"the second test"
Posted: Tue, 13th Aug 2002, 7:18pm
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|As common in Hollywood, every success needs a sequel with less story and more special effects... First thing was difficult, but the second came out well... |
The nameless hero from "the test" is beeing challenged again. But this time, his enemies are stronger, faster and... skinnier... Or maybe they're not faster... but for sure, there are more.
<b>(Some bad language, so maybe not suitable for young viewers - Malone)</b>
Posted: Tue, 13th Aug 2002, 7:27pm
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AWESOME!!!! are you gonna make those skeltons into plug-ins???? for us and is there more to come????
Posted: Tue, 13th Aug 2002, 8:16pm
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Does 'Sollthar' stand for 'god'? You're brilliant, man, brilliant!
It's a pity you "offed" your hero, 'cos I was looking foward to more cool installments of the "test" series
Posted: Tue, 13th Aug 2002, 8:25pm
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Yea....why did he have to die? Other than that that was a awsome job. I liked the skeletons and how they were done. But still....come on did he have to die?
Posted: Tue, 13th Aug 2002, 9:27pm
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Thanks a thousand for the nice feedback!!
Well, you surely know the laws of sequels... Even if a hero dies, they'll surely come up with some reason why there can be more sequels!
ha, cool you like it! It was the complicatest scene I ever did.
A plugin of the skeletons? I don't know. I'm not a fan of those 3D plugins cause I still don't think they can look good in a real movie... but if you want one, I'd do it off course.
Hey slipstream? Why 2 stars? Do you think it's that bad? I'd love to at least know why you think it is just worth 2 stars.
Posted: Tue, 13th Aug 2002, 9:39pm
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yes i would like skeleton plug-ins
Posted: Tue, 13th Aug 2002, 10:25pm
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funny - I just made some skeletons for plugins - downloading the plugger right now...stills right now but animations to come.
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 12:38am
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Oh dear… you used warcraft 2 sounds AGAIN hahahaha. Pretty cool, and did you use poser for those skeletons?
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 12:43am
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It just isn't cricket, my old boy.
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 12:53am
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Well, i liked it, but it wasn't a five star movie, i loved the first one, i just thought the second wasn't as cool, i mean i love your 3D, but common, i mean you've done better, when does bomb squad 2 come? O YA Watch out for my new movie Space Station, it will be coming soon!
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 1:33am
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Hey Sollthar this is excellent although for some reason i prefer the first. The 3D work with the skeletons was superb and among the best i have every seen on the ametuer scene.
Keep the great films comin, i want more, more u hear!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 1:37am
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...well, since "the test"
Fantastic stuff, sollthar. Not that we expected anything less.
The first two thirds of it are simply mind-blowingly brilliant.
The shot of the first skeleton standing up is genuinely scary, and you then brilliantly counter it with the hilarious "oh f*ck!" line (nicely upping the ante from the "oh sh*t!" of the first).
When it comes to the putting on of the shades and the "PLAYTIME!" line....well....it's just a moment of pure filmgeeky joy.
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 3:12am
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well, well, well, sollthar does it again...
What an excellent sequel to the oh so loved "The Test" only this time, it had that slight feel of fantasy
one questions dawns - how did u do the skeletons?? u can pm me with details if u like....
i just love the way u get all excited that u killed the skeletons, then u leave the forest, and i just expect u to shout "D'OH" like homer simpson
great use of alam effects too - not too many, but use in the right places, and used well
in the quotes of some film that i can't remember - this guy will go far
congrats to Sollthar
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 3:58am
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet! You do all that animation yourself? Wowsers!
I forgot you had an accent, so I was a little taken off guard
. The music rocked also, what song was that ? Can't wait for 'The Test 3'!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 4:12am
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hehe - but will there be a test 3?!?! i mean wasn't sollthar killed in that one?! or did something else happen?!?
the community is shrouded in mystery...
anyway, those skeletons did rock
i wanna know how he did them
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 4:39am
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GREAT WORK SOLITHAR!!! the 3d is awesome! Good use of the one liners
I wonder how our hero gets out of this one...
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 4:50am
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AWESOMEEEE! The 3D was so sweeet! For some reason I just like the feel of The Test better than this sequel. Maybe it was the music? Anyway, it's still a 5 star movie in my book, I look forward to a TEST 3!! Great Job!
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 8:41am
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Not that anyones cares but in my new film i fight a skeleton,
you stole my idea, for that i give you a vote of only 2.
but the rest was well worth a 5.
if i can do half as well as that when i film my scenes........ and you had more than 1 skeleton.
i guess i'm going to have to push the limit and have more than 1 now.
were are not worthy...... god.
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 11:05am
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Solthar, nice job. Where did you get that skeleton skin? Are you aware of any more cool fantasy/mideval skins and 3d models like that out there?
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 12:20pm
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Hey Marco, I wish I had so much time to do such things as you have!
But...aren't you supposed to do other things first, for example editing "Face to Face"?
Just kidding, I suppose you just needed some break by doing something different...or were you just tired of seeing my face?
Well, well, what can I say about this little movie? Hm...what nice trees there are in Unterengstringen...!
No, now for serious, the editing is good, the 3D...well, maybe you already know that I'm not a big fan of 3D scenes when they're not 100% perfect. Don't get me wrong, myself, I don't even know how to use such a program in that manner (I know just the basics about the x, y, z axis, etc.). It's just my opinion that myself, I wouldn't use such techniques when I'm not sure that I can do them perfectly, i.e. in a way, that you can't really tell the difference between what's 3D and what is not. But like I said, it's well done for a non-professional and I can imagine that it's a hard work until it looks that way.
The skeletons look really good, but for me, their movements look too "stiff"...I expected something like in the old movie classic "Jason and the argonauts" where they used the stop-motion technique (isn't it a funny coincidence that you play Jason in "Face to Face"?
Maybe you should call it: "The second test - Jason and the skeletons 2002"! Or what about you growing a full beard and making a remake of "Jason and the argonauts"?
And why didn't you wear your cool, long coat? Oh, I've got it, I forgot...!
Here's what it reminded me of:http://lavender.fortunecity.com/judidench/584/jasonand12.html
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 1:13pm
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I've just been told by an office colleague (he's a very well informed film freak!) that "Army of darkness", your all-time favourite, features exactly such "stiff" skeletons, so it's clear to me now that you MUST have done that in purpose, as a "hommage" to "Army of darkness"!
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 1:21pm
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No no no, don't you see? The hero is reincarnated by the towns foke in the third one to help defeat the evil prince. Right?
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 4:23pm
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1. Terrible punchlines/dialogue
2. Really good smoke -
3. Good 3D
1 question: Were those alam smoke plugins? Or fire crackers? In bomb squad the smoke looks really good too - i want to know!!!!!!
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 6:17pm
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hehe, i think i know what sollthar is planning:
don't u get it, it was one of the clones (or...one of the "tests"), who prolly didn't know he was a clone, so didn't know of his powers. yes...it does sound very hollywood esque
very good three-dee, but it was a bit boring and the first one was more fun to watch in my opinion.
Posted: Wed, 14th Aug 2002, 8:09pm
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Wow... I'm away for one day and then there are 22 replies!
Thank you so much for the compliments and critisicm! I do appreciate both very much!
I will do new tutorials on the effects of "The second Test" as soon as I can, but there is - as usual - a lot of other work I have to do first...
(they should invent a 36 hour day, I'd love that!)
I didn't do the model (I'm not that good in modelling yet, still learning), but I did the textures and animations in Cinema4D (don't remember were I got the model from. It's actually Low-Polygon).
The additional dust effects were done with AlamDV. The music is from "Baldurs Gate 2" and "Wild 9", so two game soundtracks this time...
The soundeffects weren't Warcraft!!! I used different games this time!!!
Oh... And I'm working on that accent! Don't wanna sound like Schwarzenegger and have people laughing in the cinemas while something terrible happens...
Funny, I was watching "The Test" again after reading that so many like it more...And I still can't understand why it is at first place...
At the moment, I like the second one more - but probably its because it's closer and the scene is one of the most complex scenes I've ever done yet and I'm really happy that it worked passably.
And as Tino said, it was an hommage to my beloved "Army of Darkness" (I love that film... Love it.... LOVE IT) and so no wonder I like it more... I have somekind of relationship to the movie... As I have with "Rose" for example wich is an Hommage to Tim Burton, who I admire (and I realized a dream... "directed by marco von Moos" and "Music by Danny Elfman" in the same movie! hahaha)
Oh, and Tino! Dustin does the editing for Face to Face, so I'm free right now...
I guess you'll have to wait a while for the answer to what happened to the hero, cause I don't think I'll have time to do a third part so soon...
So thank you all again for the great feedback!
Posted: Thu, 15th Aug 2002, 12:00am
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There WERE sound fx from warcraft two AGAIN, I knowwhen they jump out of the ground thats is the sound of the ogres attacking im sure…
Posted: Thu, 15th Aug 2002, 9:28am
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Ah, I see... at was actually a sfx from "Lode Runner 2" when they get you, mixed with a sample of someone biting into an apple... :)
Posted: Thu, 15th Aug 2002, 12:17pm
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Great skeletons. They blended right in to the forest scene. You did a wonderful job with giving them a creepy personality. Great clip.
Posted: Thu, 15th Aug 2002, 2:47pm
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Most sfx in games come from films or stock libraries anyway so its very likely that a lot of the sounds are gonna be in games.
For example starcraft and quake both take a lot of sfx from Aliens.
Posted: Thu, 15th Aug 2002, 2:53pm
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actually Trent Reznor did all the sfx for quake (question my NIN knowledge and perish!
). But yeah after a while you notice all sorts of sounds cropping up in games and TV and film. Really screws your mind up when one person uses for a stalking alien and other uses it for a door opening sound.
Sollthar does some cool sfx mushing different sounds together, I rekon thats the way to go if you want to sound unique.
Posted: Thu, 15th Aug 2002, 3:12pm
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Well he did the music, the door opening noise is from Aliens or Alien
Posted: Sat, 17th Aug 2002, 3:36am
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Sollthar, I need to know how long this took you. I have been working on LEGACY OF THE SPELLMASTER since June and starting to feel like I am buried alive under rubber masks and seeing skulls behind my eyes. Just tonight I spent 3 hours working on 3 seconds of footage. Know that feeling?
I remember you gave War of the Spellmasters 5 stars. Heres hoping you like this one. Actual location shooting, creative editing, and 20 plugins per frame. 4 minutes of it. Should be done by the second coming.
Posted: Sat, 17th Aug 2002, 4:56am
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BTW You like feedback right?
The first one is my preferred "Test". It had more kinetic energy and aura of "kill or be killed", white knuckle action so to speak. This one takes longer to get going, and over too fast. (I may be prejudiced because I thought the voice of the bad guy was cool) (Not that the skeleton voices werent, they were)
I share your reservations about 3D, but the skeletons here were right on the money. And the death scene is wonderful and perfect and the only way to die (but I am prejudiced again. You and I are charter members in the KILL YOURSELF IN A LAST STAND BY A FIREBALL club, my own being in "Hoth Fantasy Fullfillment" naturally. ) Everyone should die that way. Gives you such a warm fuzzy feeling of martyrdom when you play it for the folks.
Posted: Sat, 17th Aug 2002, 9:26am
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Yes.. I know the feeling of working hours on seconds of footage... :)
The whole thing took me 2 days, filming, editing, animating and rendering included. It´s not that long for the amount of CGI. I used a counterin the frame to helpme animate the skeletons.
Hehe... Yes, standing before an army and offing yourself to a fireball is truly a heroic way to die... :)
Tanks for the feedbakc, I know what you mean. The feelings are different in the two films, thats right. My favorite filmfeeling is the part between you KNOW theres is something evil coming and when its finally attacking. I just like these silent little moments before the storm, wich were very short inthe first test...
e skeletonbattle is pretty short, I wanted to film more actually, but it started raining and my camera didn´t work anymore so I had to stop. :(
I´m looking forward to LEGACY OF THE SPELLMASTER, I have always been very impressed by your ability tu use AlamDV effects! :)
Posted: Tue, 20th Aug 2002, 12:18pm
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That was really well done,Great interaction with the skeletons.An enjoyable short film
Posted: Wed, 21st Aug 2002, 11:43am
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Ha, ha, ha. That film was cool. Loved the one liners. "Now you really starting to pi** me off!" So cool. I really need to look into 3d CGI 'cos those skeletons were really good. Can't wait to see more of your work.
My friend and I really love your actions flicks.
Oh. Where did you buy that sword?
Posted: Tue, 27th Aug 2002, 6:10pm
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I liked this movie a lot, but of course it wasn't as good as the first. The ending seemed a bit sketchy, for it almost seemed as though you were in a rush to end the film. Well, keep up the good work!
Posted: Tue, 27th Aug 2002, 6:28pm
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Thank you... To be honest, I was... it started raining and my camera got wet... So I couldn't continue filming...
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 4:42pm
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Ehh... not that bad, but not that good either. I mean, it wasn't something I was blown away with. Just someone hitting skeletons and dying in the end. Sorry bro, but it just wasn't...that amazing. I'll take a look at your other works too, but this needed alot of work. The only thing I found wrong was storyline and lack of amazement. Keep going though.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 5:25pm
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Ricpride, are you Steven Spielberg or something?
Most of us on this forum are amateurs (or at least, 'non-professionals'), and as far as being amateur goes, Sollthar's movies are mind-blowingly good. Hitting skeletons may not be the best in terms of plot, but in terms of technical difficulty (given our less-than-state-of-the-art home PCs), it definitely deserves more credit than a "not that bad, but not that good either" comment.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 6:23pm
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Though it may not have State-of-the-art graphics or whatever. I was referring to the content, as in overall. OF course the graphics weren't that good, but that wasn't the point.
Have you seen Final Fantasy The Spirits Within? I have. I am a huge fan of Final Fantasy, but that movie sucked. The graphics are AWESOME. Yup!it was. I was blown away by it, kind of. But, the story SUCKED! It was embarassing. And if you think I am the only one, think again. Because of that sorry movie, Squaresoft, lost over $150 Million+ in Revenues. Though the graphics ROCK, the story ROT. I AM a HUGE fan of Final Fantasy, and some of their games are SUPREME, but the movie really sucked. I played FFVII, VIII, and X. All are AWESOME.
So, I was criticizing that this movie sucked due to horrible graphics or anything, I was critiqing its overall performance. Why are you guys so picky? Why can't you take criticism, and say, "I'll try to do better," or something, instead of blowing your top. Even the great (?) Steven Speilberg takes good and bad criticism. So, if you want to compare him to me, then YES, I am Steven Speilsberg, because like him, I can take criticism and not whine at EVERY bad comment. I mean, what's with you people? ALL of whom I said what "not that good" or "sucked" or said anything NOT positive, all attack. All of you who are soft like that, really need to think about ever posting anything. Yeah, you can't please everyone, but that's nothing that should get in the way. Your attitude about attacking only those who dislike, is an attitude of a loser. Winners do not cry and complain and hate to those who say comments that aren't positive.
Learn to take the bad with the good. If you attitude persist of what you are feeling, you will NEVER be a good video editor or person. Set your pride aside and listen. SHEESH! You have sure do have a BIG head, if you keep getting mad at EVERY comment that isn't saying anything good.
Another thing that i notice about AlamDV folks, all of you guys keep getting bloody pissed at comments that aren't good. What's up with you guys. Maybe I shouldn't generalize like that, but all of whom I have said about their vids not being THE BEST, totally got mad. If this is the environment you guys are holding, then you aren't as great as people said you guys were. I expect mature replies. I am suspecting that MOST of the producers that are in AlamDV are younger than 18, only because they would take things to offense so quickly. Some old people can do that too, but younger ones are more prideful.
I am not saying that I am the BEST. Far from it. I have had my shares of "You suck, and so does your vids," and "That was terrible," but I NEVER yelled back at them. I did get mad, sad, and discouraged about it though, but I NEVER yelled back at them. I look at is as, "At least they took the time to be honest and tell me something, even though I totally sucked." If you keep getting complements about something, you'll never learn and NEVER grow. You'll never know what to improve and thus keep producing sorry vids or sorry products.
All I have to say is, "take the bad with the good." Don't get made at me, just because I am the only one who gave the lower score than everyone else.
I grade OVERALL performance. I am not as nit-picky at some of you by only saying, "good CGI," or "cool moves." I critique over all and then go into detail. Sometimes I miss it, but I gernerally grade it overall.
If you or anyone cannot take the bad with the good, then I recommend YOU not posting it. So far, AlamDV has givin me an impression of a hostile environment, that if you don't say only positive comments, you'll be attacked. I still won't judge this place. It's the people who makes the place hostile; certain people.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 6:37pm
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Woah, for a person that thinks everyone should be able to take a little critic you sure launch into a tyrade when someone comments on your own comments.
From your voting and comments it appears you dont enjoy any of the movies that are here. Which begs the question, why are you still here?
Why are we blessed with your wisdom, do you intend to buy AlamDV and show us how it should be done? If you feel you are making a valuable contribution to the community I challenge you to find one movie author that appreciates or feels they have been helped by your comments.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 6:38pm
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Amateur:Main Entry: am.a.teur
Pronunciation: 'a-m&-(")t&r, -"tur, -"tyur, -"chur, -ch&r
Etymology: French, from Latin amator lover, from amare to love
Usage: often attributive
1 : DEVOTEE, ADMIRER
2 : one who engages in a pursuit, study, science, or sport as a pastime rather than as a profession
3 : one lacking in experience and competence in an art or science
- am.a.teur.ish /"a-m&-'t&r-ish, -'t(y)ur-, -'chur-, -'ch&r-/ adjective
- am.a.teur.ish.ly adverb
- am.a.teur.ish.ness noun
- am.a.teur.ism /'a-m&-"t&r-"i-z&m, -"t(y)ur-, -"chur-; -"t&-"ri-, -"ch&-"ri-/ noun
synonyms AMATEUR, DILETTANTE, DABBLER, TYRO mean a person who follows a pursuit without attaining proficiency or professional status. AMATEUR often applies to one practicing an art without mastery of its essentials ; in sports it may also suggest not so much lack of skill but avoidance of direct remuneration . DILETTANTE may apply to the lover of an art rather than its skilled practitioner but usually implies elegant trifling in the arts and an absence of serious commitment . DABBLER suggests desultory habits of work and lack of persistence . TYRO implies inexperience often combined with audacity with resulting crudeness or blundering .
maybe this will help u understand what moebius was saying, he isn;t having a go at u for the way u rate the movies, but the fact u r comapring to proffesional:Main Entry: 1pro.fes.sion.al
Pronunciation: pr&-'fesh-n&l, -'fe-sh&-n[^&]l
Date: circa 1748
1 a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession b : engaged in one of the learned professions c (1) : characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession (2) : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace
2 a : participating for gain or livelihood in an activity or field of endeavor often engaged in by amateurs b : having a particular profession as a permanent career c : engaged in by persons receiving financial return
3 : following a line of conduct as though it were a profession
- pro.fes.sion.al.ly adverb
Main Entry: 2professional
: one that is professional; especially : one that engages in a pursuit or activity professionally
Main Entry: professional corporation
: a corporation organized by one or more licensed individuals (as a doctor or lawyer) especially for the purpose of providing professional services and obtaining tax advantages
...film makers, this is amateur film making, u look at sollthar's work, and it is amazing for such a lvl, i mean his face2face thing is almost hollywood style stuff
and he is only amateur
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:21pm
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Hey, calm down, Ricpride! No one's being hostile here
Nor are any of us "yelling" or "blowing [our] tops". I think that you're the one, ironically, who has become overly defensive
But that's beside the point. Like you, I'm a firm believer in the merits of criticism (as I'm sure most of us are). When delivered with tact, a good piece of constructive criticism is as valuable as sincere praise.
Your brand of criticism, unfortunately, does not strike me as being 1) constructive; and 2) tempered with tact. For a dude who preaches (yes, you were preaching) humility, your brazen 'comments' like "that sucked" prove that you are anything but humble. Furthermore, I don't see how a filmaker stands to benefit from such 'remarks' (that border on being 'expletives'). Neither will we gain anything from your (supposed) 'motivational' comments like: "try again" or worse, "try again, and I'll give it a look". These remarks, however casual, reek of presumptousness.
At this juncture, you're probably going to assail me with accusations of being "soft", but if being "hard" means having to denigrate others in other to validate myself, I'd very much prefer to remain "soft", thank you very much
P/s: Your criteria for rating the short clips hosted on the AlamDV cinema are too stringent. How can you penalise a 1 min clip, for example, on the basis that it has no plot? In fact, I'd be surprised
if a 1 min clip had
P/s2: You purport to be a champion of 'creativity', but by slamming Star Wars-related ideas, you are actually stifling creativity. People manifest creativity in many ways; none of us are entitled to discourage - or worse, mock - them.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:33pm
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I couldn't help but notice your comment. Ha! You must excuse the last comment that the other Ricpride made. I have a younger brother, about 15 years old. He knows my password and all, and looks at things. He is a bit stubborn at times, but oh well.
Yeah, my bro likes to look at things and be rash. Sometimes a good quality to some, but no that good to rest.
What is this vid called? Oh Test. Well, I've seen this. It's quite creative, to me. My other bro is stingy and won't accept it. Oh well, right?
Sorry for the inconvenience my brother might have caused. We both share the same accounts and so, that is probably why you guys have been flooded with his "ideals" and criticisms. heh!
Just ignore him. I'll talk to him about things, cause, I understand how it feels when someone says, "You're film is less than what I expected." (Ouch! A kick in the nuts, is how it feels) So, yeah, my other bro and I occasionally look at the vids you have and try to see what's going on.
Keep up the good work, though. By the way, he's 15 and I'm 20. Huge age gap, right?
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:36pm
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Edit: On 2nd thinking, it couldn't be that you realized that being a blatant ass to everyone on the forum, wasn't a great idea. So then, using your ubber witty skills, decided to blame it all on your 'brother', who coincidentially knows all your passwords and gets his jollies off being an idiot. And if you know your brother is a fool, why do you continue to share the same name as him? Surley, you being '20', you could be smart enough to come up with a new password, or make a seperate forum name. Or I could be wrong.
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Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:38pm
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urm, ok then, how do we know which 'ricpride' posted what? u or ur bro?
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:39pm
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I personally agree with ricpride. You guys (mostly the top movie-makers on alamdv) can't take it when somebody gives you a piece of advice or a bad comment. We are not trying to make you mad. We are merely trying to help. I suggested that the end looked hurried and sollthar snapped back at me. I was very disappointed at that. Think about it, guys...
P.S. ricpride, email me at: Blankthebandg@attbi.com
or Instant Message me at: biogothika
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:40pm
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$50 and a packet of Q-Tips says they have the same IP...
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:46pm
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It's okay to doubt, Hajiku_Flip, but try to understand.
"urm, ok then, how do we know which 'ricpride' posted what? u or ur bro? " said TMM.
Well, I don't know. Try to see the pattern of comments and criticisms. I TRY to be rational, while my bro is strait in your face. I like that quality because it really makes me think sometimes. "Maybe I do suck," goes in my mind.
But I do beleive my little bro is entitled to his opinion without getting thrashed. Sometimes it is helpful, but also not. I guess, it like a double edge sword. I get yelled at by him saying that my vids suck. I yell back at him. So understand how you all feel. But, to me, I need that, for a kick start. Sometimes I get big headed, thinking, "this is going to be great," until I let him see it. Sometimes he says, "Awesome," but mostly, "This is terrible." I ask for his opinion and he points out all that "suck".
I look to him as an advisor. He has good taste, but very stubborn.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:48pm
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I don't think Sollthar was 'snapping' at you, toypyromachine
I think he used the sullen-faced emoticon (i.e.
) to express his dismay at his camera getting wet. He was mad at the weather, not at you
Ricpride, no hard feelings, yeah?
At no point did I harbour any ill will towards you (or your bro), and I'm not about to start.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:53pm
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I have a suggestion that I'm surprised no one has mentioned...get your brother to have a differernt account. That way, we won't be confused.....
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Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:54pm
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It's all good, moebius. Just be careful who you are talking to. I mean, when I checked and saw all this hate replies at me, I was like, "What's going on??"
But it's all good. I mean, this is video editing forum, not, I hate you, forum. I think we all criticize the quality of the video, not the personality of the person or producer. I think some of us forgot about that. When someone says, "Your vid sucks." We shouldn't take it personally, because it wasn't a character attack or a pride attack. To the producer, he/she made it a personal attack to himself. Sometimes pride gets in the way of learning, right? What do you think?
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 7:58pm
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Sometimes pride gets in the way of learning, right?
alrighty then....this is really weird with ur name being ricpride
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 8:01pm
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"Why not get a seperate account?" you say. I don't know. I just found out today. I don't come here that often before. Now that i came, I see it now. I talked to him about his shananigans, he said he'll try to be nice. I trust him, and so, I don't think I have to get a seperate account.
He's still a bit immature. I am sure you could tell the difference in our writings. He's more, "in yo face, fool," but I try to analyze things.
I don't know. I don't think it's that important to get seperate accounts. I AM kinda protective of him. That is why we share. I don't want him to screw around somewhere else, and I don't know. DId that make sense?
If I do get more complaints, I'll think about it, but as for now, it's not that big of a deal, unless you want it to be. I'll think about it still.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 8:06pm
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"alrighty then....this is really weird with ur name being ricpride"
Good one! My meaning of Pride is different than what it might sound like.
My meaning of pride is being proud, or have pride in being who you are instead of what you are. Who you are; a person with feelings. What you are; ethnicity, race, culture, religion. Over where I am at, there is a great division of people of race and culture, and so I promote RIC Pride. Being proud of yourself. The reason why RIC is in there, is because that is my name. I added pride because it shows that I am proud of myself. People over here would attach pride with their ethnicity. For example, AsianPride, BlackPride, MexicanPride, HmongPride. I am not "down" with that. By putting Ric in it, it makes it more of a individual thing. The name representing the person. Henceforth, be proud of your person. You know what I mean?
I do hope that made sense.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 8:09pm
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...my poor little head....
heh, just joking. ya i get it. it's still weird though.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 8:12pm
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Okay then, never mind.
Do you get what I am saying though?
Most of some of you guys are Canadian, I know, so maybe it's not that bad over there, right? I don't know I never been over there, and the news don't even mention a thing about Canada. I mean, if you got blown from the face of the earth we'd still be talking about Usama Bin Ladin. Where has Usama Bin Hiden' anyways?
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 8:17pm
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ya, canadians aren't stupid, just tom green.
its nice up here, though the weather changes more than the sunday line up at FOX
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 8:19pm
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oh, I thought Tom Green Represented Canada.
How about Jim Carrey?
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 8:25pm
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What? Am I the only American person here? IF you are an American, Holla <<American Slang<<
I was curious if you guys are familiar with American Slang. I know it sounds stupid and all, but I'm just curious.
I didn't know that this was a Canandian forum.
I don't know if you hear of this, but have you seen American Idol? They are all a bunch of "posers", right? I think I said that correctly.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 8:26pm
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jim carrey is a great actor, but i personally like him in comedic roles more.
as soon as he gets his oscar, he's going back to comedy, and i really don't know how the truman show oscar was denied from him....
the oscars suck btw. sure crowe is a dick in reality, but that's why we watch films, to get away from reality, and crowe did the best in beautiful mind by a long shot, followed by penn.
denzel washington was no where near.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 8:33pm
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i knew i heard that name somewhere before!
this is Ric Ya right?
you emailed me about a week ago telling me how my vids "sucked" (secret agent man vid)
and no, this isnt' a canadian forum, there are maybe like 5 canadians here.
Posted: Sat, 31st Aug 2002, 8:34pm
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Yeah, Jim carrey was good with a comedic role, but I don't understand why he went drama all of a sudden, man.
Denzel didn't win? He did win alot of awards. Remember, he won an award for Training day, and Johnny Q. He was awesome in remember the titans. Maybe some poeple don't like him, but I do. He was also in Much Ado about nothing. It was weird seeing a black guy having a higher position than the white man, for back then. I mean, black people weren't even suppose to go near a prince, let alone be in the presense of royalty.
But in any case, he did win alot of awards. Ricky Martin is STUPID. Remember the time when he won the award for music. He screamed, "Yeah, it belongs to us." What does that mean? How many of him are out there? Oh no, we are going to be runned by a buch of Ricky martins. Forget about Usama bin Ladin, lets get Ricky Martian (Yup Martian). He's dead now, as in music-wise. The latin explosion SUCKED. It only lasted for 2 in a half years. Ha! The Asian explosions been going on for many decades now. Asian RULE!! sort of...
Posted: Sun, 1st Sep 2002, 12:10am
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Ohw... wow... Sitting on my computer, thinking of nothing evil and then landing right into a war...
Funny thing is that Im already involved, even though I didn't say anything...
To ToyPyroMachine... I am very sorry if you got my answer wrong. But I don't really understand why you accuse me of not beeing able to take critisim or advice? I was agreeing with you... The end is not as I wanted it to be... And the
- Face was at the rain that broke my camera, not at you. I know, I got the "asshole-card" more easily than others cause my films are in the Top10, but it really was a misunderstanding... I completely agree with you...
And as it goes for the vote... i think a vote has always to stand in compare to other votes... And as I look at RicPrides votes, he didn't give anything higher than 1 stars... So maybe he has his critisism somewhere else. Maybe he is comparing the videos to professional work not making a difference, than getting 1 star is pretty good, isn't it...?
So I have no problem at all. (Its not like he'd given some lightsaber-movie 5 stars then)
As for the constructive critisism... well... You didn't really say anything directly I could improve... Just that you didn't like it... But its okay. No hard feelings. I really have no problem with critisism, as long as it comes friendly and somehow funded.
Posted: Sun, 1st Sep 2002, 3:41am
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I think the 2 people critizising your work are the same people
the reason why they give us community bad points is that they expect something of hollywood content, but they are mistaken, if they would read the name of this program we use then they must understand that we are only fulfilling our dreams of what we can do with what we got, dont get me wrong sollthar but your work is great with the (budget*) (*budget being we use what we can afford correct?) these guys are critizising what we do with what we got, they should view our work from a different perspective, we dont have a hollywood budget, we are showing what we can do from this level of playing field and from what ive seen is excellent, if you want a hollywood feeling then go there and write a column in some paper, let us get on with what we like doing, yes critizism is good but not how you do it, as youve prolly seen in other ppl's replies your taking us as we have ILM stuff, this stuff is for us amateurs, yes we do tests, yes we do no stories, so what, we do what we want to do then from what people see of that and discuss about it properly then we can adapt from that, thats what this is all about, learning and moving on, dont expect us to be hollywood at its finest, accept the fact that we are novices in this field and are willing to learn and better ourselves
i would like to see one of your movies that you have done... bring it on
Posted: Sun, 1st Sep 2002, 10:52am
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Yes, I would love to see a movie you made, RicPride.
Posted: Sun, 1st Sep 2002, 3:04pm
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I think we should bring back negative ratings just so we can show him what we think of his posts.
It amuses me that in a couple of days he has managed to annoy everyone and he prolly thinks its everyone elses fault.
In my opinion, he's a dick, Kick him off!
Posted: Fri, 4th Oct 2002, 8:04am
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Well Solthar, this is a really good piece of work, as usual !
(i'm a big fan of Jason vs The Argonauts...). But i Still prefer the First Test because i thought the editing was better (more dynamic) and the storyline more inventive.
But it's a great film, the compositing is great as the CGI work. By the way, did you use Cinema 4D agian ? Did you animate each skeleton or did you duplicate one animation ?
I saw the teaser of Face to Face on your site, good luck.
Posted: Wed, 9th Oct 2002, 6:48pm
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What can i say, great!
Apologies if you are tired of hearing this, but I did prefer the first installment. This was probably because "the test" was slightly snappier, and more relentless with the action.
But even saying that, this is still one of the best bits of film I have seen here, so I had to give it 5/5
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 10:02pm
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haha... Yeah... well... Theres nothing I can do that people like the first one more than this one...
Thank you very much fot the kind comments! I aprreciate it!
Posted: Tue, 29th Oct 2002, 11:59pm
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My name is Ricci Pride and I am Ric Pride's sister. Sorry about all the uproar my little brothers have created. Little Ric is 15 years old. Older Ric is 20 years old. I am 21 years old, and like, totally more mature and stuff. I am very protective of my younger siblings and I allow them to use all of my email accounts and especially my AlamDV account because I know how questionable the subject matter here can be sometimes. Well, let me tell you that I was extremely shocked to see how harsh their comments were towards Marco Van Moos, who I think is a total dreamboat. I have seen the Test part 2 and have to admit that it is not his best work, but hey, it is better than a lot of the "movies" I've seen. Is it like, just totally rad or what? His Face to Face preview looks very interesting promising and I will drag my little brothers to the theater to see it, even though they hate love stories. Come on, let's all give each other a big hug and make up. Make movies, not war! Think rainbows and unicorns people! Toodles!
-Ricci "Strawberry Shortcake" Pride
Posted: Wed, 30th Oct 2002, 12:59am
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wow - what bad text acting. How many more of the ricpride family will we get apologizing for the others?
Posted: Wed, 30th Oct 2002, 11:36am
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I was soooo bummed out by your last comments. If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything you big meanie. After I wiped away my tears, I wrote my thoughts about you in my diary. Marco, please protect me from this big bully!
Posted: Wed, 30th Oct 2002, 7:17pm
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i thought your test and test 2 were awesome .... keep up the good work ... can't wait for the 3rd piece in the series
Posted: Wed, 30th Oct 2002, 7:19pm
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i'm sure the info is around here somewhere. ... but i didn't see it yet ... what did you use in order to build your skeleton men? ya did an incredible job. cya...
Posted: Wed, 30th Oct 2002, 9:19pm
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Thank you very much for the nice comment. I really appreciate this. But there really is no need to apologize. Everyone has the right to have his opinion and I respect that, as long is it comes in a friendly way...
Thanks zoot! Cool you like it! The skeletons we're done in Cinema4D and composited with Premiere. Hope that helps you...
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 8:08am
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please can u do me a fav sollthar?
Can you please upload a compressed version of this movie,
Under 5mb? cause when ever i dld this movie it stops in between, i have tryed 3,4 dld managers but no sucess.
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 11:08am
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It's the Realversion, just 2 MB and better quality...
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 3:00pm
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Are there any plans for "The Third Test"?
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 8:05pm
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I loved this clip
, it was much better than the first
. I would like see this in the top two
,along with "the test"
Posted: Tue, 7th Jan 2003, 12:18pm
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loved it too... Impressive work. It desserve the top 2, and honestly so much better than the 1st test... Can't wait to see the third test !
Posted: Tue, 21st Jan 2003, 1:53pm
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It's the age old problem, creating a sequel as good as the original...
I preferred 1, and here's why...
It's more ingenius!
I'm afraid you'll have to go a long way to beat that phenomenal car stunt!
As for the skeletons, they're mostly great.
When the first arm emerges, it's spot on, absolutely perfect, but during the fights, our hero is not in focus but the skellingtons are, a classic cgi/smp problem.
Just stop making stuff, will you? You're depressing me!
Posted: Sun, 9th Feb 2003, 6:03pm
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I loved every minute of the sequel. This one had alot more humour then the first one which made it more fun to watch.
Keep up the good work mate !
Posted: Sun, 9th Feb 2003, 7:34pm
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I am raising money to fly Sollthar over to London to film The Test 3.
Posted: Mon, 10th Feb 2003, 3:10am
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Flights within Europe are pretty cheap. Its half the price for me to get a return flight to Germany than it is for the train to Norwich and back!!!
Posted: Mon, 10th Feb 2003, 8:05pm
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Theres flights from 19 quid to fly to Sweden, 26 quid to Milan, 25 quid Germany.
Kid wrote:Flights within Europe are pretty cheap. Its half the price for me to get a return flight to Germany than it is for the train to Norwich and back!!!
Posted: Fri, 14th Mar 2003, 2:21am
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how did you make those skelotons. It reminded me of Spy Kids 2. Very cool.
Posted: Fri, 14th Mar 2003, 10:44am
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I animated and rendered them in Cinema4D.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Apr 2003, 9:48pm
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I'd have to agree with CurtianParole, the first Test was assume and the flying truck was very well done!
But the skelotens didn't move enough I thought, they didn't really fight back. Plus the ending could have had a little more action, like, the nameless warrior going out with a bang!
Anyway, good job, but next time more ACTION!!
Posted: Wed, 9th Apr 2003, 4:46pm
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Heres a question, how can there be another if he died at the end... unless it starts from a differnt angle of number 2 and you see him jump behind a close bush when the explosion happens and it carries on from there, yeah, I like that idea, it sounds good to me, do you like it?, I hope so, oh god here I am babling on again, it does get annoying doesn't it, if you say yes then I would agree. Bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla................. oh and again, BLA!
Posted: Wed, 23rd Apr 2003, 10:08am
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Posted: Thu, 5th Jun 2003, 1:47am
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My My My. Do you have any money? If so, I would invest it in barnacles, because even the tiny barnacles will be becoming restless at the site of this! How any man could view such a thing and not be shaken to his very core is beyond my petty understanding.
The test, I assume, was a test to see whether your audience was awake, and then this test, to see if they had any spirit left in them after the bombardment of the first round. From the moment the protagonist layed eyes on 'THE BLAYDE OF THE MANY' I knew I was in for a stormy ride, and when that first skeletor rose from his icy grave, all I could scream was bloody murder. The point at which the Sword of so many ages made contact with the skull (which, while technically was the neck) was also the point at which my own skull left my body and went on a transcendant voyage into the ether of ultimate film footage. It returned around the cryptic climax.
Now, I must enter a segue here, and point out the obvious comparison to the fabled cult film 'Attack of the clones'. Now, if I where to be given the choice to watch either right now (Actually, if I'm totally honest, RIGHT NOW, I'd probably watch niether because I'm pretty thirsty) I would choose the second test. And, ok, maybe your film has the following weighing in its favour:
- Its closer to hand. I dont own Attack of the clones, nor would I know where to purchase it. I could just click play again to watch yours.
- Its shorter.
- It doesn't wreck my brain watching yours, trying with all my might as I have to with 'CLONE' in order to unscramble the bizzare twisting unending parradox of a plot
- The effects dont send me into a repressed memory triggered inarticulate gabber
But despite these easy points in your favour, I would probably still side with your film. Any film thats down with Jason and his Argonautic chums is down with me!
Posted: Sat, 20th Dec 2003, 4:11pm
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It's not a test film, it's a test on the guy.
Posted: Sat, 20th Dec 2003, 4:21pm
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I'm sure with the release of Chromanator, Solthar will be releasing 'The Test III'
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2004, 11:28pm
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That guy had a slightly different accent than in the last test. Whats up with that.
Posted: Sun, 30th May 2004, 3:19pm
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I love your films
Posted: Fri, 27th Aug 2004, 5:21pm
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Ha ha, had to see this one, it was greate, the first test was better, but this one was greate to. Very cool sceletons.
Posted: Thu, 6th Oct 2005, 1:49am
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The movie is good, but not as good as the last one. I also don't like the ending that much... I still like it!
Posted: Wed, 21st Dec 2005, 3:03pm
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how long did all that take?
Posted: Wed, 21st Dec 2005, 11:47pm
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Er... I don't really remember.
But I think somewhat around 5 days probably? Yeah. It was around that.
Posted: Mon, 17th Apr 2006, 2:48pm
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ok...that was weird. I liked it, the skeletons were pretty good-looking too. Overall, I think your first one was better.
Posted: Thu, 2nd Nov 2006, 6:13pm
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that was great! good luck in your career.
Posted: Sat, 11th Nov 2006, 4:37pm
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Nice work mate...
I like your setup, but the big fireball, can't you make that more real?
Just a ball, paper and benzin.
yeah,- its maybe a little more dangerous, but you can get a VERY cool effect.
And the big (don't know what they'r called) thing, that throws the balls away... what about giving the wheels some stone material and the rest some wood material.. A very good texture will give a very good look.
Posted: Sat, 11th Nov 2006, 4:38pm
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Heh, this is years old my friend...
Plus the fireball effect WAS paper and benzin.
Posted: Sun, 12th Nov 2006, 3:56pm
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Damn i'm slow
Well, know matter how old it is, it is still a very good job.
I have made some thoughts about the same "matchmoving" subjects and adding 3D to it..
But when I only have my Cell phone to record shots, it gets VERY poor quality, and when I add a 3D animation on the top of a poor quality movie, it looks very messed up with the good and the bad quality blended...