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My FIRST fan film...

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by MinoSino, Jun 3, 2002.

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  1. MinoSino

    MinoSino Jedi Youngling

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    Hello All, Me and my Friends are going to to to shoot our first fan film it will be kinda stupid o course so i need tips or ideas for a film. So please post some ideas or tips for my ff thanks.
     
  2. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  3. Arfour_Peeseventeen

    Arfour_Peeseventeen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    A good place to go is:[link=http://www.theforce.net/theater/tutorials.shtml]http://www.theforce.net/theater/tutorials.shtml[/link]

    There's a bunch of good stuff there. :)


     
  4. JediTAC

    JediTAC Jedi Knight star 5

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    Well, first of all - HAVE FUN DOING IT.

    Second of all ... your request is way too general.
    What kind of tips are you looking for?


    The first thing you need to do is explore the TFN.FanFilms website:
    * Watch many of the FanFilms
    * Read the Filmmaking Tutorials
    * Go to FanFilmFX.com and check out THEIR tutorials
    * Read [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=6865868&replies=72]THIS THREAD[/link] thoroughly.



    After you have done all of this, THEN come back and ask some more specific questions.
    We'll be glad to help you, if we can. :D



    JediTAC
     
  5. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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    heres my idea/suggestions



    -Make sure you have a camera

    -go outside

    -swing a stick around

    -Bring It into the computer

    -Rotoscope it



    thats how i started off... anyway
    its good practice and lets you get to know your ability. Then you can work on a script and everything. Not everyone will see it this way, but I say get your feet wet on like a 10 second lightsaber clip or something easy before you try making an epic and hyping it like its the next knightquest.

    have fun :D

    -Tom


    edit: (be the first to use 'THE FORMULA' to recruit your friends :p)
     
  6. Avene

    Avene Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Woah, he forgot to mention the FAQ!
     
  7. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wow JediTAC. Your fiancée has really mellowed you out!
     
  8. MinoSino

    MinoSino Jedi Youngling

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    yea we have a cam corder, and some pipes we can use as a saber but every time we practice ppl start to laugh there heads off and rolling on the floor it's so embrassing
     
  9. MinoSino

    MinoSino Jedi Youngling

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    ok heres the wierd Plot...

    STARWARS: EPISDODE 1 1/2

    3 jedi are onboard a space cruiser, they are traveling to Geoniosis(spelling error) suddenly they are blown from the sky and crashing down fast 2 jedi jump off just in time before it blowup the 3rd in was caught inside. After the 2 jedi run to a nearby cave for protection, just then a flicker of light showed a glimpse of a Bounty Hunter shooting 2 beams from his blaser a jedi turned on his lightsaber and reflects it off. meanwhile behind them a hooded figure that appeared to be a sith leaped down from the cave opening he turned on his lightsaber and the battle begins....

    kinda wierd eh? please help me make some changes or suggestions
     
  10. MinoSino

    MinoSino Jedi Youngling

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    <b>-BUmP-</b>
     
  11. JediTAC

    JediTAC Jedi Knight star 5

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    Here's a piece of advice .......
    STAY AWAY from the "Episode 1 1/2" or "Episode 1.5" or whatever.

    Try to come up with a more original title.
    (and don't use "of the" in the title, either) ;)
     
  12. Pixelito

    Pixelito Jedi Padawan star 4

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    my suggestion:

    get a camera

    go outside

    do NOT get a stick

    do NOT swing a stick

    do NOT rotoscope a stick...

    i'd like to see more non-lightsaber based fanfilms... i mean... after seeing jango fett doing some crazy gunplay, i want to see some bounty hunter action!
     
  13. MinoSino

    MinoSino Jedi Youngling

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    yeah we're gona put fist fights and gun scenes, almost all of us know Marsial Arts.
     
  14. MinoSino

    MinoSino Jedi Youngling

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  15. MinoSino

    MinoSino Jedi Youngling

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    HOw can you make a force push realistic?
     
  16. TheRealFennShysa

    TheRealFennShysa TFN FanFilms Staff star 4 VIP

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    Pixelito:
    You'll get your wish soon... Lowell and I are working on something new that's right up that alley... coming a whole lot sooner than we'd expected, too... :D

    And now back to the original thread....

    Fenn
     
  17. MinoSino

    MinoSino Jedi Youngling

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    ne1 here?
     
  18. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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    er- sorry pixeleto, but thats just what i think is a good way of starting off if u dont have much fanfilm experience. I think its the easiest thing to do....

    im not suggesting to make a whole film based on a lightsaber fight, theres way too many, i agree... however I think a short lightsaber clip is the best way to get your feet wet. For the following reasons

    - I got the impression that this was the VERY FIRST experience of the sort for the person who began this topic, and i think the easiest way to start editing things in on the computer, is rotoscoping lightsabers.

    - You can test lighting in the short clip and see how it looks on film and then you can experiment with different lighting until you think you have the best for your personal liking

    -see how a certain costume looks on film\

    -Shoot from two different angles and you can try mixing them in differnet ways to get the best clip and test your cinematography

    -If your REALLY new, practicing bringing things into the computer

    -Practice compressing

    -See what you can do with sound editing, i think the little lightsaber wave is a great place to start


    - And in the end its gonna look cool, you can be proud, and just that glowing lightsaber can inspire a lot more enthusiasm to get on with bigger better projects.


    I just feel that this is a best way to start, It's how I started and how (atleast i think) other people started. :)
     
  19. Pixelito

    Pixelito Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm listening, Fenn..... ;)
     
  20. Digital_LlamaCH

    Digital_LlamaCH Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You all know "Marsial arts"? Now i'm scared....

    -Chris
     
  21. BarryOTP

    BarryOTP Jedi Youngling star 1

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    A Marsial? Isn't that like a small mammal that dwells in trees? So the Marsial Arts would be like Rodent Paintings and such?
     
  22. citizen-tom

    citizen-tom Jedi Knight star 5

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    marsupials,


    -tom
     
  23. Clone_No759

    Clone_No759 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    MinoSino, has someone told you the exact layout of my film or something, cause its very acurate to my concept buddy.
     
  24. Clone_No759

    Clone_No759 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    "3 jedi are onboard a space cruiser, they are traveling to Geoniosis(spelling error) suddenly they are blown from the sky and crashing down"

    Dude did someone tell you my idea or something, thats exactly how my whole story starts off, and no im not stealing your idea, as jedi_Master_Dude, he knows it, i told him. if ive been stabbed in the back by someone, i want someone to admit it. Oh and another thing, the whole first gun fights as well, dude all this is too much like all of my ideas. I am sorry to say all this but you have to believe me.

    Jonathan
     
  25. Jedi_Master_dude

    Jedi_Master_dude Jedi Padawan star 4

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    OK, fine, it was me who told him, Just KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm here to complain, because on the forums, thats what i do best (But its usually for my self) Any way, happy to help, See, a clone helps you, you help it back :p
     
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