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AshleyAshes

Anime Trivia?

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So I'm setting up Cinemavision with a dedicated sequence for anime film screenings with friends, including a seperate pool of anime feature trailers, Japanese commercials and such.  But I really like the slideshows I've gotten from Cinemavision, they're a good way to have something interesting on the screen while you wait for everyone to show up.  But I was wondering if there were any leads on an anime specific set of trivia slides.  So I'd like to know if there's anything that can be done to get something like this movie or how I can assist in that effort.  You'll have to forgive me for not quite knowing the process, so far I've just shelled out money to Cinemavision and raided the place for UHD bumpers. :P

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19 minutes ago, AshleyAshes said:

So I'm setting up Cinemavision with a dedicated sequence for anime film screenings with friends, including a seperate pool of anime feature trailers, Japanese commercials and such.  But I really like the slideshows I've gotten from Cinemavision, they're a good way to have something interesting on the screen while you wait for everyone to show up.  But I was wondering if there were any leads on an anime specific set of trivia slides.  So I'd like to know if there's anything that can be done to get something like this movie or how I can assist in that effort.  You'll have to forgive me for not quite knowing the process, so far I've just shelled out money to Cinemavision and raided the place for UHD bumpers. :P

You know, I don't think we had anime on our radar. I fell out of touch with it a while back. What movies would be good candidates, and do you know of any sources for decent anime trivia?

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8 minutes ago, Ragnarok said:

You know, I don't think we had anime on our radar. I fell out of touch with it a while back. What movies would be good candidates, and do you know of any sources for decent anime trivia?

The entire Studio Ghibli catalog would be at the top of the list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_Ghibli#Feature_films

This article here covers the 'Top 100 anime films' with short breakdowns would also be a good starting point:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/01/the-100-best-anime-movies-of-all-time.html

As for trivia, I don't know of any good sources that wouldn't also include televised series which would be a huge amount of chaff to sort through.  Since CinemaVision is about that theatrical feel focusing on features makes sense and it keeps the trivia focused.  I could contribute more and research some but at 10pm on a Sunday, I doubt I can add more than these links. :)

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So I guess my question is, how does a new series of slides get started for CinemaVision?  I went looking for templates but while there's a section for it, it appears to be empty.

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53 minutes ago, AshleyAshes said:

So I guess my question is, how does a new series of slides get started for CinemaVision?  I went looking for templates but while there's a section for it, it appears to be empty.

True story, it can be a pretty daunting task putting together slide decks from scratch. The section you were looking at is where the community can upload their slide templates, and nobody has yet. :( Usually, if we're focusing on a specific movie/series for the slide deck, we'll watch the content, make a ton of notes, write questions from those notes with different styles of questions and answers (multiple choice, question and answer, facts, quotes, etc.) and then the fun begins.

We use Adobe Photoshop to design all of our slide templates from scratch. We're working on some guides that outline some of our processes. When creating a template, we start with our image standards and begin designing elements within those standard templates. We then outline a theme for the deck, including colors for elements, fanart for the content, fonts and the like. Once we have all of the elements in place, we have an automated process that takes our trivia from spreadsheets and spits out rough slides with all of the content in each element (like text and pictures) so we don't have to do each one by hand. Then we edit each slide manually to make sure everything lines up the way we want it, and looks good. Depending on the size and complexity of the slide deck, the whole process could take anywhere from a week to several months to complete.

All that said, if you've got some time on your hands and want to dip in and create content, please don't hesitate to post here in the forums with any questions you may have. We all love doing this stuff, and will happily walk others through it. I only ask that if you do create content, you share it on the site with everyone else who might enjoy it. :)

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Give me a few days and I can probably make a simplified version of my base templates and data files. They would require photoshop to use them though.  Let me know if that's of interest to you

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8 hours ago, polargeek said:

Give me a few days and I can probably make a simplified version of my base templates and data files. They would require photoshop to use them though.  Let me know if that's of interest to you

Photoshop is certainly not an issue.  I'm actually a visual effects artist by trade and while I spend most of my days in NukeX, I have the full Creative Suite at home. :)

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Okay @AshleyAshes here's my templates at their simplest.  

All slide templates make use of external data sets in csv form.  Facts are the simplest, just a single field and the record id. Quotes & Q&A are effectively the same just with different field names. Multiple choice are the most complicated in that not only do you need to provide a question and 4 answers but also that you need to flag one or more answers as being true while the others are flagged as false. It also has quite a few more layer groups to highlight the correct answer.

Slide Creation

  1. For the most basic type of slide you can just create a background for all or alternatively one for each slide type.  
  2. Then import the data set.
    1. In my version of PS that's in Image->Variables->Data Sets  Other versions may vary.
  3. After that I export the data set as PSD files.
    1. At which point I would open each file and double check line spacing, adjust text around important background elements, etc.  
  4. Then I'd use the Scripts->Image Processor function twice once with the answer showing and once with just the question. (Facts you only do once)
    1. Save the output to different folders and then use something like Ant Renamer to bulk add the _Q or _A to the slide filenames
  5. At this point if your files don't have redundant names you should be able to combine them into a folder for your completed slide set.

 

Hopefully that makes some sense

TriviaTemplates.zip

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