Skyler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gamer Assistants

23 years old
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from Orlando, Fl

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    • What I'm up to... talking to myself in third person because I'm legit going crazy.

      1 year ago

      Skyler Gamer Assistants

      Hey Skyler what do you think you should do on this wonderful Sunday after being awake for the full 24 hour live stream? Do you think you should go to sleep in order to stay sane and keep a level head?


      NAAAAAA. Don't want to want to mess up the sleep schedule too much, plus Walking Dead is tonight and I can't miss that.. which means I'll be up until past midnight.. again.


      So what brilliant thing are you going to do today while waiting for sleep time to come while also keeping me busy enough so I don't go insane.. more insane.


      I got it! Let's work on some.... drum roll plays in distance.. (I'm not crazy I swear, I hear it!)


      BAD AD ROUGH EDITS!


      Cue fancy music and rapid camera switches to celebrate.


      On my computer right now I have an audio file of me saying lines to get timing, I'm about to go into GTA V now and record some scenes, than I'll be putting together a very rough edit so I can send it to a friend to get some notes on. 


      Downside being.. This rough edit is more of a proof of concept edit in that all of what I'll be doing today will in no way speed things up down the road..


      But hey at least it's a start right? right? SAY RIGHT!.. I'm sorry, lack of sleep has made me irritable. Also just noticed I stopped talking in third person at some point. Is anything I'm saying even making sense? I've been up for like 36 hours now so if you could cut me some slack that would be great! Or don't, that works too I guess.


      Oh boy I hear my boss (me) cracking the whip on me (the boss) to get to work. How dare I waste more time and risk falling asleep on my keyboard.. again.


      Must stay awake! Channel that Day 5 mojo!


      I'm so going to fall asleep. RIP me.


      I'm going to stop rambling now.


      Unless you like when I ramble. Because in that case I'm a master at writing a whole lot of words that mean absolutely nothing. The only skill I learned in High School. YAAY PUBLIC EDUCATION! 


      I'll show off my terrible rambling skills later though. Or I won't. Whose to say really. I mean like sometimes things just happen and ... ok I'm done.


      I swear. maybe. bye.


      zzzzzzzzzzz sleeping

    • Bad Ad update

      1 year ago

      Skyler Gamer Assistants

      I swear. Anytime I ever make a schedule to do things something always comes up and destroys it. The past couple weeks of class have just been brutal on the homework side. Looking ahead to this week it appears it will be a bit lighter finally... at least until final prep starts.

      Sooooooo this week I am planning, Cthulhu willing, to film test shots of all our scenes as a final pass before we film to match our voices. Can't wait for some mystery assignment to pop up and ruin everything again.

    • Bad Ad episode 1 script is done!

      1 year ago

      Skyler Gamer Assistants

      Yesterday we finished writing it! I think its some of the funniest stuff we've written. With that also comes the fear of will other people think it will be funny as well. I guess that's a fear many creators face starting out. For whatever reason with our gaming channel it wasn't something I was ever really that worried about.


      With this being the first scripted thing I've produced I'm very nervous about if other people will think it's as funny as we do. Surely by pure odds at least a couple of people share our same sense of humor.. I hope.


      I'm hoping to record lines this weekend at least and maybe start shooting some scenes this weekend as well. I don't want to give a release date for the episode, because lets be honest, I'm pretty shit at keeping those when it comes to scripted productions. How long ago did I tease the machinima again? I'm pulling an RT Day 5 move with that one.


      My current plan with the "Bad Ad" series is we are going to release the one we just finished writing as soon as it's ready to come out as sort of a test pilot to see what people think. Take some critiques or constructive criticism and apply it to future episodes.


      My goal is to make this a monthly thing. After the pilot we'll need some time to plan out and create the future episodes and really see how fast we can make these videos and go from there for how long a "season" will be, or how often they come out.


      Very excited to see where this goes. I love writing things, it does a great job distracting me from life as a college student and helps me release some creative energy that sometimes gets locked away.


      Like the machinima production logs I'll try to keep everyone up to date on the production and how it's going and where we are at.


      Shameless plug time: If you want to pre-subscribe to the channel these videos will be going on you can go to: Ctrl Screen YouTube page. It's pretty bland right now, got some podcasts up, hopefully it will be more active soon.


      If you want to catch our Gaming videos you can go to The Gamer Assistants Channel. New videos every Friday. Right now we are playing through Resident Evil 4.


      Talk to everyone soon =D  benson-32.png


    • GTA V Director mode

      1 year ago

      Skyler Gamer Assistants

      Wow. It's something that is so great, but at the same time so limiting. I guess it's the challenge when it comes to machinimating things, it just sucks how limiting it can be in some basic aspects.


      For example: In the Bad Ad episode that we have already pretty much written there is a scene where all we need is the character to drive on to scene and look at the camera through his window. Everything is set up, car drives to mark, but we can't make the character turn his head to look out the window without a gun in his hand or just flipping off the camera.


      To try to fix this I go into first person to manipulate the head to look out the window to look at the "camera". But if you go into first person you can't manipulate camera placement in the editor... What the hell, why that limitation. Now we have to probably rewrite this scene, which sucks because it was a very visual gag that had us laughing our asses off.


      But at the same time it's great because when it allows us to steady cam follow someone for another very visual gag later on.


      Just small weird production problems but the good news is I'm feeling more confident that this show will actually be possible and happy that we've been able to no get to ambitious with it and still make something great. I'm really excited to see the finished product. Still a long way away, I was just doing some test shots to see if we were writing things that were possible to show.


      I'd say the script for the 1st episode is like 90% done and I'm both super excited and super nervous. I hope people think it's as funny as we do.

    • NEW project under way

      1 year ago

      Skyler Gamer Assistants

      I was talking with the person whom with I am writing our machinma series with and we came to the conclusion that while this is something we still want to work on and make, that maybe we set our ambitions way to high right out of the gate and we don't have the resources to make the series the best that it could be.


      In other words our machinima is becoming like Rooster Teeth's Day 5, in the sense that it's going to continue to be the next project that comes out until we finally get the resources to make it. It's a series that I'm still very excited for and I love the world and characters we made.


      But Skyler, we wanted to see what you've spent the last 3 years on and off working on! Have no fear some of those characters may make an appearance in what we are working on next.


      Before I explain what I mean let me describe what our new project is in a way to temper expectations.


      The project we are working on now is called, at least for now, Bad Ad. What this show will be is essentially us making really sarcastically bad advertisements for a mixture of made up things, or real world things you might see an advertisement for. For example a car commercial, you see those every day. In Bad Ad we'll make the car commercial something just way over the top and sort of make fun of how all car ads seem to be the same. Another example may or may not be an advertisement for an Assassin. How would something like that look on T.V? I look forward to figuring that out. I think what we have so far is going to be great.


      Now let me go back to what I meant when I said you might not have to wait long for some of the characters we wrote for our machinima to show up. We spent a long time building some characters that we absolutely love. One character in particular started as a joke and sort of became his own thing after awhile. So one of our many Bad ads we have written down is a commercial for his company. I can't wait to make that one. I know you'll love the character as much as we do.


      With this new project we also are not going to be limiting ourselves to the world of GTA 5, so it really opens up a bunch of different possibilities.


      While we have a good list going for at least a season of our ads (still figuring out release format) feel free to send any ideas you might have. We're once again still pretty far away from putting these things out since classes just started and now we are working on our major. But hopefully the smaller scope of what we are going for will allow these show to premiere sooner than later.

    • I forgot how cathartic writing was

      1 year ago

      Skyler Gamer Assistants

      So after the wash of a day yesterday I woke up today determined to make it the best day possible.


      I unfortunately had a hard time sleeping, and when I woke up a lot of those evil emotions where still there. But that's when I remembered something.

      I've always been complimented on my ability to write and convey emotions through words. It's always been a way I got through depressing times. In middle school and High School I wrote songs about the girls who I thought broke my heart. (I know just an every day Taylor Swift)


      But after high school I never really allowed my self to open up to anyone else, therefore I never needed to write anything and forgot about how much better it made me feel.


      well after waking up today still feeling like shit, I put aside the mountain of homework I have to do today, knowing I need to clear my head to even think about focusing on it. A thought came into my head about writing. The last thing I wrote was a letter to my dog after he passed away. That letter gave me closure and allowed me to accept what was going on.


      In this case no one died, but in a way its a potential relationship dying I guess. So why wouldn't the same affects apply? So I made coffee and sat at my desk and just started typing. What I thought was going to be a quick paragraph journal type thing quickly turned into an essay of sorts.


      By the time I was finished it was 3 pages long and over 2000 words. I guess I had a lot I needed to say lol. But the flip side is for the time being I feel better. I can still feel the bad shit hanging on in the back of my head ready to pounce. But for the time being my mind is free. So lets rush through this homework before it comes back =D


      Also I want to thank everyone who reached out to me yesterday. It means a lot and I just want to say thank you. We really are a family here.

    • My channel is turning 3

      1 year ago

      Skyler Gamer Assistants

      Awww They grow up so fast. Kind of. Not really. It's hard to believe 3 years ago friends and I started making content for YouTube. Sure it doesn't get many views but it's been fun and I've gotten to meet a couple of awesome people. It's crazy to me that their is just one person somewhere out there that waits for some silly lets play my friends and I do, then spends their precious time watching it. It's really flattering.

      Here is my dilemma though. Every year on the channels anniversery I want to do something cool or grand or special, and every year July 2nd sneaks up on me and I don't end up doing anything =/


      This year isn't much different except this time I have a week to put something togeather instead of a day. The question is... what do I do that's special. None of the "big" projects I've been working on are close to being ready, and while I could probably put something short along the lines to what I've personally been working on, I don't want to give the impression that anything is coming soon.


      sigh maybe next year... which is what I said last year.. x.x

    • Story boarding Pt 2

      1 year ago

      Skyler Gamer Assistants

      Awhile ago I made a journal about how I'm learning that when making a show you can't skip steps in order to achieve a faster end product.


      A few days ago I went out and bought a sketch book to use as something to draw story boards on. Now I'm not artist, and I knew going in it would look like crap and not really do justice what I pictured in my head. What I didn't really realize was how long it takes to draw out each scene. Maybe it's because I can't draw but it took probably 30 or 40 minutes just fro me to story board the first 30 - 40 seconds of the episode.. and thats not even getting to the more heavy action parts that will more than likely have lots of cuts back and forth.


      I now understand the pain I'm sure some story board artists feel. Also its becoming more clear why some larger scale productions take so long to make.


      I'm honestly at this point considering just turning what was going to be this really fun experience of making a funny machinima into a short, funny, short story... But then again I'm probably forgetting about some major time constraint there as well.


      Oh well.. back to drawing stick figures I go!

    • Skyrim Remastered

      1 year ago

      Skyler Gamer Assistants

      I enjoyed this game when it came out on the 360. I really enjoyed playing a sneaky thief archer and The Dark Brotherhood was probably the most fun I've ever had on a quest chain.

      I guess at some point I got bored or just moved on to other games. Then it was leaked or announced (can't tell the difference anymore) and I was torn, I liked this game, but I can just go play it right now on my 360 and it really doesn't look all that bad. I've seen enough PC screenshots to know that a remaster doesn't mean dick to them.

      but none-the-less the news got me wanting to play Skyrim again, so I dusted off the 360 and got my disc and started playing my old character who had been waiting in Whiterun for nearly an entire year almost to the day, and started doing quests. All the while thinking who would buy a remasterd version of this game, it looks fine.

      Then it hit me. The reason why I'll probably end up getting a remastered Skyrim (not for full price though, I'll wait till it's on sale) As I was running across a field the game just randomly froze. Nothing was going on, I wasn't in some huge intense fight. Thinking this was just a one time thing I restarted my xbox, went through that whole process of starting the game up, picking the last save I had which lucky wasn't to far back. I ride my horse to about the same point and bam. Froze again. It was at this point it triggered in my head... I need to scratch my Skyrim itch, and with the Xbone being more powerful than the 360 I can hope that stuff like that would be resolved.



    • New Call of Duty... Sigh

      1 year ago

      Skyler Gamer Assistants

      YAY! New Call of Duty trailer, maybe this year that won't do futuristic bullshit and focus on modern time things.


      That was what was going through my head when my friend linked the trailer to the new Call of Duty game and boy was I disappointed.


      For what it's worth I was a big fan of the whole modern warfare franchise standing by it while others hopped on the it's the cool thing to hate on Call of Duty. Infinity Ward to me has always been the developer I could trust to at least give me a fun, playable game and while Ghost wasn't perfect and had huge story flaws like the end of the game... to me at least it was the last playable Call of Duty. Because after that it was all exo suits and futuristic laser beam guns.


      This year I hopped it would be different with Infinity Ward. But based on that trailer it's still deep into the future, we have robot friends apparently, and it looks like we have some sort of exo suit or at least jump pack which means more bullshit maneuvering.


      I did find it funny how they showed us having space battles which to me was a dig at Battlefront for excluding the best thing about battlefront 2... space battles. But other than that I was left with little to be desired.. it even soiled the whole CoD 4 remastered, which I was excited for... until now.


      Lots of sighing today... just lots of facepalming and sighing.

  • About Me

    Hey I'm Skyler and have been a long time RT/AH fan.

    Feel free to send me friend request or messages as I am looking forward to meeting new people!

    Founder of outdated Call of Duty Game Battles clan: Missed now Your Pissed (MnYp)
    Founder of The Gamer Assistants: www.youtube.com/user/TheGamerAssistants

    Co-Founder of Ctrl_Screen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjhxUnjx16LiFfC-...

    Always looking for possible collaborations so send me a PM if you would like to work on a project together!

    What I'm currently working on: script for a GTA 5 Machinima, Bad Ad

    GTA 5 Machinima progress: In production hell..

    Bad Ad: Soon

  • Comments (16)

    • Remotes

      2 years ago

      Obviously, I do not know you. I was just browsing forums and saw your name. It is the same as mine. So there you are.

    • ArnettV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gif Addict

      2 years ago

      Heyo,

      I saw your a fellow Floridian as well. We have a community group for Florida fans and, while previously on a brief hiatus, are back in action!

      You can check out the page here: http://roosterteeth.com/groups/profile.php?id=13839

      There will be updates every week, contests, prizes, and eventually a meet up for any Floridians willing to come.

      We look forward to seeing you in the group!

      • Skyler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gamer Assistants

        2 years ago

        Sounds like fun!

    • jakarx12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Did you still want to do that weekly strike tonight?

    • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

      3 years ago

      Thanks for the friend request!!! smiley0.gifsmiley11.gif

      • Skyler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gamer Assistants

        3 years ago

        oh, np. Thank you for accepting it

    • JoshCox1

      3 years ago

      Hey, do you have skype? sorry if i asked before.

      • JoshCox1

        3 years ago

        ok, thanks

      • Skyler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gamer Assistants

        3 years ago

        I do, but I only use it every once in awhile.

    • JoshCox1

      3 years ago

      Hey, how are you? What games do you play?

      • JoshCox1

        3 years ago

        ah, ok it is fun but its also hard if playing solo, if you are wanting to play someday.

      • Skyler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gamer Assistants

        3 years ago

        I actually never really played rainbow six.

      • JoshCox1

        3 years ago

        same, just been playing Mario Kart 8 and on my computer, and i try and play all kinds of games, i used to only play FPS as well like Halo, Killzone and Rainbow Six. Lockdown was my favorite and needs to be remade in HD :) Whats your favorite Rainbow Six?

      • Skyler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gamer Assistants

        3 years ago

        doing pretty good I guess. How about you? In the past I've played mostly FPS (Call of Duty and Count strike) but have slowly been moving into the rpg open world genre.

    • johnnyboy17

      3 years ago

      Hey Skyler thanks for accepting my friend request!

      • Skyler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gamer Assistants

        3 years ago

        Hey, no problem. smiley0.gif

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