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Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by Darth-Kevin-Thomas, May 6, 2004.

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  1. jedibendubruce

    jedibendubruce Jedi Youngling star 3

    Dec 27, 2002
    Very 1st film was a stop motion with SW models on super 8 15fps Kodak camera in 1979 :p . No story just fun. Then I built a crude optical printer when ESB came out for the next project. Thank God I've made my way into shooting actual stories. :D
    And for the record (again) Ryan vs. Dorkman is an awesome film. I've said it before but great choreography & an interersting ending.
  2. Jeremy_West

    Jeremy_West Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 16, 2003
    My first film was done back in 1988 (before alot of you were born...yeesh!) Actually, the film was edited in the camera back then and I added some music and titles last year for fun.

    Behold [link=]The Green Machine Man![/link]

    A brutal story of a psychopath weilding a weed eater. WARNING- This film is not for those with weak stomachs.
  3. The_Doctor1

    The_Doctor1 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 15, 2004
    My first one was called "Ultraman", kind of a Superman ripoff :D. Shot it with Super-8 home movie film (Dad was the cameraman). No editing, just one take for everything. Circa 1978. Did the sequel "Ultraman II" a couple of years later.

    I showed these 2 films at the premiere of "The Planet with No Name". A few people in the crowd actually liked Ultraman better than PwNN, 'cause they found it too hilarious to watch me running around in a cape as a little kid.
  4. Covax

    Covax Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 30, 2003
    [blockquote]A few people in the crowd actually liked Ultraman better than PwNN, 'cause they found it too hilarious to watch me running around in a cape as a little kid.[/blockquote]Yea, everytime I see you do the Force jump in PwNN I think, and often say outloud, "Fly Ultraman! Fly!"
  5. J-Solo

    J-Solo Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 6, 1999
    I don't know if they could be considered "films", but when I was 8, 9 years old I started doing some animated "epics" by drawing them on the corner of my school books (flip animation?). Over the years I got pretty good at them and my animated "Jaws" (with lots of blood) was a sucess in school. A lot of friends of mine wanted me to make a porno film, heheheh, but I didn't.

    First "real" film was a 15 minute short shot on 16mm ten years ago, in film school (Sao Paulo, Brazil). I am in pre production of a "serious" short that I hope to shoot in August, in Betacam.
  6. Jedi_Spiff

    Jedi_Spiff Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 2, 2003
    Greg - it wasn't the cape... it was the black spandex bodysuit. [face_laugh]

    I still have the AE project on DVD named "Ultraman" for your force jump... so there! :D

  7. Bringer_of_Spiff

    Bringer_of_Spiff Jedi Youngling star 1

    Dec 21, 2003
    My first film I'm not very proud of, so I will not put it online (unless I add a few special effects and dub it in english).

    The film was a Star Wars fanfilm-like thing (read: cooking video) that I did for french class in december of 2002. It got 99% (the highest my teacher ever gave to anyone).
  8. djr33

    djr33 Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 5, 2003
    finally, a thread where plugs are actually on-topic ;)

    well, my first films were stop motion, i should upload some of those sometime...

    my first live action attemp turned into just a trailer...

    and my first "real movie" was made for the 72 hr fanfilm competition,

    enjoy :)
  9. qui-gundi_15

    qui-gundi_15 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 22, 2003
    my first flick was called umbrella man (a super hero spoofing). my frien used to beat thugs up with his umbrella then jump off the roof and the thugs would explode be hind him. it was a disaster but funny.
  10. doggans

    doggans Jedi Knight star 5

    Aug 31, 2002
    Tai-Kwon-Dough was my first "major" film, a 32-minute martial arts parody about Domino's Pizza we made for a school art project. It had terrible preproduction and production values, but decent postproduction values, and it's pretty funny if you can hear the dialogue.

    Which nobody can.

    It's usually available online, but not right now because we're switching servers.
  11. ThePaladin

    ThePaladin Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 2, 2004
    Huh, this is a pluggers dream thread....

    Nah. Maybe not.
  12. NitroBlade

    NitroBlade Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 13, 2004
    My first film...


    Well I did used to do home videos with my family. Also I did videos, which I loved being the cameraman for, for school movies in high school.

    Also there was a stop motion thing with legos I did with the help of my mother when I was younger...

    But I guess my first REAL film was called "A Great Day" and it's about a guy who has to walk to school on a sunny day, and runs into all kinds of problems along the way. (wow, that rhymes)

    Unfortunatly it's on VHS and I have no way to put it on the computer.
  13. Funk-E

    Funk-E Jedi Master star 6

    Sep 11, 2003
    You can't capture with RCA on your comp?
  14. durbnpoisn

    durbnpoisn TFN Staff Cast & Crew Database star 5 VIP

    May 20, 2002
    I feel like I've said this 1000 times since I've been hanging around here. But this thread is asking for the story... So, here goes...

    My first film was [link=]Disaster at Naboo[/link]. I had never done anything like it before. But, I new enough about how to produce it with what I had, and I had the idea... So, I ran with it.

    It was while searching for places to promote the film, I found this forum. Silly me. I had no clue that there was an entire culture devoted to this artform. So, I squeezed my way into the pack and have been around ever since.

  15. NitroBlade

    NitroBlade Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 13, 2004
    You can't capture with RCA on your comp?

    Don't have any equipment for that.
  16. Funk-E

    Funk-E Jedi Master star 6

    Sep 11, 2003
    You don't have a capture card? Ouchie.
  17. Mah-Kahn

    Mah-Kahn Jedi Youngling star 1

    Feb 10, 2003
    First film was actually a set of music videos for our band, back in -87 or some such.

    First time I ever used a computer to make a film was with the C64, which we used to make an intro for a school project. This must have been cirka -91. We programmed the whole thing and let the computer play the intro music aswell. Since the C64 usually just hooked up to the TV, it was relatively easy to just connect it to the video instead and record there.

    I did my first acting appearance that year as well, in a musical. This was eventually recorded on video and actually, we got 4 minutes in a national TV-show performing a "best-of" live, which is still the biggest thing in my acting career ;)

    (For any swedes out there, remember "Oldsberg för närvarande"? We were on that show, doing a musical number where I - the crook - shoots down an addict in cold blood, and right in front of an old woman. Then the dieing man, the old witness and myself breaks out singing. And dancing in a semi opera way.)

  18. The_Borgified_Corpse

    The_Borgified_Corpse Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 19, 2004
    I did some strange ones for high school. In my sophmore drama class, we had to do a video promoting worker responsibility. In my group's video, we would show various ways in which a worker would behave irresponsibly, then show him doing it the right way. The best part was the opening scene.
    NARRATOR: "Be respectful to others' ideas and speak in a non-threatening manner."
    WORKER1: "I have a great idea!"
    WORKER2: "Shut up. No one cares about your stupid ideas."
    WORKER1: "That's it! We're going to do my idea or else I'm going to kill you!"

    For my senior humanities class, we did this dumb "Clueless" rip-off called "Wet Paint" about a nerdy, lovelorn college student getting assigned to do a group project with a couple ditzy valley girls. The ditzy girls offer to give the nerdy girl a makeover to get the guy of her dreams if she does all the class work for them. My friend & I starred in a subplot about asking various people what Western symbolism meant to them (or something like that). The audio in the film was inaudible thanks to some rather windy location shooting & us not having the wherewithall to loop the dialogue. As a result, an obnoxious puppet rat ended up narrating the whole thing just so that it made some semblance of sense. The best idea, IMO, and also the most spectacular failure here was an opening scene which featured my character at a bus stop being thoroughly annoyed by a friend I got to play Forest Gump. I tell you, this film certainly taught me the meaning of the phrase "creative differences."

    The only one of my early works that I still have in any form is an anti-drunk driving video I edited together for my drivers ed. class. I edited it together from scenes from "Star Trek: First Contact" & "Star Trek: Generations." It started with the scene in "First Contact" of Troi getting drunk, then showed the scene in "Generations" of when she takes the helm & the Enterprise crashes. Then I had a title card at the end, "Let this be a lesson. Don't fly your spaceship drunk."
  19. VoijaRisa

    VoijaRisa Jedi Master star 5

    Oct 12, 2002
    My first was something called "Snow Wars" that I made in January of 2003. It was filmed on a webcam connected to a laptop on a TV tray. No dialogue or plot. Just a Jedi, a Sith and a Snowman...

    Unfortunately, due to a crash of the computer it was saved on I no longer have a copy. And I doubt anyone else would have one. I know I gave the person I made it with a VCD copy but I've stopped talking to her.
  20. NitroBlade

    NitroBlade Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 13, 2004
    You don't have a capture card? Ouchie.


    Actually, come to think of it, I'm wondering if my graphics card can do that. It had some sort of tv hook up. It's a GeForce FX I beleive. It mentioned something about a TV hook up. Ugh, gotta look that up.
  21. artofwot

    artofwot Jedi Master star 3

    May 29, 2003
    <Embarrassed Voice> It was a mystery movie. I wrote it my self in the 3rd grade. I actually shot some of it, but never got around to editing it. My first script I wrote in the 2nd grade, that was never even shot. </Embarassed Voice>

    I look back on it and laugh!
  22. FriarStrong

    FriarStrong Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 29, 2003
    First film!? The Adventures of X-Ray David!!!



    [link=]Apply blindfold, cotton balls in ears, and click![/link]
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