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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2021, 08:09:22 AM »
The opening seemed to enter a black hole. Or it can become a five-dimensional space. Anyway, it's so crossing! Strong work.!!!

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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2021, 04:10:09 PM »
shit mic quality + low skyward volume but w/e, live reaction. great vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLt7ufA6jQc


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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2021, 10:55:03 PM »
shit mic quality + low skyward volume but w/e, live reaction. great vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLt7ufA6jQc

Watching you get smacked in the face over and over was brilliant, cheers lad  :D

Checking out that graff video now  :cc_detective:

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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2021, 04:33:59 AM »
https://youtu.be/7phyTrWOiaY

If you want to know how the heck I did the intro, here's a more or less walkthrough of what I did!

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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2021, 05:53:46 PM »
Firstly just let me say sorry I never got anything submitted for this vid. Time restrictions and lack of any ideas in my brain for taxi stuff played a big part, although I'll admit that complacency also cost me the opportunity.

Having said that - this was some great stuff on display. Doing a taxi only vid is a daunting task nowadays, but this one still managed to find ways to impress and surprise. A tremendous amount of neat little precision landings coupled with the more awe-inspiring high flying stunts. Some of the multi-tier stuff was the most impressive for me - using this that and the other to get to where you want to go. And only Dannye could make a stunt out of a bunch o parked trailers - you madman.

Editing was certainly unique. It was kind of 50/50 for me. I'll always applaud someone trying something completely unique when it comes to editing, and the Doctor Strange-like distortions were great, but other choices were a tiny bit distracting. I think that's more of a personal thing though. I like the original look of the game - flawed as it may be. However, it did give the vid a hell of a lot of personality and that's better than no personality at all.

Overall it was a tremendously fun vid to watch with a hell of a lot of creativity - both stunt-wise and editing-wise. To pull off a taxi only vid is a tough enough job to garner all kinds of praise.

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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2021, 10:46:03 PM »
Life happens bud, don't sweat it. :)

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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2021, 08:03:53 AM »
Next level intro and great stunting! Enjoyed it! :P Thanks for all postitive reactions on my stunts tho!

https://youtu.be/OnP3YjRkZ7I
« Last Edit: October 18, 2021, 10:46:16 AM by Skuller »

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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2021, 06:25:24 AM »
Awesome to see the Skyward series continue, and this was a fantastic addition - I'm stoked that I was able to take part in it again. The commitment to the style of the video in the edit is super impressive, and that intro leading into it was lovely to watch.

Such a great collection of stunts (and so many!), with good variation in there as well. It is so satisfying these days seeing all the clever lead-ins people come up with for taxi stunts, and indeed there were some sweet ones in here too. With those precision landings it was especially cool how many seemed so focused - only taking as much air as they needed to hit their spot. It was also neat having a few cases of similar landing areas being tackled via very different approaches. Highlights for me would have to be all that aforementioned precision stuff, plus Max's bridge grind, Haywire's multi-part combo to roof (being shot to leave us unsure what was gonna happen next was a great touch) and... well everything really.

The editing too provided numerous satisfying moments, from first watch through to my subsequent ones, and just a few would have to include: the intro's final flyby shot leading up to the wormhole; the end of the first stunt - the way the camera dips off below the ledge as the taxi teeters in that direction (and similar with the closing stunt, as the camera angle follows the tilt of the vehicle trying to come to rest); the run-up shots leading into Max's massive LC boost with how it turns the corner at speed (and certainly also the great moment in the middle there with the pause-and-pivot); and the cinematic angle chosen to show Skuller's landing slide across the roof's edge in his LS roof.

Solid work Haywire, and everyone involved! Cheers


@Omma!: Good memory! That I had even contributed to Amped 2 had completely slipped my mind until I was reminded of it (and thus this spot) a little while back, and indeed that's what led me play around in the area to try and find a decent VC-engine equivalent.

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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2021, 08:09:33 AM »
It's one video I will long remember. Great intro, I liked the editing, the song and the overall looking of the video, it felt like something from 2008 or even earlier  :D
Lots of great stunts, I always love taxi precs and creative stuff like grinds, combos. I had all of that in the video so nothing to complain about. Plus I'm just happy the names I usually associate with VC taxi stunting were in this production. Thanks for the experience guys!

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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2021, 11:09:42 PM »
I need to watch this again on the biggest screen possible... Outta sight! Nice work yall.

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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2021, 03:07:06 PM »
For those of you who are more into typing than talking, or if you want to give further analysis, I've updated the first post with a review template.

Thanks for all your kind words so far!

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Re: ♦ Skyward 4 ♦
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2021, 11:10:08 AM »
That took me on a mad trip lmao
Some crazy camera work there and trippy good editing, soundtrack may have grinded my brains out by the end tho  :cc_detective:
Stunts were amazing, some banging precisions  :wub:

Skyward was the title of the first(I think) Latvian community video, so in a way this video took me waaaaay back to 2006. I gotta find that video now, hopefully I'm not left in disappointment  :lol:

 

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