Fanedit Name: Watchmen Comic-Cut: At Midnight, All The Agents...
Faneditor Name: Gargamel
Tagline: The comic, brought to life.
Original Movie Title: Watchmen
Fanedit Type: Shorts
Original Release Date: 2009
Original Runtime: 162 minutes
Fanedit Release Date: January 2013
Fanedit Runtime: 34 minutes
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.
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.
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I used panels from the Watchmen graphic and music by Clint Mansell.
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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