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Old May 22nd, 2007, 07:33 AM   #1
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UWOL#3 "By the Lake" by Trond Saetre

The UWOL3 was a real challenge. Finding time in between all the work and other things to make the video, it wasn't easy.
So when I finally had both some time and something else than rain, I hurried out to get what I ended up with. (as a 3rd attempt). The best part, I had much fun both making it and finding "the perfect location".

The lake is close to where I grew up, and that area is (so far) untouched by people. So that will be my definition of "the wild" this time.

Hope you all will enjoy.
I'm looking forward to the feedback.

http://www.uwolchallenge.com/challen..._bythelake.mov
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:38 AM   #2
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Hi Trond, you had some nice scenes in your film though I think you overused the same viewpoint a bit! You could have had some more from a "low angle" like your last picture at 01:07.
But as a 3rd attempt with little time left I think you made it good!
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:48 AM   #3
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Per, thank you for the comments.
Yes it was all from almost the same place, and that is generally not a good thing to do. So you should have said I over used it A LOT, haha.

To make the last clip, I handheld the camera about 5cm (2 inches) above the water.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:21 AM   #4
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Nice film you've put together, Trond.
This seems like a great place for trout fishing?
Beautiful landscape, it was, but I agreed with Per Johan, about variation on different angles. Thanks for sharing :)
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:42 AM   #5
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This seems like a great place for trout fishing?
I have never seen anyone fishing in that lake, so I don't know if there are any fishes there or not.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 12:14 PM   #6
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Hi Trond:

Nicely done. Similar to Par, you set your mood very well. While Par's was so mysterious and spooky and wild, your film was peaceful many times over. That is a beautiful lake. Thank you.

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 01:43 PM   #7
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This reminded me so much of a lake I know in the Adirondacks of upstate NY, so it was very evocative for me. I agree a few different camera angles would have been good- I really liked the very low shot- gave a totally different and immersive (hopefully not literally!) feel to the video. Thanks for sharing- it brought back lots of happy memories for me.

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Old May 23rd, 2007, 06:56 AM   #8
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Nice piece...I second per comment about slightly over used perspectives, that said what nice shots they were. I didn't get the feeling I really went anywhere or discovered much but more of a moving snapshot in time and a very relaxing one at that!
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:07 PM   #9
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ahhhh. lovely. I feel a sense of inner peace having watched that. NIcely filmed, beautifully set to an amazing piece of music, and the sequence between the gulls took on a real feeling of tenderness....

good film....
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 01:10 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the comments.

Concidering this was the backup of my backup plan and I was in a hurry to get it done before sunset, it is great to still get such nice feedback from all of you for the video.

Catherine:
Very nice to hear you like it.

Mat:
The goal with this video was to just show some nice (in my eyes) scenery, as there was no time to make a story out of it.
So I understand very well that you didn't "went anywhere".
Hopefully I will be able to make a real and much better video for uwol4.

Ruth:
I'm glad that you like it and that I could bring back your happy memories.

Rob:
Often I find it hard to choose the right music.
So it was nice to hear you like it.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:12 PM   #11
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Man you guys in Norway have some sweet locations!

As its been stated, camera position changing would have been nice. But I still wanted more!!!! I love water, its my weakness. :D

Great stuff, keep up the good work!!

I think you got one fine video. I want to see more!
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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #12
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Beautiful lake, very tranquil and calm with nice slow transitions and crisp photography. I found all cares of my day slipping away...I will replay this during my meditations as it has that very meditative feel you get when sitting on the banks of a serene lake.

Thank you for the relaxation...

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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #13
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Gabriel:
You and me both, we love water.
Yes, you will see more... for uwol4. haha
Glad you liked it.

Jeff:
Amazing that my video can help you during meditations.
Glad I could give you some relaxation. We need that in our busy world.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #14
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hi trond,

enjoyed being at that lake for a few minutes very much. how peaceful. i'd wish to have a spot like this anywhere near by. nice work.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #15
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interesting how some folks are interpreting "the wild" as peace and serenity...
that's what's fun about this Challenge, always something new....
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