. /../Noctis the Movie/ 1..910111213..15
journeyman
written by Stargazer on Jul 12, 2009 14:35
Parsis said:
Thanks Magnulus for that excellent information you are indeed right in what you say. The main reason I want the money is because I need to buy a building capable of holding a green screen, so that future films will be live action and more awesome.
I think you should at least consider to launch a poll first, to see how many people here are actually interested in buying this film. It is a cool project and all, but I think you should ask yourself if there really is a actual market for it.

Magnulus is right; releasing your first film for profit is almost certainly bound to fail. I sincerely doubt you will get far without an established reputation, and to be honest, I doubt you will make enough to even cover the production costs. If I were you, I would release it for free viewing to whoever comes on the internet, maybe with a link to a PayPal donation for those who are so inclined.

Who knows? A talent scout might just pick up the free movie, like what he sees, and get you a real job in the motion picture industry. It has happened before to indie developers and film-makers...
meep
written by Naavis on Jul 12, 2009 17:14
Amateur films very rarely make any profit. But you gain important experience, and perhaps some fans too.
written by Ajax on Jul 12, 2009 18:44
Stargazer said:
Who knows? A talent scout might just pick up the free movie, like what he sees, and get you a real job in the motion picture industry. It has happened before to indie developers and film-makers...
i.e.: Bo Burnham on Youtube, just for one example. Although he is a comedian, he made himself famous by posting videos on Youtube. </2cents>
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Jul 13, 2009 10:57
You don't need a "building capable of holding a green screen". You need a small room where you can practice the art of green-screen first. You're thinking very big, which is nice, but first you have to learn how to think economically. Star Wreck: In the Pirkkining was shot entirely on local locations and with a green-screen in a fairly small room. There's also a short film which I can't remember the name of that was created with a near-zero budget in the guy's neighbourhood and then the visual effects of destruction were all created by himself for absolutely no money whatsoever except running costs like electricity and food.

Start small, don't take a profit, then build yourself up. Once you have a "brand" as an online filmmaker, you can start doing merchandising. Red Vs. Blue makes a KILLING on merchandising. T-shirts, bags, coffee mugs, etc. That's how you make money in the online market, but that's only after you've proven that you can make something of yourself without that money.

Speaking of Red vs. Blue, have you ever considered Machinima? It can a great way to save time and energy until you've built up your proficiency as an animator.

Also: Live Action is not necessarily more awesome.
r'lyeh sweet r'lyeh
written by Neuzd on Jul 13, 2009 11:34
Magnulus said:
Red Vs. Blue makes a KILLING on merchandising. T-shirts, bags, coffee mugs, etc.
This is a good suggestion, as I can confirm that merchandise works super-great in almost every sector.
For example: the last band I played in, had a 7" which sold probably no more than 100 copies (and maybe even less if we consider those given out for free).
But T-shirts? I don't remember how many we printed but we were sold-out in about 3 hours from when we had them in hand. Our drummer didn't have one!
People are crazy and are more likely to spend 10 Euro on a shirt than 5 on a record.

Magnulus said:
have you ever considered Machinima?
...maybe someone else did : P but that's probably a project which (if ever brought on) will surely take longer than Parsis' movie, to see the light of day... But I didn't tell you anything!
meep
written by Naavis on Jul 13, 2009 12:01
Magnulus said:
You don't need a "building capable of holding a green screen". You need a small room where you can practice the art of green-screen first. You're thinking very big, which is nice, but first you have to learn how to think economically. Star Wreck: In the Pirkkining was shot entirely on local locations and with a green-screen in a fairly small room.
There's a couple of good examples of small green-/bluescreen rooms which are perfectly fine for amateur work: http://www.starwreck.com/tech.php

Edit: Oh, and Mags! Apparently they used your blanket-over-the-head trick for removing echos from recordings!
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Jul 17, 2009 11:01
Baaaah....

I tought that the blanket to remove echos was my invention... Noone can invent anything anymore

But it work at least
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Jul 17, 2009 20:53
I have been making films for four years now, I have experience with actors, green screen, and CGI, and I believe its time to go a little bigger.

I have bad new and good news.
The bad news is Noctis the Movie has gone back to the drawing board, and will now be created with MAYA 2009 to create realer environments. The script as well has been changed to give the ultimate Noctis experience, and is based more on Alex's time line.
The good news is that the old version of the Noctis Movie will be put in youtube next month, I believe. The movie is only ten minutes long but sadly lacks Felaysians its more about how the probe crashed into the world of the mothge.
written by 4616599 on Jul 18, 2009 10:05
Parsis said:
The bad news is Noctis the Movie has gone back to the drawing board
Never mind, that happens to be what Alex is doing with NV.
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Jul 20, 2009 19:36
As a fellow film maker, I'd love to see your other films, Parsis!
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Jul 23, 2009 19:57
Magnulus said:
As a fellow film maker, I'd love to see your other films, Parsis!
Thanks
Next month I believe, I should be able to put three of my films on my web-site, hope you enjoy them.
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Sep 01, 2009 04:26
Hey, am just posting saying that i have not given up on the Noctis Movie, the Felaysians are kinda giving me a hard time, and other projects as well, not to mention my schooling. There are also different complications am facing with the older version of the Noctis Movie, but once am up to date i will attempt to inform you.
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Oct 12, 2009 04:33
Well am back with more info of the Noctis movie. The new version of the Noctis Movie I was going to create with Maya 2009 has been canceled. It was going to take me four years to finish it , but now my life is very busy, so I do not have that time. The old version of Noctis will be finished later this year or early next year. But now I am proud to introduce a clip from "Noctis: The Probe"
ENJOY!

http://bobblue.webs.com/noctis.htm
written by Lornex on Oct 14, 2009 23:36
Parsis said:
Well am back with more info of the Noctis movie. The new version of the Noctis Movie I was going to create with Maya 2009 has been canceled. It was going to take me four years to finish it , but now my life is very busy, so I do not have that time. The old version of Noctis will be finished later this year or early next year. But now I am proud to introduce a clip from "Noctis: The Probe"
ENJOY!

http://bobblue.webs.com/noctis.htm
Sorry to hear about all the trouble you've had, it's too bad you stopped, since I was planning to help you... but, it's ok. I will have to make a Noctis movie myself. I was going to help with the music, modeling, voices, etc... but I understand that you would be busy. I am, too, with school. Maya also would of been nice, if done well, or even 3d studio max.*sigh*
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Oct 15, 2009 19:41
Lornex said:
Parsis said:
Well am back with more info of the Noctis movie. The new version of the Noctis Movie I was going to create with Maya 2009 has been canceled. It was going to take me four years to finish it , but now my life is very busy, so I do not have that time. The old version of Noctis will be finished later this year or early next year. But now I am proud to introduce a clip from "Noctis: The Probe"
ENJOY!

http://bobblue.webs.com/noctis.htm
Sorry to hear about all the trouble you've had, it's too bad you stopped, since I was planning to help you... but, it's ok. I will have to make a Noctis movie myself. I was going to help with the music, modeling, voices, etc... but I understand that you would be busy. I am, too, with school. Maya also would of been nice, if done well, or even 3d studio max.*sigh*
Oh don't worry I am busy now, but not later I have just temporarly canceled the Nocits film, once am out of the woods I'll probably go back to production, since after all I created a script that was purely awesome. But out of curiousity how where you planning to help me? Such as with modelling, voices, and music, I say this because you probably live somewhere far away and so do I so how would we combine our productions? The main reason I canceled for now was that I did not have any kind of help , and creating a 1 hour and 30 min production using Maya by myself would of taken me four years, if you wish to help I will jump immediatly back to the Maya version of Noctis.

Please reply or pm me back on your plans of how you wished to help me, and how you planned to combine our productions from a long distance, and we can see what we can do.

I believe that a Noctis movie could be a very big hit, but I cannot reach it without help.
reading this thread
no members are reading this thread
. /../Noctis the Movie/ 1..910111213..15
45104, 16 queries, 0.119 s.this frame is part of the AnyNowhere network