Ripclaw's video comics

Discussion in 'Transformers Funnies' started by Ripclaw, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Ripclaw

    Ripclaw DementedDino1

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    w would like your feedback as well and ill post a new one each week
     
  2. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    Interesting idea in doing a video comic but there are a few problems...

    1) It is hard to see what is going on with the type covering most of the picture. Try to take a few more pictures of the figures from different angles, some close ups of the figure when it is talking for a little more variety.

    2) What program(s) are you using? Letting us know would help in giving you application specific tips.

    3) Put a thin black outline around your text so when the letters are on top of light areas they do not disappear. Ideally, use black type on a white speech balloon. This helps in showing which character is doing the talking.

    4) Don't get discouraged. The more of these you do the better you will get.
     
  3. Vraptor140

    Vraptor140 Well-Known Member

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    I think is a good try.

    First you should get clearen pics, actually I couldn´t see anything. You may want to make the text smaller because it blocks all the scene.
    Finally, if you´re going to use still images you may want to post them like a traditional comic.
     
  4. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    It might also be cool if you didn’t post in yellow text, it can be hard to read and a pain to have to high light what you say so I can read it.
     
  5. Golobulus

    Golobulus heh heh heh

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    No movement...and not even funny. Sorry, but I think this was pointless. I usually find something good to say about most comics because most of them have good humor, nice effects, or a combination of both. But if this is all you plan on doing with each video comic, you might as well not bother.

    Just try with pictures. It allows more freedom for action (since stop motion takes UNGODLY long amounts of time) and I assume you don't want people to see you just move the transformers with your hands. I'm not saying you should give up entirely, but I think I know what you tried to do. You wanted to do something no one else has done yet on this forum, and while you may have had the right idea, you either don't have the means, or the patience to execute it properly.

    Give it a shot with a digital camera. the process of making a comic is worlds easier.


    I want to encourage you like the other people in this thread, but honestly, if you're going to do this and not have the toys moving, it's going to EXTREMELY hamper your possibilities for jokes.

    If, however, you intend to do a stop-motion animation deal, well, god speed to you. Hope you have the patience for it
     
  6. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Get a Freakin Microphone This Video Sucks without words or Proper Lighting :tocas
     
  7. Sheba

    Sheba FF 1 Badman=Cyclonus

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    Hmmm interesting first attempt. Listen to the suggestions of these guys to improve.
     
  8. Ripclaw

    Ripclaw DementedDino1

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    there is a problem for just taking pictures i cant find the software disk to my digital camra so i cant take still pictures

    im using windows movie maker and i have to make moving pictures cause i cant use my camera

    and i cant use black outlines ill try another color and use bigger spaces in between the text

    i dont think i can make the text smaller but i will try that as well

    as for the stop motion im planning some thing big and i think it may take me a few days to finish but i will try yo finish it soon but for teh video comics ill try to use teh light less and go for a more natural lighting by opening my blinds in my living room where i can film
     
  9. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    Are you using a regular digital camera or a video camera?
    Since I am on a Mac and have never worked with Windows Movie Maker, there should be a way to either save or export a frame as a single picture. You could put the type on one frame and then export it as a work around. You might also want to find that missing software disk. It may make things go alot easier.
    good luck!
     
  10. Ripclaw

    Ripclaw DementedDino1

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    i was using a web camera that teh software allows you to use so i used it
     
  11. Ripclaw

    Ripclaw DementedDino1

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    well im working in getting a microphone so i can do the voices of my next one so hang on a few more days
     

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