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Old March 24 2015, 07:38 PM   #1
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TIE Fighter PC Game-inspired 80s Anime-style Short Finally Finished

It's been several years, but the guy who has been working solo on animating an 80s-style Japanese Anime version of a space battle from the Star Wars universe has finally finished it.

Personally, I'm not really a fan of the music he commissioned for it, and think something more in line with a frenetic orchestra score would have been much better. There's no dialogue, but there are some sound effects.

The look, movement and choreography of the whole thing, though, is just so frikkin cool. I would watch the shit of an entire series like this: less CG cartoony proportions and light-hearted atmosphere and more retro anime techno-realism from the perspective of the awesome TIE pilot corps during the Rebellion Era.

Anyway, here you go. Enjoy! I'm off to go play through my TIE Fighter campaigns once again!

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Old March 24 2015, 08:39 PM   #2
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Yep. That's visually outstanding. Nay, brilliant.

And the music is god-awful.
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Old March 24 2015, 08:43 PM   #3
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Re: TIE Fighter PC Game-inspired 80s Anime-style Short Finally Finishe

the music adds to the 80s anime vibe.
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Old March 24 2015, 08:59 PM   #4
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The Music reminds me of the 1986 animated Transformers movie.
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Old March 24 2015, 09:00 PM   #5
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That wannabe-metal garbage just about ruined one of the better Star Wars animations I've ever seen. Seriously, whose brother's band is that? Fucking awful.
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Old March 24 2015, 09:13 PM   #6
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Yep. That's visually outstanding. Nay, brilliant.

And the music is god-awful.
So it's anime then?
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Old March 25 2015, 02:12 AM   #7
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Prince Lotor is an Imperial Admiral. Cool.
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Old March 25 2015, 12:14 PM   #8
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I'm not going to say the music is great, but it fits with the animation style. And the animation itself? WOW. This guy spent four years doing this!

Good thing I still have TIE Fighter installed, I have an itch to scratch now.
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Old March 25 2015, 05:03 PM   #9
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I think I'd have preferred more traditional music, but other than that, I enjoyed it.
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Old March 25 2015, 06:01 PM   #10
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CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
Yep. That's visually outstanding. Nay, brilliant.

And the music is god-awful.
Actually as a fan of 1980ies era anime - the music was VERY MUCH appropriate. The art style and general action also seemed very influenced by SDF Macross/Robotech (in the U.S.) to me.

Still a very well done and fun piece.

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Prince Lotor is an Imperial Admiral. Cool.
Actually the Imperial Admiral reminded me more of the character of Char Aznable from the original Mobile Suit Gundam series.
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Old March 25 2015, 06:05 PM   #11
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I could do without the constant flashing to the "pilot inside the armor" for all the TIE pilots.
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Old March 25 2015, 06:14 PM   #12
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Watching again, I really appreciate all of the little details like the preflight tasks, the cockpit setups to match the games, and the sensor images showing optimum ranges and firing arcs.

If I were him, I'd use this as a resume piece to get into working with Disney on future SW projects, or with an Anime production company. The talent and dedication is obvious.

Also, the mission briefer from the game makes a cameo during the emergency brief when the second wave of fighters is launched. So cool. I was also hoping I'd catch the Emperor's emissary wandering through the background dispensing the secret objects, but he either isn't there or I just missed him.

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I didn't like the TIE pilot helmet cutaways to show their faces at first, but in order to follow the three 'hero' pilots (young man in TIE Fighter, older vet in TIE Interceptor & woman in TIE Bomber) through the battle where identical ships are getting blown apart constantly, I accepted it. Were this a series following these pilots, you'd need a visual cue like this or the audience would be constantly questioning who was doing what and who had just died. Especially, since TIE pilots don't wear identifying patches, different colored helmets or markings on their fuselages (which would be written in Aurbesh and not English, anway). I don't mind it now.

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Old March 25 2015, 06:49 PM   #13
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Re: TIE Fighter PC Game-inspired 80s Anime-style Short Finally Finishe

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And the music is god-awful.
Actually as a fan of 1980ies era anime - the music was VERY MUCH appropriate.
I don't have to like it.

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I didn't like the TIE pilot helmet cutaways to show their faces at first, but in order to follow the three 'hero' pilots (young man in TIE Fighter, older vet in TIE Interceptor & woman in TIE Bomber) through the battle where identical ships are getting blown apart constantly, I accepted it. Were this a series following these pilots, you'd need a visual cue like this or the audience would be constantly questioning who was doing what and who had just died. Especially, since TIE pilots don't wear identifying patches, different colored helmets or markings on their fuselages (which would be written in Aurbesh and not English, anway). I don't mind it now.
I thought it was an interesting choice that helped us identify with the pilots. I liked it.
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Old March 25 2015, 06:51 PM   #14
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That was awesome and kudos to the effort.

Everything was there.. the animation, picture composition and even the obligatory swarm missile attack

I love dedicated fans no matter what they do.
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Old March 25 2015, 07:26 PM   #15
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Re: TIE Fighter PC Game-inspired 80s Anime-style Short Finally Finishe

That score was terrible. I didn't really care for the look, but I think it deserves better music than that, so I'm going to make some.

EDIT:
I'll start the first part of the music Friday. Hopefully I'll be able to let everybody hear it shortly after that.
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