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#1 Groove

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:07 PM

The concept was simple, purchase a plane ticket out to California, a small DV Cam, and record what happens. And the following video is what resulted. Big thanks to OMC and Kuhlschrank for letting me tape them, and Cx and Julie for housing myself and the rest of the East Coast Contingent this time around, we really appreciate it. And also for letting us use your shit to fix our shit when our shit got all shitty from being shipping across the country, and shit. I hope that this video serves as an elightening bit for those interested in flying out there, shedding some light on what is otherwise one of the most insane undertakings in Nerf, while also serving as a testament for what I've been through 3 times.

And since I know I'm probably going to be asked what music I used specifically, here's the song list:

We Are Scientists - "The Great Escape"
Arctic Monkeys - "The View from the Afternoon"
OK Go - "No Signs of Life"


And also, let me just say that I am personally never using Windows Movie Maker again in my entire fucking life. One of the reasons why this took so long to edit and compile was the fact that WMM has a knack of crashing or freezing if you include several pictures, lots of audio, and several small clips (which ironically enough, is what most of my video is comprised of). Another reason this took so long to complete was because I had to use fucking smoke signals to get Kuhlschrank to send me his friggin' photos off his camera (thanks for finally doing that, by the way). And I must give him and Rawray7 props for the awesome pics. Thanks guys.



NOTICE: It's just shy of 15 minutes long, and contains copious amounts of foul language. I uploaded it to Google Video. If the audio sync is off, wait for it to finish loading and try hitting play again. That, or try pausing and waiting a bit, then hit play again. ENJOY!

http://video.google....973627353&hl=en


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#2 z80

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:31 PM

Nice movie! Pretty interesting, and shows people who havent been to many big wars how it is.
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#3 One Man Clan

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:00 PM

Single greatest THING to come from ANYONE in the NIC. PERIOD
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#4 NerfMonkey

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:10 PM

That was incredibly badass and if I wasn't fifteen I'd totally fly out there after watching that video. Thanks for taking the time to make it Groove.

Oh, and congrats on your neck shot on Falcon OMC. :o
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 07:07 PM

You guys kick ass, but not that you didn't all ready know that.
Damn I need to get to Armageddon.
Excellent movie.
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#6 General Cole

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 07:39 PM

Hey Groove, could you post it up on YouTube or something, my computer just freaked out with google vid.
We should stop calling out/making fun of/pissing GC off. He's actually contributed and is available for trade. He's a better than average member no doubt. Got your back Cole.
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You know what... I know it's kinda late... but Props Cole.
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#7 Groove

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 09:22 PM

The maximum length of YouTube videos is 10 minutes, so I suppose that's out of the question. The only other option I see is having it uploaded to NerfHaven, but I'd need Cx's help with that. A temporary fix for right now would be sending it to you directly over AIM. It's not too large, only 36 MB roughly.

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#8 trogdor65

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 09:54 PM

Awesome Video wish I could have been there with you!

Edited by trogdor65, 17 September 2006 - 09:54 PM.

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#9 six-five-two

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 11:17 PM

The audio and video is off sync for me..

And cant you just divide the video in half and post it on Youtube?

Edited by six-five-two, 17 September 2006 - 11:17 PM.

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#10 SPU-Nerf

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 11:31 PM

Pause it and then wait for it to fully load then press play.
Great job on the vid, makes me want to come down I-5 to join in.
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#11 Kuhlschrank

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:30 PM

Yea Groove, awesome job on the video.

Definately can't wait to do this again next year.
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#12 six-five-two

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 05:11 PM

Pause it and then wait for it to fully load then press play.
Great job on the vid, makes me want to come down I-5 to join in.


Still isn't working.
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#13 Pineapple

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 03:09 PM

Groove + OneManClan + Kuhlschrank + cxwq & SoCal Nerfers + Geddon + Video

= You win.



....Zebra Men?


:cry:

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PS; did you guys ever figure out what caused your blasters to wuss out on the Left Coast? Weather? Political differences? :lol:
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#14 Evil

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 04:02 PM

Charming in its own way. Borderline nostalgic at times but still fresh and enjoyable. Thank you for investing your time and money into this, Groove.

Why not bring that camera to the next DCNO so we can put together a video clinic on how to kick ass? :cry:
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#15 General Cole

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 04:51 PM

I think it was the heat. I messed up my X-bow and Toj's 750.
We should stop calling out/making fun of/pissing GC off. He's actually contributed and is available for trade. He's a better than average member no doubt. Got your back Cole.
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You know what... I know it's kinda late... but Props Cole.
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Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:11 PM

PS; did you guys ever figure out what caused your blasters to wuss out on the Left Coast? Weather? Political differences?

We never did figure out what caused our blasters and darts to go haywire.

Our best educated guess was the extreme climate change from East to West or some sort of temperature / pressure change due to shipping (we shipped all our guns out in advance to avoid potential hang-ups in airport security checkpoints). Whatever it was, it made our darts fit slightly loose in our barrels, but just loose enough to where we could still feasibly fire some of them.

However, I still did manage to lay out quite a few head shots during the day, and to quote AnyaSeijin "you're pretty damn accurate with that thing." I'm not going to lie, I'm a dart nazi. I like them to fit snug, shoot straight, and not fall apart after a few shots. OMC made all our darts for Armageddon, and he did a damn fine job. It's not his fault they got all wonky on us, but we worked with what he had.

Going along with what General Cole mentioned, if you look closely from one of the pictures during the slideshow portion of the movie when I'm holding a bunch of darts, you can see the hotglue from some of them actually melted, forming what I like to call a "clusterfuck of foam." Yes, it was really that hot. And also if you pay close attention to the pictures of my gun, you'll notice that at the beginning of the day it was fine, and later on you see it wrapped in duct tape. There's a reason for that. The fucking heat melted a thin layer of hot glue I had used (among other things) to attach my SF to my Xbow. I remember looking down at one point to see it dangling from the screws I had installed to make sure it held securely to my Xbow. My fucking gun has been through everything, extreme heat and extreme cold...I'm surprised it's still in one piece.




Thanks for the comments and feedback. I will try to chop up the video and put it on YouTube later in the week, or perhaps Cx will have it hosted by then.


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Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:20 PM

Great video! Thanks again for making it out here; it was a great day, and a great war.

OMC, glad you enjoyed that. My neck didn't particularly, but that's to be expected. I'm also glad to see I was a source of entertainment for you throughout the weekend. My pleasure!

Hope to see you guys at Apoc. and 'Geddon next summer!
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#18 General Cole

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:43 PM

My megas melted to gether also in a bag. I never did get to use my Manta Ray, RF20, and Wildfire combo.
We should stop calling out/making fun of/pissing GC off. He's actually contributed and is available for trade. He's a better than average member no doubt. Got your back Cole.
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 04:20 PM

Wow, thanks for that video. It almost makes me want to consider thinking about considering the chances of my maybe almost going to Armageddon. It's tough living in the FL.
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 06:31 PM

You know the drill...

Right click -> Save Link/Target As

The Movie
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#21 Groove

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 06:40 PM

Thanks for hosting it, Cx.

Hopefully this will solve some of the playback issues people were having with Google Video.


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Posted 20 September 2006 - 08:01 PM

Love ya CX <3!

Hey Groove why didn't you use my pic? It shows jon in his true light..

Edited by General Cole, 20 September 2006 - 08:58 PM.

We should stop calling out/making fun of/pissing GC off. He's actually contributed and is available for trade. He's a better than average member no doubt. Got your back Cole.
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You know what... I know it's kinda late... but Props Cole.
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:48 AM

GC,

Did I not tell you to cool it? In case you missed the point, I meant you should let your 24 hour post count drop to 1-3 for the next week.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:15 PM

You know the drill...

Right click -> Save Link/Target As

The Movie


Thanks! It it on sync now. The video was good but I wish someone was videotaping Groove instead of him videotaping himself... I am pretty sure that is what he did...
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#25 baghead

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 03:08 PM

Most Excellent Vid Mr.Groove
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