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Old 07-22-2014, 08:09 AM   #51
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Many, many congratulations on your short film, I was very impressed. I know how hard these things can be having attempted something similar, but not Indy related, a few years ago. Nice direction and look for the whole thing. I think you should be really proud of yourself.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:17 PM   #52
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Thank you very much for the encouragement Sheffsteve!

-Check it out and by all means let me know what you think, it's opening day on the Raven!
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:00 PM   #53
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This was fantastic! I really like some of the cinematic touches you have, some of which are clear Spielbergisms lifted from the films (usage of the silhouette especially). The look of it is gorgeous, with really nice lighting. Almost Slocombe-esque with how strong the colors are. And in the brief bit of dialogue, you do great at capturing a tiny bit of Indy's wit as well as his passion for history. You even have him grinning when he makes a discovery, one of my favorite traits of Indy in the movies proper.

The lady playing Sylvia does good too, though of course doesn't have much to do. I would have loved for there to somehow be a fight scene worked in (like Sylvia bringing along a muscle that you have to take down, and fail, and THEN she takes the dagger), but I know your time and budget were limited.

This is, at the end of the day, a really clever and fun little piece, and the love for Indiana Jones is palpable. Very nice work, HenryJunior. Proud of you, sir. 
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:35 PM   #54
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I have to agree it was the direction that most impressed me.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:29 PM   #55
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Finally! Very good job, I enjoyed it! The cinematography was really good considering you were your own cameraman. Your portrayal of young Indy was also pretty accurate.

Sooo... are you going to do another one?
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:03 PM   #56
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Job well done! I agree with everyone: great use of the camera, nice little Indy nuances and a fun, tight story. I admit I wish it was a little more fleshed out and I missed hearing the Raiders March (I know how it is with copyright), but this was really professional for a fan film. I've done one before, but it didn't have this awesome level of planning and attention to detail. Also, sweet poster. Would love to see more!
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:13 AM   #57
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Great comments, everyone thanks!

Yeah, Youtube wasn't playing nice with any John Williams music, trust me I wanted the Raiders march so bad. I'm sorry it's not there . Overall though I'm happy with the music, because having original music helps distinguish the movie, and not feel like too much of a rehash.

As for a sequel, I'm not gonna say no, but there's no current plans for it. (I love that you guys like it so much you think it needs one though!) I would like to work on something more original and in the vein of Indy eventually, but again no current plans.

Also the thing is, there already kind of is a part two.

If you didn't catch on (it's not that hidden but no-one's mentioned it yet), The Diamond removed from the Dagger of Coronado is supposed to be the same one from the very beginning of Temple of Doom. You see, Indy wasn't chasing down some expensive gem, it's the missing part of an artifact.

Some of you might know there has been a flimsy connection made in the canon with the TOD Diamond and the Peacock's Eye from the Young Indy series, but I think connecting those two undermines the lesson Indy learned in that episode. Indy realized he didn't want to find things just for their material value, he wanted to benefit society, not steal from it. So to say that he just went after it anyway 20 years later seems like a lame story arc to me.

So instead I've laid out a more definitive origin to The Diamond from Temple of Doom that I think stays in Indy's character (and the Peacock's eye remains a mystery like it should).

"People pay for Diamonds Indy"..... Lao Che eventually did

There's certainly some story gaps that could be filled in a sequel, but I'm not deeming it a high priority right now. Thanks again everyone, comments and questions and are very welcome.

There's another small tie-in to the film series that's a bit more subtle, nothing crazy, but I'll be impressed if you know what it is.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:21 PM   #58
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Great comments, everyone thanks!

Yeah, Youtube wasn't playing nice with any John Williams music, trust me I wanted the Raiders march so bad. I'm sorry it's not there . Overall though I'm happy with the music, because having original music helps distinguish the movie, and not feel like too much of a rehash.

As for a sequel, I'm not gonna say no, but there's no current plans for it. (I love that you guys like it so much you think it needs one though!) I would like to work on something more original and in the vein of Indy eventually, but again no current plans.

Also the thing is, there already kind of is a part two.

If you didn't catch on (it's not that hidden but no-one's mentioned it yet), The Diamond removed from the Dagger of Coronado is supposed to be the same one from the very beginning of Temple of Doom. You see, Indy wasn't chasing down some expensive gem, it's the missing part of an artifact.

Some of you might know there has been a flimsy connection made in the canon with the TOD Diamond and the Peacock's Eye from the Young Indy series, but I think connecting those two undermines the lesson Indy learned in that episode. Indy realized he didn't want to find things just for their material value, he wanted to benefit society, not steal from it. So to say that he just went after it anyway 20 years later seems like a lame story arc to me.

So instead I've laid out a more definitive origin to The Diamond from Temple of Doom that I think stays in Indy's character (and the Peacock's eye remains a mystery like it should).

"People pay for Diamonds Indy"..... Lao Che eventually did

There's certainly some story gaps that could be filled in a sequel, but I'm not deeming it a high priority right now. Thanks again everyone, comments and questions and are very welcome.

There's another small tie-in to the film series that's a bit more subtle, nothing crazy, but I'll be impressed if you know what it is.

The only issue with your beef concerning the Peacock's Eye thing is that, if you remember...Indy's fallen pretty darned far off the idealism wagon by the time of Temple of Doom. Guy had pretty much turned into a straight-up mercenary fortune-seeker. I imagine the debacle with Marion really poisoned his personality, resulting in the more nasty guy he is in TOD...

So, if he's become such an unscrupulous character, why can't he be betraying every lesson he ever learned? The movie does end with him rediscovering his selfless side, anyhow...
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:55 PM   #59
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That's a good point I suppose, but in the end I still wanted to amend the story so that The Peacock's Eye stays exclusive to the Young Indy episode, and is representative of an turning point in Indy's life. (It's how I feel anyway)

So there's two possibilities at the beginning of TOD (even with the story that I laid out), Indy is looking for a pay day, or he's fixing something that was missing from a very early era in his adventures.
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