"Face to Face" Teaser
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 9:41am
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SWINE, DIE SWINE, NINE, ITCH Bin gut.
Very good. i'm once again impressed with the actors, and the not to forget the director who makes the actors shine.
( i thought the guy at the end looked like a young sly stallone )
I was even able to keep up with the sub titles without missing any bits.
well put together, well done.
I would you a 5 vote, but if i give 5 to this trailer, what will i give when i see the full film.?
a very excellent 4+ from me.
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 10:16am
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Thanks b4uask30male! I'm glad that the subtitles are readable, wasn't really sure about it. :)
The actors were really great. I felt almost like they didn't need me... :(
Hope there will be a chnace to make the completed film viewable somehow... But it's feature length (80 minutes), so it woun't be easy... :/
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 10:42am
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Great look. Did you do a lot to it in post to get "the film look"?
Title -great. Music wonderful. Angles - sweet... Cuts - beutiful. I better get a thesaurus if I am going to continue.
1. Small point. You left off the subtitle on what you said at the end
I love the look you achieved. Did you do a lot of work in post?
I can't wait to see it. Is it all filmed?
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 10:53am
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Very engaging - I thoroughly enjoyed it. And the acting was pretty good, although for the life of me, I can't imagine why the poor lady didn't flinch at all when staring down the barrel of a gun
Btw, what sorts of mics did you use? The audio was good in general, but there were several scenes where the dialogue appeared a bit too soft and ambient.
All in all, very stylishly done. Bravo!
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 11:03am
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haha, thank you very much! Glad you like it...
We used an external microphone to record the audio. But as most of the film is in "rough-cut-stadium", there are several shots with original tone, so in the teaser...
It's a really rough teaser just that I can show that I was really doing something the last weeks... :)
Yes, I modified the picture again. We tried to do as much as we could with the light, but a change of color and contrast was necessary in almost every shot.
Argh... Yes.. I forgot one subtitle... Well, I say "congratulations", it isn't really important... :)
The shooting of the film is almost done (just one scene left and we'll shoot it in middle of August).
But I think the final film won't be finished before end of year or even beginning of 2003. There's a lot of work to do and than our composer needs a lot of time too to create the soundtrack.
I hope the film works. It's my first attempt in a drama with so much dialogue... Still a little afraid that it could be boring... :)
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 12:08pm
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Hey Marc...er, I mean Sollthar!
Well done, couldn't wait to see it! I was already disappointed when I got to your homepage and didn't find the trailer, but then I had the idea to have a look here!
Geez, it looks soooooooo cool, I just love it! I just had to laugh out loud watching myself like that! I really can't wait to see the end product, so hurry up a little!
By the way, I watched it in the office and my colleagues liked it too.
One last thing: I guess I just have to deal with the fact that I'm compared with Silvester Stallone (at least face-wise)...!
So how could I end this comment better than with the following word:
P.S.: Did you ever think about what actors you would have hired if you were a director in Hollywood and "Face to Face" were a major production? What about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as Moses & Joseph?
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 12:26pm
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Hey Ene... uh... Tino!!!
Cool you like it! I wasn't sleeping this night because of it. I was editing and editing and editing just to find myself still one hte chair when the birds started singing again... But it was worth it, when you guys like it!
Yeah... That Stallone-Thing... Don't let yourself pulled down like that... I don't think you look like Stallone... More like... Steve Buscemi! hey! No, wait! Hes a very good actor!!!
Can't wait for the full product either... Damn, I've gotta continue editing.
Hmm... I've never really thought of what hollywoodstars may play those brothers... maybe I'd have asked Stallone to do it...
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 3:11pm
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Overall, the trailer is quite good, but for some reason, it didn't connect with me in any way, thus i can't really give it anything over a 3.
music was nice, but im pretty sure i heard it somewhere else...wanna refresh my memory
the editing was sweet. too bad it is in german, would have been much better in english for me
the subtitles were easy to follow, but it would have been more fun to here "you pussy" in english
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 7:17pm
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NOOOOOO!!! This happened to me in your other film, Bombsquad. The file almost finishes downloading, but then says it's completed. Then when I try clicking on it, it tells me it's not a valid file that quicktime understands. I tried adding .mov and that still didn't help. Any ideas, I wanna see this!
Posted: Mon, 5th Aug 2002, 11:03pm
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The Music is a mixture between "the negotiator", "black hawk down" and "romeo must die". For it was just a test teaser i didn't really want to compose anything myself...
Well, the films in englisch, so you will have to life with the german pussy.. uh... you know what I mean...
Hmm... I have no idea what could have happened Hajiku... No idea...
Posted: Tue, 6th Aug 2002, 11:19am
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Damn you sollthar..Why does your films always look so amazing.. Mine look like cheap crappy home made things..Yours are always so professional. Seriously though thats a good thing. Where did you get all those actors from? Are they friends, family, students? Although the trailer was a little dull for me I am looking foward to seeing the final film. That is if I can download it on my 56k modem. The camera work, as always was superb. The editing was tight and everything seemed to be in focus. The audio was a bit echoy and quiet, but as you say it's only a rough cut at the moment. Shame you couldn't do an english language version.
I loved "Wild Danger" shame that was also not in english and had no subtitles. I'm glad you're going to include them in this picture.
Will the final film have more action? Guns and shooting and things?
I guess I'll have to be patient and wait for the final version. I guess as you're so busy with editing etc on this film, we wont see anything else from you for a while. I always look foward to seeing your work. Actualy the first movie I downloaded from the cinema section when I joined AlamDV was "The Test" and I loved it instantly. I'm not saying the other films on this website ar poor, and I know I sound like sollthars insane fan but....Hey. I apreciate good film making. I didn't give it a really high score as I felt that this was good and everything, but didn't grab me like some of the short films on here. Also it's a trailer so I gave it a 3...Don't shoot me! Looks great..Keep up the good work. You rule!
Posted: Tue, 6th Aug 2002, 11:41am
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What a good trailer.Execellent camera work and good acting.Well done
Posted: Tue, 6th Aug 2002, 12:42pm
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Thank you very much! I really don't know what to say... Just that I'm really happy that you like it (I haven't posted the teaser anywhere else, cause the opinions of this community mean a lot to me) :)
The actors are mostly professional actors mixed with amateuractors, but they are all very good I think and I'm very happy that I was given the oportunity to work with them.
Maybe it was a bit early to post a teaser yet cause of the roughly stadium the film is in right now, but I just couldn't wait to show it to you all... :)))
The film won't have a lot of action or shooting. It is a 90% dialogue film. The film isn't really exciting in the usual way, it is really very deep inside the characters and everything develops pretty slowly.
So it feels very difficult to cut a teaser together that shows the very strange kind of suspense... Maybe this is why some of you say that it didn't grab you... The suspense lies in the development of the characters, not something you can show in 2 Minutes... Or better: I don't really know how yet... :)
Haha, no panic. I won't shoot you! :)
It's not the votes I'm after but the comments to how I can improve my work! :)
Posted: Wed, 7th Aug 2002, 11:59pm
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Ohh mama! This movie is going to be swell
Did you write the manuscript you're self? i always have problem writing manuscripts. So this is you're second feture film right?
Hmmm... i would give this trailer a 4 star becouse it's rough cut and all that, you can realy see it.
One more question... do you get payed from the television company?
Anyways... i'll bet this movie will be great. As always
Posted: Thu, 8th Aug 2002, 12:54am
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what lighting / filters did you uses to give it that crisp older look, it looks very cool oh ya i gave it five stars very cool well done
Posted: Thu, 8th Aug 2002, 8:02am
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Hey, glad you're back in town, mate!!
Yeah, I wrote the script myself (In a little more than a year) and it is my second feature film after Turicon. But it will be something completely different. I wanna try every genre because I just love films. I did Sci-Fi and Horror, so the drama is going to be next...
Maybe I can do some kind of streamingversion when it's finished that I can show it to you.
We don't get paid. Not yet. (I produced the film and have no money anymore now)... But there are already some distributors interested in the film, so maybe we're able to sell it to TV afterwards. That is the plan, but you know how difficult it is...
Thanks very much Phage!!
The lighting was done using 3 spotlights. (pretty small ones, 500W). So we tried to achieve a lighting environment that is as good as possible and afterwards corrected the picture in Premiere. 50% of the color were reduced (cause video mostly has just too shiny colors) and contrast increased. Finally some additional colorcorrection (little less blue, little more orange). That gives it the final look.
Posted: Thu, 8th Aug 2002, 8:04pm
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Wow, lighting really adds so much to this video...This trailer has a real professional look to it. I love the fact that the special effects are used only to complement the story and not carry it.
Did you use any special sort of bulbs for those lights or are they the kind of floodlights you can pick up at a hardware store?
Posted: Thu, 8th Aug 2002, 8:44pm
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Thanks! Yes, lighting is really ver yimportant. I should have started realizing that sooner...
It really are common spotlight you may find in every do it yourself here...
Posted: Wed, 21st Aug 2002, 7:43am
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Is that the long haired Sean Penn making a guest appearance at the end there? I could of sworn it was.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Aug 2002, 12:19pm
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Do I look like Stallone or like Sean Penn now???? Ok, the Stallone-thing I can see, at least in the end shot, but SEAN PENN?????
Posted: Fri, 23rd Aug 2002, 1:07pm
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Ah........ Solthar ........ no offense but ...........
Ever since you changed your avatar I HATE the title of this because I think it is face to your zombie face
Just kinding. Thankx for the tips on the lighting and color correction. Do you happen to have anything written up on that
If you don't I am sure the No-Control Tutorial will be coming soon.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Aug 2002, 6:43pm
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Hey Tino, see it that way... I always get mixed up with famous people... So we can write that on the poster "we have everybody - Sly Stallone, Sean Penn and Enea Lanzarone" and people will go like "huh? Who the fuck is this n... en... enneee... lahnzahrouneeee-guy" :)
lol... Maybe I should change my avatar... I don't want to make you nightmares, X... Wouldn't want to be that cruel... :)
After Face to Face is finished, we definately will try to do some tutorials on how we tried to alter the filmlook... Maybe there will be some tips on lighting and angles too...
Posted: Fri, 23rd Aug 2002, 11:23pm
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O Yeah! your movies is turning in to Hollywood quality! Hey im 33% german so maybe we are related! (we are right?) heh..
No but a really good Teaser.. dont forget us when u turning into the next spielberg! //andy
Posted: Fri, 23rd Aug 2002, 11:32pm
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hehe, thanks andreas... but I AM NO GERMAN!!! I AM SWISS!!! :))))
Well... IF I ever get "bigger" I wount forget you all guys... :)
When I get my oscar Ill say: "Thanks to the AlamDV Community! You are great!" :)
Posted: Fri, 23rd Aug 2002, 11:57pm
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Sollthar wrote:When I get my oscar Ill say: "Thanks to the AlamDV Community! You are great!"
i think u mean: "Thanks to the AlamDV Community! You are great!, and TMM is really cool, he is like a god"
Posted: Sat, 24th Aug 2002, 12:49am
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I am very sorry, almighty god TMM that I did not say your name above the others! I am just a little worm and I beg for your forgiveness and mercy... The world shall shatter by the sound of your name! TMM.. (well, all that shatters is my tongue actually - TMM isn´t really a good name for a god, is it?) :)))
Posted: Sun, 25th Aug 2002, 11:07pm
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hey X! Changed my avatar especially for you! Now you can sleep tight again...
(Even tough this is the "real Sollthar" on the picture now - and he is much more evil and a bigger threat than any zombie could ever be)
har har har har har *evillaugh
Posted: Tue, 10th Sep 2002, 6:00pm
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You must be very jelaous or pretty angry at me for some reason I dont understand to give me a 0 vote, Toypyromachine... But it is your choice.
Posted: Tue, 10th Sep 2002, 7:15pm
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Sorry about the 0. You should vaparize him!
How goes the film?
Posted: Tue, 10th Sep 2002, 7:29pm
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Ah, doesn't matter. Its his choice how he gives votes (saw his others and I don't really get his system)
The Film is coming along pretty well.. Shooting is over and now we're editing and editing all day long for at least another month. Than we^ll have to redo all the audio and use the special micro-record we made during filmung and add other noises.
Im pretty happy with the results yet. The film looks pretty much as I wanted it to be and I can't wait for the Premiere - wich woun't be before february 2003...
still a lot of work to do... as always...
How about you? Any new filming-plans?
Posted: Sat, 12th Oct 2002, 4:34am
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Sollthar, Sollthar, Sollthar,
The only word that comes to my mind is excellent. Unfortunately, you don't belong here in the amateur world of movies anymore (joke, since we all want to see your films). Your movies are getting more and more professional and the casting is very good. I noticed that you did a cameo in the teaser...have you lost some weigt?(lol)
Seriously, very good job, perfect angles, good acting, can't wait to see the rest...
zwei Daumen oben!
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 10:14pm
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Thank you very much for the kind words! I'm glad that you like it!! I hope I can finish a new trailer soon.. that was just a short teaser... the film is fully edited now...
Yeah, I lost 25 pounds the last couple of months... If Im to be seen in TV I have to look good... uh... well... better as usual at least...
Posted: Sun, 20th Oct 2002, 12:01pm
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Nice. You seem to have a real grasp on the effects of different camera positions
How did you get funding for this? Is it privately funded or was it some government grant or something? Are you using a professional editing suite or just premier. I think unless you had some really high end machine with thousands of Gb of Memory and Ram it would be difficult to edit a full 2 hour feature film on a desktop computer, surely?
Posted: Sun, 20th Oct 2002, 7:56pm
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Thank you! I always try to use different angles to make a story more interesting.
We are producing Face to Face independently, so all the money comes from NCC.
We use Premiere and Final Cut Pro for the editing. And yes, I work on my homemachine. Its a G4 with 250 Gbyte harddisk and 1,5 Gbyte RAM, thats enough...
Posted: Mon, 21st Oct 2002, 10:42am
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Wow, thats a lot of lots.
How much money are you pumping in to this film? Have you got a distribution deal, or are you selling it to some television channel? If so, looking forward to seeing Face To Face in some european film festival here in London!
Wouldn't that be cool - to get it made onto actual film and projected in a cinema!
NCC must have quite a bit of money then, just to afford that computer! Are you using an XL1S or something?
Good luck editing it.
Posted: Mon, 21st Oct 2002, 11:38am
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Well, the actual production costs aren't really that high. The final budget was at about 4'000 US$ at last, but still this is a lot of money for a student...
We are very fortunate that we found so many talented people for this film, professionals and amateurs, who all did a great job and this without earning any money for it.
We are already negotiating with several distributors and this is coming along pretty well. Also we plan to sell it to a TV Station - The film is actually produced after an offer we got when some people saw our film "turicon". But we can't really start full negotiations yet because the film isn't finished of course - The Premiere for press, team and special Guests will be around End of March - then we can start trying to get the film seen on festivals and hopefully on TV.
We also try to make a 35mm copy of the final film, but this is veeery expensive. Too expensive for us at the moment.
Yes, we used two XL-1s to film (one got broken during the shooting, than we had to use a smaller one - wich is one of the biggest problems the film has)
Thank you very much! The editing itself is actually over. Now the most complicated part wants to be done: The audio.
Posted: Wed, 27th Nov 2002, 4:55pm
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Well, very good work, as usual.
This movie seems to be directed in a much more "classsical" way than the two "Test movies".
I wonder if the images we see in this trailer are the definitive ones. Have you color graded it yet (because i think it is the real weakness of those images, i like everything in this teaser exept the color grading).
Posted: Wed, 27th Nov 2002, 5:06pm
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Thank you very much encheval!
Well... This movie is very classical. Very slow actually without any great specialeffects neither visual nor in storytelling. Just a simple but yet dramatic tale...
What you see here is a "teaser". Just something I have put together 2 Weeks after the shooting. We will do a final trailer soon.
Hmm.. interesting... Yes, all the pictures have been colorgraded... mainly color reduced, as I think this fits best to the story I'd like to tell. But not yet really adjustes to each other...
Thanks for the luck! We can always need that!
How is your film going? I am still waiting utterly unpatiently to see it...
Posted: Wed, 27th Nov 2002, 9:10pm
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Well, concerning my movie THE NEON NIGHT, we are unable to shoot for the moment.
This is because the french Subway of Paris is now under massive Police surveillance due to terrorist menace. So it's very difficult to shoot a movie in such conditions.
But the movie interest some production companies in France so... wait and see.
Posted: Wed, 21st May 2003, 11:00am
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I seem to have missed it. Its a 404 now.