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Superhero Harry, first 15 minutes online now

Posted: Mon, 3rd Jul 2006, 8:06am

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Hi,

I've put a few trailers online here for the film and got some great feedback, a big thankyou to those people.

Anyway a few people did say they would like to see the film and I've just put online the first 15 minutes (there is a spelling mistake, so that will be changed)

It's a family friendly comedy, bright and cheerful (I hope)
The full film is just over 1 hour 30 minutes.


I've split them into 2 for easy downloading

www.superteam.biz/shhpart1.wmv

www.superteam.biz/shhpart2.wmv

Thanks for your time.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Jul 2006, 8:18am

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Downloading now!

Now all I have to do is hope you've taken some of our grading advice and toned it down a bit. biggrin

EDIT:

Wow, you've surprised me! Considering your past stuff regarding this project, the editing and framing on this shows GREAT improvement, and it is pretty solid throughout the 15 minutes. My biggest gripe would be lighting. In the scene where Harry is sitting at the desk, it looks as if you've just gone and shined a light on the front of the actor. This is lighting, but not what you need to make your footage look better. Play around with two lights and a piece of white posterboard all angled at the actor, and see if you get better results.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Jul 2006, 8:41am

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I must ask

Have you seen "The Legend of Face"

and if so

did you add your narration before or after you saw it?
Posted: Mon, 3rd Jul 2006, 8:51am

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Hi
thanks for the comments about the lighting, your right only had 1 light, but since then i brought a few more.

I've not seen that film you mentioned, I got the idea from dukes of hazzard tv show, I always loved the voice over and when I started on SHH I knew I wanted narration like that over what I call the crossover scenes.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Jul 2006, 12:52pm

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Damn work computers! "This link block dure to mature content!" WTF!
Posted: Mon, 3rd Jul 2006, 2:14pm

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Ian.

Great opening credit sequence. Awesome job.

Your sound has improved 200%. Amazing.

You have also taken editor's vitamins. On many levels, it's pretty pro.

I think you overuse effects - but that's just me. You got some awesome transitions in there.

When Harry has a thinking bubble (when he helps the lady), it's hard to read. Make the inside white, like it would be in a comic book.

AWESOME IMPROVEMENTS on almost all technical levels. Congratulations!

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Posted: Mon, 3rd Jul 2006, 3:22pm

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Professsor wrote:

Damn work computers! "This link block dure to mature content!" WTF!
LOL, you can't get more kiddy friendly than my films.

If you want a file transfer or something else let me know.

Thanks J.C any good comments from you are like a master teaching his student.
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 12:40am

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I like the idea of the narration but the fake American accent was the wrong voice imho.

The narrator just didn't seem to have enough confidence in their ability to do the accent and so seemed to rush their delivery and mumble a bit.

It's obviously a UK film so why not use a UK accent? Something like a Phil Daniels (Blur Parklife / Quadrophenia) might suit better?

I did think that the visual effects were a little over used at times but they looked amazing, as did the title sequence. How was that done, was it really one big image that you tracked over or lots of separate images with some really tight editing?

Have just watched the second clip and early on (when Harry asks the guy who is running for Prime Minister if he can borrow some money) you cross the line thoughout the sequence so it makes the characters jump back and forth across the screen. I find story boarding (and I can't draw, my story boards are only very rough sketches, often little more than padded out stick men!) is a good way to prevent this by making you think about camera positions before you begin shooting.
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 1:09am

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I like it a lot Ian. Good work.

And by the way the fake american accent come form a real american! hehehe. You didn't hear all the accent in america! I can give you 4-5 place to go around here in Qu├ębec (2-3h of car) to hear some very much different kind of french! I think the voice over is good and the accentis probably the style Ian want to put in the movie.

Shadu
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 8:57am

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Nice one Ian, I liked it.
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 9:55am

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Sorry
petet2 your wrong, why don't people get facts right before going on about stuff. sad


The guy is not fake, he really does talk like that, he's a forum member on my site and lives in the USA, I had him in a film called 2 EPIC (where you can see him and see his voice)
Because his voice was like that I wanted it for the film, the end part of the film shows him as the narrator but you'll have to buy the film to see it smile
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 10:44am

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You've improved a fair old bit, Ian, since we last saw any of this smile

It's not a bad plot, and in all, the eding seems pretty solid. I think the acting and effects let it down though, and show it up for being a low budget production. But, nevertheless, it's getting there.

The intro sequence is reasonably well done, but could do with a lot of work to get it up to 'feature film' quality - pete2, I imagine that it was done in after effects, with the images all assembed as one comp, and then using a camera in 3D space to track and pan over it.

In all, I think it still needs a fair ammount of work to get picked up by a distributor, if that's what you're thinking of. I'm not trying to be mean or discouraging, but realistically as it stands, this will not get a distribution deal, because it's still too amateur. If you look at this and think that it's good enough quality to go on general release... then you're deluding yourself, and I'm sorry to be the one to tell you. So, at the moment, it's good fun to show to your mates, but a bit too lacking to show to the general public smile

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 11:52am

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Yes, nice. I too see improvement in your work - and good thing you got rid of the random-colograding-things-weird-colors I saw in the last clips from superhero Harry.

I disagree with arktic in the part, that this will certainly not get picked up for distribution. I've seen much more amateurish productions that got disctributed - the question is really, how big this distribution should be.
While I agree with Arktic, that this still doesn't look professional enough by far means to get a proper distribution for regular sale, I could still imagine it being picked up by a small distributor and sold over special interest shops and the internet. You can never know.
Certainly, I wish you good luck with that!

As for the production itself, I personally can't see myself watching 90 minutes of this, since I didn't find it particularly funny or interesting to watch. That could be due to language differences though, maybe it's some subtle context I as a non-native speak simply don't get.


Good to see the progress though, if it keeps progression, you'll soon have your distribution deal in place I'm sure.

All the best Ian!
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 2:55pm

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hi

No worries at all about the distributor thing, I know it's amateur-ish, I'm still no different from everyone on here, no budget no extra people helping when needed, struggle to get actors to turn up.
But I have to beleive that something will come from this (as I do with all my films) It might not get a distributor at all, but if just one person see's it and thinks this guy could do something with some backing or at the very least help then that's what's keeping me going. smile

Have a read of this review in a mag called DVD Reviewer, I sent them my last film "2 EPIC" (you'll need to scroll down to see the review)
http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/reviews/review.asp?Index=5220&User=627

The way I see it, if people like the reviewer of 2 EPIC enjoy my films then one day with enough films completed I could just possibly make a living out of selling them just from my site (again I have to believe that) Some of you do it for a hobby as I did when I first started but now it's a life choice, I hope you understand.

And thanks to people like solthar that have helped me and pointed me in ways I wouldn't have gone before, such as sound, I was really moaned at on my stargate films, but since then i've got better at it.
Sorry i'm waffling, Yes solthar the jokes are mainly english, like the tree needed cutting down, that's a true story about govenment cutting trees down just incase someone sues them for slipping on a leaf, no-one has ever sued, but they still cut all the trees sad

This film has loads of the types of things, such as in real life someone was arrested eating an apple while driving, the silly part was they called out police helicopters and squads just to get the driver who would have stopped if told.
One thing I still can't get right is the spillings smile
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 3:47pm

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b4uask30male wrote:

Professsor wrote:

Damn work computers! "This link block dure to mature content!" WTF!
LOL, you can't get more kiddy friendly than my films.

If you want a file transfer or something else let me know.

Thanks J.C any good comments from you are like a master teaching his student.
Its ok! Im watching it from home instead! I just get really bored at work, so to prevent me from dieing or boredom i post on this forum! LOL!
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 5:36pm

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Sorry about that, please accept my apologies re the guy's accent (and pass them on to him too for me doubting him!).

I would still say that the narration is a little unclear in places and mumbled or muffled but that may be solved with rerecording or remastering. I would also suggest that you think about recording it with an English accent just because as you say yourself a lot of the humour and references are English.

I would also say don't set your sights low re: getting a distribution deal. Have you ever watched the Horror Channel (now Zone Horror) on Sky? Some of the movies there are clearly shot on 8mm movie film and very amateurish. There are several other Sky channels which carry low budget or independant movies and the picture quality is appalling at times. Your movie is much better than many I have seen bits of on Sky so keep working on it.
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 7:32pm

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Hi
No worries, my wife said the same thing about his speach being slurry, When I got him to do the voice over it was about 10am (UK time) and he muct have been doing it at 2-3am so it's my fault for pushing.
I've raised the level to make is easeir to hear but i might get him to redo it again and not push him so hard.
Just to let you know, i mentioned ages ago that channel 5 came along and filmed me making that 23 short, ( i filmed them just incase it didn't get aired) well it didn't get aired, there show movie lounge was pulled of for 2 weeks while a charity football match and some cricket thing was put in it's place, then it came back the week later saying that's the last show of the season, i emailed them and they said they would try to put it the start of next season sad my luck.

By channel 195 on sky has accepted "2 EPIC" and have even taken the making of, to show, I'll let you all know when it's aired (they repeat a lot fo stuff so i'm hoping they repeat 2 epic)
Anyway thanks for yo0ur comments
Posted: Tue, 4th Jul 2006, 8:09pm

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Cool! What is Channel 195?
Posted: Wed, 5th Jul 2006, 10:18am

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Propeller tv cahnnel 195 starts at 8pm
They show shorts and films from independant film makers (i've seen some real crap on there) and thus thought i'd offer 2 epic, the accepted it. BUT... the paperwork needed to be signed and filled out was hgue, things like, music, who done it, how long was it on for, what part was it on, start time finish time, any volience (that's sbujective I guess)

I've mentioned the channel before on here, didn't get a reply but i still think people that have their own copyrighted film or animation should send it in. (you don't get paid sad but at least you can tell friends and family your on tv
Posted: Wed, 5th Jul 2006, 6:02pm

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Make sure you post the broadcast date and time on here once you have it.

And don't do yourself down - you have a film being broadcast on Sky to a potential audience of millions. That's more than most of the posters on this forum! Definitely one to sit down and watch with a glass of champagne.

Is there a website with details of how to submit movies?
Posted: Wed, 5th Jul 2006, 7:31pm

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http://www.propellertv.co.uk/

Good luck, just remember their forms are all about copyright and actor release forms, you don't have release forms let me know i'll send you mine and you can just change the title and production company name.

If anyone else submits to propeller and gets it aired, let us all know i'd love to wactch a proper quality version of your films.

The accept dvd or dv (suggest you send a dvd first to see if they will take it, then send the DV tape for better quality) (they don't broadcast 5.1)
Posted: Wed, 5th Jul 2006, 11:49pm

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Hey Ian, this is a HUGE improvement over most of your other work. I commend you on having stepped up your film-game so much since last time you posted.
Posted: Fri, 20th Oct 2006, 1:55pm

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Hi,

I'm putting this here on the end of this posting (saves starting a whole new post)

The film is finished, if anyone wants a finished 90 min DVD with case etc, FREE, just drop me a pm with your address.

Thanks
Posted: Sat, 21st Oct 2006, 9:05am

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Very interesting indeed. Good luck for your screening on Sky. I know what feelings one has after his work is broadcasted on public TV.
I also got mine "Saving Baby Alien" shown on local TV station and a 15 minutes interview as well. Had the time to show the making of and other aspects of the filming.
Good to hear that, I wish too could send my films over there.
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Posted: Sat, 21st Oct 2006, 12:19pm

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I think you might be able to get your films on propellertv, when I filled in the paperwork it said that propeller covered a large amount of countries.

Have a look and send them an email

www.propellertv.com

good luck