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working on a comp tf2 video essay, need your help!
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edit: Video is out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHtmqtsRi3I

yo, I’m working on a video essay about competitive TF2 since it's in the public consciousness atm! I’m not rly a comp tf2 player but I’ve been hanging around the scene and its playerbase for a hot minute, and I think now is the perfect time to try and expose the game to a wider audience ^^

For the end of the video, I’d like to emulate this section from the Smash Brothers documentary: https://youtu.be/nKzYWqkga74?list=PLoUHkRwnRH-IXbZfwlgiEN8eXmoj6DtKM&t=773

Players answer these questions:
- What does the game mean to you?
- What makes this game special in your eyes?
- What impact did the game have on your life?
- What makes you keep playing this game? (if you do)

It’d be cool if you could start your clip with your alias and how many hours you’ve played TF2 for (ie. “hi, I go by pingu and I’ve played TF2 for 2,750 hours.”). I’d like to edit a handful of these lines together at the start of the section.

anything else you feel is relevant would be awesome! As of rn, the plan is to use some footage from LANs, frag clips from whoever is talking, or other random footage of tf2 players I’ll steal from youtube and put the voiceovers on top of it.

Please submit your responses to this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuPpv3zNFdlKPTecbkI15o5mIt8tfRoLVNGA_Zkrq9U4ZyaQ/viewform
You can attach audio only or use video if you feel like it.

spread the word if you can, it'd help a ton!

edit: Video is out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHtmqtsRi3I

yo, I’m working on a video essay about competitive TF2 since it's in the public consciousness atm! I’m not rly a comp tf2 player but I’ve been hanging around the scene and its playerbase for a hot minute, and I think now is the perfect time to try and expose the game to a wider audience ^^

For the end of the video, I’d like to emulate this section from the Smash Brothers documentary: https://youtu.be/nKzYWqkga74?list=PLoUHkRwnRH-IXbZfwlgiEN8eXmoj6DtKM&t=773

Players answer these questions:
- What does the game mean to you?
- What makes this game special in your eyes?
- What impact did the game have on your life?
- What makes you keep playing this game? (if you do)

It’d be cool if you could start your clip with your alias and how many hours you’ve played TF2 for (ie. “hi, I go by pingu and I’ve played TF2 for 2,750 hours.”). I’d like to edit a handful of these lines together at the start of the section.

anything else you feel is relevant would be awesome! As of rn, the plan is to use some footage from LANs, frag clips from whoever is talking, or other random footage of tf2 players I’ll steal from youtube and put the voiceovers on top of it.

Please submit your responses to this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuPpv3zNFdlKPTecbkI15o5mIt8tfRoLVNGA_Zkrq9U4ZyaQ/viewform
You can attach audio only or use video if you feel like it.

spread the word if you can, it'd help a ton!
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#2
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If you've got the capability of doing so, it might be worth attending the upcoming LAN in Philly to interview players in-person. Obviously if you can't then you can't, but it's always fun to see the energy of the event captured through video

If you've got the capability of doing so, it might be worth attending the upcoming LAN in Philly to interview players in-person. Obviously if you can't then you can't, but it's always fun to see the energy of the event captured through video
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i'd recommend trying to reach out to some of the top players and asking them personally. people like b4nny would be glad to help exposing competitive tf2.

i'd recommend trying to reach out to some of the top players and asking them personally. people like b4nny would be glad to help exposing competitive tf2.
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#4
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I did ask b4nny, but I'm looking for a volume of responses too. The goal is to string a variety of testimonies together to showcase the passion for the game, which pretty much can only work if I get a dozen or so genuine responses.

I did ask b4nny, but I'm looking for a volume of responses too. The goal is to string a variety of testimonies together to showcase the passion for the game, which pretty much can only work if I get a dozen or so genuine responses.
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#5
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May I ask for a few teasers as to what the video essay will look like? How long will it be? Will it be a narrative or more of an observation on what competitive tf2 looks like as a whole? Anything else that tftv would find super interesting? This sounds like it has some potential for sure

May I ask for a few teasers as to what the video essay will look like? How long will it be? Will it be a narrative or more of an observation on what competitive tf2 looks like as a whole? Anything else that tftv would find super interesting? This sounds like it has some potential for sure
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about how long would you like audio submissions to be

about how long would you like audio submissions to be
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#7
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ur vids are fire i bet this one will blow up

ur vids are fire i bet this one will blow up
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#8
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Did my collaboration on my part, hope to see the results soon!

Did my collaboration on my part, hope to see the results soon!
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nykMay I ask for a few teasers as to what the video essay will look like? How long will it be? Will it be a narrative or more of an observation on what competitive tf2 looks like as a whole? Anything else that tftv would find super interesting? This sounds like it has some potential for sure

can't provide any video teasers yet (maybe soon), but most of the video will be talking about the depth of mechanics the game has, dipping into some competitive fundamentals, and a small section about b4nny and mix^ later. the target audience is ppl who don't even know that tf2 is played competitively, what makes it worth playing, or how high the skill ceiling is.

it'll be presented with my voiceover and visual aids, with this community section being a sort of emotional sendoff. i usually do shorter projects that are more likely to ride the algorithm, so it'll be pretty condensed compared to something like the Smash Brothers. maybe 20-30 minutes!

my two main inspirations for this video were the Smash Brothers documentary (showcased the depth and rich history of melee) and a more recent video called "This could have been the greatest eSport ever." the latter is about an obscure game called GunZ, and the video mostly talks about what makes the techskill difficult/interesting. makes me think I could use a similar format and title to trick people into watching a tf2 fragmovie lol

indecencyabout how long would you like audio submissions to be

as long as you want. i'll listen to them all and take out any parts i think flow well in the video!

segamwur vids are fire i bet this one will blow up

ty <3 i hope so, i'd love to get more ppl interested in this side of tf2.

punteroDid my collaboration on my part, hope to see the results soon!

it's rly good tysm. i'd like to get this video out asap so hopefully it shouldn't be more than a week or two before you do c:

[quote=nyk]May I ask for a few teasers as to what the video essay will look like? How long will it be? Will it be a narrative or more of an observation on what competitive tf2 looks like as a whole? Anything else that tftv would find super interesting? This sounds like it has some potential for sure[/quote]

can't provide any video teasers yet (maybe soon), but most of the video will be talking about the depth of mechanics the game has, dipping into some competitive fundamentals, and a small section about b4nny and mix^ later. the target audience is ppl who don't even know that tf2 is played competitively, what makes it worth playing, or how high the skill ceiling is.

it'll be presented with my voiceover and visual aids, with this community section being a sort of emotional sendoff. i usually do shorter projects that are more likely to ride the algorithm, so it'll be pretty condensed compared to something like the Smash Brothers. maybe 20-30 minutes!

my two main inspirations for this video were the Smash Brothers documentary (showcased the depth and rich history of melee) and a more recent video called "This could have been the greatest eSport ever." the latter is about an obscure game called GunZ, and the video mostly talks about what makes the techskill difficult/interesting. makes me think I could use a similar format and title to trick people into watching a tf2 fragmovie lol

[quote=indecency]about how long would you like audio submissions to be[/quote]

as long as you want. i'll listen to them all and take out any parts i think flow well in the video!

[quote=segamw]ur vids are fire i bet this one will blow up[/quote]

ty <3 i hope so, i'd love to get more ppl interested in this side of tf2.

[quote=puntero]Did my collaboration on my part, hope to see the results soon![/quote]

it's rly good tysm. i'd like to get this video out asap so hopefully it shouldn't be more than a week or two before you do c:
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#10
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i mistakenly recorded like 5 1-2 minute clips before i realized your form only accepts 1 recording? any way i could just send them all to you? aint wanna waste them

i mistakenly recorded like 5 1-2 minute clips before i realized your form only accepts 1 recording? any way i could just send them all to you? aint wanna waste them
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Hope I got my submission in in time, wasn't aware that you were planning on this being done so soon

Hope I got my submission in in time, wasn't aware that you were planning on this being done so soon
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KamiHope I got my submission in in time, wasn't aware that you were planning on this being done so soon

yeah definitely, still plenty of time. thanks and nice to see u again c:

[quote=Kami]Hope I got my submission in in time, wasn't aware that you were planning on this being done so soon[/quote]
yeah definitely, still plenty of time. thanks and nice to see u again c:
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#13
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probably some good answers in this thread: https://www.teamfortress.tv/61076/where-is-the-value-in-tf2-for-you

probably some good answers in this thread: https://www.teamfortress.tv/61076/where-is-the-value-in-tf2-for-you
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tommyprobably some good answers in this thread: https://www.teamfortress.tv/61076/where-is-the-value-in-tf2-for-you

maybe but it needs to be in an audio format to go in the video

[quote=tommy]probably some good answers in this thread: https://www.teamfortress.tv/61076/where-is-the-value-in-tf2-for-you[/quote]
maybe but it needs to be in an audio format to go in the video
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#15
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heya, this project is almost complete! everything aside from the outro is content complete, most of what remains is just touch-up work and revision. it's clocking in at around 30 minutes.

here are some previews as to what the video will be like
introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP5PZcj6AGg
section introducing tf2's skill ceiling/movement (audio WIP): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI5djPRJwSY

i would still love some more responses for the outro. there have been a few amazing ones so far, and my favorites have been the ones where people go into it without a plan, just rambling about whatever comes to mind in relation to the game or its community. If you're interested in being in the video or talking about the game, please record something for me ^^

if you are interested but don't really know what to talk about, hmu on discord at pinguefy#2481 and we can do an interview sorta style instead.

heya, this project is almost complete! everything aside from the outro is content complete, most of what remains is just touch-up work and revision. it's clocking in at around 30 minutes.

here are some previews as to what the video will be like
introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP5PZcj6AGg
section introducing tf2's skill ceiling/movement (audio WIP): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI5djPRJwSY

i would still love some more responses for the outro. there have been a few amazing ones so far, and my favorites have been the ones where people go into it without a plan, just rambling about whatever comes to mind in relation to the game or its community. If you're interested in being in the video or talking about the game, please record something for me ^^

if you are interested but don't really know what to talk about, hmu on discord at pinguefy#2481 and we can do an interview sorta style instead.
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#16
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these vids look very good and im rly excited to see what this video has to offer! hopefully this is able to put a set of new eyes on this game, i speak for everyone in here when i say thank you for making this pinguefy. much love

these vids look very good and im rly excited to see what this video has to offer! hopefully this is able to put a set of new eyes on this game, i speak for everyone in here when i say thank you for making this pinguefy. much love
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#17
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This looks sick!! Excited to see the finished product. Submitted my own recording. Wasn't sure how long it ought to be so I kept it brief, but I could probably talk for hours about the visuals of this game.

This looks sick!! Excited to see the finished product. Submitted my own recording. Wasn't sure how long it ought to be so I kept it brief, but I could probably talk for hours about the visuals of this game.
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yo it's done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHtmqtsRi3I

thank you to everyone who submitted content for the outro! Sadly my first outro draft came out to be 15 minutes so I had to cut out a ton of good stuff to make it not drag on too long :c

if you have any suggestions for other things to put in the description (resources for new players) lmk

sry for the cringe clickbait, that's just how yt works haha

goes live in 2 hrs!!

yo it's done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHtmqtsRi3I

thank you to everyone who submitted content for the outro! Sadly my first outro draft came out to be 15 minutes so I had to cut out a ton of good stuff to make it not drag on too long :c

if you have any suggestions for other things to put in the description (resources for new players) lmk

sry for the cringe clickbait, that's just how yt works haha

goes live in 2 hrs!!
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#19
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cool video man, enjoyed watching it

cool video man, enjoyed watching it
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#20
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great video <3

great video <3
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Pinguefyyo it's done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHtmqtsRi3I

thank you to everyone who submitted content for the outro! Sadly my first outro draft came out to be 15 minutes so I had to cut out a ton of good stuff to make it not drag on too long :c

if you have any suggestions for other things to put in the description (resources for new players) lmk

sry for the cringe clickbait, that's just how yt works haha

goes live in 2 hrs!!

https://discord.gg/ybSYAd9 - tf2cc, hosts open-level pugs for NA (if i knew other public pug servers for open players, i'd post them here too), also hosts resources for new players

excellent video regardless :DDD

[quote=Pinguefy]yo it's done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHtmqtsRi3I

thank you to everyone who submitted content for the outro! Sadly my first outro draft came out to be 15 minutes so I had to cut out a ton of good stuff to make it not drag on too long :c

if you have any suggestions for other things to put in the description (resources for new players) lmk

sry for the cringe clickbait, that's just how yt works haha

goes live in 2 hrs!![/quote]

https://discord.gg/ybSYAd9 - tf2cc, hosts open-level pugs for NA (if i knew other public pug servers for open players, i'd post them here too), also hosts resources for new players

excellent video regardless :DDD
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#22
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Awesome video!

Thanks for doing this. I hope lots of people see it and get to enjoy tf2 as much as I have!

Awesome video!

Thanks for doing this. I hope lots of people see it and get to enjoy tf2 as much as I have!
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bawnercool video man, enjoyed watching itTKDonutsAwesome video!

Thanks for doing this. I hope lots of people see it and get to enjoy tf2 as much as I have!
coyo_geezergreat video <3

thank you <3

optimisticdudehttps://discord.gg/ybSYAd9 - tf2cc, hosts open-level pugs for NA (if i knew other public pug servers for open players, i'd post them here too), also hosts resources for new players

excellent video regardless :DDD

tyvm, I really had no clue where to direct people for NC/AM pugs haha.

[quote=bawner]cool video man, enjoyed watching it[/quote]
[quote=TKDonuts]Awesome video!

Thanks for doing this. I hope lots of people see it and get to enjoy tf2 as much as I have![/quote]

[quote=coyo_geezer]great video <3[/quote]

thank you <3


[quote=optimisticdude]
https://discord.gg/ybSYAd9 - tf2cc, hosts open-level pugs for NA (if i knew other public pug servers for open players, i'd post them here too), also hosts resources for new players

excellent video regardless :DDD[/quote]

tyvm, I really had no clue where to direct people for NC/AM pugs haha.
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#24
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Excellent video, well researched and full of passion for this great game.

Excellent video, well researched and full of passion for this great game.
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#25
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masterfully crafted video, it doesn't matter if you have thousands of hours in tf2 or zero, literally anyone can get a great message out of it

masterfully crafted video, it doesn't matter if you have thousands of hours in tf2 or zero, literally anyone can get a great message out of it
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#26
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Great video!

Great video!
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#27
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Maybe add the newbie.tf discord server (https://discord.gg/9uDQNcs) along with the newbie.tf website since many people are comfortable w/ joining discord servers.

Maybe add the newbie.tf discord server (https://discord.gg/9uDQNcs) along with the newbie.tf website since many people are comfortable w/ joining discord servers.
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#28
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Sad I didn't make the cut, but this is a really stellar video. Wonderfully researched and edited. Thanks for the quality content.

Sad I didn't make the cut, but this is a really stellar video. Wonderfully researched and edited. Thanks for the quality content.
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#29
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10k hours part moved me emotionally really liked everyone's words especially tasheem.

10k hours part moved me emotionally really liked everyone's words especially tasheem.
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RendoasSad I didn't make the cut, but this is a really stellar video. Wonderfully researched and edited. Thanks for the quality content.

sry, you were in the original version but i had to cut out so much :(

aiera10k hours part moved me emotionally really liked everyone's words especially tasheem.

right? i was blown away listening to that the first time, he really put it all on the table

[quote=Rendoas]Sad I didn't make the cut, but this is a really stellar video. Wonderfully researched and edited. Thanks for the quality content.[/quote]
sry, you were in the original version but i had to cut out so much :(

[quote=aiera]10k hours part moved me emotionally really liked everyone's words especially tasheem.[/quote]
right? i was blown away listening to that the first time, he really put it all on the table
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