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Cinematic Contest #6 - 5 minutes free theme

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Archian, Oct 31, 2015.

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  1. Solu9

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    Can't you just upload the map? I think that is an acceptable way of submitting.
     
  2. Ungoliath

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    I tried to upload it in this thread like it said, but it took forever (the map is 86 mb). I've never uploaded a map in the maps section before, is it quicker?
     
  3. Solu9

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    I don't think so.
    Just upload it to the pastebin and link it here. Then it must take the time it needs.
     
  4. Ungoliath

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    FINALLY it uploaded! This is my very late submission for the cinematic contest.
    I hope it still counts. :/ Anyways I'm glad to share it!

    Note that it runs much much smoother in wc3, youtube destroyed the audio.
    I'm planning on uploading it to the hive in the coming days. :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hPP5p4CE2s
     

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  5. whoa, pretty cool cinematic there. although, you can remove that TC background of the model when the monster speak. it's just looks weird to me.

    oh, i really love that voice acting. +REP
     
  6. Loner-Magixxar

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    This is my final entry. I didn't get enough time to put the SEs and Audio. So, take it as a silent movie :) I wonder if my entry is eligible at all...
    Just one more day would do magics. But no problem. I'm really exhausted and gonna sleep all the next week. :D
    Finally I have time to see your works too.

    Recommended Resolution: 1024x768x32
    View attachment The Legend of Lost Brothers Final Version.w3x
     
  7. APproject

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    Thank you for your generous review, Tickles. :) As for the fingers, it showed one of the symptoms of the plague - necrosis, it also can happen on nose or lips, these areas are more noted on other corpses, but yeah, it does look a bit too black, but making it just dark would look like dirt I guess. :)

    @Ungoliath, impressive cinematic you got there, looks and feels really mysterious, also well executed. Visuals were great, except for the sky box ruining some shots. I also had troubles understanding the story behind this, so I watched it few times, it gets more clear after the second go, for me perosnally of course. Well done though. :)

    Also, I think you are late with your entry, because I think you posted the video on Jan 4th, your entry must be a map too, not a video. Video is just optional, your map is what matters. If you had problems with uploading, you should have picked the smallest upload. Since your map was only 86 MBs, your 1080p video was around 200 MB I guess, so you should have went with map as it uploads faster. But let's hope your entry will be accepted, try to upload the map as soon as you can though.

    @Loner-Magixxar, well done indeed! It really felt like a movie action, those custom animations did really good, it really would have been great if not the audio issue. It was silent and it killed the experience really. You should have paid at least 5 minutes of your time and get some random WoW music, that would have been the very least you could have done and it would have worked perfectly, now there is no music, some sound effects for slashing, hitting, shooting could have done magic as well. Visual part was really well made, audio part is non-existant though. I guess you really needed that one day extension. :) I hope your entry will be accepted too, an extension of a day or two would be good for you to fix that audio part, it's a must in my opinion.
     
  8. Radicool

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    Great videos guys!! Enjoyed every one of them! Since everybody is reviewing, well, everybody, I may as well jump in too :)

    I've already reviewed APproject, so I'll start with Tickles.

    Tickles
    This cinematic was fantastic. It was somber yet very warm. You've done well to create this paradoxical contrast so effectively. The surrealism was great and flowed nicely. I can't really offer much constructive feedback, I think everything was done the way it should be. Perhaps a couple of medium close ups of the wolves and bears bodies after the fight to highlight what happened. Great work tickles!


    Ungoliath
    Have to say I really like the first scene of the villager being hanged. And I don't mean to say that in a creepy sense, but the camera work, scene and animations were perfect. A great way to start setting that eerie mood.

    I have to question the rationale behind the fight between the prince and his demonic brother. I found it a little out of place. I also think the third piece of music sounded strange. Poor quality perhaps or it was played too quietly, not sure. I think it would have been nice to develop the character of the king a little more too, but I know its hard to fit it in with the 5 minute rule.

    I'd like to finish by saying all your camera positions and environment were superb, but best all of your voice acting! I think you top the list with voice acting. I could sense the realism in most of the voicing. The emotions were well communicated within the voices. The dying man at the beginning in particular sounded great. Well done!


    Loner-Magixxar
    This is a tricky cinematic to review. I think sound is just as important as your environment in immersing your target audience and you your cinematic has missed a great deal of potential by omitting it. I do understand you had time constraints.

    I do think your animations top all the contestants. An honorable mention to the dragon! Your story was great, however I think the motive of your antagonist needed to be explained a little more. Which really makes me wish we all had an extra few minutes to do so :-( I think my favorite scene was outside the castle walls. I liked the footmen patrolling on the walls. It gave the scene a nice touch.

    Overall, it was a great cinematic, I just wished there was sound and some ambiance to supplement your great cinematic.


    Naze
    This was an interesting submission. I didn't expect to see a comedy to be honest. Not sure how to properly review a comedy because they're normally so different. but I did think you did rather well. I had a few laughs :D

    You cinematic could have had a touch up with the environment. Some scenes looked a bit bland and bare with large areas of those white tiles. You also had a contrast of a Warcraft 3 vibe going, but added some modern elements to the mix which worked and gave a unique theme to your map. I kind of liked that to be honest.

    Pretty happy with how it all turned out. I enjoyed watching it :)


    Arad MNK - Will Review when I can re watch the map



    Everybody did really well. I enjoyed watching every one of them. We should all be proud of what we have created. It's been a lot of fun crafting my cinematic all this time, and I'm pleased with it. I'm sure you all feel the same. I'm glad I participated in this contest :D
     
  9. Archian

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    Thanks everyone for participating!

    We've reached the deadline as such this thread will now be closed for any further entries.

    The contest judges will now begin the process of watching all the submitted entries.

    If your entry doesn't meet the requirements, then you need to update the entry ASAP!

    List of final entries:

     
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  10. Ungoliath

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    I have now uploaded my map! You will find it here: http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/maps-564/prince-rhoswen-v1-0-a-274303/

    Note that I will fully flesh out the info section later tonight, when I have the time.
    Could use some guidelines though, for instance, how do I change the picture of the map? Would like to have the image I posted in this thread. :)

    So sorry for the delay guys!
     
  11. Loner-Magixxar

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    Can I update my map too, with sound included? Takes only a couple of hours

    Thanks for the reviews guys. I'll post my review of your entries later in the day.
     
  12. Archian

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    Well, okay, but do it fast.
     
  13. APproject

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    Archian, don't forget to add DatnessX's entry - Resident Evil.
     
  14. Loner-Magixxar

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    OMG. Now that I measured the duration for my entry I see that it's almost 6:20 minutes
    Need to cut 1:20 minutes out of it too, I guess. Brb.
     
  15. Archian

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    You don't have time to cut it down. If it's the crediting part (like AProject said) that extends the duration beyond the 5 minute mark, then that's completely okay.
     
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    With Credits it's 7:17 minutes
    I guess I have to remove the interior castle part completely. Funny thing is That part took me weeks :) :(
     
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    Oh I deleted my message, because I checked the duration myself, it was 6:15 indeed, even without crediting part. I guess some parts needs to be cut then, in my opinion the beginning takes lots of time, almost a minute.
     
  18. Archian

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    You don't have time for that.

    We will accept your entries, even though they exceed 5 minutes. I realize that this might seem a bit unfair for the other participants. But seeing as it's just a mere 1 minute and you're probably not the only ones who exceeded 5 minutes I'll allow it. Plus the whole point of keeping it to 5 minutes was because participants was challenged to tell a unique story in a short time, and 6.15 minutes seem just short enough.

    Just update your entry Loner-Magixxar.
     
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    Well done everybody, Its great to see such interest in cinematic maps. Here is a humble review from a fellow cinematic lover.

    Tickles
    I have noticed your passion to create surreal looking cinematics and I must say you are very good at it. I loved your previous cinematic entry "The passage" even though the contest failed to bare fruit. Now this entry, eloquently titled "Glistening Heart", resonates a beautiful message of love but also the inevitable tragedy of life. Marvellous work. 5/5 from me.


    Naze
    It was quite a confusing cinematic, I must say. In the end though I got the message you were trying to send, Indifference is always healthy for society (at least that's what I got from it). The cinematic is a comedic escape from the predominantly dramatic entries of the other contestants. I would have liked to have seen a better environment, a more non warcraft feel. Even though this map is titled "Grobb and Limpsy in the actual world of Warcraft". 3.5/5


    Loner-Magixxar
    Well very good. I really liked your animations and the smoothness of your camera work. With a more focused story (I felt the plot jumped to different characters without explaining much). Now that you added music it makes things a little more exciting! You've made a good cinematic 4/5


    AProject
    Grade A cinematic. I liked the leg close up. A message of sorrow and grimness echoes from the last moments of the doctor. And of course the naked woman was very creepy. The emotions that you intended to bring out from the viewer have successfully rendered me in awe. 5/5


    Arad MNK
    Could have been better. I liked the animation at some points, then again not as much at other point. Good idea to add flash backs but I still think you could have done it better(maybe with less flashbacks). The voice acting was great. Keep it up, you are awesome. 4/5 out of me


    Radicool
    It started great and built up a lot of tension, but somehow in the end it fails to realise what it created. I didn't like the button pressing scene and the small ship (make it huge). The camera work after they landed, is impressive and the atmosphere of the scenes is beautiful. The ending was too ambiguous for me. It was a great cinematic nevertheless. 4/5


    Ungoliath
    Best voice acting ever. Congratulations. The colouring and the environment of the scenes is great also. What I didn't like is that the story was too slow moving and in the end no real conclusion was given, the prince should have killed the dad or the brother and then save the sister. But still it was an awesome job. 4/5


    Datness
    Without music and sound effects it felt lacking. I got bored at some point.Also using the same model for everyone and everything is not a good idea.. Still it was a good try and I liked the guys stuck in the elevator (too bad for them). 2/5



    That's it, all of you did a great job. A lot of effort went into your maps, I'm sure. This is my humble personal opinion. Good Luck!
     
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