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Old June 20th, 2008, 04:46 AM   #91
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Hi Cat,

Thanks for your comments.
It's nice to be out of the tank and UWOLing again.
Looking forward to seeing what creative masterpiece you have come up with this round.

Take care...
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Old June 20th, 2008, 07:18 AM   #92
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Cat: No I saw many hedge hogs before the challenge and as soon as it started.....zilcho!! Typical huh! But I have been very lucky to find a female adders den/basking area and its given me fantastic views of a rare creature. The snake is an Adder or Northern Viper...its the Uk's only venomous snake but not agressive at all.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:50 AM   #93
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UWOL #9 will be only my second entry, but I will always remember it. I've been splashed by boat wakes - TWICE, I've have five hours of beautiful shooting ripped from the grip of my hard drive, I've woken at 4:30am and ended up over an hour LATE, only to wake up at 3:30am to do it all over again two days later. I slipped and fell on a dead Cormorant, reached for a rock covered in seal poop, dropped my lens cap off the top of a rock sea wall (nice sound, hearing such a piece bounce happily to into oblivion), and then finally today? I got caught (on a highway) right smack in the middle of a forest fire. Go ahead, try staying awake with two hours sleep in traffic not moving even inches per hour, while breathing dark brown smoke in a truck with no AC - for three hours. I tell you, if it weren't for the great idea to abandon the sweaty truck and film some aerial firefighting footage I don't think I ever would have made it home..

Field of nightmares

Field of nightmares II

Air support helicopter

Air support plane

Air support dump

Air support helicopter II

Empty house


By the way, just in case you're curious - YES, I got all the shots I wanted for UWOL#9 (none of which are above), and then some...
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Old June 21st, 2008, 10:33 AM   #94
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Well I needed a couple of more shots...when I woke up, it look nice out, but shortly it started to rain...dang.
I still need those shots, need to edit, have to do some VO and work out the music...
So...what am I doing.
Preping the walls in our spare bedroom so my wife can paint it today...

Tomorrow will be a busy day, I suspect... :)
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 08:32 AM   #95
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I had a bit of a last minute panic - I was due to record my VO on friday night. I picked up a sore throat on wednesday, and had completely lost it by friday!! Thankfully my wife stepped in to take over, and she has done a great job with it. Other wise it would have been a series or grunts, coughs and wheezes accompanied by a subtitles. Not good ;-)
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 08:43 AM   #96
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That was a close one, Rob! I'm getting a bit sniffly, so I just about managed to voiceover yesterday before I started to sound too ridiculous.

Now the worst worry for me is "Adobe Premiere Pro is running low on System memory...". Eeek!

Edit: Also, during take one for the voiceover in the wardrobe of doom, I was concentrating too much to notice that someone downstairs was playing Johnny Cash. Loudly.

Ring of fire indeed.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:42 PM   #97
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Well, talk about last minute. I just uploaded my entry. It's a short one but that's ok.

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:20 AM   #98
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Don't feel bad Oliver I came in just behind you. In fact mine may or may not have made it in time. Depends on your angle. It's like what we sometimes tell the gentleman police officer after getting pulled over after "Running a red light." My wife says it best - "Well officer, at least the front half of the car went through on time...?"

I have been up against one hell of a lot of drama in this entry, the worst of which I still can't put my finger on. Was it getting caught in a forest fire, or losing all five hours of shooting to my firestore. Either way you look at it, something got cooked...

I had to shoot my subjects THREE completely separate times over the last three weeks. Once because I can't get my new computer to access the files on my old raid array (yet), once because my external hard drive simply kicked the bucket with completely NO warning, and then the final time, apparently, because I love the abuse and somehow still had no footage.

Here's a fun fact for you, which you definitely won't believe: I just uploaded my video for entry into this month's UWOL challenge, WITHOUT EVER EVEN WATCHING IT.

that's how down the wire this one came for me. But I'm looking at the bright side here. The reason I couldn't work on it this afternoon is because I actually got hired to shoot an event for someone based on their watching my UWOL_7 entry. Therefore, today marks the very first dollar I have ever made with my camera.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:27 AM   #99
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But I'm looking at the bright side here. The reason I couldn't work on it this afternoon is because I actually got hired to shoot an event for someone based on their watching my UWOL_7 entry. Therefore, today marks the very first dollar I have ever made with my camera.
Eric, congratulations!!! That was great news. It's really good when people like what you do, and that turns into making some $$. Well done!
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 04:29 AM   #100
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My entry this round was in stark contrast to last time, I uploaded it within hours of the deadline. Last run I was one of the first. Inspiration can be fickle at best. I was so sure I was headed to the tank, but somehow last week I got an inspirational moment.

To everyone in the tank this time, I was almost there with ya! My feet are still wet from the wading area!

By the way this is getting harder each round, I believe it's wanting to do better work each time that accounts for the change.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 06:00 AM   #101
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Go Eric!

Fantastic news with the filming job!
Good luck and may it be the first of many more filming jobs for you.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 06:54 AM   #102
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Awesome Eric. The same goes for me, I hope the filming jobs keep coming in your you.

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 06:59 AM   #103
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For Pete's sake. I just realized I miss-spelled a word in my ending credits. Oh-well, too late now.

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