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Old May 2nd, 2017, 12:29 PM   #31
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Re: Lament of the Milky Way

Solid work, Mr Railsback!
This is probably one of your very best uwol films ever! Your skills of mastering the night, both photo and filming, has improved a lot.

I agree with your own comments about the "city shots" being the weakest part, but they are not bad. It's just that the night sky with all the stars are such a top quality, so all the rest has a tough time matching that quality level.

You pushed yourself hard with this film, and that is what uwol is all about!
Well done, and thanks for sharing!

A tiny little detail: The transition from the last clip to the credits, was too abrupt for me. How about making a little longer fade to black in between there, to make it more smooth?
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 03:01 PM   #32
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Trond,

You were spot on with the fade at the end. It was originally longer but I had to cut it to fit in the 4 minute timeframe.
I didn't want to shift the video and audio around to get under 4 minutes and then do a longer fade so I just cut it. The non challenge version will have a longer fade out. :)

Glad you liked it!
I agree that the city section is the weakest part and I'd love to go to Chicago or something and film there instead of my little 140,000 people town!
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Old May 4th, 2017, 03:17 AM   #33
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It's a great film, Kevin.
Thank you for sharing gold :)

Just one question:
You say the weakest part of the film is some of the shots in the city.
If you got the chance to replace the city clips.
What would you use as a replacement?

I think that a movie may not necessarily be "perfect" through every single second.
You need what I call "helping scenes", that build up the best scenes, which again give tension to/in the movie.
Well, that's my opinion, at least.
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Old May 4th, 2017, 08:23 AM   #34
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Geir,

I'd love to go to Chicago and get some footage that's more on the order of something like this
https://vimeo.com/dominicboudreault/citylimits

I think I will have to reach a point where it's good enough and move on but I'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet. 😃
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Old May 4th, 2017, 11:56 PM   #35
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I understand. That was a beautiful video too.
Still, I think your film have it all. Both great story, good audio and beautiful shots.
I think in a short like the ones we make in uwol, thats almost unbeatable.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 10:38 PM   #36
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Kevin,

Such a wonderful video, i love all the timelapses you have done in there, takes a lot of time and yes patience as the sky doesnt behave as we wish to.
The complete transitioning of the scenes is absolutely smooth making it a wonderful experience to view.
Idea of music and voiceover together works really well .

Very nicely done,
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Old May 7th, 2017, 05:53 AM   #37
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Another Railsback masterpiece!
Super story and shots to match - I translated it for my wife as we watched on the big TV last night, and was she impressed ( despite my translation!)
Thanks!
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Old May 16th, 2017, 06:08 AM   #38
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Kevin I'd meant to comment on the progress stage, not that I could add anything to the other comments at that stage. You already had some great timelapses then, and the story was compelling - thought provoking and a wake up call. I think choosing to be less pessimistic in tone leaves room for hope, and a relateable proposition for we mortals.
You've added a lot since then and it works really well together. Captivating images, and a well recorded narrative that not only complements the visuals, but the whole feels more than the sum of its parts. There's no question you spent a lot of time to put everything together and it shows. Well done.
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 01:51 AM   #39
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Just tracked your film down via the web as the Vimeo links are not working on my tab.

Wow, wow, wow, wow. That was awesome.

Can I find something to say, nope. If I had to say something it would be about the fonts used for the credits. To make them tell a story too. By look and feel of the font you can make them part of the story. They don't need to animated, coloured or over created. Just a shape that implys they are part of the story - find the right font to give a film or product the right reel is tuff and I've spend days looks at fonts.

Once again. Loved film.
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Old July 21st, 2017, 07:33 AM   #40
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I'd like to add my voice to the others

this was awesome the visuals the soundtrack the narration, all tied in beautiful.
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