Unprofessional Thirteen: a video retrospective/tribute

There has been no TV/internet show this year that I've enjoyed and looked forward to as much as I have Unprofessional Fridays. A few weeks ago this turned into the urge to highlight some great moments from a year of UPF in celebration of my favorite videogamespeople. I quickly realized such a thing would be hours long, so I narrowed my focus down to the January-March shows.

That was still more than enough content, and despite a nearly 25 (!) minute runtime I had to excise lots of awesome stuff and personal favorites. The seams were bursting and I didn't want to overshare premium content (which is subjective, obviously), so this is where I ended up.

Video thing (not capitalized! can't sue!)

I could have done far worse things with my time than watching and listening to those dudes even more than usual.

Thanks for watching (or not!) and xoxo and <> and <3, etc. Happy Fridays (Forever)!

17 Comments
17 Comments
Edited by Kidavenger

VIDEO GAMES

Posted by SharkEthic

Goddammit, the background music is annoying as SHIT! I'd like to watch this, but that is a fucking deal breaker.

Edited by TheManWithNoPlan

This was great and I loved it. Great job duder!

Posted by ThePickle

My favorite UPF segment is definitely the RDI Halcyon. The whole thing is just spectacular.

Edited by MB

@sharkethic said:

Goddammit, the background music is annoying as SHIT! I'd like to watch this, but that is a fucking deal breaker.

I have to echo this sentiment. I was forced to turn the video off after just a couple of minutes because of the absolutely godawful circus music looping incessantly in the background.

These "best of" compilations are fine, but adding any sort of music typically ruins them. There is just no reason for it...the content is good enough on it's own without adding one's own music. The exception that I can think of is when someone did some heavy video editing at a certain point in a video and added a dubstep drop, which added to the comedic effect of what was happening.

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Posted by dudeglove

@mb: You mean this guy?

Posted by MB
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Posted by TheManWithNoPlan
@mb said:

@sharkethic said:

Goddammit, the background music is annoying as SHIT! I'd like to watch this, but that is a fucking deal breaker.

I have to echo this sentiment. I was forced to turn the video off after just a couple of minutes because of the absolutely godawful circus music looping incessantly in the background.

These "best of" compilations are fine, but adding any sort of music typically ruins them. There is just no reason for it...the content is good enough on it's own without adding one's own music. The exception that I can think of is when someone did some heavy video editing at a certain point in a video and added a dubstep drop, which added to the comedic effect of what was happening.

I actually thought parts of it were rather quirky and charming given most of it is from the royalty free music Vinny and drew use before live shows, but I will also add that it was a little too loud for a good portion of the video.

Posted by Robsamuel

@mb said:

@sharkethic said:

Goddammit, the background music is annoying as SHIT! I'd like to watch this, but that is a fucking deal breaker.

I have to echo this sentiment. I was forced to turn the video off after just a couple of minutes because of the absolutely godawful circus music looping incessantly in the background.

These "best of" compilations are fine, but adding any sort of music typically ruins them. There is just no reason for it...the content is good enough on it's own without adding one's own music. The exception that I can think of is when someone did some heavy video editing at a certain point in a video and added a dubstep drop, which added to the comedic effect of what was happening.

I actually thought parts of it were rather quirky and charming given most of it is from the royalty free music Vinny and drew use before live shows, but I will also add that it was a little too loud for a good portion of the video.

Yeah, I liked the idea, but the first track is too long and too repetitive.

Overall a good video.

Posted by Demoskinos

@mb said:

@sharkethic said:

Goddammit, the background music is annoying as SHIT! I'd like to watch this, but that is a fucking deal breaker.

I have to echo this sentiment. I was forced to turn the video off after just a couple of minutes because of the absolutely godawful circus music looping incessantly in the background.

These "best of" compilations are fine, but adding any sort of music typically ruins them. There is just no reason for it...the content is good enough on it's own without adding one's own music. The exception that I can think of is when someone did some heavy video editing at a certain point in a video and added a dubstep drop, which added to the comedic effect of what was happening.

Y'all are crazy. I think for compilation videos its just fine to put music over it.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

@mb said:

@sharkethic said:

Goddammit, the background music is annoying as SHIT! I'd like to watch this, but that is a fucking deal breaker.

I have to echo this sentiment. I was forced to turn the video off after just a couple of minutes because of the absolutely godawful circus music looping incessantly in the background.

These "best of" compilations are fine, but adding any sort of music typically ruins them. There is just no reason for it...the content is good enough on it's own without adding one's own music. The exception that I can think of is when someone did some heavy video editing at a certain point in a video and added a dubstep drop, which added to the comedic effect of what was happening.

Y'all are crazy. I think for compilation videos its just fine to put music over it.

By the way, those songs were used numerous times during past live streams.

Edited by ultrapeanut

@alexandersheen: Nice ear! Most of the music was indeed chosen by consulting Musou's royalty-free thread. Anything else was stolen from Jeff's soundcloud (I think just 'eighty' and the hunked snippet).

Part of the motivation behind the music, beyond how immensely fun it is to me to connect music and images in time, is that I didn't want to step on anyone's toes by sharing almost half an hour of premium content with zero differences from the version people pay for. Like a paywall for your ears! :p

I definitely understand the perspective of everyone who's not into it, though, and I probably got a bit carried away since I have such rare opportunities to do stuff like this. I'm most frustrated to hear that the levels weren't so hot for some people. I thought I'd managed to make most of it fit and checked on a couple of different setups (headphones/speakers/etc.) to try to be sure. I'm super apologetic about that.

Anyways, thanks for all of the feedback, good or bad! It's super helpful and I may even see what I can do to make a less-overbearing version of this one once I'm no longer a thousand miles away from the only computer I have access to that can render large videos.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

@ultrapeanut: I liked the video and the music if that makes you feel better. And keep up the good work.

Posted by UlquioKani

I liked the music, it would have lacked something without the music. I don't think the clips would flow together nearly as well without it.

Posted by ultrapeanut

@ulquiokani: I think so, too. :p

Thanks again, everyone! I'm already scouting the next batch of episodes.

Posted by Dprotp

My lady and I didn't mind the music--but it was mixed a bit weird at times. Maybe tone it way down? Though you already mentioned that you were going to experiment with different setups for levels, so that's pretty much covered anyway.

Good job though!

Posted by ultrapeanut

Yeah, I think figuring out the sound levels is goal number one when I get back home. I vacillated from "this is too loud" to "this is too quiet" so often the last time, but now I'll just err on the latter side.

Also, thanks! =]