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« on: February 13, 2005, 03:33:16 PM »

Basically, yesterday, a buddy and I came up with this dumb movie idea. We really wanted to do a 60 hour film, but there wasn't any conests going on anywhere, so we decided, "what the heck... let's do one anyways".

We came up with the idea at 4PM EST yesterday, and we filmed it for 4PM to 6PM EST (we like, came up with the idea AS we filmed....it's was hilarious!) The movie turned out TERRIBLE! What we had was horrible...

I was almost planning to throw it away, then I came up with an idea for the ending that totally changed the entire thing from a serious movie to a total comedy... I won't give it away. Anyways, I just came back from his house filmming (for about 1 and a half hours) the ending of this movie.

So anyways, It's dumb, it's stupid, it's a 60 hour film!!! I hope to be done before the 60 hours wears up (I'm self imposing a time limit on myself cuz I think it'll be fun).

The movie isn't done yet, but it'll be released before 4AM EST tommorrow!
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2005, 02:56:12 PM »

Time's up!  Tongue  
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2005, 03:07:30 PM »

The movie isn't done yet, but it'll be released before 4AM EST tommorrow!

He's a liar! Hey, everybody! CCFilms is a liar! A big fat liar!
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2005, 05:08:22 PM »

oh crap. I MEANT 4AM EST Tuesday... I wasn't thinking. 4AM Tuesday. That's the end of the 60 hours... sorry. I was like thinking like "hmmm. 4 AM tommorrow since I'll be working on it tommorrow", but I didn't mean LAST night, I mean TONIGHT at 4AM (which is 4AM Tuesday). hehe. 4PM Saturday to 4AM Tuesday = 60 hours

Anyways, I'm almost done editing, and very much AHED of schedule. I just got done writing the music (yes, it's got an original score) and I just have to make the credits and add some small finishing touches. Should be up in about 1-3 hours. Cheesy

*I'm not a liar*

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2005, 08:46:24 PM »

I feel like a dork for saying this but...

...I am 100% done with the movie (I deleted all of my project files and source footage just to make sure i don't go back and edit it)... but, i can't upload the movie tonight. My internet is going slow, I have to go to bed (my mom is literally shutting the internet off NOW)...

...I promise with all my heart that I am done and I will not add even one frame to the footage (I even got the Sor3 file rendered)...but, you all are going to have to wait til tommorrow to see the movie. I will upload it ASAP tommorrow. I PROMISE!!!

....and please, believe me....it's done! I'm not taking any extra time to edit it!

SEE YOU ALL TOMMORROW!
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2005, 11:02:50 AM »

OK. I rendered this file last night and uploaded it this morning.

However, I didn't actually watch the file (the quicktime file) until today, and I noticed that there was a slight audio problem. The problem is NON-EXISTANT in the stereo version of the movie, but because I made my quicktime file mono, the problem exists. What the problem is is, the one scene where the dude is in front of his computer, absolutely NO sound effects or dialog or heard. This is a problem with my microphone: When combining stereo to mono (50-50), all audio signal is lost. However, when taking just the left channel or jsut the right channel and making THAT channel mono, you can hear the audio just fine. Like I said, this problem is totally non-existant in the stereo uncompressed version of the movie, but it is a problem with the mono quicktime version. I'll be putting a fixed version of the movie online tommorrow. It's really a simple 5 minute fix (seriously).

The missing dialog is as follows:
"What? Death Clock?"
"Februrary 14th?"
"That's today...what?"


One other problem is, my mom shut off the internet again as I was 98% done uploading the file, so the last 2% of the movie is missing at the end. Sorry guys. Sad The last 2% is actually a funny part where my buddy randomly shoots ME in the head. It was really an outtake that I decided to leave in the movie.





I feel kinda like a flake releasing this... but I do wanna show what I did in just 60 hours. (really, I only spent about 24 hours of actual work on this movie). I will provide you all with the "60 hour cut" of this movie... the version that I had rendered last night before I went to bed. REMEMBER... The audio problem is non-existant in the stereo version - the audio is still there, just not in this quicktime version.

You can download the 60 hour cut of the movie here (13MB)

A fixed version (both in quicktime and STEREO 32Khz DIVX format) will be online either tommorrow or the next day.

Again, so sorry. Sad
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2005, 01:00:01 PM »

um,  I'll  just  wait  until  the  fixed  version  is  released,  because  I  don't  want  to  see  a  film  missing  it's  ending,  or  without  sound  at  times,  so  will  the  final  film  be  done  soon,  Jeremy?
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2005, 05:55:40 PM »

OK. It's all done. Just click on either the link above, or this one (they go to the same file):

CLICK HERE TO WATCH "YOURSELF" (13MB)



Answer's to FAQs:
"Yourself" is the name of the bear...
The Manchurian Candidate is the movie...

NOW GO WATCH IT!

remember, it's just a 60 hour film, not some elaborate production that I have devoted a small part of my life to making. haha!


edit: also, the weird parts where the screen becomes "green", that's a problem with the Sorenson 3 format. It doesn't do that in the DivX or DV versions (of which, are not online yet)... everything else it the final cut though. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2005, 05:57:51 PM »

Lol. Good movie.

Really weird, but good movie.

As far as the FAQ goes, who else asked those questions besides me?  Tongue

Very well done 24p and color correction.

Really weird.

Good movie.  
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2005, 08:45:13 AM »

Question; Why does it look so graining? Is it because of the color correction or the 24 fps look? Or maybe it's the compression?
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2005, 10:47:20 AM »

Neither. It's my video camera. Take a look look at the pics below...

It gets more grainy in other low lighting conditions. Also, the color correction does slightly intensify the grainyness. Also, I sharpen my footage. I'd rather have my footage look grainy (and in my opinion my filmic) than have it be unordinarily blurry). ALSO, yet another factor is the tape I used....I used a tape that has been recorded to NUMEROUS times (same tape I did No Greater Love with) and for some freakish reason, this tape is very grainy.... the pics below show this as well.

It's mostly the camera and sharpening though. If I had a better camera, there would be less grain, and in turn, no need to sharpen the footage.

Also, because of my bad lighting conditions, I have to compensate in the NLE with Gamma to brighten the image to reasonable levels.
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2005, 10:47:58 AM »

Here's with all the jazz applied
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2005, 10:54:08 AM »

I've never really understood why you sharpen your footage.  It creates halos and really aggravates the issues  and artifacts your footage has in the first place (are you still shooting on Digital8?  I can't remember.).

That said:  Lighting is your friend.  Buy a cheap lighting rig, and work that baby.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2005, 11:06:44 AM »

Yah, I shoot digital 8.

The reason I sharpen is cuz I really cant stand how blurry my footage looks. I know it creates haloing, but I just prefer my footage to be sharper. guess I'm weird, huh? hehe.

YES, I DO need to buy some lights. That's like on my list of things to get (Along with an Alesis QS8.x keyboard for composing music scores).


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edit: actually the reason why i sharpen is cuz when I de-interlace, I lose some resolution, and it annoys me...so sharpening seems to give it back. Compare those two pics. The two pic is totally interlaced. The bottom one is de-interlaced and sharpened. I'd prefer to have my footage be "p" instead of "i", so that's really why I sharpen.


If you notice these two pics (from Armed Conflict) the sharpened image looks a zillion times crisper than the deinterlaced unsharpened pic:

De-interlaced - unsharpened - original color straight of the Digital8 camera:


De-interlaced - sharpened - color corrected:
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2005, 11:12:41 AM »

I suppose, but the sharpening DOES make things look very unnatural and just adds to the artifacting you're already getting--nevermind what havoc it may be doing to your precious 24p motion blur.  I think that the footage looks much better with the blur--it helps cut down on the prevalence of the artifacts.  Would you, just for me, put up a color-corrected (and all that jazz...) version of that shot without the sharpening?
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