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Old June 28th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #16
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Isn't it funny, here I am thinking VO would have taken away from your video...

I liked it without narration; if anything maybe small text of what species we were viewing would have answered any questions.

By far my favorite sequences were those involving the birds building the next on the water's edge. That was great footage! :)
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Old June 29th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #17
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Hi Mike
Johnny Kingdom got me into wildlife only a year or so ago, not to everyone's taste though, but in his own little way he was enough to get me filming the great outdoors.
Russ, I know what you mean about JK - he's like Marmite, you either like him or hate him.

He may not be the world's greatest cameraman, but you just canot fault his enthusiasm for wildlife, and that's the most important thing.

I've even got my own Johnny Kingdom hat, though it's probably too clean, and I don't have any feathers or dead things in it!
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Old June 29th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #18
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Hi Russ,

That was very nice. It reminded me of the "Kinzig" a small river that flowed by a town called "Meerholz" in Germany were I used to live as a child.

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Old June 30th, 2008, 07:04 AM   #19
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Hi Russ

Great first entry. It opened well with a nice context/establishing shot and had some nice little cameos with the duckling drinking and the moorhen nest building. A few shots seemed slightly blown out while another couple were under exposed, there were also a few shake issues but on the whole the footage was really good. Compositionally you seem to have a tendency to centre everything, fine in some cases but a few of your shots would have benefited from some offsetting.

You completed the film nicely and it all sat well within the canal scenes. Kind of like a macro look at things you’d see on a typical walk or from a canal boat on a lazy summers days. I personally don’t think it needed VO as it spoke for itself mostly but its certainly might have introduced more background info to the piece.

Great stuff fella.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #20
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Welcome to UWOL, Russ...

Keep this up and you'll give these seasoned players a run for their money, haha!

I really enjoyed this...

I know we focus on telling stories, but I always appreciate an entry that can tell a story without a VO, and this one does the trick.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #21
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Hi Russ,

This was a nice and interesting video. I like the mix of close ups and wider shots.
Good choice of music too.

Looking forward to your next videos.
Thank you for sharing.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #22
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Russ,

What a great first entry!!

I definitely think a voice over would have ruined the mood!!! At least for me!!

Nicely done!! such closeups with just the 12x zoom on your sony!!!

I was really impressed how you compressed it down and kept such good clearity in the footage!!! what did you use??


Look forward to more and greater stuff!!
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Old July 11th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #23
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I was really impressed how you compressed it down and kept such good clearity in the footage!!! what did you use??
Hi Dale,

I edited all in Premiere Pro, and compressed it with the Media Encoder. Closeups weren't really as close as I'd have liked, but the 12x didn't do a too bad job. Might have to get a tele adaptor though.

Thanks for the feedback,

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