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Remembrance Day Extended

Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 7:40am

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Cypher

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Won Best Editing from the Motion Student Film Festival 2003 (http://motionfilms.8m.com).

The Remembrance Day Tribute Film of 2002 for Westmount Collegiate Institute in its full and final glory. The extended edition is in total about 3 minutes and 31 seconds longer. This powerful peice gives a quick but effective look at what it felt like to leave for the war. Which war and battle is not specified as those things are trivial. The fact is that men and women were sent to war.

Extended Edition includes:
Over a minute of never-before-seen footage
Re-mastered film quality and sound
Original Score
Full and Original Opening and Closing Credits
Original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
Broadband and Modem Versions available

Official Site: http://nov11.scope-films.com


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Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 2:40pm

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Nice music, I like it when u got a original score.
Pretty nice editing
Nice mix between old wars and sep11.

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I think it all should been in sepia or black and white, the parts that was old anyway
Thoose titles? the front. etc. made it look like a trailer
The red smoke ? tard

Overall good.
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 3:02pm

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Red smoke? What red smoke?

I did try it in B&W...it didn't look the greates, and it would have taken away completely fromt he lack of color in the WW1/2 images and the fade to black at the end of part 1.
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 3:20pm

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It looked like red smoke. was it blood or something ? Looked like the alamdv blood almost.. tard
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 8:44pm

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That was really awesome. I like how you used sound effects and sped the photographs up. It created nice emotion. What did you edit with?
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 10:42pm

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This project had a lot of character and I felt it was very well portrayed on screen. Good acting and good sense of flow overall. I think that was a very honorable thing you did to honor the lost and the ones who fought for us.
Posted: Tue, 29th Apr 2003, 2:25am

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Nice job on the video. The whole thing was edited very well. You can tell some time was spent on this one. Where did you get all those sound effects from?

One last thing, more people need to vote. 53 downloads and 2 votes!?! Come on. I gave it a 5 myself. Great job!
Posted: Tue, 29th Apr 2003, 3:06am

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The sound in this video is EXCELLENT. Why are there only 5 Stars?? wink Good work on this film. The action is great and the images are very powerful. Good choice and GREAT editing. Keep up the great work!
Posted: Tue, 29th Apr 2003, 6:49pm

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That bit outside the house just looked too modern. When she watched him go through the curtains, I would've used all of that instead. Would've really done it for me. That and the blood thing pushed me to a 4.

Adam.
Posted: Tue, 29th Apr 2003, 8:51pm

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Rating: +2

Thanks!

I still don't know what blood thing everyone's talking about???!!! There IS blood in the movie, REAL blood (we had an, um - accident) on the hand of the main soldier. Other than that, no blood cept for a capsule or two that were cut out.


goober99: Everything I do is edited by Premiere 6 (i dont like 6.5). I used aftereffects for the titles and alam for the fx (duh)

sting: yea, that ratio is pretty low sad

adam: that was the oldest-looking location we could find...the house itself is about 35 years old or so, little renovation. around the house, 1 or 2 more like it, but most are new...i tried to keep them out as much as possible.
Posted: Tue, 29th Apr 2003, 9:13pm

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All I can say is freaing awesome. Fantastic editing, fantastic story telling, got the point across loud and clear. One of the best on this site. You shoudl submit LOTS of other places. It really is one of the best shorts I've seen.
-Ben
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Posted: Thu, 1st May 2003, 1:00am

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That was in my opinion awesome

Everything to the music, editing, acting, shot selection, the photo montage scene were excellent.

I love the way you handled the battle scene that could easily have turned into a mess. Like another poster said it had a great flow to it all.

If i have one complaint it would have to be that it was too short and i would have liked more a story were i got to know the actor. But thats not really a complaint more a wish.

I predict a great future for you Cypher and can't wait to see more films from you in the future.

Props have to go to Mark S. Affeld the composer who did wonderful with the score and i know he is a great composer after he did some music for my film.
Posted: Thu, 1st May 2003, 2:00pm

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You realy steal some American votes with 11 september and war theme... wink
Posted: Thu, 1st May 2003, 2:53pm

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Rating: +1

Extended Edition includes:
Over a minute of never-before-seen footage
Re-mastered film quality and sound
Original Score
Full and Original Opening and Closing Credits
Original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio

....So? Who cares? And? Ooohh a minute of never before seen footage....Can I take the over rated excitement....

Bit of a b1tch when someone gives you a taste of your own huh Cypher?
And yes that is my honest opinion and not just a "for the hell of it" opinion.
I agree with V6 about the use of 9/11 footage.
Posted: Thu, 1st May 2003, 4:24pm

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Edin: You will take what I give you to take. That's how it works. wink

Meh, It made people interested in seeing it, it's won awards, people love the film...what else can i say? I got what I set out to do.
Posted: Thu, 1st May 2003, 4:29pm

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Oh well then if everyone else likes it I guess we all better like it as well. tard

As for taking what you give....erm...you really think I care?
Who are you? twisted

In the words of Jet Li from The One;
"I am Yulaw...I am nobody's b1tch...you are mine. I don't need to know you. You...only need to know...me!"


Ahhh so much love in the air on this board it's just too damned unreal.
Posted: Thu, 1st May 2003, 4:34pm

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Edins Vampire wrote:

Oh well then if everyone else likes it I guess we all better like it as well. tard
Of course, is that not obvious?
Posted: Fri, 2nd May 2003, 10:13pm

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I truly think that this is your best film yet. it was very emotional and with great action. And your weird camera style even fits for once... wink

The Soundeffects are well done, the costumes are well done, the actors do a good job and the score is great as well.


There is nothing to complain about. Rememberance Day is to remember... smile
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2003, 2:25pm

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Rating: +1

I'm not sure what to give it - I'm thinking about a four but there were a ton of things that really stuck out - - the tracers looked really bad - not sure if it was the compression or not - as well as the muzzle flashes - - but the editing and directing wasn't bad - -

Good sound, but the sappy 9/11 remember thing just blew it. Wtf does 9/11 have to do with WWI?

And what was the deal with the people in that battle? Is the movie just about "Remembering" or is there something else?
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2003, 8:24pm

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Hey, cypher, you haven't answered yet, whered you get most of your sound effects?
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2003, 4:51pm

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Cypher

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Sorry, didn't see the post.

90% of the sound effects are from Counter-Strike or Day of Defeat. maybe 3 or 4 sounds i made by mixing and playing with audio filters. That's it really.
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2003, 8:10pm

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Nice sound, good acting, very nice filters, good editing. The whole product looked very professional. There was barely any hint of it being amateur work.

A few things to fix:

You should edit the muzzle flashes in photoshop to fit your filming conditions. Everything was dark and shaky, so a bright, crisp muzzle flash sticks out. In Pharmacide, we blurred the edges of the flashes so they seemed more natural in the dark, filtered, quick-moving feel that we had, and it looks like you could have done a little bit of that as well.

another tip is to avoid putting tracers in for those awkward angles. The far shots of the field were fine, but close up shots shouldn't really have tracers in them.

My last tip is that the soldiers were doing some very un-soldier like stuff in the battle. You don't lie with your feet facing the enemy, and you don't sit up to shoot. You could never shoot a rifle one handed, and soldiers would never fight with pistols. The great stylization and editing kept this stuff from sticking out, though, and the fact that this looked so preofessional made any mistakes seem like they were intentional.


One other thing: Don't use any CG bullet hits for a movie like this. I saw a few of Sollthar's ground hits.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jun 2003, 4:33pm

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Great, great film. The only gripe I do have though is the contrast, its a little dark. Other than that, great editing, music and fantastic acting!
Posted: Sun, 30th Nov 2003, 12:33am

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Like most movies Ive watched, either amateur or professional, I sometimes wonder if the film writers even do their research before using weapons, clothing, etc in a film that is based during a certain period. Usually its a continous flow of bullets out of a gun. One film, army dude against a Predator, even shows a M16 at auto during a burst for what seemed forever. Most mags for the M16 hold 20 or 30 rounds. In the amount of time he had that puppy lit up I could have aimed and fired off a whole magazine at a target. Recoil on weapons vary, either actors dont react enough or exaggerate. Muzzle flash is usually way off as well, too much, too long, too bright or whatever. Research I say...

This particular film I thought had a good beginning, although the house is way too modern. But what is the deal with throwing in the 911 stuff? War vs peace time terrorism. Totally separate things.. if you really wanted to make it more dramatic veterans of the war should have been shown.. either old and close to passing on, or a few years past their war (crippled and torn apart). Another part is the pistols.. come on now, Berettas werent even thought of back then.. the only pistol used the the US was of course the Colt 1911. Im not sure what the Brits or anybody else used but they sure the heck werent Berettas.. And some of the clothing worn kinda makes me wonder if this event happened during a specific time or people (obviously they arent well trained soldiers) thrown in from different wars.

Yeah, shooting a rifle one handed especially with no kickback. Its almost like a old John Wayne or western movie..
Posted: Sun, 30th Nov 2003, 4:25pm

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Snakeii wrote:

I sometimes wonder if the film writers even do their research before using weapons, clothing, etc
Nope, we didn't have time for that nor did it really matter.

Snakeii wrote:

This particular film I thought had a good beginning, although the house is way too modern.
For an almost no-budget production (we only had $300 from the school to get some uniforms), that was the best we could find. Also take into account that we live in a pretty modern city so finding that location wasn't the easiest task (shot in and around Toronto).

Snakeii wrote:

But what is the deal with throwing in the 911 stuff?
We had to jump between personal (the soldier) and universal events (collage of wars, holocaust, 911) which also went with the stuff that was happening on stage. If it was my choice, there wouldn't have been a montage, but that was one of the requirements.

Snakeii wrote:

Berettas werent even thought of back then
Again, money issue. We just didn't have enough money to stock up so we used what we had.

Snakeii wrote:

And some of the clothing worn kinda makes me wonder if this event happened during a specific time or people thrown in from different wars
Exactly. You hit the nail on the head. This is no specific time and its just "a battle" to show what happened to the soldier. Actually, I think it even says that in the description wink
Posted: Wed, 7th Sep 2005, 4:20pm

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Ah, I see you're using the Beretta Model 1915, although how the yanks got hold of it is anyones guess.
Film is all about illusion, and I'm sorry to say that the 'boiler suit' soldiers looked like they just wandered of the set of a 1970's bond flick, rather than (what I assume to be) the battlefields of WW1.
But considering money time etc perfectly watchable, if a little haphazard.