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STUCK, an anamorphic short film about quarantine


Hello everyone,

I recently shot a shoe-string budget short film with a couple of friends, that's kind of an allegory of quarantine and lock down life.
I'd love some feedback on it. It would mean the world.

Thanks so much!
 
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Hey this one was really fun to watch! Loved the invisible cuts, and it definitely was a great idea to make subtitles on screen, I wish I did this when I used to do great movies with awful audio...

If I can add a tip regarding subtitles: add a shadow next time! I didn't had any trouble reading them, but it's always good for those frames that there's a bright background.

The editing was terrific, I loved it! And also the script was really good. I personally wouldn't have used the flares until the "I've lost count of the days" scene, it helps to have a more dramatic impact in the scene if you haven't seen any flares yet!

Nice pick for the music as well! I loved the use you gave of lens as well, some scenes had a more distorted frame and it kinda helps the audience to understand the paranoia the character is going through.

Great job, I saw you have a lot of videos so I'll definitely check some of them!
 
Great work, I liked a lot of the same things mentioned above, but have to give you extra props for your thumbnail. Nobody ever talks about packaging, but I think a great cover or thumbnail can actually go a long way towards getting people into the world of your film. I think I percieved your film differently than I would have if it had just been a headshot of the main character on the thumbnail.
 
Hey this one was really fun to watch! Loved the invisible cuts, and it definitely was a great idea to make subtitles on screen, I wish I did this when I used to do great movies with awful audio...

If I can add a tip regarding subtitles: add a shadow next time! I didn't had any trouble reading them, but it's always good for those frames that there's a bright background.

The editing was terrific, I loved it! And also the script was really good. I personally wouldn't have used the flares until the "I've lost count of the days" scene, it helps to have a more dramatic impact in the scene if you haven't seen any flares yet!

Nice pick for the music as well! I loved the use you gave of lens as well, some scenes had a more distorted frame and it kinda helps the audience to understand the paranoia the character is going through.

Great job, I saw you have a lot of videos so I'll definitely check some of them!
Thanks so much for your reply! It means a lot to us. The flares was actually in camera, but I'll take into consideration using it to help emphasize the impact of the piece next time! Thanks!
 
Great work, I liked a lot of the same things mentioned above, but have to give you extra props for your thumbnail. Nobody ever talks about packaging, but I think a great cover or thumbnail can actually go a long way towards getting people into the world of your film. I think I percieved your film differently than I would have if it had just been a headshot of the main character on the thumbnail.
Thanks so much for taking the time to reply! It means the world. I feel the same about thumbnails and marketing materials for films. Like I've already taken so much time and money to make the film, might as well spend a little more time to help boost it's image. :D
 
Great work, I liked a lot of the same things mentioned above, but have to give you extra props for your thumbnail. Nobody ever talks about packaging, but I think a great cover or thumbnail can actually go a long way towards getting people into the world of your film. I think I percieved your film differently than I would have if it had just been a headshot of the main character on the thumbnail.
Great point!! I agree as well 👏👏👏
 
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