First I would like to thank Mr. Tom Fulp, our Boss, for his kind consideration regarding the file size.. Hats off to you, Boss-man!
also, i would like to dedicate this episode to the Japanese people.
After building on the 1st, 2nd (that one got daily 5th place), and 3rd (that one got barely noticed... it was a briefing and "classes" are where we usually love to sleep in), here comes the 4th episode after almost 3 months in production. all suggestions from previous episodes have been taken to heart, including a better microphone! a budget deal of 150 PHP!
(the events portrayed here should be understandable after watching the first 3 episodes; just search for "green skies" or "thirteenth squadron"... they've been numbered and are in order)
I omitted the subtitles - except for the scenes that spout native Aegean (Japanese; in the story they're affectionately referred to as "Gees"), and native Malachaian (my native tongue, Tagalog). However if you do have difficulty understanding the dialogues, don't worry. In a real aerial battle the radio effects should be more pronounced. Some parts, though, have dialogues barely audible. I don't know how to fix that! i tried amplifying it with Audacity and Magix but when it's incorporated into the flash it sounds less audible. too much amplification and the voices literally blast out of the speakers; not good i'm sure. more or less i'm stumped regarding some audio clips. =(
Ok, quick explanation.
Vertians - the main antagonists - are those guys flying gray fighters with red noses and red tails. (as you can see, they don't differ much from the Zero and the Falcon regarding survivability)
Aegeans - our main characters - fly real-life IJN and IJA types. See if you can spot an Oscar! =)
Malachaians - introduced briefly here - fly the tough and reliable Hawks (P-40) with flamboyant shark nose paint jobs. Their insignia is based off of the Philippine Air Force - google up their logo and you'll see what i mean. =)
Their mission (in case you have little stomach to watch episode 3 - the briefing bore) is to destroy a crucial bridge on the May (pronounced with a short "A") river. Facing our guys is the 1st Vertian Fighter Group, and their squadron commander, Stephen Ingleton (the bandages-with-red-eyes guy).
enough introducing, let's start watching. =)
audio sound clips taken from "the cockpit" by Reiji Matsumoto, Battlestations Pacific, and "Otoko Tachi no Yamato". all voice characterizations by yours truly. (some are from the files of Il-2, a flight sim game)