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Romeo and Juliet

Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 1:44pm

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Hajiku_Flip

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A newage adaption to the classic lovestory! We were assigned a part of the book to redo over a weekend in story form, but I decided to add a few cameras to the mix. This is part of a longer 10 minutes scene with dialouge and other elements, but do to size constrictions I'm only posting the last battle scene. A short synopsis of what is going on: Romeo is telling Tybalt that he will leave unless Tybalt gives him some respect. When Romeo walks out on the conversation, Mercutio (Romeo's battle-hungry best friend) tries to step in. Enjoy!
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Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 2:03pm

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You really need an external mic.
(I'm not saying that to annoy, i've had people tell me that since i started here, but if you haven't got a mic i would have moved in closer to the actor )

The camera crossed the line a few times ( the invisable line that a camer cannot cross, eg: going from one side of the person direct to the other side, it jolts the viewer and confusses them, Should have added some close ups before cutting to the other angle )

2 different camera were used, just wondering of color correction could have matched them better ? ( I'm asking this as I'll be using 15 cameras to do a matrix fx, and some are Hi8 )

the camera work was a little too wobbly, even for hand held.

apart from that not bad, liked the fx at the end well done.
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 2:28pm

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jirwin

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man, those slicing effects were nice..like slicing the shield, etc...and the head chop off effect. I have an idea, but why don't you share how you did the head chopping off.=)
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 4:34pm

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ragnar

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One of the better light-saber movies I've seen on Alam. Nice creative saber play, good use of music, and effective use of Alam sparks all make this interesting to watch. It shows you spent some time on this. Now, imagine how much improved it can be if you spend a little more time on lighting and sound. Your fight scene earns a solid 4 from me as it showed originality and some tight choreography with Alam. Well done.

Also, I concur with jirwin that you should write a bit about how you did the lopping of the head.
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 4:58pm

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Sollthar

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Pretty nice battle. Shame the codec is so bad in places. And b4 is right about the microphone, you can hardly hear people speak. sad


As for the chopped of head jirwin and ragner, go to the tutorials on my site at http://www.nccinema.ch/eeffekte.html
He used the technique explained in sfx nr 5.
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 5:55pm

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er-no

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Some great moments in the film however the lack of any light sabre clash let it down somewhat sad
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 6:26pm

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IxLoc

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I liked your film but 180 degree line crossings threw me off some times.
I liked the combat you guys staged. I think there was a part where one guy gets kicked that perhaps should have been edited a bit closer but all in all the battles were good.
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 7:18pm

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Aculag

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I had the idea of doing something like that a while ago. I used the prologue as the opening scroll. Looked good. The effects you used make this stand apart from some lightsaber fights, but the editing and sound were not that great, like has been said. So I really don't think it was much different from any other saber fight on here, except for cool slicing effects and some shakespearean dialogue thrown in there. Good job though.
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 8:31pm

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Michael Suzor

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Very interesting. I'd be interested in seeing the entire film. As far as the production I think everyone else has said what needed to be said. As for myself...liked this one. Good use of effects and kept my interest.
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 9:11pm

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MidnightJester

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Rating: +1

Oh my god! I was just about to help my friend do the exact same thing for an English project this weekend (if my camera didn't need repairs)! Good job though. Needed bigger muzzle flashes.
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 9:41pm

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Hajiku_Flip

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Thanks for the comments everyone. It seems all my personal problems with the film have already been mentioned. Unfortunatly we only had 2 days to shoot, and barley any more to edit. After shooting I realized the 2nd camera had been accidently set to 'indoor' light balance, creating the horrifying blue haze. mad It's too bad I couldn't go back and fix the shots I didnt like. Luckily I'm about to order a light kit and some mic's for my upcoming project, so those problems should be eliminated. The 180 degree rule I followed, although when I didn't get a shot exactly how I wanted it (usually do to someone stepping in to the view) I had to go with my 2nd camerman, and he didn't know about things like that. One of the reason I didn't add any lightsaber clashes, or any other effects for that matter, is because I haven't had internet access for the last month or two. I had to work with just a handful effects I had downloaded with the bare installer. oink I'm glad everyone liked the coreography, amazingly we somehow threw it together in just under an hour. Keep the comments coming!
Posted: Fri, 9th May 2003, 12:43am

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Aculag

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MidnightJester wrote:

Oh my god! I was just about to help my friend do the exact same thing for an English project this weekend (if my camera didn't need repairs)! Good job though. Needed bigger muzzle flashes.
What muzzle flashes? Do you mean contact flashes?

By the way, I gave you the +1 on accident. Meant to hit quote, not rate. biggrin
Posted: Fri, 9th May 2003, 1:14am

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Cypher

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Sorry for the low vote, but i really thought that this was rather bad. It's not just because I'm more sick of that stupid duel of the fates song than lightsabre battles, its also because it was hard to follow a few times. The cuts were too fast sometimes and didn't seem to follow an etiquette to know what's going on.

And no, another reason is NOT because I really dislike Shakespeare (R&J, and macbeth i like...nothign else)
Posted: Fri, 9th May 2003, 1:30am

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MidnightJester

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Yes, aculag, i meant contact flashes. sorry.
Posted: Fri, 9th May 2003, 1:51am

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Aculag

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It's ok! biggrin
Posted: Fri, 9th May 2003, 10:58am

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Andreas

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Nothin' more then thoose normal lightsaber testes but with some lines, and better fighting.
Posted: Fri, 9th May 2003, 3:27pm

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Greybro

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You get an extra point for doing Shakespeare at all. Don't let these other wind bags deflat your sales. Nice effort! Bet your class mates loved it as well.

Regards,
Brent
Posted: Fri, 9th May 2003, 3:27pm

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Greybro

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Errr, I mean "sails"