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Star Trek: The Composite Tests

Posted: Tue, 19th Aug 2008, 3:38pm

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PLEASE RATE AND COMMENT.. THX FOR WATCHING

This is a movie about me basically just walking around the Enterprise and exploring. The purpose of this movie was to create a virtual set and composite myself into it. I am happy with the results although I know that I made some mistakes during my green screen filming.

All of the interior ship scenes were created using still photos which I added lights, animated computer panels, flashing buttons, and animated doors to which took alot of work and I am the most pleased with that.

The explosion scene could have been better but it was a quick render to finish the movie and get it out here for review.

I want to make a Star Trek fan film and I have judging from this movie, I think I have the skills to do it but right now I lack any actors willing to participate so it is on hold until I can find someone besides me to star in it. lol


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Posted: Wed, 20th Aug 2008, 9:15pm

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I liked the large still that advertised the movie... that got me in. I liked the idea of the movie. Great virtual set. I liked the ending. Now the virtual set needs a good use. Either some good comedy or good story line to utilise it. Well done.
Posted: Wed, 20th Aug 2008, 9:28pm

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These tests are good for the most part. The animations all seem to run smoothly and the compositing itself was done verywell. But being made from still images there is no real depth to the sets (in most of the shots here), when you make your fan-film(s) try adding in some artificial shadow.

cottonproductions wrote:

The explosion scene could have been better but it was a quick render to finish the movie and get it out here for review.
Never a good idea, always take the time and put effort into your work- especially when you looking for a good review... Obviously there is nothing to the explosion, and is very anit-climatic to this movie (even if it is just a test).

I'll give the movie a 2/5 stars.

A. Because it's just a test
B. The intro is a minute long
C. A little more effort
Posted: Wed, 20th Aug 2008, 10:58pm

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All good comments from silverdragon7. I wonder if Vision Lab would be capable of creating the depth silverdragon7 suggests?
Posted: Thu, 21st Aug 2008, 12:05am

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Hey thx Nightman. I think I can pull of the shadows on my next go around. You are right, I need a story now to utilize the sets but my main problem is a lack if actors so I am working on that.
Posted: Thu, 21st Aug 2008, 12:17am

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Lack of actors! Thants why I use Robots Ha Ha
Posted: Thu, 21st Aug 2008, 1:51pm

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NightMan wrote:

All good comments from silverdragon7. I wonder if Vision Lab would be capable of creating the depth silverdragon7 suggests?
Very possible yes.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Aug 2008, 11:37pm

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Nice job. Pretty amusing, though the opening credits dragged on. The backgrounds were a little strange looking, but the transporter effect was good. Keep up the work, I wish you the best for your fanfilms.
Posted: Tue, 26th Aug 2008, 2:50pm

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cottonproductions wrote:

Hey thx Nightman. I think I can pull of the shadows on my next go around. You are right, I need a story now to utilize the sets but my main problem is a lack if actors so I am working on that.
If a lack of actors is a problem, why not make it a horror-inspired short film in which you wake up as the only person on the Enterprise, and you have to figure out what happened to everyone else? smile

This was quite fun - the doors were particularly effective.
Posted: Wed, 27th Aug 2008, 11:04am

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Tarn wrote:

cottonproductions wrote:

Hey thx Nightman. I think I can pull of the shadows on my next go around. You are right, I need a story now to utilize the sets but my main problem is a lack if actors so I am working on that.
If a lack of actors is a problem, why not make it a horror-inspired short film in which you wake up as the only person on the Enterprise, and you have to figure out what happened to everyone else? smile

This was quite fun - the doors were particularly effective.
Thanks Tarn! I had thought about the idea of finding myself alone on the Enterprise and I will probably end up doing that for my first Star Trek fan film.
Posted: Thu, 28th Aug 2008, 2:42pm

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Wow, I thought the compositing was really well done. I wish the quality could have been a little better than YouTube to really judge it, but from what I saw it was great. Every once in a while the lighting would off, your subject would have very different lighting than the background. Other than that, keep it up!
Posted: Thu, 28th Aug 2008, 11:05pm

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DavidLittlefield wrote:

Wow, I thought the compositing was really well done. I wish the quality could have been a little better than YouTube to really judge it, but from what I saw it was great. Every once in a while the lighting would off, your subject would have very different lighting than the background. Other than that, keep it up!
Thx David, the quality is alot better and actually this was done right before I figured out some resolution problems I was having and fixed them. But even so, youtube definately does cut down on some quality.
Posted: Sun, 31st Aug 2008, 12:45am

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Pretty good. The resolution is quite low but I guess thats due to UTube compression. I am interested in knowing how you created the teleportation scene as I am working on a project in which we are considering working with it.

If you can give me any tip that would be much appreciated.

Alain

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Posted: Tue, 2nd Sep 2008, 4:03am

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FXhomer17452 wrote:

Pretty good. The resolution is quite low but I guess thats due to UTube compression. I am interested in knowing how you created the teleportation scene as I am working on a project in which we are considering working with it.

If you can give me any tip that would be much appreciated.

Alain

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Yeah the resolution IS low mostly because of youtube. I also had an issue with my camera during the filming that cut down on the video which has since been fixed but I will email you with some tips on transporter effects. I also plan on trying to upload a higher quality version of this soon. Thx for the comment!
Posted: Sun, 7th Sep 2008, 4:35am

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Very good! I am just getting started with FXHome this weekend. They have a lot of possibilities in their software.

Cheers!

Francis S.
Posted: Tue, 26th May 2009, 4:49pm

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Hi, where do you hace the Room Pictures of the Enterprise? The Bridge, the Corridor and the Transporter Room?

I search for long time, and cant find high quali pictures...
Posted: Tue, 26th May 2009, 5:37pm

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YOU MANIAC! YOU BLEW IT UP!

Very nice job, though the degrading Youtube-ization was painfully clear. I liked it a lot. Just a couple things; the shadows were there on minute and gone the next, in the shot where he got out of the elevator. And of course sometimes they weren't there at all. The explosion was not bad. Masterfully done, sir.
Posted: Fri, 3rd Feb 2012, 10:22pm

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Well done mate!
Keep up the great work!! smile