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  1. darth_jeeling Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 2, 2001
    You have to focus Daft! You can't let minor distractions like employment, wife and children get in the way of what is REALLY important, like finishing the film. ;)

  2. Happy Ninja Jedi Knight

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    Mar 20, 2000
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    Any idea on expected running time, Daft?
  3. EagleIFilms Jedi Knight

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    Apr 6, 2001
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    Please, be longer than an hour! ;)
  4. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    Did you use AE or EI for the laser bolts, Daft? And how do you animate them, if AE? Those are beauitful.

    M. Scott
  5. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    What was used for greenscreening the Storm/Nikki Trooper shot, the DaftMaul's Backyard lawn special?
    No, we've moved up in the world, the dining room wall is now painted 'greenscreen green' (or Orchid Green from B&Q)

    ...demand a Director's cameo a la Hitchcock in Storm Ahead.
    I've looked through the script, and Jabba isn't in it, so nor will I be :) Seriously though, I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in being in my films.

    Any idea on expected running time, Daft?
    Very short. 5-10 minutes tops. Any longer and I end up putting in to many 'cheap shots' for my liking.

    Did you use AE or EI for the laser bolts, Daft?
    Good old Photoshop actually. Old habits die hard. Thanks to the Ryan W tutorial I've finally started using After Effects for the Sabres, but still like to do the blaster bolts'n'stuff in photoshop.


  6. andakin Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 8, 2000
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    Wow... just when I thought that ship I was working on was looking cool...

    You've gotta love that clone pod.
  7. wixmmm Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 8, 2001
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    Only 5-10 minutes? Please Daft, this looks amazing, 5-10 minutes isn't nearly enough... i don't care how many "cheap shots" it takes... give us more!!!

    Cya
    Mike
  8. Macho Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 21, 2001
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    andakin you going to post a render of that model?
  9. Ptx Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 19, 2000
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    No, don't give us more.

    How many films have you seen that could have been great, but were merely good, simply because of all the unnecessary footage? Sometimes a great film doesn't need anything more.

    It is better to be left wanting, than be left thinking, hmmm, THAT part could have been cut...

    Somtimes small is beautiful. (Isn't that right, Nutley? ;) )

    Pete
  10. Macho Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 21, 2001
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    Yes, I think thats right PTX...lets think of the most popular fan film ever...hmm what one is that? Duality...6 minutes with about 1 minutes of credits and that little thing at the end
  11. Macho Jedi Padawan

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    So daft when the next upgrade?
  12. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    There is now a second select picture on the storm ahead site, the direct link to which is [link=http://www.stormahead.com/select.html]here[/link]. Especially created for all you people who hate lens flares :p

    Work on trailer A is going well, with just effects to finish (that'll be everything then) and it is currently running in at a massive.............one minute. It'll be coming out, um, soon(ish)
  13. EagleIFilms Jedi Knight

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    Apr 6, 2001
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    AHHHH!!!

    Lens flare!

    Die die die!!
  14. Saintstoryteller Jedi Youngling

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    Wow Daft!

    I mean...you know...Wow.

    The Trooper...the Droid...the flare...Wow.

    Did I say...

    Ummm...

    Yeah.



    Saint
  15. Macho Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 21, 2001
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    that looks great Daft, When I get home from school I'll take an even closer look ;) ...can't wait for the trailer and I check out the site daily...
  16. link64PD Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 15, 2001
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    Wow, is the online movie going to be that big a resolution? :D
  17. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    Yes it is. That is just a screengrab from the actual Quicktime file. As the trailer is only a minute long the filesize is currently only 10MB for that full-size version, I'm planning on making a smaller (3-5MB) version for the really bandwidth challenged. All you'll need to view them is.................the on2 codec :D

    Macho, there really is no point checking out the site every day, you'll make me feel guilty for not updating it. I'll post a message if anything changes (which it probably won't now before the trailer is out - and when that is released I'm sure I'll post a thread about it :) )
  18. LoganSaj Jedi Youngling

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    Sep 26, 2000
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    Very impressive work, man :cool:
  19. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    OMG, I just got around to seeing the second select...

    You make me CRY, Daft! SOB WEEP AND WAIL!

    M. Scott
  20. MGMatrix Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 14, 2002
    Will there ever be a tutioral - or where can I get tutiorals for this stunning effects ???

    WOW - Very, very good job !!!!
  21. Ptx Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 19, 2000
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    *faints*

    OMG!! You are the MAAANNNNNN, Daft!

    Nikki the action heroine.. :)

    Pete
  22. Avene Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 28, 2000
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    That sure looks pretty! Even the dreaded lens flare looks nice :)
  23. link64PD Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 15, 2001
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    So are you now using the dvKeyer for all of your compositing shots in Storm Ahead?
  24. Amidala_Nutley Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 14, 2001
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    I think you need to calm down boys
    "you ain't seen nothin yet"
    :D [face_love]
  25. ExFilms Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 9, 2001
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    Is it me, or does Mrs. Nutley look really sexy in Stormtrooper armor?

    :p
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