Last night HaileyMarie Redrose made the following comment on my blog. I copied and pasted it in this post to put her comments and mine together. They were not altered in any way.
Thank you for the kind words, and the positive support regarding Sultrina's release. I had been working hard on the film right up to the final night of release to put the final spin on things, seeing as how 95% of the film is Visual-Effects driven and has taken a huge, gigantic portion of my life to create. Over the past 5 months, Sultrina has been dealt many blows due to cast re-shoots, technical issues, and my own personal RL hardships which have made it impossible to get out sooner, not to mention a complete visual overall.
But I thank you SO MUCH for being so supportive! As I sit here and watch the final, finished film on my computer, I'm forced to re-render the final film in two parts, thanks to a mysterious "Cannot Compile Movie, Error Unknown" (Google it) issue, which is screwing up my renders and forcing me to render out in two parts, then compile a new movie, then re-render the two parts as one for the final release.
In order to achieve maximum clarity for a movie of this size, I'm using an H.264 rendering codec. What's amazing is how beautiful the first rendered section looks in H.264, and will STILL clock in under 200MB for NM, and a better-looking 500MB version for NBM, which was my plan all along.
Currently, as of 11:29 PM on Sunday, I'm still dealing with rendering issues. The 1st part has taken 4 hours to render, and the 2nd, bigger part is taking 5 hours to render, so it's easy to see how time, well......slips away.
But again, THANK you, THANK you, THANK you for such beautiful, kind, loving, positive, supportive words! It's comments like yours that make it all worthwhile to invest 5 months of your life into a project for the absolute, sole purpose of entertaining people and giving them a little piece of your heart and soul to watch.
You're one of the classiest folks in SL, Rayven. I'm so blessed to know you.
--My Reply--I never said you didn't work hard on "The Sultrina"...let's get that straight off the start. I will also say it does look good. I kind of expected that...You found some nice looking avatars to put in your first movie. The sound is pretty good. Problem is this...you promised SO much more and you didn't deliver. You made this seem like it was going to blow everything, anyone has ever made out of the water. I will be the one to break the bad news to you...it didn't come close. Five months... five months you worked on this. Damn, I'm thinking if anyone worked on something five months they could made something similar.
Seriously, how do you think this movie would of done in the real world? So many promises.. a new director coming in claiming this and that... trying to out Spielberg, Steven Spielberg himself? LOL.
You would of been much better off making the movie and releasing it instead of trying to make yourself a internet legend prior to it's release. If you were smart you would fire your Evotica PR team. Oh wait.. that's you.
I could easily pick apart this video... because I expected perfection. That's what I was sold.
- The txt is way too small. Too hard to determine who is saying what leading to..
- Story I found rather boring -made worse by the txt.
- The dead silence black screen shown twice in part 1 is a horrible screen transition.
- The small ship turning in space looks like it was done back in the 60's. Where they would dangle a model from a string.
- 4:07 of the movie the background is supposed to be space, right? Looks like you took a picture of a cement wall and made it black. That don't look like space.
- Overall the space effects in this movie can't compete with Pandora's Box, but this is supposed to be better, right?
In all honestly.. what I'm saying has nothing to do with your little comments about me on your blog back in
December and when I contacted you about them you told me to not "ASS-ume". It has nothing about the stuff I hear you say that got back to me... it has to do with your HUGE EGO and you claiming you made
something so great.. so mind blowing, we all must take a back seat to.
I can think of better ways to spend five months of my life if that's the end result, but truth is.. you could produce a better video in half the time. It didn't take Serenity five months to make Pandora's box. I don't think it took Rysan Falls five months to make any of his latest movies.. all of which are better than "The Sultrina".
I'm glad you poured your heart and soul into this... your heart and soul is not in question. It's your EGO. I mean after all, who throws a party to show a trailer? Better yet, who throws a party for a trailer for a movie that is not coming out for 4 more months? How about a party for a movie that's not coming out at all?
I will close by returning the favor. THANK YOU, Ms. Spielberg, for your comments on my blog. It has been a honor and a privilege for you to take the time out of your busy schedule between renders of the SULTRINA to leave your comments. I hope someday I will be able to make a video to even come somewhat close to what you have accomplished with the SULTRINA.
You can't honestly tell me the SULTRINA is better than the video below. To which, after effects was used very little in making this machinima.