Miss Me?

I know, I know; I’ve been a very bad blogger as of late, what with all the erratic posting and flat-out ignoring this lovely blog altogether. Fortunantly, that’s going to change…

 

I’m going to be playing catch-up with putting my videos here on my blog. It might take awhile, but that’s the plan for now.

 

As far as upcoming projects and updates to my many video series, I’ll break down my response series-by-series:

 

Vlogs:

Unless it’s for a special reason, I think I’ll be sticking with the mobile vlog format. As I’ve said before, school in the Navy is very demanding so I won’t be posting as much while I’m assigned to classes.

If you want the most frequently updated info,  follow me on Twitter. Otherwise, I’ve been trying my best to stick with doing at least one video a week, and even that sometimes goes out the back door. Just keep in mind that I’m in the military so my free time can quickly change depending on my schedule.

 

N-FAQs:

Ah, the series that got everybody talking!

If you’ll recall, I decided to put N-FAQs on hiatus awhile ago for several reasons. One was that I was starting to run out of fan-submitted questions to answer. The questions that I did get though were normally repeats of a question that I already answered in an episode.

Ultimately, I wasn’t having fun with the series like I did before and I felt that it had run its course. Rather than say that I don’t wanna do another episode of N-FAQs ever again, I put it on hiatus to give it a rest for awhile in hopes that I’ll come back to it with a fresh new batch of questions for the series. This still stands as I’m not currently making any new episodes of N-FAQs nor do I have any scripts or anything planned or written down. As always, you guys are still free to ask me questions via YouTube and I’ll be happy to answer them! Who knows, maybe the right question will prod me into making a new episode of N-FAQs!

 

Know Your Anime:

I’ve hinted in some of my videos that I was working on a new anime review series, and I’m happy to report that I’ve decided on the lineup of series that I want to review!! Unfortunantly, I can’t reveal the series in question, but I will say that it’ll be a mixture of very current anime, anime that just finished up, older anime, and obscure anime.

I’m currently working on the format of the series as well. I’m thinking somewhere along the lines of AnimeTV meets Atop The Fourth Wall, but I’ll try to keep the cheesy banter to a minimum (no promises though, hehe).

 

Movie Night / First Impact Anime:

Bringing up KYA inevitably brings up my two previous collaboration series with The Talkin’ Vedalken. If you’ve followed the episodes, you’ll know that Movie Night was basically a precursor/prototype for FIA. However, the Movie Night series recently saw a surge in popularity so there is a possibility that we may resurrect it as like a special episode or something.

As for FIA, I really want to record something when I go home on leave so there’s also a possibility of us busting out some episodes before my leave time is up. There’s plenty of anime out there to review, so I don’t think it’ll be a problem to find material.

 

Life In…Video:

I don’t really have much to say about this series’ status other than it’s more of a “when inspiration strikes” kinda series. If anyone out there wants me to get some footage of something in San Diego (NOT LA or Hollywood since I don’t have a car to get up there & back), feel free to say something & I’ll try to get out there. Otherwise, if I see something noteworthy then chances are that I’ll record it!

 

WAR (Wednesday Album Review):

Man, I really missed this series! I’ve been planning on bringing back the series for awhile now, but because of the amount of time it took to write the reviews, I had to always postpone it for something else. I have SEVERAL ideas for albums to review and I even have one of the reviews almost finished! Look forward to new episodes coming out soon!

 

Chrome Sparks & Riff Ideas:

I’ve been playing guitar a lot more nowadays & I’ve been coming up with some new riffs! Although simply playing the riffs for you guys is fun, I really want to have the full band setup so it doesn’t just sound like some guy playing guitar in his room. Hey, at least it’s not in the basement anymore, amirite?

 

Card Games on Helium:

There’s nothing much to say about the status of this series either. It’s pretty simple to make and it all comes down to just doing it. Expect new episodes to come out very soon!!

 

Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Be sure to keep an eye on this blog! See ya!!

 

TheAndySan

Vlog 66 Part 2-2 – Top 5 BlipTV Videos

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Continuing from where we left off, let’s look at my top 5 videos that are mainly on BlipTV. Here we go!!

 

05 – Movie Night 04 – Space Transformers

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Although this is the last of our Movie Night series, we definitely saved the best for last! We knew this movie very well and the riff came out well!

 

04 – First Impact Anime 09 – Naruto

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The Talkin’ Vedalken edited & uploaded this video while I was at boot camp, and he did a great job! He even added a counter for how many references I make to Little Kuriboh’s Naruto: The Abridged Series (15 if memory serves).

 

03 – Movie Night 02 – Defenders of Space

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I’m not sure what it is with us and space-themed shows, but I think our best riffs come from this sub-genre. It was pure ridiculum!

 

02 – Behind The Flop 01 – Movie Night 01 Blooper Reel

 

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I came up with an idea for doing a behind-the-scenes mini-series showing bloopers and extended cuts of the intro tracks, and the best one I think is the very first one we did!

 

01 – [TIE] “Movie Night 00 – Teaser Trailer”

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01 – [TIE] “First Impact Anime 00 – Teaser Trailer”

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Pure win!! ‘Nuff said!

 

Well guys, I hope you enjoyed this fun look back at my back catalog of videos! I’ll put up links and stuff sometime this weekend when I have a bit more time to work on it. Until then, have a good one! Bye!

 

TheAndySan

 

BGM: Bad DNA

BGM Artist: Marty Friedman

 

BGM: Perpetual Burn

BGM Artist: Jason Becker

 

BGM: Fuzz Universe

BGM Artist: Paul Gilbert

 

BGM: Steve Vai Solo LIVE at Monsters of Rock 1990

BGM Artist Steve Vai (with Whitesnake)

Behind The Flop At Flopamation

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Before I begin, I want to apologize for not having a new episode of First Impact Anime this week. Eriopolis is in the middle of moving to a sweet new apartment with his brother Ben, so I’m hoping that the next episode will be over there. I already have an anime planned out to watch, and it will be epic!

Over the weekend, I compiled never-before-seen footage from the Movie Night and First Impact Anime series. This footage includes bloopers, extended intros, and a concept reel where Eriopolis and I talk through and brainstorm what’s gonna happen for the first episode of First Impact Anime. These videos are only available on our Flopamation channel on Blip.tv.

The name Flopamation, which is our production name, comes from the combination of Funimation and flop. I still hope to collab with Eriopolis even when I’m in the Navy, but we’re still working out the details for that.

Speaking of the Navy, I can’t believe that I’m going to boot camp in less than a month! I’m incredibly nervous, but also looking forward to starting my new life!

I plan on releasing a new Navy video this week, where I discuss what goes on at a DEP meeting as well as go over essential learning material like The Sailor’s Creed and The 11 General Orders. Stay tuned for that!

Also, I’ve got at least one more video to record for the Life In… series before I go to boot camp. In that video, I want to cover Grand Lake exclusively since it’s the main focal point of the surrounding area. Too bad I won’t be around to cover Lakefest and the Regatta and all that jazz since it’s the only time of the year when things really get interesting around here, but I digress…

Well, I gotta go out on a bike ride soon so I’ll see you guys next time! Bye!

TheAndySan

TheAndySan – My YouTube Story

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Today, I’d like to talk about how I first came to YouTube and how I’m currently using it.

Around late 2004-early 2005 when I was still in college, my friends and I would browse around site like Fugly, KillSomeTime, and eBaumsWorld to watch funny video clips as well as pictures. They were basically like the YouTube of their day, but minus the vloggers.

When Lazy Sunday exploded all over the internet, we discovered YouTube. At that point, we just added it to our list of sites to browse around for funny clips. It wasn’t until around 2006 that I began watching people like TokyoCooney, RodgerSwan, and SxePhil. I then wanted to get involved with the community so I signed up for my own YouTube account on March 1st 2006.

Although I had already posted some videos, it wasn’t until I got my own camera in September 2008 that I really began to do stuff, and I’ve been putting out videos ever since.

Well, that’s pretty much it for now. Like I said in the video, more new stuff is on the way (including more Navy videos) so stay tuned. Peace!

TheAndySan

Vlog 38 – First Impact Anime Will Be On Blip.tv

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After dealing with some copyright shenanigans on YouTube regarding the new series First Impact Anime, I’ve decided to move it to Blip.tv. As a new episode comes out, I will upload the intro to it on my YouTube channel and a link to the entire episode in the down-bar.

Also, I will be coming out with a bunch of other videos in the near future. These include a new Navy video where I go over what goes on at a DEP meeting as well as several older videos that have been sitting on my computer for awhile. Due to the mass influx of new videos as of late, I haven’t been able to release these until now.

Well, I think that about covers everything so I’ll see you guys on Monday with the first episode of First Impact Anime. As always, we’ll see ya next time!!

TheAndySan

First Impact Anime – Teaser Trailer

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Just when you thought it was safe to go to the litter box, Eriopolis and I come back with a new collaboration video series!! This time, we’re reviewing the first episode of an anime series, and you know how crazy those can be!

The first episode will air 04/17/2010 and we’ll be reviewing the first episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion! Stay tuned!!

TheAndySan

BGM: Metal Gear Solid – Found SFX

BGM: Epic

BGM Artist: Faith No More

BGM: This Is It

BGM Artist: Kenny Loggins

BGM: Metroid Prime – Item Acquisition Fanfare

BGM: 90’s Popsicle Commercial

BGM: Evangelion Generation

BGM Artist: DJ Jea

AMV Artist: Zarxrax

BGM: Fly Me To The Moon

BGM Artist: Kim Jun Seok

Video Link: http://video.nate.com/211414291

Movie Night 04 – Space Transformers

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In this week’s episode, we’ve saved the best (or worst) for last; ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Space Transformers: they’re Transformers…IN SPACE!!

Also, stay tuned at the end of Space Transformers for a sneak peak at Movie Night 05!!!!!

About Movie Night

This is the totally epic collaboration series with my best bud Eriopolis, where we review really bad $1 movies that he bought at Wal-Mart!

Instead of just picking out certain scenes and whatnot, we’re gonna comment throughout the entirety of the movie, Mystery Science Theater style.

Feel free to leave us your comments and suggestions for future videos! Also, be sure to subscribe to both of our channels to keep on the up-and-up with what we’re up to!

TheAndySan

Vlog 37 – Video Status Report

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It seems like ages since I last made a vlog, so I decided to do a quick one to explain the status of my various video series as well as what’s been going on recently.

It’s been a great experience working with my best bud Eriopolis on the Movie Night series, and I hope that we’ll continue to make more videos together!!

Until I started working on the Movie Night and Life In… series, I haven’t really sat down and watched my videos that much. A lot of them seemed stuck to a certain point of time and there are a couple very early videos that I’m downright embarrassed about. The reason I still keep them up is to show my progression as not only a YouTuber, but as a person. Despite the overall badness of some of them, I still get warm feelings of nostalgia when I watch the videos that were taken back when I was still at UU! Ahh, memories…

But anyway, getting back to the subject at hand, several of my video series are in a state of flux at the moment. Let me just give you the short version of what’s going on:

J-Vid – Unless it’s for a collab or as a response to a popular video, I don’t have any plans to bring back the J-Vids as a regular series.

Life In… – Since I’m beginning to run out of interesting places to record in the local area, I might only have a couple more episodes of the Life In… series left before I move to San Diego. Once I move there and am able to do stuff, you can count on me bringing the series back in full force!

WAR – Because of the recent increase in views and interest from this series, I’ve been tinkering with the idea of bringing it back. I have a couple of excellent CDs in mind to review! There’s also the distinct possibility of doing a long-awaited anime review *audible gasp!*.

In conclusion, just stay tuned and I hope to be giving you guys some more awesome videos in the near future!

TheAndySan

Movie Night 03 – Thunder Prince

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In this week’s episode, we’re bringing the thunder by reviewing Thunder Prince!

About Movie Night

This is the totally epic collaboration series with my best bud Eriopolis, where we review really bad $1 movies that he bought at Wal-Mart!

Instead of just picking out certain scenes and whatnot, we’re gonna comment throughout the entirety of the movie, Mystery Science Theater style.

Feel free to leave us your comments and suggestions for future videos! Also, be sure to subscribe to both of our channels to keep on the up-and-up with what we’re up to!

TheAndySan

Movie Night 02 – Defenders of Space

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In this week’s episode, we’re reviewing Defenders of Space!

About Movie Night

This is the totally epic collaboration series with my best bud Eriopolis, where we review really bad $1 movies that he bought at Wal-Mart!

Instead of just picking out certain scenes and whatnot, we’re gonna comment throughout the entirety of the movie, Mystery Science Theater style.

Feel free to leave us your comments and suggestions for future videos! Also, be sure to subscribe to both of our channels to keep on the up-and-up with what we’re up to!

TheAndySan