Hey everyone, thanks for your support! Here’s some more info on the project. Carmen and Collis it’s really great to hear from you both… Such a blessing to have your interest and support!
In an age where austerity and economic crisis have become household terms, fascism presents itself as the solution…. But at what cost?
This film was made to address these issues and raise awareness about the current situation in Greece and other affected countries around the world. It was created for the Greek America Foundation and was selected as a featured film for the upcoming Greek Film & Foto week in Toronto (Canada) on Sunday, May 12 2013: http://www.greekamerica.org/gffw/films/featured-films/
We were facing serious time constraints and a limited budget, so as the visual effects supervisor on the project the first thing that came to mind was Videohive. After a few minutes of browsing through the many options available, we had the perfect visuals to make our footage look like a major network television broadcast. And we couldn’t be happier with the results!
We found the perfect After Effects template package from IronykDesign: http://videohive.net/item/broadcast-design-complete-news-package-3/2952872
The day after the film’s highly anticipated world premiere in Montreal (Canada), we got the good news from the Cannes Short Film Corner:
“After viewing your film, we are glad to inform you that your film registration has been validated for the Short Film Corner 2013[...] Looking forward to meeting you in Cannes!”
HOW IT TURNED OUT:
Film Synopsys: Finally back in his hometown of Montreal after a year on assignment in Athens, Nick Dysmas is haunted by the things he witnessed in the land of his forefathers. He now finds himself trapped in a rickety old freight elevator with a beautiful stranger in crisis. A few blocks from them, the leader of the Montreal chapter of the ultranationalist Golden Dawn is searching to reclaim that very same land from invaders, he is on the hunt and the only thing standing in his way will turn out to be a man just like him.
The film would not have been able to look the way it did without Videohive. Thanks so much and we’ll be talking about you at Cannes!
Yep, I’m one of those guys Thanks Videohive! You made it possible
to get the film done on budget and on time!
An independent short about honour pride & love, produced for the Greek America Foundation.
Big thanks IronykDesign for making your amazing template. It really helped us a lot
The short film’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DichotomousFilm
Cheers to everyone, this is the best place on the internet!
I have a deadline with this tut I’m recording for tomorrow, and it seems to be cooperating right now so I want to take advantage of this… (fingers crossed) As soon as I’m done this project, I’m going to try to get an official answer from Adobe. I already have it documented pretty well so I won’t have much explaining to do
Felt, your investigative skills are impressively frightening. I wonder… how quickly can you solve a rubik’s cube? But not using Charles Bordenave’s magic trickery, I’m talking about the real deal here.
And it began… the great conspiracy of 3:19. Are these digits just the length of a new composition, or does the rabbit hole get deeper. What is the meaning of the colon between the 3 and the 1? And what about the 9? If you look really really hard, you can see that it’s actually 3 times itself to the power of 1. This is, without a doubt, a secret prediction and a sign of the new world order from the illuminati with Shaquille O’Neal as their leader.
But in all seriousness, I’m super vexed that this is happening right now. It appears to be happening at random like MotionRevolver’s ghost, except mine only likes to attack new compositions. I think it feeds on the surprise factor because you can’t see it coming.
Guys… I started recording again today…
I think I’m going to cry.
Wow. I just realized the timing of this incident and why you guys thought this could be an attempt at making a joke… You guys give me way too much credit… I’m not that clever. It’s for real though, I was seriously freaking out, but I finally found the culprit.
GhosTeam this text did not come from me. I was thinking to myself… Adobe, this is a sick april fools joke!
3Ddym thank you so much for your suggestion! You saved me! Luckily, I don’t have any plugins installed at the moment so I knew it couldn’t come from that. But I noticed I used a script to create the cube, but the script files were not in the AE directory… For some reason, the problem only went away if I placed the script files in the AE script folder. The weird text actually came back if I moved the script files in the scriptUI folder. How odd. But it’s my fault, they should have been in there to begin with. I’ll send the video over to the script author with these details. I’m sure he’ll have a laugh.
Felt, thanks for the link. I’ll send a copy of this to Adobe too
Anyways I’m soooo glad this is resolved. I hope this info helps anyone who might run into this conundrum.
I assure you this is no joke. Far from funny when you have a deadline too… although it’s quite shocking! I haven’t tried deleted the preferences file yet, but the bug is there after I restarted AE. I think I’ll try to restart the computer first, then delete the prefs, then re-install AE as a last resort.