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Legacy of the Spellmaster

Posted: Sat, 5th Oct 2002, 1:43pm

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Jealous Flesh

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The Magic Duel to End All Magic Duels. A contest between the Living Hero and the Dead Black Magic Lich. Only one of them will walk away alive (and maybe not even that many).

OPENING CRAWL::::::::

So a long time ago, before the oceans drank Atlantis, a time of myth and legend when the ancient gods were petty and cruel, etc etc...

There was one soul who escaped his mortal bonds to entwine himself with eternity, becoming not merely immortal, but unlife.
The first, and most powerful:

SPELLMASTER

The master of his destiny, his magic was always his primary goal. He set out to ensure the survival of his magic for the ages by recruiting others into his necromancy. He eventually amassed a following of fellow acolytes, following the Spellmaster into unlife. With these followers, the Master was sure that his magic would pass down, immune to the decay and forgetfulness of time.

But their passions were petty,
Their wills were weak.
And they engaged in battles of spite over magical secrets that they held jealously guarded from each other.
(cue WAR OF THE SPELLMASTERS and LICH WAR, see link below)

In addition, the Liches were constantly challenged by the wizards of light, by heros seeking to make their name, and terrors with souls even blacker than their own, out to steal their magic.

In time, the acolytes were extinguished, either by their own hand or incessant would-be heros.
And the Master was alone yet again.

Acknowledging the defeat of his acolytes, yet still seeking to secure his own magic for all time, the Master devised another plan...

A plan that would forever taint the land with his black abjurations
A spell that would guarentee the survival of his power for all time, from one age to the next, and to the next.

The mortal mind can barely comprehend the awe-reaching power of the invokation, and only a bare few are even aware of its very existence.

Those that do, speak of it only in whispered fear, and refer to it only as:

(Well, that the name of the movie.)


This project started SO LONG ago I dared think this time would never come. But I made it, and you can enjoy it. Should be fine Halloween viewing, and for a beginning directors commentary on the trials and dangers of filming, read my post in the Cinema section of the forum "For Your Halloween Enjoyment"
A full directors commentary will be on my website soon, depending on how well you like the show.
If you cant figure out which plugins I used to make some effects, just ask.

The WHOLE THING IS ALAMDV from front to back. Every last spell and effect is an ALAMDV brainchild with only one spell using a different program, and you will know why when you see it.
So the thing ought to be a pretty good commercial for CSBDigital. Hope you like it.

THANK GOD I AM DONE. If I ever have to do one more undead eyeball...

But it was worth it. I may now rest.


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Posted: Sat, 5th Oct 2002, 1:52pm

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Ive personally been looking forward to this movie for a long time, and all I can say is WOW!

Ive loved all the Jealous Flesh flicks for their hugely creative use of AlamDV effects, but this just takes it to the next level. Awesome production, and the use of effects is superb. He somehow manages to take a plugin and use it in ways that you'd never think of, and it works so well! The filming is great, I especially like the bits where its spliced with another film (I wont spoil it by telling you which one). This really is a lesson in originality

The audio is cool, visuals and lighting are great, the file compression is fantastic, its really hard to fault anything. The effort that has gone into this production is huge and it seems to have paid off. If you want to be inspired, download this now.
Posted: Sat, 5th Oct 2002, 2:36pm

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Hi

i've always liked your films, they are the sort i like to make.

the text at the start was a bit long ( maybe a voice over aswel ) and it went a bit quick, i missed a few bits, and had to rewind.

One of those guys was damm ugly, lol

Some good cuts, great use of fx, sound was good.
I did notice that white ghost box around some of the alam fx cry that was a shame.

Other than that..... Excellent.

ps. now you have finished your film, you can view and comment on others. lol
Posted: Sat, 5th Oct 2002, 3:00pm

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What else can be said, but superb, superb, and superb. You have definitely raised the bar with this one. That was an outstanding display of effects, pure artistry. I am now convinced that the purchase of this product was an good investment. The cinematograpy was excellent, and well thought out. You can tell that your heart and soul went into this one and it shows. The blending and transitioning of the effects was awesome. I for one, can say that your film will be the standard from which all others flow. I must say I am a little competitive, so now that the bar has been raised. It is time to go to work. So I quess I should thank you.

and as we say in the boogie down Bronx,

ain't nothing to it, but to do it.
Posted: Sat, 5th Oct 2002, 3:01pm

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WOW! that was awesome very creative using alam dv and sound fx. you need to mask some small bit on the movie to make it look more real, other than that was superb.

5 star for the devil twisted twisted twisted twisted twisted
Posted: Sat, 5th Oct 2002, 3:04pm

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Anonymous wrote:

WOW! that was awesome very creative using alam dv and sound fx. you need to mask some small bit on the movie to make it look more real, other than that was superb.

5 star for the devil twisted twisted twisted twisted twisted
Sory i forgot to log in, actually it log out automaticly redface
Posted: Sat, 5th Oct 2002, 3:25pm

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5 words =fungreatcoolsuperalamdv = 5 stars

this movie is really the kind i love to see.






5 stars for sure.
Posted: Sat, 5th Oct 2002, 4:56pm

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If you thought the opening text was long this time...
My original plan was to intercut it with visuals, using footage from DRAGONSLAYER and DEMON KNIGHT (Tales from the Crypt), but that quickly became unrealistic, unless I wanted a movie that was 50/50 opening text and movie tard
The opening text in the description above was the original text I was going to use, and highly ambitious as you can see.

I really wanted to include all the Spellmaster movies into one homogeous timeline. So now consider WAR OF and LICH WAR as my Silmarillon, and this as my Lord of the Rings.
As for REVENGE OF THE? It is the preview for this of course, after a name change. (All preexisting merchandise with "Revenge of the Spellmaster" is now going for inflated prices on Ebay.) wink


As it is, 1 min of text and 5 of movie seems to work. It was just absolutely paramount that the closing scene was to be explained and foreshadowed. If no one understood what happened in the last scene, then whole thing falls flat.

We did get what happened right? That end sequence went thru multiple conceptions in the planning stage. What came out was short and simple and to the point:::::: I hope. eek

Now as a warning to future spellusers:::
The following plugins are stuck with little white lines that are visible on their outline:::

Jetpack
Aggresive Fire
Laserhit

I found that I had to rotate them 90 degrees to hide the white line, especially aggressive fire, but I didnt notice the line in Jetpack until after I had rendered the scene with the Underworld Summoning, and rotating Jet Pack is countering the direction to want it to go anyway. So if you didnt notice lines before, DONT notice them now either. rolleyes
(God, some of these scenes I rendered in JULY, has it really been that long?)

The explosions have always had those little boxes, but its price to pay. I dont notice them that much.
Posted: Sat, 5th Oct 2002, 5:23pm

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Frantic action from start to finish, a work of pure genius that is set to astound all smile I especially liked: 1) the spell effects (of course); 2) the sound effects (simply amazing) and 3) the grace with which both the hero and "villain" (I use scare quotes here because good and evil is subjective) move while casting their earth-shaking spells. Brilliant! cool

I also loved the latex masks used: were they from Death Studios or a similar establishment?
Posted: Sun, 6th Oct 2002, 2:49am

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Nice work! biggrin I loved the use of alam effects. It put a new spin on them all. The clips from the Holy Graile were great. The only thing i didnt like, was that maybe there were too many sfx in in. Anyway, nice work overall! biggrin
Posted: Sun, 6th Oct 2002, 3:34am

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i remember u making ur small alamdv movies earlier
u used a great variety of effects and put together effects to get one cool one. DAMN Ur movies r cool.
billy
Posted: Sun, 6th Oct 2002, 9:41am

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great movie razz only 2 minor niggles: the writing at the beginning was difficult to read and went on for too long, and the python shots were kinda spoiled because of the changing aspect ratio
Posted: Sun, 6th Oct 2002, 10:53pm

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Dangit! Not the skeleton mask dude again!

And the skeleton gloves!! Ah!!
lol

The effects were used great, but unfourtunatly more proof that YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH EXPLOSION PLUGINS AND STUFF.

And the Monty Python thin was funny, but you forgot the letterbox thing for the stuff you filmed! So it made the cuts funky.

And i didn't like that little bzzzweeeerrrr sound at the end. That wrecked it.


BUT THE ALAM EFFECTS WERE USE REALLY REALLY WELL

and only .. . . like 1 . .. 3d plugin was used!


put that in your pipe and smoke it!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Mon, 7th Oct 2002, 8:22am

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Awesome! It will encourage so many other people to try out their own ideas and get around to editing them. I know it has inspired me and shows me what potential there is.

smile
Posted: Mon, 7th Oct 2002, 8:33am

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Hi guys.

Waow. Impressive ! razz razz razz razz razz razz razz razz

I won't repeat what the others say ! I think the same ! Great, cool and good alamdv use !

One thing . The "good guy" wears jeans ! unsure
You have find a nice mask and gloves for the bad guy ! Why the hell do the good guy wear jeans ?????

zaz

ps : i'm french. By jeans, i mean his pants.
Posted: Mon, 7th Oct 2002, 8:36am

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zazouzanzi wrote:

Hi guys.

Waow. Impressive ! razz razz razz razz razz razz razz razz

I won't repeat what the others say ! I think the same ! Great, cool and good alamdv use !

One thing . The "good guy" wears jeans ! unsure
You have find a nice mask and gloves for the bad guy ! Why the hell do the good guy wear jeans ?????

zaz

ps : i'm french. By jeans, i mean his pants.
It adds humanity to him? Or I have no idea biggrin
Posted: Tue, 8th Oct 2002, 4:32am

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The good guy shouldnt wear pants? Go toga style? lol

Well I did want to keep the budget low. You know $0

As it was I went over by $25 (the second mask)
Posted: Tue, 8th Oct 2002, 4:36am

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Oh yeah, the first mask has been in my Basement for about 15 years. Dont remember where I got it.
The gloves and the 2nd mask I bought at a local Halloween store.
Posted: Tue, 8th Oct 2002, 8:14am

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I import some of my masks from ebay smile There are some brilliant ones available and I have finally added to my collection a predator full head and neck mask.

Yay! Also, you probably all know about this www.battleorders.co.uk and go and have a look at the ninja suit. Tis what I have razz Not sure why though biggrin
Posted: Tue, 8th Oct 2002, 10:20am

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Wow

I can't belive it, your film must be the only film with no votes under 4.

what happened to such people as, jalakoo, alan smithee and others that sign on just to give a film a bad vote.
even THE TEST had people join vote then leave never to be seen again.

( I keep my fingers crossed for you that you votes stay above 4 )
Posted: Wed, 9th Oct 2002, 10:37pm

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Jealous Flesh

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Darn it b4, you jinxed me. lol

Oh well, cant make everyone happy. Personally I think the Python bits were hilarious. Aspect ratio smaspect ratio.
Posted: Thu, 10th Oct 2002, 12:23am

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I loved this film and I've been looking foward to seeing it after I first watched your spellmaster film. I'm a big D&D cartoon fan and this really appealed to me. I'd personaly like to see a D&D fan film based on the never made final episode of D&D called "Requiem" Guess that will never happen, but this was a very cool film. Great use of alamdv effects. Must have taken yonks to do. You need the patience of a saint to do something like this.
Posted: Thu, 10th Oct 2002, 1:25am

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hmmm, i caught that last thing at the end...and wondered: Who the **** is George Lucas? Hmm confused

nm, stupid thing to say, ignore it. and im too lazy to delete it, much rather type a sentence explaining it......... tard


anyway, one of the few alamdv films that actually impress me with what alamdv can do, worthy of being in the top 10, top 5 even.

1 really big thing stopped me from giving it a 5....the monty python stuff being widescreen and dark, and all your footage being bright and full frame. Made the possibility of it being the same thing/place vanish.

then a few things like the intro was too long, and shoulda been maybe a voice or something...you tried to explain too much.

other than that, great stuff!
Posted: Thu, 10th Oct 2002, 3:26am

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Can you please compress it in quick time i hate windows media player....
Posted: Thu, 10th Oct 2002, 10:35pm

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I suppose I could go quicktime, my webspace is limited however, anyone else have a preference of one format over another?
Posted: Thu, 10th Oct 2002, 11:14pm

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Quicktime anyday and anyway smile
Posted: Fri, 11th Oct 2002, 6:52pm

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Jealous Flesh, well done man. I like it. How did you make your character disappears biggrin to avoid phaser? I know that is not alamdv plugin, but what is it?
Posted: Fri, 11th Oct 2002, 9:30pm

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When the lich vanished in the smoke to avoid the yellow magic ball? That was ALAM smoke plugin, 3 of them stacked on top of each other.

When he reappeared it was Vampire Dust run backwards.

The only spell that didnt use ALAM was the telekinesis, when I grabbed my staff from across the field.
Posted: Fri, 11th Oct 2002, 9:48pm

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Hey - there are 4 people who all gave this movie in the last 40 minutes


THAT IS FISHY. 3 of them were at the exact same time too.

You need to erase those votes and delete their accounts cause cheaters suck. unsure

You know who you are. unsure
Posted: Fri, 11th Oct 2002, 9:50pm

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PLUS they've only voted on one movie too - and you can probably guess which one it is.
Posted: Fri, 11th Oct 2002, 10:32pm

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All i can say is wow that was awesome i had not bothered trying to watch it yet because i thought that people would be trying to get it all of the time and the servers would be slow but damn worth the wait loved the monty python parts thought they were funny, and the use of effects was outstanding, you get a 5 from me biggrin
Posted: Mon, 14th Oct 2002, 4:12pm

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Your use of effects is fantastic, your editing was very tight, and the score was nice as well. However, the opening titles were way too excessive and the use of the Holy Grail clips bothered me.

Since film is a visual medium, I think a story should be told visually. Setting the stage with titles is valid, but not when it dominates the actual film. As for the Holy Grail clips, I don't think the tone matched your film. Your story seemed a relatively serious one, but Monty Python's Holy Grail is the height of sillyness.

If you take away the titles and the borrowed clips, you are left with just a fight scene. I can appreciate the time you must have spent on the effects and I can appreciate the creativity and skill that went into shaping the effects. Ultimately, though, I would've liked to have seen more of your story acted out.
Posted: Mon, 14th Oct 2002, 11:37pm

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What if I cant act? rolleyes

I can understand the complaints against the minute long titles, and may pare them down in the near future, but even with them being a minute, you still have 5 1/2 minutes of story. Worse ratios have happened. Surely we all realize that to give a great deal of history in a limited time is going to be rushed any way you slice it: Either with a voice over or exposition with an actor spouting off. Just do what you do when watching DUALITY, and skip to the middle. I mean really, does anyone actually watch the entirety of DUALITY from start to end or do you cut to the chase? And does that detract from the story? I make no excuses, I merely say that the credits length isnt that big of a deal. The music was certainly cool, and the rest of the movie pulls it own weight.

You may have appreciated my original idea more: which was to intercut the text with visuals, but that quickly jumped up the length of the text to 2-3 minutes. Damned if you do or do not. Only way around it is to make less sophisicated backstories for your universe, and that would be a shame.
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 3:46am

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TWO STARS Midiguy? And you gave three to THE TEST? Sollthar can crawl out of bed and make a movie better than that.

Without the common courtesy of leaving a comment, I am at a loss for your feelings. Sure neither Sollthar or I can please everyone, but we always hope for the best. Could you say what you think could be improved upon? Its the only way we can improve.
Otherwise, I am tempted to say that you just crawled out of your own bed on the wrong side.
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 9:19pm

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Sorry for my delay... Ive been away for the last couple of days...

Cheeez... that was cool. You really pull the best out of AlamDV effects... That looks totally awesome... smile
The idea with the Holy Grail clips were funny - but pity you again didn't make the different aspect ratios match... That would be soooo easy to do. But the best thing in your movie to me is the soundwork... Even if I shut my monitor down and just listen to the battle it is cool... smile))

Congrats! 5 star movie! smile
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 12:44am

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healous fish, I private messaged you back with my reseasoning.. I don't feel like retyping it here agian, so please jhust paste it in when you get it so anyone can see (whoever cares). thanks!
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 12:51am

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Rating: +1

All this talk about beds is making me hungry



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Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 1:01am

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Do I get a PM as well Midiguy? smile))))
D´OUGH! tard
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 3:46am

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Rating: +1

Midiguy gave me a pleasant response where he graciously detailed his complaints of poor compression quality and fake looking FX.
I am satisfied that he is not an internet troll...

....Even If he does have to work on enjoying movies more for the fun and imagination and sense of adventure and less for the technical claptrap. He said my cinematics did not move him. unsure

IF RUNNING AWAY FROM AN UNDEAD MONSTER WHO IS TRYING TO OPEN A VOLCANO UNDER THE HEROES FEET IS NOT "moving" THEN WHAT THE HELL IS???????????? crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy

But Midiguy was, as I said, pleasant about it.


Now::::::::
evil evil evil evil evil

OK I WILL CHANGE THE FREAKING ASPECT RATIOS!!!!!!!!!!!
BUT FULLSCREEN MOVIES ARE EVIL EVIL EVIL

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH

I had HOLY GRAIL on DVD so thats what I used. I can change the ratios by capturing the footage from a fullscreen version I can rent at Hollywood video. See what you made me do. Go rent a movie I already had. The things we put up with for the art.
NExt they will tell me that I should have used a real volcano.

tard tard tard tard

Oh well. Life goes on.
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 10:13am

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lol

Ah well.... some people... smile


I wouldn't change the Holy Grail part to 4:3, I would change the other part to 16:9. Cinemascope is looking more professional and - accausing to many scientific studies - much more pleasent for the eye to see (Never got why though) smile
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 12:15pm

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The reason i gave you 4 is becouse you didn't use a REAL VOLCANO!
mad
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 5:16pm

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Rating: +1

The reason it's more pleasing to the eye is because of the positioning of the eyes:

( . ) /\ ( . ) (really bad picture, the /\ is the nose)

if you look at it, you can tell that if you would draw a box around it, it would be widescreen, so its more pleasing to the eye when light hits it in that format (black does not give off light, thus there are BLACK bars)
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 9:51pm

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Ah, I see.... Yes.... sound like it would make sense... cool... thanks... smile
Posted: Fri, 18th Oct 2002, 3:16am

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I seem to recall something about the Greek Golden Rectangle. They had a perfectly proportioned rectangle which is in every last cubic meter of their architechure, and I think the 16:9 ratio is pretty close

Well, my camera does have a 16:9 option, which I never use because I look so small when I do that to my screen.

I can make the Spellmaster 16:9 with a poor mans widescreen: Use ALAM shapes to black out the screen. tard
Someone please tell me there is a better way.

Well I enjoy 2nd place better anyhow. Too much pressure for that 7-10 days I was #1, waking up every morning in a cold sweat as I raced downstairs to check my votes and wring my white knuckles together as I saw who would dare defame my movie with anything less than 5 stars. Didnt enjoy it. Everyone is out to get the guy in first place.

Now I can sit back an enjoy the ride.
Posted: Fri, 18th Oct 2002, 6:18am

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Well put. I felt the same way when Metal Gear Redux was at numero uno.
Posted: Fri, 18th Oct 2002, 11:33am

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And I still wonder why the test is where it is... smile
Posted: Sun, 20th Oct 2002, 10:19pm

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This movie was the best out of all of the movies i thought biggrin. The only thing i thought bad about it was the words were a little hard to read and they were going a little to fast for me. But anywho it was a great movie.
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Sollthar wrote:

And I still wonder why the test is where it is... smile
it is because it is the first (and sometimes the last) movie people see and they think oh wow! that was great 5 stars! (like me)
Posted: Sun, 20th Oct 2002, 10:57pm

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don't get me wrong, I think it is a great movie!
that is why I gave it a 5
biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin
Posted: Tue, 29th Oct 2002, 4:28am

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I liked your use of effects you used them really well!!!
Also, the props were really well done as well
keep up the good work!! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 31st Oct 2002, 8:43am

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biggrin
YEa dude, this movie rulzzzzzzz!!!
Ceep on with your work & flair...
Ya motivated me doing more on mine.
Posted: Thu, 21st Nov 2002, 9:17pm

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I enjoyed the plot, and the effets, but the story was not my likng. overall I think you guys deserve a 3.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 5:20am

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Well technically all the "guys" are me. rolleyes Almost an entire one man show.

But what is the difference between plot and story?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Nov 2002, 7:42pm

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This is one of the best films that I've seen on AlamDV. I especially like the guys in the beginning. " I was wondering if you could tell us where we could find a uh...a uh...a uh...Ahhhhhhhh!!!! I'm telling you, that was genious. Make another one.
Posted: Thu, 12th Dec 2002, 3:28am

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I'll give you a five for the effects, but based on subject matter, editing, and acting, I'd be inclined to rate a 3.

I thought your use of Monty Python footage was very clever, and well done. I liked the way you layered multiple alam effects together for new uses and appearances.
surprisingly, I thought the costumes weren't too bad, all things considered, perhaps some khaki or black pants for the human mage, as the blue jeans were obviously blue jeans.

nice work with the saber, you handled it well, for the brief bit that you had it, you might want to try and rotoscope out the plastic blade after you draw the fire back into your hand, it kind of draws from the overall quality. . . (this is cool! oh, wait, is that a plastic saber blade?! aww, man!)

as far as acting goes, perhaps a little less of the waving hands in circles bit, that got kind of old after a while.

good work, son
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Congrats, you are the first to notice, (or at least comment,) on all those little skeletons in my closet. I was wearing jeans, but couldnt think of any reason why pants cant be blue. The most distinguishing features were deliberately obscured by my boots and tunic, so all that was left was the fabric itself, which wasnt immediately obvious as levi, so I kept it. I somewhat liked the green tunic and blue pants contrast.

And I was using a Obi Wan blue saber, which you can see briefly as I draw the fire out, but it was a price to be paid to get the effect of sucking the fire. I did hold the orange glow until the last possible second, and made sure all the FX were in my other hand to draw attention away.
I needed a SW saber so I would not have to rotoscope on top of thin air for my own saber (which was a big enough pain for the Dark magic sword I was fighting against, which is, BTW a real spell from Dungeons and Dragons. 7th level "Mordenkainens Sword". I have always loved it and was going to put it in this movie Hell or high water. Footage was shot for the preview "REVENGE of the Spellmaster" using the spell but was dropped for time.)
But otherwise, I was stuck with the blue plastic onscreen for a second. I have thought of ways to avoid that in the future. The saber will be seen again, as it is also a regular Dungeons and Dragons fixture, the "Wand of Force" (which I stylized according to my own personal vision). Reading the description of the Wand in the source manual "Unearthed Arcana" it is clear the Wand is obviously a Star Wars homage, therefore using a saber hilt to bring it to life in its first live action appearance was only appropiate.

Now as for waving arms around, I stand by all of that. I have just seen one bad movie too many with two wizards blasting away with ZERO class. You know, left hand fireball, right hand lightning (ever see Willow?) Magic doenst jsut sit there, it needs to be coaxed, caressed, woven into its lethal power with the grace and dignity of a master. My first rule of inspiration is that these are wizards, NOT starships. Just shoot-shoot-shoot and shoot some more. Give me a wizard who is DRINKING his magic, smearing it all over him, getting intoxicated on the power he his pulling and wrapping around himself.
Wizards are not power:::::::They have access TO the power.
But it must be woven into the wizards hand before he can use it. The best previous use of this was the movie DRAGONSLAYER, where the wizard conjures up a huge storm with which to face the dragon, and his spell chereography is a marvelous interlace of tightly controlled energy and grace, and yes, waving his arms around.
It just looks better than if I just open up a hand and blast away. Something so shallow about that. Too comic book.

Anywho, thats how I see it. cool
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you raise good points, jealous flesh

while I agree with you there should be motion for spell conjuring, I propose not lack of motion, but a variance in motion. For instance, in old hong kong kung fu movies, where we have the ageless master wielding his kung fu magic, he moved with an almost liquid-esque fluidity, almost as if dancing, while back then, the effects consisted of colored smoke, they could almost make you believe they were manipulating the chi of their world, because they didn't wave their hands around in the same circles over and over again
". . .where the wizard conjures up a huge storm with which to face the dragon, and his spell chereography is a marvelous interlace of tightly controlled energy and grace, and yes, waving his arms around."
I pose a question to you : was he JUST waving his arms around? or was it the other motions he made to make it look interesting?

back to the blue jeans, I've just visited your site, and am extremely impressed with the quality of your costuming and makeup skills, which makes me wonder if this wasn't a quick weekend project that you didn't really have time to work up some good costumes for. In my own defense, I couldn't really notice much contrast between pants and shirt, probably due to compression artifacts.


it's a shame you're in Idaho, I'd love to meet and work with you sometime
Posted: Sat, 14th Dec 2002, 12:21am

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Looking back on that wizard in Dragonslayer, his arm waving is definately more "smooth" than my own. Ill take good notes and get it even better next time.

You might be referring to the scene immediately after I kill the flaming skull and I do a arm wave in thin air. That was my take on the MATRIX scene of Neo doing that kung FU arm flex after being knocked down the hallway. And, if you repeat it I will deny it, I actually filmed myself doing that the first couple of takes, before I was struck with the inspiration of the "wipe the magic away" that ended up in the finished product. Most of the arm waving, including the "wipe", is derived from my martial arts kata forms. They do overlap from time to time. But I thought that the "wipe" was cool. But I can be corny.

The Mage costume was a source of worry for a while in my planning stages. I even filmed a great deal of the Lich scenes from various parts of the movie to stall while still thinking of the mage. THe movie itself was planned for a while, (3 sets of storyboards, the only spell to survive from beginning to end was the flying Dark Sword) and shot over a couple months. (I had to do EVERYTHING, including playing both roles, so things tended to drag...)

I had a concern. The Mage is wearing my jedi robe as seen on my costume page. And he is wearing my jedi boots and my jedi belt. Now if I had him wear khakis, I may as well have called the movie "Legacy of the Jedi Rip Off". crazy So I started thinking of different, totally UN jedi color combinations, and thinking through all the wizards I have seen over the years. The blue green really seemed to work. The most "earthtone" blue I had were my levis. tard But I obscured the most recognizable facets of the levis: the pockets et al, so I hoped they just looked like blue canvas pants. It wasnt a quick decision. I knew it was a calculated risk. But when I like a color combo I am really bullheaded. (Taurus BTW).

So I hope we can forgive a little here and there....
One of my favorite Episodes of Star Trek TNG has a gaping costume error in it that ever since I was told about it, the rest of the ep was dragged out of suspension of disbelief. Shame. So keep this levi thing to yourself... rolleyes
In the movie "EXCALIBER" I could swear that Merlin wears blue here and there.

As for the makeup site, did you see the COIL OF FLESH page? That is the Spellmaster in his early years, when he still had flesh to rot.
I spent a couple years in Hollywood, learning that stuff from a couple of retired pros. But Hollywood required too much of my soul for too little gain, so back to Idaho I came. DOwn there I was a dime a dozen, but up here I am a superhero. (Folks in Idaho are easily impressed.) wink
Posted: Sat, 14th Dec 2002, 5:21am

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we all need to be a bit corny now and again. . .

I think that if you had gone with a blue shirt, to match the blue pants, it would have come across better. Or if you were really going for the earth tones, then maybe some green pants to match the shirt. . .
overall, I couldn't really discern too much 'Jedi-ness' from the bits of costume, part of what makes the Jedi a Jedi, is his surroundings, and demeanor, if you dress in khaki colored clothing with a long, flowing robe and tall boots, but carry a walking staff, and act like a wizard, few people are going to mistake you for a Jedi. . . but your reasons are well observed, and all is forgiven. (I don't really work on astrology, I happen to be an Aries, I normally think of my self in terms of the Chinese Zodiac, in which I am a Rat)

Are you originally from Idaho?
Posted: Sun, 15th Dec 2002, 6:45am

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Apologies, the previous post was me, failed to realize I wasn't logged in. . .
Posted: Tue, 17th Dec 2002, 11:39pm

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I have lived in Idaho since age 2, but have escaped elsewhere for a couple years here and there.
Its a great place to live as long as you dont live here.
Posted: Sun, 19th Jan 2003, 4:30pm

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Pure genious. The video was action packed, it kept me interested the whole time. The effects were amazing! smile

Keep up the great work!
Posted: Fri, 31st Jan 2003, 9:46pm

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great movie, it's definately a TOP 10 pick...

Is there a website or place to download those very cool magical sounds

Thanks,

ilykdp cool
Posted: Tue, 4th Feb 2003, 5:08am

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I went looking for magic sounds over the summer scouring every site I could find and I found exactly diddly squat. Even that "Fire Teleport" sound that the Lich uses twice is obviously in the public domain because I have heard it on everything from Lord of the Rings to Star Trek to car commericals, AND NOBODY HAD IT.

Most of the sounds I was forced to lift from movies directly. A lot of the sounds came from the 1981 movie Flash Gordon. Anything that sounds like a demon scream, that would be a demon screaming from TALES FROM THE CRYPT PRESENTS DEMON KNIGHT.

And that Dungeons and Dragons cartoon from the 80's donated the sound of the energy bow and random spell FX, as did the 90s tv show QUANTUM LEAP, which used a lot of the exact same sounds. In fact most of the really synthesized magic FX I used for the "waving the arms around" of both mages was taken right from the Evil Leaper episodes of Quantum Leap (they stole it from "Demon entering the realm" from the D & D cartoon, but I wont tell anyone if you wont).

So if you want them, D& D cartoon fansites didnt even have those sounds, and they call themselves FANS!

Well tell me which spell you liked and I'll email it to you. Beware though, I overlaped my sounds a great deal to get different "twangs" so all the spells didnt sound alike. ( I really sucked all the life out of those Flash Gordon sounds, they are used repeatedly). So any sound I email wont sound exactly like it does in the movie. (The "suck the flaming skull out of the ground" spell was 2 D & D sounds overlapped for example, with a dinosaur used for the skulls first appearance and the Balrog used for the close up. No one tell Peter Jackson please. biggrin )
Posted: Tue, 4th Feb 2003, 5:26am

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I've got a asurprise for you, jealous flesh. . .
I'm working on it now, and will send it to you in an hour or so. . . biggrin
Posted: Wed, 5th Feb 2003, 2:13am

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Its been a day....

I just deleted a whole bunch of junk mail..... hope I didnt catch yours by mistake.... redface
Posted: Wed, 5th Feb 2003, 3:33am

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oop, must have been, I'll send it again. . .
Posted: Wed, 5th Feb 2003, 6:47pm

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Nothing. And I was real careful this time, deleting only those mortage rates and viagra ads. It is being sent thru email right?

Strahd27@aol.com?

Put it on a webpage and I'll download it from there. Or see if you can put it into a private message. Ask Malone.
Posted: Sat, 15th Feb 2003, 5:44pm

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I really cannot offer any kind of constructive critisim. I found the whole movie very entertaining. Keep up the good work.

Curran
Posted: Tue, 18th Feb 2003, 7:01pm

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this was a very clever peace of work, I really enjoyed it! they only thing I would say is that some of the explosions had hints of borders around them and the main character looked like he had jeans on, which is offset by how fantastic the nights outfits are. but all in all I really enjoyed it, this should be higher up on the top ten list deffinitly above TURICON - the legend of Sollthar! but thats just my opinion...
Posted: Sun, 30th Mar 2003, 6:12pm

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Great to have a movie with a story for a change. Also I can see a lot of effort went into the effects.

However I do have a couple of critisms which hopefully you won't take badly but use to make your next movie even better.

Yes the blue jeans do look out of place (the knights are cap'ed from monty python anon, he didnt make those costumes smile )

Talking of the bit with the knights, there is some terrible combing on that footage which makes it stand out from the rest, you need to deinterlace and/or check your field order before you resize it.

You do get a lot of effects in and perhaps too many. You are verging on the edge of being like someone who uses too many fonts or collects animated gifs for a website. It would be nicer if you chose several distinct spells for the 2 characters and used them rather than using a multitude of silghtly similar ones.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Apr 2003, 4:15am

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The movie is 6 months out by now. Any "HOW DARE THEY!" has long since been extinguished. Comments welcome. My next movie (non fiction but very FX heavy) will be out in a week and that will become my new de facto flagship. And if anyone DARES criticise that..... rolleyes

Next time I want blue earth tone pants, I ll get something other than levis. I took steps to hide the most recognizable parts, but I cant fool everybody, naturally. I am a great student of distraction and using prejudices against people to let peoples brains do some of my work for me (I have Hollywood costume training), but once again, cant fool everyone.

The aspect ratios are of course blatantly obvious. What can I say, I just took my chances and said "#$%# it."

SPELLS::::
My spells are evolving, to be sure. I do want big grandouse "call down the thunder and lightning" kind of thing, REAL magic, not this throwing fireballs over and over. That is in fact one of my first rules: Do NOT treat wizards like starships. The Lich pulling the flaming skull out of the ground is my direct attempt at such a "Heaven and Earth" spell, and it is exactly what I intend to duplicate in the future.
I didnt think I got in the nickel and dime spells that bad, and in fact you'll notice the time and power of the spells increases as the movie progresses. First quick short ones, then higher power as the antagonists realize that they have a real fight on their hands.... and then a real bones of the Earth invokation blast his ass spell that the lich was casting right as he got backstabbed.

I have brainstormed a number of complicated spells for the sequel (if any), involving undead hands dragging people underground and vortexes releasing demonic undead for protracted battles, etc. I do want to up the ante everytime, and I interpret that to mean a spell that sucks out the Cosmos itself. Fireball and lightning, REAL overused mainstays, are invokation. I want an abjuration or summoning (which I did succeed in doing in this one, but next one will be better, as now I can bluescreen, which I couldnt do then), magic other than mere blasting away. I do like the word "distinct". KNOW what your spell does other than blow things up. Most of the time I did. I think. (What the Hell would that flying disk have done anyway? rolleyes My little secret. )

I was quite proud of that flying dark magic sword. I would hope that that had "distinct" written all over it. And if the hero had screwed up...

"OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH THATS GOTTA HURT!!!!!!"

(But in short, you are right, and that is exactly the direction I am taking.)
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I loved this movie, it blew me away! biggrin at all the cool stuff you did with the effects. The way you made the effect morph and change into new effects really add alot to the lich and really spiced him up twisted. One thing I also noticed was the acting.... the movements seemed to mechanical, as my friend stayed, " They look like there just doing what the directer told them to do," (Where both actors wink ). I thought add to the lich because I thought it add to his supreme aragance but I can see were he's coming from. All in all, very very good movie and keep those liches comin'!
Posted: Sat, 10th May 2003, 9:39pm

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Jealous Flesh wrote:

Now as for waving arms around, I stand by all of that. <snip>
Here's another idea for you if you find you have trouble getting the waving arms to not get so boring.. Try chants, mumble some mystical words, use a potion from your belt, take a small bag of magical dust and sprinkle it on something, etc. Also, use *both* your hands/arms more often. Casting spells while running or jumping or doing some other feat (something other than just standing there and dodging) would be cool too. Utilize terrain/obstructions creatively. Granted, you were in a desert-y area, so not much chance there, but whatever. I'm sure you can think of something.

[/quote="Jealous Flesh"]My spells are evolving, to be sure. <snip>[/quote]

Personally, I find it a lot more likeable if a given wizard or sorcerer or whatever has a certain *style*. This could be through the use of a particular elemental magic (water, fire, electricity, whatever), or perhaps simply specializing in something, projectile spells for example, as most of the spells in your clip were, I suppose. And of course, the lich should have undead type spells, but it's not like you didn't do that.

Anyways, those were just some of my suggestions for your next attempt, don't take it as a "this is all wrong, fix it" post. A lot of it is personal opinion wink I enjoyed it, it deserves to be in the #2 spot. Maybe higher, considering how outdated "The test" is. I have to say I especially liked the spells where the wizard made a sort of "bow and arrow" configuration, that was very unexpected, for me. Keep up the good work.
Posted: Sat, 10th May 2003, 9:46pm

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Oops. The above post was mine, and I can't edit the mistakes I put because I wasn't logged in wink Ah well, meant 7th place of course, (said 2nd cause I saw it was at some point, and forgot it wasn't by now) and my [/quote] mistype ;p

I'm voting a 4, by the way. Good job.
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:::::::::This is the author speaking::::

The potions and dust are a good idea, provided I can keep it from looking too Harry Potter corny. I also want to use more than evokation spells, (the whole reason behind the flaming skull and flying sword, naturally), but of course evokation spells were invented for the sole reason of kicking ass in a mage duel. Gotta have a good fireball. cool What I WONT do however is turn a mage duel into a starship fight, you know, fire-block other guy fires then blocks, etc, with nothing more original than a shield and glowing ball. I do like distinctive spells (fireball here, magic arrow there), NEVER just generic "pow". And I avoid "blocking" whenever possible. You'll notice the Lich doesnt block anything. He MOCKS it. He lets it hit him and then he laughs at it. THATS what I love to do best, and thats REAL magic power.

Now next movie I am working on an undead summoning and more vicious abjurations. Turning peoples swords into fire while the guy is still holding it etc (that oughta hurt). That should be along the lines of what you were hoping for. I couldnt do that with ALAM (not the undead anyway, I am very proud of my Flaming tortured soul from the Underworld that the Lich pulls out of the ground, but I am limited by the plugins available). I have recently learned how to bluescreen and do transparencies etc, and NOW THAT opens some possiblities up doenst it? HEHEHEHE. I have a vision of a "hero" being pulled into the underworld by ghastly glowing creepy sketeton hands. I have a vision of a Lich gating into our realm a force of ghostly skeleton warriors to seriously off-put the good guys. AND I think I can actually pull that off. HA! NOW I'M PLAYING WITH POWER!

THis will work to the series advantage. I wanted the first SPellmaster to be a wise ass. He mocks a great deal of the heros magic and plays with him for a great deal of the movie before he gets serious about kicking the heroes ass.
But the NEXT SPellmaster can now be given a new personality. He is no nonsense and vicious. He has no time for screwing around so he will be lethal from round one. Inhuman, diabolic, and merciless. That will be a lot cooler to pull off with my own new FX tools, and the new FX I can now do will give the new spellmaster a distinct "style". An Abjuration specialist as opposed to the evokation specialist of the first one. (But actually, that flying sword counts as an abjuration itself I believe)

Spellmaster 3? (DOnt hold your breath) Will feature a Spellmaster of yet another style, showcasing whatever FX program I have mastered by that time. ISnt this technology great?
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I know it has been a while, but go ahead and leave a comment. I'm still here. wink
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How do you do the bluescreening? I've tried bluscreening with a tablecloth, and it worked for the most part, but the color remover cuts off body parts. I think it has to do with the lighting. But I'd be grateful for any help.
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that was awsome, and the effects was also awsome.

what plugins did you use


five stars twisted twisted twisted twisted twisted
Posted: Thu, 16th Oct 2003, 9:34pm

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This is Jealous Flesh Speaking::::

As to what plug-ins did I use?

Uh. All of them? biggrin

At least it seems that way. I was having nightmares about robed skeletons while making this tard

Well, the FIRE, Lightning, and Photon plug-ins popped up the most.

The evil flying sword was DARKSABER
My Flaming sword was an orange lightsaber with the FIRE on top of it

The magic arrows were M-16 muzzle blasts
The volcanic blasts were ASTERIOD PACK
The Flaming Undead was VISOR LASER with the FADESKULL

And it just goes on and on doenst it? God help me if I make the sequel I have planned.

As for bluescreening, I use a blue hunting tarp I bought at Walmart. Look for my movie WELCOME TO YOUR BRAIN here to see how well I did. It does indeed depend on the lighting. That screen cannot have any shadows on it at all. I had great success filming in a room in the daytime with no lights on, using only natural light from an open window. No shadows, evenly spaced light. Good luck.
Posted: Fri, 17th Oct 2003, 5:11am

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I thought this film was excellent - its what this cinema is all about.

Where did you get the Flash Gordon Sound FX? I dont think that I have ever heard them in a film before.

All the best,
Neil / Pred
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Kudos for recognizing the Flash Gordon FX. I ripped them myself right off the videotape. Perfect combination of magic and electro. Used them a great deal in the finished product of WELCOME TO YOUR BRAIN.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jan 2004, 11:08am

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Those effects was really really nice!!!! surprised

4 Stars from me!

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Posted: Wed, 21st Jan 2004, 9:20pm

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That was great its my personal favorite. I liked how he used the staff for a bow.
4 stars
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This movie rox!! The mixing of your footage and scenes from Monty Python was awesome!! I give you the most number of stars I'm allowed to... plus one.
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OMG! This movie is awesome. It must have taken a ton of work! Where did you get the sound fx?
Posted: Tue, 23rd Mar 2004, 12:27am

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I got my sound fx from a series of my favorite movies and tv shows, ripping them to my cpu and drawing out the sounds used. Most often used shows were:
Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight,
Quantum Leap,
Dungeons and Dragons the cartoon,
and
the 1981 movie Flash Gordon

This was on top of a stash of hundreds of sound FX I downloaded from Star Wars sites, Star Trek sites, horror sites, and everything in between.
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Nice film and exceptional use of special effects. The story was simple and easy to follow. I was amazed at how many effects you squeezed into the frame. What kind of computer set-up did you use?

Jay
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I made that on a Hewlitt Packard Pavillion, 190 RAM, 500 Mhz Pentium Celeron III. Or maybe just a Celeron III. I forget as that was my old computer. 32bit video card with 32MB Ram that I bought jsut so ALAM 2.0 would run on my system. Arent I the dedicated schmuck.
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 9:27am

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This is my favorite movie on the entire fxhome effectwise! biggrin I really think you made a really good movie out of this. Is there coming out a secound movie?
Posted: Wed, 30th Jun 2004, 2:40pm

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As fx shorts go - the fx are really good, that much i liked. The inclusion of the Holy Grail clips worked well too. But other than the aesthetics I didnt really take much from the film. I think this may be due to the 1 min+ of descriptive text at the start of the film - maybe if there was some exposition to provide this information instead of titlecards I would have rated it higher.

Still - very enjoyable project.

3.5/5
Posted: Thu, 8th Jul 2004, 4:17am

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May those opening credits be eternal testement to the danger of setting something in stone when you are not quite correctly centered. I dont know, I just felt like it was time to recite the Gettysberg Address.

I recently updated the opening text, and it now only takes about 10 seconds, but I am too lazy to upload that version. Plus it feels fake. I made my overblown opening credits two years ago and now I have to take my medicine for all time. That is how the movie was made and I'll have to live with it. Maybe I will upload the alternate shorter version for download as an alternate, for that wouldnt feel as revisionist.

On the other hand, I can upload the version of the credits with another Holy Grail clip in them. Remember the clip in the Castle Anthrax where the whole cast yells:
"GET ON WITH IT!"

Appropiate I think. wink
Posted: Thu, 8th Jul 2004, 4:28am

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Oh yeah, I do have several storyboards for a sequel. But the big unguarded secret of this movie is that I played both roles. The sequel however, will need at least 5 actors with good mage costumes. And that is going to be hard. It is always on my list of things to look out for, but it may be a cold day in Hell.

The storyboards need a little more work anyway.
If you cant wait, I am giving the Spellmaster a cameo in the movie I am working on right now (and have given him a cameo before as well in projects that I havent uploaded yet), with more Python footage. If you need a hint as to the tone and pace of the sequel, think Chapter 20 of the Star Wars Clone Wars cartoon, where 5 jedi took on General Grevious and got themselves sliced (but my ideas are YEARS in the making, so the idea was mine first unsure ) Got some nifty spells planned, but it is up to the local acting community to give me a hand. Heres hoping. wink
Posted: Sat, 16th Oct 2004, 2:10pm

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Hey Dudes,
I think you guys did a super job on this movie. The special effects must have taken you forever, but they turned out to be VERY good. I really think you did a good job and it is obvious that you were patient and able to take your time when it came to the special effects. Great job! I really enjoyed watching it!!!
Posted: Wed, 2nd Mar 2005, 4:41am

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First off let me say I loved your film. I am working on a few myself and I am having trouble finding sounds effects. Please let me know what if any web site you found them on or where you got them from.
Thanks,
Vash
Posted: Wed, 2nd Mar 2005, 7:27am

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Check out this site on another thread:

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14822

It has most of the stuff that I use.

Good luck.
Rob
Posted: Thu, 6th Oct 2005, 2:00am

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This movie is cool! The beggining of it is funny. I like "THE MOUNTY PYTHON" thing! It's funny. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 6th Oct 2005, 2:14am

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I'm not sure I've commented on this before, though seeing someone's bumped it I might as well.

This is hands down the best use in terms of creativity and technical ingenuity of AlamDV2 that I have ever seen which pretty much means it is the best use of AlamDV2 ever.

A solid ranking in my top 10 ever since the day I joined the site two years ago and whenever I watch it I still laugh at the funny bits and am impressed by the rotoscoping. Legacy of the SpellMaster is an all time classic that I hope stays with FXhome forever.

-Hybrid.
Posted: Thu, 6th Oct 2005, 8:19pm

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Amen, this was another of those movies I saw before I even joined the site.
Posted: Tue, 11th Oct 2005, 5:20pm

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Just as a test of the waters around here, who would get excited or be vaguely interested about my recent decision to make another Spellmaster movie this summer? (even if it is a prequel?)
Posted: Tue, 11th Oct 2005, 5:42pm

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I just watched this again and I'd love to see another one in the series. The unique use of effects is really captivating, I don't think we've had a film submitted since that comes close to being the effects bonanza that this is. I think it's time you reminded everyone that theres no such thing as too much sfx smile
Posted: Tue, 11th Oct 2005, 8:34pm

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I would, but I think it should have more story contained in the video and make eveything original. (Lack of Monty Python.) In the old one, the video had very little story, most was told through the opening titles from what I remember. Can't wait though.
Posted: Mon, 6th Feb 2006, 1:45pm

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Awesome man, the mixture of stock and new footage was amazing aswell as the dound and visual design of the peice...

amazing totaly amazing biggrin

Look forward to the next one!
Posted: Fri, 24th Feb 2006, 5:05am

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Hey that was awesome! By any chance do you have that arrow he was shooting as a preset I really liked it. I'm doing a project right now that envolves some of the same type of effects! Check it out I could really use the help if your interested.

http://www.geocities.com/juidar/JUIGADOR_PRODUCTIONS.html
Posted: Wed, 8th Mar 2006, 10:34pm

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Jealous Flesh

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The arrow was an AlamV2 plugin, the M-16 muzzle flash. Just point it the direction you want to go, give it a red glow with a little electricity and WHAMMO, instant magical arrow. I havent goofed with the new ALAM version enough to know if the Muzzle flash is already included in its presets, but I bet it is.
Posted: Thu, 18th May 2006, 3:20am

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that was likec some kind of oddley made 80s movie
Posted: Fri, 16th Jun 2006, 2:18pm

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I like this movie.
This shows you have a extremely good sense of using the effects of Alamdv. The same is with the other movieclip called "Quantum Barry". Very creatively made.

While others may say it looks like an 80s movie, I believe it is compliment. 80s movies has a certain style that differs from any other movies. By capturing that style in the Movie-era today, that is pretty awesome
Posted: Mon, 18th Sep 2006, 6:27pm

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I'll rate it at 4 for the effects, although the story was a bit dark for me.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Nov 2006, 8:50pm

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I am very impressed with the use of the effects I particularly liked the flaming arrows I looked like it took a lot of effort great
Posted: Mon, 25th Dec 2006, 11:50am

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Very interesting movie, better than some other ones i have seen. Very nice editing, and i liked the flow of the spellcasting, rather than attack and defend, then a pause, new attack and defend. I gave it 4, mainly because of the interesting choice of clips used to fill in for the lack of other actors. All around, great movie, keep them coming!
Posted: Wed, 24th Jan 2007, 9:17pm

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Special effects were good, but quite a few scenes needed color correction and there was also a lack of continuity.
Posted: Thu, 25th Jan 2007, 1:02am

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Keep in mind that this movie is years old, and was made back in the good old days of AlamDV, when color correction in the consumer world had not really taken hold.

NickD
Posted: Tue, 6th Mar 2007, 4:56pm

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hi it's a great film... can you tell me what some of the effets were?
Posted: Sun, 9th Sep 2007, 7:30pm

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alll right! awesome effect's! eek
Posted: Sun, 9th Sep 2007, 7:32pm

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This spellmaster seems to have enough magic to keep resurrecting from the dead biggrin
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jan 2008, 10:22pm

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ok nice location and a some very nice shots. some parts seems to be a little bit to "overeffceted" but mostly its great
greetings to monty p
Posted: Fri, 14th Mar 2008, 1:04pm

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nice effects! smile the movie quality could have been a little better but nice anyway..
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nfsbuff wrote:

This spellmaster seems to have enough magic to keep resurrecting from the dead biggrin
Again, heh. It's been 6 years guys, and the creator isn't an active member. As nice as it may be your comments might be wasted by this point.
Posted: Sat, 15th Mar 2008, 2:00am

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Atom wrote:

It's been 6 years guys, and the creator isn't an active member. As nice as it may be your comments might be wasted by this point.
FXhome's members' skills to keep conversations going really do amaze me. razz
Posted: Sat, 15th Mar 2008, 5:26am

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I know, right? Even now I'm perpetuating this 6-year conversation even more. smile
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Six years... Woah... And we only managed to cover 8 pages. wink

EDIT: Well, 9, now. smile
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Plainly wrote:

Six years... Woah... And we only managed to cover 8 pages. wink

EDIT: Well, 9, now. smile
Pssh. My threads can cover 12 pages in 6 minutes. smile
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Atom wrote:

nfsbuff wrote:

This spellmaster seems to have enough magic to keep resurrecting from the dead biggrin
Again, heh. It's been 6 years guys, and the creator isn't an active member. As nice as it may be your comments might be wasted by this point.
HEAVEN FORBID! You'll never know when I'll drop by to see how things are doing. Whereas I've transferred my presence to Youtube, this board will always be remembered as THE FIRST. smile

6 years already? Where does the time go? And to think I wanted to make sequel to this back in 2002. Oh well, maybe its not quite time yet. wink

But please, comment away! I can and do read every single one.
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Plainly wrote:

Six years... Woah... And we only managed to cover 8 pages. wink

EDIT: Well, 9, now. smile
Remember, back in the day (I'm dating myself), that was a LOT. And I always did prefer quality to quantity. That people still come here at all is an appreciated thrill.
Posted: Wed, 19th Mar 2008, 7:49pm

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Atom wrote:

I know, right? Even now I'm perpetuating this 6-year conversation even more. smile
And I thank you for it Atom. wink Glad to know someone is keeping the fire warm.
I might ask if you would go light a fire on this movie's Youtube page, little slow over there. wink
Same title. A quick search will find it. My name there is SpreadingtheMuse.
Posted: Wed, 19th Mar 2008, 7:57pm

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THIS MOVIE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE!
(Well actually it was the first movie I uploaded 2 years ago, but its the thought that counts).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lhl76kgl-M

This is the IMPROVED version! Remember all the flak I got for having a sluggish opening crawl? WELL ITS GONE! DELETED, zipped and outta there. What you can watch on Youtube is the lean and mean opening crawl. Just the barest facts so we can get right to the action! I have felt your pain and done this for you! wink

So gander on over and have a look. Thank you for your patronage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lhl76kgl-M
Posted: Fri, 18th Jul 2008, 11:35pm

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Saw this one for the first time just now and loved it! Great job with all the effects! smile
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AWESOME! The effects were great, the movie was epic, and you used LOTR music! It was great!!!