Don't watch this video! Don't look at this picture!

Okay, I've been a busy bee, though I'm sure you can't tell from the lack of posts this last week!  I won't apologize too much, since I've got some cool stuff in the pipeline.  Basically, I've purchased the domain name and am building a website to piggyback this blog on.  This will allow me to do all the cool things I want to but am currently unable to do.  When I'm confident everything is working correctly, I'll upload the site from Dreamweaver.
But enough of that! A few weeks ago on Friday I played two of my required 3 games for the month of December.

So I ripped off better sites and totally stole the battle report format used at Bell of Lost Souls!  If this link works, and I have every reason to suspect I've screwed it up somewhere along the way, you'll see 7 minutes of video between me and The Master Manipulator (every store needs one) fighting it out.  I've not edited it, so watch at your own risk.


 So, that's 7 minutes of your life you'll not get back!

Speaking of, here's a picture nobody needs to see...

...believe it or not, that man has a Doctorate and teaches at the university level.  That's someone's idea of terrain, by the way.

Till the next time I scar your senses - Brent


Herr Fernseher said...

I've always been glad to see the Professor. Until now. Thanks, Brent.

Herr Fernseher said...

I just lost 7 minutes of my life? That's funny; it only felt like 6.5.

Kidding! I actually enjoyed that more than a lot of vids. It was nice that you shot that with something bigger than a cell phone. Camera shake doesn't equal verve! Profanity, however, does! Refreshing...

BTW, did you edit that, or does your cam do an auto-fade-out? Seemed polished anyway. Good job!

Brent said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it! For the first video it was kinda rough-n-ready... it's not as easy as I thought. A lot happens in 1 turn, and I found myself forgetting the details. I thought ol' Evil Homer did a good job - though I forget which turn that was.

I took the clips and strung them together with Movie-maker, so it was easy to set it for a fade between clips. Harder was getting it to save in a format Youtube liked, but it should be easier in the future.


Herr Fernseher said...

Your first(?) Movie-maker product is a lot nicer than mine! I strung together a gag reel in a training class at work whenever the teacher wasn't looking (they weren't teaching me film editting). The problem was, I didn't have any raw footage, so I had to cut up clips I could find on the company intranet. The only way to make that crap watchable was non sequiter editting and inappropriate text overlays. (In appropriate humor is a life saver when you work for the man!)

Needless to say, I want to move on to batreps. Whether or not I'll be any good at it remains to be seen. It might be fun to sit down with you sometime and brainstorm the ABC's of battle reporting. Who knows--you may gain an imbedded reporter.

Shit. Did that come across sexual? Feel free to edit that! lol.

Big Whit said...

Great job, one more time.

Big Jim said...

Great vid Brent! The fade between segments was smooth, you are not giving yourself enough credit.

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

I think it came out good. The crowd noise in the background as well as the heckling was a bit distracting.

An idea for next time would be to take notes during the game, and then voice them over the video.

Herr Fernseher said...

In response to the picture:

Is that how Orks are born?

Also, the prof is lucky the cameraman didn't notice the largest text in the frame and get an idea...

Finally, it's always nice to see a figurative idiom represented concretely (in this case, the prof is literally "the butt of a joke")

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