So hello all - I gather most of you liked it, for which I'm very thankful, what a relief
I read every one of your posts, I'm very grateful for all the positive feedback, it makes the couple of thousand hours effort worthwhile! And now to answer a few questions that have cropped up, in no particular order:(warning - wall-o-text inbound!)Why wmv?
Without going into a big rant, I personally tried and tested several h.264, AVCHD, MP4, mts, and m2ts codecs and variants thereof, and every single one of them
had a problem of some sort - corruption artefacts, bad sound, lack of support for 5.1, or just plain lack of portability. WMV worked first time on a basic Windows XP install, had excellent quality, and the resulting filesize wasn't hugely overboard. And Vegas would render directly to it, so there was no interim processing stage and resultant loss of quality.
Also, I can't cater to the 0.001% of people who use some open source media player on a minority OS at the expense of the 99% of people who want to watch the video without any messing about whatsoever. If your player and OS don't support one of the most popular codecs in the world, perhaps it's time to upgrade The list of 'dead' people
This is a list of all the people who donated me ISK ingame after Clear Skies 2. There are a couple missed off as that scene was finalised about a year ago, but the majority are there. It's my small way of saying thanks, the same reason people's avatars appears in CS2 as the at-risk population in Teskanen station. Although it's a bit of a continuity fault that Chribba was apparently saved but also gave his life hah Overanalysis of fitting screens
I needed a nice picture, so I stripped my armour tanked Fleet Tempest and chucked in roughly whatever they were going to use during the film. I wouldn't read too much into it.Canon
Clear Skies is only based
on the Eve universe. It is certainly not a documentary or an accurate record of it. If you really need 100% accurate video footage of how Eve Online plays, I believe there are one or two videos of that already available Stowage
It's a nautical term for where you store stuff, not a typo.Random Trolling
Not everyone will enjoy the film, that's a given. I'm fine with that, I'd be an idiot if I wasn't. People are different and their tastes are different.
I can, however, recognise a troll comment when I see one, as I believe most everyone else here can judging by the responses to them so far! I'd just like to say that I'm confident in my work and I'm very happy with (and ever grateful for) the positive responses I've received over the years. If someone feels the need to get attention by trolling, well, sadly something must be a bit amiss with your life. I won't personally respond to troll comments. I think you all have it fully under control, thank you.Hull designation engine codes
Yep, I'm a fan of Japanese cars. I of course have a Toyota Supra, hence Clear Skies' designation being 2JZ-GTE
Each code sort of matches the ship it's on, e.g. Smith's ship is the Lexus V8, and the Ulysses titan flagship is the Lexus LF-A halo modelExterior shots
Mostly produced with the Jessica engine, as kindly loaned to me by CCP themselves. Do not for one minute think that this made the spaceship stuff "easy"
As I said to CCP Prawn about the author(s) of Jessica - "I've never so much wanted to shake someone's hand and punch them in the face at the same time before"
The gate battle in CS2 took 6 hours to film in totality. Generating one shot in Jessica that lasted a couple of seconds can easily take half of that
But of course, the end results were worth it!CCP hiring me
I actually have a job I'm happy with thanks, although I appreciate the sentiment
I have plans to use what I've learned though