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Star Wars: Apprentice

Posted: Sun, 15th Dec 2002, 11:50am

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Here it is. The fianl version of Star Wars: Apprentice. This is my first attempt at a movie. Please give any constructive criticism.

*note: Due to the type of server I have, only a few people at a time are able to download the movie. If the link doesn't work, try again in a few hours smile


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Posted: Sun, 15th Dec 2002, 2:55pm

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Bob Page

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that was good!

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The costumes
The use of blue screen
The story


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The use of 3D could have been a little more dynamic

But if it is your first movie, I'm sure with a little bit of pratice with 3D program, you will be good.

5 stars
Question: did you use Blender 3d?

Bob Page
Posted: Sun, 15th Dec 2002, 4:04pm

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Andreas

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Like Bob said here
Good use of Bluescreen, coustumes and a pretty good story..
I always kind with the Rates, so thats why i have voted a 5 here..
there could have been some more speed in things.. Like the saber duel. althought the Stunts were pretty good there..
There could have been some editing parts that could have been better, but nothing that i can complain about..
In the begning the Camera could have been moving a little more..
As u seen this is only small things that u can try to remeber! biggrin

I give this like a 8/10 or a 4.5/5 or something like that.. not a full 5 but GOOD WORK!! biggrin
Keep up with it! biggrin
Posted: Sun, 15th Dec 2002, 7:05pm

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Kyeju

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evil man I just filmed my first movie with a bluescreen and am using blender 3d to do my backgrounds too! Darn! I thought I was going to be the first! Oh well I havnt seen your movie yet but will be sure to watch it when I have time.
Posted: Sun, 15th Dec 2002, 8:52pm

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Good job! For a first attempt, it's pretty darn good biggrin I gave you 5 stars because I could see the great effort you put into this film.

I think you captured the feel of a Star Wars film quite well. The "sets" were well-chosen, the costumes were authentic and the sound effects were well-applied. I agree with Bob Page that some of the 3D scenes were rather static, and there were times when the acting plainly, well, sucked lol

But keeping in mind your ages, experience...etc, this was a very good attempt! Thumbs up!
Posted: Sun, 15th Dec 2002, 10:03pm

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Hey,
Thanks for all the compliments guys.

The 3d backgrounds were 3ds models from scifi3d. The ships and stuff were blender. So, Kyeju, you can still be the first to do Blender backgrounds smile
Posted: Sun, 15th Dec 2002, 10:06pm

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Well, first off, I don't like star wars much.

But the costumes were good, and the the 3D wasn't half bad - - but the junk moved pretty choppy.


But the lightsabers were wiggly and y'all needs to get handles with something you can work off of (like wooden rods stickin our so you can put the sabers in easily, without guessing).


Oh and the title was really generic. Apprentice is the worst word on the face of the earth (don't take it personally!).
Posted: Sun, 15th Dec 2002, 11:49pm

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Mechaforce,
The deal with the lightsabers is I used lightweight PVC pipes, and whenever I swung them, they bent mad
Next time I will use something stronger.

The 3d was choppy because I'm a newbie to anything remotely 3d, and I had to crank out about 3 shots a day.

I'm gonna fix a bunch of that stuff for my next movie.

-starX
Posted: Mon, 16th Dec 2002, 11:57pm

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Kyeju

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I watched the trailer and I will watch the movie when I have 4 hours to blow. What did u use for your blue screen? We used Plastic blue table cloth and it came out ok.
Posted: Tue, 17th Dec 2002, 12:44am

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kyeju,
I used a wall in my friends basement for the bluescreen. I just painted the wall blue and added a few lights. It worked pretty well, although I would not use florescent lights next time around. They cause all sorts of trouble in post-production.

-starX
Posted: Tue, 17th Dec 2002, 8:31pm

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Kyeju

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we did something similar. We got some blue plastic table cloth and covered my basement wall with it. my two complaints are that it takes an awful lot of adjusting to get to not be wrinkled and its too transparent. Yes flourescent lights did give us problems especially because we wanted to light the screen with them and couldnt get it to spread out evenly. So we just leaned two up against opposite walls to give a little bit of white light on the actors.
Posted: Thu, 13th Mar 2003, 9:20am

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Although I liked the basis of the movie, I feel that it was paced too slow. Take a little more time over editing and composition, and it will make alot of difference.
The acting could do with some improvement aswell. The part where the friend was killed - the surviving character showed next to no emotion.

Other than that - and I dont want to pick too much - well done on completing your first film! With time you will improve and master the techniques required - its the only way to learn.

All the best,

Neil / Pred
Posted: Sun, 29th Jun 2003, 3:37pm

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First of all, BAD acting, and HAIRCUTS... Even Chewie had a nicer
haircut than you guys =) Back to the acting... It was like;
-Oh, darn it. I've been hit. I'm about to explode, but hell no - I won't scream!
And then:
-Oh, there goes my friend, down in flames [...] ah well *yawn*

Do'h =)

The twin-sabre flexes in joints it shouldn't, Vaders' voice was just bad.
And umm... How the HELL can vader breathe IN as he's talking?

The stormtroooper firing his gun at the jedi was really good though, nice
angle, good effects - both visual and sound. However, the jedi leaps into
a tree, the stormtrooper doesn't move at all (you have to have a clip of
that in order for people to understand that). All of a sudden the jedi jumps
down from the same tree (I don't see any climbing nor teleporting) and
kills the stormtrooper...

Also, a tip for the cruiseship-thingy-scenes... Animate the stars moving
in different layers to keep them from getting static (exception @ lightspeed-scene)

Some dude (not coming out of the ship, need to be visualised!) makes
the ship invisible - why? Since no-one got out of it, there should be
people around to guard it razz

The evil dude runs a bit like Donald Duck and his sabre, made of rubber(?),
flexes like theres no tomorrow and when he's dead - the good guy knows
EXACTLY where to find the INVISIBLE ship. Sure, the armband
might've had some tracking device in it, but shouldn't it be encrypted
or something? Encoded? For-the-dark-force-use-only?

Overall, good costumes, bit-above-average effects, bad acting and even worse haircuts.

But, considering (what the credits said) that everyone was under 18, I'm
giving it 3/5.
Posted: Wed, 29th Oct 2003, 3:52pm

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Great Movie you did a really good job on the effects. And that was a great storm trooper costume. the space scenes looked good. cool
Posted: Mon, 26th Jan 2004, 11:41pm

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Hey Man,
Sorry about the "2" rating, I thought your effects were awesome, but actingwize, horrible. The part i had a really hard time with was when your jedi master whats his name was blown up, and the apprentice yelled like he had been doing the scene WAY too many times. When you yell, yell with feeling. You did decent on the fight scenes. I dont know if i could have done better or not. I've never really tried. lol. LAter dude
Posted: Sun, 8th Feb 2004, 5:20pm

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DEAN

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yes the movie special effects were good but dood wat was going on with the acting and if you are going to be drmatic then do it like you mean it

but man ceep trying
Posted: Thu, 1st Apr 2004, 11:27pm

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da D Rock

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The effects were pretty good. but that acting just sucked. When his master died he sounded like a retard.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Apr 2004, 12:41am

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In response to da D Rock's last comment:

You can download Alam DV to make your movies better, but there really isn't anything you can download to make your acting better. It just takes time and experience, there are some things you just can not help. Some people are natural actors, others have to work just to be in front of a camera. All I'm saying, take it easy on the young actors, they're trying.

*steps off soapbox*
redface sorry

As for the rest of the movie, great job. I can tell you put alot of heart into it, hope to see more from you guys in the future. Best of Luck. smile
Posted: Fri, 13th Aug 2004, 10:01pm

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The video machine

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in the fight sequence at the end the jedi apprentice dude does a few backflips. I was just wondering how you did that did you use bluescreen and ropes and stuff or can whoever it was just somersault
Posted: Sat, 14th Aug 2004, 3:54am

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is blender 3d free?
Posted: Sun, 15th Aug 2004, 11:07pm

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Yes, Blender is free.
Posted: Sun, 15th Aug 2004, 11:37pm

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But too hard. IMO. Cinema 4d was purchased by me today.
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 5:59pm

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The video machine

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What is blender 3D or cinema 4D and is this anything to do with my last post
Posted: Wed, 18th Aug 2004, 6:05pm

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No it isn't anything to do with your last post, & google is your best bet to find out what blender & cinema4d are... they're 3d graphics programs, but google if you want to know more. Blender is free for your info
Posted: Mon, 13th Dec 2004, 7:26pm

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kingofbling775

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good film liked it alot biggrin
Posted: Fri, 5th Aug 2005, 7:48am

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Pretty good film with all the bluesceening and stuff....but ya the acting sucked, use more expression. But pretty good anyway. Keep up the good work. wink
Posted: Fri, 5th Aug 2005, 8:16am

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Great storyline though....and the music was perfectly positioned. Quite inspirational, too. Good work. razz
Posted: Tue, 25th Jul 2006, 11:04pm

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this is one of the better movies that i've seen. there were great special effects, music, 3d...where did you find the music, anyways? well, since you've heard about the acting issue a few hundred times, i won't pick at that that. also there is something i noticed that could have been fixed during the scene where the sith is chasing the jedi. i saw that when you started one clip, you could see the jedi person begin to run instead of looking like he had been running before. just something i saw. but overall, this was really great! 4/5 from me