In the past weeks I finished Darksiders, the last series I played just recording videos and uploading them, and Tales of Zestiria, my longest running series and the first for which I edited the content to make it a bit more entertaining. Granted, I only did so for the last couple of episodes and only added a few animations, but you gotta start somewhere, right?
Before I took my break, I had three running series and with two of them done, it’s time to end the last one and move on to new projects. That’s right, it’s time to go back to the renaissance, fight the Templars and open the way to the vault in Assassin’s Creed II.
For the rest of the series I’m doing my best to edit the videos to add little bits of fun for you, from a few sounds here and there, a few jokes and references, callbacks to earlier episodes and much more. I hope you’ll forgive that they’re not on the same level as some of the more professional YouTube content producers, but I’m still learning this stuff. Two months ago I had never edited a video before, I had never created an After Effects composition, hell, I didn’t even know what After Effects was. But I’m slowly improving, finding new tricks and new fun stuff to do.
Having said so, I always wonder how much added stuff is too much. When do titles, sound effects, video inserts and such become too much? I enjoy watching the WTF videos for Overwatch, but sometimes I feel they go overboard with the effects. When used in good measure, they make things funnier, but too much and well, it’s too much.
I’m still trying to find the balance.
But well, enough of this, enjoy the videos and keep an eye out for them every Wednesday and Friday! Hell, make it easier and subscribe to The Mental Attic’s YouTube channel for notifications on new videos!