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#1 John W. King

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 12:21 AM

"As Day Turns to Night" was made for my production class. The film is my analysis of the psychological effects of loss and what it can drive a person to believe.

 

Any criticism is welcomed and very much appreciated!

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=ad6QHJAYgLw


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Posted 27 September 2015 - 10:44 AM

Most of this is too dark to see what is going on.  Maybe I'll watch it tonight in a totally dark room so I can see what is actually happening.

The music track is so loud it is covering up whatever dialogue is suppose to be happening at the beginning, at least I think there was dialogue.  That might have something to do with Youtube,

but I doubt it.

 

I felt like the longest scene was that of the record spinning... that didn't really help tell the story.  But, since I couldn't see anything, I don't know if it actually had anything to do

with the story or not. 

 

If you're going to call something Noir, and I believe Noir covers or can be represented by a wide range of visuals, then perhaps taking a look at the original footage and finding a way to make contrast

with lighting application happen without artificially darkening the picture in post.  If this was the way it was shot originally, you need more light, OR you need better placement. 

 

Did you purposefully darken the image in post? 


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Posted 27 September 2015 - 04:44 PM

Did you purposefully darken the image in post? 

 

Yes, I shot this on a film mode so I had to restore the contrast and brightness. 


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