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Little test movie I made: Cards

Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 4:02am

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Rating: +2

I had no homework today (miraculously) so I decided it was time to make a movie/test. So I filmed this at 8AM today (Saturday) and did all the post work until 6PM smile

It's a solo project, I'm the only actor and did everything.

Hope you like it smile

High res 512 x 288 .................... 25mb

Medium res 400 x something ..... 7mb

It's not streaming, so just wait for it to load. Please comment and give a rating out of 5, I couldn't submit it to the cinema because I didn't use any CSB products (though I could have done everything with Chromanator).

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Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 4:12am

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Hehehe, that's pretty cool, especially just for a test movie.

You took a long time over the title sequence, but overally it works quite well.

The effects shots are done cleverly - and I caught myself wondering how you'd done one or two of them for a while, which I don't often on test movies. It was a nice concept, and I'd like to see how far you can extend the illusion - can you make a movie where the clones interact directly etc? (Sounds like a challenge to me wink ).

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 4:12am

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great job pooky, I didn't really realize the complexity of it until i started to think about how i would do it, and that wasn't until the end.

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Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 4:32am

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pooky wrote:

I had no homework today (miraculously) so I decided it was time to make a movie/test. So I filmed this at 8AM today (Saturday) and did all the post work until 6PM smile

It's a solo project, I'm the only actor and did everything.

Hope you like it smile

High res 512 x 288 .................... 25mb

Medium res 400 x something ..... 7mb

It's not streaming, so just wait for it to load. Please comment and give a rating out of 5, I couldn't submit it to the cinema because I didn't use any CSB products (though I could have done everything with Chromanator).
Ok, pretty good test, I guess. Not much to say, since it was just you playing cards, but the color looked nice, and I like the beginning credit.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 4:42am

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DAMMIT!!!

Another movie by Pooky without him talking!

Minus that, it was a good test, pook. I liked it.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 5:08am

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Alright, I must admit that it wasn't until the second-and-a-half viewing that I realized it was the same person - That's good! I really liked the titles and the overall minimalist quality of the vid. Great Job..! So, for a couple of shots you used a double and tactfully blurred him out, aye..?

p.s. I missed the fact that it was you X2 because I was trying to figure out what card game the both a' youts was playin'...

EDIT> Please forgive me - It was rude of me not to catch your initial statement that it was only you in the film. Sorry...
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 5:12am

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things I learned from this...

Pooky = No friends. lol. every movie you submit or make is just you and no one else. wink
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 5:31am

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So, for a couple of shots you used a double and tactfully blurred him out, aye..?
More likely he just filmed it with nobody in the other position, and then went and filmed it the other way round - i.e. nobody sat in the chair he was in before, and now sat in the chair that was previous empty.

He will then have combined the shots using his compositing program - in this case AE, but Chromanator could be used perfectly well. See this great tutorial by Tarn on how to acchieve the effect with Chromanator.

Hope this helps smile

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 10:12am

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Good work. Took me a few minutes to realize how you did it.

Good job making your logo widescreen compatible too. wink
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 2:59pm

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Atom - you do know it's got only one actor, right?

iggy88 - yeah, as Arktic said, it's the method shown in the tut

pencil - I don't talk

evman - that's because my friends live 20 and 40 minutes away

Aculag - hehe, yeah it turned out I really did keep that project file after all
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 4:31pm

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pooky wrote:

Atom - you do know it's got only one actor, right?
Yeah. Haha, sorry bud, but it's nothing really special in my eyes. wink Oh, is this the comment you were looking for:


"Nice effect Pooky, very, very clever and imaginative. Bravo."

There ya go. smile

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evman - that's because my friends live 20 and 40 minutes away
Sure.
Either you have no friends, or they really, really, really don't like you. wink
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 5:11pm

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I always think that the Smileys on this site are often used like the phrase "No offense". If you put either "No Offense" or wink after a remark it means you can get away with saying anything you like and then if the person gets upset you can always put what you said down as a "joke".
I realise that in this PC world you're not allowed to be honest incase you upset anyone but if you want to put something bluntly (i.e "it's nothing really special in my eyes") you don't need to follow with a wink as you obviously didn't think very much of this test. I guess what I mean is, if someone said "Dear God you're ugly and I wish you were dead. No offence." then you'd still be hurt by it. Just speak your mind and cut out all of the "No offence" stuff. If someone gets offended by your comments then this: wink won't make it any better.

It just annoys me....no offence wink

Anyway, it was a neat little test Pooky, seamless as far as I could see. It'd be interesting to see how you can work this into a longer movie (maybe a Chaplin style movie wink
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 5:22pm

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pencil - I don't talk


You serious?

Anyway, neat test. Not only did you do some cool masking, you shot some nice angles too. Start was a bit long but the card wipes were slickly done.

5/5 for a test, though I wouldn't give you that in the Cinema.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 5:35pm

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Pretty damn funky Pooky. You continue to impress me.


I won't be lying when I say: I'm going to keep my eye on you....

Nice masking wink
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 5:51pm

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I think the saying goes "Pooky is a bad ass"

I can't wait to see what you're doing when you're 18 pooky, because what you're doing now impresses the hell out of me.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 6:20pm

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Waser wrote:

I can't wait to see what you're doing when you're 18 pooky
Whoa... I don't think ANY of us want to see that.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 6:56pm

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LOL

Atom - no, they do. I don't go to regular school, but to advanced school and therefore people go there from all over the place

Mel - heh, no I was being sarcastic

Everybody else - thanks a lot for your comments smile
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 7:51pm

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Yeah Pooky, this was real slick man. +1

And also +1 to rawree for saying this
I always think that the Smileys on this site are often used like the phrase "No offense". If you put either "No Offense" or after a remark it means you can get away with saying anything you like and then if the person gets upset you can always put what you said down as a "joke".
I realise that in this PC world you're not allowed to be honest incase you upset anyone but if you want to put something bluntly (i.e "it's nothing really special in my eyes") you don't need to follow with a as you obviously didn't think very much of this test. I guess what I mean is, if someone said "Dear God you're ugly and I wish you were dead. No offence." then you'd still be hurt by it. Just speak your mind and cut out all of the "No offence" stuff. If someone gets offended by your comments then this: won't make it any better.

It just annoys me....no offence
I have been waiting for sum1 to bring that point up forever man haha. Its so true.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 9:14pm

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I watched this, this morning then went away and watched gunbound... you are seriously good at cloning pooky Thumbs up to ya.
TVM
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 9:22pm

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Hehe, practice makes perfect biggrin
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 9:26pm

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Well done Pooky. Looks great. Maybe you could make part two and film the fight scene at the end. Always wanting more I know.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 9:35pm

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Hehe. Well actually the next step is Chess biggrin
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 9:37pm

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oooh insane then after that... tiddlywinks world championships. Sorry i was only jokin
TVM
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 9:51pm

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pooky wrote:

LOL

Atom - no, they do. I don't go to regular school, but to advanced school and therefore people go there from all over the place
Ah, I went to a similar program for excelled students the past 5 years. In the states we call it a "magnet" school. Theres only so many, so people come from all over.

Rawree- there's no reason to get annoyed by a " smile " or " wink " They (in my opinion and posts) don't mean "no offence". They actually mean what they show. As if I was talking to Mr. Dumas and "winked" or "smiled" at him, showing physical movement. Like how "italics" and "bold" words imply voice inflection.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 10:05pm

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I'm not annoyed by them, it just suggests to me that they are a backup in case Pooky gets annoyed and then you could just put it down to a joke or something (I say you but I'm really speaking generally). You wouldn't say to Mr Dumas "I don't like your work, it's not very good" and then smile or wink unless you either meant it as a joke or meant it as a "no offence" substitute.

As I said I wasn't specifically about you but decided to use you as my example.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2005, 10:12pm

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If someone criticises something then sometimes it's good to put a smiley in to just say "but it's cool between us, ok?" Criticism generally attracts ultra-defensiveness on here so the odd smiley does not go amiss (to prevent WW3 between Fxhome members!)
Posted: Mon, 14th Feb 2005, 3:10am

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Rawree wrote:

I'm not annoyed by them, it just suggests to me that they are a backup in case Pooky gets annoyed and then you could just put it down to a joke or something (I say you but I'm really speaking generally). You wouldn't say to Mr Dumas "I don't like your work, it's not very good" and then smile or wink unless you either meant it as a joke or meant it as a "no offence" substitute.

As I said I wasn't specifically about you but decided to use you as my example.
But I didn't say "I don't like your work, it's not very good", did I?
Posted: Mon, 14th Feb 2005, 4:36am

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atom wrote:

Rawree wrote:

I'm not annoyed by them, it just suggests to me that they are a backup in case Pooky gets annoyed and then you could just put it down to a joke or something (I say you but I'm really speaking generally). You wouldn't say to Mr Dumas "I don't like your work, it's not very good" and then smile or wink unless you either meant it as a joke or meant it as a "no offence" substitute.

As I said I wasn't specifically about you but decided to use you as my example.
But I didn't say "I don't like your work, it's not very good", did I?

Mellifluous wrote:


If someone criticises something then sometimes it's good to put a smiley in to just say "but it's cool between us, ok?" Criticism generally attracts ultra-defensiveness on here so the odd smiley does not go amiss (to prevent WW3 between Fxhome members!)
Like mel suggested, lets not start a war here ( wink )
Posted: Mon, 14th Feb 2005, 4:46am

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I always try and throw in a smiley dude lately because so many people took offense to things I was really joking on, and in one case I took someone elses post as an offense when he was joking and it lead to a huge argument. Not fun. smile

If I didnt say so before (here, I know I did ont AIM or MSN or w/e), nice work, I really like this for some reason.