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#1258018
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Gold Standard Collection #1: A Fistful of Dollars
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As I said, I think you need a better way to deal with criticism. We all get criticism, me, poita, everyone. But you’re manufacturing your own misadventure with the way you are currently dealing with yours. I’m trying to help, I’m not insulting you at all am I? Just please think about working on a better strategy that’s all I’m asking. Respect goes both ways - you get as much as you give.

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#1258007
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Gold Standard Collection #1: A Fistful of Dollars
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Charles Threepio said:

I don’t need your help, I’m just… FRUSTRATED by the pressures being pressed on me both inside and outside the fan restoration community at the same freaking time. If I’m being a passhole aggresshole, as a certain misandrist cult in the Pretty Cure fandom likes to put it, it’s precisely because I let those pressures get to me and flipped out as a result.

All you’re doing is directly insulting and disrespecting my friends, including some who defended you for months. They were happy to accommodate you there, the only thing the admins wanted is that you don’t spam the forum with dozens of vapourware threads. Surely that’s not unreasonable on their part. Compromising is part of the normal human experience, but most people don’t get all irate about a compromise they’re unhappy with. Your comparison to Mozart is interesting, but he never announced a bunch of symphonies that would take him 2,500 months to complete. Do you think people would have taken him seriously if he did?

If you want to insult my friends and behave in an indignant way, that’s fine by me. They’re big boys I doubt any of them care. But you are not doing yourself any favours with your self-indulgent malarkey. What you should be doing, in my humble opinion, is working on a way to better handle criticism. Because at the moment it’s a total disaster whenever you encounter it. Your current strategy of escalation and aggression is just not working well for you. This is a discussion forum - if you want to discuss your ideas with people to flesh them out that’s great.

And frankly, those announcement threads you mention are simply a repository for my ideas, I don’t know if or when I’ll be doing all of them, but I know one thing for certain: that you can expect me to have AFOD ready by its 55th anniversary this September.

They’re your threads. You put your “ideas” under the headings “Planned projects”. If they’re not really planned projects but just ideas, then why not put them under the heading “Project ideas”? And above that you have the headings “Projects in progress” and above that the headings “Released projects”. How is anyone supposed to work out that your “planned projects” are just “ideas” when you’ve gone out of your way to make it look like they are all going to move up the ladder to completion?

You have so far announced 278 “Planned projects” here on OT. If this first project - AFOD - will take you 9 months, which is by no means an unrealistic timetable, then I’d say there’s pretty little chance for most of your other 277 projects to ever get done. If they ever do most of us will be long dead. Which sounds a bit selfish, so I should say I’d be happy for our descendants in 8 or 9 generations time to enjoy them, it’s just I don’t know why they all need to be announced now so far in advance of eventual completion.

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#1257956
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Gold Standard Collection #1: A Fistful of Dollars
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Mate please don’t be passive-aggressive. Fanres is an official sister-forum to OT. Sure do things on your own timeline - as I myself do - but by announcing 180+ “planned projects” all at once you are surely provoking people’s patience aren’t you? If you want to do things in your own time I’d suggest don’t announce almost 200 projects you plan to complete. I don’t know anyone that completed that many projects. I’d suggest you jettison the announcement threads of all your planned projects and just take it one at a time.

No one is trying to prove you right or wrong, you’re your own man.

V

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#1257293
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KTP's Gold Standard Collection
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Chewielewis said:

Charles Threepio said:
Apparently, Fanres.com is too damn bigoted against people like me with brains so big they don’t know what to do with them, so I’ve given up on them.

Oh no, please don’t bring this nonsense here. Your threads were removed for good reason. 2 Years of spamming vaporware projects with nothing to show for it.

These KTP collections are so absurdly broad and ambitions but with zero details of what you plan to do or how to do it. We don’t need these here.

+1 to that.

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#1256852
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Alien 1979 35mm scan opportunity
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I am excited to announce that this project will be utilising two prints. Here is a sample from the other print with some rough colour correction:

And here’s the above screenshot with a very quick regrade to match:

Both prints are very badly faded. But we have quite a bit of latitude with the colour as you see, and the aim is to recover the original colour grading.

I’m not suggesting the above scene is supposed to look blue like the grading above. I don’t know myself yet whether it is supposed to be green or blue. Grading the film accurately without any un-faded film to compare against is nearly impossible - but good news! We have scanned some unfaded footage of Alien too, and it has been graded to projection accurate, so we should be able to fully recover the correct grading of the entire film without having to “guess” whether certain scenes should look “more blue” or “more green”.

All in all a lot of work is going into this project. But right now we need to pay for our scan, so if anyone would like to help with donations please get in contact. We’ll be working out some samples to share with donors soon as well.

Thanks everyone!

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#1256252
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Mulan (1998) - 35 mm (Help needed!)
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Warstorck said:

So if someone wants a copy once it’s already scanned you won’t give it to them? Or will you charge them for a copy?

The short answer is no, he wouldn’t be “charging people for a copy”. Dr. Cooper is a good friend of mine, sometimes projects can’t be distributed even when we would like to, and there are different reasons why this can be the case. I don’t want to go into specifics because sometimes the reasons are quite complicated, but other times they’re not. Managing people’s expectations can also be tricky, we even get interesting requests from people from time to time as well.

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#1256029
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Beauty and the Beast 35mm "Help Needed"
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I now have a video preview of Reel 1 available to all donors. I haven’t been able to contact everyone just yet, but don’t worry. I’ll be sending a group message on OT with the link to a few people and individually contacting others. If anyone doesn’t get the link but they think they should feel free to message me. Please do not share the preview - it’s a low quality encode that isn’t intended to show the full quality of the scan.

I will work to get previews of the other reels to donors as well, you just may have to give me a bit of time as I don’t even have the scan myself yet. I’m getting them at the goodwill of an intermediary.

Anyone who didn’t get a chance to donate but is interested in getting access to the preview files can donate towards ALIEN. I won’t be able to give out full-reel previews for Alien, but don’t worry I will work out some previews for donors at some point of the scan as well.

Thanks everyone!

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#1256012
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Beauty and the Beast 35mm "Help Needed"
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As I’ve always said, no home release of this film has ever looked right:

It is possibly the most modified of all the Disney animations on home release. Every home release going back to VHS and Laserdisc has made the beast visible way earlier than he is in the actual film. It changes the entire mood of these scenes where the beast is but a silhouette.

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#1255992
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Alien 1979 35mm scan opportunity
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Alien has been scanned, but we haven’t paid for the scan yet. We need to pay 720€, if anyone is able to donate to this please get in contact ASAP! This won’t slow down Cinderella and Pinocchio because those are with other scanners. BatB has already been paid in full and delivered to us.

Although it took a very long time (18 months!) I can say that we got a bargain with this one. The scanner has done a lot of extra work for us, even fade-correcting the scan and doing multiple re-scans for free to make sure that the colour was fully recoverable. If you can help please get in contact!

Anyone who donates will get early access to BatB previews.