Thee Backslacpkping With Media
The General Synopsis is ‘imagine if you were able to have a search engine sort through all the media ever created on a topic of your choice and it would create a program of your determined length’. I’ve attempted to do this for the topic of Star Wars in the duration of time just around the release of Revenge of the Sith. The 40+ hours of media has been condensed into 3.5 hours and the 700+ sources have been cut-up and recompiled into chapters which reflect the underlying themes and memes. It’s a video compilation/media analysis of sorts.
- Camera : Sony DCR-PC100 MiniDV Camera
- Computers : PowerMacG4, PowerMacG5, Dell Dimensions XPS 667r
- Operating Systems : Mac OS9, OSX, WinXP
- Video Conversion : SUPER, MediaCoder, Total Video Converter, StoikVideoConverter, VirtualDub, WinAVI Video Converter, pspVideo9, Flash to Video Encoder Pro, TVC, Replay Media Catcher, WinMPG VideoConvert, OSEx, Clip Creator, DiVA, DVDxDVDProTrial, SnapzProX, VLC, Quicktime, ffmpeg, bbDEMUX, Windows Media Player
- Video Editing : iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere
- DVD Production : DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, Roxio Toast
- Graphic Processing : Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe After Effects
- Audio Production : Soundtrack Pro, Audio Hijack
- Subtitle Production : DVD Studio Pro, Simple Text, NotePad, Microsoft Word, TextEdit
- Info Gathering : Netscape, FireFox, Safari, Windows Explorer, Azureus, Bit Torrent, usenet
- ASCII : ASCII Generator
April 21, 2010 @ 6:39 pm
In France switching TV channels over and over is called zapping. This is a giant zapping covering all Star Wars related stufs on TV, internet etc… in 2005. So mostly episode 3.
Personaly I found the editing smart enough to be watched all in one go (well i watched it in two parts I must confess). It forms a whole. This was a cool experience, maybe not for everyone but great fun. It's worth a try.
April 21, 2010 @ 12:14 pm
This is an incredibly hard fan edit to review. The very nature of it almost defies a normal critique. It is fascinating and perplexing all at once. Watching it, I couldn't help but be reminded of a Max Headroom blipvert. Rather than watching it a bit at a time, I watched it all in one go, drowning in the media tsunami that None has assembled.
There is one downside to the presentation though. Put together as it is (small pieces of hundreds of sources) the viewer inevitably has the desire to stop and explore a particular aspect in greater detail. Obviously, this is next to impossible given the limitations of DVD technology, but I have to mention it because it was the strongest feeling I had when watching. "Hey, I wanted to hear what they said next!"
Still a phenomenal compilation, and as I said before, fascinating.
April 14, 2010 @ 7:56 am
I finished watching this over a span of two days and I’m impressed! It shows a mind numbingly massive amount of work in every respect. Some laughs, some meh moments, but all interesting. I give this 8/10.
March 26, 2010 @ 11:24 pm
It’s a large download that and the artwork and description seem to be putting people off from giving this mammoth undertaking the chance it deserves.
Basically it takes the entire media hurricane surrounding the release of Revenge Of The Sith and funnels it through your television screen into your brain in themed chapters.
It’s astonishing the amount of crazy, bonkers stuff will grab your optic nerve when you pop this into your player.
Not so much a documentary but more a pop art installation on a DVD.
Not so much a fan edit but more like being shot at by a video machine gun loaded with Episode 3 tooled shells.
Not everyone will like the sound of that and if you don’t it’s possibly not for you.
But if being a caught in None’s Star Wars cross-hair sounds like your thing you are in for a genuinely bizarre and rewarding treat.
The nature of the beast means the sound and visual quality varies from crisp to zoomed Youtube clips but that adds to the fun (some people may find this impossible to watch in one sitting and may work through it a few chapters at a time, not me I watched with headphones on couldn’t pull my eyes away from it).
Clearly this is a labour of love.
So go on give it a try and if you don’t love it put the blame on me.