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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:23 pm

So far the mother of all special effects - a ~15 second sequence in which Cliodhna's astral body falls tumbling through otherworldly clouds.

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Took us three days of trying out and me an unholy amount of time to arrive at a viable workflow, which in the end involves four consecutive rendering passes.
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:18 pm

Cast and crew (except yours truly behind the camera) for the summer scenes of 'Cliodhna 2 - Truth from Beyond' after shooting a somewhat tricky scene involving coordinated efforts of 2 adults, 3 kids and one horse.

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Three month of training finally paid off a bit later - the scene where the panicked pack animal runs alone through the forest worked perfectly on the first take.
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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:48 pm

I was going to mention that the easiest part to coordinate was probably the animals, they are already used to taking direction. :)
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:33 pm

You know what the supposedly panicky horse did the first time we tried as a test run to bring it into trot and then let go of the reins? It stopped immediately to have a snack... :mrgreen:
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:07 pm

There we were, driving to a set I had scouted out a while ago - a beautiful patch of really old forest with a decent road to enable the camera operator to move backwards at decent speed...

Then, actually arriving there, it looked like this:

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Can't have been older than a few days... and judging from the diameter of the logs, this really was a very old patch...

Things you don't really anticipate.
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Re: Making movies

Postby Johan G » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:29 pm

Ouch. :(
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Re: Making movies

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:36 am

man, that really bites :shock: :twisted: :cry:
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:39 pm

Yeah.., Katharina looks at me like WTF, and I just say 'I swear it was forest last time I checked...' :mrgreen:

It's a sad fact of forestry that they always cut the nice old patches down... But well, it's practically all forest around us, so we did find some alternative set,

Of course then it started raining...
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Re: Making movies

Postby GinGin » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:45 pm

I want to go there for my next holiday, it looks so peacefull and far from civilisation stress :)
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:18 pm

Make sure you don't come in November/December - it's quite awful, rainy and dark all the time... Winter is generally dark, but really most of the time like a story-book winter, and summer is just awesome (but won't last much longer for this year...)
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:18 am

Post-processing for the second episode is done, DVD cover artwork is done, all that remains is DVD menu structure and subtitle translations. Thus... we have a release date!

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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:51 pm

And - here it is.

Full house on the premiere showing with the local press interviewing us.

About five times the cast of the first episode, more experience in cutting and post-processing, some 38 minutes in length - a better movie altogether.

Enjoy!

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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:49 am

Outstanding, this episode really held my interest. Somehow I didn't see this "new post". I didn't know this was released until I saw your post about AI and went to the website.

Anyway, great job. It was really enjoyable to watch! Left me wanting more.
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:02 am

In case you don't want to miss the releases, we're actually trying to make it easy:

* you can subscribe to the YouTube channel
* you can get a newsletter
* and you can follow us on FB (Katharina is managing that, I still hate it...)
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:45 pm

The advantage of having time, but no serious budget - we can wait till there's real fog and the light is like we need it. This morning in the swamp - terrific footage for the 4th part of the series.

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