Even the epic duo of doom have to rant now and again.
At Tenacious D
It still hasn’t lost it’s novelty value…
When we first uploaded There’s No Team in Teemo, we had no idea that we would get such a great response from the League of Legends and YouTube communities. We were astounded when we hit 50k views and now we’re nearly at 10 times that.
The content that we’re uploading to our YouTube channel is a years worth of ideas for skits and songs. Its stuff we’re pretty passionate about, so when we do something we want it to be the best it can possibly be - we’re never completely happy when we finish editing something but then again, who is?
Now that we’re both back in college (James is studying Music & Film Technology and Luke is studying Commercial Music Production & Performance) we don’t get loads of time to make our videos. It’s especially annoying because the video we’re currently working on is half finished but it’s set in our home town which is hours away from where we each live. Also, we’re not making any money from our content and we’re not paying any actors so it’s hard to organise a time to film when everyone is available.
Once we’ve finished this next video, however, we’ll be able to produce content a lot more effectively since we both have access to awesome gear in our respective universities for recording, shooting and editing. Also, when we’re shooting around our universities we will have more friends around who are available to appear in or help out with videos.
Its such an awesome feeling when somebody says they want to see more content from us and it annoys us that we can’t release content as fast as we would like.
Change is naiiiice.
This is a skit about the unseen troubles of slow loaders in League of Legends. The idea spawned from seeing so many people making the same comments in-game when someone takes a long time to load.
The two guys on VOIP are played by Luke & James (Balleruaille) and the slow loader is played by our friend John. It was really fun to shoot, John came down for a couple of days and we had a few beers and came up with the final shot sequence.
As this was our first independant skit, we didn’t realise it would take so long to edit. Originally we shot the scene with the coal-powered computer with nothing on the screen and planned to superimpose the League of Legends client onto the screen but after shooting the scene with the two guys on VOIP we re-shot the coal scene with the client on the screen for continuity.
The video was shot on a Sony HDR-XR160 and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5. The background music is an original composition we call “Slow Loader Jam”.
We got the following sound effects from Freesound.com:
We also used the announce voice from the League of Legends game client.
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“There’s No Team In Teemo”
Our entry in “The Songs Of The Summoned III: Champion Rocks” competition. Written and performed by Ballerinja and Ruaille, featuring vocals from the talented Niall Conway.
It’s a narrative about an epic game in which Teemo, despite all the odds, turns a game around.
The song was mixed in Reaper using Toontrack EZDrummer and the video was made using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5.