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The Paladin

Posted: Mon, 15th Jun 2009, 2:44pm

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The Paladin.
A fight with underground demons...
The continue of The awake relic.


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Posted: Mon, 15th Jun 2009, 5:20pm

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Fantastic! Your CGI has improved tremendously in my opinion, not that it was bad before. The effects were really great, as was the music. Just one thing; isn't the light bow getting a bit overused? It's kind of awkward.

But to end on a good note, I thought it was awesome. 4/5.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jun 2009, 8:56pm

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whet software did you use for the creatures.that was amazing cool
Posted: Wed, 17th Jun 2009, 11:32am

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Poser 7 for the 3D...
Posted: Wed, 17th Jun 2009, 6:06pm

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I like how each movie continues from the last! I noticed near the skeleton part that you used stock footage from Detonation films.....actually you used it multiple times. Not 100% sure about the plot though. Great effects! You do use the light bow a lot and near 2:06 I believe you just "BAMFED"!! Theres nothing wrong with that just pointing it out. In fact I love bamfing! Nice firey teleport at the end. Didn't understand the mummy or the orgre at the end but it was great! Awesome movie! Looking forward to the next! In my top 10! 5/5!-Storm
Posted: Wed, 17th Jun 2009, 8:12pm

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One thing...we keep waiting for a plot to appear and some explanation, but it never happens. I'm a bit bummed. Could you work on that?
Posted: Thu, 18th Jun 2009, 12:18pm

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Yes I used stock footage of Detonation Films. It's great!
For the mummy or orgre, waiting for the next wink It's a power of the demon sphere...
Posted: Thu, 18th Jun 2009, 4:23pm

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i think it is good but you,re going to need a bit more of a story don't get me wrong it looks brilliant but i want to what's happening and whats going on other than that i think its brilliiant
Posted: Thu, 18th Jun 2009, 6:49pm

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I think if you combined the brilliant magic effects and very good CGI with a story you could make an absolutely fantastic film. But change the music a bit. It's too futuristic-ish.
Posted: Thu, 18th Jun 2009, 10:32pm

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Remember, plots are good things. wink Although the cgi was much better than I could ever hope to do, the effects were quite obviously effects, and other than those effects, there didn't really seem to be any point to this at all. But I'll toss you a star for some cool grading and a couple cool shots. biggrin

Sorry if that sounds harsh dude, but that's my honest opinion.
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 12:35am

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Richard III wrote:

But change the music a bit. It's too futuristic-ish.
I understand that that is your opinion but I must beg to differ. I found the music blended just right and not futuristic BUT during the battle, That music did sound like something in the MATRIX Reloaded movie. I still liked it though!
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 12:46am

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Storm Grenade wrote:

Richard III wrote:

But change the music a bit. It's too futuristic-ish.
I understand that that is your opinion but I must beg to differ. I found the music blended just right and not futuristic BUT during the battle, That music did sound like something in the MATRIX Reloaded movie. I still liked it though!
Each to his own, I guess. I would have preferred the beginning music to continue. I liked the Reloaded music in its context, but found it a bit out of place in a magical/medieval setting.
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 1:04am

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You think you can review every movie but mine, don't ya, Richard III? Scared? biggrin
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 1:25am

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No, in fact I haven't watched it yet. It's rated 15. I'd like to know why first.
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 1:52am

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For language and violence.
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 1:53am

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Kay, I'll probably watch it eventually.

EDIT: Started it, but the language is too strong. I've heard worse, but I'm not going to listen to language for the heck of it.
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 4:57am

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I really don't mean to hijack this obviously different movie thread but: Are you kidding me, or are you just that snooty?
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 5:32am

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Richard III wrote:

I'm not going to listen to language for the heck of it.
Since when is high-class, cathartic entertainment 'the heck of it'? wink Really, though, I suggest you give it a full watch, the language is far from as coarse as you describe it.

As for 'The Paladin', I liked your ambition in the effects, and I actually almost gave it a 5, but then I stopped and considered something. Why am I rating this? Is it because it's realistic? Creative? Ambitious?

And, for this, I actually had to really think. In terms of realism, you could argue it looks good - but it doesn't. Not once would any normal viewer in the general public take any of these effects for 'real' - not only because of their fantastical nature, but because of their integration with the relatively dim footage. It used to be, I would give 'tests' such as this or Sollthar's Test 2 a 5/5 based solely on the entertainment value, despite a lack of realism. However, I'm afraid that as I've gotten older, I'm less entertained by amateurish effects, especially when they subscribe to the unrealistic conventions of fantasy.

That being said, the execution, while not realistic, was indeed very creative and artistic, and for that I give you points. It's abundantly clear that your artistic nature and ambition have worked in conjunction here, producing a 'quality' result in terms of creativity. For this, I grant you 3 stars henceforth. However, because I'm not really entertained by this, and I didn't 'buy' the effects, I'm leaving my rating there.

A great attempt and test, and I'm sure it was a lot of fun to make and produce. Good luck in future endeavors, I see this going somewhere.
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 4:55pm

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Atom wrote:

I really don't mean to hijack this obviously different movie thread but: Are you kidding me, or are you just that snooty?
I'm just that snooty. If you care one way or the other about my opinion (and I don't think you do) then you'll tone it down or just bleep the language. Shouldn't be too hard. I can see a bit of language but holy crap, I got two minutes or so into and I'm thinking "Oh my gosh". Don't try to change my mind. It's not that I don't want to see the film--I honestly do--but it's just not worth it. But let's discuss it in that thread, if you want to go on.

Otolicoss, one factor that might make this more gripping would be a bit of danger to the good guy. In these, he just shoots 'em and they die. That makes it a bit predictable and boring.
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 5:34pm

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Richard III wrote:

Don't try to change my mind. It's not that I don't want to see the film--I honestly do--but it's just not worth it.
I hope, for your sake, that you change your mind on this matter. Language may be unpleasant at times, but when it's normal (and not gratuitous) as in 'No Rest', that's pretty much what the real world is like. If you want to continue in your study of film, I suggest you revise your opinion on this matter. By sticking to those virtues, you're ruling yourself out of seeing any Scorcese, Kubrick or Coen Brothers film - and that would be an awful shame.

Just a heads up, man! I really feel that if you broadened your horizons you could be more receptive to a lot more that film study has to offer.
Posted: Fri, 19th Jun 2009, 7:41pm

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I don't automatically skip films for language. This should be obvious, considering I've watched Saving Private Ryan. Were I pretty sure that you'd pulled off a heart-breaking, heroic film with a definite positive theme, I would watch it and congratulate you heartily. But there's just not that much that can be done in the minutes of NRFTW. I know language is normal, but that doesn't mean it's okay in my book. Just so you know I'm not accusing you or anyone else and I don't have anything against you for it.
Posted: Sun, 21st Jun 2009, 2:30am

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Rating: +1

Atom wrote:

You think you can review every movie but mine, don't ya, Richard III? Scared?
This whole thread is getting off topic. And I checked and you haven't rated the Paladin movie either ATOM. Scared? biggrin

Otolicoss: I just went back and watched it again and I have to say that the effects were nicely done and I was wondering...did you have to go back and grade it or is that natural? Also what camera are you using?
Posted: Wed, 24th Jun 2009, 4:49pm

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i thought this was great very well made, i give it 5 stars
Posted: Sat, 27th Jun 2009, 2:40am

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cool how did u get the demons to explode and disintegrate like that
Posted: Sun, 28th Jun 2009, 7:47pm

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With particle effect plugins...
Posted: Thu, 2nd Jul 2009, 3:53am

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where do you get those particle effect plugins
Posted: Fri, 3rd Jul 2009, 2:42pm

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In after effect and particle illusion...