I like the black and white. Added to the atmosphere. Nice music to go along with it.
Like Fallen said, the kills were original. Nice work. »
The Night List
«Started off pretty interesting, though I think most of it is because the great choice of music and the B&W, which really helped set the mood.
The kills were done in an interesting manner, and were well directed.
I think that the ending had no surprises, and made me feel a bit cheated. I also think the conversation at the end somehow didnt just fit with the rest of the films tone, and felt strange after seeing the earlier parts of the short.
Overall, not bad.»
«I remember this role and am now glad to finally see it realized. I know some disagreed with the music incorporated into this noir-type tale, but I thought it matched nicely; it was somber, contemplative, and suited the black and white look. I did think the plot was too simplistic and perhaps even predictable (but that's just my personal style and preference). In regards to the freecam, I don't think it's really a problem of it being overused, but a lack of continuity. For example, the camera pans one direction and speed for one shot, then changes direction and speed for another--this lack of fluidity is a major contributing factor to the jerky disorientation experienced by the viewer. »
A very atmospheric film which suitably described through visuals (tastefully shot in black and white) and evocative music the lonely life of the hitman.
Some pretty gruesome hits!
The hitman gave a good acting performance at the end there as well.
Good camerawork in many places - a very good film.»
«The Night List: Starring Sparky1512 & JosephKW, telling showing the final job of a ruthless hitman. Music: Night on The Docks - Incompectech, Special thanks to SnakeEater42 for the overlays and to Sparky and Joseph for there great performances...
Night on The Docks - Incompetech»
«Very nicely done. Great performances by the Voice Actors. Brilliant if only somewhat short. Now you need to tone down on the freecam to make them part of the unfolding drama. I liked it a lot but, as the others have said, too much is like not enaugh. Balance is the key.»
«Nice work, Tom.
The acting was excellent (but what would you expect from Joseph and Sparky), and the feel was good. I agree with some of the comments here about the constantly moving camera - it's something of a distraction when it's almost constantly in motion. Camera movement within the scene should be one of the tricks you pull out of the bag to make a point, like an extreme closeup - not the only trick.
I have mixed feelings about the music - it is, as Sisch said, nicely melancholy, and I think it would have been more "appropriate" (if that's the word) if we'd sensed some melancholy from the hitman before he goes out on this final assignment. If you're feeling his feelings, it works - if it's meant to give us, the viewer, that melancholy feeling...well, I didn't "know" (through the movie) the people being killed, or have any feelings one way or another about them being killed. Not saying that we needed to go deeply into the hitman's psyche to get his innermost feelings before the jobs began, but if I'd felt that he was tired, burned out, whatever, the music would have been more effective.
With that said, the music did give a nice mood to the piece, like the black and white, and I very much enjoyed it.»
«This had some very good moments, Tom - great acting by Sparky and Joseph, to me the music fitted well, being the counterpoint in it's melancholy mood to all the killing... and there were some really great freecam shots - but, as the others have already said, too many of them. You'll have to find a balance between moving and static shots that will satisfy you, otherwise, like happening here, the eye of the viewer will just tire of the constant movement. I know moving shots are always very tempting - but statics bring a kind of "order" to a movie. My advice would be to play with them - shoot scenes from above, from the floor angled upwards, from behind.... someone once said camera work is best when you don't notice the camera be there (or just at second viewing think to yourself - wow, what a shot!)
I think that was a wise statement. »
«Great voiceacting by Joseph and Sparky and some cleverly directed moments. I thought the music was beautiful but didn't fit the movie very well. After all the nearly constant camera movement through some of the scenes got a little distracting. The shadow in the closing scene was a nice touch.»
«~ Sparky1512 and JosephKW in The Night List ~
A Simple plot, A Unknown and mysterious Hitman is ordered by his boss to do one last job. Dialogue in the first scene and Last scene and then in the middle is the hitman carrying out the hits.
Sparky1512 ~ The Hitman
JosephKW ~ The Boss
8 Eyed Baby
6 Headed Monster
Special Thanks to SnakeEater42 for The Overlays
and To Sparky and Joseph, you guys did great in the movie and I really owe you...
The Opening scene with the title credits are very fast and jumpy, I apologise for this but I'm still getting used to this, as they say... Practise, makes perfect!
I'm pretty pleased with everything else, I hope you enjoy the movie and please leave a review if you watch it.
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