4 months ago
I've decided to try something new.
I'll like to start a new weekly or bi-weekly YouTube gaming series on my channel.
Yes, I know. Hundreds of others are already doing this, and yadda yadda. Well, I didn't say it was a new idea. Just new to my channel.
Unlike the other channels, this will not become a partner thing, nor will it become focused on one video game. It's also completely volunteer submissions from all around. Much like Rooster Teeth's "Fails of the Week" series. Except not focused on just fails and glitches. Volunteers submit include a link to their personal website or social page, their username, the name of the game the clip is from, and what platform it was played on. I'll then collect the footage (if not emailed) and edit them into a video with the proper info for each clip. Links will be provided in the description as well as the credits.
Foul language and nudity will not be allowed of course. So I may end up having to bleep/block out such content. If a provided clip has party chat commentary, then that will be fine, but foul language will be removed. The goal is to keep this a family friendly series while also providing the fun times had by gaming. Voice over is not planned at this time. But I have a talented friend on standby if needed. Each video will have structure. Be it fails, funny moments, glitches, epic moments, etc. Creativity will also be a part of this series. Not just in gaming elements like Forge and Mindcraft. I'll also like to support physical and digital art as well. That means, it'll be a chance for fellow artist to promote their products and channels, as well as gamers to promote their maps and channels.
All footage needs to be in 16:9 dimensions and in the best quality possible. Clips need to be 30-60 seconds long. Up to 5 minutes is acceptable via XboxClips.com. But I may have to shorten them for the video. I will do my best to provide each submitter equal run time. But if your footage has a lot of "dead air", then parts will be cut out. Be it via a dissolve transition or video speed increase. Or simply cut out entirely. No watermarks either please, they may conflict with video's texts, enhancements, and/or the series' watermark. Twitch footage is difficult to obtain, so I ask Twitch links not be provided. In a attempt to fund this series, each video will be monetized, on YouTube, via a skip-able Ad. I'll not be putting any of my footage in this series, unless a filler is absolutely needed. I'll also not be promoting anything of mine in this series. It's strictly for the community. Nintendo game footage is also not going to be acceptable. Sorry. I would really like to include Nintendo games, but the additional 40% cut in revenue would just be too much for this series to handle. Maybe when the series increases in popularity. Finally, I may end up adding video enhancements to clips. Be it brightening up the footage, color corrections, or simple image or audio pop-ins. But I'll consult the owner of the clip before adding pop-ins.
I've been thinking about providing this series opportunity for a long time now. Sadly, software restrictions have kept me from going forward with it. But that's no longer a issue. I still need to work out a video intro and name for the series, but there's still plenty of time to finalize that. If interested in taking part, then please let me know below. Feel free to provide links to your footage. If you've used the Xbox One's Game DVR, then I simply need a link to it from XboxClips.com.
Please Note: Not all footage will be accepted. If you've got a double or triple kill, then sorry but that's just not cool enough. Unless there's something epic or funny about it, of course. Threw a Pulse grenade and got a double kill from the grave? Then that's cool. Especially if you've managed to capture the enemy, foolishly, walking into it. There's plenty of clips online to give ya a idea of what's cool and what's not.
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"So you want to monetize other people's clips, and slap your own watermark on top of them? That seems a bit shady.
What if they (or others) want to use their clips elsewhere?
That doesn't seem to be something "for the community" if you're basically making money of off other people's content in exchange for "exposure". They warn people about those scams in real life..." - munky-058 (via Halo.Bungie.Org thread)
You have a terrible habit of calling things scams. Do try to get details before making such accusations. Simply ask next time.
- These videos are for those that want to take part. There is no obligation, and all participants will be credited and linked to.
- The monetization is strictly to help pay for the time and labor it takes to edit and put the video together. As well as pay for any future narration or needed hardware/software, to keep the series going. The payout will not be much at all. YouTube only pays out, about, 1/3 cents to 1 cent per view. That comes to, around, $1 for every hundred views. IF the payout ever reaches a high number, then it will be split among the participants, respectfully.
- The new watermark will be embedded into the video. It is strictly to prevent others from downloading the completed videos and re-upload them without permission from the participants, and claiming them as their own.
- I never stated that the volunteers/submitters could not use
their clips on their channel or elsewhere. It'd be foolish to put that
limitation. I don't own their clips. They can do with them as they wish.
This is not the first time this kind of service has been provided. And it certainly will not be the last. Turn off your ad blocker (if you use one), and visit YouTube. You'll notice that it's a common practice. For example: Rooster Teeth's "Fails Of The Week" (Episode 100) has 1,545,387 views. I happen to have a clip in that video. They never linked to me, but they did give me footage credit. It's been over three years and I've not received one cent from the revenue that clip has produced. Do I care? Nope. I volunteered my footage for the series and gave up any revenue from the video, when I did. I knew they would make money from it and I wouldn't. It's a choice I made, as has thousands of others.
Submitting to my new series is a choice. Just as it is to submit to Rooster Teeth, HaloFollower, Halo Vanguards, ForgeHub, Etc. Sadly, it takes money and time to make videos. I'm simply being a little different with this series. I'm including links, usernames, credits, etc. And, if all goes well, payment. I understand the worry. But no, this is not a scam.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask or express them.
4 months ago
Long time member, few time talker. I'm usually not one for taking part in RT forums. I rarely have the time to. Don't worry. I'm not going to bore you with details about me. That's what profiles and website links are for. I'm here today to provide everyone with a few resources for their videos. If you're a Xbox One user then chances are that you've used the Upload Studio to edit your game clips. It's a great tool, but pretty limiting. For starters, there are only a few subject choices. But it also greatly limits your segment count as well as your footage length. But to me, it's biggest drawback is the inability to save custom template layouts.
The App's limitations got me thinking. There has to be a way to use these transitions, splashes, etc offline. I've done a LOT of searching for the past month. Neither Microsoft nor Modders seem to have these files for use. So I forgot about it for the past week. Then Rooster Teeth's Trevor posted his How To Edit In Premiere Pro video to YouTube. A mere day after I got the program, no less. Watching his video reminded me of my original goal. To bring the Upload Studio resources to others for offline use. Well at least some of them.
But how would I do this? As soon as I asked myself this, I had the answer. Halo 4! This little Indy game (sarcasm) has a beautiful green-screen for use, in it's Forge mode. So I jumped into the game, created a short one minute (or so) clip with the Xbox One's Game DVR, and uploaded it to my account. I then went into Upload Studio and used it to combine a number of the App's resources to this Green-Screen footage. Uploaded that, and repeated. At this time, I have the Halo resources, The Call Of Duty resources, and a number of transitions. That's three resources videos total. All listed below. Now it need to be noted that I will be uploading the rest to my account. It's just going to take me a little time. I'll not be doing this for every resource. many of the App's resources are already available in most high and low level video editing programs. So providing them would be redundant.
To download, simply Right-Click the "Download Video" link and "Save Link As"
Call Of Duty Resources
Transitions Group 1
One last thing. If you'd like to show your support, and in turn help encourage me to continue this, then please check out my YouTube channel and provide feedback. I don't care for getting Subs or Likes. It's the feedback that helps me improve. The below video was created offline and using two transitions from the above resource footage. Thanks In Advance.
Sorry. The embedded YouTube video isn't showing up on my end. So I added a link to my channel instead.
Richard T. White Jr.
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I've made a tribute t-shirt in honor of Monty. I have it up for sale in my TeePublic store as a fundraiser. ALL proceeds will be going to Monty's family with along with a list of each sale and earnings from each sale. Because of the way, TeePublic works, the shirt is priced at $14 for three days and then goes to $20. Earnings from the $14 sale is only $2 for each sale while at $20, it provides $4.
I've not the funds to donate to the fundraiser that is already established here: www.gofundme.com/MontyandSheena. This is my way of helping Sheena and their families. BUT PLEASE, don't feel obligated to buy a shirt. The original fundraiser is a much better way of helping.
But if you would like a shirt, then there are two version. They are both of the same image but one includes the rough sketch to give it a artistic feel. Image and links below.
1 year ago
It's been 3 years since i posted here last? Sorry about that.
Not much has changed over the years. Lost my home due to foreclosure, lived in a truck for 2 months during winter, moved to Tarboro to help look after my grandparents. ended up being perfect timing as I was there when my grandfather nearly died from a chest infection and a week after that, I found my grandmother, unconscious, on the cement floor of her apartment and surround by her blood. They both are doing okay today, but my grandmother is still having a few issues.
Art wise, I've not gone anywhere really. I've got my art on the Xbox One as a gamerpic,
I've also got a few halo themed designs up for sale on TeePublic, Spreadshirt, and RedBubble. But the shirts are cheaper on TeePublic. Which you can view them here:
I've also been updating YouTube with MANY more Art videos.
I've got a new Facebook Fan Page here:
And finally, I've got a new website that I'm working on. You can find it here:
3 years ago
3 years ago
Currently I'm a 27 year old child. I hate grown up stuff b'c they are never rewarding. Spend most of my time playing games and drawing. And oddly, playing with Action Figure to make my Miniature Halo comic.http://nikon.bungie.org/misc/miniaturehalo.html
If you see me online playing Uno, try not to be crossed out. I rarly wear shirts when playing. Camera or not. And apart from the face and arms, I'm as white as a ghost. Unfortaintly the camera makes it very noticable. Anyone up for a game of UNO!!?
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