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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kim thanks for the kind words, if you have an idea you should have a go, or pass the idea on to someone else who can realise it. Just be prepared to spend ages trying to get it right.


Definitely! Even the shortest compilations can take ages to get the timing right (my Kinky Boots one took entirely too long for something that flashes by in 98 seconds). But you should definitely give it a try if you've got an idea. It's great fun, quite addictive. (And I'd had these ideas bouncing around my head for years, so it was nice to realise them). I'd be happy to point you to programs, and I'm sure thesaintlyone would as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thesaintlyone wrote:
Artanis thanks to PhilippaRM I am just watching Death Dispatch, one mercy for the show not being avaliable on dvd is there is no point in taking up copyright as far as i can see. So far the episode whilst completely different than any Avengers ep i've ever seen, it is more like "Dangerman!" Is good.


Yes, it took a few episodes for me to adjust to the different style of the Cathy Gale era but now I really enjoy them and find it a nice change of pace from the later seasons.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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thesaintlyone wrote:
Kim thanks for the kind words, if you have an idea you should have a go, or pass the idea on to someone else who can realise it. Just be prepared to spend ages trying to get it right.


Definitely! Even the shortest compilations can take ages to get the timing right (my Kinky Boots one took entirely too long for something that flashes by in 98 seconds). But you should definitely give it a try if you've got an idea. It's great fun, quite addictive. (And I'd had these ideas bouncing around my head for years, so it was nice to realise them). I'd be happy to point you to programs, and I'm sure thesaintlyone would as well.


Great fun and quite addictive...Hmmm...Those same words were used once by a member of this board...one of the moderators in fact, who shall remain nameless (ShaggE), when he was trying to convince me to join a karakoe site and participate in it. "Oh it's great fun mom. You'll become addicted to it mom. Come join the fun mom." Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kim wrote:
Great fun and quite addictive...Hmmm...Those same words were used once by a member of this board...one of the moderators in fact, who shall remain nameless (ShaggE), when he was trying to convince me to join a karakoe site and participate in it. "Oh it's great fun mom. You'll become addicted to it mom. Come join the fun mom." Mad


Oh dear. Er, well, fanvids tend to have less in the way of public embarrassment and large quantities of alcohol (or so I assume, never having gone anywhere near a place that even thought about doing karaoke, but I digress...) It's a fun thing to play with, is all, if you've got a good idea...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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kim wrote:
Great fun and quite addictive...Hmmm...Those same words were used once by a member of this board...one of the moderators in fact, who shall remain nameless (ShaggE), when he was trying to convince me to join a karakoe site and participate in it. "Oh it's great fun mom. You'll become addicted to it mom. Come join the fun mom." Mad


Oh dear. Er, well, fanvids tend to have less in the way of public embarrassment and large quantities of alcohol (or so I assume, never having gone anywhere near a place that even thought about doing karaoke, but I digress...) It's a fun thing to play with, is all, if you've got a good idea...


No alcohol involved I'm afraid. I'm not talking about a small time bar where only a few unknown neighbors and a couple of drunks would have seen me...Noooo...I'm talking about the world wide web! He wanted me to post myself singing on line! Fortunately I rarely drink and I never drink to access, so I wasn't fully pulled into his sadistic little world there.

Anyway, I am tempted to play around with a video, even if it never does see the light of day. Be ready to be bombarded by a load of questions though...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No alcohol involved I'm afraid. I'm not talking about a small time bar where only a few unknown neighbors and a couple of drunks would have seen me...Noooo...I'm talking about the world wide web! He wanted me to post myself singing on line! Fortunately I rarely drink and I never drink to access, so I wasn't fully pulled into his sadistic little world there.

Anyway, I am tempted to play around with a video, even if it never does see the light of day. Be ready to be bombarded by a load of questions though...


Ah, I see. Sort of like Ethan on jPod (which was a brilliant Canadian show about game designers in Vancouver that aired this year and was sadly cancelled by the CBC. I wrote letters, I did). He did end up online. I wouldn't want that either. But fanvids are safer! By all means, ask questions (although I may be a bit slow getting back the way things are going just now.)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this video on Youtube a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Someone Has Stolen Big Ben (ABC Groovy Mix) Reply with quote

I've just watched it...and it's really cool. The show from that era does have a more spontaneous feel to it - especially the acting. I think that gives it a certain energy and a certain....edginess.

I would be interested to see more of the Cathy Gale episodes. Unfortunately - in terms of television watching - she was just before my time. My first memories of the Avengers are from the Emma Peel era...

I really loved that bit where Steed pulls the gun with the silencer on the other bloke - Peter Barkworth, I think was the actor's name. The way he turned that situation around was really cool. And sharp. Quite James Bond-ish....but it worked really well.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the appreciation, I have to agree the videotaped series certainly has a great edgyness to it and artistically I probably prefer it now. The moment you talk about unfortunately never went down in Avengers history as the sfx and the dialogue were just too low, thats where I had a hand replacing the old effect with better one from the era, making that moment what It should have been, bloody funny and really very cool, certainly not the Steed most people know anyhow.

Just a note on that someone mentioned that Steed had to change his act after letting Mrs Gale down and started to act like a old gent, this is confirmed in the novel Dead Duck. Flashes of the old Steed and certainly present in several of the later series.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just fantastic! Thanks! And, I love the silencer bit! I don't remember that! But I have watched the Cathy Gale era in ages - time to go back methinks!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats exactly what it was made for, thanks but which episode to start with eh?
hmm...

Wonder if you can find the episode with the silencer scene.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thesaintlyone wrote:
Thats exactly what it was made for, thanks but which episode to start with eh?
hmm...

Wonder if you can find the episode with the silencer scene.


I think I'll just start at the beginning. It's an ideal time too as my Sky is out and won't be fixed until next Tuesday ...so, I'll especially watch for the silencer episode Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for the appreciation, I have to agree the videotaped series certainly has a great edgyness to it and artistically I probably prefer it now. The moment you talk about unfortunately never went down in Avengers history as the sfx and the dialogue were just too low, thats where I had a hand replacing the old effect with better one from the era, making that moment what It should have been, bloody funny and really very cool, certainly not the Steed most people know anyhow.

Just a note on that someone mentioned that Steed had to change his act after letting Mrs Gale down and started to act like a old gent, this is confirmed in the novel Dead Duck. Flashes of the old Steed and certainly present in several of the later series.


Unfortunately, I don't know as much about The Avengers as you do. But....it's pretty clear from the clips that I have seen that Steed has a much more "combative" relationship with Cathy Gale than he does with Emma Peel - where he is simply more adoring. I mean he's actually quite sarcastic to Cathy Gale and quite edgy in her presence in a way that I don't remember him being with Mrs Peel - where he is simply more adoring. I think that's quite interesting....

The other point I wanted to make was this: In one of the sequences you used...Steed has a packet of chocolate biscuits. I quite liked that. I thought it was quite funny and a bit "low rent" for Steed - you know, to be on-screen wandering about holding a torn-open packet of chocolate biscuits...*laughs*... That, again, is probably not something you would see the "later" Steed do.

Steed: "Fancy a biscuit, Mrs Peel? They're chocolate..."

Emma: "Mmmm....."

Plus, yes, the visible tension and spontaneity in the acting and the interaction of the players (in the Cathy Gale era)....interesting that. It gives it a sort of "play-like" quality. Almost like being at the theatre. You can sort of almost see the adrenalin. I think that actually makes the performances quite exciting.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thesaintlyone wrote:
Wonder if you can find the episode with the silencer scene.


That scene is from "The Medicine Men."
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^I just watched that one last week. Great episode Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Artanis, that was a challenge to DiVicenzo, lol.

Oliver Twist:

I agree on the love to hate relationship, however can't agree on the packet of chocolate biscuits, where did you see this?

Steed still has the finest things in life in the third series.
As a kid I loved the chiverally of John Steed, but now prefer the wicked side; his is afterall meant to be a dangerous agent and sorta am interested to see where this would have gone. The script is certainly much sharper and glad to see these episodes are no longer seen as the beginning, but as a fully developed shows themselves.

The great thing, yet confusing is the fact that in different episodes Cathy doesn't want to help Steed and on others she is happy to work as his agent. Especially in Death Dispatch where she is seen as completely his equal! Before she is cut down a peg, at the beginning of series 3. Me thinks an argument in her character, before Clemens made the bible.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oliver Twist:

I agree on the love to hate relationship, however can't agree on the packet of chocolate biscuits, where did you see this?

Steed still has the finest things in life in the third series.
As a kid I loved the chiverally of John Steed, but now prefer the wicked side; his is afterall meant to be a dangerous agent and sorta am interested to see where this would have gone. The script is certainly much sharper and glad to see these episodes are no longer seen as the beginning, but as a fully developed shows themselves.

The great thing, yet confusing is the fact that in different episodes Cathy doesn't want to help Steed and on others she is happy to work as his agent. Especially in Death Dispatch where she is seen as completely his equal! Before she is cut down a peg, at the beginning of series 3. Me thinks an argument in her character, before Clemens made the bible.


I've just watched it again - for the second time. You've done a really good job on it. And as somebody else has already pointed out, the picture quality is very high, too.

As for the biscuits....I mean the ones in the tin, at the beginning. For some reason I thought the tin looked like a packet of biscuits...*grins*...but they (the chocolate biscuits) are mentioned several more times during the course of your edit - with which I am very impressed.

A couple of interesting things I noticed:

At one point Steed is reading TinTin - Land of the Black Gold, by the looks of it. And Mrs Gale's top hat....it's a ladies riding hat, isn't it? It gives her a very striking "look" because (in black and white, in an interior scene, and seperated from the context of horse and riding stable)....it makes her look like an undertaker, or an undertaker's assistant. Very suggestive visual imagery they're using. Another thing I liked was the variety of strange or even bizarre characters that seemed to pop up during the course of it....

Unfortunately, I have never watched a single episode of the Cathy Gale era Avengers...but your edit has certainly made me curious about it. I liked the graphics, too. You know, the Mr John Steed and the Mrs Catherine Gale . And the way you picked up a line (or word) from the dialogue and rendered that into on-screen text, too. I take it that was your doing...?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, you really have looked at it closely.

Yep your right all the graphics, obviously lots of the cuts and some sound effects have been changed.

I always wanted to capture the dynamic, excitement and the quintessential Britishness of the show. I was fedup of the people who won't watch B/W videotape and wanted to show what they were missing. There are plently of good mixes/montages on the Peel era.

As I have previously mentioned I very nearly put "coming to soon to dvd" on it. You may have heard the mix Peel the Reel - Powermix 90's album or something that was some of the inspiration.

On the tin tin thing, Seed is seen with tin tin several times in the series I had hoped to put all the appearences on along with all his looks! Which I have to create a montage of one day!

You must see the third series, if you like the humour of the mix your like the series. Plus I have started to believe it is better in many respects.

The hat I never quite got, the idea about the funeral is good, shame she never wore it in the "The Undertakers" Ha now you have to see the series to see if i'm right!

How imature...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thesaintlyone wrote:
Artanis, that was a challenge to DiVicenzo, lol.


I didn't know it was a challenge. Sorry, about giving the answer away.
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