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This is our first short filmed with a DVX, and we are excited to see what you guys think. We have learned so much from this site and from you, and hope you enjoy our film "Nine to Five Ninja". Our first contest.....WOOHOO!!
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9 to 5 Ninja Master Dave Johnson
Ninja 1 Max Corral
Ninja 2 Chris Taylor
Boss David Gilders
Scotsman Chad Orrin
Kid with fire Josh Borden
Voice for Ninja Master Signal David Gilders
Director Matthew Sconce
Co-Director David Gilders
Producers David Gilders and Matthew Sconce
Written by Matthew Sconce and David Gilders
Concept by Matthew Sconce
Director of Photography Matthew Sconce
Editor Matthew Sconce
Editing Supervisor David Gilders
Foley artists David Gilders and Matthew Sconce
Composer Joel Warkentin
Grips David Gilders, Gary Sconce, Max Corral, Chris Taylor, Chad Orrin, Matthew Sconce, Master Dave Johnson
Main Boom Operator David Gilders
Co-boom operator Nick Marr
Smoke Machine Operator (The Smoke Guy) Gary Sconce
Fight Choreography Master Dave Johnson, Max Corral, Chris Taylor, Matthew Sconce
Stunts Max Corral, Chris Taylor, Master Dave Johnson
Law Enforcement officer on site Gary Sconce
Seamstress Isa Tenchio
Catering David Gilders
Thread: "Nine to Five Ninja" by msconce
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06-05-2006 12:03 PM
Last edited by Matt Sconce; 06-06-2006 at 11:22 AM.
06-05-2006 01:45 PM
Huzzah! Ours is uploaded! We look forward to your comments!
Last edited by Matt Sconce; 06-05-2006 at 03:27 PM.
06-05-2006 04:47 PMOriginally Posted by Noct
06-05-2006 05:31 PM
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Easily one of my favorites of this fest. I thought the ninja theme wouldve soured it but it wasn't bad at all.The fights were too long for what you were capable of pulling off well but everything outside of the fighting was actually executed quite nicely.In regards to the fight scenes again, I noticed a very intuitive and or rather prepared camera. As in... the camera moved at the right timed actually covering the action. I really applaud you guys on that, the camera op, director. fight director. and dp.Great job. By the by, I noticed that your footage was rather clean. Good job on that as well.
06-05-2006 06:28 PM
Thank you for all the compliments and constructive criticism, we are glad you liked the movie. The "Ninjas" are great guys who provided their own Ninja Suits and all. I think people will be surprised by our film as it has a clean, crisp image for being shot at night. I was absolutely amazed at the way the DVX100b performed. I was hard pressed to find noise in my image. It was just very clean.
Thank you for the comments about the camera movement. I tried to make the camera angles allow the viewer to feel they were involved in the action without drawing attention to the movements themselves.
For those of you who have not commented, I hope you do. It is nice to hear feedback on something in which so much time was placed, and I love to learn from your opinions. That is one of the reasons I love this site. I am always learning.
Last edited by Matt Sconce; 06-05-2006 at 08:13 PM.
06-05-2006 07:02 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed the way the fight was filmed. Amazed actually! The low camera on the shot where he flips them both was awesome, and the way it cut with the preceeding and after shot was superb!
I would have liked for him to maybe say something while he was in the office. The manager was over excited and I didn't know why. But it fits with the mood, once the mood is set with the ninja dialogue. Maybe having the lead say something in that voice as he walked away or was leaving the office would have set that more.
Was the smoke added in post or did you use something while filming?
Hats off to the fight coreography and the shot selection!Dan Welsh - Mr Punch Films
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06-05-2006 07:53 PMOriginally Posted by Kholi
Last edited by Matt Sconce; 06-05-2006 at 08:03 PM.
06-05-2006 10:13 PMOriginally Posted by NoctOriginally Posted by mrpunch
Because it was so cold, the fog heat mechanism, that produces the fog, kept turning off. We would have to wait for long periods of time between shots for it to heat back up and if we did not get the scenes right, would have to wait again. I am definitely glad we used it though!! It added atmosphere and helped with the overall feel of the night scene.