Rockstar Video Editor: The First Days

Posted 2 days, 12 hours ago | 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.


The Epic Stand-Off by Domestic Mango

While rampages through Downtown Los Santos have been par for the course in the opening few days of the Rockstar Editor, Domestic Mango executes this particular interpretation with stylish flair. Focusing on small details such as a grenade getting lodged under a cop car's wheel, or an officer’s face as he flies through the air, it adds moments of understated cool to a chaotic sequence.
 

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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

The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos Out Now

Posted 5 days, 13 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, the outstanding collection of brand new tracks with top-flight collaborators created for and inspired by the world of GTAV, is available now via iTunes, and on CD.
 
Take a look at the video below to hear Alchemist, Oh No and some of the guest artists discuss the creation of the album.
 

 
Here’s what some of the music press have been saying about the singles released from 'Welcome To Los Santos' so far:
 
Freddie Gibbs and Curren$y, “Fetti”

"Yet another gem from the record’s star-studded tracklist” – XXL

“Phenomenal” – Okayplayer
 
MNDR Feat. Killer Mike, “Lock & Load”

“MNDR slowly delivers piercing gunplay over drums with clothes-shaking knock and slow-winding synth bass. Killer Mike comes through and empties the clip with a sixteen that murders everything — literally and figuratively.” – Stereogum (Named one 5 best songs of the week)

“Mixes MNDR’s dreamy vocals with Mike’s expertly composed and spat verses” – SPIN

“At once brazen and ethereal, the track capitalizes on both artists’ strengths. Here, like a tag team bringing the heat, the Atlanta MC spits pulverizing rhymes while MNDR weaves a glowing, dreamlike backdrop.” – Consequence of Sound
 
E-40 – “California” feat. Dam-Funk & Ariel Pink

“The legendary Bay Area rapper E-40 going head-to-head with lackadaisical LA pop weirdo Ariel Pink on “California” — somehow they balance each other perfectly.” – Stereogum

 
If you’re playing GTAV on PC, tune your radio to “The Lab” to hear the album as a full-blown station, complete with call-ins from the album’s guest artists and featuring Alchemist and Oh No as your science-dropping hosts, “Dr No and the Chemical Bro.”


Previously:
Welcome To Los Santos Album Now Available to Pre-Order

Rockstar Games Presents the Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No. 8

Posted 6 days, 13 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

This Saturday marks the return of the Red Hook Criterium, the world's premier track bike criterium and Rockstar Games is proud to once again to be the presenting sponsor. 

From its roots in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, the race has exploded within the cycling community and sports world. What sets the Red Hook Crit apart from traditional road and track bike racing is the unique format: athletes sprint through a short 1.25km “Formula 1 style” racing circuit riding brakeless, fixed-gear track bikes, traditionally raced in an oval-shaped velodrome. Cyclists must navigate hairpin turns, winding chicanes, and each other over the course of 24 laps in an attempt to be the first across the finish. 

Here is the full schedule of events:

SATURDAY, April 25 (times subject to change)

Qualifying: 12:00pm – 3:50pm
Last Chance Race: 6:00pm – 6:30pm
5K: 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Women’s Criterium: 8:00pm – 8:45pm
Men’s Criterium: 9:00pm – 9:45pm 
Podium Ceremony: 10:00pm – 10:30pm

The Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist returns for both the men’s race and women’s race, awarded to the athlete who without consideration for their final position, most affects the outcome of the race through a combination of tactics, determination, and sheer strength.  

For those of you in the NY area, admission is free for the full day of events. We hope to see you down there!

For more details, visit redhookcrit.com or check them out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Enter to Win a Deluxe GTAV Custom Digital Storm Velox PC

Posted 1 week, 3 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

To commemorate this week's launch of Grand Theft Auto V on the PC, we worked with our friends at Digital Storm to create a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Velox Custom Performance GTAV PC with the express purpose of giving it away to one very lucky fan.

The design features a satin metallic black automotive paint finish, a laser engraved tinted window showcasing the Grand Theft Auto V logo prominently, plus software controlled LED lighting. And it's not just a looker, this custom machine is armed with a six core Intel® Core i7 processor, an ultra-fast Intel® SSD 750 Series, dual Nvidia® Titan X graphics cards and custom rigid tube liquid cooling, so you'll have what you need under the hood to run GTAV at a blistering 60 frames-per-second and at 4K resolution.

Enter before May 1st at the Rockstar Games Social Club for the chance to win this awe-inspiring rig: http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. Ends Friday, May 1st, 2015.

Self Radio: Creating Your Own Custom Radio Station in GTAV PC

Posted 1 week, 5 days ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Games


YouTuber MrBossFTW breaks down how to get started on your very own Self Radio station. 

Just one of the many cool new features in Grand Theft Auto V for PC is Self Radio, which will allow you to cruise around Los Santos to the sounds of your very own customized radio station. With just a few simple adjustments to the in-game audio settings, you'll have the ability to add outside music files. 

While many people have varying PC configurations, the folder you'll need to post the audio files in most likely lives here: C:\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\User Music

In addition to the helpful tutorial above from MrBossFTW, you can also check out this vid from Ross' frequent streaming partner Dat_Saintsfan, and you'll be rocking out to your own custom station in no time.

By the way, if you’re interested in taking a trip down memory lane and furnishing your Self Radio playlist with tracks from classic GTA radio stations - check out this article for our list of official iTunes playlists from games like Vice City, San Andreas and many more.

 
Previously:
Grand Theft Auto V Is Now Available for PC
Official Grand Theft Auto Radio Playlists on Spotify and iTunes

The Rockstar Editor: Check Out the First Video “Running, Man” by 8 Bit Bastard

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

We’ve been admirers of the work of the 8 Bit Bastard GTA movie-making troupe on YouTube for quite a while now – including such memorable and creative vids over the past year as “Into the Deep”, “Toy Soldiers”, “Bird Stunts”, “A Whole New (Gen) World” and their clever GTAV re-enactments and parodies of Boardwalk Empire and more. So when we recently discovered that one of the members of the four-man team (Shoalts) lived here in our hometown of NYC, we jumped at the chance to invite him to Rockstar NY to test out the Rockstar Editor and commission a cool little demo video from them. 

Shoalts, in collaboration with us and with his 8 Bit Bastard brethren Chaney, Gordy and Sonny, created this fun piece you can watch above entitled “Running, Man” – depicting the loneliness of the long-distance Trevor set to the tune “K.Y.S.A.” by Phantogram featuring Bass Drum of Death (from the new GTAV PC radio station The Lab and the forthcoming LP Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos).

Read on for a bit more on how the video was made and some insight direct from Shoalts of 8 Bit Bastard that may help inspire your own directorial efforts as you begin creating with the Rockstar Editor move-making tool.


On favorite features of the Rockstar Editor:

“The ability to vary depth of field during a shot is amazing. There's nothing more satisfying than balancing the depth of field and tuning the new filters to get the perfect shot.
The filters are totally customizable and can completely change the feel of a scene.”

On the creative possibilities that the Editor now provides for:

“Before the Rockstar Editor, we were pretty restricted in what we could create because we could only record what was on screen.
Now you can take the camera anywhere you want, I think we're going to see some awesome machinima that just wasn't possible before.
The new Director Mode is a huge deal for the creative community.
The freedom to change weather, time of day and turn off cops is really useful. It also lets you choose from a huge list of playable characters, including animals, so I can't wait to see the kind of videos that'll start surfacing.”

On his experiences making movies ‘on location’ in Los Santos & Blaine County:

“What it comes down to is the ability to stage things that simply aren't possible in other games, or even in the real world.
GTAV's map is huge, diverse and alive, so there really is no limit as to what you can pull off. Now that we can take the camera off the rails in the Rockstar Editor, the sky's the limit.”

For much more detail on the Rockstar Editor, check out the full user guide at the Social Club website and feel free to share links and info on your own debut Rockstar Editor creations here in Newswire comments below.

Grand Theft Auto V Is Now Available for PC

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Grand Theft Auto V is now available for PC at retail stores and via digital download.

Grand Theft Auto V for PC offers players the option to explore the massive world of Los Santos and Blaine County in resolutions of up to 4k and beyond, as well as the chance to experience the game running at 60 frames per second
 
GTAV for PC offers players a huge range of PC-specific customization options, including over 25 separate configurable settings for texture quality, shaders, tessellation, anti-aliasing and more, as well as extensive support and customization for mouse and keyboard controls. Additional options include a population density slider to control car and pedestrian traffic, as well as dual and triple monitor support, 3D compatibility, and plug-and-play controller support.  
 
Grand Theft Auto V for PC also includes Grand Theft Auto Online, with support for 30 players and two spectators. Grand Theft Auto Online for PC includes all existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, including the recently released Heists and Adversary Modes available on day one.
 
Grand Theft Auto V for PC also brings the debut of the Rockstar Editor, a powerful suite of creative tools to quickly and easily capture, edit and share game footage from within Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. The Rockstar Editor’s Director Mode allows players the ability to stage their own scenes using prominent story characters, pedestrians, and even animals to bring their vision to life. Along with advanced camera manipulation and editing effects including fast and slow motion, and an array of camera filters, players can add their own music using songs from GTAV radio stations, or dynamically control the intensity of the game’s score. Completed videos can be uploaded directly from the Rockstar Editor to YouTube or the Rockstar Games Social Club for easy sharing.  
 
Soundtrack artists The Alchemist and Oh No return as hosts of the new radio station, The Lab FM. The station features new and exclusive music from the production duo based on and inspired by the game’s original soundtrack. Collaborating guest artists include Earl Sweatshirt, Freddie Gibbs, Little Dragon, Killer Mike, Sam Herring from Future Islands, and more. Players can also discover Los Santos and Blaine County while enjoying their own music through Self Radio, a new radio station that will host player-created custom soundtracks.
 
Existing players can transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to the PC from any current platform. 
 
For more information about Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online for the PC, including minimum and recommended system specifications, please visit www.rockstargames.com/V/pc.


For any technical issues with GTAV whatsoever, please head to https://support.rockstargames.com. As with all major online game experience launches on new platforms, please bear with any temporary stability or other technical teething issues that may occur during the initial release period. For a list of known issues related to GTAV PC and GTA Online, please consult the Grand Theft Auto V Support website knowledgebase where you can subscribe to articles for automatic updates.

Introducing the Rockstar Editor

Posted 2 weeks ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

Presenting the Rockstar Editor – a special feature in Grand Theft Auto V for PC that allows players to record, edit, and share videos created from footage in both Story Mode and GTA Online.

Watch today’s video “An Introduction to the Rockstar Editor” for an overview of just some of the features of this powerful video creation tool including special camera modes, filters, depth of field and audio customization options - as well as the unique Director Mode feature that allows you to stage creative moviemaking sequences from a cast of characters ranging from familiar faces from Story Mode, to pedestrians and even animals. You’ll be able to upload your finished masterpiece to YouTube and to the Rockstar Games Social Club to share with friends.

The Rockstar Editor will be available for use in GTAV PC when the game is released tomorrow April 14th. For much more information and to start brushing up on all of the Rockstar Editor’s features, controls and settings, you can also check out the full Rockstar Editor Online Guide at the Social Club website.

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