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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2020, 05:18:58 PM »
Just read thru the comments and a lot of things have been said what I also wanted to put into words. It doesn't feel so long ago that AR re-entered the stunting scene and you guys were so active, you were like the only standing SA crew but you totally rocked. Seeing this farewell now makes me really sad, this might just be the very last proper SA crew video (mamka vids are not that kind imo - just to make it clear). But yeah, Silence and other videos have been released ages ago so it's normal that you guys change and stunting is not the priority and most fun thing to do, still my hats off to you for keeping it up until this day.

About stunting: everyone did great, but Manu owned this hard for me. Lots of creative stunts, however I have seen most of them, they are still one of a kind. The most shocking must be that mtb combo on the SF bridge, fantastic stuff. Biel and Promagic landed some classic bigairs, it was so good to see them. Also, I was amazed how PM landed some of the plainest stunts in the game that are still new. These kind of simple yet great stunts always amaze me. I'm thinking of that infernus huge dropbump2roof at SF and the bump2prec at LV casino. Also, I was happy to see UDX finally landing not just one, but quite a few of his near-impossible spots. I'm truly glad you could show your stunts to everyone after trying so many for years. Your dedication is remarkable dude.

Moving on to the editing, if not for Ocean of Notion, I would say this was the best, most special editing in a stunting video I have seen. At least it was the most emotional one. I was so happy to 'see' Pmarci's editing in some parts of this video, those colors and those vibes truly reminded me of him. You two are the best editors this community ever had. I don't know how, but you Lukas always capture stunts the most attractive way possible. Every part was different, unique and flawless on its own, the scenes between the parts fitted well, I liked the 'story' as well, however it was kinda sad. This video made me feel sorry that this is the end, perhaps something bigger is ending than just AR, I got emotional, and I think that's the biggest compliment I can give to an editing. Especially the last part was emotional with that song, you could feel we are getting closer and closer to the end and eventually we reached it.

If this were to be the last SA video or the last stunting video, I would be okay with that because it is as good as it needs to be. Thank you guys for this amazing experience, it's been long a video had such an impact on me. Farewell and good luck with whatever you gonna do!

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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2020, 08:16:06 PM »
Thanks everyone for the kind words. It is such a pleasure to see that the ideas you had in mind while editing actually resonated with the viewer. I consider this video to be a farewell to GTAStunting. I've had great times here and I am thankful to the community for having a profound impact on me throughout the years.

Thanks to everyone that helped with making this video and, of course, to the dedicated stunters of AR who made this happen in the first place. I've had a lot of fun working together with you guys and it was great to see you pushing yourself until the last minute. In my opinion, the most impressive collection of stunts ever put in one video.

See you guys later.

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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2020, 05:38:16 AM »
still didn't have the chance to watch it properly but damn kacknase editing and reading the comments got me hypedddd

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« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2020, 07:22:58 AM »
I hope i can write a full review later,but as for now this is easily one of the best stunting vids i've ever seen.

Enjoyed it at night with a blunt while on discord call with afterlife. Ive never been as impressed as i was with this video but one thing that stood out is that i blasted a laugh more than once through the intro and interlude, an unique and unexpected experience for sure.

UndeadX stood out for me, as well as Afterlife, even though i had seen most of your stunts the past few years as you landed them, seeing them all together with the fantastic cinematography work of Kacknase left me speechless, needless to say the rest as you heard my live reaction.

Kacknase youre an incredibly talented editor, i hope such skills bring opportunities for you in life, not everyone is as given as youve shown to be throughout the years.


Watching the ending make me kinda sad and brought out good memories of GTAS and outside,when we had our hispanic community of stunters where AL and i first met

However i hope this community continues to thrive in his own way, in 2012 people were saying this was dead, yet here we are 8 years later.

Shoutout and thank you to everyone involved in this project.
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« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2020, 07:32:44 AM »
When Everything Dies - Honest full Review by Minq
 
Intro:
 
Very cool and well edited.
 
- Part I -
Afterlife - MTB wallride to double grind: Really lovely wallride to double grind. I love the fact that you landed it without stupid roof starter.
Biel - NRG grind to 90 backwards to grind: Amazing combo, also very original spot. I like the little spin at the end.
Afterlife - FREEWAY ramp to double ledge grind: Nice find for sure, the rotations makes it real special
Erney - FCR fall grab to precision: Probably one of the most old grab methode used I really love this one
Kacknase - NRG smallbump to wallride to precision: Cool wallride I'm glad you found a place in our Video
Biel - INFERNUS crane magnet to double chimney precision: Great stunt good job landing both parts
UndeadX - NRG curb bump to fence bump to chimney precision: I'm glad you could land it at the very end. A bitch spot for sure and not really easy. That spot always belonged to you, but I'm happy you offered me that kind of spot to try :P
Afterlife - NRG curb bump to 360 to bump to precision:  Pure eye candy, what do you need more? The stunts has everything it needs spins? prec?
UndeadX - NRG polehit to breakable fence grind to grind: very underrated spot if you ask me. Grind 2 breakble fence grind. Very cool spot. 
Kusiu - MTB skatepark combo to grind: The stunt looked very better with the great work of kacknase. Amazing stunt
Biel - NRG wallride to 360 to wallride to rock precision: This was a gift from me to you. I'm glad you did it. It's a transition wallride to prec. I doubt that anyone will pull of anything like that in the near future. Well done Biel
 
 
- Part II -
Promagic - INFERNUS ramp to tree bump to circular roof: This is the kinda stuff I expected for you. Amazing find and very original spot. Killer stunt
Biel - NRG packer to tree bump to roof: Nice p2b I really love this one
Mistake - NRG highbump to parking lot: Who really expected something like that amazing spot great find.
UndeadX - INFERNUS double bump to roof: Amazing double bump great spot
Minq - MONSTER leap to crane precision: -
mqtH - INFERNUS smallbump to tree bump to zip building: Never expected that you even land a spot for this crewvideo. You probably suprassed your limits with that spot. I'm happy you made it :)
Afterlife - NRG grind to bandito bump to grind/double grind: very original idea with the bandito cool grinds.
Mistake - NRG natbump to roof: What a monster. Nobody expected to see this landed without lame ass superbike
You are truely amazing. It was a great decision to pick you up for the crew :)
Named - NRG packer to billboard bump to roof: Cool to see you in the video as well.  Glad you manage to land something even doe you have kids and wife. thank you
Biel - NRG highbump to come-a-lot: Probably nobody expected that. Very tricky to avoid the slowroad but it's possible for sure guys.
UndeadX - NRG double bump to crane: Nice stunt and very original as well.
Promagic - NRG smallbump to high roller sign precision: Very old gtastunting challenge nobody thought it was possible but you landed it. Probably a big pain in the ass to try that over and over again. Good job.
Biel - NRG triple grind: Really nice triple grind.
Minq - CABBIE palm boost to antenna precision: -
UndeadX - INFERNUS double bump to LVPD roof: I always wanted to land that roof with infernus but never did. You even landed the very top. Amazing spot very original and great find.
Biel - NRG natbump to V Rock sign precision: The spot was very obvious. I'm happy you landed it first. Sadly I didn't land it myself.
Mistake - INFERNUS ramp to bump to KACC precision: Very funny story behind the spot. He landed it twice. At first the replay crashed and he landed it again. Thank you for your dedication vagabundo.
 
Interlude:
 
COMMENT.
 
- Part III -
Kusiu - BMX bunny hop to stoppie to wallhit to spinning grind: The lost replay we found again. Amazing stunt kusiu :)
Afterlife - NRG grind to stoppie to grind: Nice find and amazing executed.
UndeadX - NRG highbump to hospital top: Great spot, people being jealous that you landed it the hard way :P
Plani - FREEWAY grind to bonk to grind: Amazing freeway grind. Sadly you didn't land more :(
Mistake - CABBIE mountain boost to tree precision: Cool cabbie stunt hard to land at the tree. Very good spot. Your stunting overall is very complete.
Afterlife - NRG wallride to rock precision: cool stunt, but not my cup of tea
Biel - NRG highbump to sex shop sign precision: Cool that you landed it with rad nobody really thought about it, cuz you know why :P. Amazing stunt. I'm sure the top is possible as well.
Afterlife - NRG grind to backwheelie to spin to sign grind: stellar combo, and unexpected fucking amazing
Minq - MTB grab to fence grind: -
Biel - INFERNUS leviathan magnet to tower top: I landed that as well. Great find. very tricky to position the leviathan, but it's worth it. good stunt
Afterlife - MTB bridge combo to cork to grind: This stunt looks so amazing. Perfect execution well done manu.
UndeadX - NRG highbump to makavelik roof: Probably one of the best big air stunts ever landed(If not the best). What will you do next Max? They all said sky is the limit, but you made footprints on the moon. I don't think we will ever see a big air stunter like you again.
Afterlife - CABBIE boost combo to chilliad top: I don't even know what to say. It's the cherry on top of everything. Great end and finisher.
 
Outro:
 
I even cried at the outro. Sadly everything has come to an end.
 
 
Editing:
 
You are the best Editor on gtastunting for sure. The camangles were beyond godlike. Everything was perfect.
Thank you for your big patience, not only for the editing but with us.
 
 
Overall:
 
I believe this Video was a big milestone not only to stunting but editingwise also.
 
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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2020, 07:37:59 AM »
Kacknase bump, wallride to precision was the best in my eyes.

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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2020, 09:19:56 AM »
When Everything Dies - Full Review by not the best SA stunter
 
Intro:
could've been over faster, but NOICE

- Part I -
Afterlife - MTB wallride to double grind: nice addition to this spot of yours, loved it!
Biel - NRG grind to 90 backwards to grind: your grinds look as smooth as Taz's
Afterlife - FREEWAY ramp to double ledge grind: was gonna say it's old BUT THIS CRAZY EXECUTION!!!!
Erney - FCR fall grab to precision: Nice, but you could've put more effort into the last video I'm sure :(
Kacknase - NRG smallbump to wallride to precision: WOAH THIS WAS DOPE AS HELL BEST/10
Biel - INFERNUS crane magnet to double chimney precision: very creative idea, insane you landed both chimneys LOL!!
UndeadX - NRG curb bump to fence bump to chimney precision: crazy how easy that looks, but im sure endless hours went into this one, GJ!
Afterlife - NRG curb bump to 360 to bump to precision: not the hardest stunt, the execution made it much better though :D
UndeadX - NRG polehit to breakable fence grind to grind: pretty good mate
Kusiu - MTB skatepark combo to grind: well thats not the newest stunt i suppose, loved the cam angle though
Biel - NRG wallride to 360 to wallride to rock precision: this place offers 0 possibilities, yet you found one! Sick :lol:
 
 
- Part II -
Promagic - INFERNUS ramp to tree bump to circular roof: Filip stood up from the grave, sick inf stunt, loved the landing to the top!
Biel - NRG packer to tree bump to roof: I remember you showing me this spot, I gave up too fast, huge stunt!
Mistake - NRG highbump to parking lot: AWESOMESOM!
UndeadX - INFERNUS double bump to roof: RIP krs :wacko:
Minq - MONSTER leap to crane precision: That's insane!
mqtH - INFERNUS smallbump to tree bump to zip building: that angle was sooooo hard I bet, your nametag is missing though :(
Afterlife - NRG grind to bandito bump to grind/double grind: awesome usage of that vehicle!!!
Mistake - NRG natbump to roof: LEGENDARY SPOT!
Named - NRG packer to billboard bump to roof: Very nice spot man!
Biel - NRG highbump to come-a-lot:SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK BIEL NEEDS NO SLOWROAD FIX!!!
UndeadX - NRG double bump to crane: Woah! How long did this spot take? :o
Promagic - NRG smallbump to high roller sign precision:
Biel - NRG triple grind: THIS IS NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Minq - CABBIE palm boost to antenna precision: Very nice
UndeadX - INFERNUS double bump to LVPD roof:WHAT A CRAZY SPOT MAN
Biel - NRG natbump to V Rock sign precision: THIS IS SO FUCKING HUGE YOU ARE SO AWESOME MAN
Mistake - INFERNUS ramp to bump to KACC precision: I loved this one really :D
 
Interlude:
 
COMMENT.
 
- Part III -
Kusiu - BMX bunny hop to stoppie to wallhit to spinning grind: loved the grind!
Afterlife - NRG grind to stoppie to grind: THIS IS JUST WHATEVER I SHOULDVE BEEN LANDING WHEN I WAS ACTIVE IM FUCKING LOVING THIS STUNT THIS IS THE BEST FUCKING STUNT EVER LANDED YOU ARE A LEGEND AFTERLIFE IF YOU EVER COME TO MY COUNTRY IMMA GIVE YOU A BLOWJOB FOR FREE HAIL AFTERLIFE THIS IS JUST PURE AWESOMENESS
UndeadX - NRG highbump to hospital top:How is this not old yet, lol GJ
Plani - FREEWAY grind to bonk to grind: Nice but im sure you couldve done better dude  :( :( loved the idea nevertheless
Mistake - CABBIE mountain boost to tree precision: SICK AF
Afterlife - NRG wallride to rock precision: did you spawn the rock there? :lol: dont remember seeing such hill with a rock on it, but im sure these spawn randomly dont they
Biel - NRG highbump to sex shop sign precision: YES THIS SPOT FINALLY LANDED GJ MAN SICK SICK SICK
Afterlife - NRG grind to backwheelie to spin to sign grind: THIS AGAIN IS JUST FUCKING AWESOME IM HAVING AN ERECTION RIGHT NOW, HOW DID YOU DO BACKWHEELIE THIS LONG I REMEMBER DOING THE WHOLE LV PARKING LOT WITH A STOPPIE LIKE 6 MIN LONG THIS REMINDED ME OF THAT, THEN THE CRAAAAAZY ROTATION AND YET YOU HIT THE GRIND HOW MAN TEACH ME
Minq - MTB grab to fence grind: awesome grab man as always, youre Sorcery of SA
Biel - INFERNUS leviathan magnet to tower top: Very very nice stunt, nice to see you landing this tower once again :D
Afterlife - MTB bridge combo to cork to grind: THIS IS JUST NUTS, YOU ARE SO SICK IM OUT OF WORDS MAN SORRY
UndeadX - NRG highbump to makavelik roof: another awesome natural stunt man woah!
Afterlife - CABBIE boost combo to chilliad top: THIS FIT THE SONG SO WELL!! DAMNNNNN
 
Outro:
 yeh its okay i guess, nothing special
 
 
Editing:
Editing was obviously top notch, the angles were just sooo well picked and put together, I'm speechless man, this is just exactly how a final video should look like. Great job man! I can't ever imagine putting myself through so much trouble, but you surely know your shit!
 
 
Overall:
This video made my day better, it kinda makes me wish to have been a part of this! What a legendary video, as somebody on YT mentioned, this video is a piece of part, history and it definitely deserves thousands of views. I wish I could go and write 4 paragraphs like PtRvY surely would, but I'm out of words right now, I'm so glad I came up with this, I'm gunna watch this video a few times more. GOOD JOB AERO REAPERS, very sad to see you go :( there is no active SA crew now, this makes me feel so empty :(
 
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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2020, 09:36:23 AM »
Afterlife - NRG wallride to rock precision: did you spawn the rock there? :lol: dont remember seeing such hill with a rock on it, but im sure these spawn randomly dont they
You are right, they do spawn randomly! :cc_detective: It was as annoying to land as it was to film I bet.

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« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2020, 04:17:45 PM »
One of the most enjoyable stunting videos I ever watched.. this editing was outstanding!
Epic vid guys...

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« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2020, 06:08:51 AM »
Full reviews are a large task regardless of video length, but let's be fucking real here this video deserves it. Before actually getting into it, massive respect to AR and everyone involved in this project.

When Everything Dies - Full Review by Blaze
 
Intro:

Intro was cool, some very nice establishing shots of SA/the stunters - honestly I wasn't really sure who was who in the first half of the intro :D The shot of the mtb on the bridge and the shot from the rear of the Infernus were really nice. I also liked the way the title of the video just popped up then faded into the intro for the first section.
 
COMMENT.
 
- Part I -
Afterlife - MTB wallride to double grind: MTB Wallrides boggle my mind, very nice stunt. Very nitpicky here but I would've liked to see the second grind in it's entirity, but with the speed of SA grinds I understand why they get cut. Great thinking on finding that spot!
Biel - NRG grind to 90 backwards to grind: Nice combo, I love stunts that go back on themselves/in the opposite direction so this was cool to see.
Afterlife - FREEWAY ramp to double ledge grind: This was real fuckin neato, you have a real good eye for finding nice creative spots. Loved the way the second LG rotated across the whole ledge and you still managed to make it to the end.
Erney - FCR fall grab to precision: Good thinking on the spot, nice execution too - looks like it would've been a fucking hassle to line up the grab with the prec, gj.
Kacknase - NRG smallbump to wallride to precision: Great stunt, wallride was super stylish as was the landing. Timecyc looked real good too.
Biel - INFERNUS crane magnet to double chimney precision: That was fuckin sick, even better that you landed it twice.
UndeadX - NRG curb bump to fence bump to chimney precision: Cool spot, I'd imagine lining up the bumps to be a fucking annoyance, gj.
Afterlife - NRG curb bump to 360 to bump to precision: God damn that shit was cool, I love how the second bump cancelled out the rotation and sent you straight up.
UndeadX - NRG polehit to breakable fence grind to grind: Nice long grind, is one of those fences bugged or something?
Kusiu - MTB skatepark combo to grind: I'm fucking loving the amount of tech combos in this, that shit was dope.
Biel - NRG wallride to 360 to wallride to rock precision: I had absolutely no idea where the fuck you were going with this stunt and the prec hit me out of nowhere, loved the 360 in the wheelie too. Nice!
 
 
- Part II -
Promagic - INFERNUS ramp to tree bump to circular roof: Nice to see you still rocking PM, rad stunt - I liked how you made it up to the higher part of the roof.
Biel - NRG packer to tree bump to roof: Should've went to grind ;) jk, nice stunt.
Mistake - NRG highbump to parking lot: As someone who despises doing any sort of natbump, fair fucking play for landing that. Great stunt.
UndeadX - INFERNUS double bump to roof: bruh how the fuck are you guys doing this shit with infernus', those kinda stunts have always perplexed me. rad as fuck.
Minq - MONSTER leap to crane precision: god damn prec on that thing looks ridiculously hard to stay on, good shit man.
mqtH - INFERNUS smallbump to tree bump to zip building: Great thinking on the curb to tree bump, solid as fuck.
Afterlife - NRG grind to bandito bump to grind/double grind: Oooooh that was nice, lots of spins lots of grinds. Dope shit.
Mistake - NRG natbump to roof: BIG FUCKIN BUMP, BIG FUCKIN RESPECT FOR DOING THAT.
Named - NRG packer to billboard bump to roof: Really fuckin enjoying the variation of stunts in this video, never been much of a bumps guy but it's always sick to see roofs getting landed.
Biel - NRG highbump to come-a-lot: Loving the variation of your stunts in the vid, good blend of tech shit, bumps etc. Rad stunt.
UndeadX - NRG double bump to crane: That shit looks mad annoying, really liked the way you kinda grinded/slid around the edge of it.
Promagic - NRG smallbump to high roller sign precision: fuck precisions those kinda stunts would put me on suicide watch, very cool.
Biel - NRG triple grind: you fuckin madman, stylish as fuck combo.
Minq - CABBIE palm boost to antenna precision: Really like this spot and the execution of it, good job.
UndeadX - INFERNUS double bump to LVPD roof: Never ceases to amaze the shit you guys do with Infys, great stunt and execution.
Biel - NRG natbump to V Rock sign precision: This looks like a painful fucking spot but god DAMN that was awesome.
Mistake - INFERNUS ramp to bump to KACC precision: Jesus fucking christ. The more this video goes on the more I'm lost for words.
 
Interlude:
 
Real shit this is some of the best scripting/comedy work I've ever seen in a stunt video; from the little things like the inside jokes and posters on the wall to the voice acting, the whole plot of it all, the effort that went into the shit on the TV, that was real fuckin cool. YOU CANT HIDE FROM DEATH YOU IDIOT

 
- Part III -
Kusiu - BMX bunny hop to stoppie to wallhit to spinning grind: Fucking love the amount of combos in this video; sick spot, stylish execution.
Afterlife - NRG grind to stoppie to grind: This might be one of my favourite stunts in the whole video; the pop out of the initial grind, lining up the stoppie and taking it to a second grind - stylish as fuck, gj.
UndeadX - NRG highbump to hospital top: Never gets old seeing that hospital get landed, good job.
Plani - FREEWAY grind to bonk to grind: That was cool as fuck, very stylish exection.
Mistake - CABBIE mountain boost to tree precision: Holy fucking shit that was sick, I'd write more but lets be real how the fuck do I even describe that stunt. Super sick.
Afterlife - NRG wallride to rock precision: That prec was satisfying as fuck, gj.
Biel - NRG highbump to sex shop sign precision: Nice!
Afterlife - NRG grind to backwheelie to spin to sign grind: Bruhhhh how the fuck do you do that shit, that was insane. Great thinking on the spot and a solid execution to go with it.
Minq - MTB grab to fence grind: Yoooo that was dope as fuck, love a grab to grind. Great stunt.
Biel - INFERNUS leviathan magnet to tower top: I have no idea how the fuck you managed to angle that to get to the top of the tower, but fair fucking play that was a sick ass stunt.
Afterlife - MTB bridge combo to cork to grind: Bro calm the FUCK down that shit was insane, gotta say that was prolly my favourite stunt in the whole damn video! Lining up that many bonks
UndeadX - NRG highbump to makavelik roof: Good shit, runup looks like a bitch. Great execution.
Afterlife - CABBIE boost combo to chilliad top: man what the actual fuck that was wild, you sir are a fucking madman and I love it.
 
Outro:

That was a real nice way to tie up the video and fit in with the theme. Ain't gonna lie as lame as this sounds the ending of it was kind of emotional with the pan up to the group photo knowing there wont be another AR video after this.
 
Editing:

Where do I even start with this, I take it we are all in agreement this is one of the best edited stunt videos of all time? Kacknase, you have a ridiculous amount of talent and I salute all the effort you put into this. When reviewing videos it's real easy to nitpick over very simple things because they'll jump out at you - ie twitchy camera movement, bad syncs etc. This had none of that, everything was coherent and made for a great viewing experience. The whole thing was dope but a loose list of my favourite transitions/editing would be:

Transition through the mtb frame on Afterlifes stunt.
Train angles on afterlifes ledgegrind.
Camerawork on Kusiu's skatepark stunt.
The whole SF segment and transitions between UndeadX's infy stunt, Minq's monster stunt and mqtH's Infy stunt.
CC in SF on Biel's grind.
Entirity of that fucking helicopter scene.
Camera pan through the tower on Plani's freeway ledgegrind combo.
Transition through the tunnel from Afterlife's mtb combo to UndeadX's NRG stunt.

As absolutely insane as the editing is, I do have one very small nitpicky critique. Some of the angles in the first section of the video didn't really flow too well - don't get me wrong, they were still great and enjoyable to watch but for example the angles on Biel's ledgegrind felt kind of jarring and not as cohesive as the rest of them. That's literally the only thing that stands out to me, and it's not really that bad.

Soundtrack was super nice and chill, worked really well with the stunts/editing and culminated in a very good vibe throughout. The shit you did in this video with the angles, combined with the scripting etc is some fucking Steven Spielberg shit. I hope AR have bought you some beers because jesus fucking christ you deserve them.

Overall:
 
Without a doubt this is one of the best videos to come out of GTAStunting and in my eyes really shows how far stunting has came as a whole, and how the game has been pushed to it's absolute limits. I bet Buzzsaw and the rest of the SA OG's would've never expected stunting in that engine to reach this level of insanity, nor would people piecing together videos in Windows Movie Maker 15 years ago expect videos to reach this level of detail and cinematography.

I don't really know what else I can say about it as my mind has been well and truly blown, every single one of you guys involved should give yourselves a pat on the back and be proud of what you've achieved not only with this video, but everything you've produced as a crew over the years. Rest in peace AR, you guys fucking killed it.

Solid fucking 10 out of 10.

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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #55 on: October 27, 2020, 01:13:10 PM »
Thanks everybody for full reviews, and comment!  :wub:

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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2020, 08:43:28 PM »
I have to come back into this thread. I keep contemplating the finisher.

Afterlife boosted from below sea level, to then find the right surfaces and boost all the way to the peak of Chilliad.

Can we PLEASE see this stunt from one zoomed out camera angle?



I should add that I don't suspect him of anything, I just think the stunt is fucking crazy haha. I need to admire it from another angle.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 08:44:59 PM by Jason »

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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #57 on: October 28, 2020, 02:37:48 AM »
Kacknase, your editing skills have gone exquisite after all this time, like a good wine.
Afterlife, nice to see you being so creative. Some of the big air stuff seemed impossible to be, but who am I to know anything about them.

Amazing watch!

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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2020, 08:22:21 AM »
probably best edit ever in a san andreas video, really feels like "saying goodbye". the bigair-stuff was predictable and boring for me, except for the chimney precision and of course the finisher. the smaller stuff was amazing, especially afterlifes stunts and biels first stunt

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Re: [SA] Aero Reapers - When Everything Dies
« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2020, 10:18:38 AM »
When Everything Dies - Full Review by PrzemOO
 
Intro:

Nice way to start off the video, some sweet-looking shots of SA. I liked the fact you roamed near areas where stunts have been landed for this video but did not spoil them. I liked the song too.
 
- Part I -
Afterlife - MTB wallride to double grind: I was trying to do that with NRG500 and packer to get onto the wallride in the past, only recently I thought if it was possible with MTB but hadn't tried it. Really nice stunt and good opener. 7/10
Biel - NRG grind to 90 backwards to grind: Alright combo, not something I would try but it wasn't bad, at least you got some additional spin on the second ledge. 6/10
Afterlife - FREEWAY ramp to double ledge grind: Barney landed it in SAiVC - for that reason I would never try this stunt myself but you somehow made it work with the sweet-ass execution. Really cool stunt. 8/10 Also, the train shot somehow makes it look even better.  :lol:
Erney - FCR fall grab to precision: I have a feeling this might be old as a fall-grab spot, but might be wrong about it. Cool 360 mid-air, but the stunt itself is rather meh to me. 5/10
Kacknase - NRG smallbump to wallride to precision: Tried this stunt some weeks ago but with a different approach - I wanted to dropbump on the small ledge below the prec to get on it - https://youtu.be/VyCzQdLAyLw?t=111 . I'm happy I didn't land it (hard to cope with losing stunts  :lol: ). You came up with a clever way to get the addional some-feet into the landing, it's good to be reminded the spots I'm trying can sometimes be done easier with a little twist - I'll take a closer look at my current spots. :P 8/10
Biel - INFERNUS crane magnet to double chimney precision: Had that in mind also, but never bothered to try - Grescha simply owned the area with his crane landing. Still 7/10 for persistance with detaching infernus and getting both chimneys done.
UndeadX - NRG curb bump to fence bump to chimney precision: For some reason I think it's old/modded by mehmet in the past - will look for a video. If new then 8/10.
Afterlife - NRG curb bump to 360 to bump to precision: Hmm, I have mixed feelings about this one. Kinda like it but then again I feel like it's not as crazy as the camera made it look. :P 7/10
UndeadX - NRG polehit to breakable fence grind to grind: Alright grind, don't know how hard it is but seems rather simple. 6/10
Kusiu - MTB skatepark combo to grind: I lost track of what's been done off those halfpipes in skatepark, and every stunt feels the same even if it's something new. I guess this one was probably one of the better variations of those with the stoppie before the drop. 6/10
Biel - NRG wallride to 360 to wallride to rock precision: I actually really like this find. Really nice technical combo, it doesn't sem hard but it's one of those look-good spots that don't necessary have to be hard. 8/10
 
 
- Part II -
Promagic - INFERNUS ramp to tree bump to circular roof: I lost that one ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAtYDW-x25k&ab_channel=Zapp ), although your execution with the bonk to higher part looks more appealing to me, well played. First roof is also possible, had an attempt where I drove off the high part there :P 8/10
Biel - NRG packer to tree bump to roof: Was trying that for some time ( https://youtu.be/bnKpwEjXz4w?t=116 ) before giving up, the tree model angle is a cunt here, you basically have to bump a corner. Really good one. 8/10 (Note to self - try the new-school of driving up a packer without dropping RADs  :L)
Mistake - NRG highbump to parking lot: Has been released some months ago by legend - I assume you lost that stunt. If it was new I'd rate it 8/10, personally I would leave it out.
UndeadX - INFERNUS double bump to roof: I always thought the runup is too short and never bothered giving it a try, well done. Always a pleasure to see new natural ways of landing roofs like this one. 8/10
Minq - MONSTER leap to crane precision: This one doesn't do it for me - Artifex and others have done similar and more impressive leaps I feel like. 6/10
mqtH - INFERNUS smallbump to tree bump to zip building: Nauthiluz edged the scaffolding in 2012 when we were stunting for Haze/Braindead. I tried this spot recently and only got few promising attempts. Good job, although it's a shame you didn't go for the very top - that would be sick! 8/10
Afterlife - NRG grind to bandito bump to grind/double grind: I don't know what to make of this stuckie, wish there was a way to get the scaffolding grind naturally somehow :P The triple was better btw 7/10
Mistake - NRG natbump to roof: Finally, well done dude. 9/10
Named - NRG packer to billboard bump to roof: I thought you're gonna land the same roof Mistake did the previous stunt. It was alright. 6/10
Biel - NRG highbump to come-a-lot: Nice thinking, many have scratched this spot as impossible. Good job utilising the popped tire and making the impossible possible. 8/10
UndeadX - NRG double bump to crane: The idea was nice but landing was underwhelming. I wish there was something higher to go for, but I'm sure it was a bitch to get the corner angled bump :D 7/10
Promagic - NRG smallbump to high roller sign precision: About time I guess. 8/10
Biel - NRG triple grind: Hmm, obvious spot, alright execution. Wish there was another way to get on the first ledge instead of driving into it. 7/10
Minq - CABBIE palm boost to antenna precision: Nice one, the shots Kack did made it look even better. 7/10
UndeadX - INFERNUS double bump to LVPD roof: Also tried it but very briefly, the angle is a bitch, well done dude. 8/10
Biel - NRG natbump to V Rock sign precision: Ktulu lost it as spot (he fell off the sign afaik). 8/10
Mistake - INFERNUS ramp to bump to KACC precision: Strong stunt. 9/10
 
Interlude:
 
Well made, it gave me a SSU-esque vibe with all the voice acting, feels like you guys had fun making it.
 
- Part III -
Kusiu - BMX bunny hop to stoppie to wallhit to spinning grind: The spot itself doesn't blow my mind, but the 360 on the grind does. 7/10
Afterlife - NRG grind to stoppie to grind: Good combo, but again it would be sweet if there was another way to start the first grind. 8/10
UndeadX - NRG highbump to hospital top: Hmm, I don't like this one much (old from the eastern approach with more distance). 6/10
Plani - FREEWAY grind to bonk to grind: I expected something more from you Plani, the roof has been grinded like this a few times now. I guess the second grind is new. 7/10
Mistake - CABBIE mountain boost to tree precision: I don't know if it's new or not (been some similar stunts done to those trees - Raek's in Megaton, Nauthiluz' in Haze). Ok one. 7/10
Afterlife - NRG wallride to rock precision: Looks easy once you get the rock in place hehe. 6/10
Biel - NRG highbump to sex shop sign precision: About time again, well done dude. 8/10
Afterlife - NRG grind to backwheelie to spin to sign grind: Awesome 9/10
Minq - MTB grab to fence grind: Clean execution, but the spot itself was pretty straight-forward. 6/10
Biel - INFERNUS leviathan magnet to tower top: I suppose this is the highest you can get using that method. 7/10 for the effort.
Afterlife - MTB bridge combo to cork to grind: Highlight of the video, such a simple idea but it looks fantastic. Great execution and the editing defo made the stunt its justice. 10/10
UndeadX - NRG highbump to makavelik roof: Highlight of the video again. I tried it way back before the popped tire became common knowledge and I couldn't make the turn between the overpass and flowerbed. Well fucking done, looks absolutely sick. 10/10
Afterlife - CABBIE boost combo to chilliad top: In the past I looked for a cabbie spot to Chilliad, but never thought of actually hopping higher and higher keeping the momentum. Really clever idea, nice execution. Usually I'd be mad that UDX' stunt was not the finisher but the editing made me realize it was the right choice for this video. 9/10
 
Outro:
 
This kind of outro fits well for a farwell-SA-stunting video, which this one definitely felt in one way or another. I mean stunting is not completely dead, but this video could make a case that it's coming to a close.
 
 
Editing:
 
Absolutely astonishing. I love all the little details, every camera angle felt so well-designed. I'm so happy you guys ressurected Kacknase for this, not only he made a fantastic job but it didn't take away from the stunts. It engaged me into the video like no video did for the past 7-or so years. Did you use Skygfx mod? The vid certainly had that PS2-look which I think should be used more - it makes the game look so much better. Also what is that cloud mod?! Looks fucking sick. I love how you played with the daytime/weather on clips, not many editors fiddle with that and just stick to one look throughout the video. Nice little touch with the CJ dialogue lines too.  :cc_detective: Great effort. The only nitpicking I have is the mood-swinging in the first part - felt a little out of place, wish you had stuck to one song (similarly to part 2 and 3), but that's probably a personal preference. Overall I had no problem with the soundtrack selection, many great songs you made work with the flow you created.  ;D  :wub:  :a-cheer: Probably the best edited SA video.
 
 
Overall:
 
Watching your past videos, I always felt there is something lacking to them. You guys usually presented high level of stunting, but I couldn't get engaged due to generic rock songs, looks of the game and editing (no offense to the editors lol). This video surpassed my expectations by miles. I think it's one of those videos that will pop in my mind when I'll think of the most enjoyable ones ever produced on GTAS. Stunting-wise Afterlife (god), UndeadX and Biel stood out for me. My review might have a harsh tone when reading but I genuinely enjoyed watching it, seeing many spots I have tried in the past and getting surprised by some that were brand-new ideas to me. Good variation of methods and vehicle used as well. I hope it's not the last we see from some of you and Kacknase. Thanks for the motivation boost, gonna go stunt now.  :ninja:
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