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Old June 24th, 2008, 07:16 AM   #1
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Uwol 9# How Hard Can It Be?

Hi Guys. Bit slow in putting this thread up. I've been out in the garden trying to repair a certain boat.

Thanks to Marj for the heads up!

We had a 48 hour window to come up with a theme, plan, shoot and edit this film. The stimulus for the film ended up being our tight time frame. Our cocky attatude to 48 hours...How hard can it be, inspired us to try to show that wildlife film making need not be a gruling afair; lugging heavy and expensive kit over savage terrain in rotten weather only to find your subject missing in action. we wanted to show how EASY wildlife film making can be.

After setting off at the unholy hour of 4am in our ...(thinks of suitable word)...unorthodox filming vessel, almost capsizing on numerous occasions (cameras not in waterproof housings), being blown onto a mud bank with a rapidly dropping tide (repeatedly), being stranded and having to wait 3 hours for the water to return, putting a significant hole in the front of our hull, being laughed at by every other water user and given a thorough looking over by the Harbour authorities who clearly thought we were smuggling we returned beaten, bruised, broken and a little damp from the 12 hour experience.

the photo below shows the inevitable end result of gettig out of a 'boat' which is stranded on a mud bank because you've drunk to much tea and need the toilet. It basicly sums up the trip for me.

How hard can it be?...VERY but so much fun!
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Old June 24th, 2008, 07:24 AM   #2
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This was pure genius and for me, the funniest UWOL entry I have seen to date. And there most definatley was wildlife there too, though mostly IN the boat ;-)

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Old June 24th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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OH MY! That was a hoot! Not only did you get wildlife, you told a great story.

Camera work was very good...Some of the shots in the boat just cracked me up.

Thanks for this....

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Old June 24th, 2008, 09:21 AM   #4
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This movie made my day! Had tears rolling down my cheeks from laughter - I guess it was due to the unexpected angle for this challenge.

10 out of 10 for novelty, creativity and story - oh yes and for the most amazing video craft yet! Boy were you guys taking a chance on the cameras - again!
How long did it take you to put that hide together?

I think we can add a whole bunch of lessons to our "Wildlife videography for Dummies" book with this one!
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Old June 24th, 2008, 11:18 AM   #5
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Well Pete and Nick....

After that episode I'll switch to dry land and a cup of coffee! Ye Haw what a hoot!

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Old June 24th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #6
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Old June 24th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #7
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That was very funny. Wagner backwards, very interesting.

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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:54 AM   #8
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That’s hard… what a fun film, just the way you think of when you picture a wildlife film crew capturing some rare animals on film.
Nice done, maybe not the way you though it would be…
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Old June 26th, 2008, 12:23 AM   #9
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First the Ten Tab Mission,now this?..You guys sure have a wacky take on things....cant wait to see what you come up with next..
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Old June 26th, 2008, 12:25 AM   #10
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That looked like a lot of fun Peter. Makes me wish I had someone to shoot with. Fun to watch. Thanks
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Old June 26th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #11
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Wow, that was real fun to watch Peter! You definitive have a good eye for amusing us. Keep up your good work!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:01 AM   #12
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You crazy cats !! :-) That mobile hide was just great, shame it met such a gruesome end! I really liked the edit from 2:12, snappy, dramatic and fun.

I like it when someone brings some comedy to UWOL....good stuff fella.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #13
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Well done boys,

You've done it again! What can I say, you guys are just fantastic. I loved the shot of the boat coming into the shot at the start, with the music an all. From there, I knew we were in for something special.

I know our staff are gonna have fun watching this in the morning.

Well done - UWOL now has a completely different slant on things, keep it coming.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 02:25 PM   #14
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Old June 26th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #15
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Genius!

Your floating hide reminded me of Johnny Kingdom.

His fell apart as well, and I've not laughed so much since.

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