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02-08-2006 11:31 PM  12 years agoPost 1
xcellgasman101

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Ok guy's here you go,, Now PLEASE,, We had all safety precautions that we could have, There are some workers in the video, but they all knew what was going on. After we got thru flying the General Contractor came up to us to talk about the video. And before we left, We are now going to shoot more that the 4 times, which was the orginal contract, Yeeeeee Haaaaa.. He also talked to us about other job sites that they have going,, for us to shoot, I cant wait till we hear back from him. His boss is going to be here tonight, so hopefully we will have alot more jobs to shoot,, Again,, Thanks RR and everyone for all your help.. XGM/XGW

mms://66.235.209.243/SouthernPlainsResearch2.WMV

John Crotts
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02-09-2006 12:03 AM  12 years agoPost 2
lele

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italy

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Good job!
Wish you get so may jobs to get tired of!
Lele

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02-09-2006 03:44 AM  12 years agoPost 3
xcellgasman101

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Thanks lele, I'm having a blast and getting paid too,,SWEET.. XGM/XGW

John Crotts
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02-09-2006 03:53 AM  12 years agoPost 4
aschuck

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Very cool!
Like the music, who is it?

Alex

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02-09-2006 03:58 AM  12 years agoPost 5
xcellgasman101

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Thanks Alex,, It's audio in Pinical studio 9, the video editing software that I used,, XGM

John Crotts
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02-09-2006 02:16 PM  12 years agoPost 6
HUTCH964

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Taylor,Texas 76574 local airport T74

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John Great Job!
How many hours did you shoot there ? I thought you were going to scoot across the plant house there for a minute..

BTW what kind of lens or camera did you use ?


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Tim

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02-09-2006 03:04 PM  12 years agoPost 7
HawkEyeMedia

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Looking good Gasman! The paper airplane transistion was cool!

Mark LaBoyteaux
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02-09-2006 04:41 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Smithprod

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Nice job, John! You're really coming along!

couple of suggestions: get a KS-2. Your video will smooth out tremendously and you'll wish you would have done it a long time ago! Also, try not to shoot in the sun as much. It really shows up the dirt on your wide angle and flares. Also, it kills your color saturation. What are you setting your white balance for on your camera? I always white balance off of "warm cards" for better color saturation. As far as the transitions, they're fine for on here, but leave them out for a client. They distract too much from your content. You want the viewer to be amazed with the beautiful aerial video, not wonder what just happen with the transition. Good choice on the music, really relaxing! Keep it up!

Brad

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02-09-2006 08:43 PM  12 years agoPost 9
xcellgasman101

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Hey Tim, Thanks for the committs, I'm useing a Panasonic 120 3ccd camera with a X.5 wide angle lens, I think it is made by Digital Vision, It came with the camera, We were only on site for about 40 minutes, Not to long at all. Thanks for all your help.. XGM/XGW

Thanks Mark, I think from now on I will make two versions, One for the client, and one for posting here, and take out the transitions for the client, I do like useing them, but really not very professional looking, but alot of fun to do, Man this is really getting into my blood, I love doing it all, It is kind of time comsumming but still really rewarding,, Thanks for all your help. Hope to see you all really soon,, XGM/XGW

Hey Brad,, WHASSUP!!! We have something that we are looking at doing instead of the KS gyro, But I am keeping that in mind,,
Yea we really got alot of dust on the lens, How are you all keeping the lens clean, I do clean it before takeoff, and there was a couple of times I got low, and stired up the dust, We are learning alot quickly, of thing NOT to do, that list just keeps getting longer every time I fly.
I agree, with the committ about the transition,, Not very professional looking, but sure are alot of fun to do, I really wasn't to sure about the music,, I debated about even useing any at all, but I'm glad you all liked it,, The heli nosie is to distracting to me, so I took it off, but without any sound, it was to blahhhh.
Not for sure about the white balance, I'm still new to all this, I think, that, it is in the middle of its band, I could bring it down some if you think that will help..

Thanks guys for all your input,, I really appreciate all your input. I couldn't be doing this, without it,, Again Thank you.. XGM/XGW

John Crotts
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02-09-2006 11:22 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Want2Fly

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Denton, TX

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VERY NICE!!

John,

Keep up the good work. I have been asking a lot of questions and I am getting mine pieced together. I hope to have everthing by the end of the month.

Good Luck!

Mike

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02-10-2006 12:50 AM  12 years agoPost 11
xcellgasman101

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Mike, I must CAUTION YOU,, This is very addicitve
I have to tell you, There is no BETTER place to get help and info, Than here on RunRyder,, Great group of People,, Have a great day and a better day tomorrow, EVERYONE,, XGM/XGW

John Crotts
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02-10-2006 01:02 AM  12 years agoPost 12
Smithprod

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Oklahoma

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John, dust off your Panasonic manual and look up white balance.
White balance is basically telling your camera what lighting you're shooting in, which in turn adjusts the color. Warm balance cards are for "tricking" the camera and can really improve your color saturation.

Brad

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02-10-2006 05:04 AM  12 years agoPost 13
xcellgasman101

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WOODWARD, OKLA....

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Brad, We don't need no stinking manual
Ok, Ok, Ok, I'll go dig it out of the trash,,
Thanks man for all your help,, I'm learning something new every day,, Thanks guy's .. XGM

John Crotts
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02-10-2006 02:43 PM  12 years agoPost 14
TCGliderguy

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To elaborate on what Brad is saying..... instead of pointing your camera at a pure white card, and pushing the "white balance" button (which tells the camera... 'this is white... adjust everything under these lighting conditions to make things like this appear as white' you can lie to your camera.

Put a very pale blue card in front of the camera, push the white balance button... and now the camera will adjust to try to make the pale blue white... which means that everything you shoot with that setting will have a slight, warmish cast. It makes people look healthier, gives outdoor scenes a slight "sunset" look, etc.

There are commercially made "Warm Cards".... that for my taste are pretty pricey (something like $75 if I remember correctly...)

So I made my own,in PhotoShop. Set up a letter size page.... fill the entire page with a very pale blue... and print it at high resolution on an ink jet printer. Then have the page laminated, in a matte finish plastic at Kinko's. I made up several of them, in different densities of blue. Hey... this is all subjective experimentation. You aren't trying to get an EXACT color balance... just something that you think looks good.

You can do the same thing with pale shades of orange, that will result in a "cool" look as well... or just set the camera to the 3200 degree, tungsten light balance setting... and then everything shot in daylight will be very blue. Cool for a quick effect (but just as easy to accomplish with the color correction in most non-linear editing systems... without ruining what could be good "normal" footage as well.)

Hope this helps!

-Taylor

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