posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 12:00 PM
This is my humble entry into the ATS video contest.
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For those interested in a bit of commentary on the video: These are local area items. Statues, Parks and even a tombstone in a Cemetery. The statues
are all found in Hamilton, OH. The Voice of America Park is in West Chester, OH which about 2 miles from the tower in Mason, OH. The cemetery is
across from Fort St. Clair just outside of Eaton, OH.
The film was shot on a JVC Everio G (model GZ-MG630). Not the best but it records directly to an internal hard drive which makes for a better
transition to the computer for editing. Editing was done via iMovie on a Mac Mini. Again not the best, but it worked with a little arm twisting.
I had the idea for this video for some time. The first time I saw girl on the bicycle. It looked too lifelike with the enamel paint. Honestly had I
not seen that they were not moving, my gut reaction was to pull over and stop the guy. There is a deleted shot of Abe Lincoln subjugating a woman that
is in Cincinnati. I would loved to have included that shot but the setup angle was rushed due to a shooting going on at the time a few blocks away.
And the graffiti on the statue detracted from the tone anyway.
All told there were originally some 55 shots and about 45 minutes of footage not counting the couple takes of me in the beginning. This included a few
shots in Cincinnati. Overall with the driving to locations, setups, shoots, editing and post production I have invested roughly 15 hours (editing and
voiceover was about 3 hours), and half a tank of gas. And it seemed formating to ATS standards without being pixalated beyond acceptable was the real
trick and I had to sacrifice a bit of sound to keep it under the 50MB mark.
I hope you all enjoy. And yes I already have a few more ideas to bring to you.