ROUGE SQUADRON Teaser Online (Finally!)

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July 5, 2003 at 3:39 pm #7269
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PRESS RELEASE

‘O. P. 1. Studios are proud to announce the release of the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming sci-fi comedy ROUGE SQUADRON. Principle photography is still continuing, with post-production due to start in August. The feature is due for release at the end of August.’

OK folks, get it here – 4MB wmv file
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/op1studios/RougeSquadron/Movies/rs-teaser.wmv

Enjoy, and please post comments below.

- Lee (who’s glad he’s finally got it uploaded onto Brickshelf :) )

July 5, 2003 at 4:05 pm #7273
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thedarksideoflego

Cool! i’ve been waiting to see some stuff about this, downloading now, review to come…

EDiT: Holy crap that was hilarious!! thats awesome dude, and a very funny trailer! well animation and stuff but most of all very very funny!!! :rofl

Cant wait to see finished product

July 5, 2003 at 4:49 pm #7274
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tub-o-legos

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July 5, 2003 at 6:06 pm #7279
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legotronn

hey um, could u make your movie into a .rm for me?

here’s a program to convert it:

http://www.realnetworks.com/products/producer/basic.html

July 5, 2003 at 6:22 pm #7282
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Antiggo

:lol:
Cant wait for the film!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

July 5, 2003 at 6:35 pm #7284
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Stefan

Looks and sounds good! Stereo sound effects, echo to emphasize on the kind of room we’re in and voices that don’t sound out of place!

As for the visuals, am I correct in my suspicion that the panning and tilting were done in live-action? I thought I saw traces of interleaving there (the odd lines displaying a different frame than the even lines)

Furthermore, during the animated part, either the camera or the set moved around quite a bit. In this particular scene it wasn’t annoying or distracting, but in others it might be…

I liked the lighting, the extremely detailed newspaper (though a newspaper opening with news on a film isn’t much use, IMHO). Loved the self-reference in the bottom left corner!

Focus seemed to be slightly off in some scenes, but this might be connected to the scene being live-action (that is – if I’m right).

Sorry to be taking apart your film so thoroughly, but I recently bought a Panasonic MiniDV cam, so your film tells quite a bit about what I’ll be able to accomplish. It’s the NV-DS29EG, if you’re wondering.

Finally, the music at the end kicked in at just the right moment. It’s clear that you’ve paid attention to the construction of this teaser! I’m getting curious about what the rest will be like.

Looking forward to this film. This looks promising!

Yours,

Stefan.

July 5, 2003 at 11:23 pm #7305
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op1studios

:shock:

I didn’t expect such a great response! Thanks guys! Here’s some comments about your posts . . .

“thedarksideoflego” wrote: Cool! i’ve been waiting to see some stuff about this … Holy crap that was hilarious!!

I’m glad you’re looking forward to it, but if you think the trailer is funny, wait until you see that whole scene in the film!

“antiggo” wrote: Cant wait for the film!

Well, hopefully you’ve only got to wait until the end of August (that’s the date I’ve given myself).

“legotronn” wrote: hey um, could u make your movie into a .rm for me?

I’ve downloaded that file (thanks for the link), and converted it . . .
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/op1studios/RougeSquadron/Movies/rs-teaser.rm
I think the quality of it may have suffered, but I can’t really tell. I don’t have RealPlayer anymore, as it resets my PC everytime I run a clip. :(

“wandrer2″ wrote: Looks and sounds good! Stereo sound effects, echo to emphasize on the kind of room we’re in and voices that don’t sound out of place!

Yep, the most important thing about any project like our films and shorts is attention to detail, so if Phones is in the left cubicle at the start, then we should hear him from the left. Same can also be said for the atmospheric sound, because aren’t most public bathrooms echoey? All the voices in the movie will be voiced by me, with only one of them using my natural voice and accent, the rest are changed in pitch, bass, etc. (Phones here was pitched up as he’s the youngest in the Squadron).

As for the visuals, am I correct in my suspicion that the panning and tilting were done in live-action? I thought I saw traces of interleaving there (the odd lines displaying a different frame than the even lines)

Yep, you’ve got me. The pan and zooms were both captured as an .avi.

Furthermore, during the animated part, either the camera or the set moved around quite a bit. In this particular scene it wasn’t annoying or distracting, but in others it might be…

Ah, I thought this would come up. :) It definitely isn’t the set, as that was firmly attached to the worktop using the hi-tech method of a sticky-putty-adhesive-type thing (like Blu-Tac, but this one’s white). I was absolutely concerned about hitting the camera between ‘takes’, but was surprised when the shake showed up during the rough edit. I actually think that it’s the camera internally, as the focus was kept on auto so to easily switch between Phones and the paper, and also keep Phones in focus as he hops off the can. I’ve only shot one other scene completely (the final scene :) , and the shake is minimal. Of the two scenes, this is the worse, but then I think it’s not too distracting).

I liked the lighting, the extremely detailed newspaper (though a newspaper opening with news on a film isn’t much use, IMHO). Loved the self-reference in the bottom left corner!

The lighting was achieved using a 60W posable desklamp, and a halogen desklamp. The newspaper has a movie opening as a headline as ‘Earth Wars’ is a big thing on Boff (apparently :) ). The self-reference in the bottom of the sports page is actually an advert for Rouge Sqaudron Episode II (which is currently in the treatment stage. I’ve a good idea, but depending on how well Episode I is received will determine if Episode II goes into production. :wink )

Focus seemed to be slightly off in some scenes, but this might be connected to the scene being live-action (that is – if I’m right).

I think this may actually be due to the compression than the focus of the shots. The master edit is pretty sharp, live and animated. It was exported out of Premier as a DivX avi, then put through WMM to produce a low MB .wmv. The .avi came in at 8MB, which is twice the size of this.

Sorry to be taking apart your film so thoroughly,

No need to apologise, so long as each criticism is been backed with reason (which it has :) ), I don’t mind at all.

but I recently bought a Panasonic MiniDV cam, so your film tells quite a bit about what I’ll be able to accomplish. It’s the NV-DS29EG, if you’re wondering.

I was dubious about using the MiniDV, but with these results, I’m happy . . . until my Dad told me today that my sister wants to buy it off him (It’s on loan from him). I thought that would spell the end of the project . . . until he suggested I used his new toy …

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/op1studios/RougeSquadron/rs-behind-the-scenes-.jpg
Cool, huh?! 8) :twisted: :D

Finally, the music at the end kicked in at just the right moment.

:lol: Yep, that was always gonna be the big joke! Actually, the original edit had a few bars of the Star Wars theme crashing in, but because I couldn’t upload yesterday, I experimented with other tunes, and found ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ by Thin Lizzy to be ideal in the way those guitars crash in.

It’s clear that you’ve paid attention to the construction of this teaser! I’m getting curious about what the rest will be like.

Hopefully just as good!!

Hmm. Funny how no one’s mentioned the Star Wars pilot singing Star Trek . . . :D

Regards

- Lee

July 5, 2003 at 11:38 pm #7308
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ConvulsionStudios

:) Nice job dude. Can’t wait for the movie, hopefully it will be as funny as the trailer. Well, you mentioned changing the pitch and bass of the guy’s voice. What program do you use to do that? Thanks, and congratulations on a good sneak peak of your movie. Can’t wait

Con/ulsion Studios
Johnny

July 5, 2003 at 11:59 pm #7313
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thedarksideoflego

I was dubious about using the MiniDV, but with these results, I’m happy . . . until my Dad told me today that my sister wants to buy it off him (It’s on loan from him). I thought that would spell the end of the project . . . until he suggested I used his new toy …

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/op1st … cenes-.jpg
Cool, huh?!

:o :o :o :o Oh my gosh dude, that is the coolest camcorder in the world i sooo wish i could have one of those i need a drooling emoticon… i’ve been looking at that cam for over a year now, and i think comet loves it too, dude, you are so lucky![/code]

July 5, 2003 at 11:59 pm #7314
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“ConvulsionStudios” wrote: :) Nice job dude. Can’t wait for the movie, hopefully it will be as funny as the trailer. Well, you mentioned changing the pitch and bass of the guy’s voice. What program do you use to do that?

Thanks.

For Phones in the trailer there, my voice was only changed in pitch, then an echo added to make it sound ‘realistic’. The program used was Nero Wave Editor which came with Nero 5.5. I basically recorded a line from the script, then played with the ‘Transpose’ settings until I found Phones’ voice. For the echo, I played with the ‘Reverb’ settings until it sounded like a bathroom.

– Lee

July 6, 2003 at 12:02 am #7315
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“thedarksideoflego” wrote:
:o :o :o :o Oh my gosh dude, that is the coolest camcorder in the world i sooo wish i could have one of those i need a drooling emoticon… i’ve been looking at that cam for over a year now, and i think comet loves it too, dude, you are so lucky![/code]

:twisted:
Yep, the cast for Scene 12 are up early tomorrow to try shooting with that puppy! 8)

July 6, 2003 at 12:03 am #7316
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Motfilms

:lol: Looking forward to the movie!

Tom

July 6, 2003 at 12:08 am #7317
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ConvulsionStudios

Hmm…does anyone know a program that can change the pitch of your recording that is free. I looked into nero, but that’s about $50…and I’m saving up for something at the moment…and, well yes…I need a pitch changer. Thanks

July 6, 2003 at 6:06 am #7341
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Flash1015

Goldwave, is a program that is free and does many interesting things with your voice. you can find it on http://www.download.com

Interesting trailer, But I don’t understand the story of this film?

It’s called Rouge Squadron.. Is this correct spelling? or is it really Rogue Squadron?

Hopefully you can give us maybe a basis of this film. I am a fan of Star Wars and have read the Rogue Squadron Novels and I just want to know if there is any connection between them.

July 6, 2003 at 7:51 am #7344
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legotronn

“flash1015″ wrote:
It’s called Rouge Squadron.. Is this correct spelling? or is it really Rogue Squadron?

itz rouge squadron

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