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Liquid_Cow
2009-02-21, 17:22
While not my first vid, it is the first one done the way I wanted to...

Its a story vid of a disgruntled American who's unit is stations in a quiet, abandoned city (Karbala) with a tragic ending.

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Salah ad Din
2009-02-21, 18:00
woot, thats me taking out the cache and observing from the FOB (and being blown up)

Aquiller
2009-02-21, 18:21
Nice one!

NickO
2009-02-21, 18:40
Mah Littlebird!

Love the video :D

ReadMenace
2009-02-21, 19:29
Really well done... Is the monologue adapted from somewhere else?

-REad

Keeper-of-Styx
2009-02-21, 19:50
Nice video.
Is that background music from LOTR? Or am I just crazy?

McBumLuv
2009-02-21, 21:29
Nice :)

Only possible critisism on editing would be that the explosion was a bit more like a *pop* than a BOOM, and that a slight camera shake would've been cool when the Hummvee and logistics truck rolled out, though just slightly, more like a vibration.

Otherwise the narrating was great, I'd love to see you make a longer one, with the more detailed story of a single battle, rather than the telling of the entire story. One chapter at a time you might say.

CareBear
2009-02-21, 21:53
really nice =D

and loved the use of the Lord of the Rings music :D

Incomplete Spork
2009-02-21, 22:28
I think there should have been a abit more action

M_Striker
2009-02-21, 23:46
Good narrating and good video, but I don't think the Lord of the Rings music fit the movie one bit...

Liquid_Cow
2009-02-22, 00:44
Thank you for all the feed back...

The narration is an original script read by me. To be honest, when I started the project I had no intention of making it so "dark" in its tale, it just went that way.

That is LOTR sound track stuff, Aragon's Theme, Two Tower theme, Riders of Rohan, it was the best orchestral music I had on hand which suited the video as it developed.

Luv, I agree, the problem is that sort of stuff is incredibly difficult to get in BR w/o it looking cheesy. I didn't have access to that sort of an effect in post production with the software I was using. As for the sound, if you've ever heard a real military grade explosive, that's actually pretty close to how it sounds. The explosion of the cache was a "Hollywood" explosion.

All the video was shot from a partial BR file, the reason there was no good battle scene was the damned insurgents were hiding and wouldn't come out and play. Later in the match there was a hell of a battle and a great scene where my Hummer got popped by an RPG, but I didn't DL that part of the BR before the 24 hour timer ran out and the file was cleared from the server.

Don't worry though, next movie will be more of an action flick! ;)

McBumLuv
2009-02-22, 01:01
Luv, I agree, the problem is that sort of stuff is incredibly difficult to get in BR w/o it looking cheesy. I didn't have access to that sort of an effect in post production with the software I was using. As for the sound, if you've ever heard a real military grade explosive, that's actually pretty close to how it sounds. The explosion of the cache was a "Hollywood" explosion.

Aw well, You + Sony Vegas or something like that would be amazing :p

I know explosions aren't as pronounced as they are in hollywood, but are they really that quiet sounding? There goes my previous assumption :|

Priby
2009-02-22, 02:00
Really good!
But like Luv said the hmmvee explosion (and the pkm) sounded weird.

Edit: Im slow.

Liquid_Cow
2009-02-22, 02:45
Here's a couple of real IED videos, ADULT LANGUAGE WARNING lots of swearing, but you get to hear how dull the explosion sounds.

YouTube - Failed IED Attack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFcQs5KxHgs&feature=related)
YouTube - IED in Afghanistan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8n3faiZLCE&feature=related)

The actual sound of an explosion depends on the setting, echoes are a big part of it, and remember, this is a "movie" I didn't use the in-game sound, I wanted a sharp punctuation to the tension of the scene. A longer echoing explosion would have also made editing issues, as the echoes would still be going on when the 2nd shot detonation occured.

Having actually witnessed live ordinance in use, I've got to say its kinda a let down after growing up on Rambo and Red Dawn.