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Old May 1st, 2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Tales of Wonder and Woe - UWOL #13

Hey uwol family!

You all know what this thread is for...
What goes well, what goes not so well and everything else... write and share.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!! :)

Now I'm off to the think tank to twist my brain trying to come up with an useful idea.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 01:52 AM   #2
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I've actually got an idea for once, hurrah! All I need now is some reasonably good weather (ha! this is Ireland!!) and I'm ready to go.

Good luck, chaps and chap-esses!
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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Well I have an idea, but had some trouble getting shots today.

Our dog Lucy used to be camera shy, but that seems to have changed with the new camera.
In fact, every time I tried to set up a shot, she had to jump into the frame...
These are suppose to be shots of flowers, not a dog and flowers. ;)


Some short clips of the dog shots...

http://www.vimeo.com/4443964

EDIT: Opps, I had the video set to "private" at vimeo. All fixed now.

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 12:00 PM   #4
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Bob, that reminds me of my sister's dog Vera. (The star of 2 of my previous uwol films).
She's like a celebrity. If the camera is there, she always come running to be in front of the camera. Amazing!
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 03:06 PM   #5
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I've got a bit of an idea. Need to let it simmer before I take off the lid to see if it's done or not.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 03:42 PM   #6
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If the camera is there, she always come running to be in front of the camera. Amazing!
My dog Violet was always happy to see the camera gear coming out because it usually meant that we were going on an adventure. Funny, though, last year, before she passed away, she lost an eye, and she would get very upset if I focused a camera on her. I had no idea that she had vanity...

Not to turn this into a dog discussion thread! But since y'all brought it up...

My tale of wonder is that, due to a sudden shift in my workload, I am actually going to try to shoot an entry for this round, ya ha. It has been a long time since I have been able to even attempt it. So I am really happy about that...

Gonna try to get out there tomorrow.

Hm, who's the joker who thought up this theme??
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 06:05 PM   #7
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Good afternoon,

went into the city today and there is still snow on the ground in places, amazing. Makes me feel for tuff old Brian up north!!!

I have been trying to shoot the chrocus bloom which is so short in the prairies, only in limited spots and the wind held me back the first 5 days, then it snowed and was ugly. I suspect I may be straight out of luck for a year!!


I sorted out an idea, but then end is totally dependant on a prop I do not know if I can round up!!!! if I can, it will be fun!!
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Old May 3rd, 2009, 06:59 AM   #8
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Looks like another nice day here.
Going to go out and experiment a little more...Without the dog...

(Sorry if anyone tried to look at my little Vimeo clip. I had it set to private. All fixed now.)

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Old May 5th, 2009, 01:20 AM   #9
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Don't have a clue for this one, but as soon as I've finished the long-form entry (second round) I will try to make up something. Long time since I've been working with macro footage, maybe something to think about...?
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Old May 5th, 2009, 01:44 AM   #10
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Wet, wet, wet

It's rained here constantly (heavily and with wind) all over the long weekend, and there's a limit to how much fun I can have on a cliff-top in a gale!

It's chaos of sorts, but not terribly interesting chaos. Fingers crossed for next weekend!
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Old May 8th, 2009, 03:34 PM   #11
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First day of filming, and already on my backup plan. Not the first time that happens...
Didn't find a single living creature while I was out in the woods. (Well, I heard a couple birds) But at least I got something on tape, and I strictly followed rule #11. :)
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Old May 9th, 2009, 02:41 AM   #12
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Still wet, wet, wet (and windy) here. At least my storyboard is going to be good this time....!
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Old May 10th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #13
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I had to complain about the good ol' wet Irish weather. A day trip today with the camera has left me surnburnt to within an inch of my life, but I've take in some magnificent natural vistas.

Lesson learnt #1: use the rucksack, not the shoulder bag for the camera.

Lesson learnt #2: just because the tripod has carbon fiber legs, don't think it will still feel light after 8 hours.

I think I actually glow in the dark. Nurse! Fetch the after-sun!
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Old May 13th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #14
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How is everyone doing so far?

I have filmed a few things, both chaos and order... So far I have the images, but a story? Well that's the missing link. My brain is empty... Maybe that's a sign of chaos?
But the weather today is beautiful. Maybe this can be the order in a chaotic world? haha.

To continue with Mike's lessons...
Lesson #3: When making the script, make sure your stars actually are alive and available!
(or have a backup plan ready!)
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Old May 13th, 2009, 02:02 AM   #15
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Lesson #4 (for me, anyway): just because your location was packed with sea birds last time you visited 20 years ago doesn't mean it will be the same today.

Still, there were lots of nice rocks and plants!
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