Okay so a bit of my autism leaked out and the whole "I LIKE TRAINS" stereotype got me last summer when I stumbled across some old footage of the Vancouver SkyTrain.
Look it up on youtube. You find a lot of videos of people recording their ride. Many with their phones. There's a couple with people recording with stations with cameras mounted in the front window and some that are sped up. There was not however any footage that mirrored this old footage.
So one June afternoon in 2012 I went out with my camera and a specially constructed C-mount that attached directly to the front window and recorded a full trip from the downtown Waterfront Station to the New Westminster Station which was originally the end of the line.
The footage was handed to my video oriented branch, CelGen Studios (operated my.....just me) and over the next year on and off I painstakingly worked to sync, assemble and add music to a single video which put both new and old footage side by side in one 720p video. The project was finished a year late ( >_> ) but was uploaded to Youtube late last week.www.youtube.com/watch?v=erodkw…
I then threw the links around to friends, family and a forum or two I frequented. For the next three days I was approached and asked to be interviewed by Global News, The Province newspaper and later by The Vancouver Sun.globalnews.ca/news/643346/yout…www.theprovince.com/news/vanco…www.vancouversun.com/news/Take…
The video promptly went viral and has over 10000 hits. This is a personal record. Nothing I have ever done has touched this. In a way I feels very rewarding that my sweat and self-educated effort played out so well. Wow.
The downside however is I'm literally on the record saying "I like trains". Good Going. It also appears that even though I previewed the rendered video multiple times before starting the upload tot he cloud I still missed small glitches in the video. Youtube is an ass so they're set in stone unless I want to nuke the video and get that watch count back. Live and learn.....
Perhaps it was my ancient media tools. I'm literally creating my titling in ancient Macromedia Software and the rest in Premiere Pro 2 which is the first version to support HD resolutions.
As I'm all out of old footage though I'm betting this will be my big blip on the radar for a while. I got another interactive video on paper next but as for on DA, I will admit I have been neglecting this place. :/