canucks’ home make-up schedule has been released! it’ll give the canucks a nice long home stand that they otherwise wouldn’t have had until march.
i love when cheech just rants about giving thatcher assists. like exactly he should get all the goalie stats And points
rose And annie both on my dash tonight. it’s like old hockeyblr is back 🥺
why is this game so chippy?? Two Fights?? on a 1-1 tie??? and the fights were Aggressive
burroughs open hand smacked the pred’s helmet before curling his fists??? this is wild
DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK
tymy found the one man to fight who would make him look normal size. amazing
just putting some notes for myself here about my progress with video editing
ok i included these in tags but ran out of tag space + just realized i wanna make it a separate post for myself to remember and idk feel proud of myself for
+ what i said about the latest canucks wincam: getting better at jumpcuts + incorporating black screen + speed distortion & timing in general
also since i ran out of space — 5th on my top fancams list is tough. prolly between bowie captaincy narrative vs beezer ice baby. the beezer cut has good timing & (partially outside of my control but) Really Nice Clips in terms of like videography/visual aesthetic. captain bo tho also had good timing (still feel clever for syncing the count-off to the bouncy balls) + i love a narrative + the range of clips i got & how i synced them to lyrics was Really Satisfying. ((side note: it’s a shame i have like 2.5 canucks twt connections bc i think those fancams could actually reach more But i just do not like the secondary teams of most canucks twt ppl so i have few canucks mutuals and Zero traction on canucks twt. somehow it was Super Easy for to find flyers twt friends tho. this is funny to me bc my hockeyblr experience is basically the inverse — solid canucksblr connections, maybe 3.5 flyersblr friends + a conciliatory cornchip))
anyway i’m making note of all of this here bc i’m Really proud of my progress + won’t remember to journal this in my actual physical journal prolly.
i picked up video editing/fancamming late july 2020 when i was on hockey hiatus & had deep-dived japanese pro wrestling (the pandemic has been A Ride). i saw ppl making fancams for american pro wrestling & hockey & figured ‘this is a niche i could have fun with’ and just Did That for like 6 months. that’s how i finally got twitter in late november 2020, bc i wanted to share my fancams & bc the japanese pro-wrestling fandom is barely limping along on tumblr. around february 2021 i had a lot of really shitty stuff happening irl & i slowly went silent on all social media until like august/july when i reappeared here on hockeyblr. i missed hockey & i had burnt out on wrestling (deeply toxic twitter fandoms + semi-traumatic familial stress can really kill a whole hyperfixation boy howdy. and i Know a lot of twitter fandom is baseline hellscape anyway but wrestle twitter is A Nightmare. -5mil/10 would Never recommend. wrestling is a Fascinating media form. its fans are Demented.)
Anyway, first hockey fancam i made was the eichs one bc I Am Not Immune To A Narrative (anyone who reads all my tags is prolly tired of me using this word. what does ‘narrative’ mean anymore? it means i connected some dots & had feelings about it. and if the dots i connected don’t actually mean shit well let me be). body autonomy!! in sports!! one of the notoriously most vicious bitchy & vocal characters in pro hockey!! thinly veiled legal threats via pr statements!! the vilification of billionaire owners & corporations!! How Could I Resist? i couldn’t. the narrative needed a neat lil video with funky lil music. so jack got his trade and i hopped back in the fancam saddle.
canucks were playing tragic and flyers were kinda waffling. there wasn’t anything fun for me to mash together Yet. then of course, we started december with bruce and that when the spark caught fire hallelujah i had something Good to fancam. bc as i keep reiterating — my heart is in a good narrative. give me something i can interpret as a story and i will find feelings to have about it, whether by opining on this lil blog or making a fancam or both. i’ve done a lot of both.
so the canucks do their lil streak, i get lots of inspiration for fancams and it oils the gears so i start getting more ideas and making all of them and now here we are. i’m also back on twitter but hockey this time, bc i inevitably went trawling for clips + news & felt the incurable itch to share my lil opinions & make friends. it’s been a little over a month and i have made 9 individual player cams + 8 wincams + the flyers captain narrative sadcam + 1 very rough goalie sadcam. that is 19 videos over 40 days, ie about a video every other day. good god. (as a reminder to myself: at my peak of wrestle fandom, i was averaging 1 video a week. i was Much Slower then but also so hypercritical that it took me ages to have confidence to say i considered anything done enough to share. also wrestle footage is harder to find to be fair. i haven’t yet had to record & pull from a hockey livestream like i had to with wrestling bc hockey twt works faster than i could to clip anyway. i may start pulling my own clips from raw tho if i’m looking for something specific.)
okay!! so in conclusion: oh my god i make so much stuff now. and i’m happy with the stuff i make for the most part. and i’m continuing to learn & develop skills from it & honing those skills. i deserve to feel pretty cool about this. this hobby in a hobby i’ve been doing for the past year and a half is like interesting and rewarding. okay.
observations from cutting footage again:
matty highmore may legitimately be the funniest canuck. his goofy lil ass making the biggest faces and just sliding around on the ice. biggest tryer award, for sure (which is a surprise to me bc like a month ago before he came back from injury, i would’ve given that to garly)
huggy skates with the puck like he is being chased for his life. i know it just feels like it bc that’s how his face is but my god, you could edit a bear or bull run behind him and his expressions would suit the situation Every Time
every photo zack hill (flyers team photog) has taken of zackmac is the most romantic photo i’ve ever seen of zackmac
adding to my collection of specific lil garly facts: apparently a catholic (which i assume about Most boston hockeys tbh) & signs the cross before games
canucks videographer coming for My Life
i’m obsessed with beezer’s intense lil face right here. also obsessed with the fact chart is prolly making an even Meaner face back at him
noting for myself but also to let y’all know i do see y’all — twt is nice for the instant dopamine of the viewcounter, but nothing hits like tags on my fancams just having feelings. yes pls keep having these feelings with me
another very for me aside — i am over here like ‘oh I Am Feeling A Decade Of Flyers History To Theme Of Legacy’ but also ‘SASHA GALCHENYUK HIT 600 GAMES IN THE NHL WHEN PPL SAID HE WOULDN’T GET RE-SIGNED’ but also ‘hehehe the canucks beat The Caps and Petey Is Back and yay i have footage for a wincam’. tumblr post getting notes rn is the flyers captain narrative sadcam. Meanwhile my tweet currently popping off is *checks notes* crosby mozzarella stick lore. feeling very hhmmm what is consciousness or feelings rn??
oh man remember when i made the toff canucks revenge cam and said ‘wow i’m gonna hurt myself so good’?
brainworm really bit me with some 2010s flyers history and just clipped a richie goal assisted by clau and Wow I Am Gonna Hurt Myself So Good.
recently i forget what a weirdo teeks actually is
he’s still got it tho