A pretty big statement huh? Well, it's mostly true. Very rarely, I will find a tutorial that genuinely does the job for me. Now, this might just be me, so I definitely want to see what other people think.
The problem with most flash tutorials on YouTube is that they are way too long. They take forever to get to the point of the entire tutorial, and spend way too much time trying to explain every little thing they do as if some retard that has never used flash is watching. Even more advanced things. I thought by looking up more complex things, would force them to skip the basic mumbo jumbo, but they don't. No matter what the person presenting the tutorial has to be extremely long-winded. If you want good tutorials that don't waste your time, find someone that goes straight into the shit, and skips all the bull crap you already know, and even introduction crap. If you can read, i'm sure the title gives as much description as most people would need, if not, the 'description' will most likely do that for you.
I would go as far as saying they are being cryptic. Digressing at, and in between every point they make to something even more boring. I don't want to hear about what you explained in your last video, I don't want to hear how you ctrl-alt-shift-M to fucking smooth something and tell me differences between a PC and a Mac, then explain what it does going back and forth, I especially don't want to hear you advertise yourself "SUBSCRIBE" mid-video. No, I will thumbs down the video, and leave. Tell me the tricks you know, tell me what makes you a good artist, what is YOUR technique. Nobody is going to steal your technique and become famous off of it, if they do, then they most likely didn't need it in the first place. Sure give me a little bit of an intro, but most people are just plain fucking boring, and I hate it.
Keep me interesting by changing up the pace. "Get reminded" of something funny that your friend told you about. Just don't bore the hell out of me in the first minute of it when I have a whole 15 minutes to watch.
A great example of someone who is absolutely TERRIBLE...
00:15 Hi..... today i'm going to tell you how to motion tween.
00:25 uhhhh.... the brush tool, I guess, you can press, uh, b, and uh, that, gets it for you....
01:00 *trying to draw something poorly*
15:00 doesn't get anywhere helpful
Basically someone who is talking slowly in a very monotone voice, stutters, trips, forgets what he/she is doing. Basically have the skills of a public speaker, without the pressure or anything because of the ability to delete and redo.
A good video. I'm not going to sit and explain a good tutorial, so here is an example.
It's not exactly my favorite, and yeah, he get's a little confused sometimes. But the thing about him that makes him different is that he is funny, and interesting. It's just what he's like, I like listening to him. Another person I enjoy listening to is Egoraptor. I could listen to his 20 minute videos about something that would normally be boring as hell. It's not boring. He uses humor to change the pace, he understand what someone with ADHD would go through if it was the same shit throughout.
So what I'm saying is, don't tell me every little step by step detail. If you do that, nobody is going to learn much. Especially me, I consider myself a hands-on learner. The best kind of tutorial for me is someone who just goes through what they do, checklist listing themselves in a way, and narrating what they do. Just like a damn math teacher. If anyone knows any tutorials that are good, and the kind that i'm looking for, please, don't hesitate to copy and paste that shit right there below me. Thanks, stay funny.
Read my other news article for the actual article. I just wanted to use the snappy title.
More to come.
Not really I just wanted to get your attention. Also, by disappointing you, that may have been counter-intuitive. Oh well, too fucking bad.
I thought, maybe I'll put a serious title, and whoever may be genuinely interested will check it out, but truth is, I doubt people will understand the full potential of what this is.
What I really wanted to talk about is branding. Almost everyone does it here on Newgrounds, whether you know it or not. No, not branding as in burning a symbol on someone/something. Branding as in a logo, an identity, the thing that makes you, you.
Look at the picture below. If you frequent Newgrounds, you know exactly what it is, and who made it. That is the core of branding. Making something known and universally recognized. Staying consistent is a huge thing as well, Coca-Cola has never changed their logo, Pepsi has changed over 60 times, somewhere in that range. There are companies, that define and make a brand for you. They create charts and graphs and come up with other statistics that you would never even think of like asking someone how the sound of a spray from febreze made them felt. Think about it, the spray of a febreze bottle is very soothing. Like I said, things no person would ever think of on a normal day, unless it was their job. Those jobs which include costing thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars. Myspace, which is basically used by no one anymore. Has had it's brand changed quite a few times. Most were awful. Their best sell was to musicians, but now, not even that has a porpoise anymore. Notice my quirkiness? I spelled purpose 'porpoise'. Hah, terrible example but that's a way to get someone to notice something. Deviance. I'm already getting bored of typing because I have mad ADHD right now, so ask me questions and I'll answer.
The video above is wonderfully informative on the power a good brand can do. If your that interested, you will watch it.
There is much much much more that goes into it, and if you have any questions go right ahead and ask me.
Soo many sarcastic and satirical movies about Valentine's Day............
Cannot take the laughter......
This whole news/blog posting thing is porpoi-perpo-parp-po-preposterous! I mean, unless you're very popular, nothing will be taken full notice of! Like if I wanted to talk about my twitter and how awesome and funny I am, no one would be able to appreciate it!
But wait, there's more! I'm working on a great animation, I have been putting hours of work into ever detail, I'm hoping for something big this time!
My generous deadline is Friday but it will almost definitely be done before then. Being in college however you never know what might happen.
In other news, I'm trying to garner many followers, I need a fan base for my future career. If you would be a doll and follow me on twitter, that would be much appreciated.
I am officially producing things. I have an eye for talent bla bla bla, the same old crap every guy tells you. Look, if you have the talent to make it big, you'll know it in the entire process. You're a great person, you're a people person, you please fans, you interact, people love you, you're popular, you're funny when you want, you're confident, and I will not only help you be those things, I will stick with you, and stick by what I do.
My father is very successful, is a Director/producer, and in it all he owns the business, and other businesses associated with it. I'm going to be just as successful hopefully, if not more than him one day.
I am true to myself, I do what I do, I love what I do, and I do it well. Whatever it is that I do, anything I do. So contact me.
This is bullshit, i got banned for 30 days for the stupidest reason. The review, yes, it was kind of abusive, but the flash deserved it!
You have been banned from submitting reviews for the next 30 days.
This is a result of the review you left for Premiership Football Quiz on 5/28/09 at 11:40:09 AM:
Score: 0 / 10
Summary: dumbshit this north america, or uk....
Review: not fucking south america, or africa or whatever, it's called soccer, I had no idea what the hell this was untill I took a good lok at the thumbnail.
I'm not saying who banned me, because he had his reason.... But i'm just saying, it was the truth, he needed to fix the misconception of football, in other countries in reall soccer, in others. But yeah, I should have just said that.
Well here it is the FUCK explosion as I promised.
I'm pretty fond of the word, how about everybody else?
If you want a Header/Sig etc. even if you aren't banned from the BBS, or you just don't want to have to deal with them, ask me! I recently made my own header. I need specific details though, and a base pic if possible, also good renders. JUST PM ME! WITH LINKS TO THE PICS!