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Direct Cause

Posted: Wed, 28th Oct 2009, 2:28pm

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Paul Deckard is a cold blooded, professional killer, working unofficially for the government. After a terrible mistake he wants to quit his job.
But the government now sees him as a threat and wants to liquidate him.
From now on, Deckard is on the run...

"Direct Cause" is a low-budget movie which will premiere early in 2010. The length will be approx. 40 minutes.

Preproduction began in June.

It was shot on the Canon XH-A1 in 10.5 days (spread over 6 weekends in August and September). One day remaining for a retake of a scene.

For the long take we had a professional steadicam operator with his real hollywood steadicam on set, that was fun! razz

Our Equipment includes a Kesslercrane Cameracrane, DVtec Multirig Shoulder Mount and a Lowel Super Ambi Lighting Set.


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Posted: Thu, 29th Oct 2009, 4:43am

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wow i have just seen ur vid is soo cool 10/10
Posted: Fri, 30th Oct 2009, 11:38pm

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Wow! Really good work, I enjoyed this trailer. The camera work was excellent, the acting was superb, and the effects were absolutely flawless. 5 stars, it won't be too soon when he full movie comes out. Brilliant job.
Posted: Sat, 31st Oct 2009, 5:38am

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The sound design on this really got my attention.

I enjoyed the camera work and presentation. Well edited. Looking forward to more from you.
Posted: Sat, 31st Oct 2009, 11:54am

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Ha! That was awesome man. Very, very nice job on this.
Looking forward to the finished product.

Frank.
Posted: Sat, 31st Oct 2009, 2:58pm

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Looks sweet! I am really excited to see this. Very nicely done. Well edited, I liked the sound, looks like a very interesting plot! I can't wait.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Nov 2009, 3:30pm

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Very well done...No noticeable flaws. 5/5
one question, What is the music?
Posted: Tue, 3rd Nov 2009, 6:11pm

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Really nice man. Felt very smooth, great lighting and camera work. Steady cam shot was really good. Felt more than a low budget production. Look forward to seeing the rest of it next year!
Posted: Tue, 3rd Nov 2009, 8:40pm

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Very well done!
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 12:26am

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Thank you all for the great reviews!

This really shows me why I go my way with making movies no matter what...

The steadicam-operator in the long take as well as the gaffer (lighting technician) were professionals at this very scene. (As well as the stunt crew wink )

The Stunt Team we've got is from K-STUNTS, a really great Team.
And that they cooperated with us is just unbelievable, go to their site http://www.kstunts.com/ and look for their clients. Yes, it's a swiss company but they mostly work in hollywood.

The music (composed especially for us) is from a german composer I found via internet. I just LOVE what he produced for us!
www.sebastian-schell.de

Cheers, you'll hear from me soon!
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 6:57am

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I love the steadicam work. Incredible! I got intrigued with the trailer.

The narration though was a little much and too long for me.
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 7:13pm

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Pretty damn cool, man. Great stuff. Very "l33t", as they say.
Posted: Wed, 11th Nov 2009, 11:35pm

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Thanks again for everyone's review!

It is now available in HD on Vimeo!

http://www.vimeo.com/7555330
Posted: Thu, 12th Nov 2009, 8:02am

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Awesome steadycam work. Visually, this is really cool. A great stunt (fantastic to see something like that) and excellent lighting.

The only thing that can't keep up with the high level production values is the voiceover. The acting just doesn't really click for me. Might be the english language. And the last third of the teaser seems a bit odd too, especially compared to the rather fantastic opening.

Overally, this certainly makes one see more! I'm definately looking forward to seeing more of it all. Shame I wasn't able to make my part in it. Maybe next time.
Shall be fun to see how it all works out.

Good luck with it all!
Posted: Thu, 12th Nov 2009, 9:15am

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In short: very good technicals.


Things that don't work: The poorly written voiceover. (everyone knows what a "Freelancer" is. No need to define it.)
Posted: Thu, 12th Nov 2009, 3:50pm

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fisher

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Thank you.

About the voiceover...
Of course everyone knows what a Freelancer is.
But the kind of "ironic" and cold explanation of what he is and does just works this way.

("... but is not bound to their rules. The same goes for me, the only difference is, I work for the government.")
And as well the part with the "extended possibilities"

But if you don't like it, that's your thing,
cheers
Posted: Sun, 22nd Nov 2009, 2:58am

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Looks great smile
Posted: Wed, 25th Nov 2009, 3:51pm

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pretty kool
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 7:50am

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What's happening with the links? And where is the final film? It's been years biggrin
Posted: Sat, 14th May 2011, 1:58pm

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fisher

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@PLANB: I f***d up on our webserver. But well, the Trailer is online on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/7555330), as well as the final film. Coming to fxhome soon wink
(pending review by fxhome)