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A Hard Day's Knight TRAILER

Posted: Mon, 18th Jun 2007, 12:12pm

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Trailer for upcoming short film. Tinyworld's first comedy.

Donald (30) is Britain's only remaining professional Knight in shining Armour. From the bedroom of his parents house, in the heart of Devon, he provides a 24 hour emergency call out service to anybody in distress This bitter-sweet 'Mockumentary' explores the issues of where the boundaries of determination and delusion lie, but also poses the question of what is wrong with a little delusion if it’s all that gets you out of bed in the morning.

Thanks to Hybrid for the titles and Sollthar for the music. As always I'm very grateful.

Ash


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Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 2:35pm

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Very nice trailer, I love the pacing of the music. Really fits with the footage on screen. smile
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 4:26pm

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Very nice, like red said it's nice the way the music is in time with the footage. The suit looks cool as well. Good luck for the film then Ash and well done to Sollthar and Hybrid.

3/5

B3N
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 7:46pm

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This looks to be extremely funny. Cannot wait to see it.
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 9:57pm

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Awesome. Can't wait.

Clayton looks like a little boy in the last scene with the computer.
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 10:04pm

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I have a "feeling" that this "movie" is "going" to be go"od".

Do you see what I did there?

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Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 11:52pm

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What Waser?
Posted: Wed, 20th Jun 2007, 1:06am

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Well, the shots look nice, but I didn't really see anything humorous.
Posted: Wed, 20th Jun 2007, 5:59am

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Hmmm....not quite sure what to make of this.

The text and voiceover were good, and the shots were okay; no clear problems there.

My main issue with this is, it doesn't seem like anything special. No true content to it, and it doesn't make me want to see the movie at all, really. In fact, I wanted to see this, and now I actually want to see it less from this.

Maybe in the future clue us in on what the movie's actually about? This is a trailer, after all, not a teaser. Right?

3/5, as it is now, because there's nothing "standout" about it, if you know what I mean. I'm sure future cuts of the trailers will be better.
Posted: Wed, 20th Jun 2007, 7:46am

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I really liked this - the whole feel of the trailer, the mock voice over, the titles... everything works really well. Also, the humour of nothing really happening and then seeing the knight sat at his computer drinking from his tankard and looking rather bemused is HILLARIOUS.

My only negative point is that the titles felt like they weren't integrated very well into the trailer - they looked amazing, but you faded to white to have the page turn over the image, to me it would have made more sense to have the page roll over the images themselves, and then for the text and page to disolve into the next image. Or at least, somehow up the interplay between titles and pictures.

Aside from that, it's brilliant - 4 stars from me.
Posted: Thu, 21st Jun 2007, 12:19pm

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I think this is almost nothing.
Nothing happens.
A Knight goes right, then a knight goes left, then a knight drinks.

???
Posted: Thu, 21st Jun 2007, 12:25pm

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I really liked this, though that could be because I've seen the full film and bring that context to the trailer.

I think you have to be a fan of Spinal Tap/The Office style humour to really get this style of humour, and it is a very low key trailer so isn't going to appeal to a mass audience.

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Posted: Thu, 21st Jun 2007, 12:48pm

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I've got to be honest, this trailer does nothing for me. I own Spinal Tap and The Office DVDs and love them both, yet this still did nothing.

The knight doing melodramatic stabbing motions certainly got a smirk, but sitting at the computer just did not work at all.

Its meant to be amusing because of the unexpected juxtaposition, but the scene is just the setup for the gag while the gag itself never materialises. I'm fully aware that the lack of anything happening is meant to be the joke, but the "painfully ordinary" style of gag still requires the character do be doing something painfully ordinary. Drinking a tankard is hardly doing anything at all - its too painfully ordinary, so doesn't even register as part of the joke.

Personally i'd have shown him typing slowly on the computer, while clumsily saying out loud "what r u wearing?" or something.

If it were Alan Partridge playing the part of the knight, he'd probably drink from the tankard, pause, look a little confused, then in his typically awkward vocal way, say to someone behind the camera "is it on? I can't see the red light" then get up and walk behind the camera muttering, ruining the focus and composition of the scene at the same time, thereby creating amusement.

I suspect I'm explaining this badly, but I guess what i'm saying is that you've taken the "nothing happening" joke to the point where its no longer funny.
Posted: Sun, 24th Jun 2007, 5:06pm

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I basically agree with Xcession and Halivud Estevez.

I think A Day's Knight will be an pretty good film.

The costumes were, without a doubt, amazing, and the acting seemed very good, too. smile


PS-

Xcession wrote:

I suspect I'm explaining this badly...
I think you were explaining it perfectly, Xcession. wink
Posted: Wed, 27th Jun 2007, 5:37pm

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It looks good! Though i was just expecting a bit more from the trailer- maybe being a bit longer with more of the context in it biggrin

Sam

p.s the knights cheesy grin at the end was...well cheesy biggrin = good