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Darkside Rising Trailer 2

Posted: Fri, 24th Aug 2007, 10:21am

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CyberLeech205

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This is the 'Revised' version of the Darkside Rising trailer. Hope that you think it's better than the first release. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

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Posted: Fri, 24th Aug 2007, 10:54am

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Yep I think it is pretty good but the video quality isn't so good, but that really doesn't matter. Oh and when the 4 people run at each other, the small person with a lightsaber, as he ran at the other 2 you could see the lightsaber trailing like a meter behind him.. looked sort of weird. But overall looked better than the other one.

I just want to ask, what did you use as lightsabers?
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Posted: Fri, 24th Aug 2007, 6:33pm

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The video quality is low due to website, harddisk, and posting space. Also, d/l faster for viewers.

The lightsabers used were props that we made. Using the 'sink drain pipe system', we screwed some different pipes and couplings together. Then, using 3/4" round by 36" long wooden dowels, inserted them into the handmade hilts. Painted them flouresence colors and went swinging away...lol...But, one of the hilts is actually a high quality replica that I purchased from 'buystarwarsstuff.com' for a pretty penny. It's known as the 'Echelon Model'. But instead of using the polycarbonite blade it comes with, I used the same wooden dowel size that fits perfect.

As far as the lightsaber blur effect, (if you read the first postings on the original trailer), I decided to do that on purpose to be different. biggrin

If you check out 'myspace.com/cyberleech205' profile pics, you'll see the construction photos of the sabers we built. wink
Posted: Fri, 24th Aug 2007, 6:49pm

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The only good thing about it was the lightsaber "glow" effect (and not their roto work.) I guess the music was also better than the original trailer's was but it still doesn't sound like it belongs in a trailer.
Posted: Fri, 24th Aug 2007, 7:01pm

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oh yeah, and before anyone comments on the saber colors, we used all different oranges, reds, and some yellows for Sith blades.(of course there's a reason for it)
Posted: Sat, 25th Aug 2007, 3:22am

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Well, it was certainly an improvement from your first one, as there was actual dialogue to it. However, the dialogue was a bit mediocre; it sounds like it's in a wind tunnel. But, that's because of your camcorder, which is something that you cannot currently fix.

The only complaint that I have about this trailer is that the saber trails were again too long (when the kid runs toward the Dark Jedi... or Sith Lord). You should really consider undoing that in the final product.

Otherwise, it was okay.
Posted: Sat, 25th Aug 2007, 12:19pm

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kingofbladeslv wrote:

Well, it was certainly an improvement from your first one, as there was actual dialogue to it.
Thanks.


kingofbladeslv wrote:

However, the dialogue was a bit mediocre; it sounds like it's in a wind tunnel. But, that's because of your camcorder, which is something that you cannot currently fix.
The sound is recorded at home on a cheap($10) microphone plugged in to my computer. Then using Magix Music Maker 11, I edit the 'empty room' and use noise filters to clean it up.(still learning how to make good sound quality) All voices and sound fx go through this process. So yeah, it's definately not as clear or as beautiful as I want it to be. But with a handful of actors and lots of acting parts, I need to add some bass and other effects so it doesn't appear to be that everyone has the same voice.

kingofbladeslv wrote:

The only complaint that I have about this trailer is that the saber trails were again too long (when the kid runs toward the Dark Jedi... or Sith Lord). You should really consider undoing that in the final product.
The 'kid', is actually my 30 year old wife...lol...everyone thinks she is a kid in this movie. And some, mistake my son, who is in the earlier shots, for her..lol... maybe because their robes are the same color..<shrug>
It wouldn't make sense to undo that shot when there are other shots with similar saber trails. It's just the way I chose to exaggerate the light saber movements. I know a lot of people don't like it, but just doing something different.
Thanks for you time to let me know what you thought.
Posted: Sat, 25th Aug 2007, 2:12pm

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CyberLeech205 wrote:

The 'kid', is actually my 30 year old wife...
Ah... redface

I really appologize about making that mistake.
Posted: Sat, 25th Aug 2007, 11:26pm

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kingofbladeslv wrote:


Ah... redface
I really appologize about making that mistake.
Na man....It's cool. I was just making a statement in general.smile
Because really, it is funny. But I appreciate your apology.
Posted: Sun, 26th Aug 2007, 2:15am

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See i'm smart, i said "Small Person" instead of saying "kid" haha razz
good improvement though smile
Posted: Mon, 27th Aug 2007, 12:34am

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pretty cool
Posted: Mon, 27th Aug 2007, 10:49am

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Movie maker 2 wrote:

pretty cool
Thank you.
Posted: Wed, 5th Sep 2007, 11:50pm

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The saber sounds were great! The fight choreography was better than I expected. I would have liked to see a "hand-held" camera after she is sitting in bed having just awoken from her dream.

Overall a bit confusing-but OK.
Posted: Thu, 6th Sep 2007, 12:50am

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drspin98 wrote:

The saber sounds were great! The fight choreography was better than I expected. I would have liked to see a "hand-held" camera after she is sitting in bed having just awoken from her dream.

Overall a bit confusing-but OK.
Thank you for your time.
Some of the saber sounds were d/l from the sound section here. Other saber sounds from different sources over the net.

I was thinking the same about some of the shots, but wasn't sure if I could keep it steady enough. Thought about building a 'grip' to hold the camera steady, but I didn't. We just went with the tripod approach.

I know it's a bit confusing, due to some dialouge not yet added and what not....but it's definatlely coming along.

Thanks again for your notice and comments.