I know several of you guys looove to make short films with your gear.
I planned on doing something like that with a friend I was heading over to to talk WW2-kit and fix my Tanaka up with a variable FPS bolt. But I didn't as it was POURING down with rain. But hey, it's a fair distance to drive, so we had to do something. So in the pouring rain with the camera body wrapped in a plastic bag, here's a short montage of what we got.
Post by shiftysgarand on Aug 5, 2014 20:14:26 GMT -5
Looks good! Make more!
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Post by insterburger on Aug 6, 2014 12:56:01 GMT -5
Would have loved to see the shot with the horse cut to another scene of the soldier roasting a chunk of meat over a campfire.
Horsemeat was very popular in Europe during the war years, and is still avaialable in many countries (there was a movement to re-introduce it in America a few years back, but to my knowledge that got squashed by anti-horsemeat activists). It's suppsedly quite sweet and lean, and has been used in the traditional cuisine of many countries, including Germany (most of the oldest recipes for Sauerbraten specified horse rather than beef).
For anyone who laments the discomfort of wool in the hot weather. The thermal properties in the wet more then make up for it. The film captures the nisery that is rain and mud. Nice job! My father often spoke of the number of dead horses everywhere in Europe. The German extensively depended on horses but sadly they didn't hold up well to shelling or air attack. We had a group of German troops on horseback at Jump to Destiny who served (authentically) as couriers). It was a cool look. Everyone respected the strictinstructions NOT to shoot at the horses.
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About horse meat being sweet and lean!? All horse I've tasted been a pretty bad experience. The german army had more veterenaries than mechanics - goes without saying they had quite a few horses. And in the field, you use'em till they drop - and then it's food time.
Our plan was to also shoot some footage of him on the horse - but it rained too much so we skipped it. We're a lazy bunch.
Post by luftwelle93 on Aug 16, 2014 1:12:15 GMT -5
I've been meaning to make my own WWI short film but I am shy when it comes to me being on YouTube :DI can always make a screenplay revolving around a gas attack and I just wear a gas mask.Anyway your vid Huxy gives a good idea that your future vids are going to be sweet!
I'm heading up to our field today for an overnight meetup with some other WW2-guys. Not for playing, but strictly for talking and just having a good time. I have a few photographs planner that I'll take and can post them here (in this thread maybe?). No video planned - but gosh, who knows what I'll do
I'd like to hear the progress of your video, Luftwelle!
Again guys, thanks! It warms my hart and motivates my brain!
I haven't really "done" anything to make this "effect". This footage is shot on film (as it was in WW2), and three snip-tests were processed in a way-below-standard way. This assured me that I actually can processe the film (timing is of importance) and that the camera actually works. The snip-tests were stored in a basked I frequently use for other things (snip tests get crushed and scratched, etc) and as I recently aquired stuff to make it digitilized (again, in a crappy way), I did this.
Next step is aquiring proper prossecing-equipment and do entire rolls
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5