While searching through Gamestop a few years ago, I discovered Split/Second. I knew nothing about the game, but the sales associate said it’s worth the buy. I popped the game into my PS3 and instantly fell in love.
As a driver in Split/Second, you’re part of a reality TV stunt show. Your goal is to destroy your competitors by activating powerplays. These powerplays would destroy buildings, roads, and cause other massive explosions. Just try not to wreck yourself. Yes, I’ve done it several times. Split/Second is one game that made me curse way more than I should have while playing a video game. It was a combination of joyful frustration and laughs.
Split/Second was released in May 2010 but flew under the radar until years after its release. I don’t remember when I purchased it, but I estimate around 2013. The intense racing game eventually gained a cult following and petitions for a sequel to be made. Unfortunately, the developing company, Black Rock Studio, went out of business soon after Split/Second’s release. The game ended on a cliffhanger that fans may never get answers to.
I created this video years ago when I first started using Premiere Pro. The first half features my gameplay. Just watching it makes me want to play and beat the game for the third time. It will always be a favorite and no racing game has come close.
I was looking through my video portfolio and found one of my second nostalgia video creations. I’ve always enjoyed making these videos and making a couple as I speak. This video was created in 2016 during the 20th anniversary of the Arthur animation.
Having a background in social media marketing has allowed me to explore the art of video creation. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to have access to programs, free of charge, to expand my knowledge of editing and audio.
My friend gave me access to a few programs to improve my video skills. I’m beyond excited to have industry-standard programs at my fingertips. It’s going to be interesting to see what new formats I can think of. Regardless, I want to feel that sense of joy and excitement when I watch my finished product. My goal is to continue with social media formatted vids for resume purposes, but also expand into more complex editing techniques. What I learn may take me to higher places in my career.
I’ve shared two social videos I created early in my video editing days. They were both for a social media company I worked for. As simple as they are, I’m happy to say they performed well. The Power Rangers’ video received over 23 million views and The Animaniacs video has over 4 million.