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:icondoctorfrankk:
DoctorFrankk Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
@15:57great film
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:iconprincessgumdrop:
Princessgumdrop Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@13:30I wonder if anybody realised that the Prince was the Red Death
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Avey13 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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crazygoofball Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
@14:10I gotta show this to my English class, we just read this.
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Liansa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional 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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:iconhider-of-the-hunted:
Hider-of-the-Hunted Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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KaitouShinyaBatto Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
@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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:iconthe-shadow-haunter:
The-Shadow-Haunter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
@10:04I love how he acts. Still proper, yet angered.
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SiriusCrane Featured By Owner 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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:iconlightsonluna:
LightsOnLuna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@06:07Ahh, she just screams "modern party girl" to me, lol
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LightsOnLuna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@04:21I think I'd commit murder for the outfit he has on there
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:iconcubase:
Cubase Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
@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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Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
@15:44This film is Awesome keep up the good work!
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:iconkarmahitme66543:
Karmahitme66543 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
No problem! All in all, this was a very good film.
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:iconfreddiedelarge:
FreddieDelarge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
:)
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FreddieDelarge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
@04:50The masquerade seems the ball of Labyrinth... As The World Falls Down...or no?
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:iconfreddiedelarge:
FreddieDelarge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
@03:50Electric lights????? :XD:
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:iconcubase:
Cubase Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
@01:36Thank you! =o)
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ScarecrowArtist Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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:
Cubase Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
@00:01Thank you so much! Glad you liked it! =o)
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
@08:40is this from the princes perspective?
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
@05:45great panning and outzoom. Love how that looked
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
@04:08hahaha electric lights. Fluroescent! THey don't fit. ;)
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:iconcubase:
Cubase Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
hmm, never thought of it that way! =o)
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OceanAtEndofTheLane Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
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:
Cubase Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
@01:43Thank you! Yes Matt did an amazing job... was extremely fortunate to have him.
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:iconacross-the-stars:
across-the-stars Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
@06:34It's a wonderful piece of work
:)
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:iconcubase:
Cubase Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
@06:40Thank you so much! Glad you liked it!
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darkson2690 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@11:41Love how he drains the color in his wake, great stuff!
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InkofTheMadHatter Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
@00:14Beautiful!
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Princessgumdrop Featured By Owner 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:
bioweaponsexpert Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
@15:05Shooting the film at the university was a brilliant idea...An excellent use of those fantastic antique buildings.
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bioweaponsexpert Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
@11:16Okay wow... the effects here are simply amazing, especially where he passed before the prince.
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LeikelaAloha Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008   Photographer
@01:56No kidding. I watched it twice and I still love it!
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annaqtjoey Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
@14:36cool!
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:iconchicknsmybaby:
chicknsmybaby Featured By Owner 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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Cubase Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
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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enographix Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
@05:39the girl turned toooo fast and had to stop. thats sad for the film I think
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ThingsAMaskCantHide Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
@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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AndromedasFolly Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
@02:00I second that -it was absolutely brilliant.
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FunkymcHotpants Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@11:25great effects as he passes the people; this is simply amazing
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Lust-For-Love Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
@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:
factor-y Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
@13:05i love the look on her face.
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:iconydra:
Ydra Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
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:

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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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Given 2008-04-18
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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SardoniCat Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  New member
Powerful adaptation. Poe brought to life with high taste and nice effects. I love it. Clap 
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Lotusflower22 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so good. that you taught my whole class *CLAPS INTO STANDING OVATION*
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firstfallenangelever Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
because you know what you did???????? MY TEACHER THOUGHT YOU WERE........
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firstfallenangelever Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you made this? like honestly? -_- realllly?
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LUVCORNBREAD Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful, amazing, so awesome
so awesome i got goosebumps
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:icondoctorfrankk:
DoctorFrankk Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
@15:57great film
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:iconprincessgumdrop:
Princessgumdrop Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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crazygoofball Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
@14:10I gotta show this to my English class, we just read this.
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blueyellowgreen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow i really like this a lot <3
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WargusEstor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@15:57This was an amazing short. As a fan of Poe's stories I must say you've capptured the essence of his eerie tale well.

I loved the suspense, the music and the narration was fabulous.

Well done :clap:
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yumi9989-9989 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
This is...I cannot put into words how well-planned and choreographed this was. Hmm...I wonder if we can convince my reading teacher to show this to my class? We're studying Poe right now, and we just finished the tell-tale heart. It'd be amusing to see my classmate's horrified faces again, seeing as Right after we concluded reading the Tell-Tale Heart, we watched the short movie for it, and it show the bit were he dismembered the old man, and everyone but me and my friends (who were familar with this story, and many of Poe's other writings) had the most terrified and disgusted looks on their faces. It was great.
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:iconshadow-hearted-raven:
@14:02Amazing!! I showed this to my sister, a fellow Poe lover, and my brother! She's 12 and he's 11, but they loved it and didn't get scared until the part where they started to spit out blood.
I think every work of Poe's should be made into a film like this!! Keep it up!
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crazfool Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
@14:04This is MAGNIFICIENT! I love the acting, the scenery, the effects, EVERTHING!
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:iconliansa:
Liansa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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emrox61 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@14:07That was amazing! It stuck to the original story, and it was well portrayed, acheiving the attempted feel. My concerns about it, however, is that it doesn't really go in depth with the seven chambers; it doesn't really even SHOW the seven chambers, in my opinion. The only evident chamber was the black one. Also, I felt that at some points, the cinematic effects were slightly overdone, mostly wherever the Red Death was present (the disease, not the actual character). It was still a beautiful work of art, though! It could've easily passed for a pro's work.
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KaitouShinyaBatto Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
@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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Drakynoch Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
@14:04Bravo! A magnificent piece. The very feel of the prose was perfectly attained and put on display. I especially love the looks on the actors faces when the bell tolls. Just wonderful, thank you for bringing this one to light.
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The-Shadow-Haunter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
@10:04I love how he acts. Still proper, yet angered.
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Haritina Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
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SiriusCrane Featured By Owner 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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TheCamoWulf Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
@15:57one word: AWESOME
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LightsOnLuna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@06:07Ahh, she just screams "modern party girl" to me, lol
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LightsOnLuna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@04:21I think I'd commit murder for the outfit he has on there
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PrehistoricPlague Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This was incredible. I am at a loss for description.

I'll do it in segments.

Opening: I really enjoyed the credits for some reason [the opening ones], and the scene with the crying mother was perfectly executed. It definitely brought the overbearing feeling that death has. And when surrounded by so much, the coloring was perfect.

Music: I would get this on my ipod, it's well written and perfectly executed, I love it, love it love it. I'm a music fanatic. It had the perfect feeling for this story.

Characters/Design.: Some designs seemed a little lackiluster to me and the acting was a little rough around the edges, HOWEVER hearing that people donated their time to this to add to portfolio and have exposure, I am beyond impressed! Though maybe not all up to professional par, they are very close! These actors could easily make a lot of money already with their talent [and I don't say this in jest, I am no actor myself]. Incredible jobs they did.

Scenery: A+! All of it was perfect, I can't say enough about it.

Overall: I love this story, it's amazing to see it come to life. I would have liked to see a little more of the "colored rooms" but it wasn't necessary either way. I felt the onimous doom that the chimes of the black clock brought. This is something I would buy on a DVD, it's quality cannot be ignored.

You are talented as is everyone who worked on this short film. Hats of to you and I hope you go far. [I know this is a few years late, since I just discovered it but, you know how it goes].
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Kosa-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
This.

This was truly amazing.

My literature teacher showed this in class...

And I was truly Amazed.

I bow to you, good sir (Or madam?).
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Adalade Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
@10:38Very good but I do have two things about it. I know money and stuff is tight for filming but it would have been awesome if you had a creepy corpse-like mask with blood on it, to show the audience why everyone was terrified stiff.

Also, the scene where they unmask him and find no face, marking the assailent as Red Death himself. I know they go together but it would have been a great affect if it had been added.

Still really like the video though.
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Cubase Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
@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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:iconcubase:
Cubase Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
@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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Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
@15:44This film is Awesome keep up the good work!
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Mikaila-Hargreaves Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
@14:13Amazing. I really liked this. :D
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mhiw1001 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
@14:01that was wonderful
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Karmahitme66543 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
@00:57The camera angles are absolutely amazing. The actors are very good at their job, and the scenery/costume is fantastic. Good work!
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:iconcubase:
Cubase Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
@00:57Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed watching!
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Karmahitme66543 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
No problem! All in all, this was a very good film.
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KaleidoscopeLu Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
I forgot something in my previous comment! Death reminded me a lot of the death character from Ingmar Bergman's movie The seventh seal. I know death looks pretty much the same in lots of movies and all but still, thought I'd mention it 'cause I liked the way death looked here :)
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Cubase Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Thank you so much for your in-depth comments. I agree with regards to the Seventh Seal. Glad you liked the film and thanks again for taking the time to watch and comment!
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KaleidoscopeLu Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Wow! I'm sure you've been told a lot that this film is amazing, but I'll say it again: AMAZING! The atmosphere, the art, the music, the editing, everything is just superb! As a film student myself I know how difficult it is to complete a project like this one and I'm sure you and all the people working there are very pleased with the result, it's fantastic, festival ready indeed. Also, congrats on the sepia aura you gave to the death character, a very nice touch for both the visuals and the narrative. Hope to see more from you soon!:)
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KaleidoscopeLu Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
@15:56Wow! I'm sure you've been told a lot that this film is amazing, but I'll say it again: AMAZING! The atmosphere, the art, the music, the editing, everything is just superb! As a film student myself I know how difficult it is to complete a project like this one and I'm sure you and all the people working there are very pleased with the result, it's fantastic, festival ready indeed. Also, congrats on the sepia aura you gave to the death character, a very nice touch for both the visuals and the narrative. Hope to see more from you soon! :)
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anabeldamaso Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
think you can pull off the mask of almontillado?
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anabeldamaso Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
@14:02*clap clap clap* BRAVO!! BRAVO!! *clap clap*
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FreddieDelarge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
@13:53:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Awesome.
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:iconcubase:
Cubase Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Thank you! :)
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FreddieDelarge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
:)
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FreddieDelarge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
@04:50The masquerade seems the ball of Labyrinth... As The World Falls Down...or no?
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:iconfreddiedelarge:
FreddieDelarge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
@03:50Electric lights????? :XD:
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