Shadows in the Sand (Working Title)-The Official SDSWS and IE fanfilm thread!

Discussion in 'San Diego, CA' started by foxbatkllr, Mar 10, 2003.

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  1. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

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    Okay, for those of you who aren't already aware, the SDSWS and Inland Empire filmed a fanfilm in the Imperial Dunes during our trip. As director, editor, and FX guy (plus Stormtrooper and Smuggler that gets killed) I will post all updates on the progress of the fanfilm here. Hopefully starting this thread will give me some more motivation to finish the project more quickly. I would like to thank everyone involved. Special thanks to Jason (TK-7603) who was assistant director and provided the choreography along with Colt (AnakinWisler). Also thanks to Linda (Mara_Jade_Fan) who drove me out there :D. I can't list all the names, but everyone will be included in the credits.
  2. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

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    First Update:

    I put together a fairly tight edit of all the footage from day two of filming. This includes the massive jedi fight with the smugglers and the sith. FX work should begin soon. So far it is 2 minutes, 30 seconds long.
  3. Sith_241 Jedi Master

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    You should be included in the special thanks for directing the thing and doing the FX!
  4. jawajames FF Pacific RSA President/Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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    yeah.. hear hear for the fox!
  5. Sith_241 Jedi Master

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    yes! Applause! Especially for wearing the armor on Sunday!
  6. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    I'll bet he is the only director to have directed a movie while wearing stormtrooper armor. ;)
  7. Sith_241 Jedi Master

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    yeah, lets see GL top That!!
  8. jawajames FF Pacific RSA President/Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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  9. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

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    Hehe, thanks guys [face_blush]. But I can't stress enough how much of a collaborative effort this was. It would've been impossible without all of you.
  10. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Donny, you need to add to your signature something like, "Director of Shadows in the Sand" or something along those lines. ;)
  11. tk-7603 Jedi Youngling

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    oh my god! i just saw a rough cut! it was really nice! the fight scene is CRAZY!
  12. AnakinWisler Jedi Master

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    ^ The posters look nice! :cool:
  13. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

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    I talked to Jason and we both felt that the ending is missing something. My idea would be to get a couple of other jawa costumes and have the jawa that picked up the walkie talkie from dan's body to take it to his jawa friends. We could film it on the beach from a high angle so it looks like it's on the dunes.
  14. Darth_Vegeta Jedi Master

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    Can't wait to see it!!! It's nice to hear that all those hours wearing black in the desert will amout to something cool! :D
  15. AnakinWisler Jedi Master

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  16. Arma_Geda-Mandalore Jedi Knight

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    Wait one stinkin' minute, here! Where the heck did all these jedi come from? I thought this was a story about a Mandalore, a Stormtrooper and a Jawa. Man, just when you think you've got it all figured out. ...



    Great job BTW. ;)
  17. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    I have a couple of regular-sized Jawas you can use (my kids). Let me know when and where you want to the pickups and I'll be there. :D

    (Bummed I missed being in the movie :( )

    BTW: Why are Donnie, Jasen and Colt the only ones with their names on the posters? :p
  18. BenKnoB Jedi Knight

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    maybe greyjedi can be in the ending too.
    Thanks to everyone for the chance to be in a
    quite professional,I felt,kick ass fan film.
    bet you didn't know an old guy could jump
    so far off a sand dune. :p
    I have a 'good' feeling about this.
  19. AnakinWisler Jedi Master

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    Well, we kinda came up with most of it. :)
  20. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Here are JZ's pics:

    Shadows... poster
    [image=http://images2.fotki.com/v19/photos/4/42811/156622/fanfilm1-vi.jpg]

    Joe and JZ jump

    [image=http://images2.fotki.com/v19/photos/4/42811/156622/fanfilm2-vi.jpg]

    Jedi with lightsabers

    [image=http://images2.fotki.com/v19/photos/4/42811/156622/fanfilm3-vi.jpg]

    Colt and JZ duel

    [image=http://images2.fotki.com/v18/photos/4/42811/156622/fanfilm4-vi.jpg]

    Colt Shadow

    [image=http://images2.fotki.com/v18/photos/4/42811/156622/fanfilm5-vi.jpg]

    Shadows Teaser Poster

    [image=http://images2.fotki.com/v18/photos/4/42811/156622/fanfilm6-vi.jpg]
  21. jawajames FF Pacific RSA President/Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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    where are we going to get more than one jawa... or will we clone those too?

    how about for the ending...
    sand blows over the entire scene of the battle, burying the dead and leaving the desert as it started.... empty dunes.

    (and to make it even wackier... after it all gets covered up in sand... a certain escape pod crashlands there, exposing a ring shaped piece from someone's debris...)


  22. AnakinWisler Jedi Master

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    Check out my site again and you can see some screen caps.
  23. jawajames FF Pacific RSA President/Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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    Well, we kinda came up with most of it.
    but who has the most speaking lines in it...
    Dan and myself.

    maybe we should have made the macguffin be the one ring... so when all our bodies are lying in the sand, and finally get buried, and an escape pod crash lands there, and two droids get out and walk off, and then some troopers come to check it out, one of the troopers picks up the One Ring and says "Look Sir, Droids"
    (goes to show how smart sandtroopers really are)
  24. ValueROCKR Jedi Knight

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    if you need any help with rotoscoping or anything let me know.... i cant believe none of you guys told me about this... feelin the love here guys.... ive filmed nearly every event weve done and yah dont even tell me about a fan film.....
  25. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

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    Well I may need help rotoscoping, as long as you use the after effects method and we collaborate so as to not have inconsistencies with the lightsabers. So that may be a possibility. It sure would move things faster.
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