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Date: 01/23/12 10:14 AM

32 Responses to Archetype – A Zero Dollar Budget Short Film…$0!

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 9:49 am
    Link: Archetype - A Zero Dollar Budget Short Film...$0! - RL7 is an 8ft tall combat robot on the run after malfunctioning. Hollywood give this man some money & make this a movie!
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 10:36 am
    OK, that IS impressive.
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    hyybrucewayn Male 18-29
    203 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Wicked cool! and I would totally watch this movie...

    but $0 budget? come on! there are sets and actors and time spent editing and designing. Someone spent money on this, even if no one got paid...
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    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
    1312 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 11:06 am
    Kind of reminded me of Skyline. This story could actually be good though.
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    wolladude Male 30-39
    361 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 11:32 am
    I want to see this finished!
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
    953 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 11:38 am
    "Hollywood give this man some money & make this a movie!"

    Didn`t they all ready do this in the 80`s?

    Short Circuit ring a bell? Johnny 5? Come on now....
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3283 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 11:39 am
    a bit like robo cop
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2105 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 11:55 am
    Give the guy a few million and keep Michael Bay the hell away from it...this could be AWESOME!
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Hmm...Joe Haldeman`s "Forever Peace" comes to mind here.

    And "zero-dollar" is really just a filmmaking term. It doesn`t necessarily mean no money was spent. It`s used more for marketing purposes. In other words, you tell people "we made this for nothing" or "this was a million dollar film," etc. It basically means no outside financing.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    This probably cost him a bit to make. $0 budget is misleading.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    this looks really good.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    i dont think for a second it cost 0$ unless he was using someone elses internet access and pirated the software to do this and secretely recorded the audio without people knowing and was connected to someone elses power supply. Only in this case did it not cost him anything to make this
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    Funkytoes Female 18-29
    170 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    If they made a movie out of this, and it stayed on the same line as this, I`d watch it
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    This could be a pretty epic game, too.
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    diggierolls Male 18-29
    151 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    must be good friends with bill gates. amirightamiright????
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    I`m really skeptical of the 0$ budget. That was a huge staff in the credits. And it had three producers. But maybe they all gave their time for a slice of future profits.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    That looks better than some proper films I`ve seen to be honest.
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    securitywyrm Male 18-29
    89 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    For those saying "Give this guy money hollywood!" This man has already made movies for Hollywood. Specifically: Transformers 3, Spider man and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. His name is Aaron Sims. Saying it cost "$0" is meaningless, because Mr. Sims funded the project. It`s just a meaningless marketing phrase.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    "but $0 budget? come on! there are sets and actors and time spent editing and designing. Someone spent money on this, even if no one got paid..."(also to other similar comments)

    Everything in this could have been done with open source software such as Blender, or a free open source multimedia distro like Dyne Bolic.

    This also may have been a school project that is intended to be part of a portfolio.

    As for the number of sets, just how many are there?
    Before you answer see this video:
    Boardwalk Empire effects
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    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    I felt like I was watching District 9

    So awesome
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    Only 5 minutes long and still better than Avatar.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    According to this it appears that this is part of a class that was taught in part by Aaron Sims. Look for Archetype in the boxes:
    Master of Classes

    According to this, it will also be made into a full length movie:
    ...ology

    from the link above:
    "Sims is now looking into a feature-length adaptation of the story, roughly based on the short film but with added `fun surprises and depth.` I`d completely see this in theaters and congratulate Sims on his achievement."
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    Take a look at the hollywood credits of film artist Aaron Sims.

    His iMDb page

    Aaron Sims is an extremely experienced big budget filmmaker. He is a well known professional.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm
    Here`s what the OP Aaron Sims states on the YouTube description:
    Update 1:
    Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone! This has been a labor of love on a budget of $0 with personal expense on my part and no funding. It makes it all worth while when we see other poeple responding to it. Thank you! - Aaron Sims


    Update 2:
    I want to thank all of you for the support and positive feedback I`ve received about my short film "Archetype".

    This project was a labor of love, and so many talented, hard-working people helped in making it come to life. "Archetype" would not have been possible without all the talented individuals who contributed their time and skill, and I thank them - each and every one.

    Please tell everyone you know to watch the short; the more people and positive responses we receive (and even likes on the YouTube page that we get) make a difference. With your help, we can hopefully get the feature version made - so
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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    Want! Want! A big fat, quivering-with-excitement want!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 12:25 am
    It was just getting good.
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    JJXanadu Male 30-39
    516 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 2:36 am
    ... Unfortunately, if it does get picked up by a studio, they will probably peel away everything that could have been good about this movie and leave us with crap.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    Shut the drat up @_@ I would pay full price to see this in theaters in a heartbeat.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    This HAS got to made into a Movie!

    Hollywood is currently in a creativity drought, and this so original. They NEED this.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    That was fan-drating-tastic !! Easily a three-movie story arc possible, and people would line up for you to take their money, mountains of money !!
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    JMaybury Male 18-29
    209 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 2:31 am
    He`s mainly done special effects but he`s branching out a bit. He even co-produced insidious so he`s hardly unknown.

    That being said, he`s a link to the short`s IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1956429/ and if you look below there`s an estimation that it cost 25k to make.
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
    526 posts
    January 30, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    as cool as this looks. this is just a rip off of robocop, in almost every sense of the word.

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