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#1 Merlyn Haycraft

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:59 AM

Hi all,

Here is a film I have just completed - Boxed Man. I wrote and directed it, as well as shot it. I would love to have any feedback on the cinematography!!! We were a pretty small crew: one focus puller and one gaffer, so all thoughts are welcome :)



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#2 umut utku

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 02:39 PM

Nice job.. it reminds me the movie ''Stranger than fiction'' .. well done.
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#3 Ram Shani

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:37 AM

i like it very much
good acting and story
the cinematography is very well serve the story
and the chose of static framing was good choice
i liked the lighting too

keep the good work:)

it's a good movie which mean all the components worked well
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#4 Merlyn Haycraft

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 05:07 AM

Nice job.. it reminds me the movie ''Stranger than fiction'' .. well done.


Thanks! I haven't seen Stranger than Fiction. I'll have to check it out now.
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#5 Merlyn Haycraft

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 05:15 AM

i like it very much
good acting and story
the cinematography is very well serve the story
and the chose of static framing was good choice
i liked the lighting too

keep the good work:)

it's a good movie which mean all the components worked well


Yeah, we went for a very static camera when he is living his daily life so as to show how dead he is, and then lots of zooms and pans as transitions, to move between all the scenes and make the boxes unrelenting and suffocating.

I checked out your showreel as well! Really nice work!
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:47 AM

Tight story, nice pace, nice composition, Excellent Job! This was done With a 3 man crew as well. 5*****s
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#7 Merlyn Haycraft

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:37 AM

Tight story, nice pace, nice composition, Excellent Job! This was done With a 3 man crew as well. 5*****s


Thanks! Yeah, it was quite tight with only three in the camera and lighting crew. So in the end, we used house lighting where we could (often you can see it in shot) and then supplement it with fill and keys here and there. And the gaffer was really hard working. Little sleep and long days as usual! ;)
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#8 Jason Cowan

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:13 PM

Great work Merlyn! It's really well paced especially considering the duration. The montage is my personal favorite.
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#9 Merlyn Haycraft

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:04 AM

Great work Merlyn! It's really well paced especially considering the duration. The montage is my personal favorite.


Thanks Jason! I edited it myself, but also did one day's editing with Nigel Galt, who edited Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. And it's him I give the credit of editor to. It was a brilliant experience. It was more or less a one day private master class but editing my own work.

He really helped with the story and structure at the end of the film. And of course, I got to ask loads of questions about Kubrick!!! (whose is incidentally my favourite director)!! :)
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:30 AM

Thought it was very good, much better than "red roses"
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#11 Merlyn Haycraft

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 11:55 AM

Thought it was very good, much better than "red roses"


Yeah. It's definitely a step up. That was my first film in my first year at film school! :)
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