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A group of people in an isolated Nebraska diner encounter a stranger with a horrifying secret.
Written by: Cameron Mitchell Produced and Directed by: Michael Cornetto Voices: Jorge Campos, Mardi Cook, Tera Whitten, Mefune Akira, Mike Shelton Additional video and music: Beverly Hillbillies Ep 6 (public domain)
Yes, I remember reading this one from Cam... I also remember it being my favorite of the bunch. I've been waiting to see it. Your choice in music was interesting. Anyway, you did a very good job with this MC. Hats off to all involved.
A-CAROLING FOR CHRISTMAS
GHOSTS OF APPALOOSA
RISE OF THE AMAZONS
THE SLEEPING TIGER
THE TIME GUARDIAN
"When I dive... I go deep, only to surface the hub when necessary."
This had a different tone to it then I expected. Roach knocking out the camera guy, Satan dancing in the road. It didn't seem like you were trying to capture the eeriness the script had from what i read. If that wasn't your goal, I apologize.
On the other hand, after a second view, I like what you've done with it. The use of the static and the different looks of satan, which I'm surprised the diner patrons didn't notice. He was clearly different looking in the street. Anyways, good work.
Is it on machinama's channel yet? alway love those comments. Btw, have you heard from Cam lately??? Has he seen this??
I haven't heard a peep out of Cam so I don't know what's up with him.
Based on the assets I had for this it was never going to work "seriously" so I went for a hand held - lighter approach - tried to give Satan a sort of Bugs Bunny/otherworldly character. And it wasn't easy to insert that extra cameraman character. It isn't my favourite episode but I'm good with the results.
This was NOT an easy script to do with Moviestorm. The number of characters meant that everyone needed to emote almost all the time - which meant lots of set up. Plus having that many characters and that much set at the same time kept bombing Moviestorm. Sometimes it took me 12 tries to render a scene and I had to render them a bunch of times. When The Dark 2 comes around (and it's already in the planning stages - 6 different directors and authors next time) I'm going to make a suggestion of no more than 3 characters in a scene.
This one was not submitted to Machinima.com. This is because I was not pleased with the anti-aliasing of the graphics (another problem with Moviestorm and large sets). I just think this would have been inviting trouble with the Machinima.com audience. And since this is not on Machinima passing the link for this film around to your friends would be really helpful.
Thanks for answering James’ questions, I had the same questions! I wish Cam was around, I liked his writing. Thanks for doing this episode, the voicing for Satan was best. I also liked the Beverly Hillbillies episode in the bg. Yeah, the anti aliasing problems are noticeable. Tell us more about round 2 when you can.
Hey guys, you're not going to like this, but I didn't like this one at all.
I remember the script very clearly and it was easily the best of the bunch and really, REALLY worked. This didn't work for me...at all.
It had a an odd vibe to it. It felt slow. It didn't have the same realness to it that came through in Cam's writing. I didn't like the static stuff at all, and IMO, the voice work was not good overall. Also didn't like the music at all.
It came off as some kind of comedy almost to me. There was no horror, no tension, no terror. Satan looked comical, and I don't think he should have.
I'm sorry to say this and keep in mind, it's just my opinion. I was very excited when i saw this was finally completed. I decided to wait before I posted my comments, but felt like I needed to say what i thought.
To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
Sorry you didn't like it Jeff but as I stated above I did the best with the assets I had. Though this script might have been the best liked script, it apparently wasn't the best script for a Moviestorm made video. Maybe live action would have made it work better.
I think the static might have been overused, but maybe that is just because it was REALLY loud on my laptop when it popped up. Less is more with that technique -- for me anyway.
But I liked the characters and the acting -- while you probably put that cornball music in afterward, I thought it really complimented the dialogue and delivery of the voices.
I am not sure the newscast was necessary. I think that detail could have been snipped from the script and it still would have played out fine with some minor tweaks. It kind of telegraphs the end -- it might have been better to have the sirens just fade in later without that newscast as a precursor.
The composition looked great to me, Corney. I guess I am easily impressed with all this stuff, but I really like how you piece these things together.
I just wish they would perfect the teeth for their characters. That always creeps me out.
Quoted from mcornetto
I was not pleased with the anti-aliasing of the graphics (another problem with Moviestorm and large sets).
What does this even mean? It bugs me a little that Gary is, like, "Oh, yeah, that is very noticable" -- while I do not even understand what you are talking about...