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310th Falcon
11-17-2004, 03:30 PM
From Jagaetev posted at IL-2 Movie makers Forum

jagaetev a.k.a VWC_MaxwellSmart

Hi Everyone

This is my second try at this, it took me six months to finish it and it may take that long for you to download, so be patient.

This movie is based from the book "THE MUNSTER RAID- Before and After" from Ian L. Hawkins.

B-17 Mission on October 10, 1943. Black Sunday.

That day they had no fighter escort to the target due to heavy fog, and the Luftwaffe fighters knew this and is waiting for them!! Great action!!

Maxwellsmart use authentic skins on the B-17's.

Download Link:
http://www.virtualwarcinema.com/Movies/PHAxvid102.avi

You will also need to have the latest Xvid version 1.0.2 to view the movie. Here is link:
http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/

Get the popcorn out and enjoy the movie. http://blitzpigs.com/forum/images/smiles/fcinema.gif

Best Regards

Fulc_159th
11-17-2004, 04:34 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Fantastic work 310th Falcon! Very very well done, it touched me! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Great job!

-HH-Dubbo
11-17-2004, 04:36 PM
d/ling now........in anticipation

-HH-Dubbo
11-17-2004, 05:42 PM
Excellent movie. Very touching. Nice use of shadows in the opening scenes and great sounds. My favourite touch was the effect of the debris hitting the cameras on the way past. Well done.

310th Falcon
11-17-2004, 07:44 PM
S! Fulc_159th

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Fantastic work 310th Falcon! Very very well done, it touched me! Smile. Great job! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the moments. I help in the research of the movie, but i'm not the film Maker. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

jagaetev a.k.a VWC_MaxwellSmart is.

Again thanks for the moments.

Best Regards

Fulc_159th
11-17-2004, 08:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 310th Falcon:
S! Fulc_159th

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Fantastic work 310th Falcon! Very very well done, it touched me! Smile. Great job! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the moments. I help in the research of the movie, but i'm not the film Maker. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

_jagaetev a.k.a VWC_MaxwellSmart_ is.

Again thanks for the moments.

Best Regards <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

D'oh!!! I must've been over excited I forgot to read the credits http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif, oh well, since you were invovled you still deserve the credit as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

and perhaps I should thank everybody else invovled http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Excellent film jagaetev a.k.a VWC_MaxwellSmart and everyone else involved a keeper definetely! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cheers! S~!

LeadSpitter_
11-17-2004, 09:32 PM
I downloaded it from willeys site and vwc, for some reason both of them the videoclip keeps shaking and glitching where you cant even watch it.

Even with the new codec. Im using wmp10 and also tried using the divx player and it does it on both.

where is a good quality version?

310th Falcon
11-18-2004, 01:55 AM
S! Lead

I have wmp10 with the latest Xvid 1.0.2 also.

Movie runs just fine for me.

Question Lead...did you download sometime in the past...installed a codec-pack?? If you did that might be what is causing the problems for you.

Also do you have the update version of the movie. Wiley's site had a bad version of the movie last week. Not sure if Wiley replaced it with the improved version.

Let me know what you come up with Lead.


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Excellent movie. Very touching. Nice use of shadows in the opening scenes and great sounds. My favourite touch was the effect of the debris hitting the cameras on the way past. Well done.
Condolences to your family. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks HH Bubbo with the great comments. Hopefully we will see VWC_MaxwellSmart (the Film Maker) in here to comment on the nice review you had for his movie http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> D'oh!!! I must've been over excited I forgot to read the credits Hammer, oh well, since you were invovled you still deserve the credit as well Wink
and perhaps I should thank everybody else invovled Wink
Excellent film jagaetev a.k.a VWC_MaxwellSmart and everyone else involved a keeper definetely! Smile

Cheers! S~! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks Fulc_ for the nice comments.


Best Regards

GAU-8
11-18-2004, 05:53 AM
a VERY impressive movie...

where as "CRONUS" left a veiwer what it felt like to be alone in the air as each crewmembers personal thoughts/ feelings

purple heart alley shows on grand scale just how much, aircraft, ammo, and MEN...can come falling to the earth.... and the cost on both sides..i think visually, YOU DID A GREAT JOB!
many shots were just breathtaking for me. the editing, and composition of some scenes just floored me. several times it looked authentic, or as if i WAS there.

the bad news.. but its not as bad as you might think. REALLY

i liked when the 2 forces clashed..but being a an A+D+D baby,... i almost had to go renew a RITALIN subscription thats been out for 20 years. for me it was too many 1 or 2 second shots of flybys..i liked the idea of the relentless, uforgiving attack, but it was hard for me to not get dizzy from the sides changing TOO rapidly

also, some scenes looked like it was flash animation off a website somwhere..and i dont know if its because your computer was straining under all the effects/ aircraft, or if its the download..its "jerky smooth!" hard to explain. i hope its just the download, and not hardware limitations. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

personally i find it a beautiful film that shows us, "this IS how it happened". the perspectives on both large scale battle airwar, and the tiny frail humans inside them, that paid a price. a massive undertaking, and you pulled it off very, very well for your first film http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


we'll be keeping an eye on you..

Ankanor
11-18-2004, 07:40 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Terrible. Terrible. I am not a fan of the Allies... but I am a human. I cried like a little girl. I never imagined the horror and terror that those boys experinced. The feeling of being helpless, being bound to just stand there and watch and hear your friends die one by one, thinking "Am I the next one?"

I have just one more thing to say. It was high time somebody used the LOTR soundtracks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Hats off

SithSpeeder
11-18-2004, 08:02 AM
Wow.

* _54th_Speeder *

Heavy_Weather
11-18-2004, 08:11 AM
very nice

PBNA-Boosher
11-18-2004, 02:01 PM
This movie creates, more than any other movie I have seen, an effective illusion depicting the randomness, confusion, and helplessness of aerial combat.

I shall be sending the link to this movie to several friends of mine, actual combat pilots, one of whom flew for the Luftwaffe in World War Two. I am very sure they will like this movie, even in the effects are a tiny bit loud and imposing on the ears... (However, not overdone!)

I give this movie a 9.95 out of 10. Excellent Work Maxwellsmart!

trumper
11-18-2004, 02:33 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Brillant stuff,S to all involved.Once again the use of non ingame sounds proves how much this game needs authentic engine noises and other sounds.
This film and i think the "i promise" film have once again raised the bar for all the other film makers to leap up to. S S S http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

310th Falcon
11-19-2004, 03:44 AM
Over 250 downloads so far... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Not enough comments.....come on guys.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

jagaetev
11-19-2004, 08:29 AM
Hi Guys

I'm really shocked by the answer given to this work...and my producer 310thFalcon deserves all the credit too...not only for his historical researh but also for his support when everything was against me to end it.

I will repost something that i have just written at movie makers forum at VWc wich may answer some of your questions.

"The stutters were unavoidable....think about this

More than 30 LW planes on the air at the same time

46 on the air with 12 mg each....a lot of tracers in the sky

And finnally more than 300 88mmm FLAK (only with this number could i get the amunt of flak seen on real pictures)

And all this explain why even capturing most of the movie at 1/4 of the speed the stutters were unavoidable. This makes nearly 3Gb of captures per minute of film...my HD simply had to be emptied.

BTW of the 46 b-17, i made 45 (69thDarkHawk made 100thBG Royal FLush), of those 45, 42 had real serial numbers and id codes...so there's a lot of work behind this movie and nearly 3 months of historical research, wich i did with the great help of my producer 310thFalcon.

As i tried to show a respectfull view of historical events, when one bomber hets his number 2 engine on fire it's because in real life that was the engine hitted and not number 1. The scenes where 2 bombers are collided by a bf109 and the one with the rocket hit took me almost a week to do each one and many hours of trying to achieve the exact action.

So when we speak about storyline, i tried to tell the story just as it was, the battle ragged for over 45 minutes i had to cut something out, so i just left some key moments like IP, 5 minutes to target, 1 minute to target, escort arrival. I knew preciscely how each of the bombers was lost but i couldn't show it all, and as i explained before some 15 seconds scenes required almost a week of work.

Thinks about this too, i have on my Munster mission folder more than 100 separate missions for this movie...a lot of work don't you think.."

Well thanks for watching it and reading all this....

jagaetev
11-19-2004, 04:05 PM
Okay Guys i took your comments back home and decided to give each one his well deserved attention and respect€¦after all you all downloaded this massive file and watched it patiently for over 20 minutes€¦

Fulc_159th

Falcon is too shy to accept his well deserved credit€¦..as he helped me to find all the historical background for the movie and his comments were taken into accoun as the shooting progressed during the past months€¦

-HH-Dubbo

Thanks for your words about our family€s loss€¦I apologize for sharing such a thing with all of you but as I said at the end of the film€¦this is dedicated to our loved ones, we shouldn€t waste a single seconds of the time that we share with family€¦.my grandma used to say that I payed too much attention to my computer€¦.so the lesson is pay attention to those small but so important details.

LeadSpitter_

The latest version is available at the VWC thread given by Falcon at the start, Wiley should also have it by now. So your problem s could be related to codec issues as almost everyone has commented that the image quality is very good, so my suggestions is to take a look at your controlPanelhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifevice Manager:Video codec and see if you have more than one version installed, the linkf for the xvid codec is also available at the top.

GAU-8

What do you mean about A+D+D ?€¦well anyway I certainly agree with you and others about the excessive use of fly-bys..i wanted to give the impression of both sides rushing to each other like those battles scenes in Mel Gibson€s Braveheart and other adventure sagas.

About the flash animation€¦heheehe..that€s a good way to describe or disguise my reality€¦this movie was done with a GF4mx440 video card, 768 Mb of Ram and an Athlon Xp2000 processor and I could see the smoke during the capture heheheeh, I just can€t go further in image quality. More details about the processing workload involved are posted in my previous answer.

Last thing€¦I read several accounts of Munster before Falcon actually bought the book€¦and believe I€m showing only the top of the iceberg€¦war was terrible as it has been since the beginning and will be forever. Sometimes it was terrible to think that real people were onboard of those planes. As I said before each scene was made according to the real facts, almost 100 men died in the air that day..it€s only respectfull to show the actual facts and not try to €œproduce€ fantastic scenes.

Second last thing€¦this is my second movie..the first one €œForune€s Fool€ was released last year on December 31th.
Ankanor

Hey nice picture who is it ?

Well your first three lines described what I felt while doing the historical research and reading more than a hundred pages about the horror on the air and on the ground during that terrible day.

And LOTR soundtrack was also used on my first film €œForune€s Fool€

SithSpeeder & Heavy_Weather

Hey boys thanks for posting here, really only to watch the whole stuff deserves my gratitude.

PBNA-Boosher

Thanks Boosher..you got the essence of it randomness, confusion, and helplessness of aerial combat€¦.I€m very interested in the comments of people directly involved in the war. Trying to present an un-byased vision of the facts was maybe the biggest challenge€¦war was terrible..no matter wich side were you on. I have contacted several members on bombers association of the 95th, 100th and 390th to show them this movie, although for those that were there this may bring unpleasant memories. That€s why I tried to show a respectfull account of the story and why it took me so long to finish.

Of all the b-17 skins presented, I made 45 of them with their real id codes and serial numbers and in some cases their actual noseart (they will be ploaded in the future).

trumper

Thanks for putting our movie to the same height of €œI promise€€¦.that was an exquisite delicatessen, Purple Heart Alley looks more like a huge barbecue heheehe. I think that we are taking this hobby too seriously and I€m sure that the bar should be raised again by THX with his upcoming movie €œTHE FEW€.

Fliegeroffizier
11-19-2004, 09:46 PM
The final 145Mb version IS now downloadable from my Site...as is the inferior quality(MY conversion, not Maxwell's) smaller 52Mb version for the Bandwidth/dial-up challenged folks.

Wiley's GunCam World (http://pauke.ee.ethz.ch:8732/oberstguncam/Frameset/index.htm)

jagaetev
11-20-2004, 07:29 AM
Hi

Thanks for the additional hosting..i'm sure VWC bandwidth is about to collapse.

Cheers

WOLFMondo
11-20-2004, 09:31 AM
Great movie!

Very well done. One suggestion...keep making them!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

woofiedog
11-20-2004, 10:22 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif WOW! One Hec of a Movie 310th Falcon!
You did a Fantistic job on this Production.
Thank's for the Hard Work... 6 Mth's payed off!

310th Falcon
11-20-2004, 11:02 PM
S! woofiedog

Thanks for the great review and comments but I'm not the film maker on this one.

Maxwellsmart (alias-Agent 86) is the creator of this great movie.

I will pass it on to him. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Best Regards

woofiedog
11-20-2004, 11:12 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Sorry for the mix up... to many Bourbon's I guess.
But still a Very Stunning Movie.
Thank's... I'll have to leave a comment on the the other site.

TAGERT.
11-20-2004, 11:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 310th Falcon:
From _Jagaetev_ posted at IL-2 Movie makers Forum

_jagaetev a.k.a VWC_MaxwellSmart_

Hi Everyone

This is my second try at this, it took me six months to finish it and it may take that long for you to download, so be patient.

This movie is based from the book "_THE MUNSTER RAID_- Before and After" from Ian L. Hawkins.

B-17 Mission on _October 10, 1943_. Black Sunday.

That day they had no fighter escort to the target due to heavy fog, and the Luftwaffe fighters knew this and is waiting for them!! Great action!!

Maxwellsmart use authentic skins on the B-17's.

Download Link:
http://www.virtualwarcinema.com/Movies/PHAxvid102.avi

You will also need to have the latest Xvid version 1.0.2 to view the movie. Here is link:
http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/

Get the popcorn out and enjoy the movie. http://blitzpigs.com/forum/images/smiles/fcinema.gif

Best Regards <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>For a moment I thought this was going to be a VOTE for Kerry thread.. I just stpped in to point out he lost to Bush <G>

310th Falcon
11-21-2004, 01:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> For a moment I thought this was going to be a VOTE for Kerry thread.. I just stpped in to point out he lost to Bush <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry for the mix-up. Just helping my friend post his movie...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Best Regards

310th Falcon
11-21-2004, 08:58 PM
A gentle Bump http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Snoop_Baron
11-21-2004, 09:56 PM
That was an amazing movie. It really hit hard emotionaly. Because of the true story behind it and because of the excellent cinematography.

Very well done.

Best Regards,
Snoop

JZG_12-Blitz
11-22-2004, 05:29 AM
Great movie!1

jagaetev
11-22-2004, 07:48 AM
Hi Guys

Thanks for coming and for watching the whole movie...

I didn't understand the Bush thing up-there...anyway i don't want to mess with politics http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/353.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Swivet
11-22-2004, 09:29 AM
Great movie!
MAde the hair on my neck stand on end,,,,,Good Job http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

KarayaEine
11-22-2004, 12:17 PM
WOW!

Awesome movie. I am speechless........

Johann

JG53Hunter
11-22-2004, 02:20 PM
Interesting and good movie. It touched me somehow because Emsdetten, the city i was born in, is mentionend on that movie. I've been a thousand times to Muenster and i know the city quite well. Its only 30km form Emsdetten away.
I remember those fotographs in the "Dom" (cathedral?) where you could see Muenster and the cathedral after an Bomb attack. The cathedral had some direct hits.
Muenster was attacked quite often, because it had a good infrastrucktur. (chanal, rail ...)
I worked for three years in Muenster in close procimity to an british army settlement. As i discovered later on it was a former airfield of the german Luftwaffe. After the brits left it the city of Muenster converted it into industrial area. After the work (*) began we had Bomb alert all few weeks and we had to leave our work for some hours for the bomb to be discharged.

Living history, eh?

Edit: (*) to convert the former airfield into industrial area

310th Falcon
11-24-2004, 02:36 AM
Another small bump for Maxwellsmart http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

http://www.netwiz.net/~ishaan/images/smart.gif
(Agent 86)

Martial1
11-24-2004, 11:54 AM
WOW!

No doubt this is a brilliant blend of game footage and historic photos combined to portray a sad picture of an historic event. It is very moving, made more so by the fact is is a representation of what may have actually happened.
No more please, or else I will have to fit windscreen wipers to my monitor!
This film does show what a brilliant and untouchable product the IL2 series is. If something similar ( but shorter ) were released on the unsuspecting public, the product would be shifting off the selves at a great rate of knots, or km/hr for you axis guys.

Ubisoft take note!!

Big big respect

The Martial

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

jagaetev
11-24-2004, 02:17 PM
Hi Guys

As in said on the other thread..my ego is now on top of Mount Everest...with no plans of coming back.

When i was showing this to my two friends and producers JRJacobs and 310thFalcon, they told me this was looking really good, but as they were close friend i believed only 50 % http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I'm glad that the movie has made such a great impact..well my friends it seems that you were both right so thanks for keeping my interest awake and helping me to finish it.

Swivet, Karayaeine and Martial1 thanks for posting your comments that makes me want to start the new movie sooner than expected.

JG53 Hunter

Glad to meet you, if i had known we could have included actual photos of those cities..would have been great, life always prevails over death.

Cheers

310th Falcon
11-29-2004, 06:58 AM
S! Everyone

Over 550 downloads so far. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

So many downloads that it exceeded Viper's Bandwidth and shut it down for day.

It is now back up.

550 downloads with 23 comments so far.

Thank You Very Much guys! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


Best Regards

joeap
11-29-2004, 07:29 AM
Way to go, got it and will burn it (the hi-res version) on CD will show it to my friends, never thought a film based on a sim could be so touching.

310th Falcon
11-30-2004, 02:57 PM
A gentle little bump... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

jagaetev
12-02-2004, 10:30 PM
Hi joeap

I'm glad you like the movie, please tell your friends to post their comments, even if they don't like it.

thsi may be one of the last bump for this movie, please remember that wiley has also a copy available on his great site:

http://pauke.ee.ethz.ch:8732/oberstguncam/Frameset/index.htm

Cheers


jagaetev
09-02-2005, 05:04 PM
Hi guys

My dear producer Falcon has uploaded this "old" movie to netwings...so in case you missed it :

New site http://www.netwings.org to download Purple Heart Alley.

Here is new Link: http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten%5FBattles/Videos/index-7.html

Cheers