I'm not sure exactly what to call this. I'm collecting examples of obvious miscommunications in movie production that no one cared enough about to get fixed. I noticed one of them in the movie Friends with Benefits. Can you help me find this clip online? [more inside]
I've been writing for an online pop-culture magazine and at this point have hundreds of clips. The company is shifting to a new CMS soon and I'm worried some of my stories might disappear, either deliberately or not. What's the best way to preserve them for my own portfolio? [more inside]
Hi all, I need to compile a file (and DVD) with bits of various youtube clips. Details within. [more inside]
I'm interested in finding a site / YouTube channel / similar portal that shows only the "action" portion of sporting events. For example, a Youtube channel that would edit out all of the footage from NFL games, showing only the time when the clock was running. MLB has clips of key pitches/hits on their site (as does the NFL), but not the whole game from what I can find. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a full game trimmd down to only the "action"?
What were these called (if indeed they were called something), and where can I find out more about them? (Note that the video here has been retrofitted onto a 70s radio single.) I loved them as a 70s kid (they were pretty popular for a couple of years), and now I find them adorably stupid and kind of fascinating for some reason. Certainly not because they are clever.
The directors of the horror film The ABCs Of Death 2 were asked for their favorite movie deaths and a compilation of them was made (NSFW). I can't find a list of the films where the clips are from online and I'm trying to find out the ones I don't know [more inside]
IE: The guy is watching something funny on TV while on his security monitors there are intruders entering...etc etc
I am looking for video clips of a specific kind of cross cultural communication gone bad: ones where a cultural outsider participates in a ceremony or ritual not understanding its full significance. [more inside]
For a while now I've been wanting to upload to YouTube audio clips of myself speaking . . . but I've no clue how to do this. [more inside]
I have found other questions here about garter belts and garters, but those probably apply more to the flimsy-ass tights material than what I'm talking about. Yarnie folks who have done this, let me know what you'd recommend! [more inside]
I have an Excel spreadsheet with couple hundred rows: URLs, a few fields of identifying information (outlet, etc.), for media hits on the organization I work for. I need to make this into a pretty (or at least semi-legible to the computer illiterate) document that I can give to board members, senior staff, etc. What I would like is to use some form of scripting to automate this. Bonus points if the script can somehow open the URL and take a screenshot of the story so that I don't have to. I have a Mac, and both the Adobe and Microsoft suites. How do I not spend tedious hours manually doing this? Especially since I have to do it each month and quarter.
How do I pull clips out of a DVD and export them as mp4s? [more inside]
I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
Does anyone know where to download any of these Chinese sensationalist pseudo-documentaries made of 9/11 that mix real news footage with clips from blockbuster films? They freely mix fact and fiction, using news footage and illegal clips from Hollywood films. There were three made, with the titles: 1) "The Century's Greatest Catastrophe" (I've also seen it called The Century's Great Catastrophe") and 2) "Surprise Attack on America" and 3) "America's Disaster: The Pearl Harbor of the Twenty-First Century"--all made in 2001. There is a report on them in an article that was in the New Yorker. Also mention of them made here. Since they are illegal mash-ups of existing source material, I don't mind if I have to download them from 'questionable' sites. But I'd really like to consult these films for a study I am writing, and would appreciate any pointers as to where to find them.
I am confused about curtains. Please unconfuse me. [more inside]
I kindly seek free online video content in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. [more inside]
How do I find out what DVD this clip is from, and where to buy it? (NSFW) [more inside]
What is the easiest way to cut clips out of movies on OS X? I use VLC and I'd love to be able to cut out little 10 second pieces by putting in the timestamp of the beginning and end of my desired clip, is this possible? [more inside]
I need sound clips from film, television or other media that incorporate the word 'cover' or 'covers' in some way. Suggestions? [more inside]
I'm looking for short, humorous movie/TV clips of people who've lost it all. Wailing, moaning, gnashing of teeth preferred. [more inside]
How do I get the highest possible quality when ripping clips from DVD's? I've been using AoA DVD Ripper software to make .avi files, and while some of them look just fine you can sometimes see a huge difference in quality. Should I be using different software or settings? [more inside]
What am I doing wrong with my garters and stockings? [more inside]
I have a folder of 500+ movie clips and would like to know the total time duration when they are combined. Is there a freeware utility that can help me? I'm using Windows XP. Thanks-
How do I (semi) automatically publish links to many different articles, sorted by date, to a blog? [more inside]
Where are the online sources for (relatively) high quality video of George W. Bush acting ridiculous on camera?
Where are the online sources for (relatively) high quality video of George W. Bush acting ridiculous on camera? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can get a strong plastic clip or carabiner to use on a leather lanyard? [more inside]
I have trouble keeping up with the big political news on television. So I use the clips on crooksandliars.com as a way of staying on top of what the current political stories are and how they are being discussed. What I don't like is the editorializing. It's not that I disagree with all their takes, I just find that the way they push their agenda distracts from what I am trying to get from the site. Is there another blog that can keep me up to date with the current television news cycle that is a bit more unbiased? Specifically one that includes video clips of the pundit discussions?
If I am looking to play videos off a USB key at presentations, what software should I load onto it for maximum compatibility? [more inside]
It's over! Finished! All done!! And I need the audio clips to prove it..... [more inside]
How do I rip just parts of a DVD to a format suitable for YouTube, and not the entire DVD? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way for me to buy 20-40 bulldog clips, probably in various sizes? I'm in Montreal. [more inside]
I need hairbands, and hopefully barrettes to help tame the wild animal attacking my head. [more inside]
Tin-foil Sunday: What's the deal with this infamous web-video of a strange creature in a Spanish/South-American forest? [more inside]
Dear kind folks Ask Metafilter: I am Desperately seeking public domain/creative commons footage of knights fighting. [more inside]
Examples of poor customer service/angry customers in movies. [more inside]
What movies or documentaries have good scenes that could help me demonstrate important topics surrounding the American Revolution? I teach 8th grade. [more inside]
Remember my request for sci-fi music? Six months later, I'm finally ready to make my CD mix. Almost. Last night I figured out how to record mp3 audio from DVD on my Mac, and now I want to rip key dialogue snippets from classic sci-fi films. I went for Khan spitting at Kirk from his grave, but there's too much incidental music. I think maybe I can get Ripley signing off. What other short, iconic soundclips from sci-fi films should I look for? The intro to the old Battlestar Galactica? Something from Logan's Run? Blade Runner bits? Eerie, ethereal, otherworldly, outer-space stuff is best. (Bonus points if you can direct me to a source that's already done the work for me; right now I'm looking at a several-week Netflix slog.)
Freelancers, how do you store the original copies of your clips? [more inside]
I need a "Swiss Army Knife" information tool. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I can't seem to play video clips (e.g., CNN, Youtube, IFilm, etc.) in Firefox, but they play in Explorer. Why?
What are some of your all-time favorite Internet media clips? Examples: Star Wars Gangsta Rap, the rendered Neil Peart YYZ clip, etc. Looking for eye candy to burn onto DVD for snowy-day living room entertainment.
I'm trying to find a brief video clip from the movie Cabin Fever. The clip is of a young, mullet-haired boy (named Dennis) shouting out "Pancakes! Pancakes!" while doing some martial arts moves. I've found the clip on the web before (over a year ago), but haven't been able to locate it recently. I've tried Google searches with no luck. Any help would be much appreciated.
MaryJaneFilter: I'm looking for audio clips (mp3, wav, whatever) relating specifically to the drug prohibition / war on drugs debate in the US. [more inside]
Recommended political video clips from the past 4 years? [MI] [more inside]
VERY easy question for this gang. What's the weblog that collects unusual (i.e., Shatnerian) music clips and comments on each one. It's run by a woman whose father was somebody famous.
A friend is preparing a film course. Does anybody know where I can find clips of the very first films, like "The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station" by Louis Lumière for example, or even some of the pre-lumiere "films", such as those shown at penny arcades?