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  • In-Game TG Videos by Dr. Strangelove (aka E-Male) 2007

    This is an index of some my work in exploring videography techniques for virtual video ethnography within the Tactical Gamer community. The size and quality of the videos are limited by bandwidth and my modest video card. All videos were recorded at 800x600, with video quality settings at low (although more recent work has slightly higher settings). The most recent videos include in-game voices, sounds, and multi-perspective camera angles (1st and 3rd person point of view). Videos were recorded using FRAPs. Videos are listed in reverse chronological order.

    Each video is linked to its original thread within Tactical Gamer’s After Action Reports. See these threads for more explanation and community response.

    I have been interested for some time now in how the ‘self’ is experienced within first-person point of view games such as Battlefield 2’s Project Reality. Through the use of in-game video, we can add another layer of experience to the game when our actions are recorded for review later on, thus allowing for an external view, a third-person point of view, of our own in-game actions.

    Dr. Michael Strangelove
    University of Ottawa
    Department of Communication
    www.strangelove.com
    April, 2007



    Bad Medic, Bad

    While embedded with Coridon’s squad, I captured a FRAPs video record of a me killing two poor souls that thought two poor souls are enough to take a flag. TG’s Battlerecorder provided footage of the same incident from the third-person point of view. Here I had my video settings on low as usual (800x600) so FRAPs would work, but I had most of the individual settings set to high.[/size]

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/Twokills.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.



    Up the River

    I captured a video record of a ‘little bird’ helicopter attacking our boat. TG’s Battlerecorder provided footage of the same incident from the third-person point of view.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/Boat.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.



    Insurgents Attack American Abrams Tanks



    While embedded with with insurgent forces in Al Basrah, I captured a video record of a American Abrams tank committing suicide by drive directly into insurgent-held territory (A Wal-Mart parking lot) without any infantry support. TG’s Battlerecorder provided footage of the same incident from the third-person point of view.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/Tanks.flv[/media]

    For the first time, I used ambient sound tracks from the Battlerecorder footage to add sound to my FRAPs record, which only captures my voice. The result is a seemless audio track. The first attack segement (1:30 minutes long) required 18 edits.



    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.



    The Art of War: The Aesthetics of Virtual Killing

    In this video I use editing techniques to explore the moment of a kill. My intention is to challenge those who equate real-life violence with violence enacted within video games.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/thekill.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.



    Profiles in Courage: Sam Hoy

    I have often followed various skilled players around watching the way they move, how they use cover and such things. Playing around with BattleDirector today I realized that we can make video ‘profiles’ of each other – third-person videographic records that focus on a single player’s in-game action. The following is a brief demonstration of this concept using Sam Hoy as my subject. I did not have a lot of time to spend getting things perfect.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/SamHoy.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.






    Insurgent Truck Bomb



    While squad leading on Al Basrah, I captured a video record of a insurgent truck bomb attack. Then I downloaded the game file from TG’s Battlerecorder and videotaped the same attack from the third-person point of view.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/Truckbomb.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.



    Two Camera Helicopter Insertion

    While squad leading on Al Basrah, I captured a video record of a helocopter journey from the airport to the Mosc. Then I downloaded the game file from TG’s Battlerecorder and videotaped the same trip from the third-person point of view.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/twocamerahelo.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.



    Helo Landing

    A brief video record of JohnFlanaly landing a helocopter to extract a squad at the Estate.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/Helolanding.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.


    The Insurgents -- A PR Movie Trailer

    Coming soon to a Web site near you, TG Production's latest feature film, The Insurgents, starring the zanning 1st MIP with John.C, Coridon, Grunt, Amosely, Aculle, and E-Male.

    Enjoy the trailer of the biggest thing to hit the web since Lonelygirl15. Its bigger than SNL's My Dick in a Box, its bolder than that hot chick's My Box in a Box. Its totally outside of the box.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/Insurgents.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.



    Two Squad Rush Via Teamspeak

    A brief slice of action from a two squad attack coordinated via teamspeak. Unfortunately, sound settings were incorrect and lost the sound from the game and the other squad leader’s voice.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/TSP-2.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.


    Two Fireteam Attack

    This is a four minute video giving a minimal demonstration of two fireteams attacking a flag from two different flanks. This record also demostrates a squad leader retreat, althought the retreat failed by not being executed quickly enough, and the SL (myself) failed to ‘advance to the rear’ to a sufficiently safe distance.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/twoflank.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.



    Bravo Fireteam Management & Static SL Leadership Posture

    This is a six minute video of the 1st MIP squad using two fireteams, Alpha and Bravo.

    [media]http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures/Bravo.flv[/media]

    For a better viewing experience, download and play.
    This will give you a larger 640x480 screen.

    Ealier in-game videography by Strangelove can be found at:

    http://www.tacticalsites.com/~e-male/pictures

    Enjoy.
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  • #2
    Re: In-Game TG Videos by Dr. Strangelove (aka E-Male) 2007

    I was hoping you would post all of these videos in one place, E-male.

    These are certainly entertaining to watch; doubly so if you're an "extra" in the shoot!!

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    • #3
      Re: In-Game TG Videos by Dr. Strangelove (aka E-Male) 2007

      Emale - 1, the rest of us noobs - 0.

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