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Gunbound

Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 10:20pm

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For your enjoyment, I have strained to get a good story into this test movie: It's a story about a guy that goes into the forest and shoots evil clones. The End.

This was more of a test, mainly to test out AlamDV, 3d, sound, grading, and my new toy guns. Hopefully I'll make a proper action movie sometime next spring, so this is what you'll have to deal with until then.

This has a few filming errors (bodies magically dissapear, for example) but unfortunately refilming was not an option, so I dealt with it. I only had about an hour to film, because I filmed it in my aunt's back yard, and it took 2 days to do the effects and editing.

Unfortunately for those who's DivX messes up, the quicktime version is strangely larger yet has lower quality. Why it does that, I have no idea, so sorry in advance smile


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Nice, cool cloning, nailed, the kick scene ruled. Grading was pretty good, title was good, story was obviously bad. smile But it was very cool and accomplished what it wanted to do. Sets and props were cool 2. 3/5 That actor was horrible. wink Just playin' pooky.
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 10:30pm

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Pooky is bad ass. That will be the new catchphrase around here for a while.

This is the best test movie I have seen on FXHome, and give it a 4 (for some reason I cannot give a test a 5). The action was sweet, and the 3D was also...sweet. I think one of the coolest parts of this is how you were the only actor in it, and concerning some of the panning shots, that is bloody amazing. great job old friend
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 10:50pm

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VERY cool, i liked the synchronism you did with the clones.
i gave it a 4, very good job biggrin

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Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 10:51pm

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*thumbs up*

Very cool little movie I must say. I especially like the music editing, really shows a good feel for how filmmusic has to be placed and timed

Effects look cool too (a bit more work in the gunsmoke and it would have looked awesome) wink



All in all, very entertaining!
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 10:59pm

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Hehe nice advertising there Sollthar smile

Anywho, thanks for all your comments, I didn't expect this would be so well received smile
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 11:11pm

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Nice work Pooky!

The only part I may comment on is the first bullet time at around 1:33. It was a bit too long which made it awkward considering the background was completely still.

As Solthar mentioned, the sound editing was top notch. Something you would expect from a major film. biggrin


Keep up the work Pook-meister! razz
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 11:15pm

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Actually that shot is not a still smile It's uber slomo. Look at the grey guy's arm. It moves. I agree that it's a bit too long though.

Thanks for the comments wink
Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 11:30pm

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I'll keep this short and simple.

Pooky has shown people how music editing, and cool bullet effects should be done. Great stuff, and extremely impressive for just a test.

I'm glad that all these video's of me doing stuff in C4D paid off smile

Edit : (I couldn't really keep it short, or simple).

I don't think any of us really thought Pooky would submit work on this kind of level and it took me almost completely by surprise. As I said previously, this is impressive for a test and is dying to be part of a larger movie which is where I'm hoping Pooky will be aiming to go next.

The cloning was well timed and used intelligently (if you look in the scene where the guns first appear the two guys are through the bushes in the background - great touch!).

The 3D was good, my name's up there in the credit's (well spotted slick) as I made some tutorials for Pooky so he could make the titles and bullets but Pooky actually surprised me with how he used what I'd taught him. The shots that actually used 3d were well thought out and I feel particuarly in the case of the last two shots worked really well.

The shots were good, especially since it was Pooky on his own filming, the shots didn't suffer from tripod syndrome where a movie feels like it's filmed by static camera's even though it was (heh) as it was cut well and flowed nicely.

The Music was well edited, I can't really make out any jumps. All in all this is an extremely good effort. if I could change anything (or if I were you) I'd shorten or speed up the slow mo bit and win the lottery to buy myself some friends to film with smile

Pooky is indeed badass.

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Posted: Tue, 28th Sep 2004, 11:31pm

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Well recieved? For a test this is far superior.
I only had a few complaints. But this is a test not a final piece. I will get the complaints and suggestions out of the way first.

The slow mo was tooooooo ssssslllllllooooooowwwwww.

The bullets impacting is a really cool idea, but flatten them out more. those projectiles would make a disk if they hit each other head on, not a crinkled can.

Last suggestion, staging the gun fight had too many momentary pauses. In a life or death fight hesitation does not happen.. usually. Most people react very quickly, esspecially if they are "trained" to fight.

I know I kind of tore this appart, but believe me all of these are really minor tweaks to make that idea work. Overall I say you have one of the best tests on the Cinema. I find myself taken aback at how good it really is. Great Job Pooky!! cool

"You're doing great Kid, Now don't get cocky..."
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 12:39am

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that was an uber cool test. Im with waser though, I can't rate a test a 5. sorry, but Its against the uber regulations of my universe. Breaking them would cause me to implode...

Great job.

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Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 1:04am

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Good test, I enjoyed the jump/kick a lot.

Keep on Keepin' on!
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Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 1:10am

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Cool, I reckon Matt is Hybrid.

Liked the 3d and you pulled it off well considering that you did this movie yourself with just doubles.

By the way I still think its a clown wink.
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 1:46am

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We went over this online, Mr. Pook. You know what I said about this movie.

Things I learned from this movie:

*What Pooky looks like
*How did I not realize untill now that Pooky's name is Peter?

Great great great great test. One of the best I've seen.

4/5, my Pooked-up-Brotha.
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 2:09am

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man that was awsome pooky! that is the first movie i have seen you do, and i have to say, you got talent for your age. I of course loved the 3d bulets hiting (it seams if you ever do 3d bullets that look cool, you get a good vote from me)
but thats not all, i loved the music flow, and the sound effects.
favorite Clip: was the end 3d bullet hitting the camera.
you camera shots where great.

Suggestions. mabey costumes would have helped alot, and the scene where the other you, is right behind you shooting from like 3 feet away and missing.
great job
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Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 2:11am

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Thanks for all your comments wink
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 5:38am

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I underestimated you.

More comments later.
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 10:24am

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Think you've surprised a lot of people with this one, pooky. What I found most surprising is that your real name isn't actually 'pooky'. Came as quite a shock, I tell you.

Overall this is a good fun test with some very competent cloning and effects scattered throughout. As others have mentioned, the editing could have been a bit tighter in places - noticeably on the super slomo shot, which lasted a bit too long.

Use of sound and music was very nicely done though - unusual for a test like this to have a competent soundtrack.

My favourite bit by far - and the moment that made me sit up and pay attention - was the jump kick off the tree, followed by the landing and the firing of the guns. A surprisingly kick ass moment, with spiffy editing, filming and sound work.

Keep it up pookah!
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 1:31pm

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wow, Ive been waiting for this forever! .................. unfortunatly Im on my way to school, so Ill watch it later smile
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 5:18pm

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I loved this - superb.

I've allready spoken to pooky in the chatroom about what I liked/disliked in this film, and it's pretty much similar to what's been said in this thread.

I just wanted to point out that Pooky runs like a big girl wink

Seriously though, congratulations on a great test pooky. Now go make something to blow us all away!

Cheers mate,
Arktic.
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 6:25pm

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Hahahahaha, I like that one. Nice job. You're getting better with every movie that you make, which is the point right? The shot right after the kick where you land and shoot into the camera is classic.
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 6:50pm

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orion0340 wrote:

Hahahahaha, I like that one. Nice job. You're getting better with every movie that you make
Pooky, have you made movies? are you holding out on us you glorious bastard? razz
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 8:36pm

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Heh, no, but I did post two shorts in the forum back in summer. But I won't be submitting those, because they weren't that great.
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 9:46pm

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Shweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyt!
Dam! That’s awesome! Some parts where a little unrealistic but other then that I REALY like it! The effects where perfect, the sound had a real “movie feel to it and where did you get the sounds for the guns sounds. I liked the one you had for the two guns you had.

4 STARS! oink

P.S. like Sidewinder side i underestmated you
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 9:49pm

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It was fun to see something you have made Pooky! Now I see that you are a genius!

It was very good for a test. 4/5 from me...


And I liked your muzzel flashes, how did you make them?
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 10:31pm

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Muzzle flashes were done with Alam, just normal cinematic muzzle flashes with an orange lightbulb on top.

And soon I'll be updating it with NCC smoke, better editing, and my real name smile
Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 10:33pm

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pooky wrote:

with an orange lightbulb on top.
Oh, I remember that from the manual now. Thank you Pooky. Couse that looks very good.
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 12:03am

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Very very cool pooky. I really liked all the muzzle flashes. Truly awesome action sequences. The only thing I didn't like was the story. Now I'm sure with your next movie you will write a good story, so I am truly looking forward to it! biggrin 4 from me.
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 12:05am

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How can you not like the story if there is none? wink

Hehe, well right now I'm exporting the touched up version from Premiere. It should be up in about 2 hours-ish.
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 1:45am

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Okay the Updated versions are up. It's the same link, but files are the new ones.

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Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 1:52am

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YAY pooky good jorb young man.

/me licks pooky's forehead and places a sticky gold star on it

Wait...oh well

Canta unsure

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Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 2:18am

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that new version is better, but I think instead of just showing part of that slow mo clip, you should speed it up. In this version, the bullet just came out of the gun, and in the next cut, its all the way in the middle of the two people. That would also get rid of that "That slow motion is to slow" complaint that people have. Also, the music had an odd skip where you cut that part a bit.
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 3:02am

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Yeah, good job, Pooky. Unfortunately, this is only a test, and tests can only get up to a 3 by my new standards. However, this was masterfully done, and the 3D was brilliant. I'd say 2.5, because it didn't give me the "cinematic appeal" I look for in FXHome moves. However, I decided to give you the benefit of the rating system and give it a full 3.
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 9:32am

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Your real name is Eric Dumas? biggrin
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 1:14pm

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Pooky, i'm impressed!

I too have been somewhat baffled by how good this is. My initial prejudice is probably due to your presence in the chat room, which rarely seems to highlight how serious or talented you evidentally are, so i'm officially retracting any potentially bad views i have about you razz

Lets get down to brass tacks...

From the first second of the clip, i was impressed. Presentation is absolutely everything when it comes to wowing people (which is why sh*t holywood films can still be entertaining), and even your Atomised logo was done well. Did you do that yourself or did someone else?. To have a Logo animation which is both well conceived, well executed AND looks good...makes it...and here i'm going out on a limb...possibly one of the best intros i've seen on FXHome.

The only thing which has dawned on me since seeing it in action, is that lime green is just a very weak, unprofessional, childish colour. No offense, obviously, but when you're doing something so clever with the logo's animation, the fact that its coloured with that rather sickl, flat, "my first duplo palette" green, only degrades the impact of the logo itself. I'd strongl y suggest a bit of a rebranding, keeping the main A symbol, but reworking the other text and colours.

The next most prominent thing was the sound, which was synched, appropriate, had good eq and was well mastered with the rest of the movie. Everyone overlooks sound. Everyone except you, it seems.

The use of AlamDV wasn't quite up to par with what i'd seen up to this point, as the muzzle flashes looked rather too superimposed, didn't seem large enough for the weapons being used (assuming that your mini m16 was meant to be a full size m16) and were generally not transparent enough. The grading of most of the scenes was quite naturally washed out, so the brilliant orange of the flashes just made them seem wrong.

Cutting was great - that tree kick? great! There was, however, a continuity issue where you run out of the woods and the chasing clone is several seconds behind, despite being right on your heals in the previous shot.

3D - bullets were great, but just not quite great enough. The final bullet even seemed to come from the gun and got bigger by the right proportions and also travelled along the correct path (unlike most of the 3d i've seen on fxhome, where people seem moronically unaware of perspective).

Given how much effort you'd put into making the 3d elements work with the film, the bullet collision stuff (at a painful over-slowmo speed razz) was a little disappointing because you hadn't put enough effort into the bullets themselves. Not only are bullets not can-shaped (they are slightly tapered at the casing end), but non-brass slugs are normally matte in texture, and would not have reflected everything around them in crystal detail razz Coupled with this, the bullets would probably have a little carbon scouring on them. I guess they need a bump map of the moulding ridge on the slug and better material textures.

Having said all this, my biggest quibbles are just me being pedantic, so all in all this was a really impressive movie. Its not holywood-stylee impressive, obviously, and there ARE better things in the FXHome cinema; but ratings are as much a method of encourangement as they are a quantitative indicator of enjoyment...so i'm giving this a 4.
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 8:09pm

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Wow, I'm honoured biggrin

Thanks a ton for all your comments, I... don't really know what to say smile
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Pooky wrote:

I... don't really know what to say
Just grin for the rest of the comments. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 10:43pm

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biggrin
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The hosting has been screwed up for a bit, sorry, it is fine now though, the links will be out of the "updating links" status shortly I hope, but the URL's are: http://www.cpostudios.com/Gunbound%20Divx%20Med.avi and I don't know the quicktime. o_0
Posted: Mon, 11th Oct 2004, 11:53pm

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Nice use of effects, especially the two bullets striking each other. Could have used bullet-strikes, or maybe some blood splatter on a couple of the guys though.
Posted: Tue, 12th Oct 2004, 1:38am

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That would be cool, but computer generated blood usually looks bad, Although Sollthar's newest one is pretty good, it still doesn't look prefect. And with only one crew member, it's hard to accomplish this effect. And you get your clothes all stained. smile (He filmed at his Aunts house I think he told me or maybe he said it here.)
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That was amazing. I had a hard time realizing where the effexts were. Like i watched it frame by frame to see the where the effects were. The ground hits were awesome, and i ad no idea of the cloning (i didnt really pay attention to the faces), and it was simply amazing. 4 from a non-Gold user aint gonna do much, but eh,for the heck of it. And its definitley in my top 10
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2004, 12:40am

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Wow thanks smile
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Pooky:

Sorry it took me so long to look at this. I thought the effects shot were well done and the sound really was well put together. I also thought your Chromanator work was excellent - I had to watch it twice before I realized how you utilized it.

The bullet effect shot reminded me of an infamous 3D video called "Killer Bean". I wasn't sure if your video was influenced by this video or not. I did like it a lot and was considering of doing something similar in a future project. I wanted to be sure it was cool for me to study your video and emulate it, if I have to.

A few quick points for you to consider improving upon:

1) There was a scene where the muzzle flash seemed a bit "off color". The scene was near the end and was a orange muzzle flash. Obviously I am NOT an expert on muzzle flashes. And i know you mentioned that you experimented with new guns. Knowing this, I'm not sure if the orange muzzle flash was wrong or not, but it did appear awkward.

2) Can you improve on the 3D model of the bullets? Again, I have no clue what bullets coming out of barrels look like, but I figured that if you made the bullets from scratch using 3D modeling, I think if you studied other bullets (that came from the guns you are using) and modeled those, it would improve on the shot that much more. I am fully aware of the time commitment involved in 3D modeling, so I appreciate the work that was done on the film.

I gave it a 4, but that was because as good as this video was, I know you're capable of doing even better in your next project. I look forward in doing so on future submissions.

Keep up the good work!
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hey, I downloaded your video but it wont work for some reason...it says it needs a cd
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2004, 2:05pm

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Try the Quicktime version... or the DivX one, depending on which one you downloaded.

Or get DivX from www.divx.com
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I downloaded the Quicktime version...for some reason my Quicktime wont play anything I download (except Hide and Seek for some reason) it wont play K-Text, Chaindead, or GUnbound... so now Im trying the DivX thing
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Very good movie, I loved it. Next time though you should make it longer and a better ending.

4 stars
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wow I finally got to see this movie, very impressed.
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I have a question. Where do you find your guns for all of your movies?
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Hah, brilliant. This just popped back onto my radar due to Pooky updating one of the links. I remember when this movie was first submitted, and being completely confused that little Pooky was capable of such a thing.

The tree jump and spin-shot landing is still awesome.