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Mysticpuma2003
12-19-2007, 09:52 AM
Ok, here goes. First Battle of Britain 2 Wings of movie, which I find quite difficult to create after being so used to the IL2 cameras.

I have to hold my hands up to being slightly lazy with this, as I could have spent another couple of weeks on a sound edit ( may still, but lets get some feedback first!), but went with an upbeat Hans Zimmer soundtrack.

The video is 800x444 widescreen format and you will need the Xvid Codec to view it, which can be downloaded here:

http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/

The movie is based on one of the Interception missions found in the Instant Action menu where 501 Squadron take on Fighters and Bombers over Southampton docks.

What I really enjoyed was the enemy AI which actually played a very tactical game and I found I had to use all my skill and the Track IR 6-DoF to keep situational awareness on the bandits.

I am also quite happy with the guncamera footage in the credits.

Interested to see if this movie is as well received as the IL2 ones, cheers (and thanks for the advice guys), MP.

The film (95mb) can be downloaded here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?a3jtnggkgt9

Let me know what you think, cheers, MP.

BTW, the quality is the best I can get while keeping it under 100mb, so forgive slight softness in some shots.

It was either that or a 288mb file!


Just in-case the Mediafire version is having a bit of a turn, I've uploaded the .zip to my webspace. I don't know how fast it'll download, but it's a second option. Here's the link:

http://web.bethere.co.uk/neilpugh/Interception.zip

(Right-click and 'Save as')

Rapidshare link too:

http://rapidshare.com/files/78296803/Interception.zip

Here's a Youtube link for those of you who don't mind low image quality!


http://youtube.com/watch?v=8lPmkkBFT8M

SeaVee
12-19-2007, 10:49 AM
WOW!!!!!

Abhsolutely incredible Mysticpuma. You have a very special gift for filmmaking.

Even with BoB2's much more limited replay/video system compared to IL2's this is really impressive work. The best BoB2 video I've ever seen by far.

I often play the game with classical music in the background (music from Gladiator and Braveheart actually) and it adds alot to the immersion.

buddye1
12-19-2007, 11:00 AM
Thanks MP, I loved it. You have a special talent.

crucislancer
12-19-2007, 11:18 AM
Bravo! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

madsarmy
12-19-2007, 12:47 PM
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Rjel
12-19-2007, 12:56 PM
Excellent film. I especially like the gun cam at the end of the movie. Is that an ingame feature or something you did in making your film?

I've stayed away from the sim because I didn't really care for the past Rowan efforts. I may have to take the dive. From your film's appearance, Oleg's BoB will really need to step it up over IL2 to keep pace. All of the inflight action made it seem very dynamic and realistic.

Choctaw111
12-19-2007, 01:09 PM
You never disappoint. Another GREAT film. Since I don't have BoB II, I really enjoyed seeing what this looks like through your expertise.

Mysticpuma2003
12-19-2007, 01:10 PM
Hi and thanks for the feedback guys.

Rjel, to be honest I was really impressed with the AI in BoB, it really made me work for the position (as you can see).
I mean these planes are turning into your direction to take away the shot, they don't see you sneaking in from low six, like they do in IL2, the particle effects are brilliant and with 6 DoF you can follow them when they dip behind the cockpit....my favourite bit (not in the video) was pressing the O button to open the canopy, and then you can actually lean out and look around...I mean...Wow!

I loved the challenge of flying in this Sim..it felt (as you can see) challenging and made me feel totally immersed!

Lastly, the gun Camera.

The Gun camera frame and old film effects are all post production, Also I don't think there was colour Guncam footage in the 1940's and so I could have gone B+W, but though, nah!

What is very impressive is the In-game gun camera feature.

In the setup screen you can have it so that when you play a mission the whole track is recorded (like IL2), but unlike IL2, you can set it so that it only records when you depress the gun trigger. This means that when you play it back, the replay shows you the footage all as a gun camera POV and only the 3-4 seconds either side of when you were firing the guns. Very clever and very cool!

Glad you liked it, I will definately be having another go and see if I can crack the free-roaming camera that is included in the game...but it's tricky!

Cheers, MP.

trumper
12-19-2007, 02:54 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif What i can i say,Thank you and well done,as ever BRILLIANT http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I among many others look forward to the sequel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Hoatee
12-19-2007, 03:26 PM
Very wellmade, a movie to keep and a yardstick for other budding sim moviemakers. It's also well worth noting BoBII is more difficult to play around with and set up than IL2 Sturmovik, which means extra credit for the end result. It would be interesting to also publish (preferably in the movie credits somewhere as it would save a fair amount of posting them all over the show) the specs of the machine your'e doing all this on (I suspect at least more than a handful of memory, considering you are using Fraps and therefore system resources).

stalkervision
12-19-2007, 04:31 PM
WOW! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

T_O_A_D
12-19-2007, 05:07 PM
Nice, I enjoyed the guncam section at the end most of all.

Tbag_13
12-19-2007, 05:19 PM
Very, very nice! As always! Also liked the guncam shots very much but the best was how well the music and the film went together. Thanks MP and BTW: Never think about quitting your "job" again - please! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Choctaw111
12-19-2007, 06:36 PM
BTW: Never think about quitting your "job" again - please! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I hardily second that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SeaFireLIV
12-19-2007, 06:42 PM
Excellent work! You do BOBwov real justice with this. You could`ve added 3 times the extra bombers in the beginning for a really epic feel, but very, very nice. Good music combo too.

You ought to to get Scott at Shockwave to see it, I think he`d be impressed.

buddye1
12-19-2007, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
You ought to to get Scott at Shockwave to see it, I think he`d be impressed.

Scott saw the movie today and his exact comment was, "OMG, This is the best visual representation of BOBII that I have ever seen. It is BRILLIANT"

guitarjava
12-19-2007, 09:41 PM
Wow.... excellent job!

triad773
12-19-2007, 10:05 PM
Awesome! I enjoy that sim when I can. You've done a lot to show the great elements there and it shows.

I appreciated your use of blur at strategic moments- it seemed to enhance that illusion of speed.

Cheers

Triad

Mysticpuma2003
12-20-2007, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by Hoatee:
Very well made, a movie to keep and a yardstick for other budding sim moviemakers. It's also well worth noting BoBII is more difficult to play around with and set up than IL2 Sturmovik, which means extra credit for the end result. It would be interesting to also publish (preferably in the movie credits somewhere as it would save a fair amount of posting them all over the show) the specs of the machine your'e doing all this on (I suspect at least more than a handful of memory, considering you are using Fraps and therefore system resources).

Maybe next time, but so you know:

My system is:

Asus P5N32E - Sli Motherboard
Pentium Core 2 Duo 6600
Artic Freezer Pro 7 Fan
2Gb of OCZ PC-8500 DDR2 Memory
MSI 7900 GTO Graphics Card (updating as soon as 8800 GTX using G92 tech. comes along Wink )
Soundblaster X-Fi Elite (not really used for this though)
Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W PSU
Antec P900 Case

Billy_BigBoy
12-20-2007, 11:56 AM
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This one needs a shameless bump!

SeaVee
12-21-2007, 01:48 AM
With Neil's permission I uploaded his video to youtube here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8lPmkkBFT8M

I caution you guys that the loss in quality on YouTube is very significant due to that venue's compression and resolution limitations. I STRONGLY urge people to instead download the high quality version in the first links of this thread because you will miss out on the immense artistic and production value in this video.

buddye1
12-21-2007, 11:26 AM
The YouTube version is still an excellent movie to watch (fun and exciting with super music that fits the action)and the movie making skill is still very clear.

MB_Avro_UK
12-21-2007, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by buddye1:
The YouTube version is still an excellent movie to watch (fun and exciting with super music that fits the action)and the movie making skill is still very clear.

Yes,not as good as the D/L but still is a great movie on youtube.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

BillyTheKid_22
12-22-2007, 02:57 AM
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trumper
12-23-2007, 04:32 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif when's the sequel ,after all you have to give the Luftwaffe a fair crack now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Brilliant stuff but i do recommend people watch it in good quality rather than youtube.

310th Falcon
12-23-2007, 08:32 AM
S! Puma

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Very Nice Job</span> using BoB2 flight sim.

Really enjoy viewing the gun camera footage the most. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Thanks for making this movie...
and as always Puma you are indeed one of our truly outstanding filmmakers we have here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


Best Regards

Mysticpuma2003
12-24-2007, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by trumper:
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif when's the sequel ,after all you have to give the Luftwaffe a fair crack now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Currently putting one together, it's a dogfight and bomber mission from Battle of Britain day, hard going though, as with full particle effects on and about a 'Gazillion!" planes...even my system says....agggghhhh!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Maybe in the next week or so though.

Lots of good feedback on the gun-camera footage, thanks Falcon and the rest for noticing the effort put in.

Cheers, MP.

Lucius_Esox
12-24-2007, 05:14 AM
Awesome m8... Very atmospheric.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif