Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Post your entry here for the RCTW Contest - Summer 2016

  1. #1
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    81

    Post your entry here for the RCTW Contest - Summer 2016

    Hi guys,

    My entry is done! After 2 weeks building, and a whole day of video editing it's finally there!
    Click here to watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21scxyK3lh4
    Note: Video can't play if you're on a mobile device. Desktop will ensure you the best video.

    I'd love to get feedback from you all. Do you already made a video for the contest? Post it in this topic as well!
    Last edited by Remco; 06-13-2016 at 11:15 AM.

  2. #2
    I like the park a video, only thing is, your video is too long, no longer than 3mins

  3. #3
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    81
    I thought that there was no limit :l
    It's a very hidden requirement though..

  4. #4
    I just rechecked, its states on the link, did not say it on the main page. http://www.rollercoastertycoon.com/?p=1395


  5. #5
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    81
    Yeah, that's what is so strange about it. I feel fooled

    Hope they'll change it. I put so much efford in the video.

  6. #6
    Passive Peep
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    340
    Not bad! In the second song, you have great timing with the music and coaster launch/loop (at about 4:00).

    If you want heavy critique, continue reading:




    On coasters, avoid high speed non-banked tight curves. They create high lateral G's. If you are going to re-edit this for time, I'd cut those scenes out.

    In my opinion, to keep the video dynamic, trim parts, like the first launch coaster, very close to launch, and very little waiting to launch.

    A big negative for me was showing the "Angry-Peep" emote at the 0:46 minute mark. You don't want to advertise that ANYONE in your park is unhappy. Also, that clip is far too long (again, to edit for time). I think showing that ride at speed, and maybe just one swoop, would have more impact.

    There are several "redundant" scenes, like the haunted house panning both right and left. While a great scene, seeing the same image twice isn't needed. Perhaps from a different angle for the second shot? But still, that scene has nice atmosphere on it's own! Another at 2:12 coaster without, and with train.

    The panning shot across the whole park is nice (at 1:54) but it is a little long. The viewer can scan that view quickly, and then has to wait for new stuff.
    Again, if you need to trim for time, there's an opportunity.

    At about 3:00, you have three views of Spiral Slide. Pick the best.

    At 3:10 you have two shots of coaster track and sunset that are basically the same with a transition splitting them. Lose one. That's a great shot BTW!

    Shots like the Circus Tent, and a couple others, have no Peeps in line!

    One of my biggest pet-peeves is the over-use of transitions. They are distracting.
    As a general suggestion, slow fades are great with slow music, fast cuts are effective with fast music. Other transitions should be used when they "make sense" like a directional wipe, when the image or video suggests, or shows motion in that direction.





    You captured some really nice scenes of your park, which really capture the fun and style you created!

  7. #7
    Newcomer
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    81
    Thanks bitter, I'll see what I can do. Video editing isn't something I do every day x)

  8. #8
    Passive Peep
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    340
    You're welcome. I hope you find useful info there.
    You should have no problem pairing it down to 3 minutes.

    The more you do it (if you found it fun) the better you'll get.

    The best advice I ever got was "Your content is more important that transitions. People will notice that you used them, and they won't notice that you didn't."

    And take some time looking at professional game trailers. Not as much for the content, but for how it is composed (transitions, timing).

    Good luck!

  9. #9
    Park Patron
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    1,074
    Quote Originally Posted by Bitter Jeweler View Post
    Not bad! In the second song, you have great timing with the music and coaster launch/loop (at about 4:00).

    If you want heavy critique, continue reading:




    On coasters, avoid high speed non-banked tight curves. They create high lateral G's. If you are going to re-edit this for time, I'd cut those scenes out.

    In my opinion, to keep the video dynamic, trim parts, like the first launch coaster, very close to launch, and very little waiting to launch.

    A big negative for me was showing the "Angry-Peep" emote at the 0:46 minute mark. You don't want to advertise that ANYONE in your park is unhappy. Also, that clip is far too long (again, to edit for time). I think showing that ride at speed, and maybe just one swoop, would have more impact.

    There are several "redundant" scenes, like the haunted house panning both right and left. While a great scene, seeing the same image twice isn't needed. Perhaps from a different angle for the second shot? But still, that scene has nice atmosphere on it's own! Another at 2:12 coaster without, and with train.

    The panning shot across the whole park is nice (at 1:54) but it is a little long. The viewer can scan that view quickly, and then has to wait for new stuff.
    Again, if you need to trim for time, there's an opportunity.

    At about 3:00, you have three views of Spiral Slide. Pick the best.

    At 3:10 you have two shots of coaster track and sunset that are basically the same with a transition splitting them. Lose one. That's a great shot BTW!

    Shots like the Circus Tent, and a couple others, have no Peeps in line!

    One of my biggest pet-peeves is the over-use of transitions. They are distracting.
    As a general suggestion, slow fades are great with slow music, fast cuts are effective with fast music. Other transitions should be used when they "make sense" like a directional wipe, when the image or video suggests, or shows motion in that direction.





    You captured some really nice scenes of your park, which really capture the fun and style you created!

    I have to agree with everything Bitter Jeweler is saying here very good feed back. Love how the music moved so well along with the video clips and screenshots.

  10. #10
    My entry is an open park since its just the park i have been working on. Tried my best with the video editing. Had to block out some of the ui which i didn't really like but it only went away sometimes.

    heres a link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRKTINcodnk

    I wish there was better terrain editing and the ability to modify terrain under coasters that are already built. I also wish there was more Ground terrain. 4 seems really lackluster. Also sci fi is really hard to do without a ground terrain to match. I dont like what i have but i have what i can get so i just have to make it work. I would like more scenery in general for all themes,
    Last edited by LukeNathan; 06-26-2016 at 03:58 PM.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. RCTW Park Creation Contest
    By Nookriot in forum Announcements
    Replies: 75
    Last Post: 07-25-2016, 01:32 PM
  2. Replies: 218
    Last Post: 12-28-2015, 11:37 AM
  3. Replies: 48
    Last Post: 12-02-2015, 06:55 AM
  4. RCTW Blog #16 - PAX Plans and Contest!
    By Mattlab in forum Announcements
    Replies: 125
    Last Post: 10-19-2015, 05:45 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
RollerCoaster Tycoon is back! RCTW is the first new entry to the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise in a decade, bringing an innovative new track builder, and much more.
Join us