9/5/1989: The Earliest of Basifuk's Tapes We Could Find
Created on September 05, 2016
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For Razorback's 300th video, I wanted something a bit monumental, as other numbered videos have not been so. I decided to take what's effectively the holy grail of unfinished videos and finally get it all laid out.
The reason why I didn't finish this Basifuk recording initially is because I found myself unhappy with how the voice turned out, as well as the fact that the recording is partially inauthentic; I did not use a true VHS camcorder here. One manufactured in 1986 which I did pick up some time before shooting this turned out to be in awful shape, and I was unable to figure out how to put the thing back together after replacing the belt.
It was really disappointing for me, not simply because this video was almost completely finished, but it also would have been the video to define some critical plot points - the existence of the Tribute to the Eternal King of Soy, Basifuk's first encounter with who would eventually become his servant, and a merciless fight to save the whales.
The script mentioning this so-called Soy King Tribute was written around August 24th, 2016, probably a bit earlier, during a long road trip over to the location where this video was shot. I had other scripts like it on hand, and had hopes of filming more ambitious videos of Basifuk like an actual boating scene.
The story was also originally intended to be MUCH darker, which you might be able to get an idea of from some bits here. A variety of circumstances, including production troubles with this video, ultimately led to any further lore developments being pushed back by nearly a year, and going forward, later videos related to this matter ended up being toned down compared to what was planned.
Now, close to seven years later, those here on Razorback get to finally witness the sinister origin of Basifuk, with everything in place as it was going to be.
The sequence was edited in Olive Video Editor 0.2.0, build 5626e6ae; it seems it still has a lot of trouble with clips being dragged into the timeline when they have in and out points set. Other software was used for modifying the audio and putting the camera recordings to a VHS tape and back.
Also, sugar glass is a fucking bitch to clean up, if not downright impossible. Always good to keep old sheets of cloth for this sort of thing!
This is easily the best non-instructional video you've put out. The environments of the houses and large lake really captures the life of a semi-rural country neighborhood. The use of a slot machine computer virus is also clever for what its attributed to. It's disappointing to think that if this were widespread, people would be unfairly comparing it to the Backrooms even though it predates the concept by about two years.
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