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Re: Open Letter to Matt

Post by bobo0100 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:31 am

Its looking great with the "matt with kale" screen cap. :lol:
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Post by miniboes » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:49 pm

bobo0100 wrote:Its looking great with the "matt with kale" screen cap. :lol:
If you liked that you will love my other artworks; "richard dawkins with christmas hat" and "peter singer with hotdog"
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Post by TheVeganAtheist » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:06 pm

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bobo0100 wrote: TVA is only uploading the video now. So minibose is doing the editing.
I know. Doing a thirty second intro is a lot different from doing a twenty to thirty minute video. I'm sure TVA will have no problems doing a 30 sec intro, and it will help prevent confusion from viewers.
Yes I will do a intro to the video explaining.
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Post by miniboes » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:27 pm

I need opinions. Am I making the video too goofy?
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(This is an image to illustrate that Richard Dawkins is a big deal (big fish), and Matt is not so much.)
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Post by bobo0100 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:07 pm

miniboes wrote:I need opinions. Am I making the video too goofy?
Maintaining TVA's style is secondary to producing a good quality video, and your illustration are high quality. I think the "goofy" style will not takeaway from the video.
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Post by miniboes » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:16 am

I'm a bit confused about copyright. I show images briefly. I only take images that allow commercial reuse and modification, but some require attribution. Is this really needed, or is it covered by fair use?
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Post by bobo0100 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:51 am

miniboes wrote:I'm a bit confused about copyright. I show images briefly. I only take images that allow commercial reuse and modification, but some require attribution. Is this really needed, or is it covered by fair use?
I don't think many worry about copyright for photos/images, But if it need's to be attributed I'm sure a link/name in the description will be enough. Keep a list and pass it on to TVA, but don't stress if any are left out.
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Post by brimstoneSalad » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:34 pm

Like Bobo said, just keep a list if it needs to be attributed.

Fair use is very tricky, because it has to be the specific thing you're critiquing, and not something else used to critique that thing.
Like if you found a picture of a shark or whatever, you couldn't just use that as fair use, since you aren't critiquing that particular picture of the shark, you're critiquing Matt. And even with a particular photo of Matt; you aren't critiquing that photo of Matt, so it was unnecessary to show it (thus not fair use). What a mess.

Now collages are another matter. If you cut pictures apart so you're only using a small bit, and it's not easily recognizable, that changes things. But case law is unclear on exactly how or to what extent.

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Post by miniboes » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:57 am

Here's a 7 minute sample:
https://youtu.be/AO-LhNFvWGU

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Post by bobo0100 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:47 am

miniboes wrote:Thoughts?
Lets start with 6:25. A little bit shocking. Wasn't really expecting to see an image of someone having there head chopped off. Maybe an image of extremists showing off there guns or something. no need to be unnecessary confronting.

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The white background is a bit static. there are open source abstract pictures and loop-able videos that would make a much better background.

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The music is cut a little awkwardly. an experimental fade goes a long way.

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one thing this video is completely missing is sound effects (or foley), especially with your sue of illustrator it is aloud to be cheesy. however I don't think you can get much corner than the folly used in inspector Javerts suicide in the 2012 film adaptation of the musical adaptation of the novel "Les Miserable" ((2:46) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRzvdQh8D2Q). The sweeping could be accompanied by a sweeping noise. Whenever things move around the screen you can have some sore to crank or sliding noise. If something (perhaps a big fish) falls in from the sky it could land with a splash. To his credit TVA does this well in most of his video's, not sure if it still holds true in his really old videos, but check them out for a better understanding of what I mean.

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In video its best to keep the variety of transitions limited, and when varied, do so with a purpose (a slow fade represents the passing of time). I would suggest using movement based transitions with folly to suit.

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I think you need to use a wider variety of images, and keep in mind how they are crouped. 0:57 Singer is looking appropriately insightful, but the background is a bit plain. and his not the only example.

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This can be hit and miss as for how it effects tone, but if you can loop the funny music and adjust the volume appropriately. If TVA has anyone lined up in his recording comments for future videos list, maybe we can get them to read some or all of Matts comments.

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6:56
This feels awkward. I see two possible fixes, I can read and upload the full comment (when I recover from my cold), or you can underline the part of the text I read. TVA's treatment of comments his read, that others authored, is to use an effect to deepen or slow down his voice, (with this he went overboard on the shark rescue video) the effects I have on my computer are minimal so I did not do this myself but you may be able to now.

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I'm all negative's, but it is looking nice.
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