'Close Encounters' by Covenfilm

First Edit

Unit, coven Delacruz and Rebecca Lippman. I directed,cinematography,and played Dave. Rebecca was asst.director,camera operator,and played Stacy. Zak Kouri and I did lights. Zak was camera operator as well.

Read 'Close Encounters' HERE

First cut: Producers notes for the filmmakers

  • Sort out your sound, it’s all over the place – whatever hard work you have done is let down by poor sound editing and mixing.

First Cut Comments... have YOUR say!

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Adolf El Assal (Sunday, 04 November 2012 16:41)

    work on your sound and grading.

  • #2

    Evan (Monday, 05 November 2012 01:49)

    The visuals are basically ok. It's really difficult to judge the overall emotional impact though because of the audio. This is a good lesson in the importance of good audio. I'd suggest you ADR the whole thing with good equipment then apply ambiance. I bet it'll become a ton better.

  • #3

    Stephen Cooper (Tuesday, 06 November 2012 17:09)

    Really struggled to watch it. The sound quality is awful. Needs alot of work. I would suggest redoing the whole of the sound. Will be alot of work but i'm afriad as it stands it needs it. All the drama of the script, the conflict and emotion is lost in the bad sound. You may well still have a good film here, but at the moment no one will ever know that.

  • #4

    Michael W. Penny (Thursday, 08 November 2012 00:36)

    I'm sorry to say, but unfortunately I have to agree with Steven above. The sound pulled me right out. You may need to ADR the whole thing to bring it back. The levels are all over the place, giving you bad static background. If you have the ability to do the sound again, I'd give it a go!

    What I did like was the ending. The last delivery of the lines of "I wonder if she/he looked back" and the shots you had were really nice. I'd almost consider cutting out the dropped bag, as for me I liked the final shot being of the guy looking back, and then cut to black. See if it plays for you?