Helpless
 
 
Studio: michael_b6
 
Review Count: 11
Average Rating: 4.45 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 4 minutes 43 seconds
 
Posted on: July 18, 2006
 
 
Film Description
This is my first film using S&E. It gave me a chance to mess around with freecam and get use to it (which left me very impressed with the ease of it).

Anyways, this is about an afternoon's work: a simple crime drama, with some custom sounds either recorded by me at the range or ordered online. Try to bear through my monotoned narrating, lol.

A undercover sting group deals with many things: death, cruption, and the emotional impact of taking a life. For some, it just becomes another face in the crowd: for others it becomes a scar left forever.
 
Reviews
- FunkyFilms

So...

Story:
Well it was a good story, but i felt that i kind of got lost somewhere. 14/20.

VO's/Subtitles:
Good VO's. 19/20.

Music:
Nothing special. 16/20.

Camera/Filming:
This is what i like from you. You are so good at using the camera. 20/20.

Editing:
Good editing. 18/20.

Overall:
87/100: 5 Stars! Good Job!

FunkyFilms.

Posted on September 12, 2006
- somekindamovie

Really good, although you can see that this movie was made rather hasty. Still good action though, with great sound-effects.

Posted on August 10, 2006
- georgeorg

VO told the story like it is. Editing was spot on, camera movements were good: showing a good display of compostion and dynamics. Sound design was good. And the story was good. The action alone is worth the 5 stars. The shots were amazing: especially the funeral scenes. The ending for me was good silent: it didn't spice it up like an action scene but a scene of solace.

Posted on July 29, 2006
- ubernewbie

Cops and robbers:

VO/subbies: 8/10: clear but flat lacking emotion.

Flow: 6/10: Slow and plodding with no real direction. Freecam abuse at the star was unnecessary.

Set Dressing: 5/10: None that i saw.

Editing: 8/10: Freecam abuse like mad, but some nice shots in there.

WOW factor; 5/10: I kept looking to see when it would end, didn't hold my attention.

score:32/50: 3.5/5: 3 Stars= A GOOD movie.

Posted on July 27, 2006
- Mildheadwound

A pulse pounding, lead exploding, hyper crime thriller that grabs the viewer from the first pull of the trigger, and doesn't let go until everyone is dead! Totally cool dialogue, intense car action and wave upon wave of senseless gunplay!

Posted on July 25, 2006
- Toadfish

A different story with a non hollywood ending is refreshing to see.
The use of the freecam set the mood for the movie and added some stylisation that set the tone for the narrative.
The only real critisim is as already mentioned by Kos about the shoot out in the bar, but I can see what you were trying to achieve with the movement.
Overal a good film, cant wait to see more like this.

Posted on July 25, 2006
- Fulkster

Overall, very good!

Freecam (since you asked)- The majority of camera movements/positioning were great. I'd say use the movement like you use spices or exclamation marks... the viewer can get a little dizzy trying to keep focused on the point of interest.

I see Kos also mentioned the "1 week earlier" transition... I thought a fade to black at the end of the scene and fade from black to the start of the next scene would have been a good (needed) separator.

"mumbling" (especially at the funeral)- for me, it's become such a familiar noise that it's distracting. I would have better appreciated a 3 or 4 second reading out of "Job" or something you consider appropriate to the scene.

Sound effects were great! Just like hearing new music in a movie, something different from the stock SEs are a pleasure!

Thanks for a very well done movie!

Posted on July 25, 2006
- SHERWINLIU

After an intriguing action-packed begining, with daring camera angles and movements (maybe a few of them were a bit abrupt), the film proceeds to dazzle with its cinematography. But the story is a bit thin, and the narration and mood sounded a little bit forced to me. Other problems I saw are easily prevented: mumbling, the "orchestra tuning" music in the end. Of course, it's always nice to have some custom music. Still, a fine experience from the camera usage perspective.

Posted on July 24, 2006
- kos78

Kos Mini Review:
The intro action sequence was very good, though it did suffer a little from freecam abuse. The transistion to "One week earlier" could have been a bit longer to break it up. Once the narration for the main story started, I was very impressed. Watch out for the camera clipping through objects. Some of the action in the bar was disjointed; it was hard to tell who was shooting at whom. I liked the way that the action came back to the present time, then added the continuation of the story. I had mixed feelings about the ending; the decision by the male lead seemed out of place for someone with his experience, and even so the presentation of the last few seconds lacked the impact of the rest of the movie. Great work, I look forward to seeing what this studio does in the future.

Posted on July 22, 2006
- makrim83

This was very cool nice Sound effects.

Posted on July 18, 2006
- mcrispy13

Great job, keep up the good work...could you please rate my new movie The Camping Trip

Posted on July 18, 2006