Well, thing is unfortunately I don't quite have all the time and energy to do this so frequently like I used to. Editing JT together WELL is a time-consuming process. And despite being excited for the upgrade in voice quality, this project still is taking a back seat for something else I have been working on for some time that is getting close to completion
, as well as a secret Jurassic Park-related "article event" that will honestly blow everyone away. Hint: it involves the first film only, and includes information on how it was made that no one has ever seen or known about. I honestly get excited just thinking about it all at once, because it is incredibly EPIC.
Unlike the past editions, this one is honestly the least exciting to tackle since it is essentially me just doing the same thing I did before... again
. There's no new dialogue or music to play with, I've already done it with sound effects and other bonus tracks... there's only so much I can do that I haven't already done for it. Truly, this edition is more of an obligation to myself, because I know I won't sleep soundly if I don't update it with these upgraded voices. Because, isn't his voice telling the story THE essential bit to the whole thing? I mean, I honestly think people will understand what he says a lot better now, since his voice comes through that much clearer without it being blurred by echo and as much digital artifacts.
This isn't to say I won't be putting my heart into it. There are other little things I may change to at least spice it up for myself, or fix some things I thought were mistakes last time, such as some already noted in this thread regarding SFX and music use. It WON'T be exactly the same as before, that I can assure everyone. There's no way it could be, which is kind of an endearing thing about every edition (minus the Gold, to an extent): they are all unique. For some reason, one of my biggest personal mistakes in my last two editions was my use of the shattered mug sound effect when Hammond talks about dropping the mug. I have been dying to either change the placement of that effect or remove it entirely, because I have for some reason grown to despise how I put that bit in. In fact, that whole track seems badly paced to me somehow, compared to how it has been done before. I really think I was on an off-day when I edited that one together, and for some reason thought it was initially okay, so I am determined to get it right this time. I think my big concern with sound effects hampered some of my usual judgement last time.
I definitely am not going to wait years to do this, even with that looming thought that now it seems like there COULD be possible actual recording sessions somewhere. But given the notion that there IS more to come sooner rather than later, I think waiting out a bit longer is still a good idea. But it IS ready to go. I updated my files and scripts for the new Hammond voice audio (a much more time consuming process than usual), and it is already all separated and in order, ready to be edited. For this one I am still not setting a date for the obvious reasons mentioned, but I will just assure you all that you will get it before the next Jurassic Park movie. That's about as good of a promise as I can make right now, although in my head I am sure it will be done much sooner than that.
I should add that while this poll and thread is helpful in me determining my options for this edition, it is not and end-all be-all for how it will turn out. The only things I know for sure are that the "Petticoat Lane" and "Life Will Find A Way" bonus film tracks will still be part of it and not be re-done, and the Annotated tracks with the fan creation of Thomas Hammond will NOT be included (but you can still get those tracks in the site's archives). The Excavated book will also likely not be re-done, unless I decide to change some order of the dialogue this time. I guess I will end this post with a question on that:
Does anyone have a problem with the order of any dialogue, as heard in the Gold edition of JT? Remember: there is no confirmed order for ANY of the dialogue, and given the story's fragmented state, there never really was.