It's finally up! After four long months of waiting, the next episode of TribeTwelve has been posted! And let me tell you, it was probably the hardest editing job I've had since the Nature Trail Visit. I put so much time and effort into it, if you guys knew the myriad of editing tricks and the many crazy hurdles I had to overcome to get the video looking as fantastically realistic as it does, you’d respect the video making process even more than you probably already do. There are a few hidden things in the video, and I wont say what they are because I think people may have found them all already,
The gun scene was probably one of the hardest thing I've ever edited. And yes, that is a real 9mm pistol that I used, unloaded mind you. In a nutshell, it took me four days nonstop to get the whole scene right, from the point at which I see our slender buddy at the end of the hallway to the point that I run out the door to my car. Special thanks to Ryan Beaule of the slender series WeepingThorns for helping me out with improving the tentacles for this episode. Also, whoever out there who claims that you can see a face on Slender Man in my newest TribeTwelve video is wrong. The most you can see is a completely blank head, save for two empty eye holes, just as I intended. Pause the video and you'll see.
The main reason this video took as long as it did to make was mainly college. I purposely said that I was going to be on hiatus for a while, and I have since changed my major to Motion Pictures with a Biology minor. That plus end of the semester work and finals really bogged me down, so I didn't really start the intense editing work until after. Truth be told, the majority of the editing was done in the past week. However, it was nonstop editing. Barely any sleep or food breaks, I just wanted to get this damn thing out. Kind of like a mother in labor trying with her all to push that damn baby out.
Well, the baby came out and it looks better than I thought it would. I know some people will complain about the scripting, but let them. One, Noah speaks the way he does because he's been trying to get this woman on the phone for nearly two years, and he finally has the chance in this video, so he's bound to be nervous and say dumb stuff; two, that's the way Noah talks - with a sort of cheesy vibe to it. To be honest, that's kinda an inherent part of his character's dialogue. Mary's dialogue was written the way it was because it's mainly plot driven, but also because she's trying to get information out of Noah about this Mr. Scars fellow. Honestly, it's kinda hard to make the dialogue sound realistic when you're trying your damnedest to sound like you aren't acting it out. I think Mary's voice actor and I did a very good job executing the lines and whoever disagrees should be reminded that suspension of disbelief is an essential key to enjoying series like this.
Mary Asher's voice actor is the lovely 28 year old Marissa Botelho of the slender series The Tulpa Effect. She's a friend of mine and I'm very glad she was able to voice Mary, because the way she voiced her was nearly exactly how I envisioned it.
Thanks for waiting patiently guys, I hope that this lived up to the hype enough!