Light Em Up

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Light Em Up

Postby m3ss » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:55 am

I had a bunch of footage saved up from recent nw.CTF PUGs and scrims that I've been FRAPSing, so rather than wasting it all I figured I'd make a quick video before clearing out my hard drives. The footage isn't anything special, just some OK frags and decent CTF teamwork, but stick around for the blooper reel at the end as I think you'll enjoy it. :mrgreen:



If you have any feedback, no matter how small, I would appreciate it as I'm always trying to improve my videos. One thing I struggled with a bit on this video was how to balance the levels between the soundtrack and the captured audio (UT/ts3). The raw captured audio is already unbalanced with the ts3 being much louder than the UT audio (especially certain players...I'm looking at you blz). I think that's something I could improve in the future, but I'm not sure if viewers would prefer to have the ts3 audio in the foreground or the soundtrack. Let me know your opinions. Thanks!
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby HULKSMASH » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:24 am

That was a fun video :D some clutch looking returns and that pick up near the end of first part also cool. Not that I can really judge what is clutch and what not ofc xD

I like how you added the TeamSpeak commentary... normally those get left out the video. I think you got importance of sound right soundtrack>ts>ut. Soundtrack defines the video, ts is a fun extra.

The part @ 4 mins "OHHH FUCK. I'm so bad. Hold that for me I'm just going to.... hahaha" was [email protected] :lol:
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby HuMPtY » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:48 am

nice vid man.. always good to see the bloopers too lol!
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby Sonic|^ » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:04 pm

Sly whisper(imitating n1ne) "I think he's still behind guys". I was hoping that was going to be in it and you didn't disappoint. Good times. :lol:
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby Bizmonkey » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:44 pm

LOL. It was a privilege to watch when you missed those two pistons on P4ce :lol: :lol:

The sLY/n1ne thing is money. Nice vid :D
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby PACO » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:19 pm

haha awesome vid. these are the types of things that make me want to get involved and play more weapons. p4ce piston was too goot and the ts recordings bring the video to life.
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby blade » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:13 pm

What a clusterfuck at 4min marker :lol: 5:30 and onwards was hilarious - I would say only thing missing was some circus music in background haha


btw What did you use for the video editing? I have some old sick demo footages from like 2009-2010 that I'm trying to get onto some videos one of these days, but it feels like such a drag.
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby m3ss » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:41 pm

Thanks everyone! I figured the blooper reel would go over well. My name is mess for a reason. :lol:

@harsh - I recorded all of the footage in-game with FRAPS, then edited/rendered the footage with Song Vegas. Overlay stuff is done with Photoshop then added to Vegas. It's definitely a lot of work to make videos, but the most enjoyable part (for me anyways) is the editing. Footage hunting sucks because it's nothing but time-consuming demo-watching, sometimes all for naught, but the end product usually makes it all worth it. I'm generally too impatient though, which is why most of my videos have low production value. I just can't force myself to spend the days/weeks/months editing, tweaking, and fine-tuning a video like I should. I typically get to a certain point and say fuck it and upload it, despite having a ton of unfinished ideas I haven't yet implemented.
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby Sonic|^ » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:30 am

Doesn't using fraps affect your gaming? I have to remove all variables that would negatively impact my game. I don't even demo unless I HAVE to.
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby m3ss » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:29 am

Sonic|^ wrote:Doesn't using fraps affect your gaming? I have to remove all variables that would negatively impact my game. I don't even demo unless I HAVE to.


Let's be honest, Sonic, variables or no I'm still going to lose. :lol:

To answer your question though, FRAPS rarely affects my in-game experience. I maintain a steady 120fps while recording/playing/demoing at the same time. Occasionally, it'll hit a snag and drop my frames to 90 or 60 (in-game framerates are always multiples of your recording framerate for FRAPS), but that usually only happens when the hard drive I'm recording to is almost full. UT is not a very demanding game, even with textures maxed out, so it doesn't take much to maintain 120fps despite the additional load recording adds to your system. However, it takes a combination of a good CPU (I'm running an i5 at 4Ghz), GPU (GTX 680), and a separate hard drive with a fast write speed to have no noticeable impact.
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby kud » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:22 pm

holy shit. awesome pickup at 2:47
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby m3ss » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:56 pm

kud wrote:holy shit. awesome pickup at 2:47


Thanks kud! :mrgreen:
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby ph34r » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:27 am

This video fully encompasses the awesomeness of UT, you couldn't have done a better job imo. Decent footage involving frags that actually impact the game, passionate ts audio, great music synching with the video, and a hilarious blooper reel which should be in every video from now on. and I like how you went slomo at some parts where the music slowed down to really make the flow of the video match the song, great stuff. Could have went with some motion blur or something during the slomo to really give you that slomo feel. I think your choice of first song is spot on as well.


I don't know if I'd call that last ranel clip a blooper on your part tho considering you were only one covering with the lead with 12s left... more like a clueless team that wasn't there to help you. Still trying to wrap my head around that :lol: I'd be irate. Anyway great movie
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby Morpheus » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:28 am

SUCK THAT DICK LETS GO
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby m3ss » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:16 am

ph34r wrote:This video fully encompasses the awesomeness of UT, you couldn't have done a better job imo. Decent footage involving frags that actually impact the game, passionate ts audio, great music synching with the video, and a hilarious blooper reel which should be in every video from now on. and I like how you went slomo at some parts where the music slowed down to really make the flow of the video match the song, great stuff. Could have went with some motion blur or something during the slomo to really give you that slomo feel. I think your choice of first song is spot on as well.

I don't know if I'd call that last ranel clip a blooper on your part tho considering you were only one covering with the lead with 12s left... more like a clueless team that wasn't there to help you. Still trying to wrap my head around that :lol: I'd be irate. Anyway great movie


Wow ph34r thanks for all the great feedback! I really appreciate it. There was definitely a lot more that I wanted to do in terms of editing, but I kind of ran out of gas and just released it as is. I'll keep that motion blur suggestion in mind for my next video. As for the Ranel clip, that was more of a team blooper put in for the hilarious ts3 moment at the end. :lol:
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby ph34r » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:04 pm

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Re: Light Em Up

Postby Sovvie » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:43 pm

nicee vid!!! lol really like that you kept the ts commentary in there!! also.. really love fall out boy and gorillaz :D
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby DREW-TANg » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:25 pm

just so you know, the vid isnt public on the xbox youtube app, prob also applies to mobile
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby m3ss » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Aww that sucks, DREW. :cry:

Thanks for the heads up. I'm not really sure why that is though. Is there a setting that I'm missing or is it because there's acknowledged third party content (music) in the video?
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby DREW-TANg » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:29 pm

I'm not sure either, ran into the same problem with the last cod video I uploaded. It must be some setting we're overlooking since I had already fixed a music copyright issue before putting mine up. Maybe it's at that point when changing music the setting is automatically changed?
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby mrgrins » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:33 pm

good jorb.

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Re: Light Em Up

Postby m3ss » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:16 pm

DREW-TANg wrote:I'm not sure either, ran into the same problem with the last cod video I uploaded. It must be some setting we're overlooking since I had already fixed a music copyright issue before putting mine up. Maybe it's at that point when changing music the setting is automatically changed?


I checked into this issue and it is indeed a copyright issue. If you have acknowledged third party content in your video, it is up to the rights holder's to decide whether they will allow said content to be available on mobile or not. Unfortunately, it appears that most of the rights holders to the songs I've used opt to make their songs unavailable on mobile. :evil:

I guess I need to start picking less popular music. :mrgreen:
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Re: Light Em Up

Postby mintek » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:06 pm

Very nice mess.

Tensor pirate reporting in, phear.
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