May 4, 2016 at 12:44PM

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I'd like some feedback on my (very) short horror film - The Knock

As the title states, I'd very much appreciate any kind of feedback, suggestions, reviews on a short film I created recently. I am not in film school unfortunately but my passion is acting - I love acting in my own films and creating these stories with the free time I have. I am self taught, and I never really received any kind of feedback even from "friends" or family.. so I am reaching out hoping to get something so I can improve myself.

I completely edit these films (FCPX), shoot them, and write them.

The Knock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XNpTEsPyU8

The Knock is a short horror film about a boy who discovers a strange man in his home. Simply put.

Thank you in advance for all of your help! I cannot wait to hear the comments.

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Nice!

As a next step I would replace all live sounds with close miked recorded sound effects like you hear in a radio drama.

May 4, 2016 at 10:18PM

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Cary Knoop
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Thanks! I actually used pre-recorded sounds that came with Final Cut. Where do you think I could find what you're reccomending? Appreciate your suggestion a lot! :)

May 5, 2016 at 1:22PM

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Munesh Ramnarine
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What did you shoot on?

May 6, 2016 at 1:38PM

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Clark McCauley
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The Nikon D3200.

May 6, 2016 at 9:00PM

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Munesh Ramnarine
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I would try to get some slow moving dolly shots and a few dutch shots. Spice it up a bit. The part where the intruder disappears and reappears was really cool!

May 8, 2016 at 4:31PM, Edited May 8, 4:31PM

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Christopher McElroy
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Honestly I've been trying to invest in a dolly, but I definitely don't have the money or the room for it lol, right now i'm looking for a dolly that can be easily be put away. Maybe more dutch shots would've been a great idea, I only put 2 in. Thanks!

May 8, 2016 at 4:59PM

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Munesh Ramnarine
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more character. more story. this is an idea. you need to create story.

May 11, 2016 at 7:38AM

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Mike Holt
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Thank you, I'll definitely be sure to work on my characters and create more story for my future shorts.

May 12, 2016 at 5:33PM

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Munesh Ramnarine
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