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Hamm Media Website Up!! Halo Movie Preview

Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 7:31am

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http://snow.prohosting.com/hammmdia/


Hamm Media website is up and a preview of our Halo movie is there, as well as other movies. Mostly are low res, but PM if you want to see a higher res and I will try to put it up.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 7:40am

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I always like to see "how we did it" pictures or paragraphs....
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 2:57pm

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Are you asking for some?? or do want to see some, I will try looking for them..There are some in the Halo project and if you go to the crew and actors, there is a link to a page that has some pictures too.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 3:13pm

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if you had a log of like day by day or major section by major section (whatever) that we could read peice by peice.... for a good idea of what Im looking for check out Patrick Keith's page for "escape"
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 3:23pm

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Try fitting the text on the buttons. On some it goes off. Try making a good, fancy image title, instead of that boring "HAMM MEDIA" title.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 5:05pm

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I will replacing the Hamm Media titles soon, I just need to find the jpeg that I have for it. The Halo Movie will be having its own website sometime, there I will include the making of it, so far we have only filmed one 2 scenes, and they were all on board the bridge of a ship. The outdoor shots, will feature a lot of behind the scenes photos.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 6:27pm

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OK, you need a better mic and you need to grade your shots. The beginning 3d audio was horrible, and I couldn't here the talking hologram. The Master Chief costume looks great, but find better sets, I mean come on, a swing set? A house? This could be good if you tweaked some things. The star backgrounds were pretty bad, and you need to garbage matte that shot where you see bluescreen edge. But so far it looks like you can pull this off, it may not be perfect, but you are doing it. Those opening titles were way to long, I read them in 10 seconds, they were on for 45. The 3d was ok, and the planets were really good. The compression sucked, try Sorenson 3 Quicktime .mov. It is better quality and more universal. Again, the tlking at the beginning, film the audio with your camera and lay it over, it sounded much better.And make there voices louder, I couldn't understand a word those aliens said. Remember, I am mostly saying all the bad things so you can improve. Good work though.


EDIT: Also, in your NLE crop the right side of your camera shots off, you can see a mess up in the tape where it is showing the left hand side of the frame on the right I believe. And try to make it widescreen letterbox, IMO it looks more proffesionl that way. REMEMBER to color grade. It looks so much better. Just search the forums. pooky had a good recent post about it.
Posted: Sat, 29th Jan 2005, 9:11pm

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The scene with the Master Chief was a test, so story line was no concern so thats why the house was there, LOL. But thanks for the site with the Quicktime compressions, right now I am working on a different computer for the internet conversions, since my main computer is done. I know the sound sucks on the internet versions, but the orginal versions they sound a lot better, the only trouble still is with the hologram, but thats because the voice of the actor is not that strong, and when you bump up the audio too much on it, it sounds weird. Although when the filming of the outdoor scenes begin, there should be some good battle scenes and effects. Like I said it was the compression that caused the bad sound, and the beginning has already been fixed, just not in the web version.

Also there are other videos to watch there two.
Posted: Sun, 30th Jan 2005, 3:36am

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Hey also there is a funny COPS spoof there too.
Posted: Sun, 30th Jan 2005, 8:47pm

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That wasn't a bad halo test except 4 th 3d but wateva, wen is the movie gonna get made It'd b cool 2 c it cos i'm makin a halo movie 2.
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Posted: Sun, 30th Jan 2005, 8:57pm

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Well right now all our outdoor sets are flooded, but we did do the first 8min, it is on the site in low res. I although, there is one scene that is not on there were you get to see a MAC cannon load and fire, which is cool. But we plan to have it done this summer. Also there should be some new pictures from the movie too and some renderings.
Posted: Sun, 30th Jan 2005, 10:02pm

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Ok for the first 8 minute scene it is in a house. You can see out a window looking into space with a cabinet right next to it. Good effects but just plan out your shots more. I can't believe I am in outerspace fighting the covenant in someone's house with cabinets all around.
Posted: Mon, 31st Jan 2005, 12:08am

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That wasn't a bad halo test except 4 th 3d but wateva, wen is the movie gonna get made It'd b cool 2 c it cos i'm makin a halo movie 2.
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It wouldnt hurt to use real words every once and a while.
Posted: Mon, 31st Jan 2005, 1:08pm

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We are very short on money, and have no room for indoor sets and all the money goes into props. The MJOLNIR armor costed over a $100 pf materials to make, so there went a huge chunk of our money, and the battle rifle I bought for our movies and just to shot for fun cost around $250, so besides the money issue we also don't have any room to put up a set, and besides I like cabinets. Plus were are you going to put your stuff when you are fighting the Covenant.
Posted: Mon, 31st Jan 2005, 2:13pm

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Well if you need a set I'd advise checking out the site of your state's film office. There's usually a location search engine and you can probably find something you can turn into Halo.
Posted: Mon, 31st Jan 2005, 4:12pm

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Yeah, go to http://google.com and search: Your State Film Office. They list all the film friendly locations on it and give you tons of Film Fests in your state.
Posted: Mon, 31st Jan 2005, 4:29pm

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Site is bad(free hosted...), but it becomes a little better, since you have made a halo movie, and I love halo!biggrin Just kidding. I made free hosted movies my self for some months ago, now I've made one with HTML:D
Posted: Mon, 31st Jan 2005, 8:44pm

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Hi,
Firstly sorry timmyd for writing in a rush and not using correct language defined by the exceptionally divised English dictionary... anyway now;
Hamm I can't believe the mjolnir suit cost u $100 I've nearly completed mine and it cost me zilch, nothing, diddly squit, not a sausage. I've made all my props and armour from cardboard boxes and sellotape and paint and all of its worked perfectly, film most of it infront of a greenscreen and wen you're filming in the dark, use more light,... if that makes sense.
Anyways
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Posted: Mon, 31st Jan 2005, 8:48pm

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TVM, can we see some pics?
Posted: Mon, 31st Jan 2005, 8:55pm

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u talkin to me, u talkin to me, i don't c anyone else around here so u must be talkin to me,... anyway moving swiftly on... How do i stick them on the internet exactly... do i hav to get someone to host them or can i e-mail them to someone or wat?
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Posted: Mon, 31st Jan 2005, 8:57pm

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search the forums for hosting, but I'd advise buying your own webspace.
Posted: Mon, 31st Jan 2005, 9:51pm

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PM me and I'll host them on my site as a friend's MJOLNIR costume. I had to pay for all the material myself and had nothing to scavange from, the two most expensive parts were the body armor and helmet, but also the costume is made a flexiable foam, which cost around 50 cents a sheet and I spent around $14 on that and another $10 on the glue. So I bet your costume cost some money too, you just don't remember paying for it, since you made it from scratch. Although I admire someone how can find a cheap way to make things that work.
Posted: Tue, 1st Feb 2005, 2:08am

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http://imageshack.us Browse then click host, then copy the code at he top and paste it here.
Posted: Tue, 1st Feb 2005, 3:45am

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Ok well there are many things that you can use for a halo set. For a battle scene you can use a swamp which shouldn't be too hard to find. ON 343 guilty spark they are in a swamp and in the book fall of reach they are in a swamp so you could use that. For a ship set go find a warehouse or something like it. On the pillar of autumn their are lots of room with beams coming down and kind of warehousey like environment. Basically look for places with a lot of gray try and avoid things like brown and white. Dark colors would be more convincing for a pillar of autumn setting.
Posted: Tue, 1st Feb 2005, 1:01pm

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Well outdoors sets, we have lots of, they are just flooded right now. Yet some of the water level has lowered a lot in some areas, so we might be filming in 2 weeks. Indoor sets are just the ones that we have trouble around here, and for some reason people are not willing to let you film in there warehouses, because they are afraid you will get hurt and you will sue them. I guess I just live in a stupid area were it is almost anti-fun.
Posted: Tue, 1st Feb 2005, 7:56pm

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OK, I guess if you wanna work it out my Mjolnir suit would hav cost about £10 altogether, two rolls of sellotape, £1.50 each,-£3+Cereal packets£1 each probably, ( as much as i would love to do my own grocery shopping I dont and i dont intend to) so that brings it to £5, plus paint brings it to around £10.
Anyway You r gonna film that bridge scene again right, not in your kitchen, yeah cos that would be good but it looks good so far keep up the good work, I've got ages yet til I can start my Halo Movie, In england it is a rare site to see no rain for a whole day and a lot of my movie is outside, well actually not that much but, whatever.
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Posted: Tue, 1st Feb 2005, 10:46pm

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Well i'm not sure what else to say about the indoor stuff that sucks you can't use warehouses. I do like your special effects. I couldn't come anywhere near doing something like that. The planets and halo looked really good. Hope everything goes well.

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Posted: Tue, 1st Feb 2005, 10:52pm

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TVM, I really want to see your Halo costume, please post it. sad
Posted: Tue, 1st Feb 2005, 11:29pm

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Yeah me too and thanks to those supportive comments
Posted: Wed, 2nd Feb 2005, 5:00pm

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I've emailed a picture to Hamm, hopefully he'll put it up. The only picture i have is of my helmet and my digital cam is broken at the moment. The reason it's silver is because if it was green it wud dissapear infront of a greenscreen.
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Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 11:04pm

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My email is Studentpilot86@cs.com, I still have yet to recieve yet as soon as I do I will put it up.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Feb 2005, 11:28pm

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Just use imageshack, what is so hard about that, it takes 10 seconds at lest, this has taken days.
Posted: Fri, 4th Feb 2005, 4:36pm

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Heres the pic then, cheers serpent. (sorry its really bad)

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Posted: Tue, 8th Feb 2005, 10:45pm

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Not bad, good job biggrin smile biggrin smile
Posted: Tue, 8th Feb 2005, 11:22pm

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Finally! Cool helmet, thanks for posting it.
Posted: Wed, 9th Feb 2005, 5:23pm

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I might be able to get the whole suit up in a couple o' days, hopefully
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