Die Noobs Timeline: Day 34. I did not get as much time with this today as I would have liked. Still, progress made.
Die Noobs Timeline: Day 33. We are good friends, and we are laughing. The ending is so close I can taste it!
Die Noobs Timeline Day 32. We are really, really close right now. Time to head down to Raleigh, North Carolina for the boys to play at The World Cyber Games 2013 USA finals!
As you can tell, from my barrage of timeline photos, I am deep, deep into editing the whole film of Die Noobs. However, we’ve had to step back from that to make other stuff on occasion and this particular trailer is actually part of a larger piece we made for internal uses.
Once I had it put together with Zack’s VO, I immediately thought it would be a great public trailer for the film. The next month, I’ll still be working hard on the film itself above all, but I’m happy we could keep reminding people we exist. When you’re an indie production, there’s no regular studio budget to create buzz and keep people reminded of the project.
This trailer is also features the first track we’ve used by Avius and Kyoot. Big thanks for letting us feature their awesome track “Wounded" (click that link to listen to the whole track) in this trailer.
Edit(?): I originally wrote this piece Tuesday morning to publish at the time it did. In that time though, the video broke the top 4 in /r/leagueoflegends, where I spend a lot of time and that made me really psyched. So many wonderful comments and some constructive criticism too, probably the best one was that people didn’t like the stutter effect I did on Jason and Zack meeting for the first time; they thought YouTube/Internet/Their Potato was wigging out rather than it being on purpose.
I like it. To me, it feels a little like distortion, or perhaps more analogous the sound a skipping CD makes: it’s something generally considered an error but I’ve heard it used purposefully. The random speed up slow down was to make it dream like and crazy that they were finally meeting each other (same reason the crazy filter is on it too), but no one seemed to get that.
But it got a lot of attention both there and on the YouTube comments itself so I’m going to remove it from the final cut of the film (where it would appear in the exact same way) based on this helpful feedback. I meant for it to get noticed, but never to be the focal point, which is definitely is for a lot of people.
Welcome to the journey of Die Noobs, /r/leagueoflegends
Edit 2: So I should probably just rewrite this since it hasn’t gone live yet, but I’m just going to leave it for, uh, reasons…
Over 43,000 views! Thanks so much everyone! Especially if you shared our trailer with anyone, you rock.