Han Solo Switch Parody
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 10:55am
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Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 12:51pm
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5 all the way! that rocked!
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 12:51pm
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oh and did you use green screen?
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 1:37pm
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Nothing much to say...Excellent!
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 1:41pm
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heh yeah that was excellent
how did u get get such a nice clean background? and the compression on the clip was really good too. you've done this before haven't you?
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 1:49pm
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No, I didn't do any blue or green screen keying. I actually shot against a white wall in my mother-in-law's dining room. When I took the footage into post, it wasn't evenly lit, so I created a background plate in photoshop that was roughly the same color and I applied an animated garbage matte in After Effects that roughly stayed close to my body. I put a slight feather to the mask so it would blend with the background plate smoothly and that took care of most of the uneven parts. It was kinda tricky in some parts because even though my camera had the exposure locked down, it still kept slightly adjusting the exposure and kept changing the white balance- grrrr... camera doesn't have a white balance option so portions of my white wall kept turning yellow- bummer. At any rate, the final compressed version doesnt show the funky background that much, so it looks better than it actually is.
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 2:23pm
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very nice! I liked it very much! Good camera angles and pace.
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 2:26pm
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Great stuff. I found a link to this on theforce.net.
Very funny and very well done. Just one bone to pick... slower?? Macintosh slower than a PC? Not a chance.
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 2:32pm
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Wow that was awesome. Really great, just like the apple commercials. I agree with Travis, apple, slower than a PC?! Keep dreaming. But everything else was awesome...!
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 2:34pm
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Oh by the way I just put you in first place...
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 2:37pm
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HAHA, very funny. great acting also!
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 3:41pm
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I love it, I love it!
long life Apple
I give it a 5 stars
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 4:19pm
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Sweet! The best acting I've seen so far on this site
Btw, there's a way of knocking out the background without having to rely heavily on compositing software. Apparently if you light the background with twice the light output of the main light, that will completely knock out the background.
Check out the bottom of http://www.photoflex.com/photoflex/products/lessons/crouch/index.html
for more details
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 6:30pm
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Great Idea, and well thought out in the script.
Awsome job with the camera. YOu hit the comercial right on.
5 stars for me
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 6:42pm
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great acting and very funny. I showed it to everyone i could find and they just loved it. You should send it to the apple web site and have them post that one.
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 9:12pm
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LOL! well, I don't think Steve would like the crack about the macs being slower. I think it's a sensitive topic for him recently...
and just for the record, I use both Mac and PC and like them equally well.
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 11:05pm
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Where, oh where did you find the background music!!?? I've been looking everywhere for the background music and cannot find it.
If you have it available I'd be much obliged:-)
Good job with the video, btw, very funny.
Posted: Sun, 1st Dec 2002, 11:15pm
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Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 4:29am
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Incredible...very very entertaining and amusing
could you enlighten us a little bit and tell us how you compressed your movie?
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 12:11pm
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Sure- I used Cleaner, but you could manually choose the same setting when saving from Premiere or whatever.
Quicktime Sorenson 3 codec
Dimensions- 240 by 176 Millions of colors
Limit Data Rate to 300 Kbps
Audio compressor IMA 4:1
Mono-22.05 kHz, 16 bits
I think I got such good compression because most of the image is white throughout the whole thing and there's not much movement until the end, so most of the pixels stayed the same throughout the film. Your mileage may vary.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 3:37pm
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Encheval should be shot for giving this movie 1 Star
arggg...the test should not be number one anymore
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 3:44pm
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actually, I think The Test does deserve to be number 1- Really it's an incredible piece. I don't really sweat the ratings that much- I'm just glad most of you found it funny.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 4:20pm
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I have yet to see the movie, BUT
those mirror links of yours . . . . .
they aren't mirrors . . . they all lead to the same server
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 4:55pm
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Mecha- well, sorta... my ISP is kinda screwy with personal webspace. I'm only allowed 300 megs of download per month for each identity I create within my account, so I created 5 different identities and each one gets 10 megs of storage and 300 megs of downloads. kinda wacky, but hey-it was free.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 10:23pm
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This is a classic! Great!
Posted: Mon, 2nd Dec 2002, 11:41pm
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Well, i do have to say that it was done really well . . . .
it's really good! the white background worked well.
except i really don't think it's that funny . . .
Posted: Tue, 3rd Dec 2002, 8:25pm
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I loved it!! I think that it was a great spoof on those commercials....you should post it on the apple site. They might use it on tv!!
Posted: Tue, 3rd Dec 2002, 8:57pm
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Yes it was great!.. i like it very much. It wasen't slow, or boring at all... it all went smooth, i realy liked how you made the white contrast. Just one thing. That shot at the end? coulden't it be made better? you se that hole coming in his head
but it's not a big deal. Great Stuff!
Posted: Tue, 3rd Dec 2002, 10:01pm
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Very nice little movie! A real little gem... short, funny and technically very well done! Nothing to critisize... 5 stars!
I really wonder about Enchevals vote too...
(Ohw, and sorry jiwrin for my movie beeing nr.1 still...)
Posted: Wed, 4th Dec 2002, 1:10am
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I thought this movie was absolutely the best production out of all the movies on this site! Keep up the good work!
Posted: Wed, 4th Dec 2002, 10:01am
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Brilliant stuff. As has been said previously, absolutely one of the slickest productions in the cinema. Very funny, well-acted and extremely professional in both look and feel.
Posted: Thu, 5th Dec 2002, 1:05am
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Well, this is a change from the rest "wannabe" star wars vid.
This is the best vid I've seen so far in this.... site. What a parody?! Funny. It could have been passed for a REAL commercial for mac. Since this.... PLACE is about "special effects" I had to dock a few points off. But you did perfectly good, otherwise. I await your next one.
Posted: Thu, 5th Dec 2002, 2:54am
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That's cool- yeah, I kinda figured this clip would get some lower ratings because of the lack of effects used, but I'm just glad most of you found it somewhat funny, well except for Mecha that is...
Thanks for all the feedback guys- I'm hard at work on my next one.
Posted: Thu, 5th Dec 2002, 5:01am
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This place is based on the "special effects" and I got yelled at by some FOOLS on this site for critiquing on overall performance and me giving them LOW scores because I thought it sucked due to lack of creativity and boringness. Sure you can use you guys' "special effects" program, but if you can't creativity do it, then expect to get a rough comment and score from me.
Anyways, so yeah, I am starting to think, "how frequent did this guy use this stupid ALAM DV program" so that people in here won't get all bloody pissed at me again. Them lously "posers".
SO, YES, good job. Just don't keep making the SAME thing over and over again, like most of the people here. Use your creativity and let the program suppliment the vid.
Posted: Thu, 5th Dec 2002, 7:50am
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Welcome back, Ricpride
Posted: Thu, 5th Dec 2002, 10:06pm
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very creative, but you don't look like Harrison Ford! Ha
really great job!
Posted: Thu, 5th Dec 2002, 10:13pm
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Jeremy i loved it well put together, as an apple user myself i thought it was damn humourous!
Love the clean white background and the subtle use of alam effects....
I agree ...Use your creativity and let the program suppliment the vid..ie: Minority report!
Allister.... in bonnie Scotland
Posted: Sun, 8th Dec 2002, 3:01pm
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I transfer force points to your humbleness at the greatness of this clip
Posted: Wed, 11th Dec 2002, 5:52pm
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I'm not a Macintosh fan, and never will be, but that was truly a great short.
Props to you man, props to you
Posted: Fri, 13th Dec 2002, 5:07pm
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I liked it very much, it was clean and very well lit. Did you shoot that on a green screen? Anyway, this is probably the best video I've seen on here yet, the rest are pretty lame.
Posted: Fri, 13th Dec 2002, 10:07pm
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Natrix- this is from one of my posts on the first page- thanks! Jeremy...
"No, I didn't do any blue or green screen keying. I actually shot against a white wall in my mother-in-law's dining room. When I took the footage into post, it wasn't evenly lit, so I created a background plate in photoshop that was roughly the same color and I applied an animated garbage matte in After Effects that roughly stayed close to my body. I put a slight feather to the mask so it would blend with the background plate smoothly and that took care of most of the uneven parts. It was kinda tricky in some parts because even though my camera had the exposure locked down, it still kept slightly adjusting the exposure and kept changing the white balance- grrrr... camera doesn't have a white balance option so portions of my white wall kept turning yellow- bummer. At any rate, the final compressed version doesnt show the funky background that much, so it looks better than it actually is."
Posted: Fri, 13th Dec 2002, 11:55pm
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carolzipper wrote:very creative, but you don't look like Harrison Ford! Ha really great job!
Im amazed that you noticed.
Posted: Sat, 14th Dec 2002, 12:44am
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LOL! Yeah- I've never had anyone mistake me for Harrison Ford before...
Posted: Thu, 19th Dec 2002, 12:34am
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I was trying to give you 5 stars and my machine locked up.... I am on a PC
GReat stuff! One of the best here, top 5 of alamdv history in my opinion. Great job unclepain.
Posted: Sat, 21st Dec 2002, 10:33am
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Really, funny. Well done. Worth the wait. COOL.
Posted: Fri, 27th Dec 2002, 5:31pm
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Great.....VERY funny. I gave you a well earned 5 stars.
Posted: Sat, 18th Jan 2003, 9:08pm
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Very well written dead-on style and well worth 5 stars! Werher! Shooters for the house, on me...
--D. Vader, The Death Star Sentinal
"Scruffy looking Nerferder is a joy!"
--Princess L.O., Tattooine Times
"A good-natured romp for the whole family!"
--C3PO, Droid-Out Biweekly
"boop boop boop boop boop"
--R2D2, Advertising Age
Posted: Sun, 19th Jan 2003, 4:39am
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Crackin me up Promobob.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Jan 2003, 1:44pm
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It made me do this:
And then I thought about my own efforts:
And then I remembered that story I've been thinkning about:
Posted: Wed, 12th Feb 2003, 10:24pm
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Funny and to the point. I like it...
Posted: Thu, 13th Feb 2003, 9:27pm
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Impressive, simple, fun, at the very core and of corse delicate piece of work. Something to look up to!
My name is Moss Nilsson and I am from Sweden, running a club called Millennium Culture. meaning all different types of cultural activities like theatre, movies, scriptwriting, tablegame parties, music, homepages ...,...
I would like you to do the "commercial" for the club, is that possible? A one-two minute long mercial!!!
Tell me if you want to know email@example.com
Posted: Mon, 24th Feb 2003, 1:38pm
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Where did you find the background music from the switch ads? I've looked all around through royalty free files and all. I'd like to use this catchy theme before it becomes to old.
Where can I find it?
Posted: Wed, 19th Mar 2003, 6:54pm
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This peice reminded me of an old war wound. Too regard it is to stare death in the face, but you cant help but do just that. (Stare death in the face.. Like This: 8o ..) It draws you in with promises of "Who shot first? Greedo or Han?" But never fulfills those promises. I think you guys call this 'cliffhanger', but I never liked that movie so thats probably a bad comparison to make? huh? Oh! The acting! Yeah, the acting was both on the spot, and spot on.* Whoever is behind this peice of majesty, stand forth, and make your hilarious presence felt among us!
(* = In future, such a combo shall be called SPOOTON, for reference.)
Posted: Wed, 19th Mar 2003, 9:16pm
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Hmm... an old war wound. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.
Thanks, I think...
Posted: Thu, 27th Mar 2003, 2:43pm
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I'm afradi I don't know those comemrcials, but still, I got a great laugh! that was funny!
Posted: Sat, 29th Mar 2003, 2:29pm
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Funny, funny shit. this movie had the music had good acting and effects keep it up!
Posted: Mon, 31st Mar 2003, 6:48am
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I placed this one on my desktop, watch it EVERY morning at work:)
Posted: Mon, 14th Apr 2003, 4:55pm
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You are a genius. that's all i can say for the moment. Your movie has left me laughing so hard there is not enough oxygen going to my brain....
let me just collect my thoughts...
Ok, so anyway, i went to http://www.apple.com/switch
and i downloaded all of the switch trailers. I have to say my favorite commercial of all the switch ads was...YOURS! It was hilarious. The direction was exactly the same as the real commercials, the acting was incredible and that bit where you are all like "beep beep beep star destroyers in sector 4" left me in stitches. If I were you I would have made this your last movie ever because its gonna be pretty hard to beat.
Posted: Mon, 14th Apr 2003, 7:26pm
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Thanks! You aint seen nothing yet...
something new in the pipeline.
Posted: Mon, 14th Apr 2003, 7:29pm
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oops- uh, yeah- that was me. sorry.
[dern new internet browser!]
Posted: Tue, 15th Apr 2003, 2:39pm
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Hmmm... something new eh? could you possibly leak some info on this project? approximate realease dates, plot info, anything at all?
Posted: Tue, 15th Apr 2003, 2:56pm
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Well, basically it's a sequel to my first fanfilm "Power of the Sith". Honestly, it's my effort to redeem myself in the internet community as a fan film maker. When I originally made it, I never intended POTS to end up on the internet or to be entered into the Lucasfilm competition last year. It was basically a cheesy christmas present for my folks. People got a bad impression of me and what I can actually put together. So this time around I'm taking my time and doing it right no matter how long it takes. We've created 5 authentic looking costumes, spent several hundred dollars on props and set pieces, and almost every shot will be some kind of bluescreened\3D composited shot. Because of my work/family schedule I don't know how long it will take to finish, but I anticipate either a fall or winter release. So far I've gotten about 3 minutes of it finished, but the final project will be about 15 minutes.
That's about all I want to say for now. I like what I'm seeing so far, but won't so haughty as to proclaim it a masterpiece or anything like that. I will release a teaser about a month before the final version of the film goes online. Still trying to figure out hosting and such.
I doubt this new film will have nearly as much mainstream appeal as the Han Solo bit, but I guess the timing of it was right as people weren't all together sick of switch parodies yet.
Posted: Tue, 15th Apr 2003, 3:01pm
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DANG!- Did it again!
Posted: Wed, 23rd Apr 2003, 5:14am
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Very very nice...impressive. Good acting. Great guestures. Nice immulation. The script was great. simply nice...
Posted: Wed, 30th Apr 2003, 5:17pm
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Excellant UncleP!! It's refreshing to see something with really good acting, writing, and even better when that something is actually funny.
You get a 5 from me, Sir.
Bravo, kudos, cheers - Great job!
Posted: Wed, 30th Apr 2003, 5:43pm
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Thanks for all of the kind comments-
Posted: Thu, 1st May 2003, 8:59pm
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Have you acted in many short filmes and projects?? I mean seriously, I have worked with several actors, and not many has "it" like you do in that small clip. It was seriously funny, and me and my friends watch it often:)
Keep up the work:)
Posted: Thu, 1st May 2003, 11:44pm
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Michael- Well, I did some acting in high school and did a few plays, but that was at least 13 years ago- nothing "professional". I don't know- I kind of thought some of the acting was a little "over the top" but thanks for the compliment!
Posted: Fri, 13th Jun 2003, 9:37am
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Hy, really funny movie.
Have you the original Switcher-Soundtrack?
What is the name of these music?
Posted: Wed, 9th Jul 2003, 2:34pm
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Easily one of the best on this site , that was really funny, Ive watched it at least ten times.Good Job
Posted: Fri, 15th Aug 2003, 6:58pm
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That was very good. I only reply and post to the ones that I like and that one definately was good. The lighting was very good. Your acting on it was natural. The only thing was that the sound was "tinny" a bit. Other than that great!
Posted: Sun, 24th Aug 2003, 6:26am
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Thanks man- Yeah, the audio was captured with my 14 dollar Best Buy lavalier microphone. Not the best, but better than on board camera mic.