Site History

The Contact: You can email me at the following address: mozgus*AT*gmail*DOT*com

The Editor: I've had an interest in all things multimedia since as far back as I can remember. Anything regarding TVs, cassette players, VCRs, DVD players, CD players, recievers, etc. I always found myself experimenting with things like these as a kid. For example, I went through many VHS tapes just examining the quality of the 2-hour, 4-hour, 6-hour recording methods to make the most of every tape. I used to test out all sorts of disc based videogames inside my CD player, and see if I could extract and record it's soundtrack onto cassette, just for the sake of doing it. I even once recieved one of those cassette recorder talkman dealies that the bastard kid in the Home Alone movies had. I made good use of that thing. You get the idea.

Then we bought our first computer around 1998. Before I knew it, I became fascinated by digital audio and video, and the means of manipulating it. It started with the Windows Sound Recorder, and went on from there. I educated myself on the various terminology and specs. By trial and error, I learned which variables affected what.

Other then that, I'm a huge fan of vintage videogames, all the way up to the late 90's era. I also like working on my MP3 collection, which consists of a wide variety of anything from the past few decades, whether from USA, Europe, or Japan.

I haven't really been into anime in years. 98% of it is garbage now. I'm more of a fan of the classic stuff; the hand-drawn styles. It has much more personality then the pure digital look all of it has now. That's why most of my current video ideas consist of alternative mediums. However, I'm not saying I won't continue to make anime music videos in the future.

I'm really not one to watch music videos by other editors, except for the few guys that I have followed over the years. No hard feelings to the new guys. The scene moves fast. It's hard to keep up. Plus, the newer editors tend to take the hobby too seriously. They try to convey our real-world hardships in their video. They forget that when you get right down to it, you're still just screwing with copyrighted images and sound. Also, I don't wish to have my own editing style swayed too far by exposure to anyone else's work.

The Site's History: Sometime in 1999, I took a suggestion from someone, and "acquired" Adobe Premiere. I had no clue what this program could do. All I was told was that it would let me replace audio in video clips to that of anything I wish. A few weeks of toying around, and I had finally successfully exported my first project to the Real Player codec. It had virtually no editing, but it was a start. I got better from then on.

A few months later, I had accumulated half a dozen of these little test projects, and found some places online where they could be stored and shared. It seemed only logical to craft together a quick site in Microsoft Frontpage, to showcase these things. From December 3rd 1999 to July 10th 2001, this "Saiya-Jin Lounge" expanded, and became a generic, immature, offensive, shameful fansite for whatever I was currently into, be it games or animation or whatever. It migrated across many free hosts, from the ad sponsored ones, to my friends' poor commercial hosts, and even to my very own FTP running off of our home cable internet. It had over a dozen full sections of content, ranging from my videos, to screenshots from DVD's I owned, to console emulation, to the completely idiotic, yet strangely popular "Odd Conversations".

But my limited knowledge of HTML got the best of me. As the site grew, the probability of coding issues rose. It seemed like everytime I updated one page, another problem sprung up on another page. I found myself spending just as much time bug fixing, as opposed to actually adding content. On top of that, the sheer ammount of content created an accelerated work ethic that I couldn't maintain. There were too many sections for one guy to handle, and they quickly became stale, and in turn, people would gripe about it. It became extremely frustrating, and I decided to close down the site, despite the 20,000+ hits. Months and months after, I was still getting emails from fans asking what had happened, sounding disapointed.

This motivated me to remake a new site from scratch, with the clear indication that only my music videos would be applied to it. I kept the layout extremely clean. I relied entirely on a friend's college server for hosting of the pages, and a few of the videos, and I relied on for hosting the videos through forced membership. The site lasted from November 2nd 2001, until January 15th 2003. The problem was, the community wasn't visibly there. I was rarely emailed by the fans. And they practically never left any feedback for me, despite all my clear links. All that happened was the site got knocked offline constantly, night and day, because of leechers. I saw no reason to continue feeding them, so I once again closed the site down, with the intention to only make videos for myself and real-life friends. I went on to share them using DVD's, which included my own professional menus and background music.

Now, over 3 years later, the site is back. Why? Well, it was because I ran into many situations where friends wanted to see my work, and a website would have been a nice alternative to wasting away blank DVD-Rs all the time. That was the plan, until I jumped on a commercial hosting plan myself. The prices on such have literally soared down to mere fractions, and are a very fair option. Provided that the hosting is indeed stable, and the domain name holds up, this could become the ideal method of sharing them again. I mean, everyone has a decent computer now. DIVX and XVID don't stress the CPUs we use today. Most people have broadband. This just works much better then it did 3 years ago.

But I can't go with such a dull, unoriginal title like "Steve's Music Videos", can I? Well I don't see anything wrong with it. I'm truly sick of internet aliases. I wish they weren't needed. I never feel comfortable with one. It's hard enough coming up with one that wasn't taken already, let alone one that doesn't sound nerdy, childish, or pompous. And I didn't want to go with a title like "Awesomest Productions" or "Jeeba Jabba Studios" or whatever the hell. These things are not productions, and I don't own a studio. I'm honest. Sue me.

The Computer: I'm just listing the basic specs here.

  • Sony Bravia 2010 32" HDTV
  • Antec Nine Hundred v1.1
  • Corsair TX750W Power Supply
  • EVGA X58 3X SLI Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7 920
  • eVGA GeForce GTX 260 SSC Edition
  • 6GB of Corsair XMS3 DDR3 in triple channel
  • One Intel SSD 80GB S-ATA HDD
  • One Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM S-ATA HDD
  • LG GH22NS30 S-ATA DVD-RW Drive
  • Logitech Performance Wireless Mouse MX
  • Logitech Pro 2000 Wireless Keyboard
  • One Playstation Dual Shock with USB Adaptor
  • One Xbox 360 Wired Controller
  • Insignia 200w Stereo Receiver
  • Two Optimus 100w Tower Speakers

The Laptop: An Acer Aspire 4315 with the following upgrades:

  • Intel Core2Duo T7300
  • 2GB of DDR2 in dual channel
  • Seagate 200GB S-ATA HDD
  • Sony NEC AD-7530B DVD-RW Drive

The Aliases: It's a list of the retarded online names I have went by since 1998. Maybe you'll recognize one. It takes balls to admit a few of these...