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July 12, 2006 at 6:05 am #206839
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David West

All you need is a decent editing system. Even something like WMM can be used to make a good trailer. What are you using right now?

July 12, 2006 at 6:30 am #206843
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David West

The voting poll has been opened as a sticky in the patrons forum. If you are a patron who is not entering the miniFIG contest (feel free if you are only entering the main body of FIG). The poll will end in 6 days, about half an hour before the main contest ends.

July 12, 2006 at 10:37 am #206858
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Hi, I thought you meant a PICTURE editor. Sorry! :oops:


July 12, 2006 at 7:01 pm #206910
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“WRI-GO” wrote: [quote="David West"]To Strive for Fame – MindGame

Excellent trailer. MUCH better than mine :lol: [/quote]

Thanks a bunch!

“customlegos4u” wrote: Cool trailer! Tell me, how did you make it? Is there some kind of software I can get that will help me make them?

Again, thanks a bunch. I used Vegas 6 to compile the trailer.


July 12, 2006 at 7:03 pm #206911
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Shadow the Rebel

Ya, except customlegos4u, that’s not a trailer, it’s just a poster. He ment a video editor like Windows Movie Maker or iMovie, not a photo editor.

Also, since this not an entry in the MiniFig competition, it would be best to post it in the Poster thread in the Community, or if it is a FIG entry, you might be able to post it in the FIG thread but I think it would be best in the Poster thread.

Wow, we’ve got a lot of trailers here. I can’t wait to see the full length films.

I think I’m anticipating High Tower’s (I’m digging the widescreen, even if it does look a little squished), MindGame’s, LOTL’s, and Dave’s the most.

July 12, 2006 at 10:56 pm #207005
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Since High Tower didn’t create a thread for his miniFIG Trailer for “Edison,” I thought I’d mention here that it looks really nice, with one caveat: As Shadow mentioned, in the process of making it widescreen, you’ve stretched the picture, rather than just cropping it. I’d really encourage you to try to fix that before the deadline for FIG, because I think it’s quite distracting to what could otherwise be a very promising film.

July 12, 2006 at 10:59 pm #207008
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I do agree that the picture is extremely stretched out. But I think that’s a result of the camera. High Tower mentioned hw as using a MiniDV for this, and when you capture in MonkeyJam, it produces 720×480 pictures, and they usually come out looking very stretched out.

But I do think that the trailer itself was well done and beautifully put together.


July 12, 2006 at 11:05 pm #207010
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David West

When High Tower submitted his trailer, he asked me if there is anything wrong with it. I mentioned the stretched resolution, and he told me that that was an accident when rendering, but he wouldn’t be able to resubmit it in the proper ratio. He assured me that the finished film wouldn’t have that problem. The stretching isn’t too sever, so if you ask me, it looks like he rendered the film at 720×480 instead of 640×480.

July 17, 2006 at 4:20 pm #208228
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High Tower

Yeah, hopefully the final film won’t have that problem. I tried to do it regular widescreen, but I couldn’t get it compressed low enough to make the required file size.

Thanks for the comments, everyone. It has really encouraged me.


July 17, 2006 at 7:20 pm #208284
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David West

The poll ends tonight, and as of right now, there are only 10 votes. I encourage everyone who can to go to the patrons forum and vote.

July 17, 2006 at 8:41 pm #208320
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Whoa, nice trailers! All ten of them made me want to see the movies, either because of the awesomeness or because of the quirkiness.

Quakefilms’ trailer was the most traileresque of the bunch, with very professional editing and (it seems) a custom soundtrack.

Great job, guys! Don’t fail me now, and live up to your trailers’ promises!


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