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January 2019 FEOTM - Every month we ask the community to vote on their Favorite Fanedit of the Month. To view the nominees and vote visit this thread.

Feature This - A Fan Edit Podcast
#11
Great idea! I'm definitely going to listen to them asap Smile
I see some great titles already (Babylon, Icarus, Man of Steel, Lost Skull, BR, ...).
I saw that Man of Steel runs 67min. I think that's a good rule of thumb, if I can say so without having listened to anything yet.
Half an hour tops to talk about the original film and its merits/problems, and another half hour for the fanedit? :-)

P.S.: You guys might want to check out the URLs.
They all have the same make:
http://www.featurethispodcast.com/ftpd-bladerunner/ (Dance Macabre)
http://www.featurethispodcast.com/ftpd-bladerunner-2/ (Icarus)
http://www.featurethispodcast.com/ftpd-bladerunner-3/ (Man of Steel)

Ken Poirier Wrote:I was a little bummed there was no mp3 download (I want to check it out, but I need to be able to skip back and forth on the track or it will drive me mad. I call it the "editor's twitch"). Also, If you are committed to doing a regular podcast, you should get it up on stitcher.

Edit: I fished the link out of the HTML, so I'm giving it a listen now.

beezo Wrote:Understood. I'll look into making downloadable mp3s available on the site. We are available on stitcher through the Gary Buseytown Massacre. Search that and you'll find both the GBTM and Feature This episodes. Thanks for the feedback.

You can very easily get the links for the mp3s if you feed the podcast URLs to JDownloader and do a deep scan.
[size=xx-small][size=x-small]Fine Tuning Audio on: SUPERMAN: Protector of the People
Rough Cut/Final Tweaks: 
Star Wars: Family Guy
My Ideas Sketchbook & Covers
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#12
Kal-El Wrote:Great idea! I'm definitely going to listen to them asap Smile
I see some great titles already (Babylon, Icarus, Man of Steel, Lost Skull, BR, ...).
I saw that Man of Steel runs 67min. I think that's a good rule of thumb, if I can say so without having listened to anything yet.
Half an hour tops to talk about the original film and its merits/problems, and another half hour for the fanedit? :-)

P.S.: You guys might want to check out the URLs.
They all have the same make:
http://www.featurethispodcast.com/ftpd-bladerunner/ (Dance Macabre)
http://www.featurethispodcast.com/ftpd-bladerunner-2/ (Icarus)
http://www.featurethispodcast.com/ftpd-bladerunner-3/ (Man of Steel)





You can very easily get the links for the mp3s if you feed the podcast URLs to JDownloader and do a deep scan.

Didn't realize the urls were goofy. I've corrected them so the links you've posted won't work. The home page has been removed per feedback. Just go to http://www.featurethispodcast.com directly for the episodes.
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#13
beezo Wrote:The home page has been removed per feedback. Just go to www.featurethispodcast.com directly for the episodes.

So much better! Thank you! ;-)

I edited my prior post accordingly.
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#14
I just listened to the episode about your Blade Runner edit and enjoyed it. I have to say that I wasn't sure about checking out an edit of Blade Runner by someone with such disdain for aspects of the theatrical cut (or director's cut or final cut etc etc) but I am now quite keen to check it out. You did a good job of explaining what you did and didn't like and wanted to change, which is a million times more interesting than someone just saying something sucks. I respect any opinion as long as it is reasoned out whether or not I agree with the reasoning. I think that it was pretty accessible to those not familiar with fanediting since you had some people asking questions from that layperson's perspective. It's always fun to hear "well couldn't you just have changed that whole scene and digitally altered things" or "you should have just removed that shot" which is often oh-so-much easier said than done depending on what's around it. If only it were so easy. I would probably recommend keeping it to an hour. The last 20 or so minutes of the episode felt like it was retreading on earlier ground (about multiple themes, the non-balance of the movie, lack of focus, etc) and dragged on a bit for me. Overall, good listen and thanks for sharing. I'll be checking out more.
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#15
thecuddlyninja Wrote:I just listened to the episode about your Blade Runner edit and enjoyed it. I have to say that I wasn't sure about checking out an edit of Blade Runner by someone with such disdain for aspects of the theatrical cut (or director's cut or final cut etc etc) but I am now quite keen to check it out. You did a good job of explaining what you did and didn't like and wanted to change, which is a million times more interesting than someone just saying something sucks. I respect any opinion as long as it is reasoned out whether or not I agree with the reasoning. I think that it was pretty accessible to those not familiar with fanediting since you had some people asking questions from that layperson's perspective. It's always fun to hear "well couldn't you just have changed that whole scene and digitally altered things" or "you should have just removed that shot" which is often oh-so-much easier said than done depending on what's around it. If only it were so easy. I would probably recommend keeping it to an hour. The last 20 or so minutes of the episode felt like it was retreading on earlier ground (about multiple themes, the non-balance of the movie, lack of focus, etc) and dragged on a bit for me. Overall, good listen and thanks for sharing. I'll be checking out more.

Understood and thank you for listening and providing feedback.
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#16
Okay, listened to the first part of the MOS podcast (not the second part since I haven't seen the edit yet) and here's my feedback on it.

To me personally, I feel the whole podcast should have been prepared more thoroughly. It drags on a bit too much.
Perhaps prep the entire podcast, record it, then have a listen through, and cut unimportant/lingering bits?

If I would do it (not telling you how to do your job) I would do a 10min max to discuss the original film (since the podcast listeners are supposed to have seen it already, as well as the edit > own the source then watch the edit and all that). The Man of Steel discussion was far too long and too detailed.
Then another 45min max to discuss the fanedit in detail/length. Pro's, Con's, what you would have done differently, etc. This also brings up more about the original film any way (probably flaws mostly).
Afterwards, to wrap it up, perhaps an additional 15min max ending to discuss interesting upcoming fanedits, short interview with the faneditor that made the edit (if you can get a hold of him/her), or perhaps another editor's POV of the discussed edit?

Another option could be an additional biweekly podcast with 2-3 interview segments with different faneditors.

About the podcast, I think in general it would be more beneficial to the overall allure of the podcast if you were to interview people who can contribute to the field. Editors, Faneditors, Movie buffs (who’ve seen the film that’s been edited), etc. The guest from the Busy podcast was pretty much listening to you the entire time. Plus it’s weird to hear your guest say he hasn’t seen Man of Steel yet, only for you to narrate the ENTIRE film to him.

About the MoS discussion:
-You mistakenly referred to Jor-El as 'Joe-El the entire time. This leads back to my 'prep' thing I opened with in this post. Perhaps write out character names on a sheet, the topics you want to discuss, etc?
Beezo (once or twice) recalled film events in the wrong order, and even gives wrong info here and there - Clark couldn't fly yet when Jonathan died. That's why he fell into the mountain first time he put on the suit. Practice makes perfect.

About the Christ imagery:
People not understanding a being as powerful as Superman and the Christ allegations is a natural transition.
They don’t know who he is or what to make of him, and someone as powerful as him will always be revered as a godlike creature by those that support him. Those that oppose him will see him as an oppressor, a villain or someone evil or satanic. The Christ figure allegation is an unavoidable thing. It's an (in my opinion) natural evolution from both an emotional and religious standpoint.

All in all a very interesting discussion (albeit a lengthy one) and I'm glad there's a podcast out there solely dedicated to fanedits! I look forward to seeing what other fanedits you will discuss! I think I'll listen to Blade Runner next Smile
[size=xx-small][size=x-small]Fine Tuning Audio on: SUPERMAN: Protector of the People
Rough Cut/Final Tweaks: 
Star Wars: Family Guy
My Ideas Sketchbook & Covers
Setup: MacBook Pro 2.6 Core i5 16GB with Adobe/FCPX/DaVinci and Wacom Intuos tablet.[/size][/size]
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#17
Kal-El Wrote:Okay, listened to the first part of the MOS podcast (not the second part since I haven't seen the edit yet) and here's my feedback on it.

To me personally, I feel the whole podcast should have been prepared more thoroughly. It drags on a bit too much.
Perhaps prep the entire podcast, record it, then have a listen through, and cut unimportant/lingering bits?

If I would do it (not telling you how to do your job) I would do a 10min max to discuss the original film (since the podcast listeners are supposed to have seen it already, as well as the edit > own the source then watch the edit and all that). The Man of Steel discussion was far too long and too detailed.
Then another 45min max to discuss the fanedit in detail/length. Pro's, Con's, what you would have done differently, etc. This also brings up more about the original film any way (probably flaws mostly).
Afterwards, to wrap it up, perhaps an additional 15min max ending to discuss interesting upcoming fanedits, short interview with the faneditor that made the edit (if you can get a hold of him/her), or perhaps another editor's POV of the discussed edit?

Another option could be an additional biweekly podcast with 2-3 interview segments with different faneditors.

About the podcast, I think in general it would be more beneficial to the overall allure of the podcast if you were to interview people who can contribute to the field. Editors, Faneditors, Movie buffs (who’ve seen the film that’s been edited), etc. The guest from the Busy podcast was pretty much listening to you the entire time. Plus it’s weird to hear your host say he hasn’t seen Man of Steel yet, only for you to narrate the ENTIRE film to him.

About the MoS discussion:
-You mistakenly referred to Jor-El as 'Joe-El the entire time. This leads back to my 'prep' thing I opened with in this post. Perhaps write out character names on a sheet, the topics you want to discuss, etc?
Beezo (once or twice) recalled film events in the wrong order, and even gives wrong info here and there - Clark couldn't fly yet when Jonathan died. That's why he fell into the mountain first time he put on the suit.

About the Christ imagery:
People not understanding a being as powerful as Superman and the Christ allegations is a natural transition.
They don’t know who he is or what to make of him, and someone as powerful as him will always be revered as a godlike creature by those that support him. Those that oppose him will see him as an oppressor, a villain or someone evil or satanic. The Christ figure allegation is an unavoidable thing.

All in all a very interesting discussion (albeit a lengthy one) and I'm glad there's a podcast out there solely dedicated to fanedits! I look forward to seeing what other fanedits you will discuss! I think I'll listen to Blade Runner next Smile

Noted.
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#18
beezo Wrote:Noted.

I hope it didn't come across too negative as I did very much enjoy the podcast. I always listen to soundtracks from and to work, and I dropped all that in favour of listening to the MoS podcast Smile
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Rough Cut/Final Tweaks: 
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Setup: MacBook Pro 2.6 Core i5 16GB with Adobe/FCPX/DaVinci and Wacom Intuos tablet.[/size][/size]
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#19
Kal-El Wrote:I hope it didn't come across too negative as I did very much enjoy the podcast. I always listen to soundtracks from and to work, and I dropped all that in favour of listening to the MoS podcast Smile

Nope, just didn't want to respond to all feedback. It's good criticism and I appreciate the suggestions. "Noted" is just my way of saying, "Thanks, I'll keep all of that into consideration!"
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#20
As an update, I know many are fans of L8WRTRs Star Wars edit, so I thought I'd announce that the latest podcast posted covers it.

http://www.featurethispodcast.com
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