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|The Most Dangerous Game is a short film (35 min) made by me and some friends over the summer. It is based on the short story by Richard Connell. This movie was filmed entirely on a SONY Handcam, hence the less than desirable quality, but I think I was able to get the best from what I had to work with. My main focuses on this film were camera angles, continuity, and combining sound and video so that the whole movie flows. |
I am just beginning, and I hope to make many more movies in the future, more professionally done.
You can watch this on Youtube in HD. Also, I would say that Part 3 is probably the best, so if you don't have time to watch it all, watch that one.
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This is a absolutely incorrect! Redroc, I'm sure you learned something from this experience and if nothing else you had fun, which already makes it a good use of time Anyway, take everything Fxhomer32915 says with a grain of salt. He is known for being very rude and cruel with his comments, this one wasn't as cruel as normal, but, as he has some valid points, he apparently doesn't understand the concept of an independent (no budget) film.
FXhomer32915 wrote:Pretty good work overall, but if you can't sell it as is, you've wasted your time.
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First off, I didn't say that you were, not this time anyway, but whether you like it or not, you often come off as rude and many times rather cruel. I'm not going to debate this with you now as I don't wish to hijack this thread. Anyway not the point, point is, your feedback this time was helpful, to some extent, however when someone makes a film it isn't going to be perfect, and therefore, criticism is often required to do better in the future, but no film is a "waste of time." Not even the "crap" that comes out of Hollywood. To quote the famous and successful, Thomas Edison, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." When you make a crap movie, you haven't wasted your time you just now know what makes a crap movie, so you can improve. It isn't a waste of time. Period.
FXhomer32915 wrote:I'm not "rude" or insensitive.
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Now, that's the truth. If filmmaking is something fun, if it's something you enjoy- then stick with it! The length and general scope of The Most Dangerous game shows you've got some weight to your hobby and perseverance within it, even if the technical/storytelling mechanics are lacking for obvious reasons, and that alone is more than I can say for half the people here.
Clint Eastwood wrote:Movies aren't ever about the money, they're about the fun. That's it. And when they stop being fun, you won't see me making them anymore.
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True. However, filmmaking isn't all about Hollywood.
FXhomer32915 wrote:Movies are all about money and if you can't make money, you won't survive in Hollywood, period.
The actual quote is, "If you can't sell it, it's crap!" Remember, Hollywood is all about money. They don't care how much it took to make it or the SPFX or stunts in a film. If it doesn't make money, they don't want it.I'm quite surprised to see you putting Hollywood as the ultimate desirable destination for all filmmakers. Given your love of story surely Hollywood is the last place you should be advocating?
Regardless, where Hollywood is concerned, the quote still stands. I agree it’s rude to say and not very helpful, but it is the way it is. If you can’t sell it, you’ve wasted your time (it’s crap!)Yes, so why would you assume that everybody wants to get to Hollywood? Sure, some people do, and that's great.
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Given your love of story surely Hollywood is the last place you should be advocating? Hollywood is indeed all about money. If you look at most of the big movies in recent years they tend to be very, very flimsy on story, with only a few exceptions.This is one of the big issues I have with Hollywood right now. They focus heavily on the effects, yet the plot is flat, the characters are underdeveloped, and the script/acting is significantly lacking. Not saying that my film was any better, but I generally expect a little more from a movie of Hollywood caliber. And also, I'm ALL for effects. I love seeing a movie with amazing effects, but you've got to take your movie farther than that. For instance, just today I went to see Tron: Legacy, and if you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about. Great effects, simple plot, corny, basic dialogue, and way too many cliche and predictable moments.