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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:10 pm

there's mosquitoes aplenty...

Yeah, that'll take the joy right out of it!
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Re: Making movies

Postby wkitty42 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:29 pm

needs some smoke pots or smoking wood fire like when cooking... the smoke generally runs'em off...
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:10 pm

needs some smoke pots or smoking wood fire like when cooking... the smoke generally runs'em off...


Yeah, but we couldn't plausible do this for a 2 hectar sized area...
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Re: Making movies

Postby wkitty42 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm

that's true... i was just thinking about maybe there in the area where the scene was shot but i can see how that may not be viable...
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:55 pm

Beautiful sky and calm winds - the right time to get the UAV out again and do some more aerial video clips of the surroundings - in particular I was keen on the lake, so I made passes from several altitudes and filmed the lakeshore.

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And here's the approach-selfie :mrgreen:

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Re: Making movies

Postby Johan G » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:15 pm

Thorsten wrote in Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:55 pm:Beautiful sky and calm winds - the right time to get the UAV out again and do some more aerial video clips of the surroundings [...]

That is another one of those "The future is now" moments. Only a few decades ago shots like a drone can easily take these days would require hiring a pilot and a helicopter for a couple of hours. Probably for a price higher than a better than decent drone today. :)
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:57 pm

Well, that holds for the whole project I guess - we can do special effects and digital filtering at home a Fantasy series in the 80s would have been hard-pressed to do at all. In order to do so we crunch multiple GB-sized video files which a bit more than a decade ago would have been plain unthinkable to fit in any computer memory.

We also now have a gyro-stabilized camera for less shaking in hand-held shots - these things were hellishly expensive in the past (still sort of are, but we could acquire a used one from a friend).

The only thing that's just as difficult as it was back then is to assemble a cast of 36, equip them with costumes and get them to act halfway naturally :mrgreen:

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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:57 pm

We shot the Beltaine evening yesterday - all statists were asked to come at 8:30 pm. The whole day, rain showers pass through. 8:15, the first people arrive, it starts to rain again. Everyone gets into costume, Katharina explains the scene, more people arrive, everyone gets ready. 8:50, the rain starts to lessen, I get out and get the fire going (with liberal application of liquid fuel...) - 9:00, everyone shows up, the rain is gone for good and the clouds look pretty much like a continuation of the last day when we did the first part of the Beltaine feast.

One might get the idea we're actually witches... except, as we know from episode three, witches don't mess with the weather :mrgreen:

Since it came out so beautiful - here's our music group playing for the dance:

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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:22 pm

Some more UAV footage trying to catch autumn colors from above:

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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:57 pm

And another good flight today...

Straight from the 'come to Finland' ad...

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Rather unusual angle, taking the camera straight down:

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And taking the UAV up to 160 m altitude, the next lakes become visible:

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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:01 pm

Wow, that is so cool. I want one.
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Re: Making movies

Postby GinGin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:28 pm

wlbragg wrote in Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:01 pm:Wow, that is so cool. I want one.


A forest ? :mrgreen:
Indeed, stunning scenery .
A nice back ground for an horror movie where everybody get lost in the deep forest
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Re: Making movies

Postby wlbragg » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:53 pm

A forest ?


No a "Finland". :mrgreen:

That drone appears to be one of the nicer models. It's high up on my list of I wants!
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Re: Making movies

Postby Thorsten » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:03 pm

It's an Upair G-10 (frankly, we didn't have overly much choice - most models require a smartphone or tablet as a telemetry display, and since we refuse to have these in our lives, we had to look for a model that comes with a screen at the remote control - but all things considered, it seems to offer a really decent bang for the buck once you learn to live with the quirks - like slightly wrong info in the manual...)
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Re: Making movies

Postby Icecode GL » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:12 pm

since we refuse to have these in our lives


Waking up to those landscapes and not depending on smartphones is quite an enviable lifestyle. :) Very nice pictures, they give a fantasy vibe even though they aren't edited.
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