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Old January 25th, 2007, 04:17 AM   #1
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UWOL #1 "Turbulent Skies" by Grant Sherman

http://www.uwolchallenge.com/challen..._skies.mov.mov

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Most of the footage was shot with a Canon XL2 with the 20x lens. The close ups of the moon were shot with a Philips ToUcam CCD webcam and a Meade 4504 telescope.

I'd been meaning to try night shots with the canon and as there was a nice full moon on 1st Jan in though I'd give it a go.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #2
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Hi Grant.
Your video was an unexpected piece of art, and I liked it :)
A little bit shaking, but then again, it's a long way to the moon.
The music fit the pictures, slow, and gave an impression og being far away in distant "shores". The lyrics gave me the input I needed to understand the subject of the video, and again; a very nice piece of art.
Thank you for sharing.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 09:55 AM   #3
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Grant:

Your entry was a refreshing change...I had not expected the subject. I especially liked the opening moon shots.

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Old January 25th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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hey Grant! Nice job! Like Randy said, it was a nice change in the challenge.

I liked the way you did it, very nice. The opening scene was my favorite part.
And I also liked the way you put the words on the screen like that, it was cool.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #5
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You had some really amazing moon footage, and I appreciated the explanation, too. The music really complemented the imagery- the whole video had a very otherworldly feel- great job!

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Old January 25th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #6
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First shots were beautiful, and the close ups were amazing from the technical standpoint. Nice job.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 01:40 PM   #7
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You grabbed the best bit of sky-music around, Grant and good for Juan Felipe too. Having got it note-perfect he might usefully lend an intelligent ear to the phrasing of that movement by Alfred Brendel or Lang Lang. I'd love to see your close-ups of the moon at highest resolution ...
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Old January 27th, 2007, 03:55 AM   #8
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Grant, interesting to watch. I have done some moonshots myself with the same results as you get with the haze. It's not easy if you not on top on Himalaya to avoid it.

What lens did you use with the close-up of the moon? It must have been a real monster lens! Or maybe a telescope?
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Old January 27th, 2007, 06:46 PM   #9
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Hi Grant!

I enjoyed your film and was especially awestruck by the ripple effect of the atmosphere. Way to capture that! It reminded me of dry fly fishing on a clear small stream in the peak of summer.

Like several others, I liked your explanation of the 'effects'. There was a stone fence and door (appears to me) in the 2nd shot. This was your wide moon shot at dusk. Beautiful landscape. Can you say where that was?

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Old January 29th, 2007, 11:58 AM   #10
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Thanks Folks,

Sorry, that I haven't replied sooner. The internet connection over here is a bit dodgy - it's been on and off since the New Year.

Thank's for the comments. I enjoyed editing the first section of the film. That was taken on Lundy Island looking back over the sea to North Devon (and Bull Point lighthouse). I ran out of footage in the second section. I had the close up stuff (taken with web cam and telescope), but I didn't have enough wide-angle stuff to cut in with it. The problem with the moon is that it changes phase!

I haven't had a chance to download the other entries. I hope to do that soon.

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