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Let's talk about Media 101.

I'm currently visiting Italy, to be more specific Rome.

Rome is quite an amazing city with loads of things to see, however I took this opportunity to mess a bit around with my Phone (One plus 3t) and take a few pictures and go in to details regarding the scenes and how you can create better cinematics & pictures.

So let's start off with some basic knowledge regarding Pictures.


In Denmark (The country which is better than Sweden, just ask @PirateCaptain) we got a few words for the different kinds of Focal length (Works a bit like FOV/Field Of View for the Dank Gamurs out there)

(Link for the Danish Wikipedia)

We got:

  • "Super Total"
    • This image section gives a panoramic view of Copenhagen's skyline from the top of "Rundetårnet" (Danish building). It is also an established shot (e-shot) of Copenhagen, as the image both starts a new scene (or sequence) and marks the geography of the place.
      • lzCHrUo.jpg
  • "Total"
    • This crop's function is to show the girl in full shape and to visualize the whole environment around her. A total image can also be used as an initial creation shot.
      • j0O9MOs.jpg
  • "Half Total"
    • Now it's focused on the girls hips. This crop, also called a medium shot, is suitable for the start of a dialog scene. 
      • 23NlsGJ.jpg
  • "Half Close"
    • Only the head and upper body of the girl can be seen in this cropping, which is suitable for situations where a person is to be interviewed, or for dramatic sequences happening to a person
      • W7J3CUw.jpg
  • "Close"
    • The "close" also called close-up, shows the girl's face and is the optional cut that expresses a person's facial expressions and emotions the best. This is also optimal for making the views notice a specific action or event. This could be a Character hiding a gun, bottle falling over, motion in water or something else.
      • hUxQOgo.jpg
  • "Ultra Close"
    • Here, only the eyes of the girl are in focus. This detailed image crop is also called an extremely close-up and used to highlight a particular detail of a person or object.
      • AMwyHSm.jpg

Now I will be working with these terms throughout this post.

Here is a few pictures I took when out in Rome today:

Make sure to read it all through.

So I talked a tiny bit about colors, and there is an entire science scene behind it, however I will not spend 400 hours going in to details regarding the history of colors and such.

A quick quick video explaining this can be found here:



80s stuff

that's it bois, we are going full 80's.

Case any other members want to add any creations, I'll post some pretty cool stuff here in the 80s theme:

Then of course do your own research. Watch 80s stuff, find other peoples creations and reverse engineer them and so on.



Hello. My name is Hastabrand.

I used to be an active GFX editor, Member and even moderator at some point on this forum.

However recently I've disappeared it seems.

The reason being that I've been under a lot of stress (Not related to Pirate Perfection), Depression and work.

I've been like this for a while, and simply not had enough energy to do anything else than what's JUST necessary to get through the day.

And I apologize to everyone who might have been annoyed, frustrated or mad over something that I've been unable to promise.

I do however plan to return.

When? I don't know, but hopefully soon. But a lot of exams are showing up soon, so I will most likely not be much active for the next month to two.

I do hope however that all of you guys are doing ok, and I hope to see you guys soon!

Best regards, Hasta!


Visiting china

I will be visiting china for the next 9 days.. Might post some updates from there, but depends on the internet n' stuff.

Bye until!


As the title says, all of a sudden when it's past 23:59 I become an ELITE video editor who can make a complete video from scratch to finish in just about 2 hours..

This to say is a mental problem.. because the next day when I look at it, I really wonder if I was on drugs making it, not to mention the exaction when you wake up at 7 am to get home at 3-4 pm.

on the bright side doe, I might be able to buy a new GPU soon, and when that comes out, my rig will pretty much be good to go.. I could ofc. always use some more ram but dosen't matter too much.

Sad side, I might soon be moving to China for a year to study... This means no Pirate Perfection, no moderation on the servers I'm a mod on, no job, no games, no free internet or a nice and cosy home

the plus side, this is a huge opportunity for me, since I already know the basics of Chinese (have studied it for almost 3 years now), so when I get over there to speak it everyday I'll be able to speak with our Chinese users..

If I do,

@PirateCaptain thank you for giving me this opportunity to become a bigger part of this wonderful community, and thank you for believing in me! <3

Here is your shitpost of today:

(this is a huge file size fuckin hell)




Some news regarding my gear

So I got a new 1TB hard drive to store  things, Got a new connection, More cheats, Better software, Better cpu but not a better GPU.. RIp

Also remember kids, don't do editing at 2AM


Still have my services up for donations!



So I'm not taking requests n' stuff.. (Video about this comming soon)

What I can offer:

Frag edits


Tutorials/private lessons

Usage of programs

Credit in future videos

How to record and set up good streams?

A private discord for you and (if anyone else ever donates) them too!

Anything else you'd like!

Please try to keep it above 1$ since all gfx editing takes ALOT of time




Sorry for this but I'm generally in a need of money for better gear, I dislike asking for money n' stuff but only option I have at the moment


Better GPU (GTX 900 series has become alot cheaper atm, so planing to make that replace my current gtx 650ti)

A better CPU (I3 do I need to say more)

More space (A constant battle with space is a problem for me)

Maybe more ram? Currently have 6 gb but I'm genereally happy with that

Plugins.. like alot alot of plugins


GFX editing takes space

While working on editing I've learned a lot of things.. Since this is one of my biggest projects it takes a lot of raw Video files.. Now if you know anything about video editing and recording, you'd know that unless you compress the video file, it will take alot of space especially when it's 1080p 60fps raw .avi files we are talking about. So I gotta figure buy a new hard drive... Doesn't matter that it's a HDD doe since I just need it to store files and not gaming/program files. To my luck, I can find some fairly cheap onces on amazon, so I might get my self a 6 TB HDD

My current list of recording software:

Color "codes": Good Meh Hellnah!

  • Nvidia shadow play/Nvidia share {Link}

Pros: Nvidia share provides a nice and easy to use GUI, nice video encoding and best of all, you can set it to "auto record". This will record the games you play and delete it after unless press your hotkey that will save it in a acceptable file size! Allows for 1080p (maybe over) 60fps and won't affect your gaming experience too much. Can record your desktop too! FREE!!!

Cons: Not raw files (encoded but a good one that doesn't make it look like shit), will affect you frames a tiny but. In my experience it has a tendencies to crash at times. Needs a GTX gpu that's not allowed to be too old!

Pros: Easy to use (and crack :^) but It's really nice, not known, so if you have the money please support and BUY it). This one is my personal favorite, but since it records in RAW files the file sizes are big... It won't affect your gaming experience since it runs of your hard drive!

Cons: Not free

Pros: Fancy GUI, dosen't make you lag so much

Cons: Bad encoding in my experience, Not free, a bit more difficult to crack/get for free

Pros: Used by all the 12 years old to record minecraft, so if they can, you sure as hell can. Records RAW files. EASY EASY EASY to download for free!

Cons: Makes you lag like crazy. Not free. Old.

Same as Fraps, another brand. Better GUI imo.



My list of software for editing:

please note: Almost all of theese software is expensive As fuck (at least for me) but easy to crack!, also no links cuz I'm lazy

  • Adobe After Effects

Ooooh my god! This is the BEST for editing Special effects! But please remember this is not for editing normally, only for effects!

with the right plugins this is basically the best editing software IMO

  • Adobe Premiere

Real good for making the cuts there is needed... What I personally use to Structure my videos, but not what I use for effects.


  • Adobe Photoshop

Best for picture editing.. Not much to say.

  • Cinema 4D (above R13)

A nice animating software.. User friendly AF. Has a decent Render engine. Plugins and Light presets makes it nice to use. It's REALLY compatible with Adobe softwares, and with a plugin (I can't remember the name of right now, will prob add later) you can edit the objs in real time!

  • Autodesk Maya and 3DS

It's nice.. A bit less user friendly but hey, I like their render engine more than Cinema 4d, but not as compatible as C4D w/ adobe

  • Adobe Audition

What I use to edit my voice so I won't sound like complete trash when talking in a video :^) has alot of features but I don't know shit about it

  • Audacity

Free version of Audition, works great and has most features you need!

  • Sony Vegas

User friendly, not for advanced editing doe, and crashes all the FUCKING TIME OMFG HOW MUCH DO THEIR EARN AND STILL DON'T FIX THEIR FUCK- sry a bit off track, but nice and easy to get into but the encoding and compression is not always too good.

  • Paint.net


A nice free alternative to Photoshop, missing some features that Photoshop has doe.

  • Blender

I don't know much about Blender, but it's free and I've used it a couple of times.


  • Movie maker

What I started with back when I was younger.. like 11-12... NEVER again... It's ok for my grandpa when he is editing his pictures (don't wanna know what kind), but for advanced editing please don't....

  • Paint



 welp hope you learned something, I will most likely make a new post at some point showing what plugins I use.

If needed I can make a few tutorials on how to do specific tasks or use in general.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me!


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