UWOL #5 Barnyard Beat by Catherine Russell at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > DV Info Net Community Contests > The UWOL Challenge

The UWOL Challenge
An organized competition for Under Water, Over Land videographers!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 25th, 2007, 12:44 PM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lyons, Colorado
Posts: 1,178
UWOL #5 Barnyard Beat by Catherine Russell

Hi all:

May as well get my thread up. This clip has 1 disclaimer and 1 brief comment.

First the disclaimer: I KNOW our feathered friends ARE NOT MAMMALS! This clip contains 3 incidents where the focus is ducks, pigeons and chickens... but only for a few seconds each. But how can you have a barnyard without these feathered friends? So if I get 40 comments that birds are not mammals, I will be very sad knowing that I made a mistake including them even if they take up less than 10 seconds of the clip.

Second, the comment: Last challenge I read a comment from Meryem to Gabe stating that there is no such thing as boring footage, only boring editing. So I took that to heart and decided to challenge myself with that. If I could take barn animals in the dog days of summer and make it look anything other than slow and lazy then that would be a real feat! Boy! I think I bit off more than I could chew! If this clip throws you off a bit, that was the intent! Nice to switch it up from last challenge that had long and dreamy dissolves and transitions. But this was rather painful, with beats everywhere yet nothing predictable... this was a mess up to the last minute. And some of you may argue that it still is! HA!

So enjoy! And looking forward to your comments and insights!

Here is the link:

http://www.uwolchallenge.com/challen...rnyardbeat.mov


Cat

Last edited by Catherine Russell; September 25th, 2007 at 06:24 PM.
Catherine Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oppland, Norway
Posts: 1,390
Catherine, that birds are not mammals... just kidding ;-)

I think you did great Catherine. It's important to show the whole picture and I you did. Your editing technique is impressive in the way you freeze the picture.
The story maybe missing to some content. But my overall impression was good.
__________________
- Per Johan
Vimeo Site and Stock Footage Library at Pond5
Per Johan Naesje is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2007, 06:59 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 2,838
Hey Catherine

Your videos are always interesting to watch.
The editing is really cool. The freeze frame sequences was great.
Obviously you followed the rule #11: To have fun while creating your entry.

Thank you for sharing!
Trond Saetre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2007, 09:03 AM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lyons, Colorado
Posts: 1,178
Hi Per and Trond:

Always a pleasure to hear from you two. Per, always the dry sense of humor to spice things up!

Per, you are correct, there was no story line at all with this clip! I'm glad you enjoyed the editing and the overall impression that it makes though.

Trond, I take your comment that my clips are interesting to watch as a great compliment. Thank you!

All the best...

Now I've got to get going on all of these films!

Cat
Catherine Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2007, 11:08 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Johanesburg South Africa
Posts: 217
Hi Cat
I love this video, so vibrant and full of life.THe music choice goes so well with your video and your editing.The best part about your work is that it is so different to anything else,its your style,it stands out.Dont change too much just keep refining.
John Dennis Robertson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2007, 11:28 AM   #6
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lyons, Colorado
Posts: 1,178
Very kind words, John.

Thank you. They inspire me to keep plugging along with this beautiful but technical art!

Sincerely,

Cat
Catherine Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #7
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elk Grove CA
Posts: 6,838
Catherine: I loved the way you were able to time the special freeze effects with the drums and other rythm. I think the front end photos may have detracted from the barnyard beat theme, though they may have provided some personal meaning to you. Very cool. Love them goats too !
__________________
Chris J. Barcellos
Chris Barcellos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #8
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lyons, Colorado
Posts: 1,178
Hi Chris!

Thanks for the watch, and interesting comments! The idea behind the beginning
segment was to settle you in for some smooth sailing and easy relaxed viewing... and then throw you a curve ball. I didn't mean for the first to detract from the second.... I'll have to think on that!

Thanks for the review, appreciate it!

Cat
Catherine Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bendigo, Australia
Posts: 234
Hi Cat,
After reading the opening comments in your feedback thread - I think you have done an excellent job in what you were trying to achieve.
You certainly ramped it up a bit from your last entry, which is what you wanted. The effect worked beautifully to the beat of the music and certainly created a different feel than the "dreary summer lazy" feel that you described.
Given this and your previous entries, it is really amazing what you (and Jim Montgomery) can do with that After Effects software.
Well done Cat.
David Gemmell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2007, 02:22 AM   #10
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vastervik ,Sweden
Posts: 634
Hi Catherine,
What about the music? It sounds like a horror movie?
But you did some nice editing to the music, good job on that. What I found missing was the connection with the beginning, what happened after 3 mouth with the baby?


Markus Nord
Markus Nord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2007, 09:06 AM   #11
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lyons, Colorado
Posts: 1,178
Hey Markus:

You enjoyed my music choice I can see! Sort of wraps you in a warm, fuzzy blanket and makes you feel content doesn't it? HA!
Catherine Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2007, 09:25 AM   #12
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bergen, Norway
Posts: 2,838
The music sounds like a horror movie? Not to me.
It reminds me of the old Clint Eastwood western movies.
And he's one of my favorites.
Trond Saetre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2007, 09:36 AM   #13
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lyons, Colorado
Posts: 1,178
Hi Trond!

Always a joy to have you saddle up for a quick rescue! ;).

Cato
Catherine Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2007, 02:39 PM   #14
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kent UK
Posts: 1,397
Hi ya Cat

Well this was something different. I have to say at first I was unsure but when you got into the swing of things I really liked what you were doing. I think you could have dropped the horror sounding transition between the start and barnyard beat section. I'm not sure about the message the two parts are meant to give. I do like the music and your use of the pause/outline effect with the drum beats and the crazy farmyard goings on....for me the was fun and creative....which is what you do best! Good stuff

Mat
Mat Thompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #15
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta Canada
Posts: 489
Cat. Hey a new recruit for next year’s trek. A couple shots a little shaky but your stuff keeps getting better.
Gordon Hoffman is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > DV Info Net Community Contests > The UWOL Challenge

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:51 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network