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**Lightsaber Choreography Contest V Has Begun!**

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by ObiJuan2080, Feb 1, 2007.

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  1. Sith-Man

    Sith-Man Jedi Master star 4

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    lol... I would've claimed that the squirrels and the wood gnomes were having a war in my front yard, and I couldn't get out without dieing...

    And I guess that would be the reason that I lost my job...





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  2. NateCaauwe

    NateCaauwe Jedi Master star 4

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    Haha, actually he knows about my LCC5 entry, and I just explained that there was no way I could finish it in the five short hours between getting off work and the deadline. That's one nice thing about working in production. "Um, I have a non-paying gig that has to be done tonight, can you not pay me today and let me finish it?"[face_whistling]
     
  3. Sith-Man

    Sith-Man Jedi Master star 4

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    [face_laugh] lol, thank you, that made me laugh... Mind if I quote that? :D





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  4. NateCaauwe

    NateCaauwe Jedi Master star 4

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    Go for it, I gotta get back to rotoing. 4 shots left, including the opening titles. Hell, it's not even the rotoing that takes long, it's all these other damn effects. We're never doing a death like this again unless we have a wire rig or digital double or something equally cool.
     
  5. Sith-Man

    Sith-Man Jedi Master star 4

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    done...

    Hey, I thought last night was the deadline... hmmm, if I'd known it were today we would've filmed something sunday. Man that sucks.





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  6. Goddard11

    Goddard11 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    My entry is 2 minutes long, I've finished about half of the rotowork. ObiJuan, will I be able to put in a completed version with finished effects for the LCC DVD?
     
  7. JediPastor

    JediPastor Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Well I've done the math in my head. There is just simply not enough time left today to finish all the roto work before the deadline. I've seen so many comments (in both this thread and about my last LCC entry) that people don't like to see only intermitent fx, so I'm afraid my entry will be sans fx (except for the contact flashes). ObiJuan, you can just use the file I already sent you.

    I've got 13 more shots to complete and that's not including the 6 shots I gave to a friend to roto and I haven't heard from yet (I've left 2 messages). Another friend was going to do the sound fx and I haven't heard from him yet today either. Can someone please tell me again what the deadline is for the DVD version to be turned in. I may be able to make that.

    There are a couple of shots that may not look good without the vfx. A couple of strikes and swings that slightly missed their targets were going to get covered up with blade extensions and retiming in post. There is one ignition shot that you will have to imagine. Those shots are all done, and I'm still considering submitting a partially done entry. It's just that so many people have voiced their dislike of that. I'm worried that the judges will count it against me.

    Any opinions? Should I or shouldn't I?
     
  8. NateCaauwe

    NateCaauwe Jedi Master star 4

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    I'd like to know that to, as I'd like to be able to provide our refined version for the DVD rather than the one we'll be submitting tonight. I know ObiJuan's at work all day though, so he won't get to any of your questions until this evening.
     
  9. Jasteel

    Jasteel Jedi Youngling star 1

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    JediPastor,

    I'd axe the effects and either focus on refining your editing, maybe try and roto that "imagination ignition" shot in the same vein as the RVB "pole duel." And speaking of that, due to time restraints, the RVB fight was solid without effects. Don't count yourself out over the effects.

    If your contact flashes are in there, hey, that's something. Maybe throw in some contact sounds (don't obsess over hums and swings), and call it a piece.

    Just make it look complete and consistant. Beyond that, there are always going to be people that are unrealistically picky. Shrug it off.
     
  10. BkStudio

    BkStudio Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Obijuan i pm you my entry
     
  11. NateCaauwe

    NateCaauwe Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow, I've got shots in this duel ranging from my most prized to so embarrassing I don't even want to grant it the right of having "fnl" in the file name :p

    Just the opening titles and then I can finish the sound and music :)
     
  12. SilentBat

    SilentBat Jedi Knight star 4

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    Compressing now. I decided to enter anyway.
     
  13. ObiJuan2080

    ObiJuan2080 Jedi Master star 4

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    Ok guys.




    I'm going to over-turn a rule JBK set cause I want the DVD to be complete, that includes the effects on the entries. You guys have a chance to touch it up. For now there is no deadline cause I have voting, coding and stuff to take care of. Once that is done, I'll think of a deadline for DVD material submission.





    LCC Entrants


    1. noron

    2. Whiteley79

    3. VaporTrail & 1337mik3

    4. JediPastor

    5. TigerCraneFist & Darth_Carl

    6. NateCaauwe & IndyDreams

    7. davsat5

    8. Wookieefett

    9. Goddard11

    10. GheoFabulousDuk

    11. AzurePhoenix

    12. JediCow

    13. DrowningFish

    14. SirWicketMcYubYub

    15. Calvinthejedi

    16. The_Mandalorian_

    17. FSFilms

    18. xanetia

    19. GameMaster

    20. BruceM

    21. Daramin_of_The_Way

    22. -Joshy- 0

    23. HSJFILM

    24. SebMurphy

    25. fakera

    26. BKStudio

    27. Matthew Ramsaur *Non-TF.N Member*

    28. Paul Brueggemann *Non-TF.N Member*

    29. Vidina

    30. PraetorDrew

    31. SilentBat



    Updated.
     
  14. Calvinthejedi

    Calvinthejedi Jedi Master star 2

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    Sweet mama, yeah! You rock SB! :) =D=
     
  15. Sith-Man

    Sith-Man Jedi Master star 4

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    about the DVD, would it be possible for me to get one when they're made? And if so how? Sorry if this has already been asked, but I haven't really been watching this thread much...


    Why not just add the core into those shots that need extensions, and the ignitions? The only thing I find annoying is colored glows on parts of the film, but I could forgive a core in shots that absolutely need a roto... I find it more annoying to see the person stand there for a few seconds with the hilt of a saber and nothing happen, then have the full saber in the next shot... lol But this may just be me...





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  16. ObiJuan2080

    ObiJuan2080 Jedi Master star 4

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    I would export an image file, upload it on the LCC site, have you guys download it and pray to God that you guys can at least burn a DVD. :D
     
  17. NateCaauwe

    NateCaauwe Jedi Master star 4

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    Sweetness. There's a whole slew of things that'll need touching up in ours now, and it's nice to know we have time. It doesn't look incomplete by any means, I just know I can do better with more time. So it'll be more like an uber version than an "oh hooray, now it's all finished" ;)
     
  18. BkStudio

    BkStudio Jedi Youngling star 1

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    im rendering out a better version of my entry that doesnt have sound problems is it okay if you use that instead Obijuan?
     
  19. JediCow

    JediCow Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I just finished mine, and I'm really embarrassed by how awful some parts are. I will definitely be taking the oppurtunity to touch a few things up before the DVD.
     
  20. SilentBat

    SilentBat Jedi Knight star 4

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    Entered!
     
  21. BkStudio

    BkStudio Jedi Youngling star 1

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    im going to go watch house and when im done ill turn in my entry
     
  22. ObiJuan2080

    ObiJuan2080 Jedi Master star 4

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    Of course. Theres still time. Remember. You all got until 11:59 p.m.
     
  23. Daramin_of_The_Way

    Daramin_of_The_Way Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Is there anyone I can send my entry to to do the squeeze. I am not sure how to do it, and the person who was going to do it for me I cannot get a hold of.
    Last minute, I know but I sure could use some help
     
  24. ObiJuan2080

    ObiJuan2080 Jedi Master star 4

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    I can help. Im on AIM
     
  25. BkStudio

    BkStudio Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Obijuan i PMed you the link tell me to make sure it works
     
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