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JRJacobs
03-18-2004, 10:31 AM
iaijutsu
is the practice of drawing and attacking,
without warning from a sheathed sword.
It consists of four kata or movements.

nukitsuke (drawing the sword and delivering the first cut)
kiritsuke (delivering the final cut)
chibri (cleaning the sword)
and
noto (returning the sword to it's scabbard)

Many have called him the "Reluctant Admiral" but, the original Japanese plans did not include the attack on Pearl Harbor, as it was deemed "to risky". It was Yamamoto's insistance, and his threat to resign if they didn't first attack Pearl Harbor, that caused the stratagem to be included in the final War Plan.

The plan to try to kill Yamamoto was born just four days before it was executed. Since the battle of Midway, American cryptoanalysts had continued to break the Japanese naval code, JN25. On April 14 a decoded message revealed that on April 18 Yamamoto planned to make an inspection and morale tour of forward bases on Bougainville. Flying from the Japanese headquarters in Rabaul, Yamamoto's visit would put hime closer to U.S. forces than he had ever been.

get it at http://www.virtualjake.com/mymov.htm

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"If you're a story teller and no-one is listening while you tell that story you're schizophrenic..."
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[This message was edited by JRJacobs on Thu March 18 2004 at 09:45 AM.]

JRJacobs
03-18-2004, 10:31 AM
iaijutsu
is the practice of drawing and attacking,
without warning from a sheathed sword.
It consists of four kata or movements.

nukitsuke (drawing the sword and delivering the first cut)
kiritsuke (delivering the final cut)
chibri (cleaning the sword)
and
noto (returning the sword to it's scabbard)

Many have called him the "Reluctant Admiral" but, the original Japanese plans did not include the attack on Pearl Harbor, as it was deemed "to risky". It was Yamamoto's insistance, and his threat to resign if they didn't first attack Pearl Harbor, that caused the stratagem to be included in the final War Plan.

The plan to try to kill Yamamoto was born just four days before it was executed. Since the battle of Midway, American cryptoanalysts had continued to break the Japanese naval code, JN25. On April 14 a decoded message revealed that on April 18 Yamamoto planned to make an inspection and morale tour of forward bases on Bougainville. Flying from the Japanese headquarters in Rabaul, Yamamoto's visit would put hime closer to U.S. forces than he had ever been.

get it at http://www.virtualjake.com/mymov.htm

"if you're a story teller and someone listens while you tell that story you're an artist..."
"If you're a story teller and no-one is listening while you tell that story you're schizophrenic..."
"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."
-- Robert E. Lee
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Virtual Movie Forum at http://www.blacksheepwebdesign.net/VirtualWarCinema/

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[This message was edited by JRJacobs on Thu March 18 2004 at 09:45 AM.]

JG7_Rall
03-18-2004, 10:58 AM
That was awesome how you did flashbacks to Pearl Harbor as the P38's flew across the open ocean. Very well done

S!

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Helonwhls87
03-18-2004, 01:22 PM
bump

JRJacobs
03-18-2004, 03:31 PM
thanks guys!

"if you're a story teller and someone listens while you tell that story you're an artist..."
"If you're a story teller and no-one is listening while you tell that story you're schizophrenic..."
"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."
-- Robert E. Lee
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Maxhome
03-18-2004, 03:38 PM
Class act, that man.

Really quite different. Nicely paced, professionally done. I like it lots. Recommended - but don't expect tons of DF stuff, it's a little more of a story than just a bunch of explosions.

Steaky_361st
03-18-2004, 04:45 PM
Downloading now....

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Steaky

JRJacobs
03-18-2004, 09:14 PM
thanx... and spot on Maxhome

"if you're a story teller and someone listens while you tell that story you're an artist..."
"If you're a story teller and no-one is listening while you tell that story you're schizophrenic..."
"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."
-- Robert E. Lee
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-HH-Dubbo
03-19-2004, 12:30 AM
Great stuff. Really really nice. Thank you
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michapma
03-19-2004, 12:43 AM
Downloading now, going very quickly.

JRJacobs, you can probably find direct links on my server (hosting Wiley's stuff) to some of your films, such as SOS. Have a look (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/flightsims/oberstguncam/Movies/movies.htm) so that you can add the direct download mirror links to your site.

Let me know if any of your films are missing from my server that you'd like for me to host.

Cheers,
Mike

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[This message was edited by michapma on Fri March 19 2004 at 12:47 AM.]

michapma
03-19-2004, 01:46 AM
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Wow.


Amazing to see such a high-quality production so soon after the release of AEP! You made an excellent selection of music.

The scenes were well chosen, and the use of perfect landscape made the water and the scenes come alive. Simply wonderful! I so wish I could make a screenshot from the movie. There was some stutter in the playback; I'm not sure that it wasn't due to my graphics card, but by past experience it was probably a problem of fps when capturing the footage. Understandable but unfortunate, though not too bad. No, that water is just too astounding. Makes me want to go out and pick up a new card right away...

The color guncam footage scene was great.

The Pearl Harbor flashbacks were well done. I liked very much your use of cockpit shots.

Very nice transition to the credits, and thorough credits.



Now for some humble suggestions/critiques:

It would have been interesting to see the recently released Japanese pilots in the cockpits on some of the closeups. Of course, they weren't available when you recorded.

Cleaning the sword would be after the strike is made, when it has blood on it, as opposed to before the strike is made. I should have thought that drawing the sword would be when they release drop tanks and zoom up to intercept (about 8 minutes); delivering the final cut when the P-38 first approaches the bomber (8:35 or so) or else when the bomber enters its death spiral. I'm not too sure I "got" 100% what you wanted to achieve with the kata analogy though. Cleaning the sword and placing it back in the scabbard, I would associate perhaps the Lightnings regrouping to return home and landing (not pictured)?

On a small note, the P-38 was heaving pretty dramatically at about 9:46.

It was never clear why two bombers, and you had to guess that the last one to go down had the Admiral in it. I am guessing this was historically so (two bombers), and in this case the American pilots would never have known which one carried the Admiral.

I don't know, and wonder what the pilot accounts say, whether the bombers were shot down over open water or over land? Did the admiral and crew have a chance to bail? Would they have bailed? Just pondering.

The presentation of the message of the Japanese government to its citizens of surrender immediately after seeing Yamamoto's aircraft go down seems to want to directly associate his demise with the act of surrender.

Spelling:
"One minute too early" vs. "One minute tolate" Both should be too.

"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it." (from 11:35) With the comma, and too.

Something like "Flight sim: Forgotten Battles" instead of just "Flight Sim" in the credits

Oleg Maddox in the credits



The critiques are just there for feedback. I'm very impressed with the film! Congratulations. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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michapma
03-19-2004, 01:50 AM
The movie is available here as a mirror download (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/flightsims/oberstguncam/Movies/IaijutsuVer6DiVX.avi), weighing in at a whopping 104 MB...

Please let me know if you object to me hosting it.

Cheers!

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JG52_Helgstrand
03-19-2004, 03:58 AM
Great movie, worth the long dl...Thanx...

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TotenTanzen
03-19-2004, 05:20 AM
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AirBot
03-19-2004, 05:26 AM
Downloading now. Can't wait to watch it.

To answer some of michapma's question: (This is all from memory, and I'm not really sure about it, so take this with a grain of salt.)

The two bombers carried not only Admiral Yamamoto but his entourage as well. The bomber carrying the Admiral, IIRC, crashed in a forest leaving no survivors. The second plane crashed in the water and a few of these onboard survived the attack.

JRJacobs
03-19-2004, 08:09 AM
Well michapma it's always a pleasure when anybody wants to host one of my movies - with all the help you've done me in the past, you have blanket prior permission to mirror anything I do, anytime. And thank you.

1st) the Japanese plane all had Japanese pilots in them - sort of - I took my and my friends faces and placed a Japanese face overlay with about 30% transparency on it so we had Japanese features.

2nd)The whole concept of iaijutsu is attacking without warning and the kata are the four movements of this [google iaido] nukitsuke (first strike was of course, pearl harbor) kiritsuke (final strike was the final flight of yamamoto the theme of the movie chiburi (cleaning the sword was the deed or act as in "wiping the slate clean") and then to keep the movie to 12-ish minutes I condensed the war Ė after all the story was about yamamoto so noto was the final outcome of the original plan of yamamoto‚'s the pseudo unconditional surrender of Japan. I intentionally faded the rays from the war flag to the rising sun of the post-war flag. To try to show the peacefulness that Japan became, which to me was the sheathing of the sword

3rd) One of the things that dogs me/you/all of us is editing out extraneous information. The second Betty was there lower and to the left. In real life it carried vice admiral unagi, was shot down by Howard AND barber [who was so close when he shot a piece of wreckage hit his gondola hard enough to dent it]. But remember the story was about Yamamoto‚'s shoot-down, so I picked scenes where the second Betty wasn‚'t visible. The actual errors here where the scenes it WAS visible in. Barber reported receiving fire from the second bomber which he ignored and since I didn‚'t want to re-shoot ALL the scenes I left some in and ignored the second bomber too, which in fact was the second bomber to go down, and it went down over open water.

4th) dang it I pride myself on to and too and I saw that, made a mental note to fix that and apparently forgot that Ė oops

5th) in
http://www.18thfwa.org/whosWho/RexBarber/RexBarber.html
‚"As Lanphier and Barber were about to be intercepted by the Zeroes, Lanphier banked slightly left to turn head on into them, shot down one Zero and scattered the others. This gave Rex Barber the time and opportunity to go for the bombers without interference. As Barber turned right to get into position to attack the Betty bombers, his left boom and engine blanked his view and he lost sight of them briefly as they passed under his wing, and when he straightened around he saw only one bomber Ė going ‚ėhell bent for leather in a spiral turn down toward the jungle tree tops. The 2nd bomber, he learned later, had dropped behind the first and was below and behind Barber, who immediately went after the 1st Betty and started firing across the top of the fuselage at the right engine. As he slid over to get directly behind the target, his fire passed through the vertical fin of the Betty and he saw pieces of the rudder separate from the plane. He continued firing and was probably no more than 100 feet behind the Betty when it suddenly snapped to the left and slowed rapidly; as Barber roared by he saw smoke coming from the right engine. He believed the Betty went down into the jungle, but he did not actually see it crash.‚"Ě

"if you're a story teller and someone listens while you tell that story you're an artist..."
"If you're a story teller and no-one is listening while you tell that story you're schizophrenic..."
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JRJacobs
03-19-2004, 08:21 AM
PS i'll redo this in a wmv file for you if you want, and let me know when/what you want screen caps of and i will do it for you

"if you're a story teller and someone listens while you tell that story you're an artist..."
"If you're a story teller and no-one is listening while you tell that story you're schizophrenic..."
"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."
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michapma
03-19-2004, 08:23 AM
Excellent! Thanks. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


Btw, did I mention how cool the water looked? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Udidtoo
03-19-2004, 08:30 AM
I'm bummed out.

1st Real one player says connecting, then its says It need to update a driver.

After about 2 minutes of searching it finally say No update available to view ICM DX50.

What media is it playing on for everyone?

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michapma
03-19-2004, 08:53 AM
It played for me fine in Windows Media Player, a somewhat older DivX player, and WinAmp. I should think WMP should at least be able to download the DX50 codec.

JRJacobs, when Wiley gets hold of the film he'll probably want to decide whether he wants a small version for the website. I'll let you talk with him about that.

I was just looking for some screeshots of the P-38 against that sweet water. Ones like at 5:47/5:48, 6:16, 6:23, 6:33, 7:35, that kind of stuff. Wow! Someone said AEP improved the water textures of the Pacific map. I just can't do perfect, I should try again though.

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JRJacobs
03-19-2004, 07:35 PM
here's the screenies you wanted michampa http://www.virtualjake.com/screens.htm

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JRJacobs
03-24-2004, 10:20 PM
still some bandwidth left for this month

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El Turo
03-24-2004, 11:19 PM
I think all your bandwidth are belong to us.


(couldn't download it.. does anyone have a mirror up?)

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Snoop_Baron
03-24-2004, 11:55 PM
doh 404 errors http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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El Turo
03-25-2004, 12:59 AM
Need a mirror.. !


Puh-lease!?


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JRJacobs
03-25-2004, 06:47 AM
my appokogies i will let you know when i'm up again
from my provider
"Dear Customer,

Due to the fact that RedHat stopped supporting RH 7.3, and due to Ensim limitations we are unable to upgrade some parts of software solutions that appears to have security issues, and we are forced to move all accounts to new server, with RedHat Enterprise, and with slightly improved hardware configuration which will hopefully reduce downtime in the future. We are currently working on restoring accounts on this new server, and we will notify you as soon as we finish this process."

"if you're a story teller and someone listens while you tell that story you're an artist..."
"If you're a story teller and no-one is listening while you tell that story you're schizophrenic..."
"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."
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JRJacobs
03-26-2004, 08:05 AM
it's live, it's up and it's running - try it now

"if you're a story teller and someone listens while you tell that story you're an artist..."
"If you're a story teller and no-one is listening while you tell that story you're schizophrenic..."
"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."
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Breeze147
03-26-2004, 08:31 AM
Brilliant!

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der_Skorpion
03-26-2004, 09:13 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gifDude I am freekin speechless. The community will be talking about this one for a long time. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif. That was incredible!!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Good job! Thanks for the privalege of letting us see it.

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JRJacobs
03-26-2004, 09:22 AM
thank you - i'm thrilled you liked it
sorry bout the website going down but Alle Kunst ist unmust Wenn ein Engel auf das Zwundloch brunzt

"if you're a story teller and someone listens while you tell that story you're an artist..."
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JRJacobs
03-26-2004, 01:15 PM
hehehe "all skill is in vain when an angel pi$$e$ in the touchhole of your musket" [from an old german firarms manual]

"if you're a story teller and someone listens while you tell that story you're an artist..."
"If you're a story teller and no-one is listening while you tell that story you're schizophrenic..."
"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."
-- Robert E. Lee
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Hawgdog
03-26-2004, 02:52 PM
shot down over land, crashed into bamboo forest I recall on History chanel

so....how long did it take you to place the static cameras?? LOL
neet piece

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Maxhome
03-26-2004, 02:57 PM
Another BUMP http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

del-boy22
03-26-2004, 03:18 PM
Fantastic piece of work, the P38's flying low really gets the blood pumping. Bravo http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

JG27_Grumpy
03-26-2004, 05:05 PM
Very well done!

JG27_Grumpy
03-26-2004, 06:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG27_Grumpy:
Very well done!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

as matter of fact my wife and I are watching the history channels rendition of this very event and all I can say is your movies is head and shoulders above the presentation done by the "professionals" at the history channel in regard to quality of animation and drama (your music selection was the key)

JRJacobs
03-27-2004, 06:54 AM
Thanks - got a heads up from a m8 tivo'd it goning to watch it today [sat]

"if you're a story teller and someone listens while you tell that story you're an artist..."
"If you're a story teller and no-one is listening while you tell that story you're schizophrenic..."
"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."
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ZekeMan
03-27-2004, 07:58 AM
This is excellent! Well done, very dramatic. I wanted to see more of your movies but unfortunately none would work on your page. Any idea whats up with that?

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