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written by Kristos on Apr 13, 2012 06:09
There are several weird things in the videos that I could quibble about, but you've got an interesting storyline going on there and some neat animations. Keep working on them!

Please get rid of the whole "Direct Legal" thing. Maybe replace it with a message that says something like "this video is the property of Beyond the Ages and is not to be copied without their permission..." As mentioned before, it seems that Direct Legal is just a scam that is only out to get your money, and putting their name on your videos only makes them look dumb.
rose pony is best pony
written by Starchaser on Apr 13, 2012 07:11
Kristos said:
[...] Direct Legal is just a scam that is only out to get your money, and putting their name on your videos only makes them look dumb.
Truth in advertising? :3
ah didn't learn anything!
written by Selbio on Apr 13, 2012 07:23
Cryoburner said:
It might not have big-budget quality
Indeed it might not.

Okay, fine, instead of being trollish and passive-aggressive, I'm just going to say it. Maybe someone has to; he doesn't seem to be catching others' indirect hints.

The writing and pacing are poor, stilted, and formulaic, when they're even coherent. The visuals need a lot more work to be satisfactory and original, let alone appealing, and the animation is unintentionally funny. The voice-acting is poor but, given your resources, mostly forgiveable. The videos are overly dramatic to the point of presumptuousness, with a huge portion of the screen time being devoted to credits and intros/outros.

To be frank, it's just not very good, and it doesn't even appear that you put enough effort into any area of the film-making process. At the very least, you probably need to put more effort into getting others to read and honestly critique your scripts, and try to find people with talent to fill in the areas where you yourself are weak, such as voice-acting and animation. You also need to be more honest with yourself about the value of what you're creating, which is amateurish (and nothing wrong with that, for an amateur, but you're never going to improve by giving yourself a huge pat on the back in the form of ten credit appearances per short clip!).

I apologize for being so negative, and I know you have no budget or professional staff, but the Internet is full of people who, under the same circumstances, have produced far better. I do hope that, by pointing out that there are problems, I've helped you more than I've hurt.
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Apr 13, 2012 11:40
Selbio said:
Cryoburner said:
It might not have big-budget quality
Indeed it might not.

Okay, fine, instead of being trollish and passive-aggressive, I'm just going to say it. Maybe someone has to; he doesn't seem to be catching others' indirect hints.

The writing and pacing are poor, stilted, and formulaic, when they're even coherent. The visuals need a lot more work to be satisfactory and original, let alone appealing, and the animation is unintentionally funny. The voice-acting is poor but, given your resources, mostly forgiveable. The videos are overly dramatic to the point of presumptuousness, with a huge portion of the screen time being devoted to credits and intros/outros.

To be frank, it's just not very good, and it doesn't even appear that you put enough effort into any area of the film-making process. At the very least, you probably need to put more effort into getting others to read and honestly critique your scripts, and try to find people with talent to fill in the areas where you yourself are weak, such as voice-acting and animation. You also need to be more honest with yourself about the value of what you're creating, which is amateurish (and nothing wrong with that, for an amateur, but you're never going to improve by giving yourself a huge pat on the back in the form of ten credit appearances per short clip!).

I apologize for being so negative, and I know you have no budget or professional staff, but the Internet is full of people who, under the same circumstances, have produced far better. I do hope that, by pointing out that there are problems, I've helped you more than I've hurt.
No offense taken. Thanks for the criticism. I too agree the intro and credits are to long. I will be removing the intro and re-uploading the episode when I get the time.

Thanks!
never here
written by Ozoch on Apr 15, 2012 19:28
Gentlemen, we have discovered the Ed Wood of 3D.

But seriously, the quality of these are astonishingly lacking. I won't go into why it's technically bad, Bensel pretty much covered that completely, but why I find the whole theme of it almost offensive. I can understand why somebody would love to make a nice, guilty-pleasure type space opera, but why make this Noctis related at all? The story itself is painfully derivative, and besides certain labels has nothing to do with the game at all. The whole idea of a race completely disappearing isn't a new thing, so it could have been reworked into something else, if that's what attracted you to it. Eons ago, when I used to write fanfiction here, I was pretty much just as guilty towards the end of it all in expanding a universe with science fiction cliches that had no business being within miles of Noctis, and for the record never really supported any attempts since to demote it by doing the same. The skeleton back story created by Alex was enough, and left plenty to the imagination while playing.

So basically, the "movies" have almost nothing to do with Noctis and aren't remotely in the spirit of a game devoted to dreamy exploration, and because of that I strongly disagree with your approach to this (along with obvious technical shortcomings). I suggest starting over with an emphasis on originality and eliminating any link with Noctis if you want to still go the space opera route.
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Apr 15, 2012 21:23
What Ozoch said is good =D
interplanetary man
written by Parsis on Apr 16, 2012 05:31
Speeder said:
What Ozoch said is good =D
Yes what he is saying is good. And if I had any idea in what I was starting 5 years ago; I probably would changed the name from Noctis to something completely different. Unfortunately I've started and I am not the kind of fellow to give up on the middle of a work. Noctis: The Probe is designed to go for ten more episodes. Once that is done the series will be canceled or possibly moved to a more dreamy exploration atmosphere as Ozoch perfectly mentioned.

Plus special effects wise. Well of course it's horrible! Ever tried making a motion picture with Daz 2.0?

By episode 5 there should be a fair leap in visual effects and hopefully animation.
going nowhere fast...
written by Skinnymon on Apr 16, 2012 06:58
I REALLY wanted NO TYPE of involvement with discussing this project, since I knew from the start that it was "non canonical" (i.e., had as much to do with Noctis as NASA). And besides, who listens to a doddering fool anyway?

But if we're going to talk about what has happened when the creative minds around here have been turned loose to "frolic" with the Noctis storyline, allow me to produce Felisian Inquisition Exhibit Number One:

cd/rars/Skinnymon/ta (35 Kb)
now excuse me while I hide from certain parties who would prefer such knowledge be forgotten and buried...

Shadowclaw/Xenomorph/Gligar and particularly Stargazer!!!
beepy beep things. robot.
written by Mingamango181 on Apr 16, 2012 09:54
Skinnymon said:
...allow me to produce Felisian Inquisition Exhibit Number One:

cd/rars/Skinnymon/ta (35 Kb)
Man... I thought that thing was gone forever!

I don't think I cared about it back when I first found it. Too boring : 3
written by Logicalerror on Apr 18, 2012 21:14
Here is my totally spot on canonical time line

???????????????:Felisians move off homeworld for some strange reason.

???????????????-Now: Felisians explore their galaxy, lonely in their little space ships.
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