ISBoxer Promo Video

2012.09.02

POSTED IN Blog, Gallery, ISBoxer, Multiboxing, News

I’ll start off by saying that this is probably the best video I’ve ever made up to this point, and if not the best, at least the most diverse. In the past, I’ve always created tutorials and guides pertaining to features of ISBoxer that needed exposure or needed teaching. Today’s video was clearly not the same. While it does give exposure to ISBoxer’s features, it doesn’t follow the same model where I would normally narrate over footage and walk someone through the steps on a particular topic.

When Lax said he needed a new video to show off the features of ISBoxer, I had no idea that I was going to create anything that looked like the final product released earlier today. I initially thought I would just follow the same idea and show off the features through in-game footage, but once again, creativity got the best of me. I decided to turn it into more of a commercial with some catchy music rather than me just yammering over game footage.

Now, let me be honest and take a minute to say that I based this video off of a template that I had found while searching around; but I can guarantee that I didn’t just “fill in the blanks”, hit the render button, and was finished with it two hours later. I’ve always felt that just taking a template from the internet and using it exactly as it is, is cheating… and I don’t really feel comfortable doing that. I’ve seen people use templates on the internet exactly how they were given out, and I just kinda look at it as the author not even trying. I usually have to take the template and put my own unique spin on it (even if just a little bit) before I feel okay with using it publicly. This isn’t always the case, but most of the time it is.

With that being said, the video itself actually took about two full weeks of my time to complete from start to finish, and even after I decided on the ‘commercial’ route, it started off as something completely different. The video had a different layout and had completely different audio, and once I realized I couldn’t fit things where I needed them, I had to change up the game plan.

Unfortunately, it was after about an entire week that I decided the original rendition wasn’t going to work out for me, but sometimes these things are hard to tell at the beginning of the process because I’m not a production studio with numerous people planning things out (big surprise), it’s just me doing everything; and when I get to a point and I realize, “Well, this sucks.” sometimes I have to tackle it from another angle. So I did.

I went back looking through many royalty free audio tracks and eventually decided on one that I thought was catchy, but it slightly worried me. I was worried that when I showed Lax the new layout and audio that he would think he was in an iPhone commercial rather than an ISBoxer commercial. Fortunately, Lax thought it was a fitting track and it all worked out in the end.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… It’s always nice watching a video evolve through the many stages of development and come together to be what it finally gets released as. I usually always keep the many renders I do throughout the process of making a video, and with this one I might actually do a little “behind the scenes” video on it — We’ll see.

In closing, I’ll provide you with a link to the video and some words of advice — Set it to 720p, hit the fullscreen button, and enjoy.

ISBoxer Promotional Video

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