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Old September 4th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Tales of Wonders and Woes - UWOL 24

You know the drill, guys and girls.
The good, the bad and everything in between about your progress with uwol 24.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Well, I have an idea I like and a rough script. Now it’s a matter of figuring out whether or not I’ll be able to shoot this thing. (A word of free advice- Don’t ever agree to be an expert witness in a trial. You might as well just paint a target on your back and throw your schedule in the trash.) I guess I’d better start thinking about a Plan B, just in case.

I hope all of you are doing well. Let’s hear from you folks!

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Old September 8th, 2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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I had an idea, and went out today to shoot... Just to find out there was a triathlon for kids on that location. The start/finish line and a lot of comments from their speaker system 50 meters from where I was supposed to have my camera was no good.
Hopefully I get an opportunity for another attempt, or else... over to plan B, whatever that might be.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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Well, I have an idea I like and a rough script. Now itís a matter of figuring out whether or not Iíll be able to shoot this thing. (A word of free advice- Donít ever agree to be an expert witness in a trial. You might as well just paint a target on your back and throw your schedule in the trash.) I guess Iíd better start thinking about a Plan B, just in case.
LOL - Well, since I am not an expert in anything this isn't a concern. :) Hoping you get to shoot Plan A!
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Old September 10th, 2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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I think everyone is an expert. We all just have varying levels of expertise in various matters. I have had to reluctantly abandon Plan A. I was hoping to leave this morning on the nine hour drive to my location and spend this week there but another one of these ďletís get together and hold hands and waste timeĒ meetings has cropped up and ruined that idea. Additionally it is getting harder for me to travel as my fatherís Parkinsonís progresses because before I leave I have to find someone willing to assume my role as caregiver. That means more than one personís schedule is involved in any change. As Trond said-Ēover to plan B, whatever that might beĒ. I keep telling myself that there is just as good a story right here under my nose but thus far I havenít found it. For UC24 I am back at square one. I will likely shoot the original story at some point because I really like it, I have done the research, written a script, put together a shot list etc.- possibly for a future Challenge?

This thread sure has been quiet this round. I wonder if everyone is busy watching the DVC videos or just avoiding any interactions.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #6
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I was out shooting today... Got a few minute I can edit... Now I'lll write a VO and I'll also do an interview of my self for this film. It will be a film about what I'm doing in my "day job", and how I work with school kids.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 05:25 AM   #7
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Mike, sad to hear about your dad.
Hope we both come up with a plan B. Still plenty time until deadline. (and who knows, maybe it will stop raining too. Must be optimistic, right)
Been out scouting locations for a possibly plan B, while the rain has been pouring down. Fun!
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Old September 11th, 2012, 06:24 AM   #8
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I have an idea. No idea though on how to convert it into a story or how to convey that story with the resources I have or the time I have left.
Really just need to have some uninterrupted time to focus on the idea and see if I can piece something together.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 07:55 AM   #9
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Ho Hell. what am I doing. Just signed up. Got the idea. The age old problem of finding actors and crew to help that will turn up. Its going to be fun.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:46 AM   #10
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Glad you're here, Mark! Looking forward to another entry from you in less than a month! :)
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Old September 13th, 2012, 10:31 AM   #11
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Well I got a glimmer of an idea last week...but I just found out I won't have this weekend, which only leaves me next weekend to get to my location...(wedding the following weekend and a cycle trip the weekend after)

So were do I find this elusive plan B?

And, using a GH2 with old Canon primes is way different than using an HMC-150... ;)
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Old September 13th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #12
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Rain, rain, and tons of more rain. I think the weather gods must be doing some jokes, giving us all this water.
Maybe I should film how my camera interact with the wet element? Probably the answer would be "not good".

Good luck everyone!
Film is FUN! :)
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Old September 15th, 2012, 11:34 AM   #13
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Well, half of the month is gone and to be true I have no idea of what to shoot! Been quite busy and will still have to do some work until the beginning of next weekend. Then I have some days off.

But I must get some ideas what and how to shoot. Right now my head is empty %)
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Old September 15th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #14
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Hang in there, Per Johan! You will find inspiration!

Here I thought this theme was so wide open it would be one that every player would be able to complete in the month-long timeframe. But sometimes it's harder to take such a broad word and think of a compelling story using the interaction between earth and sky, man and his surroundings, animals with other animals or their habitat--just to name a few obvious applications.

Hoping those of you who have come up empty so far will be able to hit upon an idea soon and find the time/favorable conditions, to shoot it! Love to see 100% completion this round!!
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Old September 15th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #15
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Refining my idea a bit more. A few more pieces are starting to take shape. Hopefully I'll have time to film everything!
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