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    Good luck!
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    One more screen grab up top!


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    I like the eye.


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    Man, those shots look pretty awesome!


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    More commentary later but wanted to say I enjoyed it quite a bit!


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    loved that opening shot.


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    SPOILERS. PLEASE STOP READING IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THIS SHORT.

    What I liked: Really enjoyed the story line. Kind of a The Fog meets The Happening, but, you know ... good. The atmosphere music really built well into the storyline, too. Main character's acting was a solid job as well. Whatever you did to make his hand up after he grabbed the door looked good. Very Indiana Jones reminiscent. Also, good ending.

    What I didn't like as much (take these opinions with a grain of salt): I feel like your aperture might have been a little wide open for a lot of the shots. I know it was dark in there, but I'd recommend filling with more light so you can close your lens up a little so your DOF isn't that shallow. I felt like we were losing focus a lot. The scene when he's being chased back upstairs he reaches the top of the stairs and closes the door on the woman chasing him, then just says, "Stay right there, I'm coming to help." Even though he just ran from her as she was screaming "Help me." There was a strange transition from scared to relaxed at 4:50. I also felt like some of the sound effects were over used. Like the electronic distortion when things were going weird. The "if I say stop, or get out" scene at the end felt a little heavy handed. Almost explaining too much to us.

    This one gave me a couple of 'jump' moments too, which is good for this genre. Well done.

    Again, take these notes however you want, but it's just my 2 cents. I know it feels like I might have come down on this a lot, but your story was solid, and that's what matters most.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk Teflon View Post
    SPOILERS. PLEASE STOP READING IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THIS SHORT.

    What I liked: Really enjoyed the story line. Kind of a The Fog meets The Happening, but, you know ... good. The atmosphere music really built well into the storyline, too. Main character's acting was a solid job as well. Whatever you did to make his hand up after he grabbed the door looked good. Very Indiana Jones reminiscent. Also, good ending.

    What I didn't like as much (take these opinions with a grain of salt): I feel like your aperture might have been a little wide open for a lot of the shots. I know it was dark in there, but I'd recommend filling with more light so you can close your lens up a little so your DOF isn't that shallow. I felt like we were losing focus a lot. The scene when he's being chased back upstairs he reaches the top of the stairs and closes the door on the woman chasing him, then just says, "Stay right there, I'm coming to help." Even though he just ran from her as she was screaming "Help me." There was a strange transition from scared to relaxed at 4:50. I also felt like some of the sound effects were over used. Like the electronic distortion when things were going weird. The "if I say stop, or get out" scene at the end felt a little heavy handed. Almost explaining too much to us.

    This one gave me a couple of 'jump' moments too, which is good for this genre. Well done.

    Again, take these notes however you want, but it's just my 2 cents. I know it feels like I might have come down on this a lot, but your story was solid, and that's what matters most.
    Thanks Hawk for the review and the completing of my acting! I dont act often so it was a good exercise for me being so used to being behind the camera all the time.
    Also, funny you should mention the hand... that was literally mustard and ketchup from the kitchen that I just squirted some on my hands lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk Teflon View Post
    SPOILERS. PLEASE STOP READING IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THIS SHORT.

    What I liked: Really enjoyed the story line. Kind of a The Fog meets The Happening, but, you know ... good. The atmosphere music really built well into the storyline, too. Main character's acting was a solid job as well. Whatever you did to make his hand up after he grabbed the door looked good. Very Indiana Jones reminiscent. Also, good ending.

    What I didn't like as much (take these opinions with a grain of salt): I feel like your aperture might have been a little wide open for a lot of the shots. I know it was dark in there, but I'd recommend filling with more light so you can close your lens up a little so your DOF isn't that shallow. I felt like we were losing focus a lot. The scene when he's being chased back upstairs he reaches the top of the stairs and closes the door on the woman chasing him, then just says, "Stay right there, I'm coming to help." Even though he just ran from her as she was screaming "Help me." There was a strange transition from scared to relaxed at 4:50. I also felt like some of the sound effects were over used. Like the electronic distortion when things were going weird. The "if I say stop, or get out" scene at the end felt a little heavy handed. Almost explaining too much to us.

    This one gave me a couple of 'jump' moments too, which is good for this genre. Well done.

    Again, take these notes however you want, but it's just my 2 cents. I know it feels like I might have come down on this a lot, but your story was solid, and that's what matters most.

    Hey Hawk. Thank you for the great feedback. Much appreciated. Had a great time filming with very little resources. Horror is probably my favorite genre because of the challenge/difficulty to keep a good plot line going with the scares so I am very happy to hear you got some enjoyment out of the story. Also liked the critiques. Thanks again!


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    An interesting concept, that seemed to be popular this fest. The idea of demons within. But it was definitely an interesting take on it. I will echo a lot of what Hawk said in regards to your cinematography and way too shallow DOF.
    The biggest draw back from me would have to be the acting, not particularly the lead, but everyone else. The demons/visions all looked and felt like friends and family put up to do it and the paranormal investigaters scene was really on the nose (I think the scripting was the biggest issue here). But, like I said an interesting concept.


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