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Star Wars: Fall of the Jedi

Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 11:23am

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Serpent

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This is a test for a Star Wars movie. It's my first movie to use AlamDV2. It could also be a trailer (hint, hint.) Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. Remember, my first one with Alam DV2.
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Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 12:44pm

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There is already a movie in the FXHome Cinema called Star Wars: The Fall Of The Jedi
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 7:41pm

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Rating: +1

Oh dear God please don't make this into any sort of film "Hint Hint". Nearly all of the effects were badly done (At one point an explosion panned with the camera) And don't get me started on the costumes or rather the lack of them. Would I be right in saying that you rushed the whole thing just to do the whole "I'm on the internet with a lightsaber" thing as quickly as possible (If not I apologise and wish you luck with improving your skills.)
Finally remember to think about the simple things.

What's the subject?:Star Wars/Jedi
What props will I need?:Lightsabers, Jedi Robes, Spaceships, Star Wars-Looking locations.
Should I make this into a full movie:No.

Good Luck with future projects.
Rawree.
P.S Here's the original FOTJ trailer and possibly the best SW fanfilm on here watch them to get some ideas.
http://fxhome.com/cinema/info_cache/movieinfo196.html
http://fxhome.com/cinema/info_cache/movieinfo196.html
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 8:19pm

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Rating: +1

That was... should I say... interesting. The lasers were odd looking and there are many better ones that could be used. The explosion panned with the camera... Probably the most underated thing in filmaking is a tripod. It makes movies look so much better. The sabers also seemed to move randomly off the swords. One for the light sword effort. Hope to see a future movie from you.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 9:27pm

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Sue me Redhawksrymmer. Rawree, I would make the final version with costumes and what not. I'll try to find a better laser effect. Sorry about the explosion panning. I noticed that myself in the final version but It took to long to export to do that again. I have a tripod. This was more a test than anything. I filmed it literally in twenty minutes. I couldn't find my tripod so we just decided to start filming. After I finished, I saw Tarn's Tutorial for AlamDv1 mode in light sabres. I'll use that next time. wink Now guys, please remember 2 things, 1.) the amount f time I filmed it in 2.) That was my first time in front of AlamDV2, wich by the way is glitched up due to the fact that I'm using Mac OSX instead of OS9. That's probably the main reason for the light saber effect. Sorry about the setting. I'll pick a better location next time. Keep telling me these things so I can change them in future movies. Thanks Guys. Possitive posts to all of you (except Redhawksrymmer.) Rawree, ease up a tad. Brettsa said the same thing, basically, only nicer. I'll still give you a +, but chill down.

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Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 9:30pm

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Sew me Redhawksrymmer. Rawree, I would make the final version with costumes and what not. I'll try to find a better laser effect. Sorry about the explosion panning. I noticed that myself in the final version but It took to long to export to do that again. I have a tripod. This was more a test than anything. I filmed it literally in twenty minutes. I couldn't find my tripod so we just decided to start filming. After I finished, I saw Tarn's Tutorial for AlamDv1 mode in light sabres. I'll use that next time. wink Now guys, please remember 2 things, 1.) the amount f time I filmed it in 2.) That was my first time in front of AlamDV2, wich by the way is glitched up due to the fact that I'm using Mac OSX instead of OS9. That's probably the main reason for the light saber effect. Sorry about the setting. I'll pick a better location next time. Keep telling me these things so I can change them in future movies. Thanks Guys. Possitive posts to all of you (except Redhawksrymmer.) Rawree, ease up a tad. Brettsa said the same thing, basically, only nicer. I'll still give you a +, but chill down.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 9:44pm

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2 things, make the laser travel much faster. Have it last only 3-4 frames. And blur the lightsabers.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 9:45pm

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That was me.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 9:49pm

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How do you blur light sabers? (I know I'm a n0ob at this.) lol
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 9:50pm

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When you export with alam, select blur lightsword only models and put the blur to 2. Here's a pic-




Serpent, this is my fav laser bolt plugins.

http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin46.html
AND
http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/info_cache/plugin45.html
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 10:06am

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The movie was far superior to any of mine i have got to agree... anyway, the ship turned into a car! how? the lasers moved too slow too. I noticed one of the explosions followed the edge of the screen too. Anyway, cool movie!
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 12:58pm

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Serpent wrote:


#Sew me Redhawksrymmereffect.

#I noticed that myself in the final version but It took to long to export to do that again. I have a tripod.

#It could also be a trailer (hint, hint.)
#Redhawks post was kinda unneccecery but he was just making a point there, chill down! he's just a boy razz

#Doing good stuff take long time, even tho it was a test, spend some more time in it, get better results and people will actully enjoy watching it!

#A trailer is something from the movie, not a test you made, so don't hint hint if it isn't a real trailer, It will just make people expect more!
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 1:47pm

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Sew you? Sew you what - a tapestry? razz

Anyway, on with the review...

Yes that wasn't exactly a masterpiece was it? But then again if it really is your first attempt with AlamDV, then i its got a lot of potential especially given that some experienced AlamDV users seem incapable of anything which isn't total gash.

I don't know if i should be giving you pointers or not. The trailer/test/whatever was clearly rushed, so i can't tell if you know about all my suggestions but simply chose not to bother, or whether you actually don't realise these things.

Oh well, i'll assume you don't know:
1. laser bolts travel about twice the speed that yours do
2. don't be so hasty to put what you think is 'clever perspective' on the laser bolts - it just looks rather poo. Only if the bolt is coming right towards, or right from the camera, should the bolts be given much/any perspective.
3. effects that hit objects should stick on the objects, not randomly float about with the camear.
4. in a sword fight, the aim is not to hit your opponents blade; you have to hit the opponent. Your jedi appear to be fighting against the evil lightsabres, not the evil enemy razz
5. random fighting does not a good teaser make. You have to tease people with a plot too, not just random battles which are 13 to the dozen in the fxhome cinema anyway.
6. sabers in bright sunlight don't glow as much as yours.
7. try and plot the direction of your laser bolts more, yours often moved sideways.

then there are some extra things which are more about the production, not the content: props, costumes, location, actually acting etc, but i'm guessing you aren't a total dullard, so i'll leave them out.
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 4:33pm

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Sorry, I just re-read my own post and I did sound like a bit of an ass.
I'm glad that you're going to atempt a longer movie and that you're already thinking about costumes etc (Many people don't.)

Rawree.

P.S Cheers for the +1
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 10:37pm

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darth_paul_goku wrote:

The movie was far superior to any of mine i have got to agree... anyway, the ship turned into a car! how?
I used jedi magic.
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 11:10pm

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That was really good for a first try! Next time try blurring the lightsabres and not panning the explosion with the camera. The car was...unique. I liked most of the effects though. Didn't have much of a plot, but it was a test, so it doesn't matter.
Posted: Mon, 19th Jan 2004, 3:27pm

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That was ok, the only thing i didn't like was when the blood came out of a different spot from the laser. Other than that, i agree with everyone else.
Good job for a first time though.
P.S I still dont know how to rate movies. confused
Posted: Mon, 19th Jan 2004, 3:36pm

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I now know how to rate movies cause i saw the little DO YOU WANT TO RATE THIS MOVIE MESSAGE that i didnt see. now i feel stupid redface