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My short film...

adorena
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:15:42 GMT

Heyy everyone, so here is what I was working on, for practice and to learn, I dont think its perfect at all, and it seems to have been colour corrected a bit too much, but.. it still took alot of work.... So feedback and criticism is welcome, even a discussion would be nice, since the topic of the film is something that can start a discussion, as people will have different opinions on it. Fell free to discuss it with me... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puYGmV5Wg1Y&feature=youtu.be

adorena
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:35:32 GMT

feel*

Rodolphe
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:12:42 GMT

Gonna watch now!

Rodolphe
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:42:09 GMT

OK, finally got some time to comment on this, so here we go! First of all, congrats on actually completing the film. Knowing the effort it takes to make a movie, I believe that completing a project alone is a big accomplishment. So good job, and hope to see more work from you in the future. This kinda reminded me of Fight Club. I remember a while back you said that was one of your favorite movies, so that would explain the thematic similarities. Overall I do like the "wake up, you're not really free" message of this, but I don't personally agree that a kid going to school is that bad. If it was a college student I would've agreed more with the message, but considering the main character looks like he's 12, I can't help but think "Stop being so lazy and just go to school, kid!" as I watch this. As you said though, this was mostly to practice and learn, so here are some constructive criticism. I think the beginning of the film should be more eventful. Keep in mind that this is a 5 minute short film, so you should use your minutes better. During the first minute of the movie, nothing really happens. That's 1/5th of your movie, and nothing really captures my attention. When it comes to short films, I say get to the point as quickly as possible. I don't like the fast-forwarding of him walking that happens at 0:40 seconds. Sometimes speeding up a clip can work if it fits the style of the film, but here it looked a bit amateurish. For this instance, cutting to another clip would be less awkward. A lot of the shots have the DSLR "jitter-shake" that comes when you do handheld shots with small cameras. In the future, try to get a shoulder mount, or find some way to reduce that. More to come...

Rodolphe
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:48:35 GMT

I like the line, "White liquid, some pencil shavings, and that's it." Milk and cereal has never sounded so bad! That's a great thing because you're deliberately using words to degrade one of the best (in my opinion) breakfasts out there. For a split second I really did agree that drinking that white liquid is terrible, and that I must free myself to get some better breakfast!

Rodolphe
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:44:28 GMT

So, any feedback?

adorena
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:48:15 GMT

Thank you very much for your feedback! Yes i do agree that the kind is not the prefect fit for this character, however i had to work with what i have… as its just for practice..its just easier to use my little brother in my stuff.. Yes i know that nothing much happens in the beginning.. but i was going for like a calm subtle beginning…and like a depressing neighbourhood type thing, also i liked those shots at the beginning and did not want to cut them… actually I did alot of cutting after the first edit, thinking do I really need this to tell the story, but its hard to loose shots you really like.. ( Yea I thought so too, that the fast-forwarding did not work, but I just got too lazy to go and get another shot so i kept it in there… I could have cut it shorter.. but i wanted to keep the whole thing… Oh I am still learning.. I have so much to learn… my craftsmanship is very amateurish I believe.. Thank u for the milk and cereal comment.. I never did like cereal much.. And sorry it took me so long to reply.. I have been abit away… :)

Rodolphe
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:38:54 GMT

The most important thing is that you keep on going and creating new films. I look forward to your next project!

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:54:21 GMT

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:53:39 GMT

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