This video is meant to capture the spirit of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", the classic Dr. Seuss book/film, and convert it into something JKA-ish. Well to be honest the only similarity I can see between the two is the music and sounds that have been used. The story itself really seems to have nothing to do with it.
The idea here is that Reelo is the Grinch, although he does nothing in the film that really suggests he's a grinchy type. Santa, on the other hand, kicks his butt for impersonating him. Now to me that seems pretty grinchy. Anyway, that's about what I got out of the plot. Some Jedi are playing, then Reelo shows up, stands there for about 5 minutes without moving (just a couple eye twitches), then he jumps down the chimney and eventually gets in a scuffle with Santa. I'm not sure where the Grinch comes into all of that.
As for the film quality, the camera movements, when they move, are very choppy. Most of the time, however, the camera just jumps from still to still and doesn't attempt to follow what little action there is. Most of the film really is just stills of people standing still which, suffice it to say, is a bit boring. The audio cutting is downright poor, for lack of any type of better description. No attempt was made to keep the audio flowing. Instead it abruptly enters and abruptly cuts off with no fades. Also the music was so inconsistent that at times I wondered if I had muted my computer. No, I hadn't... there just wasn't any music in several places where there should have been.
Overall I'd say work on your filming style, and definitely work on your audio editing. And for future reference, a 2 minute scene with Reelo and Santa saying "eh?" back and forth could be significantly cut down, or cut out altogether.
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: The Grinch AUTHOR: OmegaCloud E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: http://www.roguesquadron.notlong.com FILENAME: grinch_0001.wmv FILESIZE: 30.0 MB DATE RELEASED: 22 December 2007 CREDITS: Thankyou to all my actors in my movie who happily made this movie in two recordings. Thank you for the creators of the maps seen in the film and the skinners who all gave me such great products to work with. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Run using windows media player, realplayer etc. DESCRIPTION: This is the JKA version of 'The Grinch' starring Reelo. He hates the academy students (the whos) and wants to stop christmas, but he runs into some trouble. BUGS: Some slight blurry video from too much editing, sorry guys. COMMENTS: I hope tht you guys get some enjoyment from this film. I really didnt have a lot of time to do it due to school work, it had a lot of potential so this is quite disappointing for me. I hope you can still all enjoy it and I wish you all the best for christmas and the new year. THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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