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Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 10:39am

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Thuan

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That's the first movie where I used AlamDV. I shot that movie with a friend in two hours. We were waiting for some friends and felt bored. So we decided to shoot a movie. Naturally the movie is about a guy who felt bored.

This movie can't offer great special effects or action scenes. But it's hopefully an entertaining short movie with humour and solid editing.


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Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 12:09pm

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4036Douglas

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well... um... it shows well what boredom can do to people... but... well... i cant really say anything bad about it... or really good about it...
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 12:32pm

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Heh, that was very creepy! Kind of a play-with-your head movie that doesn't make much sense but is fun to watch anyhow smile. I absolutley loved the fast sky effect, did you do that yourself or was that stock footage? I've always wanted to find a practical way to do that, but I couldn't come up with anything practical besides filming for hours and capturing all of it to speed up. Which, is a dumb idea crazy. But overall, a decent first movie. 3 Stars. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 12:44pm

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Rating: +1

Well, that time-lapse sequence is basically hours of footage that's sped up later on. There are cameras that has a time-lapse option. Unfortunately I'm too poor to afford such a camera.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 12:46pm

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Hajiku_Flip

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So that's not footage you shot it's stock? Where did you get it from?
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 12:47pm

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Hehehe, good movie... liked the 'Lock, Stock & two smoking barrel' / 'requiem for a dream' effect. You sould add the sound after you cut it together, cause you can hear the sound cut in and out... smile
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 1:28pm

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Thuan

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Hajiku_Flip wrote:

So that's not footage you shot it's stock? Where did you get it from?
Uh, no it's not stock footage. My friend shot these sequences. It's no big deal. I do this all the time. Just get a tripod and film the sky.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 3:06pm

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Rating: +1

the good:
quite poetic. I like the editing and the camera shots.
not bad on the acting.

the bad:
the actor looked at the camera a few times.

the ugly:
I don't care for depictions of suicide or killing of innocent people.


Overall though I thought it was done quite well!

Just my opinions, open for debate...
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 5:58pm

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The movie's name suits it well. It's pretty boring.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 6:44pm

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It's intriguing in a bizarre way - good job smile
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 11:28pm

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I liked it. It was pretty funny with all those quick shots with the lighter and stuff. Creative. Very creative. * * * *

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Posted: Fri, 25th Jul 2003, 12:40am

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Hey Thuan smile


I have seen your film before, so as you post it here I'll review it again.



Technically this is pretty well done. Camera looks solid and editing is good. Light is basic, but sufficient for the purpose, most probably most suitable for that purpuse. There is hardly anything to complain about from the technical side.


To the story. I must admit, it's not my type of film, I'm not into stuff going the "art" direction, as you know. smile


But kudos for the technical work!
Posted: Fri, 25th Jul 2003, 11:58am

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arch evil

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This was quite a quirky film. I liked it enough, but there were some odd things that didn't make sense.
It was rated 18+ for censorship, sorry but whoever put an 18+ rating on this film must be pulling someone's leg, censorship is very rarely rated on thematics.
It was interesting that it was titled boring yet the guy was very occupied, I think that this more than anything showed us how full our lives are without us recognising it. I mean, this film worked over the period of what seemed an entire day, I would consider it a fairly fulfilled day with all that happened in this short.
It was all in all as everyone say nice editing and steady camera, I like the art house style films, but I would have liked to see the actor looking at the camera more, and doing substantial periods of nothing.
Posted: Sat, 26th Jul 2003, 1:02am

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Have you seen serial experiments lain?

Your movie made me think of that series for some reason.
Posted: Sun, 27th Jul 2003, 3:54pm

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Thuan

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MechaForce wrote:

The movie's name suits it well. It's pretty boring.
I was waiting for this smile

@ Sollthar: Okay, my next movie will be less artsy than this one biggrin What about a HK style action movie?

@ arch evil: I'm also surprised about the 18+. I would rate it PG.

@ Blakestone: No, I haven't seen Serial Experiments Lain. What reminded you of Serial Experiments? I guess I should watch it someday. A friend of mine recommended serial experiments some time ago.
Posted: Sun, 27th Jul 2003, 7:37pm

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Hmm, the allusion to Serial Experiments: Lain is interesting. The series features many moments where Lain stares blankly into space, as well as scenes that have no apparent purpose other than to reflect the bleakness and banality of contemporary life. Perhaps therein lies the link.

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Posted: Mon, 28th Jul 2003, 5:30am

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MATT PUGH

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this was utterly and completely pointless. There was no story good buddy. I see no reason to waste film on a guy sitting around shooting BB"S all afternoon. This was a depressing short. And I think you got an +18 and over rating becuase of the sensless suicide. Perhaps the CSB guys think this is a bad influence on small children. But I could be wrong.


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Posted: Mon, 28th Jul 2003, 6:02am

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rmendoza

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I don't think it was really supposed be an actual
suicide. I say this because, the viewer knows that the gun
was a BB gun. There's more artsy stuff to mention, but
I'll hold off for now...
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2003, 2:24pm

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ragnar

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I enjoyed this short. I especially liked the quick cuts. It was shot and edited with a professional feel to it. It communicated effectively the feeling of boredom, something we have all felt. I look forward to visiting your website and viewing some of your other films. The AlamDV effects were sparse but effectively utiliized.
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2003, 6:42pm

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I enjoyed the first half of the movie. The editing was great and the sounds you got with the lighter and drink had some good rhythm going. You got my interest, it seemed like it was building up to something good … but the second half just seemed to go flat …
Posted: Sun, 10th Aug 2003, 1:22am

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Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

Very well done, The production value of this short, was very well executed. Loved the tints and well to the over all feel of the project. The cuts were done well. I loved the over all feel of the short. I guess, i would best describe the whole bb gun scene, shooting the books, and then the gun is used to shoot a person and then ultimately used to kill himself, as Magic Realism, blending the mundane with the fantastic.
Great Job man.
Posted: Wed, 13th Aug 2003, 9:26pm

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I thought it was a great movie. Loved the way it all went together!! Great movie!

You should ignore MATT PUGH, all he does is complain sad

Great movie smile
Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2003, 1:20am

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MATT PUGH

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I'm sorry, I didn't mean to complain, I was just posting a review. I still love ya though BeyondSTUDIOS!

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Posted: Thu, 27th Nov 2003, 3:13am

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AlamDVer

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Why was the movie rated 18+. I did see a sex tape and he shot the guy but that shouldnt make it only suitable for 18+. Someone tell me why. confused
Posted: Thu, 14th Oct 2004, 4:55pm

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The editing was very good, but it was very boring, though a fun movie isn't always a good movie, and this was good. 4/5 from me.
Posted: Fri, 15th Oct 2004, 2:36pm

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I liked it. In one shot the camera stays on the couch too long. I don't think this movie was boring at all. Good work.

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