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Old 04-04-2017, 07:32 AM   #1
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THE WHISTLE - horror short film (my first)

Hey everybody,

together with my little team I created a horror short film called "The Whistle".

We decided to create a short film without a big story and dialogues, because as we started, we didn't know anything about filmmaking. So we focused on a good camera movement, the post production and the sound design. It was also the first time we had to act Our audience is still very small. With a growing community we will significantly expand the scope of the films. Bit by bit, we want to improve our techniques

We put in a lot of work for the sound design and the post production. I hope you enjoy watching our first short film:

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Old 04-04-2017, 09:39 AM   #2
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First film ever? Dang!

I watched until the end. I enjoyed it.

Shooting at night like that, I assume with wide aperture, makes keeping focus very important. There were a couple of places where focus seemed off, and not intentionally.

The film is titled "The Whistle" but we don't hear that at all until the very end. Seems like that should have been placed earlier and a little more frequently, tied to the shadow figure.

Overall, great job!
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:09 AM   #3
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Shooting at night like that, I assume with wide aperture, makes keeping focus very important. There were a couple of places where focus seemed off, and not intentionally.
The problem was the tiny screen of the dslr. We definitely need an additional bigger screen. But we have learned from it, and will improve this for future projects

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The film is titled "The Whistle" but we don't hear that at all until the very end. Seems like that should have been placed earlier and a little more frequently, tied to the shadow figure.

Overall, great job!
You can hear the first whistle at 0:49min, then there are several more times you can hear it. At the end there is a second whistle sound/melody (at 3:39min and at the end). It means there are two of these creatures who followed him.
Thanks a lot for the criticism and the praise!
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:32 AM   #4
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nice work for a first short.
post production and sound indeed seem invested.
since you only wanted to try doing a short horror scene,
it's done nicely.
however, the downside for me is that i'm not too interested in the character,
and i only tried focusing on the production quality.
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Old 04-06-2017, 04:33 AM   #5
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nice work for a first short.
post production and sound indeed seem invested.
since you only wanted to try doing a short horror scene,
it's done nicely.
however, the downside for me is that i'm not too interested in the character,
and i only tried focusing on the production quality.
Thank your very much! Yes, primary we focused on the camera movement, the post production and the sound design, but for future projects we will work on more interesting storys and characters
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:21 PM   #6
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Very good. You've got the atmosphere down. Very creepy and scary. As with THE HOST, I would like to see more story motivation. The character might do something that triggers the event, even if it is just he discovery of the evil. Cause and effect.
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Very good. You've got the atmosphere down. Very creepy and scary. As with THE HOST, I would like to see more story motivation. The character might do something that triggers the event, even if it is just he discovery of the evil. Cause and effect.
Tanks! For the next projects, I try to follow your advice and focus more on the story and its connections
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:11 AM   #8
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bitte, take us utube straight-link this. (because I have dial-up

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Old 11-26-2017, 11:26 AM   #9
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The video looked good. The sound was good too. Camera angles and editing worked. Nice job all around.
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