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Legend of Murvaux: The Final Flight of Frank Luke Jr.


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#1 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 19:03

At last it’s finally here! :D :D :D Today signals the end of a journey for me. After 3 years of dreams and hard work, “Legend of Murvaux: The Final Flight of Frank Luke Jr.” has arrived at long last.

 

 

I would like to heartily thank all those here on the forums who encouraged me and/or gave valuable input on the variety of threads I started related to this project in some way or another during the last 3 years. You guys are why I made this film and it is you guys who made it possible in so many ways.

 

Salute! :icon_e_salute:

-         Hotlead

 


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#2 =HillBilly=

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 21:25

Just One word "Great"

 

 

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#3 O_Rod

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 22:17

That was fantastic, I hope they go on to recreate flights of other fallen heroes in future.
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#4 Allegra

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 22:46

A remarkable effort. Congratulations on the making of this film.
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#5 Zooropa_Fly

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 00:46

Congrats Hotlead well done !

I'm itching for a fly so I'll watch it soon..

 

ZF.


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#6 Venset

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 02:03

Amazing hell I'm not going to lie, I did shed a tear for the poor bugger. I guess my next drink is for him.

Thank you for this short film.
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#7 unreasonable

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 05:13

Outstanding! 

 

Great concept, art composition and technical execution. All of us who have tried to make RoF movies know how much pure hard work has gone into that.

 

May I ask what camera setting you were using at 3.32-3.35?  It does not look like the usual object views people use because it is not always centered - which is what makes it look so good. View from a plane flying in formation ahead with a fully transparent skin? (I want to use a shot like that.... ;))


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#8 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 06:23

Thank you so much guys! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

May I ask what camera setting you were using at 3.32-3.35? It does not look like the usual object views people use because it is not always centered - which is what makes it look so good. View from a plane flying in formation ahead with a fully transparent skin? (I want to use a shot like that.... ;))

I used the F2 view for that shot. That is the camera view I use most, since I can get the most freedom of camera placement with it. The second view I use most is the F11 view. (Don't know if that one is a default view...) The F11, or free camera view, lets me set the camera wherever I want it in 3D space and then will remain there unless I move it. (In other words, it's not locked onto a plane.) F3 view is cool for flybys, but not much more. F4 view I rarely - if ever - use, simply because it is locked on to the back of the plane with no ability to shift the camera.

One cool thing I found by accident is that while in F2 view, if I hold down the left shift key and move the mouse, the camera will pan on a whole different axis that it would if I simply moved the mouse alone. With that extra bit of mobility, I can pretty much position the camera anywhere I want on or around the plane. That is the trick I use to keep a lot of my shots "off center." Like you, I think shots just frame better if the plane isn't always dead center in the screen. ;)
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#9 unreasonable

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:10

I see: thank you for info, I had no idea that was possible.   I will play around with F2 and left shift to see if I can add it in - sparingly - into free camera and cockpit view which is all I can manage now.


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#10 Razneff

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:33

Wow... Thank you HotleadColdfeet, this is a beautifull work. Congrats!


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#11 Flying_Bear

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 16:27

Three words:

Splendid!

Great!

Amazing!


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#12 J2_Marx

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 19:31

Truly amazing and really enjoyed it....

 

I made some rof vids myself but not this quality........ this was outstanding!

 

A big  :icon_e_salute: to you!


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#13 J2_Adam

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 20:20

Nice job.


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#14 Ceowulf

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:39

Well Done, Hotlead and team!  A great movie from a tremendous effort.  It looks like you did some real CG work in there too?  (The man in the balloon? Frank Luke getting out of the plane?)  

 

You chose good verses, too.

 

Keep up the good work.

 

S!

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#15 britbit

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 17:26

Thanks a lot for making this film. I have always found Frank Luke to be one of the most amazing, and stubborn pilots of the Great War.

Simply amazing!! Thanks again!!


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#16 FourSpeed

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 18:03

As mentioned on our forum, Hotlead ... WOW!

 

Amazing job -- thanks for putting in all that effort and sharing the end result with the community - truly outstanding!

 

 

Regards,

4 :icon_e_salute:


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#17 J5_Klugermann

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 18:09

Well done !!!


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#18 2Lt_Joch

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 18:38

very nice, excellent job.


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#19 J99=Hardy

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 18:43

Really great!


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#20 1PL-Husar

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 20:51

Great idea and accomplishment mr. Hotlead

 

BTW in this audiobook (Fighting the Flying Circus  by Eddie RICKENBACKER) there is plenty about Luke

 


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#21 Chevelle

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 01:20

An excellent job.  Very well done, composed, written, and edited.  I am sure that this will not be your last production.

 

Congratulations.

 

S!

Chevelle


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#22 ChiefRedCloud

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 16:48

Excellent work ..... now back to your cubby hole and your NEXT video .....

 

Chief


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#23 FitzD7

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 13:42

Nice work, Kid. Real nice work.

 

Wyatt Grosz. Any relation to Peter M. Grosz?


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#24 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 16:09

Thank you so much guys. You made it all worthwhile. :icon_e_salute:

Wyatt Grosz. Any relation to Peter M. Grosz?

No, but that's cool thought! ;)
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#25 NEWT

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 10:41

At last it’s finally here! :D :D :D Today signals the end of a journey for me. After 3 years of dreams and hard work, “Legend of Murvaux: The Final Flight of Frank Luke Jr.” has arrived at long last.

 

 

I would like to heartily thank all those here on the forums who encouraged me and/or gave valuable input on the variety of threads I started related to this project in some way or another during the last 3 years. You guys are why I made this film and it is you guys who made it possible in so many ways.

 

Salute! :icon_e_salute:

-         Hotlead

Very well done a career in Hollywood awaits you :icon_e_salute:


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#26 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 16:40

On this day, 100 years ago, 2nd Lt Frank Luke Jr died behind enemy lines in a small field. He was, at that time, America’s reigning Ace of Aces with 18 confirmed victories, not to mention several unconfirmed ones. Even more astonishing was the fact that Frank Luke claimed all these victories in the space of only 17 days. To quote Eddie Rickenbacker, “No other Ace: Britain’s Bishop from Canada, France’s Fonck or even the dreaded Richthofen had ever come close to that.”

 

Bumping this post today in Frank's honor. Rest in peace, Frank.  :icon_e_salute: 


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#27 Chill31

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 17:03

Excellent!
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#28 =HillBilly=

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 02:56

As always a great flim, well done HotLead. 


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#29 US103_Baer

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:28

Enjoyed it all over again :icon_e_salute:


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#30 J5_Spyboy

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 18:44

Loved it first time around HLCF, you need to get your Crosswinds and goggles out, maybe once in a while!


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#31 Zooropa_Fly

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 19:48

Great to hear you're still alive HL, Salute !


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".. and they'll send you home in a pine overcoat, with a letter to your Mum,

    Saying find enclosed one son one medal and a note, to, say, he, Won".


#32 HotleadColdfeet

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 03:00

Bumping this post in honor of the 101st anniversary of Frank Luke Jr's death today. Salute Frank. You shall not be forgotten. :icon_e_salute: 


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#33 No.42_Cuban

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 22:49

Wow! Top notch stunning stuff Hotlead! Loved every second of it, big thanks from us all for all you do for our community. Salute!


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#34 J2_Bidu

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 14:38

Awesome video.
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