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Title: General Stuffs
Post by: CFFool on March 03, 2005, 11:54:57 AM
I love this movie, i love everything about it, and not only that, it will cause all of you to devote your pathetic existances to following its fanbase for years to come.
It IS as epic as you want to believe, and it will revolutionize filmmaking! WOO HOO!

anyway, my name is Sean, nice to meet you :D  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Funk, E on March 03, 2005, 12:10:41 PM
Uh, hi.

I'm Captain Awesome.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Alex_C on March 03, 2005, 02:29:16 PM
I'm That Guy.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: NickKennedy88 on March 14, 2005, 09:29:12 PM
IM nick and i love you you know


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on March 20, 2005, 08:46:43 PM
For those of you who don't read the Ideality News Page, here's some crazy little images (just to show ya we're still workin hard...)  We're pretty much done with all the easy scenes. Now come the massive fight scenes with a ton of crazy extras. It shall be highly intense, but I'm hyped.



(http://ideality.ccfilms.com/news/images/dinner2.jpg)
Sword's "Wine" being poured by the Janitor during the Dinner Scene

(http://ideality.ccfilms.com/news/images/overhang3.jpg)
Alexander and Sword discussing the nature of Sword's reality

(http://ideality.ccfilms.com/news/images/overhang1.jpg)
The end of the establishing shot for the above scene

(http://ideality.ccfilms.com/news/images/riverside1.jpg)
Flint sleeping alongside a slow moving river

(http://ideality.ccfilms.com/news/images/Fights.jpg)
Alexander and Sword engaged in hearty combat. Yay!
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Title: General Stuffs
Post by: ccfilms on March 23, 2005, 08:39:13 PM
Wow Ian. Nice.....wine? (what was it really?... sure looks like wine... )


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on April 01, 2005, 11:38:54 AM
I have decided to stop making Ideality.

Nathan and I talked, and decided that we were both trying to do too much in too little time. We need to start smaller.

School is just taking up too much of our time.

Now, we're not TOTALLY cancelling Ideality, just putting it on the back burner. Hopefully we will finish it some day.

Thanks to all of you who were helping out.

Ian


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on April 01, 2005, 11:39:06 AM
Oh yeah....

April Fools.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Funk, E on April 01, 2005, 11:43:16 AM
Bah, you should've waited until tomorrow to tell us that.

Bah!  Bah, I say!


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on April 01, 2005, 12:10:09 PM
I should have. I really should have.

Well, we could delete these later posts.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on April 06, 2005, 01:37:28 PM
Well, we're gonna be filming on Friday.

I'm totally hyped.

Like, really really hyped.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on April 17, 2005, 06:37:30 PM
Well. We filmed the scene. It turned out well.

OH! I just had a genius idea the other day.

Instead of making a totally awesome trailer, that, you know, makes everyone excited about the movie and stuff, let's make a SUCKY trailer, by only putting in the worst lines from the scenes, in no particular order, and I can put up some of my old midi music as the soundtrack!

THAT way, when we finally release it, everyone will be pleasantly surprised.

Aye. That would be good.

That, or no one would download it.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: djr33 on April 17, 2005, 08:07:26 PM
ha, I like your thinking... but perhaps you should just do a neat trailer, but not show too much.... like the SW trailers.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on April 17, 2005, 08:36:33 PM
Hmm... it's kinda either way right now. We'll either do a really sucky trailer. Like, we'll even put it artificial camera shake, and add a bunch of noise to the audio, and I'll use my animatics instead of the finals for the GRS (Giant Robotic Spider).

Or we'll make it awesome.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on April 18, 2005, 08:04:47 PM
Take a look at this guy....

(http://ideality.ccfilms.com/news/images/classroom2.jpg)

Is he not PERFECT for an art teacher? That's what he was for me in 8th and 9th grade a couple years back. Great guy.

I just love it! So much character, and so different from all the other faces in this movie.

Namely:

(http://ideality.ccfilms.com/news/images/classroom5.jpg)

(More images are available on the site of crazyness)


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: ccfilms on April 19, 2005, 07:24:11 AM
Awesome!


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on April 25, 2005, 08:24:39 PM
I know! I mean, when you've got a guy with a beird in your movie, you've got it made!

Am I spelling beird right?

I don't think I am


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on April 25, 2005, 08:24:51 PM
Beard. D'oh


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 06, 2005, 12:39:01 PM
Would it be nifty to add a too do list? Like, just for organization?

I could do that. Think it'd be awesome? Or overkill?  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: afrosk8er88 on May 06, 2005, 09:31:22 PM
there is no such thing as overkill.

I'd like to see a to do list anyways. i've read the script all the way through and it'd be fun to see what all's done so far.

oh yeah: this is afrosk8er88 from the elysiun forum. first post. w00t.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: wproductions on May 10, 2005, 07:38:24 PM
Oganization...you could use a beard to do that....  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: wproductions on May 10, 2005, 07:38:57 PM
I mean, organization...


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on May 14, 2005, 11:21:28 PM
Allrighty. To do list is up.

In other news, I'm currently going through and TOTALLY doin some crazy stuff to the Dinner scene. Like, adding waterfalls outside the window and all that stuff.

And rotoscoping (cringe)

Oh, how I do despise rotoscoping.

With a flaming passion.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: NickKennedy88 on May 18, 2005, 05:28:38 PM
I saw the water it is awesome and amazing at the same time in space/time


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on June 21, 2005, 12:08:04 PM
Did some more filming. It was awesome.

We're totally kicking it into high gear. I'm hyped. (http://ideality.ccfilms.com/news/images/Rooftop1.jpg)


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Funk, E on June 21, 2005, 12:17:35 PM
Is that a hair dryer?


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on June 21, 2005, 12:23:50 PM
Hehe. Nope. It's actually an all too convincing replica of a Desert Eagle. But blurred, slightly. Possibly. It's easier to see other places.

Funny you should mention that, though. There's a running joke in some of our past movies about hair dryer's being used as guns in sci-fi movies.

It doesn't sound funny when I say it like that, though.  :D  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: wproductions on June 21, 2005, 02:47:43 PM
...It does look like a hair dryer though.  Cool, is that a part of Ideality toward the end?


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Fredrick Von Shwinkel on June 21, 2005, 03:30:11 PM
It in the middle of the final battle sequence, so yea its toward the "end" of the movie - but theres still alot that happens after it.


Funny you should ask about the hair dryer...we had a little mix up with the scene - we shot the whole thing with Sword using a hair drying, a giant spider with the sword and alexander with 5 legs...it was really late and we got confused...


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: NickKennedy88 on June 23, 2005, 08:52:02 AM
yeah this kinda sucks, i got a job and all=i get money and all, but i dont have a lot of time for filming. Well i havent this week. im kinda bummed. Nay, really bummed.  :bangHead!: oh well. Ian its summer and we havent done summerish stuff yet, same to you nick, i still die from laughing when i think back on when we saw starwars and you came out out of the theater crawing screaming "Why ani, Why" Made my year.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Fredrick Von Shwinkel on June 23, 2005, 02:56:04 PM
Please don't bring up sad moments in my life....


..... :D  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on July 07, 2005, 02:00:16 PM
(http://ideality.ccfilms.com/news/images/ending1.jpg)

Still from the shoot the other day.

More (and better) ones on the site.

Indeed.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on July 07, 2005, 02:30:37 PM
(http://ideality.ccfilms.com/news/images/ending2.jpg)

For some reason, I really like how this one turned out.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: starwalker on July 07, 2005, 02:46:58 PM
Looks good. So whats left for shooting, the greenscreen and that all?!?


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Fredrick Von Shwinkel on July 07, 2005, 08:12:59 PM
A fair amount is left - but in the next two weeks we have alot to do, but hey!


 - Evil Tower crush
 - Huge Iron dagger scene (unless we decide to shoot issac's parts earlier by themselves
 - Talkng with alexander (!!!)
 - Blimp fight, Freeway fight (Greenscre on the same day)


More details on everything that's left here (http://thebrbforums.com/index.php?act=ST&f=20&t=651&st=0#entry14181)
 


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: wproductions on July 07, 2005, 09:55:27 PM
Is that a 1950s camera?  That company bought out Ciro.  The original color was gray leather...


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on July 07, 2005, 10:22:30 PM
It is indeed gray leather.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: wproductions on July 07, 2005, 10:57:18 PM
Ian, what kind of video camera do you film with?  I have yet to see this stated.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on July 07, 2005, 11:18:24 PM
To be honest... whatever I can get my hands on.

My good ol' faithful camera just died on me (piece fell out), and until we fix it, we're using Nick.s  A Sony Digital8, same as mine.  :D  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Fredrick Von Shwinkel on July 07, 2005, 11:53:48 PM
the 1950's camera was so cool....


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: wproductions on July 15, 2005, 11:38:03 AM
Yeah, I have a Sony D8 too, not the best, but they work.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on July 16, 2005, 04:55:25 PM
Well, I know many of you read this on the Ideality site, but I figure there's gotta be SOMEONE around here who still cares, but just doesn't check the site.

Here we go:  :D

July 7th, 2005

QOTD: "The oreo is making him mess up!."

I'm sorry I haven't been updating this more. I really do try to.

Now, there have been rumors that Ideality will not actually get finished, as there has been a lack of updates and such.

This is not because there is nothing to report.

It's because we're doing so much for it, we literally haven't had TIME to report.

A few days ago we filmed over in Bothell, and that went well. Kinda.

It was the first day of our ever filming with an "Iron Daggonite" on site. THAT was indeed fun. Steve Bylsma and Jan Alamares (please contact me if I spelled that wrong) were the Iron Dagger. They were awesome. I mean, from the moment they arrived on set I was like, WOOT! Those are some of the toughest guys I know. And amazing fight choreographers.

Isaac came along too, but we had to stop filming before we got to his part. Which was highly unfortunate.

Nick LaFleur once again demonstrated his amazing eye for camera angles, and his amazing brain. Oh, that brain. How it amazes. It's actually been pretty fun. We've had to do a lot of thinking to make all of this stuff work, what with Isaac leaving for the Marines on Monday.

OH! That's right! That's the big news! We'd thought Isaac would be leaving the 25th or so... Nope! He's leaving the 18th. E'gads. We found out a few days ago. It was this that heralded the amazing filming spree. Which I shall now try to tell you about...

Well, the easiest way to tell you is this: We filmed, what I wanted to have 3 months to film, in 3 days. It involved staying up till 5 in the morning one day, and getting up 4 hours later to finish the job. It involved going to bed at midnight, and getting up at 5 a different morning, (And poor Isaac! He rode his bike the 5 miles to my house! At before 6 in the morning! E'gads!).

So yes. We have filmed, at last count, 10 scenes/sequences. It was totally nuts.

Isaac is working day and night on the background CG elements for the Freeway scene. I have no idea how the lad does it. He's just racin' the clock right now, seein' if he can animate and render out all of this stuff before the time runs out.

Note to all: This is an almost impossible task. Isaac is amazing.

Allright. Tons more stuff has happened, but we're leaving for vacation in 2 minutes, and I gotta go.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: wproductions on July 16, 2005, 05:02:23 PM
I already read this on the site.  Maybe if the date was different on it I wouldn't have thought it was an old post.  I do check the site, Ian. B)  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on July 16, 2005, 05:40:41 PM
Lol. Yeah. I sometimes put the wrong date.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: wproductions on July 16, 2005, 09:42:42 PM
Any Updates, Ian?


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on July 16, 2005, 09:59:58 PM
Well, besides filming until I died (we discovered we'd actually, over the past 5 days, filmed in every single hour of the day. I think. Yes.)

But I've been doing quite a bit of greenscreen work. I think I'm gonna see if I can get the effects group back up and running. We're ready to go!!!!

But besides that, I've been working on the trailer.

It's intense. And awesome.

In fact, I'm wondering if we should make it less awesome, as I don't think the movie could ever live up to the awesomeness which the trailer presents it as currently, which could lead to a lot of dissapointment.  :doh:

 :P  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: JohnMoore on July 17, 2005, 02:13:56 AM
Lookin' good Ian!

I love deadlines...

Particularly that whooshing sound they make as they go flying by...


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on July 18, 2005, 09:02:11 AM
Lol. Oh man.

Wait... what's that from? That's amazingly familiar.

Oh! That's right! Ford, from Hitchhikers.

How I love that book. :)


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: djr33 on July 21, 2005, 04:27:24 AM
I just want to say that I know the trailer is going to be awesome, right Ian? I can't wait til you finish it :) Shall be released next Thursday.... 1 week :)


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on July 23, 2005, 02:08:56 PM
Ehh, again, don't get your expectations too high.

Remember, we're just some teens makin' a movie for a good time. If you watch it with that in mind, I think you'll enjoy it, but if you're expecting much more... I just don't want this to be anticlimatic. :)

I missed the mailman for today, but tomorrow first thing in the morning I'm putting the DVD in the mailbox.

Dang! I wonder how that's gonna work out. Cause tomorrow's Sunday.

We'll make something work.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: CyberCitizen on July 23, 2005, 02:14:00 PM
Not to worry, Ian. Consider your audience: we're just some teens watchin' a movie for a good time.
  Both parties will be made happy, I'm sure.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: wproductions on July 30, 2005, 01:20:02 AM
Ian...the Ideality trailer was awesome!  

I've watched it like 5+ times now... B)


I like when the spider first comes in behind her.  I like the title at the end.

The music fits well.  All of the effects are awesome.  Good narration.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on August 01, 2005, 11:11:31 PM
Sweet! Thanks! The new version is now posted. I think I'll start a thread.

And, since the old version was deleted, but I really like the image....


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: R2D2Rules on August 10, 2005, 10:50:04 AM
Ian, your trailer was ridiculous...ly awesome! :))

do you know when the actual movie is coming out? :huh:

kevin and i really wan to know and/or see it :D  :woot:  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on September 01, 2005, 05:44:55 PM
New Image Correction Thingy (http://ideality.ccfilms.com/production/clrcrtion/complex/index.htm)

I think it's pretty cool.

Yeah. So you should look at it. If at all interested.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: djr33 on September 01, 2005, 10:19:58 PM
About the release, Ian has answered this before as basically sometime in the future. Its obviously a big project, so it is hard to guess when it will be done.

However, look for it coming to theBRB theater before the end of the year ;)


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: mackan on September 02, 2005, 06:35:03 AM
Quote
I think it's pretty cool.
Rightly so!

For one that doesn't do these things - do you have to go through that process for EVERY frame in the shot, or can you automate it somehow?

(I do understand this question just shows how little I know about these things...)

The end result looks sweet, though!


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on September 02, 2005, 01:09:25 PM
Heh. Yeah, if you were to use a program like Photoshop (which could also do this effect) you'd have to do it to every frame (unless if you used filmstrip mode or something), but after effects is cool in that it allows you to make all these changes to every single frame in the video.

Which is nice.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: afrosk8er88 on September 02, 2005, 01:10:15 PM
Quote
For one that doesn't do these things - do you have to go through that process for EVERY frame in the shot, or can you automate it somehow?
With the program he's using, and most like it, no.

Adobe AfterEffects is the one a lot of people (including myself) like to use. It's like Photoshop in multiple frames. You add properties to and edit the entire video clip instead of one frame.

And I must agree: it's some pretty awesome stuff.

Edit:
Crap. Ian beat me to the explanation while i was typing.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Fredrick Von Shwinkel on September 06, 2005, 09:08:13 PM
Ian did you ever get that footage of Alexander doing his news address to the town (about sword terrorizing the city and whatnot) that we filmed in your house, imported??? JUST thought about that. I still have it but we had the whole "bad tape" problem...I can't really figure it out. I'm sure its a problem with the tape though...

I feel like there must be some way around it, because the footage is still there...something is just messing with it (remember we could see boxes with OTHER footage recorded later in the tape ontop of the footage of issac?)

remember?

Did we ever get that imported?  :doh:  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on September 28, 2005, 07:53:44 PM
Actually, we refilmed that. It turned out nice. I already greenscreened it.


So... life is goin' slow.

Ideality website is down. Hopefully not for long. Jeremy's changing the CCFIlm's site host, and Ideality got lost in the mix. He's takin' a while, but apparently he's getting the URL "www.idealitymovie.com" instead of "http://ideality.ccfilms.com", and it costs 10 bucks, so who can complain? :)

We haven't filmed a BIT lately, but a lot of post stuff is goin' on. I just kinda stopped updating because, in all honesty, I don't want to give it away.

The ending is now a surprise, to, like, everyone. Like, it's a NEW ending. Sweet. Nevermind.

So yeah. POSSIBLE filming this weekend. Hopefully, I hope.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: djr33 on September 28, 2005, 08:03:16 PM
Nos espacio es tu espacio, si lo necisitas.

(Our space if your space, if you need it.)

'til the host is back, lemme know if you need something temporarily.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on September 28, 2005, 09:09:41 PM
That's why we all love the BRB.  :D  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on November 03, 2005, 05:22:56 PM
Allright Jeremy... we have a "No Go" from Jeremy regarding the site.

Are you still willing to host temporarily? Or, conceivably, for longer?

As it is now, it's only 15 mb, and I don't see it getting much larger.

Although, if needed, I could make it smaller.

oh man. I love you guys.  


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: wproductions on November 03, 2005, 05:42:38 PM
Um.....why a "no go" for the website?    


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on November 03, 2005, 05:45:26 PM
He says he's too busy to lend me the filespace.

I didn't press it :) He's already done so much.


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: NickKennedy88 on November 03, 2005, 08:39:08 PM
boo


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: starwalker on November 03, 2005, 08:45:32 PM
I can host it if you want, I have alot of space, just send me a message on aim if you want to...preludextoxlife...


Title: General Stuffs
Post by: Mrdodobird on December 20, 2005, 08:01:06 PM
HAHA!!!

So many updates!

Life is insane.... Really. Check out my blog thingy...blog thingy! (http://mrdodobird.blogspot.com/). I think one person reads it a day. Which is good.

So for the past 2 days, I've worked on Ideality nonstop. It's insane. I've finished so much. I JUST MIGHT finish by Jan! If I'm lucky! Yeaho!

Oh man. This is hardcore. So much stuff getting finished.

The site's back up....

CLICK HERE! (http://www.themaraudersmap.com/ideality/) Update your bookmarks! If you have em!

Yeah, so some of the site is down. I need to talk to you about that, it was my bad. I'm horrible at this kind of stuff.  (The production Section)

But yeah, excluding the music, this will be done by the end of the year, which means that as Jeremy works on the music, I can work on the DVD. Hopefully it'll be released online in a couple months, along with the DVD! (though I haven't figured out how I'll do that yet).

Well. I'm gonna go. I'll post some stills soon. Just wanted ya all to know it's still goin!

With any luck, we're filming Thursday!