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Posted: Wed, 1st Jan 2003, 1:07pm

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Marsupilami

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My first Alam movie. Filmed under bad conditions, had a maximum of 45min left of so called daylight. No real script. No time to shoot all the scenes we wanted to etc.

But at least I got some footage to experiment with until next time. :o)
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Posted: Wed, 1st Jan 2003, 2:19pm

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moebius

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I liked the look of the film (the lightly desaturated look; which was probably a result of poor weather: it looked marvelous though!) but the build up was a little too slow, IMHO smile

Btw, was the bullet hit you used around 3:30 made by me? I'm curious because I've never rendered a film with that plug-in before, so all I've seen are the individual frames biggrin If so, I think it works better than I expected!

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Posted: Wed, 1st Jan 2003, 2:32pm

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voiceoverwizard

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Excellent look, the setting was extra cool, the costumes were perfect, I especially liked the camera work. I think the bad conditions you mentioned really helped the overall appearence. the effects were good. I really liked the sound effect of the bullet hitting the metal tank, but I think that after 34 years of watching hollywood I was diappointed there was no ricochet sound, even though in reality there probably wouln't be. All in all a very good effort. IMHO
Posted: Wed, 1st Jan 2003, 2:33pm

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b4uask30male

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took a while to get going, ( tighter editing maybe )
tripod would have helped.


it's great to see costumes. well done for that

great locations

sound fx and mussle flashes were good.

music went on a bit.

and not much happened at the end cry
Posted: Wed, 1st Jan 2003, 5:09pm

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sidewinder

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your muzzle flashes were too crisp and clear for the conditions and the type of camera you were using. Adding a lens flare, or using the less sharp flashes would help.

nice job on the masking...


if only it had more action!
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jan 2003, 12:09am

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Two Gunned Saint

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The muzzle flashes weren't that good and I thought the action wasn't great. However the first part when they're manouevring about was excellent. It just looked fantastic, thought the wide shot of them moving through the trees filmed from the nearby hill was great, nice location, props, costumes. Very good stuff, needs some work on the action. But still bravo.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jan 2003, 9:33am

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Andreas

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From a sweed to another..

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Nice coustumes
nice Location

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More Camera Angles would be needed
Better use of effects
Better plot..
U didn't really see the enemy's in the same shoot...


Where do u come from ? [I'm from Sthlm/Huddinge]

/Andy
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jan 2003, 9:35am

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Marsupilami

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Thanks for your input so far.

I was thinking of cutting the intro a bit, but decided against it in the end. The film is a learning process, and the editing of the intro was as much a test as the use of effects.
The film was supposed to go on for longer, but we never had the time to shoot it that day, and now it's too late since the ground is covered in snow.

Moebius: I think the bullet hit at 3.30 was made bay Sollthar, but I'm not sure. I've deleted all the project files from my hard drive so unfortunately I can't go back and check it. sad

Justinsane: There are actually some vey brief ricohet sounds in there, but they seem to have drowned in the rest of the soundtrack. I'll propably have to raise the volume a bit for those next time around. smile
I was trying to reach a level somewhere in between the exagerated Hollywood effects and the real thing.

B4youask: A tripod is allready on my list of things to buy. There are some effects that I wanted to add to this little sequence, but couldn't because the camera movements made it to hard to do even half right.

Two_gunned saint: Next time I'll try to have atelast some sort of script to follow for the action sequenses and try to shoot in better light.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jan 2003, 9:43am

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moebius

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Marsupilami wrote:

Moebius: I think the bullet hit at 3.30 was made bay Sollthar, but I'm not sure.
Oops! redface You're probably right: it's probably one of Sollthar's ground particle plug-ins - looks great! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jan 2003, 9:51am

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Marsupilami

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Andreas: We only managed to shoot about a forth of what we wanted to include in the film. I was supposed to play an enemy sniper but we never got the time to film those sequences, among other things.
Since we won't be able to continue shooting it for a while (and the story sucked in the first place) I decided to take what I had to make a short movie without a proper end, just to learn and to get some input from you all, so I'll be able to do a super film next time around. smile

I'm from Malmö by the way.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Jan 2003, 1:03am

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Cypher

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The reason I gave it a low score was because too much of it seemed redundant, and kinda boring. You never really saw who they were shooting at since all the gunfire was from one location.

The muzzle flashes were nice. I don't think you need a tripod if you shoot like that, otherwise, it probably would have been even more boring, whereas even small camera movement (like you had) makes it look "alive". Framing though, was not good, and i wasn't sure who you wanted us to look at it.

Music was good, great song biggrin I know how to play it. lol

Costumes were very nice.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Jan 2003, 8:13am

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ferral

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Nice job on the movie. The costumes were a plus and contrary to what has been said, I think you had some good angles in there. Looking forward to your next one.
Posted: Tue, 7th Jan 2003, 8:32pm

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turbanator

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Nice.......

I liked the stile of it, moody, it looked realisic and was shot like a documenty. Defantly needs tighter and faster editing to buld up the pace. I thoght the soundtack wud hav been beter used with more quick cuts. the camerawork dident change enoght in the acton sequences to create a change in mood...but... critesisems aside i think it was a verry good job.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Apr 2003, 1:35pm

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MD

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i feel the begenning of the movie a little slow but good try. if only i could have such a good equipement as your wears!
Posted: Fri, 25th Apr 2003, 1:38am

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blaine

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hay
this movie had good guns goob effects and i liked it lol cool lol