Q. What's up with the final Bane set?

A. I'm not allowed to release it until the official Bane documentary comes out. I am not involved in that project and don't know its status. I post memes about the last Bane set to escape my depression about not being allowed to release the last Bane set.

Q. When is the ___ video going up?

A. Every day is Viewer's Choice on hate5six. Viewers who are members of hate5six have 100% control over when videos get released. This is through daily polling on videos currently in the Queue. The more you vote, the faster videos come out. You can use the Stats tab on the voting page to get a sense of when a video will get released. Members also get early access to videos.

Q. What if no one votes for the ___ video?

A. Videos in the Queue receive artificial votes every week until they're released. This allows videos with few votes from viewers to slowly gain enough votes to be released.

Q. Why is the ___ video still red-listed in the Queue?

A. It's not edited yet. I am one person.

Q. Can you message me when the ___ video goes up?

A. You can use this to get an email notification as soon as the video goes up. You do not need to be a member of hate5six to receive notifications.

Q. Did you film ___ the other night?

A. This is a list of every band recently filmed and not yet released. It is updated daily.

Q. Do you have any videos of ___?

A. Check the hate5six search engine or band listing.

Q. How often are videos released?

A. Videos are released daily. You can check the release growth rate here.

Q. Where are the videos hosted?

A. Videos are hosted on both Vimeo and YouTube. This level of redundancy helps ensure the videos will always be available should one of the services ever disappear. When watching on hate5six.com, viewers can choose which source the video is streaming from:

Q. Can you send me a clip/make an animated gif from the ___ set?

A. No, but I've built some simple tools so you can do it yourself. Use this to create clips and this to create gifs from any hate5six video.

Q. What are "horseshoes" and what causes them?

A. Horseshoes are the single greatest threat facing hardcore today. They are the worst villain to the OSPO (Old School Pile On). You can read more about the mechanics of horseshoes and reasons why they exist here.

Q. What gear do you use?

A. I shoot with a Canon XF100 and a Zoom H6 for audio. Videos with soundboard recordings are multi-tracked by Landmine Studios.

Q. What do you edit in?

A. Adobe Premiere.

Q. Is there hate5six merch?

A. Check the store.

Q. Will you ever sell more DVDs?

A. Doubtful. It's a dying market and not worth the overhead. I'd rather invest more time and resources into A) making more videos freely available online and B) improving the quality of said videos.

Q. Why does hate5six need a Patreon?

A. If you can find a way to pump out as much content without needing support from viewers, by all means do it and share your secret.

Q. Can I donate to hate5six without going through Patreon?

A. Absolutely. One time donations can be made here. I also accept various cryptocurrencies.

Q. Why don't you store all your raw footage on the cloud?

A. I have about 40TB of raw video spanning the last 10 years. Hosting this on the cloud would not be cheaper than just running and maintaining my own servers.

Q. What RAID level are you running??

A. My production array is RAIDZ3. My offsite backup array is RAID 6.

Q. Who films the hate5six videos?

A. I do.

Q. Who edits the hate5six videos?

A. I do.

Q. Do you need help editing videos?

A. Not at the moment.

Q. Do you ever go to shows for fun and don't film?

A. Rarely.

Q. Why do you hate the numbers 5 and 6?

A. "hate5six" refers to the area code where I grew up. It used to be 609 and then they changed it to 856 and I haven't shut the fuck about it since.

Q. Who writes all the code for hate5six?

A. I do.

Q. What language is the hate5six engine coded in?

A. The backend is almost entirely Python with some PHP and SQL. The frontend is HTML/CSS/Javascript.

Q. How does Sage work?

A. Sage learns band similarities using a neural network trained by random walks on a graph of bands. You can read more about it here.

Q. Can you add my band to Sage?

A. At the moment, Sage can only learn from bands that are actively being tracked and have listeners on last.fm. If your band is on there and not on Sage, shoot me a message with a link to your band's last.fm page.

Q. What's your educational background?

A. I have a B.S. in math and an M.S. in computer science. I have no formal background in video production.

Q. vim?

A. emacs. Fight me.

Q. Do you sleep?

A. No.

Q. Is your right arm stronger/bigger than your left from holding the camera up?

A. My right arm has what I like to call a "hate5sixpack".

Q. How do you feel about Prophets of Rage?

A. They're a cover band.

Q. Will you film my band/fest?

A. It depends on my availability and whether travel is required and you can help me with that. DM me anywhere via @hate5six or hate5sixproductions at gmail.

Q. Do you accept footage from other people?

A. Submissions must satisfy the following requirements:

For incredibly rare and important recordings, or under extenuating circumstances, some or all of these requirements can be waived.

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