I took some pictures at the gym the other day, to show people where I'm working out, and also maybe encourage some friends. It's run by the same people as it always has been, but they moved to a new location last year which is really awesome, so a lot of my friends haven't seen the place. Much more professional and stuff now I think.
hilary wright wrote:
The Jason/Ninja was great . . . I also liked white vrs black. Made me think of the old Mad magazine black spy vrs white spy cartoons (probably before your time) . . . good stuff. How do you like movie maker? I haven't used it. Your videos are creative without using crappy/cheesy special FX . . . very nice.
Look forward to your WO log. I am thinking of doing one when my schedule eases up.
yeah I do remember reading some spy v spy cartoons, same kind of mentality behind them yeah
Movie Maker is alright, but it's not amazingly powerful. Allows you to cut things together, put some sound effects on, put text over it, some simple transitions. But it doesn't allow you to do multiple sound tracks, and there aren't any great special effects.
In Nero Vision, there are filters. I used a couple of simple filters to drain the colour out of Ninja vs Jason, so it's not as saturated or colourful, looks a bit dead / serious, and less like a home movie. Also put some grain over it to make it look aged. Those things are quite subtle, and can't be done in movie maker.
I don't think it's worth doing a special effect if it can't be done professionally / properly, I know what you mean. We did a couple shots which didn't work out as we wanted, so we just cut them out rather than leave in something half-arsed. Same applies to effects, if it's looking silly, it's best to leave it simple I think