At this point, I have converted all content for disc two over to dvd-ready format, and will begin constructing the dvd beginning Monday. My hope for getting this done and uploaded this weekend was foolishly quixotic given the sheer quantity of material stored onto the laserdiscs. All told, I ended up with the following:
-1,748 individual slides of information, which will probably grow by twenty or so as I create navigation menus during the creation of the disc. I decided to transcribe all text to new slides, which accounts for the snail's pace of the project. Pictures interspersed in the large narrative sections of the disc were resized to fit within normal overscan limits. Pictures contained in galleries were not resized, due to time constraints and also because most of these contain important detail that resizing compromises (for example, blueprints or concept sketches). God I hope that Encore can handle this many slides.
-24 unique video elements, ranging from 15 seconds to around 10 minutes each. Four of these feature multiple audio tracks containing Gilliam's commentary as well as the original audio
-4 audio only interviews with producers, screenwriters, and other crew members. The accents are thick, but this content is crucial to the discussion of what was apparenlty a very emotional production process.
I am still debating whether or not to include an LP capture of the soundtrack as an extra, since the CD was produced, although it is out of print and too expensive for me to purchase. Also, I have four comic books that were released parallel to the movie, and wanted to incorporate them somehow, but since none of the creators of the movie had anything to do with them, I have omitted it from the project.
Keep looking back here to see where the project is. I will keep everyone updated as to its status.
Pray that my hard drive doesn't kick the bucket. I don't think I have the stamina to do this again.