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Movie Releases < Three New Shorts!

Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 6:10pm

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FCRabbath

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Hey guys, sorry it's been a while since i've posted - school & work has been keeping me pretty busy.
Good news is i've finished 3 short films for ya. A Comedy, Drama/Fantasy, Action/War. I will be releasing a romance in the next few weeks as well. These films range from 20 Minutes to 6 Minutes, i hope you all enjoy them! Feedback is always welcome.
As always no budget films, filmed with the XL2. Edited with adobe premiere pro. Photoshop CS2 for effects.

POSTERS


THE FILMS BELOW.

THE NINTH CIRCLE
(Drama/Fantasy)
21min
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wTwxruBJ7Zc


MILITANT
(Action/War)
6min
http://youtube.com/watch?v=j1CndJ_AJe4

CLICHé
(Comedy)
12min
http://youtube.com/watch?v=yMP1hATeNTo

ENJOY!
- Fredo
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 6:26pm

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I'm watching Militant right now. WOW man. Great stuff
EDIT: I just finished watching it. It was great. I'd say everything was above average. Good job. Did you use any kind of adapters?
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 6:30pm

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Actually no for militant, but i did use one for The ninth circle.
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 6:46pm

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well the XL2 must have a powerful lens
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 7:48pm

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RodyPolis wrote:

well the XL2 must have a powerful lens
that it does. THX for watching!
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 7:53pm

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Militant looked fantastic. Cliche didn't. The Ninth circle was quite nice look as well.

Did you shoot Militant to look similar to that In camera, then grade it in post, or did you basically shoot it flat and then entirely color correct it later?
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 8:00pm

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DirectorBryce wrote:

Militant looked fantastic. Cliche didn't. The Ninth circle was quite nice look as well.

Did you shoot Militant to look similar to that In camera, then grade it in post, or did you basically shoot it flat and then entirely color correct it later?
Okay it's not about the look but the content - i urge u to look past the "look". Cliche looks like that for a reason.
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 8:15pm

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Militant is done! Did Sean score for you specifically or did you just use his existing work? The sound design on Ninth Circle and Militant is absolutely excellent. The music in the beginning of Ninth Circle especially.

Ninth Circle was a masterpiece. The subtleties of it are awesome. Excellent story, color changes, cinematography, editing, acting, everything.

5/5. As always. Love the lead actor in Ninth. (Same as David in 'Legend of David'?)
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 8:30pm

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Atom wrote:

Militant is done! Did Sean score for you specifically or did you just use his existing work? The sound design on Ninth Circle and Militant is absolutely excellent. The music in the beginning of Ninth Circle especially.

Ninth Circle was a masterpiece. The subtleties of it are awesome. Excellent story, color changes, cinematography, editing, acting, everything.

5/5. As always. Love the lead actor in Ninth. (Same as David in 'Legend of David'?)
thanks man, I did the sound design and used his existing work. He's an awesome composer!
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 8:49pm

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Speaking of Sean Beeson, is his stuff copyrighted. I just looked over at his website but I can't find anything that talks about that. Some composer's allow you to use their stuff as long as you give them credit for it. Is he one of them?
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 10:01pm

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I'm well versed in the types of films these are, and why they look the particular ways they do.

Militant reminded me of a cross between certain aspects of Full metal jacket and Tigerland. I thought the acting was brilliant, specifically from the psycho. The environmental sound design was very, very well executed. This film is easily the best you've made that I've seen. (Guaranteed to get you work as at LEAST a DP on some indie films)

Ninth Circle really didn't do much for me, as it was a bit too fantasy/parable based for my tastes. It looked nice though.

Cliche was a reasonable attempt at a film noir, but it just didn't really work for me in a couple of aspects...



Still though, All three films are far more accomplished then most short films on the web, and I can clearly see the effort put into them.


(And where can I get a High-quality version of Militant?)
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 10:26pm

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DirectorBryce wrote:

I'm well versed in the types of films these are, and why they look the particular ways they do.

Militant reminded me of a cross between certain aspects of Full metal jacket and Tigerland. I thought the acting was brilliant, specifically from the psycho. The environmental sound design was very, very well executed. This film is easily the best you've made that I've seen. (Guaranteed to get you work as at LEAST a DP on some indie films)

Ninth Circle really didn't do much for me, as it was a bit too fantasy/parable based for my tastes. It looked nice though.

Cliche was a reasonable attempt at a film noir, but it just didn't really work for me in a couple of aspects...



Still though, All three films are far more accomplished then most short films on the web, and I can clearly see the effort put into them.


(And where can I get a High-quality version of Militant?)
thanks for the views man..i'm surprised you didn't find Cliche' funny - but alas thanks for watching.

(working on a higher quality version)
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 10:41pm

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RodyPolis wrote:

Speaking of Sean Beeson, is his stuff copyrighted. I just looked over at his website but I can't find anything that talks about that. Some composer's allow you to use their stuff as long as you give them credit for it. Is he one of them?
Most of his stuff is copyrighted. Anything you use from him, however, should always be consented to first. He released a Music Pack on here a few years back that I know myself, CX3, and FC utilize as well as some new stuff.

It's all a matter of being courteous and asking, really. You won't get everything, but you might be able to use some stuff- granted you're not selling it.
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 11:04pm

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What do you mean by selling it? Do you mean selling the movie you put it in or selling the actual score?
Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 11:09pm

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RodyPolis wrote:

What do you mean by selling it? Do you mean selling the movie you put it in or selling the actual score?
Maybe not the right topic to discuss this? You can contact him via email for more questions.

EDIT: sorry if i sound rude.

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Posted: Sun, 10th Feb 2008, 11:36pm

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I agree.

Rody, you sometimes tend to ask several follow-up questions in the wrong places about information you probably could easily find yourself. And more importantly, should find yourself. It's fine for people to answer questions, it's fine to be curious too. But don't task them to give you whole thesis' on what things are. It gets to be quite irritating. Really.

Sorry Fred, back onto topic.
Posted: Mon, 11th Feb 2008, 2:58am

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Militant was fantastic. Really nice visuals and pretty good sound too. Acting and story were quite good as well.

The Ninth Circle was kind of a mixed bag. It looked great and the story was pretty well told I thought, it just didn't really hit home for me. I think it might just be a bit too fantasy for my liking.

Cliche didn't really work for me. Not exactly sure why, I just didn't find it up to par with the other two or some of your other stuff.

Overall good work as always, good luck with future projects. smile
Posted: Mon, 11th Feb 2008, 9:16pm

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thanks for watching man!

EDIT: I updated the youtube links.
Posted: Mon, 11th Feb 2008, 9:17pm

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I'll make sure to watch them as soon as I can.
Posted: Tue, 12th Feb 2008, 1:05am

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Hey, I just watched all of the films you posted here.

The Ninth Circle and Militant:
I liked these. I thought the acting was spectacular, and the cinematography exceptional. There is no doubt that you are one of the top directors in these forums. I really like your films, but the only thing that has held me back from giving me this a five star rating is the story. I thought that both of these films had such a larger potential story wise. In Militant I didn't like the, "We want to kill!" lines, as I thought they were too direct. Something like the two soldiers anxious for battle are sitting in the mess hall complaining about the basic training they're getting, and them suddenly conspiring to steal ammunition would have been a much more solid start to that. Also, in The Ninth Circle, I thought the man's guide should have seemed to be more honest, and not a devious hunched over guy. Something like the guide appearing to be a good hearted man that's leading someone into the trials of hell until he finds himself in the eighth circle, and delivers the line, "This is my circle" with a nasty 'I've been playing you all along' grin. Just me spit balling here.

Cliché:
This movie was hilarious, period. I was hysterically laughing from the beginning with the "Don't tell me you're drinking again!" "Actually, this is water." lines, and the nonsense backhand slaps. I had to pause the movie I was laughing so hard at the point he said, "There is a steak knife in my wine glass." Great job on this, you gave a sick teenager a good laugh, and may have helped him feel a little better. wink I think Cliché had great visuals, as I must disagree with Atom.


You're a very talented person, and you've definitely showed it. Keep producing movies(I don't think I have to tell you that), and brush up on your writing skills, because you've got all the resources you need to make it to the industry, and you've used them extremely well so far.

4.5/5 on The Ninth Circle and Militant

5/5 on Cliché
Posted: Tue, 12th Feb 2008, 3:38am

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I found all three amazing, Militant was gruesome and amazing at the sametime i absolutely loved it, The Ninth Circle was genius it was amazing quite myterious and i liked the acting a lot
and then there's Cliché I'm still laughing from the line "really? The' a steak knife in my wine glass" and the knife tooth brush, Some of it was so random that it just made sense razz I especially liked the point when he realised he was in a backyard and exlaims it
The filming was great and the act was great too

5/5 I havent seen anything this good in quite a while
good job

Rocinante
Posted: Wed, 13th Feb 2008, 10:48pm

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thanks guys! Glad you liked them.

EDIT: I will have higher quality videos up very soon.
Posted: Sat, 16th Feb 2008, 10:43pm

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I really liked these. All three show good attention to detail in all areas of film making and you obviously have a strong grasp on how to tell a story and let the edit flow.

Out from the three I did find the ninth circle a little preachy for my liking, but then I guess each film finds it's own audience, I wasn't your target in this case. That said the cinematography is stunning and the use of light is beautiful. The fact it's shot with an XM2 is testament to your skill in adapting to your equipment and conditions. I'm not sure if you used any lens adapters but you did a great job either way.

Overall this has left me looking forward to seeing more of your work. I'll keep a keen eye out for any future releases.

Keep up the solid work!
Ash
Posted: Sun, 17th Feb 2008, 5:05am

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ashman wrote:

I really liked these. All three show good attention to detail in all areas of film making and you obviously have a strong grasp on how to tell a story and let the edit flow.

Out from the three I did find the ninth circle a little preachy for my liking, but then I guess each film finds it's own audience, I wasn't your target in this case. That said the cinematography is stunning and the use of light is beautiful. The fact it's shot with an XM2 is testament to your skill in adapting to your equipment and conditions. I'm not sure if you used any lens adapters but you did a great job either way.

Overall this has left me looking forward to seeing more of your work. I'll keep a keen eye out for any future releases.

Keep up the solid work!
Ash
thanks man, glad u liked it. I actually used the XL2.