'Mad Nation' Post-Apocalyptic TV show Megathread

Discussion in 'Fan Art/Fan Fiction' started by InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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  2. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    the dialogue is pretty good, and the camera work does seem very natural, despite the quality.
     
  3. Kahgan

    Kahgan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 25, 2003
    :clap: Very nice, looking forward to the next part.
     
  4. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    good stuff

    i commented in the news section, but still: i like it, just wanted to let you know. :wink:
     
  5. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 27, 2005
    ^^^
    Thanks, I appreciate the enthusiasm, as well as the comments and criticism.

    Thanks. I kinda go back and forth about whether or not I like this scene on those two counts. We discussed it a bit more in the news commentary thread, but I feel like the scene's a little awkward because I had to cut a lot out of it to keep the pacing as I liked it.

    Two weeks from today, I'll upload part 3. And maybe part 4: 3 is mostly more dialogue and introduction of characters, so I might upload 4 as well since it gets into the bloody stuff.


    In other news, this week I'm hopefully finishing the last of the shooting on the next 3 episodes of the series. These episodes follow where this movie leaves off, if anyone missed it there's a production still on the previous page and linked below:

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/captainfuzychin/DSCN2407.jpg
     
  6. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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  7. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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  8. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Pretty cool part, this seventh one.
    I like how you went mute during the beating and I like the shot where our hero cracks the other guy's skull with the metal bar.
    Comments are going to include: tables with tools are too clean (and yeah, they are) and lack of action in last minute (he doesn't seem like he's been caught and now has to find his way out of the camp).
    Still: I love it. Gimme more.
     
  9. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    I have a lot of fun with sound design, it's probably my favorite part of post-production. I also have a blast recording my own sound effects: the head crack sound you heard is actually a couple different clips laced together of the sound a claw hammer makes when smashing a water mellon.

    As for the tools, I agree the table looks a bit clean, but everything in this movie looks a little too clean. Part of the reason is the color correction actually makes things look a bit better, and that there's only so much detail a crappy 8mm video camera will pick up: if this was high def, you'd probably see that the table was dirtier than it looks on youtube.

    Along the same lines of the overly clean complaint: it's hard to get unpaid actors to wear clothing that is really disgusting, or to rub mud on their faces. Some of the costumes I was able to get really gross, others had to be basically clean, depending on how dedicated my talent was. Also, generally speaking I don't have much time when on these shoots: I personally built this set, and dressed it, and lit it, and of course when one person is doing all that work it can become easy to overlook the small details. I try my best but sometimes it can't be helped. One plan I have for future episodes is to get a lot of fine ash from a wood stove, and just blast a lot of it into the air on set, so that it settles in a fine coat over everything. I got the idea from reading The Road, in which most everything is covered in ash.

    As for the ending, I felt like I wanted the action/violence in this scene to escalate to it's peak, then drop back to normal in preparation for the complex action sequence that is the next scene. Also, I wanted to emphasize the fact that Gray is back to business as soon as he's murdered the torturer: nothing fancy, just finish the job and get out. You mention it feels like he doesn't feel like he's been caught: I meant to imply that he's completely calm and collected at this moment, fully aware of his situation but not panicking.

    Doesn't necessarily mean that I was successful at implying that, that's just what my goal was heheh. If the filmmaker is required to explain their movie to everyone who watches it, that's a pretty bad film maker, unless of course it's their goal to confuse people.
     
  10. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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  12. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    December 30, 2009:

    As of today, the whole movie is available on youtube. DVDs will come in about a month after I've finished moving and had time to finish editing everything that needs editing for it.

    Part 11:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuD4ER2b9Ek

    I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone who's followed this movie from the beginning and will today see the end of it: it's people like you that make all this worth it.
     
  13. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 9, 2009
    Thank you for the upload.

    :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  14. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    So this weekend, I'll be finishing the long drive and confusing process that's involved in moving to L.A. Once I'm settled in, I'll be editing and publishing what I've been working on since August: the first season of Mad Nation, the web series. In addition to the feature movie, there's 7 episodes, each 5-10 minutes long; the first takes place during the same time frame as the movie, and follows the story of Lucas, the caravan guard turned gang leader as seen in the feature. The rest follow Gray in the weeks following the conclusion of the events chronicled in the feature. Our equipment on these was much higher end than that of the feature, so there'll be fewer technical issues for people to gripe about and thus leave more room for them to complain about costumes and actors not being dirty enough or nit pick about the talent of unpaid volunteer actors with little to no experience. But of course, the first rule of all this is not to take it too seriously, right? :)
     
  15. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Well, I've established myself in L.A. Aside from drafting some early ideas for a tv show I'm going to pitch to some friends at HBO, I'm also trying to get the Mad Nation DVD together. Currently, my tasks include setting about the out takes reel, and finishing up the first episodes of the show together. The DVD is going to to actually be not only the feature movie, but also the first season of the show. As soon as that's together, I'll make a news post about it.
     
  16. WillisPDunlevey

    WillisPDunlevey Mildly Dipped

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    Feb 2, 2010
    I really liked your movie. Its amazing how much you were able to do with a small budget and how many jobs you had to do on your own at the same time (in front of and behind the camera as well as all the support work and then on to editing etc.)

    I cant wait to get my hands on the DVD (much easier to watch and show to others than just on the small screen)

    WPD
     
  17. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Thanks, I do appreciate it. It was a lot of fun to make, even if it was a lot of hard work. I did end up doing more than 2/3rds of the work on this by myself really, but sometimes that's the name of the game.

    The DVD is on it's way! I'm actually planning on releasing one big dvd, with the movie and the first season of the web series all in one volume, along with some special features.

    And here's a new trailer, just a silly teaser, for the continuing episodes of season 1:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUhjkZMz1IA
     
  18. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 27, 2005
    NEW UPDATES!

    So I've finally got the necessary computer equipment to finish off season one. I had to go to the extent to buy another 2TB external hard drive, but that's the name of the game in video editing. So hopefully the first season will be on Youtube within 2-4 weeks.

    I've also started writing season two, and there's a lot of badassery in stock. But I'd be happy to take suggestions from anyone on what they'd like to see added/changed in the next season. Anything you'd want to see in a post nuclear western web series, feel free to chime in and let me know, and if it can be worked in I'll do it. I really like the idea of viewers adding to the content, in the same way that third party authors have added to the Star Wars universe, so I'm always open to suggestions.
     
  19. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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