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Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:23 pm
by Tommy9151
After finishing 633 Squadron from 1964 and getting a headache from the amount of inconsistencies ranging from Land Rovers posing as jeeps, SS soldiers wearing the 1932 black uniform and armoured cars that were made 20 years after the war. I'm at the firm belief that we as airsofters with some cooperation could probably make a far greater film than a professional film company.

Reasoning? Simple, we know the very basics like say... What's a proper uniform, How to hold a Sten and actual historical knowledge. Couple that with our combined ingenuity and the supplies we are able to obtain as airsofters such as weapons and explosives, it's hard not to think that we could achieve a far greater film than some that have been released so far.

Any thoughts on this random hypothetical is welcome, maybe some discussion on the pros and cons?

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:45 pm
by Mattywheels
Sounds interesting, my concern is that I've never seen an airsoft film that looks any good. You don't get the sound of gunfire etc that you need - just looks like a bunch of blokes running round a wood!

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:20 pm
by Russe11
We also tend to be a bit older and less fit than would be realistic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGLrBFwGHN4
It will be interesting to see what Jingles puts together after Aachen. His In Country videos at combat south were quite good.

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:27 pm
by GDog
There are some decent ones on Youtube if you have a trawl through 'em, they would need some severe sound editing with weapon sounds to impress those who've never been though!
I liked one that was done at Gunman for an Ardennes game by a chap just carrying his GoPro in his hand, the jerkiness of it actually made it seem for realistic in eyes although that's just my opinion...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e5JxJj1gyc

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:55 pm
by dadio
I'm in so long as we can have bulldog tanks and a helicopter !

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:05 am
by MartinR
Can't we have a turretless Chaffee commanded by Telly Savalas?

Personally I think one of the best Airsoft films I've seen is BedsnHerts 'Hauptmann Horn' film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=oQme4EByHOQ&x-yt-cl=84503534

You don't needs tons of explosions and shooty things.

Cheers
Martin

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:00 am
by Allenby
MartinR wrote:Can't we have a turretless Chaffee commanded by Telly Savalas?

Cheers
Martin


Heheh.

"Get your hands off my tank!"


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Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:22 pm
by Tommy9151
MartinR wrote:Can't we have a turretless Chaffee commanded by Telly Savalas?

Personally I think one of the best Airsoft films I've seen is BedsnHerts 'Hauptmann Horn' film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=oQme4EByHOQ&x-yt-cl=84503534

You don't needs tons of explosions and shooty things.

Cheers
Martin


You've got the right idea, The Hauptmann Horn news reel was an entertaining piece of film and yet it had no dialogue and very little in terms of shooting or explosions. When I set up this topic, it was on the hypothetical that we banded together and actually attempted to make a film like the film companies do, with script and the like. Naturally, it'd never happen, but if it did I believe that our community could do a more competent job.

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:43 am
by Dom_e
I have to say I think this is a smashing idea and I agree that we could easily beat the accuracy of 'that' era of films... Gotta be better than Cockleshell Heroes (Stens, jeeps and Enfields used by the Jerries!?).

Rgds the age, could be a fictitious unit of disposable old blokes on a crazy suicide mission!

I know a few people in media and photography if anyone is half-serious about this....

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:27 pm
by HeadShot
Tommy9151 wrote:
MartinR wrote:Can't we have a turretless Chaffee commanded by Telly Savalas?

Personally I think one of the best Airsoft films I've seen is BedsnHerts 'Hauptmann Horn' film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=oQme4EByHOQ&x-yt-cl=84503534

You don't needs tons of explosions and shooty things.

Cheers
Martin


You've got the right idea, The Hauptmann Horn news reel was an entertaining piece of film and yet it had no dialogue and very little in terms of shooting or explosions. When I set up this topic, it was on the hypothetical that we banded together and actually attempted to make a film like the film companies do, with script and the like. Naturally, it'd never happen, but if it did I believe that our community could do a more competent job.


Maybe...on authenticity only. The process of filmmaking is much more complicated than I think you think it is...

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:10 pm
by Chomley-Warner
Yeah, this is why I excuse movies for technical inaccuracies (they aren't documentaries) and why airsofters films are mostly just nice mementos (Martin's Horn being a delightful rare exception). It all hangs on the story, writing and the acting, everything else is secondary (which doesn't go down well with reenactors!). Inaccurate kit in Cockleshell Heroes doesn't make it a bad film and it is arguable that pukka kit would have made it any better!

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 2:21 pm
by Dieter König
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNzIIP4i6NQ
One of best WW2 airsoft video in my opinion. Filmed on real 8mm camera.

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 2:50 pm
by bigkie
Now that's a nice bit of filming. A bit of thought to would the style of film as using airsofters be more suited to a silent movie type film?

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 3:24 pm
by Dieter König
In WW2 was quite common silent film. Just profi film makers can do music film in that time.

Re: Airsofters, can we achieve more than a film company?

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:13 am
by Dieter König