People complained that my work didn't have enough boobs...

...so I included more boobs in this last video.
 
We are gearing up for a few shoots over the course of the summer as well as our very first feature length musical movie based on the works of Jonathan Coulton. Just figured it'd be worth posting here. This is my very first blog here at Giant Bomb and I'm actually looking forward to whether or not I'll complete a quest doing this...
 
SUPER EDIT: Well, in order for this to be more legit, I've decided to expound upon the vid. Keep in mind I never intended for this to be seen as Spam and in the future I will use better judgment. First off, I'm part of a performance group called "Imaginary Trends," we have been together for a little more than a year now and we aim to produce content that is geeky in nature. LAN'ded is one of our biggest projects. LAN'ded is a musical (we're all theatre majors BTW) about a geek who is getting ready to explore the outside world. For the past few months I've been producing and uploading vid diaries, game reviews, and stuff of that nature to a YouTube channel dedicated to LAN'ded's main character, Christian (seen below). We've just hit 500 subscribers and momentum seems to be working in our favor. We also do some other sketch comedy (like seeing what happens when a Nazi falls in love with a Jew) and I'm hoping to experiment more with that later this summer. 
 
About 2 months ago we decided it'd be funny for us to spoof Felicia Day's music video cause well, we all loved the original and "The Guild" is what inspired us to do some of our work online in the first place. Keep in mind, NONE of us are getting paid to do ANY of this. it's all a labor of love. The other difficult part about all of this is that as a group we are all scattered across the United States. Two of our three main people are on broadway tours right now, and I'm gearing up to make a move to Chicago very soon. All of the work we do is discussed and collaborated upon via the internet. 
 
SO! We wrote up lyrics, mixed the track, and we had a viable audio source with which to make the video with. The difficult part now would be filming, editing, lighting, and performing everything by myself. I don't know if you've ever tried to make a music video before, but it can get tedious. I'd have to set up lights, do a few takes to see if it worked well, and if so, then I could continue. If the lights were off or it didn't look right, then I had to re-set. Doing it all by yourself is pretty lonely, gotta admit. However, after spending two nights editing it together I feel like it didn't turn out half bad. I know I'll get flamed for this, but we all use Macs. Furthermore, we only use the software that came with the Mac in the first place. Theatre Majors + not getting paid to do work = using your limitations creatively. 
 
One part Garageband. One part iMovie. One part dangling light bulbs. Many parts trying to be a rap star.
 
Next time I feel compelled to try out this crazy new blog feature I'll be sure to wax poetic for more than 3 lines. :) Thank you to all who gave constructive criticism for how I can not spam in the future. 
 
 

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Edited by CowboyBebopper

...so I included more boobs in this last video.
 
We are gearing up for a few shoots over the course of the summer as well as our very first feature length musical movie based on the works of Jonathan Coulton. Just figured it'd be worth posting here. This is my very first blog here at Giant Bomb and I'm actually looking forward to whether or not I'll complete a quest doing this...
 
SUPER EDIT: Well, in order for this to be more legit, I've decided to expound upon the vid. Keep in mind I never intended for this to be seen as Spam and in the future I will use better judgment. First off, I'm part of a performance group called "Imaginary Trends," we have been together for a little more than a year now and we aim to produce content that is geeky in nature. LAN'ded is one of our biggest projects. LAN'ded is a musical (we're all theatre majors BTW) about a geek who is getting ready to explore the outside world. For the past few months I've been producing and uploading vid diaries, game reviews, and stuff of that nature to a YouTube channel dedicated to LAN'ded's main character, Christian (seen below). We've just hit 500 subscribers and momentum seems to be working in our favor. We also do some other sketch comedy (like seeing what happens when a Nazi falls in love with a Jew) and I'm hoping to experiment more with that later this summer. 
 
About 2 months ago we decided it'd be funny for us to spoof Felicia Day's music video cause well, we all loved the original and "The Guild" is what inspired us to do some of our work online in the first place. Keep in mind, NONE of us are getting paid to do ANY of this. it's all a labor of love. The other difficult part about all of this is that as a group we are all scattered across the United States. Two of our three main people are on broadway tours right now, and I'm gearing up to make a move to Chicago very soon. All of the work we do is discussed and collaborated upon via the internet. 
 
SO! We wrote up lyrics, mixed the track, and we had a viable audio source with which to make the video with. The difficult part now would be filming, editing, lighting, and performing everything by myself. I don't know if you've ever tried to make a music video before, but it can get tedious. I'd have to set up lights, do a few takes to see if it worked well, and if so, then I could continue. If the lights were off or it didn't look right, then I had to re-set. Doing it all by yourself is pretty lonely, gotta admit. However, after spending two nights editing it together I feel like it didn't turn out half bad. I know I'll get flamed for this, but we all use Macs. Furthermore, we only use the software that came with the Mac in the first place. Theatre Majors + not getting paid to do work = using your limitations creatively. 
 
One part Garageband. One part iMovie. One part dangling light bulbs. Many parts trying to be a rap star.
 
Next time I feel compelled to try out this crazy new blog feature I'll be sure to wax poetic for more than 3 lines. :) Thank you to all who gave constructive criticism for how I can not spam in the future. 
 
 

Edited by supermike6

It's not spam if he has writing and a topic around it. 
 
EDIT: This video isn't very good.

Posted by CowboyBebopper

Well, I never intended for this to be spam but I can understand why you'd think that. 
 
@supermike6 said:

" EDIT: This video isn't very good. "

Any criticisms you have are just going to make our next video even better! :) Care to elaborate? For not having any budget to spend and not getting paid I'm pretty proud of what we were able to accomplish.
Posted by Tally_Pants
@Godlyawesomeguy:
how is one video Spam.....? ur aweful eager to become a mod i see, questing isn't everything you know!
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@Tally_Pants said:
" @Godlyawesomeguy: how is one video Spam.....? ur aweful eager to become a mod i see, questing isn't everything you know! "
It could be seen as youtube spam. I see it as spam. 
Posted by Anthony
@CowboyBebopper: I wanted to see more of the hot redhead, not some dude.
Posted by Bucketdeth

This reminds me of that time I got aids.

Edited by CowboyBebopper

Hmm...didn't realize this would case such controversy.
 
If this continues I'm probably just going to delete the post so drama doesn't stack up.
 
 @Bucketdeth said:

" This reminds me of that time I got aids. "

If this video reminds you of how you got AIDS, then you got off easy my friend. 
Posted by Bucketdeth
@CowboyBebopper said:
" Hmm...didn't realize this would case such controversy.
 
If this continues I'm probably just going to delete the post so drama doesn't stack up.
 
 @Bucketdeth said:

" This reminds me of that time I got aids. "

If this video reminds you of how you got AIDS, then you got off easy my friend.  "
I kind of liked the whole experience.
Posted by Kyreo
@CowboyBebopper said:
" Well, I never intended for this to be spam but I can understand why you'd think that. 
 
@supermike6 said:
" EDIT: This video isn't very good. "
Any criticisms you have are just going to make our next video even better! :) Care to elaborate? For not having any budget to spend and not getting paid I'm pretty proud of what we were able to accomplish. "
The editing is cheap is rather cheap and very rarely uses the ACTUAL song "Do you want to date my avatar" 
 
and the Rhymes, bass and vocals are... ahem... whack.
Edited by Coombs
Posted by Xeiphyer
@CowboyBebopper: As long as you write some more actual content around it, that would be fine. A best case scenario would be if it was a blog and you talked about how you made the video or what inspired you to do it or SOMETHING. We get a lot of new users posting youtube videos with one or two lines of text, so we have gotten really jaded towards people with low post counts and youtube videos. =P
 
You could just edit in some more text, how long did it take to make the video? what editing software did you use. Budget? anything =P throw some more in duder!
Posted by Godlyawesomeguy
@Coombs said:
" @Godlyawesomeguy said:
" Youtube spam is not allowed in the forums. "
People who try to mini-mod without actually reading the forum rules first are not allowed in the forums "
That wasnt my intention, and I have read the rules. Please inform me about what I did wrong.
Posted by ysselzor

I think its a pretty good video

Edited by Coombs
@Godlyawesomeguy said:

" @Coombs said:

" @Godlyawesomeguy said:

" Youtube spam is not allowed in the forums. "
People who try to mini-mod without actually reading the forum rules first are not allowed in the forums "
That wasnt my intention, and I have read the rules. Please inform me about what I did wrong. "
This is a quote from the page you linked to show his post was spam....
" Usually one or two well written and decent sized paragraphs to go along with the video should be enough for it to not be considered spam.  "
 
He gave that (more or less) Therefore his post was NOT spam.   So though you may have read it, It seems you didn't read it thoroughly.
Posted by Godlyawesomeguy
@Coombs said:
" @Godlyawesomeguy said:

" @Coombs said:

" @Godlyawesomeguy said:
" Youtube spam is not allowed in the forums. "
People who try to mini-mod without actually reading the forum rules first are not allowed in the forums "
That wasnt my intention, and I have read the rules. Please inform me about what I did wrong. "
This is a quote from the page you linked to show his post was spam.... " Usually one or two well written and decent sized paragraphs to go along with the video should be enough for it to not be considered spam.  "  He gave that, Therefore his post was NOT spam.   So though you may have read it, It seems you didn't read it thoroughly. "
I dont have any intention to mini mod and if I came across as that I apologize, and I feel as if he didnt include as much information as he should in order to provide adequate discussion value, but I feel as if this thread  has turned for the worse and we should just drop it.
Posted by CowboyBebopper
@Xeiphyer said:
" You could just edit in some more text, how long did it take to make the video? what editing software did you use. Budget? anything =P throw some more in duder! "
Thanks for the advice! I took you up on it and word vomited a few paragraphs up there!
Posted by Coombs
@Godlyawesomeguy: Honestly wasn't really aimed at you, just anytime someone posts about toob spam when it's not I feel a need to point it out.
No offense intended.
Posted by Godlyawesomeguy
@Coombs: 
Hug and make up?
Posted by Xeiphyer
@CowboyBebopper said:
" @Xeiphyer said:
" You could just edit in some more text, how long did it take to make the video? what editing software did you use. Budget? anything =P throw some more in duder! "
Thanks for the advice! I took you up on it and word vomited a few paragraphs up there! "
Success! ;D
Posted by Andborn
Posted by Hot_Karl

Not bad, not bad. As others have said, it could always use a little more Felicia Day :)

Posted by Rowr

I've heard much worse things.
 
I have a short attention span when it comes to video tho, but i listened to it in the time i read through all the shitty posts in this topic.

Edited by Bogitt

You need to spek up man, can hardly hear what you are talking about - but apart from that pretty good

Posted by dudeglove
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @Tally_Pants said:
" @Godlyawesomeguy: how is one video Spam.....? ur aweful eager to become a mod i see, questing isn't everything you know! "
It could be seen as youtube spam. I see it as spam.  "
Good thing you're not a mod then.
 
@CowboyBebopper:  The video is kinda balls, plus wearing nu-rave glasses and a Star Trek snuggie is... well... As long as your mom thinks you're special, you needn't worry what the rest of GB thinks.
Posted by CowboyBebopper
@dudeglove said:
 @CowboyBebopper:  The video is kinda balls, plus wearing nu-rave glasses and a Star Trek snuggie is... well... As long as your mom thinks you're special, you needn't worry what the rest of GB thinks. "

HA! Well, Christian isn't supposed to be fashion savvy at all so I guess that aspect of the video worked out quite well :)