The Dose

Contest Name :The Clinic, Submission Date :10-01-2007, Uploaded By : Alex Trippier /
Directed By :  Alex Trippier, Film maker/ actor,London,
Shot On: Mini Dv, Edited On: Final Cut Pro,  Crew Members: 2  Duration:
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Inspiration: Most people I know have had to go through these horrific interviews and they`re always this awkard.
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Seems there's a whole lot of sex going on. Hmmmm? Made me think. 
That was superb 3 minute idea. Good opening shot, script was well paced and witty, performed really well. The shots were simple, nicely angled. the set was perfect, and all in all nicely understated. Perfectly English, lots of nuances and unsaid content. really enjoyed it. You should be congratulated. I think you should have adjusted the contrast on your twin shot. I liked the noise of the lights there too. You managed to get a good quality upload onto the site too I noticed. What settings did you use when you bounced your film into digital? I used MPEG4 and Sorensen 3 Video- 30Key Frames/2400KBytes per sec/40 Frames per second to get reasonable picture quality for my 3 minutes. Your quality is much better? 
Very subtle performances, absolutely brilliant. Great writing and the actors make it shine. Good luck and please check out Homunculus by Vangelis Mylonas 
I love this. The cinematography definitely conveys the awkwardness of the interview. Well done! (Bryan - "Lucas and Mabel") 
i really like this piece, but it was a bit longer than 3 min.... i think you probably could have edited it down to 3 if you tightened up the very beginning a little. i love the pace of the middle though - love the progression. very funny and scary at the same time. great actors and nice cinematography - i like the intimate feeling of the situation, and the overall concept is appropriate (for the topic of this competition i mean). let me know what you think of my film, "the clinic: subsistence 17" by sonia kifferstein 
Simply brilliant! Very good dialogues, and the deadpan performance of the two actors really bring the whole thing into another level! 
Well, you definitely were successful in conveying your sense of awkwardness, which was heightened by your awkward framing choices. Certain things were a bit distracting, though-- on the OTS of the doctor there seemed to be just a sliver of the door showing and there was clearly something moving about there, but I couldn't quite tell what it was. Also, it seemed like you shot this on auto-iris and auto-color balance, as there are several perceptible shifts in both. Of course, they aren't really noticeable, so to the common observer it's probably not a big deal (and may even add to their awkward feeling...). On the whole, I'd say it was a delightful piece. Well done, and thanks for the comment! 
Great pacing and acting, I also think you could have tightened up the beginning to cut it down a little. Also, the two-shot is brighter, grainier, and softer focus than the close-ups. Great portrayal of these uncomfortable interviews. 
They were both brilliant. As soon as they di the first reading I realised I wouldn't have much work to do. 
Cheers Robert. I can't remember the name of the programme I used as I'm using a different computer at the moment but I'll get a message to you next week. 
I think you may be right about the very beginning originaly I thought it was necessary to show where we were but in retrospect we would have got it immediately anyway. Really annoyed the two shot came out like that. Old camera couldn't cope with the wides. 
Thanks for the feedback. This was my second film so I'm still getting used to the camera doing what it feels like rather than what I feel like but yes you're right about the colour. Need to be careful with auto-anything as it take the controll away from you. 
Thanks Sonia. I'm really not sure I could ever have got it down to 3 flat as the humour comes with the pace but I accept that maybe the very beginning wasn't necessary. I loved "subsistence 17" 
that really was good, you can truly do very well, your script was great, they are both completely serious but it gets to a point where you have to flake laughing, but as you say, its an awkward type of laughing. very good, Please comment on mine. "My Goodbye Story" thanx 
Your short film is absolutly well done: great actor, great editing, and so good script. You will be on my short list. 
I enjoyed it. The dialog was sharp, the acting was good, and the camera picked up some very nice moments. I thought it could be tightened up a bit, but due to the funny repetition of the events it's hard to say where. And a stronger ending would have been nice. Maybe the interviewer could have broken down and shown his human side. Maybe the interviewee could have asked a blatantly stupid question. I dunno. Something like a button. I enjoyed it. Nice work. Sound off on mine, "The Perfect Pair." 
This is absolutely brilliant. It really made me feel that awkwardness of the interview but it made me laugh as well. Well written script with really good delivery from your actors. One of my favorites here!Good luck Alex.Greg Karpinski - director of "Clinic" 
Hi Alex, the truth for some of the cases displayed could be distrurbing sometimes, this interviews are maybe necesary as they are nasty or awkward, at least the way the doctor questions him, nice work by the actors, they work naturallyCongrats!(My wife, my son and me) 
yeah! very nice work and story ! and i like the edition and the actors. i just think you should work more on the colors and lights. good luck ! Niko - "Extasy in the Hospital" 
very nice, is there more because i must see the rest  
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