The Deed of Midnight - Chapter 1 - Act 2
 
 
Studio: trewill7
 
Review Count: 44
Average Rating: 5.0 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 32 minutes 57 seconds
 
Posted on: October 29, 2007
 
 
Film Description
The search for the Deed of Midnight deepens in this installment of the series. William Chase is determined to reclaim the lost deed and hires a mysterious tracker, Mustang Black, to fetch it. However, Mustang Black has some unfinished business to attend to first. Meanwhile, Jeremiah, wanders aimlessly, distraught and grief-stricken over the events at Haven. His path to nowhere takes an unexpected turn as a enigmatic stranger appears with an incredible proposition.

2007 GAGA WINNER
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BEST PICTURE
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST ACTION

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OTHER GAGA NOMINATIONS
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BEST DIRECTOR
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST ACTOR - OD-ORK-BOY
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - ARTORIOUS
BEST SOUNDTRACK


IMPORTANT - READ FIRST!
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Audio Levels dropped drastically for some odd reason, everything went well with the audio update and the export, but for some reason, in this uploaded version, the audio is very low, and it is hard to hear the intricate sound design that Norrie and I spent so much time on. However, Norrie has completely remastered this ACT, and uploaded it to his site. In addition to remastered audio, I have also made other changes, such as repaired the damaged overlays & add dialog which was originally cut. So, if you would like to watch this film as it was INTENDED to be seen, go here...

http://www.tmo-hi-res.com/TMOinGloriousHighResolution/trewill7/TheDeedOfMidnightCh1Act2.html


VOICE CAST
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AnotherNewDawn - William Chase

Blaze Lee Dragon - Jeremiah Smith/Mustang Black/The Drifter

Artorious - Colt Barrel

Josephkw - Sheriff James Wild

Mustachio26 - Deputy Robert Wallace

Sisch - Ava Rothschild

Mrs_Guppi - Rose Smith

Goofparade - The Voice/Crowd VO

K4ownzall and Son - Crowd VO


MUSIC
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Original Score - Composed and Arranged by Norrie

Fantasia Cromatica by JS Bach - Creative Commons from "Classic Stranieri"

Sound Design - Norrie & Trewill7 - Arranged by Norrie (Special thanks to Kuroken)


MODS
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Exclusive Mods - MarvellousGuppiMovies and Stvndysn

Character & Credit Overlays - Trewill7

Samyhouse, Frooplet, Dannisky, Ozman69, Phrozin, Tiersix, Gleem, Rogue, Rysto, Fraas & Sturk

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Please do not let the length of the film scare you away. A lot of community members as well as myself have dedicated time and patience to contribute to this project.


AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
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HOTPICKED!

Nuketastic!
Andy_inc's 6th Star Award
The Frosted Award of Excellence
Dulcilicious
Pariah's Hot Stuff Award
MGM's Golden Seal of Approval
Fredtheduck's Action Excellence Award
Amadeus Says "Dammmm!" An SGPorche48 Award

#1 in Action - October 07
#3 in Stunts & Effects - October 07
#3 Overall - October 07
 
Featured Reviews
- pookashells

This must have been hell to export.

Anywho, to say the least I was dazzled by the spectacular array of creative camera techniques and new, should I say, "special effects."

To start us off, we see a a broken carriage which strikes me two different ways, one being "how on earth did he do that?" (my guess is it was a mod...) and the other being maybe it symbolized something somehow, as I came to realize, it must have symbolized the theme of depression throughout a good portion of the film. The entire title sequence will go down in my mind as the greatest I've seen here on TMO. The title for THE DEED OF MIDNIGHT in which it was molded into the building was mind blowing to say the least. I just cannot wrap my mind around around how you did that, so I just figured, somethings are best kept a secret.

As we move into the film, I, as a viewer didn't recognize the realistic elements of this film. The ambient sounds such as the fire and even smaller, the crickets chirping, were used as background noises, something I have come across so very few times in my TMO travels.

Now we finally hear some voices, both easily recognizable, one being Mustachio26 and the other being Josephkw. From my point of view, I think Mustachio used to much of a pitch change and it made the voice over sound strange, not eerie or anything just not something believable. Now joesphkw's voice overs were, as they always are, phenomenal. Whatever he does when he records his lines really works to the full extent, he really gives his character a creep-ish, tough, but yet cool kind of personality, something easily enjoyed by myself.

So the way a professional film is generally setup is that there are three acts, beginning, rising action, and conclusion (they have fancier names, but I won't go into it). You set the stage for the rest of the movie by having the sheriff (josephkw) and Mustachio discuss the recent happenings. How things after the war seem worse than before and such and such. Very good on that point. liked how you combined war, religion and hatred all in one talk sequence. Also when the character Mustang Black is introduced, I, as a viewer came to think this guy means something big or mysterious. Also the the short story/legend about Mustang Black wiping out a bunch of people with one bullet was a great taste of realism rarely seen in movies these days. Once I learn of Mustang Black heading toward the town these two characters are in, I think, this has got to mean something, something big, something to keep me entertained and watching.

That was a most excellent shot of the stranger walking into the bar, and the awkward moment that was shared between all the bar members, that was a great touch of realism. We also transition over to artorious. Now, the way you use overlays in such a fashion is a breakthrough it is so simple. I can't believe this isn't being used more throughout TMO. As always, artorious delivered, in my opinion. Just another fine addition to the stunning cast of THE DEED OF MIDNIGHT.

Now this fighting scene was done pretty good, seeing as how most of TMO's fight scenes look the same. I have to say I have to admit the one shot where artorious's character blocks the punches thrown at him was well done for an overlay, but a bit cheesy in a bigger perspective. The sound effects that were used for the punching was pretty good, especially when a character missed and the "whooosh" sound comes in. My only complaint here is the music. It sounded good, good enough for a fight scene, but not loud enough. It was too low, basically. For example, in movie trailers the makers use overly loud music and sound effects to pull you into the moment, especially in an action scene. You did a great job showing that Colt Barrel is a complete jerk, but with power. It was a sweet moment when Colt Barrel got whooped. :)

Now fight outside sequence! My favorite, because of the ambient noise and stylish freecam work. The long pause before they fight was done well as well. I have to throw in that I thought the scene was decorated to perfection! Seriously, not too overboard, yet not too little. The dialogue was perfect, I liked how Mustang Black kept quiet the entire time even after killing Colt Barrel which was a great turn, even though somehow, someway, I as a viewer saw it coming. ;)

Now the man with the head wound, sits and drinks while watching the holy bible and recurring some memories of his dead wife. I liked the idea of including the holy bible, I'm not religious or anything, but it gives a certain flavor to the scene. I assume that was mrs._guppi's voice, if it wasn't I am sorry, but the echo effect you added was great, but cut off at the end of each sound byte. It's no big deal but it would have been nice to have eliminated that element. Great music, great style made me think "depression." That white dove is sooooo cool! What a great addition to the flow of the film!

Again, the music played an important role with the mood of depression and moving on as well as the slowly moving camera shots, not only were they great angles, but they played a part in showing life for the characters was moving slowly.

The office scene was done most enjoyably. I liked the bosses voice, it was done very well, must've been AnotherNewDawn. The whole scene added tension between characters and a bit of filling for the story which always appeals to me, for whatever reason. The whole native american legend is another great usage of the theme of realism. I really enjoyed learning where the title of this series came from. Also, you really dig into Mustang Black's personality, even though he doesn't say much about anything. He is a tough to beat kind of guy who (it seems like) can do anything that the job requires and any given time. He doesn't say much, seeing as how he keeps to himself which also shows he is a bit of a mystery but it also shows somehow that he is strong on the inside and will be hard to take down, if that is where this series is heading.

Now the campfire scene which if I might add, moves a bit slow, again with the realism thing. I do think, though, that BlazeLeeDragon uses too much noise removal, it has that metal sound running through it at most times, but he is nonetheless a magnificent actor. The conversation about nowhere is pretty good dialog, a good conversation between a mystery traveler and Jeremiah Smith. The ambient sound, once again, was great, the wolf howling was key as well as the fire sound. The talk of religion once again adds tension to the scene and gives it a certain style. The lightning was a great transition to a flashback of the church burning, and again, the fire sound is present. The theme of good and evil comes in, which is a rather huge theme seeing as how it is in most every movie. I should have watched the first movie, but I pretty much understand what is happening here from the flashback scene. I think that is a really cool thing for Jeremiah to be the only person to live from a great fire that killed everyone in the town.

"Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust." What a creepy line, great dialog especially for the end of a film. Just a quick note, there was a flash frame at the end, if you don't know what that is, don't worry about it. :)

Awesome flash to disappear! That was great, truly! I also noticed that the flash was white and everything the man was wearing was white, could this mean something bigger? Doubt it. ;)

Anyway, if I were to sum up the movie in one sentence, I would have to say very nice nice overlays, great sound effects, a superly superb cast, and that your music was a little too low. But seeing as how that is my only complaint, this movie truly deserves 5 stars.

p_s

Posted on November 3, 2007
- TheMGMKid1

The Deed of Midnight Chapter One Act Two is a Wow! The film delves deeply into the nature of evil and the fall of faith. The scope of this film is even grander that chapter one. Again the film unfolds at a deliciously languorous pace that allows for deep development of character, motive and consequence.

Expertly directed by Trewill7 he again expands the boundaries of the imagination and the power of great film story telling. A brilliant screenplay by Trewill7 and James Alvin is the solid foundation for this wonderful film. Brilliant work takes time and revision and it is evident that this story was not just slapped together in a few days. But rather, it was worked and polished to perfection. Great dialog, wonderful theme and compelling action all come together here in this incredible story.

Again a great cast of voice actors are assemble here give the film first rate star value. Some stand outs are, the wonderful Sisch, Artorious, Mustachio26 and AnotherNewDawn. In the role of Sheriff Wild, JosephKW embodies the spirit of a great star of western�??s Lee Van Cleef. He has the world weary voice of the actor and not only that but the creation of his character visually is a stunning likeness. But the star of the film is the incredibly talented voice actor, Blaze Lee Dragon. In this installment he does triple duty in there roles. Jeremiah Smith, Mustang Black, and The Drifter. He is simply amazing in these three roles creating such distinctive and different characters with each his own unique voice, delivery and inner life. He sets the screen ablaze with his brilliant, emotional and telling work. He is a real find and a huge voice star worthy of the big screen. Anyone who gets to work with him is lucky indeed.

Again there is a plethora of wonderful mods which add so much to the film. Sound design was so far superior to what we have come to expect on TMO and shows that nothing not even the slightest gust of wind should be ignored in making a film. A spare and incredibly haunting score by Norriefpb shows what an immense talent he is. The breathtakingly gorgeous theme at the beginning was as haunting, lush and lyrical as Ennio Morricone�??s theme for Malena. His score gave the film a feeling of something of a cross between a huge Spaghetti Western and Italian Grand Opera. Norrie is a real find for any filmmaker looking to give his film an emotional core. Bravo to all who worked on this great masterpiece that will become a part of TMO history.

I am happy to award The Deed of Midnight with an award that is only given to films and filmmakers who touch something of the greatness of classic Hollywood films, the MGM Golden Seal of Approval!

Posted on November 3, 2007
- andy_inc

Trewill, after the success of Act One, I was immediately your fan, and I made a pact with myself to watch anything you made, because I knew I would be watching something of such sheer quality, something with so much care and delicacy instilled, so much effort, patience and certainly, something great. This, my friend, was no exception.

Throughout this film, I felt the care and effort you put into it. It was like a delicately crafted hand-made German or Swiss chocolate; delicious, divine and most importantly, you can feel every ounce of the chocolateer's heart and care that he puts into the chocolate. You took so much care, and so much consideration into each and every shot, and I know I mentioned it in my previous review, but I'll mention it again; you're a director with a passionate vision. You say to yourself, 'Let no restrictions hinder me, I will strive to show the people watching what visions I have in mind for each and every shot', and it showed throughout the film. It was like you were making it for Hollywood, every shot was fantastic, most notably the ones with the doves, the symbol of peace and prosperity. Every, single shot I say in the film screamed out the visions you have for each particular scene, and you put a lot of thought into each and every shot, which is fantastic and really highlights your determination and passion for what you do. And it all goes back to my chocolate-relativity theory, when you put so much care and heart into what you're doing, it reflects in the final product, and you're assured quality. That's exactly what we have here.

I want to start off with one of the very, very, very few negatives, which I found particularly distracting at times throughout the film, which is the white "glow" around your overlays. When crafting a shot with an overlay to indicate perspective (such as William sitting at the bar, listening in on the Deputy and Colt (I think)), the idea is for the audience to not be able to tell that what you used is an overlay, but unfortunately I picked them all out on many occasions because of the white glow around them. Now, I'm not sure how exactly you took the screenshot, but what I usually do is put a mono-coloured backdrop behind the character so it's easier to get rid of the color in my graphics program. While very creative and very inventive (like behind the shoulder perspectives and such to indicate that the character was there), I felt it to be a little bit overdone, and some shots didn't really need it, EG: the scene at 8:05 with the black mustang. It looked a little bit fake because of the white glow, and I think in that scene the character is already there so you didn't really need it. It's good to use those types of overlays when you can't get the shots you want. But the white pixels around the outside of the overlay really cause it to lose a bit of authenticity.
On the bright side however, I really loved the fresh take you did on the fight scene with William blocking the shots. It was quick so we didn't really notice anything and certainly fresh, and I definitely enjoyed the opening credits and those freeze-frame shots you used to end a certain scene.

Once again, you blow me away with your set-dressing and world building. At times it's difficult to blot out every single thing that will take away the period you are trying to create, but oh man, you did it with flying colours. You are really talented in that department, you create something fresh every single time, and you integrate set dressing in such a way that we think it's already part of the set. On the whole, you can tell the effort that you put into everything in fact. On the directive side of things, everything was absolutely spot on, and you continue to raise the standard. Brilliant directing all round with some memorable camera-work. You again chose your shots wisely and nailed every single one. Perfect establishment and types of shots used, top notch job there.

Most notably, I cannot commend your scene selection enough, as once again, you've shown TMO why you are one of the brightest talents. Again, you carefully selected each scene and sent the film into a league of its own, making each and every shot a fresh one, spicing up what we've already seen, and you continue to impress and raise the standard for ingenuity and creativeness.

The script was once again spot-on, and overall I found this to be a dialogue-driven film. When trying to craft a story, it's important to have good dialogue matched by even better voice actors to weave and tell a story, and once again you have shown that with a perfect script, and excellent voice acting. A supernatural western is hard to do, but the story has so much heart of epic proportions and it takes good vs. evil to a whole new level. I'm really enjoying what you're bringing, and I can't wait to see where you take us! And again, I must commend your work in breathing life into each and every unique character, entertaining us with some really memorable stuff, where we see characters inner-selves destruct and bring about new personalities and change in the way they live as the film goes on.

Kudos to the whole cast for a fantastic job, although I must point out the quality of the Black Mustang's voice, which sounded like sound does when you use Noise Removal in Audacity. There's not much you can do about it, I know, but it sounded a little off compared to the quality of others (not taking away from his fantastic job). Another thing I'd like to point out is that sometimes the volume of the music was a bit lower than the voices and I had to turn the volume up to hear it properly (notably in the bar fight scene), so I'd like to recommend a program called The Levelator which levels out the volumes of all your .WAV files. On the whole however, every voice seemed to be in-line and at a good volume, except for one or two places. I'm still amazed that you managed to export it perfectly with no stupid sound sync problems, that is just unbelievable, and I am truly thankful that nothing went wrong and you had a clean export.

Overall, that had to be the quickest 32 minutes of my life, and I really hope the length doesn't turn people away from this delicately created masterpiece, which is thoroughly entertaining throughout, and when the film ends, you say to yourself "is that all?" especially with the way Tre decides to end this part, which I believe to be fitting and certainly hype-building for the next installment!
Brilliant work all round, and once again has taken home my coveted 6th star award for a fantastic and entertaining job! To keep me enthralled like that for half an hour deserves an accolade in itself!

Brilliant work once again Tre!

Posted on October 29, 2007
 
Reviews
- DiamondBackFilms

I loved it...even better than act 1!

With that said i whould be honored if you whould watch my Western film called
Trigger-Finger (http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/152634)

Posted on September 27, 2008
- ltdew

I am going to keep this brief because I do not believe and number of words can do this movie justice. The filming style and techniques were fantastic, the voice overs were brilliant and the direction and screenplay was out of this world. I can positively say that this is the best movie that I have seen to date. Huge congrats come from me for this epic and brilliantly created materpiece. A fully deserved five stars.
-LTDMovies-

Posted on September 19, 2008
- ultrasigma

After witnessing Act 1 I bookmarked this straight away and boy it did not disappoint in the slightest! In fact, I would say this was even better than the first act.

WHAT I LIKED

You told this story from another perspective of this ever growing world and you did it with ease.

Great character development and design with some stand out performances in the bar by artorious's 'colt barrel'. That sequence alone made this film stand out in itself.

The fight sequnce was a mixed bag for me and on the good note, I thought you mixed things up very well and had some good variational shots.

The dialogue once again was very good and hooked me throughout such an epic production length.

Your use of mods was very subtle yet you "incorporated" it into the world very well and were not an obvious attempt to sugar coat things.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

I touched on the fight sequence being a mixed bag and I will elaborate on this further.

At times I felt the long and wide pans of the two fighters was being drawn out a little too much. Although the sequence was mixed with dialogue, I felt it should have been tighter on the editting side to keep things intense. As it stands, It seemed more comedic to me (which isn't a bad thing and I'm sure that is what you opted for)

One thing that was highly noticable was the music, or lack of. I'm not sure if it was a bug but it seemed like things were quiet all the time, this gave the movie a stale touch in a way.


OVERALL

As I stated in Act 1's Review, I strongly feel this to be your best work to date and look forward to seeing the trailer for Chapter 2 and it's inevitable release.

Great Job

U>S

Posted on July 4, 2008
- billylee

COLT BARREL HAS TO BE THECOOLEST COWBOY ON TMO, PLZ LET HIM COME BACK ON THE NEXT DEED OF MIDNIGHT

Posted on May 12, 2008
- nexusinteract

Genius!

Posted on April 30, 2008
- jazzx

What we have here is an excellent episode in this supernatural western. Some quite breathtaking camerawork and terrific acting.

Sound design was very impressive if a bit quiet (this is the online version I'm reviewing and not the hi-res director's cut which has this problem corrected), the piano in particular suffered the worst as well as other music and ambient sound effects. But fortunately all the dialogue survived and there was just about enough sound not to seriously damage the film - I liked the thumps and swishes in the fight scenes. What I could hear, both music and sound, was very very good indeed. The hi-res version is definitely the way to go.

Most special effects worked well, but too much time was spent dwelling on some overlays to the extent where you could tell too easily that certain people were a static cardboard cutout in particular shots - the cutouts themselves seemed a bit crude around the outline sometimes.

Pacing was languid, suitable for a film that takes place in and around a hot desert; the lengthy dialogue scene near the end could be accused of dragging the pace, but I thought the actors gave such great performances that they made it work.

Lovely camerawork/cinematography. The opening with the dove on the stagecoach was just beautiful, and I liked how this dove recurred through the movie at certain points, almost like a punctuation mark in the story. Good editing in the fights - one of my favourite shots was the glass-breaker that comes as a surprise in the saloon (the chair is a close second)!

And then there's the writing - a splendid job, particularly in the above mentioned dialogue scene. There was a real gravitas and depth there, again helped by the performances.

This version of the film is excellent - but with the sound problems fixed and in hi-res, it must be outstanding!

Posted on March 5, 2008
- cinecitta

Hello tre!
"J'adore!!!" I've watched the high quality version (thank you for the link), and I'm really not disappointed. The story is getting better and better; it's more developed than I was thinking (I didn't see that it was 4 chapters), new characters are comming in this part and once again they're very interisting. They're charismatic as the priest and the General in the previous part. They're not just second roles. Each one of the characters of you movie is very mysterious. Because of them you succeed to create intensity in your movie, it's not easy to know what they really want, they're all dangerous. I like that you take your time to build your story and your characters. Moreover, I like a lot western, so here I'm well^^.
I was very surprised by the use of overlays you've done, for exemple the scene in the saloon with Mustang Black, congrats, it's very good work. I don't know how you did that :).
The atmosphere was amazing, you're very pro, each detail is there. The soundtracks of the wolf in the desert, the walk, the fight,... all is original, I appreciate to do that me too, it's more realistic. Music was good too. The work on the editing is well done with the use of the camera and the builduig of the scenes. You're movie has an identity.
So, as we say in France, "chapeau l'artiste!". I'm a huge fan of this great series and I am impatient to see the new chapter.
Thank you and see you!
Cine

Posted on February 22, 2008
- bjpasinger

Loved the voice over. How did you get them on there.

Posted on February 2, 2008
- sphinctorio

it doesnt get much better than a well done western film. If you have time on your hands, id love to hear what you think of my films

Posted on January 13, 2008
- ellis07

STORYLINE 5/5
SCRIPT 5/5
MUSIC 5/5
VO'S/SUB 5/5
OVERALL 5/5

Amazing, im lost for words because the powerful film mixes it's music and overlays. Well all i can say i'm booking marking this movie, i just love it!!!!!!
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RATINGS BY ELLIS07
5/5 EXCELLENT
4/5 VERY GOOD
3/5 OK
2/5 POOR
1/5 EXTREMELY POOR
(PLEASE RATE SANTA CLAUS RETURNS - THANK YOU)

Posted on December 3, 2007
- FredTheDuck

A FREDTHEDUCK REVIEW

Plot: 19/20 - Oh dear god. . . that was amazing. I love the feel you've given this, and I'm gonna go on what I saw in the thread: "a supernatural western". I really could not put it better, and towards the end I also felt elemnts of horror and sci-fi, and even though sometimes combined genres like those can really be done badly, you pulled it off with ease, and I am thrilled to be able to so much as watch something of this sort of quality here on TMO. I thought that the first episode was phenomenally good, but you have surpassed yourself enourmously with this installment. I was right to look forward to this, and even though it took so long, the first chance I got to watch it was today, and it went beyond my expectations. This felt more like a hollywood blockbuster than something made with a game.

Originality: 5/5 - The only thing even vaguely similar is Act One, and even that contrasts with this in many many many ways. I am in awe of your talent, tre. After finishing typing this review, I am more than likely going to be watching every other movie you have made that I have not yet reviewed, and I know now that not one will disappoint me. That was so good, that I will be burning the hi-res versions of both this and the first part onto a DVD, so that I don't even need to be on the computer to watch it.

Predictability: 15/15 - good god, I loved the ending. I don't think I've EVER seen a twist like that, and as some people read the reviews before watching (I'm guilty myself!), I'll say no more. I did love the fight scene too, although I definitely did not have any idea at all who would come out trumps. This had so many twists and turns and moments where I all but slid off the edge of my seat, that I should give you more than full marks, but sadly, I can't (it would confuse me too much!!! lol)

VOs: 15/15 - I gotta echo Pookashells' comment on Mustachio's VOs to a certain extent, although I did not really think that of them until I read that review (which was AFTER the movie), so that really wasn't a problem at all here. Every single member of the cast was absolutely spectacular, as you would expect from a hand-picked cast of some of TMO's finest Voice Actors and actresses. I have to say though, that even though I adored every single one of them, Colt Barrel was my favourite by far. Artorious has a ridiculous amount of talent, and pulls this character off brilliantly. I love the tongue in cheek, and all but laughed at him trying to chat up sisch, which I think may have been your intention.

Custom content: 9/10 - The only thing I can pick on here, and it is being very harsh, is that a couple of your overlays had a white border around them. Told you it was harsh! =P. Other than that, this may well have been one of the moist spectacularly modded movies I have ever seen, and its gonna take one hell of a movie to top the creativity and originality of those mods, and I really do mean that. Guppi and Stvndysn are to be congratulated on those specific mods, too.

Editing: 15/15 - If I had been in a hurry to watch this, I would probably have commented on the overuse of silent bits here, but I wasn't, so I had more time to sit and actually enjoy the movie to its fullest. And because of that, I really cannot fault your editing at all. Not one bit.

Music/sfx: 9/10 - When I could hear the music, it was excellent, Norrie did a awesome job on that, although in my opnion, it may have been a little underused. . . although silence did suit some scenes, such as the fight scene. I was in awe at Norrie's ability, as this was the first movie I'd seen that he has scored, as far as I am aware, and this challenges Cleopatra for it's music. Phenomenal, really, it is.

The "wow" factor: 10/10 - Like Pookashells already mentioned, the special effects in this were fantastic, and the title beeing along the two buildings was amazing. He said he didn't know how you did it, and I have a vague idea, but wouldn't be able to do it personally. You have clearly put in a lot of effort into this, and dear god it was worth it. "Rated 5 average over 33 ratings" (34 when i click "rate movie"). It is really a shame that there are not more, as I am certain that they would also be five stars...

TOTAL: 97% - 5.5 stars! (darn Andy already taking the 6 star thingy =P)

Posted on November 16, 2007
- esegal

an epic tale that is really developing well!
and the ending was outstandingly creepy, sent a tingle down my spine.
my only complaint would be that during the scene inside the saloon where the sheriff and robert are talking the piano player was almost inaudible, and i think that some light-hearted piano tunes would have definitely zazzed up the ambiance.
nonetheless, it's an amazing film. technical aspects are excellent, storyline is enticing, acting is great... everything seems to click.

Keep it up Tre!

Posted on November 10, 2007
- OD-Ork-Boy

The second part continues on the story of Jeremiah Smith and his struggle to accept the loss of life as he knew it. Beautifully scripted, voiced, modded, and filmed, this is another completely enjoyable part in the TDOM saga. Talk about an unexpected ending! That last part, when he opens his eyes...Jeez, that was just plain shocking. I presume the "Supernatural" part of this series will begin to become more apparent from now on?

Black is a very cool character - All of them are, of course, but Black seems to be a character you rarely, if ever get in a Western. He seems more like one of those quiet gangster guys you see in old 1940's flicks, the one's who don't talk, just act, a real no nonsense type of character. Nice to see that the uniqueness of the first has carried on.

However there is a few things that I was curious and/or confused about. If Black is such an elite fighter, why was he getting repeatidly beat up by Colt? Surely he could have just knifed him in the eye and went on about his business? Another thing that confused me was the music - or lack thereof. It was most apparent in the saloon - A silent piano!? Sure, there was some music, but a lot of the time it was silent, which bugged me a bit.

There was nothing "bad" In this, however. Nothing at all that I disliked or thought "Hrm - that could have been done better". I loved it!

- Orky.

Posted on November 6, 2007
- Bezzer36

This is probably one of the longest movies (even as part of a series) that I've watched here on TMO.

In the wrong hands, a movie of this length usually dies at around the 10 minute mark.

Thankfully, this was not in the wrong hands.

Tre has pretty much established himself as one of TMO's best...with this series alone!

He has achieved incredible cinematic visuals with this ageing medium and brought in a style that is both unique and just plain beautiful to watch.

Clever use of visual effects further enhance the viewing pleasure.

I think I mentioned most of the above in my review for act one, but it needs repeating.

My only gripe about act 2...and it is a minor one...is the scarce use of sound.
I don't doubt that this was intentional and in certain parts of the movie, it does create a powerful tension and atmosphere, but other parts I felt were empty and devoid of what the silence was probably meant to achieve.

That said, the music and audio that is present draws you further into the movie because of the silence elsewhere...so...it worked!
Minor, as I said.

VO cast, as in the first, all gave dazzling performances with the characters fitting their voices wonderfully.

Story is absolutely gripping and oozing tension, drama, action...basically, all the things that make a movie worth watching.

Editing though, as in act one, takes the trophy for me...absolutely inspiring stuff and a fantastic lesson in movie making at its finest.

I eagerly await more of this excellent series...and everything else that Tre decides to direct for that matter.

Let's hope he decides to stick around here for a long time to come.

Posted on November 6, 2007
- blazeleedragon

WOW Tre, just WOW, amazing as always, you have taking a breath taking approach to movie making. It's one thing to have a fun story, and good characters, it's another to have a good cast, and even another to have good mods, sounds, and music...THIS MOVIE HAD THEM ALL!!!

It had me glued to the screen the whole movie. I think it's a step up from the former act but both are still incrediable.

I am sorry about my recording equiptment, tends to make my audio files "fuzzy" but when you did some tweeking to the drifter it made him sound "other worldly" and i have to say it definitly works for him.

Jeremiah Smith didn't come out half bad, and Mustang was pretty good though the recording was bad...hell lets face it I need a new mic! lol.

Ok great things, the cast everyone did amazing, the deputy was the only one that I was iffy about but that is just in comparison to the sherif and anothernewdawn, who as we all know is by far one of TMO best voice actors.

fight scenes where awesome, mods and overlays camera panning all great. the scene with smith drinking and hearing the voices was beautifully done, great volume great flashes, as well as at the end after the explosion, excellent work my friend.

now the bad points. the piano had no music, which I can get over, and I personally would have added sound for mustangs boots hiting the floor as he entered. aside from that music was a little low in places and I would of added a slashing sound when he gutted Colt. but that's about it

well done and bravo 5 STARS all the way!!!

I look forward to continuing this project with you.

Blaze Lee Dragon

Posted on November 4, 2007
- rjb2112

Great movie!

Posted on November 4, 2007
- BiggsTrek

There are some pretty hefty reviews for this movie, so I'll keep mine short and cut to the chase. Great visuals, great use of mods, great voice acting, great overlays... but I have a serious problem with the sound. Honestly, I couldn't hear anything other than the voices. And even those were very low in volume.

It could be me and my PC at fault, so I won't rate you lower as a result, but if I'm right, then you REALLY needed to spend more time on the background sound effects and/or music. For a long, long film like this, it is VERY important to keep the viewer interested in what's going on, and a total absence of ambient sound does not help. (Luckily your story is VERY interesting in its own right).

For example, in the saloon with the guy playing the piano. Was it just me, or was that totally silent? (Except for the VOs.) I actually stopped the film a couple of times to switch from headphones to speakers to see if it was something wrong with my system. Same level, though.

Apart from the sound, the film was fantastic. But please try and fix that up in future... (I said 'please'... :)

Posted on November 4, 2007
- pookashells

This must have been hell to export.

Anywho, to say the least I was dazzled by the spectacular array of creative camera techniques and new, should I say, "special effects."

To start us off, we see a a broken carriage which strikes me two different ways, one being "how on earth did he do that?" (my guess is it was a mod...) and the other being maybe it symbolized something somehow, as I came to realize, it must have symbolized the theme of depression throughout a good portion of the film. The entire title sequence will go down in my mind as the greatest I've seen here on TMO. The title for THE DEED OF MIDNIGHT in which it was molded into the building was mind blowing to say the least. I just cannot wrap my mind around around how you did that, so I just figured, somethings are best kept a secret.

As we move into the film, I, as a viewer didn't recognize the realistic elements of this film. The ambient sounds such as the fire and even smaller, the crickets chirping, were used as background noises, something I have come across so very few times in my TMO travels.

Now we finally hear some voices, both easily recognizable, one being Mustachio26 and the other being Josephkw. From my point of view, I think Mustachio used to much of a pitch change and it made the voice over sound strange, not eerie or anything just not something believable. Now joesphkw's voice overs were, as they always are, phenomenal. Whatever he does when he records his lines really works to the full extent, he really gives his character a creep-ish, tough, but yet cool kind of personality, something easily enjoyed by myself.

So the way a professional film is generally setup is that there are three acts, beginning, rising action, and conclusion (they have fancier names, but I won't go into it). You set the stage for the rest of the movie by having the sheriff (josephkw) and Mustachio discuss the recent happenings. How things after the war seem worse than before and such and such. Very good on that point. liked how you combined war, religion and hatred all in one talk sequence. Also when the character Mustang Black is introduced, I, as a viewer came to think this guy means something big or mysterious. Also the the short story/legend about Mustang Black wiping out a bunch of people with one bullet was a great taste of realism rarely seen in movies these days. Once I learn of Mustang Black heading toward the town these two characters are in, I think, this has got to mean something, something big, something to keep me entertained and watching.

That was a most excellent shot of the stranger walking into the bar, and the awkward moment that was shared between all the bar members, that was a great touch of realism. We also transition over to artorious. Now, the way you use overlays in such a fashion is a breakthrough it is so simple. I can't believe this isn't being used more throughout TMO. As always, artorious delivered, in my opinion. Just another fine addition to the stunning cast of THE DEED OF MIDNIGHT.

Now this fighting scene was done pretty good, seeing as how most of TMO's fight scenes look the same. I have to say I have to admit the one shot where artorious's character blocks the punches thrown at him was well done for an overlay, but a bit cheesy in a bigger perspective. The sound effects that were used for the punching was pretty good, especially when a character missed and the "whooosh" sound comes in. My only complaint here is the music. It sounded good, good enough for a fight scene, but not loud enough. It was too low, basically. For example, in movie trailers the makers use overly loud music and sound effects to pull you into the moment, especially in an action scene. You did a great job showing that Colt Barrel is a complete jerk, but with power. It was a sweet moment when Colt Barrel got whooped. :)

Now fight outside sequence! My favorite, because of the ambient noise and stylish freecam work. The long pause before they fight was done well as well. I have to throw in that I thought the scene was decorated to perfection! Seriously, not too overboard, yet not too little. The dialogue was perfect, I liked how Mustang Black kept quiet the entire time even after killing Colt Barrel which was a great turn, even though somehow, someway, I as a viewer saw it coming. ;)

Now the man with the head wound, sits and drinks while watching the holy bible and recurring some memories of his dead wife. I liked the idea of including the holy bible, I'm not religious or anything, but it gives a certain flavor to the scene. I assume that was mrs._guppi's voice, if it wasn't I am sorry, but the echo effect you added was great, but cut off at the end of each sound byte. It's no big deal but it would have been nice to have eliminated that element. Great music, great style made me think "depression." That white dove is sooooo cool! What a great addition to the flow of the film!

Again, the music played an important role with the mood of depression and moving on as well as the slowly moving camera shots, not only were they great angles, but they played a part in showing life for the characters was moving slowly.

The office scene was done most enjoyably. I liked the bosses voice, it was done very well, must've been AnotherNewDawn. The whole scene added tension between characters and a bit of filling for the story which always appeals to me, for whatever reason. The whole native american legend is another great usage of the theme of realism. I really enjoyed learning where the title of this series came from. Also, you really dig into Mustang Black's personality, even though he doesn't say much about anything. He is a tough to beat kind of guy who (it seems like) can do anything that the job requires and any given time. He doesn't say much, seeing as how he keeps to himself which also shows he is a bit of a mystery but it also shows somehow that he is strong on the inside and will be hard to take down, if that is where this series is heading.

Now the campfire scene which if I might add, moves a bit slow, again with the realism thing. I do think, though, that BlazeLeeDragon uses too much noise removal, it has that metal sound running through it at most times, but he is nonetheless a magnificent actor. The conversation about nowhere is pretty good dialog, a good conversation between a mystery traveler and Jeremiah Smith. The ambient sound, once again, was great, the wolf howling was key as well as the fire sound. The talk of religion once again adds tension to the scene and gives it a certain style. The lightning was a great transition to a flashback of the church burning, and again, the fire sound is present. The theme of good and evil comes in, which is a rather huge theme seeing as how it is in most every movie. I should have watched the first movie, but I pretty much understand what is happening here from the flashback scene. I think that is a really cool thing for Jeremiah to be the only person to live from a great fire that killed everyone in the town.

"Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust." What a creepy line, great dialog especially for the end of a film. Just a quick note, there was a flash frame at the end, if you don't know what that is, don't worry about it. :)

Awesome flash to disappear! That was great, truly! I also noticed that the flash was white and everything the man was wearing was white, could this mean something bigger? Doubt it. ;)

Anyway, if I were to sum up the movie in one sentence, I would have to say very nice nice overlays, great sound effects, a superly superb cast, and that your music was a little too low. But seeing as how that is my only complaint, this movie truly deserves 5 stars.

p_s

Posted on November 3, 2007
- TheMGMKid1

The Deed of Midnight Chapter One Act Two is a Wow! The film delves deeply into the nature of evil and the fall of faith. The scope of this film is even grander that chapter one. Again the film unfolds at a deliciously languorous pace that allows for deep development of character, motive and consequence.

Expertly directed by Trewill7 he again expands the boundaries of the imagination and the power of great film story telling. A brilliant screenplay by Trewill7 and James Alvin is the solid foundation for this wonderful film. Brilliant work takes time and revision and it is evident that this story was not just slapped together in a few days. But rather, it was worked and polished to perfection. Great dialog, wonderful theme and compelling action all come together here in this incredible story.

Again a great cast of voice actors are assemble here give the film first rate star value. Some stand outs are, the wonderful Sisch, Artorious, Mustachio26 and AnotherNewDawn. In the role of Sheriff Wild, JosephKW embodies the spirit of a great star of western�??s Lee Van Cleef. He has the world weary voice of the actor and not only that but the creation of his character visually is a stunning likeness. But the star of the film is the incredibly talented voice actor, Blaze Lee Dragon. In this installment he does triple duty in there roles. Jeremiah Smith, Mustang Black, and The Drifter. He is simply amazing in these three roles creating such distinctive and different characters with each his own unique voice, delivery and inner life. He sets the screen ablaze with his brilliant, emotional and telling work. He is a real find and a huge voice star worthy of the big screen. Anyone who gets to work with him is lucky indeed.

Again there is a plethora of wonderful mods which add so much to the film. Sound design was so far superior to what we have come to expect on TMO and shows that nothing not even the slightest gust of wind should be ignored in making a film. A spare and incredibly haunting score by Norriefpb shows what an immense talent he is. The breathtakingly gorgeous theme at the beginning was as haunting, lush and lyrical as Ennio Morricone�??s theme for Malena. His score gave the film a feeling of something of a cross between a huge Spaghetti Western and Italian Grand Opera. Norrie is a real find for any filmmaker looking to give his film an emotional core. Bravo to all who worked on this great masterpiece that will become a part of TMO history.

I am happy to award The Deed of Midnight with an award that is only given to films and filmmakers who touch something of the greatness of classic Hollywood films, the MGM Golden Seal of Approval!

Posted on November 3, 2007
- Handsofmodder

The Deed of Midnight; Chapter 1-Act two is the best movie I�??ve seen on TMO thus far this year. I will be very surprise to see a movie that could beat the sheer level of excellence that Chapter two achieves. That is why I�??m giving The Deed of Midnight; Chapter 1; Act two a five out of five and Pariah�??s Guild Hott Stuff Award. Congrats to the cast and crew of the Deed of Midnight; Chapter 1-Act 2.

To read more of the review, please visit Pariah's Guild
http://pariahs-guild.com/2007/11/02/reviews-the-deed-of-midnight-chapter-1-act-2/

Posted on November 2, 2007
- dulci

Rating both parts together.

Absolutely fantastic. Acting, directing, story, costumes, ambiance, music, every detail. I love this series. Truly a must see. Dulcilicious!

Posted on November 2, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

Fantastic movie..
Great storyline..
Good work..

Film on!!!

Posted on November 1, 2007
- userjosh9874

That was amazing! It was up to par with part 1, and it was flawless! Characters were easy to love, and well-developed. The voice acting here was superb! The use of free-cam was actually breath taking, and the whole movie had a very professional feel to it! The editing was absolutely perfect here! The story continues to become more and more interesting. This was even better than part 1! You definately leave me wanting more, in a good way! The sound effects and music were both really good! You have outdone yourself, yet again! Keep it up!

Posted on November 1, 2007
- bricksfilms

An excellent job Trewill! You have certainly maintianed that level of perfection in part 2 that was ever present in part 1, The story is really just so enticing and everything is just put together so well. my only real critisism is the bar scene where the man is playing the piano, there was no actual music coming from it, which struck me as odd, but other than that this has been just as great, if not greater, than part 1.

Posted on October 31, 2007
- marvellousguppimovies

Those mods were fantastic, the movie was.....whatever.

Posted on October 30, 2007
- ubernewbie

After the success of part one, i was a bit let down to find the tension and dramatic tension had been replace by something else. Nice use of over the shoulder overlays, where ever did you thing ov that? o_0 Nice cam shot and editing with a great VO cast all the same.

Posted on October 30, 2007
- kwistufa

Fantastic Movie you've created here Tre!
Wow.. With so much loaded into it.
The story is great, brought to life by an amazingly good
cast. Everyone shone. Such great characters too.
The cinematography was astounding, felt like watching a real movie.
Editing and use of scenes were second to none
and the set dressing was just brilliant.
Some fantastic mods seamlessly fit into the visuals too.
Really liked the 'freeze frame' type of thing
you did at the end of scenes too.
A masterful job on every front.
The length of the movie did make me a tad hesitant about
sitting through a TMO movie for 1/2 an hour..
But I'm glad I did. Truly an awe inspiring creation here.
You, Tre, should be very very proud of yourself.
That also goes to all the contributors to this great Flick as well.
This is a 10 Star movie!
Look forward to the next Instalment.
Wow!

Posted on October 30, 2007
- sparky1512

Well, the plot doth thicken. The highly anticipated Deeds of Midnight Act1 prt II certainly does not dissapoint. A truley creative and inspired story exectued with a great deal of care, thought, time and tallent. Visually the movie is flawless - fantastic editing and use of overlays really bring this movie into its own. Coupled with a brilliant score by Norrie and a fantastic vo cast this movie hits the mark. Truely excellent work, and needless to say i can't wait for the next installment.

cheers

Posted on October 30, 2007
- frosty_frost09

Music: The music was excellent. Norrie did an amazing job with it. It really set the ton ein the scenes. Like I told ya on skype, the first 14 seconds into the movie was a great piece of music.

VOs: VOs were incredibly well done. Everyone did an amazing job, and really brought the story to life.

Freecam: Amazing! Great establishing shots, and overall great camera work.

Story: The story was amazing. Really in depth and well thought out.

Additional Comment: I found this movie to be a great watch, and it didn't seem like it was that long of a movie. That's when you know you've done your job. When people watch your 30 minute movie, adn say "wow, was it really 30 minutes already?" Great job my friend. An excellent watch!

I also would like to award this movie with the "Frosted Award Of Excellence." It really deserves it. Now I have something to look forward to in winter time.

Posted on October 30, 2007
- kuroken

A truly amazing and excellent film, as much an exploration of the characters as a continuation of the story in Chapter 1.1.

What continues to amaze me about Tre's work, and this series in particular, is his ability set the viewer so completely in the world he's created, and populate it with fascinating people. Much of that is due to both the writing and the deliberate pacing, but he's assembled such a fantastic cast in this that life is breathed into each and every character.

This series goes so far beyond the concept of "supernatural western" that you forget you're watching a genre picture at all. Flawless editing and sound design (ably assisted by Norriefpb), great camera work....it's a film where it all comes together.

I'll be waiting impatiently for the next chapter....I don't care how long I have to wait, or how long the movie is....I'll be here.

Posted on October 30, 2007
- josephkw

Not many movies put a smile of satisfaction on my face, but then not many filmmakers are of the caliber of Trewill7. Let's start with the visuals. The atmosphere and ambience of the scenes were superb; at many points in the film I expected to taste gritty dust between my teeth, or feel compacted dirt beneath my boots. Your eye for sets and scenes truly place the viewer there in the midst of the film. The music by Norrie was downright professional--no wonder he's one of the most sought-after composers on TMO. This really added to the cinematic quality of this work. I also appreciated your custom sounds incorporated throughout. However, there were a few scenes which I found the lack of sound odd and, dare I say, distracting; first was the piano player in the saloon who you focused upon quite a few times, yet despite his best efforts, his piano remained silent. I interpret this to mean that you were focusing only on the discourse between the sheriff (whom I might add I truly felt an affinity for) and his deputy. Perhaps if you first included sound in the saloon (glasses clinking, people talking, and the piano playing) and then suddenly zoomed to the sheriff's mouth and then everything hushes as he speaks (and perhaps even an extreme closeup of the deputy's ear to indicate the listener). Just getting creative here, but you get the idea. Another noticeable period of silence is when all eyes follow Mustang Black as he walks to the bar. I think it would've been nice to hear the sound of his footfalls--it may have made his entrance even more ominous. I also noticed a white outline around all the overlaid actors. A quick and dirty way of eliminating this is to make the transparent alpha channel black instead of white (but it leaves a black outline). A better method is to make the saved channel outline a tad smaller than the actual visual outline (so the white outline is in essence cut off). Anyways, enough of the minutiae nit-picking, and back to the heaping of well-deserved praises upon this masterwork. The characters! Such a rich parade of wonderously-drawn, living, breathing, real people with their own personalities and quirks. After awhile I knew what they would do next or how they'd react. THAT's what I call a successful crafting of characters. The story did not move as quickly at the first act, but that's true of any second act, and is just the nature of the beast. However, the ending was a compelling, surprising revelation not to be missed. Darn your cliffhangers--that was certainly not the "time" for end credits! I have never been fond of winter, but in this case I'll make an exception and wish winter will come sooner so that I can catch the continuation of this epic saga.

Posted on October 30, 2007
- goofparade

Wow, this time the backstory was found in the excellent continuation of "The Deed of Midnight ACT 2"

Impressive... everything tre! most importantly the lush storyline that you skillfully unravel, with all of it's nuanced characters and layers.

Truly a cinematic experience well ctafted with the ample goodwill and talent of the TMO community.

Norrie's score was very effective and touching, the opening was superb.

Here are my constructive comments:

-The fight scene seemed between Mustang Black and Colt early on seemed to drag on for me without really revealing any new information or motivation.
-I had to raise my overall volume majorly to hear one or 2 of Norrie's music cues.

-The "prop" actors (at the bar and the campfire) seem to have a white outline around them and also do not move a whit.. which makes them stand out somewhat.
-the "location" subtitles, ie: "Texas" ..could be in the same font as the scene "freezes". (retro look)

This film was a joy to watch and also participate in.One of the best series, utilising all facets and talents of our community, from mods to scoring, to ever grace TMO.


great job,

gp

Posted on October 29, 2007
- andy_inc

Trewill, after the success of Act One, I was immediately your fan, and I made a pact with myself to watch anything you made, because I knew I would be watching something of such sheer quality, something with so much care and delicacy instilled, so much effort, patience and certainly, something great. This, my friend, was no exception.

Throughout this film, I felt the care and effort you put into it. It was like a delicately crafted hand-made German or Swiss chocolate; delicious, divine and most importantly, you can feel every ounce of the chocolateer's heart and care that he puts into the chocolate. You took so much care, and so much consideration into each and every shot, and I know I mentioned it in my previous review, but I'll mention it again; you're a director with a passionate vision. You say to yourself, 'Let no restrictions hinder me, I will strive to show the people watching what visions I have in mind for each and every shot', and it showed throughout the film. It was like you were making it for Hollywood, every shot was fantastic, most notably the ones with the doves, the symbol of peace and prosperity. Every, single shot I say in the film screamed out the visions you have for each particular scene, and you put a lot of thought into each and every shot, which is fantastic and really highlights your determination and passion for what you do. And it all goes back to my chocolate-relativity theory, when you put so much care and heart into what you're doing, it reflects in the final product, and you're assured quality. That's exactly what we have here.

I want to start off with one of the very, very, very few negatives, which I found particularly distracting at times throughout the film, which is the white "glow" around your overlays. When crafting a shot with an overlay to indicate perspective (such as William sitting at the bar, listening in on the Deputy and Colt (I think)), the idea is for the audience to not be able to tell that what you used is an overlay, but unfortunately I picked them all out on many occasions because of the white glow around them. Now, I'm not sure how exactly you took the screenshot, but what I usually do is put a mono-coloured backdrop behind the character so it's easier to get rid of the color in my graphics program. While very creative and very inventive (like behind the shoulder perspectives and such to indicate that the character was there), I felt it to be a little bit overdone, and some shots didn't really need it, EG: the scene at 8:05 with the black mustang. It looked a little bit fake because of the white glow, and I think in that scene the character is already there so you didn't really need it. It's good to use those types of overlays when you can't get the shots you want. But the white pixels around the outside of the overlay really cause it to lose a bit of authenticity.
On the bright side however, I really loved the fresh take you did on the fight scene with William blocking the shots. It was quick so we didn't really notice anything and certainly fresh, and I definitely enjoyed the opening credits and those freeze-frame shots you used to end a certain scene.

Once again, you blow me away with your set-dressing and world building. At times it's difficult to blot out every single thing that will take away the period you are trying to create, but oh man, you did it with flying colours. You are really talented in that department, you create something fresh every single time, and you integrate set dressing in such a way that we think it's already part of the set. On the whole, you can tell the effort that you put into everything in fact. On the directive side of things, everything was absolutely spot on, and you continue to raise the standard. Brilliant directing all round with some memorable camera-work. You again chose your shots wisely and nailed every single one. Perfect establishment and types of shots used, top notch job there.

Most notably, I cannot commend your scene selection enough, as once again, you've shown TMO why you are one of the brightest talents. Again, you carefully selected each scene and sent the film into a league of its own, making each and every shot a fresh one, spicing up what we've already seen, and you continue to impress and raise the standard for ingenuity and creativeness.

The script was once again spot-on, and overall I found this to be a dialogue-driven film. When trying to craft a story, it's important to have good dialogue matched by even better voice actors to weave and tell a story, and once again you have shown that with a perfect script, and excellent voice acting. A supernatural western is hard to do, but the story has so much heart of epic proportions and it takes good vs. evil to a whole new level. I'm really enjoying what you're bringing, and I can't wait to see where you take us! And again, I must commend your work in breathing life into each and every unique character, entertaining us with some really memorable stuff, where we see characters inner-selves destruct and bring about new personalities and change in the way they live as the film goes on.

Kudos to the whole cast for a fantastic job, although I must point out the quality of the Black Mustang's voice, which sounded like sound does when you use Noise Removal in Audacity. There's not much you can do about it, I know, but it sounded a little off compared to the quality of others (not taking away from his fantastic job). Another thing I'd like to point out is that sometimes the volume of the music was a bit lower than the voices and I had to turn the volume up to hear it properly (notably in the bar fight scene), so I'd like to recommend a program called The Levelator which levels out the volumes of all your .WAV files. On the whole however, every voice seemed to be in-line and at a good volume, except for one or two places. I'm still amazed that you managed to export it perfectly with no stupid sound sync problems, that is just unbelievable, and I am truly thankful that nothing went wrong and you had a clean export.

Overall, that had to be the quickest 32 minutes of my life, and I really hope the length doesn't turn people away from this delicately created masterpiece, which is thoroughly entertaining throughout, and when the film ends, you say to yourself "is that all?" especially with the way Tre decides to end this part, which I believe to be fitting and certainly hype-building for the next installment!
Brilliant work all round, and once again has taken home my coveted 6th star award for a fantastic and entertaining job! To keep me enthralled like that for half an hour deserves an accolade in itself!

Brilliant work once again Tre!

Posted on October 29, 2007
- k4ownzall

WHo in their right mind would ever say this movie doesn't have a ghost of a chance of reaching Number One!??? ------- Atmosphere, Overlays, and special enhancements of sound propel this supernatural western. An incredible fast movie... atributing to the excellent script and tailoring. Way to go Tre! BRAVO! ===K4===

Posted on October 29, 2007
- sgporsche48

Exciting, incredible, interesting, engrossing, fantastic - the list goes on. Right now the only thing that comes to mind is: Wonderful VOs, writing, direction, editing, set dressing, score, etc. Almost everything was spot on. However if I did have to nit-pick it would have to be that some of the voices sounded like they were being bottled (I know why this had to be done, I've had to have done it as well, but sometimes it just sounds abnormal) and that Norrie's wonderful score was a bit too low to be enjoyed fully. Other than these two trivial details, the film was just perfect all around. Leaves you just wanting more and more. The quickest half-hour ever. Can not wait for Chapter Two!

Posted on October 29, 2007
- artorious

What an amazing piece of work here my friend. This is an instant classic and every accollade that it WILL recieve is well deserved.
Like Act I, the story is deep and rich. Every nook and crany of it is filled with great painstaking detail. It's the kind of story that just grabs you by the throat and holds you in it's grip from beginning till end. I found myself spellbound by it.
The editing was flawless. There's not much else to say on this point, perfection pretty much covers it.
The cast was in top form. Everyone delivered such great on the spot performances. Special Nods go to Blaze Lee Dragon for his triple home run hitting perfomances.
I loved the soundtrack. The hard work you and Norrie put in on it shines through with every note.
Simply put this is one of the best movies ever to premiere on TMO.

Posted on October 29, 2007
- Active_Studios

Another brilliant chapter of The Deed of Midnight.
Quality entertainment this is.
I will now wait for The Deed of Midnight Chapter 2.
A total rating amount of 5 stars.
Enjoy.

p.s. Check out Soul Shuttle the trailer (1st or 2nd) your choice.
Thanks, trewill7.

Active_Studios

Posted on October 29, 2007
- nukester

The Deed of Midnight is a fascinating saga that has redifined and reset the boundaries of genres here on TMO. Trewill boldly ventures into areas that not that many films delve in. The only limit is the creativity applied and I must say there is bucket loads in this instalment.

There are so many things that can be summarised by this highly talented director. To start off with, his patience and hardwork is evident for all to see as careful and intricate pacing is executed as scenes and characters are introduced. This is not only a sign of a great director, but it is a sign of his amazing attention to detail, something in which I truly value!

The plot holds up very well and it's environment and setting grabbed me throughout the duration. There were some wonderfully editted and executed set pieces that rounded off one helluva movie!!

Special nods to all voice-actors/actresses who did a terrific job on this and I must say this part was extremely funny. Artorious's role was pure magic and I found myself laughing the time away. Again, this would not have been possible without some smart sharp editting and cutting.

There were also some creative and inventive use of overlays which I found particularly refreshing as It provided a new take on tried and tested scenes.

Overall, 'The Deed of Midnight - Chapter 1 - Act 2' is a solid, fresh and enjoyable continuation of an Epic saga that is frightfully getting better and better. With more Chapters on the horizon I cannot wait to see how this story evolves over time.

I look forward to all your productions ahead and until then...

Nuke Well in the Deed of Midnight!!!!

Posted on October 29, 2007
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

I keep it short:
The first film on TMO to combine interesting dialog sceenes with real seeming action, rounded up with the wonderfull minimalistic score and intense atmosphere, this movie can be called a masterpiece!

Posted on October 29, 2007
- derbyrams

OMG! Holy mackeral! That was incredible. I loved it.
You were right in saying "Don't let the length scare you away" as it really didn't and i was glued to the screen for the whole 33 mins!!! Well done!
I was really looking forward to this film and it lived up to my expectations and more. I really enjoyed it from start to finish.
I prefer this part more as part 1 shows the mythology of this tale, the characters, a bit of character development and more.
In this part, there's a lot more action, character development and a v. good story. One of which i can't wait to see end!!! I loved the ending!
It was intruguing and so well put together. The whole thing was very well pieced together and crafted. A very well made film!
It's got me so gripped to see what happens next!!!!
Overall, this film has no flaws what-so-ever. Everything was top-notch.
I have to firstly say that I love the title. The title is really important to the movie. If you have a bad title, the movie won't stand out as much, etc.
Anyways, the cast was out-standing. Kudos to all of them!
Anothernewdawn, Mustachio, Josephkw and many more were incredible and really shined in their roles. They delivered the lines very well.
The dialogue was very, very well written.
So much so that it didn't feel like a TMO movie at all.
It felt so much like a real life movie! There was not a single dull moment.
It was a real experience. A really good movie i must say.
I loved the score. Excellent job Norrie. I loved the very stylistic overlays you used just before a scene was about to fade out.
Like sort of animation style. Great job.
This film had a lot in it. It really did, i especially liked the way you put in those very professional sound-effects. The camera-work was very good too.
This really enhanced the experience of watching this movie.
I also really loved how you created a very believable world.
You did this through the characters, dialogue, but one thing of which i haven't said yet which really was very good too..... that is the atmosphere.
You created a really good atmosphere, by the sets, very nice sets indeed.
This is a fine example of a very professional film on TMO.
You've really out-done yourself as you did in Part 1. Well done!
There was one bit which i really loved. The fight sequence, man that was hot!
You made it look really different and didn't make it look like the typical fight sequences we see in many TMO films. For which, i commend you very much so.
There are so many good things about this film and it is a real epic blockbuster.
This is one hell of a good movie and i'm really glad to not of wasted 33 mins.
I knew this would be good and it was very much so.
Thankyou for making this wonderful film. It is really top class film-making.
An amazing series. I loved the characters, the dialogue and so much more!
I am a big fan of your work and i really looking forward to your future releases, especially the next part in this series!
All in all, a very high 10/10 from me.
Now, this is a fine example of how to make a really good movie.
You can look at movies like Cleopatra and many, many others on TMO that show this very well. How to make a very good movie through realistic dialogue, believable characters, out-standing score, excellent atmosphere and much more.
Hands down, this is the best western on TMO atm and shall be for a very long time. And with that said, one of my many favourite films on here.
Highly recommended movie. Excellent work.
Two big thumbs up and i give you "Derbyrams's Excellence Award". Top job dude!

Posted on October 29, 2007
- breeanne

wow that was awesome i couldent find one thing wrong with it keep up the good work please be kind enough to rate at least one of my movies

Posted on October 29, 2007
- Primaer

My biggest respect to this Act 2. It's big, it's interesting and it delivers a great stage for the following three chapters, as the story reveals new characters and new informations, absorbed by me like a sponge.

The movies breathes and feels cinematic. Stylish, dramatic and epic, it's all in here. Fresh, new camera angles, always changing, a great editing flow and character overlays (although I think you used them a bit too often), which show a little bit the effort, which gone into this. Exceptional use of mods, costumes and overlays makes this even more satisfying and make you feel like all is planned this way, which is quite the biggest honour you can say to somebody, when you consider the "limited" possibilities of The Movies.

The cast did an marvellous job, all through. I particulary loved Artorious in his role as chatty bounty-hunter, what a performance. But also the others, at foremost frontier of course Blaze Lee Dragen with his three roles, did an awesome job! The Soundtrack of Norrie spreaded out atmosphere, although there wasn't that much music I heard, but just take the fighting scene between Mustang Black and Colt Barrel as an example. I think if you would have played more music, the lonely atmosphere would have suffered beneath it, so you have sometimes the feeling of an ominous or tragic calmness.

Amazing job, Trewill, now I hardly can wait for Chapter 2. Winter 2007, oh, 2 months. Hopefully you will keep us up to date with your production threads once again :)

Posted on October 29, 2007
- jase180

A Fantastic film dedicated to a deep and involved story that takes us on a dark road where nobody is above the down and dirty deeds. Rich with characters and amazing freecam, this is a film worth jumping into and letting it take you for a ride. Outstanding performances and a well crafted script lead the way for a solid story that just keeps us riveted.

This is how its done, this is how you create meaningful storylines and plot driven films. A rare exception here on TMO, with a film epic in its scope and this one delivers...it really does.

Anything less than 5 stars would be a shame, as this is just to good. All the hard work shows on screen with this film, all of it.

5 stars.

Posted on October 29, 2007
- sisch

Tre, Tre, Tre! I'm positively drooling right now over my keyboard, the hair on my neck is standing on end - wow!
What a film! The atmosphere you created - the fights, the sounds, the music - I love those doves - but especially that camp-fire scene - the end... just wow.
I was glued to the screen, and the end did just make me want more, more, more.
Exceptional work all around - your vision and dialogue, all the va's, Norries music and sounddesign, the mods...
What a talented, talented person you are! Thank you for this movie, and I'm so proud to be part of this!

Posted on October 29, 2007