Star Wars: Showdown
Uploaded: March 12th, 2021
We shot this video way back in 2015, before we knew how to do the effects for it. Or the choreography. Or filming in general, but I've done my best to make it something worth watching.
Randy as Guy with Blue Lightsaber
Jeremy as Guy with Red Lightsaber
Noelle as Person who Lives
Behind the Receiver
Like the description says, we filmed this video in 2015. The only effects initially planned were the lightsabers, blaster bolt and lightning, but I didn't even know how to properly do those back then. For a long while after I toyed with the idea of finishing it, and eventually decided in either 2019 or 2020 to rotoscope the entire thing and add a CG background, but it ended up being too much work for me to finish. That is, until I learned about a website called "runway.ml" that has an AI powered rotoscoper. Using that I quickly rotoed the entire video, although I did have to do a bit of manual touch up, and then made a basic CG set in Blender, set up my rotoed footage in it and rendered them out. The end result was much better than it had a right to be.
Also, Randy was originally supposed to survive his wound and walk away with Noelle, but I changed it to keep him dead.