Glenn, live on BreeFM @11pm EST, Wednesday.
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No real agenda tonight. Glenn likes to see where we want to go with the show each week. Gene Simmons once mentioned the most successful people fail nine times out of ten.
Glenn talked about two RedEarth88 videos that he once scrapped because they were just too real. Sara can be very intense at times and it made Glenn re-think how the character would really react. After "Outside The Clinic", Glenn thought Rachel could be aware for a period of time before a memory lapse. If she could not follow up on it then it was just not worth going down that path. There was then a Linc video reacting it that just did not work. They went in tandem and it just seemed like there was a better way to handle it.
Later tonight Glenn will talk about his worse OpAphid idea and his worst Lonelygirl15 idea.
Tonight we have another pseudo live mix as has become our tradition. Shout out your reguests for the next 20 minutes and Glenn will see if he can work them in.
Glenn - August 13 2008 - GlennFM Mix-Up (Live and In Progress)
Glenn calls it a "mix-up" because he is looking for song that mix in an interesting way. you need to find stuff where the base and the snare sync up. When you produce something using a drum machine you go for a triple base drum effect because it sounds more cool. It has a bigger sound. Glenn played an example. You have the thin sound and the fat sound.
In doing mashups you can almost mix anything together. To take two existing songs and lay them over each other is much harder. When it is a single instrument it is much easier. With a full song it is hard to have it keep the pitch correctly with a mashup. With a mix you will probably have to adjust the pitch to make it fit over another song. MixMeister Fusion really helps with this. It calculates the keys and tempos so you can look for complementary songs.
Glenn then played some example of digital pitch shifting and stretching. The old way had more to do with the turntable where you would slow down the player. You could use that to match the tempos. It is much easier with acapella. Glenn needs an acapella version of White Stripes - "Fell in love with a girl" for a mix...so if you have one, let him know.
OpAphid: casting Tachyon. At the time it seemed like a good idea but it is good that it took so long and never worked out.
LG15: it is harder to pinpoint. A lot of times you are pitching a concept. In terms of scope the "Watch This" video. Glenn was excited in the story meeting. A key element was missing. How would they present the idea of Bree getting in the way. How would they shoot it. What camera angles would they use. It could not really be done the way it was conceived. If you read the treatment it sounds much more like something in a movie. Glenn wanted to communicate that the Watcher could not hurt Bree. He loved the idea of the confrontation but it was hard to convey. Glenn should have realized ahead of time that the punch would not work right. It needed to be more "Cloverfield"
Glenn watched the Adam Carolla movie The Hammer the other night. He also watched the Twilight Zone on his computer home theatre. The latest ones are just mediocre. The original series was very innovative. He also watched Terminator 3. It was not as bad as he remembered. He also watched the spin off from the UK show Spooks/MI-5. He has never seen the "Butterfly Effect" but he needs to watch it even though it is supposed to not be that good. He also watched Brewster's Millions again.....perhaps that needs a remake.
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spooks
"Spooks is a BAFTA award-winning British television drama series, produced by the independent production company Kudos for BBC One. The title derives from a popular colloquialism for spies, as the series follows the work of a group of MI5 intelligence officers at Thames House. In the United States and France, the show is aired under the title MI-5. In Canada the program had originally been aired as "MI5" but now aires on BBC Canada as "Spooks". The programme was created by writer David Wolstencroft."
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