Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby xnamkcor » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:17 pm

I have no idea who Quu is, but he will be missed. Best of luck for his Wife and Daughter.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Corran » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:24 pm

Although I haven't gone to AWA in some time due to school and finances, Patrick was always a familiar face there and I did once get the chance to chat with him and his wife in the hotel lobby one year... His impact on this community can't be understated. Wishing the best for his family.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Radical_Yue » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:32 pm

Quu was always a lot of fun to talk with in IRC :( He was one of the only people at AWA fighting to make Pro way more awesome than it is. It makes me really, really sad I didn't get to meet him in person....

I will pray for his family.

RIP Buddy :beer:
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Centurione » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:54 pm

Rest in peace, Quu :(
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Seijin_Dinger » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:33 pm

Im gonna miss hearing about what amazing food dish he is making or currently has made in the chat room
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Tsukin » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:38 pm

I haven't talked to him much, but I know how long he's been with the org and I remember catching a couple of his vids back in the day, especially his Escaflowne part in the DDR 3rd mix project, which was one of my favorite segments, he was a great editor and he will be missed :( Rest In Peace Quu
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby madmallard » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:51 pm

xnamkcor wrote:I have no idea who Quu is, but he will be missed. Best of luck for his Wife and Daughter.


Here's some information, so you have a bit more of an idea just on the AMV front how his life affected us.

Quu was a person whom fell in love with AMVs since before the turn of the century as a fandom he saw with even greater potential. He was an experienced programmer and systems tester, as well as a happy hacker who crossed paths with us at AWA.

Together with Jingoro, we oversaw the Video Art Track or VAT at AWA-6. The idea was to have one room thats entire programming was AMVs and original video parodies (such as Corn Pone Flick) for the entire duration of the con.

Quu was also a person who saw on the horizon the chance for digital video editing to become attainable to those who before had only 2 VCRs to make videos with. He helped spread the word of the possibilities of real-time editing with the Pinnacle DV500 and streamlined playback solution of the Hollywood/Netstream. In 2001, these things cost less than $1000 and allowed people with even a Pentium Pro 200mhz machine to play back nearly flawless mpeg2 videos, at a time when the fastest processor was the first gen Athlon 700mhz. He spread the word religiously about these technologies to anyone who would listen and freely offered his help in using them.

He stressed the idea of AMV screening should be a completely transparent viewing experience, never to show a 'windows' logo during playback, no evidence a computer was at work.

And for a time, he pretty much single-handedly drove up and down the east coast and into Canada offering his equipment and his insight into AMV digital mastering, playback, and contest organisation.

He used his talents as a system tester to parse and iron out everything that didn't work, and never kept a secret from anyone who asked what DID work. He essentially gave us the standards for capturing/mastering MPEG2 that can STILL be used today to run a very effective AMV contest.

The VAT was the source of alot of firsts in the AMV world because of Quu's influence. The first AMV dance that he and Jingoro asked me to run. Brad Demoss was in attendance and was so excited, he went on to help collect AMV editors for the next AWA in essentially the very first MEP, the Dance Dance Revolution 3 megamix project.

VAT was the start of Iron-Chef style editing, where we assembled 2 identical machines with real-time editing cards and a time limit to make an amv.

Quu had in recent years pulled out of convention life to focus on developing his marriage, and recently his role as a father. Quu returned to us at AWA a couple years ago, and along with Kholaras who had been filling his technical role at AWA, began to lay the foundations for us to move to the next generation of High Definition video mastering and screening.


This is a staggering turn in our community.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby madmallard » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:57 pm

one of my earlier AMV memories with Quu involved me, MCWagner who was a volunteer staff at the time, and would later go on to be VAT Director, in Patrick's house helping to copy the judging video screeners for Pro contest. ^_^

We used to distribute the screeners on VHS because the fastest internet DSL connections were still only 1.5 mps. SO we had 3 tapes of screeners per judge. And 30~40 contestants O_o.

We would basically set up VCRs in sequence connected to the playback computers, and assembler mailer packages. It was the first thing of such a scale I had done in my life honestly.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby madmallard » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:00 pm

prayers for this beautiful child.

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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby FarmXD » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:14 pm

Man, too many loss in this community this year...such a shame :(
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Fall_Child42 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:16 pm

The things I remember most about Quu, is our mutual love for the food network, chatting with him about cooking and German food. That was some good times.

He seemed like always a happy fellow, often making himself laugh by playing practical jokes and just generally messing with other people. This was something I appreciated alot.

Damn I'll miss seeing him again at AWA this year.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby lloyd9988 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:29 pm

My Condolences to those who are affected by his lost. . . :(
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby mexicanjunior » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:37 pm

I first met Patrick Bohnet at AWA 2002 and even with his giant and intimidating presence, I found him to be a very nice and friendly person. He was also one of the smartest people in the AMV community I knew, always willing to help the young editors participating in the VAT showcases and contests with encoding issues. During the time that myself and Tim Stair were running the VG projects, he was especially helpful in getting our videos shown properly.

Probably my fondest memory of him will be at AWA 2002 when he informed me while we were leaving that he had shown my Utena video "Liquid Petals" at his Sunday showcase. I was really surprised since I didn't think much of the video at the time but the fact that he would show something made in WMM by such a novice editor as myself was a really inspiring moment and gave me the confidence to strive forward in making future vids. I couldn't have thanked him enough then for the confidence boost he gave me and still can't thank him enough know that he is gone. You will be missed Quu...RIP and may all your future renders in heaven go smoothly.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Lord Rae » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:59 pm

I'm sitting here at work and I still can't quite get my head around it. I already posted some thoughts on facebook this morning but damn it doesn't seem real that he is gone. Such a genuinely nice and friendly guy who had such love for life and all the things in it. His Haunted (Poe) video is such an understated and powerful video that isn't known well enough within the community. It was a huge influence on my later videos and I always looked forward to seeing him a couple times a year. AWA won't be the same without him and it's definitely going to be sad not to see him around when it comes up. I just can't believe I'll never talk to him again. Sad sad day.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Koopiskeva » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:07 pm

Rest in peace, Patrick.
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