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SPY WARS........Official Release

Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2003, 10:04am

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Tasblades

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With the destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance, Emperor Palpatine expands the Empire's resources to rebuild the weapon. He enslaves colonies on the planet Cahenum and gives Darth Vader authority to enforce the operation of a fuel fractionator that will supply the fuel needs for the construction of the new Death Star. Vader utilizes the Imperial war machine to swing the iron ball. The citizens of Cahenum constantly seek for a way to escape.

Unknown to Vader and his elite forces is a slave among the workers that favors the Rebel cause, a Spy, and begins to seek defection. He is instructed by the Rebels to steal schematics of the fractionator and provide intelligence to the Rebels to purchase his escape.

Unknown to the Rebels is a new Sith apprentice Tasblades, a mysterious shadow of Darth Vader, also known as.....Lanakin.


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Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2003, 11:00am

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AndrewtheActorMan

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Well Done.

I thought it really had the "star wars feel" to it i guess u could say.

a 4.

Some things just bothered me tho. The kid sorta bothered me, just cuz he didnt look like he was "really into it."

Otherwise, good work. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2003, 11:50am

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Great bluescreening, Had a good feeling of a big production
great CGI work.
Original story, and the costumes are great.
Sound was a bit muffled but i think thats the WMV file
Some of the acting was a let done though.
A camera boom of some sort, I'd love to know the budget on this ?
I would even go so far as to say, very well directed.


5 from me, and i don't like starwars fanfilms, but you have done very well.

Feel free to view / vote and comment on other people's films. eek
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2003, 5:38pm

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Andreas

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Well, this was fantastic! A great pice of work. The bluescreening really impressed me, also the acting,
the one who played the sith was had a really angry fightstyle, 2 thumbs up for that.
The boy was good, also all others!
Cousumes were great, Like the look of the sith, really dark!
The CG could have used a bit of work at some places, but it dosent really matter.
there was one pint at 17:4X something were you had done some work with the nature, some fog and trees and that stuff, it looked really cool, gave it a feeling that it was another world.
Great Directing as b4 said.
The movie had a good depth of field, what camera did you use?
When did you began with the pre-production, and what was the budget?

Great work!
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2003, 5:51pm

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4036Douglas

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Rating: +1

darth vader's voice bugged me the whole time
you should have distorted it more
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2003, 7:34pm

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Kyeju

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Definetly should've distorted it less! Darth Vader's voice really has no distortion to it other than it is played by someone with a very deep voice and is acted into a cone or something to seem like it is in the mask.

I already commented on TFN about this so...4/5
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2003, 1:54am

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Tasblades

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Thanks for all of the replies folks! I hate to say it but at the moment, I am out of bandwidth. I am working on it though, it should be reset by tommorrow.

Sorry about Vaders voice, I did the best I could to get it close. There is no one like James Earl Jones!

Yes there was a camera boom used in two shots. I made the boom for about $25.00 American.

How much was the budget? About $3500.00 American.

What camera did I use? Canon GL1.

All of the compositions were done in After Effects using the DvMatte plugin for keying. All animations were done in Bryce. The light effects, explosions and sabers were all AlamDV2.

I worked 22 months on the project. If you read the credits, you will know why it took so long...I did just about everything you see wink

Thanks for all of the nice comments and hopefully the bandwidth issue will be resolved soon.

Thanks,
Tony (aka Tasblades)

Peace
Posted: Fri, 17th Oct 2003, 3:41pm

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Andreas

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wow, you made that in bryce? great work then
Posted: Fri, 17th Oct 2003, 9:01pm

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Tasblades

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Yeah all the animation was Bryce. It really is a powerful program. Check out the "Hidden Phantom" link on my website links section for another movie made mostly with Bryce.

Sorry for the bandwidth problem, the site is up again.

Peace
Posted: Mon, 20th Oct 2003, 8:38pm

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starX

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Your website seems to be down again. Can't download the movie.

-starx
Posted: Mon, 20th Oct 2003, 10:14pm

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Tasblades

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Yes, it is down again sad . I purchased 20 gigs of extra bandwidth and it was gone in a day and a half! It looks like it will be down until the 1st unless I find a mirror. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Peace
Posted: Tue, 21st Oct 2003, 7:52pm

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unclepain

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Wow Tony- You chewed through 45 gigs in 4 days? I better rethink my hosting plans. I thought I was kidding you when I said the extra 20 gigs would be gone in 2 days. Looks like I shoulda said "day and a half."

smile

Jeremy
Posted: Tue, 21st Oct 2003, 10:22pm

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Tasblades

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Hi Jeremy, yes..a day and a half...gone! I can't afford another twenty right now so I'm gonna wait till the 1st. Yes I would have a plenty bandwidth ready when you plan to release. I don't know what the magic number is but I would start high! smile

Peace
Posted: Sat, 1st Nov 2003, 11:53pm

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starX

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Finally was able to download the movie.

You had good use of 3d models, but they were poorly animated at some points.

Overall, costumes were good, but the Vader one sucked big time. If you're going to use a cannon character in a star wars movie, take the time and money to get an accurate costume. I'm a bit of a costume freak, so it bugs me when star wars costumes don't look good. However, some of the other costumes wern't too bad considering the $3,500 budget.

Fight choriography was very nice, better then a lot of other star wars fanfilms.

The compositing was done very well.

4 stars
Keep up the good work, but get a better vader costume razz
Posted: Mon, 3rd Nov 2003, 2:32am

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Tasblades

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My bandwidth has been reset! Download away if you like.

Thanks for the comments starX. As for as the Vader costume goes, it was the best I could do for the money. I couldn't afford a 4 or 5000 dollar costume! The other alternative was a friend of mine had a great costume but it was too small or short I should say. He is only 5'4" and Vader just wouldn't look right being a midget no matter how good the costume!! smile

Peace
Posted: Mon, 10th Nov 2003, 12:16am

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MATT PUGH

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With the combonation of a crappy Vader, unrealistic Jedi and lack of excitement. This movie didn't satisfy my not hard to please hunger for a fun time watching a movie. The best part about it was the costuming very nicely done. Although I personally am tired of seeing Robe after Robe after Vader mask after Vader mask. It was still nice to see the effort of this piece.

Sorry but this gets a two from me.

PEACE OUT
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 3:52pm

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Mellifluous

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Just trawling through the archive for any films with merit that I've missed, & found this.

The 3D in this was really good.

The whole scale of the movie was very impressive, & the compositing was great, apart from Darth Vader's entrance. The costumes were done well.

Overall, a huge amount of effort was obviously put into this. The acting in some places wasn't great, but I'm able to accept this because this is a fan-film & obviously lovingly made.

And the light-saber fight is one of the better fights I've seen on here, showing effort in choreography. It was slow at first but then got a lot better.

A pity that the sound wasn't up to scratch. The Quicktime version has the same problem so I'm guessing that the sound is an editing problem. I couldn't hear the actors speaking some of the time.

4/5
Posted: Thu, 29th Jul 2004, 2:57pm

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Nagual

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Got to say, I liked this. I took it for what is is, a great amature fan film. Yes some things may have been done better or different, but in the end you did what many of us wish we could do. Hats off to you mate! Well done.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Mar 2006, 12:59am

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master anakin

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man i give u a 4 on that one that was amazing.... but i wanna no how u made such amazing animations in the flying ships scenes i can never get my animations to look like a ship is actually flying..... anyways that was great....
Posted: Sat, 18th Mar 2006, 10:37pm

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Flybynight2112

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loved it, only problem i had was i am ona surround sound set up, and all i could hear were the sound effects, rather than the voices, but all in all, it was a GREAT movie, you should make more, razz
Posted: Tue, 13th Jun 2006, 2:49pm

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kweekluststudios

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it was a good movie and the 3D animations were quit good but.....was the padawan not a little bit fat for a jedi (i dont meant it wrong) but i think that it just not fit into a starwars movie