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Spare Change < New Short

Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 5:35pm

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FCRabbath

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We just finished up another short we filmed 2 days ago. Just thought i would share with you all. Shot it in a couple of hours.
Pretty cool project all in all.

SPARE CHANGE
http://www.fcrabbath.com/spare.htm

Enjoy.

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Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 7:52pm

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Wow!
I really liked that!
Great job man!
Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 8:05pm

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Holy crap. That was a fantastic movie. Well shot and composed, tremendous script, very solid acting, film quality is top notch. Realy nothing bad to say about this film. Excellent!
Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 8:06pm

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I also forgot to say that it had a rather good message too
Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 10:27pm

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What camera/editing programs did you use? Looks great.
Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 10:30pm

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King Rhymes wrote:

What camera/editing programs did you use? Looks great.
its in the credits. Canon XL2
Adobe Premiere Pro
Final Draft for the script.
Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 11:20pm

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Really excellent. You had me hooked right from when the bum was saying he needed to tell him somthing important. The acting was really good, the ending was spectacular. Could you explain what that light was? It was actually a good aspect of the movie, leaving it a mystery what the light really was, but I'd love to know what you intended it to be.

The XL2 is fantastic.

Really nice work. Looked very very profesional.

SGB
Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 11:32pm

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SGB wrote:

Really excellent. You had me hooked right from when the bum was saying he needed to tell him somthing important. The acting was really good, the ending was spectacular. Could you explain what that light was? It was actually a good aspect of the movie, leaving it a mystery what the light really was, but I'd love to know what you intended it to be.

The XL2 is fantastic.

Really nice work. Looked very very profesional.

SGB
Yes the XL2 is a good camera, tho other XL2 users don't think it looks like it. haha, they all thought i shot on Super16. Just message me and i can tell ya what the light was. I don't want to put it on here to spoil the movie.
Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 11:40pm

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It was pretty good. The focus went out now and again, some of the framing seemed a little staged, and some of the lighting and sound was poor. However, because you had good story, acting and grading, and the hand-held stuff complemented it, the minor defects didn't really detract. Nice one.
Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 11:41pm

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SGB wrote:

Could you explain what that light was? It was actually a good aspect of the movie, leaving it a mystery what the light really was, but I'd love to know what you intended it to be.
The New Testament of the Bible tells that Jesus will come again, or have a "second coming" as it is so commonly referenced; and that when that happens, all those who are saved will ascend back to heaven with him. The rest must spend 7 years of trials and tribulations on Earth. I'm assuming the light was Jesus and that he was what made the saved ascend to heaven, and that's why everyone was gone. This is pretty much like Left Behind (trippy movie, scared the crap outta me when I was eight or so), but it definitely hits it a little closer to home with one friend going to youth and another not believing in God.
Posted: Sun, 17th Dec 2006, 11:49pm

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Ah. That would explain quite a lot. I've never read the New Testament, so I wouldn't know any of that. It sounds really interesting though, I should try and find a copy sometime.

This is probably another christian concept i'm not familiar with, but what is "going to youth"?
Posted: Mon, 18th Dec 2006, 12:12am

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I assume it's a religious youth worship group of some sort?

FC - Great little movie, not my cup of tea, but a really well put together piece. Everything I'd say has allready been mentioned, so nothing more to add really, other than congratulations smile

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Mon, 18th Dec 2006, 12:20am

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SGB wrote:

This is probably another christian concept i'm not familiar with, but what is "going to youth"?
"Youth groups" or simply "Youth" are small groups of teenaged/young 20's aged students who come together to worship. Usually, youth is something fun or some everyday activity like bowling or rock climbing; and Jesus is incorporated into an underlying meaning. Unlike some crazy evangelists, Youth pretty much has only done good for Christianity, and it's normally a really good time for everyone, even non-Christians.
Posted: Mon, 18th Dec 2006, 12:52am

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ben3308 wrote:

SGB wrote:

This is probably another christian concept i'm not familiar with, but what is "going to youth"?
"Youth groups" or simply "Youth" are small groups of teenaged/young 20's aged students who come together to worship. Usually, youth is something fun or some everyday activity like bowling or rock climbing; and Jesus is incorporated into an underlying meaning. Unlike some crazy evangelists, Youth pretty much has only done good for Christianity, and it's normally a really good time for everyone, even non-Christians.
Thanks for explaining ben. Hope you enjoyed it. THanks for the reviews guys.
Posted: Mon, 18th Dec 2006, 1:22am

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Very very nice work here. I really enjoyed the beginning part especially when it followed the bum down the alley and started to rock back and forth. I loved it.

Great work!
Posted: Mon, 18th Dec 2006, 6:26am

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smile

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Posted: Mon, 18th Dec 2006, 8:03am

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Though I've seen Left Behind before (so this storyline wasn't too original for me), this movie was superbly done.

Some of the earlier shots were a *tad* too close and claustraphobic for me tastes, but they still worked towards the overall movie.

Congrats on this man, the book of Revelation is something I have a strong, strong aversion to, and I still enjoyed this.
Posted: Mon, 18th Dec 2006, 12:24pm

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really liked this! Great job!

I also kinda liked the random focus - unfocus thingy, whether it was intentional or no, it worked well.

The only thing that bugged me was the friends clothes, lol. Why are they layed out on the bed. He was getting ready for a youth meeting right? Getting ready doesn't really include laying down the corner of your bed...usually, lol.

Also! Were'd the music come from???

Clinto
Posted: Mon, 18th Dec 2006, 1:17pm

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Clintorules wrote:

really liked this! Great job!

I also kinda liked the random focus - unfocus thingy, whether it was intentional or no, it worked well.

The only thing that bugged me was the friends clothes, lol. Why are they layed out on the bed. He was getting ready for a youth meeting right? Getting ready doesn't really include laying down the corner of your bed...usually, lol.

Also! Were'd the music come from???

Clinto
Thanks, the reason that the clothes were that way was because of what he was last doing. For the film purpose i wanted it to look odd so people will get the idea that something happened, and not that he just took off his clothes and changes. Oh and Ben - i never saw left behind, but i do know about the concept of the clothes being left behind. So i basically took that concept just to work with the listening message.
Posted: Mon, 18th Dec 2006, 5:46pm

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Interesting little film.

I thought the content was a bit naive and too clicheed into "forcing" your message (I find the message to be the same, but I'll refrain from entering a restricted topic wink )

Filmmaking wise, this was a solid piece of work with some really good cinematography outside and some okay cinematography in the inside scenes. I agree that there were some focus issues, even noticable on the compressed version, which is a bit of a letdown and can could be avoided.

Sounddesign was good and supportive for the feel and mood and I liked the acting too.


In total, I found this to be a good effort that ends up being less then the sum of it's part for some reason - at least for me. I liked some of your earlier work more then this - not only content wise.
Posted: Mon, 18th Dec 2006, 8:16pm

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I loved this. Hands down.

Also, where did you get the music? That seemed to be really instrumental to the movie, atleast to me.
Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 9:19pm

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Sollthar wrote:

Interesting little film.

I thought the content was a bit naive and too clicheed into "forcing" your message (I find the message to be the same, but I'll refrain from entering a restricted topic wink )

Filmmaking wise, this was a solid piece of work with some really good cinematography outside and some okay cinematography in the inside scenes. I agree that there were some focus issues, even noticable on the compressed version, which is a bit of a letdown and can could be avoided.

Sounddesign was good and supportive for the feel and mood and I liked the acting too.


In total, I found this to be a good effort that ends up being less then the sum of it's part for some reason - at least for me. I liked some of your earlier work more then this - not only content wise.
thanks for the review Sollthar.
Posted: Wed, 20th Dec 2006, 6:53am

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Sollthar wrote:

I thought the content was a bit naive and too clicheed into "forcing" your message (I find the message to be the same, but I'll refrain from entering a restricted topic wink )
And this is one of the things (still not getting into restricted topics and all) that I think people can't help. You're either religious/belief-oriented or you aren't. If so, some things seem forced, while other more religious things don't (at least in the messages within the realm of filmmaking) and vis-versa.

It's a shame, for both ends, that it's hard to disregard that feeling, when ultimately it helps shape your definition of 'taste'. And without an individual sense of taste, how do any of our opinions differ in the first place?

Look at how religiously existential and philosophical I'm being. smile
Posted: Sun, 24th Dec 2006, 8:20am

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Atom wrote:

Sollthar wrote:

I thought the content was a bit naive and too clicheed into "forcing" your message (I find the message to be the same, but I'll refrain from entering a restricted topic wink )
And this is one of the things (still not getting into restricted topics and all) that I think people can't help. You're either religious/belief-oriented or you aren't. If so, some things seem forced, while other more religious things don't (at least in the messages within the realm of filmmaking) and vis-versa.

It's a shame, for both ends, that it's hard to disregard that feeling, when ultimately it helps shape your definition of 'taste'. And without an individual sense of taste, how do any of our opinions differ in the first place?

Look at how religiously existential and philosophical I'm being. smile
it was very difficult to find the middle grounds into making it not too cliche, at the same time you want to give out your message without offending either side. I agree with atom.

EDIT: http://fcrabbath.com/high.htm JUST uploaded a HIGH quality one.
Posted: Sun, 24th Dec 2006, 1:31pm

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This is really good. I have only 2 things, I thought that the beginning logo held for a bit too long (I counted about 17 seconds). And the scene with the Bum and Andy talking in the beginning I noticed was all shot in one clip, although not particulalry bad, it maybe could have been a little better. But, this is really awesome, I loved it. And the "Light Scenes" at the end were all shot really good. The lighting on the actor and everything just looked really smooth. This is a very good piece of art.