keskiviikko 24. heinäkuuta 2013

Answers to Q&A video questions

Hey everyone, here are all the comments from the Q&A video, with answers to each and every one of them! This list is quite long, so here's a small tip: if you don't want to try searching for your own question from the long list of other questions, press "Ctrl+F" to use your browser's search function. Type your username in the field, and your browser will find and show you all the places where your name is, so you can find your own question!

The structure of this post is simple: First, there is the name of the person asking the question. After that, the question/comment they made. All of my answers begin with a dash (like this one: -), so you know what I have answered. So yeah, hopefully this post is somehow readable...

Pavorish The Brony
Hopefully it's not to late...
Best Pony?
- Rainbow Dash!
Hardest Animation?
- Right now, it's a scene in my next video "Cubed", where smooth 3D strokes were involved.
How old are you?
- 18
When and why did you become a brony?
- I became a brony in the spring of 2012. I guess there wasn't really a reason, I just started simply enjoying the show and the other people watching it.
Who inspired you?
- Initially, Feedsy, BronyVids and MLV. Without MLV's 24h PMV contest I wouldn't have tried making motion graphics ponies, and probably wouldn't be making PMVs in the first place.
Plan on doing collabs with other people?
- I have a few projects going on with other bronies, but not PMVs. I'll be notifying you when they get published!
Muffins? Favorite flavor?
- I love muffins! :3 I'd have to say either blueberry or chocolate.
This isn't a question, but your videos are awesome and mind boggling. Keep up the great work. I love your style and the creativeness.
- Thanks, it means a lot to me!

i have an impossible question for you... who is best pony and why?
- Rainbow Dash! I'm not sure why though, I don't know why I like her so much...

Do you know me?
- Yup! ^_^

Your visuals are amazingly animated! And you chose the right songs you can make the visuals out of! You really deserve more subscribers!
If I have to ask a question, it's nothing much: Your next project? :D
- Thanks for the comment! My next PMV will be "Cubed", which is an entry for the PMV contest at Bronycon. My next project will probably be a PMV for Twilight, but I still need to find a song for that.

Questions: What animation program(s) did you use for the dive game and the assertive fluttershy?
How long did it take to make them?
And what type of classes did you take to learn animation. (Unless you taught yourself, if so how'd you teach yourself)?
- I used Adobe After Effects to animate both of the videos. They took about 2-3 moths to make, but I didn't work that fast. I haven't taken any classes to learn animation, I've learned from tutorials and experimentation with different effect. I started learning by trying to make a simple effect with camera tracking, and after that worked out, I started understanding how After Effects works.
Everypony is on fire and there is no water! What do you do!?
a) Laugh at them.
b) Escape Equestria.
c) Warn Celestia.
d) Lol what is there to do it's the end of the world NYYYAAARRRRGGHHHH!!!
- If I'd actually be in Equestria, I'd probably warn Celestia. I don't want ponies to die D:

You know you are very hardworking and to all of you out there spread the word he is here so he will have more subscribers like this comment so that he knows hes appreciated.
- Thanks, I appreciate the comment!
Show us your face
- I'll leave that to the future, I don't want to fill your brains with too much information!

Are you gunna make a video for the main 6 and the 3 crusaders?
- Probably for the mane 6, but I haven't thought about the crusaders at all... I kinda like the idea though!

What is your name?
- I'm probably not going to share that at least yet, I'll see if I'll do so in the future.

With After Effects, do you use any Plug-Ins?
If so, what're they called?
- I use a bunch of the plugins that come with After Effects, but I also some 3rd party plugins. The 3rd party ones include basically the products from Trapcode, especially "Particular", it's an amazing tool to use, I definitely recommend it!

Your epic, do you agree?
- I'd have to say that I don't agree, I still don't think I'm all that special...
Who will your next video be?
- The next one will be about the Mane 6, but after that, I'll probably make one about Twilight.
How did you start off with After Effects? As in, who taught it to you or did you teach yourself?
- I started with After Effects one summer when I was bored. I taught it to myself with the help of tutorials from all around the web, mostly from Youtube. When I started, my progress was really slow, but I still had the motivation to continue, which is something I'm very happy about.
How did u find the show my sis made watch one episode and I loved it thnx for the awesome vids
Ps4 xbox one or pc
- Definitely PC

How long, in general dose it take to get one of your amazing videos right out of our imagination?
- Roughly 2-3 months, depending on how much time I can spare to work on it.

Which effect is your favorite to use in video production?
- Probably Trapcode's plugin called "Particular", it's the tool I use for basically all the large numbers of moving particles you see in my videos.

What program do you use?
- Adobe After Effects CS4 and CS6 (I have two computers, I still haven't upgraded the other one to CS6)

will you add me into your pmv videos pls
- I'd have to say I can't add anyone just yet, since I'm making videos about the mane 6. If I do end up making a video with OCs, I'll definitely inform about it on my channel!

how did you reply all these questions?
- It took way more work than I ever thought, typing out replies to 100 comments is quite a large job after all...

What kind of games do you play?
- Casual games mostly, like Minecraft and Terraria. I'm also playing "Dust: An Elysian Tail" at the moment.

Will you make Videos that represent all the main characters. Like for example: you made one for Fluttershy, and Rainbow dash will you make one for twilight?
- Yeah, I will most likely make a video for all of them, but I'm not 100% sure yet.

Who wouldn't love anything you do? /)<3 (\
- Aw, thanks :3 . But probably non-bronies or at least brony-haters wouldn't like the stuff I make.

Can you make more pony videos like "The Dive Game"?
- I probably will, I might try out a different style though, making the exact same thing over and over again isn't really going to make me learn anything, thus I want to experiment with new kinds of stuff.

Would you consider doing a livestream or making a video showing how you do your videos? Would be interesting to see c:
- That could be pretty fun, I'll have to think about it, and figure out how it would be possible!

What do you look like in person :3
- Like an average Finn. Blonde hair, pale skin, grey eyes.

Do you only use After Effects to make your PMVs or any other programs as well?
- For the animations I use only After Effects. I use Premiere or Sony Vegas to put the whole thing together, at least for now

Awkward question... Are you a clopper? o__o jw
- Nope, and I don't think I'll ever be. I like the show just as it is, it makes me happy just to watch it. I feel like R34 could actually ruin that for me, so I try staying away from sites which might have that kind of content.

Can u show ur face ??? :3
- Maybe in the future, I don't want to fill up your brains with too much information about me :P .

- I dunno... But I'll take that as a compliment!

how old are you?
- 18


How long does did your fluttershy and rainbowdash animations take? And what did you use? (Post this on Q+A vid if you can, i don't feel like reading blogs.) you're vids are awesome!
- They took roughly 2-3 months, and were made with After Effects. And thanks for the compliment!

Do you like bananas?
- Not really, at least not without anything else with them, for example, ice cream.

whens your next pmv coming out? and what song's it gonna be too :D
- It'll probably come out in a couple of weeks. I'm probably not allowed to reveal the song, so it'll be a surprise when it does come out!

What's your YouTube channel? :P
- I'm pretty sure it's "TheAcleps" .

How do you make this awesome music :D!!!!! I dont want to steal or copy anything, but... can you tell us what do you use to make this songs and videos ? I am an artist - or well... I think that- and i want to do music but Im a novice - NOOB!- so... i dont know if you will even see this but... Please? Can you help me?
- I'm sorry, but I don't make music. I use music made by other people, and make videos on them. I'd suggest asking the artists of the original songs for some tips, I can only say that you need practice to become good at something, no matter what it is.

Are you going to bronycon? If so, will you be taking any extra animation or drawing classes? If you're going you should take some footage and post it on your channel. And brohoof to anyone who bought on pre-registration, because $70 a day is insane.
- Unfortunately, I'm not going to Bronycon, since I'd have to fly there all the way from Finland, which is pretty expensive, not to mention all the money I'd spend at the con. I probably wouldn't take any lessons, since I have survived on my own all this time, so I would most likely be able to continue like this in the future as well.

When did you start liking MLP and will you do a song for the rest of the mane six. I love your vids
- I started liking MLP roughly in the spring of 2012. I don't do music though, I just make the videos for the songs. You can find the original artists for the songs in the descriptions of the videos!

What are your thoughts on alicorn twilight? Who is ur favourite pony? Favorite crusader? Favourite alicorn?
- I'm pretty neutral about Alicorn Twilight. One on hand, it opens up a lot of new doors, but on the other, it could change the direction of the show in a bad way. My favorite pony is Rainbow Dash, my favorite crusader is either Sweetie Belle or Applebloom, and my favorite alicorn is Luna!

Do you hav a favourite pokemon?
- I'd have to say Pikachu, it's really adorable!

Hello and congratulations on 2000 subs! Are you a good joke teller? What's the funniest joke you know? :D
- Thanks! I can't really say am I a good joke teller, I don't really tell "jokes" anymore, the humor I use is more spontaneous. That's why I don't really have any funny jokes...

Do you like bacon?
- Yeah!

''Are you a brony?''
- I'm pretty sure that I am.

How much ass, do you think Megaman gets?
- I'd guess quite a lot.

What program do you make your music with?
- I don't make music, I only make the videos that you can see on my channel. There are links to the original videos for the songs in the descriptions of my PMVs!

What are you?
- I'm pretty sure I'm a human, or possibly a pony.

Are you planning on doing any weekly or monthly videos now you got a lot of subscribers?
- I'm not sure, I'd need some ideas on what I could/should make. I would like to get some more content to all of you, but it would need to be something that would be enjoyable to watch as well.

How long does it usually take to come up with an idea for your pmvs?
- The ideas usually come to me pretty easily, and I make the effects as I make the video. The whole process takes about 2-3 months.

are you a Man Or a Woman?
- A man

Are you are you a are you a you are a you are a you are you? (What do you use to animate your videos?)
- Adobe After Effects

Q: why u so awesome!
- I didn't even know I'm awesome, but thanks!

Q: Is Dashie your favorite character?

No question because I cant think of one, I just wanted to say your amazing at what you do, and now over 2000 people know that, heres for 3000 /)
- (\ Thanks :3 .

How do you come up with ideas for the next effects when making a PMV?
- They usually come to me pretty easily, they just pop up in my head. One thing that helps me is listening to the part I'm working on, and trying to visualize what could happen next.
What are you thinking when you making a Pmv ?
:3 I'm just Sooo cute !
- Probably what kind of effect I would make next. Most of the time I'm busy concentrating on making the videos, and thus I don't really think about anything specific.
What are some of your favorite songs?
I would like to know of you have ever heard of 'moonstuck' and if so what do you think about the fact that it is done for good now?
- I had seen quite a lot of images inspired by the series, but I never knew there was an actual comic-thingie about it. I started reading it, it seems like an awesome story! It's always a bit sad when something ends, and if I ever finish Moonstuck, I'll probably feel a bit sad about it. But every story has to end, nothing can go on forever.

Here is a question for you. Do you need any help in any way? You've made such awesome stuff that has been insperational for me in my stories that I want to ask if you need any form of help.
- Concerning PMVs, the only problems I've had are with finding songs for them. So if anyone has any song suggestions, I'd be more than happy to hear about them! Otherwise, there isn't really much I need help with, I've taught myself to do a bunch of stuff by myself.

How do you make your videos?
- Using a program called "After Effects". I make different kinds of effects that go with the music, add ponies and effects, and after working on a video for a LONG time, it finally gets completed.

Can I have some pie?
- Yeah, what flavor would you like?

How old were you when you started to become interested in making PMV's? And how long does it usually take you to finish 1?
- Well, PMV stands for "Pony Music Video", and I started making those at the age of 17, so that would be the age you're asking. As for video editing in general, I was about 13 or 14. I first became interested in After Effects when I was 15.

Based on your recent success, have you considered devoting more of your time towards producing more excellent PMV's and videos? ^^
- I'll have to see how much time I have to spare once school starts again. Making videos is a hobby for me, and I do them for fun. That's why I don't really want to force myself to do too much, it might make it seem like a chore, and make it not as enjoyable.

Why don't you make more videos? Also you make the best PMV's
- I don't really dedicate all my spare time to making videos. And I have real life stuff to worry about as well. Like I said, I might consider trying to make more stuff, but I can't guarantee anything.

Are you going to make some tutorials?
- I'm not sure, it is an option that I haven't decided on. If a lot of people would like me to make a tutorial, I might actually do so. I'd also have to decide how advanced it would be.

make a Rinbowdash PMV
- I already made "The Dive Game", so I probably won't be making one for Rainbow soon. Even though she's the best pony.

Will you be doing a Luna PMV?
Will you?
I insist on knowing.
How did you got into MLP?
- I started seeing pony reaction images all over the internet, and eventually my curiosity got the best of me, and I watched the pilot episode. I wasn't hooked instantly, but I was a bit curious why people did like the show, so I kept watching. After a while, I was hooked.

Gratz on 2k subs! Anyway, how often will you post new videos? The dive game is probably my favorite video on youtube right now :D
- Thanks! It kinda depends, if I only keep making PMVs, I won't be publishing them at a very fast rate. But if I end up putting other content on my channel, I might publish stuff way more often.

Why are your videos SO AWESOME /)^3^(\
- Aw, thanks :3 . Possibly because they have ponies. Ponies=Awesome.

Make a PMV for the remaining 4 characters. Take your time and don't rush them!
- That's probably going to happen!

Make something of rarity like assertive fluttershy
- I'm probably going to end up making something about Rarity, but I might experiment with different styles, so it might have a different feel to it than the one with Fluttershy.

Congrats on 200 subs! How open about Bronydom were you after you first joined the herd?
- I was quite curious, I thought that watching ponies was a bit weird, but I still could imagine me watching them. I never hated the fact that people watched MLP, it's just a show that people like for various reasons.

Cangrats on all your success my Q. Is who all are you sub to or who do u watch watch the most youtube
- I can't even list all the people I've subbed to. These days I watch quite a lot of brony videos, but I do watch non-brony videos as well. I can't really say whose videos I watch most, I follow so many people!

Congrats on 2000 subs. Now for the question. Would you ever consider taking what you've learned and turning it into a career? If your not in such a field already.
- Thanks! I have done some freelance stuff, but nothing that big. I'm not sure if I'd like to turn making videos to a job, it might take the fun out of it. I also don't really like to be told what to make, it's more fun when I can choose that on my own. But I still haven't ruled it out!

what did you thinked of brony and pegasister fandom before joining and do you like Dragon Ball Z or The Walking dead
- I didn't know there was such a big community watching the show, I thought it was just a small group of people. I never hated them, but I never really thought they were the best people in the world either. I was pretty neutral about them. I used to watch DBZ when I was younger, and I really liked it. I haven't watched The Walking Dead though...

Are you on Steam?
If so, what is your username?
- Yeah, but I prefer Skype, since I don't really play that much games. My username on Steam is is "wazup125".

will you put download links to you'r vids
hopefully WMV's
i use Dreamscene and your videos would make awesome background's
- I might, I'll have to figure out a place and a system to actually put them. I'd probably put up the AE files as well while I'm at it.
have you seen equestria girls? if so did you enjoy it?
- I have seen it, and I thought it was way better than expected. I also liked the songs in it, they could have easily been in the show itself. I will definitely watch it again when the DVD comes out, so I'll get to see a higher quality version of it.
What's your favorite PMV you made and why? Btw congratulations on 2000 subs! You really deserve it ^_^
- My favorite would be "The Dive Game". It flows way better than my other PMVs and it felt really smooth to make for some reason. And thanks! :3
When did you start liking mlp? I love your songs especially the dive games. Rainbow dash FTW. Anyway will you do a song of the rest of the mane six
- I started liking in the spring of 2012. Just to clarify, I don't make music, I take already made songs, and make music videos with ponies in them. I most likely will be making a PMV for the rest of the mane six, but it's still not carved in stone or anything.
Who, or what has been your inspiration (other than ponies) to continue making fantastic videos? And how long have you been working in After Effects?
- In the beginning, making impossible things happen in the real world was my inspiration, and it still is. Other people's PMVs also inspire me to make more. Not to mention all of you who keep watching my videos, you motivate me to keep making content for you. I've been working in After effects for roughly 3 years now.
I've been a secret fan of yours since about 3 months ago, and you know, I've always wondered how you have the free time to do your PMVs.
I tried making one once and it took 5 hours to finish the first 47 seconds. I gave up and don't plan on going back to do start again. Now, as you see, I have this here gaming channel.
So tell me, Acleps, how DO you do it? Programs? Time taken? Effects? Anything else I'd need to know?
- 5 hours for 47 seems quite right, I usually take AT LEAST that when making my videos. I use After Effects, and Premiere to edit my videos, with some plugins. I usually take all the time I need to make the kind of stuff I am happy with, and I do like to experiment with different techniques, which usually takes up a lot of time, since they might not work. The main effects I use are blurs, color correction tools, glow effects, and Particular (a 3rd party plugin). I suggest not rushing anything, and making stuff you're happy with. And don't force yourself into doing anything you don't want to do, that'll never work out well.
What did you do before ponies?
- Nothing very different from now. After I started watching ponies, it just became another aspect of my life, that ended up being amazing.
What did you do before you started making PMVs?
- Nothing that different from now. On Youtube I made some videos, mostly with real-life footage with visual effects. I still do stuff like that, but I definitely prefer to use up my time with ponies.
When and how did you join the fandom?
- I started seeing pony reaction images all over the web in the beginning of 2012. I did't really mind it, and I wasn't that curious. On the 13th of January, I decided to download and watch the pilot episode. It wasn't a magical experience, I wasn't really hooked on the show immediately. I kept watching the episodes, and noticed that I had gotten hooked. After catching up with the pace of the rest of the fandom, I started interacting with them, and realized how amazing they were.
What are you planning for your next video?
- My next video will be called "Cubed", it's an entry for the contest at Bronycon. Right now I'm thinking about making a PMV for Twilight, but I'm still on the hunt for a perfect song to go with it.
What is your favorite color?
- Green/light blue-ish
Boxers or briefs?
- Boxers.
Would you consider using one of my songs in one of your PMV's, such as my Style and Speed remix for example.
- I'll have to go through your music and see if there's something that immediately inspires me to make something specific. Usually when I find a song for a PMV, I know I want to use the song as soon as I hear it. When I get that kind of feeling about a song, I know that making a PMV will be easier than if I'd make it to a random song. Also, I definitely like your music in general, keep up the good work!
Do you like video games also favorite pony?
- I do like video games, but not as much as I used to. My favorite pony is Rainbow Dash, due to reasons I don't even know.
Did ponies inspire you to make PMVs or have you been making them long before
- Well, PMV stands for "Pony Music Video", so in that sense, ponies did inspire me to make them. As for motion graphics in general, I have been making smaller stuff in the past, but ponies definitely made me make longer, fully computer-made videos.
Have you considered doing a typography video? (Like this one?) i would love to see that!
- I actually started making a typography video, but I didn't get very far before giving up, due to me starting the video way too spontaniously. I might make one in the future though, I'll have to think about that as well!
How did you find the show in the first place? What contry are you from? why do you like ponies?
- I found it through the internet (like probably most bronies :P ). I am from Finland. I like ponies because they're adorable, funny, and the show is really good overall. Also, the fandom makes the ponies even more amazing, especially with all the content they create.
could you give a basic tutorial on making PMVs please :)
- I still haven't decided whether I'll be making tutorial, I'll have to decide later! And I'm not sure would I start with basic ones, I might go straight to showing how to make more difficult stuff.
Is that possible to send you my OC and you will use it in some PMV? :P
How'd you enter the fandom. How'd you end up making music?
- In the beginning of 2012, I started seeing a bunch of pony reaction images, and thought it was some sort of new internet trend. I didn't really pay attention to it, until the 13th of January, when I downloaded the pilot episode, and watched it. It was one of the best decisions I've made. The start for me was a bit slow, but I ended up getting hooked on the show nevertheless.
How many layers are in your projects often? (I see you use a lot of solids in them)
- In the "The Dive Game", there are about 460 layers, which is one of the highest number of layers I've ever had in a single project.

There, that's all the questions. If I ever end up making another one of these videos, I'll have to somehow come up with a better system to answer them, this took way more work than I had wanted it take.

perjantai 12. heinäkuuta 2013

PayPal Donations

Even though I do not make videos to get money, I have decided to start accepting donations through PayPal. Getting a PayPal account has been something I've been meaning to do for a pretty long time, but not only for donations, but for online stuff in general as well. This just came as a side-trait, and didn't really require that much work to put together, so it thought: "Why not?".

So here it is, if you happen to feel generous:

If you do end up donating, you will definitely make my day shine brightly!