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#1 Frank Glencairn

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 04:19 PM

I´m not a friend of 48hrs or whatsoever projects.
Most of them are to Dogma, to handheld and to artsy for my taste.

Having said that, I did a under 2hrs project last weekend.

I was in an open air museum that features a complete German village at about 1910-1950.

No Disneyland, all the houses and "props" are real old. Absolute time travel.
I spend that weekend there with my reeanactor/living history friends and we did an impression of occupied Germany in September 1945 - the first summer in peace.

Since I had my trusty HVX200 with me, I had the idea of a little drama.
The museum opens at 10:00 so we had 2 hrs to shoot when we start at 8:00.
Well, we started at 8:30.

Of course it was all very quick run and gun, handheld without sound and light - exactly the combination I usually hate - but on the other hand it also was some kind of challenge for me, since I never done something like that.

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#2 Aaron Solomon

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 04:58 PM

You shot that in one and a half hours? It's beautiful. Did you do any color correction?
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 05:18 PM

That's excellent work for the circumstances.

Perhaps too many potatoes for September of '45 -- those were extremely bad times.





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#4 Frank Glencairn

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 05:26 PM

@Aaron - just a bit of desaturation and playing with the levels, nothing fancy.
And yes, one and a half hours. It was pretty exhausting - especially as a one man show. I felt like after an Ironman contest. But I think it was well worth it. Came out much better than I hoped.

@John: Those where the taters of the GIs, they had plenty of them.

Glad you guys like it.

Frank

Edited by Frank Glencairn, 13 September 2010 - 05:27 PM.

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#5 Frank Glencairn

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 04:55 PM

Here is a little prequel to "The Raid".

I shot it on the other days of theat weekend.

September 1945 - The village of Gottersdorf in occupied Germany. The first summer after the war has ended.

http://exposureroom....b93f4c98e9348d/

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#6 Richard Boddington

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:58 PM

But Frank, you make the Americans out to be the bad guys and the Germans the good guys. Where not the Germans actually the bad guys in WW2, and the Americans/Allies the good guys? :)

In any event nicely done, especially for the time frame.

As an amateur student of WW2 I have often wondered how the war is handled in the German school system? How people today that had grandfathers in the SS feel about that? And I assume you have no Nov 11th celebrations in Germany where all the surviving soldiers get out their old army uniforms and march through the town square?

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#7 Frank Glencairn

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 01:18 AM

And I assume you have no Nov 11th celebrations in Germany where all the surviving soldiers get out their old army uniforms and march through the town square?


LOL - yeah, right. If you would show up with an SS uniform in public, it takes about 10 seconds and you go straight to jail for years. That´s how they handle that over here.

Frank

Edited by Frank Glencairn, 16 September 2010 - 01:19 AM.

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#8 Robert G Andrews

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 12:13 PM

Nice moving images for an art gallery... but one needs dialogue, because isn't cinematography all about telling the story? Can't do that unless you tell the band to go outside an play :D (pretty pictures though)
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