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ATS Video Releases / Re: ATS - The Fantabulous 4
« on: April 02, 2021, 06:04:00 PM »

:) :) :)

Please excuse me for being an idiot and missing the part where Kaneda outlines in the first post that he was the one who edited. Great work mate!

Thanks for that, man. first reaction video! You didn't fall asleep or gag uncontrollably, so that's a plus.

ATS Video Releases / Re: ATS - The Fantabulous 4
« on: April 01, 2021, 05:20:20 PM »
Thanks for the responses lads.

I guess it wasn't what everyone was expecting, but as I said I just wanted to have some fun with it and realise an idea I had a fair while back but didn't fully commit to.

As for the youtube link - I really don't wanna have to deal with youtube's bullshit. I'll see if I can't get it up on GTAStunting's channel, but I also want you guys to go to Watch this, and then start randomizing vids and enjoying everybody else's stuff - new or old. That's the whole point of the database.

ATS Video Releases / ATS - The Fantabulous 4
« on: April 01, 2021, 03:31:37 AM »
DISCLAIMER: Manage your expectations!

This vid is more like a stunt/themed hybrid. It was an exercise to reacquaint myself with editing and image work. Also it gave me the opportunity to hang out with the rest of the guys and goof around a bit.

That said - The Fantabulous 4 links below:

Mega Download

Mediafire Download streaming & download

Thanks to all the guys for their help on this one - it was invaluable. Also big thanks to KingJad for guesting.

DSS Video Releases / Re: DSS - Eradicate [2021]
« on: March 14, 2021, 12:23:44 AM »
I'm typically not into these long pre-made review templates, but I'll give it a lash for this one.

Intro: Is that a Stranger Things skin I see? Huh.

Nice and simple so it kinda speaks for itself really.

0:34-0:43 - Nice height off what I'm guessing is an awkward bump to make.
0:44-0:51 - Good lord - these CSMs are mighty powerful stuff! (gotta try one someday)
0:52-1:00 - Lovely new use of an old spot.
1:01-1:05 - Sweet stunt. Very old school.
1:06-1:12 - Well Aries is gonna be pissed. Great execution.
1:13-1:22 - Smooth stuff. Those tight taxi landings are the stuff of nightmares.
1:23-1:33 - Good to see even now that rails in VC can still be new. Great.
1:34-1:38 - Love a good Sanchez stunt.
1:39-1:47 - Yes! The power of the Rhino at high speed. Lovely tap off the other Rhino also.
1:48-1:54 - Nice. Reminds me of classic Brulla stunting.
1:55-2:01 - More dents in the side of that ship.
2:02-2:11 - Any stunt in that God foresaken Dodo is worth a round of applause.
2:12-2:22 - Fantastic combo stunt. I can only imagine the headaches.
2:23-2:31 - Again - tight taxi landings always impress.
2:32-2:40 - Gawd. Who'd have thought a Sanchez could get up there?  :lol:
2:41-2:48 - Neat little ledge grind.
2:49-2:57 - Woah! The stunt that just kept on giving. Nicely done.
2:57-3:02 - Ha! Love those circular ledge grinds.
3:03-3:14 - Do you guys land on anything bigger than the taxi itself?
3:14-3:22 - High energy. If you're gonna bump off a cop car, do it like that.
3:23-3:29 - Nice length. Don't know why you'd try anything with popped tires though  :happy:
3:30-3:36 - Again, very old school vibe on this one. Everyone loves a good billboard landing.
3:37-3:44 - Go in through the gate, or... - nice one.
3:45-3:58 - Not much else you can do to get that one. Props on the improv.
3:58-4:08 - Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooong bump! Groovy.
4:09-4:15 - Don't confuse an old man...please. Sweet!
4:16-4:29 - Don't confuse an old man...please. Sweet! (see, how do you like it?)
4:30-4:39 - What the fuck just happened? Seriously!
4:40-4:51 - You know there are nice, big roofs, right? Lovely nudge off the ledge to start the climb.
4:52-5:00 - Holy crappers! I guess this is why you're known as the The Big V!
5:01-5:09 - Tight P2B right there. One of those 'meant to be' stunts.
5:10-5:16 - That's a little big of a target to land on, isn't it?  :P
5:17-5:23 - Tight gap to get into. A little clunky, but the end result was sublime.
5:24-5:33 - Great! Creative use of the environment for a fine finish. Gotta love it.
5:34-5:38 - Not the pipes!
5:39-5:45 - Also loving those '1 millimetre off and it's a fail' types of stunt. Nail-biting.
5:46-5:52 - Nicely executed double grind. Elegant!
5:53-6:00 - So many bikes stuck up in those girders now - pleasure to watch.
6:01-6:06 - Crazy shuffle off the roof. Must be an ugly second grind to make too.
6:07-6:13 - Tight! Landing on shit like that makes me feel all tingly in my lower parts!
6:14-6:21 - Oh the lovely rotation - LOVELY.
5:22-6:27 - Coming up empty on how you got that target. Nice.
6:27-6:32 - Too much tingling in my lower parts now - must have tissues on hand.
6:33-6:38 - Do a PSM, get the most out of it and wow the audience.
6:38-6:46 - That's one way to arrive at a party.
6:46-7:00 - Now that's a finisher. Lovely everything!

Outro: Ha! I love this kind of stuff. Having fun with the game and not taking all this silliness too seriously. Wonderful.

Stunts: Overall there were a tonne of really 'wow' type stunts in this vid - too many to count in fact. Everyone did a great job and showed their level of dedication to getting those tough-to-get spots. Lots of creativity, lots of variety and lots of love of stunting. Nothing more one could ask for, really.

Edit: Editing was smooth, without being overly flashy (a trend I'm noticing more and more - and liking it). A couple of stunts weren't necessarily shown in the best light (the last taxi boost across the water, for example), but for the most part everything flowed together extremely well.

Overall: A+. That should tell you everything.

Ha - funny that I ride around in SAiVC and not bat an eye, but when I see LC and VC in the SA engine it just strikes me as weird.

Lovely work, guys. The great thing about these map conversions is you can take the advantages of one game engine and apply them in another map, and this is on show here. Nobody playing in the VC engine is doing crazy vehicle bumps like those in this vid, that's for darn sure.

Modus Operandi Public Section / Re: ZeRo - The Wind And The Sun
« on: March 05, 2021, 02:39:14 PM »
First off - love the music choice. It's not often music that's game-era-specific is used in a stunt vid. I loved the editing also. It reminded me of the classic days where you cut your stunts in and maybe doubled up a couple of nice landings and...that's it - letting the stunts be the flash, rather than the way they're recorded.

And these are stunts that don't really need any bolstering of any kind. Solid classic stuff sprinkled with some new level creativity and combos. The crazy spinning gutter clip to grind was the stand out for me. It's like watching someone trip over their own feet but then somehow turn that into a cartwheel followed by a backflip. Looks like a mess to begin with but winds up being all too stylish.

Great work, man. It gave me a warm, nostalgic feeling without being a 'best of' kinda thing.

VC Chat & Support / Re: 🔥 SKYWARD 4 🔥 Taxi Collab Organisation
« on: March 05, 2021, 12:53:53 AM »
Although I've kind of turned off Taxi stunting for the most part, I'll definitely try to submit something before the deadline.

*starts checking roofs*

DSS Video Releases / Re: [VC] ALL OUT - Faiz & Skuller
« on: March 01, 2021, 09:45:20 PM »
Gotta agree with Aries - for 'left over' stunts they were pretty damn good. I suppose when you're overloaded with reps, you wanna put them somewhere. I wish I was in a position to even have left overs - my left overs have been promoted to main course.

Tight editing, nice quality and solid soundtrack. Nicely done all around.

VC Un-Modded Stunting Video Releases / Re: Miamification
« on: February 27, 2021, 03:48:28 PM »
Again, a little late on this, but it did get buried under a lot of other vids. Some lovely stuff in this one, particularly in terms of creative combos. I'm guessing you guys are now out on the map with slide rules and all manner of equations to get some of this stuff. I really dug Dannye's stuff in this vid - it's just the kind of stuff I'm into at the moment. That's not to say everyone else didn't have some great moments. Credit clips were a nice touch too - illustrates very succinctly just how annoying this particular hobby can be.

Editing nice and smooth and not overly flashy, which is nice to see. It was also nice to see so many contributors to a collab, even this late in the game. Almost worthy of community vid status, really.

Lovely, guys.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hey all
« on: February 26, 2021, 02:32:28 PM »
Welcome welcome.

I remember the days when I wasn't 'much of a stunter' - 15 years later...

Introduce Yourself / Re: ...more like a re-introduction.
« on: February 16, 2021, 10:00:18 PM »
1. Yes, kaneda is from the movie Akira. One of my all time favourite movie characters. The name's also given to a character in the movie Sunshine, although he's a captain so he's Captain Kaneda, which gave me a chuckle.

2. I haven't seen or spoken to Dark in a looooong while, so I wouldn't hold my breath on a reappearance any time soon.

3. The lads and I have been on the hunt for Neo since we all reconnected, but nothing concrete enough to find him. He sacrificed himself for the salvation of Zion though, so that might have something to do with it. And I'm glad there's someone who got some kind of perverted enjoyment from our radio shows...for whatever reason.

VC Un-Modded Stunting Video Releases / Re: FREAKED OUT
« on: February 16, 2021, 09:49:13 PM »
Just plain groovy. I'm liking this trend (it may be a trend, or I could be wrong) of remaking older vids. It's wonderfully nostalgic and makes me want to do a remake of a classic myself - inspiration always wins points. Reviewing a vid that's a remake of an existing vid is tough, however. I don't exactly recall the first version and can't locate it anywhere (although did stumble across an SFH remake of Apparition - neat), but a remake kinda speaks for itself so I'm assuming the stunts are those that appear in the original.

Tall and the short of it is - I liked the vid. The stunts are slick and most are nice and simple, and that's pretty much the way I like stunts at this point - nice and simple. Editing was nice and the colours really popped...maybe a little too much. Also, the end credits just made me want to watch Enemy again - so that's always good.

Nice job to all involved. Keep your eyes out for my remake of your remake because you guys remade a make of something...uh...I don't even remember where this was going. I'm going to watch Enemy.

USS Video Releases / Re: Mehmet & Silw - Midnight City
« on: January 29, 2021, 10:08:42 PM »
Like everyone - love the retro vibe in this vid. How a vid done in VC (primarily) hasn't before adopted that retro look is beyond me. There may have been one that I missed, but that's the first one I can remember seeing. The inrto made me feel like I was watching the non-existent Vice City 80s TV show - so basically Miami Vice.

The stunts also had a bit of a retro vibe to them. It reminded me of old school vids like Miss This and Torn. Quite a number of blatantly obvious ideas that have somehow escaped everyone else for years. I love it when a stunt makes me think 'well, why the fuck didn't I think of that?'. Nice to see also that ugly terrain is not always a roadblock to a neat stunt - although it CAN be a pain. Oh, and screw you Matt - I was looking for what was possible at that construction site wall and you just stomped all over that  :P

Music choices married into the overall mood of the vid perfectly. However, the closing credit choice made me feel like I was trapped inside the Ocean Beach Hotel again - soooo much time spent with THAT particular track stuck in my brain.

Lovely work, guys. While I love a vid with a lot of polish, I equally love those with a more laid back approach.

Okay, very VERY late on this one, but it took this long to finish watching the dang thing!

What the hell can I say? I don't know that I've ever seen a vid this polished. Every single frame of it looks utterly gorgeous. I realise that SA can be thanked for a portion of that (that game does look lovely still), but so much of it is down to (I'm assuming) the vid's editor. I lost count of the number of gallery worthy shots and pans. I'm fairly familiar with SA and it's environments, but a lot of the vistas on show here make them look soooo much better. Transitions between stunts are also just tremendous, making me believe that the editor is a burgeoning (or possibly established) film maker. I don't wanna overstate the look of this video, but I got a very distinct Denis Villenueve vibe - really, it's that impressive. Always appreciate also when stunters abandon all sense of ego and let everyone know just how awful their voice acting talents really are - I can relate, trust me. Cut scenes were nicely handled as well. Now I wish that SA had a 'Ring' side mission of some sort. If I had only one minor, barely worth mentioning complaint, I would say that some (only some) of the stunts are kinda robbed of their impact due to cinematic/wide camera angles being used initially, rather than after the first showing. However, that's just a personal preference, being an old timer.

I can't comment on the video, of course, without mentioning the choice in music. I'm guessing this is a fairly contentious element of the vid. Frankly I was left kind of on the fence regarding the music. On the one hand, I love any vid that doesn't blast my eardrums with death metal (or whatever you kids call it these days) or screeching lyricists that are barely comprehensible, or even incomprehensible. And yes, I realise I've been in vids that would fall into that category, so the irony's not lost on me. The music is melancholy and sombre, which I guess fits the theme of the vid - the end of an era for you guys. On the other hand, it does sort of clash with the high octane nature of stunting in general. It would be the perfect music for a vid where the only stunts were being done in Baggage cars and Caddys. That being said - it was at least unique, which wins a lot of my points in my book. Also, any vid that manages to incorporate Talking Heads into it's soundtrack wins +20 smiley points!

Now, naturally, the stunts. It's not surprising that this vid was in the works for 3 years (I remember getting antsy about Lagoon, which took just under 1 year), because the finished product is very obviously the result of a group of guys who weren't happy with 'close enough'. It's a lovely showcase of what you can do in SA that you can't in VC, so kinda throws the whole 'SA stunting isn't for me' outlook right back in my stupid face. One could say that it's just another vid with grinds, bumps, taxi boosts and vehicle bumps, and yeah that would be accurate - except for the 'just another vid' part. It's a hell of a lot more than that. Everything had something else. I was exclaiming 'Woah!' three times in one stunt on numerous occasions (the backwards wheelie down the dirt road was a particular favourite). The level of dedication and time spent to get this last hurrah as good as it can possibly be is (to me) an indication of a tight-knit crew and a good bunch of friends. And being that that is what this whole thing (stunting) SHOULD be about gives this vid an extra +20 smiley points.

Now that's +40 smiley points! And I don't just hand those out willy-nilly. Absolutely deserved. A great vid. A great farewell. A pleasure to behold. Congrats, guys, and I hope that, above all else, you enjoyed your time with the game, and with each other.

Let me just preface this by saying that San Andreas stunting isn't really my thing. It just never got its hooks in like VC stunting did. That being said, I can still appreciate the style, grace and skill of any stunt, regardless of venue.! There are so many aspects of this vid that scream 'community'. And for a vid like this, that's the most important part. So many contributors with so many differing styles. I'm not incredibly well-versed in the new and the old (in regards to individual contributors) but I'm guessing A Grand Occasion has a nice mix of newer guys and more seasoned veterans. There's  a healthy mix of both old school stunt techniques and more recent innovations - which is what I love to see. There was also a surprising lack of stunts utilizing RAD's - not that I'm knocking that technique, but it's lovely to see that not all stunts need to be about 'how high' or 'how far' - simpler stunts are often much more effective. Not having a great deal of experience in SA, I guess it's the hotspot for delectable combo stunts, because they were really on display here. I'm exhausted landing a single stunt! Here we had two, three or more in a long string. And stunts, stunts, stunts! I don't know that I've seen so many and this well-packaged.

Onto that - editing. I absolutely love it when a group of inspired people get together and pool their resources/knowledge to package a vid in a fun and creative way. The coding really makes me wish I'd dabbled more in SA in that regard. So much on screen, so much to keep track - I'm imagining the headaches, but the result elevates the content. Icing on the cake is incorporating that stuff into the stunts. The editing is also simply fantastic. The handoffs between stunts just keep that energy thumping and make the vid so damn watchable, and certainly rewatchable - always the sign of a great vid.

Considering that SA stunting doesn't appeal to me in the same way VC stunting does, I was hooked on A Grand Occasion from beginning to end. A great community video with emphasis on 'community', something I thought was beginning to be buried under the weight of prestige.

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