View Full Version : DVD 2.0 Thread - Preview Video, Suggestions, links to HQ video

07-08-2007, 08:00 PM
Still need HQ video. Music, menus, background images are a 2 hour process.

My idea is to have a very simple menu, starting on the big 'PLAY' button on the flag, where only one button needs to be pressed to play the main movie (20 min? Las Vegas compilation? Iowa speech?). Viewers who are interested can also find a menu for pictures of ron paul and graphs of his online success, or other HQ clips.

This way, anybody can use it, and it looks good.

Any suggestions? Choice of videos? Must be in HQ, want this to be very professional. Thanks for your input.

07-08-2007, 08:35 PM
I'd like a menu of major topics, these for example:

1. the War in Iraq, and foreign policy in general
2. Federal Reserve, restoring the US dollar
3. Immigration, restoring the integrity of our borders
4. Taxes
5. Abortion, Roe v. Wade
6. civil rights: all individuals have the same rights, no group rights (special interests)
7. Education
8. Social Services (medicare, welfare, etc.)
9. corporate welfare
10. real free trade, not managed trade

When I click on one, it might show me a short clip about why it's a problem followed by a clip of Dr. Paul explaining what he would do about it. The clip that details the problem could also be Dr. Paul, but it might be more effective if it was someone else.

The Iowa speech is about an hour long and a great starting point, IMO. RP discusses most (all?) of the issues on my list.

The DVD must be DVD quality though. Watching YouTube full screen on the household TV is not a good viewing experience.


07-08-2007, 08:40 PM
I don't like the pledge of allegiance part.

07-08-2007, 08:52 PM
I'd like a menu of major topics

Short clips of an RP speech for each issue is possible, but HQ video is needed. If it is all to be high quality, then there's a limit to how much video can be included.

Exponent's CD is more like that, the html cd lends itself to more complex file structure.

I don't like the pledge of allegiance part.

This can be easily changed. Suggestions? Anybody else want it changed?

07-08-2007, 08:57 PM
i like the pledge part....its john wayne come on :D

07-08-2007, 09:02 PM
does anybody think the backgrounds should be changed?

Bradley in DC
07-08-2007, 09:15 PM
ABSOLUTELY take out the Pledge part: it was pushed by a socialist preacher (thrown out by his flock for his socialist preaching) to punish the South for exercising their self-determination. Search Mises.org for more info.

07-08-2007, 09:21 PM
I like the idea of a DVD menu like logicprobe illustrated. Just like in movie DVDs, they could also be given the option of playing the whole thing, start to finish.

Background: I think there are better pictures of him than the one used on the main menu. Maybe his official campaign photo? I'm not sure about the one on the pictures sub-menu, because it cuts off part of his head. Do you think most people will be that interested in looking at a bunch of pictures, anyway? If you keep it, please include the pictures of Dr. Paul with Ronald Reagan.

I really don't like the arrangement of the music used when you clicked on "pictures". Sounds too dark. I also think if you want to use the John Wayne Pledge of Allegiance, it should be located somewhere else, because it will get irritating very quickly if it is launched every time one goes back to the main menu.

I would love to see more.

Thank you so much for doing this, nayjevin.

07-08-2007, 09:46 PM
I really don't like the arrangement of the music used when you clicked on "pictures". Sounds too dark.

jimi hendrix 'star spangled banner' at woodstock

ABSOLUTELY take out the Pledge part: ... it was pushed by a socialist preacher

done, but didn't find anything about this at mises

I like the idea of a DVD menu like logicprobe illustrated.

I'll decide menu structure based on what high quality footage I have access to. Right now, I only have 'colbert report', but more are being uploaded at this FTP site (http://ronpaul.dyni.net/hqvideo/) soon. I might be able to do the menu as suggested with clips from the Iowa speech.

07-08-2007, 10:59 PM
From the good doctor, Ron Paul...

"Ironically, the author of the pledge of allegiance might disagree with our commitment to preserving the prerogatives of state and local governments. Francis Bellamy, the author of the pledge, was a self-described socialist who wished to replace the Founders’ constitutional republic with a strong, centralized welfare state. Bellamy wrote the pledge as part of his efforts to ensue that children put their allegiance to the central government before their allegiance to their families, local communities, state governments, and even their creator! In fact, the atheist Bellamy did not include the words “under God” in his original version of the pledge. That phrase was added to the pledge in the 1950s.

Today, most Americans who support the pledge reject Bellamy’s vision and view the pledge as a reaffirmation of their loyalty to the Framers’ vision of a limited, federal republic that recognizes that rights come from the creator, not from the state. In order to help preserve the Framers’ system of a limited federal government and checks and balances, I am pleased to support HR 2028, the Pledge Protection Act. I urge my colleagues to do the same."


"Francis Bellamy, who wrote the Pledge, was the cousin of Edward Bellamy, author of Looking Backward: 2000–1887, a utopian novel of a national socialist future America. [11] Both Edward and Francis Bellamy were national socialists from the collectivist movement of the late 19th century. So this pledge, which some think is a criterion for being an American, was written for the public school system by a socialist."



From http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html


07-10-2007, 10:19 AM
It's an odd place for me to introduce myself, but I am a student of visual effects/motion graphics residing in Colorado. I just finished a course last term in DVD Authoring (though I use Apple DVD Studio Pro myself). Anyway I wanted to offer my services here, to help spice things up a little. I'm proficient in Adobe After Effects, which using that in conjuntion with DVD Authoring would allow animation, motion, transitions etc. in a DVD project.

Also I'm interested in developing some good bumpers, lower third designs etc. for the videos everyone else produces. Helping with titling work (which to me seems to be the weakest point in everything I'm seeing.).

My limitation right now is I don't have any good HQ footage to use. Anyway, let me know what I can do, pass my name around, and use and abuse the student. Mosty if I could find a way to get my hands on good footage, I could start putting a few things together.

I am proficient in:

Apple Final Cut Studio (Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion)
Adobe After Effects 7&8
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

So whatever anyone might need something done with, got concepts etc, let me know! (I will post generally elsewhere but since DVD Authoring is one of my favorite things to work on I thought I would post here.)