The fighting scenes are not as long as the video sequences. And there were left out some things. That could have been done better.
... to call you a legend Queegster!
After watching the first five minutes, this movie lit a fire in me to play the full game again... great job.
maltinator said:The fighting scenes are not as long as the video sequences. And there were left out some things. That could have been done better.
ChrisReid said:If the fighting scenes were longer than the video sequences, the final movie would be six hours long, and people have expressed that the fight sequences get repetetive after a while.
gingersonny said:Works fine for me in divx as well. Fantastic work Queeg, finally downloaded it today, will be seeding it as much as possible. Only watched the intro so far, gonna watch it in bed later with the wife, see what she thinks about it, shes into games but never played Wing Commander, altho i keep trying to get her into it! If it works, then i shall not hesitate to call you a legend Queegster!
JCool said:Just finished watching it.... and all i can say is GREAT JOB! I had watched the Price of Freedom when it came out a few months ago and was surprised you got this one up so fast. I like this edit of the game, a lot of the key scenes were kept and most of the cuts seemed to make sense.
Technical-wise ... it wouldn't play for me until i downloaded the player listed in the above posts, and even then it had to "fix" the avi file before it would play. I'm guessing my download got halted on my end (was on wireless at the time) and thus there was a glitch in the final file i got.
Just one question. What is the first song that plays during the credits? I really liked that one, but didn't recognize it at all.
rjspring said:After watching the first five minutes, this movie lit a fire in me to play the full game again... great job.
Any kind soul out there willing to post this movie as a burnable .iso so we can watch it on our DVD home theater systems?
Chillyche said:First and foremost, Queeg, you put it a lot of time and effort to make these movies happen (WC3 and 4), and that's awesome. I just watched a version (I think the second, but not final) of the WC3 movie and it was fun. An interesting trip down memory lane. Just to contextualize it, I got so excited about WC3 coming out that I made myself sick with anxiety, and "had" to stay home from highschool that day. Which was convenient, because I could spend all day playing that mofo. WC4 came out when I was at film school, and we were impressed by the production values. I even had an opportunity to interview Terry Borst.
Anyway, about your WCIV edit. The first thing I noticed was that the dogfight sequences have a new space background luma-keyed behind the actual gameplay visuals. Not a bad idea, makes space a little less, well, dark, cold, vast and uninviting. That is, nebula and swaths of color break up the monotony. But it was driving me CRAZY to see that the ship was clearly maneuvering, rolling, banking, yawing, and space was staying in the same spot. It made me dizzy. How can a pilot pull a 360 and see the same thing out of the viewport during the entire maneuver? Honestly, I would recommend either taking out the fancy space overlay, or attempting to track it to something else (a particular star or planet that's actually in-game) so it doesn't come across as so entirely fake.
The other things I'd like to mention were that in the WC3 cut I saw, I noticed two major continuity errors. First, there's a mission where Blair is flying with Flint on his wing. He returns to the Victory and then in a discussion with her she compliments him on his flying, saying it's hard to appreciate it from the deck. She then requests being reinstated. Huh? But, wasn't she just on his wing? That didn't make any sense to me. Second, Melek briefs Thrakath on the liberation of the prisoner before they actually fly that mission. Again, I'm all "huh?" I thought you had just decided to cut the scene of them rescuing dude, and divulge the information by way of the Kilrathi cutscene. However, then, several minutes later, we're on the planet surface and Vagabond is punching the "good doctor" in the jaw during the rescue op. Wow, those Kilrathi are really prescient, clairvoyant even!
Minor details -- the font was annoyingly gigantic and out of character.
Likewise, the font at the head of WCIV was sort of a poor match. Check out dafont.com -- I'm sure you can find an approximation.
This may seem like a whole boatload of complaining. I'm an editor and fx artist professionally, and throughout the 90s, Wing Commander was my favorite game series, so, these projects are near and dear to me. Ultimately, I'm just glad you made these things happen (I've long since lent my games to unscrupulous types that don't return them), because I've always wanted to go back and see them. Especially now that I've got to wait forever for the next season of Galactica. Ha. What a dork.
Oh yeah, and the WC3 b/w flashbacks just seem kinda corny.
For instance, it's clear from the narrative that Vagabond and Blair are old chums, and it's painfully clear from the overwrought scene of Vagabond losing a game of cards that he's always lucky... until that moment when his luck runs out. The flashback doesn't ADD anything.
Hi guys and gals. Am I doing something wrong here? When I click on the link that says "here" in the last news story for the movie, I try to save it but only get a file thats 803kb. I have the WCIII movie and it was great so I can't wait to see WCIV. Thanx for any help you can give me.
Wow, I didn't mean to sound offended earlier, infact the kilrathi joke made me chuckle , just wasn't sure what you meant by it. I agree that there are some really cheesey lines/scenes in wing commander (although it seemed to work more for WC3 than 4) infact a couple of the lines they come up with make me cringe like panthers speech "so you really think the good will win?" if Blair has positive reply.
Anyway not to sidetrack, it does mean a lot to me that you think I did a good job, as I did put in my best efforts and wasn't sure how it would go down. Anyway, thank you for replying, to answer your last question - footage was never ripped. Ulead's software let me import the individual VOB's directly into the project (from an ISO of course, not reading from the hardware DVD drive) and I was able to edit them that way so there would be no quality loss from source to final product.