> Being able to find hidden stuff, such as developer credits, or outright disabled
> features in games. See: Most of The Cutting Room Floor's arcade category.
I agree that that stuff is very cool. However, it's important that the showcased things meet one of the two following criteria:
1. Is easily self-explanatory and/or recognizable for what it is within the span of 2-3 seconds as a still image, or
2. Is easily self-explanatory and/or recognizable as being MAME-related or arcade-related in the form of a 5-10 second video clip.
Anything that relies purely on audio or is mostly audio-related is pretty much not going to fly, as the video will have this backing track.
I actually hate (for a change) to sound like a prick, but I really, really, need the suggestions to be in as directly usable form as possible. I'd like to start putting this video together ASAFP, so I can't really be spending much time chasing down vague suggestions like "VectorMAME for ZVG or whatever", "the times MAMEdev have talked places (Aaron at CAX, Micko's talk)", or "the first mention of MAME in a magazine". I have barely a week and a half to get non-rusty at either Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere, collate potentially hundreds of screenshots, write a bespoke program to generate an uncompressed AVI containing a translucent scrolling marquee of all MAME and DU contributors once Vas Crabb gets me the list, and also figure out how to integrate a video visualization of MAME's source repository changes once Olivier Galibert gets me that.
I realize that the lion's share of the effort is mine to deal with since it was my bad idea to pick this up with less than two weeks until the 20th anniversary, but 95%+ of the effort is going to be putting the video together, refining it, making sure it messages well, and making sure that it is paced well and flows together nicely.
So please, throw me a bone, in the form of direct links to websites that I can grab content off of, direct links to videos that I can clip segments out of, or direct links to screenshots that I can throw into the video.