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Saturday, December 31, 2011

New video, and matte painting attempt

So yesterday, we filmed a short video (and by short I mean it's about 4 minutes long). It's an action movie with some espionage like themes. It has like 2 muzzle flares, so I can probably get it up really soon and hold you over for FW2. So here is the plot. An operative is sent in to rescue a hostage being held by a member of The Rain. When he gets there, he unties the captive and is confronted by the member of The Rain. The operative is given a choice. You will have to watch the video when it comes out to see how it ends. I had a lot of fun (cold, but fun) acting the part of The Rain, and I talk with a Russian accent the entire time which is pretty fun. On an unrelated note, I also tried my hand at matte painting. I did this on my phone and it is only a still image, so if I were to do it in GIMP the right way, it could be much better. Oh, and looking at it on my phone made it look better than it is... lol.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Finger Warfare 2 updates and release date.

I was at Tristan's house yesterday and was able to see the latest cut of FW2. The audio is sweet. Zoom A1 Audio for the win! But alas, there is much work to be done. The entirety of the shots must be synched and  there is little to no VFX as of yet. Tristan will make an edit and tell you a more precise date, but as of now we are shooting for the end of Christmas break. Also, Tristan received a forge for his birthday (Edit: Actually its just the firepot assembly, so the rest will have to be hand built). This means we can begin learning to forge armour at a faster pace. We are making the armour for the "Medieval Movie" (Another edit: Didn't I tell you it should be titled Kleos?). It does not have name yet, but it will be the biggest thing we have ever done. It will probably be filmed in a few years. It's a big project. We will need better software, better cameras, better preparations. It's going to be amazing. Our magnum opus you could say. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Zoom A1 Audio

Syncing up Audio is pretty annoying.... Just saying.


Christmas Time is near

CHRISTMAS! I don't know about you but Christmas is flippin' awesome. It's really cool that I can actually get gifts for people this year because I mowed lawns all summer and have money. Last Christmas was good for DDI for Tristan got Final Cut Express which is what we have used for every video since then. Hey, this is our second Christmas as a channel, that's pretty neat. Who would have thought we would have kept at it. With expectations so low for teenagers, you can do anything and be awesome, which is kind of  a society fail I think...

No new news on Finger Warfare 2, it's just being, well, edited (*slams head into desk* -Tristan). That's pretty much it.

What do you want for Christmas? (Chain Maille! -Tristan)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The question "What is reality?" is irrelevant to to this blog post.

I had to use spell check on irrelevant. I tried to install Halo for the PC onto Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 to no avail. I just got a white screen in Wine, but I could hear the audio. Yeah, my Windows Xp partition is highly unstable due to the fact that my graphics drivers hate me. Watch as I boot up Morrowind. *Boots up Morrowind* Watch as I find my way t glory. *Finds way to glory, oh no, his graphics drivers took out a glass sword and stabbed him 37 times in the chest with it and then BSODed his system* <- that is the story of my life...

Anywho, Finger Warfare 2 is freaking awesome. I have seen the latest rough cut and it looks good. I can't wait to see the finished product. I believe it will be as good if not better than Finger Warfare: The Index and probably the best video we have ever done.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

EA Technical Support Conversation 1+ Hours over one little fix...

I just needed to unlink my XBL profile from an EA account and then link it to my new one. The following conversation took up and hour of my life.

 Deepak: Hi, my name is Deepak. How may I help you?
shvesley : Yes
shvesley: Umm.
shvesley: I redeemed a cerberus network code online and now I can't link my account to my gamertag
 Deepak: May I have your gamertag please?
shvesley: Mr Shvesley
 Deepak: alright
 Deepak: May I have the account with which you want to link this gamertag?
shvesley: The Master EA ID is Shvesley
shvesley: or *********
 Deepak: alright
shvesley: thats the email I made it with
 Deepak: may I know the email address with which this gamertag is currently linked?
shvesley: *********
shvesley: Hehe I use it for everything :D
 Deepak: I am sorry this gamertag is not linked to *********
shvesley: ?
shvesley: It's not?
shvesley: one second
shvesley: let me try to sign in
 Deepak: ok
shvesley: I signed in to xbox.com with my email and it worked fine
shvesley: and the gamertag is Mr Shvesley
shvesley: hmm
shvesley: did I give you the wrong email?
 Deepak: I can only provide you the domain.
shvesley: ********* is my WIndows Live ID email sign in
shvesley: What does that mean?
 Deepak: that email address ends with @gmail.com
shvesley: is it &&&&&&&?
shvesley: I think I used to use that for my gamertag
shvesley: is that right?
 Deepak: Yes correct
shvesley: Ok
shvesley: but fyi that is technically the right email anymore becasue I changed it
shvesley: hmm
 Deepak: So you want to transfer it from %%% to *** correct
shvesley: Yes Please
shvesley: :)
 Deepak: Please provide me the date of birth linked with &&&&&&&
shvesley: october 13th 1969
shvesley: 10/13/1969
shvesley: that should be right ;)
shvesley: oh winky face
 Deepak: Sorry both are incorrect
shvesley: ?
shvesley: 10/13/1977
 Deepak: This is also incorrect
shvesley: wah?
shvesley: 10/13/1996
shvesley: is that right for &&&&&&&?
shvesley: Did i work?
shvesley: *it
shvesley: Ummm
 Deepak: I am sorry it is again incorrect
shvesley: HMM
shvesley: 7/7/1977?
 Deepak: Please take your time and try to recall the correct date of birth
 Deepak: and then provide it to me
shvesley: You are sure it is not 10/13/1969 or 10/13/1977 or 10/13/1996 or 7/7/1977
 Deepak: Yes, all these dates are incorrect
shvesley: 1/1/1977 or 1/1/1969?
shvesley: Wait I can check my account on xbox.com
 Deepak: alright
shvesley: October, 13, 1969
 Deepak: It is again incorrect
shvesley: doh
shvesley: one sec
shvesley: umm that is what it says
shvesley: When I logged in to my Windows Live ID
shvesley: via passport.com
shvesley: and clicked on the account button
shvesley: October 13th, 1969 is the birth date displayed.
shvesley: for the email
shvesley: &&&&&&&
 Deepak: But this date of birth is not registered with your account &&&&&&&
shvesley: But that is what it says?
shvesley: In the account info
shvesley: ahghg
shvesley: Am I correct in assuming the birth date you are looking for is the one associated with &&&&&&& which is associated with a Windows Live ID that used to be linked to the Gamertag Mr Shvesley?
 Deepak: Yes
shvesley: October 13, 1969
shvesley: I copied and pasted that are you POSITIVE it is not right?
shvesley\ Can you refresh the information or something?
shvesley: Because that is the birth date displayed
 Deepak: I would like to inform you that their is no way to check the date of birth registered with your EA account.
shvesley: oh
shvesley: that bday
shvesley: I don't think I put that in
shvesley: Wait
shvesley: Ahh
 Deepak: You just need to recall what you have put at the time of registering the account
shvesley: I don't even use the email &&&&&&& anymore for xboxlive I linked my gamertag to ********* so why do you need the old email?
shvesley: hmm
 Deepak: Your gamertag is still linked with *********
shvesley: Yes!
shvesley: it is!
shvesley: But you said it was not :(
 Deepak: Sorry your gamertag is still linked with %%%%%%%%%%%%
shvesley: That is confusing
shvesley: You just said it was the other email
 Deepak: No, that was typed by mistake
shvesley: oh ok
shvesley: Well there must be a problem with your information because when I log in to my gamertag I use *********
shvesley: Can you refresh your info or something?
 Deepak: Yes I have done it, the data base is giving the correct information.
shvesley: Is it possible the database is wrong? Because I logged in to my gamertag with ********* in the last 30 minutes
 Deepak: It is not possible
shvesley: My bioware social network is also registered with ********* 
shvesley: if that helps
shvesley: but I don't think it does...
shvesley: hmm
shvesley: This poses a problem
shvesley: Can you unlink Mr Shvesley from ALL existing EA accounts?
 Deepak: To do this also I need the date of birth
shvesley: I c
shvesley: October 13 1969 is the one listed 
shvesley: That is the birth date associated with my gamertag
 Deepak: But it is not registered under your EA account.
shvesley: Oh
shvesley: Well I will make it that
 Deepak: alright
shvesley: Can you help me change it?
shvesley: I dont see an add birthday button 
shvesley: I felt stupid saying that
shvesley: haha
 Deepak: I would like to inform you that their is no such option available to change or add the date of birth once you registeredit.
shvesley: I dont recall entering a birthday :(
shvesley: Well that blows
shvesley: Hmm
shvesley: Can I delete my account
shvesley: then re register it?
shvesley: with that birthday?
 Deepak: It is also not possible without verifying the account
shvesley: how do i verify?
 Deepak: And the only unique way to verify the account is providing the date of birth.
shvesley: Crud so I am kinda screwed
shvesley: October 13 1996 
shvesley: is my birthday
shvesley: is that  the one I used?
 Deepak: But you have registered any other date of birth other than 13th oct 1996
shvesley: It must have been a typo!!! NOOOOO
shvesley: Is there any other way I can confirm?
 Deepak I am sorry no other way
shvesley: How can I see what bday I registered on ea.com with?
 Deepak: I am sorry their is no way to check what bday you registered on ea.com with
shvesley: Why not?
 Deepak: Due to security reasons
shvesley: ?
shvesley: The person cannot see their own birthday
shvesley: Nevermind...
shvesley: Can I delete my account without the birthday stuff
 Deepak: I am sorry it is not possioble
shvesley: because I must have entered a typo 
shvesley: or something
shvesley: because that is the birthday I use
shvesley: Is it close to being right?
 Deepak: No
shvesley: Good golly
shvesley: I am so confused
shvesley: Is it the birthday I used when I made a battlefield heroes account?
shvesley: I made that before I made an ea account
 Deepak: I only need the date of birth linked with %%%%%%%%%%%%
shvesley: Ok.
shvesley: I am on a quest.
shvesley: To figure out this birthday.
 Deepak: Yes
shvesley: One moment please.
 Deepak: alright
shvesley: Wait.
shvesley: If I sign in to the &&&&&&& it will sign me out of this and I cant talk.
shvesley: One moment please.
 Deepak: ok
shvesley: ok
shvesley: So I logged into the &&&&&&&
shvesley: ea account
shvesley: and my gamertag was listed under the personas
shvesley: there can I remove it?
 Deepak: No, it is not possible
shvesley: Really?
shvesley: Noo
shvesley: Wait
shvesley: I can change the email associated with that account
shvesley: right
shvesley: ok
shvesley: bwaahaha
shvesley: I think this will work
 Deepak: Yes
shvesley: And then the account with my gamertag will be linked to *********
 Deepak: Visit this link
 Deepak: " http://support.ea.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/57/kw/change%20email%20address
 shvesley: I am on my way
shvesley: to victory!
 Deepak: Yes you are
shvesley: ok
shvesley: I have to change the email on this account first
shvesley: to make ********* available
 Deepak: Yes
shvesley: that wont mess up this chat right?
shvesley: Aghg I have to run between my basement and my second story room\
shvesley: out
shvesley: of
shvesley: breath
shvesley: ahg
shvesley: OK
shvesley: This account's email is now ###########
shvesley: I am going to change the other accoutns email to ********* now
 Deepak: alright
shvesley: it is finished
shvesley: but umm
shvesley: not really sure what that accomplishes 
shvesley: hmm
shvesley: Is my BioWare social network linked to this account (the one i am talking to you with)?
shvesley: Because if so this was all for nothing unless that can be changed....
 Deepak: may I know have you ever tried to login to bioware account using *********?
shvesley: Yes I have
shvesley: that is the email associated with my bioware account that the cerberus network was activated on
 Deepak: alright
shvesley: I am trying to figure out how to connect my bioware account to my ea account
shvesley which is connected to my gamertag
shvesley: blah
shvesley: does that make sense?
 Deepak: So are trying to link your gamertag with ********* if I am right?
shvesley: Umm yes and no
shvesley: my windows live id is already *********
shvesley: but my bioware account is not connected to ea or my gamertag in anyway
shvesley: unless it connects automatically
shvesley: based on email
shvesley: hello?
 Deepak: I am transferring your chat to the senior support for the further assistance regarding this issue.
shvesley: Ok.
shvesley: Thanks!
shvesley: You have been fun to talk to!
 Deepak: Yes
 Deepak: You are welcome.
 Deepak: Please stay online for a moment
shvesley: ok
 Deepak has disconnected.
 Aaron G.: Hi, my name is Aaron G.. How may I help you?
shvesley: Hello
 Aaron G.: How are you doing today?
shvesley: I am quite well actually
shvesley: I have some work to catch up on, but well
shvesley: well ya
shvesley: Soo
 Aaron G.: I see your issue
 Aaron G.: You don't have to repeat
shvesley: Did you see the previous conversation?
shvesley: Ok ya probably...
shvesley: So, ya
shvesley: Do I have to connect my bioware account to my ea account or my gamertag?
shvesley: Sorry if I repeated that...
 Aaron G.: Gamertag account
shvesley: Ok.
 Aaron G.: But we can sync it all together if you like
shvesley: YES PLEASE
 Aaron G.: What is your Bioware account exactly?
shvesley: Shvesley
shvesley: the email is *********
 Aaron G.: Also what is your date of birth?
shvesley: For what site?
shvesley: BioWare?
shvesley: october 13?
shvesley: Hello?
shvesley: Heello?
shvesley : For what site?
 Aaron G.: Well the gamertag account
 Aaron G.: Just the normal
shvesley: Oh my gamertag bday is 10/13/1969
shvesley: october 13 1969
 Aaron G.: Ok just for gamertag verification what is your Battlefield rank?
shvesley: bad company?
shvesley: 2?
 Aaron G.: Yes
shvesley: oh jeez umm 17ish?
shvesley: I barrowed that from a friend
shvesley: I can look it up maybe though
shvesley: Is that right?
 Aaron G.: Yes try to get it as close as possible
shvesley: ok, wait its right?
 Aaron G.: Checking
 Aaron G.: Ok looks good
shvesley: Oh ok
shvesley: is it working?
 Aaron G.: One second making sure all stats are linked
shvesley: ok!
shvesley: So my bioware account is linked to my gamertag (Mr Shvesley) 
 Aaron G.: Bioware account is on   ########### right?
shvesley: No.
shvesley: It is *********
 Aaron G.: Well if that is the case the account is already on there
shvesley: The account I am talking to you with is not linked to my gamertag or bioware
shvesley: ?
shvesley: So my gamertag is linked to bioware. 
 Aaron G.: Checking now
shvesley: Ok
shvesley: Ya there was all these issues with emails and stuff so I had to change the email of the ea account that had my gamertag on it
 Aaron G.: What email do you use to log into Bioware?
shvesley: ********* 
shvesley: :)
 Aaron G.: What do you have on Bioware?
 Aaron G.: It is telling me to make a new account
shvesley: I redeemed my cerberus network code on that account
shvesley: thats why it needs to be connected to my gamertag
shvesley: (Mr Shvesley)
 Aaron G.: Hmm I will just give you another one
shvesley: Ok.
 Aaron G.: It all seems to be set now as far as I can see
shvesley: Ok.
shvesley: So
shvesley: I log in to my bioware account via ********* then what?
shvesley: Or I make a new account via the Mass Effect 2 in game menu options?
shvesley: The account I am taking to you with is not my main ea.com account FYI 
shvesley: If that makes a difference
 Aaron G.: It is the gamertag account
shvesley: What is the gamertag account?
shvesley: OOO
shvesley: The account I am logged in as now is associated with my gamertag?
shvesley: Victory!
shvesley: Sorta...
 Aaron G.: Yes
 Aaron G.: Redeem this code ---------------
shvesley: Ok. Good.
shvesley: where do i redeem it?
shvesley: I do not see my gamertag listed under my account identities
 Aaron G.: You redeem it in game
shvesley: OK.
 Aaron G.: You will never see the bioware account on Xbox
shvesley: OK. Ill jut follow the in game instructions
shvesley: and if I use the email ********* 
shvesley: it will register fine?
shvesley: Even though that is already in use in an existing ea.com account?
 Aaron G.: Yes
shvesley: Ok!
 Aaron G.: It would all link fine if you use that email
shvesley: Thank you for your help!
 Aaron G.: No problem
shvesley: Bye!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Finger Warfare 2, filmed.

This has been one of the longest days of my life. Filming went a million miles and hour and trying to coordinate everything in my head was a nightmare, but all ended well. Sort off. We filmed the entire thing and when we got back to the house we found that one of my SD cards had broke, leaving us with no ending. It was a race against time as me, Tristan, Hackee drove back to Maglaras before night fell. We were able to  re record almost all of the lost footage and the rest can be filmed tomorrow. I also have wind burn. The mic worked well with the camera, but Tristan is going to have a heck of a time syncing all of that audio. I'll include some pictures of the filming below.

Mr. Umbrella Man is pretty boss in this video. he totally melts Tristan with his lasers, seriously... (edit: Well I dissolve, but yeah...)

Get ready for some amazing VFX, and acting if I do say so myself. We had some pretty good stuff in this one. More pictures will be posted soon hopefully. So, stay tuned for one of DynaDuctINC's best videos.

Finger Warfare 2, TODAY!

So, here is the deal. We are filming Finger Warfare 2 today. Yes, today. There is no "Oh, well get to it next weekend." crap. It is today and today only. We are going to begin filming at 12:00 o clock. It is 9:55 as I write this now. Do the math. For Finger Warfare 2 we decided to get a good microphone, the Zoom  H1 Audio Recorder. A the moment it is currently duct taped to my tripod. Like a boss. There is going to be 12 people there I think and we have the whole thing planned out.  So, so, so much planning went into this. That is why you have not heard about it sooner. My nights have been spent making phone calls, spray painting boxes, gathering props, and getting the plot line down. This. Is. It. No going back. Finger Warfare 2 is going to be filmed in less than 3 hours.

Let me tell you a bit about the mic. It's awesome. Yeah. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Well it appears that a majority of the people in the poll voted for the shield as the resistance's name. So we will probably use that unless we decide it's not fitting. So stay tuned to find out. I'm now running a new poll on whether or not to change to the new youtube channel layout. Tell us what you think!