Thanks mjmcneese,Originally Posted by mjmcneese2
I used Final cut pro for the color correction, but most of the colors are intentional. I chose everything in every scene to make it pop, ex. I't took me 3hours to set up, art direct and light the livingroom scene and it was only in the shot for about 10 seconds. I painted everything so the only colors were pink and green exept for the subject (TOM) and some blue flowers on the right side of the frame. So it takes a lot of time and consideration to make colors like that, nothing is in the background accidently.
Thread: There Goes The Neighborhood
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06-07-2006 01:32 PMjoey
06-07-2006 02:00 PMOriginally Posted by Jason
I don't know that the story is about the wierdness of small town life as much as it is about superheros trying to seem like normal individuals and not quite pulling it off. Thank you for the comments Jason! keep 'em comin.joey
06-07-2006 02:12 PM
I really dug the film Conrad! The first half of the film is pitch perfect. The acting/premise during the first half really reminds me of Kids in the Hall in their prime. Simply put, the first half is hilarious.
Also, kudos, on the lighting and cinematography. Some really good looking stuff here and amongst the best in the contest.
The second half, though, left me wanting more. The premise (superheroes trying to seem like normal individuals in the neighborhood) just seemed to lose a lot of steam and punch when we were transported into their actual world. It would have been interesting to see the battle/confrontation between the superheroes/villain (with them still trying to act 'normally') play out in the neighborhood setting rather than in the villain's secret lair.
My two cents. Great job.
06-07-2006 03:15 PMOriginally Posted by Edgen
The sound was all adr.
What didn't you like about the bbq sound?
I overexposed on purpose to get a really sunny feel to the piece. Is it out of taste?
thanks for the comments.joey
06-07-2006 04:41 PM
I haven't read most of the comments yet, so I may repeat things that have already been said...that said, here's my review
This such a fun piece...I really enjoyed it. The over-the-top, quirky acting was hilarious.
I loved the overall image quality, that HVX is everything I hoped it would be. But I would liked to have seen some work done with the overall color of the film. It seemed like there was no color-correction done.
The audio sounded pretty good, except when the realtor hands over the keys...it was a little muffled or quiet there. Would like to hear that brought up. Would also like to hear more neighborhood ambience (sprinklers, ice cream truck, kids laughing, bicycles riding by, that kind of stuff); I remember hearing nature elements (birds in particular) but I think the others might help sell the location more.
The costumes were equally over-the-top and funny...I loved every one of them.
The effect of the fire from the finger starting the grill was really good...looked very seamless.
I liked the score as well...it sounded more like background music from a tv show than a film and I think that fit this piece very well.
"American Action Squad....Assemble" brilliant, I loved that line! It so reminded me of "Wonder Twin Powers...Activate"
Great job, I enjoyed this film very much.
06-07-2006 08:27 PM
I really dug this one. It was like an episode of Adam West's Batman on acid.
I thought you could do without the tracking shot in the beginning. It's a cool maneuver, but I felt it slowed down the flow of the beginning.
I really liked the little details, how each character's last name revealed clues about their superpowers. I loved the over the top characters and that the actors never broke from their roles. It's hilarious after Tom closes the door and Gary does that big goofy smile before walking offscreen. Kind of reminded me of the Coen brothers Fargo.
The shot of Burns jumping on the roof is a little sloppy. It stands out. I would either clean it up, or take it out. It's already established that he's got funky powers when he lights the grill so losing the roof shot would give you some trimming room.
The zoom out to the house for sale signs could use some trimming. You started the shot before the zoom and it looks sloppy and automated. If you cut into the zoom you'll mask that jerkiness.
Loved the costumes, and sets. Egselent work...__________________________@isaacbrody
06-07-2006 09:33 PM
[quote=mjmcneese2]Miata, you do need to watch this again...this is one of the most entertaining movies in the fest. Have you ever seen 'A Clockwork Orange'? Where they pin the guy's eyes open...I'm gonna do that to you until you agree that I have good taste in short film.
"That's right folks, your dear narrator, broken and weak, was strapped into a chair and forced to watch this movie over and over. Not even the comfort of Ludwig Von to keep him company..."
I watched this again. I'm sorry dude, it's just not there for me.
I mean this as a compliment, honestly: I think this is a movie you either love or hate. With movies like The Matrix and Napoleon Dynamite, you can say for the most part that people either love or hate it, there's little in between. Usually, I am the person that always loves it, and fights back against the nay sayers to defend the movie. But I'm on the opposite side on this one. Anyone who didnt' like a movie that I did before, I would basically say that "You just didn't get it", and if anyone wants to say that to me now, it is welcome and I even deserve it.
Pros - Some great camera angles and movements, and vibrant colors. I enjoyed many of the visuals. I also liked the quick montage sequence of the family using their super powers for household tasks, it really helped the premise of the movie. I liked the name Dr. Toxic too. It fit just right for this film.
Cons - The acting. I'm sorry, I'm probably alone in this, but it was just way over the top for me. I guess I've done a few improv things, and felt like it was an improv troop attempt. There's also the concept of glass houses too though, my acting was sub par in our movie, but that's explained in the thread...
The looks on the faces many times were just not funny to me.
I just didn't get it if they were super heros they were serious, and secret identity they were goofballs, but they were both at different times.
Overall - I'm accepting the blame on this one, I didn't get it. Ignore this post..."...and knowing is half the battle. The other half is violence..."
06-07-2006 09:36 PMOriginally Posted by MiataFilmSomethingMike McNeese
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06-07-2006 09:39 PMOriginally Posted by MiataFilmSomething
06-07-2006 09:43 PMOriginally Posted by mjmcneese2
At least I tried again, most people don't even do that...
So, there.... and what's up with chubby lookin' doctor on your banner???"...and knowing is half the battle. The other half is violence..."