ragingterror

30 years old
Male
from Vancouver, WA

    • ragingterror

      So... RTX

      2 weeks ago

      That was a thing. A really exhausting but fun thing. 45+ hours of shooting over 3 1/2 days broken up by a little less than 12 hours of sleep total. 9504 shots and over 241 GB of data have been generated, almost entirely in still photos (there are a few short video clips mixed in as well).

      I've been back home for a couple days now and have started in on the post-process work. Much of what I've shot has been for promotional purposes and the completed shots sent to the appropriate parties behind-the-scenes (RT and Fullscreen had our team in place for a reason, after all). I have nevertheless set aside some time for other fun stuff to post to my personal accounts.

      The last two nights, I've spent a few hours streaming my post-processing work in Lightroom (after going through the raw data and making preliminary image selections). It's been fun, and it's been a good way to keep me focused. I've published 51 shots so far from the after-hours concert on Saturday night (Video Games Orchestra featuring Jeff Williams, and Barenaked Ladies)

      The photo sets in question can be found below:

      Video Games Orchestra

      Barenaked Ladies

      I'll be doing more of these streams as I continue to work my way through the raw data from this year's event. The next stream won't be for a few days due to my work schedule. My next night off will be Monday (8/17), which happens to be my 8-year wedding anniversary. If I do go live that night, it will be pretty late.

      It's getting to be time that I start preparing for my next shift, so I'll just leave you with a link to my twitch channel. I hope to see you online Monday or Tuesday. Until then, keep it classy.

      - Nathan

    • ragingterror

      Blergh...

      1 month ago

      I might feel like panicking... if I wasn't so worn out.

      Worked the last of my hours last night before my vacation time for RTX kicked in. I've been awake 25 hours now and working almost non-stop. The first 12 were spent at work; the remainder has been a flurry of activity to prepare for my flight to Austin Wednesday morning.

      At this point, I think I've collected all the additional gear and supplies I need both for day-to-day needs and for the photo/video work I'll be doing at the event. Now I'm just buckling down and cranking out what content I can for my panel. If you're free and interested, you can see @RoadBlock, @Count3D, @john, @DarkBowler, and I for "Capturing a Community: Fan Photographers of Roosterteeth". The panel is scheduled for 12:30 PM on Saturday, August 8th in room 301 over at the JW Marriott hotel.

      Hopefully I'll see some of you there and/or around the rest of the convention as I race about with my cameras capturing as much of the activity as I can.

      Sleepy time now... back to work in the morning.

      - Nathan

    • ragingterror

      Tap Tap Tap... Is This Thing On?

      1 month ago

      *screeeeeeeeeeeech*

      Yeah. Looks like it is. Pretty cool to look at my friends list and see some of the first people I met on this site years ago, even though many of them are no longer active.

      Hm... memories.

      Right, time to make some new ones. Who's with me?

      - Nathan

    • ragingterror

      This Probably Bears Repeating:

      1 month ago

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      Expect hiccoughs on the new site as data migrates over and features old and new are activated. These issues are only temporary. I'm confident that with all the back-end optimizations that have been in the works over the last couple years the result will be a significant improvement over what we have now once the dust settles.

      See you all on the other side.
      - Nathan

    • ragingterror

      *Cough*

      2 months ago

      Been a bit since I updated you all. Here's a few quick-hitters:

      smiley9.gif Fighting bronchitis at the moment. This is the third time I've been diagnosed with same in the last 3 years or so. Back on antibiotics since it looks be be bacterial again. That's going to make the next six nights fun seeing as I'm scheduled to work five of them, all 12-hour shifts per the usual.

      smiley9.gif A few good RT community friends and I plan on presenting a panel at RTX this year. Our idea has been accepted, but there's a lot of work to be done still, so I'm leaving it at that for now.

      smiley9.gif I legitimately have not gamed on either of my XBox systems since the end of February. This is... shocking to me when I think about it. It's not for the lack of time to game. I've just really gotten in to playing games on the PC, and I've picked up livestreaming as a hobby.

      smiley9.gif Related to the above: My Twitch Channel. I keep a very irregular schedule due to work, but when I do stream it's often late into the night and into the early hours of the morning. For those of you that can't join me during those insane vampire hours:

      smiley9.gif I'm slowly expanding my digital skill set into video editing, and this means that I'm just starting to work on putting out gameplay content to YouTube. In fact, one such video just went up this morning, highlighting the indie point-and-click puzzle game "Please Don't Touch Anything". Comments and suggestions are welcomed as I'd like to do more stuff like this in the future.

      And with that, it's time to get some rest. Long night tonight.

      *wheeze*
      - Nathan

    • ragingterror

      May 24th, 2015

      3 months ago

      We knew this day would come.

      As of today, I can no longer identify myself as a 20-something.

      We thought this day might come, but we weren't entirely sure it would.

      Later today, a dear friend on the site ties the knot. I will be in attendance to witness the nuptials. On my 30th birthday. With both of my cameras. There will be an open bar. Several other wonderful mutual friends from this community are also present. My liver is not going to enjoy today because this is going to make for a GREAT party.

      Those of you who knew about the event and couldn't make it: we all wish you could be here. You know who you are.

      - Nathan

      P.S. Yesterday was also @Izzi's birthday. We've been celebrating together this weekend smiley13.gif . She's pretty awesome, and you should also take a moment to wish her a happy birthday if you haven't already.

      P.P.S. Hold the Logan's Run references, please. I've already been making them for 9 months due to the very recent birth of my nephew, who does happen to be named Logan. I've probably already made whatever joke you may be thinking of already.

    • ragingterror

      Here We Go Again

      6 months ago

      Recently, I received official approval from work for my requested vacation over the week of RTX 2015. The flawless streak continues!

      Now, I've just learned that for the fourth straight year, I'll be working the event as a member of the Guardian crew.

      I look forward to seeing you all there once again.

      - Nathan

    • ragingterror

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      7 months ago

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      We'll miss you, Monty. RIP smiley12.gif

    • ragingterror

      .........

      7 months ago

      Hang in there, @monty. Were all pulling for you. smiley12.gif

    • ragingterror

      So, I Made a Thing

      8 months ago

      A couple days before the end of my recent diving vacation to Curaçao, @Darkbowler lent me the use of his intervalometer system. I chose to try my hand at shooting the sunset from our hotel room balcony.

      The result is rather nice.

      Thanks again, Connor.
      - Nathan

  • Comments (3927)

    • DarkBowler

      DarkBowler GuardianPhotog 3x

      2 months ago

      Welcome to the RTX Guardian photographers. I'll send you a longer message soon with more information and we will coordinate from there. Congrats

    • br0wnbr0th4

      br0wnbr0th4 The Greed

      1 year ago

      It was nice meeting you at Toronto Uncon, Nathan. Unfortunately, I cannot find the place to add you as a friend on here. Hopefully, you'll see this and try it on mine. Cheers.

    • DaCuban

      DaCuban Rooster Speak

      1 year ago

      Nathan! It was awesome working with you! See you on Teamspeak!

    • yelnocp

      yelnocp TNETENNBA

      1 year ago

      You taught me some pool, had some BBQ... RTX Was awesome!

    • popfizz

      popfizz

      1 year ago

      Hey Nathan! I hope you had a safe trip home. It was awesome working with you this weekend! Can't wait to rock it again next year smiley13.gif

    • Ed_Radley

      Ed_Radley

      1 year ago

      Any chance we can try setting up a dual commentary for a Community video on our CaH Minecraft build? I think it would be something worth trying.

      • Ed_Radley

        Ed_Radley

        1 year ago

        We'll figure something out smiley6.gif

      • ragingterror

        ragingterror

        1 year ago

        Unfortunately this weekend is almost certainly a no-go. I work nights from 7 PM to 7:30 AM at a major hospital, and as part of my contract I work every other weekend. This is my regularly scheduled weekend to work.

        Next weekend is unfortunately unavailable as well; I'll be in Southern California for the wedding of one of my cousins.

      • Ed_Radley

        Ed_Radley

        1 year ago

        I'm flexible but weekends work best. We can try to do something this weekend if that's alright. We should also try to get people to be there, if only to go through the motions of playing. Btw: I have trouble with my audio as well, it's just a matter of making the most of the situation.

      • ragingterror

        ragingterror

        1 year ago

        I would be all for this, although I would have you bear in mind that the audio quality on my mic isn't the best. Any idea when you might want to set something like this up?

    • zack

      zack W^_^W

      1 year ago

      Nathan. It's February so I'm spreading the love. You're my favorite moderator on the site tied with datalaughing. You're great. I'll always remember the story of your clean Xbox 360 as a defining one of the community. That you got to be in the middle of it all and I know you personally makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. And seeing at you at RTX while short, was most awesome!

      • ragingterror

        ragingterror

        1 year ago

        All the warms and fuzzies... I haz them.

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    • Sephiroth0

      Sephiroth0

      1 year ago

      Hey just wanted to say thank you for helping to put on an awesome event at RvB:OR this year. Had a great time and am looking forward to next year.

      • ragingterror

        ragingterror

        1 year ago

        Thanks for coming out and taking part again, Jeff. Feel free to message Karli, Bean or myself if you have any comments or suggestions you think would be helpful for planning for next year.

    • Church1308

      Church1308

      2 years ago

      I need a huge question answered for me, I want to know if I can buy two shirts from the store but have it made into one shirt like a half an half shirt but with a front picture and a back picture?

      • Church1308

        Church1308

        2 years ago

        I don't wanna seem like bother but is there someone you could ask or someone I could ask if it could happen?

      • ragingterror

        ragingterror

        2 years ago

        Not with just any shirt. Only a select few designs allow you to add a username.

        Example

      • ragingterror

        ragingterror

        2 years ago

        Best of my knowledge: The answer to that question is currently no. In the majority of cases, shirts are not just printed to order. The only instances in which I have seen customized shirts are the ones they allow you to add your username to.

    • Kempob

      Kempob

      2 years ago

      I'm disappointed we aren't already friends.