For those who are submittting a short for the April DVX-FEST please submit your film and production notes in this thread. Please no replies or comments in this thread as it is for Submissions and Viewing Only.
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04-12-2004 04:48 PM
04-28-2004 01:37 AM
Here is my first little fiction film for the April contest *
Right-click on this link to download it : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/cinedv/being_watched.wmv
I hope you'll like it !
P.S.: I'm not sure what "production notes" are supposed to be. If anyone's kind enough to tell me, I'll edit this message to include them later.
P.P.S.: further to Opp_LOB's post hereunder (thank you!), here are my "production notes" for Being Watched :
Shot with DVX100A, squeeze mode, F 5 default settings
Tiffen 812 filter for day scenes
Sound pickup : Audio Technica AT-897 shotgun, on-camera (I'm a one-man crew)
Used available light only--it was darn scarce in that parking garage and it shows !
Had a hard time with a makeshift dolly, should post a picture for you guys to have a good laugh (got a real one since then)
Edited in Premiere Pro (main title designed in Flash MX)
Had to seriously tweak color and gamma here and there (especially the hat part) due to poor lighting
04-30-2004 07:38 PM
k, heres my entry.
shot on dvx100 in 24pn mixture of 1/48 and 1/120 shutter for that "stutter" look
shot handheld cause my stabilizer is still unavailable
both anamorphic and standard lens
ultra pol + nd filters used with (black.. )matteblox
edited in premiere with matrox rtx100 extreme pro
and i only spent about 5 min on the music.. cause i ran out of time.. :-/
i did everything but act in it
total production time was 10 hours
nuff said.. heres the film.
IN ORDER TO VIEW THIS FILM, YOU MUST RIGHT CLICK THE LINK, AND SELECT TO "SAVE AS" . WHEN THE FILE HAS DOWLOADED, RENAME THE FILE REMOVING THE "X" FROM THE FILENAME SO THAT THE FILENAME READS "SOLDIER.WMV" *. I RECOMMEND WATCHING IT FULLSCREEN AFTER INITIAL VIEWING AT REGULAR SIZE.
05-01-2004 12:12 PM
- Join Date
- Nov 2003
- Los Angeles, CA
Sorry this entry is late. Big thank you to www.EXfilms.com for providing the webspace for me!
Anywho, this was shot using the DVX, a tripod and a Sanken CS-1 mic. I had constant obstacles with lighting and acting... so i got my girlfriend to help me out considerably (she was really happy about that... :P). The music and some audio are soundFX CD's I have laying around.
I bit off more than I could chew on this one. I had to eliminate many shots from what was a 3 minute short into 2 minutes. I didnt have much time to edit either so things may be a little sketchy. This is my first short and I plan on doing many MANY things differently next time. One-man crews just suck; next time im getting friends to help and a decent light kit Enough ranting, enjoy!
05-01-2004 03:20 PM
Same thing here in many respects, Dan. Although short and simple, my story was too long. I realized while editing that there were a lot of things I *had* to include to make the movie understandable, and then I had no space left for the artsier shots. Even worse, my shooting location and my editing station were about 300 miles from each other, so re-shooting was out of the question because of the deadline. But that's my first short ever as well, and that's how you're supposed to learn... ;)
I was also somewhat fooled by the LCD and the viewfinder which showed images brighter than they actually were, especially in the parking garage under those neon lights.
And I have to agree that the one-man-plus-girlfriend crew sucks, even though it was loads of fun. The hat in the last shot is supposed to be the twist in the tail and you barely see it--not that you see it much more clearly in the parking garage, but hey, we did our best... and we now know we got lots of room for improvement ! ;D
05-01-2004 10:09 PM
- Join Date
- Nov 2003
- Los Angeles, CA
I'd just like to congratulate all of you who submitted short films. All of your submissions are excellent and I'm sure it's going to be hard for voters to pick one!
Good luck! ;D
05-02-2004 03:31 PM
14 votes! How many members do we have? Come on guys let's VOTE!!!! ;)