I am very sorry for the longer silence. But bugs, injuries and my own naivety got the better of me. So here are some updates.
What is planned?
Currently I am working on one big, on one very big and on one huge project. All three have in common that I totally underestimated how enormous they would become, so a big chunk of the delay goes totally on my for (still!) being so naive believing I could do such large video projects in much less time than they really need.
What held me up?
Additionally to the real size of those projects, I had an injury and needed foot surgery which kept me away from any computer. I simply could not sit at a desk without excruciating pain.
But the most frustrating time eater is the recording software I use being unreliable since November. It randomly does not start the recording when I tell it to, and freezes sometimes when I stop these fubar recordings. This sometimes means I have to replay long chunks of the games, because the recording failed in an area where I could not quick save. This GitHub Issue describes the problems I have.
As I am a software developer, I started debugging the tool and trying to fix things two weeks ago. And that one is on me, I started two weeks ago, not back in November when the issues started.
But I was so sure the problem was “between chair and keyboard”, I was convinced I messed up some driver update, or the wrong setting somewhere, so my my focus was on that. I lost weeks in the process.
But let’s talk about what is planned.
- The story of Victoria Shepard and Liara T’Soni
I always wanted to make a full love story between Shepard and Liara, and had planned to have a trailer ready by late December or early January. Currently I have almost 300 clips recorded and almost everything for a trailer covered. But for the total I am only at about 60% of the material I need. This project got so incredibly huge, but it will be fantastic.
- The Music of the Trilogy
There are several videos about the Music in the Mass Effect Trilogy out there. But they all miss songs I would’ve liked, have no footage and are of general low quality. I wanted to make my own compilation for years. So while I am recording, if I stumble over some scene relevant to one of the songs I want in those compilations, I record it to save it for later use.
Anyway, part 1 of 3 (ME1) is finally finished and uploaded! I will make it public once YouTube has finished their processing.
But this is something I do “when it fits”, so it will be a while before the other two parts are anywhere near completion.
- People of the Citadel
Ever since Audemus published their phenomenal LE1 Diversification Project, I wanted a video showing off all the great people on the Citadel. Plus a few extras.
This is the smallest of the three projects, and I think I almost got all shots I need. Unfortunately I am done with all the shots I needed for the other two projects on the Citadel, so to complete it I will have to take some time off the other two some day…
There where other ideas for new #ExLoRoSc videos, and to continue #LoSI and #OBiV, but those had to be put on the waiting list.
Hopefully I can fix some issues soon and get my pace back up. So keep your fingers crossed that I will have less problems with bugs, injuries and my own naivety in the future.
That’s it, folks, that’s the current situation.
Have a nice day and thank you very much for your patience and support!