"Critter Comforts" now live!
Posted 25 September 2006 - 11:07 AM
Every once in a while an underwater short video creation just stuns me. It's that fine combination of images, editing and soundtrack all working together to evoke something profoundly beautiful. That's when the art of the underwater short film works its magic. And that's what Mark Thorpe's "Critter Comforts" achieves in all its simple grandeur. This video of critters from the waters of Yap and Palau is dedicated by Mark to all "macronuts." It's a wonderful work of art, and one not to be missed!
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 02:24 PM
Posted 25 September 2006 - 09:45 PM
Love the mandarin fish especially.
Aside from the beautiful footage, your opening titles were very cool and the music for the 2nd half suited the subject perfectly.
Looking forward to seeing your HDV stuff in due course.
Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:44 AM
Nick, if you get Motion that works seemlessly with FCP (if thats what you're editing with) these title sequences are all loaded in there. You have access to all the component layers so its just a matter of dragging in the image elements, adding your text and off you go. It certainly gives the product that extra little buzz.
Once again, thanks all for the kind words. I appreciate them very much. Here's to the next episode.
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 03:25 AM
Mark you certainly have some nice material there dude...well done and you inspire me to keep at it.
It was real cool as I have this NVIDIA Quadro FX 560 graphics card now and when ever you play a video clip on the computer screen at any size, it outlays to fill the TV screen at the same time..cool...
Nick I found this program called Heroglyph and it looks like it can import into Vegus as well. Within Edius I can fire it up to add real time wizzy things and more to the text and video all without rendering.
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:52 AM
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:31 AM
Posted 26 September 2006 - 05:22 PM
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:21 AM
If it wasn't a necessity to continually "keep up with the Joneses" I'd still be using the trusted old VX1K 'til it drops dead. Great Camera and a job well done by Sony. I also remember my old VX1E which for a Hi8 3CCD could also turn out some great stuff.
Getting to grips well with the Z1 now, got the cam almost nailed, still a few little quirks to get used to working fully manual but no problems for the long run. Quite impressed with the cam in general the macro abilities are stunning especially when light gets thrown on the subject.
To that end I'm planning a possible 6 week trip to Indo next down season to wallow in the muck and get some nice stock from northern Sulawesi, still looking into it. I may also combine that with a week or so in Bali for Mola Mola so just hoping for a good season to replace coffers etc then into the planning for that.
Cheers for the encouragement.
PS Still on for Apex Pulse? Got the track officially signed over under license so now its just down to getting the footage arranged.
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