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Should I do it? Halo 3 combat remake.

Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 6:58am

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Ok, This video is....insaine>>>http://youtube.com/watch?v=AfL4AD0WR6c

You are all probably saying. No man, you can't remake that or anything close its not gonna happen.

I am not going to TOTALLY remake it, but do something close.

I am going to make me and my friend (we are youg so..it may look funny im 15 hes 14. and we are going to be rushing toward the pelican to pick us up). I have all of the overlays I need. I can do everything in that video except for the brutes (Alien monsters) and actualyl driving the warthog. Should I do it? Would you guys like to see me make a remake? PLease post some comments and what-not here!
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 8:03am

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No reason not to, really, if you're wanting to do an effects test. If you want to do it, then do it! smile

Do you have the Halo costumes, or can you build them? If so, the ages of you and your friend won't matter as you won't be able to see your faces.
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 8:34am

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well thats the thing. Obviously were not spending 500 dollars to have fun (costume) adn even if they were 20 bucks, hes too cheap). So we were thinking something between the lines of camo and paintball masks. Were not sure wat to do with airsoft guns because they have that ugly orange tip. But I will figure it out.

Any tips?
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 10:54am

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Why make a remake though? That clip is brilliant yes- bt if you remake it it'll just be the same- if i was you i'd invent my own short based around Halo. That'd be much cooler!
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 11:32am

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I agree with Scribble. And if you can't get something that looks like the official Halo armour, then why make it Halo at all? Be better to do an original sci-fi-marines-in-space actioner, so that you can use what you have to best effect.

That's what I'd do, anyway. smile
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 1:47pm

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I say take on Neill Blomkamp's version and make you're own trailer biggrin
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 4:20pm

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What access or skills do you have in 3D? I would love to see like massive urban battle of the marines vs those aliens! rather than little skirmishes! Would be wicked!

If you're making it original- check out this site for tips on sci fi armour:

www.indymogul.com
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 4:32pm

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ok ok ok. How bout...hm.

I said I was not remaking it entirely ,but something halo related. Good enough?


dad = really important person.....aliens come and attack. Dad sends transport for his family?
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 4:39pm

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It depends- Like Tarn said- it'd be pointless making a Halo related movie...well without anything halo related in it- Unless of course you endlessly repeated halo related lexis- which, obviously would make you film rather dull.

I'm all for a cool sci-fi combat ...thing- i just think that if you're going to do it- it's worth doing it right.
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 5:49pm

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yea thats true.
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 6:36pm

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I agree with making it more original. If it was, you could incorporate your age and explain it. For the airsoft guns, just stick a piece of duct tape over the tip. Just make sure everyone knows that your filming and they're not real guns. smile
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 8:51pm

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You mean black electric tape. Or whats best is spray paint it and then later just take a knife and chip the paint off, works really well.
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 9:39pm

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electric tape it is. I think we will be filming tomorrow. Any words of advice? I was gonna go with the (not horrible) but a tab bit shaky filming. more action looking
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 10:13pm

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Well. I'm sure you know already, but just don't improve the dialogue. Know what your doing before the camera hits record. Basic stuff.
Posted: Tue, 4th Sep 2007, 10:30pm

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Yeah a great example of how improvised diolog can turn an ok movie in to crap was my Indiana Jones movie, first serious movie, but we didnt worry about a script.

Also something I have just gotten into and it makes each scene look so good is LIGHTING if you dont do it start, it may be kind of a hassle but not cutting corners is what make films, good films.
Posted: Wed, 5th Sep 2007, 12:42am

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evil Of course I go back into filming during the school year. This stinks! I never knew recruiting would be so hard.
Posted: Wed, 5th Sep 2007, 12:54am

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Nah, with the schoolyear you know everyone isn't on vacations and stuff. You just do all the preproduction during the week and film on weekends or after school.
Posted: Wed, 5th Sep 2007, 1:36am

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RebornProductions wrote:

Yeah a great example of how improvised diolog can turn an ok movie in to crap was my Indiana Jones movie, first serious movie, but we didnt worry about a script.
please please please make my youth group listen, they are all for an improvised script!!!
Posted: Wed, 5th Sep 2007, 2:00am

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Make them watch this and they should be all over the idea of having a script.

Frosty G wrote:

Nah, with the schoolyear you know everyone isn't on vacations and stuff. You just do all the preproduction during the week and film on weekends or after school.
Yeah I only got 2 whole days of filming this entire summer and now we start filming our first "good" movie in december, I hope...
Posted: Wed, 5th Sep 2007, 5:16am

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I've found, as the years have passed, that a structured goal or film-oriented task set out at the beginning of summer not only greatly helps you get things done, but is loads of fun and a great feeling of accomplishment once you've been through it all.

For instance, nearly 80% of any of our shooting is done during the school year because.....well....it just ends up that way. Why? Because as much as you want it not to be, filmmaking is work, and for however fun the end result may be- you likely, subconsciously, are avoiding it on purpose because of that. What we've learned, is that by signing up and committing to things (like the 24-Hour and 48-Hour races) during the summer, as opposed to a class/workshop or just saying "we'll make lots of movies this summer" immediately sets an accomplishable and anticipated goal. And, really, that's the motivation most people need.

And what do we have to show for it? Through those things, we were motivated to begin some sort of feature-length (or close) product. And although it wasn't until mid-July when plans were finally being made, by the end of August I'm really surprised by what we've accomplished:

Our biggest project yet.
A great and expansive script.
Our largest and greatest cast.
Great locations that we never would have had the balls to go after before.

But most of all, we've had lots of fun with it and are collaborating with new people and ideas and such. And yeah, school has started, but it by no means slows you down that much.

All school, at least to me, does is prioritize your filmmaking. It gives you 5 days to schedule and plan, and then (like a 24/48-Hour race...which is what we always like to treat the weekends like) you're given 2 good days to get down to shooting business. It generally keeps us wary of time and ontask, and generally we get better work because of it- even with less time than summer.

So, don't fret! Things should go your way as long as you work and plan hard enough and make sure school stuff is out of the way.
Posted: Thu, 6th Sep 2007, 7:21pm

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heres an idea for cheap costumes.http://www.hlfallout.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=60746
if you can figure out how to make them that is
Posted: Thu, 6th Sep 2007, 8:59pm

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Wow he made the for... halloween... nerd.

I can see making something like that for a movie but for... halloween.

If you do this make sure you modify it and make it cooler and more original.
Posted: Fri, 7th Sep 2007, 1:36am

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Holy crap. If I saw that on Halloween...I'd give him my wallet.
Posted: Fri, 7th Sep 2007, 1:56am

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Just a couple of points:

One is that the characters in the Halo clip aren't wearing the Master Chief Armor, the helmets for a start are totally different.

Secondly is that I don't see why you'd want to try and remake something so new. Can I condone out and out lack of originality? No. Use the piece as inspiration for Halo themed effects tests by all means, but let's see something new and interesting.

-Hybrid.