I watched Serial Experiments Lain again and felt like making short video discussing it. This might not make much sense if you haven't seen the series. It is relatively spoiler free. Look is inspired by the series. Obviously couldn't get similar look.
My take on what is making world the mess we are in. Wonder if this gets me banned on Facebook. Probably won't get that popular.
New cycling video coming. Next one will probably not be cycling video. I broke DJI Osmo’s clean protective filter and no store seems to sell it. Osmo can survive without it but I will save it for a while. I have ND filters for summer usage. I have thought about other options but there aren’t anything like Osmo. GoPro Hero with Karma is closest but it is not the same. Last two videos have had cycling footage so it is time for other kind of videos anyway.
Another reason for less cycling footage is I am not too happy of DJI Osmo’s low light capabilities. Small cameras aren’t best possible low light. DaVinci Resolve has reasonably good noise reduction but my computer can’t run it on level which I like. I wish there was “I don’t care how long rendering takes as long as video looks good” option. I would use it on final renders all the time.
With Brexit and USA’s mid-term elections on news I decided to make video about social media. Social media is big reason why everything seems so weird. I have cut down Facebook usage because it tries to make me angry by showing angry posts. I am considering leaving couple groups because angry trolls spam their hate there. Groups were interesting before but lately it has been mostly hate or Facebook only show the hate posts. More about that in video.
I had really big problems with everything making music. It took almost hour before I could start making it. Then I learned I couldn’t find anything working with sample library I started with. It was sample library I got free when I bought something else so it is good it was useful in on video. I started to put effects after sample library until it started to good. Problems continued even when rendering. Despite all the problem I am pretty happy with the result.
I assume you have seen the video. If not see it here. Now you have seen it? I planned to do serious video where I talked why I thought critics hated Venom and audience liked it. Then I saw this video and original idea didn’t feel that good any more. I will probably use what I planned to talk about in future videos but I won’t make it about Venom. Then I decided to talk everything but Venom movie and say I liked Venom at the end.
Saying Red Letter Media did same joke earlier isn’t completely true. They have done similar joke and variations of it earlier but not exactly the same joke. I didn’t remember Red Letter Media’s jokes when I started writing the episode. By the end I remembered it and thought pointing it after complaining someone else copying Red Letter Media would be funny. I don’t remember which channel copied Mr Plinkett. Channel would be better if they completely dropped copying and doing their own thing. It isn’t my favorite channels but I have seen few of their videos.
For some reason plugin companies have been releasing many new plugins during last few weeks. I didn’t have four out of seven audio plugins you hear in video couple weeks ago. I count ZebraHZ this number because it got major update. I don’t normally buy this many plugins. ZebraHZ was free update. I had to get other plugins because they were something I was going to get at some point anyway and they were on introductory sale.
ZebraHZ became my go to synth. I have tried to find one synth I learn really well. ZebraHZ almost was that before but I didn’t like UI enough. Dark Zebra’s 2.8 fixes that and make it one of the most versatile software synths on the market. I already liked the sound. I got Eventide SP2016 plugin because it has position control. It could be useful if I ever need effect where reverb have to react where something is and move position of that something. Spitfire’s Eric Whitacre Choir was must buy because it does choir library differently than other choir libraries. iZotope Nectar 3 was upgrade to Nectar 2 which I have used on everything.
Cycling footage was shot around Keskuspuisto. It was first time I really needed new light. I have used it before but this time was first time I really needed it. I was so excited to ride in dark I forgot there was brighter option. You might see it in next video. If not it that then in another future video. It depends if I can shoot cycling for next video. It depends on weather.
If you want written Venom review you can find it here.
I said you can hear ZebraHZ 2.8 in this video. You can but you hear more Spitfire Audio's Eric Whitacre Choir. I wrote and recorded dialog before making music. I ended up giving choir bigger role than I planned. I planned to use more ZebraHZ but I felt it didn't need more than it has now.
First time I heard about Necronomidol was in Cracker article. You should check it if you want to know more about insanity that is Japanese pop music. Back then they had released four eps and were about to release their first full length album. Back then they were weird curiosity with few interesting songs like one below. I bought two eps because to be honest those were quite uneven and forgot the band when first full length album didn’t impress me.
But I didn’t unsubscribed their Youtube channel. About month ago they released video for Strange Aeons. I watched it out of curiosity. I was blown away how good the song was and how they had found their style without losing what made them interesting first place. They were no longer interesting weird Japanese band. They were actually good metal band. When I checked their previous albums I found they released their first really good album right after I forgot them. Song below is from that album From Chaos Born.
If you want to check the band after watching these videos any record after From Chaos Born is good start. I don’t understand language. I assume they sing about similar topics in other songs as they sing in videos which have subtitles. Not understanding lyrics hasn’t stopped enjoying the music. In some cases it is even better if you don’t understand lyrics. Not saying it is in this case. My favorite Necronomidol song is Ithaqua. Thanks to subtitles I know what they sing about.
I wrote this before Necronomidol announced Sari and Hina will leave the group. I am not sure what to think about it. Group has had several members during its life time but Sari has been there from the start and she is big part of the band’s image. Group will continue to be what they have been but I will miss Sari for not being part of it.