06-03-2015 : 24 years later
Digitally Re-Mastered - Anniversary Video
How I edit video and special effects now, my Alienware PC Super Computer, that I customized, an 80 Terabyte Hard drive array sits behind the monitors. I am able to run multiple Operating Systems, at the same time, PC, Mac and Linux. Super nerd at work here. A ton of software installed which I’ll post in my Tools section of the site.
Oh yeah, I programmed my own Tony Stark/Iron Man J.A.R.V.I.S voice activated intelligence that allows me to control my computer. It even respond to my guests, I first tried this out when my friend Pro Dancer Chelsie Hightower came over one night for a voice-over session and using my web camera asked J.A.R.V.I.S to detect & scan Chelsie and dictate information about her bio. It’s rather cool. Freaked her out.
This compared to my first J.A.R.V.I.S setup seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FgDnHOFmTY with over 250k downloads of my interactive desktop and wallpapers. I can’t wait to launch this new version soon. Had no idea other fans created youtube videos on how to create their own with my content. This guy has 143k views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37iRcF-qw0g. Man gotta love my fans, I feel truly appreciated.
Yeah, so last year I digitally remastered my original Anniversary Video Mashup that I did in 1993. Man how I became my dad, but with a lot more skills and better toys. Gotta love technology, it only gets better with time.
2015 Ed Reyes J.A.R.V.I.S Editing Bay
06-03-1991 : The beginning
Anniversary Video June 03, 1993
To make this year special I made this video. I learned everything about video editing from my dad, I figured I’d rent some Disney movies, then Disney came out with remastered songs sung by pop artists from the early 90’s. http://www.amazon.com/Someday-Prince-Will-Album-Version/dp/B00138BSJ0 Here’s EnVogue’s track where they remade the Disney song “Some Day My Prince Will Come/One Love”.
My Dad had this old Sony Umatic 3/4inch Broadcast Tape Deck from the late 80’s. Along with my twin brother, we helped my dad build out full blown video production control rooms, from wiring patch bays and crimping bnc cables, he taught us every aspect of video production. We learned 3d Animation using first generation PC’s. We built sets, learned how to operate broadcast cameras that were bigger than us.
This Video Deck along with a DJ mixing board, CD player for the audio in, plus 2 regular VHS tape decks for the Disney Movies, was the setup. Hardest part outside of doing the pause and record, switch tapes between movie scenes, was this bloody VHS Macrovision which prevents people from pirating copies. Cool thing about this deck there was a switch for me to go from black and white to color, boosting the video gain at least de-scrambled most of the video. My first real attempt at being a video editor. Although I was Studying Art and Architecture at the time. Who knew I’d end up following in my dad’s footsteps.