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Star Wars: Duel of the Fools

Posted: Wed, 18th Oct 2006, 9:59am

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frodo1987

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A Jedi Knight goes up against a rogue Jedi in this epic duel to the death!

Now, keep in mind that this duel wasn't choreographed in the least. The 'rogue Jedi' suggested we go into my front yard and film a goofy duel one day, so we did. For your viewing pleasure........


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Posted: Wed, 18th Oct 2006, 1:49pm

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Tommy Gundersen

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173.28MB, lasts 3 minutes and 16 seconds... Good job! Sorry mate, but I guess you should compress it a bit, cause I don't have time to download it ;S
Posted: Wed, 18th Oct 2006, 3:04pm

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MC Turtl3n3ck

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I'm not even going to try to dl this one, try compressing your vid mate.
Posted: Wed, 18th Oct 2006, 7:38pm

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jgtrox2

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DUDE COMON, THIS IS WORST THAN MY 27 MEG FOR 5 SECONDS, I MEAN WHAT IF IT ISNT HIGH QUALITY
Posted: Wed, 18th Oct 2006, 10:01pm

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Dancamfx

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Im going to watch it when its done downloading but 25 mins is a long time and I have a fast cable connection. Try compressing it next time.
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 1:59am

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J Mijares

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Downloaded it and watched. Quite entertaining. I was laughing and shaking my head at the same time. Placement of the effects was decent in most of the film. Good job with the decapitation. Not the best film on here, but certainly not the worse. I'd give it a mid-range 3. Can't believe the size of the file though. You must have an awesome ISP to be able to post something that big, and with all of the downloads since it was posted.
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 1:00pm

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frodo1987

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Ok, I'll see what I can do about getting a smaller size in there also.

It was also my very first attempt at anything like this, so razz that should explain away any shortcomings.
Posted: Thu, 19th Oct 2006, 11:13pm

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drspin98

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I liked it a lot! Considering you say there was no "choreography" , the fighting wasn't too bad (better then A LOT of the stuff on here). The camera(wo)man did a nice job of keeping the marauding Jedis centered.
Posted: Sat, 21st Oct 2006, 5:06pm

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FXhomer7507

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after i finally got it downloaded my friend and i watched it. this was a very fun movie had me laughing al the way through. for not planning the fights it was a lot better than most fights posted on this website. the only thing i didn't get was the Kraken music from Pirates of the Carribbean you should have had a duel of the fates remix or something. overall a great movie.
Posted: Sat, 21st Oct 2006, 8:03pm

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frodo1987

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Thank you all for your generous comments thus far! smile
Posted: Sun, 22nd Oct 2006, 9:46pm

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Jabooza

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The fight was pretty good for not having any choreography, except it was kinda slow and not mention you would've been better off choreographing it. Also, the effects could have been better.
Over all it's great for just spontaneously deciding to film a duel on one after noon.
Posted: Tue, 24th Oct 2006, 8:49pm

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nice job! the special effects were well done (at least in my opinion) and you had good slapstick comedy. i give it 4 stars
Posted: Thu, 26th Oct 2006, 6:21pm

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Zephlon

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at least you know how to spell 'rogue' smile
Posted: Fri, 27th Oct 2006, 7:06pm

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Rafal

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nice, i liked the effects! only one thing, you forgot to rotoscope, or did a lazy job, on the lighsaber that was lying on the ground after the guy dropped it.
Posted: Sat, 28th Oct 2006, 8:44pm

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frodo1987

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Hee hee, yeah, I did a lazy job. razz See, after we filmed it, I remembered, 'Oh great, I forgot to remove my stick....oh well.' Buuut, we didnt' want to redo the whole shot, so during rotoscoping, I didn't take my time either. I keyframed it about every five frames or something.
Posted: Thu, 30th Nov 2006, 11:29am

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steven spielberg

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coptime coming soon
action packed film

directed by josh

hi im josh i thought your short film was very good i really liked the fighting in it very spot on, keep it up and ill see you soon

hope you will watch COPTIME when it comes on the site hope you like it, it has took me a year to make!!!! byeeee keep it up byeeee, from josh : )
Posted: Fri, 8th Dec 2006, 4:17am

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frodo1987

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.......Why do I doubt that Mr. Spielberg actually watched my film? unsure
'Spot-on dueling'? It wasn't even choreographed. Is he sure he's not just spamming?