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Darkwood < New Short

Posted: Fri, 27th Mar 2009, 10:39pm

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Hey guys just wanted to release DARKWOOD, it's 22 minutes long with a very interesting story! Also, SCARLET'S WITCH is to be released next week.





DARKWOOD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVB8KDc53Gw < FULL FILM 22MIN

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Hope you all enjoy it.
Comments of course are always welcome!
- Fred
Posted: Fri, 27th Mar 2009, 11:24pm

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Good job on this. I watched from beginning to end without skipping once. I really liked it and it came out great. I didn't get the ending that much though, it was still pretty cool ending. You think you could explain discuss the ending after everyone get a chance to watch it?
5/5
Posted: Fri, 27th Mar 2009, 11:27pm

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Thanks,


SPOILER BELOW!!!!!!!!


i think you might be reading into it too much, as it's simply saying that the system is corrupt because the people in charge/power are corrupt. As the middle man pays the price at the end. Basically literally what he said over and over again.
Posted: Fri, 27th Mar 2009, 11:51pm

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Nice.
Posted: Fri, 27th Mar 2009, 11:54pm

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spydurhank wrote:

Nice.
lol thanks. I think that's your one word reply with everything i release. Not complaining - it's just funny. smile thanks for watching!
Posted: Sat, 28th Mar 2009, 12:40am

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I thought it was great! At first I wasn't getting what was going on, but then it kind of came to me. Anyways awesome job! Now I'm just waiting for the rest of Scarlet's Witch. Good job!
Posted: Sat, 28th Mar 2009, 1:24am

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I loved the concept. The writing was "eh", and the acting, especially of the lead, compromises the impact. Nevertheless, it is technically solid.
Posted: Sat, 28th Mar 2009, 2:45pm

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thanks for watching guys!
Posted: Sat, 28th Mar 2009, 6:32pm

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I liked it. I have a question though.

Having been in the film industry and meeting and dealing with some Hollywood execs and distributors, had this been a feature, I can tell you that not one of them would consider this. For one simple, often overlooked reason.

In scenes like the one around 8:50, you CANNOT show real money US Currency. It is owned by the Federal Reserve, and they own the rights to its appearance. Every dollar you've ever seen in a film is fake, though it looks SIMILAR.

As far as getting rights to show the dollar, it doesn't happen.

Unless that was fake, in which case what the hell budget was this, then that's something to think about if you want to turn this into a feature.

It was very good otherwise. Good audio levels on the dialog and the color correction was beautiful. Be careful with how you incorporate dialog, though. Don't let dialog tell a story, and don't use it to drive home a point over and over.

-Steve.
Posted: Sat, 28th Mar 2009, 9:15pm

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hey thanks for the update, i had no idea about the dollar thing. NO budget, or color correction, straight from the camera. Surprising it turned out well...I'm sure i can fix a few cuts and change the intro background to take it out. Though about repeating the lines over and over again i find it to be a hard to get the message across with some audience members. Some still didn't get the point in the end!
So yeah..i totally agree with you but it would seem some people will still miss the point regardless.
Posted: Sun, 29th Mar 2009, 1:59am

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Phantom48 wrote:

... you CANNOT show real money US Currency. It is owned by the Federal Reserve, and they own the rights to its appearance. Every dollar you've ever seen in a film is fake, though it looks SIMILAR.

As far as getting rights to show the dollar, it doesn't happen.
I really have a hard time believing this. Can you cite any references to back this up? (I'm certainly willing to be proven wrong.)

It's even legal to *print* an image of US currency, provided it is less than 75% actual size or is more than 150% actual size (and it cannot be double-sided).

http://www.ustreas.gov/usss/money_illustrations.shtml

I can see that fake money might be used on film sets, as the props department doesn't want to be responsible for a briefcase that's really full of a million real dollars, but I find it hard to believe that you can't film real currency.

I do remember hearing years ago that it was illegal to photograph more than a certain amount of money in one place, but I don't know if that's true or if that's an urban legend.
Posted: Sun, 29th Mar 2009, 2:05am

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Haha, I don't know why this seems to always happen in my threads.. But, perhaps starting a new thread about this subject matter (the money) would be more appropriate.
Posted: Sun, 29th Mar 2009, 4:04am

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I saw Darkwood a few days ago, when it was first uploaded. The ending was amazing. Fantastic job, FCRabbath.
Posted: Sun, 29th Mar 2009, 6:30am

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I just finished watching this and really liked a lot of things here.

1) The intro was done real well. Liked the choice of ambiguous shots along with the font and the way the titles come in and out mixed with the horizontal and vertical lines.

2) I liked a lot of the music that accompanied this piece. Especially that montage of Darkwood "selling drugs". Nice to hear a song that's not some heavy rap.

3) The production value, locations etc. was really a strong point on this. Police car, officer, courtroom, and the judges outfit was sweet to see.

4) The acting was pretty good overall although that first witness's account (Mr. Harris) was rather weak... although his dialogue had me laughing: "I was hanging out in the park with my friend, play some frisbee and study for an upcoming test."

5) The guy who plays the drug pusher and judge... I liked his acting better as a judge.

6) Sound was great as well. Nice audio levels in the dialogue and music.

The only thing that didn't seem to work for me in the visual sense, was a judge being a low level drug pusher, and as you say in an earlier post was how the middle man loses out in the end. I would have thought a judge would have a more sophisticated criminal life as in the Wall Street thing going on nowadays.

But thematically, I get what you mean.

Great Job.
Posted: Sun, 29th Mar 2009, 6:40am

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Garrison wrote:



4) The acting was pretty good overall although that first witness's account (Mr. Harris) was rather weak... although his dialogue had me laughing: "I was hanging out in the park with my friend, play some frisbee and study for an upcoming test."
thanks for watching, but i do hope you understand that he was acting, to act. If that makes sense for the witness account. The earlier scene he was in at night was a more accurate depiction of the character. thanks for watching.
Posted: Sun, 29th Mar 2009, 11:02pm

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Tim L wrote:

Phantom48 wrote:

... you CANNOT show real money US Currency. It is owned by the Federal Reserve, and they own the rights to its appearance. Every dollar you've ever seen in a film is fake, though it looks SIMILAR.

As far as getting rights to show the dollar, it doesn't happen.
I really have a hard time believing this. Can you cite any references to back this up? (I'm certainly willing to be proven wrong.)

It's even legal to *print* an image of US currency, provided it is less than 75% actual size or is more than 150% actual size (and it cannot be double-sided).

http://www.ustreas.gov/usss/money_illustrations.shtml

I can see that fake money might be used on film sets, as the props department doesn't want to be responsible for a briefcase that's really full of a million real dollars, but I find it hard to believe that you can't film real currency.

I do remember hearing years ago that it was illegal to photograph more than a certain amount of money in one place, but I don't know if that's true or if that's an urban legend.
Yes. I'm sorry you don't believe me. And forgive me if this sounds harsh, but I really shouldn't even have to say this to someone who hopes to be in the movie industry- If it's not yours, you CANNOT use it- and that even includes the copyrighted "nature-music" you use in your stupid flower-pot focus videos to show us how incredible your focus wheel is on your Aiptek Disposable. Seriously. The information that I provided was given to me, first hand, by a man named Larry Meistrich. IMDb him, that's the internet movie database. He produced Slingblade, You Can Count On Me, and 76 other movies and I know him, he does his damn homework. Oh, and I would say he's fairly credible in this area.

Please, people, to succeed in this industry you need to do your homework.

And not question everything everyone brings up because not all of us are still making flower-pot focus videos with the POS Aiptek HD. If you are serious about this, quit whatever job you have Monday morning and get on a damn set. Even PA is good to start.

Jesus people, can I stop now?

-Steve
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 2:59am

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You know, I'd rather not take your word for it. Not that I distrust you, but it seems to me that some of this is overboard; where does something fall under fair use? And if what you said is true, it had best be pretty damn available for everyone to see. Which I imagine it is, but nevertheless...
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 4:05am

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Awesome, makes me feel like I cant trust anyone...not even you...ha
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 4:17am

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Are you referring to the film or the hijacked dollar film topic?
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 6:33am

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Sorry man, I just really liked it.
Everything about it was awesome and I didn't wanna over do it and the only way I can think of so as not to sound like a tard is to say "Nice".

You made it easy enough so that anyone can follow along and understand the concept of the flick. I really liked how the judge, dude, guy tried to tell him that the system was corrupt right from the get go but Darkwood didn't really pay it any mind since he was worried about saving his house which was his motivation for doing a good job at selling drugs which came back in the end to bite him in the ass.
Are you gonna make a sequal?
I'd really like to see who the mystery, higher up, boss guy was. The one that tried to give the judge the boot before he framed Darkwood.
Make more movies so I can say NICE.
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 12:40pm

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So the way I take this is that Darkwood doesn't go to jail because all the jury are his customers and the judge didn't know. That would explain the smile at the end.

That's the only way I can see this making any sense. Am I right?
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 2:37pm

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No, he was simply saying he finally acknowledged what Charlie was saying the whole time, and he was part of the system as they all are.

SPOILER -

Basically the idea was that even though the jury was bad for doing drugs, and the judge was bad for lying and being the higher up drug dealer. The middle man will have to take the fall (Darkwood) To maintain order in the system. It's all about the hypocrisy.
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 3:11pm

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spydurhank wrote:

Sorry man, I just really liked it.
Everything about it was awesome and I didn't wanna over do it and the only way I can think of so as not to sound like a tard is to say "Nice".

You made it easy enough so that anyone can follow along and understand the concept of the flick. I really liked how the judge, dude, guy tried to tell him that the system was corrupt right from the get go but Darkwood didn't really pay it any mind since he was worried about saving his house which was his motivation for doing a good job at selling drugs which came back in the end to bite him in the ass.
Are you gonna make a sequal?
I'd really like to see who the mystery, higher up, boss guy was. The one that tried to give the judge the boot before he framed Darkwood.
Make more movies so I can say NICE.
Glad you liked it man! I'm really glad you understood the film too!

I duno about a sequel..tho but we shall see! DARKERWOOD lol.
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 3:38pm

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Phantom48 wrote:

Yes. I'm sorry you don't believe me. And forgive me if this sounds harsh, but I really shouldn't even have to say this to someone who hopes to be in the movie industry- If it's not yours, you CANNOT use it- and that even includes the copyrighted "nature-music" you use in your stupid flower-pot focus videos to show us how incredible your focus wheel is on your Aiptek Disposable. Seriously. The information that I provided was given to me, first hand, by a man named Larry Meistrich. IMDb him, that's the internet movie database. He produced Slingblade, You Can Count On Me, and 76 other movies and I know him, he does his damn homework. Oh, and I would say he's fairly credible in this area.

Please, people, to succeed in this industry you need to do your homework.

And not question everything everyone brings up because not all of us are still making flower-pot focus videos with the POS Aiptek HD. If you are serious about this, quit whatever job you have Monday morning and get on a damn set. Even PA is good to start.

Jesus people, can I stop now?

-Steve
No need to get so defensive; when someone gets a new bit of info its perfectly normal, and should be perfectly acceptable, for them to ask for the source so they can confirm it. So they can 'do their homework.' Dropping names isn't really helpful, as I've no doubt that Larry Meistrich is credible and knows what he is talking about, but you aren't him, so even though you may have heard it firsthand, none of us have. Providing a reference would confirm your info and lend credence to the fact that you heard this from an expert in the field.

My thoughts: If you can't film money due to copyright, then by extending the exact same reasoning you also can't film cars, because the design copyrights are held by the manufacturer, you can't film buildings because the designs are copyrighted by the architects, really you couldn't film any manufactured product, including clothing. That doesn't make sense. I can understand how things would be entirely different when dealing with money, as its government, and there is the whole counterfeit issue they have to think about. So I'm not saying you are wrong; I'm not even saying I think you are wrong, I tend to believe you, but providing some sort of reference for your statement would be far more helpful than getting in a huff and name-dropping your famous friend.
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 4:20pm

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sigh...
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 4:25pm

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I have seen your sigh. Sorry to hijack the topic; won't happen again.
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 6:40pm

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Phantom48 wrote:

If you are serious about this, quit whatever job you have Monday morning and get on a damn set. Even PA is good to start.
You know I heard that really does work in this economic climate!

Melodramatic ass...

Darkwood was terrific, FC. I've kept up with the production, so it's all not entirely new to me or anything but I liked it a lot. The cinematography and grading were the high points for me. Excellent use of color selection and lighting. Coupled with a nice twist/climax and as usual good acting and direction- and Darkwood has become one of your stronger, more-notable works.

Good job, man! (You still using the XL2? The color range and depth to the image made me think it was an HVX or XHA1.)
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 7:01pm

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Axeman wrote:

Phantom48 wrote:

Yes. I'm sorry you don't believe me. And forgive me if this sounds harsh, but I really shouldn't even have to say this to someone who hopes to be in the movie industry- If it's not yours, you CANNOT use it- and that even includes the copyrighted "nature-music" you use in your stupid flower-pot focus videos to show us how incredible your focus wheel is on your Aiptek Disposable. Seriously. The information that I provided was given to me, first hand, by a man named Larry Meistrich. IMDb him, that's the internet movie database. He produced Slingblade, You Can Count On Me, and 76 other movies and I know him, he does his damn homework. Oh, and I would say he's fairly credible in this area.

Please, people, to succeed in this industry you need to do your homework.

And not question everything everyone brings up because not all of us are still making flower-pot focus videos with the POS Aiptek HD. If you are serious about this, quit whatever job you have Monday morning and get on a damn set. Even PA is good to start.

Jesus people, can I stop now?

-Steve
No need to get so defensive; when someone gets a new bit of info its perfectly normal, and should be perfectly acceptable, for them to ask for the source so they can confirm it. So they can 'do their homework.' Dropping names isn't really helpful, as I've no doubt that Larry Meistrich is credible and knows what he is talking about, but you aren't him, so even though you may have heard it firsthand, none of us have. Providing a reference would confirm your info and lend credence to the fact that you heard this from an expert in the field.

My thoughts: If you can't film money due to copyright, then by extending the exact same reasoning you also can't film cars, because the design copyrights are held by the manufacturer, you can't film buildings because the designs are copyrighted by the architects, really you couldn't film any manufactured product, including clothing. That doesn't make sense. I can understand how things would be entirely different when dealing with money, as its government, and there is the whole counterfeit issue they have to think about. So I'm not saying you are wrong; I'm not even saying I think you are wrong, I tend to believe you, but providing some sort of reference for your statement would be far more helpful than getting in a huff and name-dropping your famous friend.
I do feel bad about the hijack, as the film was very well done, but I just have to tell you-

Cars fall under fair use AS LONG AS you don't show a logo. There's this thing called fair use, and since when has the US government been fair? especially about money these days lol. But cars do, and so do buildings.

Back to darkwood, I think a sequel would be over doing it. Why not make a feature, but watch out for the pesky copyright/ tm issues.
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 7:25pm

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Atom wrote:

Phantom48 wrote:

If you are serious about this, quit whatever job you have Monday morning and get on a damn set. Even PA is good to start.
You know I heard that really does work in this economic climate!

Melodramatic ass...

Darkwood was terrific, FC. I've kept up with the production, so it's all not entirely new to me or anything but I liked it a lot. The cinematography and grading were the high points for me. Excellent use of color selection and lighting. Coupled with a nice twist/climax and as usual good acting and direction- and Darkwood has become one of your stronger, more-notable works.

Good job, man! (You still using the XL2? The color range and depth to the image made me think it was an HVX or XHA1.)
thanks Atom, yup still use the XL2.
As far as the grading tho..this is the ONLY film i didn't color correct at all lol. It came straight from the camera. (XL2 has some gamma and color control settings) Glad it gave it a unique look!
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 9:04pm

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Technically, this was good. Nicely shot and edited overall. The only real problems I had with it were:

1. The story could've been told in a much shorter time frame. It felt pretty stretched thin.

2. The fact that every character said the name "Darkwood" about a million times. That became extremely annoying very quickly.

3. The "poor older guy becomes drug dealer" storyline recently became popular with "Breaking bad". This kind of felt a bit piggy-backed off that show while I watched it. (And yes, I know the premise is different, but the similarities and timing of this film's release cause the comparison)
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Heh, I'm the devils advocate again it seems. But seeing all the overwhelmingly positive feedback you got, a bit of a counter voice is no bad thing I hope. smile

I really like the idea and writing behind this. It's a fun and somewhat original idea and it has a nice structure and style. The only problem is, it's a style I just don't seem to like much. I thought the acting was so so, alright for a no-budget production though (we all know the problem of getting good actors to act for nothing). But I had the biggest gripe with the main character. His acting just didn't work for me one second. And made the whole film film very odd, not in a good way.

The visual style of the intro is fantastic! Had a great "TV show" feel to it and looked incredibly professional and top notch. Same goes for the music (don't know whether it's an original score or not, I hope it is). Sound was crisp and clean and well adjusted. You always have good soundwork in your films, which I appreciate a lot since it's such an underdevelopped thing in indie-films.

The camerawork though was not my thing at all so I can't say I liked it much. Not that it was bad, it just wasn't standout in any way for me. I've seen much, much, much better from you.

Directingwise, I'm not too fond of this either. The writing seems stronger then the directing. It didn't seem very believable to me and honestly, I felt the story could have been told in half the time...

So all in all, I liked other works from you much more then this. I'd give this a solid 3 though, were it in the fxhome cinema.

But as I've said before. You have your own style, which is something I respect a lot and would wish more aspiring filmmakers would develop. So that's a very very good thing, just a shame it's a style I just can't share the enthusiasm for in this case. But I seem to be a minority, so that's all good. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 30th Mar 2009, 9:23pm

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Bryce007 wrote:

Technically, this was good. Nicely shot and edited overall. The only real problems I had with it were:

1. The story could've been told in a much shorter time frame. It felt pretty stretched thin.

2. The fact that every character said the name "Darkwood" about a million times. That became extremely annoying very quickly.

3. The "poor older guy becomes drug dealer" storyline recently became popular with "Breaking bad". This kind of felt a bit piggy-backed off that show while I watched it. (And yes, I know the premise is different, but the similarities and timing of this film's release cause the comparison)
hmm never heard of breaking bad..but of course just my luck for something similar. Though i did have this script since june 08! If that means anything lol. thanks for watching guys!
Posted: Tue, 31st Mar 2009, 1:46am

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Atom wrote:

Phantom48 wrote:

If you are serious about this, quit whatever job you have Monday morning and get on a damn set. Even PA is good to start.
You know I heard that really does work in this economic climate!

Melodramatic ass...

Who ever said making a film was easy. Or logical. Film is the worst possible investment on the planet, aside from speculative oil drilling. So if making less money on set as a PA doing and aspiring to do what you love is a problem, then believe me- this ain't gonna work for you bro. I'm just saying. You have to commit. and you better be damn sure you commit good. You have one chance. One. Believe me- if you don't make your money back on your first film- you won't be out to make another anytime soon.

So stop bitching about how hard it is and just do it, after all. If losing money is a concern, how much safer would it really be with someone like Madeoff or WAMU.

God you flower-pot videographers get me really riled up when you act like you know everything. You really have to be there on set- there's a certain way to think in this industry- you have to think about everything because if you fuck up, it costs time & money to fix. Do your homework, guys.
Posted: Tue, 31st Mar 2009, 2:30am

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FCRabbath wrote:

hmm never heard of breaking bad..but of course just my luck for something similar. Though i did have this script since june 08! If that means anything lol. thanks for watching guys!
Hey man, I'll get to comments about the actual film in another post but Breaking Bad is a pretty similar show starring Bryan Cranston (the dad from Malcolm in the Middle) as a chemist with lung cancer in a mid-life crisis who decides to start cooking crystal meth. As odd as that sounds, it's an incredibly dramatic/gripping show and is highly worth the watch. He actually won two Emmy's for his role in the show already.

Also....

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You really have to be there on set- there's a certain way to think in this industry- you have to think about everything because if you fudge up, it costs time & money to fix. Do your homework, guys.
The point here is that nobody cares. There's no homework to be done, because, no, the end-all of filmmaking isn't being on a set for people like us or FCRabbath. Maybe in the longer term for me and others, but not now. Sorry, but this 'homework' for me only occurs when I enter film competitions or festivals, otherwise I - like most others, I'd say - just wing it, and we've all come out of it just fine. So chill out, man! biggrin

Continue the conversation on PM's or something, because this thread is for Darkwood, lol.
Posted: Tue, 31st Mar 2009, 2:37am

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Phantom48 wrote:

God you flower-pot videographers get me really riled up when you act like you know everything. You really have to be there on set- there's a certain way to think in this industry- you have to think about everything because if you fudge up, it costs time & money to fix. Do your homework, guys.
This coming from the guy who has absolutely nothing the show for his words but throws multi-paragraph, strongly-worded tirades on showing shots of U.S. currency; something movies (both amateur and Hollywood) do all the f*cking time.

Pleeeeaaaaaaasssssse. rolleyes

It's condescending, hypocritical, and most of all, sorry buddy, just plain assholish to act like people like us or FCRabbath don't look at the little details. We're talking about FCRabbath for christ sakes! No joke, one of the most detail-oriented filmmakers I've yet to see and easily one of the most talented/best (if not the best) filmmakers on this site.
Posted: Tue, 31st Mar 2009, 5:26am

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ben3308

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Fred,

Just got around to watching the film all the way through. In terms of the whole thing, there were parts I like a LOT. I felt that in terms of your body of work, it was on the stronger end as a whole. However, the lack of post-processed color grading seemed....obvious to me (most especially given that your normal style is pretty stark in the browns and reds) and brought the professionalism way down. Because of this, coupled with some spots of weaker acting, this felt more like a film I'd see on Lifetime than on AMC (which is where 'Breaking Bad' plays).

There are certainly some standouts here. The ending, obviously, is a big one; as are the opening bits. This really is good stuff. But, to be honest, because the acting was worse than normal and there wasn't the FCR-esque grading, this might be my least favorite of your films. Nothing personal, it just wasn't my style.

I feel like grading to align more of the shots (did you say you did none?) into a more 'filmic' look would've made the short stronger overall, also that the story's message was a bit long-winded and small (just that hypocrisy exists?) compared to your other larger, oft-religious messages.

I dunno, call me a hard sell but I just wasn't the biggest fan of this. It's certainly a strong work; but knowing who it's coming from I can't help but see a missed opportunity. Good work though, man, as always! biggrin
Posted: Tue, 31st Mar 2009, 8:18pm

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FCRabbath

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thanks for the reviews atom brothers!
Posted: Tue, 31st Mar 2009, 8:53pm

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Sollthar

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I deleted all posts regarding the money topic. Don't start again. If you want to discuss this subject, open your own thread please.

And you're welcome for the review too FC wink
Posted: Tue, 31st Mar 2009, 8:54pm

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Thrawn

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FCRabbath wrote:

thanks for the reviews atom brothers!
Heh, I think it's 'Adam' brothers, not 'atom' brothers.. (I guess you've been over shadowed by your brother, Ben)
Posted: Wed, 1st Apr 2009, 5:44pm

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FCRabbath

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I was referring to the atomic company. lol, and so sorry sollthar could've sworn i thanked you!

...THANK YOU! lol.

PS - Will be releasing Scarlet's Witch next week!