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Lego Star Wars - Jedi vs Sith - The Duel

Posted: Wed, 25th Mar 2009, 9:24am

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Remake of my original Star Wars Lego Jedi vs Sith video. Shot on Logitech Quickcam 9000 cameras. Special Effects created in FXHome's VisionLab Studio, edited in Sony Vegas. Backgrounds created in Vue 6 Easel.

I wanted to do a project which would really give me a chance to test how good VisionLab is. I wasn't disapointed as VL not only gave me results quickly but also the effects on offer as amazingly powerful.

Even though Stop Motion takes ages to do, I can't wait to film the final part...!!

Hope you like it and thanks for watching..!

Music by John Williams


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Posted: Wed, 25th Mar 2009, 9:39am

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Jonnie

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lol fantastic! I love the way he looks at his hand missing lol.

Some very good work dude. We all know how long it takes to create a stop motion piece. I think apart from one bit at the begining it all ran really smooth. deff worth 4 stars at least razz
Posted: Wed, 25th Mar 2009, 3:48pm

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i must say fantastic,5 stars, greatly thought out, i guess u used stop motion cgi

great
Posted: Wed, 25th Mar 2009, 4:24pm

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5 stars dude! This was great. The fighting was incredibly complex, especially for stop action. You ought to see my stop action; boring as all heck. It was really smooth, especially during the fight scene. I could barely tell that they weren't actually moving.

Just a couple ideas; add a slight randomizer to the size and spread of the glow to make it more realistic. Also, make the clashes shrink instead of being static.

I want more!

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Posted: Wed, 25th Mar 2009, 6:39pm

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5/5 - Amazing work man!
Posted: Wed, 25th Mar 2009, 11:05pm

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That was great! The effects an movement were awesome. Great work! 5/5
Posted: Thu, 26th Mar 2009, 3:16pm

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Great work on this film. One of the best lego stop-motions i've seen so far. Keep it up.
Posted: Thu, 26th Mar 2009, 4:01pm

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amazing work. i know the fight movements had to have taken ages to get right, awesome job. five out of five no contest.
Posted: Thu, 26th Mar 2009, 4:04pm

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As I said in the other topic, this is fabulously good fun. Great animation, you really managed to free up the fight and make it fast and dynamic despite the relatively limited movement possibilities of the Lego toys.

The only area to improve really is some of the compositing once they get to the exterior.
Posted: Thu, 26th Mar 2009, 4:13pm

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That was fantastic! I have tried to do a bit of stop-motion before, then add lightning FX in VisionLab demo, but it didn't turn out well... every time I shot another frame I got a different camera angle... I forgot to use my tripod!

Great work! *****!

redface biggrin
Posted: Thu, 26th Mar 2009, 4:15pm

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Tarn wrote:

As I said in the other topic, this is fabulously good fun. Great animation, you really managed to free up the fight and make it fast and dynamic despite the relatively limited movement possibilities of the Lego toys.

The only area to improve really is some of the compositing once they get to the exterior.
And I couldn't see the credits! No big deal. Fab! razz
Posted: Thu, 26th Mar 2009, 11:34pm

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Thank you all for the comments and taking the time to view this..!

Thanks also for the advice Tarn. Definately agree that the compositing could have been better and shall work on improving this all for the sequel..!

Thanks again

AC
Posted: Fri, 27th Mar 2009, 12:53am

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I loved the video, but your little '..!' is annoying the hell out of me..!

4/5 smile
Posted: Fri, 27th Mar 2009, 4:35am

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Great film. I thought it was fantastic.

I myself do stop motion (if you haven't seen it take a look at "Attack of the Nightmare-a-saurus"). And doing stop motion I know that it takes a huge amount of time to complete (the film above took about 3 months to finish) and so I congratulate you on your patience

Although I must say, and don't take it the wrong way, you got to increase your frame rate. It looks at about 12 to 15 frames per second. You need to get a bit faster for it to look convincing. If you run at 20-30 frames it looks 1000 times better. Trust me I know form experience. I'm just saying this to help and not insult.

Apart from the frame rate it was fantastic. Keep doing this great stuff! (by the way I thought your compositing was very good)

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Posted: Fri, 27th Mar 2009, 6:54pm

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jimmy jim jim

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This is my fave film on fx home 5/5

The animation on the lightsaber fight is brill!!
Posted: Sat, 28th Mar 2009, 12:13pm

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Well done!! stop motion takes ages and a lot of skill to get right and you done it brilliantly! It looks like you done te lighting pretty good as well, because thats a very hard part about stop motion. The backgrounds were very good too, and the light sabers. i applaud you, well done, great job! Can't wait for what you bring out next.
Posted: Sat, 28th Mar 2009, 10:29pm

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Hi Cyber Controller - Definately no offence taken. I currently film at 15fps as that seems what most brick filmers film at. I was reading that Aardman film at 30 but take 2 shots for ever frame so was not sure how that would look but am definately looking at improving my stop motion as well as my vfx work. You're right though that the work rate for S/motion is pretty heavy going. I'll look at your film aswell.

Thanks again.
Posted: Sat, 28th Mar 2009, 10:33pm

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Thrawn wrote:

I loved the video, but your little '..!' is annoying the hell out of me..!

4/5 smile
Hi Thrawn - Yeah I do use the (..!) a little too much. Force of habit I guess. Glad you liked the video.

Hi Jimmy Jim Jam and JamieBrown - Thanks for your comments. I really hope to have the conclusion ready for sometime in the summer.Got some time off at the end of the month so plan on pulling some all nighters to get this off the ground.

Thanks again

Jay
Posted: Sat, 4th Apr 2009, 5:14am

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I loved the movie.
I have done stop motions before but not like that.
I liked the scene where they were out on the platforms.
The sound effects were lined up perfectly.
Cant wait for the next half.
Posted: Sat, 4th Apr 2009, 8:34pm

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LEGOs and lightsabers. Hmmmmm....

While I commend the tediousness of your effort, I can't help but feel stuck on the idea that this is all a little too.......I dunno......circa 2003. Tired, perhaps.
Posted: Sun, 5th Apr 2009, 12:25am

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Great job. Really fun. Nice work overall. Congratulations.
Posted: Sun, 5th Apr 2009, 8:21am

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Nice idea of lego. The Special effects are perfect but don't forget the spill supression.



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Posted: Mon, 6th Apr 2009, 2:14am

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What you are doing with shooting 2 frames in 30 is called "shooting on twos" in the stop motion world. This gives generally the same effect as 15 frames per second, that's about standard for brick films. Any more and the characters move too fast. It's easier when you have a larger puppet to have a higher frame rate. Lego being not too large but not horribly small is good at about 15.

I'm glad you didn't take any offence to my comments. I was only trying to give you some advice I thought would help. As I said, doing stop motion myself, I found it's a very sharp learning curve when you start out (I still learn stuff and I've been doing it for 3 years).

Hope I can see more of your great stuff in the future.
Posted: Sun, 12th Apr 2009, 11:13pm

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Nice work, very well put together. I was looking for frame drops, not one. excellent job. Look forward to see more.
Posted: Fri, 1st May 2009, 9:15am

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jimmy jim jim wrote:

This is my fave film on fx home 5/5

The animation on the lightsaber fight is brill!!
I put this animation as my no.1 aswell!

reeltime productions hugegrin
Posted: Fri, 8th May 2009, 1:25am

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Very good!
Posted: Sat, 23rd May 2009, 9:26pm

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This rocks nice one! biggrin
Posted: Sun, 24th May 2009, 12:45am

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Very good movie! Good animation. 4/5
Posted: Sun, 3rd Jan 2010, 4:50am

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Wow! Most impressive. The animation was perfect.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Jan 2010, 4:52am

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The animation of the lightsaber and sound was a good one too! It must have took a very long time to make the movie I supposed. One quetstion. How do you get the lightsaber sounds?
Posted: Sun, 3rd Jan 2010, 5:03am

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Where do you get the lightsaber sounds?
Posted: Mon, 22nd Feb 2010, 10:20pm

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Angry Chair

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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you FXhomer87762. I got them all off TheForce.net's filmmaking page.
Posted: Sun, 19th Sep 2010, 10:15pm

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Very well done, I know how hard lego stop-motion can be you did excellently.
Posted: Wed, 12th Jan 2011, 11:42pm

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Hey. I went on the website where you said you got the sounds from, but couldn't find that area of the website. Could you tell me where it is?


Also, VERY well done! I've tried stop animation before and (I'm almost a shamed to say this) got frustrated,kept trying, repeat, repeat, repeat, quit.
Posted: Sun, 13th Feb 2011, 9:57pm

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Well it's extremely nice to know that since I've been thinking of posting some of my own Lego stop motion on here that I won't be the only Brickfilmer here
Posted: Mon, 14th Feb 2011, 2:24am

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What stop motion software did you use?