Had idea today. Got Vickie’s camera and tripod out at 10:30PM. Made test recording for zoom and position. Recorded four takes. Discovered camera only outputs video in .MOV format which Windows Movie Maker doesn’t edit. Bitched on Facebook, which resulted in friend suggesting Videopad. Downloaded Videopad. Edited clip and uploaded to YouTube.
Result of around half an hour’s work: Confidence boost. Nagging fear of reception. Improvement in video editing skills, plus knowledge of new program.
Are you producing?
What’s the smallest you’ve started something at? How big did it get?
I know a few folks who do a whip-around of the blog articles they love every week. If I were a more thorough blog reader, I’d be doing the same.
But just this morning, I was struck with the sudden urge to share some stuff that went live on the Interwebs this week. These three links cover changing your life on the macro scale, changing your life on the micro scale… and hanging out with your friends telling silly stories.
BE WARNED: There’s going to be a lot of “methinks the gamer doth protest too much” in this article, so brace yourselves.
See, this article is very much a ‘me’ piece. The video game, Halo 4, launches today. I’m backing-and-forthing on whether or not I’m going to buy it.
Look, I could rabbit on about how Halo is kind of the Star Wars of the home gaming console generation in an attempt to give you some historical background, but I’d say that its market weight is so heavy by now that just by mentioning the name, most people will have a vague idea that we’re talking about a video game.
If you can’t wait for Tron Legacy, let me direct you to the work of a couple of utterly insane fans of the first film, who’ve put together a pair of very short films that… er… pay homage, I suppose, to Tron. Two more are on the way.
Seriously, go watch. You’ll laugh so hard you’ll de-rez!
I know I’m behind the eight-ball here by about four years, but this deserves the word-spreading to even those already pwnz0red. With thanks to The Escapist, here’s a web-comedy called Pure Pwnage; the story of a gamer named Jeremy and his ongoing battle to pwn all the n00bs.
You thought Batman: Dead End was freaky? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Check out the first chapter of IMPS: The Relentless, the sequel to TROOPS. The production values are… well, let’s just say you’ll be amazed what an entirely volunteer effort can come up with. The intro sequence alone looks like something the guys at Industrial Light & Magic whacked together when they had some excess rendering time on their hands.
The first chapter is a hair over 200 megabytes, though, so you may want to do an overnight download. But it’s worth it. Why? ‘Cos it’s the sequel to TROOPS.
Which means funny.
(Mucho belated thanks to Gav for this, who burned Chapter 1 onto a CD-ROM for me.)
Anyway, with thanks to SteveD for hipping his reading public to this, I highly recommend you watch Heat Vision and Jack, starring Jack Black, the Voice of Owen Wilson and Ron Silver as Himself.
You know, there must be some sort of secret vault of stuff that resulted after stars got their friends and industry contacts on a conference call and said, “Hey, guys, I’m feeling kinda loopy and have a spare coupla hundred grand burning a hole in my pocket. Wanna hook up and do stuff?” I mean, if Ben Stiller did, right?