It’s that time of year where I start evaluating my previously created content. I’ve attempted to edit videos for quite some time now, and I’m going way back to when camcorders were stuck in this middle ground of burning video content onto MiniDVDs. I kind of broke new ground when I discovered the concept of the capture card and Halo 3 theater mode, those good old days when Machinima had user generated content before it all dissipated years later. I’ll have to find a way to recover those off of a Windows Vista machine (i.e. never.)
So, the following will be the content I made in my spare time during and after college, some being the most accumulated views, and others being the under seen that I felt more proud of. This is the period of time where I was dealing with a grossly underpowered Macbook pro but still managed to learn Adobe Premiere through sheer willpower and made my first ever Adobe After Effects animation (that took 2 days to compose).
Anyway, enough with my excuses, here’s the list!
Starting with a more recent success is my most viewed video from PAX East 2016 where I demoed Suda 51’s Let It Die before release with a raw gameplay video. All we had was a shotgun mic, so I had to do a lot of shouting and working around audio in post.
Flashing back to some of our best performing interviews at TYF is a handful of red carpet interviews from Tribeca Film Festival. In 2015 we interviewed Oscar Isaac before he starred in Star Wars and X-Men, and, in 2016, Tom Hiddleston at the premiere of The Night Manager.
Most recent addition to the list of successful Tribeca interviews includes Eliza Taylor for her indie film Thumper.
I hate that this is my best performing video ever. But I do have to pat myself on the back for it, considering it was made with an iPhone and filmed, edited and uploaded in less than an hour.
The second trailer reaction I did was a similar effort that I tried to integrate with Periscope when it was still popular, but the views didn’t accumulate the same way. Also, I rushed this video so much that I forgot a consonant in my own URL in the video. Oops.
And, of course, the one two years later with a better production value gets almost no views because I saw the trailer posted 2 hours after it initially launched. Timing is everything.
God the audio is so bad on this one, although I blame the fact that I did it at 2 AM through a haze of Nyquil.
This 2 video piece is my first major project in Adobe Premiere and is still one of my favorites. Sadly it didn’t garner too many views despite being released in the right time window. This was before I learned the power of SEO.