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|Naruto Shippuden: Dreamers Fight|
This is the new fan tribute my team and I have chosen to do next. Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto Series (Manga & Anime) has heavily inspired many of us so we thought it would be cool to try and translate a fight to a live action format.
The short is being shot on the Canon EOS 7D and the budget is around $1000-$1200 **I saved up a little more for this one The run time should be around 20 minutes. You could say it acts as a live action filler. The battle will be between The Leaf's Naruto Uzamaki & Rock Lee and is set to release sometime in November. In the end, this piece will be strictly for Naruto fans though. I didn't have much interest in adapting this and changing it around for audiences who aren't too familiar (But hopefully they'll still like it as well!! hah).
We're putting our all into this short and we really hope Naruto fans and the creators will enjoy what we've put together!
Directed By: Christopher C. Cowan
Starring: Donald Mills & Brendon Huor
Choreography: Vonzell Carter, David 'Dax' Bauer, James Young, Christopher C. Cowan, Brendon Huor & Donald Mills
Produced By: Ray Martinez & Christopher C. Cowan
Make-Up Artist: Rose Lopez
Thousand Pounds Fight Team
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I've tapped my potential? With what exactly? Street Fighter Beginnings End???? We shot that in about 3 hours and made it up as we went along (due to a major scheduling issue - we thought we were going to have a full day of shooting). You're telling me that I've tapped my potential with what basically felt like a super rushed 48 hour film fest movie??
Atom wrote:I feel like you've already tapped your potential with this sort of thing
See, I've watched your stuff for almost a decade now (as crazy as that sounds), and I've watched you grow as a filmmaker in all of it and branch out further and further as you've honed and perfected your style- and yet, here we are again with a sort of 'test fight fanfilm' material. And I've gotta ask: Why???1.) Perfected my style??? I haven't perfected shyte hah. It's damn near impossible to perfect anything when it comes to filmmaking because it's all trial and error - That never changes. And if you haven't realized that by now (in terms of being a filmmaker) you have ridiculous amount of growing up to do. In my opinion, I haven't scratched the surface in terms of the visuals I'm trying to create.
And so when I see you with four or five entries into the cinema and they're all some variation of test fight or fanfilm fight disguised as a 'movie'Disguised as a movie...? *Sigh* They're only tests...
Anyways, like I said, this piece is strictly meant for fans of the seriesEDIT: And many thanks to everyone else for the positive feedback and support to our vids!! Even though our next short is intended for a specific audience, we hope to not let you down!
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I wanted to show people what I was capable of when I spent GOOD time on a project. This time around I wanted to try my hand at an Anime Adaptation and for some unknown reason, you seem to have your mind made up as to what I plan on doing with it...This is the kind of stuff I find ridiculous, because to me it's like- 'why?' Once again. You wanna prove yourself? Show your ability? Spending good, quality time on something? Then why push yourself into un-original content? I know it's fun- like I said I've dedicated HUGE amounts of time in the past to fanfilms of my own- but none I'd consider something to illustrate or prove myself by. Because, well, that just seems idiotic to me. I'd do something original. If not for my own satisfaction, then to show everyone else I could do it. So I guess that's just all I wish from you.
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Who cares what they're labeled as? I don't know if you feel like you're besting me by saying a short I've created is a movie or a test or whatever. I really don't understand the point of your first 2 sentences in that quote ha. Call them what you will. They are what they are. I just labeled Street Fighter as a fan film. I don't think I've ever once called it a Movie haha. When I make something over an hour in length, then I'll call it a movie.
Atom wrote:And yes, your Street Fighter fanfilm is an extended fight scene disguised as a movie. I realize not everything you do is a 'test', just as I realize all your tests aren't actual movies- that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying it all feels very same-y, very played-out. And, really simply: I think you can go further with/do more stuff.
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Now see this is worded in a great way! And I'm not talking about the "huge talent and potential" line (while I appreciate the compliment) I don't wanna make it sound like that's the reason why I think this post is worded great haha.
Sollthar wrote:See it as a deep compliment. Guess we're just both disappointed by the fact that this huge talent and potential goes into something that isn't for us. So in that way, the critique is indeed very egocentric.
What excuses?? LOL damnit man, you make me feel like in the twilight zone when I'm talking to you. Seriously, what am I make excuses for in your eyes? I'm explaining to you why I do what I do. I don't feel I should have to excuse myself for anything (relating to the the stuff I like to shoot/edit) so I'm not seeing where you think I'm doing so?
Atom wrote:Just stop making so many damn excuses for what it is. You never used to do that, and that's all I've seen in your responses to my posts.
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It just seems like a lame excuse for not doing something original to me. Even if I know it's absolutely valid and true.
CX3 wrote:But do I have time do them? Nopes.
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