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PostPosted: March 9th, 2015, 6:22 pm 
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...and this time, it's all by myself! I'd like to think I learned a little something watching the "pros" produce our "Journey of Challenge" project, but really I find I'm a pretty rank amateur! At any rate, it did not come out too bad, so far. The first segment is simply a "tease" , with captions....because I don't know how to add narration yet.

One reason I did this is to show that if I can do this, all of us are capable of putting out positive messages ourselves. This is done simply with a GoPro, and a Nikon Coolpix S9500 that I carry all the time with me. It does quite well, I think. Beyond putting together the footage, the "sharing" part on Social Media sites is not too hard at all, and these short videos are what will capture the attentions of potential PBS, and trad bowhuters, IMO.

Anyway, there are things I'd like to "fix" on it, but don't yet know how. I'm not sure it's all that important if the message is strong enough. One thing I can add, is that the footage, with different music, and different captions, can take on a whole different meaning and message quite easy....

Check it out. Nothing like friends to test the waters!

https://vimeo.com/121614859


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PostPosted: March 9th, 2015, 6:39 pm 
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;) nice!

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PostPosted: March 9th, 2015, 6:50 pm 
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Nicely done Mark.


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i love it Mark, Cant wait to see the rest of your season... I love the landscape by you.


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Very very cool, Mark! Well done.

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PostPosted: March 9th, 2015, 8:18 pm 
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Hey guys...part two is uploaded as well.

https://vimeo.com/121729435


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PostPosted: March 9th, 2015, 8:35 pm 
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Good stuff!


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PostPosted: March 9th, 2015, 9:28 pm 
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I watched both and think they are 100% excellent!!!!
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Excellent.... Great job!


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I just took my first set of GoPro footage on Kauai. Haven't even viewed most of it yet. Unfortunately very rainy and dark when I had a 'not fully willing' participant.


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Good job!


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Thanks guys. I hear you, Steve. Much of the time the whole processes is quite annoying, especially for others that spend time with you....but I'm finding that they appreciate the finished product a bunch, and I'm hoping for them that the end justifies the means of it all. Also filming and hunting at the same time really doesn't work well, unless you get to a point that you really don't care if you kill something or not. I'm not there yet....hence the lack (and really unnecessary, I think) of "kill shots". It's the other stuff, the scenery, the practicing, trying to capture the "memory" of it all that makes the end result best, at least for me.

I am learning the limits of the GoPro...and it's strengths as well. I found I used my Nikon Coolpix most, though. It was easy to grab at a moments notice and works with a simple push of the button. And good quality video too, I think.


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Are you going to write some original music for this project?

I kinda like banjo music.


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Banjo with some of your guitar'n Mark, lay down some tracks! Looking good MB. ;)

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I can only do one creative thing at a time.


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Sigh.....
I need a bit of Montana soon....

Well done my friend


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Part 3 is uploaded....It might be a few days before I can upload more...they say I've used up my allotted weekly "space".

https://vimeo.com/121849658

By the way.....since this is a personal video, I used some music I had for the soundtrack that I thought was cool. I just realized that this is from a CD I purchased in downtown Seattle during the banquet there....pretty cool, indeed.


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Very nice , few know how much work goes into a 5min. video.
Great job.

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Very Cool Mark !!!

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I really enjoyed both videos. Nice job!


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Mark, thank you for providing such wonderful footage.

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Nice job Mark. Now put down the camera and start writing music-you promised ;)


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Thanks for doing this...I am really enjoying it!!


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Mark or others: any recommendations on where to start with processing software? Yep, I'm that uneducated, green....


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Outstanding Mark!...having something like that - with a twist for each region - would be awesome! I like it without the narration!


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Steve.....I just used Windows Movie Maker software which came loaded with my Windows 7 on the computer. It may be a part of the "Office" software, but it was always there.....I just finally used it! I did download some free GoPro software, which is supposed to be good...but it only works with GoPro footage (at least that's what it "told" me) so I got frustrated with that and didn't use it.

Believe me when I tell you that it is pretty easy. I am a computer idiot....can't do anything on it. But I managed to figure it out pretty well. Another thing....although I have a GoPro, the little Nikon Coolpix camera is better in my opinion, and easier to use, I carry it all the time anyway, and it has some zoom capabilities.....

Many of the new compact cameras have HD video capabilities. Some other tips.....video the little things that may seem pretty "average", instead of always trying to capture a kill shot. Heck, if I am going to kill something, I ain't gonna have a camera in my hand! I don't care for those "kill shots" anyway. Seen enough of them. I like to see the other stuff....the essence of the hunt.

The hardest part of this whole thing is wading through the hours of footage I managed to collect through the season. Most of it downloads on my computer in chronological order, which helps, but there is a lot of redundant stuff, and a lot of "weeding" out to get to the good stuff. It's not unlike editing a story you wrote so that it will fit into "article size". Just got to discard a lot and pick out the best moments.


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Mark Baker wrote:
Steve.....I just used Windows Movie Maker software which came loaded with my Windows 7 on the computer. It may be a part of the "Office" software, but it was always there.....I just finally used it! I did download some free GoPro software, which is supposed to be good...but it only works with GoPro footage (at least that's what it "told" me) so I got frustrated with that and didn't use it.



Movie maker, got it! Yeah, I was thinking the GoPro stuff wouldn't accommodate other camera footage.


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All 6 parts of our "Season's Journey" are uploaded, so you can now view the whole set.


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