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Informational Presentation

Postby Matt » 26 Apr 2010, 07:53

Everything you ever needed to know about graphs.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... esentation

edit: I'm in a meeting most of the morning, so the Unskippable thread is going to be late. I'll also fix the front page when I get back. Sorry.

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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby The Jester » 26 Apr 2010, 07:56

Hah, awesome. :D

Loved this video, even if it was a wee bit dry to begin with.



.. You guys know that your timetable for the next month's videos is visable on the board, right? Well.. a timetable is, anyway.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 26 Apr 2010, 07:58

You....

I....

You had to wait until two seconds after I thought "Screw it, I'm not waiting!" and posted my response in the Escapist thread. Dammit, Matt!

Oh well, here it is:

ThrashJazzAssassin wrote:The visual style was spot on, and the beginning and ending were solid, but it faltered in the middle as it switched between Quantum Documentary and Time is Money modes. I think you needed to come up with just one extra graph that was funny in its own right in order to sustain the lengthy build-up, rather than continue to throw out "Aaaah! More graphs!" graphs, because I had time to get bored before Kathleen's nervousness became entertaining.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby goat » 26 Apr 2010, 08:01

When I started watching I assumed it was just going to be another meta humor video, but I totally didn't expect that twist. Well done! I was left rather nonplussed after the stinger, though... it didn't really make sense to me, though that may have had something to do with my disappointment at finding out that the dead body was played by Jer instead of Paul (not that Jer did a bad job, but ya know, it's kind of Paul's role).

I'm not sure if that wall is just off-white or if you need more lighting, but it looks a little dingy.

edit: OH! Watching the credits for unskippable reminded me: Graham was right, that music was almost too perfect.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby Agloriouscuppa » 26 Apr 2010, 08:07

I think I now have an irrational fear of all graphs.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby Thysane » 26 Apr 2010, 08:09

Yeah... is it bad that I was convinced Jer was Paul initially? I was completely weirded out when I realised it wasn't.

Also, very amusing use of subtle humour in this video. Reminded me a lot of Quantum Documentary. Also violence. Tasty tasty violence.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby Yaxley » 26 Apr 2010, 08:11

I'm torn because I always enjoy it when the humor takes a left turn, as it did part way through this one, but I really liked the Quantum Documentary dead seriousness of the beginning. I think it's a funnier video with the killer graphs, but I kind wish I could see how the video would have gone if you'd played it straight the whole time. In the absence of alternate-dimension LRR, I'll just use my imagination.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby Chuckles » 26 Apr 2010, 08:15

I'm surprised you didn't make any bear graphs. I would've loved a bear graph, even if this wasn't a "you-playing-you video".

Although the tracking on the sliver at the end was excellent. Sometimes it doesn't work out as great as that, but you nailed it (figuratively speaking).
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby Emperor Gum » 26 Apr 2010, 08:16

I understood the video, but I didn't find it funny at all. Jer's zombie revival was incredible, though.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby theonlyavalon » 26 Apr 2010, 08:25

I liked this video. At first I was a little confused, thinking it was going to get weird, or someone was going to jump out or something, but I liked it. I lol'd when Kathleen was sitting down, and her speech then. So spot on.

Loved the outfit too. Please tell me you had to go out and buy those glasses Kathleen???
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby AlexanderDitto » 26 Apr 2010, 08:27

Oh my goodness, I adore this video. I was laughing through the whole thing. I love meta humor, and the twist caught me by surprise.

The dingy 1970's patina, Kathleen's glasses... spot on! So very good.

Maybe I've just been forced to watch too many informational videos, but I really like this video.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby iamafish » 26 Apr 2010, 08:42

good video, a little slow in the middle though.

i too was disappointed that Paul was not the dead body :(
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby concupiscentcrustacean » 26 Apr 2010, 08:46

graph zombie?
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby randomer » 26 Apr 2010, 09:12

I was honestly shocked to see Jer being the dead body. Paul has mastered that role to perfection over many years
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby Dubious_wolf » 26 Apr 2010, 09:21

I was a tad confused... Then it got awesome. So I'm definatly waiting for rapidfire III... how about it guys?
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby The Jester » 26 Apr 2010, 09:34

iamafish wrote:good video, a little slow in the middle though.

i too was disappointed that Paul was not the dead body :(



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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby I X » 26 Apr 2010, 09:35

Loved it. :)

Considerable laughing was heard.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby aeric90 » 26 Apr 2010, 09:36

Anyone else wonder if the crew had a discusion about exactley how much of a pie chart is needed to be lethal?

Incidentally, what percentage was it?
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby I X » 26 Apr 2010, 09:42

I think definitely there was discussion. They're nerds for God's sake.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby Casandro » 26 Apr 2010, 09:43

Yay, Grapires, Graphmpires?

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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby SilPho » 26 Apr 2010, 09:50

Looks like commodoreHustle will be returning on May 10th based on the board in the background of the shot at 2:25 :D (Looks like Andy is down for some filming too)

The similarity to Quantum Documentary made me smile, wasn't expecting the ending though which was good
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby Machalllewis » 26 Apr 2010, 09:55

Yeah like everyone else I found this one kinda slow with a bit of a sudden increase of pace at the end, especially around the worry bit. Not that I didn't like the slow parts, I was smiling throughout at the recognition from having seen such types of presentations, it was just not outright lulzworthy.

Graph zombie? One of the best stingers so far. Green is still the best though.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby Casandro » 26 Apr 2010, 09:57

I would say the change of pace was a nice idea.
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby UnspeakablePat » 26 Apr 2010, 09:59

Oddly enough, i knew what the punch line was going to be about 2/3rds of the way through, i laughed

long build up was long.

still very funny, the glasses made it even more funny
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Re: Informational Presentation

Postby Master Gunner » 26 Apr 2010, 10:01

Was I the only one expecting Kathleen to be named Olive Snarfleburger? Must be those glasses.

As to the video itself, amusing, but needed to be more ridiculous, especially around the midpoint.

Also, thanks for showing us the video schedule.

...unless what was shown was just an elaborate con? Or are you still claiming laziness?
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