My Christmas Present
 
 
Studio: siclops
 
Review Count: 32
Average Rating: 4.22 stars
Genre: Romance
Length: 2 minutes 30 seconds
 
Posted on: January 11, 2007
 
 
Film Description
Entered into Christmas Competition!!
Sarah recieves a gift that will change her life forever!
 
Featured Reviews
- sidy

ending scene was bit short. and want customize.
but storyline and freecam was really good.
that poster is so nice. i think you can make original backdrop or overlay.
please check , comminity -> backdrop gallery.

overall : nice work.

Posted on January 22, 2007
- jpwood

Technically Sound Free cam work is very good, But i didn't feel any empathy toward the girl, IE it would of been good to show the family together as a unit enjoying themselves, as a flashback scene, But this type of movie is hard to portray You obviously have flair for this genre, Use this movie as foundation too build on
Later Fellow Movie Making Dude

Posted on January 11, 2007
 
Reviews
- dylanabbott

really good job it shows expression and great fellings tward good dreams and connectivity great movie i just Loved it

Posted on June 12, 2007
- sparky1512

Nice concept but limited in it's construction. VO's would have been better than subs especially seeingas there were alot of spelling and gramatical errors. The ending was too abrupt because the 'fairy tale' ending come resolve didn't actually conclude. A nicely presented film but room for improvement.

cheers

Posted on April 16, 2007
- BlueStriker4444

Nice idea,but many spelling mistakes and the ending was much too abrupt.

Posted on April 13, 2007
- heuser7719

Very good short movie with a short story.
Really very touching.
Well done!

Posted on April 8, 2007
- melicendre

It's a touching movie...

Posted on April 6, 2007
- MariaLovesMovies

The best part of the film is the poster! There was one mistake: the rain was really loud! I liked the ending, and the storyline was nice, but I rated this movie with 3 stars because it could be better.

Posted on April 6, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

Great movie..
Good work..

Film on!!!

Posted on March 9, 2007
- samyhouse

The movie was good, The only problem is this rain sound that was too loud...The poster is cool. This was a little short but I think that the lenght was a term for the compettion. (sorry for my english).

Posted on March 9, 2007
- Ultraviolet32x

That was an emotional and good movie. The storyline was sad and the ending was really good. Also, I like the poster! Good work.

Posted on March 8, 2007
- Meosha12

cool wonderful job here

Posted on March 1, 2007
- GhostShipIV

Very good, the music worked well with the story.

Posted on February 1, 2007
- JosephKw

For a short film (due to the constraints of the contest) you did well in presenting the situation and hopes of Sarah. I, for one, did feel for her (but then again I'm the sentimental type--shhh don't tell anyone). Even though the music was in-game, it was used perfectly here. Good job all around.

Posted on January 22, 2007
- sidy

ending scene was bit short. and want customize.
but storyline and freecam was really good.
that poster is so nice. i think you can make original backdrop or overlay.
please check , comminity -> backdrop gallery.

overall : nice work.

Posted on January 22, 2007
- betaal

rain sound was too loud some places

Posted on January 18, 2007
- SnakeEater42

Good but kinda morbid and not enough emotion

Posted on January 16, 2007
- Julian5604

That was good. I felt bad. I almost wanted to cry. Good freecam. Good music.

Posted on January 15, 2007
- Iondrive

Good camera work and a good message. The bad spelling ruined it for me and being a "silent" film that is key. Good intent though!

Posted on January 13, 2007
- MotherFuhrer

It was nice! Like some other reviewers said, I felt no empathy toward the girl. You should have fleshed out the relationships a bit more. Great camera work though! Keep up the good work!

Posted on January 12, 2007
- chzzr

good movie, nie story line but with vo this could be up top :)

Posted on January 12, 2007
- DorianRust

enjoyable and well-shooted movie... Great setdressing and camera work... The story, however was too short and not very original...

Posted on January 12, 2007
- zoomboy27

Nice opening. Rain SFX a bit loud. Excellent Camera work in the living-room. Nice use of Xmas tree prop and photo on the couch. Sets the characters up quite well.
I like the characters.
Typo in the phrase - "I can't be ture" It should be, "It can't be true"
Should have been more interaction between the father and daughter, but difficult to do without VO.
Nice Piece - glad to have seen it.

Posted on January 12, 2007
- Andy_inc

A lot of people these days desire a lot more than well-being as a Christmas present, so this movie had the right message.

Unfortunately, it just wasn't portrayed very well.
For starters, we have no background information on the characters. To me, I don't know who this girl is, so why I should feel sympathetic towards her? Who is she? With the five minutes that you had to work with, you could've surely added a bit more story. The spelling on the subtitles left a lot to be desired; a spell checker should've been used to avoid bad spelling and grammar errors. Bad spelling and poor grammar really make a film unattractive, and at times hard to follow. The editing was also done pretty well, with good use of the free-cam.
I couldn't tell what music you had in the background as I had to turn down my volume, as the rain was painfully loud for my ears to endure. I took quick samples from the start and finished, and noticed that you used the same song throughout.
I was also disappointed about the ending, sure it was a dream but I felt it could've ended in a much better way that left an impact upon the viewer as they finished watching the film.

The idea and heart was there, but it was far too short to have any sympathetic or emotional impact upon me.

Posted on January 11, 2007
- rysto

Touching stroy though you could have built up the characters interaction together more. Probably due to th etime restriction since it was made for the contest. In that case it is well done, showing enough to bring a warm fuzzy in the end.

Posted on January 11, 2007
- Fischii

Mega Movie, good story

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Posted on January 11, 2007
- johnnagnetatel

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Posted on January 11, 2007
- jpwood

Technically Sound Free cam work is very good, But i didn't feel any empathy toward the girl, IE it would of been good to show the family together as a unit enjoying themselves, as a flashback scene, But this type of movie is hard to portray You obviously have flair for this genre, Use this movie as foundation too build on
Later Fellow Movie Making Dude

Posted on January 11, 2007
- sammyxxlsuperdeluxeeditie

Pretty good movie but the actor of Santa...

Posted on January 11, 2007
- miket123

this is a good fil. Nice plot. Please watch one of my movies.

Posted on January 11, 2007
- Sourtarget

The movie was nice, but it was not convincing enough to make me feel sad for any of the characters. I think everything happenned a bit too fast for this kind of movie, I think there should be a better build up to the touching moments of the movie.

3 stars is a good score, good luck with the competition.

Posted on January 11, 2007
- jameshotpot

No comment

Posted on January 11, 2007
- Aidan121

Well done! It touched me, and I'm glad you made this movie! Well done!

Posted on January 11, 2007
- FilmMak3r4est

nice movie... very touching...
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Posted on January 11, 2007