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#1 max volokh

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 04:02 PM

one day of thinking, 3 day of building this caffe, 15 rehearsal, one take 8-)

http://www.youtube.c...u/0/IygiUV2wsls
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#2 Michael Nelson

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 07:36 PM

What a great transition from the 'alive' actors to the 'dead' ones. Nice footage!
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 09:46 PM

Thanks!
This is the result of this footage (no sound mix and color correction yet 8-)

http://www.youtube.c...u/0/CCjMS4ghl5I
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:49 PM

What a great transition from the 'alive' actors to the 'dead' ones. Nice footage!


Yeah, Mike...I was wondering how he did that? Was there a second set of actors???
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#5 Charles Papert

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:55 PM

The "western switch" of the actors is indeed clever.

Nice concept. However, for a shot that took so much planning, I have to say that I'm not crazy about the first half. We wait for a long time for the waiter to pick up the mugs and then he blasts through the frame, leaving us to sort of meander across people's backs until reaching the hero table. I might have started tighter on the mug being placed on the tray, starting to pull back on that action as the waiter picks them up, then have him turn a bit slower so you can hold him longer.The couple at the 1st table (guy in tan jacket, girl in blue shirt) could have had more interesting business, perhaps the guy trying to get the waiter's attention after he passes off frame right, which keeps the camera moving that direction. Maybe another extra at the slot machine interacting with the girl to give that tableau more life.

When we do arrive at the hero table, the guy on the right is barely glimpsed at all, it almost could have been his "after" double! It would have been nice to find the table while the camera was further away.

This may seem nitpicky, but when you put that much preparation into the meat of the shot (the shootout), how you get there is just as important. This is the sort of thing that Larry McConkey built his career on; if you watch the famed Goodfellas shot, all of the extras have things to do (dictated by Larry) that hold the viewer's interest and motivate the camera.

From a pure operating standpoint, it's never easy (at least for me) being shot at, let alone when you and the rig are being pelted by candy glass from a few feet away. I imagine you had plenty of of adrenalin pumping through the old veins,.
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:43 PM

What a great transition from the 'alive' actors to the 'dead' ones. Nice footage!


Yeah, Mike...I was wondering how he did that? Was there a second set of actors???


thanks!
Just watch the privies video on my youtube account. it is behind the scene 8)

Edited by max volokh, 02 January 2010 - 06:44 PM.

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#7 TJ Williams

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

might have the waiter arc out to his left a bit and reverse his turn also to make it easier to follow the tray in...
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