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  • CrackTheSky
  • User Name: CrackTheSky
  • Member Since: Monday, August 28, 2006, 12:01 AM
  • Donation Level: Partaker
  • Name: Ben Sobotka
  • Location: Lombard, IL, USA
  • Homepage: http://www.freewebs.com/crack-the-sky
  • Last Login: 2014-09-02 16:44:41
  • Forum Info: Profile        Posts (3497)
  • Worthy Banners: 1 worthy banners
  • Journal: Last entry made on 2014-08-22 18:50:50
  • Usefulness: 878.9 with 121 opinions
    [average 119.8 of 230593 opinions; standard deviation 433.2 ]
  • Profile: Hey...I s'pose I should update this, since I haven't for almost a year...

    Anyway, I don't have much to say about myself. I'm 20, in college, studying physics (astronomy is my area of interest), and love to make and watch AMVs. When it comes to how I edit, I tend to spend little time on my videos (as in, less than 15 hours) and my videos are usually very simple in terms of effects. Just because I don't put a lot of time into my videos doesn't mean they lack effort...there's usually lots of thought and meaning behind their arrangement, so...yeah.

    Besides editing, like I said, I of course love to watch videos. I also really like to pimp out videos and editors I think deserve it, whether they get their due attention from others or not. So allow me this opportunity to plug my "homepage", which is nothing more than a Freewebs page that contains the video information for all my videos as well as a blog which I use to make recommendations for videos or editors that I think deserve it. If you ever need a suggestion for a good video to watch, might I suggest looking there first ;)

    Anyway, that's me, and the relevant information. If you want more, you can check out the following personal info pages I have:
    MySpace
    Facebook
    deviantART
    Last.fm

    Also, for those of you in need of some cool free programs to aid you with your editing, or just some sites where you can download neat stuff, might I direct you to the following pages:
    Blender - Free 3D compositing program; can also be used for editing video
    Paint.NET - Free image and photo editing program
    The GIMP - Another free image editing program
    Audacity - Powerful open source audio editing program
    Freesound Project - Archive of thousands of recorded sounds, all available for free download
    ccMixter - Archive of thousands of remixes, all available for free download
    Wax - Relatively powerful free effects-based program/plugin; includes such things as 3D tracking and a particle generator

global average

  • Count230593
  • Originality8.47
  • Visual Quality8.37
  • Audio9.00
  • Action Sync8.45
  • Lip Sync8.24
  • Special Effects8.49
  • Effort8.60
  • Re-view-ability7.92
  • Overall8.43

average given

  • Count121
  • Originality7.99
  • Visual Quality7.92
  • Audio9.54
  • Action Sync7.95
  • Lip Sync7.13
  • Special Effects8.58
  • Effort8.58
  • Re-view-ability7.02
  • Overall7.81

average received

  • Count181
  • Originality8.66
  • Visual Quality9.04
  • Audio9.55
  • Action Sync8.87
  • Lip Sync9.00
  • Special Effects8.78
  • Effort8.90
  • Re-view-ability8.12
  • Overall8.72

10 FAVORITE ANIME

1.
FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
2.
5 Centimeters per Second (Movie)
3.
Kino's Journey (The Beautiful World)
4.
Eureka Seven
5.
Beyond the Clouds
6.
Serial Experiments Lain
7.
REC (TV)
8.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
9.
Jin-Roh
10.
Voices of a Distant Star (Hoshi No Koe)

My Videos (42/46) (Show all)

  • [hits: 1209][opinions: 2]
    • Boy Sets Fire Last Year's Nest
    • Final Fantasy 7 (VII)
    • Action
    • Other
  • [hits: 966][opinions: 1]
    • Hoobastank Crawling In The Dark
    • Final Fantasy 7 (VII)
    • Action
    • Other
  • FFVII - Downfall (2004-07-22)
    [hits: 961][opinions: 0]
    • Trust Company Downfall
    • Final Fantasy 7 (VII)
    • Action
    • Other
  • FFVII - Tourniquet (2004-08-15)
    [hits: 1005][opinions: 0]
    • Evanescence Tourniquet
    • Final Fantasy 7 (VII)
    • Action
    • Drama
  • [hits: 1038][opinions: 0]
    • Linkin Park One Step Closer
    • FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
    • Action
  • [hits: 2697][opinions: 6]
    • Story of the Year Razorblades
    • FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • [hits: 4568][opinions: 13]
    • Toad the Wet Sprocket Amnesia
    • RahXephon (TV)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • (2) Vice-Versa (2006-10-06)
    [hits: 2994][opinions: 11]
    • Matchbook Romance My Mannequin Can Dance
    • RahXephon (TV)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • World Taken Apart (2006-10-25)
    [hits: 3688][opinions: 15]
    • Jars of Clay Worlds Apart
    • RahXephon (TV)
    • Drama
    • Sentimental
    • Serious
  • [hits: 3148][opinions: 16]
    • Boy Sets Fire High Wire Escape Artist
    • RahXephon (TV)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Figured Out (2006-12-01)
    [hits: 3654][opinions: 13]
    • Glen Phillips Finally Fading
    • REC (TV)
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Sentimental
  • Lain's Lullaby (2007-01-02)
    [hits: 3522][opinions: 13]
    • Toad the Wet Sprocket Silo Lullaby
    • Serial Experiments Lain
    • Character Profile
    • Horror
    • Serious
  • Monotone (2007-01-30)
    [hits: 2482][opinions: 9]
    • GaMeBoX Ice Cap 4 Life
    • Pale Cocoon (OAV)
    • Drama
    • Instrumental
    • Other
    • Sentimental
  • Blossom (2007-02-11)
    [hits: 2239][opinions: 6]
    • NIRGILIS Sakura
    • Place Promised in Our Early Days, The (Beyond the Clouds)
    • Voices of a Distant Star (Hoshi No Koe)
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Fun
    • Romance
    • Sentimental
  • [hits: 756][opinions: 0]
    • Freshfabrik Drive My Hand
    • FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
    • Action
  • Nur Geträumt MEP (2007-03-29) (10 collaborators)
    [hits: 9548][opinions: 13]
    • Blümchen Nur Geträumt
    • ...There are 19 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Dance
    • Fun
  • [hits: 796][opinions: 0]
    • Crystal Method Busy Child
    • Voices of a Distant Star (Hoshi No Koe)
    • Action
    • Fun
  • Say It's True (2007-04-27)
    [hits: 2059][opinions: 2]
    • Motion City Soundtrack Attractive Today
    • Love Hina - Again (OVA)
    • Fun
    • Romance
  • Wings To Heaven (2007-05-11)
    [hits: 2993][opinions: 4]
    • Terrence Lee Aftermath
    • Haibane Renmei (Charcoal Feathers Federation)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Instrumental
    • Serious
  • Ascend (2007-05-18)
    [hits: 1721][opinions: 2]
    • Peter Gabriel The Drop
    • Stratos 4
    • Character Profile
    • Sentimental
  • Drift. (2007-06-20)
    [hits: 2077][opinions: 4]
    • The Goo Goo Dolls Acoustic #3
    • Kino's Journey (The Beautiful World)
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Washed by the Sun (2007-08-07)
    [hits: 1819][opinions: 6]
    • Newsboys Always
    • Place Promised in Our Early Days, The (Beyond the Clouds)
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Sentimental
    • Serious
  • Only the Ordinary (2007-08-28)
    [hits: 1795][opinions: 5]
    • The Pillows Hybrid Rainbow
    • FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
    • Drama
    • Other
    • Serious
  • d!gital me (2007-09-22)
    [hits: 8719][opinions: 8]
    • Finch Ender
    • Original Live Action
    • Serial Experiments Lain
    • Character Profile
    • Horror
    • Instrumental
    • Serious
  • [hits: 1307][opinions: 0]
    • Beck Hell Yes
    • Kino's Journey (The Beautiful World)
    • Action
    • Other
  • Subsonic (2007-10-19)
    [hits: 3356][opinions: 5]
    • Infected Mushroom Artillery
    • Animatrix, The
    • Action
    • Other
  • Safe and Sound (2007-11-13)
    [hits: 2230][opinions: 3]
    • Snow Patrol Somewhere a Clock is Ticking
    • Jin-Roh
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • [hits: 2000][opinions: 5]
    • Splender Yeah, Whatever
    • Neon Genesis Evangelion
    • Neon Genesis Evangelion (End of Evangelion)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Incinerate (2008-02-12)
    [hits: 1861][opinions: 2]
    • AFI Miseria Cantare - The Beginning
    • Fruits Basket
    • Drama
    • Horror
    • Serious
  • [hits: 1312][opinions: 1]
    • m1dy Crash
    • FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
    • Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The (TV)
    • Action
    • Comedy
    • Fun
    • Other
  • The Improv Project (2008-04-24) (23 collaborators)
    [hits: 6160][opinions: 2]
    • ...There are 23 songs... (click title for full list)
    • ...There are 23 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Action
    • Character Profile
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Fun
    • Horror
    • Instrumental
    • Other
    • Sentimental
    • Serious
  • Learning To... (2008-05-20)
    [hits: 2135][opinions: 1]
    • Switchfoot Learning To Breathe
    • ...There are 11 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Drama
    • Other
    • Sentimental
  • Hold On (2008-09-20)
    [hits: 6519][opinions: 6]
    • The sounds Seven Days A Week
    • 5 Centimeters per Second (Movie)
    • Place Promised in Our Early Days, The (Beyond the Clouds)
    • Fun
    • Other
    • Romance
    • Sentimental
  • Phobia (2008-10-24)
    [hits: 7333][opinions: 13]
    • Blue October X Amount of Words
    • Paranoia Agent
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Horror
    • Serious
  • Shoop Da Koop! (2008-10-25) (12 collaborators)
    [hits: 6129][opinions: 0]
    • ...There are 13 songs... (click title for full list)
    • ...There are 17 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Action
    • Character Profile
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Fun
    • Parody
    • Romance
    • Sentimental
    • Serious
  • Unscripted (2009-05-09)
    [hits: 2371][opinions: 4]
    • Collective Soul Heavy
    • Ef - a tale of memories (TV)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • Alternator (2010-02-03)
    [hits: 1235][opinions: 0]
    • TV On The Radio Red Dress (The Glitch Mob Remix)
    • Dead Leaves (OVA)
    • Action
  • Overmind (2013-09-27)
    [hits: 228][opinions: 0]
    • The Graduate For The Missing
    • FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Other
    • Serious
  • [hits: 259][opinions: 1]
    • Victims of Science The Device has been modified
    • Serial Experiments Lain
    • Character Profile
    • Horror
    • Other
    • Serious
  • Hold Me Up (2014-06-08)
    [hits: 291][opinions: 1]
    • Goo Goo Dolls Just The Way You Are
    • His and Her Circumstances (Kare Kano)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Fun
    • Romance
  • [hits: 267][opinions: 0]
    • CrackTheSky NOSTROMO DANCE PARTY
    • Naruto
    • Action
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Fun
    • Parody
  • [hits: 164][opinions: 0]
    • Tal Bachman She's So High
    • Please Teacher (TV)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Fun
    • Romance
    • Sentimental