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25/05/2016 22:18:22

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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Ok here we go again another episode of Alien Grey, this time he is on a mission to the moon to abduct Astronaut Neal Armstrong by the order of his Leader Monar, he tries everything from freeze rays to portal guns, but dose he get his man, let's find out.

just in case anyone notices, in the chalkboard plans in each scene, there maybe miss spells and missing letters, that is because Alien Grey isn't a very smart Alien Like Monar thinks He is, or it could be me....lol!

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25/05/2016 23:24:27

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Clayster,

YOU DA MAN!! I can't believe how FAST you are at putting these episodes together! Your models continue to amaze me, and your ability to use HitFilm for all the cool special effects is also quite impressive!

I think it's funny that the Alien speaks an unknown language which requires subtitles, but all of his chalkboard plans are written in English. Also the messages on his evil devices are in English. I guess we can chalk that up to previously abducted and re-appropriated earth products? ;-)

I thought the shorter intro worked much better than the first version that was twice as long... and I also thought the video that goes with the THEME SONG'S lyrics is a better match.

I was half expecting some mention of Stanley Kubrick. As you may know, it is commonly believed that the moon landing was a hoax, and that Stanley Kubrick was commissioned to create all of the film footage that was shown to the world. One of the pieces of evidence that leads people to that conclusion is the presence of multiple shadows in some of the footage.. which would be impossible if the only light source was the sun... but on a hollywood set, there would certainly be multiple light sources.

Likewise for Muvizu. I noticed multiple shadows in your video and chuckled at the irony.

Your intro mentioned spelling: I'm willing to review your scripts for typos and spelling errors if you want.. or maybe it would be easier to run your scripts through a spell checker. Everything about your productions is top notch, and it would be a shame to let the occasional misspelling detract from it... especially when all that you do requires so much human skill, but spell checking can be automated.

in conclusion... Clay, if you have a list of fans, put my name at the top of the list! I hold you in very high esteem, and I wish you the best of everything! I think you are on a roll here, and I don't see anything stopping you from here on...
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26/05/2016 07:39:45

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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Posts: 651
PatMarrNC wrote:
Clayster,

YOU DA MAN!! I can't believe how FAST you are at putting these episodes together! Your models continue to amaze me, and your ability to use HitFilm for all the cool special effects is also quite impressive!

I think it's funny that the Alien speaks an unknown language which requires subtitles, but all of his chalkboard plans are written in English. Also the messages on his evil devices are in English. I guess we can chalk that up to previously abducted and re-appropriated earth products? ;-)

I thought the shorter intro worked much better than the first version that was twice as long... and I also thought the video that goes with the THEME SONG'S lyrics is a better match.

I was half expecting some mention of Stanley Kubrick. As you may know, it is commonly believed that the moon landing was a hoax, and that Stanley Kubrick was commissioned to create all of the film footage that was shown to the world. One of the pieces of evidence that leads people to that conclusion is the presence of multiple shadows in some of the footage.. which would be impossible if the only light source was the sun... but on a hollywood set, there would certainly be multiple light sources.

Likewise for Muvizu. I noticed multiple shadows in your video and chuckled at the irony.

Your intro mentioned spelling: I'm willing to review your scripts for typos and spelling errors if you want.. or maybe it would be easier to run your scripts through a spell checker. Everything about your productions is top notch, and it would be a shame to let the occasional misspelling detract from it... especially when all that you do requires so much human skill, but spell checking can be automated.

in conclusion... Clay, if you have a list of fans, put my name at the top of the list! I hold you in very high esteem, and I wish you the best of everything! I think you are on a roll here, and I don't see anything stopping you from here on...


Thanks for the kind words PatMarrNC, I'll keep your offer in mind, but the spelling is correct in the script, I guess sometimes I don't pay attention to myself whenever I'm writing on the words for the chalkboard or subtitles, I guess sometimes I get in a hurry to get it finish, but I need to learn to be patient, oh well I'm learning, another thing I notice is that when I posted the video, I put houston we have a problem, in stead of Houston We are not alone, I guess I was thing of that Radio transmission....lol, I'll correct it when It's posted, all of the models I just whipped up as the ideas came to my head, I didn't really think about how they looked, i just wanted to get the video done.
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26/05/2016 08:53:56

mindiflyth
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I was generally very impressed with the animation, and thought it was clever the way the theme song combines a C&W twang with that spacey Theramin wee-ooo sound. But at the end, does Obama ask, "Want a presidential quickie?" Or maybe it's, "Want a presidential cookie?" In either case, I'm afraid I don't get the joke.
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26/05/2016 15:23:56

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
PatMarrNC
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My first review spoke in generalities, but this time I want to specifically mention the things I liked about the story:

1) I really like the moon landscape and the standalone moon model. I don't know if you made them or if they came from user assets, but they are both perfect for your story!

2) Great job on the Alien's space suit... especially the clear helmet!

3) All the models were cool, specifically the rocket launcher & rocket/drone, the tracking device, the gizmo that Neal Armstrong kicked, the transporter, The ice crystal, and the satellite

4) The visual and sound effects that really jumped out at me were:
a) The NASA style radio voices
b) the sound effects throughout
c) the glow you are able to add to buttons
d) the communicator that the leader uses to keep in touch with GreyAlien (VERY cool!)

5) It's cool the way you dispense extra info to the audience throughout the story by using the chalkboards and the red information text.

6) nice (and humorous) touches include the peace symbol flashed by the Grey Alien when Neal spots him.... and the combined lined "Houston, we're not alone...(zap) ... now we are...." I chuckled at both of those scenes ;-)

7) also VERY impressed with all of the keyframe animation you use to create scenes that would otherwise be impossible with the predefined Muvizu actions. Your videos are rapidly becoming the model for what is possible with Muvizu!

Again, I want to say that your ability to create such cool models quickly, combined with your grasp on how to use Muvizu and HitFilm for effects... and do it all REALLY FAST... positions you to build an audience and keep them coming back, because your speed of production is such that the audience won't get bored.


edit: also VERY impressive was the White house model and interior, but I'm pretty sure that came from user assets. Still, it's perfect for your story, and it would be silly to recreate scenery that already exists.
edited by PatMarrNC on 26/05/2016
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26/05/2016 15:37:21

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
PatMarrNC
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mindiflyth wrote:
I was generally very impressed with the animation, and thought it was clever the way the theme song combines a C&W twang with that spacey Theramin wee-ooo sound.


Thanks Mindiflyth! Clayster asked me to make him theme songs for two of his series, and this is the first of the two. The theramin noise pays homage to all the space movies from the 60s that always use that sound for "flying saucers"...

The country western style was chosen for 4 reasons:

1) it pays homage to the term "space cowboy"

2) Clayster2012 lives in Texas

3) Before starting on either song, I researched cartoon theme songs online. My original intent was to make something along the lines of the old Looney Tunes theme. But I noticed a trend in which the newer cartoon themes had strayed away from that model, and were all more contemporary. (Theme song for the cartoon series "King of the Hill" as an example). So I decided to base the theme around a more modern music style since hollywood seems to be making that same decision these days.

4) that particular style of music is high energy, and by starting out that way, it primes the audience's expectations for a good time. (At least, that's the intent. )

Thanks for commenting on the theme song!
edited by PatMarrNC on 26/05/2016
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26/05/2016 16:00:41

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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mindiflyth wrote:
I was generally very impressed with the animation, and thought it was clever the way the theme song combines a C&W twang with that spacey Theramin wee-ooo sound. But at the end, does Obama ask, "Want a presidential quickie?" Or maybe it's, "Want a presidential cookie?" In either case, I'm afraid I don't get the joke.


It's cookie, not really much of a joke, I had writers block for that part, so I just through in there, anyways glad you liked it
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26/05/2016 16:04:55

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
clayster2012
Posts: 651
PatMarrNC wrote:
My first review spoke in generalities, but this time I want to specifically mention the things I liked about the story:

1) I really like the moon landscape and the standalone moon model. I don't know if you made them or if they came from user assets, but they are both perfect for your story!

2) Great job on the Alien's space suit... especially the clear helmet!

3) All the models were cool, specifically the rocket launcher & rocket/drone, the tracking device, the gizmo that Neal Armstrong kicked, the transporter, The ice crystal, and the satellite

4) The visual and sound effects that really jumped out at me were:
a) The NASA style radio voices
b) the sound effects throughout
c) the glow you are able to add to buttons
d) the communicator that the leader uses to keep in touch with GreyAlien (VERY cool!)

5) It's cool the way you dispense extra info to the audience throughout the story by using the chalkboards and the red information text.

6) nice (and humorous) touches include the peace symbol flashed by the Grey Alien when Neal spots him.... and the combined lined "Houston, we're not alone...(zap) ... now we are...." I chuckled at both of those scenes ;-)

7) also VERY impressed with all of the keyframe animation you use to create scenes that would otherwise be impossible with the predefined Muvizu actions. Your videos are rapidly becoming the model for what is possible with Muvizu!

Again, I want to say that your ability to create such cool models quickly, combined with your grasp on how to use Muvizu and HitFilm for effects... and do it all REALLY FAST... positions you to build an audience and keep them coming back, because your speed of production is such that the audience won't get bored.


edit: also VERY impressive was the White house model and interior, but I'm pretty sure that came from user assets. Still, it's perfect for your story, and it would be silly to recreate scenery that already exists.
edited by PatMarrNC on 26/05/2016


Thanks, all of the models are made by me, the lunar lander was created by me and my brother so he gets some of the credit on that, and for the white house, it's really a backdrop with a picture, lol...didn't want to take too much time on making that.
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26/05/2016 16:04:58

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
clayster2012
Posts: 651
PatMarrNC wrote:
My first review spoke in generalities, but this time I want to specifically mention the things I liked about the story:

1) I really like the moon landscape and the standalone moon model. I don't know if you made them or if they came from user assets, but they are both perfect for your story!

2) Great job on the Alien's space suit... especially the clear helmet!

3) All the models were cool, specifically the rocket launcher & rocket/drone, the tracking device, the gizmo that Neal Armstrong kicked, the transporter, The ice crystal, and the satellite

4) The visual and sound effects that really jumped out at me were:
a) The NASA style radio voices
b) the sound effects throughout
c) the glow you are able to add to buttons
d) the communicator that the leader uses to keep in touch with GreyAlien (VERY cool!)

5) It's cool the way you dispense extra info to the audience throughout the story by using the chalkboards and the red information text.

6) nice (and humorous) touches include the peace symbol flashed by the Grey Alien when Neal spots him.... and the combined lined "Houston, we're not alone...(zap) ... now we are...." I chuckled at both of those scenes ;-)

7) also VERY impressed with all of the keyframe animation you use to create scenes that would otherwise be impossible with the predefined Muvizu actions. Your videos are rapidly becoming the model for what is possible with Muvizu!

Again, I want to say that your ability to create such cool models quickly, combined with your grasp on how to use Muvizu and HitFilm for effects... and do it all REALLY FAST... positions you to build an audience and keep them coming back, because your speed of production is such that the audience won't get bored.


edit: also VERY impressive was the White house model and interior, but I'm pretty sure that came from user assets. Still, it's perfect for your story, and it would be silly to recreate scenery that already exists.
edited by PatMarrNC on 26/05/2016


Thanks, all of the models are made by me, the lunar lander was created by me and my brother so he gets some of the credit on that, and for the white house, it's really a backdrop with a picture, lol...didn't want to take too much time on making that.
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26/05/2016 16:06:26

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
PatMarrNC
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clayster2012 wrote:
mindiflyth wrote:
I was generally very impressed with the animation, and thought it was clever the way the theme song combines a C&W twang with that spacey Theramin wee-ooo sound. But at the end, does Obama ask, "Want a presidential quickie?" Or maybe it's, "Want a presidential cookie?" In either case, I'm afraid I don't get the joke.


It's cookie, not really much of a joke, I had writers block for that part, so I just through in there, anyways glad you liked it


I thought it was funny! It works as non-sequitur humour because it doesn't make sense that the president would respond in that way to the appearance of an alien in the oval office. The unexpected nature of the reply is what makes it work (for me). Humour is very subjective, and it's hard to come up with lines that will appeal to everybody.
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26/05/2016 16:09:34

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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Thanks, all of the models are made by me, the lunar lander was created by me and my brother so he gets some of the credit on that, and for the white house, it's really a backdrop with a picture, lol...didn't want to take too much time on making that.


wow, using a backdrop with a 2d graphic really worked well in this application! Especially the way you added Muvizu props to blend it in! One more thing to like about the project!

And yeah, I forgot to mention the Lunar lander... top notch models across the board!
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26/05/2016 20:53:34

artpenMuvizu mogulExperimental user
artpen
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Fantastic work clayster, top stuff!
Cool
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26/05/2016 21:44:13

mystoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
mysto
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Really good stuff Clayster! You're taking Muvizu to new heights (pun intended) with your work!
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27/05/2016 02:22:17

Rocque
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mysto wrote:
Really good stuff Clayster! You're taking Muvizu to new heights (pun intended) with your work!


Yes this cartoon was really out of this world! I had to add to the pun. It was nice to have this to view after a long day at work. So much talent in one place.

I thought it was funny to bring Neal home in one peace bringing emphasis to peace and not piece. I do not think that was intentional, but it seemed that Monor did not want to harm Neal. I am sure Neal would appreciate that, and the cartoon.

Excellent work and thanks for sharing.
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27/05/2016 11:27:26

mindiflyth
mindiflyth
Posts: 79
The President randomly offering the alien a cookie is cute, but if he'd randomly offered the alien a quickie that'd just be weird!
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27/05/2016 13:44:28

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
PatMarrNC
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mindiflyth wrote:
The President randomly offering the alien a cookie is cute, but if he'd randomly offered the alien a quickie that'd just be weird!


now, if the president had been Bill Clinton.... ;-)
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27/05/2016 16:15:10

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
PatMarrNC
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and for the white house, it's really a backdrop with a picture, lol...didn't want to take too much time on making that.


For any brief shot that doesn't need to rotate view in 3d space, this is definitely the way to go! It's MUCH faster than creating a model, it's very easy to add alpha transparency (which enhances parallax if you pan the scene) , and when the project is over you don't have residual models cluttering up the hard drive! And it looks AWESOME!!

Added plus: for anybody who can draw, the sky is the limit.
edited by PatMarrNC on 27/05/2016
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