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Easter Bunny Death Collection - Now with Annotations! [May. 12th, 2011|07:43 am]
The Official LJ of FPS (and other dumb things)


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I have another Mad Project up on Youtube! A Blipvert of all the Chocolate Bunny Deaths from the Easter show this year, and the show after.


That's fine and good, but the really crazy thing is that I'm spent the week learning how YouTube Annotations work, and inserted 94 of them over the 20 minute span of the video, turning it into a sort of Pop-Up Video. Except that unlike the TV show, you can actually CLICK on the Red Annotations (and some others..) to warp to another video on Youtube to get more information or see something bizarre.

It's not perfect. Some of the annotations mysteriously stop working off and on. And they only work if you view the video on a computer (phones dont' work, and neither does the Chrome browser from what I've  heard.) But I think I made a good first try at it. And I hope it's a lot of fun.

A question for you tech types: Are they any programs out there that can insert live pop-up links into a video, and link to anywhere? Youtube will only let you link to other Youtube videos. I saw a few programs, but either they weren't working currently.. or they were bought out by Google (who owns Youtube) and seemed to have disappeared..

[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2011-05-12 12:18 pm (UTC)
I will make a video for next year. :)
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[User Picture]From: atkelar
2011-05-12 01:45 pm (UTC)
Link in video: unpossible. What YouTube does is it tells the YouTube player to put a link OVER your video when it hits a certain point in time. Video is just video. Even adding the sound to it isn't as easy as it seems ;P

To put it another way: You could of course add the text to the video but nothing would happen if somebody was clicking on it. It needs a suitable player to handle that and that means that you can either write your own or take whatever YouTube or whatever other hosting service offers.
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[User Picture]From: blackfootferet
2011-05-13 04:13 am (UTC)
I wonder.. what would happen if instead of trying to add links to a video file.. if I converted the video to Flash .swf, put clickables in that, and hosted it on Newgrounds instead of YouTube? That ideas been itching at me all day.
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[User Picture]From: sakana_katana
2011-05-12 05:14 pm (UTC)
Nice to have a compilation of these available. Good jorb.

To be truly a "Blipvert" however, it should run at ludicrous speed. It would probably be only about 10 minutes then, to still be watchable, with chipmunked audio.
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[User Picture]From: blackfootferet
2011-05-13 04:18 am (UTC)
Well, I needed a name for this Quantum Time Compression thing I was doing. A real Blipvert from the world of Mad Headroom was a 1-3 second super-content rich advertisement that had the drawback of sometimes making people's brains explode. Four hours is a LONG TIME to sit and watch something, so if I was able to shrink a recap to just one hour, it could help people catch up. I've tried to keep the audio the same, and just phase out lulls in the action so it goes bam-bam-bam. I'm still not even sure why I'm doing it. Just want to see what happens.
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[User Picture]From: sakana_katana
2011-05-19 04:36 pm (UTC)
I have a Fisher VCR (I suspect it's made by Sanyo) that has a wonderful feature: fast forward with non-chipmunked audio. It removes the lulls in the soundtrack to keep it in sync with the accelerated tape, which cuts playback time in half.

I'm not suggesting, even if you have a VCR with the same feature, that you reduce everything by a generation via videotape, even after editing out the lulls in the action, to blipvert it but, there must be some PC program that can post-process digital audio/video in the same way.

Just something to consider for next time.

P.S. Still working on the FPS show lists?
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[User Picture]From: blackfootferet
2011-05-20 07:18 am (UTC)

Pawpet Show Timelines?

You're the first person in years that even asked me about the Timelines. I knew some people visited my page.. but I mostly made those back before the show started archiving past episodes. Which is great, but I started to wonder of the Timelines were still relevant.

I've had the idea in my head to try Bliverting more shows like I did the 500 show, and this time add buttons to all the videos etc so people can warp right to them. Although it's still a time-consuming process, and takes most of my free time in a week to finish one.

I thought of doing a small 3-minute "Last Time on the Pawpet Show" video that warped through the highlights, then doing one for each show, and it would be small enough they could actually play it on the air.

I'm working full time, and have been making some feeble attempts at getting a social life, plus some things like doing research for the family investing club can strike a week out of my year in the blink of an eye. But I'll work on cool stuff whenever I can.
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[User Picture]From: blackfootferet
2011-05-13 05:32 am (UTC)

The Missing Links.

Ok, here are the Annotations I made that glitched out and aren't currently working. I added some haphazardly off and on over several days, and I think I screwed up something in YouTube's database. Next time I'll write everything down and add it in one take.

There are a grand total of *22 EASTER EGGS* These are Spotlight objects set to be invisible unless moused over. There's usually some sort of clue when one appears.

One trick that might make viewing the links and then returning to the main video easier is to right-click, then select "Copy video URL at Present Time", and paste it back in to return where you left off.

6:08 (My Bunny Bowling Bomb) Blue boxes are missing
- "Music is "-Hillbilly breakout-" by Waterflame
- Red Link, to JR and Rasvar's famous Mentos and Diet Coke experiment, theory of why bunnies should explode.
- Blue Boxes "I actually bought a bowling ball for this!"
and "FYI, this is the first time my face ever appears in a YouTube video!"
- Red Link crediting Marvin the Martian for "Where's the Kaboom?.."
- Blue Box ".. with good reason" (why my face hasn't appearred yet, after the Epic Fail picture)
- Red Link, to Inspector Bonk, background music

Red Link to "One Guy One Jar" when cast explains the request to Mutt. (actually a RickRoll, I'm not THAT crazy.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8WiyX21A1c (1:08)

Red Link to Ohio Pawpet's Death by Guillotine.
Blue Box to Ohio Pawpet's website

Speech Boxes of Coffee Maker bunny going ARRRGHGH in different degrees.

Scream Parody
Easter Egg is missing at scene where Scream Guy shows up. There's another My Little Pony in the background, mouseover should say "Wind Whistler, The Asberger's Syndrome Pony, to the Rescue!" link to her helping out with a detail-driven Genie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0PDyPErt5Q (1:31)

Chicken Dance Campfire
Red Link "This Song is a good Party Pleaser too"

Atkelar's Death by Bow
Red Link to video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pESIoZhNOo
Mouse says "It's beautifull.. just like in Indiana Jones!" as he approaches the Golden Bunny, then slows backs away "Just.. like.. Indiana... Jones.." after almost being feathered.
Easter Egg - mousing over the eye of the bunny as the arrows start to hit should read "Look into my Eye.. BONK!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pESIoZhNOo (TF2 song #2)
Red Link to Atkelar's Youtube Channel.

Minecraft Bunny Death #2
It's nearly impossible since it only exists for a SPLIT SECOND on the pink cube nose of the bunny, frame after 16:51.

Final Easter Egg - Ragu Ferret is supposed to say "Of all the NINTY-FOUR Annotations in this video, you HAD to click on ME!" on mouseover.
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[User Picture]From: blackfootferet
2011-05-13 05:53 am (UTC)

Re: The Missing Links.

And another correction with what I just typed.. the Death by Bow Easter Egg should link to Mortal Kombonk, the TF2 Scout second big hit of the night.


Man I suck.
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