This looks amazing. Could I get a link to the 1080p version?
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.
You should consider checking out Tykjen’s edits of Westworld, might give you some ideas:
Someone posted a S1 edit on reddit recently:
After finishing the first 5 seasons, I watched parts of this edit, and I’ve gotta say DragoonClawNZ has done an excellent job at re-ordering this massive series, very impressive stuff. What I saw was seamlessly edited (audio & video). The parts where multiple events take place side-by-side were particularly impressive. I also have to give credit to Mike Maloney, who first made this edit in 2010.
The only thing I didn’t like was that the time travel parts were also linearised. I know some people would prefer that, so that everything is in strict chronological order, but I personally felt that they felt out of place, and that since the show established that the time travel parts were the “present” of the time travelling characters, I felt that those segments should’ve played out in the “present” timeline rather than past. But anyway, that’s just my personal view on that.
I would recommend this edit to someone who has already watched Lost, but not if you haven’t, as the time travelling parts will confuse you. This edit also offers the opportunity to watch Lost WITHOUT flashbacks if you so wish, as now entire episodes take place solely on the island (once you’ve gotten through the flashbacks episodes, which I skimmed). I think that when I eventually re-watch Lost, I’ll just watch the parts of this edit set from 2004 onwards. At least for the first 3 seasons, which had great island plotlines.
Could I get a link to this as well?
Thanks, hopefully the first film will be done in a few weeks. Btw did you manage to get a hold of your ASOIAF S7-8 edit?
I’m currently working on an edit of Game of Thrones which aims to cut down the show so that it follows the books more faithfully. I have been reading the first book, “A Game of Thrones”, and editing Season 1 simultaneously. S1 is quite faithful to the book, but there are some differences. Scenes and dialogue that are not in the books, or contradict the books, have been cut as much as possible, whilst still retaining all core plot points. Scenes that are implied in the books but not shown have been left in. Some scenes have been tightened to improve pace, but nothing which is in the books has been cut.
All scenes have been re-ordered so that they follow chapter order. I’ve largely completed the cuts for the first film in the series, still need to work on the audio and subs.
Film I, “The Wolfsbane”, covers material adapted from A Game of Thrones, Chapters 0-35. This corresponds mostly to Season 1 (E01-05), with one scene from E06. The run-time will be around 2:55. This film is mostly setting the scene for the Stark-Lannister conflict in King’s Landing. Sideplots take place in Winterfell, at the Wall, in the Dothraki Sea, and in the Vale. The film ends with Ned Stark being attacked by Jaime Lannister.
The title “The Wolfsbane” refers to the enemies of House Stark, as well as the poison.
I was hoping to make only two films in total for S1, but the second half of the season has less filler and is too long for a single film (~4hrs), so I am now planning on 3 films in total for Season 1.
did you do the whole film in the end?
Could I get a link to this?
Birth of a Hero by Blankfist
Hero Within by g1orkatsos
Spectacular Cut by filmnerd14
I wouldn’t want that. Besides, from my understanding, the 16:9 are cropped 4:3 anyways, so it still would be rather noticeable
I’m not sure what you mean by “the 16:9 are cropped 4:3 anyways”. On a 16:9 laptop monitor or TV, the BR footage is full screen, whilst the DVD footage has black bars on the left and right (as it is 4:3). The switch between BR and DVD footage is therefore quite noticeable. As there’s no way to make the DVD footage 16:9 (has not been released by NBC or whoever made Friends), the only way to make the output image ratio consistent would be to crop the BR footage. Ofc, OP can do what he likes, just my thoughts on this.
I started watching these yesterday, and I think you’ve done a great job in terms of audio here, the transitions are seamless. However, I found the constant switch between 16:9 and 4:3 a bit jarring. Have you considered cutting the BR footage to 4:3 so the switch between BR and DVD footage is less noticeable?
Sounds like a good idea. Any update on this?
This sounds great, am currently going through the uncut DVDs slowly. Could I get a link if available? I’d rather watch these than the DVDs. Sounds like a definitive version.