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"What Meets The Eye" - Award-Winning Short Film

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    Film made while attending:
    Pennsbury High School
    Canon T3i, Canon T5i
    Software Used:
    Final Cut Pro
    Other Film Equipment Used::
    Microphone, Tripod
    Awards won:
    On March 18th, 2016, this film won first place in the locals section of the PA Computer Fair. On May 24th, 2016, this film took 2nd place in the finals of the PA State Computer Fair along with a generous award of $100.
    Eli learns to cope with the presence of a stealthy, evil, almost paranormal assailant in his neighborhood who brutally murders several people once a week.

Recent Reviews

  1. Chad Austin Kerr
    "Great Ending Twist"
    Pros - Bookending, Great beginning, nice makeup.
    Cons - Cuts and edits were a bit choppy. Same with the audio.
    Let me start out by saying that the opening of the film was intense and intrigued me a lot. After the "Found Footage" ended I was left wanting to watch the rest of the film, which is great for the crew of this film. Soon after that though there were some choppy edits that could have been tightened and smoothed out a little more, including the abrubt change in sound. Try to record room tone in your scenes so you can smooth out the audio in between clips. There were some really cool shots in the film but then there were some that seemed lazy. One thing I would suggest is storyboarding your entire film since it is a short. This allows you to visualize your story in a way that makes shooting on set a lot smoother. The scene where the main character was transforming into the demon felt a bit long but there were some cool edits there. The makeup was really cool and impressive for a High School film. This film had a really good book ending, meaning the beginning and the end were similar and went well together. I wanted to watch this film because I saw that it was made in High School. I was a high school filmmaker myself and I love seeing other people's work. There is definitely potential and room for growth. That's the best part about filmmaking, you can continue to use this and learn for future projects. Wish you the best of luck and congrats on the film!