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Abridged & Parody Talkback/Chatter/Updates (Read OP Before Posting!)
02-17-2012, 08:49 PM (This post was last modified: 02-17-2012 08:50 PM by Airrest.)
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As far as the length thing goes, I'm a huge believer that length is entirely dependent on what your show is and how it's presented. I can sit through a 15 minute episode as easily as a 3 minute one if it's done well. Some shows don't need to be that long, but some do. Some styles and takes on how that show is being parodied require different lengths. That's just the way it is. IMO, 5 minutes is not a de-facto "you must shoot for this" time. You should shoot for whatever feels right.
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02-17-2012, 09:44 PM
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(02-17-2012 08:49 PM)Airrest Wrote:  As far as the length thing goes, I'm a huge believer that length is entirely dependent on what your show is and how it's presented. I can sit through a 15 minute episode as easily as a 3 minute one if it's done well. Some shows don't need to be that long, but some do. Some styles and takes on how that show is being parodied require different lengths. That's just the way it is. IMO, 5 minutes is not a de-facto "you must shoot for this" time. You should shoot for whatever feels right.

Couldn't agree more except the part where it goes over the 12 min mark for me. I also hate when people do Part 1 and 2 videos when the total mins combined for the episode would only be 10 mins I mean why bother splitting it?

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02-17-2012, 10:19 PM
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To me, length is dependent on content. If you don't have enough jokes and energy/pacing ability to fulfill 15 minutes, it shouldn't be done. I'm fine with 10-15 minute parodies, but, as Chad previously said, there's no one/hardly anyone in the abridged community who can write something well that's that long. I also hardly have time to watch something that long.
As content goes, one episode of an anime is usually only worth 3-5 minutes canon.
Again, as Chad said, the fat needs to be cut out. For me and my scripting experience, this also goes for making the plot simpler and emphasize only one or two real points or plotlines. Comedy is, after all, the ultimate goal.

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02-17-2012, 11:46 PM
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The only exception is abridging a movie. Maybe. Though, technically, if you really wanted to, you could abridge a movie in under 10 min, if you move fast.
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02-17-2012, 11:51 PM
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Hell, anything is possible. I have a personal goal to abridge a 100+ episode series in under 10 minutes, preferably 7. But that project is on the back burner since it's going to a total bitch to even start it.

(02-18-2012 12:30 PM)Airrest Wrote:  There's a certain charm to it that I don't think most people, even on this forum, are going to get or like.
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02-18-2012, 07:24 AM
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The newest release from 2GuysAnd1More



I liked it

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02-18-2012, 10:52 AM
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I liked most of it. The random throw-ins of punk rock were annoying though.

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02-18-2012, 12:30 PM
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(02-18-2012 10:52 AM)Truthordeal Wrote:  I liked most of it. The random throw-ins of punk rock were annoying though.

What Truth said.

But seriously I don't have much to say about this other than that it made me laugh. The editing kind of bothered me at many points, what with stretching the video and everything. But other than that, I really liked it. I think a LOT of people are going to be put off, however. There's a certain charm to it that I don't think most people, even on this forum, are going to get or like.
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02-18-2012, 01:35 PM (This post was last modified: 02-18-2012 01:48 PM by zeromaster.)
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Fukuman was pretty good, the middle was just a little slow. This is a good example of having a good beginning and ending but a "meh" middle IMO. Still made me crack up tho.

Also, this was pretty hilarious:

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02-18-2012, 01:53 PM
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(02-18-2012 12:30 PM)Airrest Wrote:  There's a certain charm to it that I don't think most people, even on this forum, are going to get or like.

That's my new sig. Thanks Airrest.

(02-18-2012 12:30 PM)Airrest Wrote:  There's a certain charm to it that I don't think most people, even on this forum, are going to get or like.
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02-18-2012, 04:17 PM
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The reason they had the punk music is because it was supposed to be like a 'coming of age 90's movies'. I liked it a lot, it was hilarious!

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02-18-2012, 04:23 PM
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That was fucking hysterical. Definitely my favorite thing to come out this month. Other than that kid going super saiyan.
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02-18-2012, 04:24 PM
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(02-18-2012 07:24 AM)HarrysFiddlesticks Wrote:  The newest release from 2GuysAnd1More



I laughed my ass off at that. It's kinda hard for me to pin down exactly why, but I definitely enjoyed that video. So thank you 2GA1M, I needed that laugh.

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02-18-2012, 06:18 PM
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(02-18-2012 04:17 PM)ChadVision Wrote:  The reason they had the punk music is because it was supposed to be like a 'coming of age 90's movies'.

If you have to explain the joke, then the joke doesn't work.

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02-18-2012, 06:26 PM
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FUK[U]MAN is the first abridged video I've watched in forever. Not gonna pretend I liked it. Also none of that was punk music by any stretch, FYI.
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02-18-2012, 06:31 PM
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(02-18-2012 06:26 PM)ThornBrain Wrote:  Not gonna pretend I liked it.

Time for you to take a break from watching videos againSmile

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02-18-2012, 06:35 PM
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(02-18-2012 06:18 PM)Truthordeal Wrote:  
(02-18-2012 04:17 PM)ChadVision Wrote:  The reason they had the punk music is because it was supposed to be like a 'coming of age 90's movies'.
If you have to explain the joke, then the joke doesn't work.
It's okay if you didn't get it and plus, the author didn't explain the joke, I did. It's not to hard to see that's the reason they did it.

(02-18-2012 06:26 PM)ThornBrain Wrote:  FUK[U]MAN is the first abridged video I've watched in forever. Not gonna pretend I liked it. Also none of that was punk music by any stretch, FYI.
It worked. It was the joke. You didn't get the joke.

AND WHO CARES ABOUT THE MUSIC!? I never complain about how I don't like the generic Japanese music and everyone uses in their abridged series or the use of the original soundtrack from the show because, to be honest, it bugs the crap out of me. It is a nice change, as far as I see.

Coming to age 90's abridged series about making a porno comic? I'm in.

A reference filled mess with Japanimation music in the background? Fuck that...

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02-18-2012, 06:54 PM
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Chadvision Wrote:It's okay if you didn't get it and plus, the author didn't explain the joke, I did. It's not to hard to see that's the reason they did it.

Except I see people do random interjections of music all the time without any rhyme. You seem to be forgetting that I'm not in the LTD chat anymore and I don't hear every detail of y'all's parodies in advance, and you're assuming that just by playing some punk rock from the nineties from time to time that I'm going to get the gimmick. I didn't, and I'm sure it went over a bunch of other peoples' heads too.

That being said, now that I've re-watched FUK[U]MAN with that in mind, it's a lot more fitting and I enjoyed it more this time around.

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02-18-2012, 08:02 PM
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I liked FUK[U]MAN, because as far as I could tell, it didn't rely on reference humor, managed to be fast paced and random, but it also didn't sacrifice its plot in the process. It had a story! Hats off to those involved!

I do think the whole music thing could be integrated better into the episode. It doesn't have to be so jarring, or at least that's my opinion. But I am a guy who owns 4 seasons of Dawson's Creek, so I know a thing or two about 90's music and coming-of-age shows. ~_^

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02-18-2012, 08:29 PM
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(02-18-2012 08:02 PM)OoziHobo Wrote:  I do think the whole music thing could be integrated better into the episode. It doesn't have to be so jarring, or at least that's my opinion.

Yes, I guess this is what I was trying to get at; I just didn't express it properly. Now that I understand what Twoogiz and Slayer were doing, it makes sense, but when I didn't, it didn't and it seemed forced. Oh well, jokes are like sex: sometimes you get it, sometimes you don't.

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