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triad773
08-05-2006, 12:56 PM
Well the response to my first movie, Epic Buffalo, was underwhelming, but this I expect will fair better.
Check out http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=6648218ec180cc99b...b950.670007&fr=yvmtf (http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=6648218ec180cc99b064fcd8f471b950.670007&fr=yvmtf)

The quality is some better on this one and it is half as long, being trimmed to the basic story. It was actually the first video I had done and spent a couple of weeks on it months ago. Only recently did hosting videos become convenient enough to allow me to post it without worrying about space/bandwidth.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Cheers

triad773
08-05-2006, 12:56 PM
Well the response to my first movie, Epic Buffalo, was underwhelming, but this I expect will fair better.
Check out http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=6648218ec180cc99b...b950.670007&fr=yvmtf (http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=6648218ec180cc99b064fcd8f471b950.670007&fr=yvmtf)

The quality is some better on this one and it is half as long, being trimmed to the basic story. It was actually the first video I had done and spent a couple of weeks on it months ago. Only recently did hosting videos become convenient enough to allow me to post it without worrying about space/bandwidth.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Cheers

Flying_Nutcase
08-05-2006, 01:29 PM
It looks like I'm around at the right time again. My immediate impression is that it needed more action. Going through a takeoff and landing with just a few seconds of action wasn't enough IMHO.

Maybe look at using static cameras to get some more varied angles.

Also, cockpit shots get us IN the action and I think it would have been good in your movie.

Again, this comes from someone who has never actually released a movie, so I say kudos to you Triad for having the melons to throw your work in front of the hardcore guys here.


PS May I request early morning or early evening for your NEXT movie? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

PPS If you don't know how to use static cameras, i have a tutorial here:

My Statics Camera Tutorial (http://www.jumpintojapan.com/static-camera.html)

Joe-90
08-05-2006, 04:06 PM
Improving Triad, but keep trying http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Watch some of the best movies out there, pick the ones that impress you, and try to copy. Then when you can do that, develop your own style. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Read Flying Nutcases's tutorial on Static Cameras - these will make a big improvement to your movies.

And keep your shots, erm, short.

Music helps too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

JavDog
08-05-2006, 07:36 PM
You see you guys, thats why we need some directors commentaries to help out this newbatch of moviemakers.

Triad,

Ok this is the first movie of yours that I have seen. It's hard to tell you about it because I don't know what you intended with the movie. If these are documents of your first steps with the tools and process of making a virtual film, then you are proceeding nicely for a first-timer.

Shorts give you the chance to go through the excercise of collating your shots and assembling them in a temporal way to tell a story. You get to see the results and get the satisfaction that you are on the right track. You know from your short that you can do the actual work of it in your editor. Thats the fun part, now you need to focus on the little details that will leave an impression on your audience to want to watch your next film with anticipation.

Not saying you need to create 10 or 15 minute films, but the ones you do make need to take us "out" of a simulator and into a living, breathing, world. Do you see?

No aircraft tags, reduce stutters, a little better resolution, and shots that flow, and don't jerk the viewer around. Start with a wide shot and work your way in....get it?

So ask yourself, "what kind of movies do I like?" This is your starting point or basis of your style for story telling, but always remember you are telling us a story. Not showing off a cool manuever in a 109. If you do moviemaking long enough, this sometimes painful fact, will become apparent. If the shot doesn't fit to tell the story, you gotta scrap it. Or re-write the story so that you can include the shot.

So you gotta do what you love. Whether it's a documentary style, action-dogfight style, tutorial style, dramatic re-enactment style, or just plain entertaining story. But again, story, story, story. Cuz if I want to see planes buzzing around with no purpose or music, I'll just start up the game and play.

Movie making is a tedious art, but even if you outgrow us here in virtual land, you can take the skills and apply it many other things, and create something that could stand the test of time, if you apply what you know you are really capable of.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

triad773
08-05-2006, 09:36 PM
Hi JavDog, Joe and the others- thank you for your commentaries on my fledgling works http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I am going to save these off somewhere with my other machinima files, and next time I get something I think is worth putting in the can I will review your suggestions before I hit the editing phase.

My ultimate goal is to attempt to transcend the medium of "game film" to the point of having some value for those who are not perhaps familiar with IL-2 or this type of video.

Thanks again for your feedback.

~S~