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  • ChickTastic

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    #32198408 - 6 years ago

    Ok so here comes the part where we start to discuss, who has what, what can you do, what skills do you have and what type of experience do you have.

    If you don't have much, IT'S OK!! Still speak up, you might have a beautiful voice (that is equipment too) or really good at social media.


    Even if its a small skill, let us know but describe that it is a minor skill. (We will not judge here :) )

  • ChickTastic

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    #32198409 - 6 years ago

    I will start it off:

    Equipment: I have an external capture device (el gato), blue snowball mic, Xbox, PS3 and Mac. I also have a couple TB drives for storage.

    Software: Photoshop CS, Lightroom, I was looking into getting Final Cut 7 at one point but it is expensive. For recording audio I am planning on using Audacity for the tracks though I have used Garageband before for Podcasts.

    Experience/Skills: Edit images in PS and Lightroom but mostly do photos now so haven't does image creation in a long time. Have done a podcast (one unaired episode) and edited that with GarageBand but know how to publish that to iTunes. I have started 2 Youtube accounts and released few videos as well as done video edits. Started to become familiar with FC7 during the trial period and have a pet project that I would like to complete with it. My real job is an escalation specialist, so when computers go bad I fix them but I also write business models, solution overviews and other boring technical "things". Lots of technical background, network...hardware...software. I like to think I am funny at times :D oh and I can multitask :)

    Post edited 7/17/13 2:04PM

  • LadyOddDuck

    LadyOddDuck

    #32198411 - 6 years ago

    Equipment: Recording-quality mic, XBOX, and PC. Will be purchasing an Elgato in the near future.

    Software: Audacity for audio, Photoshop

    Experience/Skills: I've uploaded videos to Youtube, started a channel, edited images in Photoshop, recorded/edited audio in Audacity. The only experience I have editing is with Microsoft Expression 4, which I'm still learning. Not sure how that handles multiple captures/audio tracks. As for my non-technical skills, I'm trained in both psychology and the art of categorization and classification so I understand tagging on Youtube, can dabble in social media, and am very interested in marketing. Another skill of mine is that I'm very dedicated to whatever project I take on, make sure my work is of the highest quality, and can learn just about anything I need to learn.

  • MichelleChalm

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    #32198412 - 6 years ago

    Equipment: Elgato capture device, MacBook Pro (for my mic until I can afford a legit one), XBOX, PC and access to a PS3 if super necessary. As well, I have a storage device for videos :)

    Software: Final Cut Pro, Garageband, Photoshop, Final Draft.

    Experience/Skills: While this is my first time dabbling in game capture, I studied Theatre & Film in university so I have a lot of experience with film and audio editing. I've had a YouTube channel for a few years (my sister wanted to start a makeup channel so I edited and uploaded all of her content). I'm not sure if this really applies but I have experience in scripting (I specialized in it for school) so I know how to format and write scripts really well. I am pretty addicted to Twitter, Tumblr and other social media so I have a pretty good understanding of all of those.

  • missshelbyrae

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    #32198413 - 6 years ago

    Equipment: I've got a Macbook Pro, Xbox 360, a bunch of older systems. Tons of storage. I don't currently have a mic or capture device but I'm curious. Is the Elgato really good because I might invest.

    Software: I have the entire Adobe CS6 suite. Screenflow for Mac capturing. Garageband, iMovie, all that. Also access to Final Cut Express if needed.

    Experience/Skills: I've been playing video games since I was a little kid. I've been on YouTube off and on since 2008. I'm pretty good with talking to other people and keeping the conversation going. I'm not a quiet one so there wouldn't be any long pauses with me. I'm pretty decent at HTML and CSS coding. I also know how to code on Tumblr. I'm a social media nut. I spent a year in Graphic Design so I do know a lot about that. Illustrator is my baby. I have a tablet too for all of that stuff. I think that's all!

  • ChickTastic

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    #32198414 - 6 years ago

    In case any one is looking for Microphones here is a forum discussion I have been following for awhile on it. I will also try to find the one on capture cards and the El Gato....

    Microphones and which ones are best

  • tara

    tara

    #32198415 - 6 years ago

    Equipment: I have a brand new laptop, with a decent amount of storage. I have a headset with a mic (it's not terrible but it's not great). I have an xbox 360 and I have the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 gaming edition.

    Software: My laptop came with Adobe Premier Elements which I have been trying out lately. I also have Sony Vegas Pro. My laptop also came with Adobe Photoshop Elements, which I haven't tried yet.

    Experience: I finally got around to submitting my first AH community hunter video just yesterday, I think it went really well. I have never done any Lets Ply videos on my own because I never had the hardware to do so, but I really want to give it a try.
    I've been link dumping for the IMU podcast for the past 4 episodes (can be found here) and I run my own blog, (found here).

  • haggishunter

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    #32198416 - 6 years ago

    Equipment: Uhh. I have an Xbox and a turtle beach headset with mic - It's good quality sound. I also have a Samsung netbook, not exactly a Mac, but yeah.

    Software: As far as that goes, I don't have any recording software at all unfortunately. I wouldn't know what to do with it if I did either, but I hope to learn how to use Audacity, Sony Vegas etc.

    Experience/Skills: I've done a couple of podcasts (one of which was the IMU podcast) and have been in recorded Let's Plays on Youtube. I have quite dark humour that's probably not at all appropriate for a "young lady", but it means I can usually get on really well with other people who are up for a laugh. I would say my sense of humour is typical guy stuff due to growing up around a lot of the not so fairer sex. I find it easy to talk to people I've never met and try to keep the ball rolling, so to speak.
    I like to think that I'm decent at video games, more than decent at a few in particular, and I play more for the fun of it than to seriously knuckle down and go pro all over a game. Recently however I've been focusing on getting as many achievements as possible in the games that I play.

  • ChickTastic

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    #32198417 - 6 years ago

    In reply to haggishunter, #9:

    I have quite dark humour that's probably not at all appropriate for a "young lady", but it means I can usually get on really well with other people who are up for a laugh. I would say my sense of humour is typical guy stuff due to growing up around a lot of the not so fairer sex. I find it easy to talk to people I've never met and try to keep the ball rolling, so to speak.



    *Searches for the FCC BLEEP button* J/K I think you and I might just get along just fine ;)

  • Jillers

    Jillers

    #32198418 - 6 years ago

    Equipment: Not much - looking into getting a set up for my 360. On my PC I have camtasia, audacity, and premiere elements, and for audio I have a zoom H4N. Currently investing in a decent quality condenser mic and pop filter. I'd love some input on a good capture device and not too technically savvy set up for the 360 (I'm pretty tech savvy, but if something seems to overwhelming I freak out and cry. Trufax) Also a 500GB hard drive. Which is probably about 300 gb now.

    Software: Like I said, audacity and premiere elements for audio and video editing, along wit camtasia for screen capture (also fraps but that hasn't been working for me lately). I have the whole adobe elements package, and have access to FCP7, macs, garage band, pro tools, and avid, (though I only know how to edit comfortably on FCP7 and premiere elements).

    Experience/Skills: Did you know I once did stand up comedy? Truth: I was not very good at it, but I am pretty good at feeding off of other's people's energy and working off of them. I also have experience in video making and editing (see my website for my past school projects) - so I'm familiar with FCP7 and premiere elements, and can usually find my way around other video editing software. I've also worked on the school's radio station and have done audio projects, primarily in audacity. I'm not even going to lie: I am not good at video games. I love playing them, but really all I have is determination to get things done, no skill. Half of the games I've beaten have been through sheer force of will alone. I tend to have a much more laid-back personality, and not prone to cursing - not that I'm against it mind you, I just usually stop myself halfway through. Though, especially in Dishonored, I will let the F-Bombs fly. I've recorded for the radio station, and read news for the radio station, and have been on some podcasts.

  • tara

    tara

    #32198419 - 6 years ago

    In reply to haggishunter, #9:

    Audacity is literally the easiest program in the world to use. Sony Vegas on the other hand, even after goofing around with it and finding the basics I still have to watch tutorials from time to time.

    Also, dude humor eh? I think me and you will get along well :)

  • Jillers

    Jillers

    #32198420 - 6 years ago


    In reply to haggishunter, #9:

    Yeah, completely agree with @tara - Audacity is super easy to jump into and get, and still a powerful enough tool that an advanced user can get a lot of good work done on it. But Vegas - I've tried it, and I tried to like it, but I found it to be very not user friendly. If you invested money in it, then stick with it and use youtube tutorials, but if you did not, I'd go the route of premiere (but that's a personal preference).

  • tara

    tara

    #32198421 - 6 years ago

    In reply to Jillers, #13:

    Yeah, I did not invest the money in Sony Vegas. I have Premier Elements, its a lot easier to use, and since I am not doing anything crazy with the footage, premier elements is perfect for me.

    Also; I wish I had the guts to try stand up! So kudos to you for trying. I think I would be terrible. Everyone says I am funny, and I think I am pretty funny, but I am definitely a feed-off-other-people-and-conversation kind of funny.

    Post edited 7/22/13 6:45PM

  • Jillers

    Jillers

    #32198422 - 6 years ago

    In reply to tara, #14:

    I'm certainly glad I tried, but being alone on a stage, my brain seized, and I got so nervous I broke out in a rash. I kept trying for a few weeks, and I got better with each successive attempt, but it wasn't for me at all. I'm much more suited to a comedy duo. =)
    Plus the open mic scene is RIDICULOUS. It's usually just stand-up wannabes, and their friends, so unless you're really good, no one laughs.

  • RogueGhost

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    #32198423 - 6 years ago

    I don't have a capture card but I do have Flash, Photoshop, Audition, and Final Cut Pro as well as working knowledge on how to use them. I have an xbox and a mac. I have never done something like this and honestly around new people Im shy but Ill be talking like a nut job once i get comfortable. Im pretty good at video games and have too much time on my hands that can be easily used for editing if needed. I am also a writer so if for some reason you wanted to make scripted story lines out of open-ended games like Minecraft, or make something in theater mode like RvB, I can run with that.

  • KCrocker

    KCrocker

    #32198424 - 6 years ago

    I have an Asus Laptop which runs Windows 8 (awful OS, btw), a Logitech mic. I use Fraps to capture screen, and audactity to record sound. I also have mumble and teamspeak. I also have a shit ton of flash drives to save files on.
    I use Windows Movie Maker to patch together my stuff, as it usually doesn't need a lot of editing and I'm cheap. If there's any other software needed, I can probably pick it up.
    I do shoutcasting occasionally for TF2 matches, so I can speak rapidly but clearly and I have a darker sense of humor. I also do ComedySportz, which is Improv Comedy Competitions, and have a strong background in Drama. I also have a lot of free time, so devoting a lot of time to editing things together is not a problem, and I pick up quickly on how to use programs. Mostly I'd like to do edit, and maybe any sort of voiceovers.

  • KadyKins

    KadyKins

    #32198425 - 6 years ago

    Equipment: I have a Macbook Pro, a dell desktop, a Bamboo pen tablet, and an Xbox 360 (no set up for that yet).

    Software: Sony Vegas, Sound Forge and GarageBand (never used haha), Photoshop, and iMovie.

    Experience/Skills: I've had a YT channel for about 5 years and used to make short films with the Sims 2 and have since moved on to editing more documentary type stuff, so I consider myself to be pretty decent with editing. I have a pretty high pitched voice when recorded, haha, I sound like a 12 year old even though I'm 17.

  • LadyOddDuck

    LadyOddDuck

    #32198426 - 6 years ago

    Well uh...I just bought an Elgato. Would still like some good editing software, but they're all so expensive.

  • ChickTastic

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    #32198427 - 6 years ago

    In reply to LadyOddDuck, #19:

    Whoo HOO!! Congrats on your "THE CAT". If you need any assistance or have any issues, just drop me a line or post it in here.

    Yes they are.... I would reccomend though if you are going to buy one to try it out first. Most come with a month trial. Try out the differnt kinds (you would have a couple of months worth of editing for free then too :) ) Just a note if you are looking at Adobe, you said you have Photoshop. Depending on the version you have you could get a discount on Premiere as well as the whole cloud of software. Though that sale ends I think the end of this or next month.

    Each has its own features and all the different rendering codexs. Many people who start out like final cut because it is so easy to pick up but I can tell you that if you can pick up Final Cut you can pick up premiere. Another thought is if you know anyone currently in school or if you are in school yourself (no matter the degree) there is always 30 to sometimes 70% discounts on some softwares.

  • LadyOddDuck

    LadyOddDuck

    #32198428 - 6 years ago

    In reply to ChickTastic, #20:

    Do you have experience with Premiere Elements? How does it compare to the real deal? Would it be good enough for a Let's Play?

  • ChickTastic

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    #32198429 - 6 years ago

    In reply to LadyOddDuck, #21:

    I don't personally use it but I know @Tara has said she uses it for her current YouTube channel. Maybe she would be able to tell you more?

  • tara

    tara

    #32198430 - 6 years ago

    In reply to LadyOddDuck, #21:

    I have never user Adobe Premiere, just the Elements version, so I don't know how it stacks up against it. But I can tell you that after a few tutorial videos I had everything running smoothly. I do have to look things up every now and again but it works fine for me. It does all the things I want it to do.

  • LadyOddDuck

    LadyOddDuck

    #32198431 - 6 years ago

    In reply to tara, #23:

    Thanks! Does it allow you to edit multiple captures/audio files into one final product?

  • Jillers

    Jillers

    #32198432 - 6 years ago

    In reply to LadyOddDuck, #24:

    I think multicam is only available on premiere pro - though I think you can get premiere pro for $20/month (they do monthly subscriptions apparently). Assuming you want to get it legally of course. Not that anyone here condones pirating I'm sure.

    But if you get pro, here's their multicam help guide

    Post edited 7/26/13 3:07PM

  • kriss

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    #32198433 - 6 years ago

    Equipment/Software: Macbook Pro, Samson C01U mic, Black Magic Design Shuttle, Final Cut Express.

    I've used Garageband and iMovie before, and I am just now starting up with the Shuttle and slowly teaching myself how to use Express. I was fiddling with the idea of creating a series of segments that is similar to Michael's Rage Quit, only it will be for horror games. Apparently, i am quite entertaining when I'm scared.