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Punisher: The Forever War

Posted: Sat, 26th Apr 2003, 7:38pm

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The Story for those that do not know it:

Special Operations Marine Captain Frank Castle was on leave to see his family. They went to central park to have a picnic. As they were walking in a remote part of the park they stumbled onto a mob execution. Fearing witnesses, the mafia goons wounded Frank and killed his family. They should have made sure Frankie was dead. So now he dons the deathskull and wages a never ending war against organized crime and not so organized crime.

There is one scene where there is type appearing on the screen. Some of you may be able to read it and some may not - So here is what that screen says:

Punisher War Journal: Entry 50001

Target: Vinnie Lucho
Last Known Safehouse: The Tidy Bar. Topless nightclub used
as a front for METH distribution.

Vinnie Lucho was ousted by the Gambini Family for his side foray
into the METH scene. The Gambini Family may be scum but they
are a better class of scum. They don't allow any dope dealing in
their ranks, real old school, which is why I'll let them live another
week. Maybe two. Back to Lucho. Ever since the little weasal
was ousted, he's been putting together a ragtag assortment crew.
Buncha real upstanding citizens too. You could wallpaper Area 51,
The Pentagon, and most of the apartments in New York with these
scumballs' rapsheets, and still have enough left over to use for toilet
paper. But back to Lucho. Somehow this cockroach has managed
to take control of the entire distribution of METH on the East Coast.
Time to take my can of raid and kill me some cockroaches.

This is the first time I have ever attempted a complete 3d animated movie so any praise or constructive criticism would be appreciated. Enjoy.

*UPDATE - Changes made:
Finally recompressed the movie file - it is now in pure Quicktime format - no more renaming. The file is about 6-7 meg smaller. I color corrected so the outragous colors aren't so outragous anymore. It looks more like night time than it did before. Also compressed to a lower quality file which is about 15 meg smaller. Music credits are fixed.


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Posted: Sat, 26th Apr 2003, 9:33pm

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Yeah, hey. The file says it's a .qt file. Not MP4. And it only opens in a small "audio" window in quicktime, but no audio plays. It goes for the whole length, but nothing's there. Any suggestions?
Posted: Sat, 26th Apr 2003, 9:35pm

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I was looking forward to seeing this, but I got the same thing as Aculag.

Edit: It may have to do with the status of Quicktime 6. I'm updating it right now and I'll report if that works.

Edit 2: Nope, even after updating Quicktime, it ain't workin'.

Edit 3: Mecha is on the money (pun intended) --> Renaming the extension to mp4 works.

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Posted: Sat, 26th Apr 2003, 9:36pm

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Download it to disk? Maybe giving it a new extension?

Or ferral, use media cleaner

EDIT: RENAMING THE FILE TO A .MP4 WORKS
Posted: Sat, 26th Apr 2003, 9:59pm

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Phenomenal, man! Totally smokin'! You've set the bar for Poser animations in this cinema. This is going into my Top 10 list without any hesitation.

Apart from some iffy kungfu animation, everything else was top-notch: the use of appropriate mood music, clever editing, excellent rendering... the list goes on.

'Nuff said, I'm going to give you a 5, right away biggrin
Posted: Sat, 26th Apr 2003, 10:21pm

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Yeah, that was really cool. Well done, guy. By the way, it says in your credits for the music that you used a song from The Two Towers. If it's the song i'm thinking of, the one that WAS in the trailer for the two towers, but was NOT in the film, that song is actually from Requiem For A Dream. Just some clarification, for ya. Might want to fix that.
Posted: Sat, 26th Apr 2003, 10:42pm

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Yeah - not a bad movie at all - the titles (not the effect - just what they said) at the beginning were really cheesy - I laughed when I read that they had stumbled onto a mob execution and "NOTHING MUCH WAS FUN ANYMORE." lol HAH! They were positioned really awkwardly - the right allignment screws you up. And next time to try that camera shake stuff - make the picture bigger so you don't get those black outlines -

Uh what else - I've noticed this with b4uask's stuff too - people move really slowly - I haven't used poser so I don't know what the deal is - - but definitely room for improvement (a new 3d program perhaps?) -

Good Stuff: Facial expressions, the little "Let's reflect on all the killing" scene, the models used, the blowback on the guns. And the textures.

I really didn't get the whole dude with the tape on the mouth thing at the end. And why does he have 3 differents kinds of MP5's?
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 1:17am

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Downloading it as I type. smile

Will leave my opinion and comment but won't vote (not doing that until the new site is up and its changed from its current state).

Looking forward to seeing it.

P.S Don't worry about compression, I hate it as well, Crawling Space is in .mp4 and the quality is just taken away from most of the production. Really sucks as well as I lost all the 'extra footage' for the final dvd a couple of days back.. doing that ALL again. sad

Anyways... let you know smile
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 2:36am

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Were ther some TINY parts of the animation that could have looked a LITTLE better? Yes. But they were dwarfed by the complete awesomeness of the rest of the movie. This is now on my favorites. Great job. Hope you do it again.
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 6:32am

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Of course it had little problems, but so do all of our movies. So do all professional movies. I enjoyed it quite a lot.
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 8:46am

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Rating: +1

Hmmmm,

Well, I would like to knock the film down by saying things like " sometimes the shadows were the wrong way when it cut to the next scene"

But that's just me trying to make myself feel better.
For those that have never tried animating in poser, it is hard, sometimes the arms and legs fly all over the place, So I take my hat off for the animation in this, ( I didn't like the story, but I know most will on here because it has GUNS biggrin )

still an excellent job 5 from me.
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 1:59pm

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Excellent work, 5 stars from me..

If anyone else couldn't convert the file extension, which pissed me off because it kept changing to PUNISHER.MOV.MP4..
You can use this small programme i wrote.

http://members.lycos.co.uk/gamingnetworkforums/FileConvertor.zip

[15 Minutes later]

I don't believe it.. Lycos and Freeservers won't let me upload an exe file. mad
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 4:13pm

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cant watch it?! tard
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 4:17pm

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Andreas, read the previous posts, there seems to be a problem with the file extension so you have to give it an extension yourself or something...
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 4:20pm

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Rating: +4

Of course it had little problems, but so do all of our movies. So do all professional movies.
Why does everybody feel the need to make excuses for these movies? Do you really think it's okay to have errors and flaws in your films? Mistakes should never be in a film, and it doesn't matter who made it. Saying that mistakes are okay makes it seem like you don't want to put forth the effort to fix those mistakes.

I do understand though, that mistakes will happen, and that many films have them, and it doesn't detract from the overall movie. Yet, you should still try to take them out, instead of just shrugging them off with an excuse like Aculag's.


Anyways, the movie was entertaining, and you did a good job with the animation. With the animation skills you posess now, I think you could benefit greatly by switching to a program like 3d max, which will give you more control of the rest of your scene.
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 5:17pm

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Weel that was uhh... good. but seriously really good effects and good animation, it was incredibly gruesome but that made it all that much better! Good flik!
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 5:24pm

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Just watched it. It was extremely impressive considering it was Poser 4. However, I just kept thinking, with your clever use of shots, maybe you should have filmed it!!!
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 5:27pm

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That was pretty good but IMO poser sux. You really need to move on to 3d max or something cuz just by looking at the dynamics on that cigarette I was reminded of how much i dislike poser. Good movie overall and I can tell that a lot of effort was put into this.

Canta mad
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 6:15pm

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Whoa, sorry about the extension thing. When I uploaded it I'm sure it was named punisher.mp4. Wondered what happened. Do I need to rename it again on the FTP?

Poser is a *^&*%^% to animate in. As B4uask said, legs get wobbly, shadows get crazy, and a host of other things go funky on you. I do want to learn a full fledged 3d prog - thinking about Maya.

I recorded other dialogue that I left out because a) my voice sucks and b) I wanted it to be more visual. The scene at the end involving the tape had to do with sound effects and dialogue left out. The briefcase he was carrying at the end was full of drug money that he will use to help fund his war. That explanaition was also left out. I wanted to go over the top with the different weapons used - made it more fun for me twisted

The whole stumbling onto the execution is the accurate origin of the Punisher. The "nothing much was fun anymore" was my doing and yes it sounded a little chessy but what the hell -I liked it so I left it in biggrin

Thanks for the praise and comments!
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 7:00pm

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One other thing - the movie has been downloaded 159 times (I'm sure it hasn't been viewed that many times) but only 7 votes? Come on folks - Vote biggrin Let me know you enjoyed this thing which has consumed and swallowed up four months of my life. biggrin
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 7:17pm

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Thanks for the heads up Aculag - I knew it sounded way too much like the Requiem music - @*%#$@ Kazaa users never name the songs right biggrin

I will shut up and stop posting now smile
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 8:11pm

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Very awesome movie. Loved the Poser animation. Yeah, it was choppy at some points, but I don't expect it to be perfect since you don't have 30 animators working round the clock to make one second of animation.

The only thing I had a problem with is the monologue at the end. Couldn't you have written your own? Its not that big, just something that would have made the cinematic expirience better.

A 5 from me.
Posted: Sun, 27th Apr 2003, 8:24pm

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LtMcMurphy - Thanks for the comments. I did write my own and recorded it on mini-disc but chose to leave it out. Like I said hearing even more of my voice would have ruined it. I decided to use the "this is what I like best" speech because it struck a cord with me when I read it (issue # 17 I believe). It just sums up punny so well.

And yes, unfortunately, some parts were a little choppy no matter how bad I wanted Poser to pan the damn scene smooth or how much I tried to slow it down in Premiere biggrin

Thanks!
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 6:22am

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Hi Ferral

don't feel to bad that on 10 people have voted and loads have downloaded

it took me 10 tries to watch it with sound, so 75 views might be some of the same people.
And the people that have watched it not voted might have thier own reasons, some might not be members or have never postest or voted but just like watching the films, Er-no and others have chosen to hold of voting until the new website is up, they rightly feel it's hard to compare a CG film to a filmed film ( both are worthy of a 5 in their own right )
Then you might have people watch the film and not vote because they have a film due out soon and would like to be no.1 because they have been pluggin their film for months. confused
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 1:32pm

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Thanks for the insight B4 - hmmm, so maybe a little bit of politics involved huh? crazy Oh well, not a big deal.

I'm not sure why people are having trouble with the file tard
I'm on a direcway sattellite connection and I can download fast but my upload is modem speed - otherwise I'd re upload but it would take hours and hours and hours. Anyway.

BTW- I do admire your own Poser work.
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 2:02pm

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Very nice poser work! Probably should have used another app for a few things (cigarette smoke, for instance) but hey, still good stuff. You obviously have some talent working in 3-D. I hope the praise you are getting here motivates you to continue working your skills and experiment with other programs (as you mentioned you were looking into doing). Hope to see a sequel or...don't suppose you are a Ghost Rider fan?!
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 2:08pm

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Hey thanks - yeah gonna try and find the time to learn Maya.

Yes! I am a GR fan but of the newer GR from the early 90's. Never really read much of Johnny Blaze's stuff. Vengence is a popular theme lol

Thanks for the praise biggrin
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 7:37pm

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I finally see what everyone is talking about. I tried to download the file and it wanted to save it as .mov - Duh... Don't know why it's having such a hard time realizing it's an .mp4 file. Anyway, just download it and rename it to .mp4 and it should play fine.

Sorry for the trouble.
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 9:39pm

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i downloaded it and i renamed it to mp4 and it still wont work. I'm probably just dumb but if you could help me that would be great.
Posted: Mon, 28th Apr 2003, 10:27pm

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No_hole - try changing it back to the extension it was when you downloaded it. Make sure you have quicktime 6 too.

EDIT: I must be hittin to much of Vinnie's meth stash smile Disregard what I said up top. If you rename the extension to punisher.mp4 and you have quicktime 6 - it will play.

Thanks to Mecha for catching that early on.
Posted: Tue, 29th Apr 2003, 7:25pm

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http://www.superherohype.com/cgi-bin/news/fullnews.cgi?newsid1051619599,96863

check this out
Posted: Tue, 29th Apr 2003, 7:27pm

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I know. I can't wait. I hope they dont screw it up.

Thanks for the heads up Greyo.
Posted: Tue, 29th Apr 2003, 7:33pm

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what you think of Thomas Jane as the punisher?

I forget my review of this redface

i love the poser, one of the best ive seen on here. Great camera shot/angles and the animation is awesone in my opinion.

What else can i say different to those above me. Hopefully i got some new projects in the works
Posted: Tue, 29th Apr 2003, 7:44pm

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Thank you for the kind words Greyo.

As for Thomas Jane as the Punisher...well, I was a little iffy about it at first because I never imagined him as the Punisher, but you know, I think it might work out. I liked him in Deep Blue Sea and I've read his been bulking up - just dye his hair black and go with it I say.

They (hollywood) of course had to change his background around to fit the vision they want for the Punisher. I don't kow if this will be a bad thing, a good thing, or maybe it wont matter at all. Just so everyone knows, before Frank Castle became the Punisher his occupation was NOT in the FBI, CIA, or the on the police force. Just for clarification. smile

Here's to hoping it will be killer (pun intended) lol
Posted: Wed, 30th Apr 2003, 1:36am

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I think that Jane has enough depth to his acting skills that he can pull off playing Agent Castle. Now i understand that most of us would like to see a Vietnam version to the movie. Aint gonna happen. so i guess it's just best to except what Hollywood is going to give us. I'm kind of interested on how much humanity that will be put on screen. if any of you have seen the 1989 movie you should be aware of the lack of character that was put into the plot. lets hope that doesn't happen.

i've seen Jane's movies. Dreamcatcher, 61* ,and Deep Blue i think he'd got the ability to transform from family man that has honor to a vengeance machine machine that plays dirty.

Now i'm a die hard Punisher fan, I wake up every day with my spidy 129 on the wall infrom of me. and have Punisher.com as my home address. that's where i got the link to this site. but i think it is probably for the best that the upcoming movie is done off a current based event. other wise it would have to take palce in the early 70's or have Castle be 50 years old. no worries. all us Punisher fans have "Born" to look forward too. anyway.
Posted: Wed, 30th Apr 2003, 4:20am

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In the words of our beloved Neo, whoa!

i think thats how you spell whoa

god help me if it's not

The Punisher is one of the best flicks ive seen!

i dont know how to give constructive criticism on 3d animation, i've never done it myself, but from the looks of it you have amazing talent.

Top Ten worthy, really.

ILYKDP cool
Posted: Wed, 30th Apr 2003, 4:45am

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Thanks ilykdp - I appreciate it biggrin I hope it makes it way into the top ten but I doubt it will. Some folks for whatever reason obviously do not look at animated movies the same way as DV movies. Why? I don't know. To me a movie is a movie, whether it's animated or not. The same preparations and direction goes into it except you not only tell your "actors" what to do, you have to do it for them.

I did enjoy making it and I'm glad some of you enjoyed watching. Hoping to move on to a more robust 3d package for the future and do bigger and better things! Thanks again.
Posted: Wed, 30th Apr 2003, 12:42pm

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a much better better photo than before in quality

http://www.aintitcoolnews.com/display.cgi?id=15097
Posted: Wed, 30th Apr 2003, 1:05pm

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Thanks for the link Greyo. Those people are getting way to worked up about that picture. They havent really started into the meat of making the movie. It's just an early production still to let people know that the film is in the works.

Funny how so many people just totally lambasted the movie already from an early production still. Amazing.

The photo isn't that great I admit. But like I said, it's WAY to early to draw any conclusions.
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Once again everyone - if the file downloads as a .mov file - you will need to rename it to punisher.mp4
Posted: Thu, 1st May 2003, 1:55pm

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open console, write: copy c:/movie.mov c:/movie.mp4 wink
good for Xp users
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Thanks v6proz - I've tried re-upping the file but I am am on a slow satellitte upload connection and keep getting cut off. I'll keep trying though.
Posted: Fri, 2nd May 2003, 6:49am

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Ferral, man, this has got to be one of the most awesome Punisher flicks I've seen!!!! You obviously have great talent and vision!!! You truly know your Punisher!! Great, Fantastic. What more can I say!!! Good job... :D
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Thanks mk!! I appreciate the comments. I wouldn't say it's so much talent and vision as much as patience and perseverance. But thanks anyway!! biggrin

I should know Punny - he's an old friend of mine smile
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Grettings from Spain!!!
FANTASTIC!!!
FANTASTIC!!!
INCREIBLE!!
GENIAL!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin
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ferral wrote:

Thanks ilykdp - I appreciate it biggrin I hope it makes it way into the top ten but I doubt it will. Some folks for whatever reason obviously do not look at animated movies the same way as DV movies. Why? I don't know. To me a movie is a movie, whether it's animated or not. The same preparations and direction goes into it except you not only tell your "actors" what to do, you have to do it for them.
I read this comment and wasn't going to post a reply. Then I suddenly felt a strong urge too. The same preparations don't go into lets say your animated production and my filmed production. Not by a long shot. You didn't have to rely on other cameramen to get the shots you wanted while you ran through a forest, you didn't have to plan three days 80miles out of London in a private location to film. You didn't have to rely on the other cameramen to act within the project but also to take the roles of sound and camera..

Its a completely different process. I don't believe your film (although very good) should be in the Top Ten alongside productions like Turicon or Metal Gear.. or even The Test.

Yes, a 'movie' is a 'movie'. But the same preparations don't go into a one-man animation and a 9 month production with no budget.

Think about it? smile
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Some good points er-no - Maybe a better word would have been effort. I can tell you right now that ALOT of effort and a whole lotta time was put into my little animated movie. Your right, it is harder to coordinate more people but on a good note you have more people to share the burden of actually making the film - spreading the love around if you will. No one on my little production to spread it around with. Effort is measured by the passion the film maker has for his film - so everyone has a different level of effort. Not saying I have more effort just saying as much effort went into my production as anyone else's.

In no way was I saying that it's harder than actually filming - different leagues as you said but when it's all said and done, they should be judged on the same merits no matter the means used to get to the ends. Just as no one has a right to judge a person until walking a mile in their shoes - same goes for animation and dv film making. I have not put together a complete filmed picture, though I have two xl1's waiting for at least semi-talented actors and a competant script. But I am a study of film and understand full well the amount work involved. But until I do walk in those shoes - I won't be fully aware of exactly how much work goes into it. Same goes for people that have not put together an animated short.

So that brings me to my original quandry - I don't understand the reluctance to vote on animation? We know that they are different just as the world is made up of different colored people - why discriminate? smile

BTW - Ya know, I didnt whip this puppy together in 5 minutes biggrin I spent 5 months on this project and my intention was not to post it here so it could be the end all of movies. I enjoy making movies like the rest of you and sharing them. Creation is what drives me. If some folks enjoyed it - awesome, if they think it an inferior red-headed stepchild to "real" movies, then so be it smile

I didn't mean to disrespect anyone or start a pissing match (but I could pee longer and farther than you - joking lol ) Hey man, we may have inadvertantly created a hellspawn like the PC vs. Mac debate.
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Just to start off, I don't know ferral at all so don't take me as one of his friends who is just trying to defend him but...
er-no, who are you to lecture ferral on how different this flick is than movies like metal gear redux, or the test...excuse me!? I've shot tons of movies and I know by watching this punisher flick that it took SOOOO MUCH MORE TIME for ferral than Sollthar or whoever made redux to put their films together...Have you ever worked with the 3d animation? Compositing with photoshop or anything of that sort? Especially with details brought out in this flick. You must know next to nothing about filmmaking. Either that or you have a serious distortion of what goes into a feature and you are just trying to boost up filming live flicks. When I look at how much time must have been put into this movie...the test and redux are pieces of poo on a burning stove compared to this...sorry.
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2003, 12:36am

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ferral, forgot to say to YOU how cool this was...You could seriously send that in and get a job instantly at any sort of video game production company with 3D animation. Geez, good stuff. Well edited. Great effect in the beginning too with the flashback
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2003, 2:21am

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The [b][b]best animated short [/b][/b]that our production team has ever seen. Period.
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2003, 2:53am

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ferral

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Whoa... smile Jirwin, I appreciate the praise and arguments for my view of things. I'm floored...really.

Thanks again for all the praise (blushing) wink
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 2:07am

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Ferral~

My production company would like to discuss business with you at your leisure. If you are interested, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Your work is amazing...you have an excellent eye for detail.

You have earned all 5 stars from me young man

Warm Regards
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 2:56am

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still stuggling with Xp......it renaimes it to punisher.mp4.mov

dunno what console is v6proz..i tired command prompt. that didn't work lol


-MAGIC
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 3:09am

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ferral

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Magic-Man - Hit the Start button, then click on run. In the box type 'command' without the quotes. Then change to whatever directory the file is in by typing 'cd directoryname' and then type in
'copy c:\punisher.mov.mp4 c:\punisher.mp4'

Sorry for the trouble - had I known it was gonna do that, I would have put the remedy in the original post.
Posted: Sat, 10th May 2003, 12:45pm

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This is an outstanding and beautifully crafted piece of work.I know nothing about the "Punisher" comic hero and it did'nt matter, the movie stood on its own merits......I tend to look closely at "Poser" flixs as I'm trying out the app myself so films from "b4" and recently "X" and now "ferral" have been studied closely and I've got to say that "Punisher" is truly a work of art.......I cannot praise you enough for all the effort and patience this must have required , the end product is worthy of it all.....an absolute stunner......well done.
Looking at some of the comments on this flick I find that comparisons with pro animation seem to be the order of the day.....I don't know why this should be....this is a "labour of love" type animation put together on a low end type app. If a high end app had been used this truly would have hit the pro market.
There is real talent here with our "ferral"....lets hope he does more.

O'l Dav
Posted: Sat, 10th May 2003, 2:31pm

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So, finally I got the file running and could see it!


I liked it! There where some very cool cinematic ideas in it and some beautiful shots. The animation was a little strange in places unfortunately and poser isnĀ“t really any good for environment renderings, but nevertheless there was some very cool stuff in it. I was especially impressed by the way you combined the alamdv plugin seamless into the animations. That was cool!

Keep up the great work!
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2003, 1:43am

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ferral

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I am truly humbled - thank you O'l Dav and Sollthar for the kind words. And Dav, you are correct sir, it truly was a "labour of love" and contrary to the numerous technical, non-technical, and just plain aggravating problems I ran into - I honestly enjoyed making it.

I am by no means a poser god but if you have any questions O'l Dav as you traverse your own poser road - I'd be more than happy to help. That gesture extends to anyone else also (I'm not a snob ya know, but It does help to post great comments like O'l Dav wink )

Again, thank you.
Posted: Sun, 11th May 2003, 9:46am

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davlin

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"ferral" ......thanks for gesture of help....I've put your name on list of "Poser" advisers......you have bin warned......LOL

BTW .. keep up the great work

O'l Dav
Posted: Fri, 16th May 2003, 11:23am

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anonymous

I dl'ed the .mov file,however,my quicktime v.6 won't play the file at all. Do you happen to have it available for download in an mpg or avi format on another site somewhere? I'd like to burn it & create a vcd. It looks great,btw.
the_punisher@bellsouth.net
Posted: Thu, 17th Jul 2003, 7:55am

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Right, it took days to do but I finally downloaded this. Problem is I can't get it to work, I read that thing "Hit the Start button, then click on run. In the box type 'command' without the quotes. Then change to whatever directory the file is in by typing 'cd directoryname' and then type in
'copy c:\punisher.mov.mp4 c:\punisher.mp4' "

But that either didn't work or I didn't understand it and did it wrong.

"Then change to whatever directory the file is in by typing "cd directoryname"" I think that's where I went wrong, could I have that in layman's terms please.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jul 2003, 3:59pm

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ferral

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Hey TGS,

Sorry you had some problems with my movie file. I wish I knew why it does that. Anyway, If you have Win 2000 or XP - do this. Open up My Computer - go to Tools > Folder Options > View - under the View tab unclick the box that says "Hide file extensions for known file types" and click ok / apply. That will show the extension for your file. Now go to the file and right click - Rename the extension to .mp4 - it will ask about changing the file extension might make it unusable, blah, blah, blah - ignore this and say ok.

If you have Win 98 you would go to My Computer > View > Folder Options > under the View tab unclick the "Hide file extensions for known file types" and click ok / apply. Rifght click on the file and rename the extension to .mp4

As long as you have Qtime 6 you shouldnt have any problem playing it after this. When I get some time I'm gonna try and recompress the file. But this should take care the problem.
Posted: Fri, 25th Jul 2003, 9:25pm

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Two Gunned Saint

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I'll have a review of this film up after some time 'cos my computers nearly ran out of room, so I had to delete it. But I'll start downloading it again soon.
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 8:57pm

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eek Wow what a movie, i was just wondering, you know this movie was created in Poser 4, well is there a way to import a motion 'avi' either with or with out sound? This would mean that you could overlay the animation created in Poser 4 over a movie clip, so the character could do things in a movie clip? Does anyone know how to do this or does the creater know? Thanks for reading, can't wait for your replys. Thanks.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Oct 2003, 10:35pm

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i guess no one knows, its been 1 month...
Posted: Thu, 23rd Oct 2003, 10:43pm

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I think no one ever looks at this movie topic.
Posted: Wed, 5th Nov 2003, 6:51pm

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Denise CookXClam

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how long did u spend mkin this animation? seems like it'd take forever! very very impressive for anyone with these resources and knowledge. 5/5 from me. however next time go with an original story.(as far as original characters etc.) good work
Posted: Wed, 12th Nov 2003, 6:55am

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ferral

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Thanks for the comments Ryan and Dennis. Sorry I havent responded sooner, the bs of life keeps getting in the way smile Ryan - I'm pretty sure you can import avi clips in poser. For some scenes I would just animate one sequence then the other and composite them in Premiere. Nothing fancy. Dennis - It did take quite a while to do this. Numerous technical headaches kept stalling the project. Poser 4 can be real buggy sometimes! I toiled off and on with this project for about 5 months. On my wish list is to animate a short story I wrote. if only there were more hours in the day. Oh well, thanks for the comments.

**Errrr ummmm Denise I mean - sorry! redface
Posted: Thu, 1st Jan 2004, 12:07am

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nice movdie.i have one question (i have not looked at the posts on this movie yet) but did you make it on Cinema 4d XL ? because that is what it looks like. loved it alot definitly a 5
wink
peace out
Posted: Thu, 1st Jan 2004, 11:07pm

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ferral

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Thanks ssjaaron smile I used Poser 4 for the animation. Thanks again for the kind words.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jan 2004, 10:56am

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Very nice! I dont have anything else to say, but this was great....., I`d like to see more......, maybe it was too lazy sometimes when I was watching it...., or I was tired...., razz

4 Stars from me!


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Posted: Wed, 18th Feb 2004, 4:29pm

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it was ok, but i think it was too dull, and lazy and times,

good but not great

3/5

p.s.
some cool animations though, (i.e, the moon at the end)
Posted: Sat, 3rd Apr 2004, 9:19pm

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Amazing movie man, those graphics and animations ruled. The punisher will forever be one of my favorite movies. Wow
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2004, 4:51pm

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ferral

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Hey D Rock! Thanks for the compliments - glad you liked it smile
Posted: Sun, 11th Apr 2004, 3:28pm

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Nice. I liked the lazy parts, they added more drama. I can't wait to see the feature-length movie on April 16.


Oh yea and D rock, i got the camera to work, but the batteries can only hold a five second charge.
Posted: Thu, 13th May 2004, 10:12pm

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Like a video game with dramatic snippets. I thought I was watching a preview for an actual punisher game, and I would have bought it too. This animation makes up for all the "bad" Punisher films, that means you Dolph Lundgren. Keep rockin' out the short films. Oh, and how about making a Fantastic Four animation?
Posted: Tue, 18th May 2004, 3:06am

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ferral

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Thanks for the comments Kademus. Hehe, come on now, I have a special place in my heart for that chessy Dolph-punny flick - come on, admit it you do too! biggrin Have you seen the new flick? if so, what'd ya think?
Posted: Sun, 4th Jul 2004, 5:03pm

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very cool movie. it must been hard to do this razz
Posted: Tue, 16th Nov 2004, 11:40pm

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How cool is Dolph Lundgren? Did you know he directed a film with Jerry Springer as the president of the united states? Dolph rules!!!!

By the by, I'm redownloading this film that's how much I like it.
Posted: Mon, 27th Dec 2004, 4:35pm

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ok pale horse i checked out your animation and i must say i'm impressed. i'm currently on poser 5 and i've got access to 3ds max 5 with brazil r/s. just gotta say your renderer is a little scruffy. just notcied the weapons were mapped right didn't notice that musch specularity. neway curious labs is selling a new 3ds max plugin that allows you to run your poser scenes thorugh to max and render them with global illumination and radiosity and what not. its called body studio 2. 0 and u can pick up the latest version at curiouslabs.com. hoping to see more work from u. try getting poser 5 you can get motion blur in that version.
Posted: Mon, 27th Dec 2004, 9:01pm

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ferral

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I've held off of Poser 5 because I heard horror stories about it but maybe the bugs have been worked out by now. I'm really looking to learn Maya or XSI. Thanks for the comments mu777y.
Posted: Wed, 19th Jan 2005, 2:13pm

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very good and enjoyable movie , must have took you hours to produce , but Im pleased to say your hard work and efforts are clearly shown in the works.

A job very well done.
Posted: Thu, 20th Jan 2005, 12:53am

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ferral

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Thanks Bignik.
Posted: Tue, 8th Feb 2005, 9:16pm

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This movie is f..kin AWESOME!!! Absolutely excellent the best 3d work on the site Easily.
5/5
Posted: Fri, 11th Feb 2005, 10:18pm

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hey what is the name of the VERY first song on this movie? like when his family is having fun and they get shot? what is the name & who composed it?
thanks love this movie!
Posted: Fri, 1st Jul 2005, 2:51pm

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ferral

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ssjaaron - sorry for the late, late reply. That music is actually a combination of music from Dune and The Devil's Advocate. I believe the main them from TDA and don't remember the name of the song from Dune. I'll try to find out. Thanks for the comments.
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 8:25am

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That was so amazing and awesome!!!
Posted: Thu, 31st May 2007, 1:53am

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ferral

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Thank you Deimos!
Posted: Thu, 31st May 2007, 6:19am

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Now that this thread is back up here, just wanted to say that even though I wasn't a fan of the Last Days, I've always thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this. Great stuff.
Posted: Wed, 6th Jun 2007, 5:33pm

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ferral

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Thanks Ben.