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The TimmyD + Miker ACTION! Contest - WE HAVE A WINNER!

Which film submitted was best?

Gringo Gold, by Klausky84%[ 21 ]
The Witnesses, by Limey123454%[ 1 ]
Ache at Night, by jgtrox212%[ 3 ]

Total Votes : 25

Posted: Wed, 13th Sep 2006, 8:09pm

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Rating: +3

WE HAVE A WINNER!
CONGRATULATIONS TO KLAUSKY, THE MAKER OF "GRINGO GOLD" FOR WINNING THE 2006 TIMMYD + MIKER ACTION CONTEST! HE THE WINNER OF 510 FORCEPOINTS, A SIG AND AVATAR, AND BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE! Congratulations!

Now, go work on your Hauntfest Submissions. biggrin

THE TIMMYD + MIKER ACTION CONTEST SUBMISSION THREAD!




It's time to submit your movies! Miker and I messed up and seemed to forget about the upcoming deadline, so it's been moved to Monday, September, 18, 2006. Take note of this. Let's see some action!

THE TIMMYD + MIKER ACTION! CONTEST :: SUBMISSIONS

Title: The Witnesses
Author: Limey12345
Studio: Evil Feather Films
Rating: 15+ (For Language)
Screenshot:

Description: Some kids witness a murder and the gangsters try to kill them.
Length: 00:02:59
Filesize: 10.2 Megabytes
Link: Right click and "Save Target As."
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Title: Gringo Gold
Author: Klausky
Studio: A Klaus Krew Production
Rating: PG
Screenshot:

Description: In the midst of a time where rebels run rampant and murder is a daily ceremony, a lone bounty hunter without so much as a name, will scavenge the land of lust, greed, and betrayal, in search of a cowboy's one true desire: a prospect worth more than any man would necessitate.
Length: 00:15:22
Filesize: 15.1 Megabytes (This piece will be recompressed into .MOV format shortly.)
Link: Right click and "Save Target As."
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Title: Ache at Night
Author: jgtrox2
Studio: Stupid Boy Films
Rating: PG
Screenshot:

Description: In the prologue, or rather, previous movie to "Ache at Night" (titled "Awake at Night), two little kids get into a fight over some money. After being caught fighting, one of the boys, "Jesse", is sent to prison.

Later, in this piece, "Ache at Night", "Jesse" is back from prison, and ready with a vengeance to kill the other boy, Jared. (Thanks, Atom!)

Length: 00:02:00
Filesize: 3.7 Megabytes (This piece will be recompressed into .MOV format shortly.)
Link: Right click and "Save Target As."
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Thanks,
TimmyD and Miker

Last edited Fri, 22nd Sep 2006, 6:04pm; edited 11 times in total.

Posted: Wed, 13th Sep 2006, 8:51pm

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Limey

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The Witnesses



-Some kids witness a murder and the gangsters try to kill them.

-3 minutes

- Evil Feather Films

- 10 Mb

-http://home.comcast.net/~evilfeatherfilms/onlinefinal_real.mov

Moderator caution: Movie contains some profane language.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 12:43am

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Rating: +3

Gringo Gold
A Klaus Krew Production



Play (streams with Internet Explorer) - 15 minutes

In the midst of a time where rebels run rampant and murder is a daily ceremony, a lone bounty hunter without so much as a name, will scavenge the land of lust, greed, and betrayal, in search of a cowboy's one true desire: a prospect worth more than any man would necessitate.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 12:45am

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All movies submitted in WMV format will be converted to MOV format.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 12:48am

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By you?
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 12:54am

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Yes, by him. I'm sure he'd appreciate it if it was already in MOV format though. He was nice enough to organize this thing, least you could do really (besides participate).
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 12:58am

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I did try, but utterly failed. I apologize for this Timmy, and I was planning on uploading a .mov. I just never could get it right in my attempts. This is my first experience with compressing video on my own.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 12:12pm

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Klausky wrote:

Gringo Gold
A Klaus Krew Production



Play (streams with Internet Explorer) - 15 minutes

In the midst of a time where rebels run rampant and murder is a daily ceremony, a lone bounty hunter without so much as a name, will scavenge the land of lust, greed, and betrayal, in search of a cowboy's one true desire: a prospect worth more than any man would necessitate.
Excellent job! Very professional!

The only thing I'm gonna complain about is that I saw the bandit at the end used his six-shooter like a double action revolver, which means he did not pull the hammer back after every shot. The double action mechanism was invented in 1851, but it was only used as service pistols for the british army (which look VERY different than those Colts). Up untill the 1900's and on it was pretty much totally single action revolvers where the shooter must pull the hammer back before every shot, but who would notice?
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 1:09pm

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I can help if anyone wants to convert .wmv to .mov - so TimmyD won't have to do everything smile
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 3:58pm

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Klausky, that was one heck of a film. I particularly liked the intro credits and animations. Had a very, very spaghetti western, Good, Bad & the Ugly feel to the entire thing. Wow. I was smiling all the way through and I really enjoyed that.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 6:40pm

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Redhawksrymmer wrote:

I can help if anyone wants to convert .wmv to .mov - so TimmyD won't have to do everything smile
I might need to take you up on this offer... Quicktime Pro with Flip4Mac wouldn't convert it. So would you be ever so kind as to convert Klausky's flick for us?
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 7:33pm

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Wow, Klausky, that was a brilliant piece. Limey, yours would do better with a little less compression — try H.264 Broadband High setting... thats what I use for all of my stuff.

Klausky, my only complaint would be the lack of grading. Please grade this, or let me grade it, cause I noticed some color correction issues chiefly in the woods parts, and overall a nice grade would compliment everything else.

Oh yeah, and that must've been a pretty rich dude if he had electric lights in the old west! razz

TimmyD

EDIT: Oops, double post. mad

EDIT 2: I took a screenshot of the flick and graded it. Take a look:
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 9:24pm

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JoelM: I am glad you liked it. We did use an authentic replica for the bounty hunter's gun, but basically I didn't feel like buying two of those, so we resorted to some old cap guns of mine. Thus, an unauthentic portrayal of western firearms.

Jazzmanian: Gringo Gold is our tribute to Sergio Leone. We used a similiar intro, like you said, and tried to create a similiar tone to the film. I'm glad you thought the same.

TimmyD: Thanks for the help in compression and review. The grading I chose for Gringo Gold is basically just a mix between desaturation and a subtle brown grade. I never wanted to add a harsh grade to it, and I would like to keep it that way.

The lights...well what can I say...it looks campy
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 9:29pm

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Oh. From what it looked like here, it was as if you did no grading/color correction.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 9:40pm

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TimmyD wrote:

Oh. From what it looked like here, it was as if you did no grading/color correction.
Hah, maybe it's your monitor.

Oh, and any chnce we can push the date to Tuesday, that way the whole weekend, including Sunday evening is available. If this can't be done, that's okay, but this is just a suggestion.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 9:41pm

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ben3308 wrote:

TimmyD wrote:

Oh. From what it looked like here, it was as if you did no grading/color correction.
Hah, maybe it's your monitor.

Oh, and any chnce we can push the date to Tuesday, that way the whole weekend, including Sunday evening is available. If this can't be done, that's okay, but this is just a suggestion.
My monitor is fine. It's your Dell Ultrasuperplasma that's wrong.

Tuesday's fine. FXhomers take note.
Posted: Thu, 14th Sep 2006, 9:57pm

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Before and After comparison. Its subtle, but not harsh and distracting.

Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 11:22am

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Klausky wrote:

Before and After comparison. Its subtle, but not harsh and distracting.
Wow, I see what you mean about desaturation. You actually killed off some of the blue in the sky and the green in the trees. Since that's what you intended, apparently, it worked great. It's just hard to wrap the mind around. Usually I see people going for *more* color, etc. rather than kind of bleaching the scene. However, given your old style western tribute theme, I guess I can see that.

I love before and after shots, since I know didly squat about grading so far and always manage to hash it up.
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 11:52am

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I really enjoyed Gringo Gold, but I think it would have really helped if you had some dirt on your actors faces, some grime would help hide the fact that there faces were as hairless as a baby's bottom
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 8:27pm

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http://www.archive.org/download/THE-SILVER-BULIT/THE-SILVER-BULIT.wmv

ACHE AT NIGHT

2 MIN

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Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 9:21pm

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Description, please?
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 9:28pm

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Sorry

in a movie i made befor this one called ''awake at night'' 2 little boys get into a fight over some money
they fight but get caught and the boy with the brown hair was sent to jail

And thats how this takes place called ache at night
and the boy with the brown hair ''jesse'' is back and is there to kill jared
but it is reversed
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 9:29pm

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Uh, a little clearer please. With proper grammar, would be nice.
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 9:34pm

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oookkk here we go

In a movie I made before this one called ''awake at night'', Two little boys get into a fight over some money.
They fight but get caught, and the boy with the brown hair was sent to jail.

And that’s how this takes place called Ache At Night
and the boy with the brown hair ''Jesse'' is back and is there to kill Jared,
but it is reversed

My studieo is STUPID BOY FILMS
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 9:58pm

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jgtrox2 wrote:

oookkk here we go

In a movie I made before this one called ''awake at night'', Two little boys get into a fight over some money.
They fight but get caught, and the boy with the brown hair was sent to jail.

And that’s how this takes place called Ache At Night
and the boy with the brown hair ''Jesse'' is back and is there to kill Jared,
but it is reversed

My studieo is STUPID BOY FILMS
Man, come on. That's still horridly jumbled, so let's see if I can remedy this. Spell Check is easy, so is grammar. If you can't see it, and it's for something official like a contest entry thread, put it in MSWord and check it.

And what ever happened to Cop v. Gangster? It was looking somewhat promising.

In the prologue, or rather, previous movie to "Ache at Night" (titled "Awake at Night), two little kids get into a fight over some money. After being caught fighting, one of the boys, "Jesse", is sent to prison.

Later, in this piece, "Ache at Night", "Jesse" is back from prison, and ready with a vengeance to kill the other boy, Jared.
See how short and easy that is?
Posted: Fri, 15th Sep 2006, 10:22pm

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"Ache at Night" was 400% terrible. The reasons are fairly obvious..

Anyways, Not the point. Gringo Gold was Brilliant on more than a few levels, But I'm not really sure where I'm supposed to review it.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 2:02am

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look i dident even think of having a chance of winning

that was just what cane to mind on a day that i felt like editing
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 2:05am

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Just to let you know, The link to my video on the submision post doesn't work.

Just use my link.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 4:45am

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in gringo gold, how did you do the intro? just greenscreen and grading?
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 4:59am

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Klausky, I gotta say, with a name like "Gringo Gold", and a poster like that, I didn't expect much. However............it was pretty awesome. I liked almost every part of it, with the exception of the ages of the guys in it. That was your main flaw, but you can't change that.

I honestly love it when I see an FXHome movie and the only faults are age (impossible to change) and camera quality (determined by money, usually). If you had a GL2 or something similar, I'm sure this would've been awesome, and your grading style would've worked more to your advantage. With the footage you have here, I suggest cropping a bit of the excess headspace in every shot not only to fix some minor framing problems, but to give it a widerscreen, ultimately more cinematic presence. With some harsh contrast and overcast sepia tones in addition to what I just mentioned, this could quite possibly be one of the best movies ever.

I'm pretty impressed, man.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 5:51am

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Godfather: Just like you said. Green Screen and Composite Lab Pro. I made the subject as bright as possible, then added a ambient light filter.

Ben3308: Thanks for the great feedback, and I am glad you liked it. The sad thing is, midway through the filming of Gringo Gold I bought a Gl2. For continuity sake, I kept with the Optura Xi for the rest of the time.

Granted, teens being cowboys is ambitious. Its obvious we didn't look the part, but this was a "fun" film. Its tough to take a sixteen year old kid smoking a cigarello seriously, in my opinion.

this could quite possibly be one of the best movies ever.
A little bit of an over-statement?
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 6:14am

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Rating: +1

In the future, maybe some fake stubble or even a little dirt/blood/grime on the people's faces will help them to be taken more seriously.


You use mascara on the peach fuzz and whiskers, and you're set. Oh, and on the eyebrows, too. Can't forget the eyebrows.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 3:04pm

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Limey12345 wrote:

Just to let you know, The link to my video on the submision post doesn't work.

Just use my link.
I've fixed the linking.
Posted: Sat, 16th Sep 2006, 6:45pm

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Klausky, I just finished watching your entire film, I was absolutely stunned. This is one of the best films that I have seen on FXHome, and you deserve to win this contest. Great job.

5/5
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 8:59pm

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Just watched the 3 films submitted so far, the best IMO so far...

1. Gringo Gold
Very nice work Klausky, was great! biggrin Loved the acccents especially! All seamt to run smoothly right the way through and you didn't have any boring spots in there, though it's too short to I guess but nice work.

2. The Witnesses
lol nice again, cuts were a bit loose but was fun to watch. No idea who thought up all the punching but I guess you had the action running through it smile

3. Ache at Night
LOL!!!1!!11
This was hilarious, for your age though guys I hope you had fun making it. The only thing I picked up on this and I don't know if it's been mentioned and I just missed it...

3. All movies submitted must include the following spoken line of dialogue: "We will never be silenced."

I didn't hear this included, there was a bit that it could've been but it got cut in half so I didn't hear what was said.

Nice work so far guys, hope I can make it if the extension is set.
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 9:37pm

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Well, if anyone's been watching the original thread, there's been a debate over extending the deadlines. Below is the verdict miker and I reached:

TimmyD wrote:

Me and miker have just come to an agreement... there will be no further extensions. If your film is not submitted by 12:00 AM Wednesday, September 20, 2006, that's it. Not even a second later. As soon as that time hits (that is 7:00 PM tonight, EST for all of those in the states), the submissions will be locked and the poll will go up. We are extremely dissapointed with the number of submissions so far, especially after we extended the entire end deadlines of the contest a month, back in the beginning. This contest will serve as a reminder to all who entered, but didnt work hard/fast enough to finish on time. We wish the best of luck to the three already submitted, and we hope that someone will manage to post a film in the one and a half remaining hours.

Sincerely,
TimmyD and Miker.
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 9:52pm

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I'd like to thank those of you who have taken the contest seriously. Hopefully Hauntfest has a better turnout. Goodluck to all entries! Keep your eyes open for the poll.
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 11:04pm

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Alright, no more submissions.
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 6:31am

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As I've already said I had other things to do and take care of. To me this contest was meant to be fun, you're preaching on like a teacher going on about taking it all seriously. Force is nothing, why take it so seriously? Relax.
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So, Pretty much klausky is going to mop the floor with the competition?
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 10:43am

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NuttyBanana wrote:

As I've already said I had other things to do and take care of. To me this contest was meant to be fun, you're preaching on like a teacher going on about taking it all seriously. Force is nothing, why take it so seriously? Relax.
I'm not taking it like you say I am. It is a fun contest. If you had extenuating circumstances that prevented you from getting a film in on time, then that's alright— that's life. If you were just lazy and didn't get around to making the film on time, that's when it's pathetic. I'm not yelling at you for not getting a film in on time— you had other things to take care of first. I'm simply stating that I'm dissapointed with the turn out.

Thank you,
TimmyD
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I stayed out of this discussion until the final decision was made because frankly, it's none of my business. Now that it's done, I did want to say that I think you made the right choice. The contest doesnt' have to be "serious" and it's all for fun. And whether it's a contest for money, force, or just showing off, it's still just friendly competition and a chance to showcase your filmmaking efforts.

However, with that said, a contest is a contest. When you set a deadline, and some people make that deadline, and then other people get extensions, that's really kind of unfair to the people who managed to get theirs in on time. Sure, with an extension the on time submitters *could* do more work on theirs and re-submit, but having been in that situation with writing assignments, I can tell you it sucks. When you've got a deadline and you beat it, you feel like you're done, for better or worse. Going back to start over, particularly after people already saw your initial effort, is kind of a downer. Cutting off the entries on a fixed timetable was, IMHO, the right thing to do. And thanks for taking the time and effort to organize some contests like this. Really adds something to the community.

By the way... I enjoyed all three of those films. I hope they all wind up in the cinema later.
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I'm a little sad I didn't make it in on time, but I thank TimmyD and miker for the extensions that were given, and for considering a second extension.

That being said, here's just a little bit of the action that was intertwined throughout a slow conversation between two people in my movie. I (obviously) never got to finishing completely.
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 1:54pm

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ben3308 wrote:

here's just a little bit of the action that was intertwined throughout a slow conversation between two people in my movie. I (obviously) never got to finishing completely.
Looks very promising. On the plus side, you could still finish it at your leisure and get it into the cinema.
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 6:46pm

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ben3308 wrote:

That being said, here's just a little bit of the action that was intertwined throughout a slow conversation between two people in my movie. I (obviously) never got to finishing completely.
If there's anything I hate, it's bad audio compression.

Looks promising. Cinemize it.
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TimmyD wrote:

If you were just lazy and didn't get around to making the film on time, that's when it's pathetic.
I really think you should rethink your opinion on anyone that decided to just not make their movie. You didn't make a movie, fair enough you didn't enter but it may have been nice for the comp creator to have an entry. I'm not trying to start an arguement though so I'll leave it be now. The funny thing is, I received a cheque today through the post for over £300 as I paid too much tax last year, turns out I didn't need to take on the work that made me miss out on this afterall mad

I'll eagerly await the next action contest if you make one and without a doubt I will enter and complete it, and no 'Gringo Gold 2: The Dove is Back' is gonna stop me.

ben3308, that looks like it was gonna turn out really good, hope you decide to finish it and we see it in the cinema soon!
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NuttyBanana wrote:

TimmyD wrote:

If you were just lazy and didn't get around to making the film on time, that's when it's pathetic.
I really think you should rethink your opinion on anyone that decided to just not make their movie. You didn't make a movie, fair enough you didn't enter but it may have been nice for the comp creator to have an entry.
There's numerous reasons for why the creators shouldn't participate in their own contests... Enough on the thread, if this is to continue, it will continue in private messaging.

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Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 9:09pm

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Ben: Thanks for being a good sport about this. Your clip looks awesome, let us know when the finished product arrises.

Thanks again to everyone who supports/entered in this contest, and a HUGE thanks to Mr. TimmyD.
Posted: Thu, 21st Sep 2006, 1:37pm

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Congrats to the winner, allthough I haven't had the chance of watching the film yet, as Im in the UK right now and the school here doesn't allow me to watch videos. But I'll have a look once I get back.

Maybe I'll get round doing a submission next year, as this year, I just had too much other stuff to do that was more important then this.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Sep 2006, 5:57pm

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WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congrats, Klausky!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Sep 2006, 8:55pm

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Congrats Mr. Klausky! Everyone who was "In", begin the Force Transfers!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Sep 2006, 9:46pm

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Congrats Klauskey, I have given 10 force, and you will get 20 more over two days. clap
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 1:43am

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My force is given, plus some extra.
Posted: Mon, 25th Sep 2006, 2:54am

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ben, that clip is cool. keep it real


mayB use a little more black sharpe on the muzzle unsure

and the muzzle flash was lacking, it takes a long time to make them look really nice. And the blood.... and where was the gun shot sfx... i liked the editing though and the pace, very pro.


adios, I won't be online for a while, talk to you guys when i talk to you....


keep it real
Posted: Mon, 25th Sep 2006, 4:19am

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the new godfather wrote:

ben, that clip is cool. keep it real


mayB use a little more black sharpe on the muzzle unsure

and the muzzle flash was lacking, it takes a long time to make them look really nice. And the blood.... and where was the gun shot sfx... i liked the editing though and the pace, very pro.
All the CG effects in there were thrown in there for timing's sake. They're not final, or good, by any means.
Posted: Sat, 30th Sep 2006, 2:09am

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the new godfather

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thats good to note
Posted: Sat, 30th Sep 2006, 5:15am

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ben3308 wrote:

the new godfather wrote:

ben, that clip is cool. keep it real


mayB use a little more black sharpe on the muzzle unsure

and the muzzle flash was lacking, it takes a long time to make them look really nice. And the blood.... and where was the gun shot sfx... i liked the editing though and the pace, very pro.
All the CG effects in there were thrown in there for timing's sake. They're not final, or good, by any means.
Project-stealer. wink

That was my initial Action Contest entry. Sadly, it's still in progress.