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Fighting with Don't Fight in the Snow

How the frak did it get to be August 1st already? We just started summer a few days ago here in Seattle. This sucks.

I've had a few vid ideas seize hold of me, but I'm having trouble getting started on them. I'm finally able to breathe a bit with the work thing (one of the authors has hied off to parts unknown for vacay, so won't need his edits back till end of August, which, bad for me in that it'll be another month before money rolls in, but good for me too in that I can breathe). So I can actually try to vid, although all the recent fracas related to VVC haters has left me feeling quite... less than thrilled with vidding in general.

Since I am a bit stymied still, I thought about remastering some old vids, and once again found myself wanting to remaster all the vids on the first disc I ever put out with co-vidders, Don't Fight in the Snow. I can remaster digitally all vids except one, which is Jo's, and so I don't feel it's appropriate for me to remake it (I would love it beyond reason if we could have a remastered copy, myself, because the name of the disc comes from that vid, so, you know...). It's a shitload of work though.

There aren't a lot of vids on the disc, because DVDs were still pretty new at the time (when [personal profile] killabeez graciously made the compilation for us, she made it in both disc and VCR versions, and as I remember, it was primarily VCR versions that went out). But it's still a crapload of time -- I have to identify all the clips (not so easy with some of the shows; I cannot for the life of me remember where some of the shots in Sandy's and my Due South vid Stranded are located), clip all the shows/movies, and then try to match the shots. I know some people put the old video versions in their timeline and cut to that, but I have never found that successful for me, so I have to constantly refer back to the original vid.

It would be a long project. And I don't know if there's even any possible interest in such a thing. I still don't really know how to put a DVD online for download, but I could look into that, although I have a feeling space might be the biggest issue in that regard. But whatever I do, I'd like to feel like it's worth the time -- remasters are so much work for pretty much nil reward, and I would love to know if anyone is interested in this disc possibility.

Some of the vids are the only ones I know of for the fandom (Second Sight, for instance), and some of them are popular shows (Buffy), and some of them are just... I don't know, maybe of their time might be a good way to describe them (like the Witchblade vid, which, I don't know if anyone really wants to see a six-minute darkwave song for a rarely seen show at this point -- really, it seemed like a good idea at the time). The fandoms on the disc included two Mag 7 vids, Tombstone, Firefly (My Beautiful Reward, which has already been remastered), Buffy, Due South, Second Sight, Witchblade, La Femme Nikita, and the aforementioned Band of Brothers vid that started the whole thing, if we can get it.

And now that I've said that, I have to take a moment to squee about Flashpoint Friday night. Oh, show, you are so earnestly corny in that inimitable Canadian TV way, and I heart you so, especially when you give me Ed and Greg slashiness at the end and practically serve it up to me on a silver platter with caviar and toast points on the side. And OMG Hugh Dillon in that leather jacket at the end! I just about had a heart attack. My Hugh love is solely centered around Ed Lane and his (Hugh's) relationship to the show, so that makes me a little different from most of the Hugh fans I know, but when they give me that I just... I want to lock him away in my bedroom and do bad things with him.

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Aug. 2nd, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)

Don't fight in the snow, Gwyn!

(Now I want to find a whole host of episodes from some of my favorite shows that have snow scenes in them and make DON'T FIGHT IN THE SNOW! icons, and not tell anyone what it means.)
Aug. 2nd, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
OMG IF YOU DID THAT I WOULD LOVE YOU SO MUCH. Um, not that I don't already love you, but you know. ;-) That would be so cool. Heeeee. "Nice use of video clips."
Aug. 2nd, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
I've just added another 1.5TB drive to my system and ripped the BoB discs. I'll start the remaster as soon as I finish the credits for the two current projects (probably week after next).
Aug. 2nd, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Oh that would be AWEsome. Though this is going to take a long time, so I'm tempted to say, "when you can," except that I know you prefer hard, tight deadlines (that sounds so lewd). So even if it's the first one done, that would be cool. Then that would be two down, a dozen to go... sigh.
Aug. 2nd, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
If you need hosting space, I'm glad to contribute. The tricky part about a DVD downloadable file is making a segmented .rar file, which I can easily do, or else you can download the free Split & Concat.

Yay, remasters!
Aug. 2nd, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
Oooo. I'm glad you know about this stuff. Now we can pick your brain AGAIN. It'll be just like seven years ago!! Only this time with less work for you. ;-)

Hey, I have a techie question about working with .avis again... and I have a hard time explaining it. I know you're probably busy and then we have the thing Sunday night, but if you find yourself with any free time and wanted to maybe take in at least the first ep of The Middleman and see my issue, maybe we could get together sometime?
Aug. 2nd, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Sure, I'm not that busy this week except for Thursday. Want to come over like on Tuesday?
Aug. 2nd, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
I'm not sure I can replicate the problem I have with viewing the files in FCPro on another system. Would you be averse to coming here? I'll make something for food!
Aug. 2nd, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
Okies, I can do Monday or Tuesday. Either of those work for you?
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