Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A How To video for Rivet Wars

As the Rivet Wars Kickstarter draws to a close, I wanted to create one more 'how to' video for the last big frenzy!  I'm sure it will be a crazy 48 hours!

Just like the video of the Ally Rivet, this was designed to be around an hour long, with not a lot of frills.  There are no chapter breaks, and no inserted text or images.  It was all about showing what was possible in that limited time frame.

Here is the setup.  Since it was very dark and cloudy, it affected how I did my lighting.  In an ideal world, I am filming these during the day, with lots of sunlight streaming in.  With time  an issue, I had to just push through.

This is one of the reasons why I tried to give myself as much of the spring to work on the videos, since we will be getting more and more of that precious sunlight ;-)

Once I had all the various segments shot, it was time to import it all and start editing!
This was made a lot easier by the 'template' created for the first video.  
I was able to copy and paste the opening credits, and the other effects from the Ally video.

This will be crucial to making the Painting Pyramid videos!

I was getting a little more used to controlling the fades this time around.  Zooming in and out is still tricky on this tiny screen.  One of the pieces to the puzzle we need to secure when the funds come in is that second large monitor.
This will lead to far fewer 'accidental' button clicks, and less swearing by me.

Fortunately, I was able to leave a nice long blank segment on every piece of video, which made all my transitions so much easier.

You can see a little glimpse of those transitions in the lower left hand corner.  You can do some very interesting manipulations of the curves for both the video and the sound.

It gets even more interesting with each 'layer' you add.  For the credits, there are 4 layers you are trying to control.  Extending the fades, getting just the right curve, is all very interesting!

Well, I hope that was not too boring!
It's all just another step in the Pyramid!!
Less than 9 days left now...

Kryn the Red from Stonehaven Miniatures

Here's another great miniature from the Stonehaven Dwarf line.  She's Kryn the Red, Dwarf Mage.

Kryn prefers to be in charge of any given situation.  She expects others to acknowledge her superior judgement, and is put off when others have differing opinions.
Kryn prefers to solve problems through magical means, then secondarily through reason...

I had some fun making the base!  I did a blog post on how I created that a few days ago.  Go check that out!

Less than 10 days to go on the Painting Pyramid Kickstarter!!

And if you have not seen this how to video I shot... check it out.  It is a scaled back version of how the painting videos will work: