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Old April 3 2012, 02:51 PM   #841
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Like the blasters in "Forbidden Planet?" Uh...mebbe.
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Old April 4 2012, 02:01 AM   #842
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Maybe we'll add more blue. In any event this is pretty awesome to see, Maurice. Thanks!
I already tested that. We'll just have to adjust the blast color to look consistent regardless of the background, which is no big deal to do.



This image illustrates an issue that occurs when trying to add soft edged effects to footage, wherein the color of the background can affect the color of the effect. In this case, the weapon glows should be purplish, but because of the color of the background, the effects elements need to be tinted way into the blue in order to result in purple when composited. The actual effects elements are seen in the black box, and you can see how the apparent color changes when they are composited.
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Old April 4 2012, 02:04 AM   #843
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Either way - pink or purple, it's still pretty badass. Well done all!
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Old April 4 2012, 03:20 AM   #844
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Either way - pink or purple, it's still pretty badass. Well done all!
Thanks. We're not settled on a final look for the weapons effects, but I think Dennis and I are in agreement that it's not going to look like a phaser beam or a Star Wars blaster shot. My feeling is the shots should look like something that would kill you instantly on contact, which means speed, heat and OOMPH!
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Old April 10 2012, 02:47 PM   #845
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Dennis, have you seen Iron Sky from the guys who made Star Wreck? Their production values were/are jaw-dropping!
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Old April 10 2012, 02:51 PM   #846
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I've seen their trailers - looks awesome. They got some financing for that puppy, too.

I budgeted Polaris based on my experience with The Tressaurian Intersection. My best guess at this point, given how these films have evolved and what I know of their financing, is that we're probably working with one of the lowest budgets of any of these films that actually utilize full sets.
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Old April 10 2012, 03:52 PM   #847
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I've seen their trailers - looks awesome. They got some financing for that puppy, too.
Yes, they were very lucky and the film turned out to be very good.

I, too, "invested" a grand total of 50 € into their project years ago.
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Old April 10 2012, 06:46 PM   #848
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Iron Sky had a budget of millions, it's not really a "fan production" by any measure.
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Old April 10 2012, 08:35 PM   #849
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I know. But they started with Star Wreck! I wish you and Dennis the same outcome.
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Old April 10 2012, 10:25 PM   #850
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I think Iron Sky's budget in the end was about €10 million. Regarding sets, if they had to touch it or interact with it, they built it but other than that there's a LOT of greenscreen.
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Old April 10 2012, 11:17 PM   #851
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Is that movie out in the US yet? I've been semi intrigued by it since I saw the first trailer a few months ago.
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Old April 19 2012, 10:42 PM   #852
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Is that movie out in the US yet? I've been semi intrigued by it since I saw the first trailer a few months ago.
Distributors for US are Entertainment One but no date yet for release.
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Old April 20 2012, 03:26 PM   #853
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Old April 20 2012, 04:06 PM   #854
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It reminds me in a way of the Babylon 5 control room.
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Old April 20 2012, 04:08 PM   #855
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The look of the show reminds me of Crusade.
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