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The Chronicles of Humanity

WORFWORF The Burninator
So I've been teasing about making my own scifi series for awhile now.

At last the website and trailer are up and running!

[URL="http://chroniclesofhumanity.com/index.php"]The Chronicles of Humanity[/URL]

Feedback and comments will be appreciated since you guys are my ideal audience :)

Worf
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  • SanfamSanfam I like clocks.
    It's...very very wide :p
  • JohnnyOnTheSpotJohnnyOnTheSpot Banned by request
    honestly not bad...I like the use of the sims characters to get your idea across.

    Needs:

    More original music something spacey (I.E., E.G. who gives a fuck?) AZID JAZZ

    Voice Overs need some sprucing up (staticy)

    Otherwise good luck...
  • Random ChaosRandom Chaos Actually Carefully-selected Order in disguise
    On a large screen tv, there is an awful lot of pixelation :p :p
  • StingrayStingray Elite Ranger
    Nice, I recognized Chris Franke's soundtrack. :)
  • ShadowDancerShadowDancer When I say, "Why aye, gadgie," in my heart I say, "Och aye, laddie." London, UK
    Niiiice! I recognised a certain voice in there too :D
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    Sanfam: You mean the site? Yes it is but on a not so wide screen, it becomes tall :)

    Johnny: Are you saying B5 music isn't spacy enough?

    RC: How large? Maybe you shouldn't sit so close to the TV? :)

    Stingray: Excellent :)

    ShadowDancer: Of course :)
  • JohnnyOnTheSpotJohnnyOnTheSpot Banned by request
    Its dated...
  • MessiahMessiah Failed Experiment
    I dunno about the title, its a tad empurpled.

    Ill definitely watch it though. :)
  • ShadowDancerShadowDancer When I say, "Why aye, gadgie," in my heart I say, "Och aye, laddie." London, UK
    [QUOTE=Messiah;180911]I dunno about the title, its a tad empurpled. [/QUOTE]
    Well its better by far than being a tad emgreened
  • MessiahMessiah Failed Experiment
    I dont think thats a word SD. :p
  • ShadowDancerShadowDancer When I say, "Why aye, gadgie," in my heart I say, "Och aye, laddie." London, UK
    Of course it isnt....just one more example of g-r-e-e-n's failure
  • Random ChaosRandom Chaos Actually Carefully-selected Order in disguise
    Thus proving the superiority of Purple, who has it's own word describing becoming purple.
  • MessiahMessiah Failed Experiment
    Actually, empurple is has a negative connotation, while being green is being cool.
  • MundaneMundane Elite Ranger
    Not bad :)
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    With one week to go, here's a little [URL="http://chroniclesofhumanity.com/chronicles.php?sid=0&id=2"]prelude[/URL].

    And the events leading up to the first episode can be followed on [URL="http://twitter.com/SBC_News"]Twitter[/URL]. :D
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    The first episode is [URL="http://chroniclesofhumanity.com/chronicles.php?sid=1&id=22"]online[/URL]!

    Worf
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    [URL="http://chroniclesofhumanity.com/chronicles.php?sid=1&id=23"]Episode two[/URL]!

    I also got interviewed by [URL="http://buffyfest.blogspot.com/2009/05/chronicles-of-humanity-machimina-series.html"]this[/URL] Whedon fansite.

    Worf
  • ShadowDancerShadowDancer When I say, "Why aye, gadgie," in my heart I say, "Och aye, laddie." London, UK
    Don't forget to bring it on a disk for me, Im looking forward to seeing it :)
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    I won't have the entire series done by the weekend but can bring what I've got.

    Want Dollhouse too?

    Worf
  • StingrayStingray Elite Ranger
    Sweet!
  • ShadowDancerShadowDancer When I say, "Why aye, gadgie," in my heart I say, "Och aye, laddie." London, UK
    Please :D
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    [URL="http://chroniclesofhumanity.com/chronicles.php?sid=1&id=24"]Episode 3[/URL]!

    Callista (she was in last week's too) and Darkblade are in this one.

    Worf
  • MessiahMessiah Failed Experiment
    Im actually starting to enjoy this. Youve got a great medium to use, first episode I was not convinced, but its growing on me.
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    Thanks Messiah, the first episode was written and made quite awhile before the other episodes, so there are significant improvements to the story.

    I can't wait to release episode 4 :)

    Worf
  • SanfamSanfam I like clocks.
    One thing of note: The soft-speaking coordinator woman whose name currently escapes me...her voice is dangerously difficult to hear, often blending into the music (it happens with a ew other characters as well, but she's permanently hit with it). Is it too late to adjust the audio mix and re-render?
  • In BetweenIn Between The Ultimate Lurker
    Me likey alot. You have some strange "camera angles" especially in the first ep. Is this due to the constraints of the games you are using ? This got better as you did more eps. The Admiral's voice is suitably creepy but it does get overwhelmed by the soundtrack occasionally.

    How long does an ep take to make ?

    It nice to see one of our own making quality machinima !

    Keep it up
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    Partly constraints, partly getting used to using those engines (they're so different from what I'm used to using for Star Wars machinima). I'm much happier with the way the episodes are developing now but I'm not going to do a George Lucas and edit the earlier ones.

    Several people have comment on Yasuko's voice being hard to hear sometimes, the recordings for the first three episodes are pretty quiet.

    With the following episodes, I increased the mic volume, so that won't be a problem anymore :)

    Each episode takes a few weeks to create, I've been working on churning out episodes since about January. I had hoped to be ready when Galactica finished but didn't quite make it.

    Glad you're enjoying it :)

    Worf
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    Time for [URL="http://chroniclesofhumanity.com/chronicles.php?sid=1&id=25"]Episode 4[/URL], my favourite so far and I've been waiting to show people :D

    Sanfam and Darkblade are both in this one. Looking forward to seeing what people have to say about it :)

    Worf
  • StingrayStingray Elite Ranger
    Nice. A few bright explosions are always welcome.

    The only problem I have with the story so far is that I have a hard time connecting the episodes to each other and finding the common thread of an overarching plot. I suppose I'll have to watch them closer to each other to grasp what is going on.

    A few stronger visual cues (uniforms, hairstyles) might help to distinguish between the different characters. The only one sticking out is the corporate shark type woman in her red dress. [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNjYR3Colss"]Watch this clip to see what I'm talking about.[/URL]

    I like your editing style though, the cuts are really well done. The SFX shots are equally well done for the most part, with the exception of the blue jump aura which looks a bit strange without a seamless gradient.

    It's not easy to get consistent quality audio from your voice actors if they all use microphones of widely different sound quality. I don't know if this can be fixed unless the sound bites are recorded on hi-end equipment.
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    There are many threads running through the series, they haven't come together yet ;)

    It's impossible to get the voice actors to record on the same quality as they're located in different parts of the world. I don't really have the budget to get them all in one place or to visit them individually with my own microphone. Most do a good job though, so can't really complain.

    By jump aura do you mean around the ship before it jumps or the tunnel like effect I used?


    And I was away for a week but my friend posted [URL="http://chroniclesofhumanity.com/chronicles.php?sid=1&id=26"]Episode 5[/URL] for me.
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