Seems you guys liked our last "Ask the Editor" segement that Kent did with the Battlefield Master Cut, so we thought it might be fun to do another one for our longest Let's Play ever - Uno: The Movie.
I asked you guys on Twitter for questions, and now here's some answers.
@yesterdaydances - Honest question, how long did that monster take you?
Probably about three work days total. At least half that time was just getting the multi-cam done. I'm certainly not going to say that part was difficult by any means, but it sure took a long time, especially when some of the turns took 2-3 seconds. It's a ton of cuts, and really more tedious than anything.
Once that was done, I did a pass on the audio to help bring up the low mumbles of hopelessness and bring down the ear-shattering cheers at the end. Once we recorded the Uno Credits Song, also had to "mix" that too (at least as best as that jumble of sound could be).
And finally, the credits. Took about six hours and a lot of the Moana soundtrack of repeat to build those, and honestly, I would have liked to do more. I ended up just not having enough time. Fun fact: I built the credits in Photoshop, so it outputs as a single png file. The final resolution on the credits was 1920 x 27000.
Here's what the finished project looked like on my end. If you look really closely, you can spot the text layer where I tell Gavin to go fuck himself.
@ThePortmanpreau - How did you feel when hearing the boys say you didn't need to do any editing?
Ha ha. That's a good one.
@shannahconnell - Did you have to turn down Geoff's audio while he shrieked in delight?
Tons. If I'm doing the calculations correctly, Geoff's screaming in the untouched audio was about 8 times louder than what you all heard. Luckily, I was at the office when they finished filming the Let's Play and could clearly hear the screaming through the walls. Kept me from being surprised by it later, and I fortunately never had to hear it quite that loud.
@Tizzi_Q - How much alcohol was consumed so you could get through this nightmare?
@bisexualtreco - How much do you hate UNO now?
@superjoebro - Were the credits random for Uno: The Movie or did you get names from somewhere?
We tweeted out this right before Thanksgiving.
Anyone who submitted to the form got thrown into a giant list. I looked through everyone's names and jobs, took my favorite 10 jobs, and gave them a special spot in the credits. Everyone else was added to the credits based on when they submitted. I think over 600 or so of you made it in out of nearly 2,000 submissions.
@sammmyd_ - Whose idea was it for the long ass credits?
Mixture of Geoff and me. Geoff wanted to do credits for the video and wanted there to be a credits song. Getting the community to submit names and doing the actual movie credit titles was mine. In order to get all the technical credit names right, I used the 2014 Paddington Bear movie as a hard guide for structuring the Uno movie credits. You can go see for yourself the exact moment I gave up!
@mason2498 - Would you rather edit Uno: The Movie or Monopoly: The Motion Picture?
Well, I did edit both parts of Dark Monopoly 2 (and the eventual part 3+), so I guess both. What I'm really looking forward to is the Band of Brothers style 10-part mini series for Risk.
@APilch31 - How quickly did you say 'Fuck that!' when they were talking about how many cards they went through?
I considered it for half a second, saw I was already an hour into the video, said "Fuck that," and refused.
@shaputapu - So what's that card count, Larry!?
@blondiegibbs - How many times did you sigh/laugh out loud?
Sigh - Realizing the run time.
Laugh - Early in the game when there were 5 or 6 reverses in a row.
Laugh/Sigh - Gavin getting over 400 points while the video still had two hours to go.
Laugh - Geoff picking up 14 cards in a row so late into the video.
@DeaconDX7 - Did it give you any ideas for fanfics?
@Killa_chris00 - Another fanfic?
No no no no no.
@Lysa_Bell - When will we get "Uno the Movie"- the Fanfic?
Do I really have to? Fine. Maybe? There's always Extra Life 2017.
@livhaus - Do you need a hug Larry?
And that's it for this round. Stay tuned for the next Ask the Editor where you can ask Neal how therapy's going after editing the 10 hour Uno Part 3.
That's not true. We wouldn't do a 10 hour Part 3.
I'll probably be 20.