Watchmen Comic-Cut: At Midnight, All the Agents...

Watchmen Comic-Cut: At Midnight, All the Agents...

 
8.6 (1)
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Watchmen Comic-Cut: At Midnight, All the Agents...
Faneditor Name:
Tagline:
The comic, brought to life.
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2009
Original Running Time:
162
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
34
Brief Synopsis:
A combination of the Watchmen film with the original graphic novel. Video and sound from the film are used to fill in gaps between each panel of the comic and bring it to life.
Intention:
While the Watchmen film lacks much of the emotional weight and depth of the comic, it matches the look and images from the comic almost identically. Thus, I thought that the film could be used to organically fill in the gaps between each panel, creating a sort of hybrid motion-comic using video and sound clips from the movie.
Additional Notes:
This is Part 1 of 12.
Other Sources:
I used panels from the Watchmen graphic and music by Clint Mansell.
Special Thanks:
Alan Moore, Fanedit.org
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Special Features
(Fanedit is released via Vimeo)
Editing Details:
My starting point for every scene was the panel of the graphic novel. I adjusted the scenes to match the panels as closely as possible. This including cropping, zooming, and altering the color scheme. I made sure to have smooth transitions and to leave the panels on screen long enough that the dialogue could be read if it wasn't spoken.
Cuts and Additions:
The biggest change was the addition of the comic panels. For the most part the movie scenes stay intact but are spliced up between the panels.
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User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
6.0  (1)
Visual Editing 
 
8.0  (1)
Audio Editing 
 
9.0  (1)
Narrative 
 
9.0  (1)
Enjoyment 
 
9.0  (1)
(Updated: February 20, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
6.0
Visual Editing 
 
8.0
Audio Editing 
 
9.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

This was a very cool, unique fanedit. I'm a big fan of the graphic novel, hate the movie. Mixing both of them was inspired, but a little rough around the edges. Video quality is quite poor compared to the clarity of the comic book panels.

The editing was well done overall, but (and this may sound like a nitpick) you should have cropped the black bars on the video as whenever you apply a color filter to it to match the panels, the black bar is affected and it got distracting. Some of the dialogue editing could have been improved with some words getting cut off.

Despite the flaws I was still very intrigued and entertained by this edit.

P.S. "Please don't sue me." Awesome.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
MP4/AVI/etc. (SD)
Owner's reply

Thanks for the review! I agree that the technical quality is lacking in a lot of places. When I made this video I was just first getting into editing and I used a low quality AVI. If I could redo it, I would definitely use an HD version of the Watchmen Ultimate Cut.

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