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MUSIC BOX

Average User Rating:
4.5/5,
YouTube URL:
  • Duration:
    4:55
    Film made while attending:
    n/a
    Camera:
    Sony FDR-AX100e
    Software Used:
    Final Cut Pro X
    Other Film Equipment Used::
    Sennheiser Wireless G3 Microphone

Recent User Reviews

  1. Tsunamiboi
    5/5,
    "A great sense of mood and tesion"
    Pros - Great use of space
    Interesting use of spot lighting
    Purely visual storytelling
    Great acting
    Fish-out-of-water atmosphere
    Cons - Borders on underexposure
    Little context to story
    Ballerina creepy music cliche
    I liked this film. It had an immersive feel to it that horror's rarely capture. The lack of dialogue leant a huge amount of tension and unanswered questions. Who is this girl? Where is she? What is she going to do?

    She was in such a claustrophobic space with creepy dolls, who knows where this is going?

    As much as I love the lack of context, I was reaching for some kind of explanation as to what was going on. I had no reason to like or resonate with the lead as there was no reason too. She was a character that may as well be the viewer themselves, which may have been what you were going for.

    In a nutshell, I think you capture the mood and essence of horror well. Most can't. However if you are looking to make more horror in the future (which you definitely should!) I personally think you could benefit from injecting some compelling aspects to the story to add stakes, and build on your strong foundation of mood and atmosphere :D

    Keep it up, look forward to seeing what yo duo next
    marikhbattlecry likes this.
    1. marikhbattlecry
      Thank you for the review. I will definitely keep your points in mind! :)
  2. Robert Renato
    4/5,
    "Nice and Creepy"
    Pros - Great audio, well done overall atmosphere (I got scared:)
    Cons - Just some nitpicks listed in review
    ...So apparently I can`t have more than a small ammount of pros and cons above...so:

    Pros
    • The way the tension grows and It kept me wondering what will happen.
    • The protagonists vulnerability was nicely portrayed by being barefoot.
    • The dolls were super creepy.
    • The tune of the box was spot on!
    • The sound effects were very well used.
    • The jumpscare in the end ;)

    Cons
    • The first two scares had an overly strong piano hit, but didn`t really frightened the protagonist as the viewer. (I got more scared of the piano, then the girl from the knocks.)
    • The room could have been a bit more dark behind her. (though if it`s too technical or expensive to pull of - ignore this point :)
    • The jumpscare in the end... ;)


    The Small Print:
    I`m not an expert, but I do love films and I`m more sensitive about audio things, so I`m paying special attention and pointing out those.

    Everything I say is just an honest opinion I form after I watch the short, hope I can give some constructive thoughts and notices. Negatives are just nitpickings anyways :)



    Edit: Oh and I subscribed! ;D
    marikhbattlecry likes this.
    1. marikhbattlecry
      Thank you for this! Glad you enjoyed the short! :)