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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [7/8 Tracks Filled]

Postby Hitori » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:36 am

CodeZTM wrote:@Hitori: I'm personally not fond of the singing sections, but if you can really sell it with the lip sync you're gonna do, I might change my mind. But now, you've got a really powerful section at :04-013, and I feel like there needs to be some great sync there with a really powerful scenery there.
Sure thing! I'll work on different versions and add/edit where needed. I want this to be the best you and the rest of the editors want it to be! :up:
I really want to keep the ending lip sync/wink from :18-:19 and then the smile. That was the first scene I put into the timeline for that specific part! :mrgreen:

CodeZTM wrote:GREAT ending and I loved the powdery snow effect. :up:
It's actually from the end of the Christmas episode and I did a basic screen to it. Was going for a simple effect there. :up:

CodeZTM wrote:Any chance we can mask out that lip flap in :28-end though? :)
Alrighty! I haven't done much in-depth editing on anything but simple timing at this point. More edits to come! :D

CodeZTM wrote:Can't wait to see more! :)
Me too! :up:
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [7/8 Tracks Filled]

Postby AimoAio » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:18 pm

CodeZTM wrote:@Hitori: I'm personally not fond of the singing sections, but if you can really sell it with the lip sync you're gonna do, I might change my mind. But now, you've got a really powerful section at :04-013, and I feel like there needs to be some great sync there with a really powerful scenery there.

GREAT ending and I loved the powdery snow effect. :up:

Any chance we can mask out that lip flap in :28-end though? :)

Can't wait to see more! :)

x2. I'm ok with the flap for the memory part but once the powdery snow effect comes in, it feels weird to have lipflap there. Though I'm sure you can fix this easily enough. :P

@Code: I like the intro. 8D The sparkle thing that comes in at the start is perfect. 0:04 has a stray looking zoom though, you could either keep it zooming out till the end of the scene or remove the zoom completely but currently it kinda just...stops randomly.
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [Full ; Beta Deadline 12/

Postby Tenshi no Ikari » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:32 pm

Beta is in the spreadsheet. If you had told me I was going to spend 6 hours on 30 seconds, I would have called you a liar. I am a liar.

@CodeZTM: Great work on the intro! I like how you timed the scene transition to the chiming of the bells, and the snow effect is rather nice as well!

@Hitori: I really like how it's turning out. Nothing much to add from the other opinions, but I think you could get away with keeping the later lip flap if you work with the lipsyncing enough. The singing scene could turn out to be one of the most beautiful scenes I've seen if the words match up correctly!

Edit: So I didn't notice that little pixel quality problem around 00:27. That'll be fixed for the final.
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [Full ; Beta Deadline 12/

Postby TritioAFB » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:47 pm

On vacations and ready to start :D
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [Full ; Beta Deadline 12/

Postby CodeZTM » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:53 pm

Oh my. This was absolutely adorable! Great quality too, I have no complaints on the quality! :3

Just a few minor notes I wanted to make though.

@:03 - Can we get a persons' face when the song starts? Great scene to transition with, but I think the track should really start with the characters other than the merry Christmas sign.

@:10 - Seems like there is a small glitch with a scene of a girl in a santa suit.

@:12-:14 - Maybe try syncing each slide effect at the end of each word? Such as [slide]to[slide]save[slide]me[slide]from[slide]tears? Just a suggestion, since this small bit goes by pretty quickly.

@:15: The scene from the frontal view of the temple and the small book burning is really quick.

@:18: Small glitch here.

@28: When you freeze frame, the lines of the character are very blurred. You caught this, so nevermind. XD

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Well, that's all I had to say. Loved it! The few issues were cosmetic glitches and perhaps a scene that went by too quickly. Great footage and I loved the idea you went with. The wedding at the end was just a great clincher!

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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [Full ; Beta Deadline 12/

Postby Tenshi no Ikari » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:32 am

@:03 - Can we get a persons' face when the song starts? Great scene to transition with, but I think the track should really start with the characters other than the merry Christmas sign.

@:10 - Seems like there is a small glitch with a scene of a girl in a santa suit.

@:12-:14 - Maybe try syncing each slide effect at the end of each word? Such as [slide]to[slide]save[slide]me[slide]from[slide]tears? Just a suggestion, since this small bit goes by pretty quickly.

@:15: The scene from the frontal view of the temple and the small book burning is really quick.

@:18: Small glitch here.


@:03 - Done.

@:10 - Yeah, she was a phantom. I have no clue what she was doing there. She wasn't an errant frame or anything, just seemed to be an issue with the clip for that time. Replaced it and she seems to be gone now.

@:12-:14 - The slide effects are synced with the words, they're just such short clips (like 6 frames) that the slide isn't very noticible.

@:15 - Taken care of. Similar to previous reason, just omitted two of the four clips, flows better now.

@:18 - Fixed.

Uploading an updated version.

Edit: I've been working on this 30 second clip since I got home 7 hours ago. Time for some rest.

Edit: If you pay close attention to the glass at :08-:10, you can see the reflection of Santa Girl walking in on them. I got creative.

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Great quality too, I have no complaints on the quality! :3

Yeah, it better be good. Saving as uncompressed .avi file. Means a 30 second clip is about 3GB of space. :/
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [Full ; Beta Deadline 12/

Postby TwilightChrono » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:34 am

Hey, Code. I very much apologize, but I am going to have to drop. I just hooked up my new computer and I have to re-install everything and rework my scripts to work with the new USB ports for my External.

I really apologize, but it's taken forever to get everything put together, so pwease forgive me. You know I only drop if it's important.

I'm sorry, Code.
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [Full ; Beta Deadline 12/

Postby CodeZTM » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:36 am

Tis' fine TC, I understand. If we can't find anyone else, I'm sure I can snag the track (actually, I might even get to extend my own track a little. :3).
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [1 Free ;Beta Deadline 12

Postby Tenshi no Ikari » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:41 am

Okay, updated version is on the spreadsheet.

Now, it is time for sleep.
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [1 Free ;Beta Deadline 12

Postby AimoAio » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:31 pm

Tenshi: I like the idea you have so far. :3 it's really sweet. <3

0:04 - I think your black fade/scene change here is a bit offtimed. Like it's a little late?

0:12 - The slides are on time...but they feel kinda awkward. :uhoh: I'm not sure if it's because the blur is quite strong or because the direction of the slide and the direction of movement in the scene itself doesn't blend well together.

0:14 - The three consecutive scenes here with the temple sky and the book then the burning is kinda quick, making the pacing a little weird and screwing up the flow.

0:19ish - I think you were synching to the lyrics? If so, you missed the one between "my" and "heart".

For the next part (0:21-0:25) it feels very off because it seems to be a mix of lyric sync and beat sync at the same time. Like sometimes the beats are perfect but then there's one or two scenes that are too quick and not timed to the beat..? Kinda messes with the flow a little.

0:28 - Should probably remove the lipflap. Or make it lipsync. I would have kinda preferred it if it was a crying scene though. XD For the lyric sync.
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [1 Free ;Beta Deadline 12

Postby Hitori » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:36 pm

I agree with what Aimo has said about Tenshi's track. :up:

Spreadsheet updated!

Also, I have updated with some minor modifications to the end of my track. Everything is still rough up to :22. So :33 to the end is basically what I was looking at for the ending. Removed the lipflaps but synced one part of it at :33-:34. What do you guys think about it so far. Remember, the beginning hasn't been changed. I'll be editing it next. :)
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [1 Free ;Beta Deadline 12

Postby CodeZTM » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:41 pm

@Tenshi: I'll echo what Aimo said. She pointed out some good points. I'd give those thoughts some consideration. But definitely much more improved. :up:

@Hitori: The first two flashes after the singing needs some work. It's REALLY bright and doesn't transition to a new scene. I'm still "blah" about the singing, but I guess the lip sync comes last. XD Anyway, great job on adding some harmony to the end, and I liked it! Can't wait to see more! :3
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [1 Free ;Beta Deadline 12

Postby Hitori » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:27 am

CodeZTM wrote:@Hitori: The first two flashes after the singing needs some work. It's REALLY bright and doesn't transition to a new scene. I'm still "blah" about the singing, but I guess the lip sync comes last. XD Anyway, great job on adding some harmony to the end, and I liked it! Can't wait to see more! :3
Those flashes were beat timing parts I left in that should have been turned off. I usually have a separate video layer dedicated to where the beats are with white mattes. XD As for the singing, going to be working on that last as you said. :up: So you like what has been done from :22 to the end? If so, I'll focus on the beginning and the singing parts. :D
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [1 Free ;Beta Deadline 12

Postby CodeZTM » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:32 pm

Ok, after thinking about it, I'm going to go ahead and take track 2 as well. I'll continue my current track and actually get something coherent out of it and get to use the santa girl like I wanted. :3
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Re: A Very Cascadathon Christmas : [Beta Deadline 12/18]

Postby [madaraxD] » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:33 pm

can i change my anime to kanon 2006? xD
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