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    The round

    I just got the legal cinema visa for the public distribution of this short 52mn film,
    "La ronde des saisons et son animal totem"
    aka
    "The round of seasons and its animal totem"
    a documentary-animation, finished last months of 2018,
    so for 3D, I used pre-2018 Lightwave versions.

    I made a brief description page on my site,
    https://dpont.pagesperso-orange.fr/L...a_Ronde_en.htm
    In the vimeo trailer there's only 2 real footages.

    I think there are no great chance to distribute it,
    I tried only ten short film festivals last year without success,
    not obvious with a 'long' short and an hybrid subject.

    When I made the budget, I tabled around 15000 euros as budget,
    but finally I realized it lonely with 5500 euros,
    mainly the machine (i7 16 Mb RAM) and cameras.

    Was not easy at all to continue programming
    or improving animation with 24/24h rendering,
    since there was some kind of improvisations
    between CG and footage contents.
    So nothing here is perfect, but whatever
    this was a good chalenge about such workflow
    and also using my own plugins.

    Denis.

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    Trailer looks great, Denis! What an achievement: 52 minutes, wow!!!
    You, all by yourself and rendering on one workstation? Thatīs amazing!

    In regards to Distribution: well, for "traditional" cinema it might actually be difficult, but have you ever thought about fulldome? You might have to "reformat" it, though... And and maybe even cut the running length a bit... But other than that, you surely would at least get representation at festivals, though. I am really sure of it...
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    Truly amazing work, indeed ! Congrats, Denis.
    ...hope to see the full 52 mn on TV at some point.
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    I am very impressed!

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    Interesting work, Denis!
    I also hope, that we can see your complete production
    in full glory and length sometime!

    https://www.rendering.de/?p=23746

    I wish you GOOD LUCK with your short!

    We (the big LightWave community) are proud to have you with us
    and we say THANKS for all your ingenious LW tools,
    that you have developed over all that years!

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    Incredible! The CG humans are the only giveaway that some of the shots aren't real life drone footage. Makes me long for the old LW render. Good luck with the release. Looking forward to watching the whole thing.

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    Looks amazing, makes me miss walking the cathedrals, it’s been too many years.
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    Denis,
    I've a friend who heads up the Queens International Film Fest in NYC and I'm sure they'd love to have it submitted. Let me know if that's of any interest.
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    Awesome stuff.

    definitve lightwave-blog worthy,

    Is it possible to cut it for short film festivals ?
    Wich might also act as a trailer for the whole experience ?
    And distribute it by yourself by VOD ?
    Just a thought....

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    Cool!  

    would be neat to see a bit longer trailer, if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma3rk View Post
    ...I've a friend who heads up the Queens International Film Fest in NYC and I'm sure they'd love to have it submitted...
    I'm on 4 platforms except Freeway and I have no budget for fee submission,
    it seems that entries are closed.





    About the length, it is not something I would change,
    hope it's not complacency, but more about contemplation,
    of course I understand that it can be boring for a large audience

    You may note on my page that it is possible to preview the whole thing on Vimeo,
    but same restricted res and bitrate quality than trailer,
    hope you understand this is only possible by email.

    Thanks for comments,
    Denis.

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    Jesus...that is an amazing work.
    but wait. Learn another 200 years and I'm so good too :-)

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    Amazing work!! Well done Dennis!!

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    Wow Denis, great piece of work in the trailer... now I understand why you've been so busy these past few years. Nice to know that despite creating such awesome plugins, you use the tools you create too.
    No wonder they're so good, they've been used in production
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