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Street Fighter: Beginnings End - Our New Short

Posted: Tue, 4th May 2010, 7:17pm

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Hey guys!

We just finished our latest short film titled "Street Fighter: Beginnings End"

Based off of the popular Capcom franchise: Street Fighter. Its always pained us not to see the movies focus on the two most iconic characters from the series so we thought wed pay tribute to the epic fighters that Capcom have created and make a small short film demonstrating some of their talents; all the while showing a take on Ken and Ryu at their dojo before Ryu enters the World Warrior Tournament for the first time (Street Fighter 1 Territory).

The short consisted of a $400 (out of pocket) budget, was shot on the Canon EOS 7D, edited in Final Cut Pro and effects work done in Adobe After Effects. We hope you enjoy what we have put together! As I'm sure you all could tell, the dream is to make feature films that focus on video games/comics/anime and adapt them into a live action format. Im hoping this is a step in the right direction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K-F4eCDyUU&fmt=22

Thanks for watching! ... If you watch, that is...
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2010, 7:32pm

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You took our advice to do something longer and better. You did and Wow!
On a side related note: Try putting this in the cinema. I instantly see Fxhome awards winning stuff here.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2010, 7:51pm

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CX3, ridiculously great stuff as always. That 7D is treating you very well.

As soon as Ken appeared leaning against the tree, I knew this would be hilariously awesome, and I was right! Hilariously awesome. Best Street Fighter fanfilm ever, yo. smile
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2010, 9:21pm

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I quite enjoyed that. Definitely using that 7D to full effect. The CGI looked really good, basically what I'd want to see in theaters if they made another Street fighter.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2010, 9:33pm

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Very well done. This was really enjoyable to watch and captured the essence of the game really well.
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2010, 9:41pm

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Good stuff! Raw as hell. Was the $400 budget mostly spent on wig and costumes?
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2010, 10:15pm

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Nice work, the editing was really fantastic, as were the sound fx. Really good, you should put it in the cinema.

Max
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2010, 10:24pm

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Thumbs up! Nice work!
Posted: Tue, 4th May 2010, 10:25pm

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That was awesome!! Your fight scenes just get better every time. This was better than most Hollywood fight scenes. And the Canon 7D looks fantastic.
By the way, how did you make those sound fx?
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 12:11am

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Hey many thanks guys! We're really glad people are digging it. I can only laugh at the comments about all the wig as well hah. As long as people are appreciating the filmmaking somewhat, that's all I wanna take from this!

And yup, the $400 is all the costuming, food, gas, wig!

EDIT: Oh, and sound effects where just layers of other sound effects. Nothing really too fancy at all. I was just lucky enough to have the right ones available to me at the time.
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 1:26am

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That was Awesome!
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 2:45am

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Niiiiice!!! biggrin
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 5:41am

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This was great! Loved the choreography and costumes as well as the titles. You guys just keep on getting better.

And also to everyone else, don't forget you can only put a film in the cinema if you used a lab product...seeing as CX3 doesn't own any I think it's doubtful it'll be in the cinema smile
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 5:45am

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B3N wrote:

And also to everyone else, don't forget you can only put a film in the cinema if you used a lab product...seeing as CX3 doesn't own any I think it's doubtful it'll be in the cinema smile
You just have to use an FXHome product, and he owns Videowrap. So if he did a Videowrap version of this, it would be fine. It would definitely be a very high ranked film, that's for sure.
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 5:48am

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Who's this "Aculag" fellow?
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 7:35am

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I believe it is very plainly explained in my signature, good sir.
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 8:09am

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Very nice fighting choreo and cinematography. You guys certainly master that one! cool

Personally, I'd love to see a shortfilm from you where you actually have some story to tell rather then just beat each other up. I'm sure that would be an ace movie seeing how all your skills have evolved!
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 12:48pm

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Sollthar wrote:


Personally, I'd love to see a shortfilm from you where you actually have some story to tell rather then just beat each other up. I'm sure that would be an ace movie seeing how all your skills have evolved!
That's what the game is for. wink
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 1:08pm

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Great stuff, as expected. I'm not much for the videogame-to-film adaptation, but when it's done I like to see this sort of technical prowess and professional, edgy finesse. Good job!

Also, the comments on YouTube are great. Some like:

I think its a really great step in the right direction, but that wig needs to go very fast. Also, I fear that your shooting style fight fall under "so shaky Im getting motion sickness".

Maybe storyboard? some angles that actually show whats going on in detail instead of always being so shaky?
make me giggle slightly. 'Storyboard'. Pffft, as if the entire video isn't a testament to tedious, talented planning and choreography itself to begin with. wink

Good stuff- keep it up!
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 1:16pm

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This is awesome. Love the editing and the round titles.
-Matt
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 5:34pm

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There's a fun little article on Collider that talks about that other Street Fighter film (with bigger roids but obviously not as much polish)- and it's cool to see that it is actually a project by Joey Ansah, who played Desh in The Bourne Ultimatum.

Just thought I'd mention that.
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 6:01pm

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http://www.capcom-unity.com/s-kill/blog/2010/05/05/street_fighter:_beginnings_end_fan-film

Dude. Capcom official, front page blog post. Epic win! smile
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 8:29pm

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Forget Aculag, where's John Travolta's Ghost?!?
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 9:45pm

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That's awesome that you made it onto Capcom's blog. Any comments about bad acting are silly IMO. You captured a certain "anime-ish" style with the acting that I don't think can be topped in a Street Fighter film, seriously.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2010, 12:01am

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Yea I agree Serpent we all know there will always be haters. Goes with the territory when you try something big and/or risky. Fact is, the folks that matter dig it. I mean...all they gotta do is look on Streetfighter.com under "News". Something's been done correct.... Nice job CX3! Well deserved
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2010, 9:20am

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Fantastic stuff. Slickest fight sequence I've seen so far from you guys. I really, really like the shooting and editing style you go for, Chris. Could quite happily have watched more - how about a sequel with some of the other characters? smile

Hell, get Capcom to fund some of it. wink
Posted: Fri, 7th May 2010, 5:04pm

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Hey thanks again you all! Still can't believe the response that this short has gotten but Tarn, that is the plan!! hah

Man, I'd love to do short webisodic pieces featuring different fighters.
Posted: Tue, 11th May 2010, 1:08pm

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Just saw this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ZXSzaUIBQ

And noticed the setting and characters are the exact same as the one featured in this film...

Coincidence?
Posted: Tue, 11th May 2010, 1:20pm

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Whoa, cool. I don't want to downplay CX3's but that was sick.
Posted: Tue, 11th May 2010, 1:21pm

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Yeah, also very nice work. Cool atmosphere. Better wig. wink

Much preferred the VFX in CX3's, though, I have to say.
Posted: Tue, 11th May 2010, 1:30pm

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Tarn wrote:


Much preferred the VFX in CX3's, though, I have to say.
Aye. Flawless almost they were...
Posted: Thu, 13th May 2010, 12:45am

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Wow...
Objectively, I'd say CX3's is better. Longer film, much more complex choreography, better VFX, more atmosphere, and better acting. But...
Legacy nailed my soft spot for fight scenes. Slomo impacts, really brutal punches, close-quarters fighting, and the desaturated grading I like. This is probably my favorite of the two. But that's just me. I would still give Beginnings End a higher rating of the two.
Posted: Thu, 13th May 2010, 5:08am

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Yeeeap, Legacy. The UK Competition heh.

Apparently they're trying to work a deal with Capcom/XBox Live for a short series. I got one more short I'm doing in this SF Universe and then I'll be done with it. I wish I had their damn industry connects ha.