Wow. Way to dig this one out of the archives.
Although it's kinda intersting looking back on this now with a year and half of distance, and getting to talk about it. As far as all the VFX stuff goes, the cartooney ramp, the lack of any bridge element in the wide shot, all of that, I completely agree. And was well aware of it when I was making it and certainly had plans plans to fix it all; the only thing I can blame is the time crunch and my nievity about certain things when it came to jumping into a project this huge, as a film school project, with such a short deadline to finish it in.
I know you're trying to establish a fictional universe, but the narration doesn't seem to add to this particular scene. I think we can wait to find out about the postbellum stuff after we care more about this character.
I absolutely agree...now. Yeah, it was really just one of the things that I had spent so much time developing this universe and my mind was so clouded with the idea that this was the only time that it would get to be conveyed, that I just couldn't kill that paticular baby. If I ever did a special edition of this short (won't happen, but it's a good lesson to learn) the narration would be the first thing to go.
I also didn't understand the reason for the Resident Evil-ish in-your-face close-up of the guy's gun after shooting; it didn't seem to give us important information. But that may be just a style preference on my part.
Heh. Yeah...I really don't have an explanation for this one. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I remember something about it being a cool establishing shot of our bad guy, while also being pretty dynamic and interesting looking. Yeah. I was young and stupid at the time
I did, however, like the Resident Evil-ish Alice-like eye that the woman had.
Thanks. That was actually meant to be a larger thing in the short than it turned out to be, and in the full version of whatever Lily In The Wind becomes, it's actually a central point around which a lot of it revolves, (At least at the moment, heh, ooh writing)
That and the mysterious "No"-backslash-symbol "NP" graffiti on the pillars made me curious about this world. I also liked the woman's chewed-to-bleeding fingernails and the dialog "Typical"; that's excellent compact character-building.
Thanks! I did try to get as much in there as possible. The NP symbol was actually just a cool thing we found on the bridge when we got there to shoot, though, gotta love lucky stuff like that!
As a Firefly fan, I'm glad to see that Leaf On's little sister Lily In is getting her own movie. Have you been able to do more with this in the last year and a half? I look forward to seeing more.
Well, as I've sort of alluded to throughout this post. I am still working on it. It's unfortunately had to be pushed on to a backburner for a little while though while I try to muddle through some more pressing matters. But it's still there, and being thought about. The problem is that if I'm going to do the story I really think I need to tell with this, it's a lot larger than I think anyone is expecting, so it's gonna take a while to get off the ground. But we'll see how things play out.
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