Light and Darkness
 
 
Studio: mocemanix
 
Review Count: 72
Average Rating: 4.83 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi
Length: 6 minutes 42 seconds
 
Posted on: June 24, 2007
 
 
Film Description
Humanity has made a choice. And their destiny has been born.

I made this movie with the story my boyfriend thought of. I hope this little project can help humanity see what light and darkness means. I'd like to thank my boyfriend for the story and that it would not have been possible without him.

Music: Fable Soundtrack:
-Temple of Light
-Arena
 
Featured Reviews
- Greenglades

A beautiful film full of rich images, musical ambiance, and a well written fable. This is a poetic fairy tale, that takes us through the destruction and chaos that mankind has brought upon itself. The cinematography is very well done with a nice blend of overlays, backdrops, and costumes. The musical selections from Fable work well to take us through the tale . Written with an eloquence, this artistic display was an excellent composition of imagery, words, and music. This worked very well as a film without vow�??s. This is a great movie by an up and coming studio. Look forward to your upcoming works.

Posted on July 18, 2007
- briry

wow. that was seriously one of the better movies on tmo. great music, fit the mood perfectly. great job with the ending, certainly not what i expected. i eagerly await your next movie. keep up the fantastic work.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- Zuckerman

This was a very sad and elegant film. It was like a dream. Well done, mocemanix.
The best of luck to you in the comp.

Posted on June 28, 2007
- derbyrams

A very touching sci-fi film. I really enjoyed this. There was a lot to love about this movie. The camera-work was stunning, it really made this film enjoyable. Nice work on the subtitles. A good plot was going on. I loved the music, it really set the tone for the whole film. By that I mean, the music was absoutly fantastic!!! You did an incredible job on this movie!!!!
The length was very good too, at almost 7 mins long, this film felt as the perfect length. It had very good touching messages throughout!!! Nice!!!
Overall: 10/10
It was an entertaining and touching sci-fi. I highly recommend this movie!!!
The touching music is a big high-light of this film, no to mention the camera-work and the story. Great work. Top job on this film!!!

Posted on June 28, 2007
- kuroken

Wow, a very beautiful and dreamlike film!

Your use of the camera was absolutely masterful, flowing as the words on the screen flowed along with the music. And I agree with Biggs - this is definitely a movie where the subtitles are far more effective than voice overs would have been.

Very nice work! And good luck in the competition!

Posted on June 25, 2007
- Elmre-Studios

ONE WORD: BEAUTIFUL

Posted on June 25, 2007
- Master007

Very interesting. A cool story. Made you think. It was well filmed and your freecam was excellent! GREAT JOB!!!

Posted on June 25, 2007
 
Reviews
- rjb2112

Very powerful!

4.5 Stars

Posted on August 3, 2007
- bongoman

Wow, i quite like the mood created with images and music. I was surprised to find out that that was music from Fable.
Superb delivery of a beautiful story.

Posted on July 19, 2007
- Greenglades

A beautiful film full of rich images, musical ambiance, and a well written fable. This is a poetic fairy tale, that takes us through the destruction and chaos that mankind has brought upon itself. The cinematography is very well done with a nice blend of overlays, backdrops, and costumes. The musical selections from Fable work well to take us through the tale . Written with an eloquence, this artistic display was an excellent composition of imagery, words, and music. This worked very well as a film without vow�??s. This is a great movie by an up and coming studio. Look forward to your upcoming works.

Posted on July 18, 2007
- PearsonHouse

Very nice music, good movie, excellent camerawork, job well done!

Posted on July 16, 2007
- chrisu69

It's a beautifull tale. Great job mocemanix!

Posted on July 12, 2007
- Veltram

cool movie and a strong message

Posted on July 12, 2007
- Samisawesome

That was a good film!

The music fit perfectly, but it really could have used some VOs. But a creative story portrayed well through images.

Best of luck in the comp.

~!Sam!~

Posted on July 12, 2007
- mistercrull

was a good film, i got a little bored about 3 mins in, but i loved all of it really...

Posted on July 9, 2007
- norriefpb

That was simply stunning.
Beautifully shot, wonderfully scored and just a joy to watch.
I've bookmarked your studio, I look forward to many more great films.

Norrie

Posted on July 8, 2007
- bufu0

2 things bothered me: No Vos which wouldn't be ahrd in a film like this since there weren't many characters and everything seemed to come and go so... slowly, quite brong at a few moment - needed more editing. Good overall plot and music, not bad!

Posted on July 6, 2007
- DHTHTLA

A girlfriend and boyfriend team - that is just so neat. Very good story told thru visual art and music. I loved the ultimate destruction sets/scenes: you actually done what I had tried to do in my competition movie. Great job.

Posted on July 4, 2007
- pookashells

That was really great! I was draw in and almost inspired. The music was really great, it really set a peaceful tone. I really liked how you gave it a poetic feel, almost soothing to me.... ya..... good job!

~shells

Posted on July 4, 2007
- Yodabob

There is no doubt that there is some incredible cinematography here. Your shots and your story telling through the game are great. There is incredible direction throughout, despite some dijointed set selection.

My biggest problem with the film is 6 minutes. It should have been at least 20 to allow for development. The music is repetitive throughout the film; a theme is good, but the same song over and over hurts.

That's not to say this is a poor effort at all. It's incredible, very well done. I would just like to see a full feature from you, this movie done full feature style.

Great work, I look forward to what you do next.

Posted on July 4, 2007
- rosecruix

First movie I have rated. That was very good. I was glued to the pc for the duration.

Posted on July 4, 2007
- CaptainStrider

Wow, this fitted so well with the music. I loved the story taking the whole concept of choices to the extreme, the choice humanity has as a whole over Creation or Destruction. It makes you wonder which choices we are making in real life.

Strider Out!

Posted on July 4, 2007
- wizzBANG11

WOW. Hands down the best sci-fi i have ever seen on TMO. Really great work there!

-Wizz

Posted on July 4, 2007
- deadfall04

Beautiful film! I enjoyed this very much. The artistry is amazing. The film was well paced and held my attention through out. GREAT JOB!

Posted on July 4, 2007
- GiorgioKiwi

First I really missed Voices, but then I noticed that the atmosphere is much better just with the music. It's a movie, that makes people think and I like that. Good work with the freecam, slow moves are always a good idea for movies like that.

Good Luck
Giorgio

Posted on July 4, 2007
- OD-Ork-Boy

Movies like these, the kind that make you think, are the ones I really like. This was a great, clever flick. I look forward to more of your works!

Posted on July 4, 2007
- DaVoS888

That was a very good movie; you should be proud of yourself.
I haven't watched any movies since about December, and I am glad that yours was the first movie I have seen since then.
It was well made, had a good, twisted storyline, and I loved the music and camerawork too.
45/50 *****

Posted on July 3, 2007
- Howitzer

This was pretty original. I found it a little tough to get along with, but it was well directed. Well done, and good luck.

Posted on July 2, 2007
- riott007

This was visually wonderful. Loved the story.

Posted on July 2, 2007
- AxeCinema

What a dream-like elegant masterpiece! The whole piece was beautiful. I am adding this to my download collection, what a sweet film.

Posted on July 1, 2007
- TheMoviegoer14

No words can describe how awesome this movie is. I mean this movie makes you actually think about the consequences of the Decisions that mankind is making or creating..The music fit the movie well and the story touch my heart about making some decisions that can affect your life..Final thoughts This movie is just great overall

5/5

Posted on July 1, 2007
- dee26

good but plz make more!!!!!

Posted on July 1, 2007
- The-Spirit

Very deep and intense.

Posted on July 1, 2007
- George_Locust

Quite the haunting little tale here, quite brilliant!

Posted on June 30, 2007
- DanielH20

AMAZING!! Very beautiful film! I really enjoy! The story is Excellent and especially the music too. Subtitle is good but, it moving a bit fast to read but is ok. Nice job Mocemanix! THUMBS UP ALL THE WAY!!

Posted on June 30, 2007
- freddymurphy

I enjoyed this movie very much. great selection of scenes and music.Exellent work!

Have fun

Posted on June 30, 2007
- K4OwnzAll

Mesmerizing. ===K4===

Posted on June 30, 2007
- EMERALDEDGE

Simply beautiful. There were a few lines in the subtitles that seemed a bit off, but overall it didn't distract enough to be a problem. The music and visuals pulled me into another world, and even though it was calm and meditative, it didn't turn to the uninteresting or boring. Pacing was spot on, which could have been a real killer for a film like this. I did find myself wanting some VO's for the main parts by the time I got to the end, but not enough to warrant dropping it to a 4. They would have had to be the right voices to make it work, though, so perhaps it was best to go with VO's, I don't know. Kudos.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- Trashman

A thoughtfully done,poignant and somewhat haunting movie.
The visuals and music were used to full-effect.
A very good idea...and nicely realized:-)

Posted on June 29, 2007
- Ranedthel

It is always refreshing to see a film maker take a project and develope it into a feature that is both meaningful and entertaining. BRAVO to the writer and Bravo to this film! I have no doubt that this movie will get a lot of attention and it should. An EXCELLENT FILM! Nice work to all involved.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- WILLTRUSTY

Amazing camera work. Really enjoyed this thought provoking insightful movie. Would have been better with a voice over narrative but am not complaining.
Like to see more of your stuff.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- StokeStudios

An excellent film Moce; great imagery and camerawork, haunting music and a great narrative. I enjoyed watching it.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- GoldBug

This movie was fantastic, but it would of been perfect if you had a little narration in the background, instead of subtitles.....and in some areas of the movie, the subtitles were moving a bit fast to read. Overall, I still give it a 5/5. Keep up the good work and I hope this isn't the last we hear of you!

Posted on June 29, 2007
- Andy_inc

Beautiful, absolutely stunning. The opening 5 minutes really did feel like a dream as you whisked me away to another world. The pace of free-cam was absolutely spot-on, and the music in the background fit really well and seemed dreamy.
The message conveyed was one that spoke much truth, and I'm really glad there wasn't a cliche'd ending. The subtitles were also well written and well timed.

In the end, it was a fabulous piece of work, I really enjoyed it!
Great work!

Posted on June 29, 2007
- bleedblack

This movie has one of the best introduction's I have ever seen. I loved the music and the kind of vague, yet understood, path humanity took. Intriguing movie. Sorry it took me so long to get to review it. Well deserved 5 stars.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- pegleg

I don't usually respond to PM requests but there's something about December the 6th we both share so I was particularly intrigued.
This is a wonderful hypnotic dream. Your images and freecam combined with the subtitles and music is at times exquisite. The repetitive music working especially well. To me though the conversation between Amantis and Nelo may have benefitted from the music remaining the same as the transitition gave respite from the hypnotic state which I never really went back to when the repetitive music returned.
Visually splendid, subtitles which were great (if you could have got these voiced the movie would have been near perfect).
If you like the more avant garde style you may like Christina and Dante?

Posted on June 29, 2007
- Soulfarm

No comment

Posted on June 29, 2007
- JosephKw

The other-worldly images coupled with the dreamy music was a superb combination, and a testament to your directorial vision. It created a vision refreshingly different from most other TMO films, and topped off with a moral message to boot! A very enchanting film.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- briry

wow. that was seriously one of the better movies on tmo. great music, fit the mood perfectly. great job with the ending, certainly not what i expected. i eagerly await your next movie. keep up the fantastic work.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- Wrongfire

very good, this is one of the better movies ive seen on here. only problem was the ending.. not very climatic, but overall great jov.

Posted on June 29, 2007
- Ralfduran

Wow, that was really creative. I mean, if you decide to call one of your characters Nelo you have to be, right? No but this was really out of this world. A scary yet beautiful in a dreamlike way. I will keep an eye on your future projects, becasue this one really blew me away.

Posted on June 28, 2007
- JazzX

I saw this as an almost religious allegory - and who's to say their isn't an unknown deity like Amantis that no-one's every heard of or invented before?

But - this was lovingly shot and the music was perfect in its hypnotic quality that went well with the poetic structure of the words and visuals. Very good writing.

The final message was clever in that it appeals both to the religious (for its clearly angelic central character) and non-religious "there is no other being that can decide right from wrong" - I choose to see that as meaning we're on our own and it's our job to clean up the mess we're making. But, like so many other lines in this film, it's open to interpretation.

A thoughtful piece of work.

Posted on June 28, 2007
- RaYdAwG

You know...I'm just amazed at all the talent we have here on TMO. This is really good! Of course it would be better if you had someone narrate it, but nonetheless...this was awesome!

Very good job, mocemanix!
da dAwG

Posted on June 28, 2007
- Zuckerman

This was a very sad and elegant film. It was like a dream. Well done, mocemanix.
The best of luck to you in the comp.

Posted on June 28, 2007
- michagin_man

awesome movie, great effort all the way around!

Posted on June 28, 2007
- Cruise1970

+- Subtitle very clear and easy to reading. Most of the time it was a good pace but at time they went alittle too fast...

+ Very nice use of Free Cam...

+ Great use of fire representation of hell/demon... Wind and debris for destruction....

+/- Music I felt the first two song selections were perfect, the beginning and the confrontation but the ending song didn't seam to fit the dramatic finish but that's me...

+ Great custom backdrop creation....

+ Good scene creation....

+ Storyline about mans own destruction, good versus evil, heaven versus hell... We all have a choice...

Overall very entertaining with a story that I never saw on TM before.. As others have mentioned the length is perfect, it didn't even feel like 7 minutes.. Good job keep up the good work...

Posted on June 28, 2007
- Active_Studios

Good sci-fi movie you got here, mocemanix.
Got nice music.
Good thinking on the subtitles.
Got nice camerawork.
Amazing story.
One thing: you got a rare talent, great work on this Nice job, 5 stars. Top work. Good job.

Active_Studios

Posted on June 28, 2007
- simpsdog

Congratulations on a beautiful looking movie! This was incredible visually. Great free cam work! Nice choice of music too. My only critique would be that some of the subtitles went by too fast and I thought the ending was a letdown. There didn't seem to be any conflict between Nelo and Amantis. Great job. Please review my newest movie: Assassination Incorporated-2. Thanks and continued success.

Posted on June 28, 2007
- jakechief

Great film. I thought it would be better and scarier with voice overs but this works okay too. Well done. I loved the music.

Posted on June 28, 2007
- Mattooman

wow................................... That, My friend, was Amazing. The sadness of it, is that it's true. Man cannot tell right from wrong, and that's why there is chaos. The scenes fit together nicely, though, I suggest you do some VO work on your next film. Great job!

Posted on June 28, 2007
- derbyrams

A very touching sci-fi film. I really enjoyed this. There was a lot to love about this movie. The camera-work was stunning, it really made this film enjoyable. Nice work on the subtitles. A good plot was going on. I loved the music, it really set the tone for the whole film. By that I mean, the music was absoutly fantastic!!! You did an incredible job on this movie!!!!
The length was very good too, at almost 7 mins long, this film felt as the perfect length. It had very good touching messages throughout!!! Nice!!!
Overall: 10/10
It was an entertaining and touching sci-fi. I highly recommend this movie!!!
The touching music is a big high-light of this film, no to mention the camera-work and the story. Great work. Top job on this film!!!

Posted on June 28, 2007
- evanx100

that was realy good. i liked the storyline. good work film on!!!

Posted on June 28, 2007
- MIZZLE8

that was really good. I like how the music went from the nice little sweet music to that dum dum!! it was really a job well done, great overlays and story line!!

Posted on June 28, 2007
- verguit

My only complaint is the music, it was good but not suitable for many areas. Vo's would have been a good touch too but i understand some reasons prevent them. Other then that it was good, i'm over the heaven and hell themes in films but this was ok.

Posted on June 28, 2007
- Aynen

You did well to create an admosphere of hopelessness, but what I miss in your movie is two things, character depth, Nelo had hardly any introduction, and, where in usual movies characters go through what's called a hero's journey where they start the movie being one way, and at the end of the movie they have changed, your characters do not undergo such a change.
They are static.
The second thing I miss is a pay-off.
This makes your movie more like a depiction of a situation, rather than the telling of a story.
As an artistic piece, this movie is great, and I praise you for it, but rating it as a movie in the strict sense of the word makes for a much lower score.
I wasn't sure which category to rate it as, so I left my score right in the middle.
I do hope to see more of your work, it's quite interesting.

Posted on June 28, 2007
- insanejuggalo

That was good, im sure it took alot of thought and it was original nice job.

Posted on June 27, 2007
- MatthewMagic

a very good movie i found it a bit broing it needed Voice Overs but the way you did it felt very sureal so i would say this is a 4 star movie but i cant help giving it 5 and very original i reccomend it to most people...

Posted on June 27, 2007
- dante906v2

Amazing...
I loved it, it was a great film.

Posted on June 27, 2007
- Eagle_93

Wow! Great, very well. So surreal, it's the perfect movie for a romance genre. The music was so sweet and I liked so much also your second music chosen. Excellent, the subtitles were really good and the story was perfect.

I'd be really happy to receive your opinion in my latest movie MEMORIES. It's a romance movie where I wanted to give the most possible great emotions without VO's and subtitles, but with a great music. However thank you very much.

Eagle_93.

Posted on June 27, 2007
- Amabeginzordawg

I really do LOVE surreal movies like this.

The whole tone of the film was fascinating from the destruction, fire and wonderful music choice. The music couldn't have been better in my opinion. Top notch editing as well. The film could have definitely benefitted from some VO's, but it actually did just fine with subtitles. I love angels in films, and this was just awesome. Congratulations on a wonderful film!!!

If you have time, PLEASE take a look at my latest horror epic, An Eye for An Eye EP.4. It has a ton of angel stuff in it and its #1 in horror! I would really appreciate it! THANKS!
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/135468

Posted on June 26, 2007
- Jenniza

I enjoyed this a lot. It was very thought-provoking and serene. I like that. It gave me a chance to really understand what was being said at a philosophical level. Great movie.

Posted on June 26, 2007
- KalebKnecht

great movie!

Posted on June 26, 2007
- ShyShy

This movie was excellent! IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER WITH VOS but still! It was great!!! The angels and wow it was good!
Film On

Please rate my movie Massacre and get 2,000 VC!
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/135748
Thank you!

Drizz Productions

Posted on June 26, 2007
- waroftheworlds01

This movie needed one thing very important----Voice Overs.

Normaly I don't mind subtitles and in some case subtitles are best. But this movie tells a deep story. In a way its like watching the matrix but haveing to watch it with subtitles. There is too much going on for someone to want and read whats going on.

The movie looks great but you have to look away from the sets to read the print at the bottom of the screen.

The story was great though. It was very interesting and the sets you used were creative. (My favorite being the intro with the tree seperating light and Darkness.

The music fit the mood of the movie but at times the slow rhythm of it started to make my eyes heavy. But that could be just because it is aproaching 1:00 a.m. right now.

Im on the fence here. Part of me wants to give this movie 3 stars while the other says 4. But after carefull consideration I have decided to give it a 4. This movie has earned it.

Looking forward to more movies from you.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- Lusiuz

I am Lusiuz and yes i helped my girl with the story to create this mini movie, the thing is am so amazed the way she formed the pieces all together, i mean i only gave her the idea, i am really really proud about her final creation. For me there is more than just words in this short, for me there is meaning in the tree, the fire and most of all the trash that you see flying around in most of the scenes. That perfect scene where you see the angel walking on the street between all the trash, is soo deep. This is truly a MASTERPIECE, a PERFECT, the Ocarina Of Time from Nintendo, the Lord Of the Rings from Tolkien, this is your Masterpiece baby and i am really proud of you. For the people that read this, like you, we love to do this things, create, design and even brake the barrier of any foundation imagination can have. I talk like this because i know her passion, and this is her dream. For me you are a Winner and thankyou for everything, CONGRATULATIONS for all the people from The Movies Forums you guys rock too!!!!. I give a Perfect Score 5/5.

Posted on June 25, 2007
- kuroken

Wow, a very beautiful and dreamlike film!

Your use of the camera was absolutely masterful, flowing as the words on the screen flowed along with the music. And I agree with Biggs - this is definitely a movie where the subtitles are far more effective than voice overs would have been.

Very nice work! And good luck in the competition!

Posted on June 25, 2007
- Elmre-Studios

ONE WORD: BEAUTIFUL

Posted on June 25, 2007
- biggstrek

Interesting! I liked it. This one time where I think subtitles worked better than voice overs would have. Well done!

And good luck!

Posted on June 25, 2007
- Master007

Very interesting. A cool story. Made you think. It was well filmed and your freecam was excellent! GREAT JOB!!!

Posted on June 25, 2007