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Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by Indianasthedogsname, Jul 19, 2002.

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  1. Indianasthedogsname

    Indianasthedogsname Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I need a short story (SW or no, preferrably Scifi) to make into a film to enter in a film fest in my town. The time limit is half an hour and it's due August first. Thanks!


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  2. Darth_Jerak

    Darth_Jerak Jedi Youngling star 3

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    maybe post in the lit forum.

    -Kol.

    - More people willing to give up their scripts there I bet.
     
  3. tumblemoster

    tumblemoster Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey, no problem! I'll whip that right up for you! Would you like a complete set of storyboards to go with it? I could also go ahead and build all your CG sets and CG stunt double while I'm at it!

    -tm
    *Pa-leeeease.....*
     
  4. Lots

    Lots Jedi Padawan star 4

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    your going to enter a half an hour film by Aug. 1?

    today's July 20... i dont think u'll finish in time... considering you dont even have a script... its hard to make a good film in 12 days...

    unless you had little to no special effects and it was all filmed in your back yard along with a very unrefined script...
     
  5. Dezion-Karr

    Dezion-Karr Jedi Master star 3

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    :D

    I think Halibut or TAC might be willing to help?

    ::runs for cover::

    I love you guys! (tee hee)

    *Ahem* well, man I certainly wish you luck, but you do, as Lots mentioned, have one heck of a deadline.

    Peace

    ~DK~

    :D
     
  6. Lord_Homer

    Lord_Homer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    you're gonna make a film in 11 days............suuuuuuuure
     
  7. Sage_Halcyon

    Sage_Halcyon Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Uh-huh. When I first saw this topic pop up I said, "Yep. This is gonna get real ugly real fast." Too bad I was right.
     
  8. monkey_abbot

    monkey_abbot Jedi Youngling star 3

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    hmm...

    you'll be needing all the help you can get.

    tumblemoster, i can help you with all that stuff if you need any help...
     
  9. ewingsquadron

    ewingsquadron Jedi Master star 5

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    Hey, no problem! I'll whip that right up for you! Would you like a complete set of storyboards to go with it? I could also go ahead and build all your CG sets and CG stunt double while I'm at it!

    [face_laugh]
     
  10. Venardhi

    Venardhi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Here is one, its about you, desperatly working on a film to enter into a competition in less than 2 weeks. The movie shows you asking people on a forum and then quickly putting it together, just in time.
     
  11. monkey_abbot

    monkey_abbot Jedi Youngling star 3

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    good to see your all being positive...]

    but if you need MY help, i am willing to give it..
     
  12. DaftMaul

    DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff star 5 VIP

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    It's a very tight deadline for an 'up to half hour' film! Although to put it in perspective quite a few people where willing to enter into the 48 hour fanfilm competition, which is insane compared to this. I would suggest making it really 'short and sweet'

    What resources/location etc, do you have Indiana? Really you need to utilise what you have available if you are going to pull this off. What actors etc do you have, what ages are they, and what locations are easy for you to shoot in?. It could be good fun to try to finish a movie in two weeks, but really without knowing what we are dealing with, it's a little tricky to just throw a script over the fence that is going to be useful, and acheivable, considering we have no 'brief'
     
  13. JEDIBYKNIGHT

    JEDIBYKNIGHT Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, I did film my second movie in 4 days. And I had finished the script just a few days prior to filming.

    I had a deadline just like the one you have now. The thing that made it work for me was that I told myself absolutely no special effect. Since you want it to be a sci-fi flick... Uh... That's gonna be hard, not trying to get your hopes down.

    However, I repeat it is possible to make it. You just have to know your limitations, what you can and can't do within the time you got.
     
  14. Indianasthedogsname

    Indianasthedogsname Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Well, Special effects wouldn't be that hard, because AlamDV is so easy to use. I animated a clip with my sister shooting at a ship in the sky with a laser gun and it was only less than a day. Allright, to all who replied thanks, but tumblemoster, cut the sarcasm. Actually, Venhardi's idea is really great. I will look into that. And DaftMaul-- I have nearly no budget (films have been made befor like this!) My MiniDV cam and my friends. I live really close to a forest and that would be the backdrop for the most part. And script is no problem if it needs a rewrite... GL was still finishing the ANH script while they were shooting the set scenes. All my friends are 14-16, with moderate acting experience. I have a bunch of weird clothes and props so that's no problem. Thanks again to all who responded!

    ITDN
    PS-- If you don't know what my name is from, you should get out of these boards!
     
  15. Various

    Various Jedi Youngling star 2

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    "but tumblemoster, cut the sarcasm"

    Yeah, stick up for yourself!

    Anyway, what kind of story are you wanting to do? You told us what you have available. I guess someone could try to write something with that in mind but it would suck if you didn't like it or it wasn't quite what you were wanting. I mean, are you looking for a story with nothing but Jedi in it, lots of dialogue, or lots of fights, etc. Give us an idea of what you're aiming for. I'm sure you at least could tell us what you think would be cool to try.
     
  16. gameboyry

    gameboyry Jedi Youngling star 1

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    hmm A Jedi meets a sith, oh. . IN THE WOODS! The sith has a um, . . .Double Bladed Saber, while Duel of Fates plays in the background!
    Damn I'm Creative!
     
  17. tumblemoster

    tumblemoster Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "but tumblemoster, cut the sarcasm."

    Oh yessir! So sorry sir! Let me shine yo'ur shoeses for you Sir!

    -tm
    *So I've finished all you special effects for you, where should i upload them?*
     
  18. Indianasthedogsname

    Indianasthedogsname Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Ok-- I have a story. I took what Venardhi said and I will make a mocumentary (not SW, but it's still going to be pretty good)! If anyone cares, I can post the script when I finish it (probably on monday). My formatting is almost standard, but I take some shortcuts because I have it all in my mind. I promise I will make a SW film soon, a parody mocking all SW nerds (including myself). I have written part of that and planned to shoot this summer but my actors and I put it off until the school year because we're all kinda busy. I'm guessing this mocumentary will be between 15 and 20 minutes. I am keeping it totally bare-bones, with about five or six people (don't ask how I will do it!) in all including actors. I understand gameboyry because Jedi are becoming too uninteresting in fanfilms these days, and somebody should make like a golden age of the sith era movie, not sextuplogy (is that how you spell it?) era. One last thing. Is it me, or is tumblemoster some real-life Gollum type?


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  19. DorkmanScott

    DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    A mass of animated clay in human form?

    Oh, that's a Golem. My bad (or rather, "My precious").

    M. Scott
     
  20. DaftMaul

    DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff star 5 VIP

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    ::Random Quote::

    Sean Connery: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. :)
     
  21. Starbux

    Starbux Jedi Youngling star 1

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  22. christmastom

    christmastom Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Gameboyry, that is pure genious (sp?...it's early).
     
  23. QUI_TIN_TARANTINO

    QUI_TIN_TARANTINO Jedi Youngling star 3

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    "but tumblemoster, cut the sarcasm."
    [face_laugh]ha ha ha ha ha ha [face_laugh]



     
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