View Full Version : Curiosity Killed Shawn (2011)

Shawn Watson
01-03-2013, 09:14 AM
No dialogue, no score, just a simple, short adventure. :director:


Curiosity Killed Shawn (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2215004/combined)

01-03-2013, 10:17 PM
Im not sure why I like you stuff so much. It cheap, its only you in it, but I strangely enjoy you work. Maybe its your accent?

Shawn Watson
01-04-2013, 07:59 AM
Aw, thanks man. But some of these are not so cheap. Dark Xmas cost me 450 while Trail cost me 600.

Worth it...I hope. :violin:

01-04-2013, 10:21 AM
Haha I actually enjoyed this video. :P

01-06-2013, 01:52 PM
I really liked it, but really didn't like the composited explosion and fire at the end. I reckon you should have cut to black and just had the sound of a giant explosion, leaving your death to the imagination of the viewer. Just my opinion, but i think it would have maintained the illusion a little more.

Shawn Watson
01-06-2013, 02:10 PM
It was my first time working with CGI effects. :boom:

Nick Soares
01-06-2013, 02:32 PM
LMAO - what a perfect smilie

01-10-2013, 10:28 PM
Hi Shawn, I saw on your new post you wanted in depth criticism. Here is my reaction to this short. Ambitious short film to be so abstract. I could of used more camera movement and more professional image compositions. It felt novice due to the production quality of the audio, framing, and lack of camera movement. I think if you add higher production value with one of these abstract ideas, you could have a cool short.

Shawn Watson
01-11-2013, 03:43 AM
Funny you should say that.

I am re-making this in anamorphic widescreen at 24fps this coming summer.

01-13-2013, 02:50 PM
A simple idea of human nature. No person can see a string and not pull it even if they know there just ruining what it comes from. Unless they take scissors to ease there conscience. Taking a simple idea or problem and blowing it out of proportion.

Was this film just done by you and a tri-pod? I don't really have anyone interested in helping me with films (Film is a hobby right now so min budget) So i want to try and do something like this as well.

One thing i found about this though is it dragged on a little long. It had the effect where it was Funny -> watching -> Funny again but got past that point. Overall though it was enjoyable to watch.

Shawn Watson
01-13-2013, 02:53 PM
It was just me that made this.

I will be doing a 2.35:1 anamorphic remake at 24fps next summer. The locations I use will be more fluent and seamless.