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Ending a 3 year project is nothing to go lightly on. I knew that if I were to do something big for the end of this year, it would have to literally be beyond me and my potential and this medley was just that. This medley was begun a week and a day before it was released. I made this during the same week as my last year of college finals and during hell weeks for numerous other projects rendering me very little possible time to work on it. Still the time restraint gave me One day for arranging, one day for drum programming, one day for doing all of the mixing and mastering and one day to edit this beast of a video. This was because recording all of the audio took 4 days of straight recording to finish. Things didn't go to plan, namely I wish I had had more time to practice with the green screen and make sure all the shots would work with it and I wish I had more time to mix and master.
Why would I do that, you may ask. Why would I give myself a week to produce a 17 minute medley with 38 songs and also incorporate techniques like green screening I've never even practiced for video before? Because if there's anything I've tried to do in these past 4 years of being on YouTube and not just with video game covers, it's push myself to my absolute potential. What you're watching is literally the best I can do given a week to put a video together and I'm not sure I can ever top this in that amount of time. Hence why I will be stopping weekly cover thus far. I'll be touching up on that in the update video coming soon.
That out of the way, I had a ridiculously fun time making this. The covers in the style I was doing them started to drain on me and I had to do something different. I've been planning something like this since the very beginning of my YouTube videos as I was greatly inspired by the Mario Paint video Evolution of Video Gaming, not to mention people like Fredde Gredde who put countless songs in one video and still made it enjoyable regardless of the length. I hope this video does everything I hoped it would for you and really take you on a journey through the amazing short life video gaming has had since 1972.
These past 4 years have been a journey for me and this was the best way to repay you guys in my eyes. Because of your support, I have had opportunities to do things I couldn't have ever dreamed of and even when I was worried this video wouldn't get done, or spending countless minutes I didn't have nailing a riff, I knew that this video would be my greatest thank you possible to the worlds most amazing fan base.
There are no words that can possibly express my gratitude so I'll leave it just as I left this video.
Thank you for playing. I'll see you guys sooner than you think. :)
Arranged and Performed: FamilyJules7x
Composed by: Too many to name here. These composers are all brilliant musicians and you should look them all up and listen to their other work.
Rhythm Guitars: Gibson Explorer
Clean Guitars: PRS SE Custom 7 String
Lead Guitars: Schecter Damien FR
Bass Guitar: Ibanez Soundgear SR405QM
Classical Guitar: Cordoba C7
Ocarina: STL Zelda Tenor
Drums: Toontrack Superior Drummer
Interface: Line 6 Pod HD Pro
Guitar Strap: Viper Strapz
Guitar Pick: CSGuitar89 Custom 1.14mm
Mixer: Yamaha MG102c
Audio Software: Mixcraft 6.1
Mastering Software: Izotope Ozone 5
Video Software: Adobe Premiere Pro
Video Camera: Canon Eos Rebel T3i
0:21 Space Invaders
0:46 Dig Dug
1:34 Super Mario Bros
2:01 Legend of Zelda
2:55 Super Mario Bros. 2 - Character Select
3:11 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
3:36 Super Mario World - Athletic Theme
4:04 Sonic - Scrap Brain Zone
4:20 Street Fighter II - Vega's Theme
4:45 Mortal Kombat
5:17 Star Fox
5:52 Donkey Kong Country - Gang-Plank Galleon
6:04 Donkey Kong Country 2 - Snakey Chantey
6:24 Pokémon - Gym
7:26 Ocarina of Time - Intro
8:08 Medal of Honor
8:39 The Sims
9:10 Animal Crossing
9:42 Battlefield 1942
10:14 Wind Waker
10:39 World of Warcraft - Song of Elune
11:05 Civilization IV - Baba Yetu
11:41 Twilight Princess - Hyrule Field
12:29 Super Mario Galaxy - Gusty Garden Galaxy
12:54 Fallout 3
13:23 Braid - Downstream
13:43 Mass Effect 2 - Suicide Mission
14:11 Skyrim - Sons of Skyrim
14:41 Super Hexagon - Focus
15:00 Last of Us
15:21 Dark Souls II - Longing
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I would have included Centipede, Pitfall, Q-Bert, Breakout/Ricochet Extreme, and Dark Stalkers, but that's just me.
Maybe you could do one that centers on iconic Pinball machines? I would seriously include Black Knight and Black Knight 2000 in that one. :D
I took out the trash, did laundry, and commented on a four-and-a-half year old YouTube video. So I guess that makes both of us winners.
Seriously wtg, this is pretty incredible even before factoring in the insane time constraints.
Wow, now that is some real skill. I am not a musician myself but, I do know of a few and as they say it may take a year to become good at something and theoretically a master at 10 and that is some masterful work.
This is epic as fuck bro! I'm disappointed at all the "ZOMG Where Iz Tis Game D0od?!" comments. I get it guys, but He can't fucking put every damn game ever made in the video. People are never satisfied...
This was amazing! But there are so many good game themes out there. Perhaps you should do a second one, including themes like AOE 2, Metroid, Halo 2, Metal Gear Solid, maybe a Final Fantasy theme or two, etc. Either way, excellent work my guy!
A couple other good ones would be Battle for Middle Earth II, Geometry Dash, Civ V, Life is Strange, Raze, Ultimate Epic Battle Sim, Star Wars the Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, Portal, Half-life 2, Morrowind, Oblivion, some Final Fantasy stuff, Undertale, etc.
8:00 That's the same tune as the whistle from the first Legend of Zelda. THAT went right over my head for twenty years.
Maybe it's because, and this will piss people off, I'm not that into Ocarina. Look, I made FOUR good faith attempts at liking and getting into that game, but it JUST didn't happen. I tried, you HAVE to give me that.
O..OI! Is that a Songbird Ocarina? Yeah! That looks exactly like the deluxe Ocarina of Time I have from Songbird, NICE! And you play it much better than me..then again you got FAR more nimble fingers than I do. Mine are kinda stubby and short so I have a little trouble playing but Songbird makes some great Ocarinas for sure.
My biggest pet peeve in video game music covers is that any time someone "covers" Mortal Kombat, what they really cover is the theme song from the movie.
Imagine someone claiming to do a cover of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and they do Vanilla Ice's Ninja Rap.
Mortal Kombat has plenty of dope songs to choose from, and everyone always plays the theme from the movie.
I seriously don't get it.
+Radon its already got metal in it. this is metal covering a bunch of songs that arent. and besides, this wasnt "THE MOST INFLUENTIAL GAMES" it was a tribute to games and their history. doom, im not sure if its the most important, but it is up there. but still, my prior points stand.
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