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And now, your previously scheduled "first post":
This might just be a bout of temporary insanity... Certainly wouldn't be the first time for me.
Sharp-kun wrote:We could contact ADV and offer to do a commentary track for them if they pay for us to go to the US
I dunno... I think I might be afraid to work with ADV even if I had the opportunity.
But here's some ideas I got about doing a collaborate NGE-Geek commentary... Granted, the whole idea is pretty out-there, but I'm crazy enough that I would do it -- provided a few other people were crazy enough to do it too.
I agree with MDWigs about some sort of online conference being the best way to go about doing this. (Unfortunately, I have no idea how those work, but I'm never beyond looking into new stuff if I'm interested enough.) However, I think doing a commentary off the tops of our heads is out. Some interesting things happen when you go by spontaneity alone, but a commentary to something as complicated as NGE would need to be *completely* (at least, almost completely; a *little* spontaneity might be good) planned in advance. Scripted, if you will.
If there's anything I hate about multi-person commentaries, it's that people are always talking over one another -- interrupting and cutting each other off. (And oftentimes the less assertive speakers are the ones who have more interesting stuff to say. ) On the ANF NGE-Geek Commentary, that would be out. We would all know what we were going to say beforehand and when we were going to say it. (Even so, some audio editing would probably be a must to get things to flow right. I fool around with audio a bit, so I'd be up to the task of putting together the final cut of a particular commentary, after I get some better utilities anyway.)
And we would find a way to say everything that needs to be said, utilizing every possible second of time if necessary. When things in the series are especially hectic, further discussion on a particular subject might need to be relegated to a later time when there is less going on. (So what the heck would we do when EoE ends and we still need to throw a handful of ideas at the listener? I guess play the strings "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" in the background of the commentary, followed by "Everything you've ever dreamed", and hope the listener sticks around even though there's no more video to watch.) That means talking during every OP, every ED, every budget scene, EVERYthing.
It would be cool if as many forum folks (preferably the regulars, to keep things intimate ) participated as possible. Well, anyone who's not predisposed to troll-like behavior and has demonstrated that they have valid things to say. Granted, I think some of us probably have more to say than others (and there are probably those of you who'd PREFER not saying anything), but I think a lot of us should make at least SOME sort of appearance.
Not to demonstrate any kind of bias, but here are some of the people I'd want to participate (my brain will be stupid and inevitably forget some names; apologies in advance), in no particular order:
Myself (heh), MDWigs, Shin-seiki, Sharp-kun, Incisivis, tv33, Dr. Nick, Achtung_Affen, wayneiac, and, heck, I'd even want to hear some words from NakedEye, GandalfsWhisper, HWPS, and felineki. Eva Otaku would certainly be a nice addition (although he hasn't hung around here much during my stay at the forum), as well. (Granted, I don't know how good Dr. Nick and AA are at spoken English... Things wouldn't feel right without you guys, though! )
Granted, this kind of project would require a helluva lotta cooperative work between anyone crazy enough to become involved. But, hey, I'm all for it! Wayneiac seems to have already volunteered his soul... If there are others, I guess we might as well start brainstorming.
Originally posted on: 23-Apr-2004, 14:03 GMT