My "Invasion" Quadrilogy

WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast
edited July 2017 in Show off

This is the trailer I quickly knocked up (using iMovie) for the third installment of my Invasion trilogy....named "Homeworld". Still using Hitfilm Ultimate 2.0. Each week I discover some new effect or technique. Gold help me when I start using the newer versions (which I have).

The completed film should be finished in three weeks.

 

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  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,219 Ambassador
    edited August 2016

     Looking forward to it! That'll teach those aliens not to invade out of boredom! 

    Paul, you might have noticed that the Movie Wall is gone (in favor of this new User Gallery Forum). Maybe toss parts one and two in here so everyone's caught up for the big finale?

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast
    edited August 2016

    Thanks for that Triem 23 :)

    Okay.....I made my first little movie (Invasion) using FXhome's old VisionLab software a few years ago. Whilst it was the best I could do at the time (using real kit models), I was quite limited by what camera shots I could do with them. So immediately after I finished the film, I began delving into Hitfilm Ultimate 2's capabilities, and realized 3D models were the way to go, so I "re-edited" my film (thus calling it "Invasion 2014) and replaced 99% of the kit models for CGI ones (and tossed in a couple of other 3D models for good measure). I also made great use of the motion tracking feature (which is a Godsend). Unfortunately I didn't use the tracking on my alien's eyes (as I had by then tossed all my original footage)....so they wobble quite a bit. I made up for it though by tracking their eyes in the sequel :) So......this was my first little film -

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

    The second installment of my trilogy was "Operation: Assassination".  By this time I was solely just shooting with my iPad, and filming actors only at their convenience, hence it took so long to make (as I hate encroaching on people's free time). I'm the only nerd in this group :). Also, most scenes were a blue screen environment (as us amateurs didn't want to go to real locations wearing those silly costumes). With this one, I started to explore the "Particles Engine" stuff, so a couple of scenes feature some very primitive shots using that. So this is how it turned out - 

  • JMcAllisterJMcAllister Website User Posts: 599 Just Starting Out

    "I am the master."

    "Only a master of disaster!"

    haha. nice one.

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

    LOL.....ahhh yes......I tried to make it as schlocky and "B" Grade as possible :) I didn't realize people watched that far into the movie....haha. Thanks for noticing :)

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast
    edited September 2016

    Watch this space.........better version of my movie to be uploaded shortly.

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,219 Ambassador

    Yes! I'll be watching this tonight! 

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

    Actually, in my haste to finish this film, I uploaded it before realizing I had made some editing errors.....which I am correcting now. So, a new version will be added here soon.

    (Doesn't mean you need to watch it again, as I am probably the only one that can see my errors....lol)

  • Andy001zAndy001z Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,863 Ambassador

    @WedgeOz Well that is some impressive amount of work you did there, not had time to view it all, I'll wait until tonight, however the trailer above has some very slick looking titles, liking those a lot. If anything they might be a tad professional for the rest of the production (not that I'm knocking it, but the titles look big budget TV).

  • kevin_nkevin_n Website User Posts: 1,913 Enthusiast

    This is fantastic! :)

  • KirstieTKirstieT Staff Administrator, Moderator, Website User Posts: 1,053 Staff

    Looking forward to seeing the new edited version of this! :) 

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

    Awwww...thanks guys! Hopefully this link is much better (though my friends didn't notice the errors in the first one.....I certainly could....lol)

  • KirstieTKirstieT Staff Administrator, Moderator, Website User Posts: 1,053 Staff

    @WedgeOz Imma make sure to watch this over the weekend (didn't realise it was a 34 minute beast!)

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

     @KirstieT  Haha...yes sorry about that. This is why it took me 20 months, and also the reason why I cut 4 scenes out of it. Started to get out of hand :)

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,219 Ambassador

     Worth the work, Paul. You already know I love this series. 

    So...Invasion IV, the Odyssey? 

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

    Ha! Actually it was you Triem that suggested I do this third one a couple of years ago. I vowed I wouldn't do a fourth.....but......I feel strangely compelled to.....lol.

    Stay tuned :)

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,219 Ambassador

    Paul, I think you'd started Homeworld. I just encouraged you to finish it.

    I wasn't expecting you to leave it on a cliffhanger.

    You know, if it really does take a century for "Paul" and "Luke" to get back, time dilation will keep them unchanged, but I wonder if "Mrs. Paul" would have been locked in cryo by the computer to shut her up from everytime she came around to ask where her husband and son are. Just sayin'...

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

    You have no idea how close you are to the story I am thinking up Triem :)

    Time to jot down some notes :)

  • Aladdin4dAladdin4d Moderator Website User, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,509 Enthusiast

    Oh you definitely need to make this a trilogy in four parts!

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

    It's gonna happen.......thanks for the encouragement :)

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast
    edited September 2016
  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,219 Ambassador
  • Andy001zAndy001z Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,863 Ambassador

     Yep nice looking logo...

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

    A recent visit to an airport gave me the opportunity to film the first shot of Episode IV.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1l91WAoR6WcZk1YZ2l6YkV0ZGc

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,219 Ambassador

    Booyah! Blowing things up! 

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

    Just wanted to thank Hitfilm as my little amateurish movie has been accepted to be screened at the 1st Annual
    Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival In India.

    (In the Mobile Phone/Device category).

    Small things....but made my day. Thanks guys :)

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,219 Ambassador

    That's pretty cool! There's nothing like actually walking into a full-on theater to watch your own work. 

    Part 1, 2, 3, or all of it? 

  • WedgeOzWedgeOz Website User Posts: 204 Enthusiast

    Haha.....just the third one, as I thought the effects were "cleaner" in that one. It is after all, an "effects fest" and not much on storyline. For all I know I am the only submission in that category....but doesn't matter, it's just thrilling to have it accepted, screened and viewed by others.

    I'm happy :)

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,219 Ambassador

    You should be! That's exciting! Congratulations! 

  • Stargazer54Stargazer54 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,708 Ambassador
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