Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Olan Rogers Debuts Mega Man X Short Film

Months in the making, aspiring film-maker Olan Rogers has pulled the veil off of his Mega Man X inspired short film. It's one of three dream projects for Olan, made on a budget of no less than 700 dollars, tenacity, and pure fanboy passion.



In a word? Impressive. Feel free to drop Olan some feedback in the YouTube comments.

18 comments:

  1. Pacing in the beginning and stuttering video got irritating after a while, but still really amazing.

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  2. That was amazing.

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  3. The Oblivious PrattlerApril 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    I wasn't impressed with X and ProtoMan themselves, costume-wise. But for a $700 film, this was awesome. Using a treadmill for the speed shot? Cool idea!

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  4. Well, I liked the part with Dr. Light, but I wasn't too keen on Mega and Proto. The costumes didn't exactly do it for me. All in all, a bit of a mixed bag.

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  5. The only thing that irks me is the presence of Proto Man. I get it was a training simulation based on the the-classic era, but maybe it would've been more believable if it was some sort of generic robot.

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  6. Their costumes is a little bit weird. Dr. Light looks like Dr. Cossacks. Maybe Dr Light's hair and beard need to be dyed white.

    Rockman X himself have odd eyes which is nonsense either. The CGI technology is kinda impressive. :)

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  7. I certainly appreciate Dr. Light's warning message being translated into cinematics.

    The rest...eh. Efficient use of budget, though, well played.

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  8. They look awfully... organic.

    And where's the red part of X's helmet? Why don't fan films ever have accurate AND good costumes? :\

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  9. You know, I never really realized how week X's story was until now.

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  10. Wait... X was the first bot able to make decisions? Classic wasn't?

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  11. For a person who grew up with Mega Man X, this was very nice. The only complaint I may have is the lack of the red crystal in X's helmet and Proto Man's costume, but it's an aesthetic complaint. Overall, this movie was well made (considering the budget), and I actually enjoyed. It makes me even wonder if what he could've done with an even bigger budget.

    Now the question is: why doesn't Capcom make an official film? If fans can do it, why can't they?

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  12. I'm digging the visuals and atmosphere. Very Protomen-esque, but it does its own thing too.

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  13. @ZeroX-Sayoran

    This idea would have been awesome/had good potential 10+ years ago. I definitely don't want them to even considering it at this day and age...

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  14. Man I gotta say, I loved it! Sure, they look different, but keep in mind that it's Olan's perspective of Megaman X. He says in the disclaimer that he knew Protoman wasn't in the X series, and it was a training sequence anyways, so it doesn't matter. I thought it was a wonderful breath of fresh air and for just a low budget, I thought it was done exceptionally well. Great job, Olan! Hope to see a full movie someday!

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  15. If people are making their own Megaman films, I've got a lot less to complain about! This was awesome and I'm hoping this inspires a lengthier effort like the Mega Man film on Screwattack.

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  16. This is interesting, but I have a hard time appreciating it because it conradicts a fundamental aspect of the story. In the first game, Dr.Light tells X "I gave you the ability to choose your own path in life, and I hoped the world would allow you to choose a peaceful one." Dr.Light didn't design X to be a fighting robot. Even Zero contrasted Vile as a machine created for war, whereas X was not. That's completely different from this movie where Light comments on X's fighting potential.

    Anyway, nice effort.

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  17. ah, megaman fans, so picky!

    It's impossible (or virtually so) to make a megaman film simply becayse, while some things look cool in a game/ cartoon, they tend to look less impressive in a movie. There are some things you just can't adapt into movies, or if you try to, the result's something ridiculous (see Dragon Ball).

    The main difficulty for a megaman movie would be getting people that actually look fine in some armor, and coming up with the armor, because no way will I see a movie with grown guys in it wearing briefs.

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  18. Hey, not complaining. X series deserves some love.

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