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Damn you Sollthar!

Posted: Fri, 22nd Mar 2002, 4:32pm

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Ok.

Now you guys probleby think that i hate sollthar (and you too sollthar, or what youre real name is)

But i don´t. I love that guy (;

The thing i wanted to say is...
The movie "The Test" is almost identical too my "test movie" i´m editing!!!!!
I wanted too make "The one" type effects (i think you tried too, anyway it looks like mine) but you were first too do that cuz i haven´t had the time to edit it, but we recorded it a week ago. *pweue*

Anyway, it´s a great shortie you did sollthar. I think it´s better then mine (;
I will still upload it, in a week or soo.
So you don´t think that i stole Sollthars idé.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Mar 2002, 5:10pm

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I am planning an FX project that would benifit from almost all the techiniques used in that movie. (Solthar, I sent an email to No Control asking for this but thought I should post on the forum too.)

That movie rocked. Can you PLEASE do a tutorial covering how you did it. There are too many effects I want to know to just pick one like: The truck flip, Lifting the guy in the air and hitting him, fighting yourself.... the whole thing!

Anyway, thank you for that movie! I have watched it like 10 times now and am really looking forward to try to replicate some of the effects.

Thankx!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Mar 2002, 5:31pm

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Yea Sollthar,

I also think that your test film was cool. If you email 'X' the tutorials, could you email them me aswell please?

Thanks

my email is : mighty_joe2001@hotmail.com
Posted: Fri, 22nd Mar 2002, 5:32pm

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Actully, all the effects are almost done the same. the truck mayby is 3d, and when you blow up in particles. the rest is morphing and bluescrening.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Mar 2002, 5:47pm

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I don't think the fighting is bluescreened. I think he used a film strip type of approach.

For example, when he lights the guy up and hits him. I think he did that as a film strip with layers. I know this would take a bit and I am unsure exactly how it is done.

I can't see it blue screened. Look at the part when the 2 clones walk up to him at the van. I think he used a technique similar to the one used in metal gear redux.

I'm not positive but this is what I think.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Mar 2002, 7:40pm

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My, that is a very, very cool movie. Nice one Solthar!

I'd also be extremely interested in the techniques you used for replicating yourself. It's the best I've seen that look outside of professional big-budget movies!

And on top of all the technical expertise, you also delivered a thoroughly entertaining short film!

Most impressed.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Mar 2002, 11:37pm

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Hey, thanks a lot for the positive feedback!! I'm happy when you enjoyed the movie! smile)
And I'm sorry for doing the same thing you wanted to do. I'm looking forward to see it! frown(
(oh, you were right, I have seen "the one" and tried to do something similar, but it doesn't look satisfying) frown

I will do tutorials out of it to add on our homepage (cause I have kind of a bad conscience for not updating any new ones for so long) smile

But it's actually quite simple. There was no bluescreen involved and the truck wasn't 3D, just a small play-car I held just close to the lense and moved by hand... (you can actually see my finger on the back for one or two frames) smile)

I have just filmed the several layers, and then outputtet them as filmstrips (a format wich photoshop can read), copied them onto each other and then deleted by hand everything that doesn't belong here, frame by frame.

if you have big colordifferences between the character and the background, you can use the "magnetic lasso" (one of the best tools I've ever seen) to do it quite rapidly... I had just about 8 hours for the whole film.

Thanks again! smile
Posted: Sat, 23rd Mar 2002, 12:55am

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Wow! That was awesome. Some the most realistic effects I've seen! There are so many in that movie I would like to learn eventually. Looking forward to the tutorials!
Posted: Sat, 23rd Mar 2002, 2:11am

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he had used morphing for the end fall
the morph did'nt come out too well if you see up close.
billy

ps: i love your movie is it possible for me to download the whole 1 hr turicon movie from net i really wanna see it!
Posted: Sat, 23rd Mar 2002, 2:48am

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sollthar, question

were you the ONLY person there. like did u spend a lot of time, hitting record, than moving to the spot?

if u were the only one, all you did was motion+zoom so the back doesn't look dead, but it looked great.

how did you get the voice synthesized? is it a plug in? im sure many ppl will want to know
Posted: Sat, 23rd Mar 2002, 7:41pm

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Oh My Lord, that must have been the most amazing couple of seconds of footage i have ever seen.
More ALAMDV users like you and we might just be able to rule the WORLD!!!!
Ill be looking for the tutorial.
After investigating frame by frame, ive figured out how to do just about all of the effects, but one......
The most amazing towards the end. the slow-mo/fast-mo scene.
I know you tried to explain it but need more detail......
Good Day sir.
I SAID GOOD DAY!
Posted: Sat, 23rd Mar 2002, 11:47pm

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Hi again. I am really flattered now... Thank you very much! smile

Ah, Billy; as I have posted before, there is a realstream of the first part of Turicon (50 minutes, the whole movie is 95 Minutes, contaning 637 SFX-Scenes, by the way) smile
http://www.nccinema.ch/t1.rm
you can either stream it if you have 80 K or download the file (its 32 MB).
Thats all I can offer right now...


Yes, I was the only person around (except the gardener, who surely thinks I'm insane now) smile
The cameramovement was added after editing, not to make it look like I was the only one involved...
The voice was altered using a shareware software I found at versiontracker.com, "amazing slow downer"... Don't know if it's available for PC...

As I said, I will do a tutorial, but I won't begin before Tuesday... It's the Oscars, you know... smile))
Posted: Sun, 24th Mar 2002, 3:20am

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good job!

i have my money on russel crowe, and don't doubt it
Posted: Sun, 24th Mar 2002, 9:14am

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MY GOD!! You placed two filmstrips
on top of one another and erased the stuff you did'nt need ? That must have taken forever !! I tried doing that for a simple test of a ship moving past a building and it was killing me, nor was the end result any good. Just goes to show what you can do with talent and patience. Unfortunatly I have neither but i'm looking forwards to reading your tutorial. Great movie.
Vega
Posted: Sun, 24th Mar 2002, 12:27pm

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sollthar i saw turicon till they reach back in time in the year 1998. where should i download the rest of the movie??
billy
ps:best movie i saw on the net!
Posted: Sun, 24th Mar 2002, 12:55pm

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Thanks billy!!
Ah, the second part is not converted yet, I will do it over the oscarnight and put it online as soon as I can... Should be around tuesday too.
Posted: Sun, 24th Mar 2002, 1:10pm

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THANX! a lot
billy
Posted: Sun, 24th Mar 2002, 1:41pm

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On your clip "a soldier loses his leg" did you "cut out" the soldier to make him fly higher?
Posted: Sun, 24th Mar 2002, 4:46pm

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Second part of Turicon is online at

http://www.nccinema.ch/rm
(28 MB)


Yeah, I cut the actor out of the frame and inserted him again higher...
Posted: Sun, 24th Mar 2002, 10:00pm

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OK Solthar, I just watched The Test again, and felt compelled to congratulate you again on it.

It's great!

Love the acting, too. Bruce Campbell had better watch out - he's got competition. smile

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[ This Message was edited by: Tarn on 2002-03-26 23:20 ]
Posted: Tue, 26th Mar 2002, 5:17pm

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LOL

Thanks a lot Tarn.. I'll take that as a great compliment, cause "Army of Darkness" is the actual reason why I started making movies... smile))
Posted: Fri, 29th Mar 2002, 7:07am

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Hello Wow Turcon Is really CooL I NEEED THE SECOND PART THOUGH!! the link doesnt seem to work could you repost it? THanks!!
Posted: Fri, 29th Mar 2002, 7:34am

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here is the correct link

http://www.nccinema.ch/t2.rm
billy
Posted: Fri, 29th Mar 2002, 11:10am

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Oops... Yes, looks like I mistyped that somehow... Sorry. frown

Did you see it yet? What do you think of it?
Posted: Fri, 29th Mar 2002, 9:49pm

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Sollthar, I just finished watching the both parts of Turicon, and im gobsmacked. I was completly entertained thoughout all of it. Hats off to you, it was a great movie, the special effects especially. 1 question, what did you use to make the bullet / lazer hits, the small bang and smoke?

Once again, a great film, looking forward to watching more of them! Thanks

Mighty_joe
Posted: Fri, 12th Apr 2002, 1:15am

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Great movie! I was extemely impressed. I wish I had you to work on my upcoming web series about a vampire slayer. I loved that effect that looks like 'The One', it looked pretty cool. What all equpment do you use? Camera, mic, etc. I'm very curious. Keep up the good work man!
Posted: Sat, 13th Apr 2002, 4:21pm

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NCC Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Sat, 1st Jun 2002, 12:27pm

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good, short flick.