I have been watching quite a few video battle reports lately and almost every one is filmed using a single handheld camera. There are some negatives to this, primarily the camera shake and quick movement effects, but one that I wouldn’t have thought of is the tight focus shot of rolled or rolling dice that almost all of these reports use. Now it is a necessary part of the report to make the viewer aware of the results of a roll or a combat but it seems odd that vloggers would all routinely focus so tightly and insistently on the dice as they are being rolled. Hot Dice The action of rolling the dice isn’t important, the results are. Often the dice results are usually very close to average, especially with large attacks, and so even seeing the dice isn’t that critical. Its one thing to want to show the result of an extraordinarily good or bad roll but if someone makes 20 4+ rolls for an attack and they get 11 4+ results this is hardly worth moving the camera for. And yet the camera will. And t
I have been watching a lot of video battle reports lately. Well trying to watch them. Some videos are great but the majority are simply unwatchable. Most people who posts videos make a series of easily corrected mistakes that could easily increase their a
So I have this to-do list that I use to keep myself motivated in my hobby doings. I have done this in the past and it hasn’t been very successful but this time I have noticed that I am actually completing tasks before I even add them to the list. Th
Just realised that I had manage to finish assembling the Forge Father and Iron Ancestor models for Deadzone so I was able to mark those off the To-Do List. I did a trade this week for some 15mm Battlefront Lee models so I added those to the list. They wil
As the year has gone on I have found myself blogging a lot less. I am not sure why but it just isn’t a big part of my hobby life. As well, I have been hosting my blog on the calgarygamers.net domain which I have used, for the past few years, to h...