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Splinter Cell Fanfilm

Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 2:26am

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Zea

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Hey, me and my friends are making a splinter cell fan film. The only thing i was wondering about is the goggles. He has the three green lights on his head, and i was wondering if anyone had an idea of how i could acomplish this in real life.

For you xbox impaired...



Any suggestions withought sticking three lightbulbs into my head?

-Z
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 3:23am

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Check this out and scroll about half way down. They have dummy night vision goggles. For the light, all I can say is get a green cover and light it up some how inside. crazy I hope those goggles work though.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 3:23am

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Dont mean to double post but I forgot the URL

http://www.redwolfairsoft.com/redwolf/airsoft/Category?menu1=10
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 3:29am

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Well, I'm sure you could do it digitally...But to be completely honest, sticking the light bulbs in your head would be worlds better. I love the splinter cell games, and if done correctly, they could definetly be adapted into a very nice fan film.

My suggestion...Actually physically design a head set that looks like the one Sam Fisher uses in the video games... I mean come on... How cool would it be to have a shot where a guard is standing in the middle of a room, keeping watch over something...and then all of a sudden, a single bullet shatters the solitary flourescent light hanging from the cieling, causing it to flicker, and then go out. Now the screen is pitch black, and all you can hear is the guard's verbal terror. Suddenly, three solitary bright green led lights blick on, just barely eluminating the room enough to see Sam swiftly put a knife to the guards throat....I mean come on...Pure sweetness.

It would just be far more usefull to have a physical prop, and it would be cool to say you actually designed it from scratch. I say go with that.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 3:35am

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Squid wrote:

Well, I'm sure you could do it digitally...But to be completely honest, sticking the light bulbs in your head would be worlds better. I love the splinter cell games, and if done correctly, they could definetly be adapted into a very nice fan film.

My suggestion...Actually physically design a head set that looks like the one Sam Fisher uses in the video games... I mean come on... How cool would it be to have a shot where a guard is standing in the middle of a room, keeping watch over something...and then all of a sudden, a single bullet shatters the solitary flourescent light hanging from the cieling, causing it to flicker, and then go out. Now the screen is pitch black, and all you can hear is the guard's verbal terror. Suddenly, three solitary bright green led lights blick on, just barely eluminating the room enough to see Sam swiftly put a knife to the guards throat....I mean come on...Pure sweetness.

It would just be far more usefull to have a physical prop, and it would be cool to say you actually designed it from scratch. I say go with that.
I might have my first scene right there. lol. Im a big fan too, and my friends are also. We are aiming for this to be as realistic as possible, nothing cheesy. I am going to go to home depot tomorrow, and im going to model my own headset. Thanks for the input...even though I couldnt find what Big Kahuna was talking about, thanks anyway. I will let you guys know tomorrow what i did.

-Z
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 4:00am

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Sorry about the bad link. But to find whats in the picture, go to products, then goggles and glasses. Then scroll down.

Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 4:26am

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You could rig up a some prop night vision goggles with some simple wiring using LED lights, a headband, some plastic pieces and black spray paint. That would actually be a fun little project.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 4:46am

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Alright, a kid at my school got bet 50 bucks to run naked down the hall with a Sam Fisher goggle thing, and here's how he made his: He just took 3 toilet paper rolls, spray painted the black, wrapped some electrical tape up to put them all together into a strap, then put Saran Wrap on the ends of all of the rolls, colored them green with a magic marker, then stuck three cheap WalMart flashlights through the other side of the rolls and turn them on. Ad you're done.

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Big Kahuna, there is no Goggles section under 'Products', is there any other way to find them?
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 4:53am

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Ok, Xbox impaired? It is out on N-Gage, PS2, PC, GameCube, DS, and even Gameboy. Anywho, you don't have to make it 3 things, unless you are really inclined on making it so exact. I just say use normal nightvision goggles. Find some broken ones online. As for doing it digitally for an entire fiom. That is absolutely impossible if you want to avoid a lifetime at your computer.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 4:55am

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Enter this into the search at the top right.

"G&P Night Vision Dummy"

http://www.redwolfairsoft.com/redwolf/airsoft/Home
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 4:58am

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Found it, thanks.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 4:59am

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Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 5:01am

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Serpent wrote:

Ok, Xbox impaired? It is out on N-Gage, PS2, PC, GameCube, DS, and even Gameboy.
....but its the best on the xbox and only on the xbox you can go.."Oh, those glowy things are goggles!" wink As for my solution, I am going to the dollar store where they have mini keychain flashlights. I might take a toilet paper roll, or some other type of tube like Ben said, and place the flash lights inside. Then ill buy green wrap at the store and place it over them, and use some band to place them on the head.



There it is for those who couldnt find it. Althought it looks awesome, i dont think wrap, 3 dollar store flash lights, and toilet paper rolls will cost me 65 bucks. Plus, ill be able to make it how i want wink

The project is only gonig to take a few days because it is just an intro, but ill make sure to post it once its done. Thanks for all the input smile

-Z
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 5:05am

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I'm making a Splinter Cell Fanfilm too, more like a remake of Evman's Splinter Cell: Pandora Yesterday. Can't wait to see how ours compare, Zea. wink
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 6:53am

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ebay link

At the minute these stand at $122 which compared to others is about a 10th of the price as they should be. 2 days to go though so the bids could shoot up but maybe worth keeping an eye on.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 3:44pm

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Lookin forward to it Ben.

-Z
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 4:56pm

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ah glad someone sorted my link out, forgot how to shorten it.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 5:10pm

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ben3308 wrote:

I'm making a Splinter Cell Fanfilm too, more like a remake of Evman's Splinter Cell: Pandora Yesterday. Can't wait to see how ours compare, Zea. wink
Ahahahaha! That was the best movie ever.
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 5:15pm

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Yeah, yours was cool, Ev. Definitely your best work. wink

Well, I haven't stared making the remake yet, but I've wanted to for a while, I guess I should get started... unsure
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 5:26pm

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The battle for the best splinter cell fan film is on.

-Z
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 6:44pm

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ben3308 wrote:

Yeah, yours was cool, Ev. Definitely your best work. wink
TOTALLY

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Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 10:58pm

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Well for this type of movie, it's all about lighting, and from what I've seen, Ben and Atom are pretty darn good at it...

Evman's lighting in his version was truely fabulous. A shrine of how to light a night scene biggrin
Posted: Thu, 28th Jul 2005, 11:07pm

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Ours is a comedy, so the emphasis won't exatcly be on the professionalism.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2005, 3:09am

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pooky wrote:



Evman's lighting in his version was truely fabulous. A shrine of how to light a night scene biggrin
I know, it truly is my best accomplished work ever.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2005, 5:50am

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That's the real Sam Fisher goggle
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2005, 6:39pm

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Off-brand duct tape, some wax paper, and green markers can do alot.

It's not the easiest thing in the world to see through the wax paper, but these goggles are really cheap and easy to make; and, if spray painted a black matte sheen, they would look pretty decent on an indiscriminant miniDV camera.

Seriously though: duct tape, green marker, and wax paper. That's it. Just fold the tape over so that there's no sticky part sticking out, then cut it to the size you need. Simple.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jul 2005, 10:53pm

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I made something almost exactly like that, except we used small glow sticks, and invisible wrap over the toilet paper rolls wink


-Z
Posted: Sat, 30th Jul 2005, 2:29am

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Im going to make a pair to but mine will be a little more expensive. Mine will be made with PVC piping and the straps will be from one of those breathing masks. I'll post some pics once im done it.
Posted: Sat, 30th Jul 2005, 3:21am

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Instead of PVC, I suggest you use sink 3 sink tailpieces. You can find 'em at Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. They are made of metal, shiny, sturdy, and yet still easy to cut. I made my lightsaber with that.
Posted: Sat, 30th Jul 2005, 3:22am

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Cool thanks i'll check it out.
Posted: Sat, 30th Jul 2005, 12:33pm

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devilskater wrote:


PLUS, I kinda have the desire, to make a Splinter Cell movie. Some might find this rediculous, but Splinter Cell games do have good stories, well background stories !
Hmm...I had the same idea. But I dont have the time for a whole movie. I was going to do a trailer (for no splinter cell movie ) for a film festival...but incase somebody liked the trailer, I was then intending to film a real-length movie.

As for the googles. I wouldnt buy a nightvisiongoogle on the net. It should look like the googles in the game. The googles are Sam Fishers "trademark". You cannot use something else, its basically the SPLINTER CELL IMAGE. Thats my opinion.
I was basically going to selfmake the googles. Either the same way ben did it, with toilet rolls and spray or ducktape them, or with eggboxes and spray it black. I was then going to color the "glasses" pink, and add an opposite map in post (dont quite know how to do it yet, but in theory, just like in photoshop, if one highlights pink it turns green) and then add a shine filter to make it look gloomy. The reason for not painting the glass green is because I am filming on a greenscreen, and it would be a hassle to try and keep that green. the other method would have been to put a red X on the lenses and motion capture a green light onto the glasses, another tricky method.

Well, I wish you all the best for your film...we will see whos version is liked most biggrin

Bring it on ! wink

Cheers,
devilskater
Posted: Sun, 31st Jul 2005, 4:32am

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Serpent wrote:

Instead of PVC, I suggest you use sink 3 sink tailpieces. You can find 'em at Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. They are made of metal, shiny, sturdy, and yet still easy to cut. I made my lightsaber with that.
Yeah, we used a sink tailpeice to glitz-up the look of atom's lightsaber.