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.
On December 2, 2013 the director's cut of The Dark Crystal was posted on YouTube. For two years Crystal fan Christopher Orgeron reassembled the original cut of the film, the version Jim Henson and Frank Oz intended to release. But, due to poor testing, it was heavily revised to appeal to a broader audience.
Because of the limited material he had to work with it's definitely rough, but it gives interesting insight into what could have (should have?) been. For film enthusiasts and Dark Crystal fans alike this is a must watch.
For more information on this cut there is an engaging interview with the editor at Mentalfloss.com.
TM2YC presents you a preservation projectt:Comics Britannia: Complete 2007 BBC Documentary Season
This a "Preservation DVD" for my own convenience collecting together the entire BBC 2007 'Comics Britannia' documentary season. It's about 9 hours of documentaries about comic books that have never been commercially released (And probably never will be). Apart from the material covering the British industry, there are also superb films about Herge/Tintin, Jean Giraud Moebius, Steve Ditko/Spiderman and Superman.
"This a preservation of the entire season for myself and other comic book fans.
None of this material is commercially available but if you wish to 'put a little something back', please purchase the related book 'Rude Britannia: British Comic Art', available from Amazon and other retailers.
Or buy a few of the recent BBC DVDs. I can highly recommend Doctor Who, Limmy's Show, Sherlock or Alpha Papa."
10 Minute extract from 'Anarchy in the UK' documentary
Dr. Sapirstein just released his new fanedit: The Exorcist - 40th Anniversary Preservation
This is a preservation work. A 40th anniversary restoration of the ultimate horror classic, presenting the film in its original version as seen at the time of its 1973 release and... never since.
From Dr. Sapirstein:
"Many sources were used to determine how the film looked and sounded in 1973. Once the aesthetic of each individual scene had been determined, the 1080p BluRay edition was used as a basis (with, occasionally, the odd SD shot inserted from the '97 DVD) and completely reworked (colours, tints, definition, grain and contrasts/lightness) to obtain a faithful recreation of the original theatrical release, as it looked before the powers that be decided to give it the George Lucas treatment. Restored picture : The whole film has been modified shot by shot to recreate its original definition, green hue and overall aesthetic. Restored shot : Original Warner Bros 1970s logo (intro + outro). Restored shot : The intro shot of the sun in Iraq has been restored in full colour. Restored shot : The infamous, non-CGI jump-cut of Father Karras' possession has been cleaned and restored. Restored audio : The original, Academy Award winning mono soundtrack has been restored (track 1). The original 1979 Dolby remix is featured on track 2, and a new DTS 5.1 mix, created from both the '73 mono mix and the 2010 remaster, is featured on track 3. The original French dub from 1973 (mono) is also available on track 4."
From Dr. Sapirstein:
"This is a frame-by-frame reconstruction of the rare and very official "Super-8 Digest" of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Featuring unique transitions and a unique soundmix, this short digest of the movie was reconstructed using HD elements and with its original soundtrack remastered. The original, untouched Super8 video/audio transfer is also present on the DVD."
The Preserv preservation forums have joined with the fanedit.org forum.
Preserv has long been a part of the FE family, and we're glad to see them as a part of the forum now. Check out the Preserv forum section to see what new and exciting preservation projects are happening.
Long time FE member and Lord of Preserv AvP will be moderating the Preserv forum, as well as continuing to run the main Preserv site.
The excitement continues as Warner Brothers releases the first of the finale of the franchise. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 1 was a big success, and like its predecessors, the behind the scenes and special featurettes hit the web and TVs by storm.
The Harry Potter Archives was a project initialized by ThrowgnCpr over 2 years ago. It has grown into one of the largest preservation projects the community has seen. With 4 volumes released so far, preserv members have helped to accumulate enough material to line your DVD (and soon to be AVCHD) shelves with rare Harry Potter material. Check out the preservforums for the latest HP happenings...
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