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gondorophile
The Shire

Dec 18 2009, 1:57am

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Fan Film Oscars - vote now!! Can't Post

(N.B. This is not an official competition/award. It's just a survey to see what people thought of these films.)

This year three remarkable LOTR fan films have been released. The visually stunning Hunt for Gollum, the action-packed Halifirien, and the epic Born of Hope.

If you haven't watched them yet, it's well worth two hours and 20 minutes of your time!

http://www.bornofhope.com/Watch.html
http://www.halifirienthemovie.com/watch.htm
http://www.thehuntforgollum.com/player_film-youtube.htm


Pick your nominations for each category.

Here's mine.


Best Actor in a leading role: Christopher Dane (Born of Hope)

Best Actor in a supporting role: Dominic Downes (Halifirien)

Best Actress: Kate Madison (Born of Hope)

Best Cinematography: Halifirien

Best Costume Design: Born of Hope

Best Director: Kate Madison (Born of Hope)

Best Film Editing : The Hunt for Gollum

Best Makeup/prosthetics: The Hunt for Gollum

Best Original Score: Peter Clarke(Halifirien)

Best Sound Editing/Mixing: Born of Hope

Best Visual Effects: The Hunt for Gollum

Best Writing: Born of Hope

Best Picture: Born of Hope



Start voting!!


(This post was edited by gondorophile on Dec 18 2009, 1:58am)


WonderBroad
Lorien


Dec 18 2009, 3:24pm

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And My Winners Are... [In reply to] Can't Post

Best Picture: Born of Hope

Best Director: Kate Madison (Born of Hope)

Best Actor: Christopher Dane (Born of Hope)

Best Actress: Beth Aynsley (Born of Hope)

Best Supporting Actor: TIE Danny George (Born of Hope) and Patrick O’Connor (The Hunt for Gollum)

Best Supporting Actress: Kate Madison (Born of Hope)

Best Screenplay: Born of Hope

Best Featured Actor: TIE Andrew McDonald (Born of Hope) and Howard Corlett (Born of Hope)

Best Featured Actress: Philippa Hammond (Born of Hope)

Best Cinematography: Born of Hope

Best Visual Effects: The Hunt for Gollum

Best Costume Design: TIE Born of Hope and The Hunt for Gollum

Best Film Editing: TIE Born of Hope and The Hunt for Gollum

Best Makeup/prosthetics: TIE Born of Hope and The Hunt for Gollum

Best Original Score: TIE Born of Hope and The Hunt for Gollum

Best Sound Editing/Mixing: TIE Born of Hope and The Hunt for Gollum

Best Production Design: Born of Hope

Best Opening Credits Sequence: Halifirien

Best Closing Credits Sequence: Born of Hope

Best Effort by Amazing Teenage Filmmakers: Halifirien


(This post was edited by WonderBroad on Dec 18 2009, 3:24pm)


Patty
Immortal


Dec 18 2009, 4:28pm

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What about The Peril to the Shire? n/t [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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(This post was edited by Patty on Dec 18 2009, 4:29pm)


gondorophile
The Shire

Dec 18 2009, 5:55pm

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Best Elf-Song: Peril to the Shire [In reply to] Can't Post

lol

I forgot about PTTS, but not many people have seen it as it hasn't been released publicly.

To be honest, it's a fair effort but i don't see it beating these three in any categories.


PaulComposer
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Dec 18 2009, 8:58pm

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My vote [In reply to] Can't Post

Best Director: Chris Bouchard (H4G)

Best Actor: Danny George - Dirhaborn (BOH)

Best Actress: Kate Madison - Elgarain (BOH)

Best Storytelling/Script: Born of Hope

Best Screenplay: Hunt for Gollum

Best Cinematography: Hunt for Gollum

Best Visual Effects: The Hunt for Gollum

Best Costume Design: Hunt for Gollum

Best Film Editing: Born of Hope

Best Makeup/prosthetics: The Hunt for Gollum

Best Original Score: TIE Halifirien/Born of Hope

Best Sound Editing/Mixing: The Hunt for Gollum

Best Production Design: Halifirien

Best use of Budget: Halifirien


Patty
Immortal


Dec 19 2009, 1:49am

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I respectfully disagree... [In reply to] Can't Post

it could certainly beat Haliferion in just about anything, imho.

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WonderBroad
Lorien


Dec 19 2009, 2:12am

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I wonder if it will ever go online? [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope Peril to the Shire goes online at some point, as I would like to see it!


Ainu Laire
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Dec 19 2009, 6:34am

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I've never even heard about it- was it played at a con somewhere? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Patty
Immortal


Dec 19 2009, 6:37am

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Hey Wonderbroad... [In reply to] Can't Post

what's the difference between a best featured actress and a best actress?

I'm sure my answers pretty much mirror yours, except that since I have seen the Peril to the Shire I consider it a superior effort to Halifirien, which differs from your answer. But all those young actors get a might A for effort for both those two films.

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PaulComposer
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Dec 19 2009, 2:46pm

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Halifirien [In reply to] Can't Post

I've not seen "Peril to the shire," but from what i can see that had 25 families involved and they got 5 miniDV cameras and loads of other expensive equipment.
Halifirien had about 3 families from what i can see, about 12 people and was made on a budget of 350 euro ... And most of that must have gone on their camera, I assume.
Halifirien had horses, catapults, a troll, caves, mountains, an underwater scene, an animated intro, authentic looking costumes, a camp site with a tower which they actually knocked down, a realistic sounding original music score. It was dark, gritty and violent like Peter Jackson's, but original with shaky camera, while still mentaining the feel of Tolkien's world.
The only flaw was the audio (which is never very good in amateur films)
If it had been shot on a HD camera it would be up their with BOH and H4G. It must have taken a MASSIVE effort.


WonderBroad
Lorien


Dec 19 2009, 2:48pm

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My category breakdowns... [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To
what's the difference between a best featured actress and a best actress?

I'm sure my answers pretty much mirror yours, except that since I have seen the Peril to the Shire I consider it a superior effort to Halifirien, which differs from your answer. But all those young actors get a might A for effort for both those two films.



I'm actually breaking down the categories like they do in my theatre group, rather than the Oscars, and applying them to these films:

Best Actress/Actor - the lead characters in the film

Best Supporting Actress/Actor - not the leads, but very important characters

Best Featured Actress/Actor - much smaller roles, but still important to the story


As for the Peril to the Shire, I have not seen it yet. I was only ranking the three films that were mentioned in the original post.

WB--


(This post was edited by WonderBroad on Dec 19 2009, 2:50pm)


gondorophile
The Shire

Dec 19 2009, 6:15pm

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Halifirien [In reply to] Can't Post

I have to agree with Paul. Halifirien seemed much more professional, more exciting, better plot, and i think point-for-point it would beat PTTS in most categories.

Peril was a great achievement and must have taken a huge effort to produce, but at 3 and a half hours it was just too long and drawn-out. But well done to both production teams.


Patty
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Dec 19 2009, 6:55pm

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I think my problem with Halifiren was [In reply to] Can't Post

that it was too dark for my taste...

and too much fighting with not much else in the plot, It's obvious I'm a girl!Sly

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gondorophile
The Shire

Dec 19 2009, 7:02pm

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that's fair enough [In reply to] Can't Post

each to their own i suppose


ltcdunk
Bree


Dec 21 2009, 7:22pm

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As the Producer/Director of Peril... [In reply to] Can't Post

I have my own biases, of course Wink

But as anyone who has ever made a movie can tell you, it is a MASSIVE undertaking, and costs LOTS of money, just to get even mediocre equipment and with all volunteers. I personally think of all 4 movies, Kate Madison did absolutely the best. Born of Hope is a fantastic job that is worthy to be seen in the theaters. Plot, acting, costumes and cinematography bested the rest of us. By far.

Having said that, each movie was well done in it's own regard. What Tom was able to do with Halifirien and just a few bucks (or euros) shows a keen eye for the camera. Amatuerish, yes, but he attempted big things as a teen with very limited resources. Kudos for him.

The Hunt for Gollum was also well done, but I felt a bit thin on the storyline. Even so, I liked it very much.

The Peril to the Shire was never meant to be seen publicly, since I had (and still have) copyright concerns. Keep in mind, ours was the first of the four (we premiered in June 2007) and the fight between New Line and Peter Jackson was ongoing. However, our purpose to make Peril was to have a fun summer project for our kids that was educational as well as entertaining. What better way to spend a summer than killing goblins? We did the best we could with the equipment we had, and learned as we went. For a first attempt at movie-making, I say we did pretty darn well. We did have a showing at this past year's DragonCon in Atlanta, and were asked to host a panel on making fan-films. It was a fun time, and we got a private meeting with Craig Parker, the gentleman who played Haldir.

For those of you who haven't seen it and would like to, I'd be happy to send you copy (no charge). Peril was made to be shared with family and friends. Just PM me your address, or you can email me at producer@pointystickproductions.com And you can see pictures and the trailer at www.pointystickproductions.com

For the record - I'm not a professional filmmaker. I'm an active duty Army colonel that wanted to fulfill his daughter's desire to be in a LOTR movie.

"Not all who wander are lost..."
http://www.pointystickproductions.com


weathertop
Rohan


Dec 21 2009, 8:37pm

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hope you can withstand the surge you just let in! [In reply to] Can't Post


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For those of you who haven't seen it and would like to, I'd be happy to send you copy (no charge). Peril was made to be shared with family and friends. Just PM me your address, or you can email me at producer@pointystickproductions.com



sending my email now!

Thanks!


ltcdunk
Bree


Dec 21 2009, 8:41pm

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What better way... [In reply to] Can't Post

to get the students exposure than to send their work around the globe. So far I've had requests from as far away as Lithuania, Argentina, Ireland, England and Germany. Not to mention all over the US. I'm happy to oblige. Smile

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Patty
Immortal


Dec 21 2009, 9:26pm

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Hey Doug, could you... [In reply to] Can't Post

upload it on youtube, in several sections and press the continuous play option so that it plays to the end?

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ltcdunk
Bree


Dec 21 2009, 10:27pm

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I could, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm concerned that since it contains copyrighted clips and music from Jackson's movies, it might be legally problematic. If there are any lawyers out there that think differently, let me know.

At one time, Youtube actually stripped the audio from the trailer becasue it detected copyrighted music. I think I got that fixed.

Anyone know how much video can be uploaded at any given time?

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gondorophile
The Shire

Dec 21 2009, 10:40pm

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as far as i know [In reply to] Can't Post

10 minutes for youtube
20 minutes for dailymotion
vimeo is unlimited in terms of time they limit file size (1GB per clip i think)


ltcdunk
Bree


Dec 21 2009, 10:42pm

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I prefer Vimeo anyways... [In reply to] Can't Post

they seem to have a cleaner, more professional clientele.

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gondorophile
The Shire

Dec 21 2009, 10:46pm

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vimeo [In reply to] Can't Post

rocks!


Patty
Immortal


Dec 21 2009, 11:39pm

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But Born of Hope is on Daily Motion and it's longer than.. [In reply to] Can't Post

20 minutes...???

Is much on Vimeo? I'm not familiar with that, I'll have to check them out.

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Patty
Immortal


Dec 21 2009, 11:50pm

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I'm curious about that... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've seen remixes, parodies etc. on Youtube, using footage from the films themselves, which I would think would have the same legal problems as the music would. But I can really understand you're not wanting to venture into that uncertain territory.

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gondorophile
The Shire

Dec 22 2009, 1:14am

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born of hope have . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

a partner account with daily motion. You have to be very popular i think, with certain amount of views/subscribers. Hunt for Gollum have a partner account with youtube as well. This enables longer videos.

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