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Shogun Showdown

Posted: Sat, 3rd Aug 2002, 6:58pm

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MechaForce

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Rating: +2

In 2050 AD, the computer chip company known as 'Apple' is one of the leading manufacturers in Cyborg technologies, holding 6% of the Cyborg market. But these Cyborgs aren't wanted. They are used by police forces around the world to stop crime - in a very violent way. They don't arrest. They shoot to kill. Two men, selected by fate, must stop the Cyborgs at all costs before they destroy the planet and everyone on it.

(Winner in 5 categories at ScopeFest!)

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Posted: Sat, 3rd Aug 2002, 7:02pm

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MechaForce

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Rating: +2

Oh . . and you also need QT6 to hear the sound! Oops!
Posted: Sat, 3rd Aug 2002, 7:45pm

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5 stars without hesitation biggrin Supremely cool stuff...
Posted: Sun, 4th Aug 2002, 12:58am

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WOW! Nice work mecha! This was really cool stuff, the locations were good, the effects were good, and the acting was decent! I felt it was 5 star material. Great job!
Posted: Sun, 4th Aug 2002, 1:45am

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mecha, the only reason ur getting a 3 rather than a 4 from me is because you voted for ur own vid.


im really gettin quite annoyed of ppl voting 5's for their own vids....even if its ur tru opinion...well of course it is, you DID make it.

i try to withhold my urge for my vids...and so far...it has worked *alright*
Posted: Sun, 4th Aug 2002, 8:01am

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b4uask30male

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all that effort, and the camera has a wobbley ( real shame, shoot the cameraman)

ended a little quick.!!

but i'm impressed with the acting, and fx.

well done.
Posted: Sun, 4th Aug 2002, 9:53am

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Venger

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Not a bad little film at all. 4 stars from me as I'm in a generous mood today. The camera work in 1 scene was a bit poor. What happened? Did your tripod fall over or was there a strong gust of wind? The multiple cyborgs scene was pretty cool. I liked that. Costumes were pretty neat too. Makes all the difference when you actualy wear a costume rather than your regular street clothes. So what's next from you guys? Some things I would have done differently, but I won't go into that now. What was that guy smoking in the shed?
Posted: Sun, 4th Aug 2002, 5:25pm

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oh and sidewinder made this one with me too .. .. . he gets half the credit
Posted: Sun, 4th Aug 2002, 5:43pm

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I have a few comments about this movie, so I'll dig it out of my recycle bin, and comment as they show up biggrin

1) The city was too grey to match with the rest of the environment, so things looked a little akward. Next time, just add some color, and the transition should be smooooth.

2) The costume with the gas mask thing is really cool. I also noticed alot of camera shake when they showed an upclose view of him. Was that for style?

3) When he reaches out and shoots the 'dood' on the building, I think you could of switched views, either before or after, showing who he shot.

4) From the time where the the guy Cuts the other cyborg in half, to when he is ringing the doorbell, all seemed to be edited too quickly. I know that may of been due to time restrictions from ScopeFest, so it's understandable.

5) During the talking sequence, I think you spent way to much emphasis on the 'cigarette'. There is about an 8 second silence of just you 'lighting up' which could of been added to the fight sequence at the end. Whoops, just spotted another 4 second pause for smoking wink

6) I thought the jump from talking, to fighting was too quick. Suddenly we see tons of guys, then you just whip out your swords and start the hack and slash. You could of taken that 10 seconds of smoking and added it to them arriving at the scene, looking around, then cut to all the people around.

7) The scene with all the cyborgs coming at you guys, then with little gun sounds, what is that? I always thought one of you were shooting them, but I just realized you only had swords tard

8 ) In the scene were you guys are on the street, with the cyborgs all chopped up, they don't look right. They are bright and colored, while everything else has the sun glare. Why not try laying down on different spots of the road, and erasing the body parts you don't want? It would of looked much more 'real'.

Like I said, I understand that you were on ScopeFest restrictions, but I thought there were a few places you could of trimmed things up. There were many things I liked, and I'd be interested in seeing an expanded version of 'Shogun Showdown'.
Posted: Sun, 4th Aug 2002, 7:16pm

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Maybe I am looking at this a little to harshly. But I didnt like it it all that much. The story line had a good chance of being very successfull. I just thought you had to short change it. Hajiku said that there were rules you had to abide by for the compitition so maybe that is why the story seemed rushed.

The acting was not all that good either. The main actor was reading lines as he went along, a little practice and some cleaver camera angles changes can allow an actor who is not sure of lines the ability to stop and start were they left off.

The effects were pretty cool. They seemed agian rushed into. One second we were talking about tommorow the next second we are in the street fighting with force fields, and explosions. I am a little confused how everything was blown up at the end.

The idea was good I would like to see the whole thing though. That would probably take away alot of my objections.
Posted: Sun, 4th Aug 2002, 8:22pm

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MechaForce

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Well, if we didn't have that 2:30 limit, we probably would've made that fight like 3 minutes alone. . . . . . . . well . . .next time, i guess! It was pretty quick . . . .
Posted: Sun, 4th Aug 2002, 11:02pm

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Hey mate, that was really good work! That costumes just freaked me out and you're getting 5 stars from me just for that. Looked really cool; I love stuff like that... :)

Actually, I didn't manage to run the sound, but it was cool even without sound. Even the dialogue was cool. You did a colorcorrection, didn't you? That looked real good.

The camerawork could be a little improved and there was one sceene that looked a little rushed (the one were several cyborgs get chop in half - there it's a little too obvious that it was stills)

But I think it's a great film! 5 from me... :)
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 11:44am

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Arg, I'll never be able to get back those 2:30 minutes that I just lost out of my life...
Posted: Fri, 9th Aug 2002, 1:15pm

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Lorax

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It looks like you attempted to 'cinilook' it.

Am I right?
Posted: Fri, 9th Aug 2002, 8:44pm

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MechaForce

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uhhh no cinelook . .

and yes, we did use the FCP color correction a bit. . .
Posted: Mon, 9th Sep 2002, 7:46pm

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That was pretty good, however my computer is dodged so there was no sound, and as there was alot of talking and sound is 80% of the effect (apparently) it wasn't as good as it would have been if I could here it. To make it better I think you should make sure my computer is working next time. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 13th Jan 2003, 11:41pm

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trevinator13

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Besides the poor sound, shotty camera work, lack of converging angles, poor color association, the fact that you crossed your plane in the middle of a tight close up sequence, bad acting and the fact that you gave yourself 5 stars...well...yeah I guess that about sums it up.
Posted: Tue, 14th Jan 2003, 12:16am

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What was that? A brutally honest review?

Good. We could use more of those.
Posted: Thu, 16th Jan 2003, 10:22am

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Two Gunned Saint

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"shotty camera work"??????
Posted: Thu, 16th Jan 2003, 10:29am

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Spike

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Link to down load is broken? confused

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Posted: Sun, 19th Jan 2003, 5:09am

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sidewinder

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uh, nope. works fine.

visit our website to see it if it doesn't work.
Posted: Tue, 28th Jan 2003, 11:37pm

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Really looked like you guys went 90% on everything and then just said OH GOOD ENOUGH. I don't have time to repeat all the things that have already been said in other posts. But next time give that extra 10% and you will surely get a 5. Just preview it and fix the little things. And what the hell was with the cigarette thing it looked like a big ole fat joint not a cigarette and the good news is the kid is clearly not a smoker he looked like a dork smoking and for what to waste time in a video that was short of time as it was. Doesn't make sense? I gave it a 3 neutral
Posted: Tue, 28th Jan 2003, 11:39pm

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THANKS FOR THE TIPS BUDDY

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Posted: Wed, 29th Jan 2003, 12:06am

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and the good news is the kid is clearly not a smoker he looked like a dork smoking
How is that good news?
Posted: Wed, 29th Jan 2003, 12:32am

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Kyeju

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Yea justinsane shut up! This movie is like a year and a half old and i think they've figured out what they could do better! Plus the joint thing has nothing to do with the story! They didnt say it was a cigarette anyway!
Posted: Wed, 29th Jan 2003, 12:57am

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MechaForce

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Hey man don't tweak -

Oh yeah and it's only about 7-8 months old . . .