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  • “David West” wrote: For guns, fire, and breaking glass, you could always record real guns, fire and breaking glass. For footsteps, why don’t you just record actual footsteps on the surface it is supposed to be in your movie?

    Thats true, most cities have a gun range or police shooting range, if you take a recorder there you typically can get a…[Read more]

    10 years ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic 2000 members!!!! in the forum Community 10 years ago

    “dewfilms” wrote: Almost one year ago did we reach the 1000 mark:

    hmm… talk backwards like Yoda do we :wink

    10 years ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic 2000 members!!!! in the forum Community 10 years ago

    Howdie everyone…I’m one of the 2000, just haven’t been on for a while. Been doing other things but I’m getting the itch again…so don’t count me out, I wanna be a 2000!

    10 years ago
  • Also – keep in mind that companies can sue just to make your life difficult. There are many cases where the company essentially put somebody out of business by bankrupting them in legal fees.

    If you did something really high profile, Lego would probably come aftyer you and tie you up for years in court. Yes, if you had millions to spend on…[Read more]

    10 years, 8 months ago
  • “M!llerL!te” wrote: If you only move an object 10 times for 1 second of animation, then choose 15FPS in your software, the output will look choppy.

    If you move an object 10 times for 1 second of animation you have 10fps. If you want to switch to 15fps you will only have 3/4 of a second of footage. If you try and convert to 15fps and keep the…[Read more]

    10 years, 11 months ago
  • In Chromanator they also have the “edge clean up” which makes quite a bit of difference at the fuzzy edges between screen and object.

    In my experimentation the single biggest thing is to backlight your foreground, this creates a small bright edge to them which does wonders for your bluescreen softwares ability to make it look good.

    I would…[Read more]

    10 years, 11 months ago
  • Antiggo, can you be more specific? I was thinking about buying this software.. and they have a new version coming out that has a lot of new features.

    10 years, 11 months ago
  • Antiggo, can you be more specific? I was thinking about buying this software.. and they have a new version coming out that has a lot of new features.

    10 years, 11 months ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic Lego FILM Noir? in the forum General Brickfilming 11 years ago

    I’ve been working on a Brick Noir film plot. Right after “Count Vlad versus the Preppies” its my next one. Shot in black and white I’m going to try and give it a decent storyline and a really different soundtrack.. Something I haven’t seen in a Brickfilm yet.

    11 years ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic Chromanator in the forum Animation and Effects 11 years ago

    I used Chromanator for the “forcefield” shot in my Extreme Delivery movie. It worked very well. You can see the original bluescreen at the very end in the final blooper. Notice the big blue background? thats a sheet of blue cardboard taped to the set. Those boxes moving along in the background is a simple looping video clip that I composited into…[Read more]

    11 years ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic Panning in the forum Animation and Effects 11 years ago

    “Digital_Dave” wrote: That’s not a bad idea Holgor, if you had a 5 megapickle camera you could manage it. A 5 MP frame is 2560 pixels across which is 4 screens wide at 640×480. I’m not sure what software could do it, but is should work.

    Thats what I did at the end of my APE entry “Reality”. I shot the last sequence with my digital and then…[Read more]

    11 years ago
  • That was very impressive.. a good mix of “street” scenes and simple backgrounds showing the weapons and action. Very nicely animated – although as mentioned before, work on your lighting and locking the camera down.

    11 years ago
  • You can make live action work for you though, in my “Extreme Delivery” movie, the tube chase with the little tram cars were filmed in live action, I used a piece of fishing line to pull the car through the tube then used photoshop to erase the line later. Also when the tram car is lowered into place I used live shooting due to my inability to…[Read more]

    11 years ago
  • msacco – I may be able to give a little diferent perspective on this. I would recommend not having your students do any walk cycles or lighting tests to start with. With junior high students you have a fairly limited “wow this is cool” timeframe, using it up with relatively boring things like making a good walk cycle and “lots of tests” may not…[Read more]

    11 years ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic Lego FILM Noir? in the forum General Brickfilming 11 years ago

    I like this definition better:

    Film noir films (mostly shot in gloomy grays, blacks and whites) show the dark and inhumane side of human nature with cynicism and doomed love, and they emphasize the brutal, unhealthy, seamy, shadowy, dark and sadistic sides of the human experience. An oppressive atmosphere of menace, pessimism, anxiety, suspicion…

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    11 years ago
  • Very good point Bluntman,
    I personally don’t make much of a distinction as blue/greenscreening is just a kind of automatic method of compositing. But I will change the name/text to be more accurate!

    11 years ago
  • gimp- that looks about what I’m getting on my 4000 as well. Some people seem to get really good pictures from theirs but mine does about what yours does. I can’t figure out if I have a bad camera or what

    As for Photoshop, there are some people on the list with good photoshop experience, you can help your images using the “sharpen” command (in…[Read more]

    11 years, 1 month ago
  • Please believe me in that I am not complaining about reviews of my personal movie. I really am interested in if there is a general feeling about longer movies. The Rocketmen episodes are quite a bit longer but they are cgi.

    Like Protowrxs it seems to me that the 5-7 minute range would be pretty ideal for a movie, it gives enough time to develop…[Read more]

    11 years, 1 month ago
  • What about the feet? My little hero, after 6 months of filming doesn’t really lock into place on the base anymore, it tends to make him lean during the walk when one foot only is down. I was going to use a new set of legs but stupidly I selected a color scheme that I only have one of.

    11 years, 1 month ago
  • Well – I’m not that far back.. but I do remember writing a 48k Basic Star Trek game and saving it to cassette tape. It took about 45 minutes to save (1 min per k) and you had to do it 3 times so one of them would load. I did learn that you could move the tape forward about one inch from the header and get a higher probability of game load. Thiose…[Read more]

    11 years, 1 month ago
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