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#1 Steve Douglas

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

I was playing a club date a few weeks ago as a drummer in a blues band. Someone in the audience was filming in the darkened room with their iPhone. I asked him if he could send me the footage via a dropbox so I could take a look. He shot it holding the video vertically. Now how the heck was I going to use this? I figured out a way but a few days later my publisher sent me this URL. Since I don't even own a cell phone, it had not occurred to me that this was an issue. So, for those who shoot video on their cell phones, please watch this video on YouTube. Very funny and also very accurate.



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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:46 PM

LMAO! That is great stuff Steve ;)
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:06 PM


#4 loftus


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:47 AM

Very funny; having practiced this technique when I first tried underwater video while free diving under whales, I think the should add SAVS, the Spinning Around Video Syndrome.

Edited by loftus, 17 August 2012 - 11:47 AM.

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