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June 14th, 2006

Jun. 14th, 2006

I forgot to write about this earlier. Collapse )

And I leave you with this thought:

It's hard to take the wookiee seriously when you know that inside there's just an ewok.
You Are spoon% Cynical

Generally you give people the benefit of the doubt. But there are exceptions.
You buy into many of the things that mainstream society believes, but you're not anybody's fool.
There is no spoon.

Jun. 14th, 2006

Feeling better today, I think. Much more awake and aware this morning at any rate.

Something I forgot to do this morning was start a DVD burn of the files for Fearless Leader. I'll have to do it tonight, which is really no biggie since it's really only a few minutes with the burn baby burn DVD burner. It loafs at 8x, but that's as fast as the media that I have allows. Still, that's like a ten-minute burn tops. The drive up there takes a half hour.

This will hopefully mark the end of the footage replacements. Now I need to work on a couple of things: music for MLRF's fringe show, and the interstitials and layout for the DVD.

The DVD is going to be a somewhat limited version. There will be a couple of commentary tracks besides the feature, and that's pretty much it for extras. We do have some extra content that may eventually make it to a second disc "collectors edition", but it's more an issue of managing the capacity of a single DVD-R. The movie by itself encoded at a 9.8Mb/s bitrate won't fit on a 4.7G disc, so I already have to back off; while I could burn a DL DVD, I run into compatibility issues with people who might want to play the movie on a PC DVD player, and I don't know how many PCs have DL DVD players. Besides, DL DVD-Rs are still expensive.

Interstitials are things like the images (or small movies) used in the motion menus and backgrounds, FBI warnings, copyright notices, title cards, stuff like that.

Now all I have to ask is why is there a monkey in my cube, and why does he have that weird looking probe thing in his hand?

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