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InvisibleWolfMan

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#984113
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Transformers: The Movie (1986 animated version)
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Update:

So, a minor informative tidbit; I am still working on editing the “Autobot / Decepticon Battle” scene…it’s mind bending how they take a snippet here and a snippet there out and hide it always behind loud sounds in the track. The sound editors clearly were under pressure to complete on time. Listening and re-listening just to get a sense of where the true edit was to specific sections that are mostly repetative with only the slightest of difference is a law unto itself. I’ll keep at it now and won’t update again until the section is totally done. Then I hope to make a quick ‘n’ dirty .mp3 of the work thus far for a few listeners from out there.

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#978496
Topic
Transformers: The Movie (1986 animated version)
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Hi,

Thought I’d give a quick update on the isolated music track I’ve been working on. I have gotten to the “Autobot / Decepticon Battle” part of the soundtrack. It’s slow going since there’s all these minor, minor snippets cut out in the music and I have to listen through the original mix and try to hear how it should really go between all the blasts, dialogue and various noises. I’m also trying to make the jumps in certain areas less noticeable as since it is designed to be an isolated music track, I do not have the same luxury the original mixers did in regards to hiding them cleverly behind all the other sounds. Thankfully, what I have sounds so far quite good. I am thinking that once I get to the “Death Of Optimus Prime” that I will make a small audio file of my work thus far for a few people to listen to judge how it’s going.

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#955584
Topic
Mega Madness: The Ultimate Gremlins Companion
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After a long period of silence on this (for many a reason), I think it only fair that I finally speak up. For anyone who hasn’t read the prior pages through, I went through a divorce just before Christmas of '09. That left me without several ways to do anything related to this project. I remained hopeful though and got few things back on track for myself. I got back to work full time and then got into a lovely relationship (which I am now happily re-married). However, my victory of working full time was short lived as my former place was quite dependent on the local economy being in good order. So, at the end of 2012 I had to make a choice ; continue to play “on-again, off-again” with my “job” as I had done for almost 10 years or then go for broke and change my profession. So, I went for broke…no use crying myself to sleep over a job that could only exist when economies were good and people wanted to spend. I decided I’d become a nurse, having no clue how I’d manage to do that in a foreign language (for those who don’t know me more personally, I live in another country than the one I was born in).

So, I cracked down hard and pulled off a miracle. In a mere 8 months, I went to a language course which improved my language skills just enough to get accepted to a nursing assistant education while being able to at the same time get myself some on the job experience through the local labor force at a home for the elderly and within 9 months after that completing the education and getting the assistant’s degree as well as being accepted to continue on for the full nursing degree. I also managed to land myself a personal assistant’s job with a private client with a disability and on top of all this…take care of my daily life with my wife and now two children. So it was the fall of '14 that I began to notice that something was off, and by March of '15 after an anxiety attack during a rather mundane outing…I was diagnosed with depression. Shortly said, I’ve always been one to take responsibility VERY seriously and as often as I could and it had finally piled up. So my education towards the full nursing degree had to be put on hold and I (thankfully) got myself the help to clean up the mess my depression made.

I find myself here writing this not because I have to, only because I feel that those who did sacrifice to contribute should hear why this project has been on hold for so long. I wish I could get it done by tomorrow…however, that is not the reality I face at the moment. Perhaps I can eventually take some time and go through again what I have…scans, clips and whatnot and assess the true status. Once I do, I will let it be known here. Please understand if it doesn’t happen any sooner than it does. My life has to be complete before the project can be complete.

Kindest Regards,

InvisibleWolfMan

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#785269
Topic
Transformers: The Movie (1986 animated version)
Time

After a few days from my last post AND some very time consuming listening, I finally found the right edit for the problem I was having with the "2005" section, therefore fixing my previous edit so it became 100% correct. A nice victory, considering it was pratically lost behind Ironhide's footsteps just before he transforms.

One more minor edit to go on the section where Laserbeak reports to Megatron and I should be ready to roll onwards to the attack on the shuttle and then beyond. It is truly amazing how much they do manage to splice and dice the music where you have to have several listens to find the way they did it. I think about halfway through (or at least at some point soon) I will let someone have what I've done to that point to listen how it sounds. It's good to get feedback after just going on my own decisions.

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#784830
Topic
Transformers: The Movie (1986 animated version)
Time

StarThoughts said:

InvisibleWolfMan said:

Out of morbid curiosity, I checked youtube for the same music piece from the Botcon '97 release TIL ALL ARE ONE (which there bears the name"2005") and sure enough, it's shorter than what is on the Intrada/Sony Legacy by about 40-45 seconds. I do have a copy of the Botcon ´97, but it is a copy and I know the way it was done means that there's a small amount of loss in the range. If I had the release OR had a way to get my hands on FLAC /WAV files of it, it'd be great. I could still use the Intrada/Sony Legacy release but use the small transition parts from the Botcon '97 whenever necessary to make certain edit points less problematic.

I have the BotCon release, I can rip cues when I get home from work tonight. Which tracks would you like?

 PM sent.

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#784580
Topic
Transformers: The Movie (1986 animated version)
Time

I have been slow the past few days due to fact that the second track from the Intrada Special Collection/ Sony Legacy release of the score is longer than used in the film. One part was especially tricky, no matter how I cut the section out to match up the length of what how it goes in the film it just sounded too sharp in the edit. This resulted in me going to a small but unavoidable "evil" of doing a splice to the track and fading out on the part that was causing the issue and fading into the other end where I needed to go, which thankfully made it sound like 99.9% of what was originally heard in the film soundtrack edit.

Now I've noticed a portion of the same time length I took out of the track suddenly is added back in during Laserbeak's report to Megatron. So again it will require me to listen very carefully through all the sound effects and vocals to hear what section of music during that moment is reused and where the insertion occurs. Out of morbid curiosity, I checked youtube for the same music piece from the Botcon '97 release TIL ALL ARE ONE (which there bears the name"2005") and sure enough, it's shorter than what is on the Intrada/Sony Legacy by about 40-45 seconds. I do have a copy of the Botcon ´97, but it is a copy and I know the way it was done means that there's a small amount of loss in the range. If I had the release OR had a way to get my hands on FLAC /WAV files of it, it'd be great. I could still use the Intrada/Sony Legacy release but use the small transition parts from the Botcon '97 whenever necessary to make certain edit points less problematic.

Don't get me wrong, I love the challenge of this! Been a few good years before I've jumped into the deep end of the sound editing pool like this. It also does point out to me that it is clear there were edits that happened as these tracks on the Intrada/Sony Legacy CD are most likely the original composition lengths and that means they have meant to have more during the Autobots preparing to head to Earth and less during Laserbeak's report to Megatron. Interesting indeed!

Well, it's time to get back to it. And wish me luck! More luck than you can possibly imagine...

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#784412
Topic
Our projects released thread
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dark_jedi said:

We have nothing at this time for extras so we need help if anyone wants to help us gather.

We will use the Theatrical DVD's audio, so yes it is mono, might be dual mono I have to check.

 Apparently there is a press kit for this movie and there are a few libraries in the USA that still list it as available to loan! Check it out here: http://www.worldcat.org/title/warriors-press-kit/oclc/64771144

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#784397
Topic
Transformers: The Movie (1986 animated version)
Time

For anyone who is interested, I am slowly but surely building an isolated music track for this. I began yesterday and got up to the point where the 2005 narrative begins. It is proving to be a bit of a challenge. The Transformers theme by Lion took some time as it seems they did not have the synth section in the film mix that otherwise can be heard on the album version of the song. I finally found a good spot to make it sound as it should without being jarring. I'll keep everyone updated on my progress.

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#783433
Topic
Our projects released thread
Time

ATTENTION:

Is there a member here who that currently lives in Australia OR knows of another member here who does? I have found a R4 of SILVER BULLET but the shipping cost is EXTREMELY high to ship internationally...almost 10 times in addition to what it would cost to buy it. Contact me IMMEDIATELY via PM if someone out there is willing to help.

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#779947
Topic
Transformers: The Movie (1986 animated version)
Time

Hi,

I don't know if it's necessary or not, but I thought I'd mention I have the Spanish release of the 2 DVD remastered edition which includes the Spanish language track in 5.1 as well as DTS-ES if needed. I would only need to rip the audio.

Indecently, I have the original, unaltered version of the song INSTRUMENTS OF DESTRUCTION by N.R.G. which they released back in 2001 for free as an .mp3 download. See it mentioned here:

http://www.daville.com/transmain.html

The lyrical differences are discussed here:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Instruments_of_Destruction

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#779944
Topic
Giorgio Moroder presents "Metropolis"
Time

The recent UK Region B release of Metropolis includes not only the 2010 reconstructed version but also Moroder's version. I own it and can vouch for the extras listed:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Metropolis-Ultimate-Collectors-SteelBook-Blu-ray/dp/B00Q8LDNFO/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1436361862&sr=1-2&keywords=metropolis+blu+ray

The quality of Moroder's version is, IMHO, first generation VHS of a used silent-era film.  As The Aluminum Falcon pointed out, the elements used in Moroder's version were far inferior.

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#779943
Topic
Our projects released thread
Time

SCREAM Scandinavian Bluray Update:

It seems that the shot of Kenny getting his throat slashed, unless I am somehow mistaken, should be from the Director's Cut. When it comes to the "showdown," this is where having an actual Director's Cut DVD to compare with would help as the pacing is still pretty tight. The only thing I am 100% sure of is that the shot of Sid's father on the floor with Stu's hand bleeding is the theatrical cut as there is no pool of blood to be seen. So, at least this bluray release seems to be a hybrid.

In lieu of this, I have scoured many trade shops, flea markets and the net and have managed to score not one but two SEALED copies of the Scandinavian Director's Cut DVD release, one for myself to help me really further review the differences and one to submit to DJ along with the Scandinavian Bluray so that Team_Blu can get onto the editing business at hand.

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#779272
Topic
Our projects released thread
Time

Yes, I am talking about SCREAM and I can easily keep my eyes peeled at the local trade shops and flea markets for the old Director's Cut DVD. A quick scan for a few key DC scenes from my bluray I have at the moment before my kid got home revealed that perhaps the scene where Steven is gutted has the long shot intermixed with the closeup (need to find the DC dvd to make a comparison), Casey's death tracking shot is at normal speed and also where Tatum's head is crushed by the garage door is the full length crushing scene...evident by the head "smooshing" down in the same fashion as located in the screen shots found here:

http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=256325

I don't know how the other blurays compare, but it seems to be that this Scandinavian release by Nordisk Film contains DC footage. I will try to compare the rest later tonight or early tomorrow morning after my kid goes to bed and /or before he gets up and help you get to the bottom of this. I will again also be hitting the local trade shops and flea markets for the old Director's Cut DVD as I have seen at least one copy somewhere. All else fails, I have the local Finnish  "ebay" site to rely on. Stay tuned!

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#726763
Topic
Our projects released thread
Time

Hello,

Sorry for my lack of updates as I have been extremely busy with my studies as well as recovering from a bout of the flu. The instrumental tracks by AC/DC which I downloaded a few years back have had a good listen to and many are sadly riddled with the various background effects.

Of course the tracks on the WHO MADE WHO album are there and can easily be fixed for the most part, save D.T. which fades out where in the film it goes on. I tried to see what I could do with removing some more of the noise on the unique pieces of the music, but I am lacking better codecs and a better PC at the moment. My guess would be that it is going to be difficult, period. I am still willing to send the files to anyone associated with this project or at least willing to help with this project.

About SILVER BULLET, I see that at LDDB there is one sealed. So long as the team doesn't mind waiting, by the end of the month I could see if I could get my hands on it and arrange to send it directly to someone on the team.

Kindest Regards,

InvisibleWolfMan

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#718373
Topic
Our projects released thread
Time

Hope this helps:

- short clip of CHASE THE ACE when the one boy escapes on his bike just after the other boy is run over by the steamroller

- short clip of CHASE THE ACE after the newlywed wife screams "Get in! Get in!"

- longer clip of CHASE THE ACE after the newlywed wife screams "Look out!"

- short clip of SINK THE PINK when the jukebox breaks down, which takes place after the discussion that Bill and Brett about the island of Haven (approx. 54 minutes in)