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I lost my web hosting a couple of months ago so all my stuff went offline. I probably won't fix everything, but I did fix the first three chapters of K.O.E. :P

Photonovels and Movies / Re: K.O.E. Chapter 3: The Messenger
« on: November 21, 2006, 01:25 AM »
Images fixed 11/20/06...bump.

Photonovels and Movies / Re: K.O.E. Chapter 2: Enter the Killers
« on: November 21, 2006, 01:23 AM »
Images fixed 11/20/06...bump.

Photonovels and Movies / Re: K.O.E.: Chapter 1 - Necessary Trust
« on: November 21, 2006, 01:22 AM »
Images fixed 11/20/06...bump.

I appreciate all the responses re: feedback, but it wasn't the *only* reason I stopped. In fact, all things being equal, I'd still be making them whether I got feedback or not. It was just one of those things where I had so many birds chirping in my ear, the PN was one of the first things I trimmed (along with customizing).

But I'm finding that more work does not always equal more pay or more personal fulfilment. The PN was always fulfilling, even if I didn't hear a word about it. I liked what I made. That said, I'm seriously thinking I need to get back into it for my emotional well-being. :) :)

Anyway, I didn't want to leave anyone with the impression that I stopped JUST because of feedback... it was the entirety of the circumstances.

Well, K.O.E. isn't completely dead... I have the story and stuff, but I have to make the time to get it out, and it's harder to do that now.

I am humbled to hear people really liked K.O.E. If I can get my domain and site back up, I'll relocate the pics so the links won't be broken. I certainly didn't take it down on purpose.... screwed up my renewal. :(

For what it's worth, I stopped work on PN about Sedo Crus - K.O.E. - specifically because the comments dried up.

Call it ego or whatever, but if the work doesn't get attention and if the author doesn't get to discuss what he or she did with the group, it sucks the fun out of it.

I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but probably a third of the fun of making a photonovel is feedback. Now, I'll admit I haven't exactly been giving others feedback, either, but that's more a function of my having dropped out of that area of the hobby.   :-\


That did turn out very well storm, I think a wash of grey will tone down the blue and you'll be straight.
Nice parts choice.

Ditto. Very nice work.

The entire concept of the Phoenix is very earthly, actually. The idea of a bird rising again from its own ashes, and the word phoenix itself are very rooted in earth mythos. It'd be like having a story about a special lightsaber and calling it Excalibur or a mighty warrior Jedi and calling him Achilles.

The concept is good (we all know Star Wars borrows heavily from Eastern and Western mythology), but I'd come up with some new words. Lucas didn't call the Jedi Samurai for a reason - this is a whole new universe.

More pics of the Clone on the Bren Derlin stand?

These are all simply amazing. The Shock Trooper looks like a movie still!

Fritz -

I have a Moccassin sitting on my desk *right now* with similar plans for it. You beat me to the punch (and how).  :P

How did you get the driver to fit? Everyone I put in there ends up with his head poking out of the top.

Top notch work!

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Not bad. Like you mentioned in over in the other thread, you have some focus issues. Try the tips I posted there.  I think with some attention to focus you'll end up with some great layouts here.

There isn't too much a story here... sort of a one-shot action comic. I like it, but the problem with one-shots is they have to REALLY sell themselves, meaning it has to be big, loud, and explosive... it's going to burn out quick, so don't hold back. :)

Keep tweaking. You're on your way.

Photonovels and Movies / Re: K.O.E. Chapter 3: The Messenger
« on: June 19, 2006, 09:02 PM »
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1. Use the "Macro" setting on your digital camera. Most digis have this setting. It usually is represented by a flower icon of some sort.

2. *COMPLETELY IMMOBILIZE THE CAMERA* This is critical. In macro mode your camera is likely to shift to a longer exposure. The down side to that is even the slightest movement will blur your edges. I usually have something to sit my camera on, even if just a book or something.

3. Use the shutter switch timer. This is usually set at 20, 10 or 2 seconds. The important thing is you don't want to actually push the button to take the pic - even that pressure can make the lens jostle, causing blur. Use the shutter timer at two seconds. Press the shoot button, release, and let the camera take the pic two seconds later. This trick will reduce blur by more than 80%!

4. Make sure the focus of your picture is in focus. Note how many of my pictures will focus on one subject and allow the others to be blurry. You can choose your depth of field by aiming the focus center at your subject, then moving the camera slightly to account for composition without refocusing. Then click. :)

These either sound really complicated or really simple depending on your experience level. Even if you only use one or two ideas, you will get sharper images. Best of luck!

Photonovels and Movies / Re: K.O.E. Chapter 3: The Messenger
« on: June 19, 2006, 05:16 PM »
Thanks for the comments, guys.

The droid is most certainly some variation on the IG series, but what it's capable of is still a bit of a mystery. :)

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