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Old 03-04-2009, 03:49 PM
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I dont mind a cut or 2 of that, but I generally like my battles smooth cam
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:49 PM
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I absolutely LOVE the way BSG does their space battles. It's as if someone with a handcam is trying to keep track of the battle. Feels more visceral.

But I too like the smooth cam approach.
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In pretty much every Trek series and film space battles have always been fought on a flat plane.
II and VI (also known as 'the good films') being the exception.
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In Star Trek II Kirk used the 3D space when he was hiding and when he was fighting,
In VIII the ships weren't all on the same plane, too. They were all around the cube, but some were above the cube, some were under the cube,
as far as I remember the Klingons in "Sacrifice of Angels" were coming from above, too, using the 3D space and the defiant was evading phaser and torpedo attacks by using the 3D space very often.

The only problem is that you can't use all 3 dimensions in a 1 vs 1 battle between slow ships very well. There is only one shortest connection between the two ships, the straight line between them, and they don't evade as fast as the defiant. So the 1 vs 1 battle rather reminds to a submarine battle, while only the big battles with many ships remind to an air battle, the 3 dimensions play a more visible role.
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The weapon sounds you hear could be what you hear if you were on the Bridge of the ship.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:52 AM
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I think the new trailer answers some of the questions about how the space battles will be presented!!
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:00 AM
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I absolutely LOVE the way BSG does their space battles. It's as if someone with a handcam is trying to keep track of the battle. Feels more visceral.

But I too like the smooth cam approach.
I hate it. And there are few things I actually hate.
My Sony SDR-12 has Supersteady cam and it never does anything like that during film and it's supposed to be the future. It's irratating and disorientating.
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I hate it. And there are few things I actually hate.
My Sony SDR-12 has Supersteady cam and it never does anything like that during film and it's supposed to be the future. It's irratating and disorientating.
LOL! Maybe they didn't develop steady cams yet in their universe. (Too much budgeted toward Cylon creation, and the military)
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Don't get me wrong I appreicate the effect....but it need to be toned down.
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Don't get me wrong I appreicate the effect....but it need to be toned down.

Sometimes the shaky effect can get a little grating..

However, one cool effect they do pull off is the quick "zoom in" or "zoom out". As if, "Whoa, hey check that out....zoom in on that!" or "Can we get more of this in the picture....zoom out!"
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