I have been working on my video skills, not only in editing, but in filming as well. I have noticed that editing is for the most part, trying to make up what my filming skills lack. Both skills are equally important.

For those curious, I am using Vegas Movie Studio for my editor. Here is a little bit about the video, which will get a battle report later today (with more pics or another video more bat rep style). A huge thanks goes out to Jacen for his advice on getting me started in video editing.

A strong Coteaz list takes on Abbadon with a dual Land Raider list. The possessed Land Raiders were very moody in this game, as one ate a terminator as the game began, and then proceeded to get immobilized on the first bit of terrain it came across at the beginning of round 1.

To top it off, the Land Raider that was carrying Abbadon, was damaged (3 hull points), but also failed a terrain test at the top of round 2, which wrecked it. This cut the Chaos Marine advance to nothing, and being completely stuck out in the center of battle field where the Chaos Marine advance was very much cut down by massed plasma fire.

So the video was cut short, and only contains 2 full rounds of play. I am hoping to get a less misfortunate game recorded for a much fuller length cinematic video.

I learned a ton with this video. Enjoy, and let me know what you think of the video.

34 Comments:

  1. Never Drive a Tank in Terrain if you can Avoid it. Its Not worth the Risk. :D
    BluetablePainting does Great bat reps... Very Long but Good to Understand everything that Happend. Not much edited but its ok

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    1. I much prefer miniwargaming's battle reports. Although I really like BTP's tables and terrain, the videos are way too long and I find myself skipping through and missing important parts. Miniwargaming does an excellent job of editing.

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  2. Very nice!

    Bellumvinco

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  3. I disagree with the above, the fastest way from point A to point B is a straight line. Spend a few points on dozers, they look cool and can really help out like in games like this one. I've lost games due to not having Rams on Ork trukks, so I consider it's upgrade cost part of the overall points cost.

    Besides, the cover save from hanging out in terrain is worth it IMO.

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    1. No more area Terrain for vehicles in 6th.
      True with rerolls its a diffrent Story.
      But Without :((((

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    2. I was thinking of obscured ;)

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  4. Miniwargaming batreps will save your rainy days. Fast and entertaining. Thy do sometimes miss things out but to include every little dice roll would be tiring.

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  5. Some of the best Batreps I've seen to date (all be it warmachine Batreps) is from girlgamer on YouTube very well done easy to follow and not overly long.

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    1. I dunno if we mean the same person or not, but WargamerGirl's batreps are (also?) amazing.

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  6. The Daemonic Possession aren't worth it when transporting Terminators, Chosen or Possessed, they're simply too expensive for that. All in all the Chaos codex seems to be rather UP. I've mostly seen Chaos lose horribly.

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    1. It's not UP, but it is more of a scalpel rather than a beat stick. More forgiving and durable than my Eldar but lacks some of the punch they have when used properly. I wish more armys were like this honestly, it really changes how one plays and builds armys. You have to then know who you are playing and what to expect from the player and less the army.

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    2. I will say that CSM feel slightly weaker than Crons or GK, I've had a few games with the new codex and they were quite fun, and led to victories over some grey knights.

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    3. But Crons and GK are Ward 'dexes. They suffer from power creep, and have several units that stand out as very obviously powerful, if not OP (Cron Air anyone?).

      However, the CSM 'dex should hold up for a while. The units are also very customisable, as you can kit out almost every unit (excepting Special Characters for obvious reasons) in at least 5 or 6 ways. It will take a while before people can tune it to their playstyle, or before the general consensus of good and bad forms.

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    4. Sometime, probably with the next codex from Ward (sorry DA fans), there is going to be a list to completly counter the Cron-Air list. Then the meta will change again and there will be less Cron-Air and more of a balace list between Cron-Air and a normal Necron list. Once that happens, Chaos will still be viable.
      That is the beauty of a good codex, we can change tactics, but once a "1 trick pony" gets countered, the codex goes cold and becomes a back burner codex.

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    5. I keep it simple and overwhelming. 80 Necron Warriors, 3 wraiths with whip coils for warrior safety, 2 Doom Scythes, 1 Overlord tricked all out, and 1 cryptic with veil of darkness.

      I add a monolith or triarch stalker depending on my enemy. Comes in around 2k points.

      No one has every taken 1 squad of warrior down. People fear the rapid fire gauss and they should lol. They keep their distance but I march forward to objectives. I can veil of darkness to an ordnance tank and gauss it to death. Or I will pull troops back through the monolith portal if need be. The flyers are a distractor/warlord killers. 6th edition is about troops. The more the better. I would say if your points value isn't between 80% to 95% troops you run the risk of losing the game.

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  7. if your going for the cinematic effect, it might help to get some fully painted armies into the battle...

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    1. I agree. I am not as much of a big deal while I am trying to teach myself video editing.

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    2. Yeah, I like the idea of what you're trying to do but the half painted, unpainted, empty turret/hatch space just ruins it completely.

      I was caught up in trying to watch the visuals and didn't follow the course of events at all. Inserting narration blurbs like the old silent movies might be a good way to experiment with conveying the events without overly extending the length.

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  8. New teaser by the way.
    On a related note I look forward to seeing your videos progress!

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  9. New Chaos teaser revealed at GW blog. WoCs are coming(?)

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    1. Or CSM Wave 2???

      More surpriseing to me is that they Show the italy GD winner Without mentioning that a Fight broke Out due to unfair judgeing.
      Funny how they Talk about all the Kits you can BUY to make the Same warboss??? Hhhmmmm????

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  10. Less is sometimes more.
    I like your blog and not everybody likes to paint as much/well as they play but I'll say about this video what I would say to a video like this from some random guy:
    - Shaky cam sucks. Seriously. Noone expects professional work for vids like this, but shaky movement with units out of focus just hurt.
    - The flame effect in the background is more annoying than "cool"
    - Use fully painted armies and, if they only look good from a feet away, don't zoom in.
    The music is not helping either but I guess thats even more subjective than the rest.

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    1. ouch, but seriously great points. I like feedback that is direct and makes great points.

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  11. Warriors of Chaos are coming!!! Video teaser is on GW site :)

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  12. it is way better than dan abnett's movie- at least, it has less pointless walking! LOL
    Go on Naftka! next time we want an X RATED one! :D

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    1. Ye id watch a nudie battlereport....

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    2. well, Necrons + Tyranid = nudist battlefield! LOL

      WE WANT SISTERS!

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  13. overall i kinda liked it. fully painted armies would obviously be nice, but i'm also a realist and know how much it sucks to paint a whole army (or two, lol.) i liked the smoke effect actually, kinda added a hazy/fog of war feel. the music was pretty moody and neat. overall i think you'll get more comforable with the shakiness/zoom levels the more of these you do, and i think i'll enjoy the video more if i watch it later on my machine that can actually properly play HD video. haha. overall, pretty nice job for a self proclaimed learning experience.

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  15. Music courtesy of EA/Mythic?...
    27/10/2012 seems like a strange time to release a codex / Army Book.
    Could it be a PC release or an update to the Space Marine game?

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  16. Did not like the video at all. I do like the effort though. Needs some type of commentary to tell us what is going on in the game.

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    1. Have to agree.

      The whole thing is pretty pointless without knowing what is going on.

      Miniwargaming style battle reports are the way to do it.

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  17. There was commentary but it was sung (in Spanish).

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  18. Going to pull the video, and re-working.

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