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25/06/2016 09:25:08

MarcKennedy
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Hi everyone,
I've had Muvizu for almost a year now but just upgraded to the full version. I've used it a couple of times for the video introductions I've had to upload for some online classes. My voice lip synced to a dog's body has been pretty popular with my classmates. I also made a short test movie that was more complex, a sailor on the deck of a ship in a storm who dives overboard. I hope to make some more projects soon.

Marc
edited by MarcKennedy on 25/06/2016
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25/06/2016 13:17:21

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Hi Marc, welcome to the club You should post a link to your video here as well, we're always happy to see new stuff.
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25/06/2016 13:41:08

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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yeah, welcome to the forum! Ditto on the idea of posting links to your video!

Where in Southern California are you located? There's at least one other active forum member from California...
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25/06/2016 16:57:21

mystoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Welcome to the madness Marc! Can't wait to see some of your work!
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25/06/2016 18:24:38

MarcKennedy
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm currently in Pasadena. Here is the test film I made

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26/06/2016 17:30:16

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Marc, that looks AWESOME!

I like the stylized water texture! I notice when the ship rocks, the direction of the water texture also changes... which prompts me to ask if you animated the rocking in Muvizu, or in your video editor? Please elaborate on how you "rocked the boat"

Also, where did you get the background music and sound effects? It all works together so well!
edited by PatMarrNC on 26/06/2016
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26/06/2016 21:36:02

mystoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Kind of looks like he may have tilted the camera back and forth. I could be wrong though. In any case a great looking video!
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26/06/2016 22:05:42

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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mysto wrote:
Kind of looks like he may have tilted the camera back and forth.


now that you mention it, yeah, it does.

I made a ship experiment using keyframes to add pitch to the craft, (which didn't change the water).

I guess in reality, the ocean would have swells in the same direction the ship was leaning, so the technique of tilting the camera probably yields more lifelike results. Looks good to me, anyway!
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26/06/2016 23:07:42

Rocque
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PatMarrNC wrote:
mysto wrote:
Kind of looks like he may have tilted the camera back and forth.


now that you mention it, yeah, it does.

I made a ship experiment using keyframes to add pitch to the craft, (which didn't change the water).

I guess in reality, the ocean would have swells in the same direction the ship was leaning, so the technique of tilting the camera probably yields more lifelike results. Looks good to me, anyway!



Hello from the other Californian. I am about an hour to 2 hours from you depending on the 210 freeway! I have been sailing quite a bit just in the local So. Cal. waters and never all that far away from shore, so I know one thing about sail boats (hopefully more than one). They will lean with the wind and that is one reason for the keel to counterbalance the boat and help it stay on some sort of tack or path. However when there are big swells your boat will also pitch and roll with the swells, and that tests a true captain's clout.

I used to really enjoy watching The Deadliest Catch just to see ships vs the sea, and those crazy crab fisherman. They definitely did some pitching and rolling. I quit watching when I began speaking like them (ha, well to avoid it since that would not be popular where I work). Marc, I think you did a great job capturing the fury of the sea. She can be quite vicious and unforgiving.
edited by Rocque on 26/06/2016
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27/06/2016 01:14:12

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Rocque... you are a sailor? Very cool! Tell us about your craft.... do you sail alone? Do you talk like a pirate? Do you fish?

Enquiring minds, you know the drill.... ;-)

Oh, and what other interesting hobbies do you have?
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27/06/2016 01:52:10

Rocque
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PatMarrNC wrote:
Rocque... you are a sailor? Very cool! Tell us about your craft.... do you sail alone? Do you talk like a pirate? Do you fish?

Enquiring minds, you know the drill.... ;-)

Oh, and what other interesting hobbies do you have?


One day I will make a video of my time at sea. Seriously though I just sailed for fun, and the largest sail boat I ever owned was only 14 ft. in length, and I sailed around Long Beach, CA. It was a lot of fun. I really did not know what I was doing until a person from the Netherlands went sailing with me, and I thought for sure I would never see land again. Even in a 14 ft. sailboat you learn a lot of respect for the ocean, and how fickle the wind can be. I would never claim to be anything other than a novice sailor.

Now I spend time kayaking in a nearby lake that most people would call a pond because it is so small, and even more time working on my latest animation and getting to know how to use Muvizu, HitFilm, and Gimp.

Yarr, and shiver me timbers will ye now, that be all fer this time, the tide is turning and I best be off before some scalawag decides to break out the yard arms. HA!
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28/06/2016 04:16:02

MarcKennedy
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mysto wrote:
Kind of looks like he may have tilted the camera back and forth. I could be wrong though. In any case a great looking video!



I did indeed animate the camera instead of the ship. I tried to force the ship to go over some hill-shapes but that didn't work.
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28/06/2016 04:20:00

MarcKennedy
MarcKennedy
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PatMarrNC wrote:
Also, where did you get the background music and sound effects? It all works together so well!
edited by PatMarrNC on 26/06/2016


Thanks, Pat. I appreciate the encouragement. I animated the camera. The music is from http://www.purple-planet.com/ I can't remember which royalty-free sites I got the sound effects from. I looked around a lot for the right ones. Some of them may have been from inside the Adobe Audition library as well.
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08/01/2017 20:05:16

DeannaC
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Hi, Marc,

I'm new here too, also in SoCal, in Burbank. It's great to meet a local muvizuer. I liked the visuals and drama of your sailor clip. Keep up the great work!
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08/01/2017 20:10:17

DeannaC
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Rocque wrote:
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Hello from the other Californian. I am about an hour to 2 hours from you depending on the 210 freeway!



Yay, another local! Pleased to meet you Rocque.
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