Easy Update - Official Discussion Thread



  • Best B-Roll of all time.



  • The ghost is obviously someone who wasn't filmed, so it has to be...

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  • Twenty-three minutes of bizarrely constructed and sometimes nonsensical concentrated power of happiness. I really loved that there were some jokes that got developed through the entire segment, a show that long can feel like it falls apart at some point but having callback references (B-roll footage, the camera ghost) helped keep everything together. I wonder if Easy Update is edited by Ian or someone else. I'm guessing Ian, I would be surprised if anyone else could capture that very particular energy and aesthetic style in editing.



  • Surprising amount of dislikes on this episode.



  • @Hoken Yeah, Easy Update has always been the most divisive of the EZA shows much like how post-Elyse departure Mandatory Update was the most divisive GT show just because it refuses to solidly conform to any one format or theme. That said, this episode was really well constructed and had a lot of internal consistency, so to see so many dislikes is unusual. Maybe non-Allies found it by searching for E3 floor footage? Don't really know what's up with that, but their loss.



  • @alexwhiteplays it's probably either the length (not a valid reason to dislike imo) or the whole last segment which I'd say is valid but it's very brief and just the ending so you could just turn it off there. I wasn't particularly annoyed by it so didn't think others would be either.



  • Honestly, Easy Updates have been hit or miss for me. There have been some great ones, and 1 or 2 I have stopped midway through. I think a lot of it has to do with the guest. Sometimes I have no interest in the guest. I think the HyperLightDrifter episode was one I wasn't the biggest fan of. Then there was the one where he and Bosman played the Daddy/Baby simulator which is legitimately one of my favorite Allies videos. The one with him and Brad in Venice beach was great too.

    This was a great one though, lots of cameos throughout, loved the B-roll and Ghost jokes.

    I really want to see Shuhei in an Easy Updates vid. We know he has a good sense of humor (the Playstation game trading video from E3 2013) and is probably one of the few execs hat would just roll with whatever Ian is throwing out there.



  • @Lexad Having a Shuhei cameo would be awesome! And I can understand where you're coming from, as a fan of both HLD and Frog Fractions I really liked that one. I feel like having some amount of variety, a healthy amount of unpredictability, and good pacing is really the key for what keeps me interested in Easy Updates. For me personally, they've all been hits but in different ways. Then again, the more I see of stuff that Ian likes or has worked on, the more I realize that we just have very similar ideas about what constitutes good content.



  • Updated the OP with the latest episode. Sorry for the delay!



  • We'll never find out if Huber enjoyed his cookie.



  • I wonder if they like In-N-Out? Maybe Fatburger is more convenient to get to?



  • the Jones bit in this one was awesome.



  • HE'S AT IT AGAIN!



  • As a video editor this show just keeps on impressing me by Ian's skills. The shovel cut in the intro was particularly interesting this time around.



  • @Whoaness said in Easy Update - Official Discussion Thread:

    I wonder if they like In-N-Out? Maybe Fatburger is more convenient to get to?

    I am not a Californian, so I wasn't indoctrinated. I find FatBurger is a more appealing meal than In-n-out. In-N-Out is cheaper, sure, but I also think the quality is pretty bad too. I would honestly rather have Wendy's than In-N-Out



  • @Lexad said in Easy Update - Official Discussion Thread:

    I am not a Californian, so I wasn't indoctrinated. I find FatBurger is a more appealing meal than In-n-out. In-N-Out is cheaper, sure, but I also think the quality is pretty bad too. I would honestly rather have Wendy's than In-N-Out

    What? In-N-Out is super fresh. I only been to one once and I'm declaring it the best fast food I've had, ever.
    I have fatburgers in my city, but they are nowhere near what I had when I went to In-N-Out at the LAX.

    It's not just me. Take Anthony Bourdain, the God of Foodies, talking about how In-N-Out is his favourite restaurant in LA, even better than all of the high class restaurants he's been to.

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  • I just can't stand em, I think there is a zeitgeist behind In-N-Out that says they have to be good when they really aren't. Part of it has to do that I don't like the things they add to the Animal Style, so I am just getting a plain cheese burger, which is just that, a plain cheeseburger. Most other places I can at least get Bacon.

    I did love Huber when he said he will have the highest and lowest scores on EZA after Umbrella Corps



  • The thing I like about Easy Update is that the end credits of the show always has some sort of different/secret message in the credits that is shown for a brief second. It's fascinating to pause the video and see the silly messages that Ian puts on there.



  • @jifw52 said in Easy Update - Official Discussion Thread:

    The thing I like about Easy Update is that the end credits of the show always has some sort of different/secret message in the credits that is shown for a brief second. It's fascinating to pause the video and see the silly messages that Ian puts on there.

    I need to focus on that. I am usually in a rush and forget to do that.



  • Episode 15 by far and away is my favorite. Super grateful Mr. Hinck showed us his hometown and his sister and dad. Beautiful nature and the music was great. Don't know if he'll top that. So good.