Very impressive work. You certainly have a keen sense of cinematography and of good, tight editing. I didn’t feel that there was too much “extra” footage in there at all. The opening/closing shot is superb. Like I said, you seem to have a gift for where you put the camera, how you use the various available cinematographic techniques, and, how you cut. A really fine choice of music, too, because you have really used that music as an integral part of your storytelling, and not merely tacked it on. It feels that way to me, anyway…
Here’s hoping for a “making of” reel, mmmm??
Naturally, I would have liked to have been able to see a better look at the old man, and when the soldier discovers the little girl I really couldn’t see her at all, but I was very impressed by the camera work and the use of a weapon-attached spotlight in the shots leading up to that point.
I am, of course, quite sure that this year will produce even more great improvements to this film. (Hint, hint …) I suspect that there is a story lurking there, when we briefly encounter two people; a story that is even stronger than the video-game-esque battle scenes, and if you feel the same way I do, I’d really like to see that story some day.
Nonetheless, an excellent piece, and, especially given that it is a first-year work … :eek: … I hereby nominate it to go, directly and forthwith, “do not pass Go!”, to The Gallery.