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    The Cabana....By 24pordeath
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    honest opinion and criticism please...Thanks


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    Ahh good to see your thread. I'm going down the list now, but I'm sure the others will chime in at some point.

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    Umm... interesting concept. I didn't care for the production quality (had a very "video" feel to it) and the acting didn't convince me but... I did like where you took the story.

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    Well it didn't do much for me and I had a hard time watching the whole thing. Maybe try and have some more experienced acting and more time in post. It was an interesting idea.
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    Thanks for your coments. It was a very rush job at the last moment. I had no actors but used whatever I could. then I screwed up on the quality oy export. Was so bbusy at work that couldnt even ask the forum. Then I left everything as is. The quality is'nt bad on the full resolution . I did have a video look. I wanted to put more effort on the green screen but the actors were very impatient so did the best I could. Thanks for your coments. I really appreciate . Thanks again


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    The interlacing really hurt, as did the low quality.
    If you would like some help on that for next Fest just PM me and I think we can work it out.

    Ignoring the technical stuff that's been pointed out.... I actually thought the story was interesting. Better actors and some improved SFX work could have helped this quite a bit.

    Keep at it!

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    Instant respect for getting up off your butt and making a film. You hear a lot of yak yak yak about "I want to do this project" and "I'm going to make that film", but there's not nearly as much actual filmmaking going on. So I give you credit for doing something, regardless of how it turned out.

    All-in-all, I didn't really care for this film. The story and the way it told didn't really do anything for me. I hated the wave shot.

    I didn't have any trouble picking out the ball though.
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    Too bad you had problems with actors, but I think they did their part pretty much ok. I didn't understand the story itself, that wave looks weird (you broke chroma region) and in the end, it is twilight idea, but the way it is told somewhat left me confused.

    Nvm that and mostly technical side of it, I like the way some parts are edited. That's a proof you put some effort into this and didn't just choped and put together all those cuts. I do think it could be done in another way, but it is obvious you used the maximum of your material, and only shows that next time, try to take more time to pull things out the best you can.

    As for compressing and exporting issues, here on dvx there's a lot tips'n'tricks how to do it with your NLE.

    Keep up, that's the most important in the whole story around here.


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    I agree with what everybody else has said here. The technical, the export compression, the acting and editing were all issues. The women in this piece I think did okay, but the men did not seem convincing at all. They seemed to just be reading their lines outloud. In the cabana, when the first det. went in and there were the edited shots of him going from one place to the next, which I think was a good idea, but probably would have been better if maybe you showed him by the TV and then way on the other side of the room with the closet and then playing pool and then cut to the other closet. I think that would have showed passage of time alot better, if that's what you were going for there. With the technical stuff, the compression and the sound here in spots, those can all be fixed pretty easy and if they were and with some more creative editing you would actually have a more presentable film. But I also understand having to put something together last minute, so I applaud you for getting something done.


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    Ed Woods meets ... I'm not sure. SFX very cheesy, and acting stilted. Obviously a lot of hard work here tho.
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