Thank you for your comments. The two priest are still there just that they were the victems of the 6 minute rule. It was very hard to edit this in 4 days and get it right. I am working on a longer redo which will give me time to fix the entire movie for other fests. I am taking in account the comments from this fest to fix all the problems. Doing the eyes were my first choice also.
Thread: The Stepmother
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11-04-2009 05:51 PM
11-05-2009 08:53 AM
I agree with some of the other posts. This story did have alot of potential. I commend you for having to edit this yourself. Editing ain't easy or everybody would be doing. Hopefully Mike can help with the audio, because it was distracting when it would cut out. You should also add some sound effects. At the front door when the priest comes in out of the rain, we should hear the rain more and maybe some thunder. Also, the wife yelling at the table was way to loud and the struggle between the husband and wife had no sound effects at all. There needs to be something there, because they're wrestling. If there's no sound on that it seems as though they are playing. It doesn't have to be over-the-top sound, just subtle tussleing sounds.
Other than that, you had some really good camera angles (cinematography) and it was a very intriguing story that automatically pulls you in. Also the kill shot with the gun was great, however, the beginning of the needs to be cut down, because it's like we were just sitting there waiting for the shot to go off.
Overall, nice job and a pretty solid entry!
11-05-2009 09:18 AM
11-05-2009 09:34 AM
Oh, wow, Arturo. I didn't know this was your first film. Outstanding. You have talent and with time and a little more experience you'll continue to put out better and better stuff. I've seen alot of first-timer films before and yours didn't strike me as amatuerish in any way. So, kudos for that.
11-06-2009 06:20 PM
This was really good! ... It's the the most scary film out of all the ones I've seen so far... It reminded me alot of the exorcist... Really good acting and the creepy lighting were key. The only thing I noticed was the sound seem to cut in and out but besides that great. One of the best in the contest!
11-06-2009 09:21 PM
There was some wonderful DP work here. Felt very 'big screen'.
I think you fell into the trap of convenience with the knife, and the odd teen seemed tossed in for effect, and stole some valuable screen time to work your main characters.
Acting was quite good.
Overall a very nice film. Never looked at my watch!
11-10-2009 08:33 AM
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I loved your movie... I feel it tells a full story not just a quick scene. great job getting all that in 6 min. I would love to see the longer cut as you say you are doing. Great first time movie. the acting is the best.