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Sollthar's Stock Pack & Axeman's Uzi Preset

Posted: Wed, 14th Mar 2007, 9:56am

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The first clip is showing off Sollthar's Stock Pack of Muzzle Flashes on the pistol.

The rocket was overkill, but I was practicing the masking.

The second clip shows Axeman's Uzi Preset on the rifle, and the reflection of the flashes against the walls and arms of the shooters.

Used different color grading, and yes, this time I graded AFTER the muzzle effects.... smile

Shot with a Sony VX2100


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Posted: Wed, 14th Mar 2007, 3:07pm

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Looks great!

For the guy on the right, I actually like the muzzle flash in your shorter clip "Test_Muzzle_2" better. All it needed was an adjustment to the angle. Or maybe in the second "Test_Footage" clip, just soften / blur the flash a bit?

The grading looked very nice as well! This place (fxhome) is really great as a source of motivation (to get off my butt and work on some more shots!).
Posted: Wed, 14th Mar 2007, 8:48pm

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Yeah I liked Clip 2 better as well. Very nice looking effects though. Were did you get them from?
Posted: Wed, 14th Mar 2007, 9:29pm

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Thanks for the replies

ccirelli wrote:

Or maybe in the second "Test_Footage" clip, just soften / blur the flash a bit?
I'll have to try that next time around. Never thought of that.

Dancamfx wrote:

Were did you get them from?
I got the stock muzzle flashes on the pistol from Sollthar's Stock Pack, and the 2nd clip uses Axeman's Uzi Preset.
Posted: Sun, 18th Mar 2007, 6:55am

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I love the second clip more by leaps and bounds!!! That was very well done and looked great!
Posted: Mon, 19th Mar 2007, 4:57pm

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Thanks Ceramite. We seem to love doing short test clips. Now let's put something out.... LOL

I also put up the original clip in full .mov format by request.
Posted: Mon, 19th Mar 2007, 8:26pm

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Rad. Its always fun to see my stuff being used effectively by others. Nice work on that clip all round. Decent lighting while filming, good grading and the time spent compositing the effects all work very well together to sell the effect.
Posted: Tue, 20th Mar 2007, 6:47am

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I thought both clips looked really good, and they could have been cool to see as a shot in a completed movie smile Good work!
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 11:59pm

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What did you use for the guns? All I have are very cool laser tag guns, but those are only good for sci-fi. If you're using airsoft, what would you recommend? Me and a friend are thinking about throwing together a matrix film.
Posted: Sun, 25th Mar 2007, 2:55am

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The Duelist wrote:

What did you use for the guns? All I have are very cool laser tag guns, but those are only good for sci-fi.
Check out this link:
http://www.hobbytron.com/AirsoftGuns.html

Many inexpensive, quality replicas here. Not sure where you live (I guess there are restrictions on these in some countries??) so you might have trouble getting them.

hth-
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 11:09pm

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The Duelist wrote:

What did you use for the guns?
Their basically the 9mm baretta pistols (green gas with blowback). Got them brand new at a local hobby store.

The Rifle is your typical airsoft m16 replica, but that's a plastic gun. Cost me like $60
Posted: Tue, 27th Mar 2007, 6:16pm

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Great job and I didn't think the rocket was "cheesy", at least it didn't look cheesy. A quick camera shake maybe using a dirt explostion behind you with some masking would've been cool, but it looked real smooth & professional. Do more please! smile
Posted: Tue, 27th Mar 2007, 7:53pm

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FunkytheClown wrote:

Great job and I didn't think the rocket was "cheesy", at least it didn't look cheesy. A quick camera shake maybe using a dirt explostion behind you with some masking would've been cool, but it looked real smooth & professional. Do more please! smile
Yeah I thought about the camera shake, but only after I finshed. As far as the dirt explosion, that's a good idea. I'll have to think of that the next time around.

Thanks for the comments and input. I really appreciate them all.
Posted: Sun, 15th Apr 2007, 9:24pm

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Great Effects given me a few ideas .... What Type of gun was the guy on the left firing in that i mean was it a Gas gun or an Electric ?

Sweet

Posted: Mon, 16th Apr 2007, 3:42am

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Gas Gun. You can see the slide blowing back in the original clip.
Posted: Thu, 17th May 2007, 12:06am

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I just watched this again and i really liked what you did!!! It looks fantastic!!!