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Assault on Igneos premieres online!

Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 1:50pm

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We're excited to premiere Assault on Igneos, the new science fiction short film that will be accompanying the forthcoming Learn: Sci-Fi Adventure tutorial DVD

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Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 2:23pm

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Hehe, nice work there simon! Some amazing bits of compositing work in there. It's really great to see what you're able to pull off in that respect - having seen the footage you worked with. Great attention to detail and little things that make this area stand out the most imo.

Fun! biggrin
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 2:47pm

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The amazing background 3D work was provided by Sollthar. I think it all looks fantastic and can't wait to view the tutorial DVD!
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 3:10pm

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Nice work indeed! It's great to see a combination of techniques being brought together, I especially like the use of miniatures!

I'd also like to say well done on the costumes and make-up. Good stuff.
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 3:11pm

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Amazing compositing!

i too am working on a sci fi movie myself so I'd love to see the tutorial dvd when it comes out
excellent work
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 4:01pm

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Cool stuff, as expected. Good job, Tarn!
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 4:02pm

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Thanks guys! Much appreciated. It was a challenging demo film to make - far trickier than Beach Landing or Superheroes - but I'm pretty happy with how it came out in the end.

Although some of the model shots came out a leeeeeeetle wobbly, I'd highly recommend people trying out miniatures, they're great fun to play with. smile

The tutorial DVD should be along in a couple of weeks!
Posted: Wed, 4th Nov 2009, 4:27pm

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Really cool stuff.

I did feel like the cinematography was a little uninspired at points (cutting to too similar of an angle, maybe just because it was a better key or better take) but that didn't drag it down as a whole. Some genuinely cool moments, and the styling of the effects works well in that they fit the tone and 'coolness' of most of the movie. Backgrounds, models, costuming all solid; so production values are obviously there. Keying, too, is well done and feels a bit ethereal - but that fits the movie, I think.

In the end, the final product is very polished and high quality, and that's ace work. Good job!
Posted: Thu, 5th Nov 2009, 2:03pm

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Great job guys! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 5th Nov 2009, 4:09pm

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Awesome job guys..Loved the space scenes and backgrounds. Nice compositing as well.
Posted: Thu, 5th Nov 2009, 4:10pm

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Just updated the main link, so if anybody's linked directly to the video anywhere please update. smile

Thanks for all the comments guys! Glad you're liking it.
Posted: Thu, 5th Nov 2009, 4:10pm

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Pretty good... The Lifting of the soldier off of the walkway looked fake, and the light saber duel was a bit short but other than that...
Posted: Thu, 5th Nov 2009, 4:40pm

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Oh, I loved the lifting of the soldier off the walkway bit. I though the animation of the soldier had an excellent comical feel to it, though a bit more movement from the actor toward the end of his fall may have made it even better.

I look forward to the DVD, as I'm sure many of us aren't realizing how complex this actually was to put together. Seeing the breakdowns will make it even more impressive, I'm sure.
Posted: Thu, 5th Nov 2009, 5:34pm

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Well holy crap! eek If that wasn't bad-ass... I don't know what is.
Yes there are a few parts that look... Weird? but over all, this is amazing! I really liked that first "force" jump. It looked way better and more realistic than how they do it in the actual star wars movies.

I liked "everything" about this short but was extremely impressed by Solthar's 3D work and how well you composited everything together. Wow! eek You guys are getting good... I'm talking 'bout real good! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 5th Nov 2009, 6:29pm

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Brilliantly done guys. I really enjoyed watching it. I see you guys are use Cinema4D I'm looking at the site where I can down load a demo on the software, but it doesn't say if its free or if its 100 or more.
Posted: Thu, 5th Nov 2009, 7:23pm

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Cinema 4D? Its $1000 or more. The demo is free, but the software itself is more pricey.
Posted: Fri, 6th Nov 2009, 4:04am

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Fine use of the Wilhelm Scream...definitely got a laugh out of that! Surprised no one commented on it yet biggrin
Posted: Fri, 6th Nov 2009, 8:40am

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Heh, I specifically requested that the sound editor put that in. smile

I agree there are a couple of wobbly shots in this (literally, in the case of the miniature), but overall I'm really pleased.

Contrast it with the Beach Landing sketch, which had about 8 effects shots in total. Assault has more like 50 effects shots, so it was a pretty big challenge.

Glad people are liking Sollthar's backdrops. The speed with which he created those was incredible. As is always the case with these things, both he and I wish we'd had a bit more time to add more detail, but his ability to hit exactly what I wanted in first draft was remarkable. Can't wait to work with him again on something else. smile
Posted: Fri, 6th Nov 2009, 3:04pm

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Axeman wrote:

Oh, I loved the lifting of the soldier off the walkway bit. I though the animation of the soldier had an excellent comical feel to it, though a bit more movement from the actor toward the end of his fall may have made it even better.

I look forward to the DVD, as I'm sure many of us aren't realizing how complex this actually was to put together. Seeing the breakdowns will make it even more impressive, I'm sure.
Were you involved in production Axel Wilkinson?
Posted: Fri, 6th Nov 2009, 6:37pm

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I did enjoy this. Not a star wars fan but this was fun. I agree the lifting of the guard was a bit dodgy and the minature a bit shakey, too me back to the 70's and shows like Blakes 7 smile Overall very nich though. This will probably be the first tutorial DVD I buy from you guys. It's gonna be a good one I can feel it
Posted: Fri, 6th Nov 2009, 7:09pm

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Wes the fxhome dude wrote:


Were you involved in production Axel Wilkinson?
Nope, I wasn't involved in this at all.
Posted: Fri, 6th Nov 2009, 7:20pm

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Axeman wrote:

Wes the fxhome dude wrote:


Were you involved in production Axel Wilkinson?
Nope, I wasn't involved in this at all.
Oh, never mind, I hated the movie...
JK
Posted: Sun, 8th Nov 2009, 9:55pm

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Very nice little short and in true star wars style guards can't hit anything. The backgrounds look amazing and the compositing is spot on, I also love the little bit of details such as the dust/clouds moving in the wide shot even though you hardly notice them at first.

You've got a lot of movement in the camera, was all the movement tracked in vision lab or another program? or was it shot at a higher res so that you could add effects, then re-render at a lower res allowing you a lot of freedom to 'move' the camera?

koradin
Posted: Mon, 9th Nov 2009, 8:25am

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Koradin wrote:

You've got a lot of movement in the camera, was all the movement tracked in vision lab or another program? or was it shot at a higher res so that you could add effects, then re-render at a lower res allowing you a lot of freedom to 'move' the camera?
The latter, it was all shot at 720p or above, but the final mix was at PAL resolution.
Posted: Tue, 10th Nov 2009, 12:40am

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Yeah, I loved the Wilhelm scream. I was waiting for it because a few months ago you asked if it was copyrighted. I'm like "Oh..." Made the movie seem more pro-made, since all the high-budget/A list films use it. I thought that was a good idea.
Posted: Tue, 10th Nov 2009, 10:43pm

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While it's true that the close-ups of the model weren't rock solid, the wider shots and those in space where beautiful. The low-angle shot of the craft rising to the mouth of the shaft with that glowing sunshine was particularly nice.