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#1 BROKEN2006

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 09:16 AM

Hey Everyone,

We just finished shooting an action/thriller short film called BROKEN. Shot on the DVX 100a.

Click here to check out the trailer: http://www.whatisbro...iler_enter.html
Also, check out our web docs: http://whatisbroken.com/webdocs.html

Let me know what you guys think. Thanks for taking a look.

Alex
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#2 Christopher Wedding

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 01:16 PM

Alex,

Really liked the look/world you've created. Would you comment about the color correction methods. Did you oversaturate your colors and bring them back down in post. Was there a warmer lighting scheme in production? Were there any hightened settings in camera.

Best,
Chris
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#3 David Silverstein

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 01:33 PM

Hey Alex,

Ive posted on your thread in the studentfilmmakers.com forum. I bought this short and it was well worth the money. He teaches you how he did everything including color correction. Im pretty sure he used almost 90% just FCP to do his color correcting which is very impressive.

He shows how he made Mini-DV look more like film and all that good stuff.

Keep us updated on BROKEN: The Feature is it a possibility?
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Posted 19 November 2005 - 10:06 PM

Keep us updated on BROKEN: The Feature is it a possibility?


Thanks for the kind words! Glad you liked the DVD. We tried to fill it with as much cool stuff as we could! And YES! we are currently in development for the feature. It's going to be crazy and we are looking at a $2-$3 million dollar budget. We hooked up with some high profile producers (which we can't tell you yet who they are) and will hopefully be announcing the project at Sundance. Wish us luck!

Good luck with all you future projects guys!
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#5 David Silverstein

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 12:52 PM

AWSOME. So happy for you getting such a nicely sized budget. What the real question is, is are you shooting the whole thing on a DVX100????

Congratulations
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#6 Alex Ellerman

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 03:12 PM

I just bought my copy. Can't wait for it to arrive. The website is great!
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:43 PM

AWSOME. So happy for you getting such a nicely sized budget. What the real question is, is are you shooting the whole thing on a DVX100????

Congratulations
Dave


I have that same question. If you two are on a 1-2 million dollar budget, shooting on the DVX100 could make your production infinitely harder or infinitely easier.

Please keep us posted on the status!
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#8 Ratheesh Ravindran

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:04 AM

Hi guys,
wonderful job done.you guys have played wonderfully with the color correction tools also.had a nice time seeing the footage.thanx.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:48 AM

Hey guys,

After all the amazing support and attention BROKEN has recieved, we decided to open a visual effects house that would target the independent film community. We found that visual effect is one of the most over looked elements in an indie film and we want to fill the gap. The company is called "Numb Robot!"

Check it out: http://www.numbrobot.com/

We believe that just becasue you have a small budget your project should still look like a million bucks! Our focus will be to bring a high end visual effects to indie features on a budget. We also would do shorts if the project is worthwhile. Let us know what you think of the site and we are currently accepting bids for projects.

Thanks again for all the support and we hope to make you project the best one it can be.
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I just bought my copy. Can't wait for it to arrive. The website is great!
ae



We will be shooting on HD or 16mm to DI to HDCAM. The DVX100a does not have the res for the green screen work we are planning to do.

Thanks,
Alex

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Edited by BROKEN2006, 16 January 2006 - 11:48 AM.

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#10 BROKEN2006

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:29 AM

Hi guys,
wonderful job done.you guys have played wonderfully with the color correction tools also.had a nice time seeing the footage.thanx.


Thanks man!!! That's cool coming from a DP.

All the best,
Alex
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#11 Eric Steelberg ASC

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 01:25 PM

You know, I would normally say this represents everything I despise about low budget digital films. I can't stand the use of effects and wacked out color correction to make a film stand out when it should really be about content.

BUT

I really think you have done something special here. What you created visually really seems to serve the story, though this is only from seeing the trailer. You obviously have a knack for integrating effects in a way that's not gratuitous and actually serves the story. Not to sound cliche, but it reminds me of the way I felt when I first saw the trailer for The Matrix.

If I might offer a sugestion...if you plan on extensive greenscreen work, use HD over 16. You'll like the keys more and (with an F900 which I suggest for it's extra resolution) you can digitize at 4:2:2 out of the camera via HDSDI uncompressed for those shots. I do it all the time for a large motion graphics house. I'd be happy to share my experince with you if you're curious.

Congrats.
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#12 timHealy

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 01:30 PM

Great job. Looks terrific.

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#13 John Schlater II

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 02:30 PM

Amazing...I love that stuff...that one shot when the girl was in te wheel chair and the room starts tweaking out...that reminded me a lot of "The Butterfly Effect" FX's.

Very cool man!

Very stimulating trailer I might add...makes you want more!!!!

Your crew must be filled with Genius's!!!
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:57 PM

Alex.........PC or MAC?.....Final Cut Pro or a PC NLE program?
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:39 AM

Alex.........PC or MAC?.....Final Cut Pro or a PC NLE program?
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MAC ALL THE WAY!!! Final Cut Pro is by far the best and most comprehensive NLE on the market....and the price is crazy cheap!!!

Just my humble opinion!
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#16 David Sweetman

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 04:36 PM

MAC ALL THE WAY!!! Final Cut Pro is by far the best and most comprehensive NLE on the market....and the price is crazy cheap!!!

Just my humble opinion!


Until recently I didn't think it mattered what you used, but the word with online editors at a big-name post house is that the FCP edl is messy as heck, and it usually takes a lot more time, effort, and money to conform an online from FCP. I've always been an Avid man myself, but to hear them talk about it, it just doesn't make sense to cut on FCP unless you plan on finishing offline.

Anyway, great-looking trailer, it's got me interested in the film
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