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Sonic Boom 2012 Costume Contest by chemb0t Sonic Boom 2012 Costume Contest by chemb0t
Here's my share of the Sonic Boom experience.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YOUTUBE LINK HERE<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

For those of you unfamiliar, Sonic Boom is a newly organized concert/mini convention event to celebrate the Sonic the Hedgehog series. This year it was held concurrently with San Diego Comic Con at the House of Blues, which is a short distance away from the main convention center. They had special guests from Sega and Sonic Team; Crush 40 and CashCash performed live and there was a Q&A and trivia contest with Steve Lycett (SUMO Digital) and Takashi Izuka (Sonic Team).

Finally, in the spirit of Comic con, there was a costume contest! There was a lot of creative work up on stage, and the crowd, as well as the special guests looked and sounded genuinely impressed. Congrats to everyone who participated, especially to :iconblazetbw: sporting the Mecha Sonic suit!

For more info on the event, check out this entry as well; [link]

Anyway, It was quite unplanned to capture this while I was there, so a lot of the footage came out shaky/blurry/grainy. However it proved to be a great test case for post-processing! I mean, the conditions were perfect (and by perfect, I mean the worst you can get); high fstop, no tripod, high iso, changing lighting conditions, etc.

I used the new Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 warp stabilizer to smooth out the jitters and fix rolling shutter distortion. To remove grain, I used the Neat Video plugin, which I was happy to discover was still compatible with CS6, and finally I did some quick color correction to boost the shadows and balance out the yellows. It took quite a while to encode but I think the results were worth the trouble.

It looks a bit wonky at full 1080p resolution, so I would recommend viewing at 720p for the best experience. Enjoy! =]

Also for some stills and additional shots:

Music ęSEGA and Sonic Team
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Skyking0 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist
reminds me of nostaolga critic
GalacticJewels Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol eggman's just like "HEEEEELLL YEEEAAAA!!"
OggyIgel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He certainly deserved his prize, definitely! It's an awesome costume. :)

It did kind of irk me that they award bonus points for speaking Japanese though... :S
Ninjahero51264 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
This may sound like a stupid question....but what costume were you wearing
Was it the dr. Eggman costume?
16jasminestreet Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Does anyone notice that eggman won second place
sonicgirl23 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
in his mind... [link]
ViluVector Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Haha love that Eggman face xD
ghostanjo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Lol I can't stop laughing at his face of victory
sonicgirl23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
icon anyone?
BriteStarRobot Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I wanted to go! It's not fair!
Xaolin26 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Maaaaaaan. I NEED to go to a sonic boom event, . . . when I have the time and money.
Karlight-Kera-Gatchi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsome egg man costume
Theshadigi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Needs to be fatter...i suggest mcdonalds
Jewely-ra Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The-Green-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
did eggman win again? :o lol
chemb0t Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nope, watch the video to find out! He certainly was a crowd favorite though! =]
The-Green-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay here i go lol
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