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Attack of the Nightmare-a-saurus

Posted: Fri, 20th Feb 2009, 11:05am

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The Cyber Controller

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A normal day begins and our hero decides to go on a walk in the Australian forest. Little does our hero suspect that in the forest, lying in wait is a horrible monster? Will he survive the "Attack of the Nightmare-a-saurus"?

This is a stop motion film made in about 3 months. Using Stop motion pro for the animation and FXhome Vision Lab for the compositing and special effects. Ulead video studio 10 was used for editing and sound design.

If any one would like to know how I made this or anything about it, please don't hesitate to ask and I'll get back to you. If you would like to know how I made the stop motion monster take a look at my "making a monster" video on my youtube channel.

I hope in the future to make a more complete film. For the moment this is all I have time for. Hope you enjoy it!!!!!

By the way it is not me acting (as I am a horrible actor)


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Posted: Sun, 22nd Feb 2009, 7:57am

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Gave you 4 stars for pretty much all the effort that went into the animation. Good job, the compositing wasn't too bad either. Very fun to watch, thanks for sharing.
Posted: Sun, 22nd Feb 2009, 10:32am

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Thank you for your honest opinion. I'm sorry for the horrible acting, screen play and almost everything but in my defence I did do this on a 0 budget and with just me as almost everything in the film (director, producer and everything except actor).

Yes a lot of people think it was good compositing (I don't know why, It's pretty average) but thank you also for that.

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Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2009, 3:16am

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it was pretty good. i know from experience how difficult CGI and stop motion are, so you did a good job. but i dont like to put things like that in unless theyre super good, because i want all aspects to be professional.
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2009, 4:59am

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Yes I know the story and the acting and the lighting and...... (You get the idea) are all bad but it wasn’t that I was trying to do in this film. What I was trying out was my stop motion. It looks like it has done alright seeing your review.

I'm trying with my next film to make a documentary on (you can guess what) dinosaurs. In it I'll give it a better story line and a voice over (preferably not mine). Hope you can see it.

Thank you for your review of my film TheCyberController
Posted: Fri, 27th Feb 2009, 11:36pm

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it was okay... i think you should star trying to learn CGI stuff if you wanna make movies like this because stop motion is old and it looks fake. but i like your idea.
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2009, 12:59am

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JTP studios wrote:

it was okay... i think you should star trying to learn CGI stuff if you wanna make movies like this because stop motion is old and it looks fake. but i like your idea.
So? Stop motion is an art with its own merits.
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2009, 6:37am

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I'm impressed! Your effects have a very original look -- probably because everything's always so digital nowadays, y'know?

And as mentioned above, your effort is greatly appreciated. It was very enjoyable. smile

If I were you, though, I'd crop the video to a wider frame: it looks better. Unless you have it square like that for some artistic reason...?
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2009, 7:28am

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Thank you for your kind comment.

NO WAY ON EARTH will I learn CGI. Stop motion is my thing. In fact I think it looks more real then CGI. Most people think because it's old it looks fake but it's not true.

I think I'll stick to stop motion as it's what I like doing. CGI looks fake to me because the monster is..well...fake. But stop motion the actual "puppet" is a real thing and so therefore looks real. The only problem the old animators had was bad green screen. But with FXhome I can get away with it.

Thanks again for your great comment.
Posted: Sat, 28th Feb 2009, 7:31am

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Thank you all for your kind comments smile
Posted: Sun, 1st Mar 2009, 12:26pm

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Wow! Great job! The movie was well done for a no-budget film. Suprisingly the monster looked realistic for a stop-motion scene. This must have beenincredibly difficult as I have done stop motion in the past and it never comes out great. I'd like to see what you can do with a budget! Can't wait to see the next one!
Posted: Mon, 9th Mar 2009, 2:03am

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I'm stunned. It looks amazing when you got your actor and the dinosaur in one shot.
Posted: Sun, 15th Mar 2009, 12:21am

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Stunned? It was a pretty cool shot..but like...stunned?

Oh, good work cybercontroller.
Posted: Sun, 15th Mar 2009, 12:30am

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It was an awesome job, for stop motion. Especially if you're compositing it to live action. Absolute nightmare-a-saurus. Ha ha.
Posted: Mon, 16th Mar 2009, 11:02pm

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Thanks once again to everyone for all your nice comments. I never expected this many people to like my film. Thank you so much.

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Posted: Mon, 16th Mar 2009, 11:20pm

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Posted: Fri, 10th Apr 2009, 2:07am

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That was really cool. I do stop motion myself and i love it i always wanted to create a video where i put the two together but there is just one problem. I lack the effects programs and a greeenscreen lol confused I am planning on purchasing fx lab and composite lab ... and to everyone reading this go to my you tube channel "MeidevalFilms!"