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    "Nine to Five Ninja" by msconce
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    To view Nine to Five Ninja on the mirror site:

    http://www.nrestudios.com/hero_mirro...his%20One}.mov


    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!!


    I pity duh foo who dont use DVXUSER.COM

    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
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    Huzzah! Ours is uploaded! We look forward to your comments!
    Last edited by Matt Sconce; 06-05-2006 at 03:27 PM.


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    I loved all the smoke effects you had going on. The ninja outfits look superb. You had a great atmosphere going on. I was entertained by this short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noct
    I loved all the smoke effects you had going on. The ninja outfits look superb. You had a great atmosphere going on. I was entertained by this short.
    We are glad you were entertained. That was definitely the goal. I'm glad you liked the atmosphere, that was one of our main focuses. Thanks for all the comments! For all of you who have seen the movie, send your comments our way. We would greatly appreciate it.


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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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    So was it really the DVX100b that produced such a crisp/stark image?

    Damn, it's really freaking clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kholi
    So was it really the DVX100b that produced such a crisp/stark image?

    Damn, it's really freaking clean.
    It was indeed. I also made sure to light well. But, we turned the lights on outside (the first time we had ever seen the DVX100b at night) and almost passed out at the amazing, noise free image. Each shot, we were sitting there with our jaws on the ground. I hope you all enjoy this and comment. We have some neat behind the scene stuff to upload when it is done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noct
    I loved all the smoke effects you had going on.
    Quote Originally Posted by mrpunch
    Was the smoke added in post or did you use something while filming?
    I will now talk about the smoke. I definitely think it made the look of the film complete. We debated doing post production smoke but settled on using a fog machine. We borrowed one, and the fog juice too. (These are the types of fog machines you can pick up from a local store). My dad (an immense help and a local sheriff...also greatly helpful...)would attempt to see which way the wind was blowing and fog the scene before we rolled camera.

    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.


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