What are FanEdits, and why make them? FanEdits are an artform where someone takes a video source/sources and rearranges them with video editing software to create either a modified, or even radically new version of a movie.
From "Show Runners" matrixgrindhouse & Neglify:
"Travelling back in time, changing events - this is a scientific impossibility. But through the magic of fan editing, the possibilities are endless. Have you ever thought what it's like to be wanderers in the fourth dimension? There's no fate but what we make for ourselves, because where we're going, we don't need roads. Party on, dudes."
"Continuing my series of fan edits featuring Pulp era adventures, this time along with converting to black and white, I have made the Africa scenes sepia and Mongolia scenes cyan. Aged damaged film FX have been added throughout the feature, along with lower video quality deleted scenes. The objective was to increase the character development and trim back many of the over the top action scenes."
"I really loved this movie when I first saw it; it's everything a great time at the movies should be, something that's all too lacking in today's cinema. The core storyline was pretty good involving a washed up Jaeger pilot coming back to combat giant sea-monsters and destroy their portal into the world. However, the movie suffered from a long, complicated second storyline involving organ harvesting and bad humor which was really not crucial to the plot. By excising this subplot, the narrative flows much better and is more straightforward and serious. This is Pacific Rim as I prefer it, and hopefully you'll enjoy it too."
MusicEd921 just released a new fanedit Rosemary's Baby - Hell a Cometh Swift Edition
This is a black and white version the 1968 masterpiece tightens up the pacing and eliminates some of the parts that are too "In your face".
Anything that was only understandable if you had read the book is now gone.
"I'm not trying to improve this film as it is a classic. I just want to tighten it up a little and after being inspired by an article talking about how well this movie would work in black and white..."
JobWillins presents his first fanedit, Lost: The Crash.
This is the first season of the TV series LOST presened as a 3 hour movie.
"As an editing exercise, I condensed the primary storylines of Lost Season 1 into a 3 hour (ish) film. With the exception of one major flashback that was moved into my Season 2 cut, the goal was to include enough information for all subsequent seasons to make sense for someone who hadnít seen the show.
I didnít feel like Lost needed to be fixed, but as a challenge, I wanted to see if I could condense and reconstruct the original 18 hours of the show and make an enjoyable, alternative experience."
Congratulations on releasing your first edit JobWillins!
"So I made this Fan Edit because I actually felt that TASM2 had some good moments, but unfortunately the story is kind of slow in some scenes, had some silly moments and it needed some deleted scenes added.
I Cut 17 minutes so the story could advance a little bit faster and restored 5 minutes of deleted scenes. One of them is not necessarily important, but helped to make a better transition in my Fanedit."
"I just tried to speed up the pace of this movie and make it more fun and enjoyable without yawning. I was kinda like "Eh?" when I saw the theatrical version, not really blown away like I should have been. So making the movie more fast paced with more of the action is what I was aiming for."
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