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Favorite Edit of the Year (FEOTY) 2020 Awards are here.
Let me give you all a rundown of what this fanedit consists of:
The Fellowship's Musical Journey is a tribute to the original OST of LOTR1 by Howard Shore
I've taken out all of Enya's bits and so ended up with 16 tracks to which i added video.
i combined the Council of Elrond and The Ring goes south into 1 track because of Elrond being rather short.
Most tracks have still some narration, dialogue or soundFX. Audio track 2 has OST music only.
Track 14 The Great River only has music, no second audio track was necessary.
Track 15 Amon Hen only has the combined OST and dialogue, Boromir's death scene came out quite spectacular with the OST so prominent IMO.
Star Wars: A Musical Journey was a great concept for a fanedit (and is now a live show) and was executed incredibly well by ADM. So I was quite excited to see Stonehenge take on Howard Shore's soundtrack to Lord of the Rings.
The DVD menu is a very plain static menu with a couple of small buttons scattered on it. It is not hard to use but isn't particularly inspiring. It does the job but I would like to have seen a bit more effort put into this.
The film's picture quality is a bit soft, but there are no bad frames or hard cuts and everything is edited well. Titles are very simplistic non-antialiased Arial and seem more like burned-in DVD subtitles. They don't interfere with the picture though.
There are 2 audio tracks - one is the soundtrack with some occasional dialogue, the other is music-only. After a while I decided the soundtrack with dialogue just wasn't my cup of tea and I changed to the music-only soundtrack. Editing-wise I can't fault either, and the blending of the dialogue was for the most part achieved well.
As I said before I loved the concept and it was pulled off quite well. I hope the editor or someone considers doing this with the other 2 films in the trilogy.
DVD presentation: 2 out of 5. Picture quality: 3.5 out of 5. Audio quality: 4 out of 5. Editing: 4 out of 5. Entertainment: 4 out of 5.