was good. the music was set good. and the film had a nice blue shade to it.