Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Random Websites and new video going up

Well, I pretty much spent yesterday creating stuff, and it felt great.  I recorded the material for four new videos, and wrote two guest posts for blogs.

Since then, it's been a long slog to edit the videos.  I've got two rant videos which are pretty much ready to go as recorded, but the two others are comedy sketches and need a lot of cutting and editing and effects and all sorts of stuff.  Cloning yourself on video is theoretically easy, and can be done really quickly.  With the video I've been editing though, I've had some major problems, namely:

a) The lighting in the room changed as I recorded the video, so you can see one half of the video is lighter than the other.
b) I must have nudged the video camera in between recording Mike and recording Joel, so I had to muck about to make the cut between the two not be too obvious (and even now if you know where you look you can see dodgy bits in the final edit)
c) For one of Joel's lines I didn't give enough of a gap before to allow Mike to rant, so I had to muck about stretching time on a video clip to make it fit.  This alone took an hour to fix.
d) I totally forgot to record one line.
e) Another line I just could not get to fit.
f) In between the clips there were really obvious gaps where the background sound dropped out for a split second.

As a result the video is really not as good as I'd hoped it would be.  Nevertheless, it's been made and I've learned some stuff from doing it, which isn't the worst thing in the world.  The video is about Mike and Joel playing an online space shoot-em-up together, and it is going to be available in a few minutes at  http://youtu.be/GNFWn75aPxc so if you want to check it out, head over there.

Otherwise, if you have time to kill, why not check out http://randomwebsite.com/ - this site basically takes you to a totally random website.  A lot of the time the website you end up on may be not of interest at all, but you never know where you'll find yourself.  Obviously a word of caution - it is random so you may wish to restrict kids from using the website.  But it's surprisingly good fun.

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