Wow, I guess it does seem like an indie film, lol. I don’t watch much TV at all so I wouldn’t be surprised if my directing was a bit…what’s the word, “low quality”. I wish I could afford Fraps and Sony Vegas but the combination of the two products is way above what my husband and I can afford at the moment, but I did manage to snag a fresh trial version from Sony’s website so I have another >30 days to make videos. Although I think this is the last small feature I’ll make for a while. I’m just going to concentrate on smaller, funnier videos.
According to Part 1’s “youtube insight”, the largest age group to watch the video are the male 13-17 age demographic, which certainly couldn’t appreciate the story I had created (at least, from what I can infer of the people who watch similar machinima). I’ve even already gotten a few vote downs. It must be too boring for such a spastic, short-attention span age group. Everyone’s looking for the Robot Chicken, “dasboschitt” style videos, but I’ll try to continue catering to an older audience, despite the game Team Fortress 2 itself being geared toward that younger demographic. What do teen guys want that can be one step above slap-stick/gay humor comedy? Not even the numerous sexual references strewn throughout my film seems to keep their attention. Probably because it reminds them of their parents, or because it is pioneering on the idea that Medic (and other Team Fortress 2 characters) are in fact adults living functional adult lives and have sex on a regular basis, a concept unfamiliar to the above mentioned demographic.
And just so you all were aware, I am a female wife and mother of 2.5, a gamer and a model for amateur photographers. Though I was a teenager not too long ago, when I was a teenager I watched Stephen Hawking and read Michael Crichton; I never grew up with slap-stick/gay humor and thus never been around teenagers who did. I need help understanding you people.