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Old February 28th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #16
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Hey Bob

Well in the first 1:20 I really thought wow, this is a well crafted film and this Mr Safay makes a really good presenter ! But from then it fell a little flat I guess. Your presence was so strong in the first part it felt missing in the second and not balanced out by anything equally as strong. That said I think its still a strong piece, nicely shot and lots of good scenes. I do think there were too many static shots and using more pans, reveals, cut aways and levels of detail would enrich things.

Nice film fella.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #17
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Bob, I know it's not always what gets focused on here, but I appreciate the sound you got of those birds. Your voice too. I'm lost for sound so far. Completely lost - and I actually try too.

Thanks for the view Bob. Nice work and great enthusiastic approach. To UWOL eight and beyond.....!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #18
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Hi Bob. Right from the start you captured my attention with the very natural way in which you introduced your adventure. You have a calm way of speaking and a rich voice. You captured some beautiful images of Eufaula - there is a wonderful sense of wide open space there.

I also liked the idea of being carried along with you and at times being allowed to enjoy the moment with you without too much being said. Nature speaks a language all of its own, sometimes we just have to stop and really listen. Your frenetic flock of birds was a real wow moment.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 12:39 AM   #19
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Done with a very good documentary approach, you added quite a bit by being in it. Very impressive footage of thousands of birds.

That is a very picturesque refuge.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #20
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Excellent film Bob. I liked the way you made it. A little bit of commentary and the continuity was very good. I like this type of film because we get to see the film maker and hear their words. I enjoyed it very much.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 02:32 AM   #21
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Hi Bob,
Wow, what a really well thought out & put together piece. I loved the way you presented this one with all the shots of yourself wandering through this park. You really took me with you on your adventure. Just out of interest, did you film this all yourself, or did you have someone else helping behind the camera? If it was just you, then even more points from me, as the way you presented to the camera, especially when you were in the car was spot on. I loved the cut away shots you did while you were looking out from you car too!

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Old April 6th, 2008, 08:04 AM   #22
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Bryce and others, thanks for all the good feedback. I actually did this trip solo. I woud set up the Canon, set a marker for myself, then step (or drive) into the shot. Get out, check the footage then reposition myself if needed. In the case of me driving up, looking through the glasses then driving off again, I set my cam bag down to mark where to stop the car. Lots of do-overs. Thanks again and I am glad I was able to provide ya'll with a little entertainment. Bob
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