2X GTA$ & RP All Week for the Humane Labs Raid: July 20th - July 26th

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

This week GTA Online Heists continue to be more lucrative than ever with 2X RP and GTA$ payouts for the second four-person Heist: the raid on Humane Labs. This Heist will see you and three associates get to pilot some powerful vehicles: the VTOL Hydra, the Insurgent and the Valkyrie. Master these vehicles safe in the knowledge you'll be pocketing twice the payout and RP all week long. The double GTA$ bonus extends to the Elite Challenges for the Humane Labs Raid, so don't forget to Crew up and focus your efforts on completing the finale in 11:00 flat, not damaging your vehicles and making sure everyone gets out alive.

As with last weekend's Prison Break Heist bonuses, we're also ramping up the RP on select GTA Online Activities and Challenges, aiding you in ranking up while practicing the skills necessary to beat GTA Online's trickiest team challenges.

  • Plane Takedown 
  • Flight School
  • Destroy Vehicle Targets
  • Complete a Gang Attack
  • Deliver an Export Vehicle to Simeon
  • Parachuting: Dead Center, In the Circle and Clip Outer Ring 
  • Deathmatch: Deathmatch: Kill 2 Enemies Within 10 seconds, Kill an Enemy Within First 30 seconds
  • Vehicle Deathmatch: Kill 2 Enemies Within 10 seconds of Each Other, Kill an Enemy Within First 60 seconds, Get a Killstreak, Get First Kill

Finally, each day this week there'll be an additional incentive to make sure you maximize every day of this limited-time offer. Don't miss out on the opportunity to pick up top notch gear for rock bottom prices, and even more Double GTA$ in Adversary Modes. Keep an eye out on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more details.

Announcing The ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Event Weekend: Part One - June 12th-14th

Posted on June 9 2015, 12:25pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

With the bank balances of Los Santos' finest criminals now firmly in the black - it's time to grab some R&R with the Ill-Gotten Gains Event Weekend: Part One, running from this Friday, June 12th through June 14th. There's a full host of in-game bonuses to get your grubby little mitts on, as well as a Social Club Sweepstakes, livestreams and much more.

DOUBLE CASH ADVERSARY MODES EVENT PLAYLIST

For the gluttonous, the miserly and everyone in-between – grab even more GTA$ this weekend when playing the Adversary Modes that were released alongside GTA Online Heists. If you haven’t yet had a chance to play these three new Modes – which require mastering tactics such as mowing over cyclists in a truck, executing sawn-off shotgun drive-bys and defending against onrushing hunters out for your head – the Double Cash rewards for all who play make it a great time to start. Don't forget to brush up on our Adversary Modes Game Tips posts to max out your winnings.

To jump straight into Double Cash Adversary Modes, simply hit the Event button during the GTAV boot screens and you'll find yourself in a lobby with other cynical mercenaries straining under the weight of their loot. If Double $$ isn't enough of an incentive, be sure to stick around 'til the end of the Playlist and you'll be rewarded with an explosive armory completion bonus including Sticky Bombs, Molotovs, Proximity Mines and Body Armor so you can blast your way to the front of the line during your next shopping spree at Ponsonby's.

DOUBLE RP RACES ON LAND, SEA AND AIR

With six new vehicles to choose from you'll want to select your new ride carefully, whether it's the mighty Pegassi Osiris, the Benefactor Stirling with gull wing doors, or the sumptuous Luxor Deluxe. Take each one for a test drive with 2X RP in all Races all weekend.

25% DISCOUNT ON HIGH-END PROPERTIES

If your accountant is finding it difficult to get creative with the source of your new earnings, it may be time to clean that dough by treating yourself to the spoils of war. Accessorize your hefty bank balance with stylish living quarters as well as garages fit for a kingpin. With a cool 25% off High-End Apartments and Garages, now's the time to upgrade to the next level of living, or increase your garage capacity so you can squeeze in a few more cars.

HIGH-FREQUENCY CRATE DROPS WITH EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRTS

In the great banquet of life, hanging around the top table there will always be bottom feeders waiting for scraps; thankfully the smugglers have got those choosy beggars covered with bounties delivered from on high throughout the weekend. Keep an eye out around the luxurious hangouts of Los Santos great and good such as the racetrack, yacht club and Rockford Hills areas for an increased frequency of Crate Drops containing GTA$10K and exclusive in-game t-shirts featuring knock off versions of Portola Drive's finest luxury retailers, as pictured below. The throwaway fashion industry dictates these t-shirts are only available this weekend in GTA Online, so be sure to keep your greedy eyes on the skies.

#illgottengains1 GTA$1M SNAPMATIC CONTEST

A fair few of your millions may have been earned through the blood, sweat and grease of completing a Heist, but there's also a tidy GTA$1Million going that you could claim with by snapping your iFruit's camera and tagging your photo on Social Club with "illgottengains1". Get camera trigger-happy and enter our Snapmatic contest to add some heavy k's to your in-game wallet. As usual we're looking for the greatest photographs of you living the high life with Ill-Gotten Gains Update content, whether you're parked up rocking one of the liveries on the Winsor Enus, or decked out wearing your cash on your sleeve in the fur and finery of the new wardrobe options. Official rules.

SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES LIVE NOW

Luxe out your life with the Social Club Event Sweepstakes, live now on the Social Club Events Page. Enter for your chance to win a lavish set of GTAV goods, including the GTA V Chrome Zippo, Grotti Polo, Epsilon Pendant, a copy of the Welcome To Los Santos album, as well as a GTA V t-shirt and stickers.

EVENT WEEKEND LIVE STREAM

If the thought of all this shopping simply tuckers you out, pull up a pew and kick back with the Official Rockstar Games Event Weekend Live Stream. On June 12th at 5pm ET the Rockstar Broadcast Studio team will be joined by special guests Funhaus to play brand new Jobs from the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part One along with custom meta-games featuring the new content. We'll also be showcasing your best Snapmatics from the first few days of the update, and inviting viewers to join the lobbies to play alongside our guests.


Previously:
The GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part One Is Coming Next Wednesday June 10

Rockstar Editor Tips: The Language of Cinema

Posted on June 4 2015, 10:28am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Whether you already consider yourself a seasoned veteran of the Rockstar Editor, or are just now starting to come to grips with this powerful new game feature in the hopes of winning the current Rockstar Editor Video Contest, you'll want to have a good grasp of how cinema is used as a language to convey themes and drive a narrative. The third installment in our Rockstar Editor Tips Series offers a look at some popular methods to achieve this.


Try manual focus pulls between objects at different distances for an intense cinematic effect.

Dive into some real world cinema studies for great examples of how to effectively do this. John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road) created a short film based on Red Dead Redemption several years back which uses key techniques such as establishing shots, montage, flashback, zooms, and pans. Take the time to critically assess the work of your favorite directors and consider what the aesthetic choices they've made are and more importantly, why they've made them. For real life directors who are famous for work in the arena of music videos, may we recommend checking out the back catalogue of Michel GondryChris CunninghamGreg Bunkalla and Gangrene's own Jason Goldwatch. Some specific recommendations to this point below:

  • A beginning, a middle and an end is the core structure to any narrative, so don't just launch into the action! Even in a short three or four minute film, a three-act structure is essential to making a story coherent. Running, Man is an excellent example of this: In act one, Trevor shows purpose and direction looking over Blaine County from Mt. Chiliad. In act two, we have the core action of Trevor running and growing the beard. Act three is the pay off: Trevor's journey reaches a satisfactory conclusion, he looks across the ocean and turns back to keep running as the music kicks back in. 
     
  • Establishing shots are essential to setting the scene in your first act; a strong opening image can also imply the themes and action to come in a story. For some inspiration, check out El Serpe's remake of the House Of Cards opening titles. This remake is an excellent series of establishing shots that showcase all of the horror and the beauty of Los Santos.
     
  • Use fades to show the passage of time. Instantly cutting from a character at one location, to the same character at another location can be jarring and imply that they warped or that there are two cloned characters. It's much better to show the character walking off-camera, followed by a fade-out, then a fade-in at a new location with the character there. (That said, John Hillcoat actually eschews fades in his opening establishing shots of John Marston crossing the deserts of West Elizabeth. However, notice how in three consecutive shots, Marston is in the same part of the frame and travelling left to right across the frame. In this way we see that he is on one continuous journey across a great distance.)
     
  • The GTAV player cam has a deliberately wide field-of-view to aid gameplay, so the player can see more of what is happening around them. However, films often tend to use much tighter shots, whether to give a sense of more speed in action scenes like car chases (since objects are crossing the frame more quickly) or more intensity in close-up shots of actors' faces. Keep this in mind when framing your shots in free cam and use the Zoom feature to get the ideal field-of-view.
     
  • The Rule of Thirds – an important technique not just in films but in all forms of visual art. Placing objects/actors of interest within one third of the image in line with imaginary intersections increases the attention drawn to them rather than just centering the view on them. Scenes tend to look cooler using this technique. Previously featured and mentioned in the initial Rockstar Editor Tips Series, Boris the Blade's Super Clown uses this technique well.
     

If you have any more tips for using the Rockstar Editor please feel free to share them in the comments section below. Alternatively, if you've made a video that illustrates any of these tips, or any of your own, you can also share those with the community below. And best of luck to everyone entering the contest to create the Official Music Video for “Leave” by Wavves. You've got until June 8th to submit your cinematic masterpiece for a shot at the custom G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard and G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse, plus a prize pack of GTAV gear and a $100 Rockstar Warehouse gift card.


Previous Rockstar Editor Tips:
Capturing Footage | Camera Effects & Soundtrack

Rockstar Editor Tips: Camera Effects & Soundtrack

Posted on May 27 2015, 4:04pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In our second selection of Rockstar Editor focused tips, we're honing in on how to use some of the Camera Effects and Soundtrack settings to your advantage. If you missed our initial write-up on Capturing Footage from last Friday, be sure to check that out, along with our Rockstar Editor tutorial guide on Social Club


Experiment with different camera effects, but be sure to make the camera effect fit the action.

CAMERA EFFECTS 
There are a wide array of camera effects that can really make your scene unique. We've highlighted just a few here, but take the time to play around with different effects to see what works for you. Once you've found the perfect combination, try to keep some consistency throughout your film - constantly shifting between different filters and styles will only disorientate the viewer, and might make your film seem unpolished.

Blends are an excellent cinematic tool, and only possible in the Rockstar Editor. There are a couple of options for Blends which you should be clear on: “Easing - Off” will move the camera the same speed through every frame of the blend, which you might want in a fast action scene with fast cuts to make the movements more sudden and jerky. On the other hand, "Easing - On" will increase and decrease camera speed as the camera moves in and out of the blend for more fluid movement. You also have a choice between Linear and Smooth Blend. A Linear Blend will move the camera directly between the Blend Markers so you know exactly where the camera will be and what will be in the frame when it reaches a Marker. A Smooth Blend will make the camera travel in a curve to go to the approximate positions of each Marker on your Blend, but there will be no sudden change of direction when it hits intermediate Markers.
 
If you find that during a Blend your subject matter goes out of frame, you can add in an extra Marker at the point where the subject is out of frame and use that to reposition the camera slightly (while editing in Free Cam). You can see a good example of how to do this in Olli43's tutorial video. For even more precision editing, try putting the scene in slow motion to nail down the perfect timestamp for your Marker.

Get to grips with the Depth of Field tools available; these allow you to draw the viewer’s eye by focusing on specific areas and blurring out others. Resist the temptation to overuse it though as it won’t have the same impact when used sparingly.

SOUNDTRACK
Score intensity changes can sound really epic, and when paired with the action in your film make the whole piece feel more cinematic. Note that Music intensity settings only work for scored instrumental tracks, but if you're editing to a track like "Leave" by "Wavves" (for the current Rockstar Editor contest), you may wish to raise and lower the volume to add extra weight to the scenes in your video. Have an action scene with explosions and gunfire? Crank up the SFX for that scene and drop down the music and dialogue. Silence can also be useful in places to catch the viewer's attention. Check out Spike Jonze' video for The Beastie Boys' "Don't Play No Game that I Can't Win" to see how music levels and sound effects really change the action.

For entrants to the contest, don’t forget to use the Skip To Beat function to make sure your editing keeps up with the beat. Timing a particular cut to match up with a change in music can have a dramatic effect on the punch of that edit.


Previously:
Rockstar Editor Tips: Capturing Footage

Rockstar Editor Tips: Capturing Footage

Posted on May 22 2015, 5:16pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Presenting the first in our series of tips devoted specifically to the Rockstar Editor, which is currently available exclusively with the PC version of GTAV and coming to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game in a forthcoming update. Today's feature focuses on advice for capturing footage, with info directly from the developers of the Editor, as well as effective examples from YouTube creators and Social Club members. And if you're searching for additional tips on some of the basics before attempting to craft a clip worthy of garnering top prize in the Rockstar Editor video contest currently running, you can always check out our tutorial pages on Social Club


Use filters to give your movie a unique style. Proper use of the available filters can change the whole look and feel giving your masterpiece a more polished look.

For a truly unique video, plan out your action before starting to record, just as any film director would. It’s very easy to record a Grenade Launcher rampage in Los Santos, and then add some slow-motion before you upload it – but a well-thought out sequence can set you apart from the crowd. And if something spontaneous happens, don’t forget you can always use the Action Replay feature to record it retroactively.

If you are shooting for a specific scene, make sure to take several takes of each scene (including one or two in First Person for extra editing options). The chances of the shot being ruined by a passing pedestrian or sound effect are far less if you have multiple takes! Of course, sometimes the ambient world can work to your advantage: when shooting, try to think of the random citizens of Los Santos as unpredictable extras in your scene, each one with flawless acting abilities. Their individual characteristics and reactions can contribute immensely to setting the scene and atmosphere. bugbutts' 'Being Trevor' focuses almost exclusively on the reaction of a bystander to great comedic effect.

In fact, the city and surrounding areas have so much life that you may not even need to be the star in your own movie. You could try a documentary, cinéma-vérité approach to capturing the essence of Los Santos. Get to know Southern San Andreas; it’s a big world out there.

While the camera must stay close to your game character for technical reasons, you can "cheat" this slightly by using stunt doubles. For instance, in 'Running, Man' by 8-Bit Bastardthis shot of Trevor running along the mountain ridge in front of the sunset is actually not the notorious Mr. Philips, but in fact a stunt double created in GTA Online. Clever editing makes the shot seamlessly fit into the narrative of the clip. You can transfer captured Editor footage between players, so collaborate with friends on large projects if that will save time, or allow you to circumvent camera limitations.


You can assemble a colorful array of characters using the Rockstar Editor's Director Mode. Each one comes complete with actions and short lines of dialogue.

In Director Mode, Settings such as Explosive Melee and Slidey Cars are fun to play around with for sure, but go easy on them unless it really adds something to your scene. 'Super Clown' by Boris The Blade is a great example of how the Super Jump Setting can be used to distort reality just enough to enhance the themes of fear and dread in a scene. Also, carefully consider the ideal Time of Day and Weather as this can add heaps of atmosphere to your project.


These are just a few tips for capturing footage, of course feel free to share any tricks of your own with the community in the comments below. Also, keep an eye out in the days ahead for some strategies on soundtrack and camera effects, and best of luck to all those attempting to achieve cinematic glory in the inaugural GTAV Rockstar Editor contest.

 

New Rockstar Verified Jobs: A 40-Story Deathmatch, Woodland Chaos, Body Snatching and More

Posted on May 14 2015, 12:12pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Today, we have 10 brand new Rockstar Verified Jobs created by the Social Club community, stamped with the Rockstar seal of approval, and now live in-game for everyone to play across all five platforms - PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Among them are some of the most unique and creatively themed Deathmatches, Captures, Last Team Standings and Races in the Verified collection to date. We've also Verified three bonus Races for PC, PS4 and Xbox One that were designed with support for larger lobbies and making use of the additional props placement that those systems make possible. Check out all the Jobs below and head over to Social Club to bookmark them, or find them in the Rockstar Verifieds section of the GTA Online in-game Pause menus.

10 New Verified Jobs available on all platforms


Chaos erupts in Forest Mayhem

 Forest Mayhem - Created by Titlito
Perhaps taking inspiration from his homeland's natural terrain, Switzerland's Titlito has created a chaotic and fast-paced Deathmatch for up to 10 players in a hilly section of dense forest just south of Paleto Bay. Tightly packed trees and boulders can make visibility tricky, particularly when players go off-piste around the side of the arena-style barriers. A narrow gulch separates the sides, which can make for some interesting opening exchanges, as each team tries to dominate the sides and make headway over the two bridges. Watch out when taking cover behind explosive containers - the centrally placed Grenade Launcher could prove your undoing.

 GTA: Stealing a Dead Person - Created by joeACdude43
"Martin Madrazo has ordered you to crash the funeral of recently deceased Forelli crime family member Johnny Pacino and steal his body so he can hold it for ransom." Two Teams go up against the grieving members of the Forelli gang to gain control of the Romero hearse carrying Johnny Pacino's last remains. The graveyard will become the centerpiece location as players shootout against NPCs to get behind the wheel of the hearse. It's a long way back to each Capture Point, and with each team driving Jackals for support, you can expect the body to change hands several times before it reaches its final destination. Tip: Two-handed weapons such as Assault Rifles can't be used while driving, so hustle to pick up one of the Micro SMGs for maximum versatility.

 RoC Santos - Created by D.A.R.K.N.E.S.S.
Mastery of the settings in the Race Creator can really change the look and feel of your Created Job. D.A.R.K.N.E.S.S., leader of the Reapers 0f Carnage Crew, has created a Race for Supercars set in the dead of night, with Traffic turned off. The effect is one of a classic streetcar race - Midnight Club style. Well-placed checkpoints make the route easy to follow, but intelligent prop placement make it challenging to master. There are classic hallmarks of street races, including a hairpin bend on the freeway and an awesome fast-paced jump to see you past the checkered flag. If you're way out in front and feeling confident, feel free to troll those in your wake with a flip through the finish line.


A forty-story fight breaks out in Triphasic

Triphasic - Created by DimiBarcelona
Catalonian YouTuber DimiMoon puts his own spin on a skyscraper-based Deathmatch: The three wings of the Arcadius building Downtown have been linked up with ‘bridges’ made from Shipping Containers. DimiMoon has clearly put a lot of effort into tweaking prop placement to get things aligned and stacked just right. There's a smart risk-vs.-reward balance at play as well – the most powerful weapon pickups are available to players brave enough to risk death and run across the top of the containers on top of the Arcadius business building. Oh - and watch out for Sticky Bombs.

 Contend: Gas 'N' Go - Created by Wraith-Of-Vern
Wraith-Of-Vern
has set up a Capture very similar in location to previously Verified Job "Contend: Zombie Town", but this has a radical departure in style. Key to victory will be stocking up on weapons while at your Team's Capture Point to prepare for the vicious battle for Bags at this rural gas station. This is very much a classic Contend-style Capture that requires each player to navigate asphalt and off-road terrain in intelligently-chosen vehicles. The gas station provides a strong focal point for the action to take place, with a few NPCs dotted around to keep things interesting.

 The Great Adventurer - Created by DeadRooster
DeadRooster
of the illustrious GTA Adventures Crew delivers a fantastic high speed point-to-point for Supercars that takes in the scenery of Downtown Los Santos, the LS Freeway, Vinewood Hills, Grand Senora Desert and the Alamo Sea; all in a Race that can be completed by ace drivers in a little under 3 minutes, 30 seconds. We're glad to say that all of DeadRooster's creativity isn't totally spent on the Race itself, saving some for a Description as good as any that we've seen: "You've always claimed to be an outdoors person and that one day you're gonna climb Mt. Chiliad. Today your adventure finally begins. So here you are at Los Santos International Airport, in a super car paid for by your rich Liberty City mob boss father, heading to the base of the mountain the only way you know how; driving like an ass with no regard for the environment and those around you. Super car Race for up to 16 players from LSIA to the first dirt road north of the Alamo Sea."

 Life Invader Circuit - Created by The_Twilicane
The_Twilicane
 describes this one best: "Tight turns, narrow and wide roads, a smooth hairpin, and fast adrenaline pumping sections are sure to please those who are more serious about racing." This is a fairly simple Super car Race around Rockford Hills, Little Seoul and Vespucci. Props are placed well adding to the professional feel of the track without interfering with the route.


Cars go flying in Ramps! Ramps! Ramps!

 Ramps! Ramps! Ramps! - Created by GTA_Fan_82
This is a short track, set entirely on the bridge over Lago Zancudo. Players jump over small ramps as they criss-cross their way to the end of the bridge, before turning around and repeating the process in the opposite direction. There are sure to be lots of collisions and near-misses as the pack thins out and cars are flying into each other from different directions. Don't forget to flick down on the left analog stick in midair to maintain a level position for your car. Also, work hard to master the hairpins at either end, where there is prime opportunity for vindictive stragglers to knock you out of position.

Shotgun City - Created by Uniqueash
Shotgun City is a Last Team Standing that takes place in a dark alleyway beneath the Del Perro Pier. The alley is filled with Props at regular intervals, making for a very claustrophobic map which requires combined skills of stealth and timing. The Props provide plenty of cover allowing each team to advance forwards fairly safely - just as well since you’ve got to get very close to your enemy to kill them with the default Shotguns. Just one clean shot will do it - you may soon find yourself in a tense war of attrition where any false move will immediately be punished.

 Project Z Grand Prix - Created by Zenzi23
Zenzi23
 is another dedicated racer, belonging to four different pre-eminent racing Crews including Verified Race Creator hotbed Red Rum Racing. Project Z is a Grand Prix style circuit requiring multiple skillsets to manage intricate technical sections, challenging high speed corners and hidden chicanes. Pick a car to match your skills whether you're a rally-style drifter, technical wizard on the racing line or you just prefer to throw caution to the wind and accelerate away from any trouble.

 

3 Bonus Races designed for PC, PS4 and Xbox One
 

 Casino Royale - Created by parksguard
Parksguard's penchant for racing is proven by his membership of two of the top racing Crews around: Nonchalant Dominance PS4 and Sweat Buckets. Combine this with the fact that 11 different versions of his newly Verified race Casino Royale have been published and it's no surprise that this memorable and exciting track is full of brilliant prop placement - clearly the work of a true perfectionist out to turn Mirror Park into a real racetrack.

 Cheetah Grand Prix - Created by gun1t123
Committed GTA racing luminary gun1t123 has put together a high speed Race for Super cars in the Downtown and Rockford Hills areas of Los Santos. We've seen many Races in these areas before but gun1t1233 (aka Shaggy) carved a unique route with props forming additional tight bends and chicanes. This is a Race that works brilliantly with a full lobby so gather your Crew together for a session and make sure to crank the number of Laps for the full experience. For a preview before you get involved, you can see a playthrough recorded by Shaggy himself.

 B.I.T.C.H. - Created by LadyMiss80s
As the description says, this Race has it all - Beach. Industrial. Track. City. Highway. Class act LadyMiss80s has created a lengthy Motorcycle Race across a number of different locations in LS. It's a difficult route, one which take several laps to truly master. Watch out in particular for high speed jumps into the Los Santos Storm Drain as well as a tight 270-degree turn / staircase combo. Long narrow sections along the train tracks are ideal for popping a wheelie in your Hakuchou and ripping past 29 other players all jostling for position.


Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across multiple platforms, so you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (and you can always bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).

Also – tune in tomorrow Friday May 15 at 5pm ET for a special Rockstar Games Twitch live stream where we'll be playing through all of the above Jobs with members of the Rockstar community including invited Creators themselves. Keep an eye on our Twitter, or join us in the Twitch chat for an opportunity to get involved in the lobby as a player.
 

Previously:
Cloud Piercing Air Races
Close-Quarters Confrontation, Pure Racing and Major Props

Rockstar Editor Contest: Create the Official Music Video for “Leave” by Wavves

Posted on May 12 2015, 5:39pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Music, Social Club, Games

Calling all budding directors of Vinewood: You've had several weeks to get to grips with the Rockstar Editor (and we've seen some mighty fine works published already) - and now's the time to pitch your editing skills against the rest of the Grand Theft Auto V PC community with the inaugural Rockstar Editor video contest. This is your chance to create the official music video for the track "Leave" by Wavves, off the Alchemist & Oh No Present: Welcome To Los Santos album and the new in-game radio station The Lab.


THE CREATIVE BRIEF

You may have heard the lads from Wavves on your Los Santos radio dial as the hosts of Vinewood Boulevard Radio or caught them recently when they guested on the Rockstar Games live stream. Now, Wavves have commissioned the Social Club community to create their official music video for "Leave". Wavves themselves along with Rockstar Games will be reviewing the finalists and deciding who wins, so here's a bit of direction on what they are looking for:

The song is about leaving a bad situation. Whether that means a criminal enterprise or activity, or a bad romantic relationship, or something else entirely is up to you to interpret as the music video director. Just have fun with it and don’t be afraid to get a little weird along the way. 

To fire your creative juices, here's the track for you to listen to:




THE PRIZES

As well as the prestige of having your masterpiece selected as the track's official music video, the grand prize winner will receive a custom G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard and G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse both of which come laser engraved with the Rockstar Editor logo as well as your own personal Social Club ID to make it a truly one-of-a-kind bit of kit. 

The G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard features ultra-responsive mechanical keys and Logitech’s Intelligent Illumination. Fully supported by GTAV PC, the backlit keys match the signature color of the character you’re playing as while in Story Mode dynamically (blue for Michael, green for Franklin, orange for Trevor), the function keys flash red and blue when you have a Wanted Level, and a custom profile can be setup to backlight only the relevant keys while using the Rockstar Editor. The G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse features 11 programmable buttons, customizable weight and five selectable DPI settings, from headshot-precise 200 DPI targeting to lightning-fast 12,000 DPI maneuvers.

As if that's not enough, the Winner also receives a deluxe prize pack of awesome official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card at the Rockstar Warehouse - which can be used on anything currently available, including rounding out your Rockstar Digital Download collection, expanding your Rockstar wardrobe, or upgrading your GTA Online vehicle fleet with a Megalodon Shark Card.

Two runners-up will each receive a $100 Rockstar Warehouse gift card and a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear.

The winner and the two runners-up will also be featured here at the Rockstar Newswire.


HOW TO ENTER

Entering the competition is easy. Simply create a video in the Rockstar Editor using GTAV PC and publish it to Rockstar Games Social Club via the in-game menu. From there, head to the My Videos page on Social Club, and tag your video with the word "leave" to enter it into the contest. A few important points:

  • The video must feature the song "Leave" by Wavves as its soundtrack, and only that song.
  • Your video must be between 3 and 5 minutes in length.
  • The video must be published to Rockstar Games Social Club and tagged with the word 'leave' between now and 11:59pm ET on June 8th to be eligible.
  • For legal reasons, only residents of certain countries are eligible to win.
  • The video must be made entirely using the Rockstar Editor. We know that many advanced Rockstar Editor video creators like to use additional third party editing software but in order to keep this competition fair for all entrants, we require that you only use the Rockstar Editor in producing the video.

UNLOCKABLE T-SHIRT FOR EVERY EDITOR (REDEEMED THIS JUNE)

Even if you don't win, every Social Club member worldwide who uploads any video to Social Club (not just entries in the competition) during the contest period will unlock an in-game t-shirt bearing the logo of the Vinewood blockbuster hit The Loneliest Robot in Great Britain. Please note that the t-shirt will be awarded after the contest ends in early June, so please don't expect it to appear as soon as you upload a video! And for those who haven't seen it yet, The Loneliest Robot in Great Britain is on an extended run at the Tivoli, Ten Cent and Oriental Theatres in downtown Los Santos right now.

Wavves and Rockstar Games will pick the winning clip taking into consideration adherence or interpretation of The Creative Brief mentioned above, entertainment and artistic value, editing quality and overall creativity. Watch the Social Club contest page to see how other Social Club members think your clip stacks up against the competition and stay tuned for the winners announcement this June.

Void in certain countries and where prohibited. See www.rockstargames.com/socialclub/events/contests for official rules and eligibility details.
 

Rockstar Video Editor: The First Days

Posted on April 24 2015, 1:17pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

We've been enjoying the first videos created by GTAV PC players around the globe with the new Rockstar Editor this past week, and a few directors have already come to grips with the deep suite of features including blends, slow-motion, music effects and more. Some YouTubers are even using the Rockstar Editor's tools in conjunction with their own to explore new possibilities and take their channel videos to the next level. Check out some of our favorites below:


GTA 5 - V.I.S.I.T.O.R.S. [Rockstar Editor Fan Trailer] by GTA Series Videos

For their first endeavor with the GTAV PC editor, the group over at GTA Series Videos looked to a classic GTA trailer for inspiration. Replacing the stoically strolling Niko Bellic with GTAV's Michael, Trevor and Franklin, we see a similar trek made through the streets of Los Santos and Blaine County with a few NPC cameos dropped in for good measure.    


Grand Theft Auto V | Los Santos & Blaine County - Fan Trailer (PC) by RageDev

Syncing up a lively music track with complimentary scene-by-scene cuts, RageDev captures the look and feel of an action-packed day in Los Santos. Mixing in the busy sights and sounds of the city to contrast against quieter moments afforded by the great outdoors and open horizon, this trailer seems to cover all the bases.


The Thief by Houratronic

This phenomenal effort from YouTuber Houratronic was posted within hours of the game going live and is certainly among the most accomplished videos we've seen so far. Houratronic has used every tool in the arsenal to turn a simple idea into a cinematic gem. Watch for consistent use of blends to add movement to the driving sequences, just the right amount of slo-mo, appreciation of sound levels to adjust music intensity at the right times, a few handheld effects and a clean, definitive conclusion.


The PC Police Chase by Rechyyy

Even if you're not familiar with his previous work, from the opening seconds it's clear that Rechyyy has a keen sense of cinematic language and key concepts, such as editing to music, establishing shots and instant action. Cut neatly to a pounding industrial rock backing track, we see Franklin evade cops through the Raton Canyon before a Thelma and Louise style ending and fade to black.


Sunday Drifting by GTA Wise Guy

Also no stranger to the Rockstar Newswire, GTA Wise Guy showcases a cop evasion master class employing a very different set of driving skills. The panache and audacity of his drifting talents is matched by the confidence to throw in overheads and full-on crotch shots into this drifting showcase.
 

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Barbara Schwartzburger by Melonium: Captured using Director Mode, Melonium's film is everything at once: slapdash yet stylish, asinine but amazing. Judging by the Social Club comments, we're not the only ones looking forward to the future adventures of Ms. Schwartzburger.

Garage by Renaton: "Man goes for walk up and down garage" doesn't sound like much when written out, but Renaton combines it with an array of blends, visual effects and a badass Declasse Tornado to create the perfect introduction to a lovely orange clad GTA Online vehicle collection. 

Michael's Car Fantasy by Tyrranicon: The synth is cranked up to the max in this 80s throwback montage that takes place entirely within Michael's head. From the pulsing beats to the neon lights, this electro sequence is a retro tableau. 

Director Demo by SGTJackCott: Described as a "demo" this contains more than enough cool ideas to be defined as a completed video in its own right. We're looking forward to seeing more from SGTJackColt, particularly his ability to find the perfect song to set the scene.

Grand Theft Auto V - Nope! by Rusty Recoil: Against the backdrop of a glorious sunset, Franklin takes a ride down the scenic slopes to Los Santos and through the Vinewood sign before meeting a slightly sticky end. 

Share videos you've created in the comments below, or post ones from other creators that you find deserving of recognition. For tips and tricks on the GTAV PC Video Editor, make sure to check out the Tutorial page on Social Club.
 

Previously:
GTA Fan Vids: Bird Stunting, Things You Don’t See in Superhero Movies & More
Jaw-Dropping BMX Stunts from ErasableNinja, Santa Monica VS Del Perro POV and More
GTA Fan Vids: A Clockwork Orange Montage, The Beauty of Blaine County vs. The Streets of Los Santos, Military Miniatures and More

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