STAR WARS: JULIUS CAESAR – check it out on google video

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    • #39160
      AvatarRyan3078
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      recently i made a movie for english class, based on julius caesar in the star wars universe.

      this is my first time uploading video to the internet, so post back here and let me know what you think.

      go to http://www.video.google.com

      in the search bar, type in "hoban"

      everything that comes under the star wars title is made by me

      the correct order to view the movies in(i divided the whole thing into 6 parts) is episode IV, V, VI, I, "Star Wars", then III

    • #169726
      AvatarRyan3078
      Participant

      Or, simply watch the high quality version πŸ˜€

    • #169727
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Well, while It’s not quite on the same level as the stuff we put together, if I were the English Teacher, I’d give you an A, seeing you cited the sources of your footage and audio effects in your credits :-). Don’t want to be accused of plagarism or anything like that in English class.

      Some pointers that might help your next hobby project: Watch that chroma-keying! If you can, get a setup where you can stand 6-15′ in front of the chroma key screen, and come up with a way to evenly light it. I actually know a guy who built an acceptable lighting rig out of cheap lights you can buy at your local home improvement store. Borrow space if you need to, so you can get enough room to give yourselves a 10-12′ height, and 10-20′ or more in width. The larger and more evenly lit your green screen, the better your edges will be when you key out the color.

      Also, look into improving your audio. From the sounds of it, you used the camera on-board mics. While an English class (by the way, always capitalize "English"-English teachers hate seeing "english" papers πŸ™‚ ) project can use these mics, anything you want to release publically probably needs at the very least a good shotgun mic, and if you can use wireless mics, go for it. If there’s nothing you can do for adding mics, a cheap trick for making the onboard mics of consumer-grade cameras sound better would be to build a hood over the front portion of your camera. Use cardboard if it’s all you have. This looks cheesy, but it will reduce some of that obnoxious humming from the recording heads and the gears, plus it’ll give some direction to your omni-directional mics and kill wind/movement noise. PM me if you can’t figure out what I mean by that.

      Overall, while it’s not "pro" work, for an ameteure production, it has a lot of promise. If video production intrests you, keep doing it. When you watch tv, look at how they film it, not just the show’s content. Study the art of videography, and never stop learning about it.

      Most importantly, listen to the advice of others. From reading the posts by many here, it’s obvious that I’m a pencil sketch artist in a site full of Michalangelo’s here, and that’s from a guy who’s been doing "pro" video production for years and years. I don’t have half the creative talent, artistic eye, or patience that many here do have. Listen to them, they’ll be your most valuable asset.

    • #169728
      AvatarRyan3078
      Participant

      thanks for your advice!

      i have to admit, its true that the quality is not what i wanted.

      we only have the mikes on the video cameras themselves, so our sound suffered.

      i thought that our greenscreening was ok, for 3 worklights, a green table cloth, and a 2′ wide, 6′ long, and 7′ tall screen.

      our lightsabers really were bad, mainly because at the time, i could only created a photoshop blade and animate it w/ premiere pro.

      now, i purchased Adobe After Effects 6.5 Professional, so I should definitely be able to bump up the production quality.

      I am only 15. I don’t exactly have a budget. With any luck, I can get a job soon. With money rolling in, i will be able to improve my production skills by purchasing shotgun mikes, a real greenscreen setup, a computer that can actually handle editing well, and so on.

      For Part IV, I had 10 days to edit. The entire rest of the film was put together in 5 days. We were on an extreme time limit, so quality suffered.

      Now I have the whole summer, so maybe I can improve the movie and put it back out as better. Who knows?

    • #169729
      AvatarRyan3078
      Participant

      😯 ok, i just got that sentence about sources:

      SOURCES INCLUDE:

      Digital effects (explosions, missles, and the like) provided by
      http://www.detonationfilms.com
      Greenscreen backgrounds provided by google

      sound effects provided by http://www.findsound.com

      and http://www.theforce.net i think (my hard drive broke, so most of the sources come from memory)

      Music:

      You Can’t Always Get What You Want
      Rolling Stones
      obtained from Windows Media Player Online

      Wipeout
      The Ventures
      Provided by a Friend

      Halo – The Spartans
      Bungie Studios ?
      http://www.edgen.com

      Star Wars music
      provided by friends, WMP online, and several librarys

      Pirate’s Nest
      http://www.freeplaymusic.com

      One year ago i edited with a VCR
      Now with the latest software. Not bad?

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