4fun: Hello. My name is Anatoly. I'm 22 and I living in Belarus. I study on metallurgist.
4fun: It's a long story..Recently I started with Counter-Strike 1.6. I had no internet but had a small LAN for a 20 people.That's when I learned Fraps (with limit of 30 FPS) and Windows Moviemaker. My first clips were about myself of course. Later I had Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, but then it was not serious, there was no one to show except my friends.
In general, I quit it, learned Warcraft III map-editor and started making videos on its engine. Many people even liked. After finishing 2nd year college, I become seriously sick, had to take a sabbatical. Got a lot of free time. By this time I had long stopped playing CS and started play Dota. Then there was a desire to do a Dota-clip. Knowledge of the WC3 map editor, which was made first Dota, really helped to stand out. I received a lot of positive feedback inspired to continue.There was another video of the game Rage of Titans for the contest, which was conducted MovieNations and Gamenet, where I took 2nd place.
4fun: Yes, I've been working with them since August 2012. At first mainly as a highlights-maker, but gradually switched to full movies. As they say, money does not happen much, but basically, I was happy with everything.
4fun: To be honest, I don't even remember how I got to you, but it was earlier than the date of registration.I read some 3ds Max tutorials, if my memory serves me. I have not exactly been doing the movies in August 2007, what I signed up then a mystery to me :)I went back in 2011, so I like an old man, and like a pretty new community member :)
4fun: Everything is very bad. They really deficit. There are several reasons in my opinion:1. Dota 2 is not present in the good tools for moviemakers. Even the most minimal – camera control.There is a buggy command that allows to rotate the camera, with its ability to move off.
2. Commerce kills creativity. Everyone wants to cash in on it.For example, to make Highlight takes a few hours, most of which goes to watch the game.On Na`Vi channel it quietly gaining 50-70k views at short notice.The creation of The Origin took me a couple of months, now there are about 300k views. It isn't profitable from a material point of view.By the way, Natus Vincere in this respect fellows, they try to diversify media content, not making some Highlights.
3. Clips produced a huge amount, and when something unusual comes from unknown authors, it just gets lost in a pile of debris.
I don't think anything much will change in the near future.
4fun: I look mostly just Dota and CS movies, because I don't play anything else.First of all, I pay attention to the design, effects, etc., and the last on the frags, probably because they can not be surprised.
4fun: There are a few ideas. Now I am engaged Movie Scene on the history of one of the heroes of Dota 2.Also there are a couple of thoughts on the second part of The Origin.