News: Meet blackelf and his work

31/07/18 - 17:20:13

Written by: shooting-star

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Hello XJ,

the next interviewee is Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002, a moviemaker known especially for his outstanding work on fu_extreme documentary. Recently, he edited few demos, that have been saved for the next release. The clips we present to you exclusively before the release itself are also made by the today's star. He stated that he learned a lot while editing my demos and it is my personal pleasure to have my demos immortalized this way. At his 16 years old, this guy shows his talents and drive to improve himself in graphic-related stuff and I am sure he couldn't have any better start than that. Enjoy the interview with Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002 in extended newspost!

Let us present the mentioned clips of which two are cut versions due to countless fails. Stay tuned for the upcoming release!



Map: kzblt_dx_blueshadow2

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: Working with this demo was really annoying, some the fails were really difficult to cut out. The weapon animation was different every time + on lot of jumps the movement was really different. But on some places, the movement was almost the same and you can barely notice a cut there. On time 1:10, I can't almost see it even if I focus.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: As you might have noticed, this map has been remade. The cause of it was a part of the map that was simply impossible to do with a slightest fps drop. The remake resulted in even harder blockpart, that required a serious effort to complete. You cannot imagine my surprise when I was caught not knowing the rest of the map after completing this blockpart.




Map: kzblt_dx_mercy

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: This one was more fun working on. The map was more interesting for me, and there were less cuts needed. Also on this one, the cuts were so much easier to do. The movement was insanely consistent in this demo.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: I enjoyed recording this map even though it has some pretty nasty jumps. While on the last block, my keyboard stalled and I had to complete two blockparts repeatedly. After making that happen, I somehow did the last block almost first try. This was a huge luck and as a result, I spent on this map less time than expected.



Map: kkz_texture

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: This is what I consider to be my most succesfull work. There is plenty of reasons: You can see your own shadow, and reflections, I added an object that was never located on this map, and replaced the original, and also the titles. I was aiming for a futuristic look, and I think i succeeded.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Recording kkz_texture was always my kreedz goal. I never managed to get consistent on either the window part or the drop shortcut. Now I finally broke the skill requirement and managed to get this WR even with a shortcut discovered years ago and proven "possible in a run" by patchouli on a public server.


Finally, check blackelf's YouTube channel for more!

Regards,
XJ team
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Date: 30th-31st July 2018
Interviewer: Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner
Interviewee: Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Hello blackelf! How are you?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002:hello, I'm fine

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Great. Some of us recognize you, you are rather unknown person to XJ. Could you introduce yourself to the rest of the community?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: My name is Jakub, I'm 16 years old, and I study graphic design

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: From your age, I guess its a graphic-design highschool. Am I right?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: Yes, you are right.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Your work on XJ, which we will talk about later, is mostly a graphic art. Was you choice your major based on your experience from games?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: Yes, mostly from games.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: How did you start to be interested in graphics and moviemaking?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: Back then, when minecraft was very popular, I also used to play it, and others wanted me to do some graphic art for servers. Also I was always interested in colors, printers, and other stuff associated with graphic design.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: I guess you started playing minecraft before cs1.6 then. When was your first contact with 1.6 and how did you get caught in kreedz?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: Everyone around me was talking about „Counter-strike" So I decided to try it. at that time, my pc could only run this version, so I started playing this amazing game. There were some servers with „/server" feature, so I explored new things until I got to jump. From that time I started going to jump servers more and more often, until I decided to play KZ only.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: As many moviemakers, you started playing first. How important is the playing part of kz for you?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: Very important, but less important than the editing part.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: What are your greatest gameplay achievements?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: Recently, I got 6:26 on ccn_scourge, and I'm still surprised I did it.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Let's move on to the moviemaking. What was your first movie and why did you decide to even start it?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: My first edit was your run on risk_xtrm_weaponsfactory, and I'll delete it right after this interview, because It's awful. (the edit) I started because graphic design is associated with moviemaking.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Why would you delete it? Everyone has to start somehow, see my first records. What is the most satisfactory work up to this date?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: I'm satisfied with „fykseN on stf_creepytemple" because of the lights, custom timer that fits the map more, boosting the map atmosphere a bit, and I'm also satisfied with fu_extreme documentary. The voice of Erik Dostal reading the text sounds amazing. It was a serious documentary, but there was still included a joke with the kicking message. And overall, I'd say I'm happy with it. But in my opinion, the best think I ever did is kkz_texture. Shadows, reflections, futuristic titles… exactly what I was aiming for.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: One question that drags my attention is how long have you actually spent on these movies. Is it more than it took to record the demos?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: I have no idea about how many hours it takes, the time runs faster for me. But It's usally couple of days. Sometimes I spend the whole day working on something, and I don't even notice how long it took. Learning new things and solving some problems sometimes takes a lot of time. (the wave effect on kkz_texture, took me really long). The most time consuming thing is choosing the correct song.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Alright, I suppose it took more than the run itself then. I know we found some disagreement in song choice as well, but we always managed to get through this problem. What is your goal in kreedz moviemaking?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: I never thought about this question, and when it came, I don't know how to answer. I think I just want to improve, give something to the community and satisfy other people and myself.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Then, what are your goals with respect to your moviemaking/graphic design career?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: I just want to be better and better in doing what I love. I started constructing my own font to become better in what I do… Everything I want to do is improve.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Who is your idol?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: Definitely Country: Ukraine en3y Moviemaker. This guy is a genius, and no one is better than him. All of his edits are perfect. He never disappointed me, and I believe, he's not going to.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Country: Ukraine en3y Moviemaker has some crazy skills and talents, indeed.
If anything, what would you change on current XJ?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: I want this community to live, I want everyone to do their best. That's why I was so happy, when you did the impossible - passing fu_extreme, and how many people were online on the site, when it was announced.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Is there anything you would like to shout out to moviemakers, other XJ members, or anyone else?

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: To everyone: be a part of this community, don't make conflicts if not necessary, help this community to become better.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner: Thats a wise shoutout! Thank you for making time for this enjoyable interview!

Country: Czech Republic blackelf2002: Thank you, It was fun. Have a beautiful day.