In honor of video week I am going to pull a ds106 classic video essay from the archive done by the great Andrew Allingham. This may be one of the most compelling video essays I have yet to see, right up their with Rob Ager’s work, but with a much better sense of humor. It is remarkable to me how much great ds106 work is out on the internet, we are making the web a smarter and funner place people.
The Saragossa Manuscript on IMBD
Made using windows movie maker (because I’m stubborn) in about 11 hours with a break for lunch. I wish I would do this in smaller chunks so I could actually blog about the process, but by the time I finish it I have the overwhelming sense of needing to go outside and/or finally eat dinner.
I tried to rip the dvd with vlc player, but I couldn’t find an individual subtitles file. I think it was broken up into a bunch of different files, and so was the video for that matter. I ended up using opensource camstudio (a screen video capture program), which sacrificed a bit of video quality, but this way I could actually cut only scenes I wanted with the subtitles on top.
Windows movie maker crashes a lot if you don’t get it used to publishing video (which is a weird concept), but after you get through the first 1 or two hangups/freezes, it will publish/save video with ease. Save the project file often!
Magic, pure and utter magic.