'Romantic Hideaway' by Shift 7 Films

(Birmingham, UK) Second Edit

We are a team from Birmingham with Producer Kelly Webster, Director Adam Tyers and DOP Calum Barre. We shot the film on a Red Scarlet. 

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(Birmingham, UK) First Edit

'Romantic Hideaway' by Shift 7 Films

First cut: Producers notes for the filmmakers

  • First few shots not needed – trim everything that’s not needed
  • Work on sound, it all feels too ‘live’ right now, and no crisp
  • Let music fade away over long ending, echoing in the sounds of the world will create the isolation
Comments: 5 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Stephen Cooper (Tuesday, 06 November 2012 23:11)

    Great film for the most part. Loved the change in tone when your saw his face, very sinster. Thought both the beginning and end worked well, but was a little unsure of the scene where she attacks him. Maybe needs clearer sound as you stayed away from the visuals. The shot of the bruise on her leg was a very strong touch though, really sold it.

    Think with a bit of work on the sound for that one scene, and maybe seeing if you can cut it down a little, you will have a very strong film. Well done.

  • #2

    Craig (Wednesday, 07 November 2012 11:16)

    First of all is there a kiss in this? You do have the S.W.A.L.K but we don't see him kiss it.

    It feels very mixed up. All sweet and light with the music and shots at the start. Then sinster when we see his face. Then are they having sex? Which could work well, but not after the sinster part.

    When the girl can't get the keys she should be sceaming for help and then we see the shot that shows they're in an isolated location.

  • #3

    Suvasis (Wednesday, 07 November 2012 19:00)

    Liked the misleading music that reflected the guys mind at the start... Mostly noticed that the Acting was out on this - would have helped if He swanned and danced around to music at start like a real romancer. Girl did not seem nearly intensely distraught enough in the given situation..and too well made up

  • #4

    Adam Tyers (Friday, 09 November 2012 22:35)

    Thanks for the feedback its good to know what's confusing or needs work. Hopefully we will address these issues before the 1st so more comments welcome.

  • #5

    LvB (Monday, 12 November 2012 17:13)

    Loved the music and the misleading vibe it gave, but possibly the opening scenes are a little too long. Sound/visuals seem a little out of synch in the middle.

    Bruise on the ankle very nice touch. If you are not intending to show more of the strangulation scene, perhaps the sfx need to be bumped up a bit. Good ending, strong feeling of isolation of the house.