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Scary Night (MOVIE)

Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 8:51am

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jgtrox2

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You have seen the trailer now see the movie
Notice: Changes have been made, you will not see some scenes you saw in the trailer


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Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 9:06am

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Ok, I like the concept you were going for here. Also good music selection and your technical effect to produce the spirit was innovative. Along the lines of "cleaning things up a bit" there are a few points to consider. First, the spellchecker is your friend. wink On your first title screen, you spelled "starring" incorrectly.

The editing was kind of choppy in a number of places, with your cuts seeming to come very quickly, but to no apparent purpose. Also, while I'm not sure how it happened, your sound appeared to be coming across in mono and only in the left channel. Nothing on the right side.

Still, all in all, a good effort and a tight little three minute film. Oh, and I threw in an extra star just for the dogs chasing your protagonist in the golf cart. Golden retrievers? In any event... absolutlely beautiful. A 3 out of 5.
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 12:49pm

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you know that feeling you get after you just watched somethign really strange, and you have no idea what to make of it? That's how I feel. I literally have no idea what I just watched.
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 3:28pm

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Waser wrote:

you know that feeling you get after you just watched somethign really strange, and you have no idea what to make of it? That's how I feel. I literally have no idea what I just watched.
LOL exactly the same
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 7:00pm

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jgtrox2

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yeah i no, my camera only rexords out of the right side but it has to mic's and i dont understand
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 10:50pm

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jgtrox2 wrote:

yeah i no, my camera only rexords out of the right side but it has to mic's and i dont understand
?
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 11:03pm

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jgtrox2

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FINE, Only one mic on my camera works, making sound only come out of the right speaker
Posted: Fri, 20th Oct 2006, 1:45am

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WHAT IN THE FREAKIN CRAP WAS THAT? I have no clue what that was or about, the guy just falls to the floor then something in happened but i dont really know what it was. 2/5 try again
Posted: Fri, 20th Oct 2006, 5:00pm

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jgtrox2

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ok listen here bud, if u payed attention to the begining it said '' only you can see your spirit and only i can see mine, well he got punched by his spirit and then it nocked him over.
Posted: Fri, 20th Oct 2006, 5:46pm

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mattio

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heh, well....

editing was very bad...

You have that guy randomly starring at the camera for ages... o about 4 seconds later theres another shot and he's not doing anything... then again.... but now "O god"... then he dies blah blah blah, ok im fine with that. Then theres some random clips being faded in and out. He punches this poor keyed thing... o wait he's jumped in a magic time machine and has a gun pointed at him then o, it'll be a good idea to poke him randomly. What the hells going on at this point crazy crazy crazy

Then takes him ages to pick up the gun.. o and all of a sudden its day time biggrin What did you mean by I hope your right harrison? Right about what? Why are you shooting him!!! arrrgghhhh!!! lol

O and now he's alive... hmm o i thought he just died by a spirit? crazy

Dude comeon, this is more trailer like than the actuall trailer that you posted before!!! If its a movie it needs a story, or atleast a basic idea of WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!!! crazy
Posted: Fri, 20th Oct 2006, 11:39pm

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That's the hardest I've laughed at a movie on Fxhome Since I saw Wasers Robot Movie. Seriously, jgtrox2, That was an awesome job. 5/5 Easily. The editing was beyond bad, But that's why it was so insanely bizzare/hilarious. Thank you, I needed that.
Posted: Sat, 21st Oct 2006, 4:55am

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I will give this one of two ratings, a 5/5 or a 1/5. I'm really just not sure. What genre is this film?
Posted: Sat, 21st Oct 2006, 2:50pm

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jgtrox2

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well it was supposed to be funny but no one takes it that way
Posted: Sun, 22nd Oct 2006, 11:54pm

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Those negative ratings you gave everyone are only gonna make people like this movie more, I can already see it...
Posted: Mon, 23rd Oct 2006, 12:33pm

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Hey jgtrox2,

Well I'm not going to mince words here, this was awful. The cuts were sloppy and the story was very confusing and unenjoyable to watch. That said it's not all doom and gloom. First of all your very young and plenty of time for improvements smile . I'd suggest trying to create your own set of Ad's. Advertisments are a great way to learn cutting and story telling in the shortest time possible. There are endless ad's on the TV to take notice from, many of which have a little story with them that sells the product. You will no doubt have endless product's you can use around the house. Try creating your own Ad's around these items. The point being you'll be improving cutting and story telling techiniqes in the most effective way possible. They don't take to long to do and you will be learning and adapting your own style. Not only will this keep you entertained but it will stop you from random ratings that sprung from boredom. smile