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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:34 AM   #1
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UWOL #3 "Go Wild" by Cat Russell

Sorry for the typo in the other thread.

Enjoy this one! Comments always welcome.

Cat

The movie link is:

http://uwolchallenge.com/challenge3/CR_UC3_gowild.mov
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:30 AM   #2
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Cat, happy to see I'm not the only one trying to get something together with an older camcorder. Actually, I've decided that my older Sony Digital8 takes better looking video under most circumstances than a newer (still old!) Canon minidv. You've got to be the graphics guru here. I couldn't put something like that together in 10 years! Good work. Thanks for sharing.

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:32 AM   #3
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Rick! Thanks for the comments. With many views and no one saying anything I was getting nervous. Appreciate the watch.

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:39 AM   #4
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Hi Cat.
I think you've put together a great film, and I loved the puzzle.
How do you do it, and what editing prg do you use?
This is art!

Thanks for sharing.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:48 AM   #5
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Hi,

Great title :) (Mine too!)

I really like the way you put together the images, and the effects were very creative. The lightning and spring showers bringing new life was especially evocative. Very fun to watch.

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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Hi Geir:

Everything is done in Adobe After Effects. I learned a lot about masking on this one!

Hi Ruth:

Thanks for watching and the supportive words.

All the best you two.

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 12:30 PM   #7
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wow....10/10 for originality and very cheery, nice tune ! Interesting idea and I think it worked well...you lost me a little with the rain and lighting I have to say, maybe if it hadn't lasted quite so long...but hey. Shot nicely exposed flower shots in there too.

Nice piece, very creative :)
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 05:29 PM   #8
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Hi Catherine

Your video is very well made! I'm impressed.
You have made one thing clear... I need to learn After Effects!!
(so far I only know very basic AE stuff)
I really like what you did.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 05:45 PM   #9
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Hi Trond and Mat:

Thank you, thank you for the comments and responses. Trond, After Effects is an amazing piece of software for special effects. I think we could all spend a lifetime working with it and only scratch the surface of what it can do. Thanks for the input!

Mat, great comment! Now how could I have made it so you wouldn't have gotton lost with the rain and lightning? The attempt was this: the picture that was being pieced together at this point had the resemblance of meadow, rock cliff and clouds in the sky. The spring rain brought on the flowing river after the rain let up. You have a point that if you don't see the meadow, rock cliff and clouds in the sky at this point, the rain and lightning would be a very strange interlude. I see this quite well, but then again I'm the one drawing the picture!

Thanks again for the comments and feedback... all welcome!

Cat

P.S. I consider it a great honor to receive a smiley face from Mat Thompson. Thanks Mat.

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 05:57 PM   #10
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Trond, After Effects is an amazing piece of software for special effects. I think we could all spend a lifetime working with it and only scratch the surface of what it can do.
Yes, I already have AE7, and bought the Adobe classroom in a book.
So learning a little more than I know now will be my mission for the summer.
(hopefully in time for uwol4 I will have learned something useful)
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 06:02 PM   #11
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Catherine:

Great effects. Kept trying to predict what was coming but it was unpredictable and very interesting. Nice job !!
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 01:36 AM   #12
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Cat, very creative and funny to watch! I think most of your time is spend in AE than at the shooting location. I would have liked to view more "live" footage, this was a little bit to static to my taste.

But as mentioned: very creative and a "new" way to show the nature a think :-)
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 07:06 AM   #13
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leprechauns!!! but where are the leprechauns?? with that soundtrack, i was expecting some....

(is that even how you spell it?? c'mon, UK people, help a poor dumb 'marican out....)

i'm been definitely wanting to do more FX with my nature and outdoors footage. seems like a fairly untapped realm with endless possibilities....
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:11 PM   #14
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Interesting approch...some serious AF work on this one. I liked the flow, the music was a great fit to the images an effects. A few more motion shots would have worked better for me.

Good Fun.....Brian
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:54 PM   #15
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hi cat,

had to smile a lot while watching your film. great concept, very well delivered. liked the lightning and rain part best. with your film you remind me that creativity is something i miss far too often when watching nature programmes.
great work.
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