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  • #191293
    Avatarfreeman
    Participant

    Alex,

    I liked the trailers and enjoy going to the What is broken website to see behind the scenes stills, composites and storyboards. Nice job. Trailer also looks great.

    What tool did you use to create your composites?

  • #191294
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    freeman Wrote:

    Alex,

    I liked the trailers and enjoy going to the What is broken website to see behind the scenes stills, composites and storyboards. Nice job. Trailer also looks great.

    What tool did you use to create your composites?

    Thanks for the kind words! All of the fx work was done inside of Apple’s Shake. We only had a limited amount of time to do these fx, so once I finished a composite and gave it to Alex, I had to have to ability to make changes quickly as we were trying to make a January deadline. As for the matte painting shots, I had recently shot some stormy skies down here in Florida during our “record setting” hurricane year with my digital camera, so I combined a couple of those shots and made a sky. I then created the foreground tree using Maya’s paint effects.

    For the out-of-focus foreground foilage, maya gave me what I needed in a very short amount of time. Then I comped in the tree and did some color correction to fit the rest of the film and added some hand-painted lightning to finish the shot.

    The explosion was a surprise shot for me, I knew i had to create an effect along those lines, but I never saw the plate. There were a few stock footage explosions that were combined with lots of color-correction, atmosphere and some camera shake to help pull off the effect.

    The thing that I had to spend the most time on was the muzzle flashes. There were SO many shots that I had to do that had this effect, so I had to come up with a work flow that would speed things up. I started by hand-painting some very basic flash shapes. The applied various glows to get a “hot flash” look to it. I then finished them off with some glows created with Genarts Sapphire plug-ins. These glows could have been easily created using Shake’s standard tools, but I went with them because Genarts renders VERY fast, with great quality. Then I created a warp that always changed so when the blast went off, no two flames were ever the same.

    This was a HUGE timesaver. Shake’s expressions also played a big role in those little shots too. I basically created one node that controlled the brightness of the flash, while also controlling the haze, dust, warp and camera shake. This saved me from have to animate 20 different nodes while making sure that all of their keys matched up too.

    Hope that answers your question ; )

  • #191295
    Avatarfreeman
    Participant

    Thanks a million for the feedback.

  • #191296
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    freeman Wrote:

    Thanks a million for the feedback.

    Thanks man for the cool words. FYI, we are feverishly working on the DVD of BROKEN, which will be available on http://www.whatisbroken.com by the end of June 2005. Many people have been contacting us about buying the full short so we are now in high gear to get it out ASAP. We will have a ton of DVD extras and a bunch of tech talk on how we made BROKEN.

    Thanks again for all the support.

  • #191297
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    The Broken looked really cool! (probably to scary for me though!) You did a great job with the trailer too. I couldn’t tell the difference between your trailer and the trailers from my favorite hollywood movies. You did a really great job!

    gwXtreme

  • #191298
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    gwXtreme Wrote:

    The Broken looked really cool! (probably to scary for me though!) You did a great job with the trailer too. I couldn’t tell the difference between your trailer and the trailers from my favorite hollywood movies. You did a really great job!

    gwXtreme

    Thanks alot for the kind words!! we worked hard on it! Good luck with all your future projects.

  • #191299
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    how much is that editor to buy it in stors?

  • #191300
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    zax Wrote:

    how much is that editor to buy it in stors?

    The purchase Final Cut Pro HD v5.0 cost $999 or you can buy ($1200) the Production bundle w/ Motion, Livetype, FCP, Compressor, Soundtrack Pro, & Cinema Tools. You can get a student discount and get it for $600.

    Good Luck

  • #191301
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    freeman Wrote:

    Thanks a million for the feedback.

    Any time!!

    We are almost done with the FULL release of BROKEN on DVD. Check it out: http://www.whatisbroken.com/dvd.html

  • #191302
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Is there anyway u can sent me a free copy? I’m ur trailer fan here in Malaysia. Let me promote ur work within our group here.

  • #191303
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Hey Guys,

    BROKEN DVD UPDATE: Well the DVD is FINALLY Done!!!! It is Jammed pack with almost 3 hours of Special Features. We have hit our deadline date of July 15, 2005 but the DVD manufacture is telling us two to three weeks before we can have the DVD done and in our hands. So we are hoping to have the DVD available by early August. We are truly sorry for the delay. We wanted the DVD to be of the highest quality and wanted to pack it with more cool stuff and just got carried away.

    Here is the FINAL list of goodies:

    BROKEN DVD has almost 3 HOURS of DVD Special Features:

    6 Commentary Tracks covering…

    Directing
    Producing
    Visual Effects
    Music Score/Sound Design
    Cast and Crew
    Film Geeks Unite

    ———————————————————

    Pre-Production

    Concept Art / Location Comparison
    Costume Design Gallery w/ Commentary

    Storyboards: The ENTIRE Collection for BROKEN ( 9 Edited Sequences )
    Storyboards: Comparison with Final Shots

    Rehearsals:
    Rehearsal Comparison with Final Scene
    Blocking Action in a Scene w/ Commentary
    Evolution of an Action Sequence w/ Commentary
    A Director’s Best Friend – Finding Your Shot

    ———————————————————

    Production

    Head go BOOM: “The Guacamole Gun” w/ Commentary
    Recipe: “How to Make a Guacamole Gun”
    Mister Tony’s Neighborhood: “A Technical Advisor’s Job” with Tony Gomez

    Special Effects Make-up Breakdown with Megan Graham
    Anatomy of Scar
    Anatomy of a Tatoo
    Anatony of Burnt Eyes
    Bonus: Brain Matter Recipe

    Anatomy of a Stunt: w/ Commentary
    Shotgun Blast
    The Dive for Life

    Guns, Guns, Guns: “How to Get Pro Looking Guns with Little or No $$$”
    The Weapons
    Getting Guns to Look Real
    Where to Get Them

    Tips on Producing an Indie Film: with Jorge F. Rodriguez
    Reverse Budgeting
    Insurance: Weapons and Stunt Work
    Locations
    Feeding Your Crew
    Stunt Work
    Production Design
    Tips and Tricks
    Props
    Go Make Your Movie

    Being There: The On-Set Experience
    12 Behind the Scene Vignettes on the set of BROKEN as we shot it !

    ———————————————————

    Post Production

    How to Make DV look like Film! with Alex Ferrari
    Why Shoot MiniDV?
    Filter Packages for Post
    Production Design
    Costumes & Color Palette
    Lighting
    Color Correction
    Shooting 24p: The Camera
    Getting the Cameras

    Color Correction Lab: The Overview w/ Commentary
    Color Correction Comparison with FINAL FOOTAGE

    Visual Effects Breakdowns
    w/ Commentary from Sean Falcon & Dan Cregan

    “Marquez Explosion” w/ Commentary
    “Shaking Things Up” w/ Commentary
    “Muzzle Fire” w/ Commentary
    “Bonnie’s Eyes” w/ Commentary
    “Matte Painting/Sky Replacement” w/ Commentary
    “Knife Throw” w/ Commentary
    “Scoping Things Out” w/ Commentary
    “Digital Blood Hits” w/ Commentary
    “Digital Spark Hits” w/ Commentary

    VFX Breakdown: The Title Sequence w/ Alex Ferrari & Dan Cregan

    Visual Effects in Indie Film: with Sean Falcon
    Pre Production
    MiniDV and Compositing
    Why Shoot 24p?
    1 Chip vs 3 Chip MiniDV Cameras
    Practical and Digital Effects
    Compositing Before or After Color Correction
    MiniDV Blowup to Film
    3D Animation in Indie Film
    Gun Muzzle Blasts
    Compositing: The Details
    Digital Matte Painting
    Shaking Things Up
    Bullet POV
    Blowing Up Someone’s Head
    Where Do I Find Visual Effects Talent for my Film?
    I Want to Composite Too…
    Where Can I Get Training?
    Apple’s SHAKE
    Doing It Yourself

    Cinematography in Indie Film: with Angel Barroeta
    Planning BROKEN
    Challenges on BROKEN
    Tools: The Camera
    Tools: The Lights
    Tools: Moving the Camera
    Shooting: Digital or Film?
    Panasonic’s DVX100a
    Some Advice

    Sound Design/Composing in Indie Film: with Mark Roumelis
    Original Music in Indie Film
    Composing BROKEN
    Doing It Yourself
    Recording Sound for 24p on DAT: The Sync Issue
    Doing Audio Tests

    ———————————————————

    After the Short

    The Making of BROKEN
    The Origin of BROKEN
    First Impressions
    Actors: The Rehearsal Process
    On-Set Experience
    War Stories
    The Future: A Feature Film

    Marketing: Promoting a Short Film
    Promotion: 50% of the Creative Process
    Film Festivals and Sundance
    The Internet: Even Playing Field
    The Trailer

    Marketing: Poster Gallery
    Alternate Ending w/ Commentary
    Art of BROKEN: The Nick Monaco Experience
    The BROKEN Shoot: Gag Reel!

    ———————————————————

    MASTERED in Dolby Stereo & Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound

    Thanks for you patience guys. Also, we will be putting up a trailer with previews of the DVD soon. Check: http://www.whatisbroken.com/dvd.html for more info.

    Thanks again for the support & good luck on ALL your projects. ; )

    Alex
    http://www.whatisbroken.com
    http://www.enigmafactory.com
    http://www.alexferrari.com
    http://www.fortuityfilms.com

  • #191304
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Hey Everyone,

    First off, thank you all for your amazing patience. After an
    overwhelming amount of requests and many death threats, we are now
    accepting PRE-ORDERS for the BROKEN: Special Edition DVD.

    We are selling it for $19.99 and will be accepting credit cards through
    Paypal.com. It is simple, just click on the link below and follow the
    easy steps. We estimate shipping the DVDs around August 21-25, 2005 and
    yes, WE WILL BE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.

    Click here to pre-order the BROKEN: Special Edition DVD:
    http://www.whatisbroken.com/dvd.html

    Large orders of 20 or more can contact us at: info@enigmafactory.com
    for discounted prices.

    Again thank you so much for your support of our little project. More
    news on the feature film version will be coming soon.

    Sincerely,
    Alex & Jorge
    The BROKEN TEAM
    http://www.enigmafactory.com

  • #191305
    AvatarDVine
    Participant

    I think you did a good job with your color correction.

    I am learning color correction now, myself.

  • #191306
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    DVine Wrote:

    I think you did a good job with your color correction.

    I am learning color correction now, myself.

    Thanks man! We worked real hard on it!

  • #191307
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    BROKEN on DVD: http://www.whatisbroken.com/dvd.html

    THANK GOD! You can stop with the death threats already!!! ; )

    Well it is finally here!!! Thank you SOOOOOOO MUCH for your patience! We will be shipping out all the pre-orders for BROKEN the DVD this week. In the US standard First Class mail, International will vary depending on location.

    Thank you all again for purchasing our DVD and supporting a couple of indie film guys with a dream….tear. Please drop us a line and tell us what you think of the DVD (tell your family, friends…strangers…..your dog ; )

    Also, we will keep you up to date on the feature film version of BROKEN. Some really exciting stuff happening, wish us luck!! Keep checking the BROKEN Press page for the latest on BROKEN: http://www.whatisbroken.com/press.html

    Here is the BROKEN trailer: http://www.whatisbroken.com/broken_trailer_enter.html

    BTW, here is a link to the BROKEN DVD: The “BOOTLEG” Preview Trailer:
    http://www.whatisbroken.com/broken_dvd.html

    We hope you enjoy the BROKEN: Special Edition DVD and that is helps you with you future projects.

    Cheers!

    Alex & Jorge
    The B R O K E N Production Team
    http://www.whatisbroken.com/dvd.html
    ——————————–
    http://www.whatisbroken.com
    http://www.enigmafactory.com

    Alex Ferrari : Director

  • #191308
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Hey Guys,

    We just got back from the Toronto Film Festival and we met World Famous Film Critic Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun-Times. He did a review of BROKEN on his site (we are still trying to revive Jorge ; )

    ————–

    A festival like Toronto attracts hopeful filmmakers eager to pitch projects and find financing. Here, for example, are Alex Ferrari and Jorge Rodriguez, the director and producer of Broken, a 19-minute, $8,000 horror film containing, by their count, more than 100 visual effects.

    Were here to talk about a development deal for a feature based on the short, Rodriguez tells me, before the screening of Twelve and Holding. Who you talking to? I ask. Wed better not say, Ferrari says.

    He gives me a DVD of their short: Weve already sold 1,000 copies online. It contains six commentary tracks and like three hours of information on how to shoot low-budget digital films and how to do the special effects. Its like a training course. They refer me to their web site, http://www.whatisbroken.com, and back at the hotel I view the film and visit the site.

    The film is effective and professional and the ominous sound track works with the images to create the desired effect. Whether the plot quite rises above the level of it was only a dream I am not prepared to say. Whether the short will someday grow into a good film we will know only if the development deal goes through.

    But thats not really the point. The point is that gifted and ambitious young filmmakers can, with very little money, use the new digital technology to make a presentation that gets attention from industry pros. Kerry Conrans Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) was floated the same way, with a home-made demo made on his Mac. Whether this is better than the old-fashioned method of submitting a screenplay is a good question; Broken is essentially a demonstration of the mastery of horror imagery and techniques. A screenplay has to also have dimensional characters (one, two or three dimensions, depending on its ambition) and a story. In an industry so impenetrable for newcomers, any way you break in is the right way. Then it depends on what you do. Looking forward to Broken: The Feature.

    http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps…/509150301/1023
    ——————

    We are truly amazed! We were sooooooo excited that we had to share the news. Thanks again for all the support from everyone!! Good Luck with all your projects.
    __________________
    Alex
    http://www.whatisbroken.com
    http://www.enigmafactory.com

    Alex Ferrari : Director

  • #191309
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Hey Guys,

    Just dropping some news that AMAZON.COM is carrying BROKEN: Special Edition DVD and can be purchased at: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000B7TH92/qid=1127962181/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/102-3424559-2716103?v=glance&s=dvd

    Hope this isn’t to much of a shameless plug ; )

    I just thought it was cool that amazon.com is carrying our little short film. Thanks again for all the support. Good luck with your future projects.

    All the best,
    Alex
    http://www.whatisbroken.com
    http://www.enigmafactory.com
    http://www.alexferrari.com

  • #191310
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Happy Holidays everyone. Thank you for all the amazing support you have given our little short this past year.

    As thanks, we are having a BROKEN: Special Edition DVD HOLIDAY SALE. For the rest of 2005, the DVD we be on sale for $14.99 (Retail Price $19.99) After Dec 31, 2005 the price will be back to the retail price $19.99. This is a limited time offer!

    It makes a great gift for that indie filmmaker or movie buff in your life! ; ) Click below!
    Good luck on ALL your future projects and thanks again for all the support!

    Have a GREAT HOLIDAY!!!
    __________________
    Alex
    http://www.whatisbroken.com
    http://www.enigmafactory.com

    Alex Ferrari : Director

  • #191311
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Just wanted to thank everyone for the support this holiday season. We sold a few more DVDs than excepted. We’ll see you at Sundance.

    Happy New Year!

  • #191312
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Hey guys,

    After all the amazing support and attention BROKEN has recieved, we decided to open a visual effects house that would target the independent film community. We found that visual effect is one of the most over looked elements in an indie film and we want to fill the gap. The company is called “Numb Robot!”

    Check it out: http://www.numbrobot.com/

    We believe that just becasue you have a small budget your project should still look like a million bucks! Our focus will be to bring a high end visual effects to indie features on a budget. We also would do shorts if the project is worthwhile. Let us know what you think of the site and we are currently accepting bids for projects.

    Thanks again for all the support and we hope to make you project the best one it can be.

  • #191313
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    kdkc Wrote:

    Is there anyway u can sent me a free copy? I’m ur trailer fan here in Malaysia. Let me promote ur work within our group here.

    Sorry man! We aare still trying to make back our $$$

    Alex

  • #191314
    AvatarEndeavor
    Participant

    ok dude, have you noticed that you are the only one to post in this thread for the last 8 posts? This is starting to look like spam. If nobody is interested, don’t just keep bumping the thread for your own advertizing. Not cool. Why not contribute to some of the rest of the forum?

  • #191315
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    hi,
    I am a musician from Nigeria, i saw the trailer for the broken movie, and i must say you guys did a very good job.
    Actually, i came on this form to seek help for a new video for my next single song. We have always had a problem with good visual effects and colour seperation here, and most video editors here still have a long way to go in making quality video’s. They take good shots but cant give it that feel when editing. Well, i was hoping i could work with the team behind the broken movie, since a video for my song is highly awaited even on MTV. my email is laylowonline@gmail.com, you can contact me so we can work out a good deal on my new video.
    thank you.

  • #191317
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    "BROKEN" Feature Film VFX Test Clip w/ Breakdown

    Hey Guys,

    Just wanted to give you an update on "B R O K E N" the feature film. We have finished the screenplay and it is in the hands of our producers. We are currently in development on the visual effects, conceptual art, etc for the flix. Wish us luck.

    We wanted to share one of our vfx tests. It is rough but we did do a breakdown on how it was done for you to see the process.
    Let us know what you think.

    Check it out:

    For the for clip FULL click here: http://www.whatisbroken.com/bk_vfx_test.html

    Also, I will be shooting another short film in the coming months while we are waiting for BROKEN to go into full drive. I haven’t shot a frame since BROKEN and I am itching BAD!! More details to come…

    Thanks again for all the support, the emails, and good wishes. The BROKEN: Special Edition DVD seems to have been very well receieved and according to all your emails and posts is helping a lot of filmmakers and storytellers. I wish you all the best of luck in your future projects!!!
    Make it happen!

    Keep your eye on the prize :thumbsup:
    Alex
    http://www.whatisbroken.com
    http://www.numbrobot.com
    http://www.enigmafactory.com

    Official My Space Page – http://www.myspace.com/broken2006


    [ Visual Effects for Indie Films ]

  • #191318
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    HOLY CRAP!!! "B R O K E N" was spotlighted in the mother of Indie Film Magazines "MovieMaker Magazine." They did an article on "Do it yourself Indie Film Distribution" and they contact us. They did an AMAZING piece on us and we go to explain how a little $8000 short film for Hollywood, FL has gone on and sold over 4000 units. We will be scanning the magazine soon and uploading to the site.

    Thank you all for your support in helping get the word out on BROKEN and it’s cast and crew! Without all the people who have purchased the DVD we would still be a little unnown short from Florida.

    Thanks you all very much!!!!!

  • #191316
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    "BROKEN" Feature Film CONCEPT PAINTINGS

    Hey guys,

    We just released to the public for the first time the exclusive concept art for the feature film. Check it out: http://www.whatisbroken.com/bk_feature.html

    Let us know what you think.

    Keep your eye on the prize :thumbsup:
    Alex
    http://www.whatisbroken.com
    http://www.numbrobot.com
    http://www.enigmafactory.com

    Official My Space Page – http://www.myspace.com/broken2006

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