(constructive note: The quick cuts, and almost constantly moving camera, was a bit jarring. But you did some very cool/creative stuff. Good job.)
I'm truly amazed by those words Tacofangs, I never imagined that this would ever get the attention of you or the team, so that just made my day
As to the cuts, my last video was anything but cutting, so I confess I did decide to experiment a bit with this one.
Originally Posted by dauntlessf05
I personally love the slow downs and quick cuts. I think that these are good for short videos. If you video was 10 mins long full of quick cuts, then it might make someone a little dizzy. But overall, I thought that this was near perfect! Look forwards to seeing more?
What video editing software did you use on this? I use Vegas Pro 10. Always been interested to see what other people use for these creations.
Also, what program do you use for video captions. I've tried FRAPS but find that it kinda causes the video to be choppy lol Might be my computer though who knows lol
I use FRAPS for capturing, mostly because I've had a license for it for near ages and it's not given me much trouble, so I'm not aware of anything out there that does it better. If you're having problems with chop with FRAPS it could either be your video card not able to handle the load, or a slow hard drive will also cause FRAPS to drop frames while capturing.
As for editing, I use Premiere Pro, with a dash of After Effects; again mostly because I've been playing with it for years and so I know my way around and it handles the FRAPS codec quite well.
Originally Posted by graleron
Thank you Matrix Aran -- it's good to see your movie making skills have gotten even better since the old EVE days!
My god that was awhile back, I'm amazed folks remember those. I've been floating around since then without doing much, so it feels good to be making a film again.
I really liked the 'Matrix' style slow motion parts. I would love to know how you did that, and how long it took to put that together!
The camera sweeps were pretty breath-taking and I have to say that you have really got a style of your own there and it was executed very very well.
I wished I could do that kind of thing with my videos.
Very well done.
Well I've had the ideas for some of the shots like that opening shot bouncing about in my head for about a month or two, though I could never settle on a piece of music I liked. However, actual work on the project I only started this last week with getting demo files and such, and I pretty much started capturing video and editing in earnest this last Thursday and worked non stop to get it done by the end of the weekend. All in all, I'd say it was about 40 hours of work, give or take.
As for the secret to the slow-mo, I will say that pretty much every shot you see slowed down is actually shot slow, and then when they're edited in, the 'normal' portions of the clip are sped back to their original speed. The only hard part really is in mapping out a path that takes place in tenths to hundredths of a second. Sadly if you want to rewind after you miss a mark, you have to start at the beginning of a file, which can get interesting if what you're after happened six minutes in.
Demorecord is an absolutely marvelous tool. It may have its quirks and it does have a very harsh learning curve with the lack of easily available documentation, but in my opinion it's one of the best little known features of STO, and I'm pretty sure you could make it work for you in your own videos
i think STO just found its new trailer, Dev/PR team .. take a hint, far better than many of the current STO trailers, its amazing what amateurs can come up with, nicely executed, and the slowmo/cuts were very good to show off the fast paced combat that can happen in STO