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Old January 2nd, 2013, 05:02 AM   #1
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UWOL/DVC 2012 - How trees are used - by Trond Saetre

This was the ultimate challenge, both to find time and an idea to film.
I ended up in a hurry, so unfortunately there was no time for VO. Therefore, I had to use some text instead.

Vimeo:
How trees are used on Vimeo

Youtube:
(for some reason, default on youtube is low resolution instead of the native 1080p)
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hey Trond,

Congrats on finishing!
Always love seeing nature films!
I do wish you could have had the time for the VO because I had to look away from your visuals to read the text.

My favorite shot is at :19. I think it's a shot a lot of other shooters would have passed by but it's the type of shot I love. Loved the snow falling and the creek or river rushing behind it.

I played it fullscreen at 1080p to get the most enjoyment from it.

Good job!
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 02:49 AM   #3
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Re: UWOL/DVC 2012 - How trees are used - by Trond Saetre

Trond, that has to be one of the shorter entries on record (next to the 30-second PSA that won this challenge a few years ago). I was just getting into the crazy Christmas bit when it faded to black! But that's okay. Better to keep your audience engaged. :)

Please tell me you increased the velocity (Vegas term) on the bird footage. If not, those little things are lightning fast! But I enjoyed it very much, partly because I can't have bird feeders anymore due to climbing cats that are great hunters.

The text was fine with me because you lingered on the images long enough for me to drink them in. Your forest images were beautiful, as always!
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 06:18 AM   #4
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Re: UWOL/DVC 2012 - How trees are used - by Trond Saetre

Kevin,
Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated!
VO was the plan, but I ran out of time on new years eve. Text was the only available option, unfortunately.

Lorinda,
All sequences, including the birds, are shot at standard speed. No velocity changes.
Those birds are really fast flyers, and what you see is how it was.
Trying to film them in flight is a nightmare. But one day I might succeed. :)
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 07:16 AM   #5
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Re: UWOL/DVC 2012 - How trees are used - by Trond Saetre

I really enjoyed watching your film. I especially liked the busy birds. Lorinda is right, they are really quick. I spend a lot of time photographing birds and some of them are nearly impossible to capture because they are so fast and do not stay in one place very long.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 04:00 AM   #6
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Trond,

Thanks very much for this short - I had a similar idea, but no time!
The woodland photography was excellent, and the bird house also - perhaps would have been nice for some different views of the bird house, but I know when time is pressing, its easier said than done!

Well done!
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Old January 4th, 2013, 04:50 AM   #7
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LeRoy,
Thank you for the comments. I do both video and photography too, and those birds are tricky to shoot.

Paul,
Yes, different views and shooting angles would be better. But due to the weather, I shot the bird house through the livingroom windows.
Thank you for the comments.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #8
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Trond,

Great that you were able to tackle the project and find a solution to your problem of running out of time for voiceover. I enjoyed the questioning that you utilized with the text and answering the questions with your images. I also enjoyed your choice of music selection.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 07:00 AM   #9
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I sympathize Trond not easy to film something when there is little opportunity, bad weather and few inspiring ideas.

It is a pity that you could not get out to film more, particularly of scenes of your beautiful countryside, as there are some really nice shots in there.

Definitely hope you get better weather next time!
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Old January 5th, 2013, 10:20 AM   #10
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Toni,
Thank you for the feedback. To choose the right music, is usually the most difficult part of making films for me. So I'm glad you liked it.

Marj,
Thank you for the comments.
The weather I experienced when I had time to film this round, was everything from rain to sun to snow storm. It can only get better. :)
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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #11
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...time for Mankind to go crazy, taking trees into our homes...

Very funny. Trond as usual you capture the essence of whatever it is we
are all trying to tackle with these films. I have to ask, are those your words or did you
find them along the way, because they speak volumes.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 02:22 AM   #12
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Bill,
Thank you for the feedback.
Yes, those are the words of a crazy Norwegian viking trying to come up with some text about 10 minutes before dinner guests arrive on a new years eve. :)
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Old January 20th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #13
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Tronde,

Nice images as always!! At least you finished!! all I had was an idea that was much how I eat, eyes being bigger than my mouth!!

lacking time you at least got some script up. I wont make a single comment on any improvements as you know them I am sure.

Your shots needed nothing in my book, nice as always!!! You have gotten pretty competent with that new camera!!

I liked the low roofed bird feeder and will be making one like that soon!!!

also cool birds!!!

hope to see you in the next uwol!!

I need to get off my duff!!!

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Old January 21st, 2013, 09:36 AM   #14
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Thank you, Dale!
Yep, it was all about staying afloat and in the game this time. Failing to submit was not an option. :)
I'll be back stronger for sure.

Yes, the bird feeder "house" seem to be pretty popular. We have some feeding posts, with the exact same food, hanging in a nearby tree as well, but it appears the birds prefer the house.

Can't wait to next uwol. I'm sooo ready!
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