Fan Audio panel at DragonCon

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  1. Keiran_Horn Jedi Master

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  2. DarkLordofSmith Jedi Knight

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    Hi,

    I thought it went well as well.

    ~stiffles a yawn~

    SOrry about htat, have only been back home a few hours.

    I'll capture nad compress htre video over the weekend.
  3. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    A brief news blurb about the con from a fan audio perspective is now up on Fanworks.
  4. scribe88 Jedi Knight

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    Hey, thanks, Nathan!

    Thank you for the write-up on our drama as well.

    It was good meeting you at DragonCon.
  5. DarkLordofSmith Jedi Knight

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    A bit of good news.

    I've just finished capturing hte video of the panel onto my computer.

    Despite some early worries, about sound, the capture went well, and I'm compressing a first version of it.

    I'm going for a 1 October release, but if its ready before then I'll release.
  6. keithabbott Force Ghost

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    I've posted some screenshots from the panel at the RoN site. Just follow the link in my tagline. More to come...

    Keith
  7. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Sweet.

    Everyone: I've seen some of the compression tests Michael has run on the panel footage. It should turn out quite well.

    Keith: Mind if I put some of those screenshots on the Fanworks site as a sort of photo exploration of the fan audio panel?
  8. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Addendum: I've got a page ready with those (cropped, smaller) and a couple of my own with a link to the RON site for uncropped, larger versions plus your BTS photos.

    Gimme the word and I'm ready to upload that new page.
  9. DarkLordofSmith Jedi Knight

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    If I stick up with setting I've been using for the early tests, for a video at the resolution of 320x240 we're looking at a file size of around 120mb.

    If needed I'll split it down into two maybe three files.

    Still going for a October 1st release.
  10. keithabbott Force Ghost

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    Go ahead Nathan.
    Keith
  11. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Done. I just decided to make a whole new Features area on DC 2003.
  12. keithabbott Force Ghost

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    You might want to share your links to dragoncon.com. They might just post links which could end up being quite helpful. I'

    Keith
  13. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    I'll probably do so once the video is up.

    Speaking of which, Oct. 1 is the target for the video, but there may be a chance that Michael and I will put up the audio portion of the panel on September 11 (Thursday) as a sort of alternative for those deluged by TV coverage of the anniversary (like Michael, heh).
  14. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Update: Things are coming along, as Michael will attest. I just sent him the revised audio version of the panel, with an intro, a music addition to go with the intro, and I've managed to whittle a 45 MB mp3 down to about 9 MB, with very little quality loss, so we may end up using that one. If we can pick a definite version ot put up, I may be able to put it up before I leave town Friday morning.

    As for the video, I know that it'll be on RON, Michael's site, and Fanworks (with a special Fanworks "ChronoVideo" introduction by Michael and I). On Fanworks, we're probably looking at several files split up, but I don't know about the others.

    Should be fun. I'm hoping we can get the audio one out before I leave. ::crosses fingers::
  15. DarkLordofSmith Jedi Knight

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    The quality of hte 9 mb version is just as good as the 45mb version.

    As for the video, I have a version now compressed, that short of a chance to add some extra thing, which would require more disk space than I have at the moment, is going to be the final version.

    The single download file will be 125mb, that's at a resolution of 320x240.

    I still intend to release the video on 1 October.
  16. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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  17. LawgSkrak Force Ghost

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    Hey just listened to the Audio Panel. Very interesting. I have to admit, i was hoping to hear Nathan talking more about Fanworks and Anthology etc, but the RoN talk was very interesting.

    RoN was EXCELLENT by the way. Kudos to everyone involved.

    Sean
  18. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    Heh, yeah, I was quite outnumbered. I basically was the voice of, well, everything else other than RON.

    But then again, it was originally meant to be an RON-only panel.
  19. keithabbott Force Ghost

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    I'm sure next year will be more of a spread out representation. I know I'm interested in going down next year. I'd like to get get RoN "screened" there so to speak. We could do a lot more fan audio wise next year than what was available this year.

    Anyhow, thanks for the feedback Sean. I'm glad you enjoyed RoN.

    Keith
  20. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    The video files for the panel are "locked." I'm uploading them to Fanworks, so we can release immediately upon Michael giving us the go-ahead on Oct. 1.
  21. Janz_Walker Jedi Master

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    What about ahead of schedule? Ya know, call yourselves miracle workers. Just like Scotty from Star Trek. :D
  22. DarkLordofSmith Jedi Knight

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    Hmmm... ahead of schedule... nope.

    I gave the 1 October release date, just to allow for any unforseen problems, there have been a few as Nathan will back me up.

    All I will say is that, once I've caught up with all my other projects, which I put aside to get this video stuff out, and after the 1st October release, after I've fdisked the hdd, I'm going to working a slightly improved version of the video, stuff which I can't do with the HDD set up the way it is.

    You know things like, transitions, a longer opening and closing title sequences etc.
  23. ChristheNinjaPirate Jedi Padawan

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    Arrrr come on, matey. Thar be bootie in it for ya. How many pieces o' silver do I sendja in the mail to get ya ta slip me a link? :D
  24. DarkLordofSmith Jedi Knight

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    Hmmmmm.....

    I can't be bought on this.

    I'm sticking with the 1st October release.
  25. Nathan_P_Butler Author, Star Wars Tales #21

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    It's looking like Fanworks will have five separate files that split the video into chunks, plus a 95 MB or so download of a smaller res full-panel file, along with the audio file that's already up.

    We should also have the introduction segment by Michael and I, which may or may not be located at any other download location.

    Once the files go live on Oct. 1, we'll keep 'em up, but if bandwidth becomes a major issue, we'll do one or the other (full or parts, not both).
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