November 27, 2017 at 10:18 am #1673
Did you guys see this?
Prizes MAY still be available if you leave comments 🙂
November 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm #1674
I was participating in the live event, at least part of it. I listened to the rest – I even won the signed copy of the book (at 1h 28m)! So did Zeno! 🙂
Evan was on fire, lol. Nina woke him up at 5AM and he was in hyper mode for 3 hours – priceless! 😀
December 1, 2017 at 4:27 am #1688
Heh, agreed, next level event 🙂
And I saw you at Jason Tropf, tho you missed Lewis Howes for food 😛
December 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm #1691
December 11, 2017 at 2:45 am #1717
Congrats to Evan for 1 million subs and to Zeno and Mihovil for the prizes.
December 11, 2017 at 4:43 am #1718
December 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm #1719
Food over #Believe ? Psssh.
Also, welcome back RSS!
December 21, 2017 at 5:14 am #1720
Good to be back J-Ryze.
Love to hear an update on what folks are up to.
January 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm #1725
Apologies for the late response bro, things have been a bit crazy.
I spent about a month learning video editing in order to create: Simon Sinek’s Top 10 Rules For Success [J-Ryze Remix]
(2000+ edits made, giant score/soundtrack, etc.)
After that I hired a writer to help me make a landing page for a new business I’m launching this year.
Add in x-mas / NYE stuff and lol.
What about you!? How’s your YT channel? Girl, fam, life, etc. ?
January 3, 2018 at 7:13 am #1727
January 8, 2018 at 10:01 pm #1732
Yeah, it was a fairly intense, focused creation. Hmmm… the new biz preview ain’t quiiiiiite ready, but my new website is close 🙂
January 11, 2018 at 4:23 pm #1734
Wow that’s a crazy amount of edits. Btw how id you even count them all?
I’ve saved the video on my to watch page and look forward to checking it out in it’s entirety over the weekend. As a side note I only usually watch the Ent series because the top 10s are too long for me.
January 11, 2018 at 4:32 pm #1735
Thanks Jaime, I appreciate it. Looking forward to your feedback.
I counted the average # of edits per rule, then extrapolated. It’s actually more like 3000, but I used a conservative estimate to convey the point.
Yep, I’m the same, and totally understand if ppl dont want to watch the whole thing, or any of it. It was mainly an experiment to help Evan’s video team #ryze
January 13, 2018 at 11:10 pm #1736
I’ve been watching 7 – 10 minutes of this a day J-Ryze and I’m still not finished but I did want to let you know how impressed I’ve been in watching it.
You must have used most of the VideoBlocks catalogue in this video! 😛
How long did this take to put together?
Where all of the techniques used in this video things you already knew how to do or would you say to yourself I want it to do this, then research how to do it and then perform the task?
How did you map out your score and your videos that you used? Did you edit is to a script and mark out everything? Or did you do it organically as you listened to his speak?
How did you decide what to put when the images don’t reference the talk? E.g. some random clip comes up as a space filler or to assist with a transition?
Loved so much about this video!
Sometimes you would cut a line from the speech to go to a picture with just the soundtrack behind him, often times this worked well, but there were times where the stop didn’t fit with the cadence of his speech and it felt like quite an abrupt change/stop.
I static/colour graded flickering doesn’t really work for me, especially if used often. I found that distracting.
But they are only 2 things in over half an hour of content that I’ve watched so far.
Truly an epic output and something to really be proud of.
Well done J-Ryze!!!
January 13, 2018 at 11:49 pm #1737
Thanks bunches bro 🙂
You’re correct, I did indeed use a ton, but not all, from VideoBlocks.
It took me about 3 weeks of editing/audio (long days), 1 week of learning editing programs.
I knew a few techniques from my Jay Z video, but other than that, it was mostly learned on the fly. I’m kind of a hyper-learner.
I’d 1) choose a song I felt fit the rule 2) mark the beats of the song 3) roughcut in the footage, on-beat, while listening to him speak over the music, leaving gaps if I had to 4) realize the song-length didnt match the footage, adjusted songs/cuts accordingly 5) ‘remixed’ the song to the perfect length.
I chose images/footage based on a) relevance b) symbolism c) vibe/emotion d) variety.
Yes, you’re correct with both your criticisms.
I’m not a video editor, director, or audio guy– since this was my first video longer than 15min, and every 1hr-long render was a giant pain, and I did it all by myself where many would have a movie-studio behind them, I knew there’d be tons of mistakes.
The two you pointed out are there for sure, plus there are many more. Sadly the video performed very poorly across most metrics that matter to Evan. 🙂
On the brightside, most of the comments/feedback was positive, and I’m blessed to read your kind words here, so despite the video failing in some pretty key ways, I’m glad it brought you at least some value 😀
Your message here made my day, thank you.
January 15, 2018 at 6:32 am #1743
Jaime with his always-pro-review! <3
January 15, 2018 at 1:05 pm #1748
Really?! The video didn’t perform well? That’s too bad. I normally don’t watch videos this long on YouTube, but I wasn’t bored for a second. I really enjoyed it. You should be proud no matter what 🙂
January 15, 2018 at 1:55 pm #1750
Thanks Zeno. Yeah, it failed on retention, watchtime, shares, views… basically everything Evan measures except comments/likes so far.
I’m glad you enjoyed it though and it held your interest, and I didn’t make it really to ‘perform’, I made it to #ryze the standards and show ppl that content can be better, and a guy who knows nothing and has no team or budget can bring it to life. And a couple weeks later we get to see your Epic Elon trailer, so… 🙂
Thank you, I am proud– most people in their whole entire life won’t render out an hour long video of that much quality and editing, even if everyone on earth hated it I’d still be proud of it. 🙂
January 15, 2018 at 2:31 pm #1752
You certainly showed one could do a lot if he’d put his mind to it. The editing and effects are quite impressive. I haven’t really gotten into the effects as much as I maybe should. Anyway, I’m happy you’re proud of it. You should be 🙂
January 16, 2018 at 9:49 am #1759
Editing, effects, color-grading, audio-cleaning, room-tone, transitions, etc. are things that really elevate a piece beyond ‘average’, and make people feel “damn, thats true art”, but basic,, emotional storytelling is a more important core than polish, usually.
Still, Travel-Video editor JR Alli is a good introduction to the importance of polish.
Take a look at what his polish did to this iPhone footage:
January 16, 2018 at 10:32 am #1761
Wow, that’s quite impressive 🙂. He really thought about his shots too, which is very important when you make a video like that and want your transitions to be as smooth as they are.
January 16, 2018 at 10:37 am #1763
Yep, I focus on impressive 🙂
Agreed about his shots/transitions, and what REALLY sells it imho is the INSANELY clean, layered audio. Ambiance, hits, fx, dialog, j-cuts, mixing, mastering– all CLEAN AF. 🙂
January 16, 2018 at 11:30 am #1765
Yes, everything flows well together. Great example of why it’s not about the tools, but about how you use them.
January 18, 2018 at 9:56 am #1780
Yep, he used the iphone footage well, and used Audition to clean the samples from freesound.org 🙂
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