Cradlewill you ever do something like tron fortress again?
If you mean mod a game to fit a theme for a frag video probably not, at least not to the extent of Tron Fortress, but if you mean for stuff like SFM then that's definately a possibility. Those kinds of projects take a lot of work though so I won't do anything like that again in the near future. And I wasn't very pleased with Tron Fortress - it was pretty rushed and I would prefer to build my own assets for something like that.
swedeswhat is your process for reaching the highest possible quality that you can for your videos? (render settings and whatnot)
Basically just keep everything in uncompressed/lossless formats for as long as possible, make sure you record footage at a high framerate and resolution, encoding with a high bitrate, etc. Then of course there's things like using a 32-bit workflow, etc. For rendering/encoding, I use Adobe Media Encoder, it's pretty simple to use and has great performance, and I just stick with pretty much the default 1080p H264 template, but playing with the bitrate, framerate, frame blending, etc.
RoboticI dont understand the definition of art which excludes most films ever. If its a man made form of expression, you can generally say its a piece of art.
I guess the term is very nebulous. We still use the word as a way to describe all visual media, even though one would also call writing and music art as well.
"Art form" is even more vague. Making good food is an "art form" even though a chef is more of an "artisan" than an "artist".
Yeah, my intention wasn't to say old films aren't art, I was just using it as an example to say that frag videos CAN be art, but that simply being a frag video doesn't make it art. Of course there are always countless definitions of what art is, and a lot of it is highly subjective. I probably shouldn't have used film as an example since I didn't mean to suggest there is no creativity in film, merely that the primary, mainstream role of film is as a product rather than a work of art, which is secondary to selling tickets.
I was just trying to say that if something is intended as artistic by its creator, or if a work has some sort of meaning for a viewer, it can be art. But in my view just frags of a game in a video isn't artistic in itself. Just like I wouldn't call highlights from a football game art. Look up documentary mode, I think a lot of that applies here.
I wouldn't call a Michael Bay movie art, it's a creative product, but that comes down to whoever is watching it.