I liked this assignment because it was right up the alley of everything I’ve done previously with video editing, which is editing competitive game footage of myself into montages with musical accompaniment. This video is one of the first ever videos I made, and I’ve learned a lot from the mistakes I made making it. That’s why I think it’s a good subject for this assignment, because when I made it, I thought it was the best thing in the world, but now it’s hard to watch because I see all the things I could have done better. When I uploaded this, I didn’t even know how to put things on YouTube in HD, which is painfully obvious. I’ve since learned their formatting and time restrictions for HD upload, and my newer videos benefited greatly from it. This video is also very looooooong, and most that have viewed it say it doesn’t hold their attention the entire way through. This was hard to hear at first, as my highlights are like my children, but it taught me this: Just because you like it doesn’t mean other people will. Others don’t have the personal connection to the moments in this video that I do, and thus can’t appreciate it on that level, to them it’s just minutia. While I love this video, it would have been much better received if I had trimmed it down to about 4-5 minutes of the very best I had to offer. I got too emotionally attached to this work, and it suffered for it. Also, I think commentary with music in the background would have gone a long way to enthrall the more casual viewers who aren’t familiar with the game, and probably have no idea what is actually going on in some parts. I also could have credentialed myself more at the beginning of the video to entice people to take it seriously. I was, for a time, one of the top ranked players in the world. I have attached screen shots below showing me in 4th place world squad score, and 5th place world obliteration wins. I had these screen shots then, why didn’t I include them?