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Zethzen

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  1. I'm really impressed with the quaility of all the entries, especially all the winners. Congrats on a good competition! I would have loved to enter myself, but unfortunately, the last three months of my life I've spent backpacking around southeast asia. So no editing time. Hopefully a similar cometition like this can be organised in the future.

    Good work to all who entered, in particular stone eyes, cool vid. Where did you get the footage of the wolves/Huskies from?

    Thanks man, glad you liked it, here's the sources for the footage I used (it was in the info box when you opened the video in revver):

    Footage: "Living with Wolves" (Jim Dutcher, Jaime Dutcher, Discovery Channel), "In the Valley of the Wolves" (Bob Landis, PBS: Nature), "Wolves" (David Douglas, IMAX)

  2. Thanks for posting up the videos, I think the competition went really well, we have some spectacular entries. Congratulations to everyone who won!

    I was talking to DJPretzel about the competition and he asked me how I created my video. He thought it'd be a good idea to post the info in here. Here's some back story on the technical/and some of the creative process. So for my video I primarily used the adobe suite of programs. After researching some Native American Art for ideas and Red XIII's markings I started to sketch some things up, working in both Illustrator and Photoshop. I used Adobe Premiere Pro to cut out the clips that I wanted from the fullsize originals. At this point I created a rough storyboard of what I wanted for the project. The final really doesn't look anything like it though, but whatever, the project went through a lot of changes and revisions as I was working.

    The most important thing for me was to keep everything in sync with the music, since that was the whole point of the music video. So after that I moved into After Effects and started putting clips together. Once I had what I thought was a cohesive set of clips I started to animate over it with what I was creating in illustrator and photoshop. I kept doing this (jumping back and forth between illustrator/photoshop and after effects) until I reached the end, the whole time going back and revising sections. I hope that gives you some idea of my process for this.

  3. Just 31,000? I think I can do better than that...

    Also, check out how many people are playing this OC remix track:

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    Haha, hey LuisX I see your name all over the place when I'm playing, was wondering who you were. Not many other people play OCRemixes :\. I pretty much play eraser with a sprinkling of ninja mono.

    Awesome songs I've enjoyed so far (without looking through my playlist):

    FFMusicDJ - Ahead on our rave

    Zircon/Sixto - Lunatic Moon

    HousetheGrate - Walk on Water and La Hora es Tarde

    Snappleman - Dead Batteries and Malicious Fingers

    Snappleman/Braincells - Scrambled Eggman

    Norg - Iron Spire/Zeboimite Ascension

    In fact anything by Snappleman or Norg

    JAXX - Lightning Star

    Analoq - Sierra Navada-Tan

    Rayza - Rolling Start

    A bunch of stuff from Jivemaster (althought I can't recall which I played right now)

    There's definitely a ton more, and so much more I have to go through.

  4. Maybe we could do a torrent. I don't think we've addressed that possibility yet actually.

    Just letting y'all know we're definitely 100% done with the judging of the entries! I'm hoping we can announce everything before the end of the weekend! I think that mostly depends on djp's schedule.

    Since the actual judging is done, is there any word on when the announcement will be?

  5. I really wouldn't say they are piss poor. Like TV shows today, they are a million to choose from. Besides, anime now is drawn alot better than it was before, so it looks even better.

    I don't watch alot of old stuff, mainly because the artwork is not near as good as it is now.

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  6. EDIT: Zethzen, hey, think you have the original category in the bag, good thing I didn't enter there, heh. Um, some cuts were a bit harsh timing wise, but I could probably count them on 1 hand. First play through I didn't think the music and visuals reflected each other that much, but I must have been in a daze because the second and third times they did well, and some of the detail helps this a lot. Although it felt like just a montage of fun times in the life of a Wolf it didn't feel like that means it's lacking somehow. Although a lot of transitions worked with the music some seem to ignore it although the transition used draws the eye and feels like it means something more and I'm just always missing something or not understanding it. Those nitty gritties don't stand out in my mind much when watching though, what I feel the strongest is the person who produced it cared about the final product, and it shows.

    Hey, thanks for the great write up, that's a lot to think about. My original idea was to take Red XIII and try and apply that to real life, as strange as that sounds. So I drew upon Native American and tribal art as inspiration for some of the animation that is used in the video. Anything else I took straight from the character himself, looking at offical sketches/in game cinematics. I tried to give a general feeling to the video basically, I hope that came through. BTW I left some comments for your video on the youtube page.

  7. I think Parappa the Rapper is considered the first rhythm game. If not then it's the first modern rhythm game.

    Street Fighter is the first game to have a more complex button input system (pressure inputs for punch/kick power), which lead to Street Fighter 2. SF2 was the first game to have the 6 button input system (LP, MP, HP, LK, MK, HK), which was then adopted by almost every other studio out there when making fighting games. I think it was also the first game to have special moves and then super moves deriving from button combinations (for just the fighting genre that is).

  8. I had posted a request for this song, among others from the game Garou: Mark of the Wolves about a year ago. It seemed, that there had been no interest, but after posting the song in the OCR chat room, I decided to post up the thread again. This time I actually ripped out the song from the rom.

    Give it a listen, it's a really high energy song, with a great hook.

    http://www.okeydokeydesign.com/sound/tizoc.mp3

    I'm not looking for anything in particular genre wise (although big trumpets or a rockin' guitar might help). Thanks,

    -Zethzen.

  9. This the first remix I've heard that I actualyl liked the vocals. They fit perfectly, and that NEVER happens, in my experience.

    Yeah I totally agree, I rarely find remixes with vocals that I enjoy or fit well. With this one, it just seemed right. I know there are a lot of conflicting opinions, but I really liked it. That last verse tied it together (know you're a...), I find myself coming back to listen to it over and over again.

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