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NewportNerfer113
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Hi Guys,

Thought I'd start a new thread for the photos and videos and any feedback from Bristol Blast 2.  The other thread was for planning the event.

Mods - if this shouldn't be in here, please shift it.

So, I've filtered through the 130+ photos I took and cut the rubbish out, that left 50 photos worth putting up.  I've created an album on Imgur (link below).  I will be working on the video over the next few weeks, I have 80 minutes of footage to review and cobble together into a 5 minutes highlight reel... thanks to Davera and Dustybin for letting me have your footage.

I thought the day went pretty well despite the few hiccups we had... and I apologise to everyone for getting a little OCD about eye protection - but I've had a dart to the eye before and it's not cool.

We also had a visit from a Princess that halted play completely... not sure why a four-year old in a Princess costumes ended up on site...

Anywho... here's your link: http://imgur.com/a/fW0bn

Watch out for videos later this week or next week.

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Looks like a great event!

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We did have a huge lack of eyepro for the game, thankfully, no one was shot in the eye. The 2 bolt-action retaliators that I make worked really well and being able to hide a dart in the breach after priming it twice without firing saved me (to the annoyance of the person with the sledgefire).

I quite liked all the pistol rounds that we did at the beginning of the event, it forced me to use a very careful play style because I had a really bad rate of fire and throughout the game people where scavenging which made dart sweeping far easier.

After one of my 18 mags died and I loaned one out, when I was using the stryfe-crossbolt intergration, I found that I didn't have enough mags to last the entire game so I ended up scavenging for a while.

For the last TDM rounds, there was a constant skirmish down the corridor between the 2 spawns, I ended up running down the corridor and tagging everyone in the corridor, even the person using a folding chair as a shield.

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Great photos, that's for taking them.

It really was a good event, apart from low dart numbers at the beginning everything else went really well, soon at the 1000 turned up there was plenty for all - Thank you Nub Hunter for buying them, it really was appreciated.

The pistol rounds at the beginning where a good warm up.
I look forward to the next game and seeing the action footage!

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I've just had a very quick skim through the action cam footage... wow there is so much to cut out, but there are some really good bits I cant wait to get into the video.

Davera and Dustybins videos are pretty good quality... unfortunately I had mine set to 1080p @ 60fps... Davera's was 720p @ 120fps and the difference is shocking... mine is so clunky and I'm guessing struggling to process the 1080p at a lower frame rate than Davera's - they are the same Icefox Action Camera btw.

Anyway, I've changed my settings and will see if that makes a difference when I take some test footage later this week... so hopefully it will be better next time.  Sorry for being sorry about the potential clunkiness of some of the footage, but it's an experience I can learn from.

EDIT: actually I've just had a muck about, looks like the clunkiness is from the codecs on my laptop... which I'll have to update I guess, as there is no clunkiness when being played from the camera itself.  This could be down to .MOV (apple) files being played on a fairly average and old Windows laptop.  So fingers crossed it all works out ok in the end.

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Thanks to Jay for organising and thanks for be very one who attended, it was a great afternoon.

Sorry I had to leave early and I hope I didn't leave you too short of blasters for the last round.

I really enjoyed the pistol rounds at the beginning and would suggest we start the next game with a few, even if we have plenty of darts.

I thought all the games ran very well despite some of them being thought up as we went along.

Next time we need a bit of extra eye pro, I will look into getting a few extra. We also need bibs or arm bands, and maybe a whilst to start/finish games.

I think tinkering with some of the game types would help. Bomb run was good, but we need better spawn points and bomb locations (or rather everyone needs to know where they are at the start).

All in all a great second event.

Also thanks NewportNerfer113 for taking the pictures and editing the video.
I'm looking forward to seeing the difference in quality of the videos.

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Just a quick update peeps:

I've spent the evening reviewing the videos.  There is good news and bad news...

Bad news is that I am not going to be able to make a 5 minute highlight reel... because there is so much good footage to be edited into a video.

The good news is that there is likely to be 5 videos:

Bomb Run 1 - https://youtu.be/SJq0LnfIBSQ
Bomb Run 2 - https://youtu.be/lbFmrrKFusQ
Team Death Match - https://youtu.be/SW_QycQqBFU
HvZ - Shooter's perspective - https://youtu.be/QDFfTe7N19A
HvZ - Zombie's perspective - https://youtu.be/mrdQkM1BU_g

I really only did want one best of, but it wouldn't do the day justice.  As they are edited and completed I shall post links on here, I wont wait for them all to be completed.

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Out of curiosity whens the next one?
Over august I'll be in Cirencestor a train ride of but the date hasnt been set and id love to do battle with you guys!

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Not sure. I know there was talk of 27th August. But not sure how many could commit to the Saturday before the bank holiday.

Jay or Pete... have we got a date for the next one?
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Hey guys,

I've edited and uploaded 2 of the 5 videos... I've put the links on the previous post about said videos earlier in the thread.

Please be gentle... it's the first time I've done this.

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The videos are really cool! Thank you for doing these!

I'm so happy you caught my heroic death on HVZ!

Considering its your first time editing videos, they are really good! Well done.

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That venue is huge! Makes even the larger church that we use seem small by comparison.
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Thanks for doing them. Editing is absolutely fine!

Also not that noticeable difference on the frame rate between the two videos. I've got to stop laughing while I'm filming though, very off putting!

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That could be down to YouTube... in HD on my pc 1080 is sharper but 120fps looks smoother.

YouTube upload probably does "stuff"... like make it 720 max at 30 fps or something like that.

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Woo someone caught my standoff against 3 people without any ammo!

Well done on the editing, and ideas when all the other videos will be uploaded?

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Yeah. Think that was Davera.  Hoping to have another uploaded tomorrow. And then hopefully get the rest up by this time next week. I may be lucky and get them done over the weekend. But can't promise anything.

Edit- Managed to get another one done tonight - unexpected... enjoy!

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They are exceptionally solidly edited videos. Props there
My only thing to say is aim the head cam a little lower we want it to feel like an fps
Otherwise great venue, great footage, great editing, great event

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Great work. I like being able to see it just from the zombie perspective. Wish I had had my camera on for the charge down the corridor. It was a little intimidating!

Now quick, get rid of the double post before admin sees!!!!

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Thanks for the feedback TDK. First time for me so welcome any feedback for next time.


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That's it, all the video links are posted.  I must admit that was really fun.  I didn't expect to have that much fun with the editing, but it has allowed me to re-live the event for the last few days, and also learn some groovy stuff about simple video editing and free to use music on YouTube.

I'm really looking forward to the next Bristol Blast.

I'll also relight this fire... I reckon us Southerner's could take you Northerner's out, no problem!!!! Bring on the Battle of Britain!



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