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|Created as a portfolio entry for a college application submission, Vivification details the story of a young man who has seen too much in his short life. His life is changed forever when an unexpected gift from the heavens quite literally crashes in his backyard.|
NOTE: Before you rate this based on the preview version I posted in the regular forums a few weeks ago, please note that I have made some changes since then, shortened some stuff up, and generally polished the film up a bit more. Please watch before you rate.
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The music is from the 2005 version of King Kong.
jmax wrote:P.S.-Where'd you get that music? It was perfect...
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Rockfilmers wrote:I thought it was good. I noticed you looked at the camera a few time (Which is so hard not to do). The acting wasn't bad and the music was great. The only thing is it wasn't long enough to grow atached to the character, so it wasn't like a big happy ending, but it's a short so what can I say. But I thought it was good.
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I know it bothers you, but I have NO means of obtaining a soundtrack that is on par with anything I would be happy with. There just isn't a way to get it, and I tried to use ambiguous music anyway (no one really knew until I told them). Music is a VERY important aspect of my films, and I couldn't stand to see it short changed just because I can't afford it. In short, if I used anything original, it would sound way to amateurish for me at this stage because again, I have NO means of attaining a fantastic score of the length I require. You'll just have to deal with it, I'm afraid!
-Copyrighted Music. I guess it's still not that big of a deal, but I thought our generation, the age of new children (hehe, Waser), had gotten out of the habit of using copyrighted music. I really did. While it's all very fitting, there's an air of amateurism to me in using it, especially when there's some great stuff that's been noted several times out there. Maybe it was a creative choice, maybe you were pressed for time, maybe (as I see) to NYU it just didn't matter, but to me for the past few years- it seems like using copyrighted stuff, especially a recognizable and full score to a major movie, is just as much copying as is using footage from another movie.
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He is right on this one. I thought the best parts of this were the composition (except for a few extreme close ups) and the editing of the scene where he contemplates picking up the meteorite. Did you shoot the extreme close ups on the wide angle setting?
-The girl. By god, she nearly ruins the whole thing for me. The aesthetic look and feel of the movie are very determined and don't at all fit the way she looks or speaks or acts, if there ever was a way for something to "fit" in a movie. Maybe it's the slight lisp, but the character just felt kind of annoying. (Which girls are sometimes, so I'll give credit to the writing on that one )
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Alright, I'll give you that you may be happy with something copyrighted and not want to find anything else, but there's always something else. Like I said with the Batman Begins soundtrack, nothing is comparable to its presence and how it works in, say, Marathon, but I found something that worked just fine (if not fantastically) and wasn't an issue.
Evman wrote:I know it bothers you, but I have NO means of obtaining a soundtrack that is on par with anything I would be happy with.
I have NO means of attaining a fantastic score of the length I require. You'll just have to deal with it, I'm afraid!That's just not true, man. Come on. There's plenty of stuff out there to the point where you shouldn't be making excuses about this kind of stuff. Call it what you will, but I'm going to have to turn the tables on you for "lazy excuses" that you sometimes call me on.
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Like what? I don't know anyone musically inclined, and unless it's custom made for the film, it's just as good as stealing. PM me about this one.
That's just not true, man. Come on. There's plenty of stuff out there to the point where you shouldn't be making excuses about this kind of stuff.
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I'll be needing that for sure.
Waser wrote:If you ever make an all-accordion scored film, I know this guy....
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If you're referring to me, I really meant no offense. The girl just didn't work in the production for me and at least a few others, plain and simple. Past that, I don't have anything to say about the cast.
Evman wrote:Though I don't particularly appreciate certain personal insults against cast members
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