Dead Fault
Studio: michael_b6
Review Count: 59
Average Rating: 4.51 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 0 minutes 58 seconds
Posted on: August 7, 2006
Film Description
Here we go: a little test messing around with how backdrops can help lighting a scene; I got he main idea for the backdrop from Michael Mann films (because he's my idol): how he always seems to have a fanatasic main colored sky[line], or something. Also I finally got to try out my new punch sounds (which hurt to make :) ).

The plot in this is very thin: but is made up in action. The way I chose to make the action scene was to be stylized and confusing: just like it would be in a real gunfight (I have some idea what it might be like :) ). But the story is a guy meets a group of people to buy something (I told you it was thin).

The song is Crashed by VincentVarco, which is very cool and creates a good atmosphere: I just wish this was longer so I could display the whole song.

21st Overall
16th S&E
8th Action
WINNER: Movies_Boy's "1 Set Competition"
- Farquad

this is action, man!!

Posted on May 23, 2007
- George_Locust

Dude you are the John Woo of TMO! I love this stuff!

Posted on April 30, 2007
- otnemem20

A pretty solid scene overall which is obviously influenced by Michael Mann. However, Mann's films are usually very dense and contain sharp dialogue and suspense along with the cool characters, atmosphere, and action scenes. I understand that this is only a single short scene, but since the scene contains a transaction, there should definitely be some spoken dialogue. It isn't difficult, you could have done all the voice work yourself. Anyways, you have created another scene worthy of praise.

Posted on March 15, 2007
- paulw

a great short action movie, very well edited easily one of the best on TMO!

Posted on February 16, 2007
- spalter

the sounds are amazing!

Posted on February 5, 2007
- bigdandthekidstable2

like on your studio sescription " all style no story"

this ones like no style no story

Posted on February 4, 2007
- troublemaker911

Basic Plot: -- (I don't know what it is and I don't care)
Visuals: 5/5
Audio: 5/5
VO's/Subtitles: 5/5 (See, a movie can be good as long as the subtitles fit)
Scenes: 5/5

Overall: 5/5

This movie is awesome! I would seriously bookmark this, but wait, all your other movies are awesome, too!

Posted on February 3, 2007
- Manen_45_Robin

Very good! I'm also an fan of Michael Mann.

Posted on February 3, 2007
- GothVerbrinski

How do you do it? A bloody good job, i know i'm envious.

Posted on January 27, 2007
- Mildheadwound

The film that gets the ball rolling at breakneck, (or is it face?) speeds, in this series of shockingly violent vignettes. Stochastic, frantic and bloody well executed. Dangerous cinema has a new name . . . Micheal Barnes.

Posted on January 15, 2007
- ccm404

Cool, could hav bin longer tho

Posted on January 4, 2007
- Artorious

as short as it was i thought you did a heck of a job with it. i liked your use of backdrop.

Posted on December 31, 2006
- sausn2002

I was affected by watching this movie. You are now officially my favorite movie maker on the site.

Posted on December 27, 2006
- vatrel34

To short

Posted on December 27, 2006
- vatrel34

To short

Posted on December 27, 2006
- mimouch

wouah ! amazing job , well done :)

Posted on December 25, 2006
- Wilder1

This is awesomely cool. My one complaint is its too good to be so short. Leaves me wanting more because its too good to walk away from.

Posted on December 25, 2006
- FidibusFilms

Almost 5stars...

Posted on November 13, 2006
- Tayman

This was another really cool movie, but I can't give it 5 stars because there was no story, however the action was amazing.

Another great effort.

Posted on October 15, 2006
- a2k13

Look like prison made those guys weak lol.

Posted on October 3, 2006
- Tsunamidog

Well, I dont feel like writing my usual really long review (forgive me) so I'll just do shotly sum it up.
Nice camera angles and movement, had lots of syle and coolness to it. The music fit the mood, and the sounds effects made me whizz myself on multiple occasions...which was embarrassing...
Amazingly awesome-o action, and I feel kind of akward giving this movie 5stars, because it was so short, but it just blew me away...

Posted on September 28, 2006
- JamesWorcester

Friggafreaking FANTASTIC! Man, those camera angles are the best. Bookmarked!

Posted on September 28, 2006
- Train101

Du-u-u-de. That might have been sohrt but that was STIlL AWSOME. It didn't have subs but who cares that was an intense thirty seconds let me tell you!

Posted on September 26, 2006
- azza93


Posted on September 16, 2006
- person_me200


Posted on September 13, 2006
- jarvis100

What you can do with 58 seconds is a marvel to me Micheal. This was fantastic even for how short it was.

Posted on September 12, 2006
- FunkyFilms

*****!!!!! So cool man. You just had some great use of camera shots, filmed it really well. You had these really great scenes, like when they all took out their guns. Fantastic! Great! Bookmarked.

Posted on September 10, 2006
- TheMGMKid1

Ah....the perfect opening to what I am sure is going to be a memorable TMO masterpiece!

Posted on September 10, 2006
- sidy

very short but GREAT! very very nice sound effect and scene editing.
keep up the great work. i'll wait part3 !

Posted on September 10, 2006
- CorpsehereProductions

Know if you put this into an action movie you got something there. but the fact
that you just are showing what can be done and there was no real story line is why I Gave you 4 stars. don't take me wrong you put this together very well and it looked great. so keep up the good work.

Posted on August 13, 2006

I'm not going to mess around. I would love to collaborate with you on an action movie one day as I feel our two skills would combine into something special. If you havent seen my latest Action blockbuster Fire and Forget III, please check it out if you can.

Onto the review. I thought this is probably the single most Original Demo, Scene, Sequence I've ever seen. You were productive but more importantly, you were imaginative to a new level. You made all the scenes look fresh and you showed off the serious side to your talents. I loved every second of it and I cannot wait to see you collaborate with someone (AHEM!) or better yet, release a full-feature film

NUKE WELL! in the ATOM !

Posted on August 10, 2006
- kos78

Kos Mini Review:
Rated as a trailer.
Comments on the lighting as requested: The use of silhouettes is excellent. I particularly liked the shots with the chicken-wire fence, because it looks so different to a 'normal' shot. Watch out for the backdrops being distorted on the curved screen, though. The only camera shot in the movie that didn't work for me was the one at 15 seconds, which is too dark. The editing and the action scenes are a demonstration of excellent technique -- I'd love to see a full movie from this studio that employs the skill and style demonstrated in this tech demo.

Posted on August 10, 2006
- somekindamovie

Oh, boy! 58 seconds of awsomeness!
Great use of the free-cam and incredible sound-effects (as always in your movies). You just gotta make a real movie out of this, with dialouge and story!
I must say that you are my favorite moviemaker on this site, and I just can't wait to see another great movie from you.

Posted on August 10, 2006
- Hami13

very very nive! liked it all 58 seconds! great snds and f/x!!

Posted on August 10, 2006
- TimBurtonFan

Good job, but it's not really a movie, because there isn't a story.

Posted on August 10, 2006
- danielbach

It was a little good. The freecam was perfect.

Posted on August 9, 2006
- HitmanGames

Very cool freecam & sounds, but not really a movie...
Put these scene into a complete movie (incl story) and this movie would be very good!
4 stars for this very nice techdemo.

Posted on August 9, 2006
- snickbuster4

What was that? It was stupid. I'm sorry but that movie was too plain for me.

Posted on August 9, 2006
- Timo666

Looks really cool! Of course I can't give you 5 stars since it's only a small test, but I think your movies will be top notch!

Posted on August 9, 2006
- AlexDV

This movie was bery plot thin, but the few comments I have are very good ones. For one, the sound effects were awesome. It made the whole scene feel more lifelike. The guns drawing and the punches were very realistic.

Also the freecam was used well, it showed only a split-second scene which was enough to tell the viewer what was happening and also added that whole actiony kind of feeling.

I would love to see a full length movie with editing of this calibre!

Posted on August 9, 2006
- Danish_Drummer

It was good..
Really, it was....
But a little to small..
And i only give 5 stars for the perfect movies.... So only 4..
But you did a really great job....

Posted on August 9, 2006
- pepsidude32

that was awsome

Posted on August 8, 2006
- JSim07

You are sooo bookmarked

Posted on August 8, 2006
- Mouch

very...i hate to use this word but, cool. that's about the only word to describe this. great action, effects and most Well done.

Posted on August 8, 2006
- josh101uk

I loved it, great use of lighting and sound - those punches sounded so real! ;)

I wish there was the rest of the story to go with it, but hey, its your Top mark Mr.Barnes

Posted on August 8, 2006
- nasum84

nice short action flick

Posted on August 8, 2006

Wonderful job here and 5 stars cuz great fx, sfx, and style.

Posted on August 8, 2006
- edlup56

Since this is only a preview I give it four stars Just to be fair to the charts
but if it becomes a movie it is looking like a 5 star event

Posted on August 8, 2006
- pixiedad

Very good. You used the blue backdrop I think? Some nice shots.

Posted on August 8, 2006
- georgeorg

Wow! Extreme action, crazy good camera shots. Very intense!

Posted on August 8, 2006
- Mystic_SleeT

That is what i am talking about !
Finaly action being shown really good.

Let It Be...

Posted on August 8, 2006
- makrim83

God Dammit Stop making Films That Kick ASS!

This is what i like short and sweet!

Posted on August 8, 2006
- tasmania11

great short movie.while there is no story(its a test)it was entertaining to watch.great use of scene,the lightning is good,angle of cam.the f/x sound is amazing and encourage you to keep like that for next movie.mona lisa say;"I like it for the sound!top notch!"

Posted on August 8, 2006
- conxroxs

Whoa... great short! Your sound effects are incredible! Great editng as well.

Posted on August 8, 2006
- DjDairy

wow that was actually really good,I mean the use of camera and the lighting just made it look so good!

Posted on August 8, 2006
- Radman2307

Very nice short, VERY NICE indeed.

You need to put this in an actual film, add a plot to this and you will get number 1 no problem.

(Let me explain why I gave you 4 stars, its only a short film and theres no story to it... But I am blown away by the effect.)

Posted on August 8, 2006
- bountdoom

IS this a game trailer? This is really! Good! Aswome SFX, that well... Rise the standards above all movies! The plot is thin, and No Voiceovers.

But Mr. Barnes, your going places.

Posted on August 7, 2006
- Joe01522

Very good short, action packed film.

Posted on August 7, 2006
- drawat137

No comment

Posted on August 7, 2006