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We're DONE!* Atomic at the Dallas 48-Hour!

Posted: Fri, 13th Jul 2007, 10:09pm

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More New Stuffs!!!!
While it's getting a bit darker, we're set to shoot tomorrow and have some golden stuff. After a little breather and some Panda Express, we're back on our game. No matter how the final thing turns out, we love the look of what we already got. So far, the working title of the project is "The Man Who Runs".




So we got "Sports" for our topic. We all know that sucks, but we've decided to go with an urban, gritty marathon runner storyline that should end up pretty cool. We're shooting mainly on the A1 and backing that up with the GL2's in case some fast angle doesn't shoot well on the A1 or if we need a wide shot. It should all work out.

On the upside, while my brother and Brian were scripting and bouncing ideas off of eachother, myself and Chase went out and shot some test stuff on the A1 in my front lawn with some pyro stuff I bought in Oklahoma. It's linked below, but not in HD, as we decided to easily down-convert on the camera.

Video Test, son!

The A1's footage on my HDTV made me stop doubting its quality: it's a really, really awesome camera that I think will be a dream to shoot on.

Getting Started!

Well, folks, in less than 2 hours Atomic Productions begins the Dallas 48 hour film race. The people who organized it weren't very tactful, and they've made the starting and finishing lines both outside of the actual city of Dallas, 28 miles away in Garland. This adds about 40 or so minutes to the commute either way, meaning that though we might have an extra day for this one, but we have to shave 3 hours total off just for extra driving!


I know you're wondering, "why make this thread if it hasn't even started?" Well, good people, I've decided to sort of document our progress throughout the day via this thread. From my phone/notebook/PSP I'll be able to edit this thread and add new stuff, so this should be pretty cool! I'll be posting up rough script/storyboards as soon as I get home from the starting line, so you guys can all get an insider's peek at what we're planning before we even start it.

Not the same old group...

For the 48-Hour, we're combining the separate groups of people from Cover's Story and from Redemption into one uber group. First off, we're calling all our classic guys back to act. This includes Brian (Jake Cover from Cover's Story), Reese (kidnapped kid in Cover's Story/SC), Chase (Falcone in Redemption/Sam Fisher in SC), Josh (Crack Addict in Redemption), and a new but equally great actor, Cole. I called up a friend-of-a-friend neighbor, Rob Knepper about doing just a bit part or a cameo, but unfortunately he was wrapped up with the filming of Prison Break. It would've been cool to have him; but it'll have to happen some other time.


People who won't be showing up again are Tyrien (Watts in Redemption) and Kathryn (Falcone's sister in Redemption). We're sad to see them go but are happy to have Brian back, along with a fresh face; Cole.

The crew is still pretty standard, so no changes there.

Changes in equipment?

My friend recently purchased a Canon XH-A1, and we'd love to shoot on it, but are worried about shooting possible action/drama with the low light and fast motion problems HDV suffers from.

The fact that we've never, ever dealt with HD before is also an issue, especially since you can't submit a film in HD. This is a huge pickle, because while the A1 would be awesome to shoot on, we now have up to 4, (guaranteed 3) Canon GL2s at our disposal, which would be obviously awesome for filming action sequences- something I'm hoping we'll be afforded the opportunity to do.

More to come...

Okay, well that's all I've got to say for now. There'll be more to come in about an hour and a half, when my brother gets to the starting line!



PEACE OUT

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Posted: Fri, 13th Jul 2007, 10:51pm

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Hype! It's the most effective weapon in the Atomic Productions arsenal. wink

I take it since this is for a 48 hour festival, that means you'll actually finish and put out the movie? Here's hoping. I say use the XHA1. That camera gets great results.
Posted: Fri, 13th Jul 2007, 11:12pm

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Wow, that would have been awesome if you could have gotten T-Bag to cameo in your film. He is the best actor on that show.

Nonetheless, I'm sure yours will be awesome. Good luck.
Posted: Fri, 13th Jul 2007, 11:44pm

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3 GL2s? This will make it much easier for you wink.

Can't wait to see the final product, hopefully you guys will get a good placeing in the contest.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 12:26am

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Got got "Sports Film". We're so f*cked.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 12:30am

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ben3308 wrote:

Got got "Sports Film". We're so f*cked.
How flexible are the catagories? Might be worth looking into how they define "Sports Film" so that you can best play to your strengths and not be marked down for straying from your brief.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 12:33am

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I think shooting is technically a sport! I'm sure you guys were planning on using guns, right? smile
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 1:04am

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Sports? That's rough.

Definitely take that word in the loosest definition possible (Much like cover story)
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 1:08am

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Sports... HAH. Good luck man, really. Capture the flag is a sport, is it not?
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 1:22am

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Two-tree guys fishing, and talking.
-the end.

(make sure the conversations are awesome)

Sounds like a good idea to me smile

Anyways, good luck.
Looking forward to watch it.
Night.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 1:47am

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Some guys are playing basketball, another group of guys comes up and want to play for money, one of the guys 'cheaters' or something, a member from the other team pulls out a gun and shoots him, everyone runs, but the cops are following the shooter, they catch him after a bit.

Fin.

:EDIT: I forgot to add that there is a cop watching the area, so he is the first to react.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 1:55am

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You could do a mob/murder mystery involving bets being placed on a sports game and people being bribed to throw the game.

Could work with your usual dramatic style, and also minimize the sports part of it. I'm thinking dramatic action and murders in this one fellas.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 2:26am

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I'd count Running Man a sports film...
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 2:49am

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We originally got comedy, and after heavy consideration decided, although it was possibly the broadest category, we just couldn't succesfully do it, as we could with basically every wild card movie.

So, we took the wild card, and between 'ghost movie' and 'sports movie', got sports. People will say we're stupid for giving up comedy, but it's just something we don't have good progress/experience with. I was so worried, I asked Evman if he could write beforehand, but whatever.

We're happy now, and we've hit the ground running with some great ideas that incorporate a lot of content-cool, technically cool stuff. Here's hoping to it all working out! smile

Oh, and the two people who chose "wild card" before me turned back in "Drama" and "Spy" for "ghost" and "sports". I thought they were both complete idiots, but I guess to some people so was I.

Oh, and the other required elements are:

Character- Bill Black, Carpetcleaner
Prop- Nail Polish
Line of Dialogue- "You owe me an apology."

And since it's the first year in Dallas, we've got to use a recognizable landmark as a location.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 2:53am

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Oooh, we got cell phone. That was easy. We ignored the landmark thing on accident but we were not disqualified. I wouldn't risk it or anything, but we just shot in "Virginia's beautiful deciduous forests" and I guess they were kind of close to the Dismal Swamp... wink

Anyways, good luck with Sports genre.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 6:51am

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Man, I must be stupid, but I have no idea how this 48 hour contest thing works... It seems like it would be tons of fun though.

But that must suck, to get sports. I hate sports movie's almost all the time, and to make matters worse, it has to involve a carpenter, with nail polish who says or is told, "You owe me an apology." I would find it incredibly hard to come up with a story involving sports with something like that...

Maybe have like a bar, and the carpent cleaner is there, with his buddies, watching the super bowl. Then something happens involving nail polish, and the carpenter owes his friend money because he lost a bet about the superbowl. In the process of refusing to give up his hard earned cash of cleaning carpets for 5 bucks and hour, he hits his friend, and his friend says "Now you owe me an apology!"
=D
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 8:45am

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New Stuffs!!!!

So we got "Sports" for our topic. We all know that sucks, but we've decided to go with an urban, gritty marathon runner storyline that should end up pretty cool. We're shooting mainly on the A1 and backing that up with the GL2's in case some fast angle doesn't shoot well on the A1 or if we need a wide shot. It should all work out.

On the upside, while my brother and Brian were scripting and bouncing ideas off of eachother, myself and Chase went out and shot some test stuff on the A1 in my front lawn with some pyro stuff I bought in Oklahoma. It's linked below, but not in HD, as we decided to easily down-convert on the camera.


Video Test, son!


The A1's footage on my HDTV made me stop doubting its quality: it's a really, really awesome camera that I think will be a dream to shoot on.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 8:53am

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eek

A1's...
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 8:54am

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Lol, I don't know why but it was funny... maybe cause who ever was filming was laughing....
But you have a video to make! Stop wasting time me
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 9:03am

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I was filming it, and I kept demanding excellence as usual, so....

Yeah, I was laughing. biggrin
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 10:38am

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Hope you guys have an easy day...
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 10:56am

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We're 11 hours into it, and we're still on script and pre-visualization. I dunno how we're gonna tackle this one.

On the other hand, we've discovered the joy of.....

Twizzlers!



It started as a small spat between two crew members, then escalated into full-out war. We basically took Twizzlers and started beating the crap out of eachother with them. Fun stuff!



We're pretty stupid right now, but we're having fun. That's alway important...............right? biggrin

Also, still no idea how we're incorporating nail polish. While scouting locations in the ghetto near downtown area, we stumbled upon the floodplains with 50 foot tall levees, and once we were able to safely make it up the levees, we found our money shot: the sun rising over downtown Dallas as the runners run by on a crane shot.

The problem: there's chiggers everywhere, and I'm not looking to get bit. We may have to buy some 'Off!'.....
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2 hours later, half the team's asleep, the rest are at Wal-Mart, and I have no idea what I'm shooting, how I'm shooting, or where I'm shooting.

I hope we get done in enough time.... neutral
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 4:41pm

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Twizzlers.... No wonder you guys aren't anywhere yet.
As for nail polish, google it and see if you can find the interesting things you can do with it.
It is poisonous, maybe a runner gets poisoned, by another runners girlfriend? Nail Polish can also be flammable, so maybe a maltov cock tale, cept with nail polish.
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Have the main marathon runner use nail polish to try and distinguish himself from the rest of the runners? Maybe he wears it for some certain cause? Maybe some past even with family members and it could have some emotional meaning that he wear it during the marathon.

Haha, I don't know, just throwing some ideas out there.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 8:26pm

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If you put nail polish on chiggars, they go away...
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KA Productions wrote:

Man, I must be stupid

I hate sports movie's almost all the time, and to make matters worse, it has to involve a carpenter, with nail polish who says or is told, "You owe me an apology." I would find it incredibly hard to come up with a story involving sports with something like that...

Maybe have like a bar, and the carpent cleaner is there, with his buddies, watching the super bowl. Then something happens involving nail polish, and the carpenter owes his friend money because he lost a bet about the superbowl. In the process of refusing to give up his hard earned cash of cleaning carpets for 5 bucks and hour, he hits his friend, and his friend says "Now you owe me an apology!"
=D
I don't think you know what a carpenter is... I carpenter works with wood. A CARPET cleaner cleans CARPETS. There is no such thing as a carpent.

Ben: Seriously, what the hell are you doing? You are wasting time shooting tests. That's the kind of stuff you do BEFORE the 48 hour contest begins. You also waste time uploading these videos and making graphics to upload to your god-awful-slow-as-hell server. I suppose it was still night time when you were doing this, but honestly, it's two days. Despite what you may think, no one on FXHome anticipates this so much that you need to post updates. A product will be posted when this is done, we can stand to wait that long. Get busy! wink

Aculag wrote:

I take it since this is for a 48 hour festival, that means you'll actually finish and put out the movie?Here's hoping.
I second that.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 9:10pm

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whoops, my bad. I had a brain fart I guess =]

But I second what serpent said.
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hatsof2Halford wrote
so maybe a maltov cock tale, cept with nail polish.
Lol, isn't that supposed to be Cocktail? Hehe, it's the way you spaced it out making it sound dirtier wink.

Now as for the main topic. I wish you two luck in the contest and as for the HD night clip test it looks nice and I really like the smoke. Good luck

B3N
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There is absolutly nothing wrong about having some fun with tests (at night) and making images and stuff while the others work on the script and ideas.

And I personally like the idea of updating and telling/showing the community here the progress of the film.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 11:05pm

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Agreed
Posted: Sat, 14th Jul 2007, 11:23pm

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We've hit a snag. We wrote it dramatic, to where Brian- as a marathon runner- finds Reese, lifts him up, and takes him to the hospital triumphantly. It looked to be epic, and we shot the two scenes before it (totaling a whopping 2 minutes, neutral ) but as soon as Brian attempted to pick up Reese.....


.....he pulled a hernia. Now he can't run, stand, or carry anything at all.


We're screwed, thoroughly, and my teammates use their screwy logic to think we should make what we've already filmed "ALL JUST A DREAM!!!!!1!1!!1one!1!!". I think that's a total, utter cop out, do you guys agree?
Posted: Sun, 15th Jul 2007, 12:06am

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Well it is kinda hard to film a character who has done everything up to the point of pulling his hernia and make something else out of it without doing the whole movie over.

Is there anybody else who could do brians part? That's where I would turn.

But then again I'm sure with several people you could make a new idea film it and edit it buy the timeline (by the way, which is?).
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Replace him, quickly.
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It's working itself out, hopefully.
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Well I still wish you all the best of luck.
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Thanks. It's coming around nicely in the editing. We've still got a crapload of stuffs to shoot and edit in 18 hours, but I think (hope) we'll survive.
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Uh... A hernia? Seriously? Is he in the hospital? That's bad news.
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He's crazy. He was just like "let me sit, I'll sit it off for a while and I'll be fine."

He plans on carrying a 130-pound person over him, running, today, too. He's a serious trooper, but we're looking to slightly alter the action to cater to something 'lighter' for him to do.
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make it look as if it a memory of an old man's past or something.
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Dude, you guys are going to make the poor man run into his grave while carrying someone else into it with him, just so he can have some company...

You show him starting to pick up the other actor, and then replace it with a dummy so it is lighter. Or you could have a wire system with a 100 foot crane towering above your heads, and hook the wire to the man he is carrying, so he is not really carrying anything at all, just looks like it. But I highly doubt that is an option.

Funny thing is I just found out awhile ago that my cousin is going in for surgery because of a hernia he got. Your actor is crazy, or might have just pinched off some of his nerves deadening that part of your brain that takes the pain.
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Oh, no, I'm positive the pain is there. The profanities indicate it very well. smile
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Convince him not to do it. A hernia is a serious thing, here's some Wiki-Fact:

"Between 1995 and 2005, 16,742 Americans died from hernias."

That's almost 5 people a year.
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vilhelm nielsen wrote:

Convince him not to do it. A hernia is a serious thing, here's some Wiki-Fact:

"Between 1995 and 2005, 16,742 Americans died from hernias."

That's almost 5 people a year.
No... it's definitely 1,674 people a year...

Which I'd say sucks even more for this kid. Get him to a hospital.
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I had a hernia when I was 11. It really really really really really really sucks.
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Waser wrote:

I had a hernia when I was 11. It really really really really really really sucks.
lol




Oh your serious? Dude that musta sucked...

But anyway, I won't be able to follow up anything today, I'll be on the road mostly.
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I'm very serious. Still have two huge surgical scars.
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Yeah, if you guys aren't just exaggerating when you say he's got a hernia, that boy needs to go to a hospital.
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I think we're too late... They are probably torturing him now... the sickos filming his pain on camera too....
Now lets take this moment to pray....
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To Pray...
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That...
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this will be a good film.
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Evman wrote:

vilhelm nielsen wrote:

Convince him not to do it. A hernia is a serious thing, here's some Wiki-Fact:

"Between 1995 and 2005, 16,742 Americans died from hernias."

That's almost 5 people a year.
No... it's definitely 1,674 people a year...

Which I'd say sucks even more for this kid. Get him to a hospital.
Sorry, i meant:

A DAY!!!!!

I think...
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KA Productions wrote:

I think we're too late... They are probably torturing him now... the sickos filming his pain on camera too....
Now lets take this moment to pray....
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To Pray...
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That...
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this will be a good film.
You mean, that he'll not die in vain?
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Exactly.
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So it started on friday....and now its almost monday.....and its a 48 hour film festival....and its been almost 72 hours since they started...which means the film should be done already? Is atomic going to cop out agian?
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It started Friday night I believe... Which would make it over on Sunday night.

And considering one of their team probably needs a hospital, and they all need sleep... I'm sure they finished and they'll let us know the results soon.

Musta been a tough competition, so cut 'em some slack.
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no you dont cut slack in this industry. I DEMAND RESULTS!
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Neither ben or atom have posted any updates recently... which is unlike them. Perhaps they are mourning the lost of their friend/actor who suffered from a hernia?
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My mom works for a surgeon who focuses on sports hernias and hernias and I've seen alot of people whove had them.

Your friend must have balls of freakin steel if he even considered lifting someone while suffering from a hernia.
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Neither ben or atom have posted any updates recently... which is unlike them. Perhaps they are mourning the lost of their friend/actor who suffered from a hernia?
Or working their butts off to get the movie finished?
Posted: Mon, 16th Jul 2007, 2:36pm

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The dude with a hernia, probaly got insane and killed all of the crew.

Or maybe we'll hear from them later.
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Alrighty, a few things to talk about, so here goes.

First off, we didn't make it in on time.

We were somewhere between seven and ten minutes late. Next time they make the "Dallas 48 hour" they should actually put it in Dallas, not another city 40 miles away. Also, the location they chose for drop off was about 10 miles away from any highway, so there was no fast way to get there. At all. Even my friend Ben, who left an hour early to scout the traffic to get there, didn't get there on time.

The lady told us that sometimes up to 20% of entrants don't make it in on time. This is sort of a smug fact, you should know, when only 14 out of 26 teams even turn anything in, and two of those 14 are late within ten minutes. So the "not in on time" rate for ours was about 60%.

This wasn't pleasing to a disgruntled, heavily sunburned (8 hour location shoot in 102 degree heat) group of seventeen-year-olds who'd just braved cops, ambulances, chiggers, and insomnia to get their tape in on time. Not one bit. biggrin


As for production issues and medical problems, my friend is going to be fine. It turned out he just pulled an ab muscle sideways that made on of his intestines bulge out near his belly button, which looked like a tell-talle sign of a hernia. Thankfully, the muscle pulled back the correct way after alot of painful stretching in about 8 hours.

Unfortunately, this meant we all had to take a break from shooting- or shoot something else- during that time, which was bad for productivity big time. It also meant that when Brian got better, we'd have to split into two teams with the GL2s and the A1 to shoot. By the way, one GL2 had issues, so we pretty much shot A1/GL2 for most stuff.

My friend Ben Haschke went to shoot alot of the slower stuff while I shot more action that required more technical and camera settings stuff. My friend Chase, who I usually shoot with, went MIA after Saturday night. Turned out his alarm clock broke, haha. Anyhow, our footage looks good, but there's a considerable amount of shaky-cam and wavering focus in this one, as opposed to our budding style of smoothness because Ben H, who is really a good shooter, just got his GL2 a week or so ago and is just now learning its features. We also have a liberal use of the zoom, in a 24-style way. I wouldn't worry too much, though, most of it really, really works for the movie. It looks amazing at times, IMO.

Other issues we had were formatting. The A1 can downgrade during capture, but that means Vegas can't recognize individual timecode slices from the downgraded stream, and therefore can't find separate scenes. This means for one tapes' worth of shooting, we have one long clip. This would be okay for most scenes, but for a multi-angle fight scene it's impossible to edit efficiently.

Yet another problem was the fuzz. The industry was there to shut us down alot of the time. When I went out and shot in the top level of the mall parking lot, a bicycle cop chased us away. When we went to shoot a death scene in front of a produce market, someone called the fire department and before we knew it two ambulances and a fire engine pulled into the two small parking spaces in front of our location. I talked to the fire chief who told me, "If you're shooting a movie, make sure the fact that it's a movie is obvious and idiot-proof. Some jackass must've just called to pull a prank. Just remember, kid, America is stupid. You have to be really obvious with the fact that you're shooting a movie." I guess to camermen and a big boom pole aren't obvious enough. wink

We just had bad luck this time.

As for story: it's definitely more understandable than Redemption, but the way it is told is mostly narrative, in the vein of the voice-over-ish bits of Cover's Story. I know some will like this, but others won't. You can't please everyone!

Lastly, on problems, the A1 footage works fine with GL2 footage shot in anamorphic 16:9, but once regular 4:3 footage was pulle dinto the timeline, the A1 stretched its footage vertically to fill a 4:3 frame. And this is a a 16:9-set project. We tried to fix most of the clips on time, but by the end we just added letterboxing to a few of the skewed clips. This'll be something to be fixed before the FXhome premiere, haha.

About editing: this movie has more cuts than any other 5 or 6 minute movie we've made. Those that thought Redemption was too slow or tepid will like this one. Maybe. biggrin

And man, about sleep: From 9am on Friday until 10pm on Sunday, I didn't sleep at all. Maybe 3 minutes when I dozed off while taking a shower, but that's it. I'm so miserable now, guys. 61 hours straight.

Well, that's all I've got to say. Here's a GL2 still to show you how much pain Brian was in to keep going....


One more, to show our way of stressing it was about "sports", what with all the running.
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Dang....I got all excited and stuff........My patience is wearing thin....NO MERCY!
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We'll upload it as soon as we get a render without aspect ratio issues. Sit tight until then.

I also forgot to thank Sean Beeson, and his wife, Laura, for not only responding to our phone calls, but taking the time to scan and upload a signed music release form. Kudos to them, we really couldn't have made the movie without his music.
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It's crazy how you guys did all of this... Can't wait to see the final movie!
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Lolz, you guys phail...
Not really.
That's funny though, you getting chased by cops, buy maybe you should get a piece of poster board and write on it "Filming In Progress"

I look forward to this, should be cool, thought I think it might look a little rushed.
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I look forward to this, should be cool, thought I think it might look a little rushed.
The words "no sh*t" come immediately to mind. smile
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hahaha and that my friends is why we love and hate atom....
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But mostly hate. wink
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But mostly hate. wink
And to think, for a moment, I considered to use 'Venice' for the ending credits.
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Right, like it's up to you. smile
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So how'd you use the nail polish? Did you use it on the chigger bites like I suggested?
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Atom wrote:

Aculag wrote:

But mostly hate. wink
And to think, for a moment, I considered to use 'Venice' for the ending credits.
Hey I've used that in the middle of the AI2 filmfest re-edit and at the end... AND I used it at the beginning and end of The Woodsman... So back off of MY... err... I mean... Presh's song! biggrin
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Awesome that you finished!

Too bad not being there in time, if it's called Dallas Video contest, it should be in Dallas.
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You think that's bad? Our screenings are late at 9:30pm tonight, and despite the fact we paid like 150 dollars and 60 pages in paperwork and registration, we have to pay 18 dollars a person to view our movie and our opponents.

The 24-hour race that the Dallas Video Association does is much, much more organized, cheaper (tickets are free for anyone who participated in a registered team, 3 dollars otherwise), and just really a larger event with a greater turnout. I wish the DVA would put on a 48 hour sometime, because the "48FP" one just didn't fly here, at all.

I mean, when I turned in the tape, the lady thought that MiniDV was just a little DVD in a black plastic box. C'mon, now.
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Yeah, well at least you guys have a video contest. Where I live there are no contests.

MiniDV a dvd?? lol
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I mean, when I turned in the tape, the lady thought that MiniDV was just a little DVD in a black plastic box. C'mon, now.
Hahahaha thats one of the funnier things I've heard in my lifetime.
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Hahahaha thats one of the funnier things I've heard in my lifetime.
Hmm.. You must not be very old.
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its one of the funnier things, thats doesnt tell you how many funny things i've heard. . . don't judge me!
Posted: Wed, 18th Jul 2007, 6:39am

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Well, we went to screening today, and IMO, pimp-slapped the competition with our "late" movie. (I know, I'm conceited, but I feel great.)

We each got a little Q&A, and afterwards were told by almost every other adult filmmaker in the competition, and I quote "that movie was f*ckin' genius!". I'm feeling so good about it right now, we've all been showered with generous adoration that we've never had really for any movie, it's awesome.

Now, granted, a majority of them were becoming drunk throughout the evening, but still. smile I loved this one guy who when asked what his favorite movie was, blurted out "ME!".

Of course, Ben followed up each person's comments with humorous, smartass commentary from the audience as Brian and I presented and talked about the movie.

Things are also looking somewhat up, as it appears we may still be eligible for the best cinematography, acting, editing, and sound-design awards, in addition to the 'audience award'.

This has been a remarkably great night for us after all. Especially when we expected to be slubbed off as the "not on time" group. We're loving it.

Oh, and movie has been submitted, up for review, guys! Can't wait!
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That sounds great!
Can't wait to see it.
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One thing that bugged me about the screenings, though, was the really, really poor projectionist. Everyone's movie was projected a tad out of focus and very jittery, with "ghosting" galore even in the slowest of shots (cheap projector, I suppose).

We assumed this would be like the 24 hour fest we usually do, where they produce a 35mm print of everyone's movies in one long reel, so naturally myself and just about every other filmmaker submitted a film in 24p, only to be let down by stuttered motion in the projection.

What's funny is that while most groups used HVX's alongside DVX's or XL2's, our meager GL2 with some A1 footage blew the visual style out of everyone else's. The mixing of 24F (fake 24p) from the A1 with Vegas-rendered 24p (w/ 3-2 pulldown) from the GL2 didn't go quite like we planned, but the people with true 24p and 'un'true 24p had major footage-matching issues; ESPECIALLY the guys who told us they edited on Avid.

In fact, the Avid guys actually had a final quality similar to a cellphone video because it kept downgrading their footage for no reason, apparently; which was a shame because their movie had good story and cinematography, just unbearable quality. They shot on a DVX with an HVX, I was told.

As for our movie: I suspect it'll be up here soon, though I'm not impressed by the compression we've achieved. A new file submission may be in order...
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Atom wrote:

What's funny is that while most groups used HVX's alongside DVX's or XL2's, our meager GL2 with some A1 footage blew the visual style out of everyone else's.
You guys have an eye for lighting, grading, exposure, and cinematography in general. I'm honestly not surprised. Even with a nice camera you may be able to get good footage if you can grasp what you are doing, but if you aren't apt at visual style, the camera is not going to improve the style.

Our projector annoyed me because the aspect ratio was tall. I knew our film would be stretched because I kept messing up when trying to render at full quality with letterboxing in 4:3 with anamorphic footage, so I ended up rendering it in anamorphic wide screen. Our 16:9 footage was stretched to what looked like 4:4. o_0 Our tickets were much less than yours. We got me free, 2 additional free (for cast/crew), and then regular tickets were $7.

Also, Avid doesn't magic your movie either. I'm sure it's fully capable of proper footage if he knew what he was doing.

Anyways, congrats on having a nice product and being respected by the fellow filmmakers. Too bad it wasn't on time. VA Beach was terrible: I only got to watch group B and only 2 films were creative but somewhat poorly done. The rest was a joke. Literally hard not to laugh utter crap. It was really embarassing. We showed up almost everyone and ours was more rushed than most and nothing to be proud of. I envy bigger cities. Hopefully next year we'll be able to win, now that we have the confidence and we know what we're looking at as far as competition.
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I envy bigger cities.
If you had seen some of the movies at ours, you wouldn't. smile
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Oh god, you guys should have seen the film that beat the Woodsman at our local filmfest... I'm pretty sure they knew we won last year and that was the only reason that we didn't win anything... but seriously, the movie that won was absolutely horrible (and I'm not just saying that out of bitterness... they played it in school over the TV system and basically everyone said it was crap).
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Let's not forget that besides not getting it in on time- and therefore losing to the completely lackluster competition- we suffered from pulled muscles, sunburn, heavy heat, and, of course, issues with the law....

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Unless they get their act together, I don't think I'll be doing the 48-hour on a year-to-year basis. The 24-hour is good enough for me.
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Atom wrote:

Serpent wrote:

I envy bigger cities.
If you had seen some of the movies at ours, you wouldn't. smile
Let's just say I bet there was a greater number of tasteful films in your area. No one had visual style AT ALL. Untouched footage with poor lighting. Virginia Beach/Our area is probably the tackiest, decently large city in the United States.

Nice fire engine story. Though the A1 being held distracted me from seeing any vehicles in the footage, so I don't believe you. wink
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Untouched footage with poor lighting.
Nope, that basically sums up a little more than half of the 48 hour. At least with the 24-hour there was some good competition and entertaining movies.
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I suppose the entrance fee being large and the prize being somewhat small and nearly unreachable relative to the number of people entering deters serious filmmakers who would rather spend money entering either large film fests for exposure or more realistic ones for prize benefits. I hope that's it because in VA Beach I am saying there was 1 film in our group that was acceptably shot (I could have done better, and did do better with our film, which was not exactly the best work visually.) I think basically the conclusion we have reached is that the 48 hour film project draws in a lot of sucky people... I really wish I tried harder so I could have put it on my resume if I won. sad
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Such a shame, since the less-recognized 24-hour in Dallas actually brings in fair and good competition, free screenings at better theaters, and prizes for the city like "12 hours whenever you want to shoot on a soundstage" or some budgeting-software. Actual, practical stuff within reach with free movies that are entertaining to watch.

I dunno, I guess I'm just angry I had to get in line and spend another $9 after the first 12 movies just to go back into the same theater and watch my own. That's just cheap business to me.
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Lol, nice vid of the ambulances and stuff. But of all places, a gas station. People with bleeding chests and dying are always at gas stations, nothing new. XD
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It was actually a produce market with all the bushels of fruit pulled inside the garage. You can even see "De La Fuente Produce" with fruit through the windows.

Not a gas station at all. wink
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Whoever called them must have seen the person who was 'shot', right?

Then they musta seen the cameras too.
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This competition was so fun, and the movie's doing so well!
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your server = soooo slow!

22 kb/sec! this is outrageous!
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We've been told. Sorry, but I can't make an excuse for this one. It just is. I dunno why.
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well just watched it. It was gooooood guys. Certainly not perfect but just what I expected from you guys. There were some camera angles where i was like "huh?" and then there was one or too where I was like "handycam" but other than that I'm very satisfied with your cinematography. But the greatest thing about this movie is that it doesn't look "homemade" which is why I always like your guy's stuff. Good job for 48-hours. I'm impressed to so the least.
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Why, thank you. That's precisely the type of review I needed.

So, wouldn't you say it's almost fact that, objectively, this isn't poor enough to be, decisively, "2" material? biggrin

Because a whole army of other FXhomers seem to widely disagree....
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yeah.....i have no idea what your talking about...
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I'll leave a filtered positive comment in here too then. wink

Your cinematography and sense for visuals is great, as in all of your narrative productions. The attention to light, especially considering you're using daylight, is truly remarkable. The movie looks very much like a proper film and starts out like a nike commercial I'd see on TV. The original score you used is commendable and very moody, so is the work with soundeffects.
Oh, and the editing is very spot on too, same with the grading. Definately no 2.