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SlaytanicMaggot
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« on: 06-19-2004 02:52 »
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I put this in the links thread in off-topic, but I figured if anyone else on peel has made short films that can be downloaded - and i'll bet there's more than a few - why not have a thread of their own? I didn't find a similar thread with a search, so here's that thread!

I'll start off with my short film:
41.3MB Divx version
3MB Quicktime version
This movie would be perfect if not for the FUCKING DATE IN THE LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER! However, I did film this with a Hi8, Sony CCDTRV108 camcorder, so that's kinda expected...
Let's see what the rest of PEEL has up their lenses!

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winna

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« Reply #1 on: 06-19-2004 02:54 »

Listen everyone.  Download the 3mb version.

Also whatever, I'm totally screwed...
Nurdbot

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« Reply #2 on: 06-19-2004 04:53 »

I have an idea for a film. It's about a budding Vampire hunting Dinosaur trying to lose his virginity before the death star smashes into the earth.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #3 on: 06-19-2004 21:09 »

here's a title suggestion for ya, nurdy:
American Blade-Rex Pie Wars!

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newhook_1

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« Reply #4 on: 06-20-2004 00:57 »
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Me and some other people made film noir type deal where I play a gay man, who speaks with a fake british accent, and has murdered Bob Doyle. It was ment to be one of those so bad it's funny type deals, but it didn't even really work as that    no no. I'd post it but I'm not sure my ugly mug is someting you guys would want to see. If anyone does want to see it though, say the word and I guess I'll upload it.
M0le

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« Reply #5 on: 06-20-2004 02:48 »

The Word.
chay´s head

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« Reply #6 on: 06-20-2004 06:42 »
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wow, nice dog, i DID make a funny short film with my friend i while ago, dunno where its go though ill have a looksee for it
Grim

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« Reply #7 on: 06-20-2004 06:44 »

I'm begining to be a budding flash film maker, so this is probably as good as any place to make mention of my Web Cartoon that I'm currently in pre-production stage of.

It's set on a space station called "Dawn", which is owned by CorpGalactic Corp. and is on the verge of falling apart. It follows the adventure of the tech support crew and their daily work load of saving the station from it's own research projects and the self annihilation of the station and its 100,000 residents.

I'm going after studio style results, but it should be worth it. Expect me to launch a promotional web site for it soon.

What sounds better?
Dawnsupport.com or TechSupport-cartoon.com?
chay´s head

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« Reply #8 on: 06-20-2004 06:48 »

dawnsupport.com
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #9 on: 06-20-2004 15:53 »

does anyone know if there's another place that can host those two files? I gotta get them off kip's site before I waste his bandwith...

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Lurrr

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« Reply #10 on: 06-20-2004 18:02 »

I did some stuff for A Level Media and Film Studies that I have long since buried: The intro to a cheesy teen slasher flick, starring me (or my blood-soaked hands) as the killer, and a music video featuring me miming to 'Sweet Child of Mine' by Guns 'n' Roses.

As far as I know, one of my friends has the only copy of these. When I find it I will burn it and eat it.
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« Reply #11 on: 06-20-2004 19:40 »
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Just finished this music video for our university.
It's to the song "Televators" from "The Mars Volta" and I think it turned out nicely for our first (short) film.

The problem was the filesize as we tried every codec Avid would grant us but coudn't get it under 30MB.
So the resolution isn't that great and the cut's somehow aren't that nice compared to the DV version...

Quicktime / Cinepack: Televators

So for all you poor guys and gals without broadband a few teaserpics (clicky):







Warning: explicit content!     big grin
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #12 on: 06-20-2004 19:44 »

how big's the DV version?

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[AdAM]

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« Reply #13 on: 06-20-2004 19:49 »

Infinitly big as DV is (a few GB).
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #14 on: 06-20-2004 20:08 »

yikes.

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newhook_1

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« Reply #15 on: 06-21-2004 14:25 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
The Word.

Yeah, web-1000 won't let me upload it. Anyone know where I can host a 14mb file?
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #16 on: 06-21-2004 21:09 »

That's a nice short Adam. A lot of interesting images.
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« Reply #17 on: 06-22-2004 06:07 »

thanks!   smile
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #18 on: 06-22-2004 21:40 »

I got my master tape back today for all the videos I did in my Com class over the course of the semester. I also have one of those DVD players that also has a VHS slot. I'm going to see if it's possible to burn this to DVD, and then try to get it on the computer and host it to show you guys.
PhoenixLeo

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« Reply #19 on: 06-22-2004 22:24 »
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When I was playing EVE Online I made an ad for the company I was in.

Features:
- 200+ Spaceships
- Music from Time Machine Soundtrack
- Touching storyline   wink

It's a 2 minute DivX clip of about 18 Megs in size.
Could anyone host it for me?

Oh look, my old sig is still available!   big grin
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #20 on: 06-22-2004 23:52 »

hm..seems everyone here needs a place to host their files...

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Neil McNeil

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« Reply #21 on: 06-23-2004 03:49 »

ello ello budding film makers, just a quick question, mainly for aussie's, but am thinking about putting my short film into some competitions Australia or International. 

Are there any good ones around that ppl know about.  I mean there is Tropfest, (for ppl interested to know that the TSI is to be announced early July.) and a few others but are there any newer ones ppl have heard about?

The only problem i have is that my film is 8 and a half mintues and most comps are like 5 to 7 mins.  So its a matter of finding a comp that suits my film.

Anyhoo, hope to get some replies, Cheers.
newhook_1

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« Reply #22 on: 06-23-2004 11:57 »

Wouldn't it be easier to cut 1 and 1/2 minutes out? After all, you need material for the DVD release.  tongue
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #23 on: 06-23-2004 17:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Neil McNeil:
The only problem i have is that my film is 8 and a half mintues and most comps are like 5 to 7 mins.  So its a matter of finding a comp that suits my film.

Anyhoo, hope to get some replies, Cheers.

Why not just ask the people running the competition you wanna enter how long entries can be?

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Neil McNeil

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« Reply #24 on: 06-24-2004 00:01 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
Wouldn't it be easier to cut 1 and 1/2 minutes out? After all, you need material for the DVD release.   tongue

i can't really take any more out if i do i'll lose part of the story.  I've already cut 5 mins out (3scenes) so i can't cut anymore. 

the trouble is, fining comps that allow 8 min films, i've done some searching around but can't many that'll take a 8 and a half min film. 

anyhoo thanks for helping
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #25 on: 06-28-2004 23:10 »

so, um...anyone else got anything to show us?

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TheLampIncident

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« Reply #26 on: 07-06-2004 16:41 »

I have some questions regarding filmware that I felt would be appropriate for this thread.

1) I have a camcorder, along with a cable with white and red inputs that allows me to watch what I've recorded on my TV screen. Is it possible to use this input for the computer?
2) If you answered yes to the previous question, do I have to have any kind of special software to save footage on the computer?
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #27 on: 07-06-2004 23:40 »
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Yes. You need a capture card that has analog capture. however, if your camcorder is a MiniDV camcorder and contains a firewire port, make sure you have a firewire terminal on your computer. and you do need a program to capture that video and save it. the one I use is Pinnacle Studio 9, but I'd reccommend Screeblast Movie Studio. If you've ever used ACID mixer or SoundForge, Screenblast is made by the same company.   http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.com 

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TheLampIncident

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« Reply #28 on: 07-07-2004 00:14 »

Well, my camcorder here is a Sony VideoHi8. It doesn't use those really small digital tapes, but it doesn't use VCR tapes either, it uses something in between, about the size of a music cassette, maybe a little thicker. I don't know how to check if I have these cards or ports though.
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« Reply #29 on: 07-07-2004 00:32 »
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Try looking at this page. It might help, if not - sorry.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #30 on: 07-07-2004 01:35 »

yeah, Lamp, you need a capture card with analog capture abilities. Mine cost about 100 bucks, but the program sucks...I don't know exactly any other capture cards that don't come bundled with that same program, so I can't help you there...sorry.

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newhook_1

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« Reply #31 on: 07-11-2004 12:30 »
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@Lamp, I use a USB that can capture digital and analog stuff called "USB instant video". The ability to capture digital video could come in handy if you ever get a better camera. It was only about $100 Canadian, and you can get moderate quality video out of it, which is good enough for a hobbiest.

I think I may have found a place to post the movie I was talking about.

I also wanted to ask, am I the only one who has trouble with facial expressions in acting? I mean, I can usually get the body language, and proper tone of voice (Except my angry voice, I don't have a good angry voice) down, but for the life of me I can only do like 3 facial expressions. Anyone else have this problem?
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #32 on: 07-11-2004 13:04 »

There's acting classes for that, ya know...or, it just comes naturally.

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newhook_1

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« Reply #33 on: 07-11-2004 13:35 »
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There are classes, but not in Newfoundland. Well, hopfully they'll help me in the theatre class I have to take for my program in university. In the mean time, I'll stick to praticing with a mirror.

*Edit* And here's the movie, you're gonna have to right click. Ugh, my acting is so bad in this (I'm smiling like the whole time), and the other guy did such a better job. This is like last Fall before I worked off the weight I gained from starting university too (frosh 15). I'm the one talking in random bad accents and doing random things while the detective breaks the fourth wall. 
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #34 on: 07-11-2004 17:06 »

keep in mind, acting for camera is incredibly different from theatre acting. Many theatre actors are so used to overenunciating that they can't snap out and talk normal when trying to cross to film...

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newhook_1

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« Reply #35 on: 07-11-2004 17:29 »
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Well, here are the required courses, I'm sure I'll learn something about acting from them.     

    * English 3350:
      Theatre

    * English 3351:
      The Physical Stage and Video Technique

    * English 3816:
      Television

    * English 4400:
      Directing

    * English 4401:
      Producing the Play

    * English 4402:
      Producing the Documentary

    * English 5000:
    Instructional Field Placement

Did anyone happen the watch the movie I posted yet?

*Edit* And if anyone needs a place to host their files, I reccomend trying image station. You can have 40mb, or 15 min of movie.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #36 on: 07-11-2004 17:38 »

um, the high-quality divx of my short film is 41.3 MB, so imagestation wouldn't work for me...

And NewHook....interesting video.

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