Between the Lines Movie Trailer
Posted: Mon, 8th Jan 2007, 3:08pm
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|Tinyworld Productions proudly presents the official trailer Between the Lines. |
Set after the allied invasion of Normandy, this short feature follows the story of four British soldiers from the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry. While on patrol, a German ambush on the British section leaves them disorientated and short of supplies. They have to withdraw from enemy lines and find their way back to their company. With German patrols holding their advance, they are stuck between the lines.
Posted: Mon, 8th Jan 2007, 3:44pm
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I've been waiting for this for a long time, BtL remains on my "top movies of fxhome" list and I still can't wait for the final film to finally hit the fxhome cinema.
First of all, the filmmaking in this is very good. In fact, amongst the best I've come across on fxhome - especially the cinematography and grading. Sounddesign was crisp, clean and clear and the music is spot on.
Did I mention the cinematography and grading yet? Cause that's definately beating it all.
There's some shots in there though I can't quite understand why they are even in the trailer (mainly towards the end), because they don't seem particularly interesting nor as well shot as most of the others.
They do take away from the trailer a bit, as they make it seem just that TAD too long and unfocused to have the full emotional impact it could have had.
It also lacks some sort of "story". The trailer basically tells me nothing, which a shame, because it makes the high production values fall short. So in that part, I do prefer the older teasers to this.
However, as I said, the filmmaking displayed in this is exceptional. Awesome job my friend!
Posted: Mon, 8th Jan 2007, 4:47pm
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Wow ashman it looks like you went all out for this film.
Now I understand why you have spent everyday masking
. This trailer just makes me want to see more I really cant wait to see this film I am for sure buying the dvd. Until then good luck buddy!
Posted: Mon, 8th Jan 2007, 10:47pm
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What a great trailer. Great look, and effects in there, and just a great period piece. I do feel the same as Sollthar that the end of the trailer was a little bit of a let down compared to the great action sequences in the beginning.
Other than that, I am looking greatly towards seeing this film!
GREAT JOB again....
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 12:54am
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That was fantastic.
That should really get you somewhere.
Theres so much effort put into that. That was the best thing Ive seen in a long time.
I'm going to have to disagree and say that the shots at the end were fine. Its all a matter of opinion as to if they were good or not. I think they fit perfectly fine.
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 1:13am
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Amazing job. I applaud you. Can't wait to see the finished product!
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 1:23am
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This looks visually awesome! It's beautiful! The only thing is as a trailer, it didn't really grab me. It looks good, but it's uninteresting. I read the discription and notes before I watched it. If I hadn't done that I don't know if I would of understood what it was about... I think I would have, but even with the plot of being stuck behind enemy lines, it played kinda boreing. Perhaps there is somthing you could do to punch it up?
William A. McDonald
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 2:22am
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Visually Amazing! Very nicely done and rendered. The costumes and grading looked lovely and suited the film well.
My first reaction was one of interest, however the trailer didn’t do a lot to draw its audience in. It was great as far as a effects show reel goes, but as a trailer or mini-movie is was kinda uninteresting and slow.
Overall however an excellent effort, Nice job.
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 2:50am
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i have always had a high interest in WWII things so the trailer already grabbed me. The effects looked amazing as well! I can't wait to see the final product!
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 3:31am
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Beautiful footage, really. I for one appreciate that you didn't feel the need to include an explosion in every shot. And it seemed relatively clear to me that the story was about a group of soldiers left in no-man's-land, between the lines, trying to get out alive.
What I thought might be improved a little is this: I'm left with little impression of the personality of any of the characters. There seems to be some quite decent acting involved, so perhaps you could dig up some scenes that really demonstrate the characters a bit more? I will say that the distress and verging hopelessness of their situation did come across, but the emotion shown seemed more related to their predicament than their actual personalities.
I'm not a fan of war movies at all, but this looks quite good. Good show, old chap.
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 3:34am
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This trailer had some things in it that blew me away. The shots, angles, and quality are all perfect. The uniforms, set, weapons are all perfect. The only thing I noticed was the handling and use of the weapons. Alot of the actors were not holding there weapons properly. Also when the fired there guns, the actors didnt act as if they had a recoil. Your porbably thinking Im some guy who picks the things that are wrong out of movies, but Im not. Im just a Huge fan Of WWII films and history. Ive fired more than 20 WWII weapons and Its just one of those things that I cant help but see. I do think that you pushed the limits of lower budget filming, and from what Ive seen, this is the best Independant WWII film ever made. Good Job.
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 4:12am
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Man, all I can say is I can't wait for this baby to come out man. The trailer leaves me wanting so much more. The shots looked simply amazing, the story looks amazing, the drama looks amazing, I really can't put it into any more words of how much i can't wait for this thing man. 5/5 from me dude, gah i can't wait!
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 12:06pm
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the first thing that stood out to me compared to other trailers & movies here is definitely the sound and the music. you could close your eyes and hear that this was something decent playing in the background.. and after a while i understood that it wasn't only the sound, there's alot good stuff going on...
it definitely looks great ash, alot, alot better then I expected!
like axeman i'm not a a fan of war movies, but i'll give this a go when it comes out.
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 12:34pm
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Ash - you've heard exactly what I think about this. In all, very nearly perfect, could do with one or two minor alterations. The effort you've put in shines through, and I can't wait to see the finished movie!
Dancamfx wrote:Also when the fired there guns, the actors didnt act as if they had a recoil.
Erm.... from what I can see, there are only three shots where you can see anyone firing a weapon.
The first one (essentially two back to back) is pretty quick cuts of a bloke firing a Mk II Bren LMG. These are pretty fast shots, so it's difficult to see anything, but the soldier looks as if he's kicking back from the recoil pretty authentically (watch his head and shoulder in the second clip - they both react as they should, the shoulder jerking back slightly and the head rolling forwards - too much of that an he'll give himself an idiot cut!
The second, and clearest, shot is the main character stood up firing a .303 Enfield No. 4 Mk I. These weapons have next to no recoil at all (the only model that had lots of recoil was the badly designed 'jungle carbine' Rifle No. 5 Mk I, which was never used in the battles depicted in BtL). Again, the actor reacts exactly as he should, not over the top and 'hollywood'.
The third, and final shot, is a German soldier carrying a Maschinenpistole-40 (it could be a 38, though I can't see the stock, so I assume it's a 40, as these had a collapsable stock). Again, this weapon had very low recoil, using only 9mm rounds, rendering it very accurate, and very deadly - so there's no need for the actor to wave it about as if the recoil is huge. Also, though he's not holding the weapon in the 'correct' way (i.e. his non-trigger hand is not on the furniture), it is infact the way that German soldiers were instructed to hold the weapon - many of them got into the habbit of holding the magazine itself, which would cause a stoppage as the edges of the magazine were pulled out of place. To rectify this, the soldiers were taught to hold the magazine housing, nearer to the furniture of the weapon, to avoid jams. As you can see, the actor in this shot is holding the weapon by the magazine housing, which is the way soldiers were taught to handle the weapon.
So your statement that they're not reacting accuratley (not holding weapons correctly) seems rather strange to me. In all three clips, the actors react apropriatley. It's unfair to criticise these actors when really, from what we can see in the trailer, their portrayals are very accurate and to be commended for not being over-the-top.
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 1:15pm
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Wow! I'd just like to say thank you for all the comments. Very kind and very constructive. I'm now well aware of the pacing issues within the trailer and will work on this to improve for future movies. The story element in the trailer is somewhat lacking, I was worried about giving too much away as this is only a short movie. My intentions were simply to peak the interest of the audience and create a trailer away from the trends at the cinema(not the fxhome one). Hence why it's something quite different, good or bad is up to you
Arktic, you seem to know an awful lot about World War 2 weapons and your pretty much spot on with your post. The weapon you were not sure of was infact an MP40 with the stock folded back. The .303 Enfield No. 4 Mk I was actually a blank firing weapon and was instructed by a war vet how to react, by this time soldiers were so used to the recoil they didn't even flinch, and the kick was ever so soft.
All in all im pleased with the response and I hope you all enjoy the full film. Thanks to all for the continued support and interest.
All the Best
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 6:25pm
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Similar to Axeman and Andreas, I do not ordinarily seek out movies that are largely focused on war. I have enjoyed a small number of movies from this genre, but those said movies often had a propensity to primarily be a character story, placed in a war setting.
In this instance, I have not had the opportunity to view any of the individual characters, and do not know if this will be one of the highlights of this movie, but through my time following the progression of Between the Lines, I have been increasingly interested in this project, which is a rarity with war films.
This trailer has certainly justified my earlier assumptions about this movie. Having a large hand in my increasing interest, it has defenitely made me want to see this movie more, though not as suddenly as some of the other pieces of work for this film that I have seen.
On first viewing of this trailer I did not find that it evoked any sort of feelings for the movie, or characters. I must say that I was impressed with the production quality, your attention to detail, and your selection of music. That considered, I was left with the thought that this trailer seemed comparatively uninspired.
On second viewing, however, I was able to allow myself to become more immersed in the situation that the characters are in, and the atmosphere you are trying to set. Not having the distractions which were present during the first viewing, and watching this trailer from a different mind set, I was left with a very different impression.
I think you did a good job creating a sense of desperation, conveying the significance of the dire situation, and I enjoyed that you managed to do so without the excessive use of explosions, or disjointed clips of non relenting action.
I agree with Sollthar that there are shots in the trailer that conflict with the pacing, which may have had an unfavorable affect on the emotional impact, but not to a large degree at all. Overall, the pace was well set, and I commend you on the atmosphere you have created in this trailer.
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 7:40pm
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Nice trailer, loved the way you did it, nice use of noise/music.
Looking forward to the final piece
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 8:17pm
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Saw this yesterday, and I must say I absolutely loved it. Really good cinematography and overall filmmaking. Sound effects, music and dialouge really blended in perfectly in neither of them became too loud or anything like that. Some/most of the shots looked very good and really 'movie-ish'. I can't wait to see the full movie, and will definently get this on DVD when it's released (if you ship to Sweden, that is
Keep up the awesome work mate!
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 11:06pm
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This looks awsome. I had a question though. How did you do the tank? I noticed that the anti air guns were dgital but the tank look amazing, if it was digital. Very nice job 9/10 !
Posted: Tue, 9th Jan 2007, 11:18pm
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Simple, the tank was real. As for the guns, one was real but the other shooting the plane wasn't.
Posted: Wed, 10th Jan 2007, 12:16am
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Loved the trailer. I could comment more but it would basically be the same stuff that others have said. I have a 10-yr. old cousin. He is a budding filmmaker and enjoys war films. The problem is most hollywood war films have inappropriate content for 10-yr olds. (It doesn't help that his parents are somewhat strict.) Would the finished film be alright for him to see? I was going to email him the link to the preview but I don't want him to get all excited about it and find out that he couldn't watch it. As far as I could tell there wasn't any intense blood/language (at least in the trailer).
Posted: Wed, 10th Jan 2007, 12:49am
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I really cannot wait for this movie! This seems like it was done by a true professional cinema company.
Nice composition of shots, explosions, camera shakes, and muzzle flashes. It seemed like something I would see in a local theater!
Nothing to critisize here!
I'll look forward to the finished product!!
Posted: Wed, 10th Jan 2007, 1:23am
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I just checked out your site and saw that it was rated PG for some scary images violence and brief mild language. I'm sure that'll be fine for my cousin and that he will be thrilled to see this! I'm excited as well! It comes out March right?
Posted: Wed, 10th Jan 2007, 3:04am
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the trailer didn't exactly grab my attention, although the footage itself looks wonderful and I can't wait till the release. Though if I was just learning about this project through this trailer, I wouldn't be very hyped about it.
Posted: Wed, 10th Jan 2007, 1:06pm
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Great to see the trailer, Ash. The footage looks really nice. Nice tease with 'Krispy Dan' as well
Looking forward to seeing it very much
Posted: Thu, 11th Jan 2007, 7:31pm
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Wow! Looks great man. Certainly grabbed my attention.
Posted: Mon, 15th Jan 2007, 2:46am
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you know what? I don't think there really going to make it they just made a preview!
Posted: Mon, 15th Jan 2007, 2:48am
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you know what? I don't think there really going to make it they just made a preview!
You´re very wrong dear sir... I´ve seen the entire thing and let me tell you... It´s great so far.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jan 2007, 5:48pm
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Amazing! Awesome! Dramatic! etc.,etc.
Posted: Wed, 17th Jan 2007, 1:46am
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I disagree with the others that said the last shots were lacking. They flowed wonderfully. Right on Man!
Posted: Wed, 17th Jan 2007, 1:49am
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Perhaps this is a poor question, but how much of the movie was done with Fxhome products? Obviously not for putting all the shots together, but the explosions and grading.
Posted: Wed, 17th Jan 2007, 8:01am
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All the compositing has been done with visionlab studio, the grading was a combination of products, although visionlab was used to create the final look of the picture. I'm using visionlab pretty much on 95% of the effects in this movie.
The other 5% being 3d programs which Visionlab is not suitible for.
Thanks for your kind words
All the Best
Posted: Wed, 17th Jan 2007, 11:11pm
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5 stars all the way, i might be just a guy although its obvious the final movie will be awsome
Posted: Sun, 21st Jan 2007, 5:52am
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wow ashman, great! love the grading, especially at the beginning. your're kind of the inspiration for my WWII film. can't wait to see the finished product!
Posted: Sun, 21st Jan 2007, 5:53am
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just wondering, how did you get most of your costumes/props?
Posted: Tue, 23rd Jan 2007, 6:51am
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GREAT FRICKIN TRAILER!!!! I can't WAIT till the movie is out in march!!!!! Maybe I could get pointers from you later on.
Posted: Tue, 23rd Jan 2007, 9:44am
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that looks great, costumes look the part, acting looks top notch. looking forward to the feature.
good luck with everything.
Posted: Tue, 23rd Jan 2007, 12:31pm
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great trailer man looking forward on seeing the whole movie
Posted: Wed, 24th Jan 2007, 4:46am
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Very Nice! I can't wait to see the finished product.
Posted: Wed, 24th Jan 2007, 11:30pm
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Incredible trailer. I was absolutely shocked of the incredible grading and sound composition.
What kind of camera did you use?
Posted: Wed, 24th Jan 2007, 11:31pm
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I think he used an XM2 (GL2)
Posted: Wed, 24th Jan 2007, 11:40pm
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NickD wrote:I think he used an XM2 (GL2)
Thanks man. Thats what it said in his profile, but I wasn't sure.
Posted: Mon, 29th Jan 2007, 4:32pm
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No need to comment on the awesome grading and technical stuff. You already know how fantastic that is. I thought your selection of actors was great! The main guy was awesome. The obligatory chubby happy-go-lucky fellow (I will predict now that he dies and says something tear-jerking with his last breath)-nice.
The way the guy falls/dies when shot from behind (and anyone who has shot an action film with amateur actors know that that is a lot harder than it looks)-perfect!
Loved the last shot of the dirty hand opening the door.
You are a class (way!) above!!
Posted: Sun, 4th Feb 2007, 7:11am
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I've been looking at some of the movies on this site for a while now and have never bothered to take the time to comment on any of them. While I have found some interesting, I guess none of them really made me want to see more. Your trailer did that. I felt I was drawn into a story. The final shot makes me feel like the trailer is ending and the story is about to begin.
I hope to see the the final cut when you are done.
Posted: Mon, 5th Mar 2007, 1:03am
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When will it be released on FXHOME?
Posted: Mon, 5th Mar 2007, 4:18pm
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It will be very very very soon. We just premiered the movie at my local theatre, so it shouldn't be much longer.
Posted: Tue, 6th Mar 2007, 6:36pm
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Will the finished movie be a quicktime file...you see cause i'm using a windows i wouldn't want to miss the full film... Looking good!
Posted: Tue, 6th Mar 2007, 11:32pm
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You are aware that you can download quicktime... for free?
Posted: Wed, 7th Mar 2007, 12:50am
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5/5. The best thing I've seen on Fxhome in....2 years?
Posted: Wed, 7th Mar 2007, 7:40pm
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I know sorry it was just if it was like a divx file... They don't work on my pc
Posted: Wed, 7th Mar 2007, 8:49pm
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The movie will be a Quicktime file