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August 20, 2008

DVD Editing Update #5 – EOY and International Week 2008

Okay pageant fans,

Its late but I wanted to give you a quick update on where we are at as of today – Wednesday at 11:30pm.

1)  Mr. and Miss International and Miss International Plus 2008 is finished.  If you preordered a copy – your DVD is in the mail on the way to you.  Three camera edits are always difficult and time consuming to do but we are finished and we think you will be happy with the results.  To my knowledge, the International Pageantry system is the first system to have a 3 camera filming of a pageant.  Couple that with a gorgeous theatre and you have a pretty nice pageant (in my humble opinion) to watch.  We hope you enjoy the DVD.

2)  EOY fans…I know you guys are chomping at the bit finding out when the DVDs will be finished.  Well Tropical Fay put us behind by a day with local power outages but never fear – after a couple cans of Monster energy drink (a sponsor of EOY hehe) – anyway – lots of energy to do a power edit today.  Luckily, I already had 8 hours of video uploaded to our workstation thanks to Adrian so that actually put me ahead of the ball game.  So for those of you who have not been following the blog – we start with a all video, then combing and editing the two camera shots, then dropping in the graphics and names, then applying color corrections and audio corrections where necessary, then creating the first draft files to be put together for the final edits.

3)  Thursday night of Mr. EOY is done.  The only thing I have left to do is to create an intro to the video.  The first hour of Friday night is done through Sashay Lorez (contestant number 11).  Tomorrow  I will finish the rest of Friday and then I have to upload Adrian’s Saturday camera so that will take about 4 hours.  Thursday is also the day I update the Podcast Network and we do the live Pageant Soup Podcast Show (Thursday’s show will have Simba R Hall as our guest) so I will have to stop editing after about 8 hours or so.  So that is where we are at.

4)  I have everybody’s pre-order all set up and ready to go – there are a couple of you that I still have to charge but I have your info so you are okay.  Other than that, it looks like we are back on schedule despite some delays. 

5)  The good thing is that the wedding I had prior to EOY and International Week, I am still waiting on the bride to get me some pictures to finish her video so I have only had to stop once from editing the pageants to work on their video – so pageant fans caught a break which is good.

More news to come soon.  Thanks everybody for your patience.  It’s coming….I promise.


August 11, 2008

DVD Editing update #3 – EOY and International Week 2008

Here is the latest update on EOY and International Week 08. 

1)  DVD authoring and encoding is done for the Finals Night of International Week 2008 and for Friday Prelim Disk 1.  There is a first play issue that I have to correct on the Finals Night Disk 1 but other than that, I just have to create and print the DVD covers and we are all set.

2)  I am currently uploading the last day (Sat) to complete for International Week.  The rest of the prelim for the Mr/Miss and the entire Plus competition.  I have 18 hours of video (3 cameras) I have to ingest so I won’t be able to start editing until Late Wednesday or early Thursday.  I should be finished with the editing by Saturday and finish with the DVD encoding on Sunday.

3)  Based on my current editing schedule (I still have a wedding I need to finish) – EOY ingesting should start on the 18th.  While I don’t have 3 cameras to deal with, I do have an extra 2 days of filming with the Mr. contest so there is more than 25 hours of video that needs to be transferred before I can begin editing.  So I am thinking 18th thru 20th (ingesting) – 20th thru 23rd (editing) – 24th (DVD authoring and encoding) – 25th thru 27th (shipping of DVD orders).  That is my current estimate.

4)  Based on my current schedule, I do not think I will be putting up a preview video for International Week finals competition.  I will use another workstation to put up a couple of videos of entertainers or contestants in a couple of days.

That’s it for now.  More coming soon.


July 21, 2008

Thanks Baltimore for a warm reception!!

Well we have return from Baltimore MD from filming the Mr, Miss and Miss Plus pageant for International Week 2008.  We had a lot of fun and enjoyed meeting many of you.  The pageant was great (especially the plus division – those girls worked it).  Look for the preview videos on Planet Q TV.  And the theatre – The Center Stage Theatre – was fantastic.  It is so nice to work in a beautiful theatre and work with a talented group of staff members – they were fantastic in making sure we had everything we needed to have a great looking video.  Congratulations to all of the winners – Dainelle Revlon (Miss International Plus), Simba R Hall (Mr. International Plus) and Takiyah Valentino (Miss International).

We will have the video finished soon.  In two days, we are off to film Entertainer of the Year.  We hope to meet and see many of you there.  Take care.

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