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Guardian Angel Studios Presents Superboy

Posted: Thu, 16th Aug 2007, 10:40pm

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Hi, Biblmac here. I have come a long way from the last time I was on this thread though I never gave up on this. I am still working on it. Still in preporduction, seeing as I had a couple bumps in the road. I am now back on track. I have come a long way since the last time I posted on here. I am not nearly as clueless. Thank you to everyone who has helped me. I hope that I continue to learn through this website. Thank you.



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I am in the preproduction stage
I am writing a script now.
I have one cast member, Superboy and a couple maybes.
I have some one to do 3d animation.

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Posted: Fri, 17th Aug 2007, 10:51am

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I think you could perhaps do it in photoshop- i'm not sure- check out some tutorials on the web.

Or, alternatively, and infinately more fun-make it miniature! All you'd need to do is make the base of a landscape in the foreground out of a few sheets of white polystyrene- glue ome sand and paint it to look liek mud- then cover it in static grass- then add a few scale trees. Combining this with a matte painting or green screening the background such as mountains or skies you have a nice little surface for the crash.

Then all you would have to do is keep your cam on a tripod- film the surface in the neutral position- i.e not destroyed. Then still keeping it on the tripod (You might want to stop recording- it hlps to have a remote to stop shaking th camera as you press the off button) you begin to dig out the crash zone for your ship- paint it and flock it with various materials- add shrapnel and perhaps scorch marks and there you go!

That's just my brief suggestion- you could always PM me if you want more detailed accoutn and i'll get back to you when i've got time! biggrin

Good luck with the project,
Sam.

P.S Try googling some model railway websites- or miniature tabletop games to see some scenic boards and tutorials!
Posted: Fri, 17th Aug 2007, 12:40pm

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You can try doing it in CG. If you don't know how, then I can do it for you if you have a locked off camera.
Posted: Fri, 17th Aug 2007, 7:01pm

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Hi guys I am not so smart when it comes to some of this stuff so can you explain what locked off camera is and, pming.
Posted: Fri, 17th Aug 2007, 7:42pm

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Biblmac wrote:

Hi guys I am not so smart when it comes to some of this stuff so can you explain what locked off camera is and, pming.
Well, I could tell you that PMing means "Private Messaging". You click on a member's profile, and send that member a message...
Posted: Fri, 17th Aug 2007, 10:57pm

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wow I am dumb I already new how to pm just didn't know the name of it.
Posted: Fri, 17th Aug 2007, 11:16pm

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edited.

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Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 12:34am

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Nice!!
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 1:57am

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A lock off camera is when the camera dosen't move.
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 2:41am

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Biblmac, edit your thread's original post and include the image, and I'll edit mine so that the image isn't there.

Use this code:

[img]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5696/supervw0.jpg[/img]


This way, you have a cool banner to draw people in (as I'd sugested a few threads ago) and my post will show up blank so there's no evidence I just put it up five posts later.

I'd also suggest using the bullets and list code on your original thing to leave open spaces for "Tech Specs" where you can put what camera/aspect/framrate you're shooting in, or "Production Status" which will say at what level of completion you're at. Another cool thing to have would be "Questions" where you can make a list (using the open-bracket list= close-bracket code) of questions you have, and you can edit your post to color the answered ones green and the unanswered ones red.

These are all, of course, mere suggestions, and you're not in any way obligated to do this. I just think it would be cool.[/list]
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 4:11pm

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The Atom bros. way of doing it:

1. Create your text.
2. right click the text layer and select 'Create work path'.
3. Make a selection from the work path.
4. Add a gradient(a soft one works best).
5. start using the eraser tool with grunge brushes.
5. Add an outer glow(gray works best).

Of course, you guys know I'm:

Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 4:46pm

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I reckon you should get digging!
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 4:59pm

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Thanks everyone.
Posted: Sat, 18th Aug 2007, 7:12pm

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Fill wrote:

The Atom bros. way of doing it....
Similar, but not that close. Try tweaking layer style, flattening a style against another, and then going in with the eraser. And a low-distance, high-size, medium-spread drop shadow instead of glow. biggrin
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 3:15am

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Bye the way how do you make those banners.
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 3:26am

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Not to be an ass, but are you serious? Myself and Fill just said how to. We both used Photoshop, or a similar program like the GIMP. Google both to find out what they do and how they do it.
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 4:12am

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Well to tell you the truth i got lost so o well.
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 5:16am

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The 'rainbowy' look of the Superboy title is god-awful. Something more 'Superman Returns' or 'Smallville'-esque (both great fonts/title uses) would be far more suitable. I'd make an example one for you, but likely you'd just use it and forget how I said to make your own. smile
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 5:51am

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Again, underlining and making big unimportant text isn't the best idea. Either write it in a simple paragraph under the update heading, or include it in a list using the list tag. Just a suggestion. I'm working on something for you right now if you want it, just give me a sec...
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 7:56pm

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Thanks
Posted: Mon, 3rd Sep 2007, 11:49pm

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Hi guys I was just curious if any of you know how to do a scene like the one in this short clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-DyqG90bMA
When superman catches the car or when he flies with it? Thanks.
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 12:03am

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Years and millions of dollars worth of computer-generated digital doubles.
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 12:59am

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If you have a bit of experince with 3D programs you could do that shot of superman catching the car, it would take some work but all you would need is a greenscreen and, like I said, ltos of experience with 3D programs like Blender. The shot of super man flying with the car in his hand would be a bit harder.
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 1:38am

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Thanks guys. I will keep that into consideration.
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 2:09am

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Why do you have to film 3 hours away? It must be a really important location...
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 2:23am

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When did I say anything about the location.
Posted: Sat, 29th Sep 2007, 3:16pm

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Hi I am back again with another question. I have been thinking about shooting a bank robbery, and didn't know how to do that other than go ask the manager and then go to the police or something like that but I am not sure what to do, and I don't want to get arrested or any thing of the such. So if anyone has done this before or think they know how please let me know.
Posted: Sun, 30th Sep 2007, 3:49am

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Hey guys is anyone viewing this? or am I just talking to nobody, I am sorry if I did anything to upset anyone, if i did let me know how I can fix it. and again I am sorry but does anyone know about the question I asked earlier.
Posted: Sun, 30th Sep 2007, 3:54am

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u could take pictures then green screen them. but u don't have composit lab, that's too bad. u'll have to find a place that kinda look like a bank and film in it.
Posted: Sun, 30th Sep 2007, 6:20am

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or dress some place up to look like a bank
Posted: Sun, 30th Sep 2007, 2:39pm

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Thanks for the help i will probalby try to find a place in my town that used to be a bank or something, or buy composite lab pro and have some fun with that.
Posted: Mon, 1st Oct 2007, 3:37am

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Hi I have made an intro for Guardian Angel Studios for Superboy and wanted to know what you guys thought about it, it is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6BsSRSzAX8 Thanks.
Posted: Fri, 12th Oct 2007, 11:37pm

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Hi I am back. I was wondering what you guys thought about the difference in Premiere Elements and Sony Vegas. Is there a significant difference in the title quality.
Posted: Sat, 13th Oct 2007, 1:14am

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Premiere's titler used to be absolutely superior to Vegas, but now that Vegas 8 came out, Sony integrated a new titler that is FAR better then the original one.


So basically, I'd say they're neck in neck, titler wise.
Posted: Sat, 13th Oct 2007, 3:33am

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Thanks that is all i needed to know I thank you very much, but if anyone else has another opinion let me know please. biggrin
Posted: Sat, 13th Oct 2007, 6:28pm

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Now I found this website: http://www.videocopilot.net/products.html and wanted to know if there are any products out there that you can get this kind of thing for that is compatible for a windows product. Becuase I don't think you can get final cut pro for windows, correct me if I am wrong.

Thank you.
Posted: Sun, 14th Oct 2007, 1:53am

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Final Cut Studio and Express are exclusively on Mac. And the products on videocopilot I'm ALMOST certain that they work with Adobe After Effects which is available for Windows.

Since AE is very expensive check out this site: http://www.academicsuperstore.com/?sourcecode=lcg&promocode=0D020027&gclid=CK7w2pHigo8CFQSOggod63Tv3g

You might be eligible for a student discount.
Posted: Sun, 14th Oct 2007, 6:44pm

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Thank you Fresh Mentos. I thank you very much. I was eligeble. By the way does anyone know anything about Bluff Titler, I thought It was kool. I have the demo and am wondering if it is worth the money. And if there is a way to pay for it in USD instead.
Posted: Thu, 18th Oct 2007, 3:27am

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Hi again. Since I couldn't get anything from my last post so I thought I would move on, but if anyone decides that they want to say anything about the bluff titler I am still interested.

But now for my new topic: I was wondering if anyone know where I can get some custom tailored costumes. I looked all over google and couldn't find what I am looking for. I was looking for someone to make a custom Superboy costume made of spandex. I used to go to www.costumesandprops.com but for some unknown reason the website is down (and I do know that the link doesn't work). If anyone knows anything of the sort I would love to know. Thank you all. biggrin
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 4:42pm

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I ran into the same problem with my costumes for my film at first. I would start by getting the pattern that you need for the costume or something really close as a starting point for the person that will be making it. In my area I just went to Walmart to find my patterns.

Then you can tell the person that is doing the pattern how to modify it. As far as finding someone to do it, well you can sometimes find free newspapers in your area that will let you put out free classified adds. On another note you can visit all the material stores in town and tell them what your doing and ask if they can recommend somebody for you.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 6:12pm

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Thank you Judiar. I have found out everything on this topic I need for now, but if anyone else has some helpful hints or something of the sort that would help. Thank you again Judiar and thank you everyone who has helped me so far.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 6:21pm

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No prob and good luck if you get some time I hope you'll check out my own film you can look at the cast page and see how are costumes turn out they were all made from scratch.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 8:05pm

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I just saw your stills and the costumes looked cool. The one redish orangesh cloak looked awesome. I thought that was kool. I also thought that the ninja like costume looked awesome. Almost like a real ninja.

By the way everyone, I was wondering about which verison of the Superman costume to use on my actor.

1940s black 's': http://www.rincondelvago.com/informacion/superman/img/1941_Superman.jpg
1950-1990s: http://www.supermantv.net/georgereeveswallpaper/images/desktop-superman.jpg
http://www.supermanimagery.com/images/Fortress/S1-2.jpg
2000-2007 (darker colors): http://www.supermantv.net/images/lois-clark/dean-cain.jpg
http://www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com/news/images/0503/new%20superman.jpg
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 11:29pm

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ben3308 wrote:

Biblmac, edit your thread's original post and include the image, and I'll edit mine so that the image isn't there.

Use this code:

[img]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5696/supervw0.jpg[/img]


This way, you have a cool banner to draw people in (as I'd sugested a few threads ago) and my post will show up blank so there's no evidence I just put it up five posts later.

I'd also suggest using the bullets and list code on your original thing to leave open spaces for "Tech Specs" where you can put what camera/aspect/framrate you're shooting in, or "Production Status" which will say at what level of completion you're at. Another cool thing to have would be "Questions" where you can make a list (using the open-bracket list= close-bracket code) of questions you have, and you can edit your post to color the answered ones green and the unanswered ones red.

These are all, of course, mere suggestions, and you're not in any way obligated to do this. I just think it would be cool.[/list]
How did u do that. It looked like they faded. I saw that video it was awesome.