The Demise by Surgee
2008-07-10
Class: Unknown | Category: Machinima | Server : EU - Lightbringer ( Nightfall )
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I recommend watching the trailer as it uses footage that wasn't in the full movie. Stream with original music HERE

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Hey everyone,

I was soOooooooooooooooooooooo happy when I finished making this one. My computer is really too weak for so "big" movies. Switching between frames was taking about 15-20 seconds so editing it was a big pain and only after rendering (4 to 6 hours) I could see how it looks in good quality and motion. So I made myself ultimatum...if I will win WWI Machinima Contest (first prize: amazing laptop for movie production)I'll continue making machinima, if I'll lose I will stop. (I knew I would be forced to sell my pc so this laptop would let me continue making movies)

EDIT : I've noticed that many of you dont realize that CONTEST IS ALREADY OVER

So, here it is! My third, " Best Special Effects" award winning movie. I Tried to make it as unique as possible so for sure you will be seeing something you never saw before. Because I don't like to repeat myself, this time I didn't make a funny movie, but a drama. To not break any rules, music is from Blizzard games (had to change it in the last moment) and everything else is my and only my work. Every background and nearly every element / character, was carefully photoshopped. To keep this movie unique I didn't use any filters or special effects that are built in video editing programs (except chroma keyer to cut out blue background and few blurs ofcourse) and tried new ways to make things look pretty. I had no help from anyone,so there is no voice acting. Story might seem a little rushed because the limit for the contest was 4 minutes.

Intro:

Adopted by rich and very strict couple from Silvermoon ,little Alasse is deprived of her childhood. One night as she looks out of the window, she sees a strange, bright light comming from a nearby forest. Night is the only time when guards hired by Alasses parents don`t follow her.She decides to take her chances and sneak out through the window, to check out the mysterious light. This isn't another simple story about incredible people and heroic acts.This is a breathtaking story, about simple people, forbidden love, hope and drama.

COOL STUFF ---------------------------------------

By clicking the links below you can see some backgrounds with movable objects that I had to draw for this movie. Also few pictures showing how the work was evolving :

The Eye (High Res)
The Eye - Evolution
Forest (High Res)
Forest - Evolution
Crying girl (High Res)
Crying girl - Evolution
Town - Evolution
Tree (High Res)
Tree - Evolution
Window Scene - Evolution



My movie library is very small but I hope you enjoyed all 3 of them! Thanks everyone for great comments on my previous movies that gave me courage to make "The Demise".
Also, special thanks goes to Sam (Jonthethird) who helped composing a love letter, Nick (Nipnosis) who came up with the name ,Blizzard for giving this oppurtunity,WCM for featuring, and my sweetheart who supported me all the way with a lot of love and beer :).

Me and my cool murlock trophee from WWI 2008 in Paris:)



DragonCon Film Festival Machinima '08 First Place




Programs used:

Adobe Photoshop CS2
Sony Vegas 7.0
WoW Model Viewer
World of Warcraft

EDIT : I am proud to announce that THE DEMISE has won in DragonCon '08 Film Festival Machinima! Click HERE to see the article.

EDIT2 : Once again, I am proud to announce that The Demise has been nominated in Machinima Filmfest 2008 in the cathegory : Best Visual Design



The Winners for the individual categories will be announced on November 1st at the official Awards Ceremony at Eyebeam Center for Art andTechnology in New York.

A list of nominated movies as well as a list of judges for the finalawards will soon be made available at the official festival website at
http://festival.machinima.org.
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Surgee
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Movies Released: 4
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