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Old February 5th, 2010, 03:38 AM   #1
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new nature demo reel with XLH1

i've just posted a new nature demo reel with images of landscapes and wildlife from my working area in northwest spain (also some capercaillies from pirinees and bear from cantabrian mountains in spain and from finland).
Is filmed with Canon XLH1 and Canon lenses, specially 400 mm, edited in Vegas.

This time i have tried to do something more than simply put wildlife clips one after other, but i am not sure if i have done it. Perhaps, it seems to me excesively slow, kind of new age...

and this is an old nature demo reel

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Old February 5th, 2010, 04:56 AM   #2
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Very nice work, Fernando, especially the changing natural light and the cantabrian mountains sequence.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 07:11 AM   #3
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Two very nice show-reels, and they brought back some good memories for me - though I didn't see bear in that area when I visited 20 years ago.

The title sequence in the 2010 reel is ingenious, but takes much too long - over 40 seconds. But once past that, it is great.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 04:33 AM   #4
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Hi Fernando,

Love watching very much. You say you used canon 400mm lens, which model was it you used.


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Old February 8th, 2010, 03:00 AM   #5
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Tony, some wildlife clips are the most difficult to obtein, but i also love especially this landscape images with changing lights, i am always looking for them. I see a lot of this fantastic light situations in nature but i ussually fail in capturing them.
Annie, i agree with the too long duration of the title sequence, but after a lot of work trying to do it i can't now shorten it (i am not the best of editors i know)
Mick I use Canon 100-400 IS zoom wich is a not very expensive lens but very usefull, i also use a Canon 100 mm macro lens but more of my macro work is done with the 100-400 in a kind of tele-macro.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 04:39 PM   #6
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i've just posted a new nature demo reel with images of landscapes and wildlife from my working area in northwest spain (also some capercaillies from pirinees and bear from cantabrian mountains in spain and from finland).
Is filmed with Canon XLH1 and Canon lenses, specially 400 mm, edited in Vegas.

This time i have tried to do something more than simply put wildlife clips one after other, but i am not sure if i have done it. Perhaps, it seems to me excesively slow, kind of new age...
Imágenes de la Naturaleza - Nature images (Demo Reel 2010) on Vimeo

and this is an old nature demo reel
Nature in northwestern Spain (Demo Reel 2007) on Vimeo

thanks for watching
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Fernando,

Your work is very good. I liked both demo reels. The title was a little long in the 2010 reel, but not really distracting at all. Great camera work.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 04:01 AM   #7
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Very beautiful work Fernando! I like both of them very much and your camera work is great. I also like how you mix the clip with birds, animals, and nature!

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Old February 10th, 2010, 10:18 AM   #8
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Very nice work Fernando. As an H1 owner who loves to shoot wildlife but doesn't have the the time to dedicate to it, it's great to see.

I know how much time it takes to do this kind of work.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 04:57 PM   #9
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Great reel Fernando. Loving the Caper and Bear material and your macro work is lovely. I think you could loose a few of the intro/setting shots but it also works very nicely with them. There are maybe too many statics though...some more camera movement in the subject shots would take it even higher!!
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