'You Used to Bring Me Flowers' by Art for Money

(London, UK) Second Edit

This London-based film team is made up of members from the OTT film network (you can check us out here: http://www.ottfilms.co.uk/ ) and helpful friends! The talented actors who agreed to be zombied-up are Tom Sword (http://tomsword.co.uk/) and Alexa Matthews, who previously worked together on the stage play ‘Andersen 2011’, a re-working of traditional Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. It was shot with OTT member Gary’s Panasonic AG AF-101 (who has strong views about DSLR…)

Read 'You Used to Bring Me Flowers' HERE

Second Cut Comments... have YOUR say!

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Comments: 1
  • #1

    Shaun Bond (Tuesday, 13 November 2012 21:20)

    The record slip sounds a lot better on this one at connecting the two separate tones and revealing the zombie, mostly due to the added visual effect. However, this visual gag would be a lot more affective if the pan was to be faster as currently the punch line comes in too late after the record slip audio to provide a quick surprise.

'You Used to Bring Me Flowers' by Art for Money

(London, UK) First Edit

First cut: Producers notes for the filmmakers

  • Cut the dissolves in the opening
  • Is the apocalypse happening outside? If so can we hear it? Maybe it isn’t.
  • More Zombie groans after the reveal
  • Work on the music, it ends too early and is too ever present so reduces the impact

First Cut Comments... have YOUR say!

Comments: 9 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Mark (Tuesday, 06 November 2012 23:40)

    Off beat, tongue in cheek humour and just knew it was a waiting game to see her get bitten. Great acting Loved the sudden twist of This is goodbye and about to stab him and his puppy dog look. Lovely performance. Lots of fun. So Well done

  • #2

    Stephen Cooper (Tuesday, 06 November 2012 23:52)

    Great fun. Think a few more moans and groans are needed when we see he's a zombie but other than that works well. I'd be tempted to freeze frame the end, but thats just me :) Good job, really enjoyed it, played exactly how I read it.

  • #3

    Alexander Wood (Thursday, 08 November 2012 15:15)

    She puts on a wonderful performance. The song that you used, is that not "Goodbye My Lover" by James Blunt? Great song, how did you get the rights to use it?

  • #4

    Elkie Yates (Friday, 09 November 2012 00:21)

    I enjoyed watching this, great performances and nicely edited. It did make me laugh!

  • #5

    James N (Friday, 09 November 2012 10:12)

    I agree with comments above regards adding in some atmos foley. It will do wonders for the piece. Nice measured performance here that I liked. Maybe-just-maybe take a look at speeding up the whip-pan that is used to reveal the zombie at the end of the table. I just feel it is a tad slow.
    No idea how you got music clearance! Nice job.

  • #6

    Peter Carruthers (Monday, 12 November 2012 01:06)

    Really enjoyed Alexa's performance, beautiful subtle comedy and awkwardness.
    Ok, controversial suggestion now, I'm not sure the music is right. Great work getting the music rights but I feel it kills the awkward tension between them. A more atmospheric and understated score could complement the great acting much more effectively.
    Good work all in all though!

  • #7

    Shaun Bond (Monday, 12 November 2012 08:19)

    I enjoyed this, I felt more sympathy for the female here than I did in the script. It's humour was well played too. Providing you have the rights to use that James Blunt song throughout, I don't actually feel it fits here anyway, it managed to draw me out of the film somewhat just because it is so instantly recognisable. But that's just opinion and preference.

  • #8

    Michael Bierman (Monday, 12 November 2012)

    Return to Rapa Nui

  • #9

    Michael Bierman (Monday, 12 November 2012 08:59)

    Ignore comment #8 please, cut and paste error.

    I found that music very distracting and it took away from the subtlety of her dialogue, overwhelmed it, and made it hard to follow. The acting, lighting and camera work are very nice. Some type of unexpected sound from outside to convey that something is wrong would be nice. The whip pan does need to be faster. The ending as cut was too abrupt, and perhaps needs a slow fade or something to extend it.