Spectacular Spider-Man film

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  1. PAYBACKPictures

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    I'm currently writing the screenplay for 2 spidey films. Both of them low budget indie films for youtube. I'll probably end up writing 3.

    So basically the idea is to make it true to the comics by starting from The Amazing Spider-Man issue 1 and combining some of the newer storylines into it.

    Almost all of the story will be written by me, some of the stuff in there will be taken from the comic books and/or TV-shows etc.

    Pre-Production is currently in progress.
     
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    Also worth to note is that we will film these films with a RED Epic camera.
     
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    The script is turning out great!
     
  4. EyeofSauron

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    interesting :) and in europe nontheless! the RED is pretty good, too! curious to see it. also willing to help xD
     
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    The films will be shot in New York. Which will be awesome. Good thing is, that we won't have to pay for filming there because we only have a bunch of people in the set and a low budget :D
     
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    Better villain for the 1st film: Electro or Chameleon?

    Electro
    Plus is the pure coolness of the character.
    Minus is the complexity of the VFX shots.


    Chameleon
    Plus is the fact that he was on TAS #1.
    Minus: Propably not good enough to be the main villain.

    What do you think?

    BTW, I'm saving Mysterio for the second film :)
     
  7. EyeofSauron

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    both FX can look very good or very tacky. especially lightning

    the transformation can be hard, depending on how you want to do the transition sequence, for example the comic version is only lighting up his silhouette. im guessing something original would look better here, because just lighting it up might look a little flat. maybe something with a little smoke, light and texture. its probably easier to shoot the transformation effect on a green screen, to line up the 2 actors without having to stand still while shooting and replacing the actor.

    the lightning can be added rather easy without the greenscreen. via after effects. but there need to be some lens flares, light effects etc to be put in to make it look good :)

    all in all both effects are doable, but require some work. :)

    you could also be doing both xD
     
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    I was thinking something like that. It can be done. But I think I like Scorpion as the villain more. I might add Electro as a cameo in the beginning or something. Starting the 2nd Draft... :lol
     
  9. EyeofSauron

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    personally i think that is harder to realize than the two above, with the tail moving seperately and all.
    practical effects seem hard,as it would look guided, and choppy. it would take a lot of working with green suits and keying, and lots of masking.
    alternately you would need to shoot with keys, and have a good CG artist make the tail part. modeling the tail shouldnt be too hard, but getting it to fit perfectly is the harder part. lots of texturing, shading, color correcting, and rendering to do. i would keep something like this, where you should use CGI, for a later episode, because if you have something not looking right, it might not be taken well by fans :) for example as you have seen my terminator test render, that took me about 3 days, just for the 5 secs or something it is. and its far from perfect, and looks cheesy. imagine a whole scene or more with this kind of work needed for it. on the other hand, if its done right, it might pull people to watch it :)
     
  10. PAYBACKPictures

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    I do know how much more difficult it is, but I think it's the best for the story. I do 3d models in Autodesk Mudbox 2011. Pretty neat program to have.

    For the tracking I could use AE Mocha for the easiest parts and BouJou for the more complex shots.

    The Scorpion is more harder to accomplish but will look so cool when done right.
     
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    By the way, I'm constructing a small renderfarm as we speak. Rendering time will be a lot faster than with just one iMac.
     
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    keep in mind, that you have to have lots of track markers when filming the shots with the scorpion. if its the better thing to do, id go for it :) really, the most important thing is the tracking here. i can think of multiple ways to do the tracking, if rendered good, it could be really cool :) now you make me all giddy xD
     
  13. PAYBACKPictures

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    :) Drawing some concept art for the Scorpion right now. I'll post some pics tomorrow :)
     
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    Been studying like crazy this week. Thank god the weekend started! Will start to continue the screenplay.
     
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    2 pages of the prologue with Shocker.
     
  16. EyeofSauron

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    i like it :D what happened to scorpion? i just dont like that it says "ultra" reinforced, i think just reinforced woud do ;)
     
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    This is the first 2 pages of the screenplay thus the beginning of the film. Spidey fights shocker first. Then later on the Scorpion appears. And, this is just a draft. Some things are going to be changed at some point. :D
     
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    What do you think of this for the Spider-Man costume?
     
  19. EyeofSauron

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    i like it, alltho the shoulders are big xD its quite hard to achieve that detailed look, if you dont glue the suit to a muscle suit first (or parts of it) check out the making of the spiderman costume on youtube, they show how they worked in the muscles :)
     
  20. Too Much Garlic

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    Go for the black and red instead, like it was originally intended.
     
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    I think I'm going for a dark blue. I'll use that picture and use some parts of the Amazing Spider-Man 2012 suit. The honeycomb patterns and such.
     
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    A pic from the intro I made in AE. The spider symbol will be changed for the final version.
     
  23. EyeofSauron

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    a little too lensflary for me, also the light streaks dont match up the camera imo :)they are facing straight to the top. i would leave them out completely, just use the flares. :)
     
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    Turned the lensflares around and this is the result. But all of this is still practise for the real intro.
     
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    The script is now 26 pages. Here are pages 13-15. The first encounter with the Scorpion. :)

    EDIT: Forgot to put the DRAFT watermarks for the pages. These pages are somewhat copyrighted to me. Thank you!
     
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    Thoughts?
     
  27. EyeofSauron

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    you seem to have a very ambitious project there :) theres some pretty high maintainance stuff in there, if you can bring all that stuff on film this will be very good :) how do you intend to do the costume on scorpion(aside the tail) like a skin suit, latex appliances, or more a battle suit, something iron - many?
     
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    Trying to figure what would be the best at the moment. There is still time until I have to start making the costumes and stuff.
     
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    BTW, i'm using that Scorpion as concept art.
     
  30. EyeofSauron

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    seems doable. half mask, i would go ahead and sculpt/cast out of resin, the rest im not sure, either foam, or sculpting it and also casting it
     
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    I have a feeling Marvel will say the same thing. 'Hey boy, that's our thing'.
     
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    :lol:lol

    The DRAFT watermarks are just there so nobody steals my work.
     
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    NYPD coffee cup :cool
     
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    How are you going to be doing Swinging through NY or spins or flips when it comes to combat? cause thats a huge huge problem i ran into when trying to do my project.
     
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    green screen is a good friend :) throwbacks are easy, the rest is to be figured out
     
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    * right :thumbsup
     
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    BTW, some actors are wanted. Like the actor for Scorpion, Jameson, Shocker, George Stacy etc. and the most important one: Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

    Presumably American actors. If from any other country, they should speak almost perfect english. No weird accents, like the Finnish accent for example.

    If any of you can help with this, you get a CASTING credit in the movie. Thanks!
     
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    Filming locations include, Empire State building area, Central Park, Broadway (?) and also Kennedy space center located in Merritt Island, Florida. There are probably going to be more locations as the screenplay progresses.
     
  39. EyeofSauron

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    do you have filming permits for this locations? because you cant just go there and film :)
     
  40. EyeofSauron

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    also, heres something quick, its low render quality, but you get the idea for the intro :D Comp 1.avi - YouTube
    the idea is, slow it down between the different web layers to put in the names of the actors, and after youre through the net, move to the logo.
     
  41. PAYBACKPictures

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    That looked great!:) In fact that was even better than what I had done. Wanna do the whole intro :) ?
     
  42. Scottryan15

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    I'm located in Florida, and will be in new york this summer and Have somewhat of a background and knowledge of film making.
     
  43. EyeofSauron

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    will see what i can come up with ;)
     
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    casting done yet??? :D

    [​IMG]

    ah! Just seen you in Europe!! lol

    Oh well, defiantly a worth while project! :D
     
  45. PAYBACKPictures

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    Just testing out AE, poorly.
     
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    A quick mash-up. Let's call it a Teaser Poster... :D
     
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    Not even close. If you want to be in the film PM me and I'll send further instructions.
     
  48. EyeofSauron

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    so, the video is really rough and dirty with no text effects, color correction etc, just an idea. gimme oppinons (might not be uploaded fully yet, because i have to leave and dont want to wait to post it for 5 hours)
    spider man web series intro first draft - YouTube
     
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    Great! All the possible help is needed. When in the summer are you exactly going to be in NY? Because we don't have any filming schedules yet.
     
  50. PAYBACKPictures

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    Going to the right direction, yes. But I personally liked the other intro you made more. The one with the red webs. The intro could be like that, but the camera moves slower and might turn to another direction on the way. And finally go through a final web and reveal a red spider-man symbol. like the one in the first The Amazing Spider-Man trailer.
     

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