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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:20 AM   #16
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Nice job Bruce! Thanks for the little history piece!

Was that live rounds in the rifles, or was it just blanks?
Either black powder or Pyrodex subsitute with soft wad to enclose the powder in the barrel. I'm thinking black powder because they would load a charge from a powder flask on a sling. Pyrodex I've seen comes in pellets (developed for modern muzzle loading hunting rifles).

Even though no projectile was loaded, they still herded all spectators off to the side before doing a demonstration.

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Canons can be so loud! Someone fired one off last year near me and I thought they were joking, but they were not and when it went off I felt like passing out... Not fun. I guess I should pay more attention next time...

Great job!
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The camcorder did not record how loud they really were. Those cannon will literally rattle one's fillings.

Looks like I'll be doing more of this. At a conference on a Fort Concho video project yesterday I was asked if I would consider doing a training video for crews on period artillery.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:24 AM   #17
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This was definitely a different and exciting take on the wild. I liked the way the film started out in a totally historical way, like a western, then looped through the juxtaposition of the actors looking like they were from the past mingling with everyday people, and then ended going back in time. Some of the events were really exciting that you captured on film. This will be a great piece for a visitor center, and a documentary- good luck with your work on both of those.

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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #18
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great documentary of how things used to be , nice shots and great action. Keep em coming!!
It's made easier by the fact that most of these re-enactors take their history pretty seriously and try to keep things as accurate and authentic as possible.

So these folks kept me "straight".

It was also a great help that the event at Fort Chadbourne (out in the country) is much smaller than the big ones at Fort Concho (in San Angelo city limits) and visitors are allowed out on the parade grounds while cavalry and Texas Rangers ride around in formation.

As a result of this short I've come to the attention of the Director of Education at Fort Concho and his attention to historic detail is very strict.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #19
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This was definitely a different and exciting take on the wild. I liked the way the film started out in a totally historical way, like a western, then looped through the juxtaposition of the actors looking like they were from the past mingling with everyday people, and then ended going back in time. Some of the events were really exciting that you captured on film. This will be a great piece for a visitor center, and a documentary- good luck with your work on both of those.

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You're the first to comment on the "mingling" of past and present aspect. I could have carefully made all of my clips so as to not show vehicles in the background or folks in modern dress, but the appeal of this kind of event is that the re-enactors make themselves available to folks who want to get close and ask questions.

Toddlers love to be held up so they can pet the horses and folks get a close look at clothing and accessories.

The past can and does mingle with the present so I deliberately allowed people in modern dress to show.

And Ruth, I enjoyed your entry also. That young lady of yours gets more charming with each project you do.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:43 AM   #20
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bruce, you definitely win for "most consistently unique approach to whatever themes i toss out there...."

is that a category??
I don't suppose there's a tee shirt for that, too? (kidding of course)
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