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Edgen
03-12-2007, 04:42 PM
Now Playing
"Cristo"
377000


Music Score >>> Click Here to Download Cristo Score: (http://edgen.hostpaw.com/edgen_cristo.mp3)

Watch at Vimeo >>> http://www.vimeo.com/377000
http://www.edgen.com/images/edgen_cristo_teaser_logo.jpg


http://www.edgen.com/cristo/edgen_cristo_poster.jpg (http://www.dvxfest.com/spyfest/loader.php?id=4096)

CAST:


Now Playing >>> Click Here to View the Film: (http://www.dvxfest.com/spyfest/loader.php?id=4096)

Music Score >>> Click Here to Download Cristo Score: (http://edgen.hostpaw.com/edgen_cristo.mp3)

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Edgen
03-12-2007, 04:42 PM
BTS

Cast:
Cristo: Dan Payne
Robert: Matt Thompson (dvx Avataur)
Hanna: Amanda Lynn Hills
Guard 1: Tom Marshall (dvx Tommyinla)
Guard 2: J.C. Christofilis



Crew:
W-E-P-C-D'ed by: justin r. durban (dvx Edgen)
Co-Written, Co-Produced: J.C. Christofilis
Director of Photography: Gregory Storm (dvx StormFactory)
Associate Producer: Robert Eldon (dvx RobertE)
2nd DP, Steadicam Op: Max Wilson (dvx webdog)
Wardrobe: Sawako Yamauchi
Event Coordinator: Marina Gutman
Grip: Yuri Sadovnikov
Grip: Jaron Eldon
Additional Props: Brandon Rice (dvx BrandonRice)

STILLS:

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_stills_01.jpg

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_stills_02.jpg

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_stills_03.jpg

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_stills_06.jpg




BTS:
http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_bts_dvx_letusflipped.jpg

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_bts_09_crew.jpg


Storyboards:
Opening Scene: SB #1
http://edgen.com/cristo/edgen_cristo_sb1.jpg


Locations:
http://www.edgen.com/cristo/edgen_cristo_location1.jpg

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/edgen_cristo_location2.jpg

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Brandon Rice
03-12-2007, 04:43 PM
Yeah buddy! Looking forward to helping you out with this one!

Tom Marshall
03-12-2007, 04:45 PM
Nice dude!!!! :beer:

cinealma
03-12-2007, 04:46 PM
Awesome! Glad to see you in the mix Mr. Durban.

Ki-Ki
03-12-2007, 04:46 PM
Looking slick, freaking love the signature.

Robert Sanders
03-12-2007, 04:48 PM
Sweet. I love that graphic blending in perfectly with the gray background. Nice.

Edgen
03-12-2007, 04:53 PM
Thanks guys! It'll be a doozy. Let's just hope I can pull it off. Brandon, looking forward to working with you on this one.

Stay tuned! :)

*hijacks post to show more pictures*

http://www.dvxuser6.com/uploaded/12891/1180975751.jpg

http://www.dvxuser6.com/uploaded/12891/1180976604.jpg

/j

Ted Arabian
03-12-2007, 05:07 PM
Hey Justin, good luck with your film! Intriguing logo. Nicely done!

And that is an awesome watch! Do you own that thing or did you "create" that. (I want one and I don't even wear a watch! That face is so cool.)

Beat Takeshi
03-12-2007, 05:09 PM
Shhhweeeet! To bad I'm not near you or I am down to help too.

Edgen
03-12-2007, 05:12 PM
Theodore,
Ya, It's my watch, but I 'fabricated' it a bit. So, I wish I had a watch that looked like that too. But, the watch plays an important part of the film. Lots of motion tracking and CGI effects in this one.

Aram: ya man, too bad you don't live closer. I'd love for you to help out. :)

/j

Tom Marshall
03-12-2007, 05:25 PM
Theodore,
Ya, It's my watch, but I 'fabricated' it a bit. So, I wish I had a watch that looked like that too. But, the watch plays an important part of the film. Lots of motion tracking and CGI effects in this one.

Aram: ya man, too bad you don't live closer. I'd love for you to help out. :)

/j

Hey Justin, I think I live pretty close... I'm in for helping out. :beer:

Edgen
03-12-2007, 05:30 PM
hells ya tommy! I've got the script pretty much nailed, the actors all lined up and locations locked down. I just need to secure an underwater filmmaker and I'm set! I could use you as one of the characters too. (a very small cameo if you like)

/j

Tom Marshall
03-12-2007, 05:32 PM
Coolness... just let me know what you need me to do... and a cameo role would be really sweet... :)

Geoff_R
03-12-2007, 05:36 PM
Cool man! I like your promo materials and slick title :) I'm amp'd about this film.

jeremytuttle
03-12-2007, 05:38 PM
Nice Justin, glad to see your a part of this one. I like the logo you came up, it's slick yet functional, like someone could make a stencil out of it and spray paint it on a wall (now there is a marketing idea).

Where in LA do you live? I would love to help out if I can.

Edgen
03-12-2007, 05:48 PM
Tommy.. you got it!

Geoff.. thank ya. I'm pumped too! Let's see if I can absolutely no time in my life now. :)

Jeremy, Thank you! Ya, the logo is a big part of the film. I'm in Toluca Lake, right outside of Burbank and studio City.

/j

Matt Sconce
03-12-2007, 05:50 PM
Dude! I am looking forward to this flick! I very much enjoyed your music this Christmas, Justin! Good luck with the movie and stay tuned to our thread to see what develops. I will do the same for you. LOVE the banner!

Michael Anthony Horrigan
03-12-2007, 06:03 PM
Love the banner! Can't wait for this one...

Mike

Brandon Rice
03-12-2007, 06:12 PM
Yeah Justin, everything looks good, looking forward to be a part of it! Keep me updated on everything.

Norm Sanders
03-12-2007, 06:20 PM
Justin, killer graphic & cool iea. Great banner as usual as well (yours are always consistantly among the best, if not THE best). :thumbsup:

Edgen
03-12-2007, 06:24 PM
THanks Matt! Ya, hopefully this one doesn't come across as too christmas'y. :)

Thanks Mike!

Norm, yup... Hopefully it'll turn out ok. I'd hate for the graphics to be better than the film itself.

cheers everyone and thanks for watching should be a fun ride.

/j

ripupthehwy
03-12-2007, 06:37 PM
Awsome look to it. I know yours will ROCK!

mik
03-13-2007, 02:37 AM
Wow... the banner and the symbol are really amazing.

avatuar
03-13-2007, 12:39 PM
Yes very excited. Very busy can't wait to make this thing happen!

Edgen
03-13-2007, 12:51 PM
added the partial cast:

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/edgen_cristo_cast.jpg

Brandon Rice
03-13-2007, 12:59 PM
Lookin' good dude! Matt, I am looking forward to working with you on this! Should be terrific! :thumbsup:

Ki-Ki
03-13-2007, 01:02 PM
so what you doing in this brandon?

Brandon Rice
03-13-2007, 01:03 PM
There's a partial credit list in the front... I'll be helping out with the producing of the short :)

Brandon Rice
03-13-2007, 01:12 PM
Oh... I also have a small role in the film :)

Ted Arabian
03-13-2007, 01:29 PM
BTS

Cast:
Cristo: ?
Robert: Matt Thompson
Hanna: Amanda Lynn Hills
Guard 1: J.C. Cristofilis
Guard 2: ?
Guard 3: ?
Guard 4: ?
Barkeep: Tom Marshall


Crew:
Written, Edited, & Directed by: justin r. durban
Producer: Brandon Rice
Music by: justin r. durban
Visual FX: Kholi



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Woo Hoo! I know the barkeep! (Think I can score some free drinks, Tom???)

btw Justin, your graphics just keep getting better and better. Seriously looking forward to this one!

-Ted

Ki-Ki
03-13-2007, 01:36 PM
Sounds awesome, still loving the graphics. The layouts ace

Edgen
03-13-2007, 02:00 PM
http://www.edgen.com/cristo/edgen_cristo_location1.jpg

Thanks again ted... I'm sure they'll be plenty of shots to go round'. Slowly getting in the info and shots. Just finishing up the final design of the teaser poster now.

/j

Brandon Rice
03-13-2007, 02:11 PM
Nice location! Hey... I've been there! hehe

Norm Sanders
03-13-2007, 02:16 PM
Cool location. A tad overgrown for my personal tastes (if it were in my backyard, that is), but also provides some really interesting potential for things in the foreground, playing with your DOF shots, etc.

I can't wait to see your final poster design, considering I already love your temp, lol! :thumbsup:

You and Jeremy Tuttle are both so stinkin' amazing with that graphic design stuff ... wish I had even 10% of that talent. You both also have very distinct styles/looks, which is awesome.

Herman Witkam
03-13-2007, 03:55 PM
You got some great locations, Justin!

Graphics are looking great as always!

Dahopafilms
03-13-2007, 04:05 PM
Now that's an interesting location. Lose the swing set and shoot high to low (or at least at angles to miss the power lines and the rooflines next door) and you could be in Italy.

Very nice.

Edgen
03-13-2007, 04:09 PM
Cool location. A tad overgrown for my personal tastes (if it were in my backyard, that is), but also provides some really interesting potential for things in the foreground, playing with your DOF shots, etc.

I can't wait to see your final poster design, considering I already love your temp, lol! :thumbsup:

You and Jeremy Tuttle are both so stinkin' amazing with that graphic design stuff ... wish I had even 10% of that talent. You both also have very distinct styles/looks, which is awesome.

Norm, You hit it! Ya, I'm totally going to play on the DOP. Looking to get the letus 35mm and totally play on the colors. After all, there's going to be stuff exploding in the background totally contrasting the warm colors in the foreground. Its definitely over too over grown for me too.

Dahopafilms.. yup!! it could be italy. :) You never know! muhahahaha I'm going to do the best I can to line up all shots without rooftops and ya.. those chairs and stuff will go for the shoot. I'll probably have to do some wire removals in a lot of the shots because there's so many of them.

Thank ya Herman! That's my Backyard! How pimp is that?! :) The green chair is where I came up with the idea too. ahh.. the life of a composer.

/j

Herman Witkam
03-13-2007, 04:20 PM
Thank ya Herman! That's my Backyard! How pimp is that?! :) The green chair is where I came up with the idea too. ahh.. the life of a composer.

/j

hehe - well, nice backyard. :D

Right now I'm not getting enough sun hours in my backyard to relax and get ideas there. Spring's coming though...

Tom Marshall
03-13-2007, 05:02 PM
Woo Hoo! I know the barkeep! (Think I can score some free drinks, Tom???)

Absolutely! Meet me beind the bar... I don't think he'd miss a couple bottles of Bacardi 151... :beer:

Ted Arabian
03-13-2007, 07:15 PM
Mmmmmmm..... rum.........

As for that backyard, wow... you've got a great set back there! Not to mention a pretty cool backyard. And what are those yellow things? Flowers??? Wow! We won't see flowers for another 3 months here!

AmbassadorTex
03-14-2007, 07:50 AM
Right out of the chute and everything looks very cool. Love the official Cristo "C" logo.
Very fond of those thin lap pools, too, b/c of a previous film we did.
Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff...

Brandon Rice
03-14-2007, 07:53 AM
Some exciting things are happening :) This is going to be a fantastic film :thumbsup:

Ralph Oshiro
03-15-2007, 04:30 AM
Wow! As always, great graphics, Justin! Very nice treatments there! Plus, a hottie! YES!

Jay Rodriguez
03-15-2007, 05:45 AM
haha, looks like a fun one in the works here.

Edgen
03-15-2007, 01:39 PM
Wow! As always, great graphics, Justin! Very nice treatments there! Plus, a hottie! YES!

Thanks Rez! Ya, she's super nice too. Should be a fun lil film.

Thanks Jay... so far so good.



Just had a small powwow to go over the final revisions of the script last night. JC and I are meeting again on saturday to finalize and flush out all the details. Should be good.

Last thing I have to do is nail down the rental of an Underwater Housing for either the DVX or HVX. Not sure which to shoot it on at this point. Also, if anyone has access to a Jib, that would be super sweet! I'd probably need it for two days. (most likely a weekend) Possibly weekday.

Actors - Check.
Locations - Check.
Gear - check.
brain - check.

/j

RebeccaD
03-15-2007, 02:15 PM
Justin, sweet! i am so excited to see your entry!

Matt Sconce
03-15-2007, 02:16 PM
Justin, sweet! i am so excited to see your entry!
Yep, always good stuff!

Geoff_R
03-15-2007, 04:17 PM
You could always use a giant ziplock bag for an underwater housing....

mobiledeli
03-15-2007, 04:24 PM
nice! look like you already have a lot done!

Edgen
03-15-2007, 05:01 PM
Geoff... HA! Seriously, I was thinking about that. I actually did that for a short film I shot last year. but, I ended up getting a few zip lock baggies and put in my digital camera and set it to movie mode. It was just so friggin' cold in the water, and so many baggies just caused it to be blurry as shit. For this shot, I'll need complete clarity of the actors.

I've just started drawing all the storyboards so I'll probably post one or two in the upcoming days.

/j

jeremytuttle
03-15-2007, 05:02 PM
You could always use a giant ziplock bag for an underwater housing....

How deep do you want to go? You could use a large clear bucket/tub that is say is three feet tall with an open top. Stick the camera in the bottom and push the bucket in the water 2 1/2 feet. That could work. I of course would want completely submersed... but I'm crazy.

EDIT: Hmmm... you want really clear, maybe this wouldn't work then.

Brandon Rice
03-15-2007, 05:05 PM
Go Justin! Storyboards!

Edgen
03-15-2007, 05:09 PM
ya, a clear bucket just won't do the trick. I'm ok with forking over the funds to get it done right.. (and safe). I had a scuba filmmaker all lined up, but unfortunately, she's about to move to florida so I won't catch her in time. Her friends are all pros and I just don't think I can afford the 6-700 price tag for all the gear, rental and services.

I'm sure I'll think of something cool. Just gota find a sucker willing to throw his/her DVX/HVX in the thing and hope it doesn't spring a leak. :) Where's the guys from MYTH busters when you need them!

/j

Brandon Rice
03-15-2007, 05:20 PM
Hm. I think my DVX could do the trick :)

Geoff_R
03-15-2007, 06:05 PM
What about a fish tank? or a large fish bowl which you turn upside down, put the camera in on a plate or something large and flat which you then 'gaff tape' to the fish bowl really well. Realistically, no water will get in due to air pressure. I really think this ''could work '' with a large enough round bowl, flip it upside and seal the bottom.

As a safety precaution against small amounts of water I'd wrap the camera with plastic wrap and even put some over the lens hood. That' won't mess your image up, I've used it outside for a rain shoot once.

Charli
03-15-2007, 06:08 PM
Hey, good luck on your entry, need a composer? ha ha ha, no seriously, good luck.

Edgen
03-15-2007, 06:14 PM
Brandon, So your DVX will be the test subject here? You really want to go with Geoff's fish tank with it? :)

Geoff, man, there's no way I'd let anyone put their camera in a fish tank. Knowing the luck that be, it would flip over and flood everything. no way. I see what you are saying about the air pressure though. Surely one of those things couldn't be that much to rent. I bet they'd have some sort of insurance with it too to cover any dumb moves. maybe I could fake it.. take some still photos underwater, and then in AE do some cool bubblies and motion tracking? Nah.. that'll look dumb.

Charli..
Still looking for a composer. He's lost his marbles. :)

/j

Geoff_R
03-15-2007, 07:06 PM
lol. I don't think I'd do it either now that I think about it...

BUT I have a cool idea...you empty the pool and then build an underwater housing dome complete with a above ground tunnel that will take you down! Okay...perhaps a little expensive...but very impressive!

Ladyhazle
03-15-2007, 07:44 PM
You've probably seen this already, but it looks pretty tight and on the cheaper side of things. Not sure how much you'd have to adapt it to fit a DVX\HVX though.

http://www.instructables.com/id/EKU3DUKR8WEPA8KXRG/

Good luck with whatever you try! I really love your logo and other promo materials, they look really slick!:thumbsup:

Edgen
03-15-2007, 08:13 PM
Thanks ladyhazle! May as well use my graphic design degree for something. :)

I think that's a great ideal to just build one. I love arts and crafts and I've got all the time in the world to make it happen. (minus the time) That website reminds of "Stick to What You Know." There's some WONDERFUL tips/tricks/handydandy stuff there.
http://www.sticktowhatyouknow.com/phpBB2/index.php

Geoff.. Yes. that would be most impressive. I'll look into an investor and get that taken care of pronto.

***

Shooting Schedule.. Just found out Location 2 will be heading for spring break from the March 26th - April 8th. So, i'll either bust balls and shoot it next week or suck it up and wait till weekend of the 14th. Plus, it'll give me a little more time to build my underwater rig.

I also got a hint from steph to find a pool that has an underground window. WHICH.. I had a friend that lived at a place like that and the window was located in the the Gym. Maybe he still has ties there? SO many options...

/j

Brandon Rice
03-15-2007, 10:47 PM
Sounds good Justin, glad you got the 2nd location!

Edgen
03-16-2007, 05:19 PM
http://edgen.com/cristo/edgen_cristo_sb1.jpg

Storyboard #1. This is the opening scene.

Michael Anthony Horrigan
03-16-2007, 05:34 PM
Nice storyboard! I'll have to get busy on some of my own...

Nice work, you're very talented.

Cheers,

Mike

Mark T. Aro
03-17-2007, 12:01 AM
Justin,

Nice looking cast and boards. I also really like the graphic style of your banner, very clean lines and very nice elegant, yet techy feel. Your backyard is disgusting... no one should have that cool of a back yard. You sure you don't want to sit this one out? Nah, just fun'n... Can't wait to see what you have in store.

Man this is a blast.

Aaron Marshall
03-17-2007, 07:53 AM
Whoa Justin, great job in pre-production. Your product branding is second to none. The location is awesome. The storyboards are looking great too. I like the glowing triangles on the watch in the banner. It's very Edgenish.

Who's doing your cinematography? Draft Matt Thompson to DP as well as play Robert. :grin:

Matt Sconce
03-17-2007, 09:35 AM
Nice story boards. It makes me interested into what actually occurs....hmmmm :-)

Edgen
03-17-2007, 11:14 AM
Thanks Aaron! I'm glad I've got an 'edgenish' style that's recognizable. :)

DP... I'm not sure who's going to do that yet. I'm sure we'll all pitch in on that department when the time comes. since all the shots will occur during the day, lights will be little to none. (I'd love to throw a massive light into the pool for some cool reflections though)

Thanks Matt! Ya, the storyboards are basically there to help out other visualize what in the hell I'm thinkin and that I've in fact, not lost my marbles.

yup.
/j

Beat Takeshi
03-17-2007, 11:18 AM
Pay my way out there and I'll do it!!!

Heres our latest colab with Justin:
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=90454

Edgen
03-17-2007, 11:52 AM
Pay my way out there and I'll do it!!!

Heres our latest colab with Justin:
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=90454

One day my friend... one day.

*phones* "Aram. umm.. ya. Got the 30 million seed funding and it's green lit. Pack your stuff as it's now that Time to jump on the jet plane."

/j

Tom Marshall
03-17-2007, 12:17 PM
One day my friend... one day.

*phones* "Aram. umm.. ya. Got the 30 million seed funding and it's green lit. Pack your stuff as it's now that Time to jump on the jet plane."

/j

And then Aram will say "Excellent. Who'd you get for the lead role?" And you'll say "Tom will play the lead" and he'll say "Wow, he was fantastic in that last Spielberg film and I really liked him in that other thing he did with Kate Beckinsale. He really nailed the character." :beer:

Aaron Marshall
03-17-2007, 06:24 PM
Thanks Aaron! I'm glad I've got an 'edgenish' style that's recognizable. :)

DP... I'm not sure who's going to do that yet. I'm sure we'll all pitch in on that department when the time comes. since all the shots will occur during the day, lights will be little to none. (I'd love to throw a massive light into the pool for some cool reflections though)


No problem, Edgenish is definitely a good thing. I can't think of a better graphic designer than Justin R. Durban. I wish you had time to get comfortable with a particular camera because visually you are very strong.

But wow man you have Matt on your team and he really knows what he's doing with the DVX and I guess by default the HVX. I'm looking forward to this entry.

Manuu
03-18-2007, 03:20 AM
Well man. Sounds great! I think your backyard is a great area to shoot... as seen in Craven, haha.
I wish you guys a lot of fun! Hopefully I can keep your company next time. As I said, just give me a "job" and a reason to get away from cold, rainy & depressed Germany ;o)

See you soon

Edgen
03-19-2007, 01:08 AM
http://edgen.hostpaw.com/craven.wmv This is my backyard at "Night". (location 1) You really can't get much detail from it, but hey... it was a last minute fun shoot Matt and I came up with around 10:30. wrapped around 2ish... edited the next day and Manuel scored it the day after. (he's also one of the stars) I'm definitely getting the most of my backyard.

Enjoy!
/j

Tom Marshall
03-19-2007, 01:27 PM
I'm getting a 404 - page not found for that link...

Edgen
03-19-2007, 01:38 PM
k... try it again. I had to re-upload another version.

http://edgen.hostpaw.com/craven.wmv
&
http://edgen.hostpaw.com/craven.mov

/j

Tom Marshall
03-19-2007, 01:43 PM
Looks like it's downloading fine now. 15.5 megs sound right?

Edgen
03-19-2007, 01:55 PM
ya, 15. the first one was 9 megs. just higher quality i suppose.

We had an issue with the sound cables so there's this dumbass crackling/static going on towards the end. tried my best to cover it up, but oh well. it was a quickie.

/j

Tom Marshall
03-19-2007, 01:58 PM
It looks great for being a quickie... :beer: much much better than the last quckie short I saw of yours about 4 or 5 months ago, I think. :)

Edgen
03-19-2007, 02:00 PM
"The Stars Above"?

Edgen
03-19-2007, 05:53 PM
http://edgen.com/cristo/edgen_cristo_poster.jpg

& the teaser poster...

jeremytuttle
03-20-2007, 08:12 AM
Nice Poster Justin, makes me want to buy a watch... er watch the buy... dang it... I mean, watch the movie.

Great Colors.

Mark T. Aro
03-20-2007, 08:34 AM
HMMMM! What is that in the sky... missles? Jets?

Interesting... I can't wait!


OH and very nice poster!

Edgen
03-20-2007, 10:49 AM
I wish I had a watch like that too. Perhaps someone will see this film one day and think... That's a swell watch. Then, all the sudden they'll be out on the market in no time.

Yes... The Rebellion is Near.

/j

Darkline
03-21-2007, 03:24 AM
nice poster Edgen, certainly grabbed my attention!

Elton
03-21-2007, 09:20 AM
Diggin' the poster. Best of luck with the project!

Edgen
03-21-2007, 10:27 AM
thanks guys! It'll be a fun little film to shoot. It's coming together nicely.

**
Just had another meeting last night about the script. I'm on the 4th re-write now so hopefully this is a good sign. Scripts apparently are a rarity to nail it with the first draft. Although it is 'clear as purple crayon' to me, others seem to be a little confused on the backstory. So... I guess my vision is hard to transcribe down on paper. So, I think this is an occasion where "Less is More".

BUT... the good thing about a complex backstory is that this could very well eventually turn into a feature so hey... Something good is definitely brewing within.

/j

jmc
03-21-2007, 05:11 PM
Edgen, the reason things are clear to you when you read the script, is because you already have all the details in your head. When someone fresh looks at it, things often don't make sense because they only know what is actually written on the page. It can be pretty eye opening to have someone look at what you've written and see just how far their understanding is from what you intended.

Love what you've got so far!

Ralph Oshiro
03-21-2007, 10:00 PM
Beautiful poster, Justin!

Norm Sanders
03-23-2007, 08:01 PM
Justin, love the poster, watch, banner, et al!

On a different note, just watched your film CRAVEN. That was REALLY fun! Great acting as well. Loved it. When did you make it?

Edgen
03-23-2007, 08:10 PM
Cool! thanks Norm. :)

Craven was shot this past Oct. It has been finished for a while now but I never got a chance to finally throw down the final touches and the credits until recently. Plus, Manuel (who plays craven in the film) has signed up to score some of these spy films so I wanted to showcase some of his music skills. So it was just an excuse to finally get it finished.

It was fun to do. on the fly point and shoot with china balls. :) Gawd bless the china balls.

/j

Norm Sanders
03-23-2007, 08:35 PM
I know VERY little about lighting ... always hear great things about China Balls, however. Feel free to give me a quick tutorial in here, if you like.

Manuel ... is he the composer going by Manuu (or something like that)? The music was great ... had some nice fun/comical moments as well. I thought it was especially cool that a composer had another composer score their own film. :thumbsup:

Edgen
03-23-2007, 08:47 PM
Yes.. Manuel Matschke is going by "Manuu" here on the DVX forums. He flew in from Germany and was here for about 2 months staying various places here in LA. (wish I had the guts when I was that young) Anyway, while he was here, i was teaching him what I knew about film scoring and during that time, I had him write a few scenes on Alex Depew's "Memories" for horrorfest, and another film called, "The Roman" while he was here.

But, I wanted him to work on a specific piece all on his own, so I called up Matt and Susan and we came up with quick script, busted out the DVX and kablamo. Edited and had him score it.

Lighting? Nothing really. I think we had three china balls on a on a dimmer switches along with one of Matt's lights with a blue gel as the 'moon' and another to light up the bushes behind us. You can tell we had everything going out of one circuit because there's this dumbass hiss going on in various places. Oh well.

Yes.. I'm all for other composers scoring my films. I'm pretty easy to get along with I think when it comes to that stuff. I'm probably my own worst enemy.

/j

Norm Sanders
03-23-2007, 08:59 PM
What did he come out to LA for, if you were teaching him what you knew about film scoring? I'm going to assume he's already pretty talented/gifted ... or else, I'll just call you for what you are (the greatest & fastest teacher in the world), and then fly down to take lessons from you myself! :grin:

Looking forward to seeing Matt in this one too ... he's got a great look (leading man kind of look - hope that doesn't sound too ... ahem, gay), and has great talent on screen as well.

Edgen
03-23-2007, 09:04 PM
ha!! Ya, I think Matt's gonna do a great job on this piece. Since I've worked with him on so many projects already I know it's going to be a breeze. I'll probably especially hard on him as his character has huge range of emotions to tap into.

Manuel was looking into moving out to LA in a year or so, and he wanted to scout the area. So, his aunt lives here and from a mutal connection that's how they recommend me. So, of course, I was all for giving a helping hand and show anyone who's interested in this stuff. He's got a great rock/metal background and is a friggin' genius on the guitar. So, I'm definitely going to use his talents on my future projects. He's a long haired Hans Zimmer. :)

/j

Manuu
03-24-2007, 07:56 AM
I heard rumors that people are talking about me in this topic... ;o)

Hey Norman, I'm happy you like Craven. We definitely had a lot of fun with the shootings. I really like your films. R.E.M. is just awesome as well as Where Silence Falls which has a very profound background in my opinion ;o) Keep going that work!

Well, We're (me & my girlfriend) just waiting/working to get the money together and then we'll come over! I really hope that we're gonna make it by the end of this year or beginning of next year. Ya Justin, I'm sure we'll rock away many scores in the near future. May the earth be prepared.... ;o)

Manuel

Charli
03-24-2007, 07:58 AM
Justin,

I found a place in LA in exactly 7 days. You'll find what you want in the price range you need. Places are constantly popping up for rent, you won't be at a loss for where to live. I love the poster, do ours! lol

BLUESPIDER
03-26-2007, 05:10 AM
Mad props on your presentation bro. You always seem to have one of the coolest designs.

Edgen
03-26-2007, 10:06 AM
Thank ya bluespider... Now, hopefully the film will live up the presentation :)

/j

Geoff_R
03-26-2007, 12:08 PM
Your poster is great, Justin. You've always delivered great work, in each and every fest, I'm really looking forward to your film.

Beat Takeshi
03-26-2007, 12:35 PM
Yeah man, I can vouch for that too. The poster looks nice.

Ki-Ki
03-29-2007, 12:20 AM
Nice poster,

Keystoned
04-02-2007, 03:57 PM
Wow. Nice graphix, looking forward to this :thumbsup:

Brandon Rice
04-02-2007, 04:53 PM
ANy new news Justin?

Edgen
04-03-2007, 12:19 PM
yes!! I've finally nailed the final 'idea' for the script which means it's in the 5th re-write :) Just wanted to make sure all avenues were flushed out which will make pre-production a cake.

I'm going to contact the German Film school this week and see what they can muster. (cause they owe me a ton of 3d work for all the short films I've scored for them)

Talked with fellow dvxuser, Gregory Storm today.. I think he'll most likely help out with gear and what not and bada bingo bango... boom.. it's coming together nicely.

/j

RebeccaD
04-03-2007, 05:01 PM
Nice, Justin! I can't wait! Congrats on the progress!

kurtmo
04-03-2007, 07:13 PM
I love the locale photos. Is that your back yard, dude?

I've also been checking you music. Very nice work! Just thinking about scoring makes me break out in a cold sweat!

Brandon Rice
04-19-2007, 10:59 PM
I talked with Justin tonight, and things are really shaping up on this short! Things are coming along! I'll let him tell more later.

bosindy
04-20-2007, 12:03 AM
Glad you nailed the script, that is half the battle (so I am told) I'm looking forward to another hot entry coming from the west coast. I bet you can call in more than a few markers from your generosity over the years. Good luck with it.

Edgen
04-21-2007, 09:13 AM
**** Putting out a Call for LA peeps... Does anyone know anyone who has the following:

"Jib"
"Underwater DVX100 Housing"

****

:)

Shoot dates are:
- Tomorrow (Sunday, April 22nd) (toluca Lake/n.Hollywood)
- and the Underwater Shoot dates are next Saturday April 28th)(Sherman Oaks)

I'm willing to rent either one for a small fee. Or.... dum dum dummmmm.. Whore my composing skills out for future films. HA!!! :)

PM or email me if you know any leads who may have either of these.
justin _ @ _ justindurban.com

Cheers!
/justin

Edgen
04-22-2007, 02:49 AM
shooting tomorrow. Holding my breath.

3:00 a.m... finished version 9 of the script... call time 8:00.

-f'me.

/j

Ralph Oshiro
04-22-2007, 03:36 AM
(Finally, I'm back from the dead!) I so know how you feel, Justin! Been there, etc. GOOD LUCK JUSTIN!!!!!!!!!!

Edgen
04-22-2007, 09:13 PM
Done with Day one's shoot. Ran out of "Time" and wouldn't you know it... The one day it rains in LA. Yay.

/j

Mark T. Aro
04-22-2007, 10:00 PM
Done with Day one's shoot. Ran out of "Time" and wouldn't you know it... The one day it rains in LA. Yay.

/j

Hope it went okay. Did you get anything shot? Look forward to BTS stuff...:thumbsup:

Ralph Oshiro
04-22-2007, 10:23 PM
Sorry Justin. Damn. I could've used the rain today if I hadn't been sick in bed all weekend.

Max R. Wilson
04-23-2007, 09:10 AM
That was a fun day!!! cant wait for next weekend.

Edgen
04-23-2007, 11:53 AM
There were a few things I wasn't able to get. but to shoot a bulk of the film in one day... I think it went pretty dang good.

Now... to shoot my underwater and resort-in-LA scene next sat. :)

/j

Norm Sanders
04-23-2007, 01:22 PM
Ooooh, underwater! Do you have a special casing for the camera you'll be using, or just plastic bagging it?

Edgen
04-23-2007, 02:12 PM
I'm thinking an underwater housing specifically for the DVX. In the process of figuring that one out :)

here's some BTS

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_bts_dvx_letusflipped.jpg

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_bts_09_crew.jpg

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_bts_07_envelope.jpg

stills.. coming soon.

/j

avatuar
04-23-2007, 08:47 PM
We had some fun! I can't wait to see it, and I can't wait for next week more sunny then anything else I hope lol.

RebeccaD
04-23-2007, 09:01 PM
I hope the weather cooperates for you guys. Good luck with your project, and I am looking forward to seeing the results!

Edgen
04-24-2007, 09:35 AM
uncorrected stills:

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_stills_01.jpg

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_stills_02.jpg

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_stills_03.jpg

http://www.edgen.com/cristo/cristo_stills_06.jpg

JOE BLO
04-24-2007, 09:50 AM
Your stills look great. To me, I see, bored rich kid laying around and his angry Father that wants him to do something with his life. Am I close?

Edgen
04-24-2007, 09:54 AM
ha!! :) I guess you'll just have to see.

/j

Brandon Rice
04-24-2007, 10:01 AM
Nice stills! Dan and Matt look great.

Norm Sanders
04-24-2007, 10:15 AM
Great stills, Justin! I'm assuming you'll be cropping to widescreen, etc. but I also prefer to shoot 4x3, so I have more creative (and/or sometimes 'corrective') room to move in post for framing.

My favorite is the wider shot of the pool, with Matt laying down ... love the reflection, etc. The one that looks the softest focus, is the CU of the hand over the water ... most likely because I'm expecting it to REALLY stand out and/or perhaps I'm just starting to get used to seeing HVX footage with the adapters .... though I still have the DVX myself.

Do you think the softness is simply due to the adapter, or were you not able to pull the exact focus you wanted? Or was that a creative choice for the softness? Don't get me wrong ... eitherway the stills look great, and I'm excited to see how even much better everythings going to look after post CC, etc.!

Matt Sconce
04-24-2007, 10:16 AM
I am excited to see what these look like color graded. I like the third one best but have a feeling that I will really like the second one after the color grading occurs.

Edgen
04-24-2007, 12:17 PM
Norm.. Yup, we shot it full screen so that I can play with the placement and i'll be putting in the psuedo widescreen. You got it. :)

ya, I'm anxious to see what it'll look like color graded myself. But, alass.... that's the last thing I'm worried about at the moment.

till the next round!
/j

Tom Marshall
04-24-2007, 12:32 PM
Wow, that older guy looks like Robert Wagner... hehe

Stills look great, Justin. I'm glad the shoot went well on Sunday!

Max R. Wilson
04-24-2007, 06:03 PM
Figure i would post the recipie for our stage blood that we had to make using the stuff in Justins kitchen.



Strawberries, blueberries, ketchup, soy sauce, water, sugar, bbq sauce

Edgen
04-24-2007, 06:56 PM
I think the blood worked great! Way to come up with it last minute.

/j

marlontorres
04-24-2007, 07:07 PM
Looks good Justin.

Edgen
04-24-2007, 07:14 PM
Looks good Justin.

Thank you Marlon! Much respect coming from you :)

/j

Beat Takeshi
04-25-2007, 08:59 PM
awwwwww sheeeeeeeet!!!
The grabs look good man and I love the logo you made.

Edgen
04-25-2007, 09:20 PM
Thanks Aram!

Just had an Underwater Test shot today with Robert Eldon's EpicCam underwater housing unit. It's SCHWEEEET!. Working below the surface is a friggin' whole new ballgame. I'll fill you guys in on the mistakes as I make them. :)

/j

Edgen
04-26-2007, 08:56 PM
btw..

Good news for me! My music is in the new Harry Potter - Theatrical Trailer :)
http://www.justindurban.com/images/harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix_bigposter.jpg
http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix.html

Sooooo.. when you head to the theatres this weekend, look for the trailer and think.. "Hey.. I know the guy who did one of the pieces of music for that trailer!" (and earn some brownie points with the ladies.)

my cue is at ~1:23 seconds into it.

/j

Ralph Oshiro
04-26-2007, 09:40 PM
Way to go, Justin!

Robert Eldon
04-26-2007, 09:42 PM
Justin,

Congratulations on the music for the trailer! Very nice my friend. And regarding the brownie points... my wife is very impressed. We loved it. And, BTW, her birthday is on July 13th (the release date).

Best Regards,

Robert

DJ Lewis
04-26-2007, 10:37 PM
Congrats! You'll have to do a clinic for some us trying trying to break into this industry. :thumbup:

Charli
04-27-2007, 09:10 AM
Good job, Justin. We are proud of you. Kudos!

Brandon Rice
04-27-2007, 09:11 AM
Congrats Justin! I showed the trailer to a few people too. Pretty cool!

Michael Anthony Horrigan
04-27-2007, 01:05 PM
btw..

Good news for me! My music is in the new Harry Potter - Theatrical Trailer :)
http://www.justindurban.com/images/harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix_bigposter.jpg
http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix.html

Sooooo.. when you head to the theatres this weekend, look for the trailer and think.. "Hey.. I know the guy who did one of the pieces of music for that trailer!" (and earn some brownie points with the ladies.)

my cue is at ~1:23 seconds into it.

/j

Justin, that is AWESOME!

Good for you, man.

Best of luck...

Mike

Tom Marshall
04-27-2007, 02:30 PM
btw..

Good news for me! My music is in the new Harry Potter - Theatrical Trailer :)
http://www.justindurban.com/images/harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix_bigposter.jpg
http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix.html

Sooooo.. when you head to the theatres this weekend, look for the trailer and think.. "Hey.. I know the guy who did one of the pieces of music for that trailer!" (and earn some brownie points with the ladies.)

my cue is at ~1:23 seconds into it.

/j

Dude... NICE! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

bosindy
04-27-2007, 03:20 PM
Nice going Edge, that is really impressive.

Robert Eldon
04-27-2007, 04:08 PM
Thanks Aram!

Just had an Underwater Test shot today with Robert Eldon's EpicCam underwater housing unit. It's SCHWEEEET!. Working below the surface is a friggin' whole new ballgame. I'll fill you guys in on the mistakes as I make them. :)

/j

Justin,

How is 'working below the surface' going? Are you going to get the shots that you need? I can't wait to see how they turn out!

Edgen
04-27-2007, 06:32 PM
Robert, going great! Just found out a few more technical stuff with the UWH. You've gota make sure it's not pointing at the sun or have the sun directly behind it. Which, should make for an interesting test shoot.

Captured all Day#1's footage last night. HOly smokes.. Running two cameras is going to be a bitch specially in editing. ya, ya.. I know. Next time: Timecode.

Preping for tomorrow's shoot. I think i've got all the shots all figured out. *crosses fingers*

/j

Robert Eldon
04-27-2007, 06:53 PM
Robert, going great! Just found out a few more technical stuff with the UWH. You've gota make sure it's not pointing at the sun or have the sun directly behind it. Which, should make for an interesting test shoot.

Captured all Day#1's footage last night. HOly smokes.. Running two cameras is going to be a bitch specially in editing. ya, ya.. I know. Next time: Timecode.

Preping for tomorrow's shoot. I think i've got all the shots all figured out. *crosses fingers*

/j

Are we picking up reflection from the inside of the housing when it's pointing at the sun or behind? I understand that can be an issue.

Edgen
04-27-2007, 06:58 PM
Yes.. It picks up small dots on the front glass (due to the auto focus) but also picks up the reflection of the top parts of the DVX. Then, when you point it away from the sun, the glass sees the reflection of the sun along with the housing behind it. The only clear way around it is to point it at a 90 from the sun. (or close to it) I haven't had a chance to test the macro focus yet, so hopefully we'll have a little time to bust those out.

bottom line... The UWH is leakproof and we can now shoot underwater. :)


/j

Edgen
04-27-2007, 07:04 PM
location #2


http://www.edgen.com/cristo/edgen_cristo_location2.jpg

Beat Takeshi
04-28-2007, 02:12 PM
Congrats homie. Keep on keeping on!

MsManhattan
04-28-2007, 02:36 PM
Awesome news on the HP trailer, Justin!!! Congrats!

Geoff_R
04-28-2007, 03:35 PM
Awesome news on the Harry Potter trailer Justin! Congrats!

Max R. Wilson
04-28-2007, 09:49 PM
Whoa what a day!!!

starting it off with a fix it ticket (no front plate) just 200 ft from the location for me...

A 4 camera shoot, to having 2 wheels stolen from one of our cast cars... what a day...

IT was a super fun day.

Edgen
04-28-2007, 11:49 PM
wowa. F'in kids have nothing better to do than to steal tires in broad daylight. In a neighborhood with beamers and benz's.. wtf?

Thanks for the kind words on HP! :) One thing will hopefully lead to the next.. and next.. and

ya.

what a day. I'm burnt. LIterally.

/j

cinealma
04-29-2007, 08:06 AM
Whoa what a day!!!

starting it off with a fix it ticket (no front plate) just 200 ft from the location for me...



I remember seeing something on the news a month or so ago that they were going to start cracking down on people without front plates. My wife got a ticket a few weeks back for the same thing.

Max R. Wilson
04-29-2007, 09:42 AM
Well i have a euro plate on it and the cali mounted inside the windsheild and have been driving like that for about ayear and a half. normally cops dont care but i think they where trying to make quota.



I remember seeing something on the news a month or so ago that they were going to start cracking down on people without front plates. My wife got a ticket a few weeks back for the same thing.

TimurCivan
04-29-2007, 04:23 PM
Cool pool.....

RebeccaD
04-29-2007, 04:56 PM
Justin, I am so excited for you, man! Congrats on the Harry Potter trailer!

JaronE
04-30-2007, 12:23 AM
Just wanted to stop by and say hello to all, and congratulations to Justin for an absolutely great day of shooting. Everybody at the shoot are just wonderful people, and I had a blast woking and hanging out with you guys. What a great cast and crew.

Justin, you're a real talented guy and I look forward to working with you again, same goes for everybody else; I look forward to seeing you all again.

Ben Sliker
04-30-2007, 07:57 AM
Sooooo.. when you head to the theatres this weekend, look for the trailer and think.. "Hey.. I know the guy who did one of the pieces of music for that trailer!" (and earn some brownie points with the ladies.)


Even better ... yeah that guy, we've done some work together in the past.

Congrats bro, it sounds awesome.

Ki-Ki
05-09-2007, 05:59 AM
Yeah have to say congrats to, hope it has a domino effect for you. You deserve it.

Any news on the Cristo front?

Ted Arabian
05-09-2007, 06:48 AM
btw..

Good news for me! My music is in the new Harry Potter - Theatrical Trailer :)
http://www.justindurban.com/images/harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix_bigposter.jpg
http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix.html

Sooooo.. when you head to the theatres this weekend, look for the trailer and think.. "Hey.. I know the guy who did one of the pieces of music for that trailer!" (and earn some brownie points with the ladies.)

my cue is at ~1:23 seconds into it.

/j
WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!! That is AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats man.... that is fantastic! And it sounds great! You must be on a cloud!!!

-Ted

Beat Takeshi
05-09-2007, 07:45 AM
Hows it going homie?

david jerome
05-09-2007, 11:16 AM
That's a kick ass track on the trailer. Congrats Justin.

Edgen
05-09-2007, 12:05 PM
Thanks Ted and David! Ya, it's definitely some cool news in the trailer world. :)

As for cristo. Roadblocks after roadblocks. I bit the bullet to get a new system (not only for music but for editing) and I've run into nothing but problems. I would edit for about 3 hours straight and the system would crash. Then, I'd have to recover and old premiere project file.. then I would load it again and edit a little more.. crash.

So, i'm currently 3/4 finished and clocking in right at 5:3 minutes. So, I'm thinking I'll be able to edit the film down to the 6, but I really need to get my VFX to my guys, but at the moment I can't even access the files. Towards the final end of my adventure with the old system, some of the files would come up as "offline". I would shut down and others would pop up as 'offline'. never ending battle... Then, now that I have my new system, fresh install of XP, new everything, ALL the files are coming up as "offline".

I'm tired of complaining. It's going to be a battle to see whether or not I'll pull through with it.

Anyone have a Premiere system here in LA that they could loan to me for 3 days? :)

/j

Tom Marshall
05-09-2007, 12:41 PM
Which version of PP are you using?

Edgen
05-09-2007, 12:41 PM
Six

You think that has something to do with it?
/j

Brandon Rice
05-09-2007, 01:04 PM
Justin, glad you got a new system, however, I am not glad it's giving you heck... Looking forward to the film though, and I am sure you'll pull it through!

On another note, I'm sending you an email about a little project I am working on.

Ted Arabian
05-09-2007, 02:23 PM
Justin, that sucks about the new system woes. Seems to me like PP6 is an older version. I have had 6.5 for a few years now, though I don't even touch my PC anymore now that I have a mac.

Good luck with the hurdles.

And keep up the great work in the trailer world... that is just awesome news for you!

Robert Eldon
05-09-2007, 08:01 PM
Then, now that I have my new system, fresh install of XP, new everything, ALL the files are coming up as "offline".

Justin,

I don't use Premiere Pro and I'm sure you've thought of this, but:

Are the files mapped with a different path on the new machine?

Are you running anti-virus software?

Are the files on an external drive?

Can you view the files (.avi) using a media player (realplayer, Windows Media Player)?

Just a few thoughts. Let me know if there is any way that I can help!

Robert

Tom Marshall
05-10-2007, 05:50 PM
Six

You think that has something to do with it?
/j

Could be. Version 6 was when it was still Premiere without the Pro. I'd say an upgrade would probably do the trick.

Edgen
05-11-2007, 11:14 AM
back in biznisss..

I'm not sure what the hell happened, but I guess after a few installs of xp and umteen hundred computer restarts, the premiere file is back online. (don't ask how, cause I have no clue. f'n computers)

But, I think i'm going to try and export what I have and end out the edit in vegas.

thanks everyone for your help on the matter. glad it's finally back and running.

/j

Edgen
05-11-2007, 05:31 PM
rough cut in at 9:00+

yozers... now to shade off 3 minutes.... Somehow. :\

/j

DJ Lewis
05-11-2007, 05:50 PM
9 minutes?!?! :eek: Somebody send this guy a razor blade!

You'll have to post the full one for us after the contest; I really enjoy your work on so many levels...

Mark T. Aro
05-11-2007, 06:07 PM
rough cut in at 9:00+

yozers... now to shade off 3 minutes.... Somehow. :\

/j

Dude! That's about where we were at... just under 9, pre-FX.... We just finished a version under 6 about 2am this morning. Good luck!!!!:thumbup::thumbup:

Edgen
05-14-2007, 01:23 PM
Shew!! Got the Final 6 minute cut all locked and ready to go! Talking about "Killing your Babies" (as J.C. liked to say). Hopefully this cut will make sense and tell the whole story.

now for the fun part. Music and sound!! :)

Brandon Rice
05-14-2007, 01:25 PM
B-man wants to see some stuff :)

Edgen
05-14-2007, 01:48 PM
justin just pm'd you. :)

Brandon Rice
05-14-2007, 02:18 PM
Bman got it :) nice. :thumbsup:

Tom Marshall
05-14-2007, 11:20 PM
Hopefully this cut will make sense and tell the whole story.

Just don't forget... the assasin who killed the lead was the most important character. I think he should get the most screentime... :beer:

Edgen
05-15-2007, 12:23 AM
You've got some good face time Tommy. Don't you worry. :)

/j

Ted Arabian
05-15-2007, 06:10 AM
Glad to hear the system is back up and running! Whew!

Tom, I can't wait to see you in this flick! Miss you man.

Looking forward to this!

-Ted

Larry Rutledge
05-15-2007, 07:29 AM
Does that mean you cut all my scenes!?! :crybaby:







Oh wait...I wasn't in this one. http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/3444/crazy1no.gif

Tom Marshall
05-15-2007, 09:59 PM
You've got some good face time Tommy. Don't you worry. :)

/j
Thanks J! :)


Glad to hear the system is back up and running! Whew!

Tom, I can't wait to see you in this flick! Miss you man.

Looking forward to this!

-Ted
Ted... you need to get back to LA so we can do some more moviemaking! :beer:

Miss you too, buddy... :)

Keystoned
05-15-2007, 11:20 PM
Just checking out the story board / grabs comparisson -- nice. :thumbsup:

Michael_Petro
05-16-2007, 07:21 AM
dude just checked out the HP trailer very cool indeed...

Michael_Petro
05-16-2007, 07:27 AM
Also glad your back on line... next time you got pc problems give me a buzz(its what i do for a living jmptechnologies.com )

RebeccaD
05-16-2007, 05:49 PM
Justin, I am glad you are up and running! Still love your banner, btw!

Edgen
05-16-2007, 10:29 PM
Michael: Damn! I wish I knew you were a computer guru.. I definitely could have used your help getting my system back online. But, alas... Installing vegas "Mysteriously" added all the right drivers I needed to get premiere back up and running.

The 6 min cut is locked and 90% sound FX and Score is in place. Just waiting on all the vfx and my work is cut out on me for the compositing/AE/rotoscoping. Yozers!

Thanks Rebecca! I'm still wanting to see Berlin and I hope you guys don't completely give up on that just yet.

THanks again everyone for all your help and support.
Now... To score these other films for spyfest before the 31st :)

cheers!
/j

Tom Marshall
05-17-2007, 01:02 AM
Now... To score these other films for spyfest before the 31st :)

That should keep you busy for a while... :Drogar-Evil(DBG):

Herman Witkam
05-17-2007, 02:36 AM
Now... To score these other films for spyfest before the 31st :)

cheers!
/j
Looking forward to your own film & all other scores you're working on, J-man. I've got a handful of scores to work on myself :)

Robert Eldon
05-30-2007, 12:23 PM
Justin,

Looking forward to the 6 minute version of Cristo!

How many other spyfest entries are you scoring? Best of luck to you.

bosindy
05-30-2007, 12:25 PM
Hey Justin, Hope things are going well and I am looking forward to your film. Thanks for the help in a pinch last week. Herman really came through.

Jim

JOE BLO
05-30-2007, 12:31 PM
I'm looking forward to it too.

Edgen
05-30-2007, 06:14 PM
WEW HEW! Just finished the film!

just doing the final sound mix right now and last minute touches. You guys will even get to hear me sing :)

yup yup!
/j

Tom Marshall
05-30-2007, 07:20 PM
Hey J, welcome back to lala land. :)

Glad to hear you got Cristo done... :beer:

kurtmo
05-30-2007, 07:35 PM
Way to go!

Robert Eldon
05-30-2007, 08:28 PM
WEW HEW! Just finished the film!

just doing the final sound mix right now and last minute touches. You guys will even get to hear me sing :)

yup yup!
/j

Hear you sing? So you have a 'cameo' in the score? Can't wait.

Edgen
05-31-2007, 12:32 AM
Hear you sing? So you have a 'cameo' in the score? Can't wait.

Yup! Cameo vocals and at the end. plus, I got my GF to sing a small clip too :)


BUt alas!! the film is uploaded to big papa DVXuser.

I ordered a pizza to celebrate the finish.

Cheers!
:beer:
/j

Ralph Oshiro
05-31-2007, 12:51 AM
Congrats, Justin! Looking forward to it!

Lost Skies
05-31-2007, 09:59 AM
That's great!! Can't wait to see it!

Hootzie
05-31-2007, 03:15 PM
That's the coolest watch and backyard I've seen in a long time!

jamesh
05-31-2007, 03:23 PM
Looking forward to seeing this.

Beat Takeshi
05-31-2007, 07:46 PM
WEW HEW! Just finished the film!

just doing the final sound mix right now and last minute touches. You guys will even get to hear me sing :)

yup yup!
/j


Coolios. YeeeeHAaaaaa!

Thanks again also.

Edgen
06-01-2007, 09:42 AM
That's the coolest watch and backyard I've seen in a long time!
Hootzie, Ha!! Yup... Too bad i'm moving out within the month and the watch was photochopped. :) Ideally, we would like to pitch this to a watch company or whoever else to get funding for the full feature. THAT... would be cool. :)

I hope you guys will enjoy the film.

and good luck to everyone!

/j

deedive
06-01-2007, 10:02 AM
Go Cristo!:)

Robert Eldon
06-01-2007, 11:32 AM
... Too bad i'm moving out within the month and the watch was photochopped. :) /j

Justin,

Moving out? Out of town? Out of state? Moving out or moving up? I hope it's all good?

And... I just received a package from "Cristo Technologies" in the mail. What should I do with this watch? Do you know anything about this? :)

Edgen
06-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Justin,

Moving out? Out of town? Out of state? Moving out or moving up? I hope it's all good?

And... I just received a package from "Cristo Technologies" in the mail. What should I do with this watch? Do you know anything about this? :)

Robert... Yup! Moving up in the world. Moving 3 blocks down with my 'woman' :) Whipped? Of course I am.

The watch?... Oh no... Check your blood as it may be crawling with tiny machines.

/j

Brandon Rice
06-01-2007, 04:41 PM
Justin, the score for this film is fantastic! One of your best yet... IMO :)

235 Studios
06-01-2007, 05:06 PM
CONGRATS ON THE HARRY POTTER TRAILER!!! :) That is very exciting.

I'm looking forward to seeing your film- you've got a very interestign looking location, and Talent, should be a good mix. I've enjoyed your past enteries, and I'm sure this will be good as well. :) Keep it up.

Robert Eldon
06-02-2007, 07:57 PM
Robert... Yup! Moving up in the world. Moving 3 blocks down with my 'woman' :) Whipped? Of course I am.

The watch?... Oh no... Check your blood as it may be crawling with tiny machines.

/j

O.K... I've checked my blood... for a long time... got real dizzy... no tiny machines... but there are some bad lookin' dudes, dressed in black, hanging out near my home.

I'm returning the watch to Cristo Technologies.

And now I know why you're really moving. Keep the girl, get rid of the watch... before it's too late.

This looks like it will be a fun fest. The field is smaller than in the past, but the movies look top notch. Best of luck with your flick.

235 Studios
06-02-2007, 08:06 PM
My music is in the new Harry Potter - Theatrical Trailer :)

BTW- I told my wife about your cue, and she said to say your her hero! (She loves HP.) :)

arielman
06-03-2007, 03:55 PM
Glad your in Edgen..the poster looks great !!!
Yours is one the list of first to watch.
Ian

Norm Sanders
06-03-2007, 03:55 PM
Hey, what's Brandon talking about when he says the score in this film is one of your best yet?? Where can it be heard, or did he just get a sneak peak & spilled the beans?

Regardless, looking forward to watching this one, Justin!

Keystoned
06-03-2007, 11:41 PM
Ah cool. Looking forward to the film AND especially the score too now.
:beer:

StormFactory
06-04-2007, 04:18 AM
Almost time for the premiere. Whoo-hoo!

Edgen
06-04-2007, 09:43 AM
Hey Everybody!! I'm Proud to announce.... Viewing has Begun!!

Enjoy the Film! :)

Now Playing >>> Click Here to View the Film: (http://www.dvxfest.com/spyfest/loader.php?id=4096)

/j

Michael Anthony Horrigan
06-04-2007, 09:58 AM
Downloading it now! Can't wait to see/hear what you've done Justin.

Cheers,

Mike

Edgen
06-04-2007, 10:16 AM
http://www.dvxuser6.com/uploaded/12891/1180975751.jpg

Edgen
06-04-2007, 10:17 AM
http://www.dvxuser6.com/uploaded/12891/1180976604.jpg

Michael Anthony Horrigan
06-04-2007, 10:19 AM
LOVED IT!!

I won't give anything away...

Great story, nice acting, nice effect work, and great music!

Nice work!

I'll post more later after another viewing.

Cheers,

Mike

Ted Arabian
06-04-2007, 11:15 AM
HOLY CRAP!!! JUSTIN!!!! You have shot such a beatiful looking and sounding film!!! OMG! I love your scoring!!! Will you do my next film!??!?! PLEASE!!!

The imagery was wonderful. Some of those shots are just incredible!

I really enjoyed the story. I did feel that it dragged a bit in the second half. (Too much internal shots, back and forth of a storyline that didn't move far. I know what you were doing but at about 3/4 way through I was wanting a new shot or something different in the story. Just my opinion and I thought that I would share that.)

Overall, I think that this is the best film I've seen so far. (Don't get too excited... I've only seen 4 or 5!!! :) )

Seriously... wonderful work! And what a score!!!

btw - TOM, YOUU ROCKED!!!!

-Ted

Weston
06-04-2007, 03:09 PM
I think this is in my top 3 so far.

The cinematography was very good. It looks like you had a nice location and you took advantage of it with some really nice shots. The whole thing has a rich blue and green look to it. I think my favorites were the underwater shots....not just for the novelty...but because I thought they looked the best.

The acting was pretty good all around. I think the older guy was superior to everyone else. One thing i didnt like was how the younger guy walked towards his father on the edge of the pool. It seemed a little goofy and worked against the confrontational mood.

I see on your bts photos you did some greenscreening. I wouldnt have known otherwise...it looks very good. The other effects were pretty good...the arm shooting and explosions.

The score was fantastic. The standout section of it for me is the last underwater shot. But the whole thing is great.

I dont think i understood the story completely....but sometimes i'm kind of slow with that.

Your direction was good.

Altogether a very good film. Nice job.

aravance
06-04-2007, 03:21 PM
One of the better ones I've seen so far.
But I didn't really see how it fit in the whole "spy" premise? It felt a little bit of a stretch in that regard.

I thought Dan Payne did a great job. Great presence and believability.
I personally thought that his son's performance could've been better, but I think it comes with experience.

The visual effects were great.
I really dug the narrative structure as well. All the "flashback" scenes were my favorites. And I agree that the underwater shots were definitely awesome.

Some of the CU's looked a little grainy for whatever reason, but overall not too detracting.

The film felt very saturated (very vibrant colors) and I felt it needed a darker edge to it given the subject matter. Also, some of the shots had overexposed elements in it, but I know that that is really hard to control outside.

Kudos on the film!

cinealma
06-04-2007, 03:59 PM
This was a good one. Great score (of course), excellent photography. Acting was top notch. The father reminded me of Robert Wagner, I don't know why.

Anyway, so when's the series going to air? I swear, this one felt like I was watching a television series in the same vein as Heroes or Jericho or something like that. I think you've got a REALLY GREAT and salable premise. I would sincerely think about working this thing into a pilot or something.

Good job. Thanks for screening!

chris f
06-04-2007, 04:17 PM
Standard Disclaimer: I've watched half of the films so far and have yet to see a bad film. Congratulations to every film maker, everyone did a great job. All my comments and criticisms are meant to be constructive and helpful and in no way am I trying to take anything away from what you accomplished.

Good: Liked the story. Visual effects were very cool (especially liked the blood splat on the girl's face. Flashback were very good and effective.

Not as Good: The acting from Cristo Sr. was bland at times. Noticable continuity shift towards the end (sun disappeared and image became really grainy). For about 2.5 minutes towards the end the film seems to slow down a bit since we only see shot/reverse shots of the two Cristos for the most part (the flashbacks in the beginning and the action at the end make the film more dynamic during those parts).

Michael_Petro
06-04-2007, 04:35 PM
liked you film obviously your music great.. I guess only thing to me was it did't seem like a spy flick

Hootzie
06-04-2007, 04:42 PM
I didn't understand the spy motif and I would have liked a stronger performance from the son and a smaller performance from the Dad. I loved the cinematography of the flick and I actually enjoyed the vibrant colors. Gave it sort of a different take on the whole in the future kind of thing!

Edgen
06-04-2007, 05:01 PM
Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments about the film.

There's definitely a bigger picture and this short is merely a small portion of it.

Going in... I wondered to myself if you guys would see this is a spy flick and I believe it's not entirely a spy film in the traditional sense, but rather as a small clip from a bigger world revolving around bio-mechanics, cyborgs, and "Rivals" out to assasinate the competition. Otherwise, I could have brought in on the nose elements such as a secret opterative to hand out spy equipment, hidden briefcases, bandaged/wounded right arms, usernames/passwords or the police/swat team. :)

We are definitely working on a Pilot Episode and ultimately the feature film script. There's a whole lot that can be done and hopefully next time I'll have more than my backyard to shoot the film. :thumbup:

I'll do my best to answer any specific questions about the story so keep em' rollin and thank you again for watching! Happy Spy'fEsting!

/j

oh, and the score if anyone would like to download it: "Cristo OST (http://edgen.hostpaw.com/edgen_cristo.mp3)"

jamesh
06-04-2007, 05:05 PM
I really enjoyed it. good stuff. it's a shame that you didnt seem to have the nice blue sky/sunny day for the whole of your shoot as a few parts seem to have been filmed in dull conditions and are a little more grainy as a result. The underwater shots are awsome though, and the old dude's performance. The story just about held me to the end as well.

one of the best so far.

Edgen
06-04-2007, 05:11 PM
I really enjoyed it. good stuff. it's a shame that you didnt seem to have the nice blue sky/sunny day for the whole of your shoot as a few parts seem to have been filmed in dull conditions and are a little more grainy as a result. The underwater shots are awsome though, and the old dude's performance. The story just about held me to the end as well.

one of the best so far.

ha!!! THe day we shot it was the *ONE* day it decided to rain in L.A. So, there was this massive overcast all friggin' day that made it a nightmare not to mention an hour or so of rain pushing the shoot times till like 6:30-7:00 pm. (hence... ubber grain)

Underwater stuff was cool to shoot. Matt did a great job on the underwater stuff adn couldn't have shot it without Robert Eldon's Underwater Housing Unit.. (UWH) :) I'd highly recommend playing around with one.

/j

bosindy
06-04-2007, 05:13 PM
Great imagination on display here. I like the play for keeps tempo at the beginning. The shots of the girl underwater are beautiful. Great job.

Charli
06-04-2007, 05:34 PM
I'm not into the story, Justin, but the underwater shots are sublime.
Love the watch, too.

Edgen
06-04-2007, 05:38 PM
I'm not into the story, Justin, but the underwater shots are sublime.
Love the watch, too.

thank you Charli.

Edgen
06-04-2007, 05:39 PM
Great imagination on display here. I like the play for keeps tempo at the beginning. The shots of the girl underwater are beautiful. Great job.

Thank you James! girl + flowing dress / underwater=eyecandy :thumbup:

/j

ripupthehwy
06-04-2007, 07:03 PM
Visually the best one I've viewed so far! I love the color correcting/effects and I thought your actors were slightly better than most of the others on here.

rich nation

Beat Takeshi
06-04-2007, 07:23 PM
Hey Justin, yours was my first to watch pick. I loved the colors, shots and the use of cut-aways that a lot of films from these fests lack. The story was cool but the dialog went on a little too long between the two for a 6 minute short. The underwater shots were VERY nice and I really love the shot of her head sinking. That was great. You made one location look more than it was it seems too. I didn't feel cramped or stuck in one place except for the lengthy dialog.
The music of course rocked. I never really heard it but felt it.
They keep getting better and better. Keep on keepin on!

Ralph Oshiro
06-04-2007, 07:48 PM
Justin:

QUIT YOUR DAY JOB! YOU ROCK!

Ralph Oshiro
06-04-2007, 07:54 PM
Okay, I wrote that post 90 seconds into my first viewing. After completing my first viewing, I officially HATE YOU NOW!!!

Ralph Oshiro
06-04-2007, 07:59 PM
/////////////////////////////////SPOILER ALERT!/////////////////////////////////

BEST SINGLE SHOT OF THE FEST: Girl falling into the pool. Game over, man!
SECOND-BEST SINGLE SHOT OF THE FEST: Second shot of girl in the pool.
THIRD-BEST SINGLE SHOT OF THE FEST: Girls' CU with splatter on her face.
WHAT I LOVED MOST ABOUT YOUR FILM: I love that "Blade Runner," "A.I.," synthetic human vibe. That's one of my most favorite sci-fi themes. Really loved the end shot of the girl. Stunning cinematography! Excellent use of focus pulls!

And last, but certainly not least . . .

BEST SCREEN KISS AWARD: "Cristo."

My only misgiving is that the score seemed a little weak . . .

[just kidding!]

Mark Harris
06-04-2007, 08:12 PM
This was really well done, Edgen. I liked the restrained use of special effects. They were more effective because of it.

The one critique I had was that both of the main actors seemed to be playing one note throughout. They both seemed like pros, but it might have been nice to let them find more variation in their actions from beat to beat. I think it would have given it more of a sense that they were just there, and not sort of preaching the lines at each other.

I saw something similar in a play recently. I saw the play with one actor, and he did pretty much what you would expect in the role. he was the overbearing father and played the whole role on basically that note. Then he had to leave and David Strathairn came in - one of my favorite actors ever (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000657/) - and he took the role into a completely different and unexpected direction. Same lines, but the choices he made took it up and down and quiet and loud and all over. It was amazing. I think these guys could have benefited from some more time and help to find more variation.

gabrielflorit
06-04-2007, 08:12 PM
uhm.... bad script. alright acting, i guess. none of them were credible, but there weren't any cringe moments. sound was inconsistent, it kept pulling me out of the short. the soundtrack was cool at first and then annoying when it kept sounding the same. so so camerawork, some of it was very strange. like the decision to frame the guy as he's walking on the pool's edge - makes him look like he's walking on the dad's shoulders. that's odd. the best part of the whole thing was when the dad dies and you see her. that was a great shot, great lighting, great dof, great colors, and she delivered her line(s) convincingly.

Keystoned
06-04-2007, 09:07 PM
I really appreciate the production value here and a lot of the visuals were very impactful.

I think the script and acting bordered on melodrama at times, but in the end when you know who showed up, you really got me with her last line / the last line of the movie. It was really moving. I really liked it and I think the ending was really strong. I loved the underwater shots, and the VFX were really nice as well.

Thanks very much for this strong entry. You have a great eye and imagination.

JOE BLO
06-04-2007, 10:17 PM
I enjoyed your film. The special effects were cool. Congrats!

Brandon Rice
06-04-2007, 11:32 PM
Hey Justin! I wanted to post some comments on Cristo...

In as objective of an opinion as I can have (is that an oxymoron?)

Nevertheless, here you go....

Some positives:

Loved the score! Dude, this is Your best score yet, hands down! Loved it... moved the piece along... You're one of the best composers I know... watch out Hans.... (Zimmer :))

Loved the performances! Both guys (Matt, and Dan) did a fantastic job! I am a little biased, since I am a big fan of Dan already, but Matt did an equally good job, and was very convincing!

Cinematography. Dude, you have a great eye for shots... though some of the shots didn't match lightwise, I felt your framing choices were very well done overall!

Some Negatives:

Script. I liked the premise a lot, but I felt that it was a lot of dialogue... try to do more show don't tell with your film next time... I did appreciate the storyline, and thought it was strong, but the means used to communicate might have been able to be even stronger.

Staging. Dan didn't move the whole time. I would have staged the conversation between Matt and Dan differently. I think this could have also made the pace feel a little faster.

Well, overall I enjoyed it, and I am glad you got it done! Keep on going bro! :) It's only up from here! Good luck!

Dustin R. Rogan
06-05-2007, 06:50 AM
I enjoyed this flick! At some points I saw fuzziness, but the story was good enough for me to over look that, I absolutely loved the score and the whole consept from story to special FX...Right on man!

Edgen
06-05-2007, 09:47 AM
Thank you again everyone for watching "Cristo" and I hope you enjoyed the show. I appreciate all the comments and feedback and I'll take it to heart on my next film. We learn from our mistakes and hopefully avoid them the next round. AGain, good luck to all you other filmmakers out there and keep rockin' it!

*********




Visually the best one I've viewed so far! I love the color correcting/effects and I thought your actors were slightly better than most of the others on here.

rich nation

Thank you Rich! I'm honored you liked their performances and the film. :thumbup:





Hey Justin, yours was my first to watch pick. I loved the colors, shots and the use of cut-aways that a lot of films from these fests lack. The story was cool but the dialog went on a little too long between the two for a 6 minute short. The underwater shots were VERY nice and I really love the shot of her head sinking. That was great. You made one location look more than it was it seems too. I didn't feel cramped or stuck in one place except for the lengthy dialog.
The music of course rocked. I never really heard it but felt it.
They keep getting better and better. Keep on keepin on!

Aram, Thank you for watching mine first and for the kind words. :) It's crazy because the script is 9 pages long and the first cut was nine minutes. You could only imagine what dialog I actually took out of the film. I probably should have switched up some of the shots to break the monotony of that scene but time was just running out and Max probably couldn't have kneeled down on his knees with the steady cam that long. Greg, on the other hand, could have just lowered the jib for his camera 2/cristo cam.

As for the girl.. yes. Slow Motion + Girl in pool = Coolness. :)





/////////////////////////////////SPOILER ALERT!/////////////////////////////////

BEST SINGLE SHOT OF THE FEST: Girl falling into the pool. Game over, man!
SECOND-BEST SINGLE SHOT OF THE FEST: Second shot of girl in the pool.
THIRD-BEST SINGLE SHOT OF THE FEST: Girls' CU with splatter on her face.
WHAT I LOVED MOST ABOUT YOUR FILM: I love that "Blade Runner," "A.I.," synthetic human vibe. That's one of my most favorite sci-fi themes. Really loved the end shot of the girl. Stunning cinematography! Excellent use of focus pulls!

And last, but certainly not least . . .

BEST SCREEN KISS AWARD: "Cristo."

My only misgiving is that the score seemed a little weak . . .

[just kidding!]
Thank you Ralph!!! Best screen kiss? :) It was a 'one taker' so I just hoped it would have turned out OK... Of course I would have loved to do another for safety but wiping all that stage blood away would have been uber time consuming. But thank you again for kind words. I'm glad you liked the story and I'm looking forward to making more! Just got find myself an angel that likes my work enough to dump lots of money for it.






This was really well done, Edgen. I liked the restrained use of special effects. They were more effective because of it.

The one critique I had was that both of the main actors seemed to be playing one note throughout. They both seemed like pros, but it might have been nice to let them find more variation in their actions from beat to beat. I think it would have given it more of a sense that they were just there, and not sort of preaching the lines at each other.

I saw something similar in a play recently. I saw the play with one actor, and he did pretty much what you would expect in the role. he was the overbearing father and played the whole role on basically that note. Then he had to leave and David Strathairn came in - one of my favorite actors ever (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000657/) - and he took the role into a completely different and unexpected direction. Same lines, but the choices he made took it up and down and quiet and loud and all over. It was amazing. I think these guys could have benefited from some more time and help to find more variation.

Thank you for taking the time to reply Mark. I really value and honor your opinion. I'm pretty sure that the edit made the film. The 9 minute cut has the entire dialog along with those important beats and thought processes to vary their emotions. I had to chop em out as much as possible for the rules of this fest. Then again, it's definitely something to consider on my next film too and I'll be more concious of their direction.





uhm.... bad script. alright acting, i guess. none of them were credible, but there weren't any cringe moments. sound was inconsistent, it kept pulling me out of the short. the soundtrack was cool at first and then annoying when it kept sounding the same. so so camerawork, some of it was very strange. like the decision to frame the guy as he's walking on the pool's edge - makes him look like he's walking on the dad's shoulders. that's odd. the best part of the whole thing was when the dad dies and you see her. that was a great shot, great lighting, great dof, great colors, and she delivered her line(s) convincingly.
Thank you gabrielflorit for taking the time to write. The poolside walk was merely a way of crossing the axis. Looking back, I wish I shot that with the letus 35 and the jib along with proper mic'age. That entire scene had to be ADR'ddddddd. bleh. Thank you again.





I really appreciate the production value here and a lot of the visuals were very impactful.

I think the script and acting bordered on melodrama at times, but in the end when you know who showed up, you really got me with her last line / the last line of the movie. It was really moving. I really liked it and I think the ending was really strong. I loved the underwater shots, and the VFX were really nice as well.

Thanks very much for this strong entry. You have a great eye and imagination.

Keystoned... Thank you for the kind words and I appreciate you taking the time to reply. melodrama... heheeheh ya... it's a cross of sci-fi, drama. I had a few takes of her last line that I thought were better but none of them were the close up. There's something about the heart and soul of an actor/actress's eye that can really bring you in. Cheers!





I enjoyed your film. The special effects were cool. Congrats! Thank you! Glad you dug the effects. AE is our friend.







Hey Justin! I wanted to post some comments on Cristo...

In as objective of an opinion as I can have (is that an oxymoron?)

Nevertheless, here you go....

Some positives:

Loved the score! Dude, this is Your best score yet, hands down! Loved it... moved the piece along... You're one of the best composers I know... watch out Hans.... (Zimmer )

Loved the performances! Both guys (Matt, and Dan) did a fantastic job! I am a little biased, since I am a big fan of Dan already, but Matt did an equally good job, and was very convincing!

Cinematography. Dude, you have a great eye for shots... though some of the shots didn't match lightwise, I felt your framing choices were very well done overall!

Some Negatives:

Script. I liked the premise a lot, but I felt that it was a lot of dialogue... try to do more show don't tell with your film next time... I did appreciate the storyline, and thought it was strong, but the means used to communicate might have been able to be even stronger.

Staging. Dan didn't move the whole time. I would have staged the conversation between Matt and Dan differently. I think this could have also made the pace feel a little faster.

Well, overall I enjoyed it, and I am glad you got it done! Keep on going bro! It's only up from here! Good luck!

Thank you Brandon for the kind words and of course for bringing me Dan Payne. He did a wonderful job in Smuggler's Ransom and I'm glad he was able to come out and play. Staging.. There was a point to Cristo staying put. He's a man of power and most of his life people come to him and respect his integrity. (of course till the shi*e hits the fan and his 'android/humans' go amuck.) I would have loved to shot other angles but I was just running out of time. Perhaps if I got a little extra seed $$ I'll go back and reshoot that scene and 'do it right'. Lighting.. ya. Just ran out of time. PLUS.. we were using two DVX cameras for the bantering back and forth. I think that had something to do with it too?

Thank you again for the kind words on the music. It means a lot to me and I"ll continue to write more musics.





I enjoyed this flick! At some points I saw fuzziness, but the story was good enough for me to over look that, I absolutely loved the score and the whole consept from story to special FX...Right on man!
Thank you Dustin for writing and thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you liked the film and score. :) Makes me happy! Fuzziness.. ya, I'm thinking some of that is maybe from the interlacing? Some shots were OK, others were jacked up.


***
Cheers!! :beer:
/j

Beat Takeshi
06-05-2007, 10:06 AM
The thing that you went away from in that scene was the cut aways. I think if you kept them coming in that dialog scene it would have not felt as long. You still kicked ass on this.


Aram, Thank you for watching mine first and for the kind words. :) It's crazy because the script is 9 pages long and the first cut was nine minutes. You could only imagine what dialog I actually took out of the film. I probably should have switched up some of the shots to break the monotony of that scene but time was just running out and Max probably couldn't have kneeled down on his knees with the steady cam that long. Greg, on the other hand, could have just lowered the jib for his camera 2/cristo cam.

As for the girl.. yes. Slow Motion + Girl in pool = Coolness. :)


Cheers!! :beer:
/j

Geoff_R
06-05-2007, 12:12 PM
Justin, I think the best scene in this film is the sequence with the boy and girl near the pool, their kiss...her death... Visually, it transcends the rest of the film. I think the scenes between the father and son were bogged down by dialogue.

The score is great! Powerful music!

I can't get that sequence out of my head... 'girl in the water'....'the shot and blood hit on the face'....'the kiss'... awesome :)

Thanks for sharing the film!

Edgen
06-05-2007, 12:33 PM
Justin, I think the best scene in this film is the sequence with the boy and girl near the pool, their kiss...her death... Visually, it transcends the rest of the film. I think the scenes between the father and son were bogged down by dialogue.

The score is great! Powerful music!

I can't get that sequence out of my head... 'girl in the water'....'the shot and blood hit on the face'....'the kiss'... awesome :)

Thanks for sharing the film!

Thank you Geoff! Ya, I wish I could have shot the entire film just around that scene. Sooo much more to do. I'm glad it put a lasting impression. Perhaps it was the sudden jolt of the gunshot. I tried in the sound design to bring it in an awkward moment with the Ocean Wave crashing in the distance. If you listen closely, you'd expect to hear it settle in but.. ya. BOOOM. in your face. Err.. her face.

Thanks for watching!

/j