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Re: Making movies

Postby Learid » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:52 pm

Looks Awsome! Thanks!
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:02 pm

After quite a number of tries, we finally managed to arrange to meet the local blacksmith - who agreed to help us out. So he will actually play the... village smith (Pekka really looks the part...) and we can finally show Rordan's workplace.

This will be the entry to the village smithy:

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And here's the fire:

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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:06 pm

Finally I got our new movie-making toy under control - a cam drone. Today was decent flight weather (no snowfall, not too cold such that the battery delivers,...) and while I was slightly overworked on the first two attempts two days ago *cough*, the drone performed flawlessly today and we could record quite a bit of video footage (and I managed to land in one piece on our small impromptu helipad...)

This is our home from above:

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A selfie of the drone operators (while Katharina is photographing the drone...)

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And later in the day, a hazy sunset in the west from 75 m above ground.

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This is really terrific, this opens up quite a few new and exciting camera positions and movements :mrgreen:

(I have to give it to the autopilot of the drone, it really knows its business - on the last flight we got suddenly gusty winds, my weather station measured 5 kt on the ground, so likely twice that aloft) - initially the drone drifted for a good 30 m, but came back on its own and I managed to get it down safely just a little later - the GPS-assisted position hold mode surely works...)
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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:25 pm

Talk about green with envy, I've got an early model, light weight toy that I can get to 100m or so, but a slight breeze and it's gone.
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:35 am

Playing around with some morphing software to give the impression of shape-shifting (for Rime-Fever)

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Re: Making movies

Postby www2 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:24 am

The idea is good but i think that the area is morphing area is to big.
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:02 pm

Enjoy our new preview to 'Rime Fever' - the 5th part of the series to appear this Summer:

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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:49 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:28 pm

Finally we got around to shooting some working scenes with Rordan and Master Bran, the village smith. Very cool footage...

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Re: Making movies

Postby curt » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:31 pm

It's fun to see some of the interesting projects our community is involved with outside of FlightGear.
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sun May 05, 2019 5:49 pm

We're proud to release the 4th part of our series today - The Fairy Ring - an adventure of three village girls going astray into the swamp and encountering fairy magic.

Breathtaking nature scenes, powerful music and plenty of fairy magic :D



Enjoy!
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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Sun May 05, 2019 8:17 pm

Nice episode, enjoyed. I really liked the story line.

What a beautiful part of the world you live in. The spinning wheel made me stop and think about a simpler time and how people used to have different skill sets for getting through day to day life.
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Re: Making movies

Postby Johan G » Sat May 11, 2019 5:23 pm

Some posts were (maybe a bit overzealously) split off to the new topic "Simpler" times.
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sat May 18, 2019 6:00 pm

The first spring UAV flight today - the first attempt was... tricky (camera didn't record, a bit of a hard landing...) but the second worked flawlessly.

Our house-lakes to the South from 100 m above ground:

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and lots of forest to the North:

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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:46 am

We sure have expanded from the initial cast of a handful of people... For 'Beltaine King', we managed to assemble a cast of 36 people for the village feast. Enjoy our latest teaser:



(needless to say, the logistics of the whole thing, starting from costumes, has been a challenge - which we could not have met without the support of Korpilahden Teatteri, the local theater).

P.S.: A wedding ceremony in the forest might seem very romantic, but Ronja (the actress playing the bride) was quickly cured form the notion - there's mosquitoes aplenty...)
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