First Person Lightsaber Duel

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by burkevader, Sep 2, 2011.

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  1. burkevader Jedi Knight

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    Hey there friends...just finished this 2 min episode and turned out pretty spiffy...I believe it is unique in the I have yet to see a duel in First Person filmed.

    Appreciate you check it out and comments always welcome


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYs_Fa1qfk4

    [image=http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/294204_2373303618415_1425295136_32832192_749714_n.jpg]
  2. Ridley Solo Force Ghost

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    Heh-heh, that's kinda cool! Reminds me of a first-person video game.
  3. VaporTrail Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2002
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    That's kinda cute. Was your first person character holding the camera and the saber at the same time? Seems like there should be a way to do it so there's less shake involved.
  4. burkevader Jedi Knight

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    Hey thanks to both of you for checkin it out...and yes I am the Vader and for the fight held the camera in one hand and the saber in the other...we choreographed it and must have shot it 10 times until it looked decent. Trust me it WASN'T EASY. But we were happy it came out as visually well as it did....not perfect......but well enough.....kinda an experiment...

    and yes....we were going for a live-action Video Game.

    thanks again friends

  5. Ricky_Calrissian Jedi Grand Master

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    Interesting concept. Nearby was spelled oddly :p
  6. burkevader Jedi Knight

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    Jun 12, 2008
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    That's the way R2 spells it :)

    thanks for checkin it out
  7. ResisterOfEvil Jedi Grand Master

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    Great vid, wish there were more vids as original as this one out there!
  8. burkevader Jedi Knight

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    Thanks again Resister...too kind
  9. AdamBertocci Manager

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    I've been around this community a long time, it's all too rare I see something new.

    I dig it! You could almost explore this further?rapid cuts between Vader's side and the other guy's side, eschewing the traditional continuity entirely in favor of just the two shifting cameras. It could be neat.



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  10. burkevader Jedi Knight

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    Jun 12, 2008
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    Hey thanks Adam for the comments and those are actually great suggestions if we ever tackle a sequel.....I actually plan on doing one with Boba Fett first person...so those switch back ideas could be easily incorporated there too.

    Its hard to get motivated for a sequel though with only 250 views so far.....the feedback is really positive from people but it just seems IMPOSSBILE to get it "OUT THERE" on youtube nowadays.

    Do you know if theforce.net still does "featuring" or anything like that? Or maybe clue me in how other get there videos displayed.

    thanks
  11. Dags Force Ghost

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    I liked how you came "out" of the Jedi cam and into the Sith cam, very clever.

    I also appreciated the continuity of having Vader sabre fight with one hand in his POV ('cause you were holding the camera with the other) then still keeping the one hand style when in 3rd person.

    Well done.
  12. burkevader Jedi Knight

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    Jun 12, 2008
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    Hey thanks a lot dude....yeah...I managed at least to get that right with Vader holding the saber in left hand for both perspectives......however.....it was sooo hot that day and we were a little rushed we accidentally switched the hilts for the Vader perspective.....only keen Star Wars fan would notice....but the hilts are reversed. Good times :)

    thanks for checkin it out
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