«Great! Now I'm depressed and paranoid. What a creepily powerful performance, enhanced by some amazing camera work.»
Rinse and Repeat
«Nice use of the distortion effect.
And some of her V.O. was very good.
I felt it to be a bit long, but perhaps that's just me.
Liked the black and white, which I felt were flashbacks.
Was that a man's voice for her mum though? If not, I'm sorry
the blue shot at 7:50 was very good!
Very good »
«Okay? Like that was really, really weird Dulci. This film was very original for a TMU flick. Nothing really technically wrong with it, but the writing itself was very good. The ending was kinda confusing. I'd assume that after her husband and father died by similar fates, that she died of sleep deprivation. Cute flick by the TM's redhead. A 5...out of 5. Please see Love Each Other No Matter What by Me and Asa O'Leary on my TMU page. Thank you.»
cool movie that really got into the mind of a crazy/going crazy person. The effects were really nice...making the movie a trip to watch. Liked how the whole thing was first person too, you dont see that alot with The Movies stuff....but you pulled if off pretty good.
I'm going to....goto bed now.»
«Now I do not know how to write btw. how to begin.
Here you start really to ask how can ppl. live with such sort of fear....that was the first thing which came in my mind.
You showed it really good and the Vo´s was really great.
I liked very much the sining under the shower, too. :-)»
«Nicely done. Very efficient use/exploration of outside tool to tell a story. I am not sure what the connection is between her effort not to fall asleep, her memory of her father and the ending. But anyway, yeah, fighting sleepiness is an awful experience, and you express it very effectively. I could totally feel it.»
«Watching this both made me a little freaked out and paranoid as well as tired... Well done!
There was some wonderful camera-work iving the first person perspective and let us really get into her head. The flashback sequences were also very intriguing.
Very well done!
«A very well-done psychological short here -- fits in perfectly with the Hitchcock theme. It certainly makes one think about how a person could live with such a fear.
You asked for some potential technical advice, or at least commentary on that aspect. I thought this was pulled off nicely. The first-person view was maintained for much of the film, which fit well with the subject matter. I liked the way the filter effects were used -- they never animated too quickly, and they cut in and out to give some very appropriate visuals. The frequent fades gave the impression of blinking - also appropriate. I was sort of making a point of looking for filter effects that might have been "too much" -- I didn't find any.
I probably would have made a different choice with the title animations, given the subject matter, but that's just personal preference. (Since I suspect you'll wonder what my choice there would've been... I would've found a way to use either the mirror or water-drop filters on stationary text, to make them fade and wobble out. It would've required doing them in a separate project, bringing them in later on the overlay track, and using the chroma key.)
Overall, I'd say this was very technically well-done. Most importantly, every effect used was done so in appropriate context.
«Yep you truly nailed it! The effects contributed a lot of cause as did your superb acting, which really had that sleepy feel to it, but what stole the show for me was the writing! Loved every single line, such poetic lines but still straight to the point and appropriat for a everyday life experience(of someone suffering from that sickness).
«Talk about a challenge! Filming in the first person point of view is difficult enough, but to tackle a topic such as this?! Amazing. The effects contributed a lot to the disturbing tone of this film, but it is of course the writing which drives the madness home (and the shower songs! Gads! And did I detect an homage to Hitchcock there with some of the camera angles?). I also have to mention that the credits were terrific as well, both the free-flowing dreamy opening credits and the twinkling sleepy stars at the end. Brilliant.»
«Finally got around to watching this. Quite a departure, and done wonderfully.
POV is tough to pull off, but the FX used kept things really interesting. I particularly liked the sweeping (no idea why).
Great script, nicely delivered. Personally, I would have liked the itsy bitsy song an itsy bitsy more deranged. Mind you, I find that song slightly sinister anyway. Just a personal thing though.
All in all, creepy, disturbing and unsettling.»
«A truly unnerving look at sleep-deprivation psychosis....or is it?
That's what make this movie so unnerving - clearly Autumn is sleep deprived, and her perceptions can certainly be attributed to her lack of sleep - yet I kept thinking "Just cause she's going crazy doesn't necessarily mean she's wrong..."
Superb writing (and I mean that in ever sense of the word) - the twisted stream of consciousness is both scary and a joy to hear unfold. Performances by all three leads are also terrific, with Dulci taking center stage with a creepy, haunted performance. The lack of music after the opening just emphasized the performance, letting the words and acting carry us along.
Two days, and two great movies from two of our finest filmmakers. I am in awe.»
«This is one of the best things you have ever released, Dulci and I'm not just saying that for the sake of it. There is not a moment wasted here. Every part of this movie is a perfect fit.
The script, acting, camerawork, mods and music were all first rate. Hats off to everyone involved or who contributed.
The film itself was genuinely unsettling and unnerving. Hitchcock would have been proud. The way scenes came into and out of focus as she jumped from one thought to another.
It's obvious a great deal of thought, as well as hard work, has gone into this. I loved every minute and don't hesitate to call it a masterpiece (sorry, but it is).
(I was going to go to bed now but after watching this I don't think I'll bother just yet. You know, just in case.)»
«Pretty interesting and unique, the only two things that really caught my eyes were the fact that she is reading a book in the beginning, although she is clearly having eye troubles throughout, and the old womans voice. Other then that I liked the viewpoint. And the feeling of dread and paranoia, and the slow moving of it all.Although I feel the sound of her footsteps would have helped the flow of it, but it still works. 3.5 stars I say.»
«This is a brilliant psychological horror, Dulci. I love the 1st person viewpoint of the camera throughout and the monologue is totally convincing. (The flow of language and the way that accidental rhymes lead from one thought into a new thought remind me a lot of a bipolar patient I nursed when I trained as a psyche nurse. I remember him jumping from the word "Popeye" to his Dad (Pop) drinking "pop" and then to him looking in a mirror and seeing his Father's face all within the space of a sentence.) Riott is also great in the childhood memory sequence. Nice effects too.»
«Whoa, that was creepy! Great visual effects that pulled me into her fading, out of focus reality.. and the voiceacting, jumping from here to there.. delusional... poor girl! Slipping, slipping the whole time... the camerawork was very effective, and the flashback downright spooky. Great work!»
«Wow now that was an eerily disturbing but fun movie to watch:-)
I really really liked how you did the dreamlike/flashback segments,and the fades and warped-fading effects were absolutely excellent!
Your voicework was both creepy and saddening at the same time...I felt a sense of concern for her and a sense of sorrow as she seemed intent on continuing her self-torture.
The music fit so nicely,and the ending was quite a surprise!
Very Psychoish Hitchcockian movie indeed!
«I was totally immersed in this throughout, the suspense was truly gripping. The amount of work you put into it is obvious, and it paid off big-style. I loved how you used my music too, the music box scene was really scary! Nice work Dulci, you should feel proud of it.»
«Rinse and Repeat captures the very essense of a warped reality.
I loved your clever use of P.O.V to emmerse the viewer in the very same experience that the protagonist is going through. The dreamlike states and visions were an added touch to the symptoms of sleep deprevation and overall I found this to be an intelligent psychological case study.
There were great VO's by all involved and the protagonist's origins and conclusion were quite revealing yet haunting nonetheless.
This was an impressive short and I look forward to seeing more from your studio!»
«Really good and very different type of film for you. I read the description and was intrigued right away. I liked the special effects which added to the character becoming delusional. The dialog was quite well done because it was random rambling which made it believable that the character was indeed lacking sleep.
«A truly disturbing short... certainly sent some shivers down my spine! Watch with the lights off to get the full experience... my cat jumped on my lap at the end and I nearly died of heart failure, I was so drawn in!
A cleverly underplayed performance adds that touch of the macabre to the most mundane-seeming scene... some excellent "1st person" camera work really draws the viewer into the meat of the story... I think you captured the right amount of "sliding down the slippery slope into the realm of the wierd"; nice dream imagery... Good stuff!»
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