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#304971
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I have been away for a long long time trying to get my business in order, so there is a lot i haven't read up on in this thread. Before I left, I don't feel like looking for the exact post, I saw that you had set a tentative deadline of November 2007. I was just wondering, please don't take this as nagging or anything negative for that matter, when the final distributable version might be done? Thanx!
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#284138
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Rocky Horror How-to help!
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Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show, there was an album done of the soundtrack by a bunch of various punk bands, that would be awesome to replace the normal audio with these versions, I just need to know what program I should use for slowing down or speeding up the video without it looking too bad, cuz some of the songs on this album are done at a different pace!
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#282763
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Rocky Horror Picture Show!
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I love the seamless branching idea, a lot of your ideas are good, def some color tweaks fo his lips, and since it's open matte and I sure in the hell don't feel like doing a laserdisc transfer I think i'll prolly stick with solely widescreen or crop off more of the image, or start a campaign for a fullscreen dvd lol. But I agree with the whole only color being his lips thing untill it gets to a certain point but should that point be when brad and janet walk in the room right after meeting frank or should it be when frank throws off his cape or transition in the middle of him singing sweet transvestite or should it be when the camera flashes back to brad and janet, so many possibilities! I'd also like to see a version where the only color throughout the whole movie is his lips tho! And no the US version doesn't have that song in the film but it's got it in the extras and to be honest there is a reason why they left it out, it doesnt fit the style of the movie at all and it's a horrible song, even worse than superheroes. Not to mention the quality of that scene in the extras is subpar to that of the rest of the movie so it would be even more jarring when added back in even if the whole movie was in black and white!
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#282557
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Rocky Horror Picture Show!
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Actually on the 2-disc version, on the second disc, during the "Documentary: Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show" Brian Thomson the set designer stated that the color was only supposed to come in after they met Frank and the only color was supposed to be his lips, but after having watched it again I think you are right, during the zoom in it would only show color on his lips but after that I think everything was supposed to be color. He said that they didn't do it because of technology purposes which I don't understand how they couldn't do it if everything was supposed to be color and not just his lips, it makes no sense to me, take a look at the docu at 21:30 into it and tell me what you think. He also states that the ballroom scene during the time warp was conceived as a black and white scene and that's why the only color in it comes in through the lighting that they did, which is why the easter egg makes no sense to me too! But now that you mention the aspect ratio thing I think I might do that as well, but for the beginning do you think there is more area that we are missing or do you think they would have cropped what we are given? And if you don't understand that last question just ask me to explain it.
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#282530
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Rocky Horror How-to help!
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Well the drag and drop I get, I've done a few simple edits before just removing scenes or adding in deleted scenes, but putting these clips inside the curtains like in the youtube video i linked to, that's something I don't know how to do. I also don't know how to make the words like in that opening title video. Also it would be great to know how to crop video as well. I've got vegas and womble and premier, the only one i'm really good with tho is womble. I would gladly buy more software if neccessary, regardless of price. As for the flipping thing, what I mean is the sounds that would normally come out of the right speaker i need them to come out of the left speaker and vice versa. Any quick tutorials on the basics of this stuff would help immensely I don't mind spending hours experimenting after that, it's just I'm totally lost at where to start or what programs I should use for each project. So a quick how-to or a link to somewhere that has them would be much appreciated.
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#282289
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Rocky Horror How-to help!
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Well if you wanna know more about the projects or why I need help in these particular areas then please visit this page: http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=7831&STARTPAGE=1

But basically what I need help on is a few diff. things, first of all i need to know how to digitally flip an entire movie horizontally, not just the video but the audio too. Secondly I need to know how to make a new video opening that includes clips from old movies, a cgi red curtain opening up (or how to rotoscope stuff out so I could use the one from Moulin Rouge or something), and how to make opening title text that looks really good like the one in the video on my second post in the forum thread linked-to above. I also need to know how to make an entire movie black and white with the exception of one persons lips throughout the entire movie. And lastly I need to know how to take a 1.66:1 aspect ratio dvd video and shift it up adding in a second video that I filmed underneath of it to create a 4:3 video, I also need to know some rotoscoping for this, thanx in advance everyone!
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#282118
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NOW RELEASED:The Godfather: 1901-1980 Epic Edit
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My suggestion is to release the avi's or to look into kdvds (kwag video compression) and though i would seed all dvds till i got a ratio of at least 10:1 (if that many ppl would spend there time dling this) i dont think many other ppl would do the same. But I would love to have it, and the 3rd movie is an abomination imo but then again so are the sw prequels, but i still watch em lol so include em all or not, either way i want this, and im sure at least a few others do too, so a release would be nice if your not too busy, or send me the masters, I'll do up a nice kdvd release for you or send em to someone else willing to do sumthin similar so you can keep working on all those other wonderful projects of yours (cough PLANET OF THE APES!!!! cough).
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#282098
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Rocky Horror Picture Show!
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Imagine my surprise to search and not find any threads about this wonderful film! Well there have been so many edits I've wanted to do in the past and have gotten through rough cuts of them all only to scrap the idea because I couldn't make it look as beautiful as I wanted, granted I still have all materials and project files from all of these so I could possibly finish them in the future but then again I prolly won't, probably because I am no longer passionate about these edits and I'm an exhibitionist, I only want to make edits that my real world friends are going to watch and think: "wow that's fxcking awesome please burn me a copy!" There wasn't much of an audience for those edits among the people I personally know, but with these edits, there certainly is! I have multiple edits planned for this one movie! 3 to be exact and I need advice about all of them, because I simply don't have the know-how.

Edit 1: Simply flipping the screen from left to right, this is used in training purposes for the casts who act out the movie under the screen, I have a low quality 20-billionth generation vhs of this that was prolly done with a crappy tv, a mirror, and a 1980s video camera. But I wanted a pristine burnable dvd version for all the cast members (all of which obviously own 3 diff. official dvd versions of the movie as well as multiple vhs copies and their own copy of this same training version on vhs anyway)! It would also be kinda nice to be able to reverse the audio tracks as well. This is the one I want to start with because I feel it would be the easiest and most useful at this stage.

Edit 2: As it was originally meant to be... The opening scene was supposed to have red curtains open up to reveal a montage of various clips from old b&w sci-fi/horror movies that the opening song references, and from there on out the entire movie itself was supposed to be in black and white as well, with the exception of Frank's lips, which were supposed to be red. They were unable to do this at the time because of the technology, but a modern movie production (Sin City) has proved this to be entirely possible, and I would like to re-create the way this movie was meant to be seen just to see what it would have been like. There are low quality versions of the alternate opening circling the interweb and it would probably be relatively easy to re-create that (with the exception of the curtain and alternate title words which i don't know how to do and may or may not include). But the lips thing is something I definately dont know how to do and is kinda the point of this edit. This would be second because it would require more work (but no more equipment than what I already have).

Edit 3: I'm saving up for a video camera... some of you may already know where this is going. I go to see the film in the theater every 2 weeks, and I love the cast and the specific call backs to my theater. I want to film the cast beneath the screen and the audio from my audience. Then I want to take the dvd video (which is 1.66:1) and place my video underneath it to make a 4:3 fullscreen video as well as the audio from my theater that way I can watch it with the people I know acting it out and scream the callbacks I know right along with my friends voices in the comfort of my very own home. I already have permission to do this in the theater so long as I don't get too much of the screen on camera, and what I mean by too much is the fact that certain things the cast does requires them to touch the screen in various ways, but usually only the bottom. And since I want to use the much prettier dvd video rather than filming the theater screen as well (which I don't have permission to do) then I need to learn some pretty good rotoscoping. I want to do this one last obviously because it requires that I save up to get the equipment that I don't have and probably more skill and know-how than the other two edits.

I appreciate all advice and help on these edits, so thanx in advance to anyone interested enough to reply to this thread!
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#272144
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Requiem for a clone war dream...
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Yes the lightsaber boils the water all around the lightsaber itself, but it wouldn't do so all around Fisto. The heat from a lightsaber dissipates a very short distance from the blade itself. At the beginning of the Qui-Gon door cutting scene you see the lightsaber draw a very fine line, then they shut the bigger doors. At this point he started using the force to extend the lightsabers heat enough to melt the whole friggin door instead of cut into it.
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#269913
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Requiem for a clone war dream...
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Camo makes no sense if they weren't originally stationed there, also I agree with removing the windu scene, I don't know entirely what your intentions are but I'd edit it to remove the subplots that aren't relevant to anakin or the movies. What I would most like to see is the removal of one thing in particular which directly conflicts with the movies, his retarded tatoo. Great idea except that it wasn't in ep3 and nobody is gonna put it in there so it oughta be taken outta here.
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#261415
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Ya I thot you were fixing the arm, is it not done yet?

And after seeing the other movies, I look back and twinge at every googley-eyed look he gives her, the kiss for luck, and when he gets pissed at Han for liking her, but it was just a question about his edit, it's not gonna kill anybody either way.
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#260558
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PT as one movie
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ahh you are using wipes or fades, thats why its not all stream copy, with the audio and video together or seperate, there wouldnt be any reencoding without wipes but with wipes there are both ways, it's just that when they are combined its doubtfull that the audio will go out of synch, either way if you are going for using those oh-so-pro wipes instead of jump cuts then you ought to use a diff program, maybe vegas.
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#260182
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PT as one movie
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In your edit, is it neccessary to edit the audio independantly from the video, if not then rip the movie as one file with something like dvdshrink and edit it in womble that way, you won't have any synch problems. Also, as is being attempted in multiple edits for ep1, they are trying to cut out the entire beginning and explain it all in a new scroll so that when it fades away you are right in the action with amidala fleeing naboo (just like her daughter fleeing vader and the empire in ep 4!)
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#259843
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&quot;Banning of OCPMovie&quot;
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Knightmessenger, it wasn't a misquote nor did he mislead anyone (except you) by posting it in the context he did. And I can relate to the whole film student thing (seeing as how that will prolly be me in a few years) but 10 bux is plenty to pay someone back for a dl printed disc, with a case and printed cover, along with shipping (unless it's overseas) so he was wrong in charging so much, especially for time. Dont send discs if you aren't willing to spend the time. Torrent it and let someone else send discs out, something else I think ought to be pointed out, its alright to send out other ppls edits and charge for blank and postage, it was bad enough he was making profit on his own stuff (if he really was charging that much) but making profit on other ppls worx, that's piracy. He had a few great contributions, but no matter your contribution, if you are pirating other ppls sh*t, you deserve to be banned! And revenge is ever so sweet if the ppl who are banning you happen to be some of the ppl whos stuff you were pirating.

PS i think the xo is way overhyped and prolly wont live up to expectations

PPS i also think the mods should leave this thread open (prolly move it to general discussion, because it doesn't really belong here, but then again if they do, not too many ppl will see it, and ppl should see it) because this thread provides a great conversation place about the very ethics of this site, and will help shape them, as well as serve as a reminder of what happens if you brake the rules that were generated by these publicly accepted ethics.