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Archetype - A Zero Dollar Budget Short Film...$0!

Hits: 12686 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 523 Posts
Monday, January 30, 2012 5:33:36 PM
as cool as this looks. this is just a rip off of robocop, in almost every sense of the word.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 207 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:31:02 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.

Male, 40-49, Canada
 1815 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:23:14 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 !!

Male, 30-39, Canada
 2239 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:36:03 PM
This HAS got to made into a Movie!

Hollywood is currently in a creativity drought, and this so original. They NEED this.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1582 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:41:02 PM
Shut the drat up @_@ I would pay full price to see this in theaters in a heartbeat.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 517 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:36:30 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.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13786 Posts
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:25:54 AM
It was just getting good.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 11:51:04 PM
Want! Want! A big fat, quivering-with-excitement want!

Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1601 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 6:02:06 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

Male, 30-39, Western US
 4869 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 5:28:57 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.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 5:27:03 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:

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."

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 4:33:26 PM
Only 5 minutes long and still better than Avatar.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1143 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 4:19:06 PM
I felt like I was watching District 9

So awesome

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 4:06:12 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

Male, 18-29, Western US
 89 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 2:48:12 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.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 2:40:59 PM
That looks better than some proper films I've seen to be honest.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3882 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 2:31:19 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 152 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 1:35:28 PM
must be good friends with bill gates. amirightamiright????

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 778 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 1:27:40 PM
This could be a pretty epic game, too.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 169 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 1:21:45 PM
If they made a movie out of this, and it stayed on the same line as this, I'd watch it

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25200 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 12:46:41 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

Female, 30-39, Western US
 2789 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 12:37:09 PM
this looks really good.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10253 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 12:26:01 PM
This probably cost him a bit to make. $0 budget is misleading.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 3404 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 12:20:44 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.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2072 Posts
Monday, January 23, 2012 11:55:34 AM
Give the guy a few million and keep Michael Bay the hell away from it...this could be AWESOME!

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