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The Legend of Zelda: The Movie scene 1

Posted: Wed, 25th Apr 2007, 9:23am

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The first part of scene one of Blob Film's latest production. Please tell us what you think.

One of the videos is normal, one is graded to look sort of dreamy. I think it works very well.

Please bear in mind we are only 14, (But we have had quite a lot of film-making experience), and we have quite a low budget.

We currently need a guy to make us CGI animations. (Linkage: http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28966)


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Posted: Wed, 25th Apr 2007, 10:55am

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Not bad. Really set the scene. But I have to say I was distracted by how much the camera shook during the shots. But I like the dreamy-grading and I think it looks pretty good so far!
Posted: Wed, 25th Apr 2007, 3:50pm

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That was because that day I lost my tripod... I'm considering re-filming now that I've found it
Posted: Thu, 26th Apr 2007, 12:38am

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you stole my idea!!! i have always wanted to make a Zelda movie.

good for you guys, its nice to see a fan film on something new. I like the look of it, but i agree use a tripod, or a counter weight to act as a steady cam.

the one thing a would recommend is maybe a better costume. just a very long shirt with a belt around it and white tights works very well (I dressed up as link one time for Halloween, and it looked very good) Plus the sword sheath across the back ties it all in, i made mine out of cardboard and a large sock that i colored, and the sword was wood.

oh and turn up the sound effects, i could barley hear the "new item" sound

But I'm curios to see what you guys have in store
Posted: Thu, 26th Apr 2007, 2:40am

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Looks cool can't wait for final movie keep it up!
Posted: Thu, 26th Apr 2007, 1:41pm

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I understand about the tripod, and YES Id recomend re-filming that scene; as the jerkyness is really apparent.

The sound nees some work too... but overall id be interested to see hwo this turns out.
Posted: Thu, 26th Apr 2007, 1:48pm

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We have decided to re-film. We're going to extend it, have more actors, use a tripod, and make the fishing bit more realistic.

We see the actor holding the fishing rod, then he pulls it up with no effort at all... it's not very realistc.
Posted: Thu, 26th Apr 2007, 6:23pm

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The grading was good but maybe loose the green in some bits as it shows to much in the panning shots. The fishing rod needs work, i mean i was thinking "whoa, he just pulled a shiny stone out of the water with no effort and using a stick and elasticband!".

In other news i too have always wanted to make a Zelda movie and who knows i may one day. Good grading though and yeah work on the costume a bit, make it more looser as it looks tight.

Can't wait for final outcome

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Posted: Thu, 26th Apr 2007, 6:49pm

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I too, applaud you on taking on such a hefty endeavor as making a Zelda move, something we all want to see. I, of course, agree with the tripod issue, but I understand the fickleness of equipment. One thing though: Link is distinctly blonde. smile
Posted: Thu, 26th Apr 2007, 6:58pm

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Hmm... Sorry to break the wave of compliments, but this wasn't really very good.

If you make a "Zelda" movie, you'll have to work on a costume. Jeans just won't cut it. While the grading did make the green look greener, it blurred out everything.

And the camerawork was... well, not really camerawork, more of a "point and shoot". I suggest looking into some really basic camera techniques.
Same goes for the editing. In your short clip, you managed to break 4 editing rules. That just shows you have no real idea of what you're doing.


Asa Zelda movie is going to be really difficult to pull off, you have a long way ahead of you. But really, this lacks the basics. So I would recommend you do some reading on filmmaking techniques und rules.
Like here: http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27135
Posted: Thu, 26th Apr 2007, 7:45pm

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I agree with Sollthar about the techniques, but for some reason I think this shows a lot of promise. I don't how old you guys are, but I can see that you put in time to do it. And despite the shaky camera, this really struck me as good on a sub-concious level or something. Keep working with it!
Posted: Thu, 26th Apr 2007, 10:14pm

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Costumes, where are the costumes? Thats the first thing I would do, the costumes and the props that the characters are using. The camera work wasnt really that great, you keep switching from one side of the actor to the other. The digital grading was the very good, made the scene much better.

Good Job, keep working.
Posted: Fri, 27th Apr 2007, 12:37am

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You gave my hopes up with the awsome poster of the guy on horse back. pretty much everything I would say has pretty much been summed up except for one thing. When he found the "treasure" or whatever it is you should have emphisised it more what I mean is that you should have showed a close up of whatever he was holding otherwise it doesnt seem very important, and zooming looks horrible in a film unless its a war film, which can still look bad.

2/5 I'm sure the full film will look better good luck.

BTW awsome poster... even though it gave my hopes up smile
Posted: Fri, 27th Apr 2007, 1:03am

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I agree with everyone else about the costumes. You need a new one. The grading was pretty good. In one of the begining shots you had a sun preset I believe. It did not match in. It looked a bit fake but since it was a brief shot it does not matter a whole lot.
The sparks were realistic but a little big... but other wise I liked it. biggrin

What camera did you use???
Posted: Fri, 27th Apr 2007, 3:20am

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You guys are 14 so I have to say good job. But yes, pay attention to what the guys are saying about learning the basics. They are not being mean. Only telling you what you need to hear. We all started the same way you did. Just hang in there and keep at it.

You should take a look at the book below. Yes, it's considered by more expert film guys as elementary but that it is perfect for any new student. It's very easy to follow for young first timers and has some easy to follow graphic layout examples. Just alot of good basic backbone material for setting up your shots.

http://www.amazon.com/Setting-Up-Your-Shots-Filmmaker/dp/0941188736/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-6926170-7284051?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1177643706&sr=1-1
Posted: Fri, 27th Apr 2007, 2:43pm

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I'm flattered some people say this is good for our age, but I will take into consdieration what you all said about learning the basics.
Posted: Sat, 28th Apr 2007, 3:04pm

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May I inquire as to how you made the title? photoshop?
(the one for your movie banner)
Posted: Sat, 28th Apr 2007, 7:56pm

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What, the banner with the clouds? well one of our graphic designers made it on Fireworks, but the poster image was, yes photoshop
Posted: Fri, 4th May 2007, 6:54pm

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Thrawn wrote:


What camera did you use???
They use a sony digital 8.

My views on it... Camera is shaky, but this is already expressed, Costumes, sound and work on the whole fishing bit.
Posted: Sun, 6th May 2007, 8:28am

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This is cool. It takes a lot of courage to make a movie out of an immortal series like Legend of Zelda. I commend you on it. The camera is only slightly shaky. The thing that bothered me the most was the low native resolution of the camera, although it is understandable on a digital 8. Pretty good costume for a low budget film. The hair on link was great. Excellent choice of music. You might want to get a better fishing pole. While the poles in the game are little more that string on sticks, it would still look better on film to improve the prop. I loved the piece that link finds, although I'm not quite clear on what it is.

As a general question, where do you host your movie files? I cannot find any hosting that allows me to directly link to my files.
Posted: Sun, 6th May 2007, 9:00am

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Um,

It said it's a 15+ rating?

I'm a bit sad, you say you have lots of filming under your belt already and yet the most important part is missing, a tripod.
All those shots could have looked a lot better, some of us here were filming when we was 14 and i'm sure the first thing we knew was a tripod really helps.

You can get a tripod for under £10 on ebay, sorry to go on, but if you want to improve get rid of the shakey camera work.

Good effort though, I could see what you was trying to do.
(me thinks get tripod and reshoot the whole lot, also get an old pair of curtains and cut them up and use as trousers to hide the jeans.)

Good luck
Posted: Sun, 6th May 2007, 11:15am

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Looks good so far. Don'tchu disappoint us on Link's shield and sword.

As for the film - Yes, a tripod would be nice, but leave him alone, we KNOW he lost his tripod, there's no need to go on about it.

I would also recommend a UV filter, Some colour correction, and look over the Zelda games carefully, and try to correct, change even, the colours to match the land of Hyrule as best you can. Do that, and you'll have a BLOCKBUSTER on your hands.
Posted: Sun, 6th May 2007, 3:53pm

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Rogue53 wrote:


As for the film - Yes, a tripod would be nice, but leave him alone, we KNOW he lost his tripod, there's no need to go on about it.

Do you know that you can use anything as a tripod to help steady a shot. if they are as serious as i've read they are in the past then they should have waited/borrowed/begged to get one, hell i'll even send you a small one if you want.

I'm only saying this to help them, I liked the feel of it and would be a shame to see the first part all shakey then the next part all stable, get a tripod and reshoot, you've not done that much so a reshoot could be done easy, you'll thank me if you do and when it's finished everyone will be happy, if you don't every time you watch it back, you'll make an excuse (as we all do) saying, "oh, that doesn't matter i didn't have a tripod then"

Let me know if you need any help.
Posted: Sun, 6th May 2007, 8:58pm

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Several posts above have mentioned Link, I need to correct you on this...

Link is non-existent yet, they have decided to create the story of Gastve (sp?) the first king of Hyrule (this is where my brother and I [huge zelda fans] say the movie will fail).

The movie will show how he did in fact become the first king.
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 6:17am

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Then by all accounts you can't say it's a Legend of ZELDA movie, as Zelda wouldn't exist either.

Legends of Hyrule would be a better title.
Posted: Thu, 10th May 2007, 2:18am

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Hello,
I read allot of Movie reviews, mostly those based off of video games and the such, And i have noticed that movies that apply to a mainly video gaming audience do better when they are much like a video game them selves. A deep in-trawling story-line that draws the audience in from start to finish. Loads of Action. since this is a movie that has ties to the "Legend of Zelda" franchise lots of tense, false ending(not to false), and battles. don't go easy on the blood, the games may have but it would add to the brutality that a would needs. the trail looks promising for early stages, a well accompanied score of music is also whats needed,. i may be stating the obvious but i can see this film with much potential. good luck in the future guys.
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P.S if you guys really wanna rake in some good movie, it will cost a ***t load but check out RED cinema cameras( http://www.red.com ). high resolution and almost indestructible, there the real deal, sadly so is the price...
Posted: Thu, 10th May 2007, 4:36pm

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Good advice, frank, particularly about the blood. We intend to use qiote a lot, and have a lot of violence, (Hence the 15 age rating). we might re-shoot in 2/3 weeks