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Princessgumdrop Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@13:30I wonder if anybody realised that the Prince was the Red Death
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Avey13 Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@14:08Over all, great. Lots of good effects made up for a small budget and the impossibility to follow the script by heart. The only thing I had a problem with was that half of that narrative wasn't necessary, like when the prince advances on the Red Death, we know what he's doing, we don't need Poe describing it in our ear ALL the time.
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:iconprinceofdarkmelody:
PrinceofDarkMelody Mar 7, 2012
@14:21This was without a doubt well made as written in the book. Poe would indeed be proud. AND THE MUSIC WAS THE BOMB!!!!
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:iconcrazygoofball:
@14:10I gotta show this to my English class, we just read this.
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Liansa Oct 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
@08:39What a great build up and suspense with the montage and overlapping imagery. The added laughter was a brilliant choice.
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Hider-of-the-Hunted Oct 26, 2011
@06:22Before "It was in the last chamber..." there's about two paragraphs of text in the original story that you cut out. I was actually a little disappointed because I wanted to see how you guys would have made the different colored rooms.
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Hider-of-the-Hunted Oct 26, 2011
@01:22I love how through-out the opening, it's like watching the ground as you wander in circles, coughing up blood. Very creepy and very appropriate for the opening.
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:iconkaitoushinyabatto:
@02:13omg :o this totally blew my mind, we read the story in laguage arts but seeing it was even better!! this is awsome! :D
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The-Shadow-Haunter Aug 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
@10:04I love how he acts. Still proper, yet angered.
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SiriusCrane May 12, 2011  Professional Writer
@15:15You didn't give credit to Edgar Allan Poe for the story, I think you should have.
But overall, very well done, you managed to capture the eerie atmosphere of the story.
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oscuridad13 Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
@06:07Ahh, she just screams "modern party girl" to me, lol
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oscuridad13 Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
@04:21I think I'd commit murder for the outfit he has on there
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:iconcubase:
@10:38Thanks for the comment. What you were describing was in the original cut of the film (a facial shot of the Red Death), but it was cut from the final version to maintain a more mysterious image of the character. But here is an imagine of what it looked like (out Red Death actor, in full make-up): [link]
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:iconcodeyellow07:
@15:44This film is Awesome keep up the good work!
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:iconkarmahitme66543:
No problem! All in all, this was a very good film.
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:iconfreddiedelarge:
@04:50The masquerade seems the ball of Labyrinth... As The World Falls Down...or no?
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:iconfreddiedelarge:
@03:50Electric lights????? :XD:
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ScarecrowArtist Oct 26, 2009  Student General Artist
oh I did good sir

in fact the moment I finished reading Masque of the Red Death I looked up vids for it. Yours is by far the best I've seen
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Naucturne Jun 14, 2009  Student Writer
@13:48the face of Red death is something I would like to see on Halloween
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:iconcubase:
@00:01Thank you so much! Glad you liked it! =o)
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:iconraine-angel:
@08:40is this from the princes perspective?
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:iconraine-angel:
@05:45great panning and outzoom. Love how that looked
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:iconraine-angel:
@04:08hahaha electric lights. Fluroescent! THey don't fit. ;)
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:iconcubase:
hmm, never thought of it that way! =o)
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:iconraine-angel:
he did a fantastic job. I enjoyed the film very much. Very seamless and I think you'll make a great addition to the festivals. A friend of mine is a local independent film maker. He made a joke trailer for a contest for grindhouse and actually ended up winning. He's been making crazy movie's ever since now! Been trying to convince him to come on DA :) [link]
here's the video he's most well known for: [link] The Hobo is a guy I know named Dave who always hangs out at the local comic book store! lol
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:iconcubase:
@01:43Thank you! Yes Matt did an amazing job... was extremely fortunate to have him.
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:iconacross-the-stars:
@06:34It's a wonderful piece of work
:)
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:iconcubase:
@06:40Thank you so much! Glad you liked it!
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darkson2690 Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@11:41Love how he drains the color in his wake, great stuff!
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Princessgumdrop Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@13:19because he is the red death and many people died from it back then
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:iconbioweaponsexpert:
@15:05Shooting the film at the university was a brilliant idea...An excellent use of those fantastic antique buildings.
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:iconbioweaponsexpert:
@11:16Okay wow... the effects here are simply amazing, especially where he passed before the prince.
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:iconleikelaaloha:
LeikelaAloha Apr 21, 2008   Photographer
@01:56No kidding. I watched it twice and I still love it!
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chicknsmybaby Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know! i have no idea why i said shakespere. i feel like an idiot already. thank you very much.
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:iconcubase:
Not sure what you mean. Basically we were aiming for the camera to follow the drops... did not really think of where the drops were coming from. They just looked really cool haha! Thanks for you comments! And no, nit pick as much as you like... it makes for some interesting commentary.
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:iconenographix:
@05:39the girl turned toooo fast and had to stop. thats sad for the film I think
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:iconthingsamaskcanthide:
@15:29he would have been amazed at how accepted his work in horror is today as most people of the time period he lived in despised him (first for being a cruel critic of other authors' work and second for how gruesomely graphic his stories were).
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:iconandromedasfolly:
@02:00I second that -it was absolutely brilliant.
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FunkymcHotpants Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@11:25great effects as he passes the people; this is simply amazing
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:iconlust-for-love:
@07:52this short was insense! in many ways, really.
the part where the clock chimes actually made my heart race a little, and of course, the narration helped a LOT. the costumes, the music, everything just fits perfectly into this short, i thought it was simply amazing.
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:iconfactor-y:
@13:05i love the look on her face.
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:iconydra:
Lol obviously not. It seems I am somewhat out of touch with older classics. I shall go out and seek myself a copy immediately!

Good Job though. :)
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The view the film in full High Definition, please visit it at Vimeo, here:

[link]

Based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The Masque of the Red Death', this short film was created for my University assessment at the end of 2006 for the University of Technology, Sydney.

Since its original submission for my course assessment the film has evolved significantly into something which I hope can be considered no longer just a student film, but something that is festival ready.

Pre production took 5 months, shooting was over 3 days, and post production took 18 months.

Most of the cast and crew donated their time to the project and have done an amazing job.

I am happy to answer any question in regards to the production, but in the meantime, please enjoy the film!

Camera Used: Panasonic P2 HVX-200 @ 720P
Editing Suite: Final Cut Pro (colour grading in Premiere Pro CS3)
Animated credits sequences: Adobe After Effects
Audio Mixing: Cubase SX3
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This deviant asks himself if this work has evolved into something festival ready...well, for those who've seen and loved the film "Perfume..." this short will be something to enjoy. It has somewhat of a similar flavour in the narration style and the palette. A super production, with the use of costumes, make-up, coreographies...and the edition is fantastic. Please take the time to watch it. It's one of those works I'm proud of having in our deviantART Film gallery. And by the way, the answer is: yes, it's more than ready! The Masque of the Red Death by *Cubase ( Featured by O-Uaglione )
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THIS IS FANTASTIC! You have an amazing talent. I wanted to see how the rooms in the story and you did an outstanding job. You should be in the movie business. 
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firstfallenangelever Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so good. that you taught my whole class *CLAPS INTO STANDING OVATION*
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firstfallenangelever Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
because you know what you did???????? MY TEACHER THOUGHT YOU WERE........
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firstfallenangelever Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you made this? like honestly? -_- realllly?
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LUVCORNBREAD Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful, amazing, so awesome
so awesome i got goosebumps
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Princessgumdrop Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@13:30I wonder if anybody realised that the Prince was the Red Death
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:iconavey13:
Avey13 Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@14:08Over all, great. Lots of good effects made up for a small budget and the impossibility to follow the script by heart. The only thing I had a problem with was that half of that narrative wasn't necessary, like when the prince advances on the Red Death, we know what he's doing, we don't need Poe describing it in our ear ALL the time.
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:iconprinceofdarkmelody:
PrinceofDarkMelody Mar 7, 2012
@14:21This was without a doubt well made as written in the book. Poe would indeed be proud. AND THE MUSIC WAS THE BOMB!!!!
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:iconcrazygoofball:
@14:10I gotta show this to my English class, we just read this.
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