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Hey my friends and me are wanting to make a Halo movie, but our problem is not that we do not have the props or the technology for some of the CGI (yet if someone would make a AlamDV plugins for this stuff it would make it a whole lot easier), it is that we have a hard time thinking of a story, since we are limited to actors, mostly just 3 guys.
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 3:15pm

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Okay
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 3:20pm

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Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 3:25pm

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A good way to come up with a story is to play the video game "Halo", on your xbox or personal computer.
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 5:41pm

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Hamm Media wrote:

yet if someone would make a AlamDV plugins for this stuff it would make it a whole lot easier
AlamDV is not a 3d program, it only handels 2d.
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 6:07pm

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And a to make a Halo movie any decent would cost a lot more than I'm guessing you guys have. Unless your dad is Sam Walton or something.

You should try to start out smaller. I remember my first project on fxhome was going to be a full-length Jurassic Park sequel (what was I thinking?) Turns out, that would have costed way more money than I had, and way more time and effort that I was willing to exert.

And the more movies you make that are smaller, the more experience you'll get and eventually be able to make a full length or big effects movies.
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 7:29pm

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Yeah, and with each try, no matter how small, you gain experience. And that's really important in this bussiness, you just can't foresee everything, no matter how good you will be prepared. Experience is vital.

Practice makes perfect, or something like that razz
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 8:04pm

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Marek wrote:

And a to make a Halo movie any decent would cost a lot more than I'm guessing you guys have. Unless your dad is Sam Walton or something.
LOL. That is so true. Amen, Marek.

From experience, I've learned that movies are all about the money. If you want to make a movie, you have to have money. BUT- that doesn't mean the movie won't be good. Sometimes you have to work with what you're given, and sometimes those are the best movies.

Marek wrote:

And the more movies you make that are smaller, the more experience you'll get and eventually be able to make a full length or big effects movies.
Be careful, here. My friends and I have failed about 4 movies or so becuase the movies were ridiculous and more work than we could actually do. We've finally come to our senses, and we're making a 40-50 minute movie with everything we can work with.

Hope that advice helps, and good luck with your movie.
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 8:52pm

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I disagree with what others have said. Go out and make your movie! Use AlamDV for muzzle flashes and particle effects if necessary, but don't use it for CG. It'll look bad. Find someone at your school, someone whom you know who knows how to model 3d objects. I guarantee you, that SOMEONE at your school will at least know SOMETHING about CG and modeling. Then ask them if they'll help you and Voila, you've got a CG artist for your movie. I know this sounds stupid but it works. And say you can't find anybody that you KNOW who knows how to do what you need; then just stay for computer club or some other things that computer nerds go to and find someone. It works. Just ask around. Oh...and, Good Luck Filmmaking!
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 8:55pm

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Also, don't forget the part that if you don't have experience in making films, you'll have a full-length borefest with a weak story, weak acting, and you'll have wasted tons of time making it, that you could have used to hone your filmmaking skills.

Oh, and jumping into the middle of making features with stunning effects isn't the way to do it.
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 8:57pm

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Ben thinks....

So that's why everyone fell asleep during my movie!
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 10:25pm

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I'm making a halo movie right now but i've got 3ds max so i can make the covenant. But if you haven't got that you try making a master chief suit out of cardboard http://halo.bungie.org/misc/cb_mcsuit.html (cereal boxes and stuff) and make a www.redvsblue.com style movie and do split screening on your video editing thingy. i only hav 3 actors as well but if you hav a look at the new marines for halo 2 (only 2 days 2 go!!!) you'll see they've got these bike helmet things covering their whole face so you'll never have to look stupid wiv the same actor talking to each other and looking stupid.
Write back on this forum soon.
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 10:32pm

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I dont think card board would be a very good way to imitate a cyborg type metal suit.

Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 10:39pm

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actually hav u looked at http://halo.bungie.org/misc/cb_mcsuit.html I've copyed that exactly and it looks fine
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2004, 11:31pm

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you could try taking cut scenes from the game and fill some spaces in your movie.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 1:06am

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Okay, thanks to the people who were reponding positivly, and for those who did not, never post anything that has my name on it, because you just happen to waste my time. I have read the three books, on halo and beat the game several times (I am also an AGP player on the LaR team). Also my idea of making a Halo movie is about 25 minutes, and my first movie was 44 minutes, and my second was 56 minutes, and the second one had excellent acting. My script writing ability is pretty good (except for some minor spelling errors), but it is just the general story idea, who knows maybe I will get some idea when H2 comes out, but just give me a general idea, ex. Master Chief has to find the Silent Cartographer, a map room were you can find the location of the contorl room of Halo, but the Covenant have already begun their search for it.


Note:I want an orginal idea, not something copied from the game, also to those who know the Halo story, I have the MJOLNIR MK VI armor, so it will have to be after the Halo game.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 1:11am

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Whatever you do and no matter how hard you try, the physics won't be nearly as good as my Half Life 2 movie.

But seriously, I doubt too many people will want to let you use their ideas for your film unsure truely great ideas come from within and from experience so my advice would really be to play the game, and then write a totally different slant or spin from the storyline, you never know... could be cool.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 1:55am

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Hamm Media wrote:

Okay, thanks to the people who were reponding positivly, and for those who did not, never post anything that has my name on it, because you just happen to waste my time.
That's about the poorest attitude one can have. Your original post left a lot to assumptions, so most people will naturally assume that your skills aren't up to par, even if they are. Don't expect a whole lot of help in the future from people if you go around saying that they are wasting your time. I know for a fact that some users that you may have thought were commenting negatively have a lot of knowledge that they could share.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 8:18am

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You have no idea for a story, have 3 actors and think about using AlamDV Plugins for props and 3D effects...

Sounds veeeery experienced indeed.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 9:05am

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You can't make armour out of cardboard? Oh yes you can ...




There we go. Cardboard (and MDF and tape and paint). The wrist gauntlets are coke cups.




The rifles are made out of the timber recovered from an old wardrobe and the large one is made out of tubing and bits and bobs.

But if you think you can post a question which is, in effect, "I want to be simultaneously over-ambitious and am yet crushingly lazy and want you to do my work for me," and then shun those people who show reasonable caution or disbelif then you can expect to be ignoring a LOT of people in the future ....
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 10:20am

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Have you thought about making your movie in a machinima style? ie, animating it using actual footage from the game? That way you get to tell your story without any budgetary contraints.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 9:46pm

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Okay, so far some friends and me have made over 13 complete scripts and 2 un complete, but all of them require too many special effects, that would require use to blue screen every shot, which we are trying to avoid. Also I want some staight out answers, instead of just critizing my post, just give me ideas!, that is what I was asking for not critizing my question, so post stuff that I need, not what I do not need.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 9:57pm

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Probly to clarify, I just want a general topic for the story, I can write, its just the broad idea of the story, and I am really know the Halo story, which is the problem, I know so much that certain things will not fly, cause it could not happen. Also I have played the game many times, and thanks to the guy who recommended making a twist or spin to the game, but honestly it is not my style. As for taking fotage off the game, the guys at RedvsBlue, have already done this, and I do not think Gus and the rest of the guys would like it if people start making movies based off them. Also sorry to those who were trying to help me, and those who weren't, I am not sorry.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 10:42pm

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You don't know what you are getting yourself into. This would require complex 3d animation, compositing, costumes, things a budget like your couldn't handle. Unless you want to set aside 10,000$, just to make it good in all that stuff. Then you would need expierience, a lot of it. Sorry, but my reccomendation is to stop while you are ahead. neutral
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 10:52pm

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Machinima is a cool way to go, I'm doing something in that area myself atm...

There's a site all about Machinima
http://www.machinima.com
Check it out.
Posted: Mon, 8th Nov 2004, 11:00pm

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www.redvsblue.com

I'm sure you've all heard of it, but its definetely worth a look for Halo fans!
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 12:28am

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I haven't played Halo enough to know the story, but would it be possible to tell a story from a really minor character's point of view? Or maybe an area/person/place you go past really briefly in teh game - take that and flesh it out loads. A bit like how Troops plays with Star Wars in genius ways.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 3:18am

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Yeah RedVsBlue really rules and is funny. Now maybe this will help, but I am on a limited budget like you have already guessed, but at the same time we are making this movie for fun, not to sell or get any awards (mainly because we do not have the money and do not want Microsoft suing us). Thanks for the idea of doing it from a minor characters view, that was orginally going to be what we were going to do, and then we spent a $150 on the Master Chief's armor, so we kinda want to use, to make our money's worth. So far we made a test video with it, using 3d compositing (unfortanly AlamDV was not in my possision yet), and it turned out fairly well , except for one part that was extremely complex, that it just looked vary stupid, but funny. Yet the idea that you submited, was the kind of idea I looking for,a gneraly idea to get me started, GREAT JOB, for you are the example setter know. Hopefully, this will help others post what I wants, and please STOP POSTING ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOVIE AND NOT MAKE IT!!!!!!!!!!.

I WANT STORY IDEAS!!!! I CAN HANDLE THE REST!!! THANK YOU!!!

P.S. I am not pissed off, just enthusatic, for someone gave me what I really want
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 3:20am

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ONE LAST THING, I AM MAKING A SMALL FUN FAN FILM, NOT A MOTION PICTURE.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 3:30am

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Small meaning how long and how big of a budget?
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 6:08pm

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How about using screenshots from the game as backgrounds for bluescreening?
- Ben
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 6:51pm

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Problem with that is the focus, which could appear strange as a game almost never uses focusing, making everything to seem to be in focus. This would make some problems, but it could work.
Posted: Tue, 9th Nov 2004, 8:45pm

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Hamm Media wrote:

so post stuff that I need, not what I do not need.
So, instead of listening to more experienced people in this field's advice, you decide to say "My way or the high way!"?

If you keep this mind set, you'll never get past the "making home lightsaber fights in your driveway" stage of effects work

Ignorance is bliss, aint it?
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Can I just ask what kind of movie projects you've attempted in the past (if possible some links would be nice) and that way we'll be able to suggest what kind of direction you could go in without ending up with you annoyed/upset because your movie isn't as good as you'd hoped; if you're a newbie and attempt too much then you'll just be setting yourself up to fail and I don't think anyone wants that.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 1:30pm

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I respect advice of others, but I am asking ideas on story, not effects.
Posted: Wed, 10th Nov 2004, 1:51pm

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Here's a rough story that I just made up from my collective knowledge of movies:
One soldier gets stuck in a remote location, inhabited by his enemies. He realizes that they are searching for something, a disk that holds the key to their survival. He then disovers that he is the one who has that disk and that he must destroy it at the data termination center on the other side of the city. Meanwhile, the rest of his squadron is searching for him when they encounter a militia of their disgruntled nemeses and are captured and taken to the remote location that the soldier is on. Soon before the captured squadron arrives at the alien holding cell, the soldier escapes from it. He then treks to the base to destroy the chip and does so, saving the day and eliminating his squadron's nemesis.

There you go. I just wrote what came to me. That was easy. Anybody could've done that.
Posted: Thu, 11th Nov 2004, 4:16am

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Thank You, someone else who understands what I asked for! Also the Screenshoots and the blue screen would work, but the screenshot would have to be edited to fix the focs problem.
Posted: Thu, 11th Nov 2004, 5:09pm

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You wanted someone to come up with a barebones simple plot? That implies that you're either very very lazy or very very VERY unimaginative.
Posted: Fri, 12th Nov 2004, 6:45am

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I can see how the above comment helped me, waite a minute it didn't.
Great story idea, I am asking for help, not to have someone critize me, thanks for being worthless human being.
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To proove my worth as a human being, I have thought up a couple of story ideas;

Idea 1
A camera pans through various areas of the universe, staring deep into the black void that is space, flying through the remains there were once Halo. Continueing it's journey to a small planet in a small galaxy, planet earth. The Camera descends further, racing through the earths atmosphere and smoothly coming to a brisk halt outside a hut of some sort. The Camera fades to black, then a new image appears, an image almost as terrifying as the xbox logo, the golden arches of macdonalds.
A fast matrix-esque pan flies backwards revealing the master chief caked in fast food packaging, still eating.

MC : God DAMN, I just can't get enough to eat, WHAT is wrong with me.

A short pause, and a blipping sound and then a voice inside the Master Chiefs head speaks.

Voice : System scan completed, Worm Virus detected.
MC : Awwww MAN!

Fade to black.
-END-

Idea 2
The Master Chief wakes up and does his routine tutorial cycle of testing his shield before he is brashly interrupted by a familiar sound, incoming covenent attack. After a short and boring battle, the boarders are fought off but oh no! they've planeted bombs!
Master Chief then surfs a bomb into an enemy ship then backflips off it onto his friendly ship, shortly afterwards flying to earth where he engages a crappy spider like enemy which he kills by shooting its operators from ontop of the machine.
After this, devestating news occurs, there's ANOTHER Halo! Guilty Spark is still alive! Not to worry, Master Chief takes out the halo as well as hunts down all of the prophets, killing them one at a time. woohooo!
-END-

I think those ideas are pretty good, what do you reckon?
Posted: Fri, 12th Nov 2004, 7:34am

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Here's my idea:

You show a guy playing Halo wearing the master chief suit, and his friend comes in and puts a Black bag over MC's head, and MC goes "Hey!", and then all of a sudden, he's playing Doom 3.
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EVEN BETTER/

The masterchief and a cacodemon go head to head in an fight to the death. Which then leads to a debate on an fxhome forum about which is more badass, and then suddenly, everyone passes out, and wakes up playing resident evil 4 with one hand, and halflife 2 in the other. Thus, fusing the mind completely, thanks to 2 amazingly cool looking games.
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How about this!


EXT. DAY
Camera pans down from a grey cloudy sky to a beaten little track house. Snow lies around. A clock ticks ominously.

Fade to


INT. HAM'S BEDROOM. DAY
Ham is sat facing his computer. The screen is blank. Somewhere in the room a fly buzzes.

Various close shots of Ham's empty face. Somewhere a violin screams sharply. A voice mumbles softly in French.

HAM (SUBTITLE)
I am an empty vessel. I am bereft.

He turns his head. Outside the children play in the snow. The clock ticks more loudly.

HAM (SUBTITLE)
Time is an ogre, and his hands are filled with wheat. Shame burns like a smacked kitten, shaved and shivering.

A solitary tear runs down his cheek. Hesistantly, he types.

HAM (ON SCREEN)
My bladder is full. WHat must I do?

More french mumbles.

HAM (SUBTITLE)
Choice is an illusion. Action is an illusion., Illusion itself is an illusion.

Outside a child solves a difficult mathematical theorem, and whoops with joy. His friends, filled with envy, fall on him with pointed sticks.

HAM (SUBTITLE)
Screw this. Let's play HALO.
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On a slightly more constructive note crazy
Instead of using screenshots, how about using FRAPS (v2 is prob the only usable one, as v1, the free one, will only record up to 600x360 screen res)
As background..
If either you could play as the covanent in MP (Nope sad), or edit the levels to make them run where you wanted them to..

Just an idea...

Oh, for the focus, you could use chromanator to blur it (Garbge matte w/ the blur thing)

- Ben
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Wow, the only productive reply, was not even the subject, either post something useful, or do not post at all, you are just wasting my time.
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Hamm. If you have us do this stuff for you, then it isn't your movie. Think of your own ideas why don't you and let us think of ours.

And that excuse of, "thats not constructive" is getting old. You were given an idea - this is such a simple and easy task that any good filmmaker anywhere can do, so go do it.

I'm not trying to be mean, but your messages all translate into "Thats not nice! DO IT FOR ME!" in my mind.
Posted: Fri, 12th Nov 2004, 8:43pm

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Anyway, I DID help! I posted photos to show how props could be built quite cheaply and was considering a tute on how to build pulse rifles of of flat pack wood.

If you can't be bothered/aren't able to write the thing or create props for the thing, then what exactly is it that you want to contribute? It seems to me that you might be happier joining with someone else and starting out in an ancilliary role working in just those areas you can and do want to work in.
Posted: Fri, 12th Nov 2004, 10:38pm

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stqagehanduk the comment was not aimed at you, what you showed was actually a great insperation to me, and sorry for not mentioning it earlier. Right now my friends and myself have an idea now because we just played Halo 2, and also the pictures inspired us to do it more, as props would not be too costly. Although what I was asking for was not a story, but a general idea of a story, so that it could give me a head start. It is not that I am not creative, in fact I am a big writer, but my ideas are often very elibrate and complicated, which can be a problem for a near no-budget film. So I was just asking for a little help, and I understand how some my comments are getting old, but you have to see it from my point of view. I asked for just a little help, and then everyone starts complaining and critizing, instead of just giving me a little help. The ones that do help and are positive, I thank and would like to aplogize if any of my remarks that seem to offend you, were not aimed at you, but someone esle. Those how are being a bunch of dick-heads, don't post if you can not way anything productive on my part, as it is pretty stupid and well I can not think of an English word to describe it, so I will just leave it at that. But thanks for those how have given ideas, as I will take the them into my mind, so it will help me write a story, and please stop saying that I am not creative, I just want people to share some ideas with me, not a complete story.
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Oh, one last thing, stqagehanduk, I gave a little plus on your post with the pictures, so I really like your commentment to this post, but I am sorry I blow up earlier, as remember I am just looking for story ideas, but your post was helpful, as it was over the average post, by the way what were those costumes for, they look really cool.
Posted: Fri, 12th Nov 2004, 10:46pm

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Hamm Media

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evman101, if you do not like my post and my comments, don't post on my post, its that simple. Also this is just a small out stretch of my writing staff, believe it or not I have more film crew then actors, weird.
If you have ideas of how to get more actors (free), fell free to post ideas.
Posted: Fri, 12th Nov 2004, 11:17pm

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so I am not allowed to tell you that doing it yourself would be better?
Posted: Fri, 12th Nov 2004, 11:47pm

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Hamm Media, what you're asking for is ridiculous, and so the replies you've got are of no real surprise. Your reaction to them is somewhat amusing and obviously of someone that is totally unimaginative and void of any braincell activity.

I suggest you dissappear, and come back when YOU have thought of an idea and what input/additional ideas on that rather than straight out asking for a Halo Movie plot, if you want that then go ask the geeks on xbox forums. Your attitude is growing tiresome.
Posted: Sat, 13th Nov 2004, 9:45am

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if u want something go do it urself, never rely on other people. so shut up and go do it, and stop complaining about people posting "what u don't want" posts, if u can't handle it than u shouldn't be on the forums.
Posted: Sat, 13th Nov 2004, 11:32am

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Tricky ...

On one hand, its understandable we should get a bit irritated with the "Help me or shut up" attitude we've seen demonstrated here, but on the other do we really wnat to dissuade people from asking for help if they need it?

Hamm, you have to accept that if you place something in a public forum that people are going to hqave opinions you don't like, and calling them worthless (as you did me, as a matter of fact) isn't going to make them want to help you. If fact, it's going to put off those kind souls who WOULD like to help you. You also have to accept that what you've asked isn't "I've tried and have hit my technical limits" but "This is simple but I can't be bothered to do it".

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Posted: Sat, 13th Nov 2004, 8:06pm

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Why don't you just go to www.bungie.net go on the forums and go on the post about ideas for a halo movie
TVM
P.S and stay there
pps. you cocky little gobshite
Posted: Sat, 13th Nov 2004, 11:56pm

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It's obvious that Hamm Media has angered the beast that is us, normally quite sedate beings to a rather nasty state of aggrevation. Let's calm down guys, I think we told Hamm our verdict on his Halo movie and his somewhat odd ways of getting a script/ideas.

But let's not totally scare him away, every member here normally has some form of contribution to make even if they didn't have the greatest of starts, Pooky and Evman will back this up I'm sure. Even my origins on FXHome are shrouded by mythical wars and flame battles.

Hamm, I hope that our negative input hasn't soured your taste for FXhome, though I believe that the response to your post has been outstandingly correct.
It's essential that you as a film maker or whatever you want to call it is able to nurture their own ideas in order to make truely interesting storylines especially if you wish to impress people with them. I think that if you sat down after playing through Halo 2 you might be a little more inspired than you seem to be currently, Crack on with it man, then come back and impress us. wink
Film makers without imaginations just end up remaking films that were written and released in japan (Ring, Grudge, OldBoy etc etc). You don't really want to end up like that do you? razz
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 3:03am

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Hamm Media wrote:

Newbies, put on this site for our own personal amusement.

Nah, Hamm, what you need to learn is to not overeact to criticism or hateful comments and then just blow up at the person, as it seems to be detracting people who might actually help you. As you may have noticed, you've been rated down like 7 times in the 11 posts you've made. Thats not a good thing. I suggest you look at highlights such as Hybrid-Halos idea or my brother, ben3308s.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 3:56pm

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stqagehanduk, once again I apolgize for my comment toward you, and after beating Halo 2, which turn out to be a major cliff hanger, helped me think of a story. But what I was asking for was a general idea, becuase I had major writer's block, and people instead of helping me get up, kicked me in the goan and insulted me right off the bat, so I will defend my self, and so if you attack me, do not be surprise if I attack back, for I will not yield. So far out of all the forums that I have been to, this one is the most disappointing, as some people are severly rude. I was hoping to come here to find people like me, that would understand me, but I guess I was wrong, as only a few of you can show some friendliness to me, yet so many are rude, and I think this will be the last thing I will do with the FXhome community, except I might download plugins, but so far their are too many people here that not of much help and all they do is complain, when I ask for some simple help. Please note that people like stqagehanduk, are not the reason that I am no longer particpating in the forums, fo he is one of the few people (there were others), that helped out and said making it orginal would be better, but understood I was asking for help. As I said before I did not want you to do it for me, just guide me in the right direction, yet only a few helped, and most responed rudely. As I said I am disappointed severly in the FXhome cummunity, and find that most people are of little help here, not at all friendly.

stqagehanduk, Hybrid-Halo, and others that I have honestly tried to help me,thank you for being one of the few people that attemped, as you are some of the people that I find to be friendly in this rude community.

And for those how wanted to know what my story is, well here:

The UNSC recieves a subspace transmission of Forerunner orgin, the Master Chief and Marines go to the location of the transmission to find another Halo, and on it they find the Arbiter and his rebels, have found an index that could control all the Halos, in the galaxy. The Master Chief teams up with the Aribiter to get the index off Halo, so the Prophets and Brutes do not get a hold of it, or they will activate the Halo instillations.

The above story is what I have, and actually if someone posted this, it would be nice but too much information. The idea for this would be like:
The Master Chief teams up with Arbiter to prevent a master index from falling into the Covenants hands.

Still this is very detailed, I was just asking for a push in the right direction, yet it seems that a majority of the FXhome community, doesn't want me, I will leave as all have caused is anger towards me, for asking for a little help, and being attacked and responding to those attack, as I said this community has given little help, but instead has just been trying to put me down.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 4:12pm

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I don't think the community has put you down, rather given you a kick up the backside which has caused the results you sought; a storyline.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 4:23pm

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In our (the community's) defence, you havn't exactly listened to all the advice even when it was offered; I asked you what projects you have attempted in the past in order to halp assess your skill level and you completely ignored my post. Just cool it a bit, listen to people's advice and you'll see that it's worth hanging around here.

It really would be a shame for this place to lose members simply because of a bad first impression

Out of interest (as in my earlier post) Do you have any links/info on previous projects as I'm sure people here (myself included) would be interested to see what you can do.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 4:53pm

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I know that the first impression was not a good one, but some people have clearly stated that they do not want me here, so why be in a place were you are not wanted.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 4:56pm

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Also I do not have a any movie posted yet, due to there large file size, and no place to host them.

So far we have done quite a few test shots, that include blue screen, CG characters, ect.. to see if we can do it, and for a High School student it is pretty good. The the two movies I have made are a collection of cool fight scenes and a spoof of COPS, which is really hilarious. Yet as I said earlier there is too much negitive attitude toward me.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 5:15pm

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Hamm Media wrote:

I know that the first impression was not a good one, but some people have clearly stated that they do not want me here, so why be in a place were you are not wanted.
They haven't stated that. They are just very annoyed that you, not us, are being rude by not taking any of their advice.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 5:58pm

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How big are some of your CG character tests because I'd be interested to see them.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 9:16pm

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I can email you a picture of our elite model, if you would like. The test movies are all kept in VCD format, at a friends house.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 9:24pm

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I would love to host your movie.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 10:07pm

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Look Hamm,
Stop being really dumb, firstly you can host a movie on www.archive.org , second of all there isn't a master halo, there's a thing called the arc, like what 343 said at the end of halo 2 and I reckon that mc is gonna stay at earth and kill all covenant or help the elites, or go to high charity and kill off the prophet of truth.
Look Hamm people on this forum don't like being rude to and you are being very rude, also people definetly don't like being called amateurs. Why don't ya just stop hurting people and just get what you're given cos one day you'll be dead.
TVM
ps. also you can get free models of the halo stuff on www.turbosquid.com but i would like to see your model as well.
pss. and sorry for calling you a cocky little gobshite.
Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 11:28pm

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I don't think your sorry. Since you just attacked, I do not even know why I am still here, since all you do is complain, and also in story wise, there could be a master index, to activate the arc, things aret very open after the major cliff hanger of halo 2, and I just having fun with this, yet people like you try to take all the fun out of it, so I really wish that you would go away, becuase you are even more rude then I am.

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Posted: Sun, 14th Nov 2004, 11:31pm

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For those how would like me to email them some stuff, you can contact me at Studentpilot86@cs.com, sorry if the mail response is a little slow. Also I need to capture the VCD back into my computer.
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 12:33am

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who cares whether someone is rude or not anyway? Its an internet forum! what bearing will it have in real life?
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 1:03am

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Amen
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 1:15am

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Okay, EVERYONE JUST CHILL! HAmm Media, We gave what we like to call "constructive critisism" If you go back in time a bit, you'll notice that we did try to give some "constructive critisism", but you threw it in our face, next time you go and ask for help, and we misunderstand you're question, dont say,

"Okay, thanks to the people who were reponding positivly, and for those who did not, never post anything that has my name on it, because you just happen to waste my time."

you are the fist one to go off the handle and get all defencive,
next time, try saying,

"sorry, what i ment to ask was..."

being polite will gain much more respect from the rest of us.

<PEACE OUT>
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 1:18am

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Also, a tip if you're going to use 3-D work, make sure you study the game a bit, and watch the way the aliens move.

<PEACE OUT>
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 2:22am

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I would even capture some gameplay video, and save them on your hard disk as little quicktime files for each kind of move, so that when you go to animate a shot you have a direct reference to use. You know guys, I don't think anyone on this forum is really capable of doing a Halo film besides Sidey, Sollthar, Billy3d and Serpent. They are the only ones here who I've seen use motion tracking which you'll need for shaky combat shots with CG buildings, creatures, vehicles.
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 3:22am

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Thanks for the animation ideas, I already thought of it, but thanks for mention it so I know it is a good idea.
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 3:23am

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ya but the only person who could realistically finance it would be sollthar. thats only if he dropped nightcast and dedicated all resources to this.
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 12:50pm

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This is just a movie that we are doing fo fun, not a real motion picture, which as already stated already, we will make best with what money we have. And it was already proven that cardboard, can go a long way if done right.
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 1:08pm

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evman101!!!!! I SAW YOUR TWO MOVIES!!! I HAVE TEST VIDEOS THAT HAVE BETTER STORIES THEN THAT!!! DO NOT MAKING IN MORE COMMENTS, BECAUSE I THINK YOU HAVE LESS EXPERIENCE THEN I DO.


Note: I did find parts of the Ameican Idot to be funny, but it was too long and stupid for me to watch, before I wanted to bash my computer, so I just pulled the master power plug, to save money and my brain.
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 1:10pm

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Note other people keep posting, evman101 has a grudge against me, so just ignore him. So far the script is a 1/4 down, and we are actually attracting actors now.
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 1:37pm

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hey hamm, why the heck are you back to insulting evman101? if you look back, he hasn't insulted you for at least two pages of the forum, all he did was say "stop getting mad, it's just a forum" you dont have to attack his movies the way you did, you keep this attitude up, noone is going to help you again, so stop acting like a freaking two year old.

(who knows, maybe you are a two year old, you didn't list your age on your profile.)
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 1:43pm

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Hamm Media wrote:

This is just a movie that we are doing fo fun, not a real motion picture, which as already stated already, we will make best with what money we have. And it was already proven that cardboard, can go a long way if done right.
No crap sherlock, this is an amatuer movie site afterall.

Your continued lack of brain cell activity is getting to a level now where I feel forced to comment on your behaviour. Insults on the forums between members are not tolerated by either the community or the moderators. I suspect you will have some posts deleted, until then enjoy some of my patented negative ratings.
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 1:58pm

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Okay.........let me first say that were I you I definetly would've wanted to compare my movies to evman's because I was fed up with someone and their movies seemed mediocre in comparison to mine. Okay. Understandable. But I'm not the only one that's going to understand it. So please, and I ask this with the deepest sincerity, sarcasm-free tone, please stop saying stuff like that. I know that's how you feel, but sometimes you just have to realize that you're in a world of idiots and deal with it.

Hamm, I can see how you would take some of evman's comments as insults, but let me just tell you this now as someone who can get very angry and someone who has got many a thread locked due to abrasive comments: Drop the whole arguement. Just wash your hands clean of grudges and forget it. Evman doesn't have a grudge against you, he just has a sarcastic wit that can come off offensive sometimes. And don't alert others of evman's actions- we've all been here alot longer than you have and we know who everyone is and how they are. (I was coming to this site two years before I got my username) I could've written this post with blatant rudeness and blunt insults, as Hybrid-Halo understandably did; but instead I wrote it with dexterity and consideration- so please do the same for others. It's your username- you can do what you want with it, just please refrain from those harsh comments, no matter what the situation. I'm sure your movie will come out how you want it, regardless of your skill level. Now stop complaining on this geeky internet forum and make your movie! You can do it!
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 2:20pm

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Stop being a pansy, ben.

From the outset, Hamm has been told how the deal is, we've all given him advice that in my opinion has been good advice, just because we haven't done exactly as Hamm wanted and written him a storyline for him we've been insulted.

Hamm's reactions to evman are nothing short of amusingly juvenile and I personally think evmans posts have been bang on. Then of course, recently Hamm just outright insulted evman, something which no one has done to him so far.

I always take new members concerns into consideration before posting my opinion and I of course make an attempt to help every new member who has a good attitude. Hamm's acting out of line, ergo;
Hamm needs to be put in place, and from me he has been. I don't think any excuses need to be made about my irritated response. I took great consideration in writing what I said, it's time he took my advice.
Posted: Mon, 15th Nov 2004, 2:28pm

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*sighs*

Another thread that has descended into bemuzing teenage sparring.

Locked.