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S2C-CSFLICKS

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Joined: 23. May 2017
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Subject2Change - CSFLICKS

#1 - 23. May 2017 18:16
As I find myself doing on occasion to get a bit nostaligic I once again found myself googling "Subject2Change." I came across a post about "what editing software you used?" on this site and saws a bunch of responses that listed Vegas and "due to Subject2Change and CSFLICKS." I find it incredibly humbling that nearly 15 years later people still remember my work on CSFLICKS and still cite it to this day. While I am no longer active in the Counter-Strike community besides occassionally playing a game of MM or ESEA, it's quite satisifying to see a strong movie making community like this one. I remember Anthony "Style" from back in the CSFlicks days and glad to see he made a name for himself, he was always a persistent one.

Counter-Strike frag movies may not seem like much they were my first stepping stone into the TV and Film industry. These days I am working with AVID Symphony and Black Magic Resolve as a Finishing Editor on Reality TV shows, Documentaries and Indie Films. 

Just wanted to drop a note on this slow day at the office.

If anyone has recomemndations on "Flicks" to watch, give em to me. As I haven't really watched much in the past 10 or so years. 
anthony
Style-Productions

Disneyworld, United States of America
Joined: 9. Aug 2006
Posts: 3185
#2 - 24. May 2017 02:52
My man!  What a nostalgic moment this is.  Good to see you doing well and prospering in the film indusry.  I remember talking to Daniel Frome about you a few years back and he told me he still keeps in contact.  Always a pleasure to see familiar faces from way back stop in and spark a convo.  A lot of American editors have you to thank for the infant stages of this hobby (me being one. I still remember my first submission on CSFlicks.  It was a Harry Potter machinima.)

Would love to hear more about your career.  Anything you can show us?  Where do you work?  What's your favorite aspect of your job?

Flicks these days are funny.  10 years ago, we suffered from over editing and horrible directorial decisions.  Today, "editors" barely touch their movies and merely throw clips on a timeline and call it a day.  Recently, a reddit thread popped up where hundreds of people bashed the artform that is the fragfilm.  It's trying times and most certainly demotivating.  Style and myself try to keep our chins up though.

As for suggestions, feel free to take a look at our Youtube page and check out the CSGO films we've created.  Those are the only ones I can recommend, honestly. Call me a narcissist, but I don't have the tolerance for other editors, unfortunately.

Thanks again for stopping in.  Good to hear from you!
neigh

, United States of America
Joined: 15. Jun 2016
Posts: 11
#3 - 29. May 2017 07:40
Out of the woodwork yet again, here I am. Your website was an inspiration to me to even get into the art of fragmovies, let alone make some. Though my style really never changed throughout the years, as intended, I have watched so many movies and learned to appreciate those works and critique them. It all started with your site actually, as well as the original style site which is what 12 years ago? Damn, even as a 24 year old it feels like a life time ago. Despite the fact that I also do not keep up with the scene, the movies I have seen few and far between that have held up have all been style's. The uprising, trenches, and less traveled in particular. Anthony had a great segment on the latest compilation film put out by the squad as well. Check those ones out if you're into csgo. As for 1.6, there were a few more classics that came about after the time I'm assuming you hung it up. I'll get back to you when I know more about the time period you stopped actively watching, until then take care and I appreciate the work you did to inspire me to create as well.
S2C-CSFLICKS

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Joined: 23. May 2017
Posts: 2
#4 - 1. Jun 2017 21:25
Yeah I haven't spoken to Daniel in quite some time, back then he was working in Toronto as an Editor for a chidlren's show if I am not mistaken. I was still probably working as an Assistant Editor at at the time. 

Right now I don't have work or a site to share as I've been "happily" employed for the past 5 years with the "Teen Mom" franchise on MTV, and thus haven't had the time to put together a reel or site. But (un)fortunately you can see some of my work on MTV on the regular! However I've been trying to add more freelance clients to my rolodex and recently wrapped coloring a teaser trailer for a horror film, some kickstarter videos and a pair of Indie Films. 

I actually reached out to "Dchozn" a few months back with the intention of trying to get back into CS Movie Making. Figured I'd see if I can "re-invent the wheel" with what we got going on now, but it never took off. I may do something at some point, with the intention of delivering a 4K CSGO frag flick but with my already lack of free time, i've since put it on hold. Maybe some of your flicks will inspire me.

neigh - That's incredible, and it does feel like a lifetime ago. I'll admit I was a different person back then and well to be blunt an asshole. I think CSFlicks might have had a longer lifespan had I not been so rude regarding the submissions of various films; plus it didn't help not having full access to the site. CSFlicks was owned by an older dude named Skip who made the site for his Nephews and I essentially ran it. If I wasn't a broke teenager at the time, I would have invested some money into re-branding the site quicker. I always complain that we were ahead of the curve, with Youtube and Vimeo now streaming is a breeze no more spending 20minutes to download a "flick" 

My style didn't really change through the years either, I always wanted clean frag movies with minimal effects. Time it out the music and just impress with the action going on. Plus rendering and capturing footage back in the day took the bulk of the time. With incredibly high speed internet and large in expensive hard drives available to us now, movie making seems to be way more accesible. 

Glad to see it thriving and I just wanted people to know that it can be a stepping stone or even a career for some. Do what you love and you'll be rewarded. 
neigh

, United States of America
Joined: 15. Jun 2016
Posts: 11
#5 - 6. Jun 2017 03:26
Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life. Well said. I appreciate your post as do I with all the other old schoolers, you guys get me to actually log in. Be easy man.
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