Welcome to The Official Disco/Funk Multi Editor Project.
Updated October 21st 2004
I have decided to go ahead and start this project now while I have interest still in it. The deadline won’t be for a while, since I know a lot of you have other projects to work on. SO I’m setting the Tentative deadline to July 31st 2005. This deadline is negotiable.
This project will incorporate music and styles from both the 70s and 80s around a overall 70’s-80s feel and style of editing. Think Reflections of style, but in a disco/funkish atmosphere. Editing should try to match that feel. The project will be split into 2 sections, the first being the 70s style, editing done in the style of the 70s disco era, Then there will be an intermission segment, kinda like a short discography on the 70s error and a short introduction to the 80s, After which the 80s segment will begin. I have not yet decided on how I’m going to do the intermission, but I’ll think of something cool, possible involving original animation in the style of Big Big truck’s videos. If I can figure out blender in time, I may even make it 3d ^_- we’ll see.
I’m thinking of something very cool for the credits, but I may let DrngKreationz do it depending on timeframe, and once I see more work from him I’ll make that decision.
How to Select Tracks:
This Project will be a little different, in that you will be able to choose your own songs to edit to. You will need to choose a segment of the song, no less than 30 seconds, but no more than 60 seconds, and edit to that segment of the song. I will then mix the segments together using whatever transition methods I see works for that particular song, based on the editing in the track before and after. Therefore, 3 seconds before and after should be edited in a transition friendly manner. Don’t do any really cool edits you don’t want to loose in a transition in these areas ^_^
I have also prepared a list of songs for you to check out and give you a choice from, for those who are not as familiar with the 70s and 80s eras. Note, you are not limited to this list, it is just examples of songs you can choose from. If you have a favorite 70s or 80s song you want to edit to, and its not on this list, by all means, use it. The only rule is that it has to be disco or funk. If you are unsure, submit the track to me, and I will listen to it and approve it if it is acceptable.
Sample songs to use for tracks:
From the 70s:
Boney M - Rasputin
The Bee Gees - Night Fever
Chic - Le Freak
Earth, Wind and Fire - Boogie Wonderland
The Jacksons - Blame it on the Boogie
Abba - Dancing Queen
KC and the Sunshine Band - That's the Way (I Like It)
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
The Village People - YMCA
Meco - Star Wars Theme
The Hustle - Van McCoy
Pop Musik - M
That's The Way I Like It - KC and the Sunshine Band
Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Ladies Night - Kool and the Gang
My Simple Heart -?
Good Times - Chic
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
The Beat Goes On - Ripple
The Second Time Around - Shalamar
Rock The Boat - Hues Corporation
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
(Take Your Time) Do It Right - S.O.S Band
Le Freak - Chic
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Everybody Work Your Body - ?
Disco Night - GQ
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Life Of The Party - Jackson 5
From the 80’s:
Let the Music Play – Shannon
Grooveline, Whip It
General Hospi-tale : Afternoon Delights
Say It, Say It : E.G. Daily
Sayin' Sorry Don't Make It Right : Denise Lopez
Encore : Cheryl Lynn
Can't Love You Tonight : Gwen Guthrie
Do You Want It Right Now : Siedah Garrett
Yo Little Brother : Nolan Thomas
I Didn't Mean to Turn You On : Cherelle
I'm Searchin' : Debbie Deb
So Wrong : Patrick Simmons
No 1/2 Steppin' : Shanice Wilson
Be Your Man : Jesse Johnson
My Heart's Divided : Shannon
"hot Street" ( unreleased song from the "thriller" session 1982) - Michael Jackson
"This place hotel" (1980)- Michael Jackson
"room 123"- Cameo
"Hips"- M tume
"she's just a groupie"- Bobby Nunn
"Do it Roger"- Zapp
"i need you"- Network
"Music" - extended D- train
"Forget Me Nots" - Patrice Rushen
* Some of these tracks I hunted down using google from 80s funk sites, and have not listen to all of them. These are here just as examples to consider.
Some sample song downloads:
A mix of Shannon’s let the music play by me [/url]
80’s Breakdance/funk mix (contributed by MJ)
More to be added at a later date.
Rules and format guidelines for segment submissions:
Editing should be done in 24fps Non-Interlaced and presented to me in Huffyuv format either by snail mail or an FTP address that will be provided at a later date.
Audio should be non-compressed Raw WAV.
Resolution should be 740x480 full screen (4:9 aspect ratio). 16:9 animation should be cropped to match this resolution. Final tracks will be cropped to fit this resolution if I get entries in 16:9.
The online distro version will be resized to 640x480 resoltion for the torrent, and probably 512x368 for Local.
On selecting tracks:
You may of course select from the list above, or choose your own not on that list. If you have suggestions for the list, post here and I’ll update the list above. Post to this thread claiming your track(s) and I will put your name beside the one you claimed.
Members may claim more than 1 track, but try to be reasonable, don’t claim 10 tracks if you know you cant make 10 quality tracks before the deadline. For now I’m going to put the tentative limit at 3 tracks per editor. This may change depending on how many people actually signup.
Tracks may not make it into the project if the quality is not high enough. I’m kinda leneant here, it being my first MultiEditor project, but I won’t take crap. You will be given the opportunity to make improvements/changes based on beta tester’s comments if your track is deemed not good enough for the project. This will probably be decided by all members of the project, not just me.
Track lengths should be no less than 30 second, no more than 60 second. This may be negotiable on a case by case basis if the editor has good reason to use a longer/shorter segment. You may also mix up your track from diferent sections of the song to make a 30-60 minute segment. Submit this audio track to me to aprove the editing before working with it.
I may be contacted on AIM:bakkadeshi, or just post it here.
The song must be funk/disco from the 1971-1989.
Editing styles should reflect that of the 70s or 80s, whichever you choose to edit to. This is mostly an objective rule, but try to get it to feel as close to the 70s and 80s as you can get it.
That’s all I can think of for now, If I forgot anything, I will update this list. All correspondence should be done in this thread, similar to the Instrumental anime project. Thanks for your interest in the 70s-80s Disco/funk project, and happy editing ^^
I hope we can make this a great addition to the other multi-editor projects on the org.
Start claiming tracks ^^
Deadline for Claiming tracks: Currently not set. (I will set a deadline before actually closing it off though. I’ll edit this post. )
Current Track List: (editors that claimed tracks thusfar)
Track order is subject to change when I actually mix them. They are not concrete.
Track: - Song - Editor - Anime
> Introduction/Opening - GQ: Disco Night - Bakadeshi - Various
> Track1 - Yvonne Elliman:If I Can't Have You - Katsumi_AMVs - Hanaukyo Maids
> Track 2 - Jackson 5:Life Of The Party - themaan - Metropolis
> Track 3 - The Commodores: Brickhouse - mexicanjunior - Slayers OVA
> Track 4 - Abba - Dancing Queen - Muyo_Ryu - Various
> Track 5 - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson - AMV_4000 - ??
> Track 6 - Jungle Boogie -Kool and the Gang - Jungla Hale Nouche Guu - RolltheStampede
> Track 7 - Bad Super Fly - Curtis Mayfield - ?? - RolltheStampede
NOTE: Track Order is not concrete. Order will be decided at time of audio mix. (aside from those marked "Introduction" , "Final track" etc.)
Intermision - A short background on 70s disco era, and introduction to the 80s.
Track: - Song - Editor - Anime
> Track 1 - Superfreak - AMV_4000 - ??
> Track 2 - Freakout - AMV_4000 - ??
> Track 3 -
> Final Track - Shannon: Let the music play - Bakadeshi - Various
(Note I am using the end of the ultimate mix version to close the project. The original mix is still available if someone wants to grab it.)
Remember you have plenty of time to work on this, no rush ^^