«Damn. Got something in my eye
I really enjoyed that. The look suited it perfectly, and just beautifully put together.
Nothing to stop you exploring both options: VO'd films and these lovely little musical vignettes.»
«Damn. Got something in my eye
«Thanks for the appreciation and feedback guys. Am glad you enjoyed the movie. This was one of my earlier work. Since then, I have tried to be a bit more consistent with my scenes (so less characters jumping around and stuff like that). I've never really used VO in any of my films yet. But I might actually seriously look into it now.
Although, as Mac noticed, Music plays an important part in most of my films. And that's the reason I haven't been using VO.»
«Great movie, and like Lewis says, one that suits the traditional "Movies" look perfectly. One thing that stood out for me in this movie as opposed to your more recent one is that this was much better paced. The shots were edited perfectly, and you used cuts and fades in all the right places. I actually disagree with Chris here, I think VOs would have spoiled this movie. The subtitles gave it a very distinctive feel and they really suited this film. The music you used was truly beautiful, and its use was extremely moving. That's another reason why I think subtitles worked, because the only sound in this film was the music, meaning it got more attention, as was deserving of such a piece. The story was well written and moving, and your shot selection was great. In particular I loved the shot where the two are sitting in the carriage alone trying to avoid eye contact before suddenly turning and staring into each other's eyes. That was extremely well done.
One thing I did notice right at the start was that your characters jumped around the set a bit. For example, the main character starts off reading in one seat, and then is suddenly sitting on the opposite side of the carriage when his ex arrives. Also, when they eventually talk, they seem to be standing quite suddenly when they were still sitting in the previous shot. All it takes is a few extra shots, explaining these movements (for example having them stand up first) so as not to confuse or disorientate the viewer. That didn't really affect my viewing pleasure all that much though to be honest.
Overall, this was a charming and moving short piece that really captures the essence of a man's broken relationship and his dependance on his happy memories after the heartbreak. This was very well shot and the music gave it a very raw emotional feel which words could not have explained. A very well made movie. Well done and keep on filming
***** - 5 stars»
«A very warm and tender movie, one thing that surprised me was that the in-game tech suited it perfectly and actually gave it a very distinctive look. Interesting.
The final shot was very moving, you have a real feel for the genre. I'm ashamed to say, that despite having it recommended to me, I still haven't seen Happy Anniversary, I shall do so right now!»
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