The Story Of Santa
 
 
Studio: danlally
 
Review Count: 37
Average Rating: 4.57 stars
Genre: Comedy
Length: 5 minutes 1 seconds
 
Posted on: December 22, 2006
 
 
Film Description
GET READY FOR LAUGHS BECAUSE SANTA'S HERE.

Runner up in TMO Christmas competition

WOW in 5th in comedy. Thanks everyone

It took me only a few days to make this (as you can see)

All vo were done by me (funny or what)

The story follows the life of santa before he became santa (in his younger days)

This is a short version of this so i might make a seconed, longer one
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
 
Featured Reviews
- The-Spirit

I want some of what he's on, lol. :p

Posted on March 4, 2007
- mlederer

It starts with a nice custom made backdrop and a nice camera angle. That sets the mood and looks very promising. Then the "book overlay" is another nice gimmick.
Now the story begins and it looks promising, too. This might be another look at santa, not the usual christmas movie stuff. But a man speaking a girl, that's not so funny in my opinion. I also dislike the choice of music a bit.
What I like are the characters. The idea of Santa being a normal guy who wants to be someone special is cool and his friend is a real crazy dude who reminds me of "The Big Lebowski". Together they are like Batman and Robin. The voiceovers could be clearer, it seems as if you spoke too loud into your microphone.
Altogether a very original story. It's definitely not what people expect when watching a movie called "Story of Santa", but that's the coolest thing about it. I like it and I guess others will like it very much, too. Thanks for giving us a different look at Santa.

Posted on December 22, 2006
- 02PARSIM

02PARSIM REVIEW

I'm in the festive spirit at the moment and it is really nice to see all these movies being entered into the competition. Its great to see the different perspectives as to who Santa Claus really is and as to why he actually does what he does. Your interpretation of Santa is quite different from a lot of the stories I have seen recentlly Online. This one shows us what Santa was like as youngster, his decision as to how he wanted to change the world and then how he went about it. Sure it might not go down with certain people, some people will never accept a Santa Claus that isn't always the white beard and fat stomach, however I quite enjoyed how you did this little story. Its hardly classic material, but it does give you quite a good laugh. The movie of course is not perfect, unfortunately the VO's were both your greatest success and your greatest failure at the same time. You see, the VO's were a nice blend and they did sound different for most of the time, the VO's were also humerous and made me laugh. However on occasion I just wishes another VA had been involved, the female for example, she just sounded odd and it was so apparent a male was doing a female impersonation. But that is a small fault in an otherwise well made and entertaining movie.
MERRY X-MAS!

Posted on December 22, 2006
 
Reviews
- generaljones

loved it! check out some of my vids as well please!

Posted on May 9, 2007
- GlenRoe

Great idea. It's quite a good movie but the VOs could be better and the accents seem to change slightly as the movie progresses.

Posted on April 9, 2007
- JosephKw

Well, that explains the shovel I got last Christmas LOL. Congratulations on the runner-up award!

Posted on March 30, 2007
- SasqautchHunter

Good Video.A rare comedy!

Posted on March 26, 2007
- liam-speed

wow that looks class funny as woot funny pies rule movie great!

Posted on March 16, 2007
- The-Spirit

I want some of what he's on, lol. :p

Posted on March 4, 2007
- moviemaker1000

I just cant stop laughing!
The reason i gave it a 4- lacs idea!

Posted on February 10, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

Excellent movie...
Very funny stuff.......
Great work.....

Film on!!

Posted on February 8, 2007
- Iondrive

This is just good and funny, especially towards the end - LOL. Good stuff! (The bulls - ROFLMAO)

Posted on February 2, 2007
- timorogowski

Funny movie! I like the voice and the camera work! The idea and music are very great! Excellent work!

Gru�?
timorogowski ;)

Posted on February 1, 2007
- ltcbhouse

Great stuff! I loved the monologe for Santa and his elf getting ready. The whole thing was very smooth.

Posted on January 17, 2007
- DjDairy

Very funny movie and it had a story too, well done, well done....

Posted on January 14, 2007
- Master007

The Archaic Awards
Review

Story: 6/10 A little disappointing. From the unecessary beginning to the terrible ending, this movie lacked in story. I didn't do a good job explaning why the man wanted to become Santa all of a sudden. He was a bad guy and them all of a sudden, I want to do good. Just didn't work for me.

Music: 3/5 In game music can work well, but this time it didn't. You need to choose your in game music mre wisely, otherwise it comes across as annoying.

VO/Subs: 7/10 The VO's were poor quality. I could at least understand them, which is good, but they were not very good. Too much breath directly into the microphone. The voice overs could have been better.

Script: 5/5 The dialoge between the characters was pretty good. It didn't feel weird or odd at any moment. It could have been better though. Some of the jokes were too cheesy while others were ok. I recommend letting someone else watch the film before releasing it. I know it is not always possible, but it might help.

Extras: 4/5 Freecam was pretty good. Nothing too special. It did work well in the bar scene, but then again there were times in the bar scene where the freecam was not good at all.

Editing: 11/15 This movie could have been shorter and made more sense. The beginning needed to be edited, and the ending was...well.......unecessary. Next time, try to see what is important and what isn't. Then edit out the unimportant stuff. Good job and good luck on future projects!

Final Score: 36/50

Posted on January 7, 2007
- monkeybiz

Duey Decimal Rating: 4.0
The opening music is great, it sounds very professional and fits the mood perfectly. The music continues to impress as the story progresses. The story as a whole was interesting and funny, unfortunatly I'm not sure if I missed something but I didn't see why he suddenly desided to change his "Pimpin" ways.
Good luck in the Competition.
I found your movie searching for all the competition entries.
~Duey

Posted on January 6, 2007
- JazzX

A good start - but it lost its way halfway through (like the real Santa - I waited all night and he didn't show up this year).

The jokes seemed to get more desperate towards the end. And the V.O. had some quality issues (popping).

On the V.O., there were confusing places where I thought characters on screen were talking when it was in fact narration. The way to beat this is to deliberately talk very close, but quietly, into the mic for narration. Then talk as you want further away from the mic for the "in-scene" bits. That way - just by listening, the audience will know what's meant to be narration and what's meant to be dialogue between characters.

I liked the basic story.

Posted on January 5, 2007
- biggstrek

The BIGGSTREK Review:

[A] Story ........... (0/1): 0
[B] Dialogue ........ (0/1): 1
[C] Production ...... (0/1): 1
[D] Sound ........... (0/1): 0
[E] X Factor ... (-2 to +2): 1

[Total] ....... (A+B+C+D+E): 3

[Comment]: My biggest problem with this film was the lack of an explanation of the transition from 'the pimp' to 'Santa'... why did he want to change? But you had some funny lines, even if the VOs distorted a bit too much. If it makes you feel any better, my wife enjoyed it... :)

===========================================
Explanation of the BIGGSTREK Review System:
[A] Story: script, characters, originality, entertainment.
[B] Dialogue: voice overs, subtitles, communication.
[C] Production: editing, set/scene/prop use, continuity, pacing.
[D] Sound: music, sound effects, audio clarity, volume.
[E] X Factor: My choice, but in this case, XMAS related! Can be NEGATIVE!
[Total] Star rating determined by adding all criteria (A+B+C+D+E)
[Comment] My thoughts and suggestions.

Posted on December 30, 2006
- belemkid94

it was.......interesting

Posted on December 30, 2006
- Daninsky

VO's were quite strange in this one and the jokes fell rather flat.

The beginning had quite some promise.

Posted on December 30, 2006
- KCGIG1

O My GOd!!!
seriously though this movie is awesome at first it was kinda boring for me but the rest was so good.It would be awesome if u made a longer one.

Posted on December 30, 2006
- DarthSim64

One word: HILARIOUS! and then two words: STUPIDLY HILARIOUS! I thought that last scene was messed up!!! Santa's friend was my fav character!

Posted on December 29, 2006
- CJ_Movie_Master

ok........

Posted on December 29, 2006
- silentscope56

lol funny movie

Posted on December 27, 2006
- Jenniza

ROFL! That is funny! I've been laughing all the way through it. Great job. Absollutely silly use of costumes/props/sets. Funny VO's too.

Posted on December 25, 2006
- cecil_evans

very nice twist on an old story. the vo's were great.
and those bulls. you should have named them.
excellent work

Posted on December 24, 2006
- cmdrxela

HAHA! LOVE IT!

Very nice.... VERY NICE INDEED!

The narration was great, there was more than one voice...
The jokes, hehe, great!

Very nice dude!

Posted on December 23, 2006
- TheSuperBeast

HILLARIOUS! Way better then mine.

Posted on December 22, 2006
- JM2005

Not bad movie

Posted on December 22, 2006
- Melopee

The fun never stops! A good and pleasant Christmas comedy performed in such a refreshing way, we have not yet often seen Santa. I have enjoyed it. Good luck to you!

Posted on December 22, 2006
- killer_actress

I really liked everything about this movie, and I think that you have great ideas. Keep up the good work, and the comedy!

Posted on December 22, 2006
- Dugular

A fun entertaining look at Santa's beginnings. Danlally isn't trying to make any points here at all, he was just having a fun time creating a fun movie. And so viewers should just have a fun time watching it.

The humour is random without any basis on observations or messages, therefore there are no laugh-out-loud moments. But there are chuckles :) Which I did.

Good job.

Posted on December 22, 2006
- mlederer

It starts with a nice custom made backdrop and a nice camera angle. That sets the mood and looks very promising. Then the "book overlay" is another nice gimmick.
Now the story begins and it looks promising, too. This might be another look at santa, not the usual christmas movie stuff. But a man speaking a girl, that's not so funny in my opinion. I also dislike the choice of music a bit.
What I like are the characters. The idea of Santa being a normal guy who wants to be someone special is cool and his friend is a real crazy dude who reminds me of "The Big Lebowski". Together they are like Batman and Robin. The voiceovers could be clearer, it seems as if you spoke too loud into your microphone.
Altogether a very original story. It's definitely not what people expect when watching a movie called "Story of Santa", but that's the coolest thing about it. I like it and I guess others will like it very much, too. Thanks for giving us a different look at Santa.

Posted on December 22, 2006
- KatanaSoul

*Clap clap* I love it!

Great comedy, great laughs all round! What WAS Santa doing at the end there? o.o

Nice work :)

Posted on December 22, 2006
- DoubleMPee

Story:
Good story! Funny mono- and dial-logs. Good told.

Music/Sound:
Edited default music nice done!. Nice Vo´s but the woman voice sounds a bit out of place. There is also a buzz sound most of the time. A bit annoying. Still good voice acting.

Costumes/Sets:
Nice costumes and good use of sets.

Edit/Production:
The camera sweeps are ok but a bit 2 static. Good editing.

Overall:
Nice cristmas interpretation.

Posted on December 22, 2006
- 02PARSIM

02PARSIM REVIEW

I'm in the festive spirit at the moment and it is really nice to see all these movies being entered into the competition. Its great to see the different perspectives as to who Santa Claus really is and as to why he actually does what he does. Your interpretation of Santa is quite different from a lot of the stories I have seen recentlly Online. This one shows us what Santa was like as youngster, his decision as to how he wanted to change the world and then how he went about it. Sure it might not go down with certain people, some people will never accept a Santa Claus that isn't always the white beard and fat stomach, however I quite enjoyed how you did this little story. Its hardly classic material, but it does give you quite a good laugh. The movie of course is not perfect, unfortunately the VO's were both your greatest success and your greatest failure at the same time. You see, the VO's were a nice blend and they did sound different for most of the time, the VO's were also humerous and made me laugh. However on occasion I just wishes another VA had been involved, the female for example, she just sounded odd and it was so apparent a male was doing a female impersonation. But that is a small fault in an otherwise well made and entertaining movie.
MERRY X-MAS!

Posted on December 22, 2006
- Bobbyjo14

Quite good. Good luck with the competition. im in it too. please rate it.
Its called The Life of Santa Clause.

Posted on December 22, 2006
- Freak6010

That was hilarious.

santa was being a bit naughty at the end there. lol

Good luck in the competition

freak6010

Posted on December 22, 2006
- miri2

very good!
check out my Kosa at
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/118051
cheers, mate!

Posted on December 22, 2006