Wednesday, 10 October 2012

An Experiment.

I have been playing around making  short clips using photos of various wargames. Here is one I made earlier tonight. It will be interesting to see if it uploads successfully....

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The music used is called "Chase Pulse Faster" and is Public Domain (Available from here) I find it to be quite pleasant, but tastes in music can vary widely. Making the movie was simple enough - Windows Live Movie Maker seems very user friendly. Potential wargaming use for short clips produced this way seems to be limited to either tutorials or propaganda reels - which does seem to promise a certain amount of fun. 

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  1. Nice, has a very cinematic feel. I did a AAR using roxio and I still need to work on slide display length. The captions were important and went by too quick. You should also take a look at http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/ you just need to credit him. A lot of interesting stuff. Look forward to seeing more news reels of the triumph of Harad armed forces.

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    1. Thanks Sean, I will certainly check out the link you suggested. I am hoping to make a series of short clips to be used as blatant propaganda for both the Harad and Balkan campaigns.

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  2. Nice little video! Black and white was a good touch, definitely added to the feeling of historic authenticity.

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    1. Hi Paul, thanks for that - I was hoping that doing it that way would create a 'news reel' look.

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  3. Interesting experiment, Brian. Looked good, though perhaps hard to see what was going on. But if were something like news footage, say - remember Movietone News at the cinema? - it looks just the deal.

    My camera can do movies, with sound track, which might be something to work with sometime...
    Cheers,
    Ion

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    1. That sounds very interesting...we sound talk more about this...

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  4. Nice work there Brian. I like this and I think there is a lot of potential for wargame battle reports.

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    1. Thanks Rodger, I may do my next moderns AAR this way...

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  5. This is the coolest thing ever... We need to run more games and then put movies of them on Youtube.

    Actually, this would be a great way to run a campaign. Send out an email link to "news footage" of each battle to update people.

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    1. And it was very simple to do! Doing this for campaign games would be very cool. We definitely need to play more games.

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  6. Love it.....need to try this myself!

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