short movie with regional scenic landscapes
Posted by Kurt (+16) 12 years ago
Hi,
I thought that I should join the discussion so that I can share a short movie that I put together called "Visions of Nature". It includes about 20 time-lapse video sequences that I shot as part of a hobby. Regional content starts at about 1 minute.

Here are two ways to see the short movie.

It opens on the homepage of my educational website-
http://www.iecology.net/

Or view it directly from Vimeo.com-
http://vimeo.com/8411709
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15076) 12 years ago
VERY COOL! I especially liked the Bouteloua gracilis.
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 12 years ago
Thank you for sharing that. It is beautiful!
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1650) 12 years ago
Yeah! Great! What Richard said! Nice grass!

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Posted by Bart Freese (+932) 12 years ago
We like to play with time lapse in the school lab. We use a shareware program call SingleFramer. Easy to use and a great leaning tool. Plus, dern fun. We put together a video of dancing radish seedlings to Mexican music. That wasn't our intent, but after watching the seeds move around like crazy we couldn't resist. Now, we just need to add more Cowbell to it, right Frank.

We don't get that great camera tilt/movement you have Kurt. I just consider it an achievement if nobody bumps the camera during filming. I'd like to talk shop with you sometime.

bart
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Posted by Kurt (+16) 12 years ago
I recently learned about a relevant film contest on the Chlorofilms (http://chlorofilms.org/) website. So I put together a short nature documentary style movie for general consumption that is titled, Forests.

Forests can be viewed off my personal & educational website (http://www.iecology.net/) or Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/10858272).

All of this content was shot in the east so if you're only interested in seeing regional content then you're sure to be disappointed. If they keep the contest running then I hope to eventually have a more regional contribution to submit but currently don't have enough content to put something together that will do the region justice. Shooting time-lapse footage is painstakingly slow so not something I can pull off quickly enough in my spare time.
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Posted by Bart Freese (+932) 12 years ago
Kurt, that stuff is great -- love the flowers blooming and the leaf being eaten -- that is National Geo. caliber. The video quality is excellent making the content all the better.

I'm a board member of the Friends of Montana PBS and we have a student video contest in the works. It looks as if it will be tied with the MTPBS Nature program photography contest. This additional video contest planning has been in the works for sometime and I should have more info. (hopefully) in the near future -- as the due date is most likely going to be the first of August. It will be open for high school and college students. Should be fun.

Keep up the great video work!
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Posted by Kurt (+16) 11 years ago
Thanks again for the supportive comments.

Some exciting news! I just learned that my short film (Forests) won 1st price in one of the recent Chlorofilms' film contests (http://chlorofilms.org/)!!! The judging took a bit longer than I suspected, so it might be awhile before they update their website with the list of new winners... Anyway, it feels pretty nice.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15076) 11 years ago
Congratulations!
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