Operation Room Check
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 10:46am
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|Sometimes you do things the easy way; sometimes the only way; and other times the hardway. Enter Team DormCon. In an effort to stem the contraban level in a certain dormatory, a team of specialists has been called together to solve the problem. |
Operation Room Check is an Action/Comedy film. This is only the trailor for the movie. The full movie will come out March 6 at the school it was shot for, then possibly here. This whole project is for a Senior Talent Show, hence its being centered around a school dorm. Enjoy!
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 12:01pm
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Nice! Its hard to rate this trailer, it looks nice, all the fotage looks extremly cool! But some of the editing and titels need some work!
That green title on a green background.. lose it!
and some stuff looked like you have tried to key something that you shouldn't key.. it looked wierd.. but overall, everything looks promesing! Your lightning looks awazing! Looking forward to the movie! (one thing.. change the titel! Operation Room Check!?)
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 2:19pm
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loved it. what more could i say. loved the editing loved the music, loved the sounds.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 7:18pm
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Heres just a few things about this trailer.
1.) It (the trailer) is not completely finished. We still need to add in the rest of what the movie is about, since this trailer only represents the first half of the film. It was made early on during the filming. Beings that we're Seniors, all filming and editing is wrapped around our attempts to graduate.
2.) Even though this was an early rough cut trailer, we posted it to see what kind of public reaction we would get from our efforts.
Now on the technical side.
Almost all of the keying was done deliberatly save for the shot of the soldier lifting his goggles against the white wall. That shot was more of an after thought. We now have a 12 by 35 foot blue screen to use, so the next and final trailer will be much more visually pleasing.
Thanks for your comments.
PS In case you didn't get it, we ain't done!
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 8:24pm
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Hmm... It kinda seemed by the way it looked, that you spent all your time making sure it looked good, and spent no time at all making sure other parts were good. Like the acting. From the short glimpse we get to see, the acting is not so good. Also, what's with this Spiderman trailer ripoff? I know it's not actually from the Spiderman trailer, but the V.O. is basically the same. Oh well. At least it LOOKS good.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 10:43pm
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I liked this a lot. The editing and effects will quickly paced and well done. But the acting did seem a little flat. Also, it doesn't make sense to me, that a group of top secret special forces is attacking a dorm room for "contraband". But I'll reserve my judgement on that for the final film.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Feb 2004, 10:50pm
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im not really into army movies, but the camera and camera work was excellent! what were you using?
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 7:35am
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Some answers to some questions
(one thing.. change the titel! Operation Room Check!?)
lol, i can safely guarentee this won't happen
There actually is a reason for the name. Its what the movie is about
Like the acting. From the short glimpse we get to see, the acting is not so good. Also, what's with this Spiderman trailer ripoff? I know it's not actually from the Spiderman trailer, but the V.O. is basically the same.
LOL! We're not actors by any stretch of the imagination
Sadly yes, the one voice over used were the words from the Spiderman trailer. I assure you in the final release you will not hear that. As was said earlier, this tailer was cut together during the early stages of filming, and in this case we needed the voice over to connect it together.
Also, it doesn't make sense to me, that a group of top secret special forces is attacking a dorm room for "contraband".
This is story critical, so i'll try and explain as best as i can. First off, the team is not attacking anyone. (This idea is incorrectly brought out in the trailer) What does have to happen is the team must get into the dorm, check the room, get the confiscated items to the Dean and get out with out ever being seen. Because this is a private school, the content we can show is very restricted, which basically means no guns or violence. So you see the problem we faced in trying to work all this into a feasable yet fun storyline.
Take this into account when you watch it. The fact they passed this with its center being around the military is amazing.
what were you using?
A Canon GL-1
This entire movie is intended to be a sort of spoof on real Special Ops stories. The movie starts out as any serious one would, but gradually transitions into a comedy about a room check. The whole idea of a Top Secret Team doing a room check for a private school is rediculous, hence the basis for the storyline. A few things may seem confusing, but this is because this movie is being made for a specific audience, namely the student body and student parents.
Thank you again, all of your comments and constructive criticisms are more then welcome.
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 2:00pm
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Was that a remixed version of the raven shield music that i could hear?!
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 8:51pm
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Yeah, it's the Xbox trailer music from Bill Brown's site.
I can't wait to see the final film. Do you think you'll be able to get it up soon after the release date?
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 10:30pm
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Yes, the music is by Bill Brown
That guy writes the most awesome music, and for the type of movie we're doing, we felt it fit perfectly.
These are the release dates for everything as it stands now:
- March 4th - Final trailer release (maybe)
- March 6th - Movie release
- March 8th - Movie is published to web, along with posters and pictures
- March 12th - A behind the scenes Making Of Featurette (This depends on whether there is a demand for it or not)
We do however have a slight problem. The server we're currently with is majorly restricting our bandwidth. Its all we could do to get this trailer up and it may be offline in a day or two. If anyone knows of a place that can host large files without bandwidth limitations thats cheap
we'd love to find out about it.
Thanks again everyone.
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 10:41pm
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I loved the trailer. Can't wait to see the movie. I thought all the titles were great! I especially liked the effect with the eye and then you could see the next scene through the eye.
I would recommend cutting out some of the army-like marching into the room footage out. It seemed like it kept coming up. And I kept thinking, haven't I seen this footage already?
Posted: Tue, 24th Feb 2004, 10:42pm
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Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 5:47pm
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Gentlemen, you've outdone yourselves. I am very impressed with the top quality detail given to the scenes, the editing and the special effects. You deserve to win top dog at the talent show competition.
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 10:30pm
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This is a great movie from what I've seen good luck seniors and I hope to see it on this site after it is shown on March 6th at the Talent show. I'm sure you have put alot of time into this and hope you get it done in time.B Once again GOOD LUCK GENTLEMEN
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 10:33pm
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Are you last 2 guys the same person? Pleeeeaaaase
Edit, trailer was ok, but some of the compositing was a bit jagged, such as the dark shot of trees & sky, & the zoom into the eye. Also, did you composite the flag? If so, you don't need to, surely a dissolve would look better? (though could be compression looking bad). Couldn't hear the dialogue by the young guy before the older guy says "Well yes, but we're not dealing with an ordinary room".
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Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 10:34pm
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It seems to be nfsbuff himself because they joined today and made great comments.
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 11:02pm
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Or it could have been his friends, a lot of times people will have their friends join when they make a movie. Which isn't entirely bad, if they come out and admit it.
Posted: Wed, 25th Feb 2004, 11:05pm
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yeah.. Its good an d all except when they act like they dont no eachother and rant about how amazing what they just saw was when they joined within like the hour.
Posted: Thu, 26th Feb 2004, 6:40am
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Lets clear this up before it goes to far.
Brettsta wrote:Or it could have been his friends, a lot of times people will have their friends join when they make a movie. Which isn't entirely bad, if they come out and admit it.
First off, i have no idea who hunley
are. I appreciate thier comments, as i do all of your guys'. As for just joining,
It seems to be nfsbuff himself because they joined today and made great comments.
I myself joined over a year ago. Second, I posted this trailer here to get constructive criticism, not loads of praise. Any praise that does come is an added bonus, which is much appreciated, but not the main
reason for my being here. As an amature photographer, i and the people i work with are always striving to get better, and the best way for that is get suggestions from people such as yourselves. So i would never praise my own work, since theres always room for improvement. Besides, i think it defeats the purpose for being here to praise your own work.
Thanks again everyone for watching and commenting.
Posted: Thu, 26th Feb 2004, 12:47pm
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super dooper wickidy waaaa waaa boom shank
In other words bloody good i cant wait to see the final movie!
Posted: Thu, 26th Feb 2004, 7:43pm
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I thought it was pretty good, the keying wasnt the best though. And was this a comedy cuz when i watched it it didnt seem like it but when i looked at the poster i though it was a comedy because of the posses with the bottles and stuff.
Posted: Thu, 26th Feb 2004, 9:59pm
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Thanks jessy. Yes, the keying wasn't very good for a couple of reasons. First, I haven't picked up Chromanator (yet). Second, the shot of the flag for example isn't the best, but at the time this trailer was put together we were lacking clips to choose from, so it was put in as filler. It is somewhat significant however, since that is the flag of the school we're doing this for.
As for the shot that goes through the soldiers eye, that was done as an after thought, as we were putting away our equipment, so it didn't come out the best. It was only after that we realized we were needing that shot. This all, however, will be fixed in the final release of the trailer.
Yes, this is a comedy that starts out seriously. Its kind of a paradoy on Special Ops movies. Unfortunately the trailer only brings out the serious angle. Which isn't bad, but something that needs to be worked on.
Thanks for all your comments.
Posted: Thu, 26th Feb 2004, 10:28pm
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I don't know if it was just me, but it seems as if the audio on the vocals needs improved. Everything else is great.
Shotgun Mic's and some wireless don't cost too much but can make a world of difference.
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 6:43am
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Beautiful job. Lighting was nice. I also use Bill Brown music too. He is an awesome composer. Nice effects! Hook us up with the movie—great potential. How did you do the title? Look very professional. What program did you do the title in?
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2004, 8:36pm
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Thanks cyborg. We made the entire title in vegas video only. It was created using the standard plugins as well as the PluginPac. The PluginPac found here
can really add some dynamics to your movie.
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2004, 5:48am
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Sorry to anyone who might try to download this trailer, but our bandwidth just got exceeded for the month.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2004, 3:37am
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what a sweet trailer
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2004, 4:11pm
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Great job, i really liked the titling.
Posted: Sun, 7th Mar 2004, 9:47pm
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I really liked the music. Great job! Just one question, I've always been wondering this but when I was looking at your title, I was thinking what's that effect called when the edges of text shines light that fades off from one side to the other. Is there a way to do this in Premiere?
Posted: Mon, 8th Mar 2004, 2:57am
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DigiSm89, I don't konw if you can do it in premier or not. I'm a Vegas Video man myself, but the plugin in Vegas is simply called Light Rays.
Posted: Mon, 8th Mar 2004, 3:54am
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I did find some plugin called photometric rays. It's working great except that you can see the point at which the light is emitted from so it looks a little shabby. I'll just experiment with it some more. Thanks!
Posted: Wed, 10th Mar 2004, 12:57pm
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i like the style you have created!
any chance you could tell me what compression you used cos the quality is really good for its file size. Thanx
Posted: Thu, 11th Mar 2004, 7:13am
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Thanks zo0. For compression, we used the standard Sorenson Video 3 Quicktime codec, with the bitrate set to 150 KB/s, and a keyframe every 24 frames. The audio is QDesign Music 2, set to 44,100 Hz 16-Bit Stereo. Hope this helps.
Posted: Mon, 15th Mar 2004, 6:43pm
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Sorry for any inconvienence, but our bandwidth has been exceeded (again) for the month. We are in the process of getting a new host, but this may not be until the end of the month. Again, sorry for the inconviencene.
Posted: Mon, 15th Mar 2004, 9:33pm
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Have you checked out the list of free sites for hosting? They might have more bandwidth, and you could always have some mirrors for the videos.
I would like to see the final film as soon as possible.