THE FORMULA: ON SCHEDULE!

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  1. Digital_LlamaCH Jedi Master

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    Ladies, Gentlemen, and Star Wars fans-

    I use my 900th post to inform the world:
    After the craziest week of my entire life, The Formula is on schedule. One final night of editing remains, and then the film is off to be compressed.

    The past 2 weeks have been filled with emergency rotoscoping (2 minutes of footage in 48 hours using AfterEffects, beat THAT!), scrounging for (and making) sound effects, recording voiceovers, timing music, last minute tweaking of edits, reshooting scenes, writing opening and closing credits which seem to grow every time i revise them, driving back and forth between my house and the studio to deliver files to Steve, and becoming incredibly paranoid that we're getting everything finished.

    I also wanna take this time to apologize to everyone who's been trying to chat with me and being cut off with blunt replies of "I'm BUSY!!!" or "Rotoscoping, please go away" or something to that effect :) .... I didn't know the definition of the words 'crunch time' until i got into post-production.

    So, the film will be done soon, the "Waiting in Line" edition of DLR will be out this weekend along with Players Guide #3, and then we will *all* wait in anticipation to see The Formula makes its world premiere.

    (mumbling) We're on schedule... we're on schedule... I will not be Devon Read... I will not be Devon Read..... :D

    -Chris
  2. Jedi_Master_dude Jedi Master

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    "You may dispense with the pleasantries, Commander, I'm here to put you back on schedule."



    Congrats -- can't wait to see it :)




    Rick McCallum loves you!
  4. BarryOTP Jedi Knight

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    Congrats man. Looking forward to it.
  5. Canman1138 Jedi Padawan

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    Can't wait to see it!

    Boba Fatt
  6. alphacentauri Jedi Knight

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    I'm also in the process of making a short film. We just started and we now have about 3 min.
    We had a lot's of bad luk, camera problem, weather etc..
    I'm living in the Netherland and I don't believe there is someone else doing a SW fan film in holland (I did'nt find one)
    So it will be (the first ) ??
    Or is there someone else?
  7. Digital_LlamaCH Jedi Master

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    LOL... and the "Best thread hijacking" goes to....

    No, i don't know of any other fanfilms in holland, but this message board is just the tip of the iceburg. I know of fanfilms from Australia, Germany, England, Mexico, France, Hungary, Canada, Spain (i think?), but nothing from Holland comes to mind. Stick around the forum and someone might show up, but you're the first I've heard of.

    -Chris
  8. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    Excellent. Pick a thread, any thread...

    So just to show the level of sadness I have reached in my life Re:Fanfilms, Nikki booked a holiday and when I heard the dates the first thing I thought was Dang, I'm going to miss the release of the Formula!

    I keep promising myself I will, but I've really got to get out more... :p
  9. Kador Jedi Knight

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    DaftMaul, your futile attempt to have a life will only drag you further down into the dark side. Let go your obligations, and join us....
    *cackles madly and all that stuff*

    Can't wait Llama, this should be good :)
  10. Digital_LlamaCH Jedi Master

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    Don't worry, Daft, i'll make sure Jeff keeps it online until you get back.... <rolls eyes>

    Nice to know you're thinking of us. :)

    -Chris
  11. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    Chris is going to pay for my NyQuil so I can sleep through the weekend.

    That or a big mallet to hit myself with. :p

    M. Scott
  12. Master_Comyn Jedi Master

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    Mallots are cheaper.

    Ya know, I really can't wait for this film. Which is odd considering I haven't seen any footage from the movie *cough, cough*, or heard any plot details or story overviews. Keep up the awesome work. And don't stress out over the fact that millions of people around the world are eyeing you waiting for the release date to hit. It's all good.

    Also, I'm anxious to see Ewing insert Jarjar a couple dozen times in the "phantom edit" of the film.
  13. CalQdeX Jedi Knight

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    // uses Homer voice
    mmm Formula ahhhhhhhhhhhh;
  14. Digital_LlamaCH Jedi Master

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    Off to the hardware store to by Dorkman a mallet...

    And Comyn, a plot synopsis is available on our page in the Coming soon section. Hee hee... not exactly a full one, but hey, i'm not one for much spoilers. People that listen to the radio show know my feelings on knowing too much about a movie before seeing it.

    BTW, cool icon Comyn. I love that comic. :)

    -Chris
  15. TheRealFennShysa TFN FanFilms Staff

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    Chris:
    Same here... Tag and Bink are great...

    HEY RUBIO! When we gonna see the fanfilm version of TAG AND BINK ARE DEAD? :D

    Heck, I'd pay good money to see that one... :)

    Fenn
  16. Master_Comyn Jedi Master

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    HA! I just picked it because it looked funny. Guess I should go read the comic now....
  17. Digital_LlamaCH Jedi Master

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    Fenn: Don't tempt me, i'm such a big fan of the comic... but could you imagine the budget for that thing? LOL.... with everywhere they go, i don't even wanna start on a set list. :)

    -Chris
  18. NickLong Jedi Master

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    Wait, Chris - you're making a film?? [face_shocked]

    :p

    anyway,

    Nick "Shorty" Long
  19. Digital_LlamaCH Jedi Master

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    <takes mallet intended for Dorkman and uses it on NickLong>

    -Chris
  20. TheRealFennShysa TFN FanFilms Staff

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    Chris:
    Yeah, the budget could be high, but think... a lot of it could be done with virtual sets... and there's people here (myself included) who could pull it off...
    I bet Dark Horse has got all the rights tied up to it, tho... :( but it's a nice fantasy idea... :D

    Fenn
  21. Digital_LlamaCH Jedi Master

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    UPDATE:

    It is almost 5 AM, and i'm just getting home from our final editing session. The film, for all practical purposes, is finished. The editing suite currently is doing its final rendering so i can dub it to MiniDV and get it sent off to whoever ends up compressing it for us. (There's a good question....)

    Now that i've finally seen the film in its entirety, i'm pretty happy with it. As my idol director Robert Rodriguez once said, "Every director has about 8 or 9 bad films in them they need to get out of their system." I think that for being new at this, we made a pretty good "bad film #1".

    The film clocks in at approximately 53 minutes, though i could be off a digit or two. The caffeine is starting to lose its effect and the walls are melting again. Time to put the holiday to use and SLEEP IN... MUCH MUCH kudos to Steve, who has about 24 hours to pack and do everything he needs to head off for the east coast, and still stuck it out with me so we could get everything ready before he left.

    Well, barring a natural disaster.... THE FORMULA, coming this Saturday. You have been warned.

    -Chris "So much for the Afterglow" Hanel
  22. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    ::Appluase::
    53 minutes as well, Wow! What is really cool is I literally have no idea at all what this film is about, I am completely unspoiled.
    ::Translation::
    Your trailers were garbage, they told me nothing :p

    Seriously though, well done on finishing the epic, I'm looking forward to seeing it...

  23. CalQdeX Jedi Knight

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    ...excitement...rapidly...becoming...to much
  24. Master_Comyn Jedi Master

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    "Your trailers were garbage, they told me nothing"

    Tell me about it!

    And to better express how busy they were, I give you the IM conversation I had with him last night:

    ChrisHanel: Steve's here.
    ChrisHanel: Wanna say hi?
    Intel507: Sure.
    Intel507: Hey, Steve.
    ChrisHanel: "Hey"
    ChrisHanel: "Humans use narcotics!"
    Intel507: Sad but true.
    *long pause*
    Intel507: Is that the only thing anyone can think of to say to me?!
    Intel507: Although, I guess I should be thankful that you actually got the quote right.
    Intel507: I mean, Daft's gone and screwed it up so many times.
    ChrisHanel: lol
    Intel507: *edited for content*!
    Intel507: don't quote me on that.
    *another long pause*
    Intel507: So how've you been, Steve?
    Intel507: (or should I start a conversation with you?)
    ChrisHanel: lol

    *yet another long pause*

    ----------

    Okay, notice how LITTLE they talk in proportion to myself. They were definently up to something.

    By the way, that's my *typical* conversation with Mr. Hanel. It mainly consists of me ranting and him adding a few sporadic lol's.
  25. NickLong Jedi Master

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    HAH! Chris actually talks to me, he LIKES me! :p to you!!

    /me thumbs nose

    ;)

    Well, I guess i'll wait for my DVD to drop through the letter box on Saturday then...

    ..speaking of DVDs, I seem to have one of Dark Skies, but no DVD cover... hmmm....


    anyway,
    Nick "Shorty" Long
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