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Old May 18th, 2016, 06:11 AM   #1
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My 2016 video of humpback whales, using 2008 footage.

I tried to convey some of the sense of awe I felt swimming with these magnificent animals. After colour-wrangling, I deinterlaced my 30i HDV footage to 60p, slowed most of it down 50% (to 30p), and sharpened it a little. There is still life in the old formats if the content is interesting.

Any feedback, positive or negative, is welcome.

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Old May 18th, 2016, 04:44 PM   #2
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Nice work Nick. I think the slowing down of the footage really helped convey the grandeur of the encounter.
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Old May 18th, 2016, 07:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Tim. Using slomo for that reason never comes naturally to me when I'm editing. I've hardly ever done it. So I'm glad it worked.
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Old May 27th, 2016, 04:16 AM   #4
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Wonderful footage
The slowmotion works nicely.
First shot of the diver and the Whales is amazing as it gives a sense of scale of the creatures in the film.

Nicely done
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Old May 27th, 2016, 05:02 AM   #5
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Thanks Vishal. Glad my intent worked. It often doesn't!
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