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SeantheDandy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Thanks a bundle! Who knows, maybe one day we'll release something more complete from it all.
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SeantheDandy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
@03:07Great, thank you for sharing!
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DreJay Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
@02:48The lightpainting for the title pages are wonderful :D
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DreJay Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
@00:28I love the disappearing of the hand. It makes for wonderful intrigue. I'm still curious where the hand came from...
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SeantheDandy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
@03:02Good to hear! The music came together at the last minute... pulled a crazy all-nighter with the co-composer getting things done in time for the screening it preceded. Wasn't sure what the end result was going to sound like, but I like how it all came out.
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Temperate-Sage Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
@02:59Melissa Jones from Shelton, WA, if so yes. =)
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SeantheDandy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
@03:03Thank you! Ignore that bit about "coming 2009," add a handful of extra numbers to that and hopefully you'll have the release date. Hopefully...
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This is a trailer for my upcoming (hopefully soon!) light painting film, "The Lightcrafter."

The story of the film is about a boy whose dreams take him to a strange land of darkness, his only possession a flashlight. The world around him has been untouched by light, which escapes from his flashlight and becomes a malevolent force that corrupts everything around it. The boy confronts twisted inhabitants of the world in his journeys as he seeks to undo the damage done.

For a while now I have been entranced by the beauty of light painting photography, and was especially interested in its use in animation. I have always felt that light painting animation is a medium with a lot of room to grow in, and I hope that what I'm working on is breaking some new ground.

For those who don't know what light painting is, it is a long-exposure photographic technique that often involves using flashlights to selectively light the subjects and to provide beautiful, in-camera effects. There are many beautiful images throughout deviantART utilizing light painting this film is a hybrid of live-action HD video and light painting photography animation that is a tribute to the beauty of the medium. It is my attempt to make what are essentially moving photographs.

Many thanks go out to catsagecat :iconcatsagecat: (Harmony Sage Lawrence) for all her collaboration, love, and support during this exhausting but extremely fulfilling process (and for playing the frightening Light Spirit).

Additional thanks to fatsfazoul :iconfatsfazoul: (Trevor Hart) for all the time he gave for acting as the villainous Trapmaker, and to James Kupihea for his performance as the Swordmaster.

This film was shot entirely using a Canon 5D Mark II.

If you'd like to know more, a production blog is here: [link] but please feel free to ask or tell me anything as well!

Thank you for watching!
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"The Lightcrafter" Trailer by ~Obfuscated-Noodle is a great example of light painting animation. A excellently crafted piece. ( Featured by ArtisnotanAccident )
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Simon-P Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
@02:32Impressive stuff!
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:iconseanthedandy:
SeantheDandy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Thanks a bundle! Who knows, maybe one day we'll release something more complete from it all.
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xanidubia Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for not commenting about the deviation but, How did you submit a video to here? What file type was it? I've been trying to submit videos of my 3D projects but it doesn't like them. Please help.
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SeantheDandy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
It's been a while, but I think I saved it as a QuickTime .mov using the H.264 codec. Try these guides and see if that solves the issues:

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Hope those help. And best of luck! If you have further questions, I'm here.
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xanidubia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the help but it's still not working. I'd upload and it'd call it UNKNOWN instead of MOV and it would tell me that the category that I have selected is incorrect. wtf any more help you could spare time for, please?
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:iconseanthedandy:
SeantheDandy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Hmmm... what program are you using to export your movie files from?
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xanidubia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
iMovie > Share > Export with QuickTime
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:iconseanthedandy:
SeantheDandy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Did you use the correct settings in the Expert Settings option? H.264 codec, 128 bit AAC audio in 44.1?

Also, in case the category you're submitting to is the problem, be sure it's under the "Film & Animation" medium.

If you're still having trouble with the file itself working, I'd suggest exporting an uncompressed version out of iMovie and dropping it into MPEG Streamclip (free, and great!) - from there, you can definitely export a file with the right settings. Let me know if that works for you.
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xanidubia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeeaaaaah. Nothings working. I don't think they take videos anymore. I'm just going to post photos of what the videos are of. Which are of all-around visually stimulating pieces of art and it would have been great to present them by video. Thanks for your help. Go ahead and check out my art, you'll enjoy the hilarity and concept.
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SeantheDandy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Sorry to hear that. I would be very, very surprised if deviantART doesn't take videos anymore though. If you ask me, while I can't fully pinpoint your problem, I'm pretty sure there's some codec/wrapper issues with your file.

Tell you what. If you send me a download link to your file (Dropbox, Megaupload, etc. -- and the less compressed the file is, the better), I will gladly take a look at it and do something on my end to compress it to the settings that should work here, and I'd send the working version back to you for your gallery. Just send me a note if you're interested.
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