Tracey ReFragmented

The Tracey Fragments is a 2007 movie directed by Bruce McDonald and written by Maureen Medved. It delves into the frighteningly imaginative mind of young Tracey Berkowitz, as portrayed by Ellen Page. Before the movie was released, the entire four weeks of film footage was released to the public under a Creative Commons license to redistribute and remix. The material released also includes the original soundtrack by Broken Social Scene and promotional images.

-Justin

Apparently Apache has issues hosting files larger than 2GB. As the Tracey ReFragmented materials are quite large, this presents a problem.

Here's the deal, I've broken the zip files into smaller more downloadable chunks (fragments, if you will). You are going to download these and reassemble them!

Note: You will need lots of hard disk space for this. 4GB for the partial files you will download here and 4GB for reassembling each file.

Note2: If you are extracting the files on Windows, you WILL have problems. The zip file was created on a Mac and Windows can't handle some of the filenames. You can use WinRAR to extract the media files from the zip file.

Step 0: Read all the instructions first and run them on these sample files (test.jpg and test.zip)

Sample file 1 (test.jpg)

This sample is a JPG file. So use the copy /B test1 + test2 + test3 test.jpg or cat test1 test2 test3 > test.jpg

Sample file 2 (test.zip)

This sample is a ZIP file. So use the copy /B test1 + test2 + test3 test.zip or cat test1 test2 test3 > test.zip

If all this command line funniness has you tearing your hair out, I've heard good stuff about HJSplit which is available on most on most platforms. Remember to add the extra 0 at the end of the files (e.g. 001 instead of 01).

Step 1: Download the following files

Warning: Each of these files is up to 1GB in size

Tracey_Fragments_Week_01.zip

Tracey_Fragments_Week_02.zip

Tracey_Fragments_Week_03.zip

Tracey_Fragments_Week_04.zip

Step 2: Reassemble the file

  1. Put all the files in one directory.
  2. Determine what the directory is called. Assuming you put them all in a folder named fragments:
    • In Windows, this will look something like
      C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\fragments or C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\fragments

      You can find this by right-clicking a file and selecting Properties. The directory will be labeled Location.

    • In Linux or OSX, this would look something like
      /home/username/fragments or
      ~/fragments
    • (Don't ask me about Vista, I think it's a messy hybrid of the two)

  3. Open a command prompt.
  4. Browse to the folder with the files by using the cd (change directory) command.

    Substitute the directory with the one you found in the previous step!

  5. Now assemble the file! Where file1, file2, and file3 are the parts of the file and week3.zip is the new file.

If all went well, you should have a file named week3.zip in the directory.

Enjoy!