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Need a Video Producer for Game Trailers?

12-08-2009, 01:22 PM
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Need a Video Producer for Game Trailers?

Hey everyone,

I'm a video producer by trade and was wondering if any developers were interested in having me produce a trailer for their game. Something that goes beyond a simple gameplay video, more along the lines of a promotional tool.

I can't do it for free, but I can do it for cheap. Especially initially as I figure out how the market for these would be. I would need some art assets from the game that you would like to include.

If anyone is interested take a look at my website: www.tylertv.net
Or my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/finaldesignstudios

Then email me: tylertv.net@gmail.com

This whole post really makes me wish I didn't choose toiletbob as my log in. :P

Tyler Williams
12-08-2009, 04:12 PM
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Your really good!

12-08-2009, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Foozelz View Post
Your really good!
Why thank you! I try my best.
12-08-2009, 05:33 PM
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If you make a promo-video, will you do in-game footage or the other one that the touch ardcade does, uses a video camera to record him playing it
12-08-2009, 05:58 PM
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I can do either. But I will have to look into recording video of an app in the computer itself as I haven't done that before. So it all depends on what you would want.
12-08-2009, 07:30 PM
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Recording someone playing the game is not as easy as you would hope.
  • The lighting has to be be right
  • The player has to think about how they are holding the device relative to the video framing or it gets off-center or gets glare from surrounding lights.
  • The person playing has to really know their way around the game or it looks bad when they get stuck or don't know what to do next.
  • You should really have a scripted set of actions or approximate actions that you want to walk through and practice it several times before recording it.
For a bad example of the last two items, and to see what NOT TO DO in a game video see the review of Charmed from gameappshow.com. He spent half the review on the Game Over screen!!!

It is even more depressing that I PAID that guy for the review.

Last edited by MindJuice; 12-08-2009 at 07:33 PM.
12-09-2009, 02:13 AM
If you want to record on the computer, you would need to install the SDK/XCode, I think. You would also need at least an iPod Touch, and probably an app that would allow you to use the iDevice for input, but control/record on the computer.

In any case, impressive portfolio. My only suggestion is to have perhaps an example of what you can do with respect to actual iPhone apps (even if it means doing a 'promo' for an existing app). Other than that, impressive technically and artistically.
12-09-2009, 03:30 AM
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Man, just checked your videos, they're awesome! Looks very professional.You must use some expensive stuff.

Can you check our 2 trailers:

What do you think? Have you got any favorite iPhone trailers?

12-09-2009, 08:14 AM
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Heh, I think I've come across you before on the DVXuser or Hv20 forums…

I think a developer would get a lot of worth out of a well-made viral video.

E.g., If your game features aliens, a viral video of aliens attacking earth… Or if you game is Super Monkey Ball, a viral video of a guy trying to escape from a giant monkey… Or if your game is a puzzle game of colorful blocks falling down the screen, a viral video of a guy trying to escape from, you guessed it – giant falling colorful blocks… It definitely needs 'escape' somewhere in the title, it's exciting!

Last edited by EssentialParadox; 12-09-2009 at 08:18 AM.
12-09-2009, 12:59 PM
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Wow. I'm getting way more feedback than I anticipated. Thanks guys.

I am going to work on producing a video that can show you guys what I'm thinking.

You do have to be very careful when filming a game being played on the Idevices. Light, camera angle, perspective all factor into it. They aren't the easiest things to get a picture off of using a camera. That's why I'm looking at the possibility of running apps in the computer and using a recording program to grab the footage.

Mindjuice, that video is precisley what I do not want to do.
I've never liked a video that is one straight shot of a game with a host talking about it. It's boring. Yeah, that is one of the worst examples of an app video review. It was like he read an article to me.

Essential Paradox, I am a frequent DVXer, that was my first camera. DVXuser.com taught me how to shoot. I am also on the HV20 forums, although I just sold my HV30.
The idea of a viral video really appeals to me, those are often the most fun and often viewed. My Ferretor and Beard for Men videos consistently get the most reactions from people. I had thought of the same idea with the falling blocks.