Posted: Fri, 5th Sep 2003, 9:39am
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|This is our first alamdv movie ever tell us how we did bad or good comments we don't care thanks|Posted: Fri, 5th Sep 2003, 12:53pm
Post 2 of 14
I really liked it. All these scenes were very surrealistic, like in a dream. Some of the ideas like shut down the sound, or make the dialog unaudible or that the camera always stays at a certain point never reveal more, pretty good idea.
I liked the idea of the ending.
Imho, the camera is sometimes to shaky and doesn't capture everything, try to fix this next time.
And the scene where everytings dark, was pretty cool, but you should have put some creepy sound on the track there, blair witch style.
Posted: Fri, 5th Sep 2003, 1:39pm
Post 3 of 14
Well for a film made with a camera being pushed on a chair for the most part, it was bad.
The effects were some of the worst I've seen.
And Spanish Prisoner, what are you smoking? Did we watch the same film?
I'm begining to think Spanish Prisoner and koolworld are the same person or at least friends.
I know it's your first film but put a little bit more thought into it, don't just make it up as you go along and then call it Dreams, to cover up the fact there's no plot.
Posted: Fri, 5th Sep 2003, 5:01pm
Post 4 of 14
First, Kudos for using a Femail in an "action" film, I like.
second, this is just my opnion and it dosent mean squat
the first part in the office. for like three minutes or something we just look around - i didnt get it, maybe im stupid.
I got that shes is dreaming, I think there was a fight scene but it was so dark I couldnt tell. Then, some guy is shooting at her and she is dancing the funky chicken or something and running into walls. Also,
I guess because it was a dream that is why we could hear everything but the gun shots?
At any rate, Im not one to talk, my films are not any better. I hope to have one posted in a few weeks.
these are just my thought, no offense is ment or should be taken.
Posted: Fri, 5th Sep 2003, 7:17pm
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well that was kinda like a test to try out alamdv we're hoping to have a website and become a little more pro-like thanks
Posted: Fri, 5th Sep 2003, 7:49pm
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@Can't log on
Sure, first I wanted to be harsh and critisize everything, but then I realized this movie has some cool moments (even if it wasn't done on purpose, just by accident), I still liked the movie. It gave me some inspirations and thoughts on making some very surreal moments in movies, even if they aren't going to be dreams.
I know, in the overall, this movie isnt the best, but I still gave it a good rating for inspiring me and creating some artsy stuff. Sure the movie could have been shorter, and the impact would increase and the annoying long sequences wouldn't be there.
You know there are worse critics out here, some of who give a really good movie only zero or one points without commenting on it. I at least comment and let you guys know why I liked or disliked it.
Posted: Fri, 5th Sep 2003, 8:34pm
Post 7 of 14
Okay, that wasn't good. Some stuff seemed artistic at first, but I figured out later on that you guys don't know what you're doing half the time.
If you want to give a film a weird style, don't make it weird by filming it like it's your first time with a camera. I see it happen where someone thinks that if they do weird cuts, have weird sounds, and lack contimuity, they think they are creating a style. Of course all these things can easily be seen in a movie by 10 year-old kids, and therefore make the whole movie seem bad.
If you want it to be weird, you have to do it without intentionally putting in mistakes.
Posted: Fri, 5th Sep 2003, 9:17pm
Post 8 of 14
I think I was the first to watch the film on alamdv but didn't want to comment as I thought I might upset the maker.
Just because you can put the camera on a chair with wheels doesn't mean you should have had it that much
and it was 5 mins too long, tripod needed, more close ups please.
Posted: Sat, 6th Sep 2003, 12:47am
Post 9 of 14
Ok, I agree a lot with sidewinder. This was bad. It looked like you didn't actualy edit it at all, but just filmed everything in a sequence and uploaded it. I know it's your first time and everything, but come on. At least practice doing the stuff you're planning on before you make a "finished" product.
Posted: Sat, 6th Sep 2003, 2:19pm
Post 10 of 14
Like thanks a lot your help is pretty helpful
Posted: Mon, 8th Sep 2003, 5:38am
Post 11 of 14
I think you were asleep while you filmed this movie. It's just that bad. No gunshot sound fx made it worst than anything. This is so dispicable I can't even find the words to describe it. 0 stars from me.
Posted: Mon, 8th Sep 2003, 1:26pm
Post 12 of 14
Ok that was not a good film.
First off the pacing is just not there. I was slightly bored with it and fast forwarded alot for which I am glad because some of the shots went on forever.
The sound was not very good at all and in some places where you needed sound, such as that light tunnel at the beginning. I am assuming that was to symbolize her going into the dream world.
Now since I fast forwarded some, I must have missed the part as to why she grabbed a gun and it turned into the matrix.
Also when the one guy was shooting down the hall at the girl, I could not even see the girl at first dodging the bullets.
Lastly the bullet that did get the girl, for one I didn't know where it came from since it seemed like the guy was taken out. Also it was the biggest bullet I have ever seen to come from a machine gun.
The good thing, the blur effect was cool, and the chair idea is cool if you have no money to buy or make a dolly. Although I did feel that you used it a little too long.
Now if this is your first movie, then this is a great way to learn. Best advice is to take more time on your stuff and to develop a story of some sorts to convey to the public.
Pratice as much as you can and definately be able to take criticism because you can learn from what people tell you as well.
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 11:23pm
Post 13 of 14
I have to agree with much of the comments here. On the whole, very slow and with missed sound.
The editing seemed non-existent and only became apparent (mildly) later towards the end. Like B4 said, a lot of it could've been cut. I liked the idea of using a chair for smoother shots. At least you show some inventiveness. Some people just run around with the camera. That said, there were some shaky camera moments.
The effects seemed like a first outing, so all I'll say is, practice.
The idea was ok, but because of the editing it was lost. Tighter editing would've exposed the nightmarish dream right from the get-go. First subtle and then picking up pace. But that's just my opinion.
Better luck next time.
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 11:48pm
Post 14 of 14
sidewinder wrote:Of course all these things can easily be seen in a movie by 10 year-old kids, and therefore make the whole movie seem bad.
whats wrong with films by 10 year old kids?
10 year old kid movies arent neccesarily bad...
maybe if those 10 year olds lack experience... but not all 10 year olds do.
back to the movie now. it definitly needed sound effects for the gunshots... and muusic would have helped a lot i think.
and... what was the story of that?
girl in computer room, hears alam, puts on sunglasses and gets gun, goes, fights a guy and dies... not much story there...
but the surrealism was good.