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Old June 7th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #16
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Re: How many of you actually create your DVD menus from scratch?

I made from scratch as well. :)
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Old June 7th, 2011, 11:10 PM   #17
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Re: How many of you actually create your DVD menus from scratch?

I've never used templates for menus- though some of the ones on the market look pretty sweet. I've always done animated video backgrounds for my menus. In other words I'll take 10-15 good shots- slow them down to 10% and throw some heavy filtering/vignetting on them. I'll try to post one when I get a chance.

Never really thought about it but I found out brides DO take notice. I read some of the reviews of my work on a wedding blog site and brides made specific mention to the menus as well.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 04:52 PM   #18
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Hats off to those of you that make your own for each couple. I just don't have the time to make a menu from scratch that would look amazing with transitions and motion. If anyone wants to post a screen shot of their dvd menus I'd like to see what is out there. I know some of the top wedding filmmakers have a designer produce one or two and they reuse it with a few tweaks. I can't say who thou!! :)

I'm looking for quality like this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlULx...eature=related
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Old June 9th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #19
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I created multiple audio tracks and bi-lingual menu on the DVD. I tried to make it like a Hollywood movie like with scene selections and all the behind the scene chapters under Bonus features. You can take a look here

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Make sure you click on the "next" button the first screen. There isn't any acutal video there but you can navigate the menu structure from there.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #20
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Personally, I also don't like those transitions between menus. It would be cool when someone see it for the first time. After a while, those transitions just boring and time consuming to wait from one screen to another. I experienced that many times in Hollywood movies DVD. So I decided not to add any transitions between menus.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #21
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Personally, I also don't like those transitions between menus. It would be cool when someone see it for the first time. After a while, those transitions just boring and time consuming to wait from one screen to another. I experienced that many times in Hollywood movies DVD. So I decided not to add any transitions between menus.
I don't even do motion menus at all. Like you said, it's cool the first time you see it. But every other time, you are just trying to get to the section you want, and have to wait through all those menus.

My favorite commercial DVD menus are static, clear, and elegant. That's what I aim for.
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