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SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:54 pm
Author: PCGUY


I've been wanting to get in some spud shooting action this fall before the weather got cold. I know it's been a while since I filmed anything for SpudFiles, so I just had to break out my best cannon and do some target practice to go along with the new website. So I picked up 40lbs of baking potatoes, some batteries, and a whole pile of targets sure to make for a good time. Lets not forget the high speed cameras and equipment, SpudFiles shoots in full 60fps 1080p now instead of my cell phone!

For those that don't know, we are shooting the BL-520 (previously reviewed) and some of these shots are using compound rounds (previously reviewed as well).

Moral of the story - apparently old school LCD screens are amazingly tough. You can see both the older iMac LCD screen and the old Dell LCD resists the compound rounds extremely well. In fact, we were able to blow off the entire back of the iMac before the screen it's self was actually destroyed. It took several shots (not in video) to finally break all the way through.

I have several hours of raw footage, but of course we only wanted the video to be so long. Some of the best parts have been clipped together to bring you the very first true SpudFiles spud shoot commercial. I consider this to be a testing ground video, as we filmed this in my new back yard and with a film crew that has never shot anything quite like this before. I am hoping that since this went well, we can hold some future IPLA events here to capture all different sorts of cannons in action!

I will eventually be posting an extra/bloopers reel, but for now enjoy a bit of the weekend as I have by watching us in action. Some detailed images below.

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:18 am
Author: POLAND_SPUD
Nice

I think there are two things that could make it better... Have you got a hot cousin or sister ? Because you know this got quite a lot of views ->>

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:12 am
Author: mark.f
Good filmography! Can't wait to hear more about it.

EDIT:
PCGUY wrote:the video was completed today however I an accident today but wanted to ensure this got posted.


The whole accident?

(JK. Hope you're doing alright whatever it is.)

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:53 am
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
Very nice!

two things


:D :D :D

Looking good, some small criticism:

- the drippy intro is a bit long, looks generic and not really relevant to spudfiles.

I would have expected something like this:



- needs moar slo-mo! Surely someone nearby has a HS capable Casio :)

- how about a video montage of shots from other members, I'm sure most members will allow their footage to be used and it will provide some insight into the variety of launchers on spudfiles, not just combustion potato cannons.

Hope you're doing alright whatever it is.


+1

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:37 pm
Author: PCGUY
-Thread updated as it should be
-Accident related information here, offtopic-related/topic25494.html

Any constructive criticism is welcomed, regarding a montage of other videos that's why I mentioned in the edit that I hope to hold an IPLA event here to capture many people and cannons!

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:17 pm
Author: spamspam79
Well, I'd love to do my part and help add to the available videos for a members montage. So, feel free to grab anything you like off of my youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/spamspam79/videos

I'll be adding more as time allows (and weather permits).

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:01 am
Author: goosebumps912
can you put multiple spuds in it

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:52 am
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
goosebumps912 wrote:can you put multiple spuds in it


You can put whatever fits in the barrel ;)

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:53 am
Author: POLAND_SPUD
ohh speaking of this... remember the thread on the community project ?? I wonder if we could come up with consensus on a design and launch a kickstarter campaign to build some badass gun... even if it fails it should bring some new visitors to the site

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:06 am
Author: PCGUY
POLAND_SPUD wrote:ohh speaking of this... remember the thread on the community project ?? I wonder if we could come up with consensus on a design and launch a kickstarter campaign to build some badass gun... even if it fails it should bring some new visitors to the site


I don't see why not... depending on what it looked like it may take off!

Regarding multiple spuds, you can indeed and I have. However, you tend to get more potato mash than anything... 1 large study spud seems to work the best.

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:52 am
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
POLAND_SPUD wrote:ohh speaking of this... remember the thread on the community project ?? I wonder if we could come up with consensus on a design and launch a kickstarter campaign to build some badass gun... even if it fails it should bring some new visitors to the site


What would be the point though - to just build one awesome prototype, to manufacture it? Bringing money into it seems to be like a bad idea.

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:54 am
Author: POLAND_SPUD
What would be the point though - to just build one awesome prototype, to manufacture it?
Just to build one awesome prototype and bring more people to the site

Obviously bringing money into it can be a problem, but the goal can be set at $200 or so - just to cover some basic expenses such as store bought parts, materials for machining or shipping.

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:03 pm
Author: PCGUY
I'm honestly very surprised that a video like this doesn't have more hits you YouTube! I'm kind of wondering if the counter isn't always going up properly when someone watches it on the main page of SpudFiles...

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:46 pm
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
Check your analytics page on YT, it tells you which views are on the embedded player and which are on the youtube watch page.

Re: SpudFiles Potato Gun Commercial

Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:08 pm
Author: Kelly Sweet
Regarding multiple spuds, you can indeed and I have. However, you tend to get more potato mash than anything... 1 large study spud seems to work the best.