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Modern Warfare 2 Fanfilm

Posted: Thu, 8th Apr 2010, 1:54pm

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A cool video made by the guys from Twisted Studios. They made a Modern Warfare 2 fanfilm which looks damn sweet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYC6i9Xod40

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Posted: Thu, 8th Apr 2010, 2:20pm

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Wow that was really impressive. Bravo indeed.
Posted: Thu, 8th Apr 2010, 5:34pm

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Damn, they certainly haven't let up. That was amazing.
Posted: Thu, 8th Apr 2010, 6:16pm

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Hehe, as far as "random guys shooting each other videos" go, this was always niko and sam's specialty. Haven't watched the entire video really, as without a story, I didn't think it was particularly interesting, but what I've seen looks visually stunning and aptly edited.

Cool to see they haven't lost their bite. cool
Posted: Thu, 8th Apr 2010, 8:59pm

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wow that was brilliant im looking forward to part 2
Posted: Thu, 8th Apr 2010, 11:16pm

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very impressed with that, definatly saw a lot of andrew kramers action essentials 2 stock footage there
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 12:35am

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Wow, amazing stuff. That is some fantastic cinematography. Wonder what camera they're using now. Certainly not the GL1 that got passed onto me then onto Axeman.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 12:39am

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Looks like a 7D to me.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 1:50am

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Just dropping in. Glad you guys like it.

Random guys shooting each other have plagued our films from day one. The film was intended to be a discussion about how technology has affected today's wars, but then these dudes came out of nowhere and ran into the frame with guns aaaanddd...

Not gonna lie though... we still use a couple NCC smokers. Shh!

I use an HVX and we borrowed a 7D w/ a couple lenses. Part 2 shot half on RED.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 2:56am

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Great work, as always. Nice you see you pop in every now and then, Mecha. smile

Also, this is very timely, since I just finished playing MW2 today. Looking forward to pt. 2!

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Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 4:43am

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Hehe, awosome. I might have to get Modern Warfare after all. smile
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 5:05am

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Cool stuff! Pretty much captures the feel and essence of parts of Modern Warfare, congrats- looking forward to more, guys!
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 5:29am

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Very smooth!
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 5:38am

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Real cool. Loved the VFX in general, except for a few minor issues. Sniper rifles are always a plus. I especially liked the blood fx, pretty clean interaction w/ surroundings. In all, felt like a fairly high-budget production. (Not sure how high-budget it is though.)
Anyway, really cool.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 9:39am

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Great work there guys, good to see your still at it.

top marks
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 9:57am

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Very cool and well put together - although I agree with Sollthar that the pacing felt a bit slow. I didn't realise there was a part 2 until the end, though, which would have made me view it slightly differently in that regard. In the context of a longer piece the pacing is fine.

This reminded me of your Metal Gear Solid video from yeeeeears back. Seems like a bit of a subtle remake - you've even got a bridge blowing up. wink
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 10:31am

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Tarn wrote:

This reminded me of your Metal Gear Solid video from yeeeeears back. Seems like a bit of a subtle remake - you've even got a bridge blowing up. wink
I was reminded of that as well. It was a bit of that, and a bit of Pharmacide.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 11:32am

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Yea, it was a bit slow for me but I have a soft part in my heart for these type of films...Shootouts and nothing more...lol.
One thing I would like to see is some grading, it would have given it a much more professional look IMHO.
Posted: Fri, 9th Apr 2010, 8:19pm

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Seems like you guys are really popular on Digg!

http://digg.com/movies/Call_of_Duty_Modern_Warfare_fan_film_made_for_209_42
Posted: Sun, 11th Apr 2010, 6:43pm

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MechaForce wrote:

Just dropping in. Glad you guys like it.
Dude - you've been the reason I cam back to FXHome today - I saw someone on facebook change their status to: "This Video has fulfilled my PS3 Withdrawals", so I see the video, and am pleasantly surprised to find that it was the same guys who did DXM, and disappeared off the face of the earth afterwards... Bravo - Almost 1 Million Views, and you've definitely found your audience.
Posted: Wed, 14th Apr 2010, 3:39pm

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Over 1,111,000 views. Nice job guys! This should really put you on the map (hopefully not the Activision lawyer map).

Did you contact all the gaming websites that ran this story, or did it go viral on its own?
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2010, 7:44pm

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I know this is a bit of a grave dig (not really by that much) but it seems the glorious youtube in all its complete failings as a website bought out by google has done it yet again. Even though this film has had over a million views, been listed on other sites, been rated highly by a lot of popular sfx sites and even had great comments made by some famous directors.... try going back to page 1 and clicking the link.

Yes you guessed it "video removed due to a copyright claim." Well done youtube, you really are pushing yourself over the cliff to let other video hosting sites such as vimeo get the better of you.
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2010, 8:07pm

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Schertz Bergmann Rechtsanwälte strikes again!
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2010, 9:26pm

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who is he?
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2010, 10:08pm

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Thats who YouTube said claimed it as copyright infringement
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2010, 10:40pm

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i know that but you said he strikes again so that would indicate he is either someone of importance or some annoying knob who likes to complain about youtube videos
Posted: Sun, 23rd May 2010, 10:56pm

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Oh! Nope, just trying to be funny as it seemed pretty random.
Posted: Tue, 25th May 2010, 2:21am

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Is there a mirror for this video? Would love to see it.
Posted: Tue, 25th May 2010, 5:26am

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It's re-upped here.
Posted: Tue, 25th May 2010, 8:47am

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or vimeo

http://vimeo.com/10986971

youtube really wont be able to stop this vid it seems
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 4:17am

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Part 2 is up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a08ViuvORRM
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 5:32am

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Definitely awesome, but I think I preferred the first one. It was more polished, if less impressive. smile

Plus, the emotionless delivery and uninspired dialogue didn't really do it for me. You can't deny the quality of the action, though; the scene where he blows the door open was epic.
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 7:28am

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Besides the first person angle and the breach and clear bits, this was all kind of 'meh'. And I mean that in the sense of in terms of action, it's about at my skill level for most of it, and not above it - which I expected it to be, all things considered. biggrin
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 8:43am

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I actually much prefer part 2. Part 1 had great locations but the action and setups in part 2 appeal far more to me. Seems slicker, better paced and much more fun. Also lots more humour, which is always welcome. smile

The highlight for me was definitely blowing the door off and the ensuing shoot-out in the warehouse. That sequence could happily sit in a proper feature film.

Excellent stuff - really shows what you can do on a small budget.

Ben - I look forward to seeing similar quality action in your stuff! Get using that 550D. biggrin
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 10:25am

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Yeah, I agree, part 2 seemed a lot more polished. Quite enjoyed it.
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 3:54pm

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Ya part 2 was definitely better then 1. Did they both follow the same story line cause I wasn't paying attention to the story all that much.
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 4:19pm

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Ben wrote:

it's about at my skill level for most of it
Have you got many films we haven't seen here then?

This was technically really impressive stuff. Those muzzles and blood effects were awesome. And some slick visual effects all the way through. Much better then the first.
And since this had something resembling some sort of story, I even managed to watch it all through. razz
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 5:44pm

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I mean, in terms of creativity and execution a lot of it is stuff that myself and many other users on here could shoot if we just went out and did it. Not dissing it, but saying that the second part wasn't as creative in terms of 'moments' like the first one was - and it's mainly because they shoe-horned in some dialogue/story that was contrived and pretty badly acted.

The Twisted Studios guys I always liked because of their ingenuity and creativity. The rolling chair spin in DXM was something I would never think of, or execute. The 'Call of Duty' feel to the first part is definitely there, but I myself couldn't pin down what made it feel so...........authentic. It's things like this that set their stuff apart, normally.

Standard action fare, then, no matter how well composited the blood or muzzle flashes, is something most film and effects savvy teenagers and adults can do. The cool stuff, like the scoped first-person shot or the breach and clear are very like the game, and very original. And that's what makes them likeable.

The other stuff, like shooting guns while running in a warehouse - well, I've seen it before. Maybe not better executed, but more original and in better context. Which is why I mention 'I could do that' - because it's not so complex that it can't be pared down and recreated with some small effort. Other things, though, in the first one, are things I wouldn't be able to do or think of.
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 6:02pm

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This is pretty sweet. It sold on all the things I'm interested in as a teenager: guns, slow motion, nice CG. But it's all a bit lackluster in a way I can't pin down. Same with part 1. They were both fantastic on the surface, but not captivating. It's kind of like comparing the fights from Matrix Reloaded with Fearless. Despite being awesome and slow-motion, the Matrix was just missing the intensity that Fearless had for some unclear reason.
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 6:21pm

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I actually liked the acting in this. And the visuals were insane, lighting brilliant. The acting reminded me of the Metal Gear Solid games (I've never played COD, so can't make that comparison), it doesn't sound realistic, but it's stylized drama. It's prevalent in a lot of games. The difference is that MGS has more badass and emotional moments, so I have no idea if the acting in Part 2 would work through a feature, I'd have to see more of it. Anyways, I think Pooky said it best when he said the first one was more solid, and this more impressive. That's just me though, higher quantity of high end visual and special effects (it was actually hard to discern between the two sometimes, that's how good they were to me). Anyways, if you guys read this, you've been my biggest inspiration since I joined FXHome, watched your films, bought your DVD, and finally inherited your camera. I would love to follow in your footsteps. Best of luck on your future endeavors.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 12:44am

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Terminal Velocity wrote:

I can't pin down.

ben3308 wrote:

I myself couldn't pin down...
Someone Please! Pin it down!
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 3:53am

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Does anyone know where I can see 'DXM'?
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 8:05am

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Hey guys, wanted to make sure you'd all seen the interview we did with the guys behind Frozen Crossing: http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=42758

DX6 - as far as I'm aware, DXM is no longer online, which is a real shame. It's dated a lot, obviously, but it's still an amazing achievement in context. Even the Making Of appears to have disappeared. sad

You can still find some of their ooooooold stuff, though, if you search the cinema for 'sidewinder' and 'mechaforce'. It's quite inspirational, actually, to see just how far they've come, while at the same time not losing the attitude and style that identified their work.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 8:07pm

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DXM is somewhere on youtube... pretty sure its in my favorites too. EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT9i6hUQs7s

Heres a neat little behind the scenes with Freddie, Sam, and Niko... but mostly Freddie. Still cool though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPRTrrbdPew