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INSOMNIA CAFE - Friends Season One The Movie! (WORK IN PROGRESS - EARLY PHASES)

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Last year I decided to watch Friends for the first time since seeing episodes as a small child. It was a week of constant emotion, from mirth to sadness to wishing they’d done things differently. It was not long after that that I began wondering what the show would be like if the focus were taken away from the humour, the jokes, the ridiculous situations, and placed more upon what I personally adore about the show: the characters and the concept.

FOCUS OF THE EDIT: Take the first season of the show, remove the laugh tracks, homophobic jokes, and mind-numbingly stupid moments, restructure the events in the story to feel more like the characters have arcs, and to pull everything together into something that resembles a movie.

A short first test from months ago: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ufprq7Ej4T54K0k8sn705WMwuuDEYTER/view?usp=sharing

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I hate Friends, but I would totally watch this!

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bob79519 said:

I hate Friends, but I would totally watch this!

Thanks, good to know. Hopefully, if and when this is done someone who does hate the show would be able to enjoy it.

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The sample clip you shared looks great, really good job in removing the laugh track. The audio drop at 1:36 is a bit sudden, might wanna smooth that out. The additional bell ringing sound effect at 1:47 is very well done, and you’ve done a great job at adding additional sound effects (or removing the laugh track channel? I doubt that’s possible), must’ve been hard.
I thought opening with the Australian broadcast was a bit odd since it’s an American show. Only a minor gripe.

How’s this coming along? And what kind of plot are you aiming for.

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Interested in a link once this is finalized 😃

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Heavysyde said:

The sample clip you shared looks great, really good job in removing the laugh track. The audio drop at 1:36 is a bit sudden, might wanna smooth that out. The additional bell ringing sound effect at 1:47 is very well done, and you’ve done a great job at adding additional sound effects (or removing the laugh track channel? I doubt that’s possible), must’ve been hard.
I thought opening with the Australian broadcast was a bit odd since it’s an American show. Only a minor gripe.

How’s this coming along? And what kind of plot are you aiming for.

Thanks for the kind words and criticism!
I myself am proud of the removal of the laugh track, because there was no “track”, every one of the six channels had the laughs in them. If there was a laugh, I had to try remaking all the sounds that would have been there. The doorbell I felt was too loud, but I’m glad you didn’t pick up the other sounds being inserted by me. The Australian broadcast was a bit odd, now that you mention it, I just felt it fit the tone and was already part of the song I put in.

Currently, I haven’t worked on it in some months - that’s my method of editing, lol, start a project and never finish it. If there are any updates, I’ll post them, but at the moment this is just an idea I have for an edit, much less and actual edit,