|Posted by Camst648 on April 26, 2013 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
Why am I making my films the way I do ? Long, filled with stand still pictures and idle movement. Were allmost nothing seem to happen for a length of time like it was made to bore people. To bore people has not been my goal, though some may say that for not trying, I still seem to have made quite a good job of it. I did at first not have any idea that the making of engine models films was to become such a big part of the hobby. My initial goal and something I still see as goal, is of course to allow other people to see engines in movement and stills that they may not have seen much of before, if anytime at all. Let me start from the beginning of it all, and It has of course been a development in that to. I started off with quite ordinarry 4-6minutes films. when I later watched them, sometimes in slight embaresment, I allways was seeing things i should have done better and in another way. I have of course since i started this hobby allways spent much time on the 'you tube' channel looking for films of engines that i do not my self have, or would like to have, have odered or thought of ordering but then desiding to put far down on the list of engines to order (has happen a lot). As time has passed and more and more films has been viewed from around the world, I have started to miss some features in films I see. Do not take me wrong, I love to see an engine run at any speed, but just watching an engine run for a minute isn't longer what I most of all hope to see or wish to show. Like i said, it is fine to watch, I do enjoy a minuter film of an engine running, but the problem is, I love the engines. I love the estetics, how it is made, the shape, the mechanical solutions, the deliberate choices made by the construtor(s), the crafmanship if that is present, how it do in different light, different angle's, different shades. All of this are things that I wish to show in my films. This is basically the first and foremost important reasons why my films often has 4-6 minutes or more, with nothing but photos or stand still filming of the engines models many shapes and angle's. what you see there and then, is me, seeking the one place of angle and light, direct or ambient, that together, create the perfect image of that engine model. My goal gets fullfilled those times when the light, collor, angle and shape together matches and the perfection is there, in a glance of the moment. one see it instantly when it is 'right',, one thinks "yess !, there it is". a photo gets taken or film sequence made, and then it is the same serch all over again. Slowly but surely, enough photage gets made to edit the film into the finished result. And so my films get done. A idea has brewed for a wile in my mind that I should part the estetics bit out of the general engine films and simply start to make two seperate types of films all together. one type of film that is entirely eye candy for the admiration of the engine models, and one film that is more back to basic viewing of the engine in movement and techical experiences of the run. Doing this will solve quite a few problems. First of all, The run sequence of the films will be available all over the world, and not limited to those ereas were the copyright of music etc etc is validated. Second, it will prevent 50% of the viewers from becoming too annoyed to view the film in the first place. It will not make my films much shorter since it will be filled with more talk about the engine model in the view. BUT it will create a bit more freedom for me to wander more closely into the the engine model werbaly, becourse of the removal of the engine admiring sequence that mostly take up the first 3-4 minutes of the actual film. Another advantage of this idea will also be that the people also interested in the estetics of the engine will have much much shorter films to watch and probably a lot more of them too, not to mention the time saving this give me, not having to plan all the aspects of all the parts in the films, but can limit my planing towards either an estetic film or a feature film. I might combine the two in a later 3'rd edition of the films of any engine, but start off by presenting the engine in two entirely seperated films. I will probably test this consept of deviding the films physically into several bits on the upcoming film of the Markie plough engine that will arive here within a cupple of month. Test out the reaction it have on the people of the forum, if any at all, the responce to the various episodes of films, in there, and on the "You tube" channel it self. The main star in all my engine model films are of course the engines that features in them. It is my highest duty as a film maker, to make the engine models to stand out in the best light. I sometimes allmost get anoyed watching a film of a very special engine and just having to view it from a static tripod some distance away. A bit like if one stand in a crowd on the third row and gets a view over someones sholder. One is dying to get closer, into the close up's, to see it all, see the movement, hear the sound up close, all of it, exept smelling the smell. But one can't, one has to keep stearing at it from some distance. A truly terrifying odeal for someone that has my kind of wish to get close to the movement of these mechanical works of art.
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|Posted by Camst648 on February 13, 2013 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
This is a VERY basic way to publish a film of a engine so that other people can see them on a forum of some kind. This guide is made first and most for those that has no knowlege of how to doo this to begin with. This is SO basic that most of you will not have any use for the information. becourse this is a easy guide for the compleate newbie to follow. this is simply the most EASY and BASIC way to upload a film using FREE programs. This is NOT a guide to make any film into anything other then what it allready is, and then the most basic way to publish this film on to YouTube. You will need a YouTube account for this prosess. This "guide" require no comersial product, but only the use of your computer and Windows live moviemaker, this program is free to download if it is not allready installed on your computer HERE : http://windows-live-movie-maker.en.softonic.com/ .
I asume that the person in need for this guide will know how to embed the film from his or her YouTube chanel on to a forum page or indeed anywere else he or she would wish to publish their creations.
Presuming you know how to operate your camera into making a film with it, you import that film into your computer using the usb cord that came with the camera. Once you conect the camera via the usb cord on to your comuter that is RUNNING and READY TO WORK, you should see a message pup up were you can choose to import pictures and films on to your computer, this you now doo, make sure to see to it that this film you import save it self on the DESKTOP, for an easy find later. for the total beginner experience level it is advisable to make a copy of the film you have just entered into your computer, and on the computing editing prosess, work with the copy of the film, leaving one film file as a untuched backup. To start editing the copy of your film, mark the file with your RIGHT mouse button and choose "open with" and then "Windows live movie maker" from the sub menu. this open the editing program. It is from here on, advicable, FOR THE NEW USER, to take a wile just to click on different options to see what "they doo", doo not let yourself be confused by the screen but take some time to become more familiar with it. you have the preview window to your left and the editing cut board to your right.
To doo the most BASIC rute to a published film : Go to the drop down menu on the top left corner were you choose "Publish Movie". From the sub menu choose "YouTube", then you get to choose the resolution of the film file. Use the RECOMENDED option. Then you will type in your account information, if you havent allready done that. and the film will be uploaded on to your YouTube channel.
The ABOVE option will not create the same basic good details, but will be quicker and easyer to doo.
To choose the most BASIC way to create a film on to your computer for saving there, and later upload to YouTube, you do this : Go to the drop down menu on the top left corner were you choose "SAVE MOVIE". In the Sub menu there choose "For high definition Display". You now have the opurtunity to name your film and choose its saved destination, default is "my movies". Once you are done, the computer will generate the film in WMV format, Windows Media Video. You now have a "high Definition" media file of your film. I you wish to upload this file to your YouTube account, you simply go to your you tube channel and click on "upload file", you can then choose the film file you wish to upload and follow the "EASY" onscreen options.
This way of dooing this will give you the highest cuality film on you tube.
To get deeper into editing of the film using this Windows movie maker program is just a matter of testing and trying really. take a minute of film with your camera and do the above steps to get it into your movie maker program and from then on simply play around with it, learn what happen on the different options. this program is VERY basic, and you should have no problem getting the hang of it in a very short time.