Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 10:33am
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|A hitman known as Mr. Arken is employed by a shady organization to take out an agent that has betrayed them....Little does he know, the target will not go down easy.|
[Keep in mind this is more of a test than anything]
Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 5:13pm
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noooooooooo, there is somthing wrong with my player making the picture go funny. is there anywere else i can watch it?????
Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 7:53pm
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Download it and then use VLC player (google it)
Posted: Wed, 23rd May 2007, 11:25pm
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Great camera work the 180 degree rule was crossed, I think 2 times... but it wasn't really that noticable. Some of the low light shots were kinda annoying. The one shot were the bullet holes are on the walls and mirror ( was awsome BTW ) could have had some artificial camera shake just to add realism, but no big deal. In a coulpe of shots there was just a little too much head space (last fight shot were he walks away from the fight). The fight scene in the garage was also very realistic and well done. Its all just nit picking, 4/5 great movie
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 2:13am
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Dang, this is one of the best "Effects Tests" I have seen. These effects are really good, I have to say these are really good. I can not complain about this movie, I can do little nit picks though. Some of the time, there was a lot of headroom. It seems you could have multiple shots in some of those(Hallway seen). The Matrix shot seemed out of place though, but still very well done(A little too bright compared to the background though). There could have been better camera shakes but that is just the small things. The fight scene seemed so real, you just seem cringed when he got impaled in the back with the wood piece
You really know what you are doing. I can not wait for more, I can expect good from you.
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 3:13am
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ha, thanks. the scene with me getting impaled was more like a horror flick than anything. our effects are getting better everyday and we have many surprises coming in the future. thanks for the great review Seargent.
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 5:10am
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Several things I noticed, you broke the 180 rule 4 or 5 times, a few of them worked alright, with where they stoped, but as you said this was an effects test. The part with the bullet holes in the wall could have be more 'realistic.' The gun sounded as if it had 20 bullets come out, yet only 5 holes appered. When Thomas came up the stairs and it was in the one camera angle could have been done differently of left out. The 'Matrix' shot was great for your (obvious) first try, I suggest that next time you do it in the envirenment of the shot insted of greenscreen. The knife throw (killing Thomas) needs alot of work, when it's about to hit him it looks as if the butt of the knife will. Also nice job witht the make-up during this scene, my only problem was there wasn't any blood on the knife.
All-and-all it was good, but I could hardly hear the actors. The ending fight was great!
I give the movie a 3 1/2 of 5, and I also am adding it as my one of my top 10.
:EDIT: Also, how old are you guys at Goldwing Productions?
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 9:17am
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Cool Movie. You had many nice looking shots, and what appeared to be some pretty decent lighting throughout the entire film. There were a few shots which seemed to be a little bit on the dark side.. but it didn't really detract from the movie. I liked the music for the most part, but did recognize some of the tracks.. which kind of spoiled a few scenes. There were some pretty creative shots at times.. where I was like "woah".. and some.. not so great shots where I was like "uhh..". Most of the panning shots weren't as smooth as I'd like to have seen. They kind of hurt my eyes a little bit.
I felt one thing was really throwing off the fight scenes.. and that was.. camera movement. The camera just sat there.. still, on a tripod. Adding some motion and fast editing cuts can really intensify a scene. I really wanted to feel some intensity in that last fight scene.. but was left feeling empty. It did, however, have some pretty decent choreography, which was a plus.
The effects were mediocre, for the most part, but a good test nontheless.
Overall, I give it a 3/5. Very cool test video. You should be proud of this.
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 11:10pm
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In response to SilverDragon7, we are both 16. Thanks for the honest reviews everyone. At least we know what to do better next time. Please refer the film to everyone you can.
Posted: Thu, 24th May 2007, 11:54pm
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Well you did a great job for your first time
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 1:38am
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Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 10:14am
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There's a lot of potential on display here. Despite being another entry in the "random kids randomly run around randomly killing each other" sub-genre, it holds together remarkably well and contains some good filmmaking. Of particular note was the editing and use of sound, which both worked superbly during the garage fight.
A little more attention to lighting, camerawork and effects, plus more effort in the prop/costume/story etc departments, and you guys could go far. Looking forward to your next one!
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 4:42pm
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Really, thoroughly enjoyed this.
It's not a cinematographic spectacle, but the ideas are all there. The change in grading to the blue tone is someting I would've done exactly, and the cuts to wider shot when someone gets drastically injured, such as at 9:03 make for really good timing.
Also, shots like that of the gun at 9:23 are exactly what I would've done. In addition, this has great effects work and fight choreography. While the editing and camerawork for the most part might not be completely there, as a whole this is quite good.
It's like a 3.5/5 for me, but I'll round that up to a 4.
Also, where'd you get all your sound effects from? And how did you do the jittery opening credits, was it just some keyframing in Vegas?
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 6:35pm
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I enjoyed this throughout, despite it's shortcomings in already mentioned departments. I specifically like the attention to editing and framing, and the fact you used locations that fit the storyline.
Couple of things I would Have changed:
1. The Bowlcut.
2. The "Tucking the pistol in the pants" thing. Thats a simple thing you could eliminate that would make it better. Pro assassin don't tuck pistols in their pants.
3. The Music is too loud during the phonecalls.
Otherwise, nicely done for a test.
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 9:21pm
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Bryce007 wrote:Pro assassin don't tuck pistols in their pants.
How many people have you killed, exactly, Bryce?
Posted: Fri, 25th May 2007, 10:39pm
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Just watched, liked several things that showed true potential and cool-factor for future work:
The sound design, especially for the fighting and gun. What sounds do you use, or soundpack? It's fantastic. The hit in the back and the squishy noises alongside the gunshot made it semi-believable.
The effects. The last gunshot was great. In the leg, showing a wound and blood spew that looked very real.
Not so great were a couple of things, namely the 1982 white jeans pulled up past the belly-button holding a gun, wearing stark-white tennis shoes. For thinking out wardrobe to an extent, couldn't you have found something a little less laughable?
Other than that, you've got a solid, cool effects test/movie on your hands.
Posted: Sat, 26th May 2007, 3:10am
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For the opening credits, we used an effect in Vegas 6 called "portals". You can it up or not.
Posted: Sat, 26th May 2007, 8:36am
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Bryce007 wrote:The "Tucking the pistol in the pants" thing. Thats a simple thing you could eliminate that would make it better. Pro assassin don't tuck pistols in their pants.
Lynn in NightCast did...
Posted: Sat, 26th May 2007, 11:53am
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Lynne was an ex-club singer, not a pro assasin.
Posted: Sun, 27th May 2007, 4:53am
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Thats funny, I intern at DMS Productions Near Hollywood, California.
Posted: Tue, 29th May 2007, 8:06pm
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I just noticed... there are two topics in the cinema section, both called Nostalgia, both by GWP... Although the other is from earlier this year...
Posted: Wed, 30th May 2007, 1:07am
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yeh sorry about that. i didn't realize until i had already made it.
Posted: Wed, 13th Jun 2007, 1:20am
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It's a really good movie. I like when people take time to make the movie good. The camera work was good, the fight sequences were well made. The sound effects were good, the actors. But, it did have problems though. The gunsmoke at the beginning was a little to thick. When Thomas was shooting, the muzzle wasn't transparent enough. You should have had more bullet holes. Some shots were too dark. The 360 shot was good except for the guy being very bright . I think that you used a mask for that shot. When you use a mask instead of green screen, it's always good to put the mask on both clips. If you do that, you will not have to make the footage brighter. During the 360 shot, it would be good to show the bullets Thomas shot. But it was good. Don't forget to watch out for small details that could put down your movie. You had no blood on the knife. I hope your next movie is better. 3/5
Posted: Sun, 1st Jul 2007, 5:20am
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it rocked, one question though. I cant figure out how you did that matrix slo mo thing its cool