High-er quality sources of Als music videos

Questions & Answers with the one and only Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, Weird Al's drummer since 1980!

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Bruh12828
Occasional
Posts: 48
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:58 pm
Contact:

High-er quality sources of Als music videos

Post by Bruh12828 »

Hi Bermuda, recently I started doing restorations of Als music videos but I have stumbled upon one problem - the terrible quality of some of them.

Fat, Eat it, Amish Paradise, smells like nirvana and jurrasic park were all filmed on film, meaning they have much higher quality than current scans available on youtube and Weird al ultimate video collection

So do you own any better sources
Wierd Ai Yankovich

User avatar
Bruh12828
Occasional
Posts: 48
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:58 pm
Contact:

Re: High-er quality sources of Als music videos

Post by Bruh12828 »

Looking back, it seems like most of the clips were filmed on film with exceptions being ricky, i love rocky road, beverly hillbillies and parts of this is the life
Wierd Ai Yankovich

bermuda
Be jealous.
Posts: 927
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 2:00 am
Location: Location! Location!!
Contact:

Re: High-er quality sources of Als music videos

Post by bermuda »

I don't have the originals of any of the videos, the best versions available are from the recent DVD compilations.

User avatar
Bruh12828
Occasional
Posts: 48
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:58 pm
Contact:

Re: High-er quality sources of Als music videos

Post by Bruh12828 »

bermuda wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:34 pm
I don't have the originals of any of the videos, the best versions available are from the recent DVD compilations.
Do you know where the film reels could possible be.

as of now only the videotaped mvs can peak in quality (and those don't look great at all) Image
Wierd Ai Yankovich

bermuda
Be jealous.
Posts: 927
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 2:00 am
Location: Location! Location!!
Contact:

Re: High-er quality sources of Als music videos

Post by bermuda »

Bruh12828 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:24 pm
Do you know where the film reels could possible be.
Al has a bunch of stuff stored in a climate-controlled vault, or Sony might have it somewhere.

User avatar
Bruh12828
Occasional
Posts: 48
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:58 pm
Contact:

Re: High-er quality sources of Als music videos

Post by Bruh12828 »

Also can you recommend to al to not accept any of Universal Music Groups so called "remasters" which don't involve scanning the film, since they other times either look terrible (https://youtu.be/CkysCJBdGtw?t=291) or have no noticeable difference at all (https://i.imgur.com/cbqVtMG.png)


also, just for the sake of it, scene from uhf https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... titled.png
Wierd Ai Yankovich

bermuda
Be jealous.
Posts: 927
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2001 2:00 am
Location: Location! Location!!
Contact:

Re: High-er quality sources of Als music videos

Post by bermuda »

Assuming that re-issuing videos is even a consideration, I'm confident that Al is tech-savvy enough to make the right decisions.

User avatar
Bruh12828
Occasional
Posts: 48
Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:58 pm
Contact:

Re: High-er quality sources of Als music videos

Post by Bruh12828 »

bermuda wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 7:26 pm
Assuming that re-issuing videos is even a consideration, I'm confident that Al is tech-savvy enough to make the right decisions.
seems like its going to take an eternity for this one
Image
Wierd Ai Yankovich

Post Reply