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Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 10, 2006, 02:15:32 PM
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a136/Mrdodobird/SBFP/slab1.jpg)

Well! I'm pleased to give to you the first slab of SBFP.

Just click here! (http://www.spacemenmovie.com/movies/ep1/index.htm)

We're gonna try to upload in a few different formats, some may be better than others...

We're quite proud of this movie. :D

....meaning, it'd be neat to hear some reviews, comments, whatever.

Tooootally  :D

Have a good day! Enjoy!

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a136/Mrdodobird/SBFP/SBFPicon.jpg)


Title: First episode released
Post by: Zest E. Muktuk on May 10, 2006, 02:17:14 PM
YAY!


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 10, 2006, 02:38:44 PM
Backwards: !YAY

Sliced in half with a mirror vertically, !YAY!

Sliced in half with a mirror horizontally IX8XI


Title: First episode released
Post by: scriptcoder on May 10, 2006, 03:29:35 PM
Nice! I liked it. The style was very unique. A bit too random sometimes but it worked as you saw more of it. Never a slow moment thats for sure. The characters were actually very realistic. Each one had a different strong personality.

Yes! I loved the voice in his head. The dialogue was funny because sometimes it was ridiculous but you could actually believe it. The camera guy scratching his legs was great.

And the alley scene. Nice. Very nice. Very very nice.

Effects? Amazing as usual. Just wanted more of em!

Oh! Why is there a sbfp wallpaper on the computer screen? Weird. I dunno. I didn't catch a reason, but- yeah.

The greatest sandwhich ever made!

Good job. Can't wait for the next one.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 10, 2006, 03:44:15 PM
Hehe. Why IS there SBFP wallpaper on the screen?

Good question.

Because we figured that'd be awesome. Good job on seeing it! :D

I really dig the style. Yeah, a bit too random... hopefully it'll all fall into place once later episodes come out. This one had the disadvantage of being primarily exposition and character introductions...

but that's probably not the type of random you're talking about... :D

Glad you liked it.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: ssjaaron on May 10, 2006, 03:47:00 PM
LOVED IT! I was really blown away by the intire production! the editing style was so UNIQUE in a good way. I loved all the ZOOMS And glows you added. BY far teh VFX where amazing! You are going to become an amazing film maker! I can understand why thier was not as much action, he was setting up the first episode. So makes sense to me. Man I just loved it. The Titles at the beging where awsome! the zoom you made the fight was soooooo! Cool! well well done!
-Aaron  :P  


Title: First episode released
Post by: Fig on May 10, 2006, 04:12:57 PM
Dude. I have never ever been as excited for any movie online in my life. I absolutely can't wait for the next part.

My only gripe is that the TV Principal Guy scene slowed the whole thing down a bit.

But everything else was...incredible.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 10, 2006, 04:28:03 PM
This is manic as hell.  I love it.

Compression is a little iffy, though.  Hit me with a highish rez version, and I'll give you some compression if you want.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 10, 2006, 04:32:07 PM
You have no idea how happy it makes me that all you guys like it.

As far as compression goes...

Haha, I'm tryin', I'm tryin'.

thing is, my compression really isn't good at all...

I'm tryin' to figure out AVI's right now. Still can't get it right...

I'm thinkin' I may expand the file size up, cause yeah, the compression is killing me...

we can talk...


Title: First episode released
Post by: DavidHeustis on May 10, 2006, 04:33:18 PM
Watched it five times.

Just so my adrenaline rush doesn't end I think I'll watch it again.

Put up a DVD, and I will buy it. ;)

Can't think of any contructive critisism that hasn't already been mentioned/wouldn't have been fixed if you had withheld it any longer.


Title: First episode released
Post by: djr33 on May 10, 2006, 04:38:11 PM
It felt slow. Not because of it actually being slow, but just boring. The plot pieces didn't relate. I got from the beginning it was "and here's my boring life... then aliens are gonna show up right at the end".

It was made well, I suppose, but too silly and I just didn't care while watching it... nothing grabbed me or interested me. He was called into the principal's office... so? etc.

I'm hoping the next ones have more of a PLOT and are interesting. The action was BANANAS in this too... maybe that will get better too.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 10, 2006, 04:43:57 PM
Surprise surprise, DJR doesn't get it.

Anyway:  Serious, serious kudos to the editor.  Great sense of timing, though the action scenes (the fight scene at the end in particular) could have used a little tightening.


Title: First episode released
Post by: djr33 on May 10, 2006, 05:00:14 PM
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DJR doesn't get it.
Thanks, funk. Grrr. Heh.
I GOT it. I just didn't LIKE it. Different.

I was expecting something more.... I dunno... planned. It felt like it was just a bunch of random scenes thrown together.

just for the record, chelsea (GF for those who don't know) sat, mouth hanging slightly open, wondering just what you were thinking. I was doing basically the same. I had an impulse to open a second window 'cause I didn't grab me.


Ian, your stuff is so amazing... it just never is the best you could do. So much of it is perfect.

I'm really looking forward to the next couple episodes... seems like they'll be more... hmm... linear.


EDIT: I guess my biggest issue with it is that:
1. It didn't feel like fun "Ian" style.
2. It wasn't funny. The stupid was just stupid. Not stupid funny. No real attempts at jokes from what I saw.
3. Not totally serious either.

Your style can work, Ian, but taking that out and not making a totally serious production just leaves something missing.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 10, 2006, 05:09:23 PM
Hey, thanks, Funk! Yeah, it helps that for a lot of the scenes I ran the camera too. I've always felt that editors who shot the stuff in the first place have it easier, as generally I 1.) have a good memory of everything shot, and 2.) kinda edit it in my mind as we shoot anyway.

Heh, yeah, the ending scene could have been tightened... but the music!!! But the timing!!! No... but the music!!!

It was a great internal struggle. You should have been there.

Honestly, Daniel, I'm not surprised at all you didn't like it. Don't take that wrong, but you and I have completely different tastes/styles.

Whenever conversations regarding style come up, our opinions are generally on oposite sides of the wall, and while I can always see where you're coming from, we generally always disagree.

And it would make sense that your GF would have the same taste. Probably makes choosing movies easier :D

Yeah, later episodes will be much more linear. This one really WAS rather sporadic, because, as said, it was pretty much just one long line of exposition.

But I still like it. :D

Thanks for the comments, guys! I'm hyped!
 


Title: First episode released
Post by: Magus on May 10, 2006, 05:12:47 PM
Amazing!

This is incredible.

I laughed, I was shocked, I may have even cried.

I love the guy who plays the principal as well...


Fun fun stuff.


Beautiful work, love your cinematography, those quick slide shots you do and what not... Pretty amazing... Keep it up!


Title: First episode released
Post by: djr33 on May 10, 2006, 05:13:51 PM
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Honestly, Daniel, I'm not surprised at all you didn't like it. Don't take that wrong, but you and I have completely different tastes/styles.
But, sadly, whether boring or not, my opinion is the one of seriousness, which is, generally, the accepted way to tell a story. Imagine if a book were written as many of yours posts are. That's how your movies are told. I like it, but just doesn't work sometimes.

Don't take this the wrong way, but perhaps I have the answer.
Your weakpoint is making serious films. As such, you've always used comedy (well) as a crutch. Now that it isn't supposed to be funny, you've got a hole.

And yeah, looking forward to the next one.

This has potential. It just didn't do anything.


Maybe releasing in chunks isn't helping me. Maybe as a fulll length series, I'll love it. The intro to so many movies is really dull. So... maybe this will be like some of the great ones that are boring to start :)
(Not to say don't release in chunks... just about how I'm percieving it.)


Title: First episode released
Post by: FCRabbath on May 10, 2006, 05:18:26 PM
good job Ian!
I think the intro was my favorite part.
Dan's opinions shouldn't be turned down like that guys. Everyone is entitled to one.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 10, 2006, 05:19:46 PM
Oh, I agree.  Just Dan's are wrong, that's all.


Title: First episode released
Post by: FCRabbath on May 10, 2006, 05:26:15 PM
..umm..ok?..nevertheless, no movie will be loved by everyone.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 10, 2006, 05:27:28 PM
Except for Nightshift Nurses 7, which everyone must agree is a sweet, sweet flick.  It's, like, the law.


Title: First episode released
Post by: primetime62 on May 10, 2006, 05:40:27 PM
Great work I really enjoyed it. The begining was deffinently the best however.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 10, 2006, 05:42:29 PM
Lol.

Again, Daniel, I see totally where you're coming from...

Though I do have to disagree about using Comedy as a "crutch". I more use it cause I think funny is funny. It's actually something I've thought a lot about... When does a movie stop being a movie that has funny parts, and become a comedy? We never really TRIED to make it a comedy, we just put whatever we wanted to in it, that fit.

Though yeah, once later episodes come out, it'll all seem a bit more relevant. I think.

Glad you enjoyed it, Freddy :D

Thanks for the comments, Magus ;)

I liked the beginning best too, Camden.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: FCRabbath on May 10, 2006, 05:44:54 PM
Comic relief is great and important.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Magus on May 10, 2006, 05:49:29 PM
HAHAHAH!!!

Watching it again I noticed you said "We're at gate 1337"


Haaaah! I love you


Title: First episode released
Post by: Fig on May 10, 2006, 06:29:00 PM
Fig: Did you get the sense watching it that you were looking at the beginning to an awesome, complex story?

Funk: Yes. And I love Ian.

Funk: Ian's good at that. But generally he just does what he thinks is fun, and that translates into his films.


I agree with me, and Funk, and Funk.  :nerd:  I got the sense that "okay, this story somehow involves one group of guys finding out another group of guys think one normal guy is a saviour, and the original group of guys have to go and find him and save him from the cult people, at his school, where everyone worships one ultra popular person, and every interaction is hyper-real." Plus it was all done SUPER flashy. I swear to god, that was the coolest breakfast ever made.

Save for the principal scene, which just kills the episode (it has time to get going again, and it's moving along at a great clip right up until the end), this is a wonderful example of frantic pacing and perfect editing. And an awesome style, on every front.

Loved it.


Title: First episode released
Post by: TechKrill on May 10, 2006, 06:43:17 PM
Out of curiosity, since Ian seems to have a grasp of what other people look for in a film, what do you think I'll say before I say it, hmm? :)


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 10, 2006, 07:31:31 PM
Heh. I have a good grasp, eh?  Not at all. I just know Daniel and I have highly different tastes.

What do YOU think? I think you'll appreciate the production, and the engery and flow, but you think maybe it was a bit overdone in parts, probably so much so that it took away a bit.

Or not.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 10, 2006, 07:58:08 PM
I have a question:  Was it just the compression, or did everything glow?


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 10, 2006, 08:46:04 PM
Probably just compression... there's a time or two where we added glow, but mainly for emphasis. Of the sun.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: djr33 on May 10, 2006, 09:27:59 PM
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Though I do have to disagree about using Comedy as a "crutch".
I don't mean to say it's on purpose, but rather a habit. You've gotten good at joking around and making it work. But what happens when you aren't silly?

That's, again, what bothered me so much. This WASN'T funny. It wasn't supposed to be. But then again, it wasn't serious. It was like your typical comedy-style movie, with the jokes removed.
If it's gonna be serious, it needs to feel serious... just felt like rambling. Which works great IF it's funny.

Anyway, Ian, no offense to you. Your production skills are awesome.

I guess the other big thing is DANG! That trailer was awesome. The episode sucks for action compared to it (whether you liked it or not).
So... kinda boring, plus no big spaceship scenes... didn't quite do it for me.

I think that's a big part of it.


Again, intro.


Looking forward to the rest.


Thanks, freddy. I agree. I'm happy to let you guys enjoy it! Ha.


Hmm... I am just surprised that people love it so much. I mean, stuff in it bugs me. But even if it didn't bug you, you LIKED the 3 minute "making cerial" scene... I find that weird.
Anyway... different tastes. Learn something new every day, right?


Title: First episode released
Post by: Fig on May 10, 2006, 10:41:39 PM
Well, since none of us defer to Dan to make sure we're being funny correctly, I heartily reccommend you ignore him. I laughed three times, and big HA!'s, at that. Rare for internet content.

Dan, you suck.  :crossarms:  


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 10, 2006, 11:34:47 PM
Absolutely loved it!  Of course, I'm sure you didn't expect otherwise....

Contrary to some people here, my favorite bit was the sandwhich scene.  I thought it was a great relief, like, 'If we did slow down on everything else, this is exactly what it would look like:  But since that's a sad sad story, we're moving on!!'  The fight at the end was probably the weakest point, but even that was very decently put together.  This is just so much fun!!

And yes, awesome breakfast.

I'm with Funk though;  I would LOVE to see a high res version.

And hurry up with the next episode, this is going to be sweet.

Just a thought, I think you need to enable some sort of commenting system below your episodes on the website.  That would get people who might be new to the site a little bit of incentive for downloading.  I think that's a good idea.

Maybe I"m wrong though.  Sometimes comments suck.


Title: First episode released
Post by: TechKrill on May 11, 2006, 04:12:33 AM
Purdy close Ian. I've warmed up to your style over the last number of months and I must say, at times, it's really funny. This particular clip made me crack a smile numerous times and even chuckle out loud once or twice.

The energy was quite good, tho, as you said, maybe a LITTLE overdone in places, but I know that's your style and it's because of that over-the-top attitude that your films don't end up being boring.

Wish your FX sequences had been more elaborate...I was drooling over that ship :)

The only real technical problem I saw was in the beginning, when he goes out into the morning...WHITE BALANCE!!!!! (you probably used a camera with auto-wb anyway, so I digress...)

*thumbs up* Keep em comin, looking forward to the next one. And I must say, your alleyway scene, especially the establishing shots, were fantastic. With the 3 of you standing there, lol, one of the "chuckle out loud" moments...


Title: First episode released
Post by: Magus on May 11, 2006, 05:05:06 AM
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Contrary to some people here, my favorite bit was the sandwhich scene.
Actually my favorite line was probably "No! I will use my powers for good not evil!"

Totally loved that scene... Think there was a sorta shoutout to Ians movie, "Sandwhich" at the end of that scene... Where the principal raises his hands and yells, "The perfect Sandwhich ever maaaaaaaaaaade"


Good stuff.


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 11, 2006, 11:00:49 AM
Sooooooooo

When do we get a commentary? :D

And a high resolution version?


Title: First episode released
Post by: TechKrill on May 11, 2006, 12:22:58 PM
You best be planning to put these on DVD with fully-featured interviews, BTS, and concept work, ya?


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 11, 2006, 01:54:08 PM
Aye, yeah.

We'll probably release the commentary on the same day we release the better-quality version...

Funk showed me some nifty stuff Xvid is the bomb.

Still gotta keep experimenting, though.

And yes, all indications indicate that there will be a totally rad DVD.

Because, even if you've seen the first episode, it was still reduced to 15 fps.... you've only seen half of it! ;) (always a weird thought to me).

And man, Oh man, Fig... your most recent comment... made me feel warm. :)

And Dan, while I do twitch a bit about someone's opinion of a movie being based on a lack of spaceship scenes :P, rest assured, in the next episode, there is indeed a hardcore spaceship chase. :D

Oh, and for those of you who live in the area (...1 of you? 2?) The movie's being shown at a film festival tomorrow at 7 and Inglemoor High School, 2 bucks at the door.

I'm hyped.

Thanks again, you dudes!


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 11, 2006, 02:03:06 PM
Wow, I knew something was up.  15fps makes me sad.  This flick deserves to be prettier.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 11, 2006, 02:06:33 PM
Xvid shall solve all! (I hope)

Working on it now...  


Title: First episode released
Post by: djr33 on May 11, 2006, 03:10:20 PM
Ew.

Not that you're gonna take my advice on this issue, maybe, but don't use xvid. Please.
Horrible compressor... compatibility and otherwise.

Your choice though.
 


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 11, 2006, 03:24:35 PM
Eh? I heard to the contrary.

What would you suggest instead?


Title: First episode released
Post by: TechKrill on May 11, 2006, 03:36:42 PM
MOV and WMV are fine compressors, I've gotton really good results with WMV. MOV is trickier, of course, but I hate presets for WMV encode on Premiere Elements that do the trick quite nicely. Good size/quality ratios.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 11, 2006, 03:40:54 PM
Hate = Have?

But yeah, I know "Mov" and "WMV" are good compressors, but , like, how? There are a billion and a half codecs and stuff for each. That's what I've been trying to figure out.

It's causing me to weep.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 11, 2006, 04:08:55 PM
Just use Xvid.  It truly is beautiful, and it works for anybody that wants to make it work.

As much as I've heard people complain about mpeg4 codecs, I've seen nothing but excellent results from them.

If you want a slightly more compatable mpeg4, you could try H.264, but it's a pain, and not that much better than Sorenson 3 according to some folks.

Really, the Xvid and DivX codecs are excellent.  I've rarely seen better. ( I don't think I ever have, but I'm allowing room for error. )


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 11, 2006, 04:20:07 PM
That's what Funk said, too... I'm on my eight render attempt... if not 9th. Fine tuning, and trying to figure out how big I actually want it.

Apparently there's a file size calculator thing... but I haven't figured it out yet.

But yeah, Daniel, give me an alternative, I can try it out.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 11, 2006, 04:21:14 PM
Xvid's a good codec, and really widespread.  Don't listen to Dan, he's (surprise surprise) in the wrong here.

It's actually encoded in H.246 right now, and IMO it's a super-overrated codec. Bleah.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 11, 2006, 04:36:34 PM
Geez. This is the 3rd time this has happened. It compressed all fine and dandy, to 70 mb, but I can't watch it. Freezes ever time I try. It happens every time I render out the whole thing...

Anyone run into this before?


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 11, 2006, 04:44:39 PM
...No.  

Send it to me, I'll see if I can find what's wrong.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 11, 2006, 04:59:39 PM
Well, I do believe I deleted it (I rarely keep around files that freeze up my comp)... checking recycle bin...

Apparently I'm rendering over it right now...

But I'm doing another render. I don't remember what I changed, but I'll send it to you when done if it doesn't work again. Thanks, dude.


Title: First episode released
Post by: djr33 on May 11, 2006, 05:02:38 PM
Use quicktime. Try H.264, MPEG4 or something else. They'll be fine.

Xvid is like DivX... hence the name. Copying each other. They're just not compatible. You need their player/codec and not everyone has it. If you've got a qt version too, it's probly ok, but not the best solution for being compatible for everyone.
It also limits features. I hate wmv... you can't go frame by frame. I do that ALL the time... hate not having it...

Quote
Xvid's a good codec, and really widespread
Funk... see above.
Also, thanks for all the comments. Don't worry, I don't like you either :)


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 11, 2006, 05:13:22 PM
The goal, Dan, isn't widespread.  The H.264 version handles that.  Everyone that even cares about high resolution/vs./low resolution, is willing to make it work.

Everybody complains about DivX/Xvid not being compatible, but really, I have never, EVER, used a computer that didn't have it.  It's like Quicktime.  You have to download it and install it, just like DivX/Xvid.  But once you've installed it, you never really have a problem after that.  It just works.

EDIT:

For the record, the guys at Red Vs. Blue should know something about digital video distribution.  After all, they get about 20,000 downloads for every episode they make.

What three formats do they use?  Quicktime, Windows Media, and DivX.

What is the most downloaded?  If you said Quicktime, you lose.  It's Windows Media.  What is the second most downloaded?  If you said Quicktime, you lose again.  It's DivX.  The least popular is Quicktime.

Just a thought.


Title: First episode released
Post by: djr33 on May 11, 2006, 05:14:53 PM
Hmm... ok. As long as there is still a QT release, fine.

I just like how QT allows you to watch the movie as you want... rewatch certain things and go frame by frame. wmv bugs the heck out of me for that.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 11, 2006, 05:15:24 PM
Psst:  For Quicktime, you also need the codec.  That's how video players work.  Just sit back and realize you don't know what you're talking about here, let the big boys talk shop.  Xvid's probably your best bet outside of the new WMV stuff, and Xvid is free.

Also, The DivX people originally ripped off a bunch of the Xvid code, but now the two codecs have essentially nothing in common.


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 11, 2006, 05:16:23 PM
I just edited my post.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 11, 2006, 05:21:13 PM
Hehe. I've long suspected that the reason people around here like quicktime is the frame by frame capabilities (though most AVI's can do that too, Windows media player certainly can), cause they like anylizing the effects.

It could be me, but a piece of me dies every time someone said, "I Just saw your movie! The effects were incredible!!!" I'm like... dang... What about the story?

It's a love hate relationship. -random...

Although yeah, there's only one place in my whole school where I can play the video with the H.2342124 codec. None of the rest have been updated. Of course, they can play sorenson 3, but I haven't exported it like that yet.

This new version will be about 120 mb, I think. Too large? I don't think so. We'll see. Let me know your thoughts...


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 11, 2006, 05:24:03 PM
I'd download 120.

It'd take me a little while, but I'd download that for SBFP, definitely.

That is, if I haven't already used my daily bandwidth up...

In that case, I'd download it the next day.  :D


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 11, 2006, 05:30:39 PM
120 is pretty large for the length of the file you've got...


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 11, 2006, 05:33:34 PM
Less than ten megs a minute, isn't it?

I didn't think that was too bad.  In fact, I thought it was pretty good, really.

But then again, I have no clue what I'm talking about because I rarely compress DivX files. I just watch them.


Title: First episode released
Post by: FrogRat on May 11, 2006, 06:32:21 PM
Speaking of codecs...HOW BOUT THAT EPISODE?! I'm sure theres a forum elsewhere for this downward spiral of technobabble   :lol: . Anyone else have any comments about the movie?


Title: First episode released
Post by: djr33 on May 11, 2006, 07:27:28 PM
Ian, with 120, you can simply use QT without the aforementioned issues, and maybe make it full rez.
It should be smaller, or, if that size, full rez/quality. Which is a cool option.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 11, 2006, 08:53:45 PM
Without the issues? Remember when I said that there was only one place in the whole school I could watch it? (with practically every room having a computer of some type) I dunno, man. Most people just haven't updated to QT7 yet...

But yeah, I could definitely make a better quality QT version. I'm thinkin' two versions, one Xvid, one Sor3, both around 70 mb?

The 120 Xvid is REALLY good. Too good. Unnecessarily so.

we all have... but not the rest of the world.

And Steve... this is it :D Most of the BRB (excluding a few) have posted their thoughts who might.


Title: First episode released
Post by: djr33 on May 11, 2006, 09:20:50 PM
Heh.. sorry for dragging off topic. Discuss if you want. :)


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 12, 2006, 05:27:39 AM
ALLRIGHT!!!

WHOOO!!!!!

75 mb, and it looks SOOOPer fine!

I'll post it once I get home.

That a better size? Sounds like it to me...  


Title: First episode released
Post by: Magus on May 12, 2006, 06:12:35 AM
Mmm! I can't wait to see it with all it's beauty


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 12, 2006, 07:11:52 AM
AGH!  My impatience hurts me...


Title: First episode released
Post by: TechKrill on May 12, 2006, 10:36:21 AM
Post it immediately or I shall have to fly to Seattle and fwap you.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 12, 2006, 02:38:45 PM
Is there any way to use a codec to compress the audio as well, instead of just lowering the quality? It's about 15 mb to make the audio included and good.

(Remember when I said the video looked sooper fine? Looked. No audio. Just ofund out. Dang.)  


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 12, 2006, 03:34:26 PM
Yeah.  You can use MP3 compression, or whatever you like.  Audio settings.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 12, 2006, 03:39:02 PM
Huh. FOr some reason, when I do microsoft video (or whatever it is), the "format" options are turned off....

I'll have to keep experimenting.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 15, 2006, 05:25:29 AM
WELL! Some of you may have already noticed, but there's a better quality version (or two) up.

Both are better than the previous version. THe audio's probably better in the QT one, as I never COULD get it to compress the audio as well, short of just lowering the overall quality. But the quality in the other one isn't bad. Especially once you get into it.

So yeah! Hopefully these'll work out better for ya. Definitely worth another download.

I would, anyway.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 15, 2006, 10:28:20 AM
AH!!

Thanks, definitely good....

One complaint would be that on the Xvid version, there was a slightly noticable delay in the video, as opposed to the audio.  Like the audio read the mind of the video and played first.  :-P

Maybe it's just my player.  Or both my players.  Actually, it would have to be all three of them.

;)

Great show, and wow, in that high quality version, I can see that you put a heckuva lot of thought into the details!


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 15, 2006, 10:37:42 AM
A delay? Seriously? Then it wasn't just me.

Darn!

How bad is it? Anyone else have this problem?

I have NO Idea how to fix it. I don't even think that's possible.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: Funk, E on May 15, 2006, 10:54:22 AM
The Xvid's fine.  And I found that I can scrub and go frame-by-frame with it using Media Player Classic, too, neato.

I don't have a delay in the least.  Try updating graphics card drivers.


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 15, 2006, 11:04:34 AM
Ok, I'll do that.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Magus on May 15, 2006, 02:17:30 PM
AH! IAN!

This does SO much more honor to your work! You deserve this quality!

It's so beautiful... XD


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 15, 2006, 07:20:41 PM
Haha! Phew! And glad you guys enjoy the higher quality.

A 4 day weekend is coming up, along with, you know, Summer, so in a few weeks we're gonna kick this thing into overdrive.

Of course, Summer's gonna be difficult, as pretty much everyone in this has or will have a job... can't think of anyone who absolutely wont.

And, of course, there'll be vacations. and lots of other things.

In fact, it'll probably be more difficult to film during summer... but at least the oportunities may be longer.

w00t.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: NickKennedy88 on May 16, 2006, 08:15:52 AM
i saw it on big screen. like sbfp X 100. yum


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 16, 2006, 05:13:34 PM
Haha. That showing was sweet.

Sadly, the projector caused it to be washed out, low contrast, desaturated, the 16:9 was cut to 4:3 (though I should have checked on that one), and it was a bit out of sync, that, and we weren't able to get a new version. So it was a week old.

It pained me.

But yeah! It was pretty sweet! There were some awesome films at that festival.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: DavidHeustis on May 17, 2006, 04:21:13 AM
Is it at all a coincidence that the newly compressed versions of the movie are three seconds shorter, making the length of the movie 13:37?

Ha!


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 17, 2006, 05:11:52 AM
DUUUDE!



My subconcious is WAY cooler than I am. :D


Title: First episode released
Post by: TechKrill on May 17, 2006, 11:35:52 AM
Tee hee :) And was it just me, or did XviD have some syncing problems? At random places in the clip, it'd unsync, then jump ahead a few frames to sync back up. I've never had that problem with files MUCH larger (on the other of 400-500 MB) and had no syncing problems.

Just interesting *shrug*

Much more fun watching in higher quality though. And I realized what I didn't like about the first time you see the ship, raising to the hanger, turning, so they can get in...it's too fast. You should've slowed it down and made it a bit more "cinematic". Yea, that's definately what I didn't like about it...

Other than that, teh cool :)


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 17, 2006, 04:28:28 PM
Psh, you're just an effects junkie. :) Though yeah, the door had little emphasis.

Actually, most of the movie is kinda designed for a "second viewing" type thing. Things that dont' entirely make sense. Like Sir William's little gurgle at the beginning. Makes no sense, really, until you watch the whole thing (and maybe not even then), but then you're like, AH! It was the little robot!

Dang! That sync problem... so far you and John have both mentioned it.

Fortunantly Funk didn't have any problems, but definitely something worth looking into.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: Magus on May 17, 2006, 04:51:04 PM
:raises hand:

I had no sync problem


Title: First episode released
Post by: JohnMoore on May 17, 2006, 09:20:14 PM
Yeah, and mine seem to be resolved with updating codecs and videocard adapters.


Title: First episode released
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 17, 2006, 09:26:15 PM
Yeahoo!!!!!

Well. Second episode is well under way, along with hardcore spaceship chase for the third.

Oh my.  


Title: First episode released
Post by: Yodaman on May 18, 2006, 01:21:48 PM
Sorry that I just got around to seeing it. I always knew it was going to be nothing but amazing. I was right. You did an excelent job with this one. As with all films there were some things you might've fixed but they were all very minor in this one. I await the next one with great anticipation.