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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

PLOUGH THE MOVIE. (O9/03/16)

I am starting to enjoy video but I'm still a long way from getting it right. I would have liked the shattered title to cast a shadow but failed. I would have been better pleased if I hadn't had to do it twice as it wasn't until I had it all popped together that I noticed the 'G' and the 'U' were the wrong way round. How the professionals edit so quickly is beyond me, they must be super people; I'll try wearing my pants outside my trousers. There is so much to remember. I record sound separately as it always seems to get out of sync but I have found that the VSE in Blender keeps it synchronised perfectly. The only problem being that if I get a nasty word during the sound recording I have to cut it and then find another bit of sound to put in.
I did see a great title on the Daily Politics Show. It has a Steam Punk theme and I am very impressed. The only problem is it would take me a hundred hours to do it or anything approaching it.
Here is the video, it's as good as I have managed but I'll keep trying.
Have fun.

30 comments:

  1. A beautiful piece of farm life,

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  2. I enjoyed every moment - and learned a bit too!!

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    1. Richard, they are a devil to set up. This one is running on the skew but no matter how the knives or coulters are adjusted it keeps doing it.
      I learned to keep out of the way as ploughmen tend to watch the plough and not where they are going.

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  3. Loved the scenery and seeing the skill of the farmer. Great job! You are making great progress!

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    1. Marie, he is a much better machine driver than I will ever be.

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  4. I can smell the soil from here, great bit of work from you and the driver.


    peter

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    1. Peter great work from the driver he didn't knock me down and plough me in.

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  5. Excellent video Adrian, it's good to sit back and watch somebody else doing the work.
    My only criticism is that I would like to hear more of the tractor noise instead of the music, sorry...[;o)

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    1. I didn't have as much tractor sound as I would have liked as the battery died in the recorder, It's difficult to judge all the variables on my own. I'll get more machine noise and some chat next time. I did try before but the interviewees are very taciturn and when they aren't they use unacceptable adjectives.

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  6. excellent video although I agree with Trevor and would have preferred the tractor noice rather than the music.

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    1. Margaret, I agree plenty of room for improvement but hopefully they will improve. This is full 1080 but I'll not go higher than 720 in the future. Not unless I get a 4K camera and a machine to handle the file sizes.

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  7. all this is not easy, but I think the video is very good Adrian !
    sure you enjoy to do that and this is the main !!

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    1. Marty, I used to hate editing video but now I am learning to use Blender and Fusion I enjoy the challenge.

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  8. I admire you for taking on new challenges-- Especially ones which require as much detail and effort. By the way, I can only imagine some of those adjectives! Well done.

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    1. Bill, it's the software that really interests me. I'm not artistic enough to produce a proper film. The language is neither informative or relative when they see the microphone coming.

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  9. I'm wondering about the sound, did you place a microphone on the tractor? It's very clear

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    1. Douglas, it is a ZOOM H1 recorder the cheapest they do I record in WAV and then pop it into AUDACITY to edit it and whatnot. I'll do some birds tweeting and see what you think. They are about £70.00p. I have had it two or three years and although it is very plasticky it has been fine. It is best if you can get a clean recording but if yo have a constant noise like distant traffic Audacity can remove that with no bother.

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  10. Your film is certainly aptly titled, but I fear it will never win the Palme d'Or at Cannes. While the cinematography is lovely, the film could use a little more dialogue, significant character interaction is lacking, and the plot definitely needs work.

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    1. Bob, that's what I thought.......I think.
      It is not a one person job and nor is it a one day job.
      I am not sure what the answer is but I would like to do a better job.

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  11. A lot of professional looking shots there Adrian.

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    1. John, as I was putting it together I thought so but when I looked at the final result I wasn't happy. I have spoken to a couple of camera folk and their advice was just do as the director says or shoot wide and then shoot detail and let the editors sort it.

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  12. Trabajando la tierra para sembrar. Buen video Adrian .
    Un abrazo

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  13. While I didn't watch the whole thing, I did scrub along the timeline and watch a number of parts. Looks good. You did a fine job.

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  14. I enjoyed seeing this immensely Adrian, and look forward to seeing many more in the future (hint, hint)

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    1. Lynda, I'll try to do some more,

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  15. Well I didn't think I'd be watching a film like that on ploughing from start to finish absolutely rapt. It was soothingly therapeutic. The choice of music was inspired.

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    1. Graham, the music is from FMA, most is free if you credit it. It takes some searching to find a reasonable recording with acceptable content.

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