Mr_Charles_Casey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Martial Guitarist

17 years old
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from Houston, Texas

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    • Re-Editing RT SHort - March Madness

      1 week ago

      Mr_Charles_Casey Martial Guitarist

      A visual (and slight audio) redesign of the RT Short - March Madness.
      This was made for fun and to was quickly put together to test myself in editing the trailer to look even more like an actual movie.
      Effects edited include:
      Color space and curvature, edited to fit the feeling of an apocalyptic movie, whilst enhancing the visual quality.
      Artificial widescreen bordering to give the illusion of a wider resolution.
      Lens flare.
      Brighter and larger muzzle flare.
      Proper glow and lighting effects for said muzzle flare.
      Slight cuts in video timeline to make it faster paced and to make scenes flow together more harmoniously.
      More cinematic risers and hits to add to sound design.

      All rights belong to their original owners (Rooster Teeth LLC, and respective creative licensing groups.)


      Please feel free to compare it to the original just to see the differences!

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    • 4 weeks ago

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    • Agent Moose 2

      3 months ago

      Mr_Charles_Casey Martial Guitarist

      Images from the 2nd episode of ELR of Agent Moose, enhanced and edited by me. They released a little bit later this time as I was working on other projects, but alas; here they are.

      This week features more withdrawn, cinematic shots, rather than action-packed. I've also created a video featuring the changes between the original shots and my enhancements, to see the differences (and how color correction can play a significant role in a project's outcome). You don't completely realize the gravitude of a change until you see it side-by-side, for better or for worse. In my opinion, collor correction makes most projects significantly more beautiful.

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      And Mooseknuckle.


      Check them out here:

      http://roosterteeth.com/user/Mr_Charles_Casey/images

    • The Name's Free... Gavin Free

      3 months ago

      Mr_Charles_Casey Martial Guitarist

      I made a little something for @Gavino ...

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    • Agent Moose

      3 months ago

      Mr_Charles_Casey Martial Guitarist

      I've started a series of images edited and enhanced by me of Agent Moose from ELR.

      I've just released the first album, so what's in it?


      2 atmospheric shots, one of Moose walking with a smokey post-explosion in the background, and one of her maple leaf blood splatter.


      1 "build-up" shot of her grenade. I say "build-up" to identify the image as taken right before an obviously foreseen event takes place, so it's a shot of the "build-up" of pre-climax.


      1 cover shot featuring Moose and her revolver, complete with added smoke effects, glint, and lens flare.


      1 contrasted shot of the maple leaf. This was added in last minute as when I took a second look at it, I thought of increasing it's contrast to give it a darker, gorier feel.


      Here's a link to the album, though I will probably regret not watermarking them, if you check the dates, this is the first place for the shots to be uploaded. So I guess that's my copyright lol. Really tho, if you steal them I will cut you.

      But feel free to use them as profile photos or anything like that. And if Roosterteeth wants to use them for anything; PLEASE DO. 


       barbara

    • Enhanced Movie Shots of Agent Moose! >No Spoilers

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      Mr_Charles_Casey Martial Guitarist

      Wasn't 'quite' sure of where to put this, but I felt it needed to be somewhere on the forums.


      I've started a series of images edited and enhanced by me of Agent Moose from ELR.

      I've just released the first album, so what's in it?


      2 atmospheric shots, one of Moose walking with a smokey post-explosion in the background, and one of her maple leaf blood splatter.


      1 "build-up" shot of her grenade. I say "build-up" to identify the image as taken right before an obviously foreseen event takes place, so it's a shot of the "build-up" of pre-climax.


      1 cover shot featuring Moose and her revolver, complete with added smoke effects, glint, and lens flare.


      1 contrasted shot of the maple leaf. This was added in last minute as when I took a second look at it, I thought of increasing it's contrast to give it a darker, gorier feel.


      Here's a link to the album, though I will probably regret not watermarking them, if you check the dates, this is the first place for the shots to be uploaded. So I guess that's my copyright lol. Really tho, if you steal them I will cut you.

      But feel free to use them as profile photos or anything like that. And if Roosterteeth wants to use them for anything; PLEASE DO. 


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    • Wisdom Tooths... (Wisdom Bite)

      4 months ago

      Mr_Charles_Casey Martial Guitarist

      (Original Post: Oct. 1st, 2016)


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      So yesterday I had a wisdom tooth removed, and because I had an interest in seeing more of how the operation is performed, I opted for local anesthesia rather than the fun stuff.

      So here is my... uhh, I guess review of having a wisdom tooth removed. More or less, it's things I inspected and noticed about the operation.


      1. The Hardest/Most Painful Part: Was not having the tooth itself removed, although despite being anesthetized that hurt too. The most painful part was the administration of the anesthesia. They injected 3 dosages in separate places, with 3 different needles. The first one didn't hurt that much. However, they didn't wait for it to begin taking effect before they administered the other, so the second and third hurt more, with the third one hurting the worst. The needles went almost down to my jaw, so you could see why they were so painful.


      2. In Between Extraction and Anesthetization : I waited roughly 10 minutes between performing the operation and having the 3 needles'o'death plunged into my mouth for the anesthetic to take effect. They offered me some gas to numb the pain further, but I refused.


      3: Extraction: The extraction itself isn't all that hard, just a little bit scary. I was having an impacted wisdom tooth removed from the bottom of my mouth, so it was routed into my jaw. That means that you can hear everything the surgeon is doing in there clearly. The actual extraction took about 30 seconds, and was blatantly just a scalpel to remove excess gum, and some sort of... other... thing, to extract it. Which, the extraction was just them prying it out of the mouth. Forcefully. It sounded like they were mugging my tooth lol, but the operation was over in 30 seconds. After that I had to wear gauze in my mouth for roughly 2 hours. It would have been less, but I was talking alot because of work.


      4: The Anesthesia Itself: I opted for local anesthetic in order to even have been able to type this, so I was clearly awake for the whole operation and the whole day I had ahead of it (it was performed very early in the morning). The anesthetic, because of blood-flow, spread through my face and gradually became less numb throughout my body. My left cheek was the first to stop being affected by the medication in about an hour, and my bottom teeth and left (specifically, left) side of my tongue were the last to regain feeling, in about 3 hours. I noticed, externally at least, that the medication had the strongest effect on the left side of my chin. I noticed this almost 2 hours in, when the medication was the most potent it had been in the areas that were still under effect, and actually LOL'd scratching my chin with my fingers and not being able to feel a thing.


      5: After Surgery: I'm still recovering now, but I have to say it's not as bad as the pains I would occasionally get from the tooth itself cutting my gums. I'm extremely sore today, but less like a cut and more like a bruise, where as opposed to yesterday, when I could feel the stinging sensations of fresh cuts. A blood clot has formed and I'm not to eat anything majorly hard or chewy. Not to spit, or drink from a straw, and not to spar for at least 72 hours. I'm still going to be exercising, don't get me wrong, but I can't risk taking a shot to the head.


      So, in conclusion, although it was a tad painful of a process, it's not the worst pain you can ever feel, it's extremely quick, and so far it appears to have been a good decision for the long run. I do recommend removing excess teeth in the future.

      I also recommend opting for local anesthetic as opposed to general for a multitude of reasons.

      A, it's quicker to get in and out of the surgeon. B, you're basically good to drive right after, although I still suggest having a ride. C, it costs a lot less. D, you don't have to fast beforehand. I fasted anyways in the case of complications and I for some reason needed IV or gas (which I would advise doing as well; the not eating part I mean lol).


      Anyways, I'm not a doctor or anything, but those were my thoughts as a patient. Good surgery. Of course, it's bound to take longer if your tooth is more fucked up than mine was, because I was pretty lucky with the impacted wisdom. k, bye.


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      Edited Dec. 25th, 2016, for grammatical errors.

    • My Present

      4 months ago

      Mr_Charles_Casey Martial Guitarist

      So today is Christmas, and in a few hours the second day of Chanukkah will commence. Last night was Christmas Eve and the first evening of Chanukkah, so to celebrate, since everyone else was doing it, and since that holiday bonus finally came through, I decided to pick myself up something nice. So, behold; Les Paul happened. Still naming her, but she's a beauty and she plays great.  barbara

      http://roosterteeth.com/user/M...

    • My Wallpaper

      5 months ago

      Mr_Charles_Casey Martial Guitarist

      So I wasn't sure what I wanted my wallpaper to be. So I took a bunch of shit i thought was overly badass and made it silly. I took a spaceman on the moon, and added a death ray blowing up earth and then put some spaceships into the fray. For the final touch, I put in Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup.

      I should be an ad revenue Agent, I know how to start a good campaign.

    • Someone Dislikes Me...

      6 months ago

      Mr_Charles_Casey Martial Guitarist

      After looking through a couple of my previous Journal entries, it has come to my attention that certain user went through and neg-modded my posts. Almost all of them, for no reason. I wonder who has such a disinterest in me, and why they're wasting their time actually following everything I post in order to neg-mod it.

      Hmm.

  • About Me

    Musically inclined; in a terrible way.2nd GUP (Red Belt) in Chung Do Kwan Style TaeKwonDo.

    White Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Comments (10)

    • br0wnbr0th4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

      1 year ago

      Saw your comment from "BTS - How to edit a let's play":

      do you also edit on Adobe Premier? For a self-taught guy, Trevor is pretty good. I use Avid Media Composer 6.5, but mostly because I started on Final Cut and jumped to this straight after. Premier was introduced to me later on, but I never really got into it since I had AMC.

      • Mr_Charles_Casey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Martial Guitarist

        1 year ago

        No, I don't have a lot to spend on editing software, which is more of a hobby of mine. Been doing it for years now. I'm also self taught, I feel like most people are, I've picked up some tricks here and there from videos or when I needed them, but mostly self taught. Keyframing came naturally as I'm an animator as well. But, I use Sony vegas Pro 9. It's pretty cheap now and I like it. It has limited uses, but for what i need it for, I make it work. If I was going to be getting into bigger editing for something more important than a simple hobby, I would definitely switch to After Effects or Premier, they seem like much higher quality products.

        EDIT: Pro 11, not 9

      • br0wnbr0th4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

        1 year ago

        I think I would've liked editing a whole lot better if I didn't try to make a career from what started as a hobby. Edited some xbox: one, MSN, blackberry commercials for national broadcast (in Canada), but wasn't making that much money doing so, so I dropped out of it and changed career paths altogether. I went to school for it as I didn't know what I wanted to specialize in; took broadcast & film. I felt more like a professional student than an editor. The more I worked for people the less creativity I realized I had left in me and became nothing more than a button pusher.

        I've tinkered with some After Effects and 3DS Max, but nothing too fancy; don't have the patience for it. Pretty sure everyone who uses it at some point comes across how to make lightsabers, lol. I also loved following and messing with some techniques I picked up from VIDEO CO-PILOT like the lightning strike and disintegration.

        What kinds of things do you animate? 3D animation?


      • Mr_Charles_Casey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Martial Guitarist

        1 year ago

        Well, I've lately been focused on other things, such as my TKD, which I've kind of devoted to recently so I haven't animated in a while, though I do edit on a regular basis., it's fun, if I see something that looks cool, I think "How can I make this even cooler" and that's how I entertain myself a lot. Just the other day I took the Yellow trailer and gave Melanie and Militia shotgun boots like Mercury!

        But, yes I do 3D animation. I have been scouring the internet for Halo models but can't find anything, and I'm horrible with modeling. I've wanted for a long time now, years even, to create a fully animated RvB series using audio from the episodes and like, make it a weekly thing. I thought it would be an awesome and original way to contribute to the community. Unfortunately, others saw the idea as well and had more experience, a bigger team, and a bigger budget, and jumped on it before I did. I'm saddened by that to this day, and I feel like it's one of the things that has taken the drive to animate away from me. I would like to get better, but animation requires so much time, patience, and even a budget. I don't have access to something like 3DS or Poser. Animation takes years and years to create something even worth being watched at all, and it's why I admire Monty so much, he's my idol even now. He had the drive to do something that takes years of patience and work to master, and he did it willfully every day. Not many people have that kind of drive even if they think they do. When I started getting into animation, it was about a year ago. After I had initially watched RWBY and the entirety of it's episodes, I fell in love with Monty's style. RWBY and RvB showed me such an amazing, creative and beautiful way of turning what is essentially the destruction of human life into a work of art, a kind of dance of fates. Sorry if I'm getting carried away, I just love animation and the way Monty animated. I began animating with the intent to make an animated RvB, something that would make Monty proud, full of fight scenes and battles. Animating has a ton of aspects to it and, for a first timer in the modern world of 3D animation today, it's a TON to take in. I couldn't learn it all, I couldn't get the information or knowledge I needed without paying for professional programs, or tutorials. I would love to be self-taught, because that seems to work best, and I have created some amazing works. I made one of the most fluid running loops I've ever seen in animation. Unfortunately, the program I use is limited. The copy and pasting of keyframes and the saving of animation loops and cycles isn't in this free program that I use. That along with the inability to import mo-cap data and not being able to utilize 3D sprites and effects. Well, it was too overwhelming and I didn't have the time, especially with all that i wanted to do quickly being made by people with 20x the experience. I still animate occasionally, but I just lack the drive quite frankly. I love to be rewarded and even when I create something good, I find it useless because it's not a big scene that I can be proud of, that I can show to people and entertain them. I love to entertain, it's why I do a lot of things. I like to post stuff online. And, reward seems a very, hmm, assholey (is that a word) to want for work, but i can't really explain it. Maybe if I just had a partner, just one. SOmeone who worked with me, who created epic stuff with me, we could put our heads together. I would have someone to impress, and it would encourage me to do more. I don't know.


        TL:DR: I havent animated in a while, I lack the drive, Monty Oum is my idol, I still edit a lot.

        And P.S. Sorry I didn't respond earlier, RT didn't send me a notification that you replied.

      • br0wnbr0th4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

        1 year ago

        Just because others got on the project before you did doesn't mean you can't do it either. Like you said, you look at something and see how you can make it cooler; do that to theirs OR go on the idea that you originally had and do it your own way. As much as I support my old industry as I bought my editing software (not download a crack version)....I think for the experience you should download the cracked version so you can make stuff, get a portfolio going and then apply to RT. Their team is ever-growing and if you're anywhere as good as you portray yourself to be, I think you'd be a great addition. I'm glad we started talking; rarely get to talk to people so passionate about what they do and aspire to be. I love meeting people with great ambition and drive; it's invigorating and inspirational. Even though you say you don't have the drive, you clearly do presented with the right direction.

        As a fellow Monty fan, I implore you to find his old clip called HALOID. He took something that had never been done before and created it with something else as well as through his own twist on it. Sure you like Halo, but what can you do to make Halo out of this world beyond what we've already seen. I know you know what Super Smash Bros is. Perhaps do a battle royal of like five diff characters or a tag team or something. You are only limited to your imagination. I have SO MANY ideas, but not the patience for follow-through. I too sought to edit just for the "reward" at the end that I got from others appreciating my work; but you seem to just need a direction. From what you've said, whether you think so or not, you do have the drive and motivation to go forwards - you need a direction and a plan.

      • Mr_Charles_Casey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Martial Guitarist

        1 year ago

        Thank you for the vote of confidence man, it means a lot. Someday I will try to apply to RT, (only 16 now, can't move out unfortunately) And I think I will try to get back into animating, and now that I think about it, the only thing I've done with animation is attempt to create test animations. I've never really put my all into something bigger. I always felt as though I needed to learn more before I could, because believe me, I've had ideas. But, I think I'll write out something, plan it and attempt to follow through on it. Thanks for the conversation man, you've really helped me. :)

      • br0wnbr0th4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

        1 year ago

        what college has taught me is that you don't need to go to college xD Everything is available to learn online and the software is all there. If you ever need help with something, there's probably a tutorial for it. if there's not, then someone may have done it in a video that you can mimic. Nothing beats just playing with a program and learning new things on your own.

    • xJayFromVA

      1 year ago

      I like your Profile pic!

    • kaz_snedden FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Welcome to the community! Feel free to message me or check out the forums if you have any questions. smiley0.gif

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