ABOUT ME

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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Friday, 1 April 2016

FILM ON FRIDAY. (01/04/16)

I have spent ages on this video but I'm far from happy. I'll keep trying as I am getting a little bit better at the job.

The next one should be about seeding. I'll record the sound at the same time and either find an assistant or grow another pair of arms. It is a nightmare chopping and trying to sync sound but using the VSE in Blender I can edit in real time by using a proxy strip. Very handy, I wish I'd found it before. There are still lots of things I've seen but I haven't a clue what they mean or what they do.
Enjoy the weekend and the month.

23 comments:

  1. Great job on the title and the cuts. You are doing well with the videos. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Marie, thank you. I get to the stage where I can't believe a few minutes of video can pass so much time.

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  2. wish you a happy weekend working on your videos (perhaps !!!)

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    1. Marty, it promises to be a very wet weekend but I'll find something to do.

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  3. Try and keep dry this weekend, loved the film.


    peter

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    1. Peter, I will do my best. I am going to look for a book on editing video. I have ideas in my mind but the result is never as I imagined it.

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  4. I think you're doing pretty well--- Have a great weekend. Don't get arrested.

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    1. Thanks Bill, I'm doing middling. I'm going to try and be more disciplined.

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  5. The title looks brilliant, maybe just a little on the slow side.
    Trust the pooches to get in on the act.
    That looks like hard work keeping things in a straight line. Is that why such a small plough is used, only four blades?

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    1. John, these titles are difficult to visualise whilst doing them and on top of that I then have to run the sequence backwards. I ought to have redone the key frames it's easy enough to do in the dope sheet.
      I don't know why they decided to chase the plough.....bad dogs.
      The plough is three furrows and works fine on the level but these end rigs have a good slope on them. You could wind the plough across but then when it's reversed it would have to be wound back. The plough on the first video was a four share plough. This tractor is a bit small to pull it.

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  6. Interesting video Adrian, it looked a bit heavy going for the poor old girl at times?
    Is there not a way that you could record the sound from on board the tractor and then 'splice' it in later? A sequence of the plough flipping over would be good too...[;o)

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  7. I just thought about that again...recording sound from on board the tractor wouldn't work because you wouldn't get the 'crescendo' effect as it passed by....guess I'd better leave that one to you experts?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, she still had a bit in hand. She sounds a bit floggy as she is unsilenced. You could put a silencer on but the heat cracks the window glass. I'm not sure how old she is but I think they stopped making this model in 1991.
      This sound was recorded using sound from a different time and then I had to try and chop/splice it to fit. I'll try and record at the same time in future but it takes an extra pair of hands to track the machine with the recorder. The in camera sound on the 5D II is awful. It also picks up zooming and focussing noise.
      I'm pleased with the bulk of the video footage but it is hard to see what I'm doing in the camera screen. I am wondering about soldering up some crosshairs to pop on the hotshoe.

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  8. Excellent splash screen at the beginning. The captured sound worked very well. You had a few panning jumps early on that you probably could have cut, but your skills at both shooting and editing are good.

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    1. Thanks John but a long way to go yet I fear.

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  9. I have absolutely no idea why I find these videos absolutely mesmerising but I do.

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    1. Graham after a few hours editing I feel mesmerised. I would be happier if I thought I'd improved things.

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  10. "You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind." - Anonymous

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  11. I really liked that intro- that was neat, and your pups really pay attention to you! Nice one!

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    1. Thanks Terri, the dogs do listen a bit but being terriers tend to please themselves.

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  12. Well done on the video and the farmer the field looks extremely tricky to plough with the camber and gradients. Still Alf and Molly could always help out.

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    1. Douglas, this is one of the flatter fields. The dogs do enjoy life but sometimes it would be easier without them.

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