I'm not a very big fan of experimental films, but this piece was pretty engaging. I like the vibe of it and the audio and sound effects were very good. A lot of nice images. I actually understood a story from this so it puts it above most experimental films I've seen.
The 'sketch' effect over the whole piece sort of reminded me of an Adobe Photoshop/after FX plugin. It seemed a little much to me where it could be turned down a little. It sort of looked like an "Ah-ha" music video...on crack, though. Good job overall.
Did you use all original footage or was there some stock footage from old movies in there? I could have sworn I saw some familiar images? If so, I liked it how you combined stock clips to make a story.
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11-07-2007 06:42 PM
11-08-2007 02:53 PM
John, this film certainly did have a certain level of creepiness on a whole other level. I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like this before, which means I'm sure to remember it. Honestly, I can't say whether or not I liked it, but as a filmmaker I can certainly respect and appreciate it. Afterall, it wouldn't be any fun if we were all doing the same thing, right?
As far as the story goes, I thought it was very dark. I felt like the pacing of it was good in some parts, but seemed to drag a little bit in a few places, like when the voice (creature, monster) was talking to the kid while he was sleep. That seemed redundant at some point. Also, I did think the sound fit very well with what was happening on screen.
Anyway, I applaud you for stepping out the box and doing something different.
11-09-2007 11:12 AM
There were a couple of characters in the film that were extracted from a couple of ephemeral public domain films because I liked the way they looked. I futzed with them a bit to make them fit within the world of the film.
"I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like this before, which means I'm sure to remember it. "
That statement really means a lot to me and I truly appreciate it. As a filmmaker, or any other kind of artist for that matter, that's probably one of the best comments you could receive, regardless if somebody liked it or hated it.
11-09-2007 01:06 PM
You're welcome. Keep up the good work.
11-10-2007 10:05 AM
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You have no idea how frustrated I am right now because I don't feel I can comment properly on your project. I have an astigmatism and my eyes actually started to hurt and that frustrated me to no end.
My mom was an artists and seeing the way you put your storyline together with the 'line drawing' was stunning to say the least but it kept hurting my eyes to watch.
If it means anything...I cannot look at those 'geometric' pictures that you stare at and finally see something in. I have stared at so many of them and never see the hidden object, be it boat or horse.
Pardon my lack of real comment and know that I loved what I could focus on.
11-12-2007 01:37 AM
Hey congrats on the Vision Award.
Much deserved, but you were in my top three.
11-12-2007 01:33 PM
Congrats guys, you really deserved this.DIMA
11-12-2007 03:32 PM
If I had any say in this, you'd have taken first... and second... and third.
But there may be other options for your film beyond this forum... but I'm sure you're well aware of that already.
Congrats anyway though!