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Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, September 28, 2017 Under: WIP
Hey all!
This week's vlog!


GOD is so cool!!!

  - Posting 3D content from Blender on YouTube (Tutorial video)
    Last week I mentioned that I would like to do a video on this very tricky and prickly topic and included a lot of technical info on it in the post itself:
http://bibleanimations.yolasite.com/blog/a-single-shot

I recommend that if you are someone interested in uploading Stereoscopic 3D (Side-By-Side), it is certainly worth checking out!

Note: For some reason it does not want to display 3D on (all?) mobile devices, but that is a YouTube issue, not the upload, as it plays 3D consistently on the Desktop. You're welcome to check both out here.

 - Again re-rendering
   Of course no one likes to have to do something over and over again, and the same shot had to be rendered twice again this week! This time for the speed at which the river was being transformed and again for the color. You could say it's 4 times if you include the conversion and adding of the action background stuff as well (thankfully configured, just needed to run again), hahaha.

 - A new shot
   Thankfully, this week, GOD did have me to make a new shot and that is Moses' looking to Pharaoh for an answer or response. And it contains a few options:
1) Quick zoom like old kung fu movies
2) Defocus to have focus on Moses
3) Defocus to have focus on the transformed river
And of course quite a bit of meat in-between. I believe GOD told me that (after the zoom was taken out) that the shot will only contain the first part (focus on Moses) before switching to Pharaoh. I am very happy with that! I don't want to waste render time, but I'd rather waste it than bore the audience to tears with super long shots just because I was precious over the footage, hahaha.
   Kinda reminds me of what Walt Disney did with Snow White. In the movie they had animated a whole sequence called the soup song or something, but they cut it, because it didn't add anything to the story. Well, the same applies. Just because I like the shot or spent hours on the zoom, doesn't mean it fits. If it has to go, it has to go. Being precious about things will ruin the final result... GOD is so awesome in letting me not be over-precious about footage.

   And of course, along with these shots (re-rendered and new), I also got to do some sound work for them!
   For the strike, I added some different strikes to make sure that the sound is consistent (strike and water), but varied (works for replay at slower motion). And one more change, which we'll get to in a bit.

 - More real sound
   Last week I got to open with some cool thunder sounds. Unfortunately, they were very muddied by a meter that kept buzzing (I had never heard it like that until the day I got to record the thunder). Of course, this week I had another opportunity (or shall I say quite a few opportunities) to get real sound.
Thunder:
   Thunder is difficult to get for many reasons. The biggest is that you have to wait for a storm and if you get one, you have to make sure that no one is talking, because you only have a single take. There is asking GOD to make a strike again, but I know from experience that HE does not always do so, but HE did help this week with a few really nice ones that you heard in the video!
Fire:
   Of course, I am so thankful that GOD helped me re-create the fire crackle for the opening and I am shocked at how much a fire can crackle! Now, the magician that has the whole hand movement has some fire sound to go with it! GOD is so awesome!
Water:
   I did attempt to record a stream this week, but to be honest, I was waaaaaaay too far away to record it well, so that was a horrible failure, hahaha.

 - A stunning plug-in
   While the Samsung S4's stereo mic is probably one of the best mics I've ever had the pleasure of owning, I do have to warn of some issues with it. This week, an old pest resurfaced: hissing. I tried to noise remove it with Audacity, but that just degraded my thunder sounds. I tried to use the equalizer and classic filters to remove the hissing, but still too much degradation.
   Finally, I felt led to go check out what plug-ins I have installed in Audacity, to see which can help. One was called Floor Fish. You can think of it as an advanced noise gate. With it, GOD helped me clean up the thunder audio quite a lot, but I would luv to redo most of the thunder sounds to see if I can't get clearer audio. The lower the volume of something, the more the phone tries to make up for it by recording louder.

So, if you are interested in using FloorFish, you can look for it on it's developer's website:

I absolutely luv it and I'm sure you will too!!

PS, whenever I mention content here, I am not making a recommendation or knocking it unless expressly saying so. I'm mostly just using things as examples to let you know what I am talking about.

Anyhow, that is it for this week's post - a lot got done this week, so I am just so thankful for everyone who reads, comments and watches! Thank you!

Biggest thanx to GOD for helping me with this. Without HIM, none of this would be possible! :D

Know JESUS yet? GOD is reaching out to you through these videos. HE loves you more than you can imagine and wants you to know HIM. Not because HE's lonely, but because HE loves you and paid a heavy price to enable you to go to Heaven, where HE is. See, we all have sinned in some way shape or form. That makes us guilty before GOD. If you have ever said that you hated someone, in GOD's standard, you have committed murder (James 4). If you've ever looked on a person with lustful thinking, you've already committed fornication with them in your heart and you are then guilty of sexual impurity. If you were to face GOD on judgement day, saying: "I was a good person" will be a void argument, just like it would be before a human judge. GOD knew that we would have to pay that penalty and that we could not pay it, even if we tried, but sent JESUS to pay the price for us. Your sins were put on HIM and the forgiveness that is there for you was by no means cheap - the cross was not padded and comfortable, neither was the death.
But, HE was raised up on the third day (after being crucified) and finished the work so that we may enter through HIM paying the penalty we were supposed to pay, but it is only valid for you, if you accept it and live for HIM.
If that is you today, please, follow this prayer:
"JESUS, I believe that YOU are real and I believe YOU died for me and was raised on the third day for me. Please forgive me for my many sins. I make YOU the LORD of my life, full time and to fill me with YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. Teach me how to live for YOU, help me become what YOU have made me to be, in JESUS' Name! Amen!"

To find out more, you can check out this link:
http://www.crossallegiance.org/knowJesus.html
It gives you access to free Bible translations, free teaching videos and more. Remember, this is a decision with eternal consequence, choose life, choose JESUS. :D

Have a great one!!!

Thank YOU!!!!!!

In : WIP 


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About Me


Marius Oberholster Hey all! I've been doing CG work full-time since 2011. GOD has been with me, supported me and taught me all the way. HE tells us to do all things as unto the LORD and that is my goal. I do whatever I believe the HOLY SPIRIT is leading me to do and it's not always easy, but it's always worth it to be obedient! JESUS is awesome!! If you don't know HIM yet, follow the link above!

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