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Dueling Society => Dueling with your Lightsaber => Topic started by: Bandit-Jedi on July 29, 2006, 04:55:34 PM

Title: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on July 29, 2006, 04:55:34 PM
Update: 02/06/12


NEW PRICING


The Saber Spin DVD is $18 plus shipping.  (It was $20)

$5 shipping ($23 total) in the Continental U. S.

International shipping has been suspended for the time being.

You can send payment via paypal to:   banditcar  at  hotmail dot com
(without any spaces and with normal email punctuation using the @ symbol and a"." period)
I write my email like this so bots that scan the forum for them don't pick it up.

As soon as the payment clears I can send it out to you, I have quite a few ready to ship.

Thanks and May The Force Be With You!


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Original Thread content:

Starting this topic to show the progress on the creation of the DVD.

As of right now I have a script written up and a basic layout that I want to do.

I want the DVD to have a main menu with scene selection for each individual tutorial.


What the video will consist of:

Saber basics
-parts of the saber
-types of sabers
-different ways to hold the saber

Saber Spins-More indepth look at each spin.
-One handed Spins
-Dual Saber Spins (2 sabers at once)
-Double Bladed Saber Spins

I'll be getting a video camera to use hopefull next weekend to do the filming.
My brother owns a martial arts dojo so I will likely be using that as my setting.

I'll update the topic as I keep progressing on the DVD.

The topic will remain locked until the release of the DVD when comments can be made.

Thanks to everyone for the support in me making these tutorials.  If it wasn't for those out there wanting to learn, I wouldn't be having so much fun!

May The Force FX Be With You!






UPDATE: The store is closed for restructuring, but you can PM me for info on how to order the DVD.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Gnosis on July 29, 2006, 05:55:08 PM
It shall not be difficult for me to author this DVD at all :)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on July 29, 2006, 11:24:20 PM
Just worked out a new single saber spin exclusively for the DVD.  Its an unbelievable awesome spin and it will take A LOT of practice to get it down.  Its unlike anything I've done before.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: jack3auer on July 31, 2006, 12:34:34 AM
sounds exciting.  unlike anything before  hmmm i wonder
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on August 04, 2006, 08:43:22 AM
Just ordered a new laptop to use for uploading my video from the camera and do the editing.

My desktop is so old it didn't have the right connection port or drive to use so I would be able to edit and make a dvd...so I had to upgrade.
The laptop I got is going to only be used for editing video and nothing else. 

Scheduled to do the first run of video at my brother's Martial Arts school, Myers Family Karate & Krav Maga Center, on Sunday.
The Dual (two) saber tutorials were limited to only 5 lessons, so my Brother will be showing me some more Dual saber spins based from escrima. to possibly get that number up to 10 for the dual sabers


10 single saber lessons(including a new one)

10 dual saber lessons(including 5 new ones, hopefully)

15+ Saberstaff lessons

I will post more as details become available
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on August 21, 2006, 04:31:02 PM
Okay, should be filming this weekend.

Today, I worked on the DVD cover art.  I'm still getting use to editing images, but I think it came out okay.
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg156.imageshack.us%2Fimg156%2F3509%2Ftutorialdvdfront3bt5.jpg&hash=9c9801f1bcb25e459afe3883d81f8775ccb5b361)

Now I just have to do the Spine and the Back.

I'm still debating on if I will put a label on the DVD disc itself as I fear it might interfere with the playing of the DVD.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: trexy on August 21, 2006, 04:36:34 PM
Dvd Labelling will not interfere with the playing of the dvd
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on August 21, 2006, 04:41:55 PM
I had heard that certain labels would.  I just have to make sure the labels are DVD safe.  I saw some today that advertised that on the packaging.   
I will definitely test it in a few players before its final.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on August 27, 2006, 02:50:04 PM
Tutorials 1-20 are filmed.  I will be going through editiing those in the next week.
Tutorials 21-30 are set to be filmed two weeks from today.  Then I will edit those into the rest and come up with the final DVD.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on August 28, 2006, 04:52:26 PM
Vid is uploaded to the laptop and will begin editing tomorrow.  So far with tutorials 1-20 I have 35 minutes of footage.  I expect to extend the other 10 to add another 35-40 minutes.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Gnosis on August 28, 2006, 05:44:37 PM
Make sure your checking your audio and video levels :)

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on September 08, 2006, 08:58:45 AM
1-20 is edited and ready to go.

21-30 are going to be filmed this weekend. 

Hopefully I will have everything edited together and on a dvd by next weekend. 

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on September 23, 2006, 03:34:20 PM
Just seems that one thing after another keeps me from finishing this project....but


I finished editing all the video.  Now I just have to set up the DVD authoring and make my first DVD!

I pray that it turns out the way I want it without any hitches.

Fingers crossed all!

(ive had  a lot of time to work on this since I've been layed up)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Timmy-Wan Kenobi on September 24, 2006, 04:08:12 AM
Good luck, Ani. I look forward to it.  ;)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on September 24, 2006, 07:58:24 PM
IT'S DONE!

I burned my first 2 copies about an hour ago and im watching one right now to make sure it works fine. 

So far so good.

It has exactly what I wanted where as the Main Menu has 2 options to "play tutorials" or "scene selection"  When you choose scene selection you go to a page with the first 6 selectable chapters of the dvd.  There are 6 pages in all of selectable chapters (1-34)

In the credit roll, I give thanks to all those here that have supported me in making this dvd as well as my 100+ subscribers on youtube.

Now the main menu isn't as fancy as a SW dvd with animated menus and all, but maybe oneday I will get to the point that I'm familiar with the software I have that I can do that and make a "Special Edition" with more content.


The Tutorials on the DVD itself have been expanded with over an hour of footage for the 30 tutorials.(10 single saber, 10 dual-weilding and 10 Saber Staff)  Some tutorials were condensed into one tute to be able to add some new ones.  I believe there are at least 7 new spins exclusive to the DVD:
-1 Single Saber spin which is just awesome once you learn it...I dubbed it the UV spin.
-5 Dual Weilding spins which were taught to me by my brother, who owns the Martial Arts school I filmed at.
-1 Saber Staff spin which can be used along with the "Darth Maul" spin.

Now I just have to get with Yoda to find out the next step.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Timmy-Wan Kenobi on September 25, 2006, 04:19:25 AM
Great!  :) Well done.
When and where will it be available?
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on September 25, 2006, 01:53:18 PM
working out  the details with Yoda on how to sell it through the storefront.

I'm sending a test copy to Han in the UK to make sure it will play on PAL players in a different region so we can sell it internationally.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Timmy-Wan Kenobi on September 26, 2006, 02:51:27 AM
Look forward to it Ani. I hope it will play over here. It would be a shame if it didn't.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: jack3auer on September 28, 2006, 12:19:05 AM
i am sure it will work here,  i will try it on my ps2, pc and dvd player to cover as many bases as i can.

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 04, 2006, 08:45:40 AM
I'm beginning the process of packaging.  After I tested quite a few DVDs for playability(I test every 4th burn) I have to retest after I apply the label.  Got 50 DVD covers printed and cut and ready to go in the cases.  I will probably be done with the first 25 copies tonight.

Still waiting on word back from yoda about distribution.  As soon as I find out I will let everyone know here.

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: trexy on October 04, 2006, 09:17:31 AM
Well done Anakin ,
Is it going to be region 1 or 2?
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Timmy-Wan Kenobi on October 04, 2006, 01:12:06 PM
Great news, Ani.  :)
I shall wait until Han has done the UK compatability test before ordering.  ;)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 04, 2006, 04:56:41 PM
It is Region Free.  It should play anywhere.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Timmy-Wan Kenobi on October 05, 2006, 05:00:10 AM
It is Region Free. It should play anywhere.
Excellent. I thought that Han was going to test it out though.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 05, 2006, 09:36:24 AM
It is Region Free. It should play anywhere.
Excellent. I thought that Han was going to test it out though.

I still want him to test it out to make sure it will play fine on the PAL player.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Timmy-Wan Kenobi on October 05, 2006, 10:31:17 AM
It is Region Free. It should play anywhere.
Excellent. I thought that Han was going to test it out though.

I still want him to test it out to make sure it will play fine on the PAL player.
Ah, that's what I thought.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Yoda on October 05, 2006, 10:09:37 PM
I'll be talking with Sidious this weekend on getting it hooked up for the store 8)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Kyle Katarnn on October 06, 2006, 06:44:16 PM
Awesome! this is greatnews, sorry that I've been away guys but I'm really proud for all the work you have been putting on this Anakin. Keep up the good work and I look forward for the DVD! I feel I haven't done much but if there's anything I can do to help let me know.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 25, 2006, 03:20:48 PM
Hey Han,
Did you get that test disc yet?
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: The Abbot on October 25, 2006, 03:44:03 PM
WOOOO!!!! :) :)
I got my DVD
I just LOVE it,it so cool to have on dvd.
Perfected 3 new moves already and I have only had it for 12 hours..
EVERY FFX owner will want to have this and sould buy a copy ASAP!!
Master Bandit is the BEST teacher ever.
The way he breaks down the spins if I had a kid sister she would be able to learn..

I am now to the point where I am better at spins that I could have even though I could be,and I still have soo many moves to learn..
Thank you Bandit for helping me become a Master Rouge Jedi..
"Strong am I with the force"

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 26, 2006, 08:42:28 AM
WOOOO!!!! :) :)
I got my DVD
I just LOVE it,it so cool to have on dvd.
Perfected 3 new moves already and I have only had it for 12 hours..
EVERY FFX owner will want to have this and sould buy a copy ASAP!!
Master Bandit is the BEST teacher ever.
The way he breaks down the spins if I had a kid sister she would be able to learn..

I am now to the point where I am better at spins that I could have even though I could be,and I still have soo many moves to learn..
Thank you Bandit for helping me become a Master Rouge Jedi..
"Strong am I with the force"



You are very welcome Kit, i'm glad you are getting great use out of it and having fun.  You've always been one of my biggest supporters and I appreciate that.  If it wasn't for you I  don't think I would have been on the MR blog so many times! ahha

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 26, 2006, 08:54:30 AM
As you can all see, I sent out some advance copies to some special peeps.  One being Kit and I also sent one out to Amy at Master Replicas.  She got hers in but hasn't had a chance to view it yet.  She did tell me that someone else at MR wants a copy for themselves so I will be sending that out to them too.  I'm hoping by getting the DVD out to these 2 important markets I can get some early reviews and hype about it.  Kit is already doing a great job!

The DVD itself should be on sale in the storefront VERY SOON as I am in contact with Yoda and Sidious and we are working out all the costs.

My previous estimate of trying to keep it under $20 didn't go so well since a lot of my costs were out of pocket.  I had to buy a laptop just to edit the video and burn the discs ($800) and I had to purchase a new camcorder for better video ($400) and then the cost of the materials: blank discs, blank dvd covers, blank dvd labels, blank dvd inserts, ink for printing, shrinkwrapping...well you get the idea.  It's been quite a drain on my wallet.  So it looks like the DVD will be closer to the $25+ mark.
The DVD is worth it and more, though as I've seen most instructional videos sell for $30 and up, this is definitely one you can use over and over again.  Its over an hour long with 30 tutorials, 10 for each style(single saber, dual saber and saberstaff)  A lot of the moves are new and there are some complicated ones in there that will look fabulous when learned.

Note:  in the credits I acknowledge all the people who pushed me on here to get this done and get it out on the market.  So many of you will have your username in the credits, as well as my 100+ youtube subscribers.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: jack3auer on October 27, 2006, 01:02:26 AM
i cant wait for the test disc to get here anakin.  i really hope it comes today.  sending to MR is a fantastic idea, it will easily make the Blog, (you always do),  i dont know how many people see the blog weekly,  tens of thousands i would guess, if just 10% of those are SW fans and just 10% of those have FX's buy the DVD thats a potential 100 discs,  woohooo .  i am sure it will do really well.  i leave you with my catchphrase at the moment.

"i will let you know as soon as i get it"
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: jack3auer on October 27, 2006, 03:33:06 AM
Ok its arrived in the post this morning my wife says.

So today my Obi wan ROTS FX, Anakins DVD & my copy of Splinter cell double agent.  all arrive.     woohoo

i will post on here tonight once i have had a go with the DVD
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: The Abbot on October 27, 2006, 05:02:10 AM
Saber Spin Tut 10 from the dvd
(https://www.akaimpc.com/files/LIGHTAVA.gif)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: trexy on October 27, 2006, 06:34:54 AM
Great work Anakin ,
It would make a great gift for christmas ;D
Anyways I just want to say thank you to Anakin , You really have put some time into this and you diserve all the best
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: jack3auer on October 27, 2006, 09:13:57 AM
Ok i have checked out the DVD and it is FANTASTIC.  its really well put together everything works well the scene selections etc.   

I confirm it works on my PS2 aswell as my DVD player.  unfortunately when my PC went down i lost my DVD software, but windows XP recognises the title on the disk and all files are visible, so i see no reason to believe it wont work on a PC.

Let me say how impressed i am with the dvd, there is loads to go through, i will watch the tutorials and start practising asap.  tutorial 30, is a great one.   i also enjoyed the fun after the tutorials.  its also cool to have my user name on the credits.

thanks anakin, you put in some seriously hard work here, it shows.  well done.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 27, 2006, 12:05:22 PM
 :-[

Awww,shucks guys...you're making me blush! hahaha

Thank you all for the comments.  I never really thought I would be going down this road into making something like this, but this is something that I've always wanted.  I have always wanted to leave my own mark on the Star Wars universe and I'm thinking this is it. heh heh.

A little rundown on what it took to put that DVD together

Over 6 hours of film time to get all 30 tutorials
An hour of extra instuction in dual wielding sabers from my brother, Mark who owns the martial arts school I was shooting at .
A full 2 weeks (3-4hours a day) of editing the video itself to make cuts, add titles and credits.
Another week spent on setting up the authoring of the DVD (making the menus and scene selection)
Countless hours spent burning copies and packaging the DVD...

....its a labor of love and I am VERY proud of the video since I did it completely by myself as its finished product.


You know, I do what I can for those that I know will appreciate it.  And I know that everyone here will appreciate it thoroughly!

Thanks again Everyone!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 27, 2006, 12:25:38 PM
everyone knows how I like to photograph my prized pieces...well these aren't any different, heh heh.  The first batch of DVD's!

awww, look at all my precious children, hahaha
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg260.imageshack.us%2Fimg260%2F5559%2Fhpim1530amz1.jpg&hash=c76a1632414614a214da3b05db16a2b8538f2609)
http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5559/hpim1530amz1.jpg

DVD front
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg261.imageshack.us%2Fimg261%2F8500%2Fhpim1531aqb3.jpg&hash=9d8bbe35f382166f10ae67d336f9dfabddceb863)
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8500/hpim1531aqb3.jpg

DVD back
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg261.imageshack.us%2Fimg261%2F3641%2Fhpim1532asn2.jpg&hash=b17b2c0a39e873fd4f0a384c4dd595cb078bb218)
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3641/hpim1532asn2.jpg

DVD disc (note: graphic has been refined and has the blue spin graphic in the center now)
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg113.imageshack.us%2Fimg113%2F3807%2Fhpim1533atl2.jpg&hash=bd21b0255fb7fdcce3d6f8d675b7e8c3dad3e6ab)
http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/3807/hpim1533atl2.jpg
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Jaden Korr on October 27, 2006, 03:19:41 PM
Great Job Anakin! It is amazing to see all those layed out like that, i mean its a real representation of your efforts. GOODONYA!

I am excited to see it finished, i remember "and this is 100% true" that about exactly a year ago i saw an FFX saber for the first time. So i knew i had to have one. I scoured the net till i came across a little site called forcefx.com which at that time only had like your first tutorial or so, after seeing that and coming back several times for your videos i began following one link to another i found this forum. So its kinda your tutorial that started me collecting and becoming a member here.

Anyways, it really looks well done, i look forward to seeing it. I will be awaitnig it in the storefront.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Kyle Katarnn on October 27, 2006, 08:53:44 PM
WOW Anakin!  :o I'm so impressed. I knew you'll have success in your very own DVD, Be sure to sign your autograph on mine once I buy it. I bet you'll become famous once everyone sees a familiar face. I'm looking forward to it and I'm sure everyone will understand how much time and dedication you have put on it so the price is fair, I would even pay an extra $5 to make it $30. It will be an honor to learn from a real Jedi Master, no doubt that's what makes you Anakin.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 31, 2006, 08:38:31 AM
Okay, got a confirmation from Yoda, and with the costs of the DVD, the shipping , and paypal fees, the pricing will be what I'm selling it here in my brothers Martial Arts school...

$29.95 + shipping


so thats about $1 per Tutorial.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 31, 2006, 08:41:06 AM
Great Job Anakin! It is amazing to see all those layed out like that, i mean its a real representation of your efforts. GOODONYA!

I am excited to see it finished, i remember "and this is 100% true" that about exactly a year ago i saw an FFX saber for the first time. So i knew i had to have one. I scoured the net till i came across a little site called forcefx.com which at that time only had like your first tutorial or so, after seeing that and coming back several times for your videos i began following one link to another i found this forum. So its kinda your tutorial that started me collecting and becoming a member here.

Anyways, it really looks well done, i look forward to seeing it. I will be awaitnig it in the storefront.


Well, I'm am glad that I was able to influence you into such a great hobby.  As I'm sure I have done for so many  more.  Its funny to think that I just did these as a favor for some of the members to learn the basics in the beginning and it just exploded from there...everyone wanted more.  So I had to comply.  Its been a lot of fun thats for sure!

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 31, 2006, 08:48:46 AM
WOW Anakin!  :o I'm so impressed. I knew you'll have success in your very own DVD, Be sure to sign your autograph on mine once I buy it. I bet you'll become famous once everyone sees a familiar face. I'm looking forward to it and I'm sure everyone will understand how much time and dedication you have put on it so the price is fair, I would even pay an extra $5 to make it $30. It will be an honor to learn from a real Jedi Master, no doubt that's what makes you Anakin.

Thank you!

That's not a bad idea!  Maybe I'll make some "autographed chase versions".  I'll put the autograph on the inside cover so you won't know if you got one till you open it...hmmm...yes.  Gotta pick me up a Gold autograph pen now.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: jack3auer on November 01, 2006, 12:36:50 AM
i have the note you dropped in with the test disc, perhaps i will get  it  framed :D
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on November 01, 2006, 04:51:11 PM
i have the note you dropped in with the test disc, perhaps i will get  it  framed :D

hahah, that would be funny!



UPDATE:  I just shipped out the first batch of DVD's to Master Yoda and he should be getting them by the middle of next week.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on November 04, 2006, 01:53:54 PM
Update:

shot a quick "commercial" for the DVD release that will be posted on here and youtube to direct traffic to the store. Just a simple one minute vid telling what the DVD includes and giving the web address to get to the store.  Its going to be uploaded the day Yoda has the DVD's listed for sale in the store.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Yoda on November 04, 2006, 09:03:36 PM
This should be very Cool, can't wait to see that :)
 I see they should arrive to me this week, so once we get them in I'll let you know right away 8)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on November 12, 2006, 02:24:30 PM
Video is now available in the storefront!!!


http://www.eitsrc.com/closeup.asp?cid=38&pid=112&offset=0

Click on pic to watch the commercial
(https://sjl-static8.sjl.youtube.com/vi/AS7uR5ebyVQ/2.jpg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS7uR5ebyVQ)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: HAN SOLO on April 10, 2008, 10:23:53 PM
This is AN AWESOME DVD! :o

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DVD FOR ANYONE WHO IS AN FFX FAN, MARTIAL ARTIST AND/OR GENERAL INTEREST IN THE FFX LIGHTSABER COMMUNITY!

Once they become available again, I say get one! 8)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: vivan_cygna on April 11, 2008, 05:41:16 AM
Holy Thread Revival, Govna!  :o  ;D
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on April 20, 2008, 05:01:16 PM
Didn't even know the store was out!  :o

I'll check in and see whats up and if I need to get some more made.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: PRINCESS LEIA on April 20, 2008, 05:07:34 PM
Anakin,Let me know when you get some more made.I want one of these for our lightsber group.Thanks!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on June 07, 2008, 08:03:21 PM
PM me about the DVD
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on July 04, 2008, 06:50:17 PM
So Princess, how'd you like the DVD?

Plus anyone else who has purchased it or seen it.  please let me know if you gained knowledge from it.  Especially Tutorial 10...gosh I love that move.


Most requested change I usually get is that it should have music somewhere, but I didn't want to use any licensed music for fear of liability and im no composer so my voice will have to do! haha


MTFBWY!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: PRINCESS LEIA on July 04, 2008, 07:34:36 PM
 8) This was AWESOME I highly recommend it.We been so busy getting our exhibitions and test fights ready for cons
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on July 20, 2008, 08:29:32 PM
8) This was AWESOME I highly recommend it.We been so busy getting our exhibitions and test fights ready for cons

Great to hear, I hope it helps you to add even more flare to your demonstrations!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Hamill82 on July 20, 2008, 08:31:10 PM
Hey Ani, are these Saber Spin Tutorial DVD's still available. I haven't seen it yet
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Orakaa on May 11, 2009, 03:40:14 AM
hmmm, same as Palpatine.
I saw some of those tutorials on youtube but was wondering if there were still some dvds available to buy ?
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on May 11, 2009, 09:08:33 AM
Hey guys, Yes they are.

Just send me a PM and I'll get the info back to you.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: proxy-photos on May 27, 2009, 02:43:54 PM
ohhhhh ahhhhhh nice ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: darthmorbius on May 27, 2009, 03:44:51 PM
ohhhhh ahhhhhh nice ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

How is this relevant to a READ AND SIGN TOPIC?  ::)

Seriously... All of your posts today have been spam at best.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Darth Rage on August 27, 2009, 02:50:51 PM
Are these still available?  I'd be interested in buying one.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: GMLumpy on August 27, 2009, 03:34:34 PM
Hey guys, Yes they are.

Just send me a PM and I'll get the info back to you.

he still has them, and he can make some more pretty quick.  send him a PM and he will get you the details.  if i remeber correctly I saw that post and PMed him.  it was $20 + $5 shipping.  it is WORTH IT!!  I got mine in may and it's really easy and way cool.
it will take him a few days to get back to you but be patient.  until then try these out.  they are on the DVD but you can view them here:
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=3828.0

hope that helps.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Caine on August 27, 2009, 03:39:53 PM
Hey guys, Yes they are.

Just send me a PM and I'll get the info back to you.

he still has them, and he can make some more pretty quick.  send him a PM and he will get you the details.  if i remeber correctly I saw that post and PMed him.  it was $20 + $5 shipping.  it is WORTH IT!!  I got mine in may and it's really easy and way cool.
it will take him a few days to get back to you but be patient.  until then try these out.  they are on the DVD but you can view them here:
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=3828.0

hope that helps.

Yeah, I learned my spins from his turtorials...they rock! I support him as well and say PICK UP A COPY!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on December 03, 2009, 09:52:27 AM
For those interested, there are a  plethora of DVD's still available.  Just PM me for info.

May the Force Be with You!!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 05, 2009, 02:20:26 PM
They make great stocking stuffers, or that perfect little accessory for that lightsaber under the tree, you know!   :D

Seriously, good stuff is on it!  I was lucky enough to watch Anakin in person not so long ago, and I was rather impressed!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Darth Raijlin on December 05, 2009, 02:26:51 PM
I still remember my wife getting me one of these during the first run of DVDs.  I was so thrilled when I saw it in my stocking.  LOL ...  I couldn't wait to bust it out on the DVD Player.

Oh wait ... I wonder if Master Anakin will upconvert to HD quality on the PS3 I'm getting for Christmas!  Anakin in Hi-Def!  LOL ...
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Hamill82 on December 05, 2009, 02:27:06 PM
I have always admired my apprentice  ;). The Dvd gets my very own evil approval, not that I have seen it hahahaha, but it cannot fail... *whispering with Anakin, ah yes 20% of the incomes, goooood!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on December 05, 2009, 02:38:23 PM
Well those endorsements are good enough for me!

PM sent.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Hamill82 on December 05, 2009, 02:43:51 PM
I still remember my wife getting me one of these during the first run of DVDs.  I was so thrilled when I saw it in my stocking.  LOL ...  I couldn't wait to bust it out on the DVD Player.

Oh wait ... I wonder if Master Anakin will upconvert to HD quality on the PS3 I'm getting for Christmas!  Anakin in Hi-Def!  LOL ...

*chuckle  :D  :D  ;D, there needs to be Saber Spin Tutorial Blu-Ray! Like for example, it shall reveal the body hair of Anakin like we're never seen it before  :D  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Darth Raijlin on December 05, 2009, 02:48:30 PM
I'm hoping that if it upconverts, we can actually see the sweat flying from Anakin while he's performing the spins.  LOL...   :D

Next thing, we need it in 3-D! 

Now, with the blades ignited, that would be trippy.  LOL ...
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 05, 2009, 02:50:05 PM
 :o :o :o

At least there were no close up shots of up his nose!

J/K Ani! You know we're BIG FANS!!!

lol

and I'm waiting for it in IMAX.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Hamill82 on December 05, 2009, 02:58:30 PM
Hopefully the future releases include the deleted scenes, we know that Master Anakin had a few of those hahahaha  :D  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on December 11, 2009, 04:32:52 PM
You guys don't want me to go to the Darkside do you?.....you wouldn't like me when i'm Darkside.  ahha

There is an HD version but I only give those to my girlfriends as I acquire them.

There are many outtakes, but alas those will never been seen or heard as my skill is perfect and I never even said there were outtakes *waves hand in Jedi manner*

I am so glad that everyone that has gotten the DVD has learned at least a little bit from it.   This all started very simple because a few guys on here wanted to know how to do the Anakin/Obi spin and it just grew from that.  I'm glad that I was able to contribute to the community with my bit of learned knowledge and hopefully keep an incident like, "the star wars kid" from ever happening again! ahhahah

May The Force FX's Be With You All!!!!!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on December 11, 2009, 04:52:06 PM
Yes that is exactly why I ordered one...I'm much too olde to be another "Star Wars Kid" lolol
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Drazhar on June 30, 2010, 05:49:57 AM
These still available?
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on June 30, 2010, 07:55:01 PM
Yes, they are.  PM me if you want more info.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: silmero on June 30, 2010, 07:57:59 PM
Just a small review:


I just got my DVD two days ago and I love it- after reviewing the first lesson a few times I realized I was going about trying to spin it in a totally wrong way, it looked very jerky and not fluid at all. After checking out hand movements and how to hold the saber I was able to finally able to get the basic spin down, trying the more advanced lessons this weekend.


Thanks for the great DVD Anakin!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 30, 2010, 09:13:32 PM
Hello, Mr. Anakin. Is there any chance that your spin DVDs will be included in a package with the new NovaCaine martial arts saber DVDs, or must we still order them separately? It'd be nice to get them all in one fell swoop and segue from spins to martial arts afterward. ^_^
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Caine on June 30, 2010, 10:22:59 PM
Hello, Mr. Anakin. Is there any chance that your spin DVDs will be included in a package with the new NovaCaine martial arts saber DVDs, or must we still order them separately? It'd be nice to get them all in one fell swoop and segue from spins to martial arts afterward. ^_^

Funny that you mention that...

Anakin and us are working something out...and that is all that I am going to say at the moment until the details are finalized.

I feel that this spin tutorial DVD is ESSENTIAL for ANY saberplayer and that if you order our DVD, you need to order Anakin's as a supplement. It will only complete your saberplay skills.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 01, 2010, 01:15:00 AM
Funny that you mention that...

Anakin and us are working something out...and that is all that I am going to say at the moment until the details are finalized.

I feel that this spin tutorial DVD is ESSENTIAL for ANY saberplayer and that if you order our DVD, you need to order Anakin's as a supplement. It will only complete your saberplay skills.

Thank you, sir. Perhaps there are really no such things as coincidences after all...
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on July 01, 2010, 02:12:33 AM
Yes definitely everyone here who wants to use not just build and display sabers should definitely get this 5-star tutorial DVD just as they should Caine and Novastar's new one when it comes out...i found this to complement Caine's original DVD nicely and am sure it will continue to be an excellent purchase for saber newcomers...as Siskel and Ebert used to say; two thumbs way up.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Darth Matth on July 26, 2010, 02:37:27 PM
I'm following this now, and waiting for the update on the package DVD set.
I think I can use some dualling skills myself, seeing what some can do with their sabers.

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on August 18, 2010, 10:01:25 AM
While at Star Wars Celebration V, I met Ray Park and while getting his autograph. I gave him a copy of my DVD.

I told him that I know that he can't learn anything from it, but I wanted to show him what he helped inspire me to do to help others out there get more out of their sabers
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Darth Matth on August 18, 2010, 10:56:45 AM
Now that is really cool, giving lessons to Mr. Maul.
Do you want him to get better skilled and kill Obi too?
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Novastar on August 26, 2010, 07:39:00 PM
While at Star Wars Celebration V, I met Ray Park and while getting his autograph. I gave him a copy of my DVD.

I told him that I know that he can't learn anything from it, but I wanted to show him what he helped inspire me to do to help others out there get more out of their sabers
That's dope, Paul!  :)  I'm still looking forward to getting together someday (or at least doing a phone call) regarding getting our stuff all "together", heheh.

Also... you shouldn't think too much about whether or not person X, Y or Z (or Ray Park) can or cannot learn from your work.  Ray Park is a martial artist... which means he HAS BEEN a student... and (depending on his perspective) that means he will probably always BE a student.  :)

I find myself learning from all sorts of people, of all ages, from all walks of life... as long as I keep an open mind.  I mean, really... take "tricking" as an example.  I'm an OLD MAN compared to a lot of the "kids" I trick with... and they are all *WAAAAAAY* better than me.

So... not to de-rail, but... in my silly little eyes: the student IS the master... and the master is the student--and vice-versa... always.  :)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Dearth Breather on August 26, 2010, 08:56:05 PM
Sounds like my mentor's take on the Beginner's Mind. :)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on August 27, 2010, 09:26:14 AM

Ray Park is a martial artist... which means he HAS BEEN a student... and (depending on his perspective) that means he will probably always BE a student.  :) ...

... So... not to de-rail, but... in my silly little eyes: the student IS the master... and the master is the student--and vice-versa... always.  :)


Great point Nova...afterall at the end of ROTS even the GrandMaster of the Order himself became a humble Padawan again of Qui Gon.

*in Yoda voice* If 900 years old you reach, still something to learn there will be ummhmm?
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Skipernicus on August 28, 2010, 11:06:41 AM
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg156.imageshack.us%2Fimg156%2F3509%2Ftutorialdvdfront3bt5.jpg&hash=9c9801f1bcb25e459afe3883d81f8775ccb5b361)
I'm still debating on if I will put a label on the DVD disc itself as I fear it might interfere with the playing of the DVD.

I wouldn't. I've had more problems with labels than with scratches... Computers hate 'em. I think Liteon makes a drive that will etch  your dvd - I think that would be a much more elegant solution. Andthe drive itself is cheap ($25 or so)

http://www.amazon.com/Lite-LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS424-98/dp/B002SIMPXM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Sith Apprentice on September 23, 2010, 06:48:06 AM
Looking into learning to spin and duel, are these dvds still available? How about the novacaine one?
Can someone please point me in the right direction :)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: darth_call on September 23, 2010, 06:49:33 AM
Send Anakin a PM for his DVD, he still sell his last I heard.

I have one, ...pretty good!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Sith Apprentice on September 23, 2010, 06:53:12 AM
Send Anakin a PM for his DVD, he still sell his last I heard.

I have one, ...pretty good!
Thankyou  :)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Caine on September 23, 2010, 10:42:51 AM
Ours is still in the works  ;)

However, I have both a basic saber training DVD and the 7 Forms of The Old Jedi order DVD. PM me for info.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on September 25, 2010, 07:49:05 PM
Hey Saberists,

Keep an eye on this thread because on

OCT 1st

I will be issuing a code that you can input on your order to recieve a HUGE discount on the Saber Spin Tutorial DVD.

I'm doing this for a "Halloween Training" Special.   For all those wanting to get ready for Halloween activities with their lightsabers.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on September 25, 2010, 08:24:24 PM
Wait, dude, a NEW tutorial!

Waiting....

Waiting....

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on September 25, 2010, 08:57:13 PM
Wait, dude, a NEW tutorial!

Waiting....

Waiting....




ahhaha....no, BARISS....sorry.  Just a "Halloween" discount on my original Spin Tutorial DVD. Didn't mean to confuse.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on September 25, 2010, 10:02:30 PM
ok, still....

waiting...

waiting....
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Darth Matth on September 26, 2010, 12:25:26 PM
Training for a good Haloween fight.
Thanks for your PM.
Nice of you not to charge me the higher price buddy.
 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on September 30, 2010, 09:18:13 AM
I'll be posting info to order with the code at Midnight tonight Eastern time.....stay tuned!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: General Kenobi on September 30, 2010, 09:49:34 AM
The anticipation is almost too much to bear.  Good thing I have too many things to accomplish today to sit around and ponder the deal that will inevitably consume some of my money. 

Looking forward to tomorrows deal.

Thanks
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Ćdám Dérel on September 30, 2010, 11:28:21 AM
So I guess we just have to wait to see how much it will cost.  Unless..can you tell us now, ANAKIN?  :-*
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on September 30, 2010, 01:30:04 PM
Well...I can tell you that the regular price of the DVD is $20 plus shipping.

Shipping is $5 in the Continental U.S. and $10 International.


I can tell you there will be a discount on the DVD itself and also a discount on Shipping.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Dearth Breather on September 30, 2010, 07:31:26 PM
Shipping is $10 International.

I can tell you there will be a discount on the DVD itself and also a discount on Shipping.

WHEE! All good things come to those who wait. XD
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on September 30, 2010, 09:10:37 PM
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL IS UP!!!

CHECK HERE:

http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=26400.0
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Ćdám Dérel on October 06, 2010, 03:01:28 PM
I ordered mine on the 1st (Friday) and got it on the 5th (Tuesday).  Holy, jawa juice, that was fast!  Great tutorial.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on October 27, 2010, 03:08:31 PM
NEW PRICING ON THE DVD!!!

Check 1st post for the info!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on November 28, 2010, 07:21:34 PM
Christmas Special Coming Soon!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on November 28, 2010, 07:25:48 PM
Good!

I showed a couple people my (not very good) spinning and they were very impressed.  This will make a couple people happy!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Kental on February 28, 2011, 07:53:38 PM
Just ordered myself a copy of this dvd this weekend cant wait to get started on it when it arrives.

Other then the new Nova-caine training dvd set in the works are there any other dvd's with saber training worthy of mentioning?
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: okiwan on February 28, 2011, 09:46:44 PM
iv been wanting this for awhile. ill get it one day soon.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Kental on March 03, 2011, 04:02:51 PM
I ordered mine on the 1st (Friday) and got it on the 5th (Tuesday).  Holy, jawa juice, that was fast!  Great tutorial.

Holy, jawa juice is right. man I wished eBay dealers shipped this fast. I ordered the DVD on Sunday and its here by Thursday. I couldn't ask for a faster shipping. Well I guess its time to put it in the dvd player and get practicing. NOw I have something to keep me busy until the Nova-Caine system is complete ;)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on March 21, 2011, 05:19:34 PM
Glad you guys are satisfied!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Kental on March 22, 2011, 09:16:16 AM
I am more then satisfied with dvd. It is wonderful
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Talon on April 03, 2011, 07:39:08 PM
Hey Bandit, I shot a PM to ya. Totally interested in getting the Saber Spin DVD.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on April 07, 2011, 09:04:54 AM
Talon,
your DVD will be going out today.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Caine on April 07, 2011, 09:20:41 AM
I am Caine, and I endorse this product 100%.  ;)

Mine and Nova's saber combat system ties in directly to Bandit-Jedi's spins, and although we demonstrate them on the tutorials, we do not teach them....we refer you to purchase this DVD to learn the spins in full detail.

Thanks again, Paul!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Talon on April 11, 2011, 12:11:02 AM
Bandit,

Thank you so much. DVD got here promptly, and I have to say that the DVD is awesome. I know I got a metric ton of homework to do spin wise. Even took the knobs off my Maul to help with the spins and all.

Now all I need is the NovaCaine (hehe) Stage combat system and Caine's 7 Saber Forms DVD and the Circle will be complete.  ;D
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Novastar on April 27, 2011, 08:50:37 PM
Totally agreed with Caine... in fact... when any of you come across my "Form 0" that I've created for Caine & my saber combat system... you'll find that you will need to know almost every saber spin that there is in order to perform/complete the form with speed, flow and precision.

I also think Paul is going to really enjoy Form 0 quite a bit!

Also... PAUL!!!!  Hit me back somewhere, bro!!  I want to talk to you more about this NCSCS thing before we release it (only days away now!!!), and I'm getting nothing from your e-mail... (sorry to hit you up here, but... didn't have much choice)
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on April 28, 2011, 05:16:35 PM
Hey Nova,
I haven't gotten any emails from you. Not sure where they went to?

hit me up a PM here.

Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Novastar on May 02, 2011, 10:32:51 PM
Gotcha back!  Thanks, Paul!!!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: C-3P0 on September 03, 2011, 05:43:59 AM
Just made an order with ultrasabers and included the dominix V2 LE for the sole purpose of learning spins from this DVD! Thought that would be a good saber to spin with. I'm currently waiting on this DVD to arrive in Australia, can't wait!

Is someone that has never spun a saber in their life going to have any hope at all to be able to do some cool moves? Or have I no chance at all haha...

Still be fun either way! Looking forward to the DVD.

EDIT: I received the DVD in the mail today and fired it up when I got home from work. My ultrasabers order hasn't quite arrived yet so I used my anakin hasbro FX while I was watching the tutorials. Keeping in mind I have never attempted spinning in my life here...

Ok so I started and I was COMPLETELY un-coordinated as expected. So I decided to put the saber down and watch the whole first tutorial and really take it in. Then I picked it up and started again. Ok now I'm finally able to do the most simple thing in the history of lightsabers ;) Then I watch number two, and same thing...but then I get it. I haven't gotten any further as of yet so its still at the super simple stage, but I'm confident I'll at least with practice be able to get through some more tutorials.

The tutorials themselves are really informative and done at the right pace, even for someone incredibly slow at this like me. I especially like the extra touch of zooming in and showing correct placement of your hand and fingers on the saber.

I recommend this DVD to absolutely anyone who owns a saber, its a must! So much fun to be had. I also like that it works in my PS3, so I can swing around the saber in an open space in my living room and not really worry about breaking anything. Thanks Paul for such a well informed, professional DVD.

Now to get back to the DVD!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on September 20, 2011, 07:48:34 PM
Thank you for the review.

It really means a lot to me everytime I hear someone's story about learning something from my YouTube vids or the DVD. All of them were a work of passion and my little contribution to the universe of Star Wars.

Everything that I have done is because of my love for the films that GL created as well as other epic sword films. I taught myself everything from watching and imitating. No formal training which is why I think I am able to present the tutorials in such an everyman kind of way that is easy to comprehend.

The end matter is this, I want anyone and everyone who has a lightsaber to not leave it sitting in a corner or on a shelf, but to be able to pick it up and be confident that they can do some moves and not feel awkward in doing that.

I'm very proud of my tutorials and I'm so very happy I've been able to help others enjoy their lightsabers the way they should be.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: C-3P0 on September 20, 2011, 08:08:50 PM
Well that just makes it even more impressive that you didn't have any training and are able to do all of that. Very skilled indeed.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Caine on September 20, 2011, 11:25:55 PM
Thank you for the review.

It really means a lot to me everytime I hear someone's story about learning something from my YouTube vids or the DVD. All of them were a work of passion and my little contribution to the universe of Star Wars.

Everything that I have done is because of my love for the films that GL created as well as other epic sword films. I taught myself everything from watching and imitating. No formal training which is why I think I am able to present the tutorials in such an everyman kind of way that is easy to comprehend.

The end matter is this, I want anyone and everyone who has a lightsaber to not leave it sitting in a corner or on a shelf, but to be able to pick it up and be confident that they can do some moves and not feel awkward in doing that.

I'm very proud of my tutorials and I'm so very happy I've been able to help others enjoy their lightsabers the way they should be.

Well said, Paul!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Fallen_Jedi_EDiT on February 25, 2012, 03:31:42 PM
Quick question. Is there a reason why the saber spin tutorials videos are down? I just recently signed to the boards and was looking forward to seeing some saber spin tutorials to learn from. I currently spin POI balls/FlowLights, and i just wanted to broaden my view on FLOW.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 25, 2012, 04:13:38 PM
The Saber Spin Tuts are down? Where?  Shoot a PM to Bandit, I'm sure he'll help you out.  If not let me know, I think I have an extra DVD lying around somewhere.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Fallen_Jedi_EDiT on February 25, 2012, 04:26:12 PM
@ Asajj Ventress I go here http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=3828.0 then i go into the link and i see a big ol X on the video. Thinking it just might be a small mistake i click it and it gives the 404 not found, but further investigation when i go straight into youtube. i do a search "saber spin tutorial 1" and bam there it is along with his other videos figure it's him cause it says "banditcar", but the link is different then what is linked in the tutorials. Also if you do have an extra DVD pm me much mahalos!
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 25, 2012, 05:12:20 PM
Banditcar is indeed our very own Bandit Jedi.  Let me make a couple calls.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Bandit-Jedi on February 26, 2012, 05:20:25 PM
Message sent to Fallen_Jedi_EDiT
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Letifer on May 26, 2012, 02:51:16 AM
Hmmm.... having the same issue?? Just getting an X when I try the tutorials Would love the DVD or to watch these tutorials. Any Help?
Thanks,
Letifer
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Novastar on June 04, 2012, 12:00:16 PM
I can't speak on the tutorial links (don't know what people are referring to--provide the exact post/link/etc. that is not working if you want more help)...

But I can say that the following are available at http://www.sabercombat.com

* Paul / BanditJedi's SaberSpin Tutorial DVD (all funds go directly to Paul--I just provided a "through way" for people to purchase his DVD)
* NCSCS DVD#1 (5.4.2011)
* NCSCS DVD#2 (5.4.2012)

More stuff will be going there in due time, but... I'm not going to be able to do all of it myself.  It takes a village, as they say.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: David Simmons on August 03, 2012, 04:42:29 PM
It might seem odd to reply to a post that's almost a year old, but I just wanted to add my encouragement, Dave316!

I watched a LOT of Paul's tutorials on YT and some of them completely baffled me.  I quickly ordered his DVD and it was a HUGE asset not only in helping me to learn the spins, but also just to become more comfortable handling my saber.  Keep practicing and one day that move that eludes you will suddenly seem so simple that you'll want to facepalm yourself for not getting it sooner!

For example, when I was still with GGK, Novastar took some time in one class to try and show us the Obi-Ani Plum Blossom spin.  I just didn't get it.  I tried and I tried.  Then one day at home weeks later it suddenly clicked!  I was so excited I made this short YT tutorial because another GGK member requested it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL899_GqDT4&feature=plcp

Keep spinning away and it will come to you.  Persevere and you will eventually be rewarded!

Dave S.
Title: Re: Official FX-Sabers.com Saber Spin Tutorial DVD
Post by: Asoka Tano on September 30, 2013, 03:00:59 PM
wow this DVD has some serious sick moves! very informative and great demonstrations!
completely love it!