Attack of the Clone

HomeForumsBrickfilming ForumsPost and Review FilmsAttack of the Clone

This topic has 1 voice, contains 18 replies, and was last updated by Avatar of TheDuke TheDuke 4260 days ago.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 19 total)
Author Posts
Author Posts
April 11, 2003 at 7:00 pm #499
Avatar of Firelance
Firelance

Cometgreen, that movie of yours really KICKED ASS!!! Only, how did you make those cool effects like the lightning blots and stuff?

April 11, 2003 at 7:01 pm #501
Avatar of RevMen
RevMen

I think he used static electricity from socks fresh out of the dryer to make the lightning bolts. At least, that’s how I would do it.

April 11, 2003 at 7:06 pm #503
Avatar of Windforce
Windforce

Yes, that’s the best way to make electricity/lighting bolt effects

April 11, 2003 at 11:31 pm #519
Avatar of Banjo
Banjo

Other effects, such as lightsabers and the lightning from the Jedi’s hands and things like that can easily be accomplished in easy programs like AlamDV2, which is $80, or something more expensive and may be a little harder, something like Adobe After Affects which is over $500!!

It’s your choice. I’d go with AlamDV to accomplish special effects like i stated above, if you’re on a low budget, and After Affects if you have a LOT of money…

April 12, 2003 at 2:17 pm #550
Avatar of kingdomwinds
kingdomwinds

alamdv is not that great. I saw this starwars lightsaber competition at theforce.net. The after effects and photoshop sabers looked great. But the Alamdv and the axogon ones looked like crap.

April 12, 2003 at 6:42 pm #557
Avatar of Cometgreen
Cometgreen

Ooh, thanks. I thought it did too. ;)

You have to remember that the only things real in the movie were:

Obiwan fig (with lightsaber handle)
Jango fig (with two pistols)
Sith (with lightsaber handle)
Jedi Starfighter
Slave I
Dooku fig

Well, that actually turns out to be a lot of real elements, but everything else was digital. The electricity was a standard AE plugin (Advanced Lightning; it comes with AE 5.5). There was a tutorial popping up early this year about how to do lightning with the plugin that looks exactly like the lightning in the real AOTC. I tried it, and though it worked, it really only looked nice in close ups. I figured that the plugin looked nice as it was, and came pretty close to looking like the “real thing”. Using real electricity would be…well, I guess a good learning experience, but I would never really need it again. So I threw that idea out the window.

A lot of the other effects were done in AE. The lightsabers, the cloning (with the infamous 250 layer composite :) ), the titles, even the jumps. My next film should show a useful way of compositing without going overboard. This one was basically a test with digital effects. Considering I had never touched After Effects or 3dsmax before, I think I did pretty well.

Cometgreen

April 13, 2003 at 3:59 am #578
Avatar of Ferder
Ferder

can I have the link to the movie

April 13, 2003 at 4:17 am #579
Avatar of Cometgreen
Cometgreen

You mean the url? What for?

Cometgreen

April 13, 2003 at 4:21 am #580
Avatar of Ferder
Ferder

i would like to see it

April 13, 2003 at 4:26 am #581
Avatar of Cometgreen
Cometgreen

It’s in the film directory under “small movies,” but oh well: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Comet … es/aotc.rm
If you have broadband, you can check out the mov file, which is much higher quality (but it’s still about 30mb, so you’d have to be patient): http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Comet … aotc_3.mov

Any more reviews welcome. I only got a few reviews the first time I posted it.

Cometgreen

April 13, 2003 at 4:50 am #582
Avatar of Ferder
Ferder

WOW! :o Incredible! Very well done!

April 13, 2003 at 9:16 pm #613
Avatar of Windforce
Windforce

great movie, the clone part was the best scene.

April 13, 2003 at 9:20 pm #615
Avatar of strongest of the weak
strongest of the weak

Excellent job on the lightning bolts. Overall a great film, well worth the download. :D

April 14, 2003 at 10:05 am #637
Avatar of amsdirector
amsdirector

Hmmmmmm….Cometgreen, what is your next movie about?

amsdirector

AMS PRODUCTIONS

April 16, 2003 at 5:54 am #830
Avatar of Cometgreen
Cometgreen

Why? It’s not a sequel to this, if that’s what you’re thinking. ;) I’m guessing you’ll just respond that you’re curious, so I might as well answer. I’m making an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.” I’m gonna start filming this Friday, hopefully I’ll have it done by the first week of June.

EDIT: And thanks for all the comments. I’m glad you guys liked it.

Cometgreen

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 19 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.