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FXhome Xmas Video 2009!

Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 5:54pm

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2009 was a really important year for FXhome and it wouldn't have been possible without all of you, so we'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you.

Because it's Christmas (nearly), we've also put up some free gifts for all registered FXhome.com members. Click here to see what you can get!

Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 7:20pm

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Hehehehe, nice! FXhome is such an awesome place filled with great members, and this video sure is a reminder of that fact! Happy holidays everyone!

(And enjoy your exploding christmas trees)
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 7:34pm

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Hehe, this is industry standard work here! Really nice to see some familar faces from watching the Zurich Diaries if anyone remembers them? smile Also nice to see some old faces in motion instead off being a boring picture!

Happy Christmas you bunch off losers!
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 7:35pm

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Hahaha, I can safely say that that was the best 4 minutes and 5 seconds I've ever spent watching a video. I laughed, I cried, I watched it six more times wink

Very awesome. I'll go ahead and second what Redhawksrymmer has already said. We have such a great community.. Thanks FXhome for putting this together smile
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 7:58pm

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That was classic. An excellent video guys. Loved it.
Putting faces to names was very helpful.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 8:06pm

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Haha, this was too cool and I think it came out amazing!

Can vids like this one be a tradition? ... And the free gifts? wink
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 8:37pm

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biggrin smile biggrin Awesome!!! This would be an awesome tradition!
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 8:37pm

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Cool video, and thanks for the presents! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 9:03pm

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Lets do 1 for New Years!!! biggrin
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 9:10pm

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Wow, the post was +5 when I went to rate it. When I finished (including my vote) it was +7. This is getting popular.
I also felt rather bad downloading the gifts. All the hard work to give me away for free...shame. Merry Christmas.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 9:50pm

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Awseome stuff! Thanks guys and Merry Christmas.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2009, 9:55pm

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Glad you like it, guys! Was great fun to put together, thanks especially to everyone that contributed.

Hope you all enjoy the free gifts!

Also, you may have noticed that Tim didn't have a section in the video. That's entirely my fault, and I'll be putting up his little in-jokey sketch tomorrow ASAP. Sorry Tim!
Posted: Fri, 4th Dec 2009, 1:00am

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Great video. Happy Holidays.
Posted: Fri, 4th Dec 2009, 1:59am

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Haha, this turned out great. We should definitely do it again next year.

Ps. Thanks for putting my clip in the perfect spot. Wouldn't have had it any other way. wink
Posted: Fri, 4th Dec 2009, 2:24am

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That was definitely NOT your clip.
Posted: Fri, 4th Dec 2009, 2:35am

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Axeman...you're so...ELOQUENT!!!

I was laughing the whole time..."F***ing Al Pacino!"
Posted: Fri, 4th Dec 2009, 2:45am

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Classy stuff, as always.

I'm hoping we have more stuff like this in the future (ala VideoWrap contest, FXhome Awards, etc.)- it's lots of fun and really cool to see all come together!

Good job and thanks everybody- it's been perhaps my all-time personal most-productive year here.
Posted: Fri, 4th Dec 2009, 9:32am

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Wow, this was great. Awesome clips and well put together. =D
Posted: Fri, 4th Dec 2009, 9:37am

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Merry Christmas everyone, really glad you're enjoying the video and free gifts. biggrin

I would like to thank all of you for your support of FXhome over the last 12 months. You have made it possible for this company to not only survive during these economically troubled times but actually expand as well. The team has increased in size like never before and with the addition of Neil (Hendo) moving to the UK (from Australia) and all the other new arrivals the offices are a hive of activity! All these new team members quickly realise the huge role the community has in encouraging company morale, triggering creative inspiration and defining the future roadmap of the company. Your support makes everything possible here at FXhome and we are all thankful for it!

As I said in the video, 2010 is a big year for FXhome, not least because it marks 10 years since I originally started programming AlamDV1. We’ll also have some new additions to the team, the first of which you’ll meet in January, as we continue to work on our current projects.... wink

I would like to thank all our partners for providing such great products on the FXhome store, especially our stock video partner Marco (Sollthar) as he provided the stock video clips in the video free gift. If you've not checked out all his higher quality HD stock footage DVDs on the FXhome store then please take a look, they make great stocking fillers.

Lastly I would like to thank the rest of the team here at FXhome.com - Angie, Axel, Daniel, Emma, Jack, Lu, Neil, Rikki, Simon, Tim and, of course, Toby for their continued hard work in creating great new products, providing excellent support and creating the foundations of FXhome’s future.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

P.S. I think we'll try and do this yearly and aim to give you guys a bit more notice next time. If you were unable to send in a video please feel free to video reply on YouTube!

P.P.S. I wonder how many people here ever used AlamDV1? Not many I expect as it wasn’t until AlamDV2 that the software attracted more than a handful of users.
Posted: Fri, 4th Dec 2009, 1:43pm

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Here's Cogz's special message, as promised:



I propose that you should all try to guess an explanation for the banana.

On another note, I used VideoWrap Lite to encode that for YouTube. Currently available as one of the FXhome free gifts. wink
Posted: Fri, 4th Dec 2009, 6:49pm

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For windows only... I see the message you're trying to send here wink

After watching this for the twentieth time (not an exaggeration), I can't help but be amazed by the creativity of the members that contributed. I mean, between the tank, the merry chrismas from Al Pacino, Klut's mini musical, along with all of the other brilliant videos, we got quite the montage.. Damn, I'm really looking forward to 2010!
Posted: Fri, 4th Dec 2009, 9:28pm

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Thrawn wrote:

...I laughed, I cried, I watched it six more times...
Are you really that devoted?
."F***ing Al Pacino!"
Haha.

Thrawn wrote:

Damn, I'm really looking forward to 2010!
As my parents keep saying, "It will be a better year" (Seriously they have been sayiong that since 2001.)

Added 12/5/09
Thanks for the Chrismas overlays. I used them in my card this year.
Posted: Sun, 6th Dec 2009, 7:33pm

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Fantastic video!

That truly was the greatest video I've ever seen on the web smile

Redhawksrymmer: that was the most hilarious greeting ever biggrin
Posted: Sun, 6th Dec 2009, 10:51pm

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I must apologize for the profane nature of our joint greeting. Ben and I were going to record separate webcam style ones, but after finding a wig in my room after a Halloween party; Pacino was destined to be donned once more.
Posted: Mon, 7th Dec 2009, 12:15am

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I thought all the bleeping was hilarious. If it's bleeped out, it's hardly profane. I think bleeps actually make things a lot funnier than having it unbleeped. Scenes in Arrested Development when someone is cursing a lot and it gets bleeped are way funnier than if they were uncensored. smile

The "I'M AL PACINO" thing was my only problem with it. That guy doesn't do a very good Pacino, sorry to say, and telling us he's Al Pacino didn't help... unsure I never saw the origin of this Pacino bit that you guys did, so maybe I just missed the joke, but I think it would have been funnier if it was just some crazy dude yelling at us.
Posted: Mon, 7th Dec 2009, 12:39am

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What I find funny about bleeped out swearing is how obvious what the person said always is. It's like, "F*BLEEP*CK!" and the parents just end up telling the kid that the guy said "Fork!" or something.
Posted: Mon, 7th Dec 2009, 12:45am

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Pooky wrote:

It's like, "F*BLEEP*CK!" and the parents just end up telling the kid that the guy said "Fork!" or something.
Haha, this reminds me of something else. There was a short-lived comedy series on Comedy Central this summer called Michael and Michael Have Issues. Starred Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter (two of my all time favorite comedians). Anyway, the final episode had a skit about a "British" guy who offers people forks at lunchtime. At first, he's clearly saying "fork" with a forced British accent, but by the end of the skit, they basically get away with saying "f*ck" on TV like 10 times in a row. "Who wants a fuhk?" "I'll take a fuhk from you anytime!" and so on. It's pretty hilarious, and isn't bleeped at all, but he's clearly not saying fork anymore. Wish I could find a video for it...
Posted: Mon, 7th Dec 2009, 1:34am

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Definitely NOT Aculag wrote:

I never saw the origin of this Pacino bit that you guys did, so maybe I just missed the joke
Heh, yeah that was entirely the point- it being Al Pacino, mostly because he looks or acts nothing like him, he's just completely unhinged and hilarious. Origin video here.

Also, I think the team over at FXHome added some of those bleeps themselves. Perhaps we were a bit too loose with our actual sumbission. wink
Posted: Mon, 7th Dec 2009, 2:32am

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Hahaha, okay I get it now. That was amazing.
Posted: Mon, 7th Dec 2009, 9:31am

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Hehe, I'm fairly sure one of your bleeps missed the word it was meant to cover entirely hence we added a few more.
Posted: Mon, 7th Dec 2009, 3:06pm

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quote schwar

"P.P.S. I wonder how many people here ever used AlamDV1? Not many I expect as it wasn't until AlamDV2 that the software attracted more than a handful of users."

I remember Alamdv1 and I still have a great love for it.
It was one of the reasons for my introduction to world of PC's and NLE's and my whole reconfiguration of my lifelong filmmaking hobby,in short it was a real kick-up the ass,from which I've never looked back.
I came across the DV1 as a freebie on a video mag and I could'nt believe
the magic of effects being so easily applied without loads of dosh being spent.
So A HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you all and thanks for a range of products with
a forum that has helped more than a few members on their way to dreamland.

Dave
Posted: Tue, 8th Dec 2009, 9:43am

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Yeah, I did re-bleep the Pacino clip, as a couple of the Atomic bleeps were a little...loose. smile

Although there was one moment during all the timeline shuffling in which my added bleeps got completely out of sync with the clip, resulting in twice the number of overall bleeps. As Aculag says, it just made it even funnier.

Edit: On another note, who spotted the WPDLab, Bacon Sandwich Lab and Rodney Bodney references?
Posted: Tue, 8th Dec 2009, 3:23pm

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You can't really catch the Bacon Sandwich Lab reference without pausing it at the right moment. The other two are easier to find, but not a lot. they are fairly hidden.
Posted: Tue, 8th Dec 2009, 3:26pm

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Yeah, I wasn't sure if the Rodney Bodney ref would even be visible once YouTube got its mitts on the compression...
Posted: Tue, 8th Dec 2009, 5:34pm

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Its actually the most visible of the three, I think. The others needed a heavier marker to be more legible.
Posted: Tue, 8th Dec 2009, 8:43pm

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I know, ben's message was funny.
I want to BEEP wish you all a BEEP of a BEEP because it's BEEP...... The one beep was alittle short and the word blotted was implied but who cares. It happens all the time on the forum so...
Posted: Thu, 10th Dec 2009, 11:34am

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Tarn wrote:

Yeah, I wasn't sure if the Rodney Bodney ref would even be visible once YouTube got its mitts on the compression...
I feel so unspecial- I completely know the references, but can't find where they're being made in the video. unsure
Posted: Fri, 11th Dec 2009, 11:22am

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Rodney Bodney is certifiably the easiest one to find.
Posted: Fri, 11th Dec 2009, 12:42pm

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That was brilliant. Sorry I didn't get my video in time! I failed in the task... Great to see so many faces, crazy to think I've met a lot of the people in the video!

Congrats to Hybrid-Halo for being in the industry wink
Didn't see Marco though?

Thanks again guys for many happy years on the boards. Amazing place. Good times!

Happy Christmas smile
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I liked this, awesome!