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Old January 25th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #16
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Looks very nice. Congrats!
I'm sorry... what looks very nice?

Maybe I missed something...?


BTW, I'm filming in a few hours.
Wish me luck guys!


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Old January 25th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #17
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I'm sorry... what looks very nice?

Maybe I missed something...?
Ha...I must have missed it too...


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BTW, I'm filming in a few hours.
Wish me luck guys!
Good luck...

And thanks for the concern about my Dad..
Leukemia...chemo complication. Not good, but not much we can do.
I want to get this done, because I think he will enjoy it.

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Old January 25th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #18
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I lost my father to cancer years ago. It can be very tough to go through...
I hope he pulls through.

My short for this challenge actually touches on this sort of thing...
Strange but true.

Best of luck to your Dad!

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Old January 25th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #19
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Just finished filming...
We had a ton of fun! I hope I can edit it together well enough to do it justice.

Definitely a dark comedy of sorts...

:)

How's everybody else doing?
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Old January 26th, 2007, 02:21 AM   #20
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How's everybody else doing?
Finished editing about an hour ago. Have to find a decent hosting site tomorrow; the one I've been using often has horribly slow file transfer.

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Old January 26th, 2007, 07:22 AM   #21
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Bruce, I might be able to help you with that if you want.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #22
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So guys, what is deadline again ?? I haven't had a chance to start this yet.....
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Old January 26th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #23
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I believe as long as they are posted by first thing Monday morning... that should be fine.

No afternoon/evening postings...

Does that sound good to everyone?

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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #24
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Am I the FIRST?

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The rules are simple.

-You have <b>10 days</b> from the moment Jeff posts the theme to create and upload a film and post the link in this thread.
Here's links to the MPEG4 and WMV versions of my entry.

direct link to "Reality Check" wmv version
http://files.filefront.com/Reality_C.../fileinfo.html

direct link to "Reality Check" MPEG4 version
http://files.filefront.com/Reality_C.../fileinfo.html

If anyone needs it in .MOV file format let me know and I'll make that available.

The two versions above are both under 13MB, the .MOV version is 23MB. The MPEG4 file should be "cross platform" (QuickTime version 7 plays it)

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Old January 27th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #25
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Nice work Bruce! I won't give anything away.... ;)
I'll give you a better review after everyone has posted. I don't want to ruin your clip for someone who hasn't seen it yet.

I'll be posting mine on Sunday...

I hope the 3 minute time limit is slightly flexible like the regular DV Challenge, I've gone a bit over so please tell me now if that is a big no-no.

If so, I'll hack a bit more off...
Hopefully I won't have to. ;)



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Old January 28th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #26
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Truth Is In a mirror

Well, I managed to do it. Shot and edited everything last night in a four hour period. Had trouble uploading this morning, but thing I have it now. Go to my link page at:

http://www.makeyourfilm.net/Truth%20...%20Mirror.html

I shot everything with my VX2000, set at 16:9 wide. Edited in Premiere Pro 2.0.

Film runs a bit over 3 minutes, but I didn't feel I could cut it much more.

I rendered everything to a final DV file, in 16:9 format.

From there, I would normally go to Vegas and render to my Windows Media and Quicktime preset. For some reason, though, Vegas did not recognize the 16:9 setting. Ended up rendering the Windows Media and Quicktime in Premiere. I still couldn't get exactly the right aspect ratio in the Quicktime file.

Any body have any idea here ? Maybe I should have asked Bruce above :)
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Old January 28th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #27
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I rendered everything to a final DV file, in 16:9 format.

From there, I would normally go to Vegas and render to my Windows Media and Quicktime preset. For some reason, though, Vegas did not recognize the 16:9 setting. Ended up rendering the Windows Media and Quicktime in Premiere. I still couldn't get exactly the right aspect ratio in the Quicktime file.

Any body have any idea here ? Maybe I should have asked Bruce above :)
I may not be much help, using diffrent software. There may be something about the way Premiere Pro sets 16:9 that some other software won't recognize, or it may be that Vegas only recognizes it's own 16:9.

Sony is one of those companies that likes to try to confine their customers to using only their proprietary "stuff". You should probably try to stay within one editor as much as possible.

If you render to a straight AVI file, you can select the size parameters from a pulldown menu in QuickTime so you get the aspect ratio you want.

I rendered to an AVI file first in Pinnacle Studio 10.7 plus, loaded that into QuickTime then set Sorenson Video 3, frame rate CURRENT, key frames and data rate both AUTO, in the SIZE menu select one of the presets or use CUSTOM (For the UWOL we used 428x230 for 16:9), and preserve aspect with letterbox checked, added a bit of darkening and sharpening, all in the EXPORT mode.

After doing that in QuickTime I went back to Pinnacle and had it render out to a WMV file, followed by having it render out to an MPEG4 file; so I try to cover as many bases as possible from the original NLE.

I don't know if this helps you any, I just watched your entry in WMV format and everything was fine. And it is VERY WELL DONE. Like Mike Horrigan said on mine: I don't want to say any more at this time until others have had a chance to see it.

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Old January 28th, 2007, 04:23 PM   #28
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I'm in!

Here's the link...
http://www.morecowbellpictures.com/d..._For_Chuck.wmv
It's a 12.8 MB .wmv download. QT hates me!

EDIT: I almost forgot! Warning: There is some harsh language in mine...

I can work on an Mpeg if someone can give me some settings for a small file when using Adobe Premiere 1.5

I didn't have time for credits and I had to cut out a TON of footage. I'm definitely cutting a longer 5 to 6 minute clip after this.

I really hope you guys enjoy this dark comedy. We had a blast filming this one! My third short film in the can... :)

Shot with my Sister's old camcorder, lit with any available nearby lamp, and cut with Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5

Written/Directed/Cut & Lit by yours truly.
Doctor: Michael Gale
Patient: Matt Ordower
Phone voice's: Yours truly
Music: Edgen
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Old January 28th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #29
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"I hang my head in shame as I approach those that have completed the quest...For I have not...."

Arrrgghhhh....between work, my Dad and the weather...I have run out of time.
My indoor location was no good and I planned on working outside today...but when I awoke...it was snowing and thus ended the plan.

I still think I have a good idea and it will be done...

I'm downloading the finished movies now...
Can't wait to see them...

Until next time,
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Old January 28th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #30
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Don't sweat it Bob! Concerning the health of your father... that is a good enough reason to bow out.

Hopefully you'll comment on our entries later.

Cheers,

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