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Old November 4th, 2009, 11:01 AM   #16
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Kevin,

as usual when I see your videos, I am left speechless, and no change on this one.

I loved the saturated look of your films, something I have asked before, is how you all get it that way.
Some do it post, but you do it in camera, something I will have to try, with your technique.

Thanks again for an inspiring video.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 11:23 PM   #17
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Sam,

Every camera's settings are different so you're going to have to experiment with yours.
But all I do is pump up the color and crush the blacks.

I never change the settings on my camera for anything I shoot. Every UWOL entry has been shot with the same exact camera settings.

I'll change them if I have to for some corporate gig when they want a specific look. But for me, I've never thought about changing my settings.

I know that may limit me in some way but it's the look I like so I don't see any reason to change it.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 11:36 PM   #18
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Kevin, I checked out your film a couple of days ago, and it's still in the back of my mind. It's not really subliminal, but more in your face with a delayed slap to the back of the head at the end. I read Silent Spring back in the 70's and it brought back memories of that book, though this is delivered with moving color and sound, and quickly.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 05:16 AM   #19
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Classically from the Railsback stable! It has all your hallmarks fella. I think there was maybe a touch too many text points...less might have been more in this. The premise was strong and the images were as good as always!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 05:52 AM   #20
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Hi Kevin.

I like your video very much.
Itís a very well told story, itís informative and at the same time do raise an important issue.
If Iím to put a finger on anything at all, it has to be the text starting at 1.36 and the text at 1.48. In my opinion there is too much text according to the other messages you give. But this is a minor issue and just my personal opinion :)
I guess this film can be used by, or sold to an organization like WWF or something similar, as a PSA? It sure did make me think.

Wish you all the best and good luck.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 06:27 AM   #21
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Wonderful imagery as always. The words short and to the point. Having watched several short environmental films on a big screen last night, I can say this beats the pants off all of them.

Maybe bringing the wind in before the music stops, then going down to silence while the words "silent kingdom" are on the screen would increase the impact - it would give the viewer a few seconds of silent contemplation before the end.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 10:14 PM   #22
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I'm proud to announce that Silent Kingdom is now an official selection of the 2010 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival April 9-10, 2010. Collins Road Theatres
Marion, Iowa.

It'll be interesting to see how it looks on a full size movie screen.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 12:41 AM   #23
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I'm proud to announce that Silent Kingdom is now an official selection of the 2010 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival April 9-10, 2010. Collins Road Theatres
Marion, Iowa.

It'll be interesting to see how it looks on a full size movie screen.
Congratulation to you Kevin.
The messsage in your video is so strong, I hope you win.

Best of luck.

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Old March 13th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #24
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Hey Kevin, that's great! What format did you supply them for projection? Let us know how it looks.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #25
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Just a standard def DVD. I don't think they have the ability to handle HD.

The film moves on to the award stage now. Maybe with some luck I'll come home with an Eddy.

Some bigger films there this year. I think the biggest one that I know of had a $9.75 million dollar budget. So, it'll be interesting to see how my little tank of gas and a burger film goes over. :)
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