About a month ago I made a thread requesting voice clips with plans on compiling them into a song, a "Community Song" if you will. After a slow start, the thread eventually accumulated enough voice clips for me to really get to work.
A few weeks later, it's done and it's no longer just a song, it's a video too!
The Giant Bomb Community Song: The Video
The video is 1080p - so pick that option if you can!
Thanks to everyone who submitted a voice clip, even if your voice clip didn't get used. Also thanks to the Giant Bomb community as a whole, you're all awesome and you make this website an amusing place to be. :3
The new title from Frictional Games, the makers of Penumbra. So far, in the hour and a half I've played, they've done it again! :O
The videos are in 720p and around 30 minutes in duration. They're also commentated and edited for time, because that's how I roll. Oh and brightened in post so it's not just a black screen the whole time.
Back in 2001, a "Post Your Voice" thread emerged on one of the forums I frequented. Everyone would post a clip of their voice ranging from simple greetings to poetry readings and death metal growls. I thought it was a pretty amusing thread and ended up using the audio files in a music track made just for the forum.
I've been thinking about doing such a thing again. Basically, you post audio files and everyone else gasps in horror at you not sounding like what they expected you to sound like.
Then, if we end up with a lot of audio files in this thread, I'll see if I can mash them up into a music track. :)
If that sounds like a fun idea to you:
September 5th - NO MOAR!
No more voice clips are being accepted! If you're one of the few people who I messaged for voice clips and you can get it to me in the next few days, I'll see what I can do.
So, the track is basically done. Soon the video will also be done. :)
Post a recording of your voice.
That's it. Say hi, say something funny, sing, rap, scream, do a dramatic reading, beatbox, make sound effects or whatever you want to do; it doesn't matter, just as long as it's you and yours. That means no po-po-po-po-poker face and no stealing the voice of someone else, because that's witchcraft...and witchcraft is wrong.
MP3 ( converter) and WAV are the preferred file types.
Upload your file somewhere and post it here. If you don't have a file host, I suggest using Dropbox (gotta register, but it's awesome.), though sites like MediaFire are fine too.
Right off the bat, gotta thank Connorbevans for getting this idea into my head with his remix. Also, gotta thank the GB peeps who continually post awesome in the Staff photo photoshop thread from which I plucked many an image for use in this silly video.
I hope you guys like the stupid. I pulled an all-nighter to do this. :P
Dunno what's next, but I'll probably go back to single player games and not posting entire threads about them here. I figured this playthrough would be more relevant to the Giant Bomb as it's a two person foray through an entire game in the vein of the Endurance Run.
This video goes up to 2560x1600 res if you feel so inclined to select the "original" resolution option. I encoded it at 12M bitrate and it was super-clean but Youtube decided to lame it up a bit anyways.
Where The Nightingale Sings
So, like...relax. It's time to relax now. Yeah, I know it was just party time and all, but now it's relax time...like, way relax time.
The footage in this video was recorded at Suiho-En, a Japanese Garden nearby. Van Nuys...at a waste treatment facility, to be exact. Yeah, just over the wall to this garden, they're filtering poop water. Poop aside, the garden is what it is and it's lovely. :)
So, there's this game on Steam now, Moonbase Alpha from NASA and friends. It takes place on the moon. Bad stuff is happening and you have to fix everything.
It's not easy to do alone, so luckily it can be played cooperatively. Unfortunately though, I was all by myself.
There is no winning in space. The moon only knows hate.
Resident Evil 5
Something else that has a cooperative mode is Resident Evil 5, which I played a bit of yesterday. I made a test video to see if I could edit together videos with footage and commentary from two people. I think it turned out pretty good, so a full playthrough is forthcoming. :D
That's all for now. There's other new stuff on mah youtube page and stuff, but whatever. :P I'll be posting new music here too after I get some video to go along with it.