«Despite an unusual beginning and end this was entertaining. Nice VO and interesting story. I'm assuming there will be a part-2 to this. Interesting characters that you cared about. Good work! »
Looking for the Truth
«TEMPORARY DISRUPTION Saturday 21st August 2010 until ca. 21.00 GMT / 22.00 BST
Due to a technical hitch, the backgrounds are missing from the driving sequences, so this file will be temporarily unavailable while the new file uploads.
However, the English language version with French subtitles is still available on Vimeo:
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Thanks for the comment: I'm glad you liked the film. The script was a fifteen-page drama written by my son (I asked him if I could realise it as a machinima piece). It was never envisaged as a series or an ongoing story, and I never thought of it as anything other than a single standalone play until some of the comments here referred to a continuation or a series.
I'll talk to the writer and point him toward these comments. »
«Thanks for the supportive comments. I'm pleased that the cinematography and the editing has been well recieved. There are a couple of weak areas (eg, Harris's lip-synching, the game sounds) but I was having trouble with Moviestorm, I was up against a deadline to get it finished and I wanted to get it off the timeline, so there are some rough bits that might have been tidied up, but I decided to bite the bullet. The script, btw, was written by my son.»
«What the hell was this?! The beginning was a little much. However, the rest was some of the best stuff I've seen this year - machinima or silver screen. I highly recommend this film to anyone. Being your first (though I see a sibling did the script) it was very thought-provoking. Lacking closure, *ahem*, but good. A 5/5!»
«A drunken escapade? Amnesia? One wild night?
Nice camerawork. Decent editing with cuts.
A thought provoking script. What really happened? Makes you try to guess.
The voice actors sounded good. Easy to understand and the sound level was spot on.
Sometimes the lip-synch seemed off. Most of the time the mouth and lips moved but twice with Harris (once in the car and again in the bar) his lips quivered while he was speaking but no mouth movement. Not sure if that was a MS problem or the way you did the sound files and lip-synch.
The sound effects for the game. A bit inconsistant and overly loud compared to what was happening.
A good flick that leaves me wanting more. Was it an over-affectionate romp or was there something sinister? Only the continuation of the story will tell.
«Hmm, interesting indeed. the nudity didnt bother me (other than the ridgidity of the..ehem, situation). i was more bothered by the over the top sound effects accompanying the video game. That said I like the set up and the actors. Wasnt a seamless production but it got the point across. At least as much as I followed. Did I miss something or was the ending a bit of the ol Limbo. Dont really mind it if it was purposefully set that way (and judging from your comment it was planned) but I would hate it if you were implying something I just didnt grasp.»
«Thanks for the comments. I'm glad you liked the film. The decision to include what might be called "full frontal male nudity" in the opening scene wasn't taken lightly: I knew it would be controversial, but I decided against obfuscation (hiding part of the character behind some scenery, for example) not only because Truffaut was making fun of that trope fifty years ago in Tirez sur la Pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player), but also because it communicates part of the story via characterisation in the form of a physical attribute (this aspect is reinforced by the later repetition of the musical motif from the opening scene in the back of the taxi) which is both visually arresting and, while challenging for the viewer, also naturalistic.
I think that if I were to pixelate the organ rather than hide it, it would convey "pixellated organ" rather than provoke the viewer to wonder why it is on display, and how this relates to the story.
However, having said that, I would still be interested to read other comments on the piece, and not just on the nudity (although I'm sure that this will be something that other commentators will pick up on).»
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