KovaaK

A movie. About Reflex. In theaters. Want to help?

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Title is serious.  So, here's the deal:  There's a writer/director who has been making a work of fiction about eSports, and after talks with newborn & team, he decided to pick Reflex as the game that will be featured in his movie.

That paragraph is so cool that it needs to stand on its own.  Anyway, we need the community's help!  I wrote the choreography and Entik is going to do in-game sequence editing once we have demos.  Now that 0.38 is released, we are at the point where we need to start recording demos of the choreographed scenes.  We also could use some help in personalizing UIs of the characters to help reinforce that each player's point of view is his own.

I'll be contacting players to help us out in getting things together, but I wanted this post to be a quick and dirty reference for the fictional characters in the story (names in game, player colors, thought for hud development).  So, our cast of characters are:

"Pulse" - cl_playercolor* set to 6 (blue)
"eGo" - cl_playercolor* set to 12 (yellow)
"TANK" - cl_playercolor* set to 42 (green)
"cranKEd" - cl_playercolor* set to 14 (orange)
"mirage" - cl_playercolor* set to 2 (pink)
"L3ader" - cl_playercolor* set to 15 (white)
"Phantom" - cl_playercolor* set to 48 (red)
"ChUcKy" - cl_playercolor* set to 50 (magenta)
"oO Inhale Oo" - cl_playercolor* set to 63 (grey)
"xX Exhale Xx" - cl_playercolor* set to 63 (grey)

There will be more characters, but their names/settings aren't as important.  In fact, if you wish, you can you use your usual name in game (nothing offensive/obscene) and might even show up on the big screen :).

Any time we're recording content with people "acting" as these characters, we'll require that your colors and name be set according to the above.  I won't be able to give out the script, but I'll be able to pass around parts of the choreographed scenes we are going for and say what we're trying to get out of them.  Some time tomorrow (12/15/15) I hope to get shortened versions of the choreographed scenes into a text format that people can use as a basis for recording replays to use in the movie.

Pulse uses default hud, basic white + xhair of standard size.
Ego's hud is minimalistic, dot crosshair, whatever color works.
Mirage's hud will be a copy of Ego's.
Tank's hud will be macho with a big/bold font, orange crosshair, interesting styles.
Cranked's hud is whacked out/disorganized, green crosshair, maybe a weird xhair graphic?
Phantom's hud close to Pulse's but minor changes (vertical instead of horizontal weapon bar), CS style crosshair (with the middle missing).
For any characters past that, we're open to ideas.  Unique, cool stuff, simple, whatever - just make it distinct from the important characters listed.

To anyone who wants to make us a HUD, feel free to link a screenshot along with whatever changed files (and a saved configuration) you had.  Final decision on what HUDs to use will come down to the director's approval.

Personally, I can't wait to see this all come together.  It's going to be great :D.

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I'm in NZ and timezone differences may not work.

But... I'm so keen on being "Pulse".

Mainly because his settings are identical to mine.

​I have practically been method acting this part for a year now...

 

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this is machinima we're talking about, right? 

i can give you my full support. i can render materials too.

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Could you give more details about what this is? Sounds similar to something like Red vs Blue but you said it was about esports?

Is the entire film going to be set in game or will there be live action parts done too?

It sounds really cool, I'm glad Reflex was chosen

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Could you give more details about what this is? Sounds similar to something like Red vs Blue but you said it was about esports?

Is the entire film going to be set in game or will there be live action parts done too? Who is the director?

It sounds really cool, I'm glad Reflex was chosen

​It's a mix of live action and in-game stuff. It's not really machinima. I don't know if the director wants to reveal his identity or not so I won't go further than that.

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This is awesome news...as long as turns out better than the expendables after qcon movie. :P In case there is for some reason a shortage of in-game actors I'll gladly help out.

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I'm new to the game, but if it's all choreographed i guess that doesnt matter. I'm definitely interested in being an in-game actor. 

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