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06-03-2010, 11:10 AM
My Westfest entry.
Space saved for poster and other cool awesomeness.
06-03-2010, 11:10 AM
saved for future
06-03-2010, 11:14 AM
Photos from the Costume tests.
Michael Anthony Horrigan
06-03-2010, 11:30 AM
Good luck in the Fest.
06-03-2010, 12:49 PM
Love the title! Looking forward to it.
06-03-2010, 02:47 PM
cool welcome to the fest. :)
06-03-2010, 02:50 PM
Thanks guys, I love westerns and have been super impressed with the various photos and info on the other threads in the fest. Really looking forward to this.
06-22-2010, 09:51 AM
Adding some Photos from the shoot.
Actors Stephen Haydon on the left and Nathan Murray on the right.
Thats Kipp Paulsen Taking some stills on a rehearsal, he ran the boom when we were shooting for real.
The smallest set I have been on in a long time. I am usually a DP and haven't directed in about 4 years. I am glad we kept it really small for this.
Oh thats Scotland Thompson with the slate.
The whole group, Me, my wife Ann, Scotland Thompson, Stephen Haydon, Nathan Murray and Kipp Paulsen.
07-08-2010, 08:27 PM
the photos are cool, any screen grabs for us?
07-21-2010, 09:31 AM
Just watched the film. I thought you guys had a pretty decent, professional production. I thought the acting was good enough, but would probably appear even better with some quicker cuts in the editing. One thing I would change would be sound effects. They are priceless in their worth. I would pay extra money to get some good ones and replace the gunshots in here with some better ones and the cocking of the hammer with some better ones and you'll be well on your way. Congrats for getting a film done and getting it in!
07-22-2010, 10:04 AM
Hello, I'm sending this on Starshine Video's behalf. We moved across state during the making of this film and we are without internet at the moment. I have been handling all the uploads and such from work. I wanted to let everyone know that he's not ignoring anyone we just haven't got connected yet. He should be back soon.
The wife. :laugh:
07-22-2010, 10:45 AM
After seeing your BTS, I think you'd have been better off doing this one in color as the B&W felt a bit off (technically). I think it needed more contrast as things got "milky" in the bushes. Of course, it looked like you may have had some problems with your compression that may have taken away from what you were trying to do.
Stephen seemed a bit more natural than Nathan, who's acting felt forced at time.
I'll echo what Marlon said about sound fx. The gunshots sounded like caps shot off in the bathroom, far too much echo. I also noticed that everything started off silent which really sounded off when the audio did kick in.
So, at the end did someone find the dropped pistol and shoot Nathan's character?
07-22-2010, 03:30 PM
Some nice efforts here guys. I'm just echoing Marlon and Blaine but you have to put in the extra work with the sound design to really sell your film. I worry myself on every production with sound and still get hiccups. Make sure we can hear their dialogue and get the impact of the gunshots. Get that taken care of and I think you guys will be doing good.
Michael Anthony Horrigan
07-23-2010, 06:15 AM
This was an interesting film. I was a little thrown by the ending and thought maybe something else happened and then it just stopped. A little rough around the edges but a really good effort.
Acting wasn't too bad either. Hope to see what you can do in the next fest. Lots of potential here for sure.
07-27-2010, 07:01 AM
Thanks for all the comments. Trevor should be back online tomorrow.
07-27-2010, 12:04 PM
I have to agree with everything stated above...that said, really good effort on the film.
I look forward to seeing your next!
07-28-2010, 06:23 PM
Thanks a ton guys. I agree with you on every count. The reason it is silent at the beginning is that Music just simply wasn't completed in time and I had not planned on having any audio for that section other than the music. I hope to get that taken care of pretty soon. I'll post a link to the version with full music when I get it totally done so that you all can see what it should have been.
I also get what you guys are saying about the gunshots. The funny thing about that is they are real colt .45 loads from a colt single action army. I recorded them at several distances and this was the closest that I could get with out distorting. I think I will just break down and get some pro sound effects. Anybody recommend a good site for sound effects? Or a Library I could buy?
Thanks a ton guys.
07-28-2010, 06:37 PM
I also get what you guys are saying about the gunshots. The funny thing about that is they are real colt .45 loads from a colt single action army. I recorded them at several distances and this was the closest that I could get with out distorting. I think I will just break down and get some pro sound effects.Yeah, it's not important that that's what they really sound like, it's what we have been conditioned to accept through the sound design we've heard from Hollywood. Just look at what punches sound like...:Drogar-BigGrin(DBG)