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French Quarter Classic 2003 Video Update

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  1. richard

    richard Formula 3

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    Howdy folks,

    Just wanted to post and update about the video being produced for the event. Joe Zahavi, the guy doing the VHS tape that many of you have signed up for, finished working on the tape earlier this week. Upon seeing the footage, Franco was happy but insisted on some additonal footage being included into the film. So now both Joe and I are waiting on additional footage before we can continue with the movie and get everything printed to tape or DVD.

    To ease your nerves, the footage we are waiting on is DEFINITELY worth the wait. I won't say anything about what it is, but you will surely be amazed when you see it!

    I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season and enjoying their f-cars!

    Cheers,
    Richard Thompson
     
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  3. richard

    richard Formula 3

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    Also...if any members have the DiVX codec installed, please let me know. If enough people are interested I will post a trailer of the movie we have been working on independently of Joe Zahavi.

    If you don't know what DiVX is, don't worry about it :)
     
  4. Dave328

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    I have Divx. I don't know exactly what it is,but I know I needed it to watch a video once so I installed it. And as we discussed last Sat, I'd LOVE to se a "directors cut"!

    Dave

    BTW, we tried to do the final footage at the shop yesterday but couldn't. I think Joe is going back today.
     
  5. Chip D

    Chip D Formula Junior

    Sep 13, 2003
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    Richard do we have a choice of DVD or VHS? I thought you were only doing VHS.
    Can't wait for the video.
    Yes I have Divx
     
  6. richard

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    Hey guys, sorry....I meant XViD! It is actually the next progression of DiVX and a lot of internet-encoded movies are starting to use it.

    Here is a link the video codec, which is open source. Just install the file and it will add the codec to your Windows Media Player. (If you use a Mac, VideoLan comes with XViD).

    Here is a link to the movie teaser (Save Target As)

    As you will see when you download the clip, we are calling our movie "French Quarter Frenzy" :)

    Chip, I am not producing the VHS tape. While I have worked very closely with Joe Zahavi (guy doing the tape) through most of the process, me and one of my cohorts from college (we major in video editing) have been doing a video of our own. Same footage as the VHS tape (basically), but about 10 minutes longer and MUCH different editing techniques. It is also (obviously) produced to DVD with interactive menus, scene selection, extras, and even some bonus content if you put the disc in your computer.

    I know some of you guys would really prefer the film on DVD, but I'm acutely aware that the other video is being distributed and I don't want to step on any toes, muddy up the water, etc. Instead, when our DVD is done I will mail John a copy, and if he gives me permission I will distribute a small number of copies to the New Orleans members who have asked me for it. Until then it has to remain a student film.

    Hope this helps,
    Richard
     
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  8. Dave328

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    DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is TOTALLY F % & # $ ! @ G AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. PWehmer

    PWehmer Formula 3

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    Very cool.

    How did you get that camera angle for the spin out of the 360?
     
  10. Chip D

    Chip D Formula Junior

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    Richard,
    That Video is incredible.
    You did a great job!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. richard

    richard Formula 3

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    Thanks guys,

    I will keep all posted on what's going on as it happens.
     
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  13. johnhoughtaling

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    For those of you waiting on the tape/DVD, be patient. We are going through some revisions, so that we can include all of the "fun." If you missed it we want you to see what you missed. For those of you who were promised a tape earlier, you can blame me, not the producers. I have just recieved some film that really needs a place in this picture. The finished product will, like the event itself, be very upscale and professional. It will take a little longer, but, the finished video will be worth it. I promise.
     
  14. Chip D

    Chip D Formula Junior

    Sep 13, 2003
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    John its better that it is done right than fast
    The clip that Richard posted is very professionally done.
     
  15. malcolmb

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    John, I hope maggie and Gary poushing my Daytona makes the cut, we will need that footage to get your restoration started, wont we? Regards, Malcolm
     
  16. Tifosi1

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    Several of us want the DVD media because we don't have VHS recorders any more. We don't care about menu's, just the video on DVD. Can you do that??

    My 2 Cents.
    Kelly
     
  17. richard

    richard Formula 3

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    It will definitely be available on DVD when John & Franco are satisfied with the production aspect of the movie.
     

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