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Old February 10th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #61
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So the best way is to "build" a false tree (use a dead one, the trunk only is ok, 10feet high should be ok).
you can put it in the ground (deep) or glue it in a block of concrete.
first take would be from the tree point of view (dig a hole in the tree to put the camera) and the second from the driver point of view. a third point of view could be at the wheel level or just over the car to show impact (nice slowdown wanted).
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Old March 11th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #62
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Wondering whatever happened to this shoot/scene??
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Old March 11th, 2010, 11:27 PM   #63
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Maybe they were going too fast when they hit the tree???

Just kidding - and I'd like to know as well.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #64
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David brings up a scary point. This thread made the newsletter this month so I read it all the way through, and as best as I can tell DVInfo has not heard from Alec since February 13th. Alec, can you give us some follow-up on how this worked out and what method you used and if you are unharmed?
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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:27 PM   #65
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Maybe :-


It all went well, the director got what he wanted, has moved on and we here are of no furthur use.

The director ignored some good advice from we here and did not get what he wanted.

The director abandoned the project and full of chagrine and embarrassment, does not want to fess up to we here. - I for one would not be critical.

It went very badly indeed and the director does not want to fess up to we here. - Very much understood

It went extremely badly and the director is no longer with us.



Whatever, I feel we may hear no more on the matter from source, all of which is rather sad because I would like to have seen the positive outcomes or learned lessons from the negative ones.

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Old March 27th, 2010, 02:13 PM   #66
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I for one would have liked to see the footage of it no matter how it turned out.
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Old March 30th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #67
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I'm still alive.

well, the actual director is being a flake and the short is yet to be filmed. the current "plan" is to shoot it around mid-july, but there is currently no cemented plans.

unfortunately I have too many other hobbies to make this one a priority.



and I really do appreciate all your guys' help :^)
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