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WattFlyer's Aerial Video (AV) Contest #5

Old 10-12-2014, 07:27 PM
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Default WattFlyer's Aerial Video (AV) Contest #5

It has been a long time since we had an AV contest so let's begin with a simple and fun one.

No prizes for this contest but the winner will get bragging rights and a cool AV Icon that will go under your name.

Participants will have until 16 Nov to post their videos on their choice of video posting sites.

The theme of the video is open to your imagination. Be creative and let's see what you got!

Rules:

1. The video should be no more than four (4) minutes in length. That includes title pages and credits.

2. You should also note in the title or credits: Wattflyer Video Contest #5 and your WF username.

3. Contest begins now and will end on 16 Nov.

4. Winners will be determined by a vote open to all WF members.

5. You can edit and use video tools such as Sony Movie Studio to make your video as presentable as possible.

Participants:
  • Stevephoon (Steve) >> Fixed wing (C/W)
  • hillbille (Bill) >> Fixed wing
  • offtom (Tom) >> Fixed wing (C/W)
  • max2112 (John) >> Fixed wing (C/W)
  • mclarkson (Mark) >> Fixed wing (C/W)




Please let me know who is participating and when you get your video posted, please let me know the link.

Good luck and have fun!

Frank

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Old 10-12-2014, 11:35 PM
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Thanks for setting this up Frank.

I'm in!

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Old 10-13-2014, 12:07 AM
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You are welcome Steve. Looking forward to the videos!

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Old 10-13-2014, 12:38 AM
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Okay - for bragging rights - I'm in too.

In my case it's more of a want to participate than it is a will participate as I have a project going that will take me through Oct. 25. Then it's all about the weather!! LOL!!

But - as far as I know - I'm in!

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Old 10-13-2014, 01:31 AM
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Got ya Bill and this time of the year the weather gets nice for flying.

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Old 10-13-2014, 02:50 AM
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Well Frank, I was kinda planning on playing too.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:52 AM
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You got it Tom. I'll add you to the list of participants. Thanks for letting me know.

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Old 10-13-2014, 04:48 AM
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I'll sign up for spot #4 please!

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Originally Posted by max2112 View Post
I'll sign up for spot #4 please!

You got it John!

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Old 10-13-2014, 11:40 AM
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I'm in.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
I'm in.
Thanks for joining in the fun Mark!

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Old 10-13-2014, 05:05 PM
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I've considered an entry on this....however, as it is a competition to be judged by our WattFlyer peers, and I, being a very competitive guy, find I will not be very competitive since I do not own a GoPro, Mobius, AEE Magicam or equal......there's very little chance a rig with a $10.00 to $40.00 camera will match the quality of those who use semi-pro equipment like mentioned above (as well as advanced video software).......at least three of those signed-up have admitted to that application.........

It will be interesting however.......I'll consider entering a contest when the equiment catagories are more clearly defined and the playing field is much more even........it's all in fun until it's judged and competitive.....
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:26 PM
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The 808 Key Camera #16 can be purchased for about $40 and provides very good video. See some of mclarkston's videos in the other thread on starting an AV contest! The Mobius is about $70. Not outragous, but not dirt cheap either.

As far as editing software, I use freeware stuff only. I'm not producing anything that I'm getting paid for, so I'm not spending anything either.

I'm planning on using the Windows 8.1 Movie Maker for my editing and a Mobius camera. I've only created a handful of movies before so it's really a learning experience for me... I join contests to force myself to complete a task/build within a reasonable time frame so I can learn and play... If you get good shots and are creative, I think anyone could win!

Please feel free to join!

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Yeah. I have a GoPro and a Mobius, but my entry will probably be made with my trusty 808 #16 keychain cameras ($40).
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Yup, my equipment isn't hi tech either. Cheap camera and windows movie maker is what I play with. I do it just for fun.
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Originally Posted by pizzano View Post
I've considered an entry on this....however, as it is a competition to be judged by our WattFlyer peers, and I, being a very competitive guy, find I will not be very competitive since I do not own a GoPro, Mobius, AEE Magicam or equal......there's very little chance a rig with a $10.00 to $40.00 camera will match the quality of those who use semi-pro equipment like mentioned above (as well as advanced video software).......at least three of those signed-up have admitted to that application.........

It will be interesting however.......I'll consider entering a contest when the equiment catagories are more clearly defined and the playing field is much more even........it's all in fun until it's judged and competitive.....
Don't give up before you even start. Keep in mind this is for fun and to help our forum and the users here. And it is not really the quality of the video or equipment that matters it is what you do with the video that counts. There are no pros here with equipment or skills.

When I won my video contest I used a cheap $40 camera that wasn't even meant for video. I just happened to string the videos together to make a cool theme and won by a landslide. And that is with poor quality video.

Just look at it this way. Make the video for WF members. It'll be fun no matter if you are trying to win or not.

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Old 10-17-2014, 09:22 PM
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So P, have we talked you into joining in the fun?

How are you guys coming along on your videos? Got a cool theme picked out yet?

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Old 10-17-2014, 10:42 PM
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Here's My DL 50 Mountain Model, flinging it with a 12$ keychain Velcro'ed on,
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PS turn the sound down a little, the music is done by Dan, He's one heck of a flyer as well!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5EghCGTiSQ
not so much an entry but how to have fun with the cost of a couple of Mc Burgers Camera


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Old 10-18-2014, 04:12 AM
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Great fun Steve! A DL plane is something I've never tried... Looks like a blast!


I've only had one chance for filming so far, and it was totally overcast... Weather's been pretty crappie lately... Hopefully this weekend will bring some sun.

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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
So P, have we talked you into joining in the fun?

How are you guys coming along on your videos? Got a cool theme picked out yet?

Frank
I've decided to hold off.......after watching a few of the competitions vid's in the "Where Do You Fly" thread.......lol

My little Cube camera is out on loan and the Fish Eye will not cut it....maybe next time.

Thanks for the invite guys.....I'll be watching.......
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Been on vacation with some good weather, lots of flying, some video, but no theme yet.
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I forgot to ask earlier, but if you wouldn't mind, can you share what model you are using to film your videos please? Just say; fixed wing, helicopter, multirotor, etc.

It won't effect your entry, I am just curious what people are using these days.

Thanks,

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Old 10-19-2014, 02:34 AM
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Still using my Mountain Models Magpie AP version. I love that thing/ I hate to see that they don't make them anymore. Great AP platforms, and a great trainer/beginner airplane.
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:47 AM
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Hi Frank,

All I have is fixed wing aircraft, so that's what I'll be using. I'm still playing with mounts and deciding exactly what the video will be about. I will most likely make sure the plane(s) that the video is shot from gets a picture/video segment to show it as well.

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Old 10-19-2014, 06:05 AM
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Got it. Thanks Gents. I know why MM got away from the Magpie. At least I have my suspicions anyway. Very few people use fixed wing for AP anymore. It is all multirotor now. That is why I wanted to know. I think airplanes make for better overall videos.

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