By RenegadeDoppelganger 15 Comments
Hey, it's me again. I'm the guy who did that other video.
So this time I downloaded all 12 parts (22 hrs, or 18GB) of Giant Bomb / Iron Galaxy's 22 hour Extra Life live stream and decided "why not try to make another dumb internet video with this. That won't be too much harder, right?"
Why I decided to jump from a 3 hour video featuring one game to 22 hour livestream featuring like, every game, is beyond even me. I actually tuned in for parts of the stream when it happened live, but couldn't stick around for everything. I really liked what I saw so I figured taking on this project would give me a good excuse to watch it all plus I'd have something to show for it at the end.
It was a real test of my patience, As I watched Patrick, Dave, Steve and co. fight to stay awake, I found myself sharing in their ordeal a little. There were definitely times where I'd reach what I thought was a good stopping point for the session only to zoom out and discover I'd maybe only got 1/18th of the way through.
Large parts of the stream weren't usable mainly due to it being footage of dudes passively playing games without much commentary. Any content will do on a 24 hour livestream (as long as it's not horror games) but that isn't the case when you're trying to edit together something engaging. However, Dave could almost always be counted on to drop some hot sound bites and whenever Spelunky or Velvet Sundown was booted up, you knew some shit was about to go down.
In the end I ended up cutting out more than 75% of the footage in a first pass just to get it to a 'reasonable' length and then doing another pass to make sure I got all the moments I wanted. The final version is still over an hour long, but the nice thing about taking an hour out of 22 is that there is pretty much zero filler. It's all the hot moments with none of the 3am blank stares.
The part I'm most proud of is by far the Spelunky segments. Damn that game makes for good video. Especially when you involve 3 other knuckleheads and a shitload of bombs. There is so much goddamn spelunky happening that I had to resort to doing a supercut of every explosion just to try and fit most of it in.
Anyways, I decided to start an actual Youtube Channel now that I'm sure I'll continue to do at least one or two of these types of video a month. It's called Beautiful Axe, it's got a hot logo and everything. Future videos from me will be uploaded there instead of my personal channel. I had said that I was going to try an do all the Extra Life streams but considering how much effort this one took, I may do some shorter videos in between to try to change things up a bit.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN HOUR TO KILL
Watch it on Youtube, expand the description for the video, there you will find a full index of every segment I edited together along with a handy timestamp so you can skip straight the part you want to see. Here are some choice moments: Dave Lang's Giant Bomb Tier Chart / #AllAboutTheMoms, "Danny O'Boyle", Samurai Gunn Flawless Victory, Spelunky 99 Bombs Supercut
IF YOU DO HAVE AN HOUR TO KILL
Duder, you're the best. Seriously you won't be disappointed. It's all hot content.