27 September 2015 | mariska-tanuarto
This is simply an honest feedback from me, who also learn about media art and design quite a bit and have watch numerous movies, doing stage art direction and filming in Emily Carr University. Again, I'm comparing yours to a Hollywood movie, which is understandable with such a limited budget it won't make a good comparison, but still, I think it deserved to be compared as hopefully my feed back could make your movie grow better :).
Firstly, I'd say the acting was really good especially Moe who seems to create such a well done acting, as I observe he is very into the character "Filmmaker". And the antagonist (I forgot his name lol, who had sex scene few times) also act very good in the movie.
here's the critic part from me, I would say the main weakness in this movie is the camera shots and design. Many camera shots seems have an odd camera filter which is completely black and white that does not fit the scene. I understand it's at night, I think it would be better to leave it natural color or more contrast so that the viewer can have a clearer view about the character. Some also too orangy, I think the camera filter is too strong. Some shot need a little more focus.
Another thing is the sound effect, as I can sense some fighting scene has a bit of exaggeration in the sound effect such as when some of the actors was punching kicking, few actors seems hitting not that hard yet the sound effect seems to hit extremely hard which creates a little bit out of sync.
Also about the scene to scene cuts, some scenes seems to have an awkward cut from scene to another scene. (it's hard to say, but basically the camera position, angle, sometimes it feels like it's disconnected which makes me feel a little awkward)
the first part of the introduction to the cast need more art, would be better if you ask someone from your class to have a good design of text art as it's reminds me of the 90s movies.
about the plot, I was quite confuse at the beginning of the story, the story keep being back and forth from the film maker, the antagonist, the police, and some other people, it's kind of scattered everywhere. I start to get it a little bit after being revealed slowly at the back of the show, I (personally) find this movie is a little too long to watch, I prefer to keep the audience focus on the main character filmmaker and let the filmmaker slowly reveal everything one by one than getting all the antagonist, police and other members being revealed than telling from one character than jump to another character.
My most enjoyable part is watching Mr Wadge acting on the screen, it's funny to see your math teacher acting, and he is actually pretty good! Lol.
Anyway, good work everyone, good luck on your next movies :) !!