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    Hi,

    This is just a really stupid thing me and my friends did. Filmed under a stage at school:

    YouTube - Spookness

    One problem is the static, which previewed OK in Sony Vegas 8 Pro, but appeared jerky in the YouTube video.

    Any comments welcome.

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    On the positive side, it wasted less than a minute of my life.
    Seriously, what do you expect anyone to say?
    Any film must start with an idea and this hasn't even got that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    On the positive side, it wasted less than a minute of my life.
    Seriously, what do you expect anyone to say?
    Any film must start with an idea and this hasn't even got that.
    I do realise this. I have being trying to make this point to someone. Does every film have to have a point or a message?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasiopc View Post
    Does every film have to have a point or a message?
    Well, yes.
    Even a film made as purely entertainment has the point of entertaining.

    I repeat, what do you expect anyone to say?

    Or, to put it another way, what sort of comments might you expect to receive?

    Or, perhaps more interestingly, if someone showed you their film which was very similar to this but included no-one you knew, what would you say?
    Last edited by TimStannard; 01-17-2009 at 08:01 PM.
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    Hmm. I guess I am not looking for comments on the actual content, just the editing probably.

    I would say it is indeed pointless. Your comments have been very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasiopc View Post
    Hmm. I guess I am not looking for comments on the actual content, just the editing probably.
    OK. Editing.

    One longish piece of poorly shot footage with mostly unintelligible sound (presumably going for the Blair Witch idea). One short burst of a static effect. A bit more of the original clip. Some more static. Blackout.

    A total of four straight cuts.

    They were all very good (what more can I say?)

    If you want comment on the titles:
    The Dolor Films looked neat (what software did you use? and was it a preset or did you create from scratch)
    Presents was in a different font
    Spookness was in yet another font and introduced with a totally different effect. And it was a horrid blue colour which matched neither the foregoing titles nor the forthcoming film (a green shade from the night-camera shots might have worked)
    So, no attempts at any sort of consistency over the four words we've seen so far....

    Credits - yet another font (again a neat titling effect. Software? Preset?) Though I think the final copyright notice matched the "presents" from earlier.

    Six titles - four fonts - My first computer didn't have that many font!

    I think I've exhausted pretty much all that may be said about the editing. I throw down a challenge to others to contribute!
    Tim

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    Hmm, now it is mentioned, the titles are rather crap. I will remeber to use a consistent look later on. The effect was the Portal Transition in Sony Vegas, with a few tweaks.

    I didn't realise the Blair Witch connection. :P

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    The editing is cool but its kinda pointless!

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