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Assassins of New York City Movie Update

Would it bother you if the movie is Black and White? Cause I really need the audiences advice for this.

Yes, I would bother me29%[ 4 ]
No, that'd be great.71%[ 10 ]

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Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 2:40am

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For the new updates check out our website. Then tell me what you think.
www.freewebs.com/dynamitepro

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Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 2:47am

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just upload it to imageshack or where ever then do [img]link to image[/img]
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 2:50am

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http://freewebs.com/dynamitepro/assassinsee.jpg

that's the poster

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Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 2:54am

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instead of "in" you might want "of", and be ready for ben or atom to make you a cool poster... it'll happen
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 3:01am

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im pretty sure it will. anout the in. my friend who who the script want "in" but i want "of" so i get confused
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 3:32am

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This link has a whole bunch of royalty-free music (that means you can use it, just give the guy credit in your end credits). Whats even better, is you can click the mood you want to give and it gives you a bunch of selections.

http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 4:02am

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Frosty G: Do you know if someone could use there music in a film even if you sell it or do you have to buy some sort of licence for that, Anything helps.
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 4:03am

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RebornProductions wrote:

instead of "in" you might want "of", and be ready for ben or atom to make you a cool poster... it'll happen
You know me too well. wink Coming soon....
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 4:06am

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When your on fxhome all day and night... you know everyone too well.
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 4:16am

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Biblmac wrote:

Frosty G: Do you know if someone could use there music in a film even if you sell it or do you have to buy some sort of licence for that, Anything helps.
From what I can gather as long as you credit him correctly its freegame.

This is what I got from his FAQ page about crediting:

"" your project has only one piece in it; you can credit it as "Music: Kevin MacLeod".

If your project has many pieces, you can credit as "Piece Title Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)".

If you'd like to include the full license for legal reasons, you can do the following: "Title Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 2.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/""


If you frequent Youtube, you may have heard of a user named Nalts. I know he uses this music and he is a YT Partner so he makes money off the videos and still uses it.
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 4:32am

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This is still really rough, mostly because I did it in 5 minutes, but here:



Hopefully it helps. smile
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 4:40am

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You Adams brothers and photoshop... If I knew how to use photoshop to any extent other than the magic eraser and lasso tool, I'd pwn you wink.

But this movie... I think I'll PM you...
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 9:31am

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Wow this stuff looks good, but how do you do this stuff.
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 12:56pm

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Thanks for the music Frosty. The poster looks cool too Atom, thanks. I might actually use it, cause what I use is Microsoft Picture It. and it can't do bunch of stuff.
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 5:18am

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RodyPolis wrote:

Ideas in how to make a gangta movie look cool.
Ahem. smile
There ya go!

Biblmac wrote:

Wow this stuff looks good, but how do you do this stuff.
For the love of god, just because it's a different thread doesn't make it any less redundant of a question: Photoshop.
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 6:08am

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Oh, and new post for new poster:

Rody, you said you wanted more stuff and less simplistic design, so I tried to make this one accordingly. (I was trying to build on your first poster with the initial one I made, but whatever. smile) Also, I couldn't help but notice that your thread title is "....of NYC" whereas the first poster you made said "...in NYC". Whichever one it is, it's a quick fix, but just for repetition I used "in" because it's what I put on the last poster. And, viola!

Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 7:33am

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holy burgers!!! that looks soooo good
i wanna do that!
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 9:45am

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that's exactly wat i had in mind. thanks man. also thanks for the ideas.
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 2:48pm

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Don't let Microsoft Picture It! hinder you. Its not that bad, and I have proof...

http://www.klauskrew.com/gringo%20gold%201.JPG



http://www.klauskrew.com/COVER.JPG
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 7:24pm

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Klausky wrote:

Don't let Microsoft Picture It! hinder you. Its not that bad, and I have proof...

http://www.klauskrew.com/gringo%20gold%201.JPG



http://www.klauskrew.com/COVER.JPG
well, cool. maybe I just need to spend a little more time on it. those posters were cool
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 7:27pm

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Of course, do with what you have and try and make it work. Ben and I did some pretty creative stuff simply with MSPaint. Ahh.....those were the days. The golden years for both MSPaint and FXHome:

EXPLOSIVE LLAMA PRODUCTIONS!


But wait! There's more.....











And my favorite one I made in excitement for AlamDV3/Ee-El (Effectlab to you n00bs wink):

("Even though one had lost his way, they would forever be..........brothers.")

Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 7:59pm

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that's some funny stuff dude.
Ok, I have a story line but not the script. but the script will be based on that.

Here it is: Eric Long was a bad time assassin and loved his job. But he leaves all that behind when he meets Julie. When everything is going well for him, his actions in the past comes back to haunt him. Groups of angry assassins wants there revenge and in one day, Eric's " Normal life" becomes hell and he has to do whatever is in his power to rescue Julie.

He gets to a point where he don't know who to trust what coming after him.
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 8:04pm

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I remember when you first showed thos to me after I posted...



Good times...

Also, sounds like you have a good plot going there Rody. Sounds kinda like the Bourne Identity meets Crank.
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 8:54pm

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Lol, I didn't think much about that. I'll start the script maybe tomorrow. I'll do the best I can to make the story make sence. and I'll work on my grading so it don't just look like I filmed it on a $500 camera.
Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 11:21pm

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I just added a poll
Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 11:33pm

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I think you could pull of black and white. But I'd go for this look:



This is from a clip of a fake film made for HBO's Entourage: Queen's Boulevard. The key is lighting the subject seperately from the background an high contrast. Old black and white is usually just grey. No whites, no blacks. It's boring. You need to make it not hurt the eyes by being able to distinguish the subject from the background. You can do this with depth of field and contrast. If you can pull of that look ^^, I think it could work. So I voted for b&w but only if you can pull it off. Don't just select you video clips and hit desaturate. Use levels, channel mixer, curves, etc. I'd even color correct the footage (not color grade, big difference) before I converted it to black and white.
Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 11:37pm

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Yeah, I get what you're saying, just clicking desaturate would just make it look dull and boring. So i'll try using contrast pro. I'll try posting a picture.
Posted: Mon, 10th Sep 2007, 11:46pm

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RodyPolis wrote:

Yeah, I get what you're saying, just clicking desaturate would just make it look dull and boring. So i'll try using contrast pro. I'll try posting a picture.
Not even just that. If you are using the Lab products for grading, I would first apply filters that make the colors look like they should in real life. Even proffesionals correct the color that is produced on their expensive cameras. Then add subsequent filters to get the above look, such as contrast pro.
Posted: Tue, 11th Sep 2007, 1:19am

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If you don't go with black and white then I would suggest a very desaturated look, like in this pic from Ashman's new movie "The Fall of Man"



IMO its very hard to make a black and white film without loosing peoples interest, I tend to get board really fast with black and white movies, even sin city, which did have a little bit of color. But thats might and probably is just me, some people probably love b&w movies so its your choice.
Posted: Tue, 11th Sep 2007, 1:56am

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I think b&w is cool if there is purpose to it. Like Sin City used it because its staying close to the original material and Schindlers List used it, IMO, to mimic older films and make it feel more 1940s esque. If you were doing it just to make it look artsy and nothing more I wouldn't but that is really just my personal opinion and I probably stand alone on that.
Posted: Tue, 11th Sep 2007, 2:10am

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Frosty G wrote:

I think b&w is cool if there is purpose to it. Like Sin City used it because its staying close to the original material and Schindlers List used it, IMO, to mimic older films and make it feel more 1940s esque. If you were doing it just to make it look artsy and nothing more I wouldn't but that is really just my personal opinion and I probably stand alone on that.
Another purpose is to get a 'feel.' That's what color grading is for, and that's what the black and white choice would do. I hope to God no one ever does something to their work for the purpose of making it "artsy." Unfortunately some do, and it usually sucks hard. But you have to know the line between the two.
Posted: Thu, 13th Sep 2007, 9:53pm

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I have update.
Posted: Fri, 14th Sep 2007, 12:48am

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I'm not sure if this has already been said but I voted in the poll that I wouldn't be bothered if the movie was black and white, my only advice for you though is that you push forward more than just putting a grey scale filter over the footage. Try to mess around with the grading to make the movie look grittier. At least I think you might want it to look gritty because the movie's about assassins. Good luck on your movie, I look foward to seeing it. If you need any help just PM me.
Posted: Fri, 14th Sep 2007, 2:12am

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Heres a good "black & white" tutorial, its for photoshop but i'm sure you could get something like this in compositelab, if compositelab has color curves. I dont know... I have not tried the demo yet
Posted: Fri, 14th Sep 2007, 3:52am

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Sounds promising still, Rody. I suggest, from experience with color-grading and lighting- to shoot raw, monotone- and find that look you really want later on. Don't plan for something specific, because you might end up inadvertently having a different tone to the film.

For instance, in 'Cover's Story' I at first wanted to do it in black and white. But, once we got started, I saw it just wasn't going to work- so I thought harsh oranges and reds with a very 'hot' feel. Thus, we dressed the actor in red and brown clothing. Then, finally, I found what worked best ended up being completely unexpected.

I ended up doing purple and blue tones with green and orange highlights (a break from my liking to full-on green)- and then I decided to go black and white. Well, not full, but to about 70% black and white- which I think helped convey the overall feel.

My point being: Don't plan for specifics like that. Not only does it rarely work out, but some of the best ideas are very spur-of-the-moment ones.

Oh, and Serpent:
Are you kidding me?

I am Queens Boulevard.