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Sin City Yarn wip

Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2008, 12:28pm

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davlin

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My continuing Sin City "Family Values" in Poser animations.
I just thought perhaps I could share my progress with you on this project.
The full completion on this story I hope will be in a few more months....just waiting on some further VO work.
S.michael leier our Skull Hunter (pro VO man) kindly supplied his fantastic tones to this project.

Hope you enjoy this further look into "Family Values".
I must stress that this is wip and story will not reveal itself until later in the movie so I can appreciate peeps saying they don't understand where the plot is going.

For speed and low quality I've put my youtube link up.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=en_Z8aGIxww


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Posted: Wed, 8th Oct 2008, 12:34pm

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This is quite simply about the finest example of Poser animation I've seen. The entire project just speaks to your patience and artistry. I for one eagerly await the finished version.

Really nice work!

Regards,
Brent
Posted: Thu, 9th Oct 2008, 9:49am

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You become a true master in poser. Felicitation Dalvin. Can't wait to see the next step.

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Posted: Thu, 9th Oct 2008, 6:22pm

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davlin

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Hi Greybro

Many thanks for extremely kind words.....I'm glad you found the time to watch and comment.
I really do appreciate it.



Dave
Posted: Fri, 10th Oct 2008, 7:40am

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Very cool stuff as always, Davlin.

I think you've hit the Sin City style perfectly, and the whole thing had a great 'feel' and 'look' to it. The color tones, animation and modeling, and chosen camera movements all played damn-near perfectly; and I really liked it. Good job, man!
Posted: Sat, 11th Oct 2008, 1:43pm

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hey Atom

Many thanks for checking out my vid and also for adding that great comment...jeeze...don't know where to put my head...it's grown quite a bit recently...lol

Thanks again

Dave
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 11:56am

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Hi Atom
Why the change of heart?

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Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 1:44pm

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Just an accident in clicking the vote, Dav. I apologize, meant to give this a strong 4.
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 1:45pm

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Simon K Jones

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I've removed your 3 vote if you want to re-vote, Atom.

Please note that you can't rely on this when voting for Obama.
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 1:46pm

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davlin

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I thought it was.....absolutely no problem...and thanks again for great comment.

Are you sure Clinton did'nt get in via FXHome.or was it because he was a great musician with the harmonica......LOL

Dave

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Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 1:50pm

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No problem, vote's back to its proper place. smile
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 1:56pm

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Nice wip, pretty impressive and pretty and impressive. Addmitedly, Poser filmmaking isn't my favourite kind but you get around my biggest problem with great voiceover. Only criticism was the VW Beetle didn't fit in aesthetically.
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 2:04pm

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This is pretty cool and in places really nails the Sin City vibe. The main problem for me is that it's done using Poser - I think it's clear that your composition skills are now moving beyond what Poser is capable of achieving. You need to move on to the next level of 3D so that the technical execution can be brought up to the same level as your artistry.

I'd also love to see you shoot this greenscreen as Rodriguez did - you could use the same backgrounds and retain the visual style, but benefit from realistic humans and acting to match the cool VO.
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 2:21pm

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davlin

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Hi Mell

That's great comment from a non Poser fan....and it means a lot.

In the VW sequence I tried very hard to make the vehicle stand out as a major scrapper....hehe... our hero has a real passion for big yankee jobs as will unfold further into the story.

The VO work by S.michael.Leier..(Skull Hunter) is so fantastic it's been a great joy to even edit it ...I could listen to his voice for hours.
He has been a great asset for me as you can see from your post and others.

Many Thanks Mell for finding time to comment.
Posted: Mon, 13th Oct 2008, 2:38pm

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Hi Tarn

I'm very impressed by your comments considering you also are not a Poser fan...hehe.
I've got to admit that I'm not really a Poser fan/fanatic it's just that
after using it for so long I'm very comfortable with it and because of that I can sometimes exploit its weaknesses to my benefit.
I still use DV2 for the same reason even though I keep dragging myself
to FXpro .

I would have loved to put actors into my Family Values (Frank Millers really)but that's why I went onto Poser to carry on my hobby without cam usage or actors to worry about in my retirement....or to put it another way " too freakin' lazy " .....lol

Many thanks Tarn for taking the time.

Dave
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2008, 8:49am

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Not a lot to say that hasn't already been said, but this is truly great stuff. The style and attention to visual scheme (as far as colored/contrasted noir items) detail is just awesome!

4/5, because it's part of a work-in-progress, as you state, so the story is just a bit hard to get, but I can definitely see where it is going, and I liked the notion of the serialized adventure from you.

Keep up the great work!
Posted: Sun, 19th Oct 2008, 12:04pm

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davlin

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Hi Ben

Many thanks for finding the time to watch and comment.
I appreciate your kind words and I'm glad you liked it.

It's a shame not many members seem to be voting these days....mmm...maybe it's the credit crunch. biggrin


Dave
Posted: Sun, 19th Oct 2008, 6:07pm

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I really like the DOF shifts and whoever VO'd Dwight had a great voice too.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Oct 2008, 12:27pm

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davlin

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Hi jmax

Thanks for taking time to watch and comment,we all appreciate your efforts when in the Cinema.
The depth of field effect was created artificially by using separate
renders/layers and manually animating blurs.

The great voice belongs to a friend of mine who also does some VO for FXHome....Michael S leier

Thanks again.

Dave
Posted: Mon, 3rd Nov 2008, 7:51pm

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davlin

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I would like to thank all the members who took the time and patience to watch AND comment on my Sin City and on ALL the movies in the top 10.

I must say the response to ALL the movies has not been too great...I hope this is not a sign of indifference setting in because this cinema forum used to be the most exciting place to be especially if you had a movie on the list.

Hope it all gets better soon....maybe it's the credit crunch and all the budding filmakers have thrown themselves on their own laser swords.

Dave