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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:52 AM   #16
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Hi Trond.
Yes the weather is sunny but sorry, only for today :(
I'm on my way out, shooting some mammals.
It's my day off, so how lucky can we be :)

Got to have a back up plan, thats cheap insurance.

Good luck Trond.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:57 AM   #17
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You picked the right day to have a day off of work, Geir Inge!
(does it count that I don't have to work until tonight? haha)
Yeah, sunny today only. So we better hurry and get out while we still have the chance to do something before the rain comes back.

GOOD LUCK to everyone!!
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Old September 4th, 2007, 03:11 AM   #18
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Fantastic Term

This must bee a graet uwol,I shod realy love to chelleng this time,
but I have not time,have 2mnd whid hard Wlldlife work to do.
I`s nere new yeare for a wildlifer,(oktober)It like opra for os.
Shere some old clip whid you.DEER-RUTING!!!!!

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Old September 4th, 2007, 05:58 PM   #19
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Well, this uwol competition gives me a challenge on several levels :)

But if I'm to use narration, and yes I am, I have to "try" to get it in propper english, right Meryem? I think like a norwegian, talk like a norwegian and our languages are quite different in the way we put the words together in sentences.
Just be yourself, my friend. The way you speak is a part of you and what you are, and from the feedback you've seen here, you have all of our respect for what you do.

Don't worry about accent and talking like a Norwegian. You do it with charm and "presense" and it is a part of you.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 03:54 AM   #20
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I can’t get out to do much at the moment as the car is in the workshop, and I bet that’s going to cost me an arm and leg :-0 ..
The Red Stags may a little more worked up by then, and preformed for the camera better.

Geir Inge your accent reminds me of a underwater Documentary film maker, that I watched and listened to back in the 1950s, the great Austrian underwater film maker Hans Hass and his wife Lottie
http://www.scubahalloffame.com/hof/h...ttie_hass.html

Geir, use that voice.

I,m going to sit down a watch the a doc on the Norwegian Hero’s of Telemark.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 05:06 AM   #21
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Hi Ron.
The Norwegian Hero's of Telemark, from the world war 2 I guess, or is it skiing?
I know one of the guys who participated in 4th action (Gunnerside) in The Norwegian heavy water sabotage. The leader: Joakim Roenneberg.
He still lives in the city, Aalesund, 1 1/2 hours drive from where I live.

Brief history:
The Norwegian heavy water sabotage was a series of actions taken by Norwegian saboteurs during World War II to prevent the German nuclear energy project from acquiring heavy water which could be used to produce nuclear weapons.

Between 1942 and 1944 a sequence of sabotage actions by the Norwegian resistance movement, as well as Allied bombing, ensured the destruction of the plant and the loss of the heavy water produced. These operations codenamed "Freshman", "Grouse" and "Gunnerside" finally managed to knock the plant out of production in early 1943, basically ending the German research.

The raid was later dubbed by the British SOE as the most successful act of sabotage in all of World War II.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 06:13 AM   #22
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Hi everybody


Comming back from Chile I'm ready with news and old rushes. Foxes and Guanacos, but guanacos will be "better". I'll be ready to post next week.
but with all the other the contest will be hard.

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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:31 AM   #23
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It's an amazing story !! I guess your watching the Ray Mears program Ron ? I've watched that a couple of times and it still amazes me. You can see why its such good film making material, I think theres been 3 made on it so far.

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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #24
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Well I'm still waiting for Sony to fix my A1U and my tripod now only has two legs. Now my back is screwed up.

Well they say it come in threes Hopefully things will come together before the deadline.

Guess I'll have to use the time to actually plan my shoot.

Did I say I miss my A1U.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 10:56 AM   #25
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Hello All:

I hope I don't jinks things by saying this but so far this challenge has been filled with tales of wonder with no woe to speak of.

Mother nature has been double kind to me. One the weather has been absolutely fantastic for this late in the year. Second the mammals have been very cooperative.

The footage from my boat trips is usable....not perfect but then I'm not all that comfortable hanging over the side of a boat with my camera stuck in the face of the mammal that's at the very top of the arctic food chain. Uncomfortable is an understatement....fall out of the boat and you will be lunch.

Now if the weather will hold and my free helicopter drop off and pick up works out I should be ready to edit next week.

Wish me good luck....Brian
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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:02 AM   #26
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Talk about wetting our appetites Brian !! So we are in for some Polar bear action for the UWOL vaults then :-) .Now this sounds very cool indeed and I'm SO jealous!
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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #27
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Yes Mat it was the doc by Ray Mears.
The documentary was an inspiration to achieve a goal with such hardship. by re-enacted by modern-day Norwegian and British commandos,
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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:36 AM   #28
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The bears will play a small part in the overall movie but I was fortunate to get a lot of footage of them both in the water swimming and on the shore.

Here's a frame grab.

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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:49 AM   #29
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whoooooaaaa! can't wait to see this, brian. me jealous, too...

i guess the squirrels in my back yard don't stand a chance. good thing i am out of the judging....

the best thing about the UWOL Challenge is how much i'm learning about norway! who knew going into this that it would be such a crucible for knowledge about norwegians??
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Old September 5th, 2007, 12:01 PM   #30
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lol @ Meryem - You know what I was thinking that very same thing when watching the documentary the other day, fine ambassadors for their country :-)

Brian - WOW - Can't wait !
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