Filming Stuff / Evo Videos Thread


#1

Just to try to get a little organized–

Here’s the basic rules about footage:

  • No releasing footage of semifinals or finals
  • No releasing big screen event footage (money matches, etc)
  • Pools footage, everything not above should be OK to release
    Plus whatever further rules they want to clarify. When in doubt, ask.

If you’re coming prepared to film, you’ll want to bring:

  • Extra tapes (I will bring about 40. I typically use between 10-30. For average use, 4-10 should be fine.)
  • Extra power. I go through it quickly enough that I’ll be bringing my own extension cord and power strip. But it’s annoying to all involved when you need to drag a power cord through a playing area. If you can, avoid it.
  • a tripod! hand-held footage looks kinda crappy. If you really have to do it that way, try to use two hands and make sure YOU are looking through the view-finder. Otherwise your hands will jitter and you won’t notice until a week later when you watch your Touretted footage. Plus if you look through the internal viewfinder, you’ll save hours of battery life on most cameras.
  • pencils: this lets you jot down what’s on the tape, and erase it if you screw up. There’s no good reason to be writing on your tapes with pens unless you’re planning on single usage of the tapes.

It can be cool to get ambient noise and crowd sounds between exciting matches, but you’ll save hours of film by pressing pause between matches. That’s your call. It’ll make your editing a lot easier if you use pause, though, since that’s a natural break in the camera’s recording that any decent editing application will automatically mark as a new match.

Try to say the names of the players before each set of matches between them, maybe even twice. You’ll likely never remember who was playing (if they don’t have a unique team), and you may not be able to hear yourself if you only say it once (crowd noise will foil you).

People are usually pretty good about letting you film, since it benefits them. You can usually repay them in part by sitting down while filming, which lets them have a nice view still. On the other hand, for really crowded events, it can be nice if your external viewfinder is extended so the people in the back rows can vaguely see what’s going on. As Bacardi mentions, if people don’t want to be recorded, don’t do it.

Anyways:
If you want to see something taped, ask to get it taped. Make sure you have the contact information for whomever is filming it so that you can actually ensure the footage gets out.

If you’re taping stuff, it’s nice to finally put it up. If you need a distribution channel: http://youtube.com , http://massmirror.com , my site, http://combovideos.com all should work for starters. There’s always some random awesome footage every tournament that was clearly taped and yet disappears forever. I try to track the best of that stuff down, but it can be difficult to find. A lot of the early Street Fighter footage is still probably only available in somebody’s shoebox. =\

I will probably be bringing two cameras. I think Rotendo is bringing a camera or two. I don’t know about anyone else. If you’re interested in taping CvS2, 3S, ST, or other non-Marvel footage - do it. I don’t often see many people taping those, so if you want it to happen, make it so. :smile:

Anyways, just some random thoughts. See y’all this weekend.


#2

dont forget to ask players if it is cool to record their matches some people dont like having their matches recorded


#3

HEY PREPPY IT WAS GOOD MEETING YOU AT EVO WEST!! I DIG THE SHIRT! NOT TO MAKE YOUR LIFE HARDER OR ANYTHING…BUT IF I RECORD SOME MATCHES COULD I GIVE YOU THE TAPES EXCEPT THE FINALS I’LL JUST KEEP THOSE TUCKED FOR MY OWN ENJOYMENT…BUT I WANNA GET MORE NORCAL PLAYERS ON THE TUBE…LIKE CRIZZLE,NEEZY,CHUNK AND SO ON… IF YOU CAN THAT WOULD BE COOL!! IF NOT I UNDERSTAND COMPLETLEY…THANKS MAN LOOK FOWARD TO SEEING YOU IN VEGAS!!!:tup:


#4

Yeah, np. :tup:


#5

preppy,

you rule.


#6

I thought by entering Evo, the Cannons or whoever runs it, has the right to record whatever they want.


#7

We have the rights to all footage, but we let people post casual matches, and all pool matches up.

We ask that you hold off posting any semi finals or final matches, and big screen matches until after the DVD comes out. Anything not on the DVD, can be posted up after.


#8

i’ll be recording again mainly 3s but i will be branching out to the other games so if preppy isn’t around and you see me (tall black dude with dreads and glasses, grey backpack holding a tripod) i’m down to record it for you


#9

yes the cannons, not joe blow


#10

So what he is basically saying is after 8 months we will let you know whats on the DVD and 2 months after that we might actually release the DVD…


#11

Fixed for you


#12

Mr. Wiz, does that mean we can put a ‘copyright by SRK’ on our vids? Like use the SRK logo at the end/beginning. Though it’s not officially taped by SRK, I’ve thought about doing this for my vids for some time now. Anyway…

I’ll be trying to tape a lot this year. TDR, 3S, CvS2, MvC2 Top 8/Finals. I taped DR, 3S, MvC2 at Evo West, but my camcorder somehow got fucked up. So I’ll be reverting to my backup camcorder. Since it’s not Hi8, it’ll allow me to record more on my tapes, which means that 4 tapes will be like 8 :tup:

Since it’ll be taped ‘old skool’ like, it’s going to take longer for me to edit/capture. I’m not making any promises this year though as I have tons of footage from last year that I still have not put up.

Like Preppy said, if you want something taped, ask. I’m planning to also tape most of the money matches (Marvel mostly) that will be going on. I can’t be missed if you’ll be looking for me; rings on all my fingers, pretty fit looking, might still have a fresh Marine Corps regulation haircut by the weekend, and I’ll be toting my camcorder/tripod w/me. :smile:

See you all at Evo!

-Rotendo


#13

Capturing thoughts:

  • Rewind each tape when you’re done with it. That way next time you grab it from your bag, you can use it immediately and not lose time.
  • Put pencil markings on each one after you capture it so if you do need to refer back to it, you can find it easily.
  • Share the good stuff. :smile:

Buy a big ass battery. I was able to run my one camera off of battery for **twelve hours[/b at a stretch: that is obviously a great investment since then you don’t have to worry about the headache of charging/recharging nearly as much.