Thursday, May 15, 2008

Speed Racer and Contest Info

GO SPEED RACER...GO SPEED RACER...GO SPEED RACER GOOOO!!!

That's right, I saw Speed Racer. I know the questions you want answered so here I go...

1)Is it the worst movie of all time??
It's definetly possible.

2)Tell me what you really think
I havn't had that much fun at the movies in a LONG TIME!!

3)Should I see it?
If you don't, then you'll regret it. Honestly, it's so much fun!

4)How's Jack err, Mathew Fox?
He's great as Racer X, and made me smile in ever scene he was in.

5)How's Michael Giacchino's score?
If he doesn't get nominated for an oscar, it will be highway robbery.

6)Are there any Lost refferences in the movie?
One of the characters yells as Dr. Jack with a very familiar catchphrase.



Anymore questions about the movie, just ask.




OK Contest time.

After the season ends I'll do a much more elaborate post about it, but here i'll simply point out some changes.

1)Long time listener, and poster Tuna Donkey has asked if it's ok to stop after season 3 due to the inavailability of Season 4 on DVD. Since I'm not going to force you to do something illegal(dl torrent files), and since youtube vids can be degraded...this will be allowed. If you turn in a video that ends after the Season 3 finale, it will be acceptable. Just make sure it's done VERY well, you won't be docked for it much, but understand those that go to season 4 did more work, and they will be rewarded. However, the contest will not be over anytime soon, so there are other options than iTunes or youtube.

2)This is not a change, but simply a clarification. I said in the show that it would be ok to use more than one song/track. Amanda was right, that will NOT be ok. There are very long songs and even longer soundtrack tracks out there, and I know you all will do amazing. Any questions about this, please email us.

3)The photoshop contest. We were asked to point out again what this contest will entail. I'll put a quick description here, but will talk about it in detail on Monday. What you will do is try to include ever character you can think of in a school/team picture style way. Click HERE to see a Simpsons version of this. This will not be easy. I will detail the rules on Monday. Again any questions please e-mail us.

Hope that helps...and go see Speed Racer!!!

18 comments:

tunadonkey said...

thanks josh. that clears a lot of things up. i just started my vid. i'm putting in scenes from "the moth" now. so im 7 episodes in.

tunadonkey said...

sorry 1 more thing. have you guys set an actual due date for this? I'm recalling you say after season 4, but maybe I'm just crazy. Oh an i got to see Speed Racer, but no one will let me. :(. By no one letting me I mean no one wants to see it with me. XD

Patrick Roberts said...

The Wachowski bros certainly put a lot of effort into making Speed Racer... the movie overall looked and felt like a cross between anime, a kaleidoscope, that Flintstones movie, a video game and the Dukes of Hazard

Spencer said...

Tuna Donkey:

Your response to my last post seemed a little bit angry, and after rereading my post, I want to apologize about it, I think i might have come off wrong in the way I wrote it. I was too over-critical about the whole iTunes/youtube thing. I was just having a bad day, and I think that might have come through in my post, with the whole "there's absolutely no way in H*** you are going to get a clip off of itunes to work" (Not an exact quote, but that's the gist of it). So once again, I apologize, and good luck with your video.

tunadonkey said...

spencer. no worries. why would i be angry. i just was saying i didn't think that youtube quality clips next to dvd quality would look a little odd...

Petor23 said...

The main issue I'm having with the contest is obtaining the material itself. Can anyone recommend a program to extract video files from the DVDs?

Spencer said...

Hey everyone, EW has now rated through the looking glass as the best season finale of all time.

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20200272_23,00.html

Faith said...

Wow - thats just AWESOME =D

tunadonkey said...

petor23, what type of computer do u have? mac or pc?

Petor23 said...

I have a PC.

Josh said...

Petor if you're willing obtain them illegally then I can definetly give you a site or two. If you are not, then I dunno.

tunadonkey said...

oh Josh, such a criminal u r

Faith said...

Petor, do you have a DVD player on your PC?

Petor23 said...

Yes I can play DVDs on my computer. I should be able to get the material I need if someone could recommend a program that can convert DVDs to avi files.

tunadonkey said...

i have a mac. i dont know if this program is on pc also but try the program "HandBrake"

Petor23 said...

Thank you all for your help, I've now got it working, and I'll be able to start working on my video in due time.

Spencer said...

I hate myself, I hate myself, I hate myself!!! DO NOT go to Darkufo's spoiler page. I just read the season finale spoilers, and I now hate myself forever. Although, I have to say... I'm a bit underwhelmed by what I read.

Faith said...

I don't plan to - why would you watch that! They make it very easy not to watch!