Shortening the Void

 
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Shortening the Void
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Tagline:
Do you remember that pact we made?
Original Movie Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2010
Original Running Time:
161
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
68
Time Cut:
93
Brief Synopsis:
Oscar, a small time drug dealer living in Japan, is killed while meeting a friend. His spirit relives moments of his life, focusing on his sister and the events leading to his death...
Intention:
I saw the original film at SXSW 2010. I didn’t care for the movie. I thought it was too long and drawn out. I thought it had some interesting ideas, and the cinematography was great, but unfortunately for me the movie didn’t work. But, it stuck with me and the more I thought about it, the more I thought it could be made into an interesting short film. So that’s what I set out to do. In the end, I was surprised it ended up being as long as it was. I kept the story focused on the main character, the relationship he has with his sister and the events leading to his death.
Release Information
NTSC DVD-5
Special Features
6 minute teaser video
Editing Details:
I sat down in front of Adobe Premiere and didn’t stop until I learned enough to edit this movie.
Cuts and Additions:
There is really too many cuts to mention. I left roughly the first 20 minutes untouched, only editing down the DMT trip sequence. I cut down the flashback material relating to the main character watching his sister working in a strip club. I also removed most of the later half of the movie which involved the ghost of the main character silently watching his sister and friends. I also ended the movie differently than the original release by using a few key scenes in a different way. Note: The cut to black after the final scene is intentional. Because of the nature of the original film, the direction I wanted this story to take and the fact that the credits are front loaded I decided a cut to black would be best.
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User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0  (1)
Visual Editing 
 
10.0  (1)
Audio Editing 
 
10.0  (1)
Enjoyment 
 
8.0  (1)
(Updated: September 13, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
8.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

Review by Neglify — April 29, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

This shortened version of “Enter The Void” loses a lot of material from the original but still has a clear-cut beginning, middle and end. The source movie itself is very loose in terms of plot and this edit sticks to the loose structure without losing anything too valuable.

Video Editing – I had no problems with the video editing. For the most part I couldn’t tell the difference between your cuts and the source cuts. 10/10
Audio Editing – Again, no problems with audio. 10/10

Video Quality – The original is intentionally grainy and blurry and the edit looks same. 8/10
Audio Quality – 2.0 audio was used instead of 5.1 audio. 8/10

Entertainment – I really didn’t like “Enter The Void”. I thought it was overlong and tried too hard to be different. Mr. Gone has made what he calls an “Experimental Short Version” of Enter The Void. I felt that it worked wonderfully. The story is now much clearer to me and I didn’t feel like blowing my brains out while watching it. 8/10

Presentation – Simple DVD menus. Mr. Gone included a 6 minute “teaser trailer” that is really more like a music video tribute to the movie. It was really nicely put together and I suggest watching that to see if this edit is for you. 9/10

Do not expect this edit to be a “FanFix”. This is a “FanMix” and is not meant to be viewed as a traditional movie. This is an experimental short fanedit and it worked for me.

OVERALL RATING – 8/10

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