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Old July 1st, 2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Ocoee River Unleashed

This is a video I did to improve my editing skills. No story here but it shows how the Ocoee River, which once ran wild, is used for recreation today. Any editing criticisms is appreciated.

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Old July 2nd, 2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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Very nice to watch. Good editing, no critisism from my side. The only thing that came up is that you may use the shot of the women screeming and drifting away at 2'05" would make a nice end shot in line with the shot of the warning sign at the beginning. My compliments.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 04:06 PM   #3
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Thank you for the very good suggestion.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 08:42 PM   #4
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Beautiful footage and good timing for cuts. One tip I got from someone early in my editing days was mixing in more natural audio. It would be great to hear the roar of the white water and some sounds of paddlers.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #5
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Thanks Charles, I'll take a look at my audio tracks.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #6
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Mark, another great video. I agree, a little natural sound and possibly a few more slow motion, like when a raft flips. I have been up there videoing many times. Usually after I leave Duck Town I will stop at the bridge and video. Then follow them all the way down. Somehow, my stuff isn't as good as yours. Bob
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #7
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Hi Bob, thanks for the compliment. This is the first time I have solely depended on auto-focus to get the shot. Although I mainly use manual focus for the majority of what I shoot, I was really surprised with how good the HPX170 auto-focus was in this instance.

This was an interesting project for me as the Ocoee is managed completely different than how we managed the section of the Chattahoochee immediately downstream of Buford Dam before I retired. We basically prohibited any type of rafting/kayaking on the river during water releases at the dam and were there to enforce it. It can be a very dangerous place. I used to run a rescue jet-drive boat there and always had a tough time figuring out how the river was going to behave at and above 8,000 cfs. I and especially my wife are glad those days are over with.
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