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Cryptite
08-11-2003, 05:20 AM
We have completed the screenplay for the movie now. All we have to do is finalize costumes for people before we can start filming out scenes. We are still in need of anyone out there that can help with CG: Modellers, Texture Artists, Animators etc.

In highest need are people who can model, animate rigged characters (Battle droids mostly), and know how to create good explosions. A few of us with Max have a version of Afterburn which we are still learning how to use. If you have that and know how to use it, we need your help! The following exerpt is from the screenplay. During the climactic ending of the movie, a contingent of Republic Forces make an assault on a Trade Federation Base located on Naboo. We have nothing but the highest hopes for this scene and we will probably be spending more time on it than anything else. Here is the short description of the battle with the dialogue taken out so I don't ruin too much:) :
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Just a short while after Korthanís last line, we hear a huge explosion outside.

Cut to an exterior shot of the base with five gunships circling overhead. The turrets are firing at them, and the battle droids have their own problem, for the gunships unloaded their cargo of 10 Jedi (two per gunship). Following this wide shot is a montage of various Jedi using the Force, lightsabers, etc. to fight the battle droids. A few Jedi die, as well. Finally the camera rest on a shot of Qetífin-Dohr, who doesnít even use a saber, only the Force is his ally. Korthan and Ro peak out of their hiding place see the battles going on.

Ro and Korthan enter the fight. Korthanís fighting style is more defensive, using ducking and weaving techniques to evade his opponents. Rarely does he strike out with his saber, for he only uses it to block blaster bolts. Ro, on the other hand, being the wild and crazy guy he is, borders on aggression. He destroys droids left and right with a look of a cross between glee and blind rage on his face. Korthan has in the meantime worked his way near Qetífin-Dohr and they spot each other.

Qetífin-Dohr is surrounded on all sides by battle droids closing in. He closes his eyes and extends his arms out to each side of him. His arms give a jolt and he spins a complete rotation, pushing every droid back away from him in the process.

Qet'fin-Dohr tells the Jedi they must go back inside. Korthan spins away, ducking and dodging a few bolts. He finds Ro and motions to the door. Ro does not want to leave the fight, but Korthan gives a nod in Qetífin-Dohrís direction. Ro understands, retracts his saber, and they both go back inside the base.

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We are far enough along that we are doing a few animatic storyboarding here and there to get an idea of what the final battle will be like. The battle scene will be shot on site and we hope to be able to merge the cg with the real life well. If you know alot about camera matching, we could use you too! I hope this thread and its pictures will inspire some of you to help out with the project... Here is a link to the forums where you can see more about the movie and other stuff: http://cryptite.f2o.org/forum/index.php
http://cryptite.f2o.org/fanfilmimages/Animations/gunshiptowers.jpg http://cryptite.f2o.org/fanfilmimages/Models/Nkklon%20Shieldship/shieldship3.jpg

Lunenaar
08-13-2003, 03:30 AM
Looks good! I'd like to meet that guy who wrote that script and give him all my money! I hope you guys find some CG artists, I could do some modelling with Wings3d, but that's it.

Meko
08-13-2003, 10:43 PM
Hey guy, thats really sweet. think u can post a link the the movies web site?? :buttrock:

Cryptite
08-14-2003, 03:56 AM
Ah yes, I didn't realize that I hadn't posted a link to the rest of the site. Here you can find some test movies we did quite awhile ago right after we had the idea to make the movie. Here you are:
http://cryptite.f2o.org/fanfilm.html

fast4ry
08-14-2003, 09:06 PM
:beer: im interested.

Cryptite
08-14-2003, 11:41 PM
fast4ry: Well, what can you do?

I might add that most all of our cg artists use 3ds Max to do the graphics, so it would be nice if you had that too so we could be able to transfer our scene files around easily. Its not required, but i'm just saying... :)

Cryptite
10-27-2003, 11:02 PM
It's been awhile since I've revisited this thread; but I just wanted to let you all know that I have an animation up on the WIP forum of myself slicing up a battle droid. So if you want to check that out, it shows some of the progress we have made since we started. Here is a link:
The Link (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=98571)
We are still in need of 3d artists, so please, if you can help let me know!

Cryptite
11-30-2003, 05:43 PM
New Update:
We have a trailer up now showing mostly old shots we worked on that really don't pertain to the movie as we haven't filmed anything yet. However, a couple of the CG shots in it will likely make it to the final cut. Most of the other stuff is test cg and random things (like the clip where i kick myself in the groin :hmm: ) If you want to see it, then here you go...

We're still looking for people to help with cg!:bounce:

New Fanfilm Trailer (http://cryptite.f2o.org/fanfilmmovies/fftrailer2.avi)
5mb | Divx AVI

EDIT: Some of the clips within this trailer are rather bad in quality. It's mostly the lightsaber fights. Those movies are so old that I guess they haven't stood the test of time with all the exporting and stuff they've been through. I'll see if I can't clean them up for now.

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