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julium Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@04:09Thank you very much, dear!
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SiathLinux Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:08Your Welcome.
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julium Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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spiffy-the-wonderkid Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
No prob. ^^
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for all your support, mate! :)
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for your critiques! I'll try to make it better for sure! :)
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*Sorry for bad english*



Rignif is the result of my final course work entitled VILUMICE [Conceptual Videographic Experiment Inspired in Silent Films and the Contributions of the Visual Language]. This is for academic intent and doesn't have any commercial profit.

The aim of the work is to change spoken texts on pictograms, making story understandable only through the image composition. This is just the first step in a long way research.

Still has a lot of work to do to make it finished. I do plan to spend my time hereafter improving this method.



1 month of preparation
2 days of shooting
R$ 120 of total costs
67 minutes of video rushes
15gb files on computer
6 weeks of editing



Copyrighted musics used:

"Ghosts I #3"
Written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Performed by Nine Inch Nails
Published by The Null Corporation
Under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 License

"1,000,000"
Written by Trent Reznor
Performed by Nine Inch Nails
Published by The Null Corporation
Under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 License
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Rignif by =julium is told in a unique method that uses pictograms to tell the story as opposed to dialogue. This is a wonderful experiment full of cinematic fun, truly something that anyone can enjoy without the barriers of language getting in way of the film's narrative. ( Featured by ElectrikPinkPirate )
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Obsidian-Eyes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010   General Artist
@04:09really cool i love the technique of storytelling really original!
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@04:09Thank you very much, dear!
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SiathLinux Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:08I liked the way you communicated to the audience in a way that didn't require language, thus anyone watching would understand the story.

The music choice was fantastic.
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@04:08Yep, you got the point! Thank you very much! :D
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SiathLinux Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:08Your Welcome.
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stageninja150 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
@00:27just out of wonderment...how did you get him to sorta jump when hes walking? it has a nice effect to it and i wanted to try it out for something im doing
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julium Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
@00:27Well, Rignif is a video work with silent movie inspiration. But it is a video, and the visual language of video was used together with the visual language of cinema. The cuts applied to a long scene [10 seconds of walking, cutted to 3-4 seconds] are part of the video language and I decided to use this because of the long scene. I wanted to reduce the time of the scene but yet showing the long distance of the walk. So, I make the cuts syncronizing with the music.
I guess it is a nice effect. Thanks for pointing it! :D
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stageninja150 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
@00:27ur welcome im just super duper impressed w/ ur work this is sumthing u should take much pride in and im jelous cause im still trying to find my nitch in the art community but its a lil hard since i cant do that much :/
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julium Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
@00:27You may not do something big and new. Whatever you do you may do it in better way, don't matter its smallness. The universe is not made only for big stars.
;)
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stageninja150 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
@00:27Wow! Thanks, that really makes me want to put some of my drawings on here because before I was embaressed that they weren't good enough, but your words mean a lot to me.
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julium Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Cyanseagull Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
@04:08my sister's a director and she's just seen it and says its genius, rythm pace and story perfectly aligned! Kudos dude!
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julium Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
@04:08I'm really pleased for such kind words! Coming from a director this is a big pleasure! Say her I'm glad for it, and thanks for comment it to me! :D
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Cyanseagull Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
@04:08I think she was really excited to see such good work! and it was more than a pleasure to pass the message on!
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julium Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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spiffy-the-wonderkid Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
@01:28This is great yet kinda creepy. 8D
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julium Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
haha Thank you so much! :D :D
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spiffy-the-wonderkid Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
No prob. ^^
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99media Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
good effort.
I enjoyed it, and I understood the story.
You hit on a great idea to use pictograms also.

But I feel some changes would improve it no-end.
I think what makes the story harder to understand is that fact that they are just standing around when the pictograms pop up. I thinking the pictograms should probably come up when there is more of a visual aid on the screen.
Eg, a person falling would be accompanied by a skull, to depict fear of death.

Also, if you are telling a story without words then the pictures have to make up for it. And there is no way here you can use colour to highlight anything, because the whole thing is black & white.

Great choice of music, the editing style reminds me of 'Snatch'. Your style to me suggests you are not normally a film maker- but a graphic designer? Am I correct?

oh and congrats on the DD ;)
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julium Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for your critique! This is just what I need to improve this idea. :)

During my studies about this experiment, I realize that the pictograms would be used as complement for the visual aid on the screen. If I need to depict fear when a person is falling I do that showing the person's expression in its face; I don't need pictograms in this case. BTW, in the end of the academic experiment, I realize that the pictograms are almost unnecessary such as the subtitles in early silent films. Certainly I'll pay attention about your hint in future projects. ;)

Again, during my studies, I read that B&W images can be more impactant than coloured images. I agree with that. And I like make challenges intricate: make something good only with B&W tones is harder than the colourful nature. Of course, if in some next project I need to put some colour, I'll do that.

Yes, I graduated on graphic design curse and during the last year in college I terribly fallen in love with cinema. This is my passion, my life's dream for now... :D

Thank you very much for hints, eulogies and all the support, mate!
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vayabobo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Great storytelling! I love the silent film style with the pictures. Shows that film is truly a universal language. And I really liked the editing. The jump cuts work so well with the music. Beleza!
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really happy for your kind words and great support! :D :D
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vayabobo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
It was a great short and I really liked the style. :)
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lil-blue02 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
that's a great video!!! :sherlock:
i love the music! it was a great choice, but poor girl!!!
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, mate! :D
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lil-blue02 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
anytime! :giggle:
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jampura Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist
@02:59Thank you for your reply. My english is poor too so... :D

I meant with those "in take cuts" that after this point on, in my opinion, there was no good reason to do them anymore. I mean that she had already put the camera away and placed the bomb.

I dont want to sound like I'm whining :D I just want you to understand what I meant so that it could be helpful for you.

When I get useful critique from my teachers and other students I think how it could help my work and future films and such.

I'm not saying my way is better. It's just a different view.
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
@02:59Oww, I think I get the point! Are you saying that wasn't needed to show the pictures taken? I think this because the scene showing the dude taking the victim into the jungle is the same of the pictures, the only difference is the media: video and photo. Is this that you meant?

Yes, I love to get useful critique, I think only with the point of video from the others we can make something really good. ;)
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jampura Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist
"Are you saying that wasn't needed to show the pictures taken?" I dont mean that, but after that ';picture taking' scene the fast cuts inside a take are not necessary. I'm talking about the last 40 seconds of the film before the credits.

Most of the time I wouldn't mind about that sort of thing in a feature length film and such but since this is an experiment and a short film I feel I need to say this :]
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oww, I got you meant! I did used that 'cuts inside a take' twice: the first scene after the main credits, when the dude leaves de jungle, and after the scene that the girl takes the pictures, when she goes into the jungle. I did used that cuts because it is one of so many resources commonly related to short videos. Breaking the time, cutting the scene, making sync... I understand your critique and really appreciate that, thank you very much!

I was thinking that you were talking about the scene of 'taking pictures', where I put a fast black between each photo. hehehheheh... :D
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jampura Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist
Hahaha, yeah this happens a lot when you speak other languange than your own. I was really struggling to find the right words :D

All the best for you in your future projects!
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for all your support, mate! :)
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papergun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
nossa cada vez q entro no da a interface muda uns 33,333333(...)% ...
fantastico trabalho, cara, parabéns ^^
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
iuahyiouhoiuho, dA sempre mudando...
Muito grato pelo elogio e pelo favito! ;p
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papergun Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
hehehe denada ^^
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zhanyuhao Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@04:09That. Was. Amazing. Seriously dude, it was really well done. Congratulations on that DD! You deserve every bit of it!!
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I am really happy for your kind words and great support, mate! Thank you very much! :D :D :D
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silverroses222 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
@04:08very nice! ^^
neat and well made indeed.
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm really happy for your kind words, mate! :D
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silverroses222 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure np ^^
great work on your gallery there btw.
it's awesome.
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so happy now for your watch! Thank you again! :D :D :D
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silverroses222 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
sure ^^
u deserve it for your good artwork anyways.
mine's nothing compared to your's.
i want to learn from great artists like you anyway so keep up the good work. ^^
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I always do my best for sure! And I'm trully honoured to be an inspiration for you! :heart:
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silverroses222 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
sure np hahaghs
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lovelife7 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
@04:08sweet! that was a great film!
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for your support, mate! :D :D
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pipherj Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@03:56i really cannot understand why this recieved a dd at all.
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nobody can please everyone, we know. I'll really happy if you can say to me why you didn't enjoyed the work. ;)
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pipherj Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there was no point to it. It had no climax, no struggle, no background. It was just simply a movie about a guy putting a girl in a trunk and another girl meeting the guy and takes pictures. C'mon a monkey could have done the same thing but at least there would have been some humor in it.
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julium Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm... I do understand and appreciate your sincerity. I do agree that the story is bad but this is the less important part of the video. The great point of this is the method: pictograms take the hole of the words. Could be any story and I hope in near future I can tell a good story with this method.
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