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So, this one video I did has become one of my bigger successes to date. I figured, in light of recent events, I’d talk about it a bit.


So, I’m a huge Godzilla fan, as you can probably tell. But I had never gotten the chance to see a Godzilla movie in the theatre before. I knew I would get my chance on May 16, 2014, but I was super hyped. And naturally, being the filmmaker/ artist that I am, I decided I wanted to express my excitement in the best way I knew how.


As a kid, I was always scared by the EAS (Emergency Alert System) tests that would interrupt my usual stream of cartoons and vapid Disney Channel shit that you saw on a regular basis. These moments terrified me to the core, and these were just tests. But put that with the fact that I also live in the Midwest, where tornadoes and thunderstorms are a plenty, and you have a messed up kid who never went outside. As the years went by, I heard of the consumer uses for these TTS programs, & how easy they were to use. So I did a little research on the subject, and found out how to make my own Mock-EAS broadcasts. Hell, many YouTubers are famous, or shall I say infamous, for making such videos.


After a while, I found a software that I could use, but it didn’t come with the voice I needed. That being the “Tom” voice used in most EAS transmissions. I used a fake zombie invasion as a template, and after a fashion, I got something that was reasonably cryptic and fearful. The key thing I wanted to use to my advantage was ambiguity. I didn’t want my audience to immediately guess what was happening at first. Which is why the monster is not identified by name, nor is it even properly described by the voice. But at the same time, I didn’t want this to just be a recording of what one might see on the TV in this scenario. I also added some sound effects in the BG to make you think you were actually watching this on the TV. Adding another level of fear, and terror to the situation.


A couple problems I’ve noticed in hindsight, though. #1, there is supposed to be about 1 second of silence before the sound of the tones, and the actual message. Thank you, Oddity Archive. #2, The text messages on screen scroll by really quickly. My big issue was that I didn’t know how to properly edit that part in, but I found that this may not have been needed at all, depending on the type of emergency. And there may be a few other problems with the video as well, but there is one thing about this video I will always regret. I uploaded this video to a seperate channel called “Season of the Kaiju”. Basically, I had this idea to make a kaiju centered YT channel, but interest in the project was quickly lost. Just a couple months after this video came out, however, Channel Frederator asked me to join their MCN, and monetized my main account. So, I could have made some money off of this video in several ways, but now I can’t. So maybe there’s room for something to be done about that later on down the pipeline.


But at any rate, this video has become quite a sucess in perspective. Currently, the original video has over 15,000 views, and has had its audio sampled for many smaller productions, including this recent promo for the fan film “Godzilla: Heritage”. Makes me kind of want to perhaps make a follow-up to it. But that’s for another day.

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So, this one video I did has become one of my bigger successes to date. I figured, in light of recent events, I’d talk about it a bit.


So, I’m a huge Godzilla fan, as you can probably tell. But I had never gotten the chance to see a Godzilla movie in the theatre before. I knew I would get my chance on May 16, 2014, but I was super hyped. And naturally, being the filmmaker/ artist that I am, I decided I wanted to express my excitement in the best way I knew how.


As a kid, I was always scared by the EAS (Emergency Alert System) tests that would interrupt my usual stream of cartoons and vapid Disney Channel shit that you saw on a regular basis. These moments terrified me to the core, and these were just tests. But put that with the fact that I also live in the Midwest, where tornadoes and thunderstorms are a plenty, and you have a messed up kid who never went outside. As the years went by, I heard of the consumer uses for these TTS programs, & how easy they were to use. So I did a little research on the subject, and found out how to make my own Mock-EAS broadcasts. Hell, many YouTubers are famous, or shall I say infamous, for making such videos.


After a while, I found a software that I could use, but it didn’t come with the voice I needed. That being the “Tom” voice used in most EAS transmissions. I used a fake zombie invasion as a template, and after a fashion, I got something that was reasonably cryptic and fearful. The key thing I wanted to use to my advantage was ambiguity. I didn’t want my audience to immediately guess what was happening at first. Which is why the monster is not identified by name, nor is it even properly described by the voice. But at the same time, I didn’t want this to just be a recording of what one might see on the TV in this scenario. I also added some sound effects in the BG to make you think you were actually watching this on the TV. Adding another level of fear, and terror to the situation.


A couple problems I’ve noticed in hindsight, though. #1, there is supposed to be about 1 second of silence before the sound of the tones, and the actual message. Thank you, Oddity Archive. #2, The text messages on screen scroll by really quickly. My big issue was that I didn’t know how to properly edit that part in, but I found that this may not have been needed at all, depending on the type of emergency. And there may be a few other problems with the video as well, but there is one thing about this video I will always regret. I uploaded this video to a seperate channel called “Season of the Kaiju”. Basically, I had this idea to make a kaiju centered YT channel, but interest in the project was quickly lost. Just a couple months after this video came out, however, Channel Frederator asked me to join their MCN, and monetized my main account. So, I could have made some money off of this video in several ways, but now I can’t. So maybe there’s room for something to be done about that later on down the pipeline.


But at any rate, this video has become quite a sucess in perspective. Currently, the original video has over 15,000 views, and has had its audio sampled for many smaller productions, including this recent promo for the fan film “Godzilla: Heritage”. Makes me kind of want to perhaps make a follow-up to it. But that’s for another day.

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