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Author Topic: 20th Century Fox & Tongal Announce Alien Short Fil...  (Read 17289 times)

TC
Mar 15, 2019, 11:23:40 AM
Reply #195 on: Mar 15, 2019, 11:23:40 AM
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Not sure what people are expecting, these are micro budgets.

These look great considering.

$36,000 US each. Small, for a professional job, but it looks to me like Alien: Containment spent their money where it counts most in low budget production: art direction (set builds, costume, and props).

You can hire your fancy Arri Alexa and all the swish camera gear you like but if you want good looking images you gotta give your cinematographer a fighting chance and give him/her something decent to photograph.

TC


Voodoo Magic
Mar 15, 2019, 11:57:24 AM
Reply #196 on: Mar 15, 2019, 11:57:24 AM
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The suit looks fine. It's just not a hero suit so you're not going to get any snarling slow mouth opens. It's just about how they used it. From what we've seen so far the shorts look pretty good. Just hoping the whole things do! But I'm feeling pretty hopeful.

That's where I'm at with these. Hopeful. My favorite is already Alien: Containment because... you know... but a lot can be done with that suit. In my opinion, It's all ultimately going to live or die on the direction, acting, cinematography and to a lesser extent, story for these shorts.


Xiggz456
Mar 15, 2019, 01:05:31 PM
Reply #197 on: Mar 15, 2019, 01:05:31 PM
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Quite excited about these! Way to go Old One! I’m pleasantly surprised that this is releasing before Alien Day. I’ve said it before but it’s a great time to be a fan of the franchise!



bobcunk
Mar 15, 2019, 03:12:23 PM
Reply #199 on: Mar 15, 2019, 03:12:23 PM
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It should cost to much to make good sets and costumes as long as they get talented artists, pluse I doubt the actors will get much pay. If they only pay s few 100 for the actors and get slot of volunteers. They wilk have a lot to use on the visuals.


Huggs
Mar 15, 2019, 06:40:19 PM
Reply #200 on: Mar 15, 2019, 06:40:19 PM
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Just fyi hicks, you got a couple of errors in that first sentence.

"Short films based set within the alien films"

I wouldn't mention it, but it's on the main page and it kind of jumps out at ya.


 "short films set within the Alien universe"  ;)


muthur9000
Mar 15, 2019, 09:58:33 PM
Reply #201 on: Mar 15, 2019, 09:58:33 PM
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Congratulations on storyboarding The Old One! That's amazing :)


D88M
Mar 16, 2019, 03:59:27 AM
Reply #202 on: Mar 16, 2019, 03:59:27 AM
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Meh, not holding my breath for these. I like the names of the shorts they are intriguing. But this wreaks of stories build around bells and whistles(the cliches people think of when they think of Alien movies).

We shall see if they have any real substance or end up losing any originality to playing homage and fan pandering like the bumkamp movie would have been.

Yeah, but we will see, stories are all about the script, i will remain optimistic until i see them. Pretty obvious too that this is just a test to see what they do with the franchise.



Frosty Venom
Mar 16, 2019, 07:35:47 AM
Reply #204 on: Mar 16, 2019, 07:35:47 AM
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When are these meant to be getting released?




HuDaFuK
Mar 16, 2019, 09:25:52 AM
Reply #207 on: Mar 16, 2019, 09:25:52 AM
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Early reports out of the con are that the four they screened are decent.



Keyes
Mar 16, 2019, 01:08:57 PM
Reply #209 on: Mar 16, 2019, 01:08:57 PM
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Really looking forward to these! I thought the shots in the trailer looked very well done for the budget they were working with. Good catch to those that picked up on the Covenant Xeno suit being used, and it makes sense if it was at hand rather than creating a brand new Giger-esque suit.


 

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