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Ephisus
05-24-2005, 04:33 PM
Okay. Here's the deal.

I followed a link here from a TFN Fan films thread, this one, which people should take a look at.

http://boards.theforce.net/Fan_Films/b10015/19870738/?18

No disrespect is meant to the author, but the simple fact is that; while it seems pretty clear that you guys don't get so much of it here (Judging by the cyber-local response to it.); We get literally thousands of people a year who come around thinking that they are going to make a feature length fan film; that's its going to rock everyone's world, and rarely, very rarely do these projects ever get further than a script, if that.

It's the huge history that has prompted such a radical negative response on TFN.

Generally, rule of thumb is that if someone comes with pictures, a teaser, etc, they are going to be better accepted.

In light of this, and everyone's apparent eagerness to help, I'd like to direct you to my film page.

http://www.loukusfilm.com/singularire.htm

And some additional photos that aren't posted on that....

http://loukusfilm.com/16.jpg

http://loukusfilm.com/12.jpg

http://www.loukusfilm.com/13.jpg

http://www.loukusfilm.com/15.jpg

http://www.loukusfilm.com/10.jpg

http://www.loukusfilm.com/17.jpg

A few things:

No, I don't pretend that it's going to roxxor everyone. It's an amatuer film. We're making it the best we can, and hopeful that will be a measure of good, maybe great. We'll see. If not, the next one might be. This is a learning process.

No, for christ's sake, it's not going to be feature length. People just loose grasp of how difficult it WILL be to do an 80 minute film, let alone 2 hours. Current expectations as far as our script are in the ballpark of 40-60 minutes, Certainly ambitious enough for a derivitive work.

Okay, soo... all of this, point being, is that for you guys, with the nature of your work and the projects that you invest your time into, I would recommend that you really consider what the odds are of the project actually being finished and exhibited.

I could certainly use the help, but if you guys aren't interested in mine, there's a fan film makers directory here:

http://www.durbnpoisn.com/films/CCDB/User_MainMenu.asp

Its a growing community of people that work on this sort of thing.

So, yeah.

Joel Loukus

Pyke
05-24-2005, 06:22 PM
Oh man..that TFN thread was well worth the read. :)

Your project looks very nice. I would highly suggest doing some colour correcting in the pics to give them a flow of continuety. The 'darker' scenes look alot more film like than the outdoor lighter scenes-having colour correction on all scenes I think will not only make the exterior scenes look better-but also blend better with the dark scenes...if this makes any sence. :)

And I love the white Light Saber....

roguenroll
05-24-2005, 06:50 PM
TFN is so funny

Ephisus
05-25-2005, 01:39 AM
Your project looks very nice. I would highly suggest doing some colour correcting in the pics to give them a flow of continuety. The 'darker' scenes look alot more film like than the outdoor lighter scenes-having colour correction on all scenes I think will not only make the exterior scenes look better-but also blend better with the dark scenes...if this makes any sence. :)

And I love the white Light Saber....

Yep, the lighter shots at the bridge, which is probably what you're talking about, are all dark in the edit like the two-shot that is color corrected at the same location. Pretty much every shot of the film is being color corrected, just wasn't all rendered, or even edited, when I put the stills together for the site.

Ephisus
05-29-2005, 04:49 PM
*sigh* People get so caught up in hype.

Anyway, I'm specifically looking at doing like, a huge nebula type thing, it needs to be ginormous and have a certain amount of form up front, and we need to control it's movement to a degree. I was thinking about doing particle effects for the foreground and a matte for the background.

Anyway, help would be hot.

malcolmvexxed
05-30-2005, 09:27 PM
Man that thread is pretty damn funny.

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