Future Shock

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Future Shock
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
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Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2003-2009
Original Running Time:
Various minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
9 minutes minutes
Synopsis:
The machines rose from the ashes of the nuclear fire. Their war to exterminate mankind had raged for decades, but the final battle would not be fought in the future. It would be fought here, in our present. Tonight... in Reno, Nevada.
Intention:
To combine the scarce appearances of a minor character and construct a time-travel narrative around him.
Other Sources:
Reno 911! Miami, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Future Cops
Special Thanks:
Neglify
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features:
DVD includes optional Faneditor Commentary

"MP4" is through Vimeo
Editing Details:
Sony Vegas. Cropped from various aspect ratios to uniform 16:9. DVD version is presented in 480i, 60 fields per second.
Future Shock
Password: Fanedit.org

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2003-2009
Original Running Time:
Various minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
9 minutes minutes
Synopsis:
The machines rose from the ashes of the nuclear fire. Their war to exterminate mankind had raged for decades, but the final battle would not be fought in the future. It would be fought here, in our present. Tonight... in Reno, Nevada.
Intention:
To combine the scarce appearances of a minor character and construct a time-travel narrative around him.
Other Sources:
Reno 911! Miami, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Future Cops
Special Thanks:
Neglify
Release Information:
  • DVD
  • Digital
Special Features:
DVD includes optional Faneditor Commentary

"MP4" is through Vimeo
Editing Details:
Sony Vegas. Cropped from various aspect ratios to uniform 16:9. DVD version is presented in 480i, 60 fields per second.
Future Shock
Password: Fanedit.org

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Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Time Travel Consecution, Episode 4
This was absolutely hilarious, and narratively sound. The police surrendering to coked up terminator who left his pants in the future was definitely a highlight.
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Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
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8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Had I viewed this in sequence, it might have worked better, taking the piss outta the adjoining shorts, if you life.
Probably not, though.
I’m not a keen enthusiast of trailer parks, white trash, low brow comedy.
Get too much of that on the news, from our beloved celebrities, increasingly from those in charge. Politics, the office, barnyard.
Trying to mash T2 with Reno 911 never worked for an instant with me.
With each new scene, I was reminded of “Robots Vs Kung Fu” and how whip smart that was.
And wasn’t mgh working on a sequel? What do I know.
Anyway, nothing about this short worked for me.
Reno 911 fans, on the other hand, may find this irresistible.

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Overall rating
 
8.1
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
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7.0
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8.0
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9.0
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10.0
Audio/Video Quality: 8
Mostly it looks good but the few heavily-cropped shots don't look purdy.

Visual Editing: 8
It's nicely put together narratively and the intercutting with The Terminator totally works. It's a shame there wasn't more of it though and some Colour-Grading of the Reno footage would have blended the two sources better I feel.

Audio Editing: 7
This could have really benefited from some added Terminator music and SoundFX.

Narrative: 9
Suprisingly cohesive for an edit made up of comedy sketches. Fantastic job on this front.

Enjoyment: 10
An absolute delight. Hilarious good times.

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Overall rating
 
8.8
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8.0
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10.0
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7.0
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10.0
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10.0
Funny as hell. I can't get over how many sources were used.

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(Updated: October 29, 2014)
Overall rating
 
8.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
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9.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
A funny little short. The use of various sources is clever, but sometimes leads to confusion (though I will admit to being very surprised/impressed at the spread of Reno 911 material used). Altogether, an entertaining edit.

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2 reviews
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.5(2)
Audio Editing
 
9.0(2)
Visual Editing
 
9.0(2)
Narrative
 
8.5(2)
Enjoyment
 
8.5(2)
Overall rating
 
7.7
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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7.0
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7.0
This was a really awesome idea. I enjoyed it but there were parts of the execution that didn't work for me. Obviously it would always be noticeable but I wish there had been a bit more of a coherent look instead of being as jarring of a difference in color, look, etc. The use of multiple sources to tell a pretty coherent story is great. I pretty much laughed throughout which is the idea. :)

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(Updated: October 28, 2014)
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
The opening animations were quite grand.

I was blown away at the opening. It's very fitting. This guy... was so ridiculous... You'd think their would be some sort of TTWI laws in the future (Time Travel while under the influence).

When the credits started rolling... I was like... Wha!! No way! So I must now make my way to the commentary to see where matrixgrindhouse managed to fit over a half dozen sources into this.

Two thumbs up for enjoyment, narrative, and editing, however, how-come the interlaced release? I did enable bob de-interlacing but it still seemed off. I got over it after a while, but it took a minute. However, matrixgrindhouse is known for things of this nature. It's sort of his signature at this point.

Highly recommended overall, great job.

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Update:

After watching the audio commentary and being told why interlaced was chosen, interlaced makes the most sense. Much of the sources were shot in interlaced, and to preserve quality it was kept as interlaced.

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Owner's reply October 28, 2014

Thank you for your review! To clear things up: the DVD version of my short is interlaced, because Reno 911! was recorded in an interlaced format as well. Unlike interlaced copies of film media where frames are repeated, a native NTSC interlaced source boasts 60 distinct fields per second. The highest progressive frame rate supported by DVD is 30. For a progressive version on the disc, I would have had to either blend every two fields into one frame (resulting in motion blur), or remove half the fields (resulting in less smooth motion and more jaggies) - I took the later approach for the Vimeo version. A progressive scan deinterlacer (bob is the most common and least processor intensive, I think) will convert the interlaced fields into 60 progressive frames per second.

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