*Max_Rebo is working on some edits too!
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!
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!
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.
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.