If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Hey Guys, I was wondering who is a fan of indy horror movies? I'm an independent movie director and I just started my second feature movie called New Blood Rising. I would really like to hear what you guys think about the teaser. Good or bad, I would like to hear some opinions to make this a better movie.
Could you tell us a little more about the movie; specifically it's intended draw for audiences? Right now, it's tough to tell what the movie is about and what elements could be incorporated into the trailer to sell that "draw". Technically, if there's a way to get cleaner sound (via an equalizer) and change the frame rate or add color filtering (ex., Magic Bullet, Boris, etc.) to make it less "video" and more "film-like", that would be a great step. I've found that video does lend an immediacy to footage but that hyper-reality does make a viewer feel like they are watching actors as opposed to characters. This was very noticeable when watching The Hobbit in 48 fps.
I wasn't the one who made the teaser. It was the owner of Eye Open Pictures..But I totally understand what you meant.
I'm kind of laughing inside imagining the three vampires not picking up on "The Van Helsings" on the neighbors' mailbox. But my weird mind aside, thank you for the plot synopsis. Knowing the plot, I'll look at the trailer again.
Also caught the short behind-the-scenes video too. I think the main problem with the trailer is that the voice over is undefined as it doesn't point to what context it's in. The important theme to get through on the trailer is 1) These are the last three surviving vampires, 2) an image of the girl/victim being watched (maybe with some VO dialog from the movie that mentions her importance to them, and 3) An image of the neighbors keeping an eye on her and -- if it's in the movie -- a shot of their vampire-killing equipment being uncovered (or grabbed). Then again, this may be too much information for a teaser. But that's the pain and joy of making a trailer for a movie. If I went by the trailer, I would never have seen My Cousin Vinny. Trailers and teaser trailers are tough to get right. And best of luck on your movie. Right now i have two theater friends doing movies (one acting, the other directing) and it's exciting.
Bing, I just posted a new trailer...Let me know what you think.
Chad, this new trailer definitely gives the viewer a much better sense of what the movie is about.
Thank you...It took me forever to make it...What did you think about it?
Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner on this. I was bogged down with two play productions (the last which ends after this Sunday, thankfully) and I've been busy working on promotion and getting lines down. Also, that movie that was being shot this month has been postponed for a bit so that frees up time. For s*giggles, I'll try to put a link to a clip from what the director was able to put together. In the meantime, and briefly (for now), the only thing that feels a little odd are the shots that are without sound that involve characters speaking. It almost seems like an oversight, even though it's clear that the images are what is being showcased in those places. I'll give it a good watch again after this weekend and see if it still seems problematic. In either case, I'm interested in seeing your entire movie.
Anyway, here's that clip from that postponed project. The funny part is I've been in plays with both the lead and one of the other guys (the director) in The Crucible where they played totally different kinds of roles: Jimmy played the sympathetic jailer Willard and the director played Reverend Hale.
Now I'm off to try to memorize my lines before I have to go onstage tomorrow frigging night. I remember this being so much easier when I was younger.