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Crap Videos from NoControl Cinema! :)

Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 12:55pm

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Hehehehe, during recent a chat conversation old movies somehow came up and since I have some EMBARRASSINGLY old and even more EMBARRASSINGLY bad videos on my desktop back from the days where computers were not really capable of displaying more then 32 colors at the same time and editing was done with 2 VCRs. And where funny haircuts were "in". Well, they weren't, but we still had them.

Well anyways, I thought why not share some of the crap videos I made back when I was young (in fact, 13 to 16 years old in those videos) and dumb with my favorite filmmaking community for everyone to have a laugh. biggrin

So here we go:

http://www.nightcast.net/vid/oldskool-nsp2.mov

No Second Place 2

Those films were random short action things we did where... everyone kills everyone... randomly. You know the drill. smile
That was done in 1995 and shot with a VHS camera (!) and edited with two video recorders. Hence the editing is so unprecise, because you basically had to guess. Plus minus 2 seconds was common back then. smile

http://www.nightcast.net/vid/oldskool-silencetrailer.mov

Trailer to "Silence"

My first movie to last 60 minutes. A mixture of Slapstick, Horror and Action. This was the trailer for it. It actually has a few computer effects, but those were done with an Amiga500 in Deluxepaint (all HANDDRAWN!) and had to be superimposed to the VHS signal using a Genlock. Basically you had to playback the video and press the "play animation" button on the computer at the right time for the two to match up. smile

http://www.nightcast.net/vid/oldskool-taucher.mov

Der Taucher

My first longish animation, based on a poem by Friedrich Schiller. Done on an Amiga 3000, 64 colors, 40 MB (!) Of harddisk. (hence the film had to be edited together)
Hehehehehehehehehehehehehe.


WARNING! VERY VIOLENT VIDEO!

http://www.nightcast.net/vid/oldskool-violence.mov

Teen Pictures Birthday

"Teen Pictures" was our old name before NoControl Cinema. Hehe. And this video is basically a random collection of violence, all practical effects with one or two exceptions, to some agressive music. Edited in 1998 (still using two VCRs) using footage from 1993 to 1996 I think.



Hehe, well, there you go. I sucked badly back then. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 1:46pm

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Heh, awesome stuff.


I have a video somewhere of an NCC birthday? Think you sent it to me around 4 years ago. crazy

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Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 1:50pm

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Brilliant. smile I have a video somewhere of a Star Wars fanfilm I tried to make when I was 10. Special effects involved filming the original movives off the TV and occasionally wobbling the camera.

Sophisticated stuff! Needless to say, nobody will ever see it.
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 1:51pm

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Spectacular! Heh, fun stuff razz Just realised that you were the same age I am now when you made those movies smile

http://rhp.se/retro

Yeah, ooold movies from me, about 2-5 years ago!
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 2:16pm

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Theres something about the VHS quality that makes all of those vids utterly classic, regardless how bad or good the acting, cg and camera work is.

Its like watching, I dunno, Total Recall or something. Theres something about your action montages with late 80s metal that reminds me of the high budget productions from the same time, not the fact that its amateur footage. I think thats a compliment of sorts, but I can't put my finger on why these clips are so brilliant.
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 2:51pm

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Solthar- none of them work for me! I was so looking forward to them as well sad Red hawk some of them were pretty good!Especially the gun fihts lol
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 2:54pm

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Yeah, links no worky sad
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 2:58pm

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Nope, just checked. They're working.

Not all of these are streaming videos... So you MIGHT need some patience when you just click on them for the video to actually load. smile
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 3:01pm

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when i click it it says

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 3:03pm

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Sollthar

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Hm, maybe a server problem then. Just wait a while.
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 4:38pm

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Just right click and Save target as to save them to a Quicktime format wink

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Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 5:20pm

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Thanks for sharing this sollthar. They were very entertaining. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 5:22pm

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thanks ben i did that on one of them and it worked so i tried watching them normally by clicking on them and they work

he he biggrin cool stuff, you ever thought about doing any more animation??? biggrin
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 5:24pm

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Rating: +1

I can't say I'm gonna watch any more of these because I got boared after about the first sixty seconds of the first couple of 'em.
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 5:39pm

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Jabooza, are you sure your not just holding a grudge due to last night? smile.
Anyway, they are actually pretty good, i mean not amazing but nevertheless good. The homemade effects were good and blood and things, although the're was no sound effects in some but i like the Animation one.

Good films there though wink

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Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 5:59pm

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B3N wrote:

Jabooza, are you sure your not just holding a grudge due to last night? smile.
Well, it was mostly Darth Penguin that was talking.
I didn't exactly think these were good though. smile
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 6:46pm

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I never went through the making video's thing when I was a child, mainly because my family couldn't afford a camcorder and no one I knew had one (in most cases they couldn't afford them either). I did write alot of scripts though, the first of which was pretty much rip off of the film surf ninjas (heck, i was about 7 and I loved the film). I wrote about 150 pages of it. I also made some very basic cartoons using a painting program on the ye olde atari 520 st, most of which involved some sort of monsters attacking people/a city.
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 9:47pm

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Jabooza Clog Booza wrote:

B3N wrote:

Jabooza, are you sure your not just holding a grudge due to last night? smile.
Well, it was mostly Darth Penguin that was talking.
Yeah right!

Actually, no one will ever know, but I can assure you that when I said "IT'S ALL TARN'S FAULT!!!!!" Just out of the blue, it was Jabooza that hit the enter button. smile
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 10:05pm

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Jabooza wrote:

I can't say I'm gonna watch any more of these because I got boared after about the first sixty seconds of the first couple of 'em.
lol, that made me laugh. Thanks for that. +1 for you my funny friend biggrin


you ever thought about doing any more animation?
I did actually think about doing more animation, since animation was what got me into visual effects. I used to do a lot of traditional 2D animation when I was younger. Always playing with the though of making a 3D animation shortfilm sometime.

I'm sure I will some day. smile
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 11:12pm

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Sollthar wrote:

Jabooza wrote:

I can't say I'm gonna watch any more of these because I got boared after about the first sixty seconds of the first couple of 'em.
lol, that made me laugh. Thanks for that. +1 for you my funny friend biggrin
I remember another day I was talking in the chat with you and asking for good ways to get rate ups and I said I might go and try to be funny but your reply was "please don't." smile
Posted: Thu, 3rd May 2007, 11:13pm

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Well, looks like you had a lucky shot. wink
Posted: Fri, 4th May 2007, 4:14am

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Those were great! It was to bad that they were in german... but it still was great! Pretty funny how you went from those to nightcast... Thanks for posting them Sollthar!
Posted: Fri, 4th May 2007, 11:24am

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It's good to see someone else who went through the Amiga / DPaint / genlock phase of video history. It was so crude and basic looking back but was still revolutionary technology at the time. The simplicity of the animation methods with D Paint has never really been matched in a PC program that I know of.

My early movies were all on cine film (standard 8 and latterly super 8 ) where special effects meant winding back your film to create double exposures or hand drawing on individual frames. I once added laser beams to a space battle by scratching the emulsion off the film and then adding colour with OHP pens.

And now I have Effects Lab Pro...

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Posted: Fri, 4th May 2007, 11:58am

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petet2 wrote:

I once added laser beams to a space battle by scratching the emulsion off the film and then adding colour with OHP pens.
Fantastic! biggrin
Posted: Fri, 4th May 2007, 2:11pm

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I loved them. Xcession is right, they do feel classic. I remember when I was like 13 or 14 I found an old VHS video camera at a yard sale for super cheap. I still have some of the tapes around somewhere with our terrible attempts at filmmaking. Anyways, thanks for sharing. smile
Posted: Sat, 5th May 2007, 2:55am

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Redhawk- What's that song that you use in your promotional video called? I've heard it everywhere, and it really bugs me that I don't know where it's from or what it's called! unsure
Posted: Sat, 5th May 2007, 5:08am

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Heh, great stuff Sollthar. I especially like the animation. It's cool to see where you started and how much better you've gotten. smile

Rogolo - it's from the Requiem For A Dream soundtrack. Not sure of the title of the actual track though.
Posted: Sat, 5th May 2007, 5:51am

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Thanks Sollthar you woke up my nostalgia for past movies.
This is my very first movie we did
Yes way back in 1966 (Phew) time flies!!!
It was shot on an 8mm Ferrania film, nad processed at home with makeshift apparatus. And what about the props heh, a small water pistol an air gun and a pocket knife. Acting is a bit bad too. Any ways just watch it and comment.
Since that time I learnt a lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib8z3qJLN8g
Posted: Sat, 5th May 2007, 4:16pm

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No school like old school Sollthar. Those were great. I particularly liked the breakdancing kick move in "No Second Place 2". biggrin Another thing that amused me were all the peculiar noises people made during the fighting, especially your signature hiss in "No Second Place 2".
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 8:35pm

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All great oldy stuff.....petet2 reminded me of my std8 cine days...sigh
If you wanna look at at a bit of history of my old home town in 1965
have a peep at this.....

http://www.davlin-studio.co.uk/music_to_my_years.wmv


This was purely for family but its there if you wanna look.

old Dav
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 8:58pm

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what froghtens me is, that I can not make films in this quality of the shots (of course, I got a "better" camera, but thatÄ's not the point...)


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Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 9:01pm

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Hehe. Those are good. Definitly not your best, but good. I can see it now "Sollther: His first steps of movie making". Awesome. They were worthwhile.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Jun 2007, 7:50pm

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I love Crappy videos biggrin !!