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The Struggle v1.0

Submitted by APproject
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v1.0

1665 AD, England. A film portraying the horrors of the plague epidemic and an inner emotional fight of the plague doctor.

Made for Cinematic Contest #6. Map is not protected, do whatever you want with it. Special thanks to DivineArms for his amazing voice acting service. Nudity content has been approved by site director Archian. Duration of cinematic sequence is 4:59 minutes. Development period: 2015-11-09 - 2015-12-21.


Credits
Models:

StriderS http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/574789
Vaanel http://www.wcunderground.com/the-pantheon-t1958.html
Talavaj http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/terrain-board-267/stone-sword-terraining-mapping-resource-238310/
Vexiant http://www.wcunderground.com/graveyard-trees-t2553.html http://www.wcunderground.com/dead-trees-t2530.html
Daerone & Su1c1d4l http://www.wcunderground.com/gilneas-trees-bushes-t1305.html
TNV http://wc3-maps.ru/load/modeli_dlja...ft_dlja_wc3/pak_zhenshhin_iz_wow/67-1-0-27796
Laya http://wc3-maps.ru/load/modeli_dlja...rcraft_dlja_wc3/temnaja_ehlfijka/67-1-0-18143
Dimbasik http://wc3-maps.ru/load/modeli_dlja_warcraft_3/modeli_nezhiti_wc3/vedma/66-1-0-14630
Satreas http://www.wcunderground.com/detmold-t4385.html
Leper Gnome http://www.wcunderground.com/scarlet-priest-t3071.html
DzhekVorobey & DiKey51 http://www.wcunderground.com/wells-t2875.html
Born²Modificate http://www.wc3c.net/showthread.php?t=83031
sc_freek http://www.wc3c.net/showthread.php?t=86064
ChrisTorm http://www.wcunderground.com/wod-iron-horde-doodads-t3711.html http://www.wcunderground.com/wod-talador-doodads-t3705.html
neogaidenx http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/glowing-light-65911/?prev=search=light&d=list&r=20
Nbah http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/real-fire-51737/?prev=search=fire&d=icon&r=20
RightField http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/storybook-49672/?prev=search=book&d=list&r=20

Skins:

http://forums.3dtotal.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=112450&stc=1&d=1206056904
Varimathras http://www.wcunderground.com/darkshore-tileset-t4264.html

Music:

Halgrath - Horoathea Mass of Aegorath
Kammarheit - The Poignant
Atrium Carceri - Through the Tunnels Again
Dronny Darko & protoU - Extinction

Sounds:

Rain Loop http://soundbible.com/2011-Rain-Background.html
Footsteps http://www.freesfx.co.uk/soundeffects/footsteps/
Thunder http://soundbible.com/2015-Thunder-Strike-1.html
Crying http://www.freesfx.co.uk/sfx/crying
Doors http://www.freesfx.co.uk/soundeffects/doors/
Flies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRcjpUGuvZ4
Body Fall https://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/160740/
Cough http://soundbible.com/tags-cough.html
Knocking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNZDm_zKCIo
Breathing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1MPgNGI1Ao
Cloth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUrdIk5Rjo0
Body fall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEOCQHkWn-4
Brush http://www.freesfx.co.uk/sfx/painting
Bells http://www.freesfx.co.uk/soundeffects/church_bells/
Male Crying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UA6Y4AiSKc
Bad Cough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr09KiVWMdU
Drop http://www.freesfx.co.uk/sfx/drop?p=14

Voice Acting:

DivineArms
APproject's girlfriend

Digital Art from DeviantArt:

Crazymeau http://www.deviantart.com/art/Plague-Doctor-339249354
Snook-8 http://snook-8.deviantart.com/art/craaaa-348954315

Screenshots
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WATCH NOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B9r0D1myMs

Keywords:
Cinematic, APproject, The Struggle, Struggle, WoW, Warcraft, Film, Movie, Contest, 6, England, History, Plague, Epidemic, Doctor, Nude.
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The Struggle v1.0 (Map)

Reviews
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18:21, 31st Dec 2015 StoPCampinGn00b: The impressiveness of the cinematic is more captivating than its story, as are with many short flicks with dark themes. Ain't nothing less to be expected from APproject's work. 5/5! Do note there is brief...
  1. FireTiger

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    Amazing!! 5/5 + Rep ;) :D
     
  2. Galles

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    My god !!!!!!!!!!!!

    5/5 !!!!!
     
  3. APproject

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    Thanks, guys. :)
    No, I think not. I had plans for portraying at least 2 plague victims at start, but time limitation forced me to make it work with only 1, but I guess I am okay with that.
    No, of course not. I contacted Staff and asked if this kind of non-sexual nudity was allowed, they allowed it, so I kept it for the shock and surprise factor. In case it was not allowed, I would have changed the skin, adding some bands and hide it. But the nude part is truly essential in this cinematic for an overal picture I am trying to portray, it gives another shade for the atmosphere.
     
  4. BlackEnvyX

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    This is an utterly fantastic cinematic and honestly pushes the World Editor to its absolute limits.
    5/5, one of the best cinematics I've seen on Warcraft III in my over ten years of playing this game.
    Also, 3D rendered boobs aren't 18+, not even 15 years ago you could show boobs in a PG rated film (at least in America) and I'd like to work towards bringing that standard back.
     
  5. Sclammerz

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    Just wow! The terrain, cameras, dialogues and the overall impression of the cinematic are outstanding and very well made. The story didn't appeal to me much though but it's just me. Anyway great job, APproject. 5/5!
     
  6. JaysProjex

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    I see you put a lot of work into it but not so much thought on the story, the animations & sounds/voices are precisely spot on but I don't see anything interesting about it other than a weak plot which strikes it odd, so much work put into models rather than focusing on a good story. The nudity wasn't necessary but apparently that's the generation for you nude is *flashy* & pulls people into liking the cinematic because we all know when private parts are exposed "it's a must see" so let's rate it 5 stars why not.

    I enjoy your work but this is not one of them, sorry.
     
  7. BlackEnvyX

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    Completely incorrect. In the 80s / 90s, the female breast was shown in PG rated films without anyone caring.
    People are afraid of sexuality these days.
     
  8. APproject

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    I completely disagree with you on this. In my opinion this was one of the best plots I have ever covered. The thing is, viewer needs a certain baggage of knowledge on the matter in order to relate in this story. I read myself various documents and historical sources describing how thing were back then and so I tried to portray the mood, symbolic meaning, emotional fight that was pretty much present back then. This was not only about some sickness that just spread and killed, it was about hopelessness, how desperate times were, how hard it was to understand the disease so that people grabbed the bible (there was even a scene with a Holy Bible on the table, no one really noticed it or noted about it though), how tough it has been for doctors who knew nothing about curing yet they had to take the blame for killing so to speak, how their word doomed families locked in the house for 40 days, literally locked and that's what you saw in this cinematic, and many more relations. First time I managed to create something based on emotions and moods, viewer has to emapthize with other characters and hopefully feel what is happening there with their own skin (also some knowledge is needed to understand what is going on, to relate), that was the core of the story. I focused on the portrayal of the feeling and emotion, how hard it was, and not on some clishe crap storyline about how a hero has to retrieve an artifact and save the world, what probably the most would call a good story.
    Of course it was not necessary, but why not? During that time filth, disease and naked bodies, open wounds, thieves, rapers were present, why would I censor it? As if back then women had no breasts. Nude is flashy indeed, but it was made just for the shock factor and the displayal of filth, because it was not sexual content, just naked breasts, also with black bubons over the body. Current generation would most likely want Nicki Minaj's meat bouncing all over the screen, this content of mine I call artistic instead. Anyway, it would be really sad if people voted 5/5 just because of nude content, as it was just a cherry on the pie, not the pie itself.
     
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    +Rep not only for your amazing cinematic now, but for having common sense and a mature approach to nudity.
     
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    Review


    The Struggle v1.0 review
    "May the Lord be merciful."

    Review
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    A beautiful cinematic with stunning visuals and voice acting.


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    Aesthetics

    The terrain is just astonishing, while Iceborn has a strong wow effect, this environemnt is just as realistic as Warcraft 3 can get. In the same time, the effort of being realistic didn't affect the aesthetics negatively, rather the other way around.
    The voice acting surprised me! Your RPG projects do have voice acting which is a nice thing on its own, but this time the sound is very clear and the acting feels actually authentic, and that's quite a unique thing when it comes to Wacraft 3.
    The script is written quite well, I like the idea and the main theme and even though I feel something could be a little bit different to make the ending even more dramatic and use all the potential (that might be because of the limitations of Warcraft 3, if it was simply a stand off short film, it would be just amazing, I'm sure), however, the sombre end of the story felt very gloomy and it concluded the story in a great way, along with some really nice lines... "Lord, here I come."

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    Beautiful environment, amazing voice acting, great story and nice monologues

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    Sometimes it felt a little too slow, the animations are simply made for a different speed



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    5/5

    A breathtaking cinematic stretching beyond Warcraft 3 in many ways.

     
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    Hrrmmm I'm thinking of trying the WC III film industry... Any advice?
     
  12. APproject

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    Thank you for your support, BlackEnvyX. :)

    Thanks for the review and the rating, Ariagil, I enjoyed reading it. :)
    What do you mean by that? Do you expect to earn money with this, or you just trying to make a cinematic? Or what do you have in mind?
     
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    Awesome map! Hosted on ENt played it with other players. Cool map.

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  14. deepstrasz

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    Visual atmosphere, sound ambiance & a concise message.
     
  15. N41

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    Voting for DC!!
     
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    Ya had me at the boobies.
    Otherwise very great work (y)
     
  17. Mike

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    Well made W3 cinematic) Never seen such like this.
     
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    Those boobies tho <3

    anyway, great work. Cool cinematic. :D
     
  19. APproject

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    Thanks, guys. :)
     
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    this maps reminds me of the bubonic plague incident