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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:12 AM   #16
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An idea I actually could use, took shape in my head today, so I went out to film a bit.
Got some decent footage I think. Too bad I didnīt have access to a tripod, so this round will most likely be all handheld for me. But hey, it is supposed to be a challenge, right... :)
It is great to finally make something again after missing the 2 previous rounds.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #17
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Well, I feel like I've already won UWOL #11.

I had an opportunity to go out and film this morning.
Usually I'm only able to get out in the late afternoons.

So, I drove to one of my favorite haunts in the pre-dawn hours to get things set up before the sun rose.

Had everything set up and shot the sunrise without any major issues.

But as I was filming, I happened to look behind me to see what all the tress in their Fall color looked like in the first light of the day.

At that moment, hundreds of turkey vultures all took to the sky and began to catch the morning thermals. It was amazing to watch this tight grouping of birds rise up in the silence and then start to disperse in every direction.

Didn't get a frame of footage but it's been etched into my brain as one of the most awesome sites I've witnessed since I started doing these film challenges.

For me, that's what this is all about. No matter who takes home the prize this round, I've already received my prize.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #18
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well, you've already won the Most Adorable Wilderness Boy trophy, just for posting your turkey vulture story...does that count?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #19
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Boy eh? :)

I guess that's why I'm young at heart.

Reminds me of the old farmers in town saying "You're Monte's boy aren't you?"
I'd say "No, Monte's my Father."

Ever want to see a farmer in OshKosh bibs short circuit, try pulling that one on them.

The other good one is my youngest sister is Korean. We adopted her when she was five.

So, people always ask if she's adopted.

I say "No, my other sister and I were adopted. My Mother and Father are both Korean."

BOOM!!!! <----- That was their mind exploding trying to figure that one out. :)

But neither one of those tops seeing a huge concentrated mass of turkey vultures rise up as a single unit and then disperse.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 02:59 AM   #20
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I agree with Meryem, you may not have gotten any footage but your discription is fabulous all by itself. I can tell in those few words it must have been pretty gob-smacking! I've been getting up to try and catch the morning mists on the river Stour. Many of you will have seen the particular stretch of river in Constables painting 'The Hay Wain'. It is very pretty, but the morning mists keep eluding me!
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Old October 11th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #21
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Mat.

Kind of funny but that's why I've been getting out early too is to try and catch some mists on the river.

Been to windy I guess as I've been striking out as well.

Off again this morning to see what I can get.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 12:12 PM   #22
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Hi Kevin, sounds like you have had an amazing experience!
Hope you get a chance to get something on tape next time.

Good luck with your uwol video!
I will begin editing mine this weekend, but I think I need some more footage.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 12:37 PM   #23
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Glad to hear you're starting to lay down some tracks Trond.

I started laying some down last night. I have to say so far, I think this is the best UWOL film I've done. Not sure where it's going to go from here but the first 52 seconds are pretty darn nice. :)

So, since I like it, that means everyone else will probably hate it. :)

Was out again early this morning watching nature come alive as the sun rose and burned off the low lying fog.

How is everyone else coming along?
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Old October 14th, 2008, 04:47 AM   #24
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We've been getting some amazing fog burn offs here too, then days of blazing sunshine, no
wind and 20+ temperatures - pretty unheard of really!!! Time has been the enemy on this round, have lots of baby related preparations underway, but I did manage a walk at the weekend that without any really planning turned into the perfect UWOL shoot. Hopefully I can tie it all together with the VO, heck I guess it's not really the right way round to do things, but I'm allergic to sharks ;-)
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Old October 14th, 2008, 07:15 AM   #25
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Rob. I can appreciate the great conditions we've had in Blighty the last week. I have been in Richmond Park trying to capitalize on this. I have got a rough edit, but really need to few more specific shots to make it work. Trouble is... are we going to have the same lovely weather before time is up. Continuity....ain't it a bore!

Not used to doing a VO either.... a factor I need to spend more time on.

Hope everyone else is having fun. Looking forward to seeing your films.

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Old October 14th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #26
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I'm done!
Finished editing my video today, and still days away from the deadline.
My best video so far? Not even close, but time is running out due to traveling later this week. At least I'm back after swimming with the sharks all summer. Swimming is not fun!
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Old October 17th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #27
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Looks like I am in the shark tank this round.just been one of those months
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Old October 17th, 2008, 02:04 AM   #28
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Same here... Lost Week 1 due to travel and jetlag, lost week 2 due to a really bad cold, and week 3 is a write-off because of work.

Unless I can find something interesting in the back garden on Sunday evening in the dark, I think I'm going to have to miss this one. Which is a pity for you all, I'm sure you'd love to hear what an Irishman with a sore throat sounds like doing voiceover!
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Old October 17th, 2008, 05:04 AM   #29
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Unless I can find something interesting in the back garden on Sunday evening in the dark
Chap, that's exactly how I shot my first UWOL film!!!
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Old October 17th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #30
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Chap, that's exactly how I shot my first UWOL film!!!
You don't have a Sony V1, with its legendary low light capabilities!!
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