Best Fifty Quid Monster Movie?!? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The DV Info Network > These Are the People in Your Neighborhood

These Are the People in Your Neighborhood
Introduce yourself! Who you are, what you're doing & using.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 6th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #1
Tourist
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Leicestershire UK
Posts: 3
Best Fifty Quid Monster Movie?!?

Hello there

First time user. I've recently stopped shooting my shorts on 16mm film and have moved over to digital (mini DV). I couldn't believe the power of digital editing/shooting. I use Premiere Elements on my home PC. I got so excited when I realised that Premiere Elements could do blue screen that I embarked on my first special effects film. I thought: what's the simplest monster I can create and manipulate with blue screen? The short is called Doodlebug and you can see it here:

http://www.virginmediashorts.com/film/1543551325

The process took ten months; I'm very proud what we managed to achieve, at home(!) on such a low budget (fifty pounds).

My quick question is: I'd like to take my special effects film making at home to the next level. Premiere Elements isn't really a compositing/animation programme; it's an editing package with a little blue screen application embedded in there.

So, which reasonably priced PC based software would you recommend, please, specifically for creating special effect shorts (animation and blue screen)?

Thanks for this


Leepy
Lee Price is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #2
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posts: 8,308
HOLY CRAP!

This is REALLY GOOD!

I don't usually read this section, but your headline got my attention. I didn't expect much... and was blown away! This was better shot and directed than a lot of fully funded feature films I've seen on TV. And I'm not even joking.

Kudos to you on a quality piece of work! Please repost it in our "Show Your Work" forum if you want to get more feedback on it.
__________________
Need to rent camera gear in Vancouver BC?
Check me out at camerarentalsvancouver.com
Dylan Couper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2008, 11:23 AM   #3
Tourist
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Leicestershire UK
Posts: 3
Thanks Dylan

Hi Dylan

Thanks for the heads up, mate. I've posted the letter on the 'Show Your Work' forum.

I'm glad you enjoyed the film. I didn't know going in that it would take ten months to make!

I'm just working on my next short now - it's got a bee in it so I'm creating the model at the moment.

Okay. Thanks again for your kind comment.

Lata


Leepy
Lee Price is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The DV Info Network > These Are the People in Your Neighborhood

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:39 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network