You Wouldn't Like Shane When He's Angry - Shooting ReRez

Every once in a while I get a visit from my buddy Shane. He runs ReRez, a gaming news channel where he covers some of the coolest and strangest games out there. Seriously, the consoles and games he finds is sometimes mind-boggling. Check out some of his previous episodes to see what I mean.

Usually when he stops by it means he's upset about something in the gaming world. Our version of therapy involves him ranting while I follow him with the Glidecam rig. The result is a smooth, one-shot video that gets his point across. And his blood pressure goes back down to normal.

He's gotten really good at nailing these in one or two takes and no script. Quite proud of him really.

Hit play. Take a look. Enjoy.

And check out the ReRez YouTube channel for reviews of games and consoles you've never heard of before.

Creative Cloud - The future of software licensing

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Adobe's announcement to move its software licensing to a completely subscription-based model upset many loyal users. They've all stated their reasons for being enraged: no longer owning a permanent version of the software, paying a monthly/yearly fee forever rather than a one-time cost, etc. Then about a week ago I was walking along shooting the shit with Shane Luis from ReRezTV (we were shooting his own rant video on Microsoft's announcement of the Xbox One), when he asked me about the news of Creative Cloud and how it was affecting everybody. He decided to turn my own camera on me and get my brief thoughts on the matter.

And for the record, I don't think that Creative Cloud will solve piracy. However, I have met more than a small number of people (and the rest of us are very aware that these folk are out there) who justify pirating copies of Adobe programs because they can't afford the costs of purchasing them outright. Instead they download illegal versions of the software to start learning and working in order to eventually get legit versions down the road. This would make it far easier for those wanting to dive in and learn the programs right away, and far more difficult for folk to use cost as an excuse.