It was a good scenario to pick for a fan edit. I'm a fan of the west wing and I always like to find fan edits to help bring people into the series that I like to watch. There was only some minor video/audio things, but these might have been from the original footage and not from the editing.
I had watched the series about a year and a half ago. Going into the beginning of the fan edit, I was a bit confused as to who was who and who did what. I think anyone who had not already watched the show would have been thoroughly confused.
I understand the assassination thing, but I think the piece as a whole would have been stronger without it and instead use the time in the beginning of the film to better introduce each character and their job/duties, OR have this be the second of a series of fan edits. maybe a nice trilogy. Maybe I'll make a prequel, who knows!
Other than that, very enjoyable and nice to see the old gang again.
Sometimes an episode of a TV-series is so engaging that when one realizes the credits are due, a verbal "no, no, no, not yet!" is uttered. RollWave's edit responds to this and prolongs that episode. Not by just stacking a couple of episodes and be done with it, but by finding a compelling story arc that manages to uphold the extended run time. And what better arc to use?
Phenomenal work by RollWave, from start to finish. Despite the massive trims, this edit still achieves the tremendous task of fitting it all together. Seamlessly so, I might add. Not a single thing is out of place, jarring, questionable or otherwise disruptive. It even accomplishes to conceal the noticeable transition from an Aaron Sorkin-piece to whomever succeeded him. Audio and Video editing are, to my eyes and ears, flawless. It just fits. Fantastic!
The only thing bothering me, and it's not even a fault of RollWave's, is the quite sudden culmination (with the FBI). It feels rushed in the original episode, but not a lot can be done about it.