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|After watching horrific events unfold on the news, five friends decide it's time to prepare for the worst. In this case, the "worst" is the undead. With no prior fighting experience or survival knowledge, where do five average joes learn what they need to do in order to survive? |
The Zombie Survival Guide.
This is the final cut of "The Zombie Survival Guide." Inspired by the book written by Max Brooks, this concept trailer/short film was originally entered in the FXhome fanfilm competition in 2006. We've always considered that version "incomplete" due to the restrictions of time and music, but now it's finally finished. Hopefully, you'll find it as entertaining as it is informative. And remember: They feel no fear. Why should you?
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The name of the song is "Gothic Power" by X-Ray Dog. Glad you enjoyed it.
yan wrote:...at 07:49 a very familiar song starts playing, could you possibly reply with the name of it please?
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Actually, we recorded the sound effects for those handguns at a local shooting range. We even matched the sounds to the specific caliber guns that we used as props. Ever notice when an eyewitness on the news is describing gunfire from a shootout? They often say they didn't know it was gunfire at first because it "sounded like fireworks." So I'll take your comment as a compliment. Glad you liked the muzzle flashes too. We also referred to photographs of actual muzzle flashes in order to try and get them to look just right.
Zephlon wrote:The visual effects where nice and believable but the sound effects for the pistol sounded like a cheap fire cracker I especially like the shotgun flash, it looked B.A.
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Wow, davlin. You really seemed to like the movie when it came out five days ago. What happened to your policy of not rating other movies currently in the top 10? You made it perfectly clear in the thread for The Fraternal War. In that thread, you said:
davlin wrote:This is an outstanding action movie cleverly put together to avoid unnecessary footage to link progress.
Your props ...well what can I say.....a terrorists wet dream.....bloody
Strange. I remember you saying you would also have given us a higher rating than a two. Yet it looks like your original post in our thread was edited yesterday around the same time you gave us that two star rating. Seeing as how you didn't vote on The Fraternal War (which is still in the top ten, but it has since fallen below your film.), we were just wondering why you decided to make an exception with us to break your own rules? Also, does giving your own movie a five star rating also fall into that rule? Or does that policy only apply to films made by other people? Just curious.
davlin wrote:This was a great story and well done by you all......yeah there are
some failings but under the circumstances very well done.
I wont put a vote on this because I also have a movie in the top 10
and I don't think it's right to vote on each others film while they are in the top 10 list.
I would have awarded 3stars.
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Wow... what can I say about you, Fxhomer20174? Well, first I'll say to take the time to get a name. Next, I'll say that you obviously haven't been here long enough to realize how hard it is to work on a low budget.
FXhomer20174 wrote:i thought this movie was awful. for one they need to be sued for using the zombie survival guide and making a mockery out of it. two, all of their speacial effects sucked...their guns looked like $10 childrens toys and their zombies looked like poo along with their gore effects. I know its hard to work with a low budget but zombies dont take a lot to look good. three, their actors where horrible and a lot of the dialoug and humor refrences brought down the movie even more. last, the storyline was stupid and over-dramatic, i mean actually needing the book so bad, then going to a friends house where he has a wide verioty of assult weapons on hand, and then having the army blow up the town with a nuke, which if they even read the book said would be the worse thing to do because it would only cause radioactive zombies...sorry guys, read up on your material a little bit before you actually think you can make a movie about it.
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I'll take that one step further and point out that this "reviewer" has yet to vote on any other film. Of course constructive criticism is always appreciated, but it seems as if this particular account was created purely to troll and downvote. I wonder if this "user" has the same IP address as some of the other downvoters here.
kingofbladeslv wrote:Granted, your critisizm is appreciated, but I'm going to step up and say that you are basing your critisizm on things that you do not even understand...
Perhaps I should discuss this with Tarn or the other admins?
Tarn wrote:• Please respect other people's work. Some filmmakers here have been working for decades, while others are only just starting out. Consequently, there will be a wide range of movies in the Cinema, of varying quality. Bear this in mind when commenting and rating.
• When commenting on a submitted movie, try to offer constructive criticism. Unwarranted or unjustified negativity and insulting responses are not welcome.
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This seems unlikely, as the account in question happens to have the most expensive product offered by FXhome registered to it. Although I wouldn't categorically deny this as a possibility, and couldn't possibly predict how FXhomer20174 intends to post in the future, at this time, it is rather unlikely that the account was created solely for this purpose.
Seven wrote:I'll take that one step further and point out that this "reviewer" has yet to vote on any other film…it seems as if this particular account was created purely to troll and downvote. I wonder if this "user" has the same IP address as some of the other downvoters here.
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frankly I was prepared to leave this site and go to a more mature one.
it truly is insulting to have people put 1 or no stars on work that we have all been doing for monthsI understand you put a lot of time into your work, so do many people. And I also understand a low vote or comment might not feel appropriate, but if you're that sensitive, I would seriously think about publishing work on any kind of public forum. Because there's bound to be people who simply dislike or even disregard your work, simply because they don't care.
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what a shame you were'nt as quick to respond when I put up a post about this after being in chat room as well.Simply because I obviously wasn't in chatroom and didn't see your post. Care to give me a link? I'd rather continue this debate, if there has to be one, in this thread then not to occupy anymore of Seven's movie thread.
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Yes, you are forgiven. Just PM someone the next time you'd like to make a point. I'm sure they'll listen.
davlin wrote:I hope you have forgiven me for wasting your movie thread with my
A great movie and I hope it'll do better still before we all fall out.
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