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#590881
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.: The XØ Project - Laserdisc on Steroids :. (SEE FIRST POST FOR UPDATES)
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Laserman said:

When I worked on Babe Pig In The City, a *lot* of scenes were shot and never used, we even built a beautifully elaborate set for the opening sequence, had the motion control camera all set up, did a few test passes and then the director changed his mind.
He decided that as it was a sequel the opening sequence was no longer required, so it ended up not being shot, even though we had spent 3 months setting the shot up and were ready to roll camera. Had he been on another part of the set that day it would have been shot anyway, and then in edit may have ended up in the film.
Pre-vis has allowed shot ratios to be reduced in some instances, but it is a staple of film making to get as much 'coverage' as possible. Films cost big bucks, so shooting some extra scenes when you already have the set, the actors and the crew in place makes a lot of sense. Pickups and reshoots cost a fortune in comparison to grabbing an extra couple of scenes when you have the chance.
Even in post a lot of CG work was created that was never used, but was wanted so they had options when going into the final edit.

This little comment on Babe 2: Pig in the City always stuck with me and when somebody said Laserman was too sick to work on the X0 project any more, I remember trying to work out who he was.

Anyway, I just read that Philip Hearnshaw has passed away after dealing with Motor Neurone disease which he was diagnosed with five years ago. Realise that I'm just jumping to conclusions here but wasn't that around the time Laserman got sick? Hearnshaw worked as 1st Assistant Director on Babe 2 as well, which would explain the involvement of him preparing the sequence detailed above.

Apologies for posting in such an old thread, just thought that if anybody could confirm this theory they'd read this post. Apologies if I'm way off and Laserman isn't Philip Hearnshaw.

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#563669
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New Filmumentary
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It's not so much a new form for a documentary to take, as it has been widely embraced by fans with enthusiasm for the material. It's gaining speed commercially in the form of "Maximum Movie Mode" and the like on blu-rays that seamlessly integrate material on top of and alongside a viewing of a film. I'd love to see one of the great DVD/Blu-ray producers, or indeed Jamie himself, tackle one of these PiP/immersive "experience" modes of watching a film for a commercial release.

Having said that, I know Jamie would like to tackle Back to the Future at some point. If you're doing one of these as part of a class, apart from making sure that you can do so (some schools might frown upon the copyright-infringing nature of these projects, mine did), you might be better off going for a film that you enjoy that has significance in film history and those Welles suggestions are a good place to venture towards.

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#553825
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Giorgio Moroder presents "Metropolis"
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There was "Metropolis: Morodered", and I believe that one is an LD transfer of the original Moroder version. I don't have that one.

However, I do have a copy of the "Metropolis Redux" version. The benefit of the Redux was that it colorized the early 2000's restoration, so there was better definition than the Moroder bootlegs flying around.

Now owning a copy of the 2010 reconstruction on blu-ray (and looking to get another region's release for the sake of completeness, in terms of extras), I'd be curious to see if the colour could be lifted and applied to the high-resolution blu-ray transfer with minimal effort. Judging by the disc's creator's elaboration on his method... I'm guessing it would be a considerable effort.

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#551601
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Abel Gance's Napoleon 1935 Sound Re-Edit (Seeking Member with Rarefile or Filepost Account to Re-Upload "Premium Members"-only File); NOTE: AVI of Full 1983 Brownlow Restoration Available
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The 2000 restoration will be shown 4 times during the San Francisco Silent Film Festival in March 2012. You can see the info on the website. One would hope that an official release will occur following these screenings... or at least that it somehow leaks out online if a commercial release isn't possible.

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#543505
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Die Hard Blu-ray Bonus Disc
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So you did end up getting that copy of the old R4 Australian disc? I wondered since I never heard back whether I should've sent it to you or not.

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#536922
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NEW PROJECT: Raiding The Lost Ark - Released Date- 6th Feb 2012
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I think I may also have an expanded bootleg of the score if you haven't already got a hold of that. It was a fanmade one collecting all the best sources and had a 'The Something-Something Edition' type subtitle. From the Demonoid glory days of 5-6 years ago.

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#536920
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NEW PROJECT: Raiding The Lost Ark - Released Date- 6th Feb 2012
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I will have to dig. 2006... blimey. But I do still have it on a spindle somewhere.

The panel was hosted by Eric Lichtenfeld and held at the 'home of the Academy Awards'. There were 8 people on the panel.

I wish they'd filmed that recent Q&A but at least someone got a decent audio recording. :)

No worries. I love your filmumentaries and only wish I could attempt one of my own for a film or two I love. Being 3/4 of the way through a filmmaking degree I don't have time for anything outside of class assessment work though. A shame.

-Luke 

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#536904
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NEW PROJECT: Raiding The Lost Ark - Released Date- 6th Feb 2012
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Jambe,

I can dig up my copy of the Rove Live interview if you want (mainly if you want the comedic effect). I originally posted about it here on the forum, way back when. However, while I posted it mentioning the Star Wars moment, he says a similar line about the famous improvisational moment where he shoots the swordsman. Let me know.

Further, while I've not managed to find a way to capture the stream directly (no stream capture program works), I've screen-recorded and compressed a 40 minute panel with several of the crew that worked on Raiders of the Lost Ark. It doesn't seem like you're aware of it. If you email me an address or something, I'll mail you a copy (ProRes or whatever you want, to keep quality as high as possible). I've inserted chapter markers in my space-saving h264 version for easy skipping through. I'm glad it was still online as I missed out on similar 'event' streaming videos that would've been nice for other projects.

Another thing I've saved (that for now is still available online should you wish to grab a copy yourself) is the full audio from the Q&A session (42min) with Spielberg and Ford at the 30th Anniversary Raiders screening from the other night at the LA Times Hero Complex (September 12th, 2011).

I really hope these three items are of some use and I'm sure the latter two certainly will be. Happy to contribute to this project however I can. :)

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#535857
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Star Wars Blu Ray Impressions
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The William Conrad narration is intact. However, a slim bar of discoloration on the lefthand side of the frame indicates that this vintage doc is from a video master and not a film transfer.

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#488565
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Request- Apocalypse Now Workprint
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No worries. I'm glad you were able to finish getting it.

I'm in contact with someone who may be able to provide me a copy of the SubCin version. If that pans out I'll let you know and I'll send a copy along.

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#486545
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Request- Apocalypse Now Workprint
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No, the SubCin version hasn't been uploaded online, despite everyone saying that it's the best quality version of it. I'd happily download 3 DVD-Rs worth of data if it's an improvement on this 4CD version.

I'm seeding what I have of the 'Noid torrent at the moment via my seedbox, which is CD3 and CD4. CD1 and CD2 are slowly downloading and should be seeding within 24hrs. I won't seed forever though, let me know when you're done. :)

Can anyone help me and Aluminum Falcon out with info? How is this 4CD different to SubCin? Are the running times the same, or different. If they're different lengths, what's the difference in footage? Is there any footage that's missing from both versions?

Any help would be appreciated. :)

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#486356
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DOOM: knee deep in the edit.
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This kind of alteration really interests me as I kind of dig the Grindhouse project and other such things (I love Tarantino, Rodriguez and Zombie too).

Might I suggest, for inspiration if you still need some, the music video for The Black Keys' 'Howlin' For You' and if you can get your hands on either the Shock Festival DVD or Companion Book. I have both and once I've improved my skills I might try my hand at a project like this for fun (not with Doom, some other film).

Having said that I really like the new titles and the processing on the picture. I will keep following any updates you post here (despite not really being an active participant around here these days I do follow certain threads with interest :)).

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#486354
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Request- Apocalypse Now Workprint
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Hi, I didn't want to bump an old thread either but with Aluminim Falcon's post it's no longer just me.

So, I am grabbing the 4CD xvid version from a torrent site. Someone already pointed out there was a 6(?) SVCD version that's probably nowhere to be found online (and I'd expect the 4CD xvid version to be better anyway).

The SubCin version is the 3x single-layer DVD-R copy that's floating around too. I just can't seem to establish if this 4CD xvid version is a conversion of the copy or not. If not, is the SubCin one available online anywhere? If we aren't allowed to talk about the source just PM me. I find it hard to believe that a quality version of the workprint would be so heavily traded and not have found its way online.

Also, is there an article somewhere that will help me clip out the workprint-exclusive scenes one I've downloaded this 4CD rip? I wish to show my film lecturer a scene or two for discussion and it'd be handy to have a bullet-point list of what's found exclusively in this version (timestamps for the scenes would be even better and not unlikely given that this release is timecoded...)

Any help would be much appreciated. :) 

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#439919
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The making of The Empire Strikes Back (Michel Parbot)
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I was kind of hoping that those involved in gathering material for the blu-ray set might stumble across a copy in the archives or something. In any case, got my copy of the ESB 'Making of' book pre-ordered and shall enjoy that for now. :)

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#405480
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"Blue Water" Dragon Ball Z?
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If it helps at all, while I don't have the original DVDs any more (save a few in the garage maybe)... I do have the entire run from the first Trunks episode all the way to the end of the cell games. So 'Season 3' in the initial DVD releases. They're PAL R4 discs but if you can use the picture/audio from these in anyway to help with patches or whatever... maybe I can help out.

I live in Australia, it's been a while since we traded PMs but I believe you're in the UK? 

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#405475
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'Thee Backslacpkping With Media'
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I saw the torrent go up ages ago on Demonoid and was interested but never did end up downloading it. Since the past week has left me rechecking the OT forums for the first time in a long time I've read through this thread out of curiosity.

I must say that this project is far more than I thought it was. I can understand why many people would be put off but I think the nature of it in itself is fascinating and I think it's worth watching the whole thing (... just maybe not all in one go).

So, I watched a single chapter streamed to see if I would actually be able to watch it - for despite now thinking I understood what it was, I wanted to make sure before downloading several gigs.

I watched the whole chapter and actually found that it had more thought put into the 'narrative' than I was expecting. I had expected a bunch of themed clips clumped together... but the chapter itself seemed to have a logical progression of content. This is why I'm keen to watch the whole thing rather than just sample it.

The idea itself is fascinating, the notion of searchable video by content and context, which could only work if copyright was not as restrictive as it is at the moment as you say. I pondered the idea for a while and even got so far as to thinking about the possible ramifications of its creation.

While not exactly what you are talking about, I recalled the following scenes from films in my thought process for various reasons:

  • The Fifth Element (1997): Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) using a computer system to study human culture. I think she was able to pick the word 'War' and it played through a series of clips and images relating to this specific subject (It's been a while since I watched the film, tbh). Similarly, I imagined an interface where such a video database would be possible, pulling content that related by identifying either by some advanced means or simple media-tagging.
  • The Final Cut (2004): There is a company that surgically implants these data chip/recording devices in people's brains after birth. These implants record everything that a person sees and hears throughout their life. Once these people die, Editors assemble video montages of their life as a tribute video to be played at their funeral, etc. Alan Hakman (Robin Williams) is one such Editor. Anyway, when putting these implants into the editing suite it reads through the footage and determines which footage is sleeping, which is eating, travel, awkward moments, bathroom time, bedroom time, etc. I love this movie purely for that concept. That system is an intriguing idea - determining what type of footage it is and then categorising it. If you haven't seen the film, watch it just for this bit.

 

Anyway, I'm rambling and I can't remember the third movie. I hope what I'm trying to say makes sense despite me feeling like I'm not getting my point across.

Bottom line? I think the idea behind this is fascinating and the execution seems to be much better than I expected - even if there is varying audio levels and low-quality footage, that's unavoidable given the nature of the project, I think. I'm slowly downloading the RARs and eventually I'll comment on the whole thing.

:)

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#404947
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"Blue Water" Dragon Ball Z?
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Nice work so far. Perhaps the best eventual output would be single episode avis/mp4s? DVDs covering 169 episodes is a lot of work for yourself. Congrats on finding the credit font most of all because I know how satisfying it can be to track down that typeface you've been searching an age to find.

I'm more keen to do this with the 'Blue Water' GT dub as I used to have an RM/RMVB set of all 64 eps featuring that dub... and lost them in a hard drive crash. DBGT was one of the first anime that I watched subbed and I remember being thrilled to be able to watch a dubbed version that I stumbled across online.

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