Behind The Scenes
The videos I make are not as easy as they seem. It may seem like they’re done on a whim and sometimes they are, but hours and hours of planning and editing go into all my videos. The intro’s and outro’s that I make are made completely from scratch using Adobe’s After Effects and sometimes the intro itself can take a couple of hours to complete. Nothing is as easy as it looks though many people assume it is.
Rate It (Metro Station Parody) - Most Viewed
This video was by far the hardest to create and has gained the most attention on YouTube. With over 67,000 views it was well worth the time and effort that everyone put into it. A total of 12 hours was spent on this video. The lyrics came very quickly and easily with the help of Nicole. The lyrics were written to the tune of Metro Station’s “Shake It.” I tried to find a instrumental version of the song to use as the music but was unsuccessful. Luckily, I have a lot of friends with musical talent, including myself, so it was easy to get people that wanted to help out but hard to get people together all at one time. We set a day in which we could all get together and ended up recording the entire song in a total of about 7 hours. We used Apple’s GarageBand to record and edit the music. It was a very long and tedious task but ended up for the best. When it came to filming the video portion I had already gathered clips from different YouTubers to put in the video. Justin, a friend of ours, decided to film us recording the song and different portions throughout the day. We then filled in the spots by adding scenes of dancing and singing the song. By the time it was finished the video format that it was recorded in wasn’t compatible with Mac’s so we had to import the files on a PC and then convert them to .mov so they would be compatible with my Mac. All in all it was a very successful video and is so far the most viewed video that I have.
Bored Series - Fan Favorites
The Bored Series seems to be a fan favorite. While these videos were VERY easy to make they were time consuming especially coming up with ideas. It was hard to find ideas on things to do when you are bored. Editing these was also a challenge in knowing when enough was enough, when to cut things short, and in what order to place things in. The favorite seems to be the second video, “Bored AGAIN” because of the cooking scene. In order to do this scene I placed a paper towel in a pot and lit it on fire. I had a cup of water and a fire extinguisher on hand just in case. I do advise that no one attempt to set anything on fire without proper supervision. Overall these videos are a favorite among many and will continue in new locations as well.
The Real Life of iOnurb - Best Editing
In my opinion, “The Real Life of iOnurb” has the best editing. We tried to edit the video and model it after the NBC hit show “The Office.” It was a huge success and definitely took the most work when it came to the post production editing process. I added the viewfinder filter over the video to make it seem more like a home movie. The fact that we only used a tripod for the interview process made the camera handling more realistic in that it was shown in a more amateur fashion. The video was a huge success and received a lot of positive feedback.
History According to Bruno - Funniest “Vlog Style” Video
This seems to be the favorite vlog style video that I have put out. It is by far the most creative that I have made when it comes to just talking to the camera. I came up with the idea when I was talking to Nicole. We were discussing the assassination of Lincoln after watching a video made by “The Whitest Kids U Know” and I was using a voice to describe the assassination of President Lincoln. I originally filmed the video in front of a green screen attempting to have a Masterpiece Theatre style background as that was the theme of the video, Masterpiece Theatre. I even inadvertently found the theme music to Masterpiece Theatre by chance. However, I couldn’t find a creative commons license for the song they used so I was forced to use royalty free music. The green screen didn’t work out as planned so I filmed it again the next day. Nicole couldn’t make it the next day so I ripped the audio from the previous take and edited it into the new footage. It turned out so well that you can’t even tell the audio difference between the two takes. It turned out great and will be followed up with another “History According to Bruno” soon.