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It's still coming together, don't worry! I've just uploaded a video showcasing a bit of our collaboration with Metroid Metal. They were kind enough to let us use their own footage of the concert, so we're integrating it with our own. Take a look, and hopefully you'll look forward to seeing the full thing soon! (Pro Tip, it's posted below the updates!)
We're nearing the home stretch of completing this East DVD set. I can't give a good release window yet as it's still hard to say when we'll be done, but there will be announcements before too long. We could always use help with post production though. We have many things to be done for each project, some tasks are pretty basic and don't require any experience, and others are more advanced stuff. So if anybody wants to help take a bit of the work load off of us and get the project(s) released a bit sooner, please let us know. Register on our website and send a PM to PapaPrinny or shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and he'll let ya know what we still need done.
All I ask is that you all have patience. We're doing a lot of extra little things for this project and that's why it's taking so long, but we're confident that you all will be quite satisfied with it. The Prime 2010 set should take much less time to finish, and I can't wait to start on that because our concert footage is incredible. So I probably won't update again until we're on that home stretch and about ready to launch.
I will be editing the OP here with any footage we release. We've got some more people on our team to help with filming and post production, and this set is coming together. I apologize for not having it released sooner, but rest assured it's being worked on and a top priority of ours. Unfortunately it's likely that it will not be available until September, but even after PAX Prime is over with, this will remain our priority until it's finished. Until then, please enjoy the videos posted below.
Footage from the Unofficial PAX East 2010 Community DVD
10 minute preview trailer.
Metroid Metal performing Kraid
The Protomen performing The Hounds
The Protomen performing Breaking Out
Coultron performing The Future Soon. (NOT a final edit, it's obvious what's wrong with this video and it will be fixed on the DVD's. Still awesome though.)
PAX East says hello to Qs23. Something for all of you awesome forumers.
Original post in the spoiler(s) below.
The Unofficial PAX East 2010 Community DVD needs your help!
What you can expect to see on the DVD.
PAX East has come and gone, and the Unofficial PAX East 2010 Community DVD wants your footage!
What footage is the Community DVD looking for?
Anything, really! So long as it's PAX related, we want footage of it! The idea of the PAX Community DVD is to share the PAX experience, and all of it! If we could, we would get every moment of the event on film! But whatever footage you take at PAX or on your way to PAX, be it you hanging out with your friends, unplanned hijinks caught on film within the expo center, so long as it has anything to do with PAX or getting to PAX, we want it! So if you plan on taking a video camera with you, let us know after PAX either right here or on our Video Submissions page (http://www.paxcommunitydvd.net/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=3
If your video is longer than 10 minutes (the youtube cap), post it here and we'll provide you with our FTP server info.
What footage is the Community DVD in dire need of?
Due to our main crew's small size this year, we really, REALLY want the Mega64 and Scott Kurtz panels! Roadblock has generously offered to film the Mega 64 panel, so that leaves us with the priceless Scott Kurtz! If you are planning to attend and you have a video camera, please consider recording it for the Community DVD! We also really want to have footage from the Chiptune 5 concert if anyone plans to attend! Refer to the list at the bottom of this post for details on what else we may want help with.
Do I need special camera equipment to film an event?
Heck no. With the possible exception of low-quality cell phone footage, so long as it takes video, it's good enough for us.
What if I have no experience handling a camera?
We don't care! You don't have to be a professional videographer. Heck, we aren't! So long as you are able to hold a camera and don't make a habit of wildly shaking your video camera every which way while you record, you are the wo/man for the job!
Will I get credit for my submission?
Absolutely. Be sure to tell us who you are and how you would like your name to appear in the credits, and we'll put it in there.
The bottom line is this:
If you are taking a camera to PAX, we want your footage! The Unofficial PAX Community DVD is programmed by the community, so that's you guys! So arm yourself with tapes, batteries and your camera, and we'll see you in Boston!
This is a list of everything you should expect to see on our DVD set.
= Content filmed by our crew
= Community content
PAX East 2010 Keynote - Main Theatre
Penny Arcade Panel #1 - Main Theatre
Friday Night Concerts! - Main Theatre
Mega64: Panel for the Soul - Manticore Theatre
Greetings from a Dead-Tree Dinosaur Cartoonist v1.1 - Manticore Theatre
An Awkward Hour with Rock Band Designers
Penny Arcade Make-a-Strip Panel - Main Theatre
PAX Musical Guests Panel! - Manticore Theatre
A Sophisticated Evening with Rooster Teeth Productions - Main Theatre
Omegathon Round 3 - Main Theatre
Saturday Night Concert - Main Theatre
Media Q&A with Gabe and Tycho
Blamimations ALIVE! with Kris and Scott - Main Theatre
X-Play LIVE: A Show on Television - Manticore Theatre
Pitch Your Game Idea! - Main Theatre
Penny Arcade Panel #2 - Main Theatre
Closing Ceremony - Main Theatre
Who we are and what we're doing.
The time has finally come! The Unofficial DVD crew will be at PAX EAST to capture this insane event on film for those who can't make it. We're not quite at full force (yet at least) though you can bet we'll be there to cover all the big events. We'll be there for the Q&A's, to capture Wil Wheaton's second PAX keynote, to capture all of the PAX-favorite bands up on stage, or the PAX newcomers like the Protomen and Video Game Orchestra. Of course we can't say much more than this yet until we have a schedule, but if there's a big event, we'll be there! We're actually going to be filming a bit on the Cross Country Train Trip as well!
This post will grow in time, but I'm posting it now because we're going to want volunteers. This is a "Community" DVD after all, it's been nothing but a few people volunteering their time to put this all together. We're also going to need community involvement, and that's what I'll be getting into here. Involvement can be as simple as taking pictures or filming certain things to submit to us, but that's not all.
We're going to try our hand at doing interviews. Myself and a friend tried it last year and it went okay considering our lack of equipment, but we know what to do this time around. We're going to keep a list of possible interviewees; people that we know are going to be there that we "may" try to get an interview with. These people can be PAX celebs such as Mike, Jerry, Wil Wheaton, etc., or they could be musicians that are performing, or even game developers that are showing off something new in the expo hall. So how can the community get involved with interviews you may ask? Simple: With this list of possible interviewees, we're going to ask the community (that's all of you!) what type of questions we could ask for each specific person. Sure we could come up with our own, but I much prefer the idea of letting you guys ask some of the questions, especially to the game developers. Whatever list we come up with though isn't something we're going to be limited to. Based on the schedule and exhibitor list, if you guys see something like (for example) Bethesda in the exhibitor list and think "Oh hey I bet they'll be showing off Fallout: New Vegas!," and you have some questions, then feel free to post them here, and hopefully we'll have a chance to get in and speak to them about it. The hotel we're staying at is giving us free internet, so you can all expect to see our interviews posted the night of, unless for any odd reason they would need extensive editing.
When the schedule is released, we're going to have a list of what we will be covering. The list won't be so big because there's only a few of us, and this is what we want volunteers for. We could always use another camera for the concerts, and it would be nice if we had another HD cam, but that won't be required. We could use people to film panels as well, rather it's just one for the whole weekend, or a few, and that of course can be discussed when we have a schedule. Random filming is always good too, if it's a game demonstration in the expo hall, a console or PC tournament, or pretty much anything that you can put together and submit to us, will be great.
So, we have an official website
now. I will keep this thread updated, but you will all find more details, updates, and more specific volunteer and involvement threads within our site and forum. From there you can also very easily submit photos to our pool, and submit any videos to us that you've uploaded to YouTube, also very easy.
Well, I believe that is all for now. I will post updates when necessary. I would also like to take this time to say that this project "should" be finished much sooner than the PAX09 project. I've ran into a lot of problems with the '09 project, though I have found ways around them, so I have good hopes! Speaking of which, you can find details about it here
or on our site. It's nearing completion, so please have patience.
I hope those of you that can make it are as excited about it as us! It's going to be a great trip.