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Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 2:31pm

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Mumblefilms

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Hi, I made this movie because my aunt had a halloween party that she needed to spice up. Now you're seeing it on fxhome. It's so hard to work with 4 year olds.
Keep in mind, I like criticism. It helps me build my directing skills. Also, I'm only 12 years old. Play to that. Hope you enjoy it.


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Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 4:57pm

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pyronfilms

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very well done, good grading on the bit where she woke up from the dream, smile
Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 7:04pm

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Very impressive, I don't care how old you are. Very nice transitions from the dream to waking sequences and back.. great camerawork in the kitchen scenes. If you hadn't pulled out the numa numa song at the end I think I might have given you a five. twisted Still... great job!
Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 7:12pm

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Arktic

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... It's got Dragostea Din Tei in it?!

*goes to watch*

EDIT: Ok, I just watched it, and let me say - congratulations! That's a very accomplished piece of work, for anyone just starting out in filmmaking, let alone a 12 year old.

The cinematography in the kitchen, as Jazzmanian has pointed out, is superb. You've really got a good grasp on how to build dramatic tension and make the audience jump. The focus pull with the slowly dripping tap was superb!

The grading and effects also show some really advanced ideas and skills - and they're integrated really well. The edit, though a little rough in places (such as that random wipe partway through the kitchen scene, I didn't get that), is brilliant overall. The cut at the end is brilliantly placed - it works really well.

The only downside for me - and this is a minor point - was that you used the DAMNED ENGLISH LANGUAGE REMIX of that song. When will people learn that the original Romanian version is *so* much better! wink

Seriously though, I can't fault it at all. A really superb acchievement, and I look forward to what else you can come up with.

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 7:46pm

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Mumblefilms

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ok ok ok. First, I had that wipe thing in because my 4 year old actor wasn't cooperating. Also, The remix verson was the only one I had. And I had to show it to kids, so the numa numa was reassuring
Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 10:40pm

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j man

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i am impressed. the color grading was great and so was the kitchen scene with the faucet. I actually jumped a couple of times when that sound came on that accompanied all the scary parts. Out of curiosity, where did you find those sound effects and music? was it from this website?
Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 10:43pm

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Mumblefilms

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some of it I composed myself. Other parts I went to sound dogs.com.

one more thing. Please, If you see the movie be sure to rate it.
Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 11:02pm

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j man

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i did rate it
some thing must have went wrong

it says i have already rated it
dunno
Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 11:35pm

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Arktic

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The ratings only show up after the end of each day (12 midnight UK time), so they will be displayed shortly.

Please also remember to edit your posts if you have something else to say, rather than making an extra post.

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Tue, 19th Dec 2006, 11:57pm

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Mumblefilms

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ok, I didn't know that you could do that. Thanks
Posted: Thu, 21st Dec 2006, 2:09am

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J Mijares

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Hey, that was a lot of fun to watch! I like the quick cuts timed with the "shock" music. The beginning scenes were a tad too dark though and you could have filmed indoors at night so that the daylight wasn't streaming through the windows. I liked the glowing-fairy-tale-like grading effect that you used for the last scene in the movie.
Posted: Thu, 21st Dec 2006, 5:52am

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deltadirector38

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Very impressive film! I understand the difficulty of working with four year olds. For a few years, they were my only source of actors.
Keep up the good work!
Posted: Thu, 21st Dec 2006, 2:10pm

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Ya, I know it was a tad dark at the begining. I'm going to fix that soon. sad


Thanxs for the advice! Also for the reviews.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Dec 2006, 1:30am

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Very Cute, nice use of visuals and sound. Cute lil'kid too.

Lovely effort.

-Sy
Posted: Sat, 30th Dec 2006, 11:37am

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PaleRider

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Fantastic sound design and visuals. Well done!

LA
Posted: Wed, 11th Jul 2007, 9:40pm

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Videoace123

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Very well done!! Loved it!