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#21 Taranaich

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 08:12 PM

No. Because none of you deserve it <_<

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Ach, just teasing. Of course I will make it available to all the marvellous lads (and lassie) on the forum. I'll try and put it up on rapidshare or something so all can see! Maybe I'll put it on pocketmovies.net, they usually show graduate's work...

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 09:26 PM

The common tendency is to pronounce words in a similar manner to the words that you normally speak. Thus:
Aryas - AIR-y-us
Nemedia - Neh-MEED-ee-ah
Brythunia - Bry-THOON-ee-a
Zingara - Zing-AH-rah
Koth as in "broth"
Stygia - STIJ-ee-ah
Hyrkania - Hurk-AI-nee-a
Cimmerian - Si-MERR-ee-an
Etc.

If you want to give your project an extra added flavor, try pronouncing them as if they truly are ancient peoples, maybe choosing something contrary just for fun. Thus:
Aryas - ARR-yass
Nemedia - Neh-MED-ee-ah
Ophir - Oh-FEER
Hyperborea - Heep-err-bor-AY-ah
Zamora - ZAAM-oh-ra
Zingara - ZING-ah-rah
Koth - Koth as in "both"
Stygia - STEEJ-ee-ah
Hyrkania - Hurk-AH-nee-ah
Cimmerian - Kih-MERR-ee-ahn

Obviously, it's all subjective; although if your project becomes popular you may end up shaping everyone else's perceptions. :)

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 10:13 PM

Hey while we're on the subject of phonetics , how the heck do you pronounce 'Taranaich' anyhow ?

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 10:23 PM

Hey while we're on the subject of phonetics , how the heck do you pronounce 'Taranaich' anyhow ?

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I would presume Tar-an-ache ( the ch sound is the same as in the word Loch so when saying ache drop the "e" sound and soften the "ch"or try saying "akh" softly too, that might work..

I always find it amusing to find non-Scots trying to use Scots pronounciation.. I know I shouldnt butI cannt help myself.. it probably has something to do with all those bad Scots accents you get on US TV..

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 10:51 PM

Aye, " I kenna hold 'errrr Cappen , she's brrrekkin up ! " " I'm given 'errrr ell shez got !! " hahaha , Beam us up Budgie .

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" You have a good point there,...put your helmet on & no-one will notice it ."
" Look for a long time at what pleases you... and longer still at what pains you "
So THIS is civilization ??!??!......

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 02:37 AM

Hey while we're on the subject of phonetics , how the heck do you pronounce 'Taranaich' anyhow ?

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I would presume Tar-an-ache ( the ch sound is the same as in the word Loch so when saying ache drop the "e" sound and soften the "ch"or try saying "akh" softly too, that might work..


Aye, that's pretty much correct. Taranaich was the Scots version of the continental Celtic god Taranis, lord of thunder and master of the sky. He's noted for his mighty chariots being responsible for thunderstorms, and many gory and horrible sacrifices were made in his name. A grim Scots version of Thor basically, though instead of a hammer he had a trident.

I always find it amusing to find non-Scots trying to use Scots pronounciation.. I know I shouldnt butI cannt help myself.. it probably has something to do with all those bad Scots accents you get on US TV..

Budgie.. ach aye the noo an a that  B)

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It's a weird tongue, so it is :D I love putting on a thick Scottish brogue on holidays to England and the like, it's a big hit with the lassies ;)

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 01:40 AM

Man, what an ambitious project! I can't wait to see the results.

For inspiration on the Hyborian cities, try books or websites on archeology. I can't find it in this mess I call a room, but I have one by National Geographic that's chock full of ancient cities and ruins. Wish I could remember the title. Anyway, the web , bookstores and your local library should have lots of info for you to use as inspiration.

Keep up the good work, and keep us posted on your progress!
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Posted 09 November 2005 - 07:35 PM

MINOR UPDATE!

The final display storyboard is going really well, unfortunately I've still no access to a scanner (my kingdom for a scanner by thunder!), so I can't show any progress. <_<
Luckily I've been given the go-ahead by my tutors, as long as I don't try and sell the animation and properly credit Howard and Conan Properties I won't go to jail. I could always just change the names and stuff afterwords.

Model work has begun, although none in any shape to be recognisable. I do, however, have a sort of 3-part concept preview I made in Poser and fiddled about with in Photoshop:

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Keep in mind, these are concept pieces. Hopefully the final model will be much, much better :D

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:02 PM

lookin good dude. keep up the good work and gut your teacher if he doesn't give you a good grade. B)
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:05 AM

Sa-weet. :D
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 05:30 AM

MINOR UPDATE!

The final display storyboard is going really well, unfortunately I've still no access to a scanner (my kingdom for a scanner by thunder!), so I can't show any progress. <_<
Luckily I've been given the go-ahead by my tutors, as long as I don't try and sell the animation and properly credit Howard and Conan Properties I won't go to jail.  I could always just change the names and stuff afterwords.

Model work has begun, although none in any shape to be recognisable.  I do, however, have a sort of 3-part concept preview I made in Poser and fiddled about with in Photoshop:

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Keep in mind, these are concept pieces.  Hopefully the final model will be much, much better :D

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That is just damn cool! B)

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:59 PM

Good stuff Mr T. !! You have a definite mood going on there .

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" Look for a long time at what pleases you... and longer still at what pains you "
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 11:15 PM

Wicked sweet start! Hope we can all view it when it is done! B)

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 05:39 PM

Any Updates? 24 weeks is starting to fly by....
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 12:44 AM

Nice work. Maybe when you're done with the 30-60 second short, you can try your hands at a movie. :D


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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:23 PM

Any Updates?  24 weeks is starting to fly by....

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Ok, a minor minor update...

I got my grant a week ago, and with my coffers now awash with gold I purchased Poser 6 and Bryce 5.5 B) With these programs I've been able to create characters with far greater ease and to a greater level of quality, so I'm much more confident I'll get the thing done in 12 weeks.

I have completed a pretty decent animatic, and having pitched it to the tutors it's now starting to take shape.

Conan's basic form is done, only needing chest hair and a decent scar map (I actually read through the stories and making notes of all the injuries he received before I realised this would take *too* much time), and I'm quite pleased with him overall.

I have Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Koth, Stygia and Aquilonia mostly done, only needing more detail. Zamora and Hyrkania are proving problematic somewhat, but they'll be fine soon.

When I get my copy of Lightwave I'll get started on Conan's sword and accessories, and build some better buildings.

I will try and post the animatic, but I can't figure out how to decrease the filesize in Premier. I don't think everyone here will be happy to download a 375meg slideshow with a dodgy voiceover and stolen music from Morrowind...

I'll post some stills tomorrow, I'm revising for a test :ph34r:

Some more things I need help with:

What kind of music would suit the animation best? I kind of like Mussorgsky or maybe Holst, but if anyone can think of some really good "Conan" music I'd be most grateful :)

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:49 PM

Mussorgsky (Night On Bald Mountain, Pictures at an Exhibition) and Holst (The Planets) are great choices.

Listen to Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korkasov, On the Steppes of Central Asia and Polovtsian Dances by Borodin. As an opening number, try Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland. :D


...dang furren words... ;)

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 02:03 AM

I had given thought to a Mussorgsky or Holst, but I think they're a bit too familiar. Mars in particular gets used in so many things these days.

On the Steppes of Central Asia and Polovtsian Dances by Borodin.


Hmm, I shall have a look for this Borodin. He sounds Russian, and though I don't like to generalise, I like Russian composers best (Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and of course Mussorgsky)

As an opening number, try Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland. :D

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Fanfare for the Common Man just totally encapsulates Robert E. Howard for me. All the connotations of common men rising up to great achievements and forging their own destinity through labour and hardship...

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:35 AM

Hmm, I shall have a look for this Borodin.  He sounds Russian, and though I don't like to generalise, I like Russian composers best (Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and of course Mussorgsky)

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Fanfare for the Common Man just totally encapsulates Robert E. Howard for me.  All the connotations of common men rising up to great achievements and forging their own destinity through labour and hardship...

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It gives me chills sometimes. ;)

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 06:40 AM

Heh. "Scar map." :D

That's a cool phrase, and I'd actually like to see a diagram of Conan's wounds. :ph34r:
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