I made a movie called Battle of the Bulge. Bases off the battle from WWII, except we didn't have snow. I've put a little clip in just to show everyone. It has SPFX inside it as well. Hope you enjoy it. The quality is low to just because youtube allways changes the quality when you upload a video. But it's still clear enough to see.
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03-03-2007 09:24 AM
03-03-2007 09:26 AM
Yeah, well, using :
Modern day camo
lever action rifles
baby blue knit caps
doesn't quite get me there.....but to each tier own I guess...Matt Gottshalk - Dp/Editor
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Cinevised Zeiss ZF primes
03-03-2007 09:29 AMOriginally Posted by mcgeedigital
03-03-2007 02:10 PM
Seems okay. Everything rushed a bit, and was a bit confused. Couldn't hear why or what they were doing. Why'd the guy suddenly run out there?
They didn't seem too scared either, especially standing up like that, dragging a guy, and having the guy die in their arms.
Wish you had more coverage too. You just hear him say grenade and jump and he blows, but you hardly even see it.
I should have been:
CU on grenade as its lands
CU on soldiers face as he screams "grenade!"
Medium on grenade as he jump onto it
Medium on soldiers as they react to their friend jumping on a grenade to save their lives
Medium Guy blows
CU on soldiers face as he get splattered in blood
Don't shoot it like it's a high school project with only medium long master shots without any coverage. It may take more time, but it keeps it from looking like a high school project.
But anyways, interesting concept. Considering how new you are to it (I'm assuming) seems like you have the elements in there. The over-all feeling of the scene, the tension, the voracity of a battle.
Keep up the good work and come out with something 10 times better everytime you make a new movie. Keep on growing.
03-03-2007 04:16 PM
Something it looks like you've fallen pray to is the idea that close-ups are bad. I've seen a lot of people doing this as it's become popular to say "Hollywood only knows how to use close-ups and they shouldn't be used as much". The result is (imo) many people now make films specifically avoiding close-ups to avoid looking like a Hollywood cliche.
Now, I'd suggest having a lot more cuts in the battle. Tighter shots would do two things here...
1. Bring up the emotional level to get the audience to experience the drama of the experience.
2. Draw attention away from the very cheap effects used (also bringing them into the movie more).
I think it takes a decent large budget to be able to actually show wide shots of a war scene without them screaming "low budget".
03-04-2007 02:08 PMOriginally Posted by Gohanto
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03-04-2007 02:18 PMOriginally Posted by OldCorpse
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Guerrilla! or however you spell it.
Yes, I know, I'm sooo bad, but check this out.
Get 12 of these, hit them with a hammer until the black stuff comes out
put all of that stuff in an Altoids can or a Pringles container, make a fuse...
You've got yourself a 15-foot this:
I would post a grab, but for personal and legal reasons... I can't.