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Old March 19th, 2013, 09:06 AM   #46
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Seems like weather and illness is wreaking havoc on this challenge.
I guess as we're transitioning out of winter and others are transitioning out of summer, the wether tends to be a little wonky.
Hope everyone is feeling better soon and the weather decides to cooperate.

If I have time to think about my film I can probably get everything filmed this weekend. Seems like every time I sit down to get a visit from inspiration something comes up and another day is lost.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 11:44 PM   #47
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You guys are making me think I should have followed a hunch and talked about changing the first contest of the year to April instead of March. But for now, I'm hoping things straighten up and you all manage to get the footage you need. Is anyone humming along on schedule, or even close?
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Old March 20th, 2013, 02:40 AM   #48
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I guess I am on schedule.
Have to do everything next week. But no worries, still plenty time until deadline. :)
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Old March 20th, 2013, 05:02 AM   #49
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I am aiming to start filming early next week - I have tentatively scheduled 3 days (subject to change & weather). I'm hoping for a quick turnaround in post, and if so then everything should be hunky-dory and I'll finish with a day or two to spare.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 03:03 PM   #50
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Good to hear. I was considering doing something crazy like extending the deadline by another week or so, but now that it looks like you tough guys are going to make it work, we'll stick to April 2. :)
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Old March 20th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #51
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I have been filming, but not a singel second for UWOL film... We have discoverd a lot of new cave, so I have no time for personal project. Se if I can make a plan B when I get home. Today's assignment is to document the new cave parts with photo and video.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 07:26 AM   #52
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I'm hoping everything runs well at the job today so I can focus on the story of my film and set a gameplan for this weekend.
40% chance of rain Saturday but I can probably film regardless of the weather since the film is all about the story and there really isn't much for visuals in Iowa this time of year.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 02:07 PM   #53
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Wow - there seems to be one tale of woe after another here!!

I have just arrived back having enjoyed four beautiful days in Cape Town - only had one miserable morning of mist and rain. I am firmly on track for plan A so I can jetison the B footage I took the first two weekends now, although one or two shots there may come in useful.

I certainly extended my horizons - from 39,000 ft up in the air you get a wonderful view of the world!
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 04:34 AM   #54
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Well, its time to inject a bit of wonder here as well!
The rain has stopped for a few days, sun is shining, so off to work on the project today!
Still plenty of challenges ahead, but there is fun to be had!
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 06:30 AM   #55
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Here too, Paul...going to be sunny and close to 40ļ F today!

My assistant, (lovely wife), will be heading out in a couple hours.
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 10:39 AM   #56
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Well, Iím dragging my tail but Iím making some progress. I got in late last night after a fourteen hour drive. I managed to spend five days in the field (including the 28 hours driving- yes, all in Texas). Iím still not well but am managing. I didnít get all the shots I wanted but I think I got enough to tell the story. Now if I just have enough stamina left to get finished editing in time.

I didnít get any of the night time-lapses that I wanted. I was overcast and fogged in every night. Here is a night shot I grabbed before I left.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:55 AM   #57
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Well, well....working with a GH2 is much, much different than the HMC-150 I had....
Ended up with a lot of out of focus and shaky video... :)

But, it looks like I ended up with enough good clips to put something together....
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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:29 AM   #58
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A comet?!?! Wow, Mike, that is just about as cool as it gets. More info, please!
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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:48 AM   #59
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Had an absolutely perfect day for filming yesterday!
Unfortunately a friend of mine lost her three dogs in a wooded area the night before so I spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon looking for them.
They were found safe and sound but I just couldn't shake the stress of thinking about a mamma dog and her two four month old puppies out in the dark and the cold. So even though I headed out to film afterwards, I just couldn't get in the right frame of mind to even pull out the camera.

Still have plenty of time to get my entry in though!
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Old March 26th, 2013, 01:07 PM   #60
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Cut, cut, cut!

Seems like all I am doing is cutting the guts out of my story!! Not sure if I am going to be left with much of it at all. Time limits are really tough!
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