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SUPERMAN REBORN

Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 10:21am

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A trailer Test for a crossover between Smallville the series and Superman the Movie the actor look alike Tom Welling and Christopher Reeve, it's AMAZING !!!
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Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 5:28pm

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Im sorry, I have to say straight off that I didn’t like this…

Cutting shots of and blending them (quite poorly) with shots taken from a TV show is one thing… but to not thanks the team of actors and most importantly effects artists or even credit the name of the episodes or show is rude.

The editing was okay, it was a clever use of angle and editing HOWEVER the scenes didn’t seem to make any sense in sequence as well as the actual film itself starting with 2minets of BAD music with fading shots of two actors NOT acting.

This seems like a fan boy project, which is cool… but you NEED to tell us more in the film description I watched that expecting a trailer OR a small fan film with some sort of story… and what I got was a weakly strung together shots of a TV show blended with your footage.

What you told us:
“A crossover between Smallville the series and Superman the Movie the actor look alike Tom Welling and Christopher Reeve, it's AMAZING !!!
Nothing about this reminded me of ANY of the Superman Movies, the actor looks a bit like Tom Welling , I cant really see any Reeve in him though… And as you may have figured out im not “Amazed”.

Really the most impressive part was the very end with the Actor in the costume, film the actors actually doing something involving a story and good music (not trash pop) and we’ll see how ya do J

Better luck next time, you obviously have the mind for it, now lets see some active creativity.

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Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 6:29pm

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Good idea. The actors look like their characters respectively.

I'm not sure why there was so much footage of them just standing there looking at something off camera, or why there were so many fade transitions that...didn't really transition anything.

Also, the music having poor transition was annoying.

Try not to steal so much footage directly from the show. I would have been happier with a poorly done reinactment.

I see potential for your future projects, however this needs work.
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 6:58pm

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The costuming was very well done. The actors and their wardrobe closely resembled Clark and Lana (though it is hard to match Kristin Kreuk on hotness). The Superman costume was the best I've seen in a fan film. Excellent work there! The Elab effects were used well. What I particularly liked was that they were used coherently. I was able to understand what you were trying to convey with them. There was good color matching between the Smallville footage and your actor footage. Maybe someone with a keener eye would see it differently, but it looked great to me.

There were a couple of drawbacks. This is a trailer. Six minutes is an obscene length for a trailer in my opinion. Your usage of the 20th Century Fox and DC Comics graphics did lend a feeling of authenticity to the trailer. However, the usage of the WB network bug was disjointed. It made me ask whether I was watching a movie trailer or a Smallville episode. I liked the graphic, but its usage in this particular instance was out of place.

Some of your shots were brilliant. The ones that bothered me were the ones in which you appeared to use a cross dissolve to preserve action continuity across a split single camera shot. I wouldn't have been nearly as distracted had you used cutaways of some kind in these instances. This technique may have been used for stylistic reasons. If that is the case, it would be more effective if you cross dissolved into action that was a bit further removed from the original. As it stands, it looks a bit too much like an editing slip-up to me.

Regrettably, the trailer did not generate interest for me to see the complete movie. There wasn't a discernible plot to arouse my curiosity or sufficient tension in the trailer to leave me wanting more.

You seem to have some real talent and interest in your subject matter. I think if you pared down the trailer (WAY down), cranked the tempo up, fine-tuned some of the editing and revealed more of some of the actual plot points, it would be much more effective. Your visuals are pretty solid. After a few tweaks, I might feel differently about seeing the finished product. Good luck and keep rolling.
Posted: Wed, 28th Feb 2007, 10:00pm

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can't seem to watch it, says "No information available for SUPERMAN REBORN"

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Posted: Fri, 2nd Mar 2007, 10:54pm

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when u gona updatx da link
Posted: Mon, 5th Mar 2007, 6:17pm

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wow very nice !!! biggrin
I love this nice trailer.
It seems to be a "cross-over" between Smallville and Superman.
As Jagger said, the costuming was very well done and the actors and their wardrobe closely resembled Clark and Lana.
I've never seen such a Superman costume in a fan film. Excellent work !!
I'd like to watch more !
Good work, Go forward razz
Posted: Mon, 5th Mar 2007, 7:00pm

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Hi Fans !

It was a Trailer Test, Sorry to use some footage of Smallville,95% is my work, the rest is not mine because presently ,we don't have enough money to build the fortress of solitude and some flying, it's a tribute to the series and Superman the movie,with a special tribute to Christopher and Dana Reeve , in begining the project was a producer see my choice for Superman in Theatre and there a few month it working !they contact us in Hollywood and actually,we are back from the Studio, and soon, very soon we saw something in the sky and all fans in the world will be very happy thanks to Support us guys, it's very hard, but you will not be disappointed i swear! because , SUPERMAN REBORN...

thank's,

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Posted: Tue, 6th Mar 2007, 4:29pm

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i have to agree with syrovision.

i've never really got into the whole smallville thing and maybe thats why i just dont get this at all.

for me nothing moved in a nice fluid pace, it was almost like i was just watching an effects test cut together with scenes from the show to give it more weight as a project. it just seemed a bit disjointed. on the plus side the superman costume was very nice.

good luck with any future projects.


dan
Posted: Tue, 6th Mar 2007, 9:29pm

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I was really impressed when I first saw this trailer / short. Echoing some earlier comments: the actors looked great, the Superman costume was top-notch, and the elab effects and the compositing in general were really well done.

However - some of my excitement faded quickly when I read some comments here, and realized that some of the cool shots that wow'd me were lifted from the series (I'm not a fan of the show or a huge Superman fan in general (though I do enjoy the movies), so I didn't recognize any of these shots immediately). I understand that you explain this as a "tribute", and that's fine I suppose - but I wouldn't have done this without some seriously noticeable credits at the end, or even the beginning. Even if it were one or two shots.

Some other quick comments (only in the interest of a constructive critique):

Story: Even though everything looked really cool, I didn't quite understand what was happening with the story, which of course is important. What was the significance of the ring? Why did the girl (Lois?) just disappear when they were at the Fortress of Solitude? What happened with the rocket / missile?

Editing: the whole thing could have been edited down to around 3 minutes without really losing any content, especially the beginning. OK and one BIG thing for me: there is nothing worse to me than seeing a network's "logo" on the bottom-right of the screen. This is the best way to pull someone out of the story and back into the "real world" when watching a show. This just my personal opinion, and I know "everyone's doing it" - but it kills me every time I see it. Sorry for the rant on this..

Effects, Compositing: as I mentioned above, SUPER nice job here. I do have to say the use of "gleam" was overdone, it just went a little over-the-top. I also went to your website, and watched the "Making of Wonder Woman" video. I very much enjoyed that, seeing how you set up the wire & green screen shots. Very informative and great for ideas!

I'm really looking forward to seeing the final product for Superman Reborn. You and your team are very talented and you seem to have a true passion for this character & story, which is always nice to see. smile Thanks for sharing this, and keep us posted!
Posted: Thu, 8th Mar 2007, 5:34am

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ccirelli wrote:

Effects, Compositing: as I mentioned above, SUPER nice job here.
Considering that 95% of the video in fact isn't his own original work, and that ALL the effect with the exception of a gleam and some chormakeying are from Smallville, the effects were minimal.
Posted: Thu, 8th Mar 2007, 2:54pm

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I thought he said 95% is his, and only 5% comes from the show(..?). unsure
Posted: Thu, 8th Mar 2007, 11:14pm

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lmfao, I started cracking up when Simple Plan came on... boo to emo music!
Posted: Fri, 9th Mar 2007, 1:05am

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ccirelli wrote:

I thought he said 95% is his, and only 5% comes from the show(..?). unsure
He said that, but in reality it's the other way around.
Posted: Fri, 9th Mar 2007, 1:39am

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Didn't care for this, and here's why:

The editing is all over the place. There's no sense of place or elapsed time, and the pacing is all over the place. Is it a trailer? A movie? A short film? Or just a demo reel? It's impossible to figure out.

You camera angles and clarity look okay, as do the costuming and actors- that guy looks like Tom Welling and wears generally the same thing Tom wears in the show, which is superb. I wouldn't have included the Lana look-a-like. Compared to Kristin Kreuk, she doesn't maintain the same charisma or attractiveness; and she's not the best actor. I'd scrap the idea to use her.

The effects looked good, but were generally ostentatious, gaudy, and unnecessary. The only exceptions to this would be the shots taken from Smallville, which was very blatantly robbed. What's more, this makes Smallville look bad, as the editing of that scene in the show is done extremely well and realistically; wheres you basically recreated what was easiest to recreate and edited it poorly together. Corssfades for EVERY shot is just plain stupid, and cutting/fading between two extremely similar shots is even stupider.

Generally, I'd take kindly to movies at this level, but because you misrepresented yourself (you KNOW that 95% of this isn't yours) that leads me to a harsher tone.

Altogether, a 3/5. I'd like to see the real movie, perhaps the editing style will be different.
Posted: Fri, 9th Mar 2007, 2:02am

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All I can say about this is.... confused:

What was that? In a 5 min + Superman movie, we should see him fly for more than 8 sec at the end....
Posted: Fri, 9th Mar 2007, 3:25am

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I just want to answer to everybody smile
I'm a Smallville Fan biggrin and I can easily notice that there're approximately 3 very small parts which came from Smallville, the biggining (when we saw the Kent Farm), the Fortress of Solitude and the rocket.
But I've never seen the rest of the movie !! For that, we said : It's approximately 95% of his own job, as ccirelli wrote too.
The ring does not exist in Smallville, the part where "this guy" runs does not exist too (just before he jumps into the air of course).
I can say I love the end of this small "demo Reel" (as ben3308 wrote and as nemezis wrote too).
You're right when you wrote "what was that" because it's only a demo reel, and I can say it's a very good job of editing/effects.
A very nice job for this guy who plays "Clark Kent/Superman", very nice costumes and props...WHERE DID YOU GET SUCH A NICE SUPERMAN COSTUME eek !!!
To MC Turtl3n3ck -> The music from Simple Plan had ever been heard in Smallville but I respect the fact you don't like emo music...
Anyway... wink
I keep my 5/5 because, in my opinion, everything I saw here (instead of some very good Star Wars Fan movies) don't really deserve a 5/5...
I went to www.nemezis.ca and I saw the other videos, I'm very impressed with the making of Wonder Woman/Superman movie and the training (there's a small part with "Clark Kent" when he put off the glasses and runs, very nice effects!).
I'm very lucky because I live in Canada and I met this guy who plays Clark Kent like Tom Welling and that's incredible, he really looks like Tom, this had been possible thanks to the nemezis website where I found the cell phone and an email.
Yesterday, I read in another web site :

" Laurent Collin-Szlejer looks like He could be Tom Welling's long lost twin brother. He's got the height, the build, and the looks of a young Man Of Steel... Being a huge Fan of both SMALLVILLE and Superman in general I am super psyched to see this one! The film uses a brilliant mix of actual clips from the Smallville TV series along with all original footage which looks like it came straight from The WB. In this film Tom Welling Fans will finally get a taste of what He would have looked like if they chose Him to put on the ol' Blue and Red in the newest Superman film. "

But we were talking about the effects, compositing and so on, and I can say here there's a nice job, so keep it up and Go forward, I'm looking forward to see the rest of this movie ! biggrin
Posted: Fri, 9th Mar 2007, 6:04am

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FXSkull wrote:

To MC Turtl3n3ck -> The music from Simple Plan had ever been heard in Smallville but I respect the fact you don't like emo music...
Haha, I like this guy... he's solid.
Posted: Fri, 9th Mar 2007, 7:16am

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You know, it's weird, FXSkull totally doesn't sound like someone who had intimate knowledge of Superman Reborn who is deceptively concealing their previous knowledge of the project by saying things like "I stumbled upon the nemezis website, and from there I'm able to supply you with an unreasonable amount of extra knowledge and concisely-written reviews". And the fact that he only has two posts and he joined a day or two ago totally doesn't add any suspicion to his case.

Oh wait.....



Ultimately, in the context of a movie, I can see this working, especially with the many high production values, (costume, wardrobe, look-a-like actors, wireworking, etc) but for this "demo reel" it really falls flat; mainly because of the annoying, albeit boring flashy crossfades thoroughout the "trailer" or whatever the hell it is.

I'm sure the project is good, but from what we can see, you've basically taken positive parts of Smallville and used that to bolster what looks like a subpar, annoyingly untalented editing product from you.

I know you want to show us your worth, but give us better, more meaningful media next time, like a whole scene or full-blown trailer.
Posted: Sat, 10th Mar 2007, 3:17am

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I'm unsure of whether this was supposed to be funny....?

Anyone know? Because It was awesomely hilarious...
Posted: Sat, 10th Mar 2007, 10:34am

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Hi Guys !

Thank's for your Reviews,Comments and wishes,for info, i have made The SFX of Wonder Woman Balance of power specialy electric Weapon of Vilain and all effects when WW resist to this attack and this is my Clark Kent/Superman inside this very Cool Fan film in the End, all made in HD !!!!and the world premiere in theatre was amazing in Los Angeles, next time..... Wonder Woman and Superman(Shadow of Destiny) will be awesome !and Redcape Cinema Team is the best i ever seen !!!

a special link for you to my website :
http://www.superman-reborn.com/pages/page_2pag.html click to making of and enjoy guys......

thanks to support us !

friendly,

Jesse (Director of Nemezis Studio)
Posted: Sat, 10th Mar 2007, 6:19pm

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It seems there's a problem with this page... unsure
You'd better go to http://www.redcapecinema.com/redcape_4/WW2_RC4.htm
That link's working razz
Posted: Sat, 10th Mar 2007, 7:36pm

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Bryce007 wrote:

I'm unsure of whether this was supposed to be funny....?

Anyone know? Because It was awesomely hilarious...
So, where's your Superman short? wink
Posted: Thu, 22nd Mar 2007, 1:57pm

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I think it would be cool to see a rossover of smallville and superman with the whole cast from smallville show and get to see TomWelling in the Superman suit .Its about time that this happend to a show like smallville and If this becomes a movie I would pay 40.00 to see it or even more than that to see this movie if they make with the cast from smallville the whole cast . from a smallville fan MikHanley
Posted: Thu, 22nd Mar 2007, 4:07pm

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Hm, since all the good shots were obviously stolen from somewhere else, I can't really vote this too high. Plus the way it was put together was rather careless in places, so sorry, no fan here...