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1/18 Model KITT Video

Post by James_kr » Wed May 10, 2006 6:59 am

Hi Everyone,
I made a video with my ERTL RC2 KITT MODEL. Its just a little short film using snapshots the first video is just sort of a practice one the second one is the main full version (but your better off watching the first one first)

FIRST VIDEO:
http://www.jamille.bigpondhosting.com/K ... orsche.wmv

SECOND VIDEO:
http://www.jamille.bigpondhosting.com/KnightRider2.wmv

If anyone has any idea's on how to make this better. Also I encourage you to make one yourself and post it I used Windows Movie Maker
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Post by J-Knight » Wed May 10, 2006 12:43 pm

That Looks cool James, its a shame that you couldn't have the scanner on though i can see why.

You may want to check out my episodes.

This one only has KARR as i only had him at the time http://media.putfile.com/Knight-Rider-- ... NS-smaller

This one contains KITT and KARR, but the next should be even better as i've got some more sound f/x. http://media.putfile.com/knight-Rider---Two-of-a-Kind
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Post by FuzzieDice » Thu May 11, 2006 12:47 am

J-Knight I loved your video of KARR reprogrammed and all that! I have to get with it and make my KITT and KARR models sometime. I just haven't had time. You done an awesome job! I did see your hand a couple times in the scenes but not too bad. :)

I hope you do more of these. I enjoyed these!

I especially like how KARR kinda reverts back to his old voice at the very end. VERY SPOOKY! ;)

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Post by James_kr » Thu May 11, 2006 2:58 am

@J-Knight
I liked your video's a bit blurry but I can understand that getting close up can sometimes require a macro or some well done photography.
I loved the way you just see KITT or KARR go flying past that was funny. I also thought where KITT turbo boosted it was funny cause he went straight up for a second.
One more thing to deal with visible hands you can use strings that's how I made the turbo boost here
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Great work with the KARR voice I agree with fuzziedice that's a cool change.
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Post by CB2001 » Fri May 12, 2006 4:03 pm

Well, this wasn't what I had thought about for the use of the 1/18 KITT for fan-made videos, but its a start. Most of earlier special effect sequences in movies were stop-motion. And with the advent of digital cameras, it's possible to do a stop-motion KITT short ala "Robot Chicken".

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Post by ryytel » Sat May 13, 2006 5:22 am

J-Knight wrote:That Looks cool James, its a shame that you couldn't have the scanner on though i can see why.

You may want to check out my episodes.

This one only has KARR as i only had him at the time http://media.putfile.com/Knight-Rider-- ... NS-smaller

This one contains KITT and KARR, but the next should be even better as i've got some more sound f/x. http://media.putfile.com/knight-Rider---Two-of-a-Kind


To be continued... when next one is coming so cool
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Post by J-Knight » Sat May 13, 2006 11:16 am

Thanks for all comments Guys. Yeah i know my hand was in afew shots in the opening title but that is due to be re-made now i have KITT.
Bad cam = Bluryness :lol: LOL

Not sure when the Continuation will be. Got a short clip i'm about to start work on for KITT-Rulz. You may have read the thread.

Actually the short clip is a car race so sort of like yours James! :D

Oh another thing, I did use strings in afew scense in the opening credits but not at the end because i just hoped i could get my hand out in time :D
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Post by pdennis93 » Sun May 14, 2006 11:40 pm

lol cool... i have the 1:18 kitt, but i want to get karr as well,

i would probably end up making some sort of display where they are both pointed nose to nose in mid air ala kitt vs karr final head on scene...

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Post by kittryan » Wed May 24, 2006 8:14 pm

i know some1 on linemade there talk i seen a wire not sure what that was but i wanted2 make mine talk how do u do it?and this guya ls made his fog lights light up and the dash also when kitt talks and al and the speed thing also how can i make mine do the same thanks sean

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Post by Juggernaut30 » Wed May 24, 2006 8:43 pm

kittryan wrote:i know some1 on linemade there talk i seen a wire not sure what that was but i wanted2 make mine talk how do u do it?and this guya ls made his fog lights light up and the dash also when kitt talks and al and the speed thing also how can i make mine do the same thanks sean



Hmmm.....when you are a car mechanic and you`ve got too much time,i see no problem! :D :D

It`s quite easy to fit a voice chip into KITT/KARR.
For my models i use a voice recorder chip (15 Euro).I bought it in our elec store.
And then i connected a mini led for the voice box at the speaker.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uhunDKkFuc0

And it will only "cost" 3 hours of work. :wink:


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Post by FuzzieDice » Wed May 24, 2006 9:50 pm

Juggernaut30 - Awesome work! :) Only, KARR's Voice should have been Paul Frees for that version, from when he was introducing himself to John... "You're right I'm not a car. I'm the Knight Automated Roving Robot. KARR, if you prefer." :)

Great job on the voice chips and stuff. I'm always fascinated with how people are modding the 1:18 diecasts to be more accurate and do cool things.

I just wish there were ways to light up and mod a 1:24. But that IS rather small... I'm doing 1:24 kits.

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Post by James_kr » Mon May 29, 2006 3:04 am

Juggernaut30 you should make a new version but you will probably need a better camera also try to disguise the area a bit instead of being able to see the door make it so it looks like something else like a play how there is a backdrop print a picture maybe i think i might try that
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Post by MrPayner » Mon May 29, 2006 3:39 am

If i'm not too busy [which i am a lot lately] i might have a crack at making a simple video soon.. Keep you posted.

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Post by James_kr » Mon May 29, 2006 4:49 am

cool try to use a method like freeze frames how i did for a start its a good way of making it look good without hands to see or the little mistakes in the movie. They are great fun to make.
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Post by Juggernaut30 » Wed May 31, 2006 8:48 pm

After many props with my computer,i made a new vid of my models. :D

Sorry,KITT and KARR speak german.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hZ7OhhoqrXI

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Post by James_kr » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:34 am

God those models look fantastic imagine I wonder if you could sell the designs to ERTL and make money from it.
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Post by Juggernaut30 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:06 pm

And here is my KITT model with a new feature. :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx6e-2ZsDDM


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Post by James_kr » Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:11 pm

Its great love that startup noise the turbines good but i think its sounds a bit ringy but that might just be because of the video so it probably sounds fine for you
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