Here's a sequel to the first video that James, Justin and I did called Myth Crackers. This was a lot of fun to do, and this kind of thing was just how our friendship was back in the day. There's a bit of an awkward silence in part of the video, and that's because back then I used the Pee Wee's Playhouse theme by Danny Elfman in this video, and Youtube decided to remove that track from the video. Enjoy six minutes and 23 seconds of us at our goofiest.
Sticking Danny in front of a green screen, forcing him out of his comfort zone by taking on a new persona and throwing suggestions for him to rail on, now that was fun. It's just as fun to take the footage and cut it down to new videos after a few hours of recording. It's like a puzzle with a million solutions and you get to decide how it looks in the end. A lot of times you can merge unrelated things and make it even better, as here with the "you're a girl, you understand" bit.
These videos are a lot of fun to do, especially when I'm able to get a lot of friends together to come up with a lot of the ideas for the video. For this one, I thoroughly enjoyed having Danny crank up his depressing-ness for the camera. It was nice having Jeremy and Kathleen in town to do the video as well. If we ever revive Fiesta Studios one day, this series is a definite candidate for a new video.
Back in the day, I used to be able to get a whole bunch of my friends together all at once to film a video, no matter how stupid the idea was. So many friends who were willing to come over on a Friday night to make a dumb video - now that was a great time. The only other time I have managed to do that is during the 2015 season. Maybe after the time of COVID-19 is over, we will need to have a bit of a resurgence.
So, as mentioned in the video, there was a short period of time during the productive time of making YouTube videos in high school that James got injured and couldn't be a part of any videos. Unfortunately, I can't link all of the videos that followed in that sequence because YouTube decided to kill the audio on two of them. I used copyrighted songs on those videos, and some time after these videos were published and the original footage was lost, they decided to just remove all of the audio from the video. The biggest loss from that was a video called "Friend Auditions" where we auditioned a bunch of our other friends out to replace James in the videos. The winner that Justin and I picked ended up being a shop vac. I'll link the one surviving video next week for that reference.