'Viral Video' by 7CHEM + Ryan

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Viral Video
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Shock Ending
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Your rating: None Average: 2.5 (11 votes)
5.04

First things first: THE MATCH CUT WAS AMAZING. Well done guys. Second of all, great shock ending. The whole cinema gasped when it was revealed. I liked the whole idea, with the handheld footage. But, there were a few questioning moments. Like, when the kid was shocked with the toaster and killed, everyone was surprisingly chill, then SUDDENLY EVERYONE WAS RUNNING AND FREAKING OUT, then chill again. And the dizzying camera footage when they were running made me feel a little nauseous, but I'm not sure if that was on purpose or not. The shock of the toaster was a little amateur, but it was done quite well for a high school team. I've seen adults do FX worse than that, so you're all good.
All in all, great film guys. Well done.

2.03

This is a good attempt at a shock ending that was short and sweet. The ending was great, match cut was incredible and the acting really made it feel like it real. My problems was that it was a little predictable and then when everyone was running reminded me of when I went to see the first Hunger games movie with a really bad headache.

4.06

Great job sticking to the genre! This film started really strongly, but seemed to fizzle out in the middle a bit. The characters actions were really confusing. It seemed unnecessary that they did that big run and like an excuse to use that running effect. It took away from the effectiveness of the start. The acting was believable at the start, and like the rest of the film it did stray away from believable in the middle but the ending made up for it. All though it may have been predictable, it was clear and wrapped things up nicely.

2.03

The film had a good set up at the start and looked promising. I really like the use of the required line, I thought one of the best of the night made me laugh. I thought the concept was quite strong, but just failed to deliver in terms of solid story. The special effect on the toaster was well done. The film would have benefited from better lighting at times. The use of the slow-mo for me was one of the best bits and the film had a nice twist at the end.

4.06

This was cliche, but the ending and the match cut were amazing!

4.06

Got a bit weird in the middle but strong start and end. Stuck to the genre very well. Characters acted very strangely in the middle, but during the start they were very likeable and realistic. Some shakey can was annoying at times.

4.06

Things I liked: The slow-motion running montage was very cool and the music selection worked well. The story kept me interested and the performances worked well.

Things to work on for next year: Tell it with a cut, several times we watched characters walk from one scene to the next, this unnecessary walking could easily have been cut out and the film would have been stronger as a result.
Even though the film makers where going for a found footage look I often found myself missing what was just beyond the edge of frame (particularly the actors heads) if you're going for hand held in the future watch out for this.

5.04

This was an excellent film given the technology you had. Some of the audio was a bit rough but this film probably best emulated the genre you were given. The end, as said in another review, induced gasps from the audience (including myself) and the actors all had good chemistry with eachother. Some kf the dialogue got a bit silly instead of funny but I commend this group for, in my opinion, doing the best with your genre.

3.01

A predictable shock ending film that was done well but there is a lot to improve on. Could try and make some shots less repulsive to watch.

3.01

While quite an enjoyable time, I feel like once we knew the shock ending, the rest of the film didn't hold up quite as nicely.

2.03

Shot POV, a friend/brother follows his friend/brother around with a camera. They meet some other dudes and decide to make a prank video. Things go wrong...

This was good fun and had a well-played ending which did get a reaction from the young audience at the School's heat. The found-footage look worked OK, but if you're going to do it you need to think about everything that makes FF look legitimate - and those things are always well-planned. It looked a little like you felt you'd just swing the camera around.Audio was an issue - a microphone helps. And, even though it's FF you can eliminate some unnecessary wind noise especially in scenes that don't have any dialogue! Cut the audio from that bit and drop something else in!

See you next year.