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Dire Lauthris
Body Count Inc.
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:08:00 - [1]

Edited by: Dire Lauthris on 15/05/2009 07:55:53
Edited by: Dire Lauthris on 31/03/2009 22:32:05
Well, it's a teensy bit late and in a completely different form to when I first started it in 2007, but it's finally done!


Download: Day of Darkness II
Eve-Files: Linky
Youtube: Linky
Vimeo: Linky
Res: 720p
Format: WMV
Length: ~4 mins
Size: 176 Meg
Apps: After Effects CS3 / Logic Studio

A bit of background:
This film covers a bit from the Caldari-Gallente war, based on the Chronicle The Breakout. It's set 200 years ago, before any of the 4 races had pod technology. I tried to use ships that may have been around back then, though sadly there's not a huge amount of information that I could find.

A bit more background:
Initially I tried making this in 3DS Max with hilariously bad results. (I might post up some of the initial shots for a laugh one day). I was about to go back to the old Sisi + alts method when I thought I'd ask CCP if they could help out with the locations of some complexes to use on Sisi. Instead they invited me over to their offices and let me have a tinker with the software they use for making their own vids.

I was able to bring a cut-down version of this away and set about making the film - so without CCP this probably wouldn't have turned out anything like it has. A big thank you to CCP for being an awesomely open company to their players.

Also a huge thank you to Stevie for doing the voice, the film was pretty much just an explosion slideshow till she stepped in. Smile

Some feedback from the thread
Hell, I never know what to say after loads of nice comments - but thanks for the feedback and ideas! It definitely makes the weeks/months of bashing my head against the keyboard worth it. Very Happy

* 'Grinded' - wow, I didn't spot that at all. Embarassed It came directly from the Chronicle and I gave Stevie the text to record so it's my bad.

* 'City / Nouvelle Rouvenour shot' - These are 3D comps created in After Effects. They don't inherently use the CCP software, though it would've been a real ***** to create without it. Caldari Prime is essentially a pile of Caldari stations flipped around to build a city-like skyline. I took a bunch of hires screen grabs of this (with a green background for easy keying) and chucked them into AE in a 3D comp. The rest is Particular and a bunch of stock explosion and smoke footage composited in.

* 'Drones and other non PF ships' - When I started out I was determined to stick to the original PF completely. This turned out to be really hard without doing a film about the entire war. In the end I compromised (read: cheated) and tried to show a representation of the entire war during the battle scene. Initally the Caldari kick some ass with fighters and their new Frigates, and run rings around the slow behemoth Gallentean ships. From the point of the Gallentean invention of drones the tables are turned. So I still want to do a film that's 100% pure to the PF. Very Happy

There's a bucket of nitpicks I have with the vid as well, over ships used and all sorts of other bits and pieces. I had to take some creative license to get an actual battle across.. as really we only have the Chronicle and the models in the game to go by.

At the end of the day if I'd kept fiddling it would've gone on for another year and I'd have probably killed myself. Laughing

CCP Mindstar

Posted - 2009.03.30 15:09:00 - [2]

Pure Awesome Very Happy

Kyoko Sakoda
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:11:00 - [3]

Edited by: Kyoko Sakoda on 30/03/2009 15:24:02


Edit: I just ****ed my pants...

CCP Sisyphus

Posted - 2009.03.30 15:13:00 - [4]

Yes, this gives me chills all the way to the end.

CCP Navigator

C C P Alliance
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:14:00 - [5]

This is so unbelievably brilliant.

11/10 Cool

CCP Xhagen

Posted - 2009.03.30 15:15:00 - [6]

Grade A.

CCP Lemur

Posted - 2009.03.30 15:15:00 - [7]

Made out of win!

CCP Morpheus

C C P Alliance
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:15:00 - [8]

Bloody amazing!

CCP Loxy

Posted - 2009.03.30 15:15:00 - [9]

Awesome Cool

CCP Hunter.

Posted - 2009.03.30 15:17:00 - [10]



Posted - 2009.03.30 15:18:00 - [11]

All of the above and then some! Very Happy

CCP SessionChange

Posted - 2009.03.30 15:18:00 - [12]

Can i has your babies? Shocked

CCP Oneiromancer

Posted - 2009.03.30 15:19:00 - [13]

Amazing work!

*pew pew pew*


GM Zhainius

Game Masters
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:19:00 - [14]

Epic indeed, chills down my spine

Hitomi Nakatani
State War Academy
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:20:00 - [15]

If I were a video, I'd have this video's babies. Razz

Superb work!

CCP Prism X

C C P Alliance
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:20:00 - [16]

Dev Zerg collectively agrees that this is indeed pure awesomesauce.

CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2009.03.30 15:21:00 - [17]

Hopping on the CCP Lovetrain for this ridiculously awesome vid. Very Happy

Colonel Xaven
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:21:00 - [18]

Omg awesome.

CCP Navigator

C C P Alliance
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:23:00 - [19]

Temporarily moved to General Discussion for maximum exposure Very Happy

Pallidum Treponema
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:26:00 - [20]


DIRE!!! YOU CAN HAVE ALL MY SQUID!111one!11eleven!

Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:27:00 - [21]

Jesus ****ing Christ.

Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:27:00 - [22]

Sweet mother of all that's holy...

CCP Hypnotic

Posted - 2009.03.30 15:27:00 - [23]

Simply amazing. There is nothing more to say. A+++ I'd buy again.

Irida Mershkov
The Reformed
Chaos Theory Alliance
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:28:00 - [24]

Holy ****, this is awesome.

Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:28:00 - [25]

Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:32:00 - [26]

Edited by: Phoenus on 30/03/2009 15:39:22
**** me, I just ****ed in my pants.


Kale Ryoko
Omerta Syndicate
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:33:00 - [27]

Edited by: Kale Ryoko on 30/03/2009 15:41:33

Pants off. Vaseline ready!


I've never been silenced by a video before...

...Until now.

Dark Knights of Deneb
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:34:00 - [28]


Nasty Gina
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:34:00 - [29]

can someone get alternative mirror for download?

Dana Foxworth
Arcana Imperii Ltd.
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:35:00 - [30]

holy crapShocked

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