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#1 Scot McPhie

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 01:20 AM

My short Hold Me Tight is finally finished. This is about an escaped convict in the 1820's - it's had a long and torturous post production route but is finally seeing light of day.

There's a fairly detailed web site here - we ended up going with a really brutal bleach bypass and grain effect, which I think suits it really well.


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The DVD will be out in a few weeks and will contain:

-16:9 Anamorphic version
- 4:3 letterbox version
- Directors commentary
- making of discussion doco
- Out takes (and there's some really funny ones!)
- 37 minute rough cut long version
- the original 16mm footage, before we switched to HDV :-( (depending on telecine cost I should add!)
- Preview (trailer) - for Hold Me Tight and In My Image as well
- DVD rom component with the script and web page etc
- a couple of easter eggs, and anything else I can think of

I'm starting to check out festivals now too - it's nice to have something finally finished - all my projects seem to take too long though :-(

But anyway - I'm happy!

Any thoughts/impressions/feedback welcome - I'm yet to redo the preview with the new bleach bypass effect - but will get round to that shortly

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#2 Billy Furnett

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 04:58 PM

This looks really cool. Great locations. Nice costumes. Beautiful actresses. Interesting info on the site as well. Should be a sweet DVD.


Congrats on finally getting it done.
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#3 jed read

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:06 AM

hey this looks awesome. I'm a 13 year old cinematographer and film director ( I got awesome work and i am going to post it) any way i am very inspired and i am guessing it was done in australia, which was awesome to cause i live in australia. thnx alot, inspired a lot, its great to see awesome aussie work. I am working on a film called "the lost boy"

Jed Read Productions :rolleyes: :P
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#4 Scot McPhie

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:08 AM

Thanks guys - yes it's probably pretty unmistakably Australia - good luck with your project Jed - post some stills when you can

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#5 John Lasher

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 12:33 AM

One question: Why both 16x9 and 4x3 Letterboxed?

Any DVD player made to spec will automatically letterbox a 16x9 image (for 4x3 sets) unless it's set wrong. There's really no point to having a separate 4x3 Letterboxed version, just wasted disc space.

Edited by John Lasher, 17 March 2008 - 12:35 AM.

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#6 Scot McPhie

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 04:22 PM

One question: Why both 16x9 and 4x3 Letterboxed?

Any DVD player made to spec will automatically letterbox a 16x9 image (for 4x3 sets) unless it's set wrong. There's really no point to having a separate 4x3 Letterboxed version, just wasted disc space.


I didn't know that - my DVD player won't do that - perhaps there are still alot of older ones out there - so I might as well keep it just for that - thanks for the tip though

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#7 jed read

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:08 AM

I am entering tropfest jr this year, AND I AM DETERMINED TO WIN!!! I saw the the tropfest jr last year, and I think I could do alot better. Where do you live?
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