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OggCamp 2014 Videos

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At this year’s OggCamp we recorded a couple of videos.  We’re still learning – but here’s what I learned about the video production process.

  • It’s really hard to talk and shoot a camera
  • you really need a separate mic to do this sort of thing.



Poop your pants scary

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In a previous post I commented that I might be getting a little old for bands such as Pierce the Veil, and this post examines more evidence of my descent into old age.  Recently Rach went out and bought Alien Isolation because she really wanted to play it.  It is typical that whenever Rach buys a game we end up playing it as a team – typically a frustrated team when I try and explain some three dimensional movement to get her avatar back to what appears to be an item that she missed when scanning the room.  She tends to play, and I shout confusing and frustrated advice.  Eventually she gets annoyed with me, and I get annoyed with her, and we call time there on the game and pick it up again at a later date.  In a way it’s good – we don’t tend to spend a lot of time playing games.  So far Alien Isolation has been no exception.

As is typical I get back from work to find Rach playing Alien Isolation, sat on her favourite comfy chair

POÄNG Armchair - Ikea

POÄNG Armchair – Ikea

with her favourite cushion.

My Neighbour Tortoro Cushion

My Neighbour Tortoro Cushion

She hands over the controller to me whenever it gets too complicated – which it often does.  As a result I end up only playing the most scary, most complicated parts of the game.  It’s left me feeling as though I don’t want to pick up the game and play it – I just know that were I to load the save game at the current point I could find it almost impossibly hard.  The other night I got back from work, and she was running around with a flame thrower.  I just know that were to attempt to load the game on my own that it would be too nerve racking an experience.  I’d hate to be in a situation where I leave her game in a state where she’s low on ammo, or I missed some important key card to access some area of the map – I suppose I’m scared of breaking the game for her.
Also it’s a really scary game, where basically anything that isn’t you is going to try and kill you.  It must be what living in Australia is like.    My game tastes have mellowed – I recently bought Fez for Xbox 360 and I really enjoyed the sedate nature of the game.  Perhaps I’m getting too old for Aliens and explosions…  or maybe the game is just really scary.