Journey into sync
Since I’m not a frequent visitor of this part of the forum, excuse any rudeness in creating an official thread for this – I strongly felt that the previous one (an interest gauge) wouldn’t exactly transfer over well to an official sign-up thread.
OK, After a short period of languishing, I’ve been urged to officially kick this off by a couple of eager participants. (certain sections below are copied from the previous interest gauge thread). Thanks to borihiei for the working title.
I want to display various editor’s styles of sync – what better medium than Trance? For more details, check out the interest gauge thread here.
The Source: Trance_Fixed (192CBR)
Full Project mix (Uncompressed WAV - VERY LARGE)
Cuts are up and the cut down album is above.
00:00 - 02:50 - - Intro - Basharoftheages (Manabi Straight)
02:50 - 05:00 - - Track 01 - - A - - FinalResolve
04:55 - 05:40 - - Track 02 - - B - -
05:35 - 07:40 - - Track 03 - - C - - Malificus (Gankutsuou)
07:36 - 09:46 - - Track 04 - - D - - SacredArrow18 (Moonphahse)
09:34 - 11:39 - - Track 05 - - E - - ngsilver (The Third)
11:35 - 12:49 - - Track 06 - - F - -
12:47 - 13:55 - - Track 07 - - E - - ngsilver (The Third)
13:30 - 14:17 - - Track 08 - - F - -
13:40 - 16:28 - - Track 09 - - G - - Bakadeshi (various Mecha)
16:26 - 18:20 - - Track 10 - - H - - kiarrens (Howl's Moving Castle/Spirited Away)
18:15 - 22:05 - - Track 11 - - I - -
22:05 - 24:27 - - Track 12 - - J - -
24:25 - 26:28 - - Track 13 - - K - - Borihiei (some flavor of Ghost in the Shell)
26:27 - 27:26 - - Track 14 - - L - - Songbird21 (MAi Hime/ Shukugan No Shana/ AMG (New version))
27:23 - 27:51 - - Track 15 - - K - - Borihiei (some flavor of Ghost in the Shell)
27:50 - 28:58 - - Track 16 - - L - - Songbird21 (MAi Hime/ Shukugan No Shana/ AMG (New version))
28:44 - 29:26 - - Track 17 - - K - - Borihiei (some flavor of Ghost in the Shell)
29:12 - 31:38 - - Track 18 - - M - -
31:36 - 34:36 - - Track 19 - - N - -
34:26 - 37:09 - - Track 20 - - O - - Ileia (Interstella 5555)
37:08 - 39:00 - - Track 21 - - P - - Dokool (Basilisk)
39:00 - 40:10 - - Closing credits Basharoftheages (???)
You’ll notice I’ve indirectly proposed a team edit sequence where multiple small sections alternate back and forth between 2 tracks (the red/blue alternating segments). Though it’ll mean a lot more work on my part in terms of mixing segments together, I think it’ll add a certain uniqueness to the project as a whole. *NOTE* You'll be working on a track letter. If that letter appears more than once, you are responsible for all the sections it is part of.
I’m looking for work safe content here. Something that could (though I make no promises on “will”) be shown to a general audience at a convention. Essentially, I want something that could be on Local when all is said and done.
Segments should be 720 x 480, 29.97 FPS HuffYUV or uncompressed AVI. Footage should look… awesome. I value clean footage as much as editing skill. If you look at either of my last 2 vids, you’ll see what I expect in terms of visual quality (at least). I shouldn’t need to say anything, but if I find subs, watermarks, etc. you’re getting booted from the project and publicly ridiculed.
To ensure the quality I expect in this, I’d like all people signing up for a track to provide me with a reference that proves the quality of their work and their ability to actively sync (complex beat sync is a plus). I want to see timing, flow, and substance here. All 3 are essential to making this thing work.
Along with your video link, I’d like you to provide 2 or 3 segments you’d be interested in (so i have some play with what I give people) and your possible anime choices for each – if you need time to think about your source(s), it’s okay. This isn’t going to be first-come first serve… I’m looking for quality people here.* I do want track choices though. Make sure to list your choices in order of preference if you have one.
I will, periodically consult my list and set creators to tracks so that those people that have already made their selections known will have the freedom to start their track if they want. I'll try to do this once a week on a Saturday.
After the first week I kinda filled up all but 1 slot. So everything from here on out will for that last slot and then replacements if they're deemed necessary.
I NEED MORE PEOPLE!
Betas / final project:
I'm thinking 2 betas - 1st one to let everyone else know your idea and as sort of a proof of concept, 2nd to show you're well on your way to completing something that's made of at least 87% win.
1st beta - September 30th
2nd beta - November 30th
final track - January 5th
My reasoning on the final date is so I have a few weeks during my winter break to do my heavy mixing of tracks, the intro, and the closing credits. They're subject to change as needed or requested though.
Refer to the PMs I sent out for FTP info - and make sure your files are RARed or ZIPped and ascribe to the naming convention in the welcome message. This allows me to figure out who did what and allows you to know what file belongs to which person in case you want some peer review (which I highly suggest).
Banners / thread art / etc... I want it. I suck at making it, so anyone that's interested can go ahead and try their hand at it.
If I'm missing anything, please speak up. I'm new to this MEP thing, so I may miss things here and there.