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He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« on: November 27, 2007, 03:58:32 AM »
My first attempt at a fan-made riff is just about ready to be sent out into the world.  For my first target I picked the 1985 animated film Secret of the Sword, the movie that drew in boys by being the first ever He-Man movie in theaters while introducing girls to She-Ra for the first time.  Here's a quick DVD cover I threw together, needs a bit more work.



Looking forward to hearing back from people on this.  I'll say off the bat that I had trouble with the audio quality on this one, and I'll probably hold off on making more until I can invest in some better equipment, but it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot from the process.  Keep your eye on this thread for the download link this Friday.

Edit:  A few hours early, FoxTrax 1 is now available!  DivShare File - FT-The Secret of the Sword-V1.zip Just click and save.  The file is large, as of yet I've been unable to shrink the file down, if I can get it zipped up smaller I'll post that version too.
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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 04:55:34 AM »
Looking forward to it.


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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 05:58:19 AM »
Wooooo!  Now I need to find that video somewhere.

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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 06:15:48 AM »
If you're looking for this on dvd, you'll be looking for this.



It's the "Best of She-Ra" set and the movie takes up disc one. 

If you look through used stuff you can also use this.



It's just an alternate cover of the same set.
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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007, 04:30:18 AM »
Wow, it wasn't until I bought the Aeon Flux Rifftrax that this came to my attention.  I decided to name my fan-riff "FoxTrax" to include part of my forum name, I did this without knowing that FoxTrax was also the name of the lame glowing puck used on NHL games shown on the Fox network.

Whoops.

So what does everyone think, should I keep the name and just live with the fact that I unknowingly lifted it from lame unnecessary hockey technology?
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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2007, 10:30:06 AM »
Hockey sucks. Keep the name.


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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2007, 04:33:46 PM »
Convincing argument, the name stays.

It looks like the file is going to be pretty big.  Its just over 80mb whether it's zipped or not.  How can I change that?  Is there a setting I can change or would I need a separate zipping program.  Just using the built in windows archiving feature as it is.
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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2007, 04:52:39 PM »
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It looks like the file is going to be pretty big.  Its just over 80mb whether it's zipped or not.  How can I change that?

You could always just lower the bitrate of the original file.

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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2007, 04:57:01 PM »
Well if you aren't taking advantage of a stereo mix I would say make it a mono channel mix, lower the bitrate to 96kpbs, lower the sample rate to 44khz, and zip the hell out of it. See where that gets you.


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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2007, 05:19:07 PM »
Hmm.  I suppose that's where it'd be an advantage to having someone more tech-savvy nearby.  That could apply to my roommate, but our work schedules aren't the easiest to work around.  I've already got it on mono channel, and 44khz is the default sample rate.  Not sure how to change the bitrate.
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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2007, 05:32:43 PM »
dBpoweramp music converter might do something to that effect unless your roommate has sound forge, that also works.


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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2007, 08:33:24 PM »
sound forge

All I could think about upon reading that was this:



Which would of course lead to Zeus, the Guitar Launcher:

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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2007, 07:26:41 PM »
Now Available!  Click this link to save.  DivShare File - FT-The Secret of the Sword-V1.zip

Any constructive feedback is welcome, as I'm hoping to improve before I release my next riff.  Anyone know where I can get a real good microphone?

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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2007, 07:38:37 PM »
I won't be able to get the disc til Monday, but I'll listen to it as soon as possible.


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Re: He-Man She-Ra Secret of the Sword fan-riff available 11/30/07
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2007, 05:52:55 AM »
Thank you, looking forward to hearing what you think.  So far I've had 10 downloads, so it's already gotten to more people than I was expecting.   ;D
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