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^^^
No probs man and wow another magnificent shot this is.
Like how we can't see her face hidden by the branches, cool. smile

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http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/mathisvogel/furryface_zps2cd9ac6a.jpg
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/mathisvogel/cross_zps5947488b.jpg

a couple of grabs from the cemetery scene

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Oh nice little kitty, hello dear!!!
Loving that cross. Beautiful. smile

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the kitty was hanging out at the cemetery where we were filming so I simply had to put her in the movie smile

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Hello Kitty!!! Hahaha
Nice, love these guys, they're the coolest. Well mine is. smile

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slightly tweaked teaser:

http://youtu.be/r8mslsvqVSg

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Man beautiful photography. Good job!!! smile

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Thanks! smile

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Sweet, still looking good!

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Theli wrote:

Sweet, still looking good!

Thanks, here's another brief promo:

http://youtu.be/MJPNGDLmqik

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http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/mathisvogel/zombrising_zpsa2d548bd.jpg
screenwriter Robert Monell manages to squeeze in a few words about Zombie 2024 at the very tail end of this European genre film podcast hosted by Mistress Elena which features amazing dark electronic music by Défago as well as a classic metal number by The Ancient Heroes Project:

http://horrorrisesfromspain.wordpress.c … spain-3-3/

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Man that is Rocking like H3LL, thanks for sharing, made my day. big_smile

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kXnPunk wrote:

Man that is Rocking like H3LL, thanks for sharing, made my day. big_smile

Cool, happy you enjoyed it! Here are some more cool tunes from Défago:

http://graveyardcalling.bandcamp.com/al … f-darkness

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Great stuff they do. Thanks for the great discovery. smile

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The film's all done, I'll post the link here in a couple of weeks.
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/mathisvogel/IMG_6542fffffjpg_zpsf3d4ff29.jpg

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Wooohooo!!! Cool. The best of luck bro and can't wait to see what's coming and of course the final movie. smile

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The film's about 27 minutes long. Coming to youtube on the 2nd of April.
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/mathisvogel/robtnz2orloffverysmall_zps5c1495f4.jpg

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Yay!!! big_smile

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http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/mathisvogel/IMG_8309_zps4435eafe.jpg
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac275/mathisvogel/IMG_8148s_zps1b5fa825.jpg
with the youtube 'premiere' a mere week away, I'll take a moment to refect on what this project means to me.
Zombie 2024 is the first short on which I had a good deal of control over colours and lighting.
My previous films had always suffered due to inherent limitations of cheap consumer cameras I'd used.
However, this was also one of the most frustrating shoots I've been through.
Making Z 2024 has showed me just what a romanticised vision of filmmaking I'd had previously, seeing the film set as a place bustling with energy and creativity.
It's hardly ever like that.
Even on a no-budget DIY set, with no tight deadlines and no producer breathing down your neck,filming is a huge compromise. Freedom and a camera are not enough to make a film.
No use writing outlandish scenes when your collaborators' minds are flooded with mainstream crap.
Today, sadly, people are too 'connected'. In a way, twitter and other such apps are sapping people's attention. So very few are commited to truly pushing it to make a decent film.
Facebook and the like are killing film, at least the more subtle and nuanced variety of it.
Making Zombie 2024 has taught me a few things, and, most importantly, prompted me to think
about the nature of filmmaking in general as well as the place of cinema in today's culture.
Now is the time to see if the final result finds its audience.

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Well, I will definitely check out your film. It's sad to hear of the difficulties you faced during the making of this flick, but even if this is the last one you make, at least you can say you did it, and can appreciate, better than the rest of us fans, the shit amazing filmmakers had to go through to make the films we love today.

And while Facebook and Twitter etc. have their downfalls, they can also help spread the word. Hook me up with your Twitter info (if you have an account) and I will pimp your flick.

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Yeah never did any film but heard, read and seen lots of interviews with Director and crew that were saying how hard it is. Buts they all agree to one thing. The final film is really worth the time, problems and crap they had to go through. And man, I believe them

Like Theli just said, at least you can be proud. YOU'VE MADE IT!!! And that's the most important. Another thing that is very important to me since the end of the 80s in Internet. And I totally disagree that Social Medias are killing films. I'm seeing films now just because of it. H3LL if it wasn't for it, I would never have heard of Zombie 2024. And to me Social Medias are part of this new days way of communication. Facebooks and Twitter pages makes the relation with the audience much closer and you can share your thoughts with the ones that'll see your films and also what they thought of it.

Sure's TV's there but it's way too expensive for an Indie Project.

And back when we had none of that, it was incredibly difficult to hear ahout or even be able to see them.

ALL the films I've seen this past few years have been brought to my attention via Facebook and Twitter. big_smile

But yes, hopefully people will like and have a great time watching yours. H3LL, the trailers I've seen from Zombie 2024 were exactly that. A FUCKING GREAT DAMN TIME!!! lol

Really, you have all my best wishes for all that you do bro. smile

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Theli wrote:

Hook me up with your Twitter info (if you have an account) and I will pimp your flick.

Thanks man, it's just that I've never used Twitter smile I'm not against it, just never got round to it, that's all. I did start a faceboo page, though:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Return-o … 9080123623

As for the difficulties, well - they weren't insurmountable. After all, we made it smile But I do think it's important to mention these difficulties, because I see that they're arising not from the lack of funds or technical limitations but from something much scarier: that we've all become superficial, ever-distracted 'browsers' with a max attention span of a 0.33 second. And cinema has nothing to do but accomodate this casual viewer. So when you make a film, it's not just about realising your ambition, it's also the viewer 'resistance' that you will encounter. So that's where any filmmaker has to make a choice - do I do my own thing and don't bother even sharing it (this is what a lot of more comitted creative people do these days) or do I adapt my vision so it's at least partially acceptable? This is how a moral choice enters the game, even when talking about the pure genre filmmaking, such as horror. I'm not so much complaining here as trying to share my view of the thing.

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kXnPunk wrote:

And I totally disagree that Social Medias are killing films. I'm seeing films now just because of it. H3LL if it wasn't for it, I would never have heard of Zombie 2024. And to me Social Medias are part of this new days way of communication.

Thanks, you sure have a point there.
I wasn't railing against the Internet as such, as it's vital. Best convesrations I've had lately have been online, and I've been educating myself about filmaking watching classics via torrents. No denying the greatness of the Net. I'd just feel orphaned without it

As for my saying about social platforms killing film...
If I was to paraphrase, I'd say that  1) clearly, facebook and other platforms have a way more prominent place in our lives now than cinema; 2)facebook and youtube, while helping share and spread films, also substitute genuine interest with just 'likes','shares', and you can't measure a film's or a song's greatness in 'likes' or appreciate it in a pixelated 360p incarnation while you've maybe 7 other browser windows open.
My point is, cinema is a huge thing, it shouldn't fit within facebook. And the way things look to me, films are now just clips passed around, reposted outside their context, side by side with pics of what user had for lunch,memes and pics of cute cats.
Honestly, some 15 years ago when I was just falling in love with Fulci and Argento on VHS and dreamt of one day making films, I couldn't have imagined films would become something so casual, shorn of any individual impact.
I'm with David Lynch when he says that to enjoy film or music you need to shut yourself away from the world. That's what I meant by us being too 'connected'

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^^^
Very good point from you too. And yeah I get what you mean.
I'm a comic/graphic designer and when I create, I need to be alone in my own crazy world. Most artists do the same in every kinda of art they do I think...

I wouldn't draw shit if I was on Facebook all the time. It's almost like this but I still get off it enough time to draw. smile

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kXnPunk wrote:

^^^

I wouldn't draw shit if I was on Facebook all the time. It's almost like this but I still get off it enough time to draw. smile

Yeah, when I was shooting the film, I disabled my account for about 7 weeks, just to eliminate the temptation smile
Glad you're managing to find that balance and stay creative.