Gravelpit in a nutshell





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Published on Nov 7, 2010


0:00 - 2:40 = TF2 Soundtrack - Intruder Alert!
2:41 - 2:53 = Sonic Adventure - Unbound (Death of E-102 Gamma)

EDIT 2016-04-02: Two million, holy shit

EDIT 2013-05-17: One million views wat is dis

EDIT 2012-08-29: So, apparently this video has been up for like two years now, and since it's getting so ridiculously popular for whatever reason, I thought I'd tell people a bit about the development of the video, for fun :P

First of all, I really don't understand why this video has become so popular. I started making this video in 2010 after seeing lots of other funny "in a nutshell" videos, and I thought it would be fun to contribute to the fad. This video (if I remember correctly) only took less than 12 hours to make, with editing and everything.

I love all the people who like this video and subscribe to my channel, but I really don't understand why this small project, mostly made out of boredom, got more popular than any of my other videos that I spent more than 3 days making. I really thought this video would just be a small funny thing and that my "TF2 Poop" videos would remain the most popular videos on my channel.

Most inspiration came from KernCoreVideo's "dm_store" video (formerly known as dm_store in a nutshell). I have no idea why the upload dates say my video was uploaded before that one, I swear I got a lot of ideas from seeing that video. For example the two pyros spamming flames in one place. Maybe the upload date for this video isn't even correct. I don't know when the Gmod Toybox was added, but I do know I used some tools from there in this video (For example the "Ownage Sploder" at 2:10 or something like that that), and it feels like the Toybox was only added like a year ago. Could just be me, though.

The video editing isn't that great in this either. A great example is the "lip sync" on the sniper in the "holy f**k" scene. I actually wanted him to say something slightly more complicated there, but I didn't add that because I wanted to upload the video as fast as possible. Also, making videos with unregistered fraps and an old computer (Pentium 4 560 @ 3.6 GHz, Radeon HD 3850, 2 GB RAM) isn't that easy. If I made this video today, it would probably be ten times better.

For people who are looking for tips on how to make good videos, I'd say to try to be as professional as possible, while still having fun making it. I see a lot of new videos made in Windows Movie Maker that are ridiculously laggy, extremely slow-paced, recorded with bad game recording software, and has lots of small mistakes in it. If you want to make good videos, try to make them high quality, fast-paced (it makes a lot of difference) and also make sure not to have dumb looking things like a fraps logo at the top of the screen (Like I'm saying, this video isn't perfect).

In conclusion, I don't understand how this video is so popular, but I guess it's because of the thumbnail and the fact that it's unusually long for an "in a nutshell" video. I don't upload videos very often, but expect much better ones in the future when I get a better computer. :D


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