I’m seeking suggestions for steamy books, fanfiction, and videos/shows/series because I'm simply awful at picking these myself. Snowflakes divulged in the extended explanation. [more inside]
I saw Crimson Peak over the weekend, and, separately, I've had the Sleeping Beauty waltz in my head all morning. I'm in a waltzy mood, and want to watch youtube clips of beautiful, cinematic, sweep-you-off-your-feet waltzes from the movies. What are your favorites?
My office has had a giant TV sitting unused for ages. Today, we got a Chromecast to plug into it to get some use out of it. What would be some things we could play that would be nice background video? [more inside]
Is Gangnam Style the most watched "piece of digital content" in human history? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of visual timelines in movies, video games, or fiction. Scenes where a span of time is represented metaphorically, preferably as a physical object, diagram, or action. A good example is this scene from Me and You and Everyone We Know in which two characters use a street as a visual metaphor for their potential relationship. [more inside]
Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"? [more inside]
Is there a person or company that one could safely hire (i.e., safeguards against theft) to rip DVDs they own into digital video files? [more inside]
Is there a reliable way to find out when and where a movie that's too old to be in first run theaters but too new to be airing on cable and/or streaming will be available to watch? Example inside. [more inside]
Can you tell me about some algorithmically developed/edited movies? Or movies that are different every time they're shown? [more inside]
I kindly seek free online video content in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. [more inside]
Is downloading videos and music a likely source of large amounts of outgoing network traffic from my computer?
Is downloading videos and music a likely source of large amounts of outgoing network traffic from my computer? [more inside]
I lived in Tokyo for a while. I miss it. Please help me find films / TV / music videos shot in Tokyo so that I can indulge my nostalgia. [more inside]
I need to find music clips to go with some home videos. This one of Amsterdam is 2:45. This one of Bacharach Germany is 4:02 and this one of Frankfurt is 3:11. The clips are for my own purposes only. I share them with friends and family as reminders of the vacation time we had together. The music should be easy enough for most people to enjoy/tolerate, not too mainstream and should be perky(ish). Here is an example of a video I made on Whitehorse, Yukon where I live. I'm looking for the same sort of vibe for the other videos. [more inside]
I need suggestions for a video editor for work. Issues are: many formats, and I don't think the boss will go for buying me an iPad, which would be my first choice. [more inside]
Can I somehow check my Netflix queue against other services to see which of them have things available for streaming? [more inside]
I have been taking video with my iPhone 4 recently, but it's been windy so I get a lot of wind noise. What's the best way to go about reducing the wind noise, and/or how can I make a microphone cover/windscreen for the iPhone 4?
What are the best ballet movies available on DVD? [more inside]
Videos like the new Cee Lo video, where the text appears on the screen as the words are spoken - what's that style called? [more inside]
Why do movies recorded digitally look different from those on film? [more inside]
I make independent films and distribute them myself. I've started sending my movies to independent video rental stores around the country. I've sent my movies to I Luv Video in Austin, Scarecrow Video in Seattle, Video Underground and Hollywood Express in Boston, Acme Video in Providence, and others. What are the best independent video rental stores in your city? Don't say Netflix.
How do I add an additional audio track to a .avi movie file in OSX? I downloaded a full length movie, it had stereo channel audio, but one of the audio tracks was still missing, possibly the center channel that was lost from a surround sound mix when it was bounced to standard 2 channel audio. I now have the missing audio file and need to add it to the other two. [more inside]
Is there anywhere within (or near) the city of Chicago to rent a 16mm film projector? [more inside]
Are there (legal) ways to copy recorded TV shows from my HD-TV box to my laptop for personal use? Note: This is a technical question, not a legal one - I just don't know where to start. [more inside]
Best way to get analog 8mm videotapes to digital format? [more inside]
What are the best programs (paid/shareware/freeware/open source) that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa? [more inside]
Can you recommend an upconverting DVD player with component output that ignores region coding and allows me to perform any action at any time? [more inside]
I'm working on a video project (and I also love the genre) and looking for movies with "bad' or "tough" girls; gangs or solo, the more punk the better. Extra points for fight scenes! I'm thinking along the line of 70s and 80s exploitation films. I'd also like to check out any general punk or teens-in-crisis movies that aren't Repo Man, Suburbia, River's Edge, Over The Edge or Permanent Record. Thanks for your help!
Are there any sites online that let people watch movies or listen to music in sync with each other? [more inside]
Why are movie subtitles almost never put into the black letterbox areas, outside the picture? [more inside]
Help me find this NPR story about making movies from video game footage. [more inside]
I'm working on a site (it's a personal project) where I basically review movies that I like. Lately, I've been thinking about adding video clips from the movies/series to give visitors a better understanding of what the movies/series are about. How do I do this legally? [more inside]
I inherited some 70-year-old, 16mm home movies (not 8 or Super 8) and am looking for a reliable expert to transfer them to digital video. Many vendors say that they can do this. Can you comment on any from personal experience? (I have seen this thread and the links therein.) Are there any issues I should particularly look out for? Thanks.
Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
Searching for famous scenes from movies where the camera pans out across a vast distance in a single shot... [more inside]
Why are old film clips always played at super-speed, in spite of the ease with which this could be fixed? [more inside]
What exactly do I need to do to play AVIs and the like on my Playstation 2? I have a CD-RW drive and don't want to spend any money.
Selective Depth-of-Field in Six Feet Under, and a question about lens flares. [more inside]
Please help me find a game similar to the one from "Hackers (1995)" [more inside]
Torontonians: Where can you rent art films on VHS these days? Generally Bay St. Video covers all my rental needs, but they only rent DVDs now, which is great for movies that are available on DVD, but less great for those that aren't. (+) [more inside]
You have an .ogm file of a non-subtitled movie and a .srt subtitle file -- what's the best OS X tool to watch the movie with subtitles? For educational purposes only, etc, (more inside) [more inside]
I'm a film junkie and am running out of things to watch. What's an obscure feature-length movie that's available on dvd or video that you can recommend to someone who's seen more movies than had warm meals?