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Matrix Renegade

Posted: Sun, 6th Apr 2003, 8:57pm

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We are working on a Matrix Fanfilm right now and hope to get it done by the time "Reloaded" comes out. We still have lots to work on but here are some clips of the movie. Our last movie came under fire for not having a plot, so this one will (not evident in this sample:) We used tutorials on this site to help with some FX, thanks to everyone who helps out the new guys here. Still working on bullet ripples, these aren't the final compositions. Hope you all enjoy this teaser, it's been fun putting it all together.
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Posted: Sun, 6th Apr 2003, 9:18pm

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That's what I like to see... The special effects are aplenty, but they're used sparsely and to a good effect. I especially liked the running along the wall thing, I haven't seen it done nearly as well as that in any of the other films I've seen (aside from you-know-what).

Keep up the good work! I want to see the finished product!

-Domster

What bakes my noodle is that I work all day and so do all my friends, so the only time we could've got to make our film was at night. You guys are lucky... look at all that sunlight... lol wink
Posted: Sun, 6th Apr 2003, 10:18pm

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Really, really nice.

How do you do the ripple effect?
Posted: Sun, 6th Apr 2003, 10:32pm

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Dude that was really sweet. I love the jumps and stuff and that wall run came out really well. Awesome movie keep them coming.

Canta mad
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 3:01am

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It plays for 2 seconds then quicktime closes. HOw can I see this?
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 3:13am

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That's pretty cool. I'm also working on a matrix short. Although I highly doubt it will be out before Reloaded, considering all the films I'm working on. I (and by I, I mean we, as in me and my "crew") need to start thinking up ideas.
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 5:02am

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Dissolved you need to upgrade to Quicktime 6.0....

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Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 5:52am

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Looks good.

but as a trailer it didn't make me want to watch it, ( don't take this the wrong way )
but other than the WELL DONE fx's in the trailer it looks just like all the other running chasing shooting trailer/films on here.

i would have loved a little bit of a story in the trialer.

still well worth 4 wink
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 6:29am

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Predinator

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I am interested in this, but cannot view it. Whenever I play it, it starts to play fine for about 5 seconds - then Quicktime crashes.
I have Quicktime 6.
Any ideas?
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 8:54am

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QT 6 should do it, are you watching it from IE or downloading it?
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 9:27am

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tip for mp4 files:
instead of left-clicking on the play now button to download, right-click and choose save target as, or download with DAP if you have download accelerator. its much easier than trying to stream it, even though you'll have to wait longer to watch it
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good trailer i thought, some really cool stuff - i was especially impressed with the bits that had to guy running then it changed to black and white and had the matrix code running through the black areas - nice compositing there.
also echoing Cyphers question - how did you do the ripples? some sort of a pinch in aftereffects?

overall an excellent trailer - 5 stars

dan
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 10:01am

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moebius

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Wow! Extremely impressive biggrin Looking forward to the final piece!
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 1:37pm

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For the most, great! But, while the ripple effect does look nice, I think it's way overused. neutral I'd scale the use of that down, cause it cheapened the whole thing for me.
The other thing I'd note was the jerkiness of the huge jump from the side of a highway. I think that would benefit from some blur/softening to make it fit and look nicer.

Apart from that, I decided to give it a 4. Looks very nice. wink
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 3:34pm

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Looks really awsome, some fx look brilliant. thoose ripple effects should just show up when you are in Sloooooooooooow motion, not in almost real time, they will look much better then i think..

nice work!

/Andy


E: When they jump that fast, u must add motion blur!
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 4:11pm

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Hmm, good
now on with the pros and cons

FIRST THE CONS lol
1. Bullet time over used
2. You should have used multiple ripples to make it look better
3. An m-16 muzzle flash from a pistol?!
4. The tunnel needs some proper uvw mapping in the starting seqence.
5. When the girl was walking n the walk, u used AE's Perspective shadow filer which made it look crap. You should have taken that layer, duplicated it applied the shadow plugin and set the mode to shadow only. Then put it in 3d mode and place the shadow porperly

NOW THE PROS
1. Good FX
2. Bloody Good placement of FX, the bullet holes in the car almost looked like they were actually there
3. Cool 3d
4. Nice editing
5. Good Fighting!

Overall- 3pts, cuz i cant give more that a 4






JK i gave it a 4
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 4:22pm

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Predinator

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Ive tried playing it in IE & "Save Target As" and I still can't get it to work.
Do I need an extra Codec or something?
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 4:49pm

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Actually had a closer look at the car body hits. They instantly appear frame by frame. A better and more realistic way for those hits, would be to use the mask tool and cover part of the hits up and reveal them more gradually. Another idea would be to take a high quality capture of your car footage and cut little pieces of the hood off and "throw" them about during your shot up car bit! It'll spice that shot up. Just remember, use a little motion blur if the pieces look too cut up.
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2003, 11:50pm

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Predinator: if you choose save target as, are you downloading the entire file? (eg 11mb quicktime file appears on your desktop) if it downloads and doesnt play, id guess its a codec problem, though quicktime6 should have no problem playing mp4 files. if it doesnt download, then i guess its a IE problem. hope that helps tard

dan

ps you may want to try this software http://www.envivio.com/ . it lets you play mp4 files in media player i think. i find it good anyway and dont have problems with any mp4 files
Posted: Tue, 8th Apr 2003, 6:05am

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Predinator

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Thanks for your help. I have worked out the problem now - it only downloads 194k of it! This happens when I try to play it in the browser aswell.
Nevermind, looks like i'll have to pass on this one.

All the best,

Neil / Pred
Posted: Tue, 8th Apr 2003, 10:00am

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This seemed good, but I hope the actual film will follow shortly...

Liked the small touches like the car zigzagging a bit, but ripples were overused. I thought that stuntwise was where it was superior, the running along the wall was realistic - did you shoot the wall then composite the girl shot against bluescreen? - and the jumps were good too. biggrin

I gave it a 3 cos I never give trailers more than that.

But it looks good & I look forward to longer version... razz
Mel wink [/url]
Posted: Tue, 8th Apr 2003, 10:17am

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Yeah, after watching this, i see that i overused the ripples, guess i got a little too excited about them. That's why it's nice to post these little clips, as to thwart making a bad final movie. Thanks for the compliments on some of the other FX everyone. We're still learning several different programs to put this together. Some of you asked how the ripples were done. I used Final Cut and added the "pond ripple", starting with a small radius and ending with a larger one. I'm going to try to add a few in a row that don't get as big, that might work better. As for the wall run, that's the first time i tried anything like that, someone said AE would work better, i'll try that too. All in all, i'm just glad i didn't roll the truck.
Posted: Wed, 9th Apr 2003, 6:42am

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i am shooting one as well and i had a question.where did ya shoot it? nice and bright there,if you don't wanna post the location pm or e-mail me...just curious
Posted: Wed, 9th Apr 2003, 7:04am

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Posted: Wed, 9th Apr 2003, 12:49pm

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Hey, that green paper from a supply store looks really good. cool Does it have a specific name? How much did all of that cost?

Adam.
Posted: Wed, 9th Apr 2003, 1:02pm

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Bowie

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No spacific name, it comes in 12'x4' rolls, like wrapping paper. Cost about 6$ a roll.
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2003, 2:45pm

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All I have to say is if you added a motion blur to the wall run and the jump, it would have come out alot better.
Posted: Thu, 10th Apr 2003, 5:07pm

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anonymous

With which program can i open this movie ?
In QuickTime i can't sad
Posted: Fri, 18th Apr 2003, 2:22pm

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constructive critisism:
the shot where your girl jumps up really high and far (over/onto a freeway?), its really obvious that the background is a still image, since you can see when it changes from video to a held frame.

dunno if you can change this, but you could make a loop of video footage of the scene (without anybody in it) and use it as an animated background plate. it will look better.

good work, keep it up! i'm a big matrix fan, so i'm looking forward to the finished product. will it come out May 15th? biggrin
Posted: Fri, 25th Apr 2003, 5:32am

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anonymous

Make this movie in *.avi file please.... I can't open i this format please...
Posted: Fri, 2nd May 2003, 9:25pm

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Bowie

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I need your email so i can direct to a .avi file.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2003, 6:39pm

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anonymous

how did you make that falling matrix letters in the begin of the trailer
Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2003, 1:48pm

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anonymous

with the falling matrix code? oink
Posted: Sat, 23rd Aug 2003, 7:49am

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cool cool