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Offline Tyrian

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Comm chatter sounds a little messy. Maybe create static and lower the volume of fighter pilot comms?
Otherwise very awesome trailer! Battlegroup jumping in gave me shivers... :yes:
I definitely making one with Vasudan assets. :nod:

BTW, we need to get everyone of Hard-Light to watch it and like it on Youtube.

 

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Actually, the com chatter was the part that I liked. But I think I know what you're getting at here, and I think the addition of static in very sparse amounts might be alright, but I don't think the audio would be too audible if turned down in addition to static.

 

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I did tear up a bit when I first watched it from the sheer awesome this is.

But I'm also a big pansy, it seems. Great work, Spidey-!
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The camera movements are great, and I thought the scene was pretty well thought out. The comms chatter was nice; it makes the atmosphere all the more realistic and convincing. The music is ... what can I say? It's as fitting as it gets.

However, I have only one complaint, although that's not so much of a complaint as it is a comment considering that you were inspired by BP2: I do not see any Vasudan ships.

The Vasudans play an integral part in FreeSpace as much as the Terrans and Shivans do. Both the Thoth and Hatshepsut have already been overhauled with normal maps and, given the scale of the furball in the video, were probably ideal as deployments. As much as I like this video for so many reasons, the fact that there are no Vasudans in it (as far as I can tell) and that it was uploaded as a trailer of FS2_Open is something I just cannot ignore, and which I think is the only thing that gives this video a mark or two down.

Overall, it is a good video, and I cannot claim that I can do any better (not even my screenshots can match up; I cannot say more for a moving picture), but it is missing one important element if is to be titled appropriately. That element is the Vasudans.

That, at least, is my take on it.
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Admins, grant this man a appropriate title..something like "Lord of Cutscenes"

His work is ..GLORIOUS. Seriously, you need to hire yourself out to mod pojects.
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Way to guarantee he won't get a custom title. :p
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Offline Kie99

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That really is exceptional, great use of audio.
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The video's been promoted on ModDB, too. I think it'd be nice to upload it there instead of creating news with the link to the video on it. Just a suggestion.

About the relative lack of Vasudans, I have to agree with Androgeos.
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Admins, grant this man a appropriate title..something like "Lord of Cutscenes"

His work is ..GLORIOUS. Seriously, you need to hire yourself out to mod pojects.

Mjn already has "Cutscene Master".
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What about Cutscene Apprentice, then?
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Nah, leave it to the admins. If they think he deserves a nice title, he will get it without us noticing.

I've linked the video to the Facebook wall. Darius and Dekker have seen it as well.
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Re: Freespace Open Trailer
I'm being a nitpicker here and saying that there were no Herc 2s at Riviera, no Hecates, no Rakshasas, etc...

But the trailer is teh epix!

EDIT: I updated the FSOpen wikipedia article with a link to this trailer at the bottom. I called it a fan-made trailer, though.
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That's what it is, a fan-made trailer. :)
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What about Cutscene Apprentice, then?

Cutscenator?
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Before I say anything, that was awesome!  :D

While I sat and watched this amazing coordinated piece of holy epicness, one thought came to mind. What if, when the shivans have jumped in and nearly obliterated everything into spacedust, and all hope seems to be lost for the humans, a huge fleet of vesudan warships jumps in, engaging the cluster of shivan ships before they have the oppertunity to destroy the surviving human forces. The engagement unfolds into a breathtaking battle.
The human defences should be a bit stronger in this event of course, just to introduce watchers to the Terrans as well. 

Don't get me wrong, the video was EPIC!  :)   
I just saw this as an option to include the Vesudans in the vid.  ;)
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Way to go, Spidey! I've personally been hoping for an epic PR trailer for FSO for some time- you've certainly hit the ball out of the park!  :yes:
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Offline Marcov

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That Lilith scared the **** outta all ships in the area and forced them to flee, that's why it's the only one left in the ending :p.

That was, seriously, the best FreeSpace cutscene I've seen so far, it outranks any other from both fanon and canon, and...I think that requires more skill to make than a BoE mission.

Still, it gives us a perfect example of how making cutscenes out of the game can produce total awesomeness.

Say, maybe we could create an entire movie by stacking 'em up.

P.S. how long did it take you to make that?

I think I'll make my own.  :drevil:
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Offline Gortef

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That was really really good. Great job! :yes:

It was also fun trying to spot and recognize the wav files :D
Habeeb it...

 

Offline Spidey-

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I think all the people complaining about canon vs. fanon...seriously, is it a good TRAILER? People who see this will either A) have no appreciation of Freespace and think "wow, this is awesome, let me try this", or B) think "hey, that's not how it happened but this is cool anyway".

Thanks man, you got it exactly. When I thought this up, it was a sort've homage/what-if situation and something for people who've never seen FS before. I really liked the intensity of the original intro and wanted to play off of that. I used FS2 ships simply because they look better (I actually like the Hecate over Orion but Typhon over Hatty, though they all look great with the Upgrade Project).
Anyways you don't want to hear about all the little design decisions I made. What you really want to hear is that I'll be releasing the mod by the end of the week so you can all play around with it to your heart's content :D

Cheers!