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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, 1 month ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic 2000 members!!!! in the forum Community 10 years, 1 month ago

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

    hmm… talk backwards like Yoda do we :wink

    10 years, 1 month ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic 2000 members!!!! in the forum Community 10 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 9 months ago
  • I have not been able to get Pinnacle to make a decent compressed movie directly. I don’t know why but the movies allways look crappy when Pinnacle does it. What I’ve ended up doing is to make the movie “uncompressed” from Pinnacle and then use VirtualDub to convert. It will happen a LOT faster as well. VirtualDub is a free download I think and…[Read more]

    10 years, 11 months ago
  • “wandrer2″ wrote: Mark – it sounds like you didn’t read the book yet, so you must have been unaware of who Sirius Black was, making the film a whole lot more exciting. Was that indeed the case? And do you see the connection between Sirius, Lupin, Peter and James, and the Marauder’s Map?
    Stefan.

    I have not ready any of the books so it indeed…[Read more]

    10 years, 11 months ago
  • “Aaron” wrote: No the base won’t turn in the corners. The cam has to turn to the RIGHT and turn ALL the way around on the first turn. The turn “looks” big but it isn’t big enuogh (I think).Hmmm… when I get my cam I’ll build it.

    Aaron – your not thinking “LEGOS”.. you can tear down the walls and rebuild as needed, just remember they have to…[Read more]

    10 years, 11 months ago
  • In place of wheels you can use the smooth pieces. I don’t know what they are called but they are usually a 1×4 and only 1/3 high but totally smooth on top. For a shot like this I would recommend:

    1 – put your camera in a lego frame. Just make a box and use the two side holes on the camera as a mounting point.
    2 – Make up your titles and print…[Read more]

    10 years, 11 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]

    11 years ago
  • Its funny, I was on another board and noticed the guys avatar. It immediately reminded me of “the door”…. check this out, I think this thing is amazing, this is just the guys avatar!

    This would make a helluva movie, not much plot but what a fun watch!

    11 years 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]

    11 years ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic AlamDV2- worth it? in the forum Hardware and Software 11 years 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.

    11 years ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic AlamDV2- worth it? in the forum Hardware and Software 11 years 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.

    11 years ago
  • Americans don’t care about that stuff.. if they did, all houses in the south would come with solar panels on them. Or at least the option for one. Last I heard the energy companies have made it virtually impossible to make your own electricity for your house…seems to me they ought to be making it easier, instead of offering me discounts on…[Read more]

    11 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic Chromanator in the forum Animation and Effects 11 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
  • MarkB replied to the topic Panning in the forum Animation and Effects 11 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
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