I’ve heard they’re going to add a loud pots-and-pans crash sound every time a user gets banned or flees the site, as well as a loud doorhinge creak every time somebody makes their first post. What do we think of these new changes?
Rumor has it they’re going to censor all the jokes that are in poor taste and that are about the UK so they can appeal to a more general audience. Of course, that means only about three worthwhile posts would remain.
They’ll probably replace those photos of Ellie Crisell John used to use for his Newsrounds with ones of Katie Couric, and I bet a few people will have their user names misspelled in certain forum threads.
I really wanted to actually make a TM:YNYN Re-Mastered for its tenth anniversary. Due to my lack of technical knowledge, the version on the DVD was edited from really low-res captures of the footage, and isn’t even bloody graded. I’d have recaptured it, did my best to make it look passable, recut it, reinstated some of the deleted scenes and shot a pick-up for that awful final shot of the fax.
Then I remembered that I don’t have the tapes any more. Ah well.
Due to my lack of technical knowledge, the version on the DVD was edited from really low-res captures of the footage, and isn’t even bloody graded.
Grading is really tricky business. In my experience when working with footage off cheap consumer cameras (or more recently, trying to grade early Red Dwarf for fun), the most important things to worry about are the contrast and the black levels. The bigger question is whether the camera was consistently set the same settings.
Auto exposure and white balance are great for home movies of your new baby, but can really screw you over when seriously filming something. Color adjustments add a lot but the most profound change, at least to me, comes with that initial contrast and black level adjustment that turns the footage from a murky grey into something actually alive.