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Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by AdamBertocci, Aug 24, 2011.

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  1. Master_Comyn Jedi Master

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    Thought I'd drop in for a bit. How are things around here?
  2. lejmar_faldor_uk Jedi Master

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  3. Darthmaul208 Jedi Master

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    What's strange is most people have good quality cameras in their phones, they have the technology sitting right there but the lack of creativity and imagination in the digital age is concerning.
  4. AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus

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    Some of you may remember hearing news that two years ago our own DorkmanScott was hit by a car.

    Although his recovery is still a work in progress in many ways, we've recently been told that not only is he walking again, but he's going back to work at his old gig in the VFX industry!




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  5. theMaestro Jedi Knight

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    Glad to hear Dorkman is doing well! I used to lurk this forum back in its hay day (I actually learned how to made lightsabers in After Effects with Ryan's tutorial haha) and I remember all the great contributions he made, including the famous Ryan vs. Dorkman series. He was also very insightful and entertaining on the Friendsinyourhead podcasts. So it's nice to hear that he's back working again and continuing to make progress in his recovery.
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  6. TCF-1138 New Films & Fan Films Mod from the Far North

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    This is just wonderful news!
  7. AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus

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    I got to do lightsabers yesterday for an old TFNer's film.

    Only two shots, but enough to give me a taste of the old days. Ah me.



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  8. AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus

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    I really enjoyed "Rogue One". (A REMINDER: No spoilers here, not until two weeks from the release date)

    I thought it was an excellent experiment in doing Star Wars in a different style, while still honoring the established characters and world, and bringing it home in the last reel to dovetail beautifully with ANH.



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  9. AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus

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    Oh boy, Carrie Fisher. This is a sad one. Leia was my favorite of the original gang.

    I'll come right to the point:

    Our Princess is rightly being honored for all the work she did off-screen advocating for mental health care and telling her own story. She didn't seem to have one favorite charity, but I think it would be a wonderful gesture if Star Wars fans around the world could find a cause and donate in honor of Carrie Fisher.

    I've given $19.77. Will you match me?

    Here are a couple of options. If I hear of a Fisher family favorite I'll update this post.

    The International Bipolar Association — she was an honorary board member. And it couldn't be easier: you can use credit card or PayPal (PayPal ensures no fees).
    http://www.ibpf.org/donate

    Alzheimer's Association — another mental health cause to which Fisher donated. This one is close to my heart as well due to family history.
    http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp

    The Midnight Mission — helping the homeless get on their feet and live better lives, including but not limited to mental illness. Fisher was honored for her support at their 2014 gala.
    https://app.mobilecause.com/form/j6Qkhw
    There are more, of course. Perhaps there is a mental health charity or service in your own area so you can make a difference in your little corner of the galaxy.
    Who's with me?


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  10. StevenBills Jedi Master

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    Wow. Just realized I passed my 11 year mark on this board. Things sure have come a loooooooooooong way since then.

    Back then, tutorials were in written format with teeny tiny pictures to show what they were talking about. Back then, lightsabers in a video were a novelty. Now they're a dime a dozen.

    Now there's YouTube.

    Get off my lawn!

    SB
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  11. TCF-1138 New Films & Fan Films Mod from the Far North

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    I know what you mean! I've been here with this username since 2002, and for two or three years before that with an earlier username.
    I remember waiting for hours to download "Duel" (the film the Duality guys did before Duality), and the KnightQuest teaser trailer on my 56k modem, in glorious high-res QuickTime video - about the size of an average postage stamp :p

    Good times!
  12. StevenBills Jedi Master

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    Ah yes. Duel. Rotoscoping a Premiere filmstrip in Photoshop, before the days of AE or Commotion to make the mattes. Back when Art of the Saber was new and novel, as was Essence of the Force. Always a classic.

    And Troops, and Duality, and Contract of Evil, and Pink Five. The list goes on.

    Man, it was a good time to be a fan, in terms of the democratizing of the filmmaking technology.

    SB
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  13. AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus

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    Today three of us from the old days at this very forum were in the same room: me, the illustrious cinematographer Eric Branco, and, of course, Aaron Moorhead, there in his capacity as co-director of "The Endless", at the Tribeca Film Festival.

    "The Endless" is getting all kinds of buzz, and if you haven't seen his prior productions "Resolution" and "Spring", you really should.

    Eric has been busy himself. He DP'd a short that played at Sundance earlier this year.

    So all you young folks out there who wonder, gee, can you really take your first steps toward learning to make 'real' movies from a Star Wars fan film forum — I guess it didn't screw their lives up too badly!


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  14. PadawanNick Jedi Master

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    Bunch of newbies still posting here I see. :p

    Congrats to those of you that worked on Endless.

    There are many many members from this board that started out with fan film projects and went on to work on major feature films, TV and more.

    I caught the bug here as a newbie myself (hence the screen name) and never finished my own fan film project mostly because I used what I learned to transition to pro work. I was lucky enough to work on one films that won an oscar for best visual effects, completed an MFA in Visual Effects degree, and I've been heading up an Animation & Visual Effects program at a major university here in the US for about five years now. It's been such a long journey that some of my former students have now done work on file a with Oscars in Animation or Visual Effects.

    Do or do not, this may be true, but a deep dive in even trying can lead to amazing things.

    Have fun.
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  15. Ephisus Jedi Master

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    Aaron and I used to chat all the time, show each other WIP after we ran into each other on a Battlefield 1942 Desert Combat Mod multiplayer match. Caught up with him virtually years later when I saw him on some Wayside Fallout film BTS.

    I came around to the old stomping grounds because I finished working on a film for Make-a-wish recently, and one of my stunt guys on it was working with Dave Macomber of Duality fame elsewhere.

    Also, this is from years ago, the company I produce media for had a presence states away at a college's careers fair, and Kyle Gallagher (ChiWarriorKye) recognized me from some footage playing at our booth.

    There's something magical about seeing all us kids playing with broomsticks in our backyards in the early 00's having disseminated as functional practitioners all over the industry.
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