My thoughts on it all.

  1. My thoughts on it all.

    07-12-2011, 06:39 PM
    I will first say that I don't believe everything the movie showed, I know there was some parts they added to 'Conjecture'.

    But the fact remains, his words where English and he described into great detail about the importance of playing live or its not for keeps. He gave plain examples, no-stuttering no editing tricks on his belief that only live demonstrations should be taken seriously.

    So that only left his three choices.
    Play Steve. (Win or Lose)
    Lose, concede and admit, 'Sorry I don't play much any more, gratz on your high score! I'm RICH ANYWAYS! HA-HA!'
    Win some other means. (Use his status and his reputation?)

    We know which he picked.

    SECOND!
    I'm a video editor and I have something to say about the scene where the film makers show the video of Billy's tape showing some 'Editing' I've looked around and I don't know why no one else questioned it because its obviously edited by the film makers.

    At exactly those secenes, the static you see over the score on the left side of the screen: reached 100% white grain and 100% black grain. If your not sure what this means I will explain it.

    Your camera records with maximums, in this case we would watch for the blackest of black or whitest of white. Filming the sun with a camera still cannot get the whitest of white with 95% of cameras, it can only be achieved with editing and editing the video to show 100% white gain, you can't get whiter even if you had Vanilla Ice with ya.

    Now those white and black flashes that show the editing countless times reach 100% gain on both whites and blacks. So unless the screen was so bright it would have felt like the sun was pouring out of it and the camera was rare and high quality (especially at the date of filming!) then the whites should have never come close to 100% white gain and to have the 100% black grain is impossible when recording a video of a video. The light reflecting off the screen would prevent it from going anywhere near black grain. Even if the screen was off, even if you simply compare the blackest part of the screen to the black grain of the editing effect - both are very different colors.

    I don't believe Billy was upfront and I feel he was very childish in his actions and simply immature. The film did capture some of the truth and also had their own agenda, this I don't believe harmed the over all message of the film. I also have to add that no one outside this story can ever truly say they know the truth.

    I do have to say, when I began the show, when I heard about Twin Galaxies - I seen it as something I would have loved to have been apart of (if I wasn't born the same year it was founded). By the end of the film and after reading a lot more into this, I sadly can't say I feel the same.
  2. Re: My thoughts on it all.

    07-12-2011, 07:43 PM
    Welcome to Twin Galaxies!
    I will first say that I don't believe everything the movie showed, I know there was some parts they added to 'Conjecture'.
    It's great that the movie has brought people here (including myself) but the guys who put the flick together had their own agenda and plot planned. It's a great piece of entertainment, to that I will agree. But if you are trying to get facts from it, it's like watching FOXnews. Only half of it's real. I could go on about what's real and what's not but I think a book could be dedicated to the subject. Read some of the other KoK statements in the forums here if you are wanting to know what really happened.
    So that only left his three choices.
    Play Steve. (Win or Lose)
    Lose, concede and admit, 'Sorry I don't play much any more, gratz on your high score! I'm RICH ANYWAYS! HA-HA!'
    Win some other means. (Use his status and his reputation?)
    A lot has went down since that movie.

    Most currently, you missed the Kong Off back in March. http://thekongoff.com/ 3 days of non stop Kong action LIVE and streamed with the top DK players from all around playing on different machines. Who won? Not Billy or Steve. Hank Chien, the current DK champ won the event. There was a short documentary made about Hank as well that came out right before the event. It you enjoyed KoK, you should check it out. It's not a hack job like King of Kong.

    http://www.doctorkongthemovie.com/Home_DK.html

    Check out Chasing Ghost as well. I believe it's on Netflix.

    Aside from all of that, hang out, take a look around, you will see there is more to TGI than what KoK shows. Who knows, you might be submitting scores before you know it :mrgreen:

    B
    "I don't even like Peach! Why do I want to save her?"
    Brandon Y. LeCroy

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  3. Re: My thoughts on it all.

    07-13-2011, 04:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by gatekeeper501
    I will first say that I don't believe everything the movie showed, I know there was some parts they added to 'Conjecture'.

    But the fact remains, his words where English and he described into great detail about the importance of playing live or its not for keeps. He gave plain examples, no-stuttering no editing tricks on his belief that only live demonstrations should be taken seriously.

    So that only left his three choices.
    Play Steve. (Win or Lose)
    Lose, concede and admit, 'Sorry I don't play much any more, gratz on your high score! I'm RICH ANYWAYS! HA-HA!'
    Win some other means. (Use his status and his reputation?)

    We know which he picked.

    SECOND!
    I'm a video editor and I have something to say about the scene where the film makers show the video of Billy's tape showing some 'Editing' I've looked around and I don't know why no one else questioned it because its obviously edited by the film makers.

    At exactly those secenes, the static you see over the score on the left side of the screen: reached 100% white grain and 100% black grain. If your not sure what this means I will explain it.

    Your camera records with maximums, in this case we would watch for the blackest of black or whitest of white. Filming the sun with a camera still cannot get the whitest of white with 95% of cameras, it can only be achieved with editing and editing the video to show 100% white gain, you can't get whiter even if you had Vanilla Ice with ya.

    Now those white and black flashes that show the editing countless times reach 100% gain on both whites and blacks. So unless the screen was so bright it would have felt like the sun was pouring out of it and the camera was rare and high quality (especially at the date of filming!) then the whites should have never come close to 100% white gain and to have the 100% black grain is impossible when recording a video of a video. The light reflecting off the screen would prevent it from going anywhere near black grain. Even if the screen was off, even if you simply compare the blackest part of the screen to the black grain of the editing effect - both are very different colors.

    I don't believe Billy was upfront and I feel he was very childish in his actions and simply immature. The film did capture some of the truth and also had their own agenda, this I don't believe harmed the over all message of the film. I also have to add that no one outside this story can ever truly say they know the truth.

    I do have to say, when I began the show, when I heard about Twin Galaxies - I seen it as something I would have loved to have been apart of (if I wasn't born the same year it was founded). By the end of the film and after reading a lot more into this, I sadly can't say I feel the same.
    Yeah.. perhaps the biggest thing that's bugged me about the movie is how most (if not all) who see the film note the point in the movie where the videotape was playing at Funspot. The biggest tape glitch shown in the movie is so obviously and horribly edited on that it is noticeable by just eyeballing it and is clearly a shot of the television with a blank screen and a DK game with "snow" superimposed on it... done with the same fine detail as a 1980s sitcom would show a television screen that somehow has no reflection, perfect colors and over extends the physical borders of the set itself.
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