Tips: General Stunting Tips
Well, I'm going to update this one as I think of new things, but for now these are the ones I can come up with. I know this is pretty messy, but I'm writing this as I think of it.
Being a public stunter, you should try to build up a reputation among other stunters. And it has to be a positive reputation! If you dont have a good reputation you'll never get into a crew, you'll never get any help, you'll never get inside the "network". Knowing people is a very very very important thing! If you know the right people your road to becoming a great stunter will be much much easier. And it's not really much you have to do. Just try, as good as you can, to be nice and helpful to others. So try to get as good as a reputation as possible.
Another thing that plays a big role in your reputaion is your skin. You have to get a costum skin! And a personal as possible. So that people a picture with your skin on it, they'll think about you. If you want to become a great stunter you have to think of this. Try to "sell yourself", and think about marketing yourself. You should also get a costum bike skin, by the way..
When your making a new video use as much time on it as can. Infact, when you see that your done, use 2-3 days more on it! The first day dont watch it at all. The second day, watch it and try to keep an open mind to flaws and things like that. The rest of the second day and the third day, use alot of time corecting those flaws.
Do not fall into the trap of making one stunt video per week! As I just said, use time on your videos! Use much time! Get everything to look good! The editing, the stunts, the text, the music.. Everything!
When you've done a stunt, DO NOT record it right away! Press F2, about 5 seconds after you've succesfully landed, then press ALT + Tab and copy the replay.rep (which is located in My Documents/Gta Vice City User Files, I think). Then paste it in a new folder where you keep all of your stunt. You can also change the name of the replay.rep to something that discribes the stunt (f.ex "Bump - roof malibu"). When you've done that, go back to the folder where you saved the replay.rep and copy it over to My Documents/Gta Vice City User Files and rename it replay.rep, if you changed it before. Then go back into Vice City and press F3. You'll now see the replay.
Removing the replay text serves one more advantage, and that is that you can allways go back and record the stunt over again. So if you suddenly discover a new way to get better quality on the stunt, then you can go back and re-record it.
When recording your stunt try to get a good angle as possible, so that the stunt looks really cool!
Use the GXT Editor! Mod the replay text, flashing in the left corner of your screen when your watching a replay, away! This is really important! Cause no one wants to see it flashing in a stunt video! It's just so annyoing!
( To remove the 'Replay'-text then just open your GXT Editor and press File - Open. A browser should pop up, then go to Gta Vice City/Text and press the 'american.gxt' file. Then press open. No wait 5 sec and you should get a long list of text. Press 'R', for 'Replay', then scroll down to find where it say's "Replay". Double click the replay thingy, and just remove all text.
You can type in your name, which will result in that you can see your name blinking where it would normally say 'Replay', but this is also just annoying so I would not advice you to do this! )
Never ever steal a stunt!! Never!! If you have the honour to get a preveiw of a video, or a stunt, then you might get tempted to do that stunt and put it in your video. Well, do no do it! At least not before that person who showed you the stunt have put into his video. If you do put it into your video before the person put it into his, you'll loose all respect in the stunting world. No one will ever give you preveiws of their stunt or videos ever again. So neeeever do this. No matter who you steal it from!
The music in a stunt video is maybe the most important aspect of a stunt video. Cause if someone doesn't like the music and thinks it's boring or anything like that, he'll feel that the whole video was boring and simply bad. At least that's what usually happends to someone who isn't a professional reveiwer (lol). So take time to chose the music! I think the music should be as mainstream (at least what's mainstream in the stunting world) as possible. But if your way of stunting or editing isn't like the "stereotype" of stunting or editing, try to find music that fits to that style. You have to remember that a stunt video is sepose to be attractive to the people watching it, not the people making it. Well, that's if your going to release the video, of course. So with the finger, choose your music cearfully!
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions, about the things I've been writing about in this topic, here.
.. well, that's it for now, but I'll update it soon so please drop in ones awhile