Loss of Empathy
Studio: michael_b6
Review Count: 61
Average Rating: 4.84 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 3 minutes 13 seconds
Posted on: July 29, 2006
Film Description
A man's vengence takes him on a journey questioning his own actions.

Cody Goddard-Ode to Orgoth
Eine Aufnahme mit dem Ensemble-Adagio de Strings (arranged in 1938 by Samuel Barber)
- Taxmenpaxmen

Hello, you are my favourate director on TMO. Goodbye

Posted on June 9, 2007


Posted on May 26, 2007
- Farquad

very good movie

Posted on May 23, 2007
- sparky1512

A wonderfully emotive movie. The music score really adds to the feel of the film. My one criticism would be the slightly emotionless VO's. They kinda work but when you consider what is going on in this film and the subject of the VO's there really needs to be greater depth to them. Overall i love this movie and will give it a well deserving 5 stars


Posted on April 27, 2007
- ZCK_legend

Heart warming
action packed
Final thought...
This was a brutal romance. it warmed my heart and grabed my eyes. you had me in the palm of your hands. you ripped my soul out and it didnt matter to me. You made me fly...amazing.........simply.amazing

Posted on April 24, 2007
- zaaapmmme

That was one of the best films on this site iv seen!!
The effects were great but the all round movie was a classic!!!
Dude I love your movies!!! Thats why i downlloaded it!!!
what site did u get the awsome effects from?

Posted on February 24, 2007
- Julian5604

That was really good. The VO's wernt the best. Please rate my movie: The Evidence.

Posted on February 18, 2007

I gotta hand it to you. You know what you're doing. Excellent editing technique, camera work, and pacing. Tense yet somber. My only gripe is that the voicework could have used more impact without betraying the apathetic feel you intended -- as it is, the voicework just sounds monotone and lacks the drama that the film needed. But as I said, it's a gripe and does not take away from the overall quality of your excellent work.

Posted on February 18, 2007
- d42808

awesome dude your right our movies s.uck monkey balls

Posted on February 14, 2007
- movielandscaper

Great action movie. I like the sadness in the movie as well as the wonderful audio.Once again I really enjoyed your film. Let me know when the next comes out please
ttya soon and keep up the great work :)

Posted on January 30, 2007
- ElizabethSusan

Amazed, In Awe, Inspired, You Rock ~ I'm A Fan ~ Eliza :)

Posted on January 16, 2007
- Mildheadwound

The bullets ring out to an unforgiving sky as we're forced to acknowledge the ramifications of our own actions, no matter how good the intention . . . even one of revenge. A tasty and bloody period piece that explores the boundaries of good vs. evil. ~ As if there were a difference.

Posted on January 15, 2007
- reddfoxx120

great movie.i loved it dude.

Posted on December 26, 2006
- mimouch

this movie is one of the bes i saw in all my life, you have an incredible style !

Posted on December 25, 2006
- EquinoxPictures

No comment

Posted on December 22, 2006
- otnemem20

This film just took my breath away. In only 3 minutes you were able to capture the essence of the western genre. Your cinematography and editing is perhaps the best I have seen. The use of sound was also impeccable and really brings the images to life. The think if you just would have let the last image run a little longer, it would have been more effective. If you were to add some more depth to the story, then I believe you could create something very special here. I will definately bookmark you to see what else you got.

Posted on December 17, 2006
- Tayman

This movie is simply amazing. There's nothing wrong with it at all. The Vo's were excellent and the storyline was superb... you've got talent. I bet you're in the film business or have at least majored in film, because this is real talent.

Posted on October 15, 2006
- JamesWorcester

Another thriller by michael_b6. Bookmarked yet again.

Posted on September 28, 2006
- BlueMoon123

Emotional music. Great dialogue. Heart-poundind action. What more can anyone else ask for? One of the best movies I have ever seen on TMO. You are a very talented film maker.

Posted on September 20, 2006
- roeller

Whoa, I´m gonna have to get "Stunts & Effects" after all! Your movies show that it opens a whole new world of possibilities in camerawork (and editing).

Posted on September 17, 2006
- person_me200


Posted on September 13, 2006
- FunkyFilms


Great story, but again i got a little lost. 17/20.

Great. 19/20.

Good music that fit. 18/20.

You're the best i've seen at using the camera. 20/20.

Superb! 20/20.

94/100: 5 Stars! Great Job!

Extra FunkyFilms comment:
"The sound effects alone make it a must see western!"


Posted on September 12, 2006
- Greenglades

Plot/Storyline: A narrative prose film which uses imagery , words and music to help deliver its message. The brevity of this film doesn�??t allow for background information or character development which was the only flaw in this area.

Editing: Very well edited. Nice cinematographic shots and camera angles. Well scored using the classical piece. Good narration. Stylish camera pans, zooms, and angles coupled with the rapid images and music helps deliver the impact of this film.

Overall: Well done film which provides good impact. Lacks in background information and character development, but strong in impact and style.

Posted on September 9, 2006
- snickbuster4

Now that was good! It was way better than Dead Fault, and I really like the quick shots of the gun's shooting, and camera shot's. Good film overall.

Posted on September 4, 2006
- Yodabob

Andy�??s Review:
Technical: From what I understand, it�??s Stunts and Effects that lets you move the camera. I think you have set up some very nice shots here. I�??m quickly learning that the floating shots are popular. You use them quite well, as you do with close ups as well.

Continuity: Other than some lighting changes here and there. It seems spot on.

The Story: I love a good killer flick and especially those that have well shot, quick fight scenes. I did have to watch the end a couple of times to get it though. Overall great imagery and the music sets an incredible tone. Your gun fights are excellent. A good film, save for a bit of confusion at the end.

Posted on August 31, 2006
- madmazz

sheesh ...well atmospheric!!..great stuff...love the editing.

Posted on August 31, 2006
- jarvis100

A Masterpeice. The dialouge was like a poem. Your movies are always masterpeices, and this is just another Golden Film.

Posted on August 11, 2006
- somekindamovie

Incredible. Simply incredible. How can a movie be so adrenaline-pumping and still so tender and touching at the same time? By the looks of it, you truly know how to handle the free-cam. Pacing and spinning camera-angles seems to be your speciality. Sound effects and music fits like a glove. The story and the voiceover was perfect as well. Everything was perfect in this movie. You just keep up the good work, I can't wait to see more from you.

Posted on August 10, 2006

That was awesome.I loved the sound effects.Music was great..Loved this movie you will be a studio I keep an eye on

Posted on August 10, 2006
- MefuneAkira



The tone of this film was very captivating and intriguing. The editing and sound fx melded in heart pounding unison. I recognize the theme song used in the movie Platoon, so that took me out of the story unfortunately. However, it dint diminish my overall feeling of this film.

The actual voice recording need a bit of polish as it sound recorded. I suggest you fade in and fade out on your dialog in the future, it takes away the in and out clicks and reduces the sound of silence clashing with background noise of VO's.

The gunfire was one of my favorite part of this film. Very tarintino/spielburg sounding. Excellent work!

Overall I really enjoyed this piece of art, despite possible copyright music issue, and will be officially bookmark by L.M.A.O. Studios.

-Mefune Akira L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on August 9, 2006
- jackalbane

Excellent work my friend. The way the movement fits with the action and what's going on I really felt for the character as he went through these memories or thoughts or real-time action, not knowing exactly what was going on, but invested nonetheless. An excellent short film, my friend, with a lot of great editing, camera work and sound-design.

Posted on August 9, 2006
- Ninette1

"the ringing is a 'head clearing' feeling"... I heard that!! Effective film, wish this one was longer, liked it that much. Keep up the outstanding work. Interesting storyline as I totally follow up on implied Columbine event, to this day. Outstanding entry to competition. Great music. Thanks for posting in my review thread.

~Ninette1 Studios

Posted on August 9, 2006
- Bloodsik

Story: 5/5
VOs: 3/5
Genre Fit: 4/5
SFX: 5/5

Average: 4/5

Suggestions: Solid movie. Nice editing work, and the music fits very well. Nice spin on the action genre, very emotional instead of just lots of things going boom. Only problem I ssee in this movie might also be it's biggest kudo. If it is, it should be 5/5. If the emotionless narration was meant to juxtapose the very emotional story, this IS a 5/5 story.

Posted on August 9, 2006
- pepsidude32


Posted on August 8, 2006
- Mustachio26

I feel bad for not having watched it sooner. Amazing, pure brilliance. It really proves that you don't need to make a full length motion picture on TMO to emotionally sway your viewer.

(Golden Mustache: Yes)

Posted on August 8, 2006
- JSim07

With this film you affirmed my belief that a real film could be made here. Not just a compilation of set scenes - but moving, breathing, filmmaking. Bravo.

If you could have filmed it with actors, and shot the same - it could you win you awards in the real world.

Posted on August 8, 2006
- bang_bang

Title: Loss Of Empathy

Action: 5-5
Originality: 5-5
Editting: 5-5
Sets/Scene's/costumes: 5-5
VOs/subtitles: 5-5
Music: 5-5

Average score: 5-5 stars.

Overview: Loss of empathy is nothing short of BRILLIANT! This is the film TMO has been waiting for! I love these style of movies, an the feel you get watching them! The opening sequence with that colorful vibrant tree already had me attached! Im a huge fan of the foreign films, such as the makers of "Hijack" and "Unfaithful" but Michael Barnes has stunned me with "Loss of Empathy". The camera movement was unbelieveable! I have seen this film on TMO for some time now, an I always loved the poster, although i never took time to watch it! Well my mistake has been erased, this film makes me want to meet Barnes today!

Everyone should see this film, an it should be and stay in the #1 slot for a long... long... time!
-[sentence can be used on movie poster/etc for critic review if needed].

Poster Review: 5-5 easy! The poster is amazing! I love the colors, an feel!

Nough said, this has been a review by -BBProducktions.

Posted on August 8, 2006
- sgporsche48

Plot: 5/5 A very interesting plot. Never seen anything like it before on TMO.
Editing: 5/5 Really liked the sound effects and the editing in this film.
Dialogue: 5/5 The narration fit in very well with the scenes.
Overall: 100%= A. Really great job on this film. Liked the use of music (heard it before though...say in Platoon and The Elephant Man). Can't wait to see more from you in the future.

Posted on August 8, 2006
- Amabeginzordawg

Competition Review:

I have to tell you straight up, you are in the #1 spot in the competition right now and it's going to be TERRIBLY hard to get in front of you.

Everything in this movie struck me to my very core; the music, the camera work, the action.

The action and dazzling sound effects took me by surprise and would have only worked with your GENIUS camera work. I am so impressed with this films voice and you should really put this in for hot pick. It will most undoubtedly win.

The music was magnificent. (Especially Adagio for Strings; which worked perfectly with the movie and created a sense of no hope.)

Amazingly done Michael. You truly have a gift, don't let it go to waste.
Currently #1


Posted on August 8, 2006
- conxroxs

In one word, WOW. I was expecting this to be good, but not that good. The imagery and mood in this movie was just fantastic. Music was chosen perfectly to add to the atmosphere. Your custom gun shot SFX sounded so much better comapared to the ones in the game, it really shocked me how real they sounded. VO's were perfectly done, full of emotion. The shots were incredible, stylistic to the extreme, but still keeping the emotion. In my honest opinion, this is the most stylish movie I have seen on TMO, and definitely one of my favourites. Amazing work, keep it up. Bookmarking as I type!

Posted on August 8, 2006
- JustinMoore

Wow. . . That was Awesome! I really enjoyed that great camera work. I thought the film had a "Gladiator" like feel to it, what with the cuts to the tree and everything. I liked your choice of music for the piece. Overall: Outstanding!

Posted on August 7, 2006
- sweatyshoulder

A Critics Center and Sweat Awards Review:
Great job on this. your editing skills are just awesome. Your VA was superb. your whole story was excellent. I can't even beleive such a great movie was made. Your freecam lacked nothing. now to the review.
Literally this had me at the edge of my seat just enjoying the way you used the camera, you just evolved other blah scenes into spectacular parts of the movie! This by far was the best 3 minute movie ever. It was like everything a movie made by TM should have. You utilized your game and I commend you for that.
Overall this film has taken it to a new level. It was awesome, spectacular. Everything a movie should be. I have nothing to tell you to improve. This was by far, one step above all other mvoies I've seen
Let's just see how this stands against the other contestants of The Sweat Awards. I have a strong feeling this will be bound to win something, but you never know....
5/5 Well earned. Keep this kind of work up. Bravo.

Posted on August 7, 2006
- postmodernchuck

Packing some truly dazzling cinematography and startling sound design, Loss of Empathy demonstrates the virtuosic cinematic capabilities dancing at the fingertips of the director. This movie came out of nowhere, to be honest, and I found myself shellshocked with its poetics and artistry, its non-linear approach to storytelling, its razz-a-matazz of light and sound. The ending actually made me a little weepy eyed, with its music and narration bringing the understated tragedy of the story to its crescendo. I am in awe of this movie �?? my pithy, pathetic review does not do justice to how moved I am by this short �?? though by no means small �?? film.

Truly a marvel.

Posted on August 5, 2006
- db4321

This movie shows a lot of potential. The narrative was excellent, really setting the mood. The action sequences were well-handled also but there was a certain touch of class about the opening scene which draws you in to the movie.
My main complaint is that the camera moved around far too much for it's own good. Static camera shots are just as effective as moving ones, in fact sometimes more so.
Keep up the good work.

Posted on August 5, 2006
- claw21

that was a great film, great plot, very nice effects, a great film overall

Posted on August 5, 2006
- Butchered_Studios

Holly Molly nice one again. The cameraing is superb and the sound effects again are amazing. good music choice over all great!

Posted on August 4, 2006
- Dulci

Very powerful and intense movie. The voiceovers were well-done. The camera moved around a little too much for me - I would have liked a few static shots to give my eyes a rest.

Great music choices.


Posted on August 4, 2006
- Marine101

Decent and short.

3 reasons why it was great
Good vo's
Great effects
Good plot

Posted on August 4, 2006
- ubernewbie

We don't need no stinking badges:

VO/ subbies: 9/10: Good and clear with a well read scripts, just a little background noice to be cleaned up from the background.

Flow: 9/10: Great and succinct.

Set Dressing: 8/10: You get 3 points for the tree.

editing: 9/10: clever use of angles and editing, nice to watch.

wow factor: 8/10: It tries so hard to be deep, but it falls short for me, great production all around though, but not enough to make me want to watch it again.

score:43/50: 4.3/5: 4 stars = A GREAT FILM.

Posted on August 4, 2006
- BricksFilms

Dude very deep. I love it. If you ever need someone in your movies let me know I'd love to work with you.

Posted on August 3, 2006
- Dragon_Crafter

very nice movie i �?�ed it i would like to see some more of your work i am sure a t least 1 of your other movie judgeing on this will be a 5 star quality

hint hint people don`t where bandanas like a gang member or hobo in 1969

Posted on August 3, 2006
- Gamezilla

So short yet so sweet would be the key words for this movie. I loved how you pulled of the Action scenes i nthis movie, TMO movies need more Action scenes like that. The voice overs were great and so was everything else!

Posted on August 2, 2006
- Rockstar_studios

This movie was awesome! I loved the sound effects, especially the gun sounds! Where did you get them from? Anyways, good work! If you have a chance and wouldn't mind could you check out my new fil, A Flawless Mind, all reviews have been 5 stars I'm trying to push it up in the charts. Thanks!

Posted on August 1, 2006
- Fulkster

Expertly done! I loved the direction and editing.

Posted on July 31, 2006
- mcrispy13

*mcrispy reviews*
Very original idea that you have created and turned into a theatrical masterpiece! I enjoyed every second of Loss of Empathy, my only regret is that I wish it were longer. :)
4.6 stars

Posted on July 31, 2006

Great Artistic Direction, Good VO's ,I wish this movie was longer, I would love to see what you can do in a feature presentation. Good use of sound, and the angles are brilliant, great use of the Free-Cam. I loveed the poster aswell. You are very creative!! and managed to make this movie so powerful. A thrilling audio-visual experience!

Posted on July 31, 2006
- makrim83

Great story
Sound effects
Voice Overs

[not-so-nice-word!]ing Great

Posted on July 31, 2006

Spectacular. Very emotional, very intriguing. the music and the visuals worked together very smoothly. I love it.

Posted on July 30, 2006
- a2k13

a good movie

Posted on July 30, 2006
- Peetree

Great movie!
Storyline 9-10
Script 9-10
Music 10-10
VOs/subtitles 8-10
Action 9-10

great movie! hope u make more action movies like this!

Plz rate my movie if u could The Hidden Face Part 1

Posted on July 29, 2006
- Lar48

Very Good storyline..

Posted on July 29, 2006