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Crash Landing

Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 3:55pm

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Hajiku_Flip

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Hey guys. This is just a short me and my friend made one day in about an hour. Just making it all up on the spot. It actually turned out pretty good! I'd love to see your comments, so if you saw the movie, post em' up!

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Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 4:01pm

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I really enjoyed this clip, good job! seriously.


Solid use of effects, though the sabre was a bit choppy.

Oh, what did you use to make the 3d ship in the begining? And was it hard to accomplish? not possible to have been KermZ stills......right?


good work hajiku_flip! and 17 megs originally! look at the quality at 5mb, man, pretty much no difiference.


heh
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Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 4:08pm

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Yeah the saber was a little weird in some of the final scenes. The thing was, we were about to leave to go up to michigan for the weekend, but I needed a saber blade, so we made this one out of really heavy plastic stuff, and the sword was about 5 pounds heavy. That = REALLY hard to swing. Also, it was grey, so trying to find grey on a dark green background lead to guesswork confused We went back and refilmed alot of stuff, and added some new sound effects (I.E. the lightsaber force pickup). But by the time it was done, I had already given the old version to Cypher for while, and decided to stick with it. The ships were all Kermz ships. If you look at the shot with the ship crashing, you'll see it go behind some tree's and over other's before it hits the ground. I thought that was a nice little detail. razz But overall I didn't think it turned out too bad for an hour's work. Yeah, the compression didn't hurt to much at all. We lost about half the frame-rate but thats still managable. Thanks again to Cypher for hosting!
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 4:30pm

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Your movie was awesome! biggrin The ship effects were good, and they prove that AlamDV can do some 3d looking work. A couple of the sound effects were off, but overall a very well done movie.
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 4:30pm

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yeah! good work! how did u do the lightsaber flying?! u know when he is usng the force! Great work!
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 4:32pm

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really? man, how many stills does he have? cuz the first ship looked REALLY solid coming done.
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 4:40pm

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that is a plugin animation i think, he have a couple of them.. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 4:41pm

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The first shot, with the ship coming down and swooping in, is an animation. The other shot is a complete still. Then I just added some smoke behind them to give the engine failure look. The lightsaber throw was pretty simple. I cut off the edge of the saber from the screen, and had someone hold it. Give it a little shake and rise. Then cut to him off screen throwing it to me. Once you combine them, I think it gives a great look. Thank's for the comments, keep em' comming razz
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 4:48pm

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yeah, i thought u did so. biggrin that is the eaiest way!
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 4:52pm

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hey, that guy thats die in the end must be relly weak!
it is like this thin--> | biggrin
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 4:54pm

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Hajiku_Flip

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Hey! He has Osteoperosis lol
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 7:06pm

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Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 7:28pm

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WOW, very good use of the plugin!!! Kermz must be very proud... smile

Good job!
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 8:18pm

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I cant get it to load, what codec do I need to play it??
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 8:46pm

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Hajiku_Flip

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Cypher was the one who compressed it, and he used Sorenson 3. It should come with Quicktime 4, or anything higher. If not, definetly quicktime 5 - cool
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 10:10pm

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lol.. that guy that comes looks reaaal dangures lol
anyways...
It's a pretty normal first movie, or secon, or third, or fifth... well... but it's very good for first time... some nice shots. razz
Posted: Mon, 10th Jun 2002, 11:34pm

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What did you use for the ship after it had crashed, and the guy stood up? It didn't look like a plugin.
Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 12:56am

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Nope, it was a plugin biggrin It was a view as if you were sort of looking down, and I took it, stuck it halfway in the grass, and used the mask that sorda faded away, to avoid a straight line from where the effect starts/ends. I thought it turned out REALLY good - cool
Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 2:35am

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It did. It looked like a real ship, and I just thought you made a really good prop or something
Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 4:51pm

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this is MORE than a light sabre movie, it is great, i especially like the bit where ther lightsabre flies to his hands, very well done, i am impressed...
Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 5:07pm

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I'd like to thank everyone who voted/posted their comments, although I wish more people did so. Your comments on why you thought the movie sucked/ruled help me figure out what to do different next time. Like I said, this is far from my best work, so I definetly see the problems, but maybe there's something I missed and thought was good, that you didnt. Tell me why. Thanks again to the people who commented, and I'm glad you liked it! Look for more movies to be posted soon, I'm hoping to get about 1 every week or so. razz
Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 5:19pm

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what u need is costumes, maybe u can get them from a local fancy dress store, or from a toy shop (maybe to get some props for costume) u need to look around for things that will be useful, and then put them in your film, to give it more atmosphere...
Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 5:29pm

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Yeah, just put on some sort of a cloak or robe over your regular clothes and it should look fine. And also make the ending a little more realistic. (Although I have to admit it was funny to see a guy get knocked out by a branch!)
Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 5:34pm

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lol yeah. None of it was meant to be taking too seriously biggrin . Like I said, we went out in about an hour and made it all up. The hoody/jeans combo did look weird, but we used it anyhow. Costumes would be a definite ++
Posted: Tue, 11th Jun 2002, 9:24pm

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Well, now that many a' people have gotten a chance to see the movie, I was wondering if you guys woud like to see an add-on to it. Maybe, redo most of the ending and things, and continue on from there. Would you be interested in seeing it? oink
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 1:07am

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Sure, that would be cool, maybe have the end battle a little longer, and of course wear costumes.
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 2:58am

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Dude, the ships are cool, but your lasers need a lot of work. Use the ship laser. It lloks very good. Also use the phaser muzzle flash or a lens flare on the end of the gun.


I'll be throwing up a movie real soon that has an opening scene in a vietnam battle. Tracer bullets everywhere! And explosions! And a real looking gun and uniform! Exclamation Point!
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 3:07am

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whoa. eek lots of four stars. No offense to Mr. Flip, but aren't you guys voting just a little high?

Oh, and I accidentally voted 4 when I meant to vote 3. Poop. Haiku_Flip, when you see that four, just remember it's a false happy feeling, like what you get when you eat lots of sugar.


Good movie. 3 stars is a good rating. That's my rationale.
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 3:31am

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Thanks for the sarcastic comments Sidewinder, they really helped alot. I love how you go out of your way to piss people off, while still maintaining the thought that "Metal Gear Redux" is the best movie of all time neutral
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 3:34am

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Bah, logged on on a friends computer that was guest. Just wanted you to know that was me. Thanks agan SW, whata sport. rolleyes
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 2:28pm

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got to agree - v.good effort for first attempt, keep it going.
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 3:38pm

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What settings do you use when your are compressing your movies? I know you use sorenson video 3 and QDesign music. When i use these compressers the sound is horrible cry

Great movie ....... keep up the good work biggrin
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 4:08pm

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I'll be throwing up a movie real soon that has an opening scene in a vietnam battle.
MAN OHH MAN! Sidewinder!.. i can't wait!

There's 3 type of movies i love! WW2/vietnam, Hong kong and gangster movies!!!!
can't wait biggrin
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 4:17pm

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I liked this film, by the way, which one were u or were u behind the camera rolleyes
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 4:29pm

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sidewinder - sounds cool...

hajiku_flip - keep up the good work, look forward to seeign new films from you...
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 6:24pm

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I'm not sure of all the compression statistics. I had it perfect quality when I sent it to cypher because I didnt like how it looked when it was compressed. He compressed it anyhow, and it doesn't look too bad actually. The sound is off for some things (explosion) and there was a loss of framerate, but other then that , it was a good job. The original was 17mb and he got it down to 5. razz Something new should be up by the end of the weekend, and it shouldn't be so half-assed lol Thanks again to everyone and their support !
Posted: Wed, 12th Jun 2002, 6:49pm

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yeah, u have to sacrifice the quality a bit, so that it is small enough for people like me (people with crappy 56k modems) can d/l it easily smile smile smile
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 4:00am

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Looks good!! I have only one complaint/suggestion. 1st off what NLE(editor) are you using? I seem to be seeing a black matte line around the lasers.

I resently got my hands on Premiere(finally) and did the chroma key method for my effects(Exporting ALAMDV2 FX to black background). It looks like that is what you did also. I tried all the transpancy options and only one ever looked right with minimal matte lines. I used the plain old Screen Matte as its called in Premier and that worked fine. I think that will help the the look of the lasers.

All else aside it is a bang up job cool Especially for a 1st attempt. Keep up the good work. I can't wait to see more from you guys biggrin

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Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 4:10am

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Thanks for the support! I'm using premiere. The whole point of that video was actually to test lasers. They are pretty grubby now, but in my re-edited version of the video, they look pretty good. I added some laser muzzle flashes and the like. All the lasers were done with AlamDV alone, no other effects were applied. Also, sidewinder said something about using the ship lasers for the gun, and that is what I used. They just turned out really weird. If you guys are intereted, I'll repost the video with the touchups.
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 5:19am

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A solid piece with nice action. Steady camerawork. Too often this is overlooked. Good setup as well. Hope to see some longer stuff from you soon. Payce.
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 2:21pm

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nice, simple, shooting and editing. good short story line. but if you really want to make money, how about getting the harry potter kid to do stunt work for the next movie? he's a dead ringer, seriously do a potter spoof, you've got the talent. rolleyes
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 2:29pm

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no - don't do harry potter, harry potter IS EVIL!!!
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 3:49pm

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YetiX, I'm not sure about you or anyone else on this forum, but I sure don't have the talent to make movies that will sell for money! Of course, that may just be my editing program (Studio 7, which has no chroma key cry )
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 3:56pm

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i am sure anyone on this community, given the cash, could make a great money-making film...
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 4:09pm

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I've made money off many films. Most of it was from skate videos selling them to the skatepark and other things. As far as fan films, I've sold some stuff to people at school, but not much.
Posted: Fri, 14th Jun 2002, 1:56am

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Lloyd66 for your guide Studio 7 does have ChromaKey. Can I suggest you upgrade Hollywood eeffectts to the ProVersion and one of the plugins included is ChromaKey. (amongst others). The Hollywood Pro is very powerful and cheap as chips.
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Hey thanks! biggrin Is it a good quality chroma key?
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Studio 7... Do u mean Pinacle Studio 7...? rolleyes
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Yeah, Studio 7 is Pinnacle Studio 7. And BDOG, does upgrading to Hollywood FX Copper give you the chroma key? I think it does but I'm not sure.
Posted: Thu, 20th Jun 2002, 11:49pm

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This movie is very cool but the plane and the bad guy kinda is stupid. KG
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jun 2002, 10:57am

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I like it,
Impressive start, good sound with the ships.
costume's would have been nice.

Harry potter meets Starwars lol
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 3:25am

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argh that blew loads of dough.
change the name to:
"Attack of the wanna-be skaters who get picked on at school".
Posted: Mon, 10th Feb 2003, 12:27am

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The sound effect were good as was the editing.
Posted: Tue, 11th Mar 2003, 4:55pm

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biggrin Wow that was cool. I know that may not seem like much but I wish I could make movies half that cool. did you do all thoes special effects with this program? could you give me some tips if you have time? And the cool thing is that your just a kid I would have thought some 20 year old guy would have done that. Im almost 18 and I would love to make movies like that. crazy Ps I have Premiere and can use 3d max if I need to.
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I guess I wasn't loged in before. now you can reply if you want to. I would appreciate very much thanks!