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If you like Forbidden Planet you'll love OTSOG

Discussion in 'Movies' started by ken barker, Mar 28, 2013.

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  1. ken barker

    ken barker Scout

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    Hello Everyone;

    Just joined today and I want to share for FREE my micro-budget, retro sci-fi feature film On The Shoulders Of Giants. The film is a subtle homage to Forbidden Planet in particular but created with a knowing nod to all those classic 1950s sci-fi films. It will be great to hear your reaction to OTSOG. Thanks, Kenneth (writer, producer and director)
     

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    Thanks to the people who have viewed - keep 'em coming :)
     
  3. Kevin

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    Ken, welcome! (y)

    You may have missed posting a link to OTSOG. ;) Anything that pays homage to that era of films catches my attention so the posted pick you attached has me curious about tie film.
     
  4. ken barker

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    Hi Kevin,

    Great to hear from you. Where is a better place to post for my film? I'm new to this and don't want to blunder on blindly.

    Picture is Sarah Wood playing Commander Jane Altaire - my leading lady.

    Cheers,
    Kenneth
     

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  5. Mirelly

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    Ken,
    The pics are great teasers.

    I'd suggest You Tube as the place to air your movie.
     
  6. ken barker

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    Hello Mirelly,

    Thanks for making contact and your kind comment ref the pictures

    The movie is already on youtube http://bit.ly/otsog-free But making contact on a sci-fi forum is 'purer' I can actually engage with people into the genre. Youtube is mainly a delivery platform. Cheers K.
     

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  7. Mirelly

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    Wow, Ken! That's a remarkable piece of work. I have to compliment you on the high standards of excellence (for a micro-budget movie), and I'd like to make special mention of the superb sets and props, the models, the FX, the editing, and the lighting.

    I especially enjoyed the CARN console's retro styling (was that your granny's transistor radio? :p )

    Sarah Wood's performance was great, although I did think the captain's delivery lacked that certain something I expect from a commanding officer.

    My only criticism was with the sound. My PC has a fairly decent sound system, but I found the bass of the ambience track was a little too intrusive.

    All told I rate the movie highly. It sure knocks expensive felgercarb like the 2012 straight to TV reboot of The Philadelphia Experiment, which was so bad I almost lost the will to live.
     
  8. ken barker

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    Thank you Mirelly so much for taking the time to write a considered critique and set of comments. Your message has made my day.

    Yes, I realised (afterwards) on this online version for youtube that the sound was less than perfect. On the full pay per view version, DVD and blu-ray, the sound is correctly mixed and balanced. I pulled this version off the edit system (Avid MC5) but did not notice the imbalances when I landed on random parts to test. I'd already posted by then and didn't want to confuse people. However I am glad you could enjoy the film beyond those technical snaffus.

    May I quote your review on the film's facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/On-The-Shoulders-of-Giants-The-Movie/383469958384829 please? I need to build an audience and just get people seeing the work.

    Sarah will be extremely happy with your comments.

    All the best,
    Kenneth
     
  9. Kevin

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    Oooh, I can't wait now until I get some time this weekend to check out full videos! :cool:
     
  10. ken barker

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    Hello Kevin,

    I hope you get the chance to see my movie.

    Its damn hard getting indie films seen!

    Thanks for your interest,

    Kenneth
     

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