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Filmmaker Network Group Message Board › Regional Jail Project Sneak Peek

Regional Jail Project Sneak Peek

Michael H.
user 36169772
Schaumburg, IL
Post #: 19
Here is a link to my Regional Jail Project.­

Comments are welcome.
Praveen V.
user 13315156
Chicago, IL
Post #: 24
Great! Does the job really well. I want to become a prison officer. :) Must have been different to shoot in a prison - eerie, perhaps.

Is it part of a bigger documentary or this is all all about it?
user 2577735
Arlington Heights, IL
Post #: 101
Looks good. I like that it's accredited. It's bad enough to go to jail, can you imagine if it were unaccredited and you didn't get credit for your time there? =)

One suggestion is to use the tougher treatment of the prisoners and action elements and organize as a action "short film" within the film that builds and that ends with the prisoner being escorted. Each "scene" of that "short film" would be evenly interspersed throughout the whole film (like Memento). Currently, the place where the prisoner is pulled to the ground happens early in that "short film," so you might consider putting that more toward the end. I'm thinking that the plot of this "short film" is a story of the officers looking for a prisoner, they find him and pull him down, and then escort him away. Just an idea...

Anyway, great job!
user 7592276
Schaumburg, IL
Post #: 8
Great job - very professional! Good going on the editing! I was a little confused by the prisoner take-down - is this such a common occurrence that it needed to be included in the film? Everyone looks so serious - but then again it's a prison job.


Michael H.
user 36169772
Schaumburg, IL
Post #: 20
Thanks for the comments. It was a fun project.

This is strictly a promotional/recruitment video for the jail.

Wendy, the client wanted a "take down" clip in the they got a "take down" clip.

The client is extremely excited about the video and the exec producer in LA is pleased as well. So that makes me happy.
Shawn B.
user 8635204
Des Plaines, IL
Post #: 151
Nice job!

The ONLY idea for improvement I had, was to add a bit of flash/animation (not much, just a touch) to all the text. I been learning to use Apple Motion for my text, and it makes a world of difference. Granted you wouldn't need much of that fanciness to this video, but that is the only constructive feedback I could think of because it is damn near perfect as is.

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