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Retinal Rumble

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Visit the VJ Kung Fu Channel on Vimeo to download the original, high-quality Quicktime.

Retinal Rumble

Show me yours and I’ll show you mine. Only at the Maker Faire.

THE CHALLENGE

Arm yourself with your favorite video clips – from video sites, email forwards, film compilations and dusty old VHS tapes. Pit your choices against a friend’s in a head-to-head battle of Top This! played in realtime on our custom-built Rumbletron. If you’re playing with a friend, you can decide on a category beforehand – perhaps music videos, or the 80′s, or videos with the color red – and challenge each other to put together a better collection by the time the Maker Faire rolls around.

WHAT TO BRING

Bring at least five of your best Internet Video gems on any sort of removable media – CD, DVD, External HD, USB Flash Drive, etc. Prep them using the tech specs at the bottom of this document.

HOW TO PLAY

Take a look at the video above to get an idea of how it will work. Here are the steps for clarification:

  • Each player loads their videos into the interface.
  • Player 1 begins by playing a clip.
  • Player 2 observes the video and queues an appropriate follow-up video by pressing the corresponding button on the NuVJ.
  • When Player 1′s video is done, s/he flicks the crossfader all the way over to Player 2, which automatically triggers the clip that Player 2 has queued earlier.
  • Now Player 1 watches Player 2′s clip and picks a follow-up, queuing it via button-press.
  • When Player 2′s video is done, s/he flicks the crossfader back to Player 1, triggering the queued movie, and watching so s/he can pick a follow-up
  • Play continues in this matter, crossfade and queue, crossfade and queue, until each player has shown 5 videos.
  • After the last video, players should perform a victory dance.

CONTENT GUIDELINES

There will be innocent young eyes roaming the fairgrounds, taking in all the amazing sights. Let your conscience be your guide, yeah? In case of warped conscience, avoid the following: realistic blood/gore, p0rn, swearing, hate speech, Dark Crystal (scared the crap out of me as a kid).

More details coming – Sign Up as a VJ Kung Fu Contributor to stay in the know.

TECH INFO

Your clips should be at between 10 and 60 seconds long, and compressed using the following settings:

640×480 Pixels
Motion-JPEG B Codec
29.97 FPS
PCM Audio

You cannot edit start points once they have been loaded, so do that beforehand with your favorite editing program.

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