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Life before death

Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2003, 10:31am

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jessy

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Some soldiers plane crashes and a few survive. But some other people are also there that they dont know. Short action movie.
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Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2003, 12:35pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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Wow! That has to be the best Jessy movie i have scene. I was still mad at you (not really) for not having costumes or using a tripod. If you had that...it would have made a GREAT movie. The biggining was really good with the footage of the plane. The FX as far as muzzle flashes went were well placed. 3.5 stars from me so it rounds up to a 4.
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2003, 12:44pm

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b4uask30male

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OK,

WHERE DID YOU GET THE INTRO shots from, the plane coming down shot and cloud shot.......

i'd agree..... your best one yet biggrin
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2003, 12:51pm

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4036Douglas

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loved it! great movie. but wasnt that plane an airliner? (at the beginning.)and you do need to get a tripod and costumes badly. but otherwise it was a great movie. I liked the way you had the vietaminisse (spelling?) language in there.
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2003, 12:59pm

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jessy

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thanks for the comments. I got that footage from when i was a beginner and i bought video explosion. IT comes with all the footage youll ever need! also we did use a tripod in some of the shots thanx for the good reviews
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2003, 5:22pm

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streetsk8erdc

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not to sound mean but u still are a begginer... a very early begginer
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2003, 5:41pm

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jessy

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yep, we started about 6 months ago but i just now got 3ds max. do you like it streetsk8erdc ?
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2003, 6:19pm

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streetsk8erdc

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i agree that the movie was your best so far..and the beggining was cool and u had some good sound effects in it..but u have to get your actors more into it...the vietnam guys were not bad actors but that one more tan kid is pretty bad actor.. and you defintly need to have costumes if you are making war movies ....and you should try to make a steady cam like contraption...try putting the camera in a plastic grocery bag and cutin a whole for the lense to come up and walk around with it holding the handles and it smooths out the shot alot ..its pretty cool...and i just got 3ds max 5 like 2 days ago and im doin pretty good with it..if u wanna see some stuff im doing you can just IM me on aim ...my sn is streetsk8erdc
Posted: Thu, 31st Jul 2003, 6:07am

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spheerix

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Much better, now you are on the right track!
Posted: Thu, 31st Jul 2003, 5:13pm

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debroglies

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Hahahaha, the funny part is...
The Vietnamese people are actually speaking the Mandarin dialect of Chinese -- good stuff good stuff.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Aug 2003, 2:35pm

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Andreas

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good much better then the old stuff. like it. nice feeling in it, some low background music could have helped. but try to make something more in your age... this dosent fit your age exactly. good work though
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2003, 6:56pm

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Cypher

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Rating: -1

Get's the 1 star for good sound effects and itneresting first few shots. Other than that...it was really bad. Nothing interesting happening, we don't know anything about the characters, nor do we care. Better than the rest of your stuff, true...so your improving. which is good.
Posted: Sun, 5th Oct 2003, 2:48am

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Marek

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I have no idea where this movie came from... but ok ill review it anyway.
Jessy, i gotta hand it to you. This movie even out-does your more resent stuff. I like your action movies better than your slasher movies. The intro was good... though the shots werent your own. I just think you should get a new main character, i mean that tall kid has been the main character in almost all of your movies and I'm kinda tired of him. Anyway keep up the good work, 3 from me.
Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2003, 12:29am

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anonymous

The Chinese dialog was an interesting touch. More background music and emotion in your actors would also help. I assume this was filmed on location, and you picked a good spot. Perhaps a bit of work on the script would help as well.

~R41D3N
Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2003, 2:03am

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Magic_man12

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Good

Intro shots - (use last names too next time)
sound effects were okay at times - punches no good tho

Bad

over exposed film
no costumes
weak effects - muzzle flashes didn't match sounds sometimes flashes wern't even there
weak props - red tips on toy guns
weak acting
no tripod
weird shots - like camera following kids from behind, didn't work

Overall you have improved alot, keep it up

-MAGIC
Posted: Sun, 26th Oct 2003, 11:48pm

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MagicNJ5

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Ok listen guys, and im talking to the guys who made this. Ive seen this and your stalker movie and i really hate to be this hard on you but maybe you should pack it up on your movie making. Like I understand you guys are having a good time and all but listen, not only are your movies plain and boring but the bad acting, poor camera angles and views and lack of other essentials like some form of costumes and realistic looking guns make your movies a bummer. If you want to pass off a movie as good or at least a little bit more professional. Get the kids over who make these movies with you and write a story. Just for now lets say your making a movie where a highly ranked official in the CIA has been kidnapped and an elite cutout team has been recruited for the job. Have your friends dressup in camoflauge, if you can't afford airsoft guns for looks, paint the orange tips of your toy guns black. Right there is a MAJOR improvement on your movie. Than, take each shot slowly, maybe discuss who is going to shoot or maybe one of your soldiers will step on a twig, giving away there position, you know theres plenty of things you can do and play around with. Now as for your acting, well that is just gonna take practice. I cant tell you anything more than that really. Your intros are very well done though. So Im sorry if Ive hurt your feelings or anything but this is just constructive critiscm that you guys desperatley need.
Posted: Mon, 27th Oct 2003, 3:41am

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AndrewtheActorMan

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Magic, i dont know why u are here at FXHome if your going to bash and crash down on some person trying to do a movie. Your tips were good, but your aditude sucked.
Posted: Fri, 21st Nov 2003, 10:05pm

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kungfukid

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i agree[/u]
Posted: Sat, 22nd Nov 2003, 10:48am

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Zot

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Ya but dont quit now, this is your best movie yet i think, just try to take some of the things you have heard and make them better in your next flick and it will be even better! good work.