oh yeah, really nice sound design!
outstanding. great little story. the actor really sells it, he's just on the verge of comedic, but doesn't cross the line into ridiculous. really nice camera work too.
I have to agree with the other poster about the deer. On the first shot of it I thought it was some kind of mythical beast. No biggie, maybe it was some kind of apparition anyhow.
Also, I loved the pile of "POSTED" signs but maybe would have cut the first shot of the signs in a pile, instead waiting for a slower reveal when the hunter realizes what he's looking at. Great Job! It kept me captivated till the end
Nice job. Here is what I gleaned without any dialogue or expensive props : We are in the 1970"s, dad is a Vietnam vet, mental illness obviously, drugs alcohol abuse, and the cop is probably gonna fire on the two.
you did a good enough job establishing that dad was a vet by the broken flag box - a very nice touch. so much so that I didn't need to be told by the son that "its not the war." Also, as soon as the son told the sister not to call the police, I immediately knew this was to avoid being victimized by the police. Not sure about the blue jay, that is, it didn't really do much to move the story along for ME. All and all, this is a great little film, touching on at least three different social issues without spoon feeding. nice job sir! One thing for future films: when a pistol is discharged in low light, you are gonna see a pronounced muzzle flash. It would have helped sell the gunfire even more than the foley alone. Im gonna think on a low budget solution for indirect muzzle flash (i.e.,we don't have to see the actual muzzle flash, if the pistol is not in clear view- as you filmed it. but would be nice to see some flash) GREAT FILM