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Old January 25th, 2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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UWOL#1 Home to roost by Mat Thompson

Hey guys

Well I've just got back from a boarding trip and WOW...a fantastic number of entries. I've just moved apartment and at the moment, no ADSL so I haven't started looking at everyones entries....Rest assured I certainly will and I'll throw some feedback up where I see fit.

My film.....well it was a little rushed unfortunately because I was going away to find some snow. Looking at it now I think it could be editing to about 1.45/2.00 mins and sit a lot better at that length. It's also a shame that at the resolution I had to use the Starlings were not a effective. Full size it looks better....maybe I'll try and throw something of high resolution together when I get some time

Oh and sorry about the audio bug at the end....I really don't know what happend but I will lay the audio track down again and put a 'clean' file up soon!

Well.....let rip people !!!!?????? :)
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Old January 26th, 2007, 12:39 AM   #2
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Hi Mat.
You paint some beautiful patterns on the sky. Is it Blackbirds? Nice music and I liked the story, standing there in the wildernes, looking at the birds, flying like a wave on the sky. There where some disturbingly noice in the end, or was it ment to be?
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Old January 26th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #3
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Matt,

I actually enjoyed watching the starlings. Starlings flying patterns like that is actually a defense mechanism against predators. I see black birds perform the same feats every time a Merlin falcon goes making a shot at them.

I think they create arial art and you did a pretty nice job capturing them. I am sure in normal resolution it would be much more impressive. In high resolution it might make a great screen saver!!

Thanks for sharing!!
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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #4
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Mat, amazing to watch those patterns the starlings make in the sky. I would love to view it uncompressed!

The sunset shoot was also very pleasent to watch

Keep up your good work Mat
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Old January 27th, 2007, 01:20 PM   #5
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A festival of swirling and music that developed into a delightful skydance.

Can't help contrasting your video with Randy Allen's and proposing a perpetual toast to human diversity. Cheers Mat and many happy challenges ahead.
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