Creating and sharing a movie commentary has always had its challenges. The foremost challenges have been distribution and synchronization of your audio commentary. For movie directors, this has been relatively simple. They are free to add additional voice tracks over their movie directly without the worry of copyright infringement. In addition, their bundled audio track […]
What Makes a Good Movie Commentary?
For much of film history, the only people making movie commentaries were the actors, directors or producers directly involved in the making of any given film. These commentary tracks, usually included on a DVD version of the film or in subsequent special releases, were a great way to learn more about the film or to […]
What is a Movie Commentary?
Think about your favorite movie. Maybe you saw it in theaters a half-dozen times and then on DVD a few dozen more. Maybe you read all the books and online articles about it that exist. Maybe you think you’ve learned everything you can about the making of your favorite piece of art. Well, chances are, […]
Are there movie commentaries for streaming services?
Yes, but overwhelmingly the case is that it is not supported on the streaming service itself. As pointed out in a Reddit post on the topic, streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Prime, do not offer official extra content like the director/crew commentary, which can almost only be found exclusively on DVDs. This means […]
Quickest way to record a movie commentary
The quickest way to record a movie commentary is by limiting the scope of the commentary. Many individuals and groups try to over engineer their first recording. They try to setup the best studio, pick the ‘perfect’ movie, and plan the best script. These don’t sounds like bad things. However, doing all of this beforehand […]