In June we are going to be commentating on Monsters, Inc.. To those people who are interested in commentating on Monsters, Inc. who have NOT yet participated in a practice in the past, please indicate your interest here to comment on the film. I’ll then organise for you to be in a practice session sometime this month, ready to commentate when it comes around to June. You have 10 days to reply to this thread. People who have already participated in a practice/feature are more than welcome to attend any practice for Monsters, Inc. if we have any.
Fan commentary rules and information can be found in this thread.
I’d love to do it! But, like Pixfan, I don’t think I have any equipment. I know I have an old mic laying around somewhere…
Problem is, I don’t even know if it works anymore.
I’ll get back to you on it (when I find the mic XD)
Awesome. Three new commentators expressing interest already. Must be the new advertising tactic.
You can pick up a headset at any electronics store, or even the electronics section of a department store. Even the cheapest version should do, but it might break easily. You get what you pay for. You’ve still got at least 10 days to pick one up. Another option you could do for the practice is plug an earpiece into the mic jack. It does cause static so wouldn’t be suitable for a feature, but for a practice it should be fine to tide you over until we commentate on Monsters, Inc. next month.
If you’re going to use the mic in your monitor, make sure to also plug in earphones so it doesn’t cause feedback (where others would be able to hear their own voices). You’ll be able to practice on a Pixar short film and talk to us after the submissions period for new participants has closed in 10 days.
By the way, anyone who is definitely going to participate in this practice can feel free to give their preference for what short film they’d like to commentate on.
I’d love to participate in the real thing, but if it’s going to be in June then that’s a no-go month for me. It’s a shame- this is probably the fan commentary I was most looking forward to- but I’m sure a lot of the films will be done more than once so I’ll join in the second time around.
BURN-E would work really well for a practice session simply because it’s so long for a short film. But I’ll leave it up to you guys.
If others don’t mind, we can do the Monsters, Inc. commentary in the last week of June so lizardgirl can participate. It wouldn’t be the same without you, lizardgirl. I suppose we can wait and see once it rolls around to June and decide then what to do.
Nexas - And what way do you record fan commentaries? I’m intrigued.