'Romantic Hideaway' by Sargantana Films

Second Edit

Most of our team is from Menorca, Spain where it was shot. The main Cast are Belén Cascón and Fowler Rodney. It was shot with a Canon 60D camera.

Read 'Romantic Hideaway' HERE

Second Cut Comments... have YOUR say!

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    James F (Sunday, 25 November 2012 12:54)

    Wow! what a great change, I love it, it´s amazing how they came up with such a great idea of the location, but not only that, the boat, how they solved the door issue replacing it with the rose, it is SO creative. I think it has a very strong chance of getting into the final product.

  • #2

    Ellie Y (Sunday, 25 November 2012 15:38)

    Much better then the first edit, however I still think it could be edited even more. For me, it feels like it still lacks pace.

  • #3

    Mark Ellen (Friday, 30 November 2012 23:59)

    Great interpretation of the script, I really like it

  • #4

    Mary Bell (Sunday, 02 December 2012 21:24)

    I like it, risky to set it on an island,but they made it work.

'Romantic Hideaway' by Sargantana Films

First Edit

First cut: Producers notes for the filmmakers

  • Too long try and trim where you can
  • Watch out for microphone handling, you can roll some of the bass out to remove it

First Cut Comments... have YOUR say!

Comments: 8 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Adolf El Assal (Sunday, 04 November 2012 15:14)

    I would start the film with the enveloppe. and get rid of all the dissolves! plus you see the guy breathing at various shots...:-)

  • #2

    Glyn Carter (Sunday, 04 November 2012 16:32)

    Cut much tighter, and I think we should see that she is chained before she kills him. Her overpowerwing him is implausible, basically because you don't show how she does it. The remote island is a good idea, apart from the lighthouse, which raises too many questions (is it disused? Was he the keeper?).

  • #3

    Evan (Sunday, 04 November 2012 17:00)

    The setting is top notch. The image of the island and lighthouse at the end is great. I do have a few notes.
    Respect the horizon. The shots where you show the horizon need to be corrected in post so they are perfectly horizontal. At the moment there is a slant which distracts me from the action since it is amateurish.
    The intro titles and montage seem a bit long. Dialogue begins at 45 seconds. I felt myself getting antsy.
    The piece needs a lot of tightening up in general. There are moments where no action is happening on screen, and all that can go. Find all these points that don't add to the suspense, and take them out. For example, after she swings the belt and runs off there are several frames where we're looking at the wall, and after she drops the keys we're looking at the dirt before she runs into frame. We don't need any of these empty frames, and you may be suprised by how much more tension you can create by taking them out.
    The last few shots would be better if tighter as well. Shot of her yelling, then up at her as the voice fades a little, then out to sea sailing away and fading more, and shorten that last shot.
    I liked the gritty look of the piece, particularly the shots of feet running.

  • #4

    Ferran (Monday, 05 November 2012 13:50)

    At first sorry for my english level. I have watched the film, because I was born in Menorca. I can't say another thing than it seems to me an horrible film. For me it's an example that everybody can produce a film, with no quality and with an horrible argument..... Perhaps it'll be better that the equip of this film try to do another thing.

  • #5

    Walter (Monday, 05 November 2012 20:16)

    I think that setting it on an island was a genius idea. I do see how it builds the tension, but I would cut it tighter.It´s great to see what new filmakers can do with a small budget.

  • #6

    Stephen Cooper (Monday, 05 November 2012 23:52)

    Like everyone I like the setting but the film really needs trimming down. It runs long and feels long at the moment. To many voids where nothing happens. If you cut it down I can see this being a really great film with a strong chance of getting into the final product but at the moment it really does drag in places.

  • #7

    A.writer (Tuesday, 06 November 2012 20:34)

    The last shot tracking away from the island should be slowed down. You'll get the desired effect.

  • #8

    LvB (Monday, 12 November 2012 16:52)

    Love the setting and the dissonance it creates between such a beautiful place and the awfulness of her situation. There's a lot of moody, atmospheric shots which look great but really slows down the pace and drops the tension levels. But it's nothing that a strong edit wouldn't fix.