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« on: May 23, 2010, 09:03 »
Just finished collaborating on a video project with footage I shot while in Antarctica earlier this year.  Will be submitting soon my unused footage to the micros and still going through all my stills.  Just wanted to see what other video producers thought of the video.  Turn on your speakers, the soundtrack is very good.

Thank you
« Last Edit: May 23, 2010, 09:16 by surpasspro »

« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 09:22 »
Pretty neat. It would be great to know what gear you used to record this. Also what was this project for? I'm asking because the "facts" appear a bit distracting to me. Over what period of time did you film this? I also didn't have any sound so I don't know if there was music or a narrator.

A lot of the moving footage looks stabilized - did you use a gyro?

Some shots are quite stunning e.g. the ice breaking loose, the penguins running into the water and the fighting sea lions (I think those are sea lions...?).

Can you check the video at 3:20? I couldn't pause it exactly at the cut but something looks off. Maybe there are couple of black frames in there or something. The cut looks weird.

I'm sure you will get some sales with that footage but I'd have a hard think if you want to submit everything to the micros... Some footage looks RM to me (fighting sea lions). Maybe Jonathan can chime in on this one :)

Well done! I wish I had the opportunity to go on a boat ride like this!

« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2010, 09:47 »
click_click ~ Used the Canon 5D M2 for 90% of the shots and the Canon 7D on the remaining ones.  I put in the facts just to give it a more documentary feel and just to make it a bit different.  The footage was shot over the course of a week while on the expedition. 

There is a music soundtrack, which I think gives the footage more impact, no narration.  While on land I used a tripod of course, but while on the ship I used a bean bag to keep down the ship vibration.  Highly recommend one if shooting on a ship. Those are actually elephant seals, the ones fighting.  The black frames around 3:25 was put in on purpose by the editor as a transition. 

I've only been submitting my clips to Pond 5, shutterstock and some of the other micros.  Would like to know where to submit RM... not sure if that's Corbis motion or some of those types of sites.  Anyone have experience with those sites?

« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 10:25 »
Wow, that bean bag sure did a good job! Footage looks very stable! Could have sworn you used higher end gear. Good to know.

I was talking about the cut at exactly 3:20, the one cut before the long pause with black frames. It could be a regular cut but it just looks funny right before the long black pause is made. A short x-fade would have been smoother of a transition before the longer black pause.

You can sell RM (or Royalty Ready) at Clipcanvas. Regarding other agencies I'd contact Jonathan Ross, he can give you more info about RM footage. I dare to doubt that Corbis, Getty etc. will let you upload 4 or 5 RM clips for a start. You might have to have a bigger portfolio for them.

« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 10:40 »
Top professional work and a joy for the eye.

« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 10:48 »
Very nice video, I am so jealous!  The problem with video in such a rich situation is that I would never know when to photograph or when to record.   ;D

« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 11:00 »
I had that dilemma as to when to shoot stills vs video.  My first priority was stills, but when I was able to stabilize my video shots, I just used the other camera around my neck for stills.  Still managed 450 video clips even after shooting 20k photos.  With almost 20 hours of light, I was able to shoot more than normal and the scenery gave me plenty of material.


« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 11:06 »
Fantastic!!!  Loved it.  And, coincidentally, I was just watching an Art Wolfe special on photography in that area.  Yours was just as good ... and your pictures move.   :D

« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2010, 11:22 »
I'm not a video expert but I thought it looked very professional, nice music. I am also envious of your trip.

One little typo though in the facts...the one that says Antarctica...much of it's history on Earth. it's is a contraction for the words it is. If you substitute "it is" in your sentence, you will see it doesn't make sense. You should use the word "its", no apostrophe.  :)

« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2010, 18:31 »
Thanks for the letting me know about the typo, I fixed the video. Glad you enjoyed it.  I have a good amount of video from a trip to Yellowstone last year, so that will probably be my next project.

« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2010, 10:25 »
I am not a video producer, but I liked it.  Awesome clips!  Well done.

« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2010, 12:44 »
I like the text parts of it - it gives you a little bit of information and something to think about as you're watching it. Very nicely done. I really can't comment on whether the footage is good or bad from any technical perspective, but it looks pretty good to me!


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