The innate problem with recreations of epic Star Wars battles is that nobody ever gets in 100% right. The further problem with Darth Maul battles is everyone gets it mostly right except for a few problems, and they're always in different places! Seriously... if we put them all together we'd have one hell of a recreation! This particular one isn't bad, though there are several flaws. Flaw number 1 is no sound :(. What's a good duel without sound?! We need lightsaber clashes! I realize it's hard on the FPS though, especially with lower-end PCs. Better to have no sound that a hideously choppy film.
The next problem I had with this video is the filming style. It's a bit choppy. I'm guessing this author hasn't made dozens and dozens of film, as good camera control comes with practice. Don't worry so much about it - you can see from my last film that my own camera control still isn't great, so it's just something to work on. Another thing was the filming didn't really get into the action much. All the shots were from a distance. Once again I'd put this to the amateur nature of the director (not an insult, btw -- if you're not an amateur don't take it as an insult either :p). It's very hard to have any decent camera control, especially when you're inexperienced and the guys are jumping around like that. Speaking of which... maybe I haven't watched Episode 1 in a while, but I definitely do not recall Maul, Qui-gon and Obi-wan jumping around like Mexican jumping beans!
The last couple of beefs I had are really quite picky. First of all I remember at some point Obi-wan falls onto a lower platform - this isn't particularly shown. Then Qui-gon does the same move about 10 times in a row. My last accuracy beef regards the very ending. First of all I believe Qui-gon is stabbed on the left side (facing toward the forcefields), not the center, and of course we weren't able to see Maul sliced in half here, but that's more of a fault with the engine. Overall not bad. I've seen better, but with practice I sense this filmer has great potential.
One last note to our commentors - if anyone complains that the text is in spanish I'm going to hand out some whupass. There's no rule here stating anything has to be in English, so if you feel like you have to complain about that please take a deep breath, do some yoga to relax yourself, and move on to the next file.
-=[:::::::::::::::::::::::::]=- JK2: VIDEO JS: Episode I -=[:::::::::::::::::::::::::]=- FILE INFORMATION File Name: JS_Episode1.wmv File Size: 14,1 MB (14.793.816 bytes) File Data: 07/05/2006 (day-month-year) AUTHOR INFORMATION Author: JS Clan Author e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Author website: www.clanjs.tk VIDEO DESCRIPTION This is a Episode I video about the end of the movie: The Duel of Fates. In the video we can see how Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Darth Maul fights and how Qui-Gon and Darth Maul dies. -------------------------------------------------- THIS VIDEO IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS. ------------------------------------------------- -=[:::::::::::::::::::::::::]=- JK2: VIDEO JS: Episodio I -=[:::::::::::::::::::::::::]=- INFORMACION DEL ARCHIVO Nombre del Archivo: JS_Episode1.wmv Tamaño del Archivo: 14,1 MB (14.793.816 bytes) Fecha del Archivo: 07/05/2006 (day-month-year) INFORMACION DEL AUTOR Autor: Clan JS e-mail del Autor: email@example.com web del autor: www.clanjs.com DESCRIPCION DEL VIDEO Este es un viedo del Episodio I sobre el final de la pelicula: "El Duelo de Destinos". En el video podemos ver como Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan y Darth Maul luchan y como finalmente Qui-Gon muere a manos de Darth Maul, y Maul a manos de Obi-Wan -------------------------------------------------- ESTE VIDEO NO HA SIDO HECHO, DISTRIBUIDO O PROMOCIONADO POR ACTIVISION, RAVEN O LUCAS ARTS ENTERTAIMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & LUCAS ARTS ENTERTAIMENT COMPANY LLC Y/O SUS LICENCIAS. --------------------------------------------------
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