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Old November 21st, 2011, 11:57 AM   #16
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Ok, I managed to shoot about 1 hours footage in a swamp today, specifically looking for a very elusive creature. I got maybe 30 seconds of useable footage. Thats the first time I have actually managed to shoot something for this competition. Other than that everything is going wrong.

Stupidly I grabbed a couple of CF cards and put them in the nanoflash and presumed it was recording. Not so; the cards were almost full and I only got the first few shots. Luckily I had a tape as backup, but now I have to start messing around with capturing (but I don't have the right Firewire cable for my new Mac, the cable should arrive in the beginning of December)!

I also managed to get one of my props partially functioning today, if I can get it fully functioning then I might have a chance to have a 'story', but its not looking good in terms of timing.

Last competition the story came together very easily, and I was most concerned about the editing. This time around I have been testing FCPX and I have been very happy with the results so far; if only the story would fall into place!

Where is the sharktank kept?
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 07:47 AM   #17
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Sounds like an interesting project you have, Simon. Good luck!

I was filming a bit downtown yesterday for my plan B. Still need some more shots, but plenty time until deadline, yet.

Impressive what some people might do when they see a tripod+cam+mic.
"Look kids, mom/dad is on tv..." Yep, even some adults found the need to get crazy. Their kids were more embarassed, haha.
Luckily there is a start/stop button on the camera.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 03:36 PM   #18
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Well... we are actively trying to get Dylan back from wherever he ended up in the Time-Space continuum after our wildly successful shoot this weekend. Well... I THINK it was this weekend... things get blurry when dealing with <rest of post deleted by Timelords>
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Old November 25th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #19
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well, well, well...
then we've got "Berit" and she is making it very difficult for me, filming my charity project.

Hurricane winds, lightning and thunder,
snow, sleet, hail and rain,
But I will remain - I'll be back again.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #20
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Well... we are actively trying to get Dylan back from wherever he ended up in the Time-Space continuum after our wildly successful shoot this weekend. Well... I THINK it was this weekend... things get blurry when dealing with <rest of post deleted by Timelords>
I meant to tell you guys to not actually use that Stargate..... its got a lot of issues, and the damn temporal warp capacitor, misfires once in a while. Last guy we sent through the gate ended up with two ears on his lower cheeks, if you know what I mean...
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Old November 26th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #21
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Chris,

Will you stoop to nothing to win the DV Challenge? Giving Dylan a faulty Stargate? I plan to play fair.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #22
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Hey Dick:

You need anything ? :)
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Old November 30th, 2011, 09:49 PM   #23
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I'm out.

Bad ankle problem has me hardly able to even "hobble" around the house.

Good luck to everyone else.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 09:17 AM   #24
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I have just finished 4 days of shooting for this project today, through some very remote and tough conditions. I just came home now badly sunburned, and rattled to hell. The documentary relied upon an old, and very temperamental prop to drive the story forward; luckily it worked out well in the end. I managed to convince a friend to help me out with this documentary; but it was a pretty grueling expedition that we undertook to get it done in time.

Hopefully the footage will reflect the journey properly. 95% of the footage is in the bag now; I just need to log it all and edit it. Tomorrow I have to shoot 2 quick scenes to tie the story together and then its done, though I am still waiting for some graphics and animations (and a narrator) to finalize it all. It will be tight but I feel its come together well.

5 minutes is the limit, right?
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Old December 1st, 2011, 09:54 AM   #25
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One of our crew died coming back from the Himalayan Stargate... poor bastard never came back. Well... some of him did but... the horror...
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Old December 1st, 2011, 12:29 PM   #26
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Well, uh,,,,, I didn't know you were going to really use it....
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Old December 1st, 2011, 01:07 PM   #27
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Our shoot----

Well I guess I should tell about our woes here too. Our on location shoot on Plantonia was very nice. We did not need to outfit our team with breathing aperatus, or anything. No one had any issues bringing back any bugs either. So it was a pretty successful trip.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 05:30 AM   #28
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After filming parts of my entry almost two weeks ago, we have been hit with 2 strong storms and tons of rain. Roughly 25-100mm rain each day since last tuesday, combined with gale force winds, has prevented me to go out to shoot the remaining footage I need. Oh well, still many days until deadline. Next storm is scheduled to hit us tonight. Wohoo, can't wait.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 03:16 PM   #29
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Ive been shooting this for so long I had to go back in time for reshoots.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #30
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Let's see... shooting went well, but editing has been interrupted by geopolitical turbulence, the storming of an embassy and the downing of a US drone. But it should be done in time.... Maybe.
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