February 17, 2004 at 7:07 am #32943
I know the films are out on the front page so I’m trying to get the reviews discussion etc organised ASAP:
Hit & Run, 5mb, 2:14 RealMedia
I hope you guys enjoy it, a while in planning, but only the last two nights in actual filming and editing. I NEED a deadline. I did NOT need to lose 89 frames of animation around 5:30am this morning (they did not get replaced… I cut corners… too tired).
PS PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! Mark spoilers (with a clear message and a break or a change of text colour). This is a film that can be ruined with obvious spoilers.February 17, 2004 at 7:42 am #32946
“hali” wrote: I hope you guys enjoy it, a while in planning, but only the last two nights in actual filming and editing. I NEED a deadline. I did NOT need to lose 89 frames of animation around 5:30am this morning (they did not get replaced… I cut corners… too tired).
Wow, thats the exact same thing as my ape entry! Only my animation and editing didn’t get started until about 12:30 this morning. I also lost about 5 seconds of animation – at about 5:00 this morning. Thats almost more peculiar than most of the films themselves! 😆
Anyway, DLing now, review to come.
EDIT: Okay here’s my review.
The film is fairly hard to understand- even after multiple viewings. This is mainly because we don’t know the backstory or what goes on between phone call two and the murder of the man. The animation was a mixed bag. Some of my favorite things being the phone, the coin, and the vehicles. However, the walking (epecially the reverse walking) seemed very jerky. The sound was very good, every thing from the voice acting to the ringing phone seemed well timed and fitted the mood perfectly. Also, the music seemed perfect for the film, it gave it a kind of sad feeling. Overall the film was, good, my biggest complaint being the fact that it didn’t seem very peculiar.
P.S. Why is the film called “hit and run”? I’d been expecting someone to get hit by a car the whole time.February 17, 2004 at 12:40 pm #32953
Really great job Hali. I really liked your film. Very good job on the zooming out of the phone. Did you do that in a program or did you animate it? I was really cool.
JustinFebruary 17, 2004 at 12:52 pm #32954
Again we see Nick as a master in storytelling. I found the mood very close to David Lynch’s Lost Highway, mostly because of the telephone scenes. This is a very interesting film though I found it quite far from the Peculiar Event’s “Twilight Zone” style. After watching it several times, I feel like it’s missing some additionnal scenes before the end that comes too quickly. A great cinematographic job though, in all domain.
Like every Nick’s films, I come up with “Aaargh, it’s too short !”. Congrats !
February 17, 2004 at 2:46 pm #32962
Loved your film. I love the Memento, etc. type films, films that make you think. I hate when the film maker thinks he has to explain to the audience, like we’re all too dumb to understand.
As for the APE contest, I have seen the competition and it is frightening. :wink
Edit: Just watched Janitor’s film (it’s great BTW). Are coins going to be a theme in this contest? 😆
CreelFebruary 17, 2004 at 3:37 pm #32972
Edit: Just watched Janitor’s film (it’s great BTW). Are coins going to be a theme in this contest?
I don’t know, but the Janitor and Hali used the same coin 😮 Is that wierd or what?February 17, 2004 at 3:41 pm #32973
And now the coin appears again in AMS’ film! Getting weirder. 😕
CreelFebruary 17, 2004 at 4:05 pm #32983
“CreelUnderground” wrote: And now the coin appears again in AMS’ film! Getting weirder. 😕
That is quite a peculiar event! 😛
Hali, great job. About halfway through the film, it clicked what was happening, and I was like “WOW COOL!” 🙂
Although this has already been said, the only thing I wish for in this film is a bit, just a bit, mind you, of introduction, to the guy who gets shot. If you had shown a clip of him drinking his coffee, or reading a newspaper, or anything like that, I would have felt a bit more symphathetic when he got shot. But other then that, I think the film is great, as are nearly every, if not all, of the films made for the APE contest.
-YolegoFebruary 17, 2004 at 4:41 pm #32992
This film was strange, but wonderful, as many things are.
As with all your works I’m very impressed. 8 / 10 😀February 17, 2004 at 5:43 pm #33009
Hali, awesome job! Lighting, set design, animation are all top-notch! I’ll be the dissenting vote and say I PREFER to have some questions un-answered about the story! Here is ONE way I weigh the entertainment value of a movie… How much do you think about it after you’ve seen it? Yours? A LOT! What good is a movie that makes you say “cool” and then you forget about it?
Your movie obeys the old Hollywood rule of “Keep them wanting MORE!”
Excellent work as always!
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