Overall, there seemed to be a lot more issues with running the video equipment this year. People who couldn't find the right file would either continue looking for another 10 minutes instead of calling someone and asking for it to be sent over or would just play something random instead of what was meant to be played. - (...)
as for playing random stuff we do that when stuff ends early we call it filler. as for them looking for files for 10 min what time and day u talking about my friend. as far as i saw everyting was running on time except at night time when i have to get some sleep.
One specific encounter with playing something different was for the first showing of Scandal Makers. The operator tried searching for it, but wasn't spelling it right, so it didn't show up. After a while of doing that he said he couldn't find it and picked some other movie. I don't remember what was played in its place.
As for not finding the right file the worst wait was for City Hunter. He searched for a few minutes and it just wasn't there. After a while they were able to connect to some sort of central hard drive to find it and play it with no problems, it just took a while. The wait was about 10 minutes or so.
Also, Welcome to the Space Show was having difficulties playing, but it was also the first thing showing on Friday, so some issues were expected. It started 20 minutes late.
On that same idea, those operating the viewing rooms often seemed to just turn it on and leave. It would take a minute or so of attendees yelling 'Hey, it's broken!' for someone to get back and try to fix it. - they were always there unless there we were changing staff. if u know a time and date when staff wasnt there please let me know i would like to look in to this. but our staff was either next to the projector or out side the door making sure people were not standing in the door way.
The best example of this I have was for the showing of AMV Hell 4 & 5. I think they tried playing 5 with Quicktime instead of VLC and there were horrible lag and pixelation issues. Finally it just stopped playing, but the music was still going. Maybe he was there, but not watching and thought our cries to fix it were laughter? When they noticed it stopped playing altogether it was fixed pretty quickly.
Proper time didn't seem to be alloted for all showings. Project A-ko was 90 minutes long, but since it was in an 1 hour time slot, it got cut off before the end.
-i was there for project ako and we showed the 2nd movie and as far as i saw it finished it was showen for 1hr 30min on sat 7:30 9pm it was right after vampire hunter d. maybe someone was showing it as filler.
Well, it stopped at 9pm, but it was cut off during one of the battles and the player timer at the bottom showed about 15 minutes left.
No more Midnight Madness? Why? Personally I was a bit disappointed with the send off. I would have rather it show most requested videos instead of just all the shorts. -i to am very sadden that this was the last midnight madness i found out at con this was the last was his last showing.
Some things advertised were't actually shown either. Like Highschool of the Dead and K-On!. I wasn't able to find them at least. - titles are subject to change sorry about that
Understandable. I was just let down because they were printed in the guide.
As for what was decided to play, I had no complaints. Most of what I was interested in seemed to play at around 4am, but at least it was played. - thank u so much we loved screening these programs for u. next year zp will be 3 hrs as well since i guys didnt get enough as well as video game movies were looking in to games like heavy rain and mortal kombat will see how it all turn out hey the new bat man ga,e comes out this year.
Angry Videogame Nerd, Nostalgia Critic and Zero Punctuation were all entertaining and got great crowd reactions.
Heavy Rain would be great to see. Star Craft was a cool showing too. If only Metal Gear Solid 4 wasn't so long, that would be a great showing.
I enjoyed having Abridged Series playing on all days. - oh yah abridge ser were a huge success and will bring them back again next year. with that being said do u want 3 to 4 hrs or is 2 hrs good enough. let me know my fellow con goers
I think the 2 hour segments worked well. Like I said, I really enjoyed having them play on all days. It was a nice anchor to work around.