[pix_dropcap]L[/pix_dropcap]ast month I came out with a new video tutorial about the process I go through when designing characters for a client. I haven’t done very many character design tutorials and I’ve been playing Bloodborne a lot lately, so I wanted to create something that was inspired by Bloodborne.
You can purchase it from Gumroad. Here is a little info about the tutorial.
Price – $7.99 buy, $2.99 rent
Length – 199 min.
Format – MP4 2560×1600
Bonus Material – Brushes (link) and JPG of final painting
Language – English, full commentary (English subtitles)
Software – Photoshop CC 2014
After I released my tutorial, a few people asked about adding subtitles to my videos. Adding subtitles takes an incredibly long time because you have to listen to the audio, type a few words, go back and listen to the audio again, type again, etc. etc.
Not only that, but you actually have to change the subtitles in order for them to work. Spoken English is much different than written English, so often times you need to edit the subtitles so that they make more sense or flow better.
You also have to consider that not everyone is a fast reader, so you need to try and keep each section of subtitles to around 42 characters. Typically you don’t want to make people read more than 21 characters per second. Now I understand why sometimes when you watch something with subtitles, they don’t always match what is being said.
It took me about 3 weeks to create the subtitles for a 199 minute tutorial. I’m glad I took the time to finally release a tutorial with subtitles, but I probably won’t be able to keep adding subtitles to my videos. Unfortunately it just takes too long. Maybe if my schedule changes I can add more in the future, but right now I probably won’t be able to.
I proofread my tutorial several times, but I’m sure I still probably missed something. If anyone notices anything, please let me know so that I can make changes.