Thanks for the words.Originally Posted by penfever
To answer, those were flashbacks. The first thing he says during the house scene is "It was 3 weeks ago when news of the invasion hit...
Running in the woods - Flashback, same night. I had thought having them wearing the same clothes and him clean shaven was pretty clear.
And the 6 minute thing has been addressed. I submitted a 6 minute version without credits, however:
Kaz--Jarred and I have decided to leave your DVD version up because the no credits version accidentally got trashed in the rush. I can't see that it significantly alters anything, so I hope no one has a major issue with our decision.
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02-16-2006 10:22 PM
02-16-2006 10:50 PM
WOW! GREAT TV graphics+FX shot in TV. Always love it when TV is done right in a movie. LOVE the tripods in the overcast horizon at the beach. Love the whole "dime" thing. Love the dead woman, and him getting only the dime from the purse! Good night-for-night lighting on the house interior. Good smoke in the exterior! Great job!
02-16-2006 10:55 PM
Thanks a bunch.
Man, I'm glad SOMEBODY mentioned the TV effect as it was really fun to do.
Just caught yours and will mosey to your thread now...
02-17-2006 12:34 AM
I really enjoyed the TV Effects too. I thought all of your visual effects were top-notch. I thought the film was a beautiful allegory for the devastation in New Orleans. Like it was said earlier this puts it into perspective much better than any CNN footage ever could have. And it was kind of like War of the Worlds, only without crazy Tom Cruise. Gotta Love that!
02-17-2006 12:38 AM
Also wanted to say that my favorite shot was the one of the doll's head with the aliens out of focus in the background sky. Loved it!
02-17-2006 09:32 AM
Side note to that, I have since added clouds to the doll shot because a couple of people didn't realize it was aliens flying but thought they were gekkos or something crawling on a wall.
And it was kind of like War of the Worlds, only without crazy Tom Cruise. Gotta Love that!
02-17-2006 09:43 AM
Visually it was really amazing. I agree with the comments that there wasnt a bang closed ending - but I never lost interest.
You really nailed the scale of the alien invasion.
I REALLY liked the out of focus alien on the beach - very very cool.
Great work. I think it really needs to be a feature or at least a longer short to do the storyline justice.
02-17-2006 10:06 AM
Unfortunately, the ending turned out completely different then I had originally envisioned. The final shot was supposed to be a bright doorway with a silhouette of all the rebels filing out thrusting their guns, running into battle. I wasn't able to secure a large indoor space with the look I wanted for this so I chose to do it in a friend's back yard. Then, there was an issue with guns. I would have only been able to get an assortment of guns for everyone which wouldn't work because that would mean, story-wise, the metallurgist would be making bullets and shells for each one. That wasn't feasible. So I was left with doing what I did.
Also, the music was never supposed to stop at the end, but I figured the only way to help the final scene was build it to a climax and bam! Fists in the air, he says the final line.
02-17-2006 03:43 PM
Thought some of you might dig this:
02-17-2006 03:50 PM
Great before and after shots! How long do you think it took you to develop each "plate" (if that's the right word)?