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    Cool Recruitment videos - how to fit 4000 cool shots in under a minute?

    So, recruitment videos - where to start?

    Well, first of all there is a 'turn off hud' option apparently in the settings so as a cameraman that'll be a good start, although there will be an ugly right hand carrying some weapon on screen.

    As for scenes - completely choreographed probably, but my limited imagination thought up:

    - light assaults jet pack dropping into The Stronghold from the cliffs above
    - heavy assaults rocketing down on some prowlers/magriders in an ambush
    - 5 or 6 infils surrounding an enemy then decloaking at the same time and punching him in the face

    The final ingredient are stills of text, not necessarily something as corny as below:

    - WHEN THE VANU AND TERRANS RUN RAMPANT
    *scene of mass enemy incomage*
    - NEW CONGLOMERATE CLANS REFUSE TO COOPERATE
    *scene of friendly fire or command channel with some arrogant quotes*
    - THOSE FROM YOUR OWN SIDE HAVE DEFECTED
    *barren warpgate*
    - YOU NEED
    *scenes of action from above*
    - US


    Just initial musings, and even if it doesn't net us anyone new, it'll be fun to make. You're probably face-palming at my suggestions above, but I need your imagination to think of funkycool quick cuts to include in a <1min video.

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    You forgot the charge of the flash brigade.

    Also Vanguards. Lots of vanguards. I'm thinking of the camera guy looking towards a beautiful horizon and us suddenly thundering over the ridge line. Maybe with a Galaxy/Lib or two for effect.

    Speaking of which, Galaxy drops.

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    I think a more honest video, one of the main resigns why I join rps outfit is cos of its forums, and also tbh are USP is that we are apart of RPS. Show things that we are a good sized outfit and that as well as doing all the norm things like mass tanks and what not, we should also show things of us messing around and having fun together.

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    I agree with Hammerfist. What actually made me want to join was seeing one of Ayam's earlier videos of you guys messing about. Not a fan of really po-faced stuff when it comes to recruiting for games.

    I'd go with a 50/50 ish mix of serious action, and falling off stuff or being squashed by falling stuff or whatever and laughing about it. Sell the fun side of it as much as, if not more than, the serious side.

    You could have, for instance, what you said

    - WHEN THE ENEMY RUN RAMPANT
    *scene of mass enemy incomage*
    - WHEN OTHER OUTFITS WON'T CO-OPERATE
    *scene of friendly fire or command channel with some arrogant quotes*
    - WHEN EVERYONE ELSE HAS FLED
    *barren warpgate*
    - YOU NEED
    *scenes of action from above*
    - US
    Montage- RTRS hot drop onto a base, RTRS holding a ridge, RTRS falling off a ridge, LA infantry charge, someone being squashed by a galaxy, etc etc

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    Planetside 2 is quite a good looking game and makes for great atmospheric shots

    *a few Galaxies starting off into the red sky at dusk*
    ...maybe with some air support, i.e. Reavers & Libs
    ...something like http://i.imgur.com/Cau4g.jpg but with more Galaxies and better perspective of course. (and I really have to figure out how to turn off the UI)

    *scenes of tracer fire at night*
    ...looks great, especially if Tanks and AA are involved.


    Also... we've got our infamous tank columns. If they're not infamous yet, they should be.

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    Too serious and unrealistic. It basically needs several shots of us crashing Galaxies into different parts of the scenery.

    JOIN RPS AND DIE... A LOT

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    we need some honeybadgers....


    also i like these ideas i will help all i can! i dont know how many frames id lose with fraps as it loves to nom them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayam View Post
    - WHEN THE VANU AND TERRANS RUN RAMPANT
    *scene of mass enemy incomage*
    - NEW CONGLOMERATE CLANS REFUSE TO COOPERATE
    *scene of friendly fire or command channel with some arrogant quotes*
    - THOSE FROM YOUR OWN SIDE HAVE DEFECTED
    *barren warpgate*
    - YOU NEED
    *scenes of action from above*
    - US
    So how about that, but instead of an action cut after "YOU NEED" you cut to us pissing around on flashes, sunderers crashing into cliffs, you screaming at various things?

    Then "ROCK TRAITOR SHOTGUN: We probably know what we're doing." or something similar.

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    I made an NC alt because of the arseing around video, when you managed to do a Galaxy drop and then drop the Galaxy on your heads.

    "pilot drop too?"

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    I think you guys saw the wood for the trees that I failed to make out with nightvision binoculars. Getting killed is where it's at, for sure.

    Think I got quite a few good fails on sedate saturday although a couple of ultra-fails were missed (Jeffjeff and vanstrak's pancaked selves will be my first photographic memory ever, how horrible it was).

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    Guys. Dudes. Bros. Amigos etc... I have an idea.

    Bump the vid to 1:40 ish

    First 30 seconds show nc being overrun

    Second 30 seconds show us coming to the rescue in galaxies, tanks, as light assaults etc.

    Last 30 seconds Show us chilling at warpgate, jumping off cliffs, racing etc

    Then glorious end, academy awards, infinite new recruits and applause all round.

    What do you guys think?

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    Replace those last 30 seconds with shots of us dying hilariously as we try to save the day and you might just be on to something.

    EDIT: Possibly with something along the lines of "When the battle seems lost"/"We're the ones to save the day"/"Well sometimes" coming up between the segments.
    Last edited by Graever; 16-12-2012 at 07:06 PM.

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    why isnt there dancing in this game!?!?!?!

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    "Freedom has never looked this good".

    I agree that the video should have a "fun before competence" vibe.

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    Well hello page 4, haven't seen you in a while! A vague necro of a thread bump - had a couple of pms about the ideas here. I actually just thought of this idea, but at the end of the day it's too short:

    Black background, white text zooms in cinematically, voice over reads out:

    "Rock Traitor Shotgun"

    "An outfit on the brink of self destruction"

    Footage of you all clumped together firing into the air.
    I press the red button and the c4 within you kills you all (24 people would be good).

    "An outfit that just self destructed"

    "Rock Traitor Shotgun"

    HOWEVER, I figure people want to go for something more mainstream like a collection of just shooty shooty winny winny sht (which is yawny yawny to me), not like the usual comedy compilations I make, especially if the idea is maybe to get something there in an RPS community article, I don't think my potty mouthed antics would ever make it to an article. However, in order for this inoffensive shooty shooty video to be effective, it just can't be from my perspective, we need interesting footage from other frapsers because I'm not a pull-off-awesome-kills dude.

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    - WHEN THE VANU AND TERRANS RUN RAMPANT
    *scene of mass enemy incomage*
    - JOIN VANU

    Done.

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    You could cobble stuff together from the moments videos I'd imagine, there's a good mix of footage in them.
    mickygor, Battlefield 3
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    Bastiat, Planetside 2, Miller NC

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    Ayam, how about 24 reavers with C4 strapped on it kamikazing on enemies?
    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar skills View Post
    - WHEN THE VANU AND TERRANS RUN RAMPANT
    *scene of mass enemy incomage*
    - JOIN VANU

    Done.
    Honestly, not funny.
    Hear from the spirit-world this mystery:
    Creation is summed up, O man, in thee;
    Angel and demon, man and beast art thou,
    Yea, thou art all thou dost appear to be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bankrotas View Post
    Honestly, not funny.
    Subjective. I laughed.

    Anyway, I don't want to shit up this thread by posting twice with nothing helpful to the topic. Even if you guys picked the wrong Empire we're all RPS brothers and sisters playing a relatively niche PC game, so I don't bear anyone any malice. So if we ever get around to co-ordinating a battle together I'd like to offer my assistance towards your recruitment video. I'll likely be filming our fight and will be able to get unique perspectives of your place on the battlefield, so you're more than welcome to the footage I get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanstrak View Post
    why isnt there dancing in this game!?!?!?!
    you could do the sitting-standup-jump dance
    You need me again, sweet lips?

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