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The Legend Of David - Release

Posted: Sat, 5th May 2007, 4:08pm

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FCRabbath

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Well, here it is folks my latest film! - running at Approx 35Min.
The file is 218MB, Quick time.
Took us all in all, 4 days to shoot and 3 days to edit.

THE LEGEND OF DAVID.


THE FILM
DOWNLOAD
http://www.fcrabbath.com/david.mov

ENJOY!
Posted: Sat, 5th May 2007, 5:54pm

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Wow, that was really good. I loved the ending, a bit of twists, they made me smile. Haha, great work!
Posted: Sat, 5th May 2007, 6:17pm

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man, i really really enjoyed that. its a huge step up from some of the stuff we see on here.

i loved the opening scenes, this film would look awesome on the big screen.

congrats on a really great production.

i'm also gonna ask the questions most people ask in order to get them out of the way smile

1. what camera did you use?
2. what editing software did you use?
3. what did you use to grade this movie?
Posted: Sat, 5th May 2007, 6:28pm

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FCRabbath

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Thanks man!

Canon XL2
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
And i used the settings on the XL2 for the color correcting.
Posted: Sat, 5th May 2007, 6:41pm

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I'm downloading it, but don't have enogh time to watch it (we are filming 'Before Mandalore: Episode 1" today [only one or to scenes]) I will comment it later!

(the movie is 228MB, I'm sure it's good).
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 4:30am

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FCRabbath

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Any other takers?
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 7:00am

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Couple of things:

1. Where did you come up with the concept for this?

2. Where did you find the actors?

3. What was the production budget for this?

4. Did you make that mini35 adapter yourself, or did you buy it?

5. How do you manage to make so many films so close together?
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 7:14am

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FCRabbath

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Couple of things:

1. Where did you come up with the concept for this?
I made it up? I duno how to really answer that.

2. Where did you find the actors?
General Networking, and word of mouth. Also check ur local drama/theater classes, you never know.

3. What was the production budget for this?
12$ dollars for the blood. (starch, food coloring, and corn syrup) And the other stuff i knew i had to my use so i wrote the script accordingly.

4. Did you make that mini35 adapter yourself, or did you buy it?
It was homemade, and i bought it from someone, who bought it from someone else who actually made it.

5. How do you manage to make so many films so close together?
They really are not that close. My last one was in Feb, and this one was shot at the end of March.
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 8:08am

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I really enjoyed this film, it certainly made a change to the fx-laiden stuff around here. Your film rose above that with a good story and some good acting too.

I liked the way the opening scene was shot...so much so that i would happily replicate it in one of my own films (if i had a corn field...). The titles even looked professional.

The attention to details, such as the watch, made for some excellent surprises and the character development was well done.

The grading looked very good, but perhaps a little warm for the mood of the scene.

There was some good acting and i also thought this film was well written.

In was shot really well too, although, the dolly shot near the end when the women runs into the barn looked a little out-of-place compared to the way the rest of the film was been shot. Despite this, it was still a cracking shot.

Here's my score:
Storyline: 9/10
Acting: 8/10
Cinematography: 9.5/10
Grading: 8/10
Editing: 9/10

Total = 43.5/50 or 87%, have a silver star clap

AE
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 3:18pm

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obidean

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Wow.

I really enjoyed that film. 5/5. Excellent.

Where did you get the music. At times it sounded a bit like signs.
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 3:27pm

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FCRabbath

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obidean wrote:

Wow.

I really enjoyed that film. 5/5. Excellent.

Where did you get the music. At times it sounded a bit like signs.
My composer made it. Thanks for watching!
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 7:18pm

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Oh, I do have one quick comment. I think you should have made the guy's car a little more beat up looking. The car looked brand new and it didnt seem to realistic when he was trying to start the car and it broke down. Otherwise, great films, as I said before. Bravo.
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 7:33pm

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Zero767 wrote:

Oh, I do have one quick comment. I think you should have made the guy's car a little more beat up looking. The car looked brand new and it didnt seem to realistic when he was trying to start the car and it broke down. Otherwise, great films, as I said before. Bravo.
Actually we were playing on that Hyundai recall thing lol thanks tho. Plus it was the battery and that doesn't matter how old the car is.

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Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 7:38pm

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W.O.W!

That was great! I enjoyed every second of it!

It had a good storyline, great visual look (i.e grading, etc), great actors, and I really loved the plot twist at the end, very creative!

10/10!!!

It's going on my iPod with Between the Lines!
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 2:30am

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FCRabbath

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SilverDragon7 wrote:

W.O.W!

That was great! I enjoyed every second of it!

It had a good storyline, great visual look (i.e grading, etc), great actors, and I really loved the plot twist at the end, very creative!

10/10!!!

It's going on my iPod with Between the Lines!
thanks man!
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 4:14am

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SilverDragon7

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Whats your next project gonna be?
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 4:24am

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Dude, FCRabbath, man; I've been watching your stuf for a while and it's freaking top notch. As far as speed, quality, versatility, visual style, and pretty much everything else goes, you're the best there is on this website. And the fact you're so humble about it all is admirable.

5/5, man, and awesome work. We should all aspire to be like you, haha.
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 4:42am

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All he needs to do is great VisionLab and start greating his movies into the FXHome Cinema wink.
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 3:55am

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thanks for the kind words guys! My next film will involve Demons and Angels. Enough said for now. lol. Filming next week.
- Fred
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 5:21am

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Hey man, I've got just a few extra questions to ask:

You do all your color correcting on-camera? I thought you made your own presets in Premiere, or something.

Also, what do you use to do your text? Do you do it all in Premiere text-generator, or is it premade in Photoshop and then transferred in? That's one thing about all your videos that makes them look top notch fomr the very start: the clean cut, simple text.

Next, how in the world are you lighting this? Specifically, the night time stuff? Do you have a kit, or are you just using available lights?

Last question, and sorry to bother: what kind of audio are you using?
Boom of all the audio, or separate lapels?

Thanks in advance.
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 5:27am

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FCRabbath

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You do all your color correcting on-camera? I thought you made your own presets in Premiere, or something.

I used to do it in premiere, but the last couple of films the i've used the camera.

Also, what do you use to do your text? Do you do it all in Premiere text-generator, or is it premade in Photoshop and then transferred in? That's one thing about all your videos that makes them look top notch fomr the very start: the clean cut, simple text.

All premiere.

Next, how in the world are you lighting this? Specifically, the night time stuff? Do you have a kit, or are you just using available lights?

I have 2 650K arri lights, and sometimes one 750K.

Last question, and sorry to bother: what kind of audio are you using?
Boom of all the audio, or separate lapels?

Audio techina AT 876 ? i think thats the model name.
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 10:41am

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Hey,

really nicely done! However, it was a little too jerky at some scenes !!! as if you had some wrong shutter speed on...

Also, the whole movie was a little too out of focus and too blury. Maybe the original movie is better, but the internet version of your movie is way to blury.

Story is original, the actors are really good ! great locations, cinematography is nice (except for too blury:D), and i like the grading...

so keep it up..

4/5

cheers,
d.
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 7:24pm

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Sollthar

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It's kind of a shame you chose not to really be part of this community as far as I've seen FC. I'm sure lots of people could learn a lot from you if you'd take the time to watch and comment on their work as well. (apologies if you have and I just missed it)


As for the film itself, it confused me a bit. The story was original and kept my interest throughout, though there were some instances where I couldn't really work out what was happening. But maybe I didn't pick up some important details.

As for the visuals, they're very two-sided for me. Some shots look inspiring and breathtakingly beautyful, then just to be followed by something that's entirely out of focus and/or badly light. And the whole shakey handcamera thing worked nicely on some sequences, but not at all on others.

The whole film seemed like a very mixed bag for me in a lot of departments. Most of it worked like this:

First impression: "WHOA!!!!!!!"
second look: "Hmmm, meh..."


You definately have talent and your own style though, which is cool. I've always enjoyed watching your work and seeing you progress. So I'm already looking forward what you come up with next!
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 7:47pm

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FCRabbath

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Sollthar wrote:

It's kind of a shame you chose not to really be part of this community as far as I've seen FC. I'm sure lots of people could learn a lot from you if you'd take the time to watch and comment on their work as well. (apologies if you have and I just missed it)
Hey Sollthar, i apologize for that impression, I have commented on other works but not as often as i should've. Sometimes its the case of several other forums I am on,work, school etc. I will try harder too comment more frequently. Thanks for watching.
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 7:51pm

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That would be cool. It's obvious that you have a LOT of knowledge and experience to share I'm sure is well appreciated by anyone! Not only obvious through the number of great work you're posting.

Good luck on your future projects!
Posted: Mon, 21st May 2007, 8:11am

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FCRabbath

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Thanks! Also information about the next film to be released next week.