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Dan Hasson

Member Since 20 Apr 2015
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In Topic: Not sure where exactly to ask this...

Yesterday, 12:45 PM

I need a dead cat. I cant use a real one, for obvious reasons. but I need one for a prop. Are there resources for film and stage where one could buy realistic animals for such an effect?

There's a prop house in London that rents out 'dead animals'. Its pretty much a taxidermist that specialises for film and tv.

So look around online for a taxidermist in your area, their skill is in dead animals!


In Topic: 35mm ARRICAM LT 3-Perf Camera Test with Kodak Stock

15 January 2019 - 10:44 AM

That was brilliant. Amazing story told really well.


In Topic: Share your still photography

14 January 2019 - 06:11 AM

I havent figured how to share from Photos (or any folder) to Instagram when staying on my MacBook and using Safari.

This website seems to give some explanation on how to upload from your mac to safari on your mac.

 

There seems to be some drawbacks, EG "You can only upload Portrait images (landscape gets cropped). Nor can you upload videos this way. You also lose access to Instagram's advanced editing option and range of filters. "

 

Here is another website that seems to be more detailed and helpful IMO.

Hope this helps?

Dan


In Topic: Short Film Critique - from a writer/director

06 January 2019 - 08:56 AM

The aesthetics of this looks really good.

Thank you Reggie!

 

Dan


In Topic: Short Film Critique - from a writer/director

02 January 2019 - 09:33 AM

Really good job, especially with the cinematography. Good sound too. The editing has some problem with the pace (as usually, and luckily) because is to fat. You need to cut it up a little bit, and be aware with some shoots too long.

 

Hope to watch more of your work, bye!

Thanks Giacomo. I had a great dp and camera department for the film. Same for the sound (on set and in post). I appreciate your feedback.

 

 

It looks quite nice and the handheld worked ok  for me.

 

I like the concept but and the stealing of the bag was fun. 

 

But some issues storywise and pace.

 

e.g the first int shot with the fur in the foreground kind of gives it away. It then takes the person a long time to read the not and spot the dogs dead.

 

Normally in a dog household you'd know within 5 seconds that something is wrong with the dog because its not barking at you. I think the oh dear moment has to happen quicker to be realistic. You could have set up the dog sitting using the walk and talk phone call "I'm on my way to check on Lucky..."

 

Her reaction was a bit dead pan.

 

 

Still its a good first film and the production values are decent. I just think the slow discovery of the body wasn't credible, especially as we know its coming from seeing the fur in the foreground. 

 

From a character POV its way more satisfying if the incident is either the characters fault or she covers it up and makes it worse.  Its not clear why she takes the dog so we don't really know if she is in trouble for loosing it. You need to think about what the jeopardy for the character in the situation is. Or its a bit flat. The more agency you give your characters the better. 

 

 

On the theme of Dog sitting Chris Morrises short is worth a watch

My Wrongs 8245-8349 &117

Is also great because the protagonist is very much the architect of the problems and the film is surprising. You don't want the audience to guess the end. 

Phil your detailed response is great! Thanks for taking your time.

I hadn't thought about that much but your points on the timing of the discovery are interesting and a good response. 

 

The 'My Wrongs' short is great. An interesting watch.

Thanks again Phil.


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