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Book/Movie scenes screenshots

Discussion in 'Screenshots' started by Finrod_Amandil, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Finrod_Amandil

    Finrod_Amandil Head Designer
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    Hey erryone,

    So, inspired by @P1eter's side-by-side screens (http://www.mcmiddleearth.com/media/albums/side-by-side-comparison-of-movies-and-mcme.160/) I would like to take some special screenshots where we would reenact some scenes from the books and/or the movies. As Pieter must have witnessed himself, it's rather tricky getting hands on even only one willing actor that poses for a screenshot, thus I'd like to plan these here ahead a bit.

    So, if you would like to be featured in some very fancy 4K* Shader screenshots, please voice your interest below, what shots you'd like to be in and what roles you'd like to play; note though that usernames won't be visible in the screenshot. All you need to do beyond that is fill in the doodle below with when you'd be available; there probably will be multiple dates on which we gonna take some screens, but we also probably are going to take multiple screens on one occasion.

    Doodle: Doodle: Screenshot Times

    List of screenshot ideas (To be extended, if you have any further ideas below, voice em!)


    Tier 1: Not too many actors needed, and almost no additional preparations
    • Stock Road: Black Rider looking for the Hobbits which are hiding beneath the road.
      Actors needed:
      - 1 Nazgûl on black horse (needs donor)
      - Frodo
      - Sam
      - Pippin
      optional: Merry (doesn't appear in the books in this scene)

    • Bucklebury Ferry: The Hobbits on the ferry, Frodo just jumping onto it, Nazgûl chasing them.
      Actors needed:
      - 1 Nazgûl on black horse (needs donor)
      - Frodo
      - Sam
      - Pippin
      - Merry

    • Hobbits knocking on the Bree Gate
      Actors needed:
      - Frodo
      - Sam
      - Pippin
      - Merry
      - maybe Gatekeeper
      Preferrably all hobbit skins with cloaks and hoods

    • The fellowship on the Anduin
      Actors needed:
      Boat 1:
      - Aragorn
      - Frodo
      - Sam

      Boat 2:
      - Boromir
      - Merry
      - Pippin

      Boat 3:
      - Gimli
      - Legolas
    • Boromir's departure
      Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas watching towards the boat with Boromir that is driving towards the Falls of Rauros. (Maybe Armorstand to make Boromir lay in the boat)

    • Treebeard with Pippin and Merry on his Shoulders.
    Tier 2: More actors or bigger additional preparations
    • Flight to the Ford (book or movie version)
      Book version:
      Actors:
      - Frodo on white horse
      - 5 Nazgûl on black horses
      Needs 6 donors

      Movie version:
      Actors:
      - Arwen and Frodo on white horse (Try whether Frodo could ride an invisible armorstand)
      - 5 (?) Nazgûl on black horses
      Needs 6 donors
    • Council of Elrond (book version)
      Actors needed:
      - Elrond
      - Glorfindel
      - Erestor
      - Galdor
      - Legolas
      - optionally more elves

      - Glóin
      - Gimli

      - Aragorn
      - Boromir

      - Gandalf

      - Frodo
      - Bilbo
      - Sam

      Setup: Frodo sits between Elrond and Bilbo, Gandalf next to Bilbo, Sam behind Frodo on the floor. Gimli sits next to Glóin.

      ToDo:
      - Try whether players can jockey invisible armorstands so that it looks that they are actually sitting.
      - Probably make more/better chairs.
    Tier 3: Insane screenshots
    • The Battle of Helms Deep, using actors for main characters and tons of armorstands for armies.
    • Aragorn's coronation

    * Huge thanks to @Eriol_Eandur who has supplied me with an exclusive 1.10.2 version of Mineshot!
     
  2. RubenPieterMark

    RubenPieterMark Dirt Conaisseur
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    Maybe it would be better if someone did this with blender and mineways? Probably only staff members could do this, because they have permission to download parts of the map.
     
  3. RubenPieterMark

    RubenPieterMark Dirt Conaisseur
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    :O I just got an awesome idea! I will make some 3D models and textures of different types of boats (for roleplaying purposes only), and especially for birch boats, the kind of boat Galadriel gave to the Fellowship!
     
  4. Finrod_Amandil

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    And then edit the characters in with blender? No, where's the fun and point in that, then you could make all of the picture with a 3D program right away.
     
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  5. Daddlio

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    i could do the nazgul :)
     
  6. Finrod_Amandil

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    Alright, @Daddlio, @Kjolsen, @SmaugJuice, you added that you'd have time this evening, 17:00 BST, wanna try a first screen today? Together with my 2nd acc we'd have 4 actors, depending on whether we can find one more we could try some of the Hobbit scenes :)
     
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  7. Smaug_Niphredil

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    I have just remembered that I need to be somewhere on Fridays at 17:30, but I will try my best to be there at that time. Maybe it would be possible to do it half an hour earlier at 16:30 BST?
     
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  8. samgamgee10

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    Eh i could do something if you need an extra actor for stuff
     
  9. Simonay

    Simonay Aspiring Commoner

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    I want to be Gandalf *-*!
     
  10. RubenPieterMark

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    I can be a sheep, just like at the school musical!
     
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  11. Julien16o3

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    i could play boromir if you want
     
  12. greglas2

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    Remember to make sure you guys have good skins for it
     
  13. samgamgee10

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    U sure these aren't scheduled for next year? I've been on for each of the set times for the screenshots and there's like nobody on.
     
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  14. Daddlio

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    Is this still a thing Finny??
     
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  15. Finrod_Amandil

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    Yeah im really sorry guys, I've loaded a bit too much on my plate at once. It's still a thing but I can't yet say when I'll be able to get to it...
     
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