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Old October 1st, 2016, 08:25 AM   #1
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UWOL 40 - Tales of wonders and woes

As always, this thread is where the fun, the struggling, the frustrations, the happiness and everything in between about the making of your UWOL40 films, are shared.
Bring it!

(Specific questions about the theme, deadlines and uploads, should be posted in the theme thread. Everything else in this thread)
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 03:49 AM   #2
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I have had a crazy idea and must be mad to try it. I have just got a Sony AX53 for filming the family. I am more a custom to using pro cameras over my 25 years using all manual controls - thats the way I like it; So part of my personal challenge is to make a short film with the AX53 with all of its restrictions and how to work around them.

The idea itself is nut, but I'm keeping it under wraps for now, untill I work out the logistics of it and obtain permission to film. Stay tuned....
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Old October 4th, 2016, 04:50 PM   #3
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Sometimes craziness is what it takes to push our limits and test new things, and hopefully learn from it.
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Old October 7th, 2016, 03:36 PM   #4
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It's been quiet here. How is everyone doing?
Hope you all do well.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 11:25 PM   #5
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Rats. After an afternoon of scouting yielded no signs of the rock chucks I planned to feature, I did some online searching and found that the little varmints are in hibernation already. So, unless a quick and easy idea that sounds interesting presents itself, I'm out.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 02:31 AM   #6
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Plenty time left until deadline, Lorinda! I'm sure you can do it.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 06:17 AM   #7
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Iíve had a bit of woe myself. I returned from a filming trip to find that my main editing computer had developed a leak in the CPU cooler. Liquid had dripped all over the mother board and graphics card. Thankfully, it was unplugged from the mains while I was gone. I pulled it apart, cleaned everything with ether and put it back together, then installed a new cooler. (No hibernating around here. It is still too hot for it to run with just a fan.) Everything is working again- including me. The wonder now is whether the down time will prevent completion. I still have a few elements to collect and this idea is rather edit intensive. The race is now on. As Trond likes to remind us, still plenty of timeÖ

Sorry about the sleepy chucks, Lorinda. I have had to discard ideas for various challenges because they were in the wrong season for the subject. Also because they required shots from two very different seasons. I would like to see another long challenge. Not necessarily another long form but one that runs for longer than a month to allow a whole other class of stories to be told. Anyway, Iím hoping you come up with a Plan B idea. I have been looking forward to watching videos from you, Meryem and Chris!
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Old October 13th, 2016, 06:22 AM   #8
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I would like to see another long challenge. Not necessarily another long form but one that runs for longer than a month to allow a whole other class of stories to be told.
This might happen sometime. It's an interesting idea.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 04:49 AM   #9
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Been busy here in Bristol but have the stat of an idea.
Plenty of time ti get something done.

Last day in Bristol :(
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Old October 15th, 2016, 04:11 AM   #10
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Hi there.
Hope you found some virtual project to showcase in this 40th round of UWOL.
Sorry to hear the rock chucks are hibernating, Lorinda. Maybe you can fix something else?
I've looked forward to seeing films from both you and Meryem, this round.
Not to offend anyone, looking forward to all the movies, but you two have had a long break and you are missed :)
I myself am a little in doubt I can deliver this round, I have a lot to keep you busy at the moment.
Still, I've found time for two trips that both were intended recording with drone.
I always check the batteries are fully charged, why can not I check the other important things as well? It's a mystery to me.
First trip I had forgotten the cable between the monitor and remote control.
Well, at a local grocery store I met two handsome ladies who lent me a cable.
It could charge the battery, but not transfer images / movies.
Tour number two, I forgot something then?
Hmm, I forgot the memory card to the drone. I got it fixed?
Yep, I borrowed a memory card of helpful fellow who lived near location.
In both episodes, no one knew me or asked questions about my name or where I came from.
Still are honest and helpful people out there, it gave me an eye-opener and I am eternally grateful.

I hope nobody goes in hibernation, but joins and makes this round of Uwol into something special.

Attached is a picture from my second trip.

Cheers!
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Old October 16th, 2016, 02:22 PM   #11
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Just trying to upload a picture file from my aurora borealis :)
file size 650 kb
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Old October 16th, 2016, 02:30 PM   #12
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Nice picture, Geir!
I wonder if the actual size limit is less than the forum indicates and that might be the reason we had issues when trying to upload pictures from the get-together event.
The pictures I tried were in the 2,5-4 MB size range.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 04:07 AM   #13
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I am not sure what i am going to put together on this one.

Geir Inge missed you at Wildscreen hope to catch up with you some day very soon.

i am currently a bit out of ideas , lets see i may get one soon i just hope
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Old October 18th, 2016, 12:40 PM   #14
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time is indeed running out, and for me, due to various situations I haven't even started anything yet!

Hopefully I work better under pressure.

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Old October 18th, 2016, 12:47 PM   #15
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My original plan was to make a film in Bristol last week, but don't think I have enough footage for that to happen. Off to the think tank again.
Still plenty time left :)
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