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Old January 6th, 2010, 03:46 AM   #31
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Off to editing with the little amount of footage I have.
This can be interesting, and a challenge itself.

Hmm, where did my rock go? I am sure I got it on tape 2 weeks ago. :)
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Old January 6th, 2010, 08:23 AM   #32
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Oh yea, I managed to get a rock or three in mine too!!!!
Lorinda might have announced the theme as GIFTS, but there seems to be a groundswell, grass roots push for ROCKS.

This made me think that anyone giving a rock as a gift, made be hitting the nail on the head for this contest. It's too late now because I already completed my film, but I should have done it on a real life story.

When I was a kid my father used to tell me this story about how tough times were when he was young. One Christmas all he got was painted rocks. Some blue ones, yellow, red and green as he recalled. I would tell the story to my kids, how my father would line up his little army of green rocks, and take on the red rocks. I tried to teach them that imagination is everything.

So last Christmas, my ex gave me a rock painting kit, complete with rocks for Christmas. And guess what? The kids LOVED painting the rocks.

Could have made a great short film with that story.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #33
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Good Evening,

Just got in from shooting, -33 temp and -38 out in the open in the wind, Uggg. Froze my toes and fingers a tad to be sure. Will look at the footage tomarrow.

Rock story

I was gifted my first painted rock this fall from a young lad after my leg accident, how could one not smile about that!!!

One more set of shots and i should have enough to finish!! Provided tonights were acceptable.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #34
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My lead actor lost his wife around Christmas.

It's unlikely we'll get anything done this time.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #35
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Bruce,

Around Christmas? How terrible! I hope he can find some comfort in family and friends at this time. Perhaps you should make a film in memory of her. A loyal wife is the greatest gift of all.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 01:54 AM   #36
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Family and friends helped a lot. It was expected but not this soon.

I'm one of the friends and photographed the service for him. He'll be OK and will be working on films with me soon. Weather is cold here and we'll pick a project to work on before long. He'd like to expand on what we did with the DV17 "trailer" idea so maybe we'll do that just to get him working on something again.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #37
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Bruce, sorry to hear about your friend's loss.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 04:49 PM   #38
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My regrets to the family, Bruce. :(


This evening finished filming the last 17 of the 22 scenes. My main actress was still ill, but luckily she found a new actress with an acting and even filmmaking experience for me, so it was a real pleasure to shoot her.

Will now edit on 6day and 7day, thanks to the time difference I'll have the time to upload on 7day night. :)

Unfortunately have no rocks in it...
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Old January 9th, 2010, 01:40 PM   #39
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Bruce, pass along my condolences to your friend, I'm very sorry he's got to go through that.

I finally managed to get a donation in to the fund, but hadn't planned on completing a film this time around. Just my luck, of course, I had an idea about fifteen minutes ago and now I'm scrambling to find some wrapping paper and as much in the way of expensive-looking electronics as I can.

Technically I had the nugget of an idea in the first day or two, but just before Christmas I was laid up a couple days with a cold, then one thing after another kept me busy and I never came up with a satisfying punchline. Then it pops into my head, last minute. This had better work as well as I think it will, I'm really getting tired of this.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 03:14 PM   #40
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Sorry to hear about that Bruce, death always saddens us all.

Okay here is my update.
Filming is complete (yeah) - all +45 minutes of it... need to cut that down a bit.
I now have to do post and a little bit of voice over.
I also need to figure out how to upload the video as per UWOL rules as its a nature film.

Cheers All,

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Old January 9th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #41
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good evening,

Graeme,

45 minutes? you should have been in the long form of uwol!!!!


Progress.


Considering today is the 9th, tomarrow is it.

I had to cut out a shoot I had planned, but I think it is quite fine without it, a relief.

This is the shortest one I think I have ever made, perhaps that is a good thing.

I am rendering it in 1280x720 right now for one last look. Mostly I am pleased with it.


It is totally out of my box/comfort zone. Been a challenge. I had several aspect ratio problems to resolve, keyframing problems and the usual color work, however the color work this time was easier than most!! also had some audio recording issues recording music.


It has been fun!!! though taxing, at least for me. Rule 11 prevailed!!!
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Old January 9th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #42
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[del]2AM[/del] [del]4AM[/del] 5AM of the 10th, nothing to lose and mostly finished. I'll just add a sound fx or two and then sleep before rendering tomorrow.
I'm quite happy and excited with my short.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #43
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Is rendering the same as encoding (I'm new at this, want to make sure I did it correct, and also used the right lingo)?

My 4:48secs + credit video only took ~10 minutes to "encode" and now I have the video, yeah!

Took quite a while to fish the useable clips out of all the short chips of animals.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:45 AM   #44
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Today is the day.. :)
First version of my entry is edited and encoded for uwol and youtube.
Well, when did I ever make only a first version. Of course I have found several issues.
New editing after work today. Deadline is coming up fast.

Should have had more various footage to play with. Oh well, too late for that now.

Good luck everyone! Hope you all have had FUN!
Looking forward to see all the videos.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:57 AM   #45
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I'm now preparing my 11th or 12th edit I think :D
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