It did seem like he got the machine's attention by saying "Xbox" and then the command. However, it seemed like there was some sort of window in place where it just assumed when it detected a possible command you were talking to it. Felt very Star Trekish in that the computer just knew when you were giving it commands vs just talking. I'm pretty skeptical of voice commands but voice recognition has gotten pretty damn accurate in the last few years so who knows...
The demo was very Star Trekish.. Sometimes he'd get the attention of the system by saying "Xbox" and then commands and other times he'd just say some commands. I'm interested what exactly it's listening for and how it determines if you actually are giving it commands. When playing games/watching TV how many false positives for commands is it going to process. Seems like a feature I would disable because it's problematic.
Clippy 2.0? So it looks like you're masturbating....
Damn, unfortunately our third film is already named and it's called Bird Land and is in preproduction right now and looking to be shot late this year.
Perhaps I should have included a link to the trailer when I submitted the story for the lazy.
If it persuades you to watch the film... There is probably only like five minutes of screen time for zombies. It's a comedy that just happens to have zombies (and a Werewolf) in it. But if you're dead set on not watching it maybe become a fan of our second film currently in post production called The Wayward Sun. This way you can stay informed when we release it later this year as it has nothing to do with zombies.
I know for ultra low budget/student contacts with SAG they have fewer restrictions but are these distribution clauses still included in those contacts? If so that's pretty crazy.... Thanks for the info I'm going to have to do some research.
Just watched the entire thing. It's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Sure, the premise and story is silly but these guys clearly have a fundamental understanding of how to make a movie were The Time Machine probably do not... I think given some money and the desire to do it these guys could probably pull off an actually watchable film.
I'd consider The Amateur Monster Movie more of a comedy than horror. It just takes place in a typical horror movie universe much like Shaun of the Dead. We have a second film in post production right now (hoping to release in a few months) called The Wayward Sun that would be classified drama. It's kinda a hard film to describe but it has a lot of similar elements to a film like Gerry.
I think the reason for so many low budget horror films is it's just really hard to do anything else. Horror fans are typically more forgiving of issues that would normally break credibility with a typical film.
Thanks for the link. This is a pretty interesting service I was completely unaware of. Have you submitted work or just a user/viewer?
You might interested in watching The Time Machine (I found at a yardsale). It's by far the worst movie I've ever seen and I can't tell if it's a joke or not. I mean The cost of renting the camera they used in this film for a single day was at least twice the shooting budget of The Amateur Monster Movie for all ~60 days in production!
Either way if you enjoy watching train wrecks it's a pretty interesting film. The "orange juice" scene at ~5:30 is particularly amazing. Also if you don't make it in far enough to notice.. After about 15 minutes the entire rest of the film is green screen work.
Unfortunately, Affleck probably wouldn't have been interested according to my brief conversation with Kevin Smith
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The film can be streamed from Vimeo and Youtube or download via torrent at Pirate Bay, KAT, and magnet link.
PLOT SUMMARY: After a group of boy scouts are mysteriously killed by a wolf-like creature on Cadaverous Island, Walter Romero, whose best friend was among the killed, sets out to find exactly what happened. In order to reach the island, Walter teams up with Johnny Mason, neighborhood stoner, to smoke up Ashley Valinski, neighborhood hottie, and get her to take them out on her father's boat. But soon after arriving on Cadaverous Island, a horde of zombies steals their boat, leaving them stranded, and the three are forced to team up with two cops, the mayor, and a team of botanists to either kill the monsters... or be killed themselves....
More information and production stills can be found at the Facebook Page, IMDB, and the official web site
Hope you enjoy the film!"
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