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The Shootout

Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2008, 8:41am

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Shootout for the ages! Not really. This short movie was just a fun project we wanted to do. We also did it because our little cousin kept on bugging on us to make a movie with him... He's the little guy in the beginning... But he got bored so I had to stand in for him. It was shot and edited within 3 days. Its not the best when it comes to visuals, like with the gun shots and stuff but it was very fun to do.

I know lack of story is very much frowned upon but we didn't have much time to write one out. It kind of has a story but its explained or anything like that. This movie is also suppose to be somewhat funny, well I guess it is to us.

Please, watch, comment and of course ENJOY!


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Posted: Sat, 27th Sep 2008, 8:47pm

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Sorry - I would download it, but the file size isn't worth it for 6 minutes... If you compressed it, maybe It would be more readily available,
best of luck,
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Posted: Sat, 27th Sep 2008, 9:59pm

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yea i the youtube version is being reviewed now or whatever. so check it out when its up. I just realized that it was extremely large for a 6 minute video so i posted it on youtube this one and my other video the Alone Teaser.. so check those when they're up! thanks for the interest though!
Posted: Sun, 28th Sep 2008, 9:29am

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Yeah, I saw it this morning - a little constructive criticism, but not in any way an attempt to put you down for your work...
Iactually thought that the camera moving from the gun to the eyes was a real reminder of the film Romeo + Juliet (1996, Dir. Baz Luhrmann) and one of the opening scenes with the enemies... That was not bad...
I thought that the acting was alright, nothing majorly wrong, but hey - your kids / i'm a kid (15) and we all know how it is... (You can see some of my work on youtube) I did really like the final part - walking down the stairs to music as he puts a cocktail stick in his mouth - not bad at all...
Visuals & Sound? Not very interesting or catchy - more grading and (dare I say) larger muzzle flashes - It wouldnt be realistic, but may seem more interesting on an effects side... Day for night could have been used or a blech effect.
Audio? I think the same sounds were used often, but It's difficult to find good quality legal sounds - someone will probably pick me up on this though.
Overall? I'm sorry to put it at around 2* - nothing which I'd be waiting for a sequel of, it's a classic make-on-a-sunday-afternoon-and-show-at-school-on-monday film - we've all done one, but I think that although there are some really interesting parts which are there (I have mentioned them above) there's nothing really special.
As I said - Dont take this to heart - It's another FXhome Guy critisizing your work... Well - we are all critiszed, and some of us learn from it (I definitely have)
Do have a look at my youtube videos,
Spike_2006
Posted: Mon, 29th Sep 2008, 12:54pm

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hey man thought the film was ok espically just for some u made for fun. Just wondered where u got your gun sfx from? cheers man enjoy film making
Posted: Tue, 30th Sep 2008, 12:45am

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thanks. i got the sfx from itunes, its just called Sound Effects 103. Yea the movie was never really meant to dazzle anybody just to entertain my little cousin (little guy in the beginning), but he got bored because he thought we were going to do one long continuous shot.

Thanks for the criticism, thats the whole reason I put my movies on here. If I wasn't able to take negative criticism then I wouldn't be making movies with little or no budget, in fact, I probably wouldn't make any movies at all. But I have more visually interesting films on the way. You should watch my other movie Searching For Shmoe, it has a deeper story line, but it was my very first film so it has mistakes a plenty. Thanks again for the feedback. I hope to get more soon!
Posted: Tue, 30th Sep 2008, 12:57am

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i'll besure to check the film out man good luck with the future projects. I get what u mean u should see the first film i made; had people in the background boom mics in shot tripods in shot, bad sound lol And now i've just done a sequel to that film for a retro-spective point so i kinda see how i have improved.

Check my site out man if you want lol sorry lame plugg right there

www.SteperProductions.tk

send us your youtube link so i can subcribe
Posted: Sat, 4th Oct 2008, 3:31am

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dude your movie was totally cool, it looked like it was fun to make and i dug how you "replaced" the little guy in the 1st quarter of the flick. awesome gunshot sound fx by the way. very cool stuff. glad you didn't take it all serious and had fun, can't wait to see more.
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 12:44am

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I'm just going to say it: This was pretty bad. The major bad points have already been discussed, but this is one of those videos that can't really be considered a "Film", considering it's not very coherent...
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 1:51am

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Whoa man... Just kidding. Yea I was waiting for someone to say that it was bad or horrible or something. I'm not going to take it to heart or anything. But if you notice I don't even call it a "film". But there are people who like it and I'm happy that you even watched it. I have a more story influenced "film" out called Searching For Shmoe, I honestly thought that, that one would get a little bit of feedback but, nothing. SFS is my first movie I made so it has technical flaws, but it think it tells a pretty interesting story. So if you want check that one out.
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 4:11am

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I do have to agree with Bryce, but the point is you made something.
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 7:11am

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I pretty much echo the points of others in this thread, primarily though I got the same feeling as Bryce; that this was kinda sub-par.

But, I think the most important thing of all of this is that you recognize the faults and are honest with them, which is commendable. There's not a doubt in my mind there's some potential sifting somewhere in this, and the extra-additions of letterboxing and grading are a testament to that- but I think this won't be entirely passable until you've grown a little more in your filmmaking.

With something like this, given the circumstances and some passable technical merit, I'd give it maybe a 2.5/5 or a 3. But, alas, because of the rather 'eek!'-inducing cast-change throughout the movie- a sign of laziness or lack-of-thought to re-shoot the first like 20% of the movie- I'm sorry to say I simply can't give this anything more than a sub-decent 2/5.

You're getting there, though. Keep at it!
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 9:16pm

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Atom, SilverDragon, Bryce and Spike- I can't thank you guys enough for the comments and honesty. Steper and spydurhank - You guys are awesome for liking the movie for what it is, a fun, stupid and pointless movie. And I thank you for your wonderful, positive comments.

When I was submitting this video I expected there to be nothing but negative comments and ratings but I was surprised to see that some people actually thought it was kind of cool. I'm not putting myself down or anything like that, I just knew that it wasn't my best work as a filmmaker, but it was one of our more entertaining movies. (Entertaining to our family and friends and a few others that found it enjoyable.)

Once again Atom, SilverDragon, Spike and Bryce thank you for the feedback. I have always seen your names on other people's work and I'm glad to have received such intelligent feedback coming from you guys. I have waited and waited for someone to tell me in detail what they thought of my movie. I got that first from Spike then from Atom. But like I have said before, I have a more, well I think, "filminess" movie out in the cinema called Searching For Shmoe. I had really hope to hear what people thought of that movie. So if you can check that movie out and let me know what you think of it.

Once again thanks to all that commented and rated! Look for my next video, that is being reviewed right now, to be out soon.
Posted: Thu, 9th Oct 2008, 10:27am

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hey, my name is sam green and i wanted to say that your little movie is pretty good sure the bullet hit wasn't that great but the action and gun fires i thought were great.
keep up the good work mate

Sam Green
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Posted: Fri, 10th Oct 2008, 11:20am

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I kinda fell in love with this "FUN" movie , it so reminds me of many years ago when I got my first wind up ST8 cine cam (don't ask) and all the fun we had making movies with family and friends.
I've got to say that our movies then were not in the same class as this.
Well done and goodluck.
Posted: Sat, 11th Oct 2008, 6:13pm

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very nice!
I especially like the music.
Where did you get these songs?
Posted: Sat, 11th Oct 2008, 7:27pm

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Thank you, I'm glad you liked it and a thanks to Sam and davlin too. Which songs? Because Some I just have the CD from the bands, but those are just the first and last songs on the movie. Are you talking about the orchestrated music?
Posted: Sun, 12th Oct 2008, 8:28am

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Im talking about all of the songs cause I think they are very useful in different movies and they soun good!
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 12:04am

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Rating: +1

Oh, okay.

Well the song in the beginning is called "Fire It Up" by Black Label Society. Then it goes to "I'm Not a Hero" from the The Dark Knight soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. Next is the I, Robot Theme by Marco Beltrami. Then "Why So Serious" from the The Dark Knight soundtrack again. Then the last song is "Wake Up" by Rage Against the Machine.
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 8:20am

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Thank you
Posted: Sat, 1st Nov 2008, 8:38am

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This brings me way back when I used to do the same movies.

It's great you guys had fun! keep it up!