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The Matrix: An Untold Story

Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 4:56pm

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Before "The One", there were many.



This short Matrix fanfilm is a salute to the original Matrix films. We spun off a prequel script (Animatrix style story) from them and this is what came out. This film is about Kyro - a ZION special forces trainee who's never been inside the actual Matrix until Garison - a seasoned veteran, calls upon him for his first misson, a simple information exchange...inside the Matrix. However, Wire, the informant is nowhere to be found. It takes place before the first version of "The One" (i.e. NEO) so some of the aspects of the Matrix are unknown to the characters. Thanks for watching, and enjoy. Sorry about the file size, but it's a 14 minute long movie, not including credits.
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Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 5:41pm

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That was sweet, been waiting for this, and u havent let me down. im liking it. one thing i wasnt hot on though. was the bullets with slowed play time. just looked really different to the other muzzel flashes. so when it turned back just looked outta place. but really nice job, especially love the trick where the guy gets lifted, thats just sweet. ive got two ways , one he was being down then just got up a bit more, or the other agent went down with the camera and then done it. either of those right?

Great film, nice techniques, keep it up!
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 6:01pm

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Downloading.....

i'm actually looking forward to this..

the 60mb file is only adding more excitement biggrin
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 6:36pm

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Thanks coldfuse, haha, actually me and the agent "ajjax44" were both on on our knees for that shot and we just lowered the camera. Then when he lifted me i just stood upsome wink Ya gotta do what ya gotta do with a zero dollar budget ha.
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 6:57pm

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that was sweet... However, I thought the beggining went on for too long.
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 7:45pm

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That's the first good matrix movie I've seen on here. Very good job. A lot of the dialogue was pretty quiet though. Did you use blanks for the guns or something else?
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 7:59pm

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yeah i was wondering how you got the guns to smoke?

did you put firecrackers in them? or are they blanks?
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 8:17pm

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The desert eagle that the agent has equipped is a blow back gun, the 1st few shots of the gun fired after you load them up with air shoots out smoke. All of the other smoking shots we had garrison blow cigarette smoke into the guns then record quickly haha.

Thanks for the comments guys, aj should be back soon to comment more, i think hes at work or at class.
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 8:50pm

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Hey yall, yea everything CX3 said was right. Smoke and mirrors. We were all so beat up after the filming of this....it broke our hearts not to be able to release it until just today. I skipped three classes in order to get it running right. I hope you all enjoy it. (As a side note: There's one shot in the beginning where they're walking and it's a wide shot of the whole forest area, and they seem to be talking...we meant to put a voice over there, but we just said screw it after me and Garison had to return to college, and CX3 was still back home. We may update that at some point, but for now it's an earsore to me.
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 10:28pm

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This was excellent, much better than the first trailer! Makes me want to see this more and more. I lhave one question though. What music did you use for this?? It's really tight, I want to use it in one of my films



PEACE OUT
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 10:34pm

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The music from what scene?
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 12:37am

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The music that is played throughout the whole like last half of the trailer.


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Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 12:40am

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MATT, this is the actual film bro. It's 15 minutes long. What trailer are you talking about? The new one that CX3 made? If so, this is the wrong forum. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the final product. Peace.
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 1:21am

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pretty good, bravo. I like espacially liked the use of sound an music.
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 1:59am

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pretty awsome. i got to critizims tho 1 is that some of your shots are really not smooth as in shakey and 2 your backlighting in some scenes isnt that good but other than that it was really good. good actors and scene selections and props. fighting sences were really good a little faster would be better but still awsome
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 2:03am

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i accidently rated your video 1 star sorry about that i thought it was a
4 1/2
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 2:21am

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Ouch... that 1's gonna hurt.. ha, maybe tarn or schwar can fix it?
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 4:09am

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OK something screwy's going on here. I KNOW for a fact that I was typing in the forum of the NEW TRAILER CX3 made. But anyways. Yes that is the trailer I'm talking about. Can you please tell me the name of the song and what soundtrack it came from. The one that was played in the last half of the trailer.


thanks PEACE OUT
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 5:19am

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Matt,

Tarawa - Snow Falling on Cedars Soundtrack - u can buy it online...or u can illegally download it. It's by James Newton Howard. Hope that helps.

AJ

PS: Not that condone illegal downloading...I bought the CD online. It was like 13 bucks. Anyway, latz.

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Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 7:13am

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If i could give this movie 6 stars, i would.

You guys made one of the best fan-films i've ever seen.

I can only suggest 3 things:

better sound (boom mic or something)

more close up shots focused on the characters faces

and variation in shot during the fights


Needless to say, without these improvements it was still an impressive film.

ILYKDP cool
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 6:07pm

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Thanks for the suggestions man, and also thank you for that comment. That means alot to us.

Chris
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 6:20pm

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Yea it does. Thanks.

AJ
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 7:31pm

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This was good.
The smoke from the guns was really good and when he fired the dessert eagel it was almost as he fired blanks smile
Three things that desturbed me tho...
The muzzle flash from the guns in slomotion looked out of place
The operator was acting kinda bad
And yoy should have erased the sound from the operator and dubbed it so you would get rid of the echo.
Sorry for my english
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 7:58pm

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Well I didn't review the final trailer since I saw the final product to watch.

I was impressed by this. I could tell that you took your time.

Now before I do any actual critiques, anyone out there no a good player for mp4's I was watching this and the sound was WAY off and I know it wasnt the product, i have been having the problem with mp4's.

Anyways, the only thing with the sound was that you couldn't hear the guys as much, but like I said could have been the player, also it was a little dark but I definately blame that on the player.

The lighting was really good, I especially liked the parking lot lighting, gave a really cool feel to it. The action was cool, could tell you have a love for action movies by some of the moves and shot you did.

I felt that the beginning with the training was a bit long, loved the tree part though, cool idea.
I might have missed something with this since I mostly watch these at work and my sound was off but were they in the Matrix the whole time? was not clear on that.

Definately enjoyed it and would like to see you continue the series, and definately want to see more of your work.

The video was clean.

Good job!
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 10:47am

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I think this was pretty cool and some very good parts. You took your time to do this and clearly thought about what you've done. Some of the angles were nice, some of the editing was nice.

But there is one point I think the film lacks, and that is timing. Many things in this film I thought went on for too long. Were too slow. Some scenes in the film generally were too slwo, and the fight choreography was too slow in some parts.


Nevertheless a very entertaining piece! Congratulations!
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 5:29pm

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Jonis, Suicide and Sollthar, thanks guys for the comments and taking the time to view the movie,

Suicide: yea actually the forest scene was a training sim. Kinda like morpheus and neo in the dojo. And the parking lt was when they jacked in.

Jonis: Yea.. we know the operator was pretty weak confused But he was all that was availible because of time restraints. Every1 was going back to college and we were only going to be allowed to shoot at that location for that day only. But what can i say.. i mean... he looks like an operator.. eh? smile ... eh? smile haha.
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 6:55pm

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Loved it! But... shame about the sound recorded. A lot of the sfx were well laid in, but the main actors speech was often lost due to the on-board camera mic being used. This if most apparent when they turn away from the camera towards the lake.

Apart from that, it was a really cool film.

Adam.
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 8:23pm

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hehe yeah he does look like an operator.
Where did you get all those swords?
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 10:11pm

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I buy all the swords from a flea market that is close by, called traders world.. im in love w/ the weapons shop ha
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 6:21am

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Ok where they replicas or toy swords?
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2003, 2:10pm

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Replicas and some of them were real. One of the ones we were using (the one that Garison has in the end) was a real 7 tempered steal katana converted into a short sword. This thing cut concrete like butter....it almost cut my face off too. In short, they were sharp peices of metal and were very dangerous...nothing toy about them.
Posted: Sat, 13th Sep 2003, 4:55pm

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That was the best movie I've seen on this site all week. I thought the first thrid was kind of slow, but The fights got better and better as it went on. I though that the operator could have acted a little better. Overall, a great movie
Posted: Sat, 13th Sep 2003, 5:39pm

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Waser,

Thanks a lot for the positive feedback. In hindsight, there's always something I feel we could do better. Even big name directors can always get better. We still have a long way to go before professional status, but overall I'm happy that we even got this much done given our current financial and educational situations. Normally it is hard to even get peope to show up for a movie we want to make...fortunately my crew on this one was extremely dedicated. Each one of us gave nearly everything we had to get it done before we ran out of time. (We only had a week to film and edit this). The actors put up with a lot of blood and sweat and lack of sleep to get this done. In my opinion, it was worth every pain staking step on that cold concrete from 9pm till 7am two nights in a row because we learned a lot just by doing it. I guess that's what student filmmaking is all about anyway: learning from exectuting a plan. Whether it goes smoothly or not, something is always to be learned from the process of execution. Thanks again for your comments, and take care.

Payce,
AJ
Posted: Sat, 13th Sep 2003, 6:13pm

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you made that in a week? I now have twice the respect I had for you.
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 4:33am

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What do I need to get to watch Mp4 movies? I'm not used to that format yet, but is it one of the better compressions these days?

Thanks
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 7:34am

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Use quicktime (the newest version) and yes it works pretty good. The sound compression is especially terrific. The file size is very acceptable for the quality, in comparison to other compressors. Anyway, download it at www.quicktime.com - Hope that is helpful.

AJ
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 11:05pm

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That was an enjoyable little movie. The fighting was really well executed.
4 stars from me.

And by the way, what was that song you used for the first fight sequence? The one where the trainer fighted the student.

Thanks, and keep at it with your movies.
Posted: Tue, 16th Sep 2003, 10:03pm

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AAAHHH That's the stuff. Took me a while to download it but it was pretty good. Fights were good, nice choreography and execution, editing and camera angles were Ok. Really good moves all round, I can tell you're a great lover of a good chopsocky flick. smile

Loved all the acrobaticy moves and the tree part, the main problem with the action was the gunplay, it was just run and hide while blasting, from the quality of the rest of the action i'd have expected a little more than that. However the gunplay was still well done though. Nice intensity to it with the never ending bangs and smoke, really felt like there was alot of power behind them. I'd have like to see a load of rubble flying around though.

Nice to see that you had actors that could remember more than one line at a time. as well nothing wrong with the performances although mr beard coulda been better and mr. Agent maybe should have played with the role a bit more.

I also think that the good guy with hair should have played the Agent he had a (no offence to the actor) slightly strange and vaguely menacing look to him like Hugo Weaving, he also had the correct shades. smile

Enough of this though. Very good stuff all round, nice little touches like the tree and the agent stealing the guys glasses and so on. 5 stars. Make sure you're next ones even better.

Get a different tie as well.
Posted: Wed, 17th Sep 2003, 12:16am

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-Hehe, the tie was the only one I could afford to use in case I messed it up (we were swinging swords around and such).

-As for me being the agent...I suppose I'm not that good of an actor, but I wanted Brandon (I.E. Garison) to be the good guy because he is different and more ..... hardass, less flash and more function, than ur average good guy (plus we had no one else who would be willing to stay up all night for two nights in a row filming in a giant empty parking lot, with no food and no chairs).

-The sunglasses...we chose the sunglasses because we though they'd be different. It was actually a conscious decision...but perhaps it was the wrong one. Either way, we did it on purpose to set the agent off from the agents in the Matrix films (since this film is supposed to be before "The Matrix")

-Basically, we did what we could with what we had, and I hope our next one is better too. Thanks for the comments and for the five. Glad u liked it. Payce.
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PS that was me....I accidently didn't sign in.
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great movie

i need some fighting sound-fx and them in the movie where great, where did you got them from lol
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Remarkable. A seductive addition to the noble cause of FXHOME.


PEACE OUT
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Rock On
Posted: Tue, 23rd Sep 2003, 8:49pm

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that was awsome! im makeing a sci-fi MA action soon i was wondering where are you located?
Posted: Wed, 24th Sep 2003, 4:35pm

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Thanks every1 for your positive comments.

Koga- I basicaly find them all online, look at some of the sfx threads on here and they will point u in direction.

Guest- we are.. well we were located in westchester ohio, close to cincy. but now we are both at college, aj (the agent) at miami university of oxford and im up at ohio state... go bux... 4-0... 18-0 streak.. wink
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whats the name of the music in the beginning of the agent battle when theyre shooting each other?
Posted: Fri, 3rd Oct 2003, 4:10pm

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It's off the Matrix - Reloaded Soundtrack and the track I think is called....Chateu? - Either that or I'm not Driving Anymore...I think Chateau and the part we used starts at around 2:51 I think.... I'll check for sure later, but I'm at work.
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Nah, its called the "Mona Lisa" By don davis and juno reactor. Close tho a.j... haha
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well its not chateau......
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Yea CX3 is right - Mona Lisa - it's been a while since I've listened to that CD. When we were making the movie, I had it playing in my car whenever I drove around for like a month straight. Now I've got other projects going on... plus I'm sick of hearing it...all that editing. Anyway, Mona Lisa. There you have it.

AJ
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Sorry.. its been awhile, just wanted to put it back up there haha.
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Hey guys,

We entered this in a film festival and got into the Cincinnati City Beat newspaper. Check out the link:

http://www.citybeat.com/2003-11-12/closeup.shtml
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Not to talk crap but your "Martial Arts" Cheorography was horrible. It's embarresing to even have "Martial Arts Cherography" done by....who ever in your credits. You probably saying "Where is your movie?" Well I will upload a preview at a later date for a film I'm entering for a film contest and will win. but I'm not saying mine is the greatest but you should study things like "Art of the Saber" and the "Adrenaline" stunt demo. It looked more like Street Fighter then any Martial arts- And that slap slap punch to the face was retarded. Just keep working though.
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Kaede11,

Shoot the same movie we did in 3 days, edit it with IMOVIE (ONLY!!! including sound effects and music), have ZERO (0) years of martial arts training, then find people willing to do this in a rural town in OHIO, - after you're done, come back to this forum and speak on it. Anyway, I got more on the way, come the beginning of next year, so keep naysayin'.

Good luck in (whatever) film festival you've entered. I hope your prophecy is fulfilled. If not, oops. Payce.
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Kaede11... lol... shut the hell up man. Quite cocky sounds he. One.. why the hell would we study art of the saber when we were doing hand to hand combat not sword fighting? ... ill wait for a response.. oh u dont have 1? ahh, prob. because it was a pointless thing to say. And if you were implying watching art of the saber to choreograph our sword fights?.. then your an idiot. You try to put something together with the swords we used and see how many swords get ruined, not to mention arms and legs... Lightsabers are alot different than swords.. if u didnt already know. I like adrenaline alot but i wouldnt necc. study the moves from it. If I wanted to study moves (if i had the time then to study moves) then i would have looked at professional movie choreography. haha, "Well I will upload a preview at a later date for a film I'm entering for a film contest and will win." ???... bruh'.. you sound immature as hell.
Sounds like you dont have much respect for any1 elses work in that festival you are in. Maybe your next post will sound more mature, if not, see if you can get one of your parents can write it for you.

p.s. thanks, cuz its people like u that make us want it even more.
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One thing you should know is not to be bursted by Critics- and also I meant by looking at art of the saber for the camera work---but what was that Slap slap back hand to the face? The contest isn't that big- It's a friggin library contest- $20 says there will be at least 3 Jack-Ass movies. Your swords were nice and jumpkick good but really Just the slap slap punch-- do you even know what I'm talking about? I didn't say that to start a stupid forum fight but dude Immature--it's just constructive critisism- and There is no reason to argue on the internet. crazy don't get yer panties in a wad man.
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read your post again bud and tell me that was constructive critism. If it was, then u delivered it like a total jack ass.
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"have ZERO (0) years of martial arts training, " Exactly my point having NO martial arts Training! Meaning why put "Martial arts cheorography" if you don't know a thing. It needs serious help. I mean actually don't get me wrong I enjoyed your movie. The part where you ran and the slow motion gun fire was cheesy. But as a whole the movie was entertaining and the Agent movement was cool. Man I'm not being a dick I want you to understand that. I'm doing this from school just to show you that you overeacted, son. I'll look forward to your new stuff. Aright. Peace.
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Dogg... U say why put martial arts chroreog. in your movie if you have no experience right? Man we never claimed to be professionals, we never said on the movie opening and credits "Professional Martial Arts Choreography" by Brandon Lea. We just said flat out.. choreography.. thats it. Im glad u enjoyed the movie but telling me not to put something in a movie that we have no training in is crazy. Are you going to rip on other peoples films for people not having any training in acting? Are you going to say "whats the point? why make a movie and act in it if you dont know a thing??" I'd hope not. This is all a learning experience man. Thats the best part about making movies is that you learn from each movie that you make. No matter how short or goofy. I can understand u saying that some of the choreography needed some work, im fine with that (no matter how much of an ass and immature way u came about saying it) but telling me to not do any movies with anything that i dont have training in is out of the question.
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I didn't mean it like that- I guess I was angry that day- I agree that it's a learning experience. and I apoligize for my er...earlier posts. I'm sure- I garentee that new film if you have fight scenes will be better- cuz it wasn't bad---Sry for my ignorance.
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My thoughts on this film as the director-

Goal of film-
With this movie, we were trying things out that we hadn't done before with special effects. This film's main purpose was to generate positive publicity and interest in the film society that I started with a couple of friends at my college. We wanted to show people what can be done with just a simple digital camcorder, a decent computer, and no money. Keeping this goal in mind, the film did it's job rather well. We are now the fastest growing student organization in the history of Miami University, in Oxford, OH with over 250 members in our first semester of existenece.

Epilogue-
I just recently showed the trailer to this film in front of a number of grant committee members as an example of what we've done with no money, and it convinved them to give us a total of $23,000 dollars for us to get off the ground with better equipment including mics, high definition cameras, and the new G5 twin dual 2ghz tower with final cut 4. I am interested in seeing what our members can come up with when we get this equipment.

Conclusion-
I learned a lot when I made this film. I learned that it takes a lot of physical stamina and training to successfully pull off many of the things that they do in major motion pictures. After the grueling physical toll taken on my crew's and my own body during this film, I'd rather do a comedy than an action movie, so I am. I guess what I'm trying to say is, it doesn't matter if the choreography was good because the film accomplished the goals I had for it.

To address your comments, Kaede1, I do appreciate your opinion. Art of the Saber is a different movie. The Ho brothers are good guys, with an amazing talent for martial arts, however, they are different filmmakers. Sure, this film may have been "retarded" in your eyes, but I have $23,000 dollars more for our student organization. Even if it is retarded, who cares, cause I'm gonna go buy some equipment for 250 people so we can make better films now. What have you done for your fellow filmakers recently? Perhaps you should spend more time on something positive. It's a whole lot easier to tear down a building than it is to build one. Payce.

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Hey its cool man
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While Kaede may have been a bit abrupt in his approach, the content of his message has some merit. If you are planning to make a movie including martial arts action, you should (in the future) research it in some form. This includes some of the stances you used, which were, sorry to say, rediculous. In fact, if you are looking to do more martial arts scenes in the future, I would recommend either getting some training, or buying some books that you could copy some legitimate moves out of. If you don't know martial arts, and you try to fake it, it'll show to those that do. Just a thought, and, like Kaede, I mean this as constructive criticism. Apart from the martial arts scene, (the opening jump kick was great) I found your movie quite enjoyable. One other thing...in the future, I wouldn't use that slow motion gunfire plug-in. It looks really sub-par to me; though that is only my opinion.
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>"I mean this as constructive criticism."

---Yes, it is. Thank you.

>"In fact, if you are looking to do more martial arts scenes in the future, I would recommend either getting some training, or buying some books that you could copy some legitimate moves out of. If you don't know martial arts, and you try to fake it, it'll show to those that do."

---Well, it was a learning experience for all of us. The only one with a background in martial arts, was Garison, the white guy who appears second in the film. He was a little skeptical about some of the choices I made, but with zero practice, and (unfortunately) a lack of physical fitness, we couldn't do a lot of the moves he showed us. I settled for the best we could do given the circumstances.

>"Apart from the martial arts scene, (the opening jump kick was great) I found your movie quite enjoyable. One other thing...in the future, I wouldn't use that slow motion gunfire plug-in. It looks really sub-par to me; though that is only my opinion."

---Yea, we were dissappointed with it too. Hopefully AlamDV3 will have better plugins. I'm excited for it to come out. This movie was hastily put together though, as we only had a week to shoot, edit, and lock picture. In retrospect, there were a lot of things we would have done differently with the film. But, as I said above in my previous post, this film accomplished the goals I set for it from the beginning. We're working on making many more films, but no more martial arts films for me anytime soon. I have a comedy and a drama in the works right now... Anyway, thanks for the post. Take care.
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Our new movie is out. Fallen Angel. I hope you enjoy.

AJ
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 4:41am

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Hey you guys I'd like to be able to watch the movie but the link's broken. Fix it please biggrin
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hmm... seems to work for me, i dunno what the problem is confused
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Dear Legendary COBRA Producers

I took the time to read your posts before I replied myself. My apologies for not watching this sooner. As a graduate student, you can understand the difficulties of balancing school and stuff you love to do.

As far as your goals, expressed by user ajjaxx44, I think you did more than meet them. I think you surpassed it. I've been though budget requests before, so I can appreciate how difficult it would be to ask, let alone recieve, $23,000. Thats enough to get 200-230 separate CSB-Digtial
licenses! How many of US can say that?!

It also seems you learned a ton about the action film genre; something that I'm still trying to learn. This in itself is a valuable tool.

I've also found that, if your movie was that poor, no one would have even bothered watching it, nor made comments (good/bad). Think about all the poor movies (AlamDV or actual films) that have been produced and see if anyone even bothered making comments or renting it. How many people saw the movie with Carrot Top? (yeah, he made a movie). You guys did something right if someone took the time to say something sarcastic or take a shot at your film.

Finally, there isn't much I don't like about this film. Its in my personal top 10 and I gave it a 5.

I look forward to seeing more of your LEGENDARY films, and hope that you'll take the time to look at some of my films sometime and give your suggestions/comments, as I'd like to learn from any "mistakes" you made.
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RudyPicardo,

Thanks for the compliments. I would love to check out your films. I'll look in the cinema asap. My newest film is coming out soon, it's called "Deviance". Check it out if u want. Once again, thanks for the comments. We've been really busy doing many new and exciting things over here. I gotta run, but I'll be sure to look for ur films and comment on them. If for some reason they're not in the cinema, PM me and let me know how I can watch them.

AJ
Posted: Thu, 25th Mar 2004, 11:14am

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Hey Cobra Productions great movie but I was curious to know where can I find some good Matrix Sound effects? If you know of any sites or anywhere I can download them please let me know. Thanks keep up the work
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http://static.zed.cbc.ca/users/p/pooky/files/Matrix_Sounds.zip
Posted: Fri, 26th Mar 2004, 4:41am

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Thanks for the sound sets they are great.
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Guest,
Sharp also posted some Matrix SFX in the downloads section of this website. He put around 60-something together in a zip pack for anyone to download. Look for it at http://fxhome.com/sounds/downloads.html

AJ
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Just commenting again on how much I enjoyed your Matrix film. The angles and the dialogue were good, but the sound could use some tweeking. You should think about making another one that carries on the story. (I mean, I know no one wants to see ANOTHER matrix flick; but it would be cool) Anyways, good job. 4.5 out of 5 from me.
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Hey thanks man. Yeah, that was back in the days before we had our external's, so we knew the sound wouldnt be that perfect. And who knows, maybe we'll make another one for fun but i dunno if it'd be this summer. Fingerman 2&3 are gonna be worked on, along with the fx home parody movie.
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cool, sounds good