Anyone Ever Record their own Commentary?

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  1. WillG

    WillG Producer

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    I was just thinking about this for some reason. That it would be easy to put on a DVD of a film you love and if you have a computer nearby, you could speak into your mic and then you would have an audio file of your own commentary. Has anyone here ever done it?

    Edit: I just noticed that I used horrible wording as the title of this thread. Can a Mod change it to "Has Anyone Ever Recorded their own Commentary?"
     
  2. Scott_MacD

    Scott_MacD Supporting Actor

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    I seem to recall that Roger Ebert wrote a column about this idea a while back for YIL magazine, and it spawned a website called www.dvdtracks.com

    Unfortunately, the article has vanished. YIL no longer exists.
     
  3. Jeff_HR

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    I don't see the point, unless you're looking to resell to someone else. With commentaries I'm looking to listen to someone else's insight on the film, not my own.
     
  4. Patrick McCart

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    Once, I experimented with the narration function on Windows Movie Maker by recording a commentary for a short film I made (The Tromboninator, a spoof of the Terminator movies).

    It's difficult, though... The first time I tried, I couldn't keep up (especially since it's only 12 min. long). Then, I had a short list of things to cover... that kept me from doing a Mel Brooks by stopping mid-sentence and going onto the next thought.
     
  5. Jon B NY

    Jon B NY Stunt Coordinator

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    Doesn't the Spider-Man DVD have some sort of special feature like that as a DVD-ROM extra feature?
     
  6. Eric Emma

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    I see that as a cool idea if you want share you opinions with the world but how many would one person listen to?
     
  7. Dan Rudolph

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    Well, Robert Harris has. Don't know f he'll read this thread.
     

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