'The Last Hand' by Grasshopper Studios

Film name: 
The Last Hand
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Genre: 
The Converging Storyline Movie
Average rating: 
2.9
Your rating: None Average: 2.9 (5 votes)
6

Great end result guys!!! really enjoyed it!!

10

Love the film!

10

Love the film!

5

Ok guys, you know I have to be critical here :P

Vic was definitely in conspiracy theory mode, twitching and jumping and talking to fast. Also some great shots with the murder scenes. I still really like the shot at the swimming pool. the framing with the gun was great. I loved the POV shot which then ended in Sam dead on the ground. Probably the best shot of the whole film.

I think you needed to keep the colours a bit more with the 2 killers, so we could get the link to the red and black, diamonds and clubs. They also seemed to be working together at the beginning, hard to tell they were in competition. That could have been an element vic introduced through his vl;og, maybe piecing it together over a series of broadcasts.

Knowing what the story was upposed to be, it was a little hard to get that through the visuals. And what was with the slide transition?

Great effort over all guys. I am sure you have picked up a few things for next years effort.

MR
3

I'm going to be honest, I couldn't follow this story at all. I really liked the opening shot, but the story didn't really move. From what I could tell, it seemed as though there was a murder conspiracy involving two assassins who used playing cards to mark their kills, and another guy who was following it. It did fit the converging storyline genre, which is hard to pull off in 48Hours, but the story itself was way too muddy. I think I've said this about virtually every high school team I've reviewed so far, but use more dialogue to convey your story (and not deliberately cryptic stuff like the stuff your conspiracy nut was saying). I know that you've probably worked out you're not the best actors in the world, and you're probably more comfortable editing this way as montage-style editing is easier, but it is very hard to create a good story without dialogue, especially given the time constraints. The cinematography was nice, with some really good framing, but the mixture of black-and-white and colour was confusing. There seemed to be little pattern to it, and mixture of cameras was a bit odd as well. The use of music was really over-bearing, and the sound recording could have used work.

5

I am not sure I understood the story... someone got killed?

There wasn't much coherency in this short. There was some lovely cinematography but it didn't gel in the edit.

All in all a little confused. It probably could have have been great but pay attention to the story or at least have have an underlying reason for the film.