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A Pile of Ugly 1

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Well, it's been a while since I last visited these halls, but I have a treat in store for all of my fans (if you guys still remember who I am :)). I have been working on something this summer (a lot of things, actually, but this one is the only thing warcraft related). I started recruiting voice actors and I finally got my last recordings a few days ago. Now, after all this time, I am ready to introduce yet another innovation to the warcraft cinematic universe. This time, however, I'm bringing something closer to home and not as exciting.


Motivation
Most cinematics revolve around a linear story, with basic concepts, such as good vs evil. Evil beings or gods looking to destroy and heroes to defeat them. Battles and special effects. It would seem we have lost story and character built. With this, I plan to expand on what "The Cult of the Damned" originally was meant to be - a real movie made in warcraft.


General Idea
"A Pile of Ugly" is more than a warcraft 3 cinematic. It isn't another story of right and wrong, nor is it a story where you can clearly see who is the hero and who is the villain. It is a story of people. Simple as that. People, as gray as can be. While the first part in the series, "Threshold" focuses mainly on introducing the characters, as well as setting the initial story, the latter parts (which, knowing myself, might never come out) will focus on developing these characters, all the while progressing the story towards a very uncertain ending.

Basic Story
"A Pile of Ugly" follows the story of one Borigard Smith, a veteran character who showed up briefly in the Sect of the Holy Mother 7 - The Siege of Zambilion, as well as in the Clown of As'Latur, where he was the main narrator to the story. We see Borigard Smith who, after over thirty years of adventure and trading, has decided to retire to his home town, As'Latur. It is not long before Smith realizes that his beloved home town has become a den of thievery and crime, lead by the man who currently runs this town. Smith has to find a way to deal with the situation, all the while battling some of his own demons as well as the mysterious forces that lie in every shadow of Kaliim.

Additional Story

"A Pile of Ugly" takes place in a fictional world I created, known as Kaliim.
You can find a map of Kaliim here.
You can take a look at my finished cinematic series "The Sect of the Holy Mother", which tells the story of the rise and fall of the Holy Mother, an evil god whose influence and power helped shape Kaliim to what it is today.
You can take a look at my unfinished cinematic series "The Lone Panther", which somewhat continues the story of the previous installment, focusing on the left overs of the destruction of the Sect.
You can also take a look at an independent cinematic, titled "The Clown of As'Latur", which could, in some ways, be considered a prequel to "A Pile of Ugly", as it focuses on the same town, only a few years prior. The story told there will also play a minor element in this series.
All of these cinematics can be downloaded from here.

You can also watch the Clown of As'Latur with better effects and filters on youtube


Credits

Voice Actors
Nikola Luburic as Borigard Smith and Marcus Infirm
Zachary Adams as Dutch Finny
Aisu as Vanesa Finny
Cody Edwards as Tim Lawson, Mich Goldwin and Charles Matthew
John Mithril as Keyser Cloe
David Botcher as Father Veritas and Ersted Lebridge

Resources
Authors of the Ultimate Terraining Map (UTM)
Mr. Bob JetFangInferno Elandor
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HappyTauren Ribenamania

Keywords:
Warcraft, Kaliim, Sect, Holy Mother, Lone Panther, Kafana, Clown, As'Latur, Story, Lore, Epic
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Vengeancekael [img] Date: 2012/Dec/01 13:58:56 [Please do not send me a message, use Staff Contact] [img] Comment:Definitely a jaw-dropping cinematic by CMarket again: Excellent voice-acting (some of them could be better, but it's the best you...
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    Date: 2012/Dec/01 13:58:56
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    Comment:
    Definitely a jaw-dropping cinematic by CMarket again:
    Excellent voice-acting (some of them could be better, but it's the best you can get for a custom map), a very interesting plot with deep characters and it meets all of the basic cinematic requirements. (camera work, etc.)
    I'll try to post a more detailed review later, if possible.​
    Highly Recommended
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  2. CMarket

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  3. Chaosy

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    First, will give a review after this.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012
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    Credits list in the description pl0x.
     
  5. Chaosy

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    The cinematic was very good and enjoyable.
    Camera work: You used the camera very well I cant complain at all 5/5
    Music and sounds: The music and sounds you added suited perfectly made a really realistic cinematic for being made in wc3.
    Story: The begining of the cinematic was very good caught me from the first minute and kept me entertained through the whole cinematic.
    Voice actors: The voice actors in the cinematic was quite good but some voices did not simply fit to some unit in my opionion. also the voice was almost allways calm no emotions. 4/5

    Overall: this was a very good cinematic the best you have made so far in my opionion, I give it a 5/5 and rep+ for the good work, please hurry with the next part I really wanna see the rest!
    //Chaosy
     
  6. -Kobas-

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    Simple but amazing.
    Brilliant and awesome.
    Nikola legacy indeed.
     
  7. CMarket

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    Added the credits to the description :)

    Glad you guys like it :))
     
  8. Anachron

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    Nooo.
    After only 30 minutes it was over :D
     
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    Really good cinematic! Great voice acting by Dutch Finny especially, and I loved how random people were just running around in the background as others talked, such as the red rifleman hunting a deer :D 5/5!
     
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    Was so happy when its released.. so sad when see the filesize. I can only dl it later tonight! :C *kicks router*
     
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    Before I say anything, I'd like to mention that I have very much enjoyed your cinematics in the past.
    I have been looking forward to this and well, let's just say you haven't disappointed me.

    Your choice of music is mostly fitting.
    I noticed a couple tracks that didn't go with the flow of the cinematic,
    and honestly some seemed a bit out of place.
    I can say the same about the voice acting, which was for the most part very impressive.

    I'm not really sure which direction the story is going,
    but since this is one part of a series I'm guessing it will became much more "fleshed out" as it continues.
    The dialogue was also very entertaining and very enjoyable.

    Now, this is probably just personal preference, but I did not like the camera movement.
    It seemed a bit jerky at times.
    Don't get me wrong, it was decent,
    but I seem to remember better angles and movement from your other cinematics.

    To summarize; very entertaining and detailed. Some of the voiceacting is a bit dull, as well as the camera movement. I can't wait to see where this goes, keep it up!
     
  12. Gekigengar

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    + Fitting choice of music,

    + Great Voice Acting!

    + Great Dialogues!

    + Great Story!

    + I can feel a great characteristic in each characters! Including the pets


    - Camera angles aren't smooth, it couldve been better,
    try to experiment with it.

    - The first few cameras are terrible. ;/

    - The Clown does not fit there at all, that skin is overused, and it doesn't even look great or scary.

    - And yes, the blademaster too.


    4/5
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
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    I think the cown fits but the blademaster and abomination models do not fit to the story.
     
  14. Gekigengar

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    you were still on hive! :D Good to see you!
     
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    Both the Clown and the Blademaster are characters from my previous cinematics. While I can't say I agree that the clown doesn't fit, I completely agree that the blademaster doesn't fit. However, since that blademaster is the main character in the first series of my cinematic (and his character is needed here) I can't simply remove him ://

    I wish I could at least change the team color from that ghastly red, but seeing as how there are over 5 hours of cinematic with him in that color I have to stay true to the story.

    As for the cameras, I'm really not sure what's wrong with them. I just re-watched the intro and I love how it turned out. The cameras are in sync with the music and everything is good. I guess it's a matter of opinion.

    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the criticism, it's just that I personally love how it turned out.
     
  16. sonofjay

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    Finished watching it, really intriguing story and whats wrong with the camera? Its actually pretty smooth specially that first PoV. One thing that I really complain is the voice of Borigard Smith other than that. Epic cinematic! Will be waiting for the next one.
     
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    As great as always.

    Some issues you could address.

    * There were a couple if places where the voice acting didn't match the subtitles. It's not a big issue, but for the sake of consistency, it should be addressed in the future. Look into letting somebody else to review for dialog/subtitles before you release future cinematic.

    * The voice of Borigard wasn't all that great compared to the others. The voice acting of the other characters were significantly better; the lumberjack, his daughter, the priest, and the guardsman to name some. The issue as I see it, is that the characters lack emotions in their voices. This is usually addressed by having voice actors physically present in order to more naturally respond to dialogues. But that is a luxury of large studios.

    * I can see that the blademaster (the main character in your other series) didn't match very well into the whole scene. Something that may have helped would be the introduction of flashbacks, to enable people to relate and understand the impact this mysterious character, the blademaster, had on Borigard.

    Anyhow, it was another great piece of cinematic. Keep it up!

    Oh, one more thing. You should also consider widening your focus on cinematic into other games. It's always healthy to have a wide horizon.

    EDIT: I don't know why, but I had a suspicion that a certain character had a distinct "salad finger" vibe to him.
     
  18. Vengeancekael

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    Fixed the quot bug in the description.
     
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    holy sh*t that was f*cking awesome! especially the scary moments at the end, the clown at the window scared the sh*t out of me O.O
    good job on making the cinematic 5/5 +rep! can't w8 for the next cinematic:thumbs_up: