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New Video - Constructive Criticism Appreciated

 
Alxander Raven
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Hi GLP -


Best to play it loud, if you have good audio.


[link to www.youtube.com]
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Last Edited by Alxander Raven on 01/10/2010 12:49 PM
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Thanks for watching.
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very artistic, very creative. the only thing i dislike is that the individual is a robot in the beginning, then after seeing the tv becomes colorful. but overall a good message. very nice work!
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Hi evil. Thanks.

I've got other music but am just learning digital video.
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Hi GLP -


Best to play it loud, if you have good audio.


[link to www.youtube.com]
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Criticism: use the entire page available to you; make it hi-def given you are using divx; stay with a theme; you fell apart into incoherence at the end.

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very artistic, very creative. the only thing i dislike is that the individual is a robot in the beginning, then after seeing the tv becomes colorful. but overall a good message. very nice work!
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i was thinking more like the individual should turn into a robot, rather than already being one.
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Thanks AC.

I didn't do the video, but did transfer it to Divx.
It was very small to start with. I was surprised and pleased someone put it together at all.
I don't know how or if I can clean up the video portion.

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Hi evil - that's Andy Huang - Doll Face

[link to www.youtube.com]

Talented man.
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Any video artists out here?
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Any video artists out here?
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nice vid. good premise. if I had to recommend one area to put greater focus on it would be fidelity. I always go as hi-def as the source material allows.

we have a saying in vid editing... "garbage in, garbage out."

that means your resolution and bitrate can never be better than the source materials your working with.

the two primary areas of that focus would be video resolution and bit rate and audio bitrate.

we use a free tool with which to measure video and audio soucres. it is called mediainfo. this program is free and will give you more than enough info on any media file you open it with...

[link to mediainfo.sourceforge.net]

open any medai file with this and in view select "tree" for a complete breakdown on what your working with...

(next reply will be on hi-fi source gathering...)
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now let's look at gathering the best quality sources using youtube as an example...

the best quality will almost always be the ORIGINAL uplaod.

you linked us to your vid source here...
[link to www.youtube.com]

my first clue that it is not the original footage was that though the creator was "Andy Huang", the uploader from your link was somebody named "sephis1"

now what i would do if looking for that same source is do a yt search for "Andy Huang" "Doll face"...

here is what that search gives me...
[link to www.youtube.com]

before selecting a vid, i'd click "search options" in the upper left, then "HD" in the upper right. here's what I got. no dice...
[link to www.youtube.com]

that's when you hit the back button and in the advanced search select "upload date" then click to the bottom result on the last page in search of the oldest copy. (sometimes u can actually locate the upload from the creator themself)
here's what I got...
[link to www.youtube.com]

the oldest relevant one I could find was...
[link to www.youtube.com]

which was actually 5 days older than your source. chances are your source got it from here, or they both got it elsewhere but either way, they are the best 2 versions found on yt.

once you find the oldest upload, look for and click the HQ on the vid player and eyeball it for quality. if you need the audio too, use headphones and play it again with your eyes closed...

(next reply: HQ vid downloading)

ps - do u care? Am i helping?
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Hey AC 857344 -

Thank you.

I am checking out everything you've suggested.
I totally agree, the audio is lacking and the video is not clear. The visuals content are about 50% of what I'd envisioned, 'SlavesRevolt' did the mash-up.Happy to have it as a starting point.
Right now I'm starting to fool around with adobe premier, fucking amazing so far.
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AC? You have anything viewable online?
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Hey AC 857344 -

Thank you.
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AC? You have anything viewable online?
 Quoting: Alxander Raven


here's some of my earlier stuff (from a couple years ago before yt was hosting HD)

it didn't matter then how high quality your upload was as the final product they'd host was only as HQ as they're bandwidth could pump out.

like you're mash-up, neither the animation or tunes are mine. all that's important to note is that the original upload was in 720p and the original sound was 4 channel surround.

this does not look or sound as good as the stuff we're doing today, but be sure to click the HQ button then full screen it to get an idea of how clear your own finished projects can be presented... enjoy!

[link to www.youtube.com]

(ps- if your yt is stuttering, playing in mono sound (as opposed to stereo or surround), or having difficulty loading HQ or HD material... update your flash player!)

[link to get.adobe.com]
(if you're still using the infamously vulnerable & dangerous internet explorer (yuck!)

or here...
[link to addons.mozilla.org (secure)]
(if ur using the safer, faster, wiser firefox)

lot's of folks don't realize that by default (w/o clicking HQ) all youtube vids are only presented in single channel mono sound)
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Hi AC 857344

Thanks for the links. I am 'updated' for flash.

The music in Scary Times is mine, it's the video end I am just getting together.

I had made a "music video" years ago, 3/4" tape. Original music, almost all original video, did the editing, ( funny story ) and we got airplay in some cities.
THAT was analog.


Any suggestions for audio going up on yt?
I have heard stuff in flash that has got great fidelity.
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AC 857344?

Those all yours in that folder?
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AC 857344?

Those all yours in that folder?
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AC 857344?

Those all yours in that folder?

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