Sunday, 31 July 2016

"Disturbing Behaviour" & "Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...And Spring"

I've been revising my Disturbing Behaviour Extended Edition over the last few days and am happy to say that it is finished, with both an MP4 and NTSC DVD authored and uploaded. DLC files should be available at the usual place in the next few days.

I'll probably cut together a trailer for it - I'm still very happy with how effective the trailer for the Aberrant Edition turned out.

In the meantime, here's a DVD cover I created for the Extended Edition a while back:

1-4 Single Amaray 3240 x 2175 (170 spine) - Disturbing Behaviour - Extended Edition

The Aberrant Edition is still in progress - I'm most of the way through checking the project one last time to iron out any bugs, and have found a few small things to tweak here and there (including some compositing work I'll need to do to hide a minor continuity issue introduced by one of my changes). I'm hoping it won't take more than a few days to finish the main feature; once that's done I have an idea for a fun DVD extra that'll take a couple of days, and then it should be ready to render.

I also recently finished Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...and Spring, a short fanedit of (500) Days of Summer. If you've seen the Kim Ki-Duk film whose title I purloined, you probably have an idea of what to expect. I made the short to submit to the Love Consecution, which should be released soon and looks to have a bunch of great short fanedits, so I would recommend keeping an eye open for it.

Here's a poster I put together for it:

After that? Most likely I'll be finishing off Max Renn: The Video Man - Videodrome recut in the style of Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo: The Iron Man. It's almost finished, apart from a couple of final bits of music replacement and some compositing work. Here's a taste of what to expect:

MAX RENN - THE VIDEO MAN from That One Guy on Vimeo.

While I'm posting Vimeo links, here's one I forgot to post last year when I finished my de-sequelised edit of The Raid 2 - a shortened version of Merantau Warrior which now tells the story of how Yuda first came to Jakarta and ended up relying on his fists to survive:

Farmboy from That One Guy on Vimeo.
(The password is "").

Thursday, 7 July 2016

The by-now-becoming-annual update from That One Guy

Whoa, it's been 9 months since my last post. I've been dreadful at posting here, but I haven't been completely inactive on the fanediting front. In the absence of anything else to write about, I'll go for a recap of my current editing projects and where they're at:

[ABERRANT]/Disturbing Behaviour - As I mentioned previously, this turned into a double-feature edit. One edit is a straight extended edition (including a rebuilt commentary track from David Nutter), the other is a fairly extensive recut with the goal of making the film into more of a paranoid conspiracy thriller and less of a tone-shifting Teenage Stepford Wives. The Extended Edition is finished (but not uploaded); most of the work on the recut is done but I need to review my faneditor's commentary track and decide if I want to re-record it before authoring the DVD.

The Raid 2 Extended Edition - I need to finish adding blood effects to a couple of the deleted scenes, which is kind of tiresome compositing work. Once that's done I have the audio work almost entirely done, so it won't take long. Given that I have recently purchased the film on Blu-Ray, and the deleted scenes were released at full-hd resolution, I may follow this up with HD versions of both my Berandal edit and the Extended Edition.

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...and Spring - an idea that popped almost fully formed into my head about two weeks ago, in time for the much-delayed Romance Consecution at Barring any change requests from the FE Academy this is finished; it'll be released once the Consecution is complete and online.

MAX RENN: THE VIDEO MAN - Videodrome in the style of Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Originally envisioned as a ~15 minute short, this is currently clocking in at around 45 minutes (which is fitting, since Tetsuo is around 60 minutes long). Most of the main editing work on this is done, but I still need to do some work on the audio including music replacement.

The Cursed Count - A drastic re-edit of F W Murnau's Nosferatu into a romance short. My original project idea for the Romance Consecution, not abandoned but paused after realising that the work involved meant it was not well-suited to tight deadlines. Like "The Equation Of Crime", my short for the Cops Consecution, I don't know if the change of tone and genre will be completely convincing in the final result, but these are the sorts of experiments that appeal to me in fanediting.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth - This one has been gestating for years and years; for so long in fact that I started it back when I was still using Premiere Elements as an editing suite and knew so little about DVD ripping that I still used split m2v files as my source. The project will need to be restarted in Movie Studio with a  Lagarith source, but I should be able to recreate the work I've done so far reasonably quickly once I get started. The larger challenge is finishing the script for the intertitles and cutting the ending in a satisfactory manner that feels tonally consistent with the original story.

Eurotrip Extended Workprint, v2 - What it says on the tin. Recreating my old Eurotrip Extended Edition with better source, proper audio editing and better handling of the deleted scenes. Since they're only available at lower resolution it'll be workprint-quality.

Scott Pilgrim: Eleven Evil Exes Edition, v2 - A complete do-over of my first-ever fanedit. Some of the ideas for this went into Scott Pilgrim: Punch-Out!! Edition, but there's plenty more to do. As with the Punch-Out!! Edition, I have ideas for some extras to go on the DVD release too, which will be time-consuming but fun to put together.

Sucker Punch - Removing as much slow-motion as possible, as well as the horrendously expository visual reinforcement of the narrative, adding the Ben Hibon animated shorts as transitional sequences, and creating a new ending.

Guardians Of The Galaxy - I liked the film well enough but felt that there was some flab and a couple of jokes which fell completely flat for me. This is a simple edit, really just removing things like all the Ronan scenes before the Guardians meet him (because they feel contrived to establish wider MCU nonsense rather than serving the film). Low priority.

Mortal Kombat v2 - Effectively a sort of "de-crappified" version; it's v2 because as with Shadow Over Innsmouth I will need to recreate the entire project in Movie Studio using the previous workprint version as a guide. Low priority.

  • (500) Hours Of Ramona - Scott Pilgrim, non-chronological-structure. Short.
  • Untitled Evil Dead short
  • The Odyssey - Adrien Brody combo short, using parts of The Jacket as a framing device.
  • Elysium - cut all scenes of what Elysium is like before Max gets there, cut back Delacourt's character, dump the "Max as a kid" stuff.
  • Hotline New York - Not a million miles away from Taxi Driver recut in the style of Drive, only the narrative will be closer to the Hotline Miami games.
  • X-Men First Class - As with GotG, a simple edit to trim a bit of flab, a couple of flat jokes, and maybe reinsert some of the deleted scenes.
  • Lords of Berberian - What if Lords Of Salem was the film being made in Berberian Sound Studio? Recutting both films so that the mental breakdown of the protagonists of both films happen in tandem.
  • Europe Is Bad For Your Health - Airplane-style spoof using bits of Eurotrip as a framing device, basically showing teens or travellers having horrible fates befall them all over Europe, all while the core Eurotrippers blunder on obliviously.

Yeesh. I won't be done with this list any time soon, will I?