"Spy Moms"

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  1. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    "Spy Moms", a quaint, 5 minute comedy I cut, premiered in May at the 2005 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (aka the 2005 VC Filmfest) and just recently was accepted into the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

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    Hope you enjoy it. :)


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  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I very much enjoyed your movie. The Joy Luck Club meets Charlies Angels! And filmed right in my neighborhood, too.

    But ewwwww - a liberal artist!!
     
  3. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was great. I want to try the sugar pick-up line now.:D
     
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    Wow, great movie, What kind of camera did you use?
    and i loved the sugar pick up line :D
     
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    Love it!

    Putting it on my ipod now.. Going to share with Mother at Christmas :)

    Nice Job!
     
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    I thought it was very well put together, but it just didn't hold my attention too well. I guess it just wasn't my style. I do respect it though. I wish I could put together something half and good. Hell, if I could do something 1/32 as good I would impress myself.
     
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    That was really good Leathal.

    The low light shots were really good what camera did you use?
     
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    That was really funny! If I had an iPod, that would be on it :).
     
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    Very nicely done! I hope you take it all the way! :)
     
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    Details! Details!

    How long did it take to get it together? How did you get funding? What was the budget?

    Did you cut it on a mac? (I presume so :) With FCP? And?

    What cameras / equipment were used?

    You can't just put your pet project up on MR and then clam up!

    The massed ranks of Macrumoristas demand answers!

    .. RedTomato ..
     
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    That was really pretty good when I heard film festival I thought "man this is gonna suck" But I must it admit I laughed out load. Only problem was the the mom had a PC :-(
     
  15. LethalWolfe thread starter macrumors G3

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    I'm glad y'all enjoy the short. :)


    Details, eh? ;)

    "Spy Moms" was shot over 2.5 days, took about 3.5 weeks to cut, and about 1 week for audio post (adding effects, mixing audio levels, cleaning up dialogue, etc.,). It was shot w/a Sony Z1U and down-converted to DV (not FCP 5 at the time) and cut w/FCP 3. The budget (which was largely made up of an endowment the director won) was enough to cover equipment rental (audio package, full lighting package, jib for camera, etc.,) and craft services (food) on the shooting days. The crew were all friends of the director and I think most of the cast had worked w/the director before too.

    I was on set shooting some behind-the-scenes stuff for 2 days and it was a really good set. Very efficient and very professional. And I can't say enough of Derek (who was the production audio guy as well as doing the effects and final audio mixing). His audio post work really took the short to the next level.

    As for sequel possibilities I wouldn't hold my breath, but I have been badgering the director (who was also the writer) about when he's penning his next short.


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    Thanks for the constructive criticism and the thread crap. :rolleyes:


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    It was great. Oh no a liberal arts major! rolls on the floor laughing.
     
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    Loved it!

    This was so cute and deliciously funny! Loved it! This is going on my iPod to show friends when we get together at Christmas!

    OTB
     
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    Just remembered this was here.

    ++good job, funny too.

    When's the SF festival? I may have to drop in sometime...
     
  21. ldenman macrumors regular

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    good stuff!
    thats a pricey camera..
    i think me and my bro might buy one!




    in like 5 years, that is.
     
  22. LethalWolfe thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thank you,

    and

    March 16-26.


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    the acting really brought it down.. but besides that, not bad.
     
  24. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Nice stuff!

    So were you just doing edits or did you do any of the graphics as well (computer screen mockups)?

    D
     

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