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Viola v1.02

Submitted by Ungoliath
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.


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I n f o r m a t i o n
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P l o t l i n e
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V i d e o

Watch the full cinematic on youtube!
Please note that it looks much better in Warcraft 3.



U p d a t e s
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C r e d i t s

MUSIC
Layers of Fear – Music Box
Layers of Fear – Main Theme
The Shining – Urenja
The Shining – Polymorphia
The Shining – Music for Strings
The Shining - The Awakening of Jakob
The Shining - De Natura Sonoris No. 2
City of Lost Children – Main Theme

COMPOSERS
Arkadiusz Reikowski
Krzysztof Penderecki
Bela Bartok
Angelo Badalamenti

SOUND EFFECTS
Wooden Floor Creaks: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBSsaK-r9nU
Heartbeat: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIFrNQSKzk4
Walking in forest: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG8QVIs55b0
Soft Walking on Wood: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYGmeBRVFOc
Forest & Birds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIGL4fLQBSQ
Destruction: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuZOa9CK6OI
Dropping Silverware & Plate: www.youtube.com/watch?v=grqGI5AOQs0
Dark Ambience: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzczDX5j-IM

MODELS
Geno By Zerox – Zerox (edited by me) (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/geno-zerox-160717/?prev=search=geno&d=list&r=20)
Picture Frame – Pvt.Toma (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/picture-frame-225773/?prev=search=picture%20frame&d=list&r=20)
High-Res Doodad Pack – Born2Modificate (High-Res Doodad Pack & Expansion - Wc3C.net)
Church & Library Pack – xXm0rpH3usXx (church and library pack - Wc3C.net)
Ket’s “Some Furniture Pack” – Ket Golosov (Ket's "Some Furniture Pack" - Wc3C.net)
Stone & Sword – Talavaj (HybrisFactory - Terraining and Mapping Resources)
Artist’s Easel – Deolrin (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/artists-easel-188948/?prev=search=easel&d=list&r=20)
Crate – Deolrin (Crate)
Christmas Wreath – Deolrin (Christmas Wreath)
Christmas Bells - Deolrin (Christmas Bells)
Pendulum Clock – Blood Raven (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/pendulum-clock-243763/?prev=search=pendulum&d=list&r=20)
WallClock – Sin’dorei300 (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/wallclock-226249/?prev=search=wallclock&d=list&r=20)
Broom – Sin’dorei300 (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/broom-223746/?prev=&u=Sin%27dorei300&r=20&page=3)
Bugs – SantoRayo[iP] (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/bugs-47595/?prev=search=bugs&d=list&r=20)
Candlesticks – The_Silent (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/candlesticks-87629/?prev=search=candle&d=list&r=20)
Carpet01 – Tranquil (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/carpet-01-a-104602/?prev=search=carpet&d=list&r=20)
Carpet02 – Tranquil (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/carpet-02-a-104029/?prev=search=carpet&d=list&r=20)
Dresser – N.Knight (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/dresser-196101/?prev=search=dresser&d=list&r=20)
Globe - !!GORO!! (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/globe-47517/?prev=search=globe&d=list&r=20)
Shelves - !!GORO!! (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/shelves-49764/?prev=search=shelf&d=list&r=20)
OinkerCube – Goldwolf (OinkerCube)
GrassAnimated – Sunchips (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/grassanimated-224313/?prev=search=grass&d=list&r=20)
Kitchen Knife – Sunchips (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/kitchen-knife-sunchips-148059/?prev=search=knife&d=list&r=20)
Search Light – Teaspoon (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/search-light-167964/?prev=search=light&d=list&r=20)
Female Model – TNV (Пак женщин из WoW скачать - Модели из World of Warcraft)
Piano – Eleandor (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/piano-48482/?prev=search=piano&d=list&r=20)
SandBags1 – Ice (http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/models-530/sandbags1-62390/?prev=search=sandbags&d=list&r=20)
WhiteBishop(256) – M0rbid

SKINS
The custom skins of the characters are all made by me (except White Bishop). I made these by using private photos of family and friends, as well as images of personal belongings.

Other textures I downloaded from www.texturemate.com.

MAP PREVIEW IMAGE
Made by me using Adobe Photoshop CS5.

VOICE ACTING
Me (Ungoliath)

OTHER SOFTWARE
VCS DIAMOND 7.0
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5
WARCRAFT 3 VIEWER
WARCRAFT 3 MODEL EDITOR
WARCRAFT 3 IMAGE EXTRACTOR


Contents

VIOLA v1.02 (Map)

  1. Chaosy

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    Very well made, both terrain and trigger work.

    However, I did not understand the story at all:
    SPOILER:
    The whole cinematic was some weird-looking child running around in a house where it was hunted by a man and then it magically transformed into a girl.

    Now, I made the assumption that the thing was the daughter and the other was the mother.
    But I still don't know how or why she transferred, nor what all these other things were among the trees.
     
  2. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

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    -subtitles please? I've watched it on youtube
    -will you please tell me how you've made things black and white? Did you retexture everything? Or is there an easier way? I don't know how it looks in the game as I've watched it using the link
    4.5/5. Short quality!

    Aren't spoiler tags available anymore? If not, you could use the hidden tags. Thank you.
    That's because one has to understand symbolism.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016
  3. Ungoliath

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys! :D

    The story is supposed to be somewhat vague! There is indeed a story there, I just want to see what you guys find out. :)

    - I will add subtitles to the youtube video tonight and add ingame subtitles with v.1.01 as soon as I have the time!
    - Unfortunately there is no easy way to do this! I basically looked up every model which would be visible in the cinematic and then opened them all up in Warcraft 3 Viewer. I then extracted all used textures and lowered the saturation in Photoshop to make them black and white.

    Besides reducing the video quality overall, Youtube also seems to add a touch of blue, which is why the cinematic looks much better in wc3.
     
  4. Mike

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    Very beautiful and unusual cinematic. 5\5 for your great work)
     
  5. JesusHipster

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    Hmmmm, is this about gender dysphoria?
     
  6. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

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    Child abuse came into my mind after watching the whole thing. First, I thought it was about people being puppets.

    Some symbolism and etymology
    A viola can either be an instrument (a tool people use for pleasure) or a flower (women are sensitive creatures and "bloom").
    Now, viola has Latin roots. It means violet. It could also come from the Latin violo, violare which means to violate (to maltreat, to defile, profane).

    The transition from the toy/puppet to the woman at the end could just mean that what she was used for was over and her real self would now start to manifest.
     
  7. Remixer

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    Review:

    I've seen quite a few well made cinematic maps but I think this is the best one so far - by far. Like you said the story is vague, and meant to be. It's good since it gives people their own interpretations.

    The story and music fits well together along with the vague scenery, filled with black and white and dull grey.

    I feel like I should not give the entire scenery and tunes of the cinematic so I'll end my review here, with a word:

    beautiful.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
  8. Ungoliath

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    I love reading your theories! Thanks, guys! :D

    Wow, thank you so much for this map review!
     
  9. Avahor

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    I love the perspective that you did into the map, specially the horizont.
    the puppet itself build a fast connection with the audience.
    Congratz Ungoliath for another awesome creation and thanks for share it with us.
     
  10. Gottfried

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    Look like a real minifilm! :)
    Story is so... complex.
    I however... when I watched it in the first seconds, I thought it was a flee-escape horrorcinematic, where our protagonist may run from a little monster, however that scenario not happened.
     
  11. Krazykid

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    Great job man!
     
  12. shadow2632

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    Amazing cinematic I can say it is something delicious for the eye.

    For some it might be short but they have no idea how long it takes to make only one minute of cinematic in Warcraft 3 watching every detail. Specially indoors, I have tried in the past and making the cameras do their job is really frustrating, very well done.

    I am not certain if I got the message properly but I will watch it one or two more times to get it fully. However I think the title for me has spoiled a good part: Viola. In my native language Spanish, Violar means Rape which is pretty self explanatory. At first I thought the cinematic would be about paranormal stuff, then when I saw the end my first thoughts were about human souls trapped inside dolls.
    After some thinking I think I can say the story is about:

    Spoilers
    A mother, a daughter and a rapist (the husband or the man)
     
  13. Rex.

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    This is a masterpiece, not even words can describe it. There are some Silent Hill elements in it.

    In my opinion, this is even better than the Cinematic contest winner's cinematic map.

    6/5. Brilliant.
     
  14. Ungoliath

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    I'm so glad that you guys like it! Thank you so much. :D
     
  15. Sxar

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    Amazing job. do you still working with cinematic projects for wc3?
     
  16. Krisent

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    Wow spookiness lvl is high here. But still cool:)
     
  17. Ungoliath

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    Thank you! :D I've been trying to finish some old projects, but I have an idea for a future cinematic. :)
     
  18. San_Melon

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    thumbs up nice job
     
  19. Vengeancekael

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    I truly envy you for being able to bring to life your exquisite idea. I have so many ideas but I never manage to express them right.
    Beautiful cinematic and I really enjoyed watching it. The music choice was also magnificent.