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Old February 17th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #1
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The video I have submitted is a selection of clips that I have managed to collect so far but without the supporting animations or voice-over to explain things.

Most of my time has been spent trying to capture footage that I will only find during the summer so I have not had time to do a full storyboard for you even though I have everything laid out for myself.

I suggest you read my outline before you watch my video as it will explain where I am going with all this.

Here is the link to my video. (53MB)


By design (#1) selected clips on Vimeo
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Old February 18th, 2009, 01:23 AM   #2
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Marj..

WOW, what a terrific idea. I for one will be anxious to see how this pulls together. I really like the concept.

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Old February 18th, 2009, 03:53 AM   #3
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Hey Marj

Just read your out line :) I too am doing green screen, animations effects etc. Exciting isn't it I always love trying out new techniques. I look forward to hearing how you go! I am going to be doing some green screen stuff this weekend , ( well actually using a Red block as my stand in object ) will put notes up when i am done


good luck it sounds like its going to be amazing!
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Old February 18th, 2009, 08:13 AM   #4
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Marj - I'm loving the concept and the angle you are taking. Exciting and creative thinking and I know you have the film making ability to make this something special. Your outline is well written and structured. I have some critiques (as always;-) but I'm trying to make sure I don't fall out of the running at the first hurdle with my own entry, so it may take a few days to get back with my thoughts. At the moment I just wanted to say......'splendid'!
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Old February 18th, 2009, 08:31 AM   #5
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Marge,

A terrific start to be certain!! Awesome images. I too love the concept. haven't seen the outline yet, Will look at thaqt later.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 12:29 AM   #6
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Marj, a very interesting idea for your long-form. Look forward to view and read about your progress. If someone could manage to do something like this, you're the one!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old February 19th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #7
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Hi Marj:

Your talent awes and inspires! Really cool take on your topic. I wonder if fractals come into play anywhere in nature?

I remember a physics professor once said, "God is a mathematician of the highest order". Your stunning cinematography is going to document how he was right!

I always look forward to your work.

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Old February 19th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #8
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Just to say thank you for all your comments. I will respond to these and give comments to all your movies in due course - just really struggling with time at the moment.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 10:44 PM   #9
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Very beautiful, Marj !!
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Old February 21st, 2009, 08:14 AM   #10
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Nice idea Marj. Entertaining and intriguing would be a good way to go - rather than the math / biology lesson for sure. Possibly using a few simple examples and diagrams, and a minimum of words to explain the concepts. I like the footage you've got. There's something tranquil about it.

Wonder how that compares to cellular automata?
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Old February 21st, 2009, 08:57 AM   #11
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Your film cuts are tasteful; the message looks simple and clear.
I have also enjoyed your previous UWOL films. It seems to me that you are not only smart enough to find good solutions, but you have the right aesthetic taste.
Is it just your inherited characteristics?

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Old February 21st, 2009, 07:28 PM   #12
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Wow Marj,
What a really interesting angle on nature. It sounds like you really know what you are talking about, & that coupled with the high quality of footage you have should make for an intriguing piece for sure. I can't wait to see it.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 08:53 PM   #13
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My Lord, Marj, what a topic. After reading your file I looked up Fibonacci numbers and saw some examples from nature. I then went to your sunflower and counted the spiral rows. 34...a Fibonacci number! Astounding. I can't wait to see how you explain this. Wil you try to start from DNA? You may have a problem showing tightly-packed rows to your audience in a brief time. I guess that is where the animation comes in. Have you found different Fibonacci numbers in different parts of the same plant?
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 04:15 AM   #14
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Hi Marj.
Like your plan for Uwol Long Form very much.
I just got me a new book that is about nature by design. It's great reading :)
Great footage and I'm looking forward to se more of your film.

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Old February 22nd, 2009, 10:23 AM   #15
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Hi Marj,

You have a nice and interesting plan.
I can't wait to follow the development of your project!
Good luck!
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