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Old 19-07-2008, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Now on Youtube - "2055: Voyage to Mars" - Home made model effects

Hey everyone!

At long last my college film that I've been telling you about is on you tube.

You might want to click "Watch in high quality" at the bottom right of the video.
You also might have to turn your brightness up if you want to actually see some of the stars!

I hope you enjoy it.

You can watch it here...


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Old 19-07-2008, 10:48 PM   #2
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Absolutely stunning! You did an phenomenal job. Your choice of music leant an air of grandeur that truly enhanced your excellent model work.







(A rewatching found your credit to the Forum. Too cool!)
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Old 19-07-2008, 10:48 PM   #3
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Excellent stuff. Congratulations! There's obviously a lot of love gone into this.. it translates to screen too.
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Old 19-07-2008, 10:52 PM   #4
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Very good.

Inspired by Derek Meddings... and in fairness, quite a bit by Stanley Kubrick.
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Old 19-07-2008, 11:56 PM   #5
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I've been looking forward to this one for weeks! It was an absolute treat!! Can I be the first to join the fan club?? Fantastic work!!
Happy Moon Day everyone!!
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Old 20-07-2008, 01:00 AM   #6
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Well worth the wait, David! Congratulations!!!!!
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Old 20-07-2008, 04:15 AM   #7
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There's no standing ovation emoticon so take it as read . I loved the 2001 references and the music. It fitted beautifully as it did for 2001. My kids watched as I did and there were lots of wows and so forth. I hope you got and High Distinction for it.
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Old 20-07-2008, 04:30 AM   #8
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The Blue Danube over Mars was an interesting touch.
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Old 20-07-2008, 11:09 AM   #9
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That was excellent , really superb stuff . Well worth the wait , thankyou.
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Old 20-07-2008, 12:10 PM   #10
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Quite Wonderful and hopefully will inspire others to do the same.
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Old 20-07-2008, 01:01 PM   #11
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That was good.

Nae maessin. Really enjoyed that. Akmost had a lump in my throat. Seriously good stuff.
Hope I can match the level of skill here.
I liked the capsule re-entry. Reminded me of the animated series Battle of the Planets- there was a clip in the titles of a capsule reentering atmosphere! How did you manange to get the friction and heat effects?


Excellent stuff.
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Old 20-07-2008, 01:01 PM   #12
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That was good.

Nae maessin. Really enjoyed that. Almost had a lump in my throat. Seriously good stuff.
Hope I can match the level of skill here.
I liked the capsule re-entry. Reminded me of the animated series Battle of the Planets- there was a clip in the titles of a capsule reentering atmosphere! How did you manange to get the friction and heat effects?


Excellent stuff.
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Old 20-07-2008, 01:27 PM   #13
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Wow!
That was great!
Great fun to watch,congratulations David!


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Really beautiful work. My favorite bit was the rover scattering debris onto the camera lens as it drove by. The re entry sequence was great as well.

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Old 20-07-2008, 06:22 PM   #15
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Very good.
Understatement of the forum ?

I knew there was something happening today, but that was much more than I ever expected from your earlier work in progress posts. The editing and composition of the shots, and their timing to the soundtrack showed an understanding of cinematic storytelling that was incredibly assured. Who needs CG !
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Old 20-07-2008, 06:43 PM   #16
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Great stuff, very well done indeed.
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Very nice!
I liked the dirt splatter on the lens being used as a cue to cut to several months later.
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dam , that was good. congratulations on a wonderful piece of work in all aspects of the film.
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...I was just wondering yesterday how to do the little flakes of separation debris on something at this level, and here they are! How did you do that?
It used to be done with flakes of the insulating board from inside old vacuum valves (the kind used in old electronics). They had a reflective quality and were very light - ideal for this.
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Old 20-07-2008, 09:56 PM   #20
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Thanks so much!! I'm chuffed that you all enjoyed it. Thanks for all your kind comments!

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I was just wondering yesterday how to do the little flakes of separation debris on something at this level, and here they are! How did you do that?
I used tiny tiny little bits of tin foil rolled to look like a little flake of debris. i then filmed it falling from all sorts of angles and composited it in later with the "screen" function (which is just the same principle as double exposure).

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My mum's steamer!

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Inspired by Derek Meddings... and in fairness, quite a bit by Stanley Kubrick
Yes, very true! I perhaps could've put "Inspired by Stanley Kubrick" as well but I think I just wanted to put Meddings because it's really his work that started me along this whole track, and the principles that I've learned from him were the basis of the techniques I used.

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The editing and composition of the shots, and their timing to the soundtrack showed an understanding of cinematic storytelling that was incredibly assured. Who needs CG !
Thats very kind AT, thanks very much!

Same goes to all of you guys, you're very encouraging. Thanks for all the help and answers you gave - for example, the parachute at the end was a link from someone on here.
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