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Old October 5th, 2019, 05:34 AM   #1
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UWOL 53 - Tales of wonders and woes

As always, interaction between the players is encouraged.
What goes great, what did not go as planned, and everything in between, about the making of your
UWOL 53 films.

Hope all of you have found an idea for your entries. Your imagination is the limit of how you interpret the theme.

Don't be afraid to ask if you have any questions.
Have fun, and bring it!
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Old October 8th, 2019, 02:51 AM   #2
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Hi all.
Have a question about planning and implementation.
How do you go about completing a contribution?
In what order do the different parts come?
Object / species, location, facts and knowledge of the species, recordings, etc.
I myself have had different approaches to my Uwol contributions.
Sometimes I just take the camera out and shoot from the hip, so to speak.
Other times I have studied theory of the species I have chosen.
Although I think my best contributions have been those with good planning.
In this round I have picked out "my family" and now I am studying the facts about it, as well as trying to find good locations for recording.
Furthermore, I have (possibly) found myself an ally who can contribute with his knowledge on the subject.
Then I'll see how it all ends.
Hope you all are up and running and making exciting contributions?
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Old October 8th, 2019, 03:40 AM   #3
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For me it varies a little. Sometimes I have made detailed plans in advance. The challenge with this, often is to find the subjects/ animals in my plans.
Sometimes I have a general idea, or just go out to film what I find in that moment.

It has all been a mix of success and failures throughout the years.

This round is "easy" as the boss (the young one) has a pretty good idea for her/our entry.
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Old October 9th, 2019, 01:53 PM   #4
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For me it varies a little. Sometimes I have made detailed plans in advance. The challenge with this, often is to find the subjects/ animals in my plans.
Sometimes I have a general idea, or just go out to film what I find in that moment.

It has all been a mix of success and failures throughout the years.

This round is "easy" as the boss (the young one) has a pretty good idea for her/our entry.
Hi Trond
Thanks for the response, it will be exciting to see what you (you) have in mind.

What I think is a major challenge in wildlife filmmaking, is that one cannot control animals. One must have plenty of time, set aside other important tasks. It is not easy when you have Uwol as a hobby next to another full time job. This round we have 2 months, twice as much as a regular round. Nevertheless, much will be left to the fate and the luck one may have.
My plan in this round is the following:
1) picking out a "family" :)
2) the location of this family.
3) Find current family information.
4) any external informant, interview object.
5) Sew together a story / script as basic story.
6) Conduct recording.
7) systematize recordings.
8) Edit and possibly adapt the story to the recordings one has available.
9) Add sound effects / foley / music.

Now I hope luck will stand by me.
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Old October 9th, 2019, 04:42 PM   #5
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I usually just start shooting and see what happens. Sometimes I have a bit of an idea of what I would like to do but that doesn't always work out. I admire people who can plan out their video and then go and shoot it. Like you know weather and wildlife does what it wants so even the best laid plans can come up short.

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Old October 9th, 2019, 11:41 PM   #6
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Usually the plans only last until I am ready to go out the front door.
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Old October 10th, 2019, 06:34 AM   #7
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I usually just start shooting and see what happens. Sometimes I have a bit of an idea of what I would like to do but that doesn't always work outů..

Gordon
Well, I Guess thats part of my nr 8, "Edit and possibly adapt the story to the recordings one has available" :)
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Old October 10th, 2019, 06:37 AM   #8
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Number 8 is well known to me too. Actually made one of my best UWOL videos that way.
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Old October 10th, 2019, 06:41 AM   #9
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Yes #8 is how I do most of mine to.

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Old October 11th, 2019, 12:19 AM   #10
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I normally start looking , shooting or not comes later.

If i do find a subject and there is a potential to film a story then the researh starts and may be even filming . Pretty odd but works for me

i am currently not sure which family i will pick as we now are in middle of some odd rainy season
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Old October 11th, 2019, 06:11 AM   #11
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I normally start looking , shooting or not comes later.

If i do find a subject and there is a potential to film a story then the researh starts and may be even filming . Pretty odd but works for me

i am currently not sure which family i will pick as we now are in middle of some odd rainy season
Hope the weather can be on your side, Vishal.Here in Norway it is now autumn and winter is approaching.I have found my family, but maybe I need to rethink my choices. Thought that 2 months might be plenty of time, but suddenly the deadline is over and we have to deliver. I also plan to use the drone, and then it should be nice weather

Hope you guys are doing well out there?
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I missed sign up, can i submit one for fun?
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Old Yesterday, 09:55 AM   #13
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Dale, yes you can submit a "non official entry."
It will of course not be part of the judging process, since you didn't sign up. But your entry will be part of the feedback process, just as my own submissions.
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