Yeah! We reached YAM! Yet Another Milestone. 400,000+ Views on the MVGEN Youtube channel featuring great music and videos from artists from around the world. We Tipple our Fedoras to you!
We are stoked and so should you be – that means the videos you make and if you opt-in to send it to YouTube will get tons of views – which is really part of our larger mission: To get your music out there and heard and seen by as big of an audience as you want. We love that the videos are getting better and better!
We also made a few changes around the place with more to come. Here is a list:
Search In The Archives:
Now you can search the archives for your own videos or for other incredible videos from other artists!
New Rendering Engine:
We rebuild the rendering engine and flushed the database of all the broken GIFS. The engine flags and removes all GIFS that would cause unpredictable renders some times. Not anymore! We also changed the process for splicing the GIFS and we are super pleased with the results. There also was a change in Quicktime that needed a new render formula. Old videos will be converted to the new MP4 cross platform version soon.
One New Effect! Bubble Warp!:
Pick this and it goes all weird and warped thanks to some advanced mathematics!
Sorry for the delay on effects. I had some real world music videos that premiere in May coming out!
Also small changes like automatic naming convention for youtube/soundcloud/bandcamp, and general code improvements.
We got a huge TODO list I won’t burden you with here, but remember please consider a donation – we are trying to rock without ads for as long as possible. Your donations go toward server costs. Even a dollar or a little bitcoin means a lot! You can also consider buying a some MVGEN merchandise too!
Whoa! We hit 100k+ On Youtube again! We love building an audience to promote music of all the fabulous artists that are making kick ass videos on our platform. Our next goal is 200k! Subscribe today and check out all the fresh visuals with amazing music from artists from all over the world.
Here is our face when we saw it click off to 100k
We also started on implementing a clean beautiful redesign which will take us in 2016. We plan to have user accounts by this spring so you can control and manage your videos better. Tons of new features coming.
Also don’t forget to donate to our bitcon or patreon funding campaign! MVGEN is free for you , but please consider a donation to our server costs matter how small!
Okay! Keep making kick ass videos! More Filters coming soon!
Happy New Year guys! Thanks for making this year kick ass. Hopefully in 2016 We will bring you more features and a redesign that will make MVGEN the tool of your dreams!
We coded up some new filters:
ROCK ROTATOR – Rotate Slowly Continuously
LOCK EM UP – Put your gifs in jail!
WITCHHOUSE – Aww yeah! dedicated to that style of music called witchhouse
RANDOM PXL SIZE – Each scene has a different level of pixelation
PIXEL IN – The image turns to pixels
RANDOM DISCO – Random Scenes are Discoized
RANDOM INSANE DISCO = Random Scenes are Insane Discoized
Also we are testing an arrangement of Concepts and Filters and Effects ordering by usage/popularity.
1,000,000 PLUS GIFS Are in the Database. Awww Yeah!
Just a few things planned for 2016
– Hip Clean Redesign!
– User accounts – so you can control and rebuild your videos.
– Metadata like your Soundcloud or iTunes links.
– Music Video Awards Show!
– MVGEN Podcast
Okay guys over and out – lets go bring in New Year!
We hit the magic number on Youtube. 50k Views! Thanks Guys!
Filters: Aww Yeah! New Filters.
A set of Push filters that push the next scene onto the current scene in any direction you like! Check them out! You can Push Left, Right, Top, Bottom,Left-RIght , TOp-Bottom , or Random Pushes. It also resulted in the mistake Glitch Transition Filter.
Top Push is pictured below:
We are going to see if we can rock a few more filters before 2016!
Changes: A few cosmetic changes coming in before the big redesign!
Soundcloud: Follow our soundcloud. We are about to kick it off soon with playlist from our favorite music artists! Even it’s empty! Follow us and you’ll see it come to life with your kick ass tuneage!
OMG! We got a slew of new filters coming online as promised. Here is a run down of them:
——————- REVOLVER: Rotates the GIFS. There will be multiple speeds , but pair this with a frame rate to change the flow RING OF FIRE: A literal ring of fire around the frame. Burn Baby Bury like disco inferno. FIRES OF HELL: A roasting flame coming up from down below. ETHEREAL SHIMMER: Ghostly haunting sprites float around. Dreamy. <3
CYBERPUNK: A series of high tech overlays for that cyberpunk feel. [ Still in Beta ] GEOMETRIC ABUSE: A series of geometric patterns overlaid to mess with your head. [ Still in Beta ] STAB TO DEATH: When you feeling aggressive this filter with stab the gifs and make them bleed. Society is to blame. SHIA LABOUF: Not sure why one would need this, but it is there if you do!
————— DISCO: Flashing strobe lights like a discotheque or is that disco tech? SPOOKY DISCO: This will do a intense inverse flash. Warning this thing is intense and could trigger epileptic fits.
Please don’t overdose! Use your filters responsibly!:
Don’t worry there are even more filters the way before the year end.
We are about to preview a Beta Redesign of the site.
We also knocked out a few bug fixes, related to submitting audio and it’s metadata. That’s all good!
It might be time to expand what kind of audio we can take in to include some other audio services.
Also thank you for 20k+ youtube views! Awesome! Subscribe and spread the word. Also check out the reddit channel and subscribe!
We thank you for record traffic! We want all the records! We love your vinyl as well as your mp3!
We also broke 1000+ Twitter Followers
Aww yeah! And the biggest news is that we finally fixed our space problems using Amazon S3 buckets, your donations from Paetron (please donate!) and a all night coding bender. Now we have space when we need it!
We might even be able to bring back Google Deep Dream Filters!
So you keep on making those kick ass videos and we’ll bring those new filters online real soon!
Sean Price was the first musician to show love to MVGEN and an all around cool guy as well as a hilarious comedian and an incredible rapper, so he will be missed. Dope thing about P, was that he was so visual with his rhymes so I always enjoyed making videos for his work. I’m a huge fan of the old “Planet Of The Apes” movies as well as the new ones (not the Tim Burton/Marky Mark one tho, the next two) so when I heard Sean Price’s song “Planet Of The Apes,” I had to make a video for it. Check it out.
So a few weeks back I saw a dope picture promoting a new EP by Denmark Vessey on Frank William Miller Junior’s label Rappers I Know. Both the name of the song, the picture used and song were all very visual so I thought the “Martin Lucid Dream” song would be an ideal song for an MVGEN video. I used some MLK and Civil Rights keywords for the GIFs and then used the random color scene filter and the dream trails effects to match what I got from the song title and picture for it. Please support MVGEN so we get more space and continue to make dope videos and let other people make videos for themselves too.
We got good news and we got aww news. First the Good!
Forget good: GREAT! We are back up to 10,000k YouTube Channel Views! This is awesome. If you opt in to sending your music/video to YouTube – we want to make sure people see your kick-ass work! Don’t forget if you want it taken down – please send us a message and we’ll get it down ASAP.
The Aww: For a bit we have to take Google Deep Dream Filters Offline for videos. A ton of you guys want to see your videos in Deep Dream mode – We do too! Unfortunately we have massive server issues we are trying to work thru: I.E. we can’t quite afford the extra CPU cycles and storage space: YET to accommodate the mighty Deep Dream filter. I have a feeling it will be back at some point – maybe a queued pipeline – I am open to other ideas! (or maybe we’ll hit power-ball and can afford some servers!). We are gonna try our darnest to let the few in the system finish rendering. It might take a week!
So that’s the latest! There are still at least 30 new filters coming this month as soon as I get off set filming The Rescue – all not as intense as Deep Dream on the server, but still mega-dope!
Big shout out to Frank JavCee Who just did an awesome video called “How To IDM” on YouTube. He explains how to make a new movement in music : Intelligent Dance Music.
We love this video – cuz we love intelligence and we love to dance – so why not both? I hope REDEF covers this incredible treatsie on music creation. You should check it out if you are into making electronic music.
In this video Frank shouted us out – and in turn we got a buttocks load of traffic and music makers wanting to make videos! We. Were. Not. Ready. – but we are getting it together so do you worst! That’s what we are here for: Music videos For the People!