Video Game Project IV - Rebirth: Official Thread

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Video Game Project IV - Rebirth: Official Thread

Postby Castor Troy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:20 am

VG4 - Video Game Project 4: Rebirth official thread

Edit: Any editor who has picked out a track is now entitled to make 3 shorts. However, due to time restraints, these shorts may or may not appear in the final product.

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Welcome to the Video Game Project 4: Rebirth (aka VG4) thread. After a one year hiatus, I have finally decided to start up the VG Projects again :)

Official VG4 site

Please read through this entire thread carefully before emailing me about track selection

After AWA 2006, MJ missed having a project on the big screen. I discussed things with MJ and Flux afterwards and they were pretty cool with starting another VG Project. However, for the past few weeks I've been getting cold feet about it because it's been a while since I've coordinated an MEP and was kind of afraid I would lose interest. When I downloaded ROS3, I felt inspired again to finally go through with the project. I did a private interest gauge among a few friends and alot of them seemed very interested in joining VG4 so now here it is.

MJ and Flux will no longer be coordinators on the project, so I will be the one coordinating everything from now on.

Main Coordinator: Castor Troy
email: vegetainsane@hotmail.com
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Official VG4 Yahoo Groups Mailing list

VG4 is the 4th installment of the VG related projects (NES Project 2003, Retro Video Game Project 2004, Video Game Project 3) dedicated to video game music remixes. With every project, the theme is one era of video gaming. So this year's theme will go up to the current gaming systems (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, DS, PC, and below). This project will not include the PS3, Xbox360, or the Wii.

Remixes from the NES, SNES, Genesis, PSX, N64, Saturn, Dreamcast, PC, PS2, Xbox, GBA, Arcade, Nintendo DS, Gamecube, etc..(and any other older system like the PC Engine/Turbo Graphix 16, Atari, etc...) are eligible for the project.

You can get video game remixes from sites like OCRemix, VGmix, remix soundtracks, etc...


*New* VG4 Shorts

These were introduced in VG3, but only 2 of them were made. I will now allow some fun VG related shorts to be used in the projects. You can use any audio source (just as long as it adheres to the general guidlines like no cursing, etc) just as long as the video relates to gaming. The shorts will only be 30 seconds or less and I will be limiting the amount that appear in the project since I don't want this project to be full of shorts. Each editor who is approved for the project will have the opportunity to do one short or more.

Track Selection

Track selection will be open to anybody, however, first priority will be given to anyone who completed a video on VG3 or anyone else I deem trustworthy. However, if you haven't been part of any of the past projects, don't let this discourage you because alot of the best videos on VG3 were from our new talent. This does not mean I will be recruiting anybody. I will mostly recruit anyone who has a geniune interest and who I can truly rely on.

Track selection will be open for as long as the project is running until it's completion. I highly recommend getting in your track selection ASAP so I can list you down for it and nobody else will take your track. I guarantee that there will be a few people trying to get the same track since this has happened on all of the past projects. :P

- How to select a track

Do not select a track unless you have a genuine interest and a commitment to finish one. I will not be personally harassing or inviting anyone. I want anyone who is truly interested to join from their own free will.

Send an email to me at vegetainsane@hotmail.com (preferred), private message me, harass me on aim, respond to my lj, etc... the following info...

- Your name/real name
- 2-3 tracks you are interested in (Please provide urls for them)
- Anime you will be using
- Your basic ideas for all of the tracks (Not answering this or saying I don't know yet, I think of something later will most likely not convince me to give you a track)
- If you want to make a short, then give me your general idea here along with the source/audio

Tracks can be obtained from OCRemix, VGmix, remix soundtracks, etc....Tracks used in any of the previous projects (NES, RVG, VG3) are NOT eligible for VG4!

Only assume that you will be doing ONE track and ONE short so make your first pick the one you really want. If there are alot of dropouts or lack of progress from other editors, then I may be able to give certain people 2 tracks or more shorts.

Once I approve of your track, I will respond to your email giving you a good to go or I'll just say Yes if you message me on aim. You can begin editing your track as soon as I have given you approval. DO NOT edit a track unless I have given you approval because I don't want people sending me betas of a track with the same song making it difficult for me to chose who will get it (yes, this has happened before). In the middle of Dec or early Jan, I will post an update on this thread and the Official VG4 Page with the people who have been assigned tracks.

Mailing list

Like the past projects, I will be using a Yahoo mailing list for private discussion of the project. I would highly recommend that you join the VG4 mailing list because the majority of the important updates will be made there. I must approve you before you can officially be part of the list.

Click here to join the mailing list

General Project Guidelines

- The project will be a maximum of one hour or a minimum of 45 minutes. Because of these time restraints, your video may or may not be part of the final project. Any video that did not make it into the final VG4 compilation will be included as an extra on the dvd. This may be subject to change. Please accept this fact before joining the project.
- You will accept and give constructive criticism without freaking out.
- You will be required to use game footage/sprites/etc for the video. I will be providing guides and resources for you on how to obtain and use them. You must connect the game and anime footage in a coherent way.
- You will accept the fact that your video may be removed from the project at any given time.
- Please do not use overexcessive violence or hentai in your videos. A small amount of violence can be tolerated but don't make a contra video where everyone gets their heads blown off in a bloody fashion.
- I will not tolerate any bickering or fighting between members of project. Please keep these issues to yourselves. Yes, this has happened before.
- You will not be a jerk or make videos for tracks you are not assigned (such as waaah, I wanted that mix and so I made a BETTER video for it than other person). If you are a jerk you will remove myself from the project before I do.
- You will only work on one track and one short unless under certain circumstances I give you permission to do more. Only a small amount of editors will be give a chance to do more than one track or short.
- You will not use any remixes used in previous projects
- You will inform me of any problems that may prevent you from finishing your track on time or meeting any of the deadlines.
- You will not piss me off. Just don't do it.

Video and submission guidelines

- Videos must be in MPEG2 format in 720 x 480 resolution in 29.97 or 23.98/24 (make sure you have a 3:2 pulldown) fps. It must playback perfectly on a standard Hollywood+/Netstream MPEG2 output card (This is what AWA uses for it's playback and I use it too).
- You must include 1-2 seconds of black leader before and after your video.
- You must include MTV style titles on your video. These must be in the title safe area! Refer to this guide for details
- Your video must only be a maximum of 3 minutes and no less than 01:30. Going over a few seconds must be subject to my approval.
- You will only use DVD or better quality footage. Absolutely no subbed or divx footage.
- You must upload your video to the designated ftp for the project. If I am unable to get a designated ftp, I will provide some space on my personal site to use or you must get it to me through other means (your server, yousendit, etc..)
- You will keep your betas/completed video private until the premiere. Make sure you only post betas on the yahoo mailing list.

Deadlines
- For anyone who has not been a part of the previous projects, I will require a short Proof of concept beta (around 10 seconds or more) by April 31st.
- Betas for everyone on the project are due July 31st.
- The final project deadline will be either August 31st or a little early in September depending on AWA's schedule. This will be subject to change.

Please visit the Official VG4 page for updates, guides, etc. I will be posting the first round of people who have selected a track by the middle of December or early January.

With all of that said, I hope we can finally get this project off the ground! :D

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Last edited by Castor Troy on Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:57 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby AMV_4000 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:55 am

first post?

anyways, count me in... and i got a question, can we use songs non re-mixed from video games?
cause you know there are some video games(donkey konga, ddr, in the groove, halo, and so on.. ) that use songs that are good to edit to... but yeah, count me in, i dunno what song anime or game im gunna use but im definately gunna be in this one!
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Postby Castor Troy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:12 pm

AMV_4000 wrote:first post?

anyways, count me in... and i got a question, can we use songs non re-mixed from video games?
cause you know there are some video games(donkey konga, ddr, in the groove, halo, and so on.. ) that use songs that are good to edit to... but yeah, count me in, i dunno what song anime or game im gunna use but im definately gunna be in this one!


Hmmm, it depends.

Send a few of the music pieces my way and I'll see if I want them in.
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Postby AMV_4000 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:23 pm

Castor Troy wrote:
AMV_4000 wrote:first post?

anyways, count me in... and i got a question, can we use songs non re-mixed from video games?
cause you know there are some video games(donkey konga, ddr, in the groove, halo, and so on.. ) that use songs that are good to edit to... but yeah, count me in, i dunno what song anime or game im gunna use but im definately gunna be in this one!


Hmmm, it depends.

Send a few of the music pieces my way and I'll see if I want them in.


well if you have played halo, the opening theme, if you've seen the ddr projects any of those songs... donkey konga basically has songs like queen - we will rock you, and stuff like that... um... also another question... after seeing zarx's duck hunt video, it brings up questions... can we use more then 1 video game in the video? like can we have a halo vs solid snake video, or a 007 vs perfect dark video...or hell a mario kart vs gran tourismo video???
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Postby teknoboy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:25 pm

ooo... Pm'd and e-mailed you
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Postby Bebop0083 » Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:45 pm

well i think i may try out this year. found a good song too. using a song from Golden Eye 007 "Facility" hacker ocremix by Steve Peeples. as for anime i think i might be using Lupin the 3rd.
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Postby Castor Troy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:05 pm

Bebop0083 wrote:well i think i may try out this year. found a good song too. using a song from Golden Eye 007 "Facility" hacker ocremix by Steve Peeples. as for anime i think i might be using Lupin the 3rd.


Ok sweet, send me an email or pm with some more details and I'll provide you with the necessary programs to get N64 footage. :)
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Postby Castor Troy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:11 pm

AMV_4000 wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:
AMV_4000 wrote:first post?

anyways, count me in... and i got a question, can we use songs non re-mixed from video games?
cause you know there are some video games(donkey konga, ddr, in the groove, halo, and so on.. ) that use songs that are good to edit to... but yeah, count me in, i dunno what song anime or game im gunna use but im definately gunna be in this one!


Hmmm, it depends.

Send a few of the music pieces my way and I'll see if I want them in.


well if you have played halo, the opening theme, if you've seen the ddr projects any of those songs... donkey konga basically has songs like queen - we will rock you, and stuff like that... um... also another question... after seeing zarx's duck hunt video, it brings up questions... can we use more then 1 video game in the video? like can we have a halo vs solid snake video, or a 007 vs perfect dark video...or hell a mario kart vs gran tourismo video???


Yeah, those 2 games in one video ideas will be fine.

I really want to have the project focus a bit more on actual remixes of music. When it comes to Donkey Konga, Super Smash Bros, etc.. I know the music of those games are remixes of classic themes and I'm a bit borderline on those. If the concept is good enough to compliment the music, then I'll allow it.

I've played through and beaten both Halo games and I would most likely prefer a remix rather than the original bgm. There seems to be some good Halo remixes on OCR - http://www.ocremix.org/h/

Yes, you can use the PC halo to capture the footage. :)
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Postby dwchang » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:38 pm

ZOMG YOU CHOSE MY (AWESOME) TITLE
SQUEE!

...I'll try and make something, but no guarantees >_>
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Postby Castor Troy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:49 pm

dwchang wrote:ZOMG YOU CHOSE MY (AWESOME) TITLE
SQUEE!

...I'll try and make something, but no guarantees >_>


zomg LICH LORD!!11

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Re: Video Game Project IV - Rebirth: Official Thread

Postby Kusoyaro » Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:57 pm

Castor Troy wrote:- You will accept and give constructive criticism without freaking out.


Damn, looks like I can't join :cry:
I have no idea how to use this new forum.
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Re: Video Game Project IV - Rebirth: Official Thread

Postby Castor Troy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:02 pm

Kusoyaro wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:- You will accept and give constructive criticism without freaking out.


Damn, looks like I can't join :cry:


If you thought I was strict on VG3, just wait till this project gets underway! :twisted: :nono: :up:
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Re: Video Game Project IV - Rebirth: Official Thread

Postby teknoboy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:06 pm

Castor Troy wrote:
Kusoyaro wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:- You will accept and give constructive criticism without freaking out.


Damn, looks like I can't join :cry:


If you thought I was strict on VG3, just wait till this project gets underway! :twisted: :nono: :up:


:down: "BOOOOOO" Castor is a Tyrant!
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Re: Video Game Project IV - Rebirth: Official Thread

Postby Castor Troy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:11 pm

teknoboy wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:
Kusoyaro wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:- You will accept and give constructive criticism without freaking out.


Damn, looks like I can't join :cry:


If you thought I was strict on VG3, just wait till this project gets underway! :twisted: :nono: :up:


:down: "BOOOOOO" Castor is a Tyrant!


EVERY EDIT IS TERRIBLE! FIX IT NOW!
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Re: Video Game Project IV - Rebirth: Official Thread

Postby teknoboy » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:14 pm

Castor Troy wrote:
teknoboy wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:
Kusoyaro wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:- You will accept and give constructive criticism without freaking out.


Damn, looks like I can't join :cry:


If you thought I was strict on VG3, just wait till this project gets underway! :twisted: :nono: :up:


:down: "BOOOOOO" Castor is a Tyrant!


EVERY EDIT IS TERRIBLE! FIX IT NOW!


haha you most likely do that to me :-P
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