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Old July 23rd, 2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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UWOL#4 Touching Generations by Jeff Hendricks

Feedback thread for the film “Touching Generations”, filmed in the Hope Valley, Sierra Nevada Mountains…I am looking forward to enjoying all of your films.

I would like to give a special thanks to Brad Murphy “Murph” and the band Slipstream for allowing me to use their song “Waterbound” in my film. They are an outstanding bluegrass/traditional band out of Boulder Colorado. I put their band’s website at the end of the credits please feel free to check them out and take a listen. Cool band, great music, and terrific people.
Thanks Slipstream.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:29 PM   #2
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Jeff,

This video touched me!!! No it gouged me!! I have you in the top four to be certain!!! maybe it is because it is because I am older and more emotional, but all all I can say is great job!!
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Old July 24th, 2007, 03:09 PM   #3
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I appreciate that very much Dale, Thank you
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Old July 24th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #4
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Jeff,

Not just a great film but a great story too!

It really reminded me of "A River Runs Through It."

Beautiful imagery!
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Old July 24th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #5
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Wonderful story line, excellent video, perfect music, tight editing, and very wet water. You might have had the mom call Ryan's name just a little bit louder at the end, but as far as I'm concerned, you have the winning entry.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #6
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Hey Jeff.....

Spot on.

Tight in every example - where your UWOL 3 film was ever so slightly overwhelming at points, you've stepped back, had a think about it and produced a piece that is perfect in pace, visual and vocal storytelling, and really captivating throughout.

I think the whole concept of sharing the same space of generations past and "echoes down the ages" will really touch a large portion of the audience - it certainly did with me...

Great work ;-)
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Old July 25th, 2007, 09:44 AM   #7
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Thank you all for the very kind words, I am humbled



I am glad that it conveyed what I imagined, generations of people separated by hundreds, even thousands of years touching the exact same molecules of water; essentially touching history.



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Old July 25th, 2007, 09:48 AM   #8
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I forgot to give a big thanks to my terrific actors...so Todd, Ryan, Norma and Aiden...you guys were amazing in this thank you...

Love Jeff
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Old July 26th, 2007, 07:24 AM   #9
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Hi Jeff.
I love this kind of films.
People out in the nature and kids playing around.
As I said to Chris, this is what makes us better persons.
Great storyline, great editing and great music and the link between the old man and the boy :)
Well put together!

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Old July 26th, 2007, 08:49 AM   #10
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Jeff,

Very nice piece of work. You obviously put a lot into this. Great story that touches us all. I think you have a winner here.

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Old July 26th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #11
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I can see that a good amount of time and effort put into this short, great story line giving a nice emotional feeling.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 03:15 PM   #12
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Jeff:

Glad to see something more dramatic in this challenge. Sometimes I think we try to keep all humans of our "nature" films, thinking that we humans are a contamination. This film shows that we are part of it, and have a choice of the mark we leave..... nice film.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 03:48 AM   #13
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Hi Jeff,
Well, this is one of my favourites - perhaps the winner!
I don't really know where to start but I always love films that bring out emotion in people, and this really did it for me.
The filming was sensational - effects, colour, composition, etc. But it was the story and how you conveyed this that was so powerful.
The filming quality was excellent Jeff - you should be very proud of what you created here - both my wife and I loved it!
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Old July 28th, 2007, 10:01 AM   #14
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Wow, thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on my film. I have to say that I am glad everyone is seeming to understand it the way it is because I was almost ready to scrap the whole thing (on the Monday of the deadline no less) and re-edit the entire piece to make the story flow differently.

Thank you all again,

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Old July 29th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #15
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Hi Jeff!

I somehow didn't get the audio with this, but with your excellent filming and beautiful story, I don't think I needed it. It was so well done and touching. I'm certain the music would bring it all home, but like I said it is such a strong message it works without it.

All the best in uwol 5

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