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GARDEN OF DREAMS

Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 5:21pm

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ericgui

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This is my first movie with sfx... Thanks to alamdv that was possible... Ths story is about a kid going in the garden of is Grandma to play... He will make all his dreams of actions and fantasy come true. It is in french but don't worry : only 6 ligns of dialog and if you read the little story i wrote here, you don't need to understand really... 3 days of shooting and 40 days for the special effects. (ok it is a little heavy, but i really hope you will see it anyway and tell me what you think...)
ENJOY !


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Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 5:35pm

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Lord Dugall

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Wow, ce film est superbe, bonne idée d'utiliser vos enfants, ils ont en passant beaucoup de talents. Excellente utilisation des plugins, belle histoire et le rêve de notre enfance réalisé...

Bravo!
Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 5:39pm

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Bob Page

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Très drôle biggrin très bien réalisé aussi

bravo! 4 étoiles!

juste les muzzles flashes qui étaient pas très réaliste mais le reste est super. lol
Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 5:47pm

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ericgui

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je l'ai conçu comme le rêve d'un gosse (moi il y a quelques années) je l'ai donné à mon fils pour noël... il avait des yeux comme des soucoupes. il ne s'imaginait pas du tout voir cela aprés le tournage qu'il a vécu (à 11 ans il est difficile de s'imaginer ce que va rendre ce genre de chose). Jeprépare maintenant un autre film plus "adulte... En tout cas merci beaucoup pour vos commentaires, vous êtes les premiers à le voir en dehors de ma famille proche.
Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 6:04pm

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b4uask30male

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hi

How many plugin's were in there that i made ?

All used as they were intended.

to give it any less than 5 from me would be a crime.
great stuff

may i ask how you added the shadows, ( as i didn't add them on the plugins )
Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 6:08pm

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moebius

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The movies are getting better by the day! Wow! Another great effort biggrin A fantastic showcase of the capabilites of AlamDV2 - 5 stars!

P/s: Your plugins look great, b4uask! wink
Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 6:16pm

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Cypher

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Yaey!!! Widescreen!

I loved it. The camera was very good, especially the framing. almost every shot was beautiful to look at. Question, did you use some sort of camera stabalizer?

Gave it a 4 cuz i didn't understand what was being said.
Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 6:35pm

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ericgui

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Yes this was shot in widescrenn (reason for the 2 black bars...) concerning stabalizer : i am using a "steadycam" made for video camera called "glidecam" this is an absolutely wonderful toy ! if you use it carfully you can really have a "steadycam" look...
For the shadows... ouch ! it was a very long effort done with After effects... for each of them it is about 15 filters. It is very long, and i am now working on a way to do it differently, as a plugin for alamDV... i will post a message if i succeed.
THANKS for all you comment... And oncerning the "french" i figured that waht was said was not really "important" if you know the story before... But next time i will put subtitiles lol
THANKS AGAIN biggrin
Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 6:43pm

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Mark P Warman

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I loved it.

got 5 from me.
Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 6:55pm

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montego

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Very cute, and one of the best acted films here. The boy was really good.

5 stars.
Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 9:29pm

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Bob Page

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I found the problem, the muzzle flashes should only have one frame long wink
Posted: Sun, 5th Jan 2003, 11:47pm

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ericgui

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that's impressive... Yes i doubled the frames on some muzzle flashes.
You are really a very good observer ! i am impressed !
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 12:09am

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Bob Page

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redface Je sais pas si c'est sarcastique confused , si ce ne l'est pas, Merci! smile
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 3:27am

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toyPYROmachine

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Nice plot idea, and I guess the acting was mediocre. I didn't like how the kid acted when he 'won' the battle against his little imagined friends. Throwing his hands up in the air over and over again? Oh well.....Nice effects, but I can't say that is what makes a movie. Really good for a first movie, though....Gave it a three.



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Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 3:28am

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MechaForce

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No, actually if you're filming at about 30 fps it's two frames. That's what real life muzzle flashes look like.
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 3:47am

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sidewinder

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yeah. Don't forget to add the lens flare on top, as muzzle flashes aren't perfectly clear and sharp.
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 8:05am

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ericgui

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bob... Ce n'était absolument pas sarcastique... Au contraire ! je suis vraiment impressionné, personnellement je ne l'aurai absolument pas remarqué !
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 8:40am

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ericgui

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Rating: +2

reading all these posts i really have to say something that seems to me very important smile
I would like to THANK all those creating the plugins. Without them i wouldn't had the opportunity to make this little movie.
THANK YOU and continue the good work !
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 11:53am

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Kram1563

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I thought that was great, a really nice little movie nice use of music too, really caught the imagination, good work keep it up biggrin

Mark
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 5:14pm

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Sollthar

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I like it a lot... It is very creative and technically well done...

And if this truly is your first work with sfx, than I'm impressed even more!



5 stars from me
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 5:19pm

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rmendoza

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Very cool. Great concept.
I've been working on a very similar idea as well
with my boys.

I give it a 5!
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 5:32pm

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ericgui

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thanks a lot
rmendoza : i can't wait to see yours...
sollthar : yes first one with special effects (that's why it took me so long... i had to discover everything, i abandonned some of the scenes i made because i didn't shoot it the right way for special effects...) i am preparing the 2nd one... It is really fun to make those...
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 9:04pm

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Kyeju

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This is very very good and I think everyone on this forum can relate to it. Being a director you can flesh out things that you have going on in your head live out your fantasies. This movie kind of shows what we are like when we make our movies. Good job on the fx. Geeze 40 days for the effects?!? Considering your new at this that is incredible. Good Job.
Posted: Mon, 6th Jan 2003, 10:40pm

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KermZ

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This is very impressive. If the little fellow is your son then he must have just said "wow" - I know how my son felt when I made the Battlestar movie. You have done really really well - great use of special effects, music, and acting - both kids acted really well.

For a home movie entertainment well done. 5 from me.

KermZ
Posted: Tue, 7th Jan 2003, 4:22pm

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davlin

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A classy piece of work......well designed and excecuted.....good fun....actors great.....fx brilliantly applied...5stars.
Posted: Tue, 7th Jan 2003, 9:15pm

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Venger

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I like this film. It was pretty cool. Nice use of effects, and I liked how it's a childs imagination. Really nice idea. Good use of music and sound effects. Nice shots, good clear picture. Your son, or whoever it is thats in it, was pretty good too. Nice use of cgi as well, especialy on the t-rex near the end. It's hard to match up the camera movement to the cgi model. Well done there.
Hope to see more work in the future.
Posted: Wed, 12th Mar 2003, 10:01am

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CurtinParloe

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3, can't give 3 1/2

Good fun smile

Good concept

By the looks of it, you didn't deinterlace the footage, so you get horizontal lines when there's motion. It's the bane of my life!

The effects were good, particularly the dinosaur shadow, although the saber parts need a bit of work.

Room for improvement, but darn good 1st attempt. I look forward to your next offering...

Paul
Posted: Fri, 5th Dec 2003, 9:36am

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hippa03

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Very well planned short film. Good use of effects and music, and above all the kid is very cute and expresive. I like cu 9that is close up shots) and even very big close ups and you satisfied my taste. My congratutions to all the effort. I want to see more. I am working on a film wich may be ready by February 2004...hopefully.

Best of luck

Tony Agius - Malta
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 7:58am

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ericgui

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Thanks Hippa !
Well we have same kind of taste... I like close up too... Thanks for your comment... If you want to see my other movie, it is here on FXhome, and it is called : Neighbours, i would like to know what you think... Technologies have improved for me since GARDEN, and I am preparing another one now...
For yours... February 2004 is pretty close now... I will look for it. Post when it is ready, i wouldn't want to miss it !
Best of luck to you too
thanks
ericgui
Posted: Sat, 17th Apr 2004, 2:57pm

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J Mijares

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Very nicely done! The story was simple and engaging, and your use of effects -- with the quick cuts -- made for a much tighter film.

Jay
Posted: Wed, 19th Jan 2005, 9:58pm

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peter huish

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O dear LOL...quite entertaining though
Posted: Mon, 27th Jun 2005, 4:06pm

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bignik

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I thoroughly enjoyed this and as a first attempt movie I commend you. My son is now screaming at me to make a movie where he can participate, he loved the T Rex piece lol , but we cant do whats already been done now can I , that would be cheating lol.

May I also say I loved the ending your daughter ( I take it ) fluttering off.

I gave it a 4/5 . Thanks for the enjoyable movie

The talent on this site is giving me inspiration to hopefully having a go at a movie myself, this your first attempt inspires me no end , thanks
Posted: Sat, 21st Jan 2006, 1:44am

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caddoan75

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Great flick! My son and I have been talking about doing a dinosaur movie... what did you use to create and animate the dinosaurs?

Thanks