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    Mar 14, 2010, 12:07 AM - This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #1

    On a lighter note......
    So I did this as a test back in June of 2009 before our youngest Marc shaved his head to donate to charity and I realized I haven't shared it with my pals, so I posted it on my Garrison forums already and I obviously couldn't pass up posting it on TDH.
    It's not perfect, the sound effects are off, but I basically just wanted to see if I could do it....and...well...I CAN! lol
    Marc Lightsaber Test

    Now he wants to make a movie. I told him that I had to animate that saber every single frame by hand, but he doesn't care! LOL He just wants to make his own half-hour long Star Wars movie. That plus he wants me to paint his room to look like the inside of the Death Star or Star Destroyer AND I have to repaint his mando armor coz he's got new ideas.....he's going to keep me busy for a long, long time! Hell, we still haven't gotten the R2 parts I ordered so we can start building THAT thing together, and I've heard rumors of an Imperial Cadet program in the 501st....so you can imagine where this all is going to go! LOL

    J
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    Mar 14, 2010, 1:10 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #2

    Gotta love that he shares your enthusiasm for the force.

    Lucky kid ya got there. And from the sound of it, the vice is versa.
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    Mar 14, 2010, 1:12 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #3

    Watched the vid... wish I had that much talent.
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    Mar 14, 2010, 1:27 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #4

    Thanks, dude! I always wanted to make movies, do special effects, be in some creature costume, ever since I was 3 and saw A New Hope. I'm told I was the only person in the theater cheering for Darth Vader when he first came on the screen during the Tantive IV scene. Since the, I wanted to make and be in movies. Then I turned 5 and got my first KISS album, and I added that to my "I want to be that" list. lol
    So I basically do things like this (special effects, write a screenplay and a book) as much as I can and as time allows. Here's another test I did right before the saber one. Not much to it, just one blast with a horrid blaster sound effect, but it works! LOL

    Blaster Test

    He's only 12 and he's been doing stop motion animation with his Star Wars Lego! LOL

    Oh and speaking of KISS...they played GM Place in November out here in Vancouver....and thanks to my brilliant and lovely wife, who is awesome personified, well...I'll let the picture speak for itself....
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    So, yeah, sprinkles of good things do happen!

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    Mar 14, 2010, 5:23 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #5

    well, i do this when i got bored and got semi-cool programms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElSDhrFDpQY
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    Mar 14, 2010, 6:13 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #6

    That's cool as all hell!! Even though I dint understand a single word, doing special effects is wicked fun and seeing people do their own like that is even better!
    Thanks for sharin' that, dude. I wish I had more time and more opportunity to do stuff like that, seriously.

    J
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    Mar 14, 2010, 6:34 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #7

    maybe i really should make subtitles for my series XD
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    Mar 14, 2010, 6:44 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #8

    LOL Maybe!

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    Mar 14, 2010, 11:13 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #9

    Quote Mafio said: View Post
    maybe i really should make subtitles for my series XD
    Think you're onto somethin there, Fabian.
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    Mar 14, 2010, 7:32 PM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #10

    Well, I found out how i make a subtitle Track on Youtube and were also able to make the Subtitles for 2 Episodes of my "wasteland stories" XD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmVz17tXwB8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQM9V5d4rJ8

    I think I open a new Off-topic thread when I'am Done with the other 6 Episodes. XD
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    Mar 15, 2010, 3:46 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #11

    Yes! Please do! I've been considering alot about investing in some more higher end special effects programs and some equipment. But I'll have to wait a bit until things start to settle down on the homefront first.

    J
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    Mar 15, 2010, 4:25 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #12

    hm i paid for my effects stuff nothing. XD

    all prekeyed effects from mine were free from the site www.detonationfilms.com but if i want to go any further with effects i guess i have to seek out for a semi pro. One Second of the rotary blaster took nearly an Hour to animate...
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    Mar 15, 2010, 4:51 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #13

    I want to get Adobe After Effects....very nice program, awesome effects, movie quality, but crazy expensive. LOL
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    Mar 15, 2010, 5:21 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #14

    Well, After effects is realy complex for a beginner (for me too). Visionlab from FXhome is a huge bit easier to work with, because of the huge amount of prekeyed stuff. Just change colors, size and angles and done. But costs as much as a FP Bucket XD
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    Mar 15, 2010, 10:12 PM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #15

    You know what, I may have to check that program out! The adobe one does have a steep curve and it's over $1,000 so the price for Visionlab, even at $500 is better and if it's easier to use and just as powerful, then it may just be a great deal! Thanks, dude!

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    Mar 16, 2010, 5:20 AM - Re: This is what happens when I get bored & have cool programs #16

    If you dare you might wanna send me a copy XD but psst. XD

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