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Postby Saint of Sinners » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:35 pm

I think the crowded scenes are artistically licensed. They are trying to portray the enormity of the battle. This isn't some little skirmish we're looking at. Think D-Day at Normandy. If they were realistically spread out the scene would lose its intensity.
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Postby Lawgiver » Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:24 am

Saint of Sinners wrote:I think the crowded scenes are artistically licensed. They are trying to portray the enormity of the battle. This isn't some little skirmish we're looking at. Think D-Day at Normandy. If they were realistically spread out the scene would lose its intensity.

Agreed.
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Postby Typhoon » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:53 am

Lawgiver wrote:
Saint of Sinners wrote:I think the crowded scenes are artistically licensed. They are trying to portray the enormity of the battle. This isn't some little skirmish we're looking at. Think D-Day at Normandy. If they were realistically spread out the scene would lose its intensity.

Agreed.


And since it is a short film not a full length film they have to pack a lot in in a smaller span of time.
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Postby General Edwin Amis » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:11 am

Well I say it could be worse. But I won't be happy if the movie looks like this. This looks like it could have been a TV show. The Mechs looked pretty good in some shots, but less so in others.

What I really hope is that they get some really fine actors to do the movie. Sure, what the film looks like is very important, but it'll be the quality of the story and the characters that I'll be watching for, and will really make or break this movie for me.
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Postby IAMCLANWOLF » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:31 pm

IMHO I don't think we should expect the greatest acting, or the greatest CG of this movie. It's not a hollywood film funded by someone with deep pockets, though as I said in my first post mabie someone with a vision will see this film and realise that there is great potential in a full length feature film with a large budget...
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Postby General Edwin Amis » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:25 pm

Well that's why we can onl hope that we get a big-budget film. Now its not that I think low-budget films are crappy, but this particular kind of film needs to be big-budget to work.

Peter Jackson got lucky with the LOTR and got the chance to make a real film that everyone loved, not just fans. Maybe the same will happen to this film.
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Postby Justicar » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:39 pm

Lawgiver wrote:
Saint of Sinners wrote:I think the crowded scenes are artistically licensed. They are trying to portray the enormity of the battle. This isn't some little skirmish we're looking at. Think D-Day at Normandy. If they were realistically spread out the scene would lose its intensity.

Agreed.


Then we're just going to have to agree to disagree on this. It looks utterly retarded. So retarded that I won't bother watching the final version. Why would I? It completely ruins the suspension of belief.
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Postby Lawgiver » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:34 pm

Justicar wrote:
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Saint of Sinners wrote:I think the crowded scenes are artistically licensed. They are trying to portray the enormity of the battle. This isn't some little skirmish we're looking at. Think D-Day at Normandy. If they were realistically spread out the scene would lose its intensity.

Agreed.


Then we're just going to have to agree to disagree on this. It looks utterly retarded. So retarded that I won't bother watching the final version. Why would I? It completely ruins the suspension of belief.

No offense, but you must not be able to watch many films after seeing the previews if you can't suspend reality then.
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Postby IAMCLANWOLF » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:49 pm

Justicar wrote:Then we're just going to have to agree to disagree on this.



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Postby General Edwin Amis » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:51 pm

Lawgiver wrote:
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Saint of Sinners wrote:I think the crowded scenes are artistically licensed. They are trying to portray the enormity of the battle. This isn't some little skirmish we're looking at. Think D-Day at Normandy. If they were realistically spread out the scene would lose its intensity.

Agreed.


Then we're just going to have to agree to disagree on this. It looks utterly retarded. So retarded that I won't bother watching the final version. Why would I? It completely ruins the suspension of belief.

No offense, but you must not be able to watch many films after seeing the previews if you can't suspend reality then.


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Postby joepsycho » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:15 pm

I'll say one thing for the mechs appearence, they may look a bit plastic, but the scenes where there are actors interacting with vehicles and mechs, the didn't try to beef up the look of their actuall sets to look more realistic.

If anything that should show the degree of consistency they are using in making this film.

I've seen films, where the CGI vehicles look nothing like the actuall prop vehicles they use in real shots.


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Postby General Edwin Amis » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:19 pm

I guess consistency is important....
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Postby joepsycho » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:46 pm

It is.

If they want us to buy the fact that the mechs look plastic, then I think it's good film making if they make all shots of mechs and vehicles look that way.

If the CGI is inconsistent with the real shot props, it makes us feel even more that its a movie. and destroys the illusion of the film.

perfect examples of this would be all those B-horror movies from the 70s and early 80s. it looks fake.

However in this movie trailer, they show people actually interacting with real shot props, and CGI. The Kerensky woman in the MadCat is especially flawless in the way she moves with the CGI cockpit.

The same goes for the green APC that thos e2 men walk out of. it doesn't look real, but they make a definate effort to try to get you to think that this is every day looking thing for these people. Not only in the way they act, but in the way it is filmed.

All I'm saying, is even though it doesn't look all that real, the makers of this film get an A+ for effort. My hopes are pretty high for the finished product.

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Postby Deluge » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:43 am

I am just happy to have a Mech related movie.
Not that many producers lined up to do Mech movies.... I'll take what I can get and will wear a huge smile no matter how good or bad it turns out.
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Postby Justicar » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:23 pm

Lawgiver wrote:
Justicar wrote:
Lawgiver wrote:
Saint of Sinners wrote:I think the crowded scenes are artistically licensed. They are trying to portray the enormity of the battle. This isn't some little skirmish we're looking at. Think D-Day at Normandy. If they were realistically spread out the scene would lose its intensity.

Agreed.


Then we're just going to have to agree to disagree on this. It looks utterly retarded. So retarded that I won't bother watching the final version. Why would I? It completely ruins the suspension of belief.

No offense, but you must not be able to watch many films after seeing the previews if you can't suspend reality then.


Wow. Looking for a fight, eh? No thanks. Go back under your bridge.
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Postby Lawgiver » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:42 pm

Justicar wrote:
Lawgiver wrote:
Justicar wrote:
Lawgiver wrote:
Saint of Sinners wrote:I think the crowded scenes are artistically licensed. They are trying to portray the enormity of the battle. This isn't some little skirmish we're looking at. Think D-Day at Normandy. If they were realistically spread out the scene would lose its intensity.

Agreed.


Then we're just going to have to agree to disagree on this. It looks utterly retarded. So retarded that I won't bother watching the final version. Why would I? It completely ruins the suspension of belief.

No offense, but you must not be able to watch many films after seeing the previews if you can't suspend reality then.


Wow. Looking for a fight, eh? No thanks. Go back under your bridge.

No sir I'm not. Have a good day.

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Postby General Edwin Amis » Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:01 pm

Now hold on a sec! Someone might get a mere flesh wound!
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Postby Typhoon » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:58 pm

Lawgiver wrote:
Justicar wrote:
Lawgiver wrote:
Justicar wrote:
Lawgiver wrote:
Saint of Sinners wrote:I think the crowded scenes are artistically licensed. They are trying to portray the enormity of the battle. This isn't some little skirmish we're looking at. Think D-Day at Normandy. If they were realistically spread out the scene would lose its intensity.

Agreed.


Then we're just going to have to agree to disagree on this. It looks utterly retarded. So retarded that I won't bother watching the final version. Why would I? It completely ruins the suspension of belief.

No offense, but you must not be able to watch many films after seeing the previews if you can't suspend reality then.


Wow. Looking for a fight, eh? No thanks. Go back under your bridge.

No sir I'm not. Have a good day.

p.s. The toll is 3 gold pieces. All funds raised go to the BTU T-shirt fund. ;)


Okay, and let's let that be the END of the above. :x

Now, back to the regular scheduled posts. :D
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Postby Rhoubhe » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:02 pm

Hey!! No fighting here!!!

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Postby Lawgiver » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:33 am

Who's fighting? :D
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Postby General Edwin Amis » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:08 pm

*shifty eyes*

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Postby joepsycho » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:17 am

Lawgiver does have a point as far as reality is concerned.

Like I said earlier, even though it is a movie with mechs, and well quite frankly a science fiction movie.

If an audience is going to buy the concept of a basically unrealistic concept like the battlemech, then they have to make all other aspects as realistic as possible. if you keep reminding the audience that this isn't real, then it makes it hard to focus on the things that matter when telling a story.

I'm gonna watch the finished product, and I probably will enjoy it too, but I would like to be immpressed rather than merely entertained. but that's just me.

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Postby Typhoon » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:10 am

joepsycho wrote:Lawgiver does have a point as far as reality is concerned.

Like I said earlier, even though it is a movie with mechs, and well quite frankly a science fiction movie.

If an audience is going to buy the concept of a basically unrealistic concept like the battlemech, then they have to make all other aspects as realistic as possible. if you keep reminding the audience that this isn't real, then it makes it hard to focus on the things that matter when telling a story.

I'm gonna watch the finished product, and I probably will enjoy it too, but I would like to be immpressed rather than merely entertained. but that's just me.

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Joe, I understand what you are saying and if this was a Steven Spielberg or other noted Hollywood bigwig I would say you are bang on but this is a student production with a limited budget so they have to make do with what they can afford. Although, I must say I find this a whole lot better than the effects in "Sky Captain" and some other well known movies.

I am impressed that they have done as much as they have for a school project. Would I like something more realistic? You bet, but I like what they have done so far despite the obvious shortcomings.
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Postby spectre327` » Sat May 06, 2006 12:37 pm

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Postby Deathstrike » Mon May 08, 2006 10:21 pm

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