I know some of you know this but in case others were not in the know, I have been spending my covid learning how to edit video and slowly have been collecting archival footage of conventions to eventually categorize them and have them all in one place.
I have set a goal for myself to start “phase 3” aka asking for help once I completed the PAX Prime 2012 streams. Since I am slowly getting to that point wanted to open it up for suggestions and idea on where to go from here. Open to suggestions let me know your ideas. Will throw some interesting stuffs on here on things you may want to pay attention to.
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In short I get more credits to upload videos if you do. Even if you do not do anything else with it.
The real holy grail is to get footage from old conventions. This isn’t just going to be about editing, but about digging. I’m talking like, find someone with VHS from 80s or 90s cons and do digital transfers and such.
You are absolutely correct I can not tell you how many rabbit holes I have found on conventions. The idea is to make a website for people to dump footage for me to sift. For now chasing leads via google fu to get whatever I can. I am already at 23 TB of footage.
Hitting the PAX pile again, I think I might have found the best post mortem on a game. Its a developer using the game engine that he used to create a game and turning it into an interactive PowerPoint.
I am now undergoing the hell of out of sync audio and getting it to be placed correctly with the end of Saturday’s for PAX East 2013. Also got an idea on making a formal website for this too, trying to get things lined up now and getting the proper domain names.
I now have a pipline to recover corrupted VODs from Twitch! It is not pretty, but I was able to recover several panels by taking it into VSDC, cutting out the corrupted parts, exporting it as an AVI, converting that into MP4, and then exporting the mp3 file from the corrupted file. Of course I still need to sync this after all is said and done, the latest file I am working with has also shuffled scenes…sarcastic yay.
In other news I am building a website for this so that you can search for videos on something that isn’t a video site. Fielding for suggestions for things to put on there that you think would add value to this endeavor.
More like having it in a format that it is easier to get access to. You could go and watch a VOD, find the three parts of a video in an 18 hour stream and remember which order each clip is in. I am trying to do the hard work for the masses.
The website has content on it https://www.theunofficialconventionarchive.com/ feel free to let me know if there is something I am missing on here that would be a better call to actiony thing to include. For the moment taking a break from learning wordpress to work on the PAX archive.
Its been a while have have two things to share: first the website is now live. (Took me over a month to build the damn thing), if any of you want to give feedback to it as in anything obvious that I am missing or general suggestions let me know.
Second is a video I am going to share, I have the entire Cards Against Humanity tribute to Ryan Davis (former Giant Bomb personally) on there now. Its is about an hour of good stories about him before they get into cards against humanity.
After taking over 2 months to download, I now have a copy of the Unofficial PAX DVDs, there is some great footage here with interesting quality due to the nature of the project. Including some talk show done at PAX’s past…