CD / Intro


I think some of us aren’t ready… …to make complicated decisions about what’s fake on the Internet. To judge, whether a questionable video passing through our feed should be shared instantly with every human we know just so they might think of us for one brief moment. And then, pass it onto every human they know. Woah! What are you doing? Stop! Rewind… And let’s get back to basics. Judging the content of videos is easier, when you understand a little bit about the nature of video technology itself. The fundamental building blocks of moving images. How they’re created, displayed, and manipulated. You know, geeky tech trivia that’s fun to whip out at the right kind of party. It won’t automatically make you an expert at telling real from fake, but it will give you a good foundation. What crazy looking house you choose to build on that foundation, is up to you. We’ll talk about color space!
(I like colors!) Motion tracking!
(Yeah, my phone does that.) Premultiplication!
(Is that a math thing, or…?) Subsampling!
(What the f*ck are you even saying?!) And many other little morsels of technical knowledge about the most powerful storytelling medium to ever exist. Some might not be into this, and dread the appearance of a “CD /” episode in their subscriptions. Others might love it, and write long, enthusiastic comments, correcting and elaborating on my explanations. But I promise. I will pay attention to both of those an equal amount… …expressed by the variable X. Let’s assign a value to X! So strap in, then unstrap, relax… And browse the growing library of episodes in the description. And hopefully, the sidebar. But you might want to start with one of these. They’re sort of a… …sort of loose structure to the whole thing. I mean, it doesn’t really matter, but… you know. It’s kind of like an unspoken… …lesson plan of, uh… …topics I want to try to cover. Um. It’s a little bit like—

100 thoughts on “CD / Intro”

  1. C'mon! This guy knows nothing! I'll watch all his videos just to laugh at the mistakes he'll do! Just because he went to film school and has been working with special effects since then he thinks he knows more than me! I read a complete blog page about all this … I know more!

    hehehehe. Thanks CD! Awesome series!

  2. This is off topic but has anyone ever noticed that half of the videos thumbnails have captain d’s mouth open

  3. Assuming you pay more than X attention to this comment. Have you seen the smarter everyday vids on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook manipulation? Some of your stuff might go hand in hand with that idea. I wouldn't mind a collab.

  4. Nice. I love to learn new things, thanks for the mini classes I always love your videos and it become part of my repertory of reference every time that I find someone who try to surprise me with an amazing fake video

  5. The last time I whipped something out at a party everybody got really upset so I'm excited to try this new tactic.

  6. I dicided to make russian subtitles for "CD /" videos.
    Я решил сделать русские субтитры для видео "CD /".

    How should I translate your nickname in russian?
    Как мне перевести твоё имя на русский? Google Translate предлагает Капитан Разачарование, но звучит как-то разочаровывающе. 😉

  7. LMAO, "hopefully the sidebar". My sidebar literally doesn't have a single video of you right now, wtf is this algorithm???

  8. 1:06 You're always right. But not there: being objective, videogames are the most powerful storytelling medium that currently exists, it takes motion picture and adds interactivity, at least.

  9. Im pretty serious when i say that this is some good content. I'm going to send it to my team at the company i work with, let's see if they can learn something

  10. I'm a newer Capt. D follower, but I adore this weirdo and what he does and how he does it! My 9 and 7 year old sons really enjoy watching … and rewatching his vids! Keep on keepin' on Capt. D!

  11. Hey why don’t you debunk nasa’s videos? They use many different approaches to create results that can’t be explained by a single explanation..internal shots, long duration floating or EVA’s. Please captain dissolution, your our only hope. 😭

    No seriously. It seems like your running out of content anyway…your next targets being nasa, space x. Hours of content to rip apart. Videos making outrageous claims seem to get your attention but not nasa and space x?????!!!!!!!!?????

    Are you dare I say it…chicken?!

  12. Hey why don’t you debunk nasa’s videos? They use many different approaches to create results that can’t be explained by a single explanation..internal shots, long duration floating or EVA’s. Please captain dissolution, your our only hope. 😭

    No seriously. It seems like your running out of content anyway…your next targets being nasa, space x. Hours of content to rip apart. Videos making outrageous claims seem to get your attention but not nasa and space x?????!!!!!!!!?????

    Are you dare I say it…chicken?!

  13. Just finished watching the 3 other episodes and this is probably my favorite series of yours. It's pretty fucking funny, informative and the outros never get old.

  14. Did y'all notice in the frame rate CD video that there were 2 rainbow words: Animation and interlacing. CD had been doing this with the other videos. So this means that the next 2 videos are going to be: Animation and interlacing. Very clever CD.
    Sorry for the little spam. But I think I'm right.

  15. Hey CD!. I have watched them all! Love your work except the resolution. I now can only comfortably watch things at 60fps or higher.

  16. People Who Disliked this video don't know how the world works and believe their cheesy intro on their channel doesn't need to improve and take this video as an insult.

    Basically the definition of a flat earther.

  17. WHY IN GODS NAME IS THIS CHANNEL SO UNDERRATED? I hate to see this channel with quality and humurous videos like this with under a million views!

  18. Fake! I didn't see one CD in the video; who uses CDs any more. I listened to records and cassettes when I was a kid; now CDs are obsolete. Oh, its his initials … probably a better name for a series than I could come up with; still fake, he isn't a time traveling alien standing in a gray void though.

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