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UK Fchat Driveout DVD----------------------------------

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by tonyh, May 3, 2004.

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Where do we want to do our filming

  1. Track?

  2. Road Trip -Italy, France etc?

  3. Public Highway?

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  1. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Following on from Sunday's drive-out to Auto Italia, it's been suggested we get a UK Fchat DVD of us on the road together . Felix has very kindly offered to do the camera work and the editing at minimal cost to us.
    So, can everyone pls register their interest here and let's try and get some dates / locations sorted. As Felix is London based, i've suggested the location should be convenient to him as he's doing all the work for nowt.
     
  2. harmitc

    harmitc Karting

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    Sounds like a great idea, pse include me.

    Bernard
     
  3. sletti

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    Me in too...
     
  4. ric355

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    I'm in.
     
  5. robinh

    robinh Formula Junior

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    Sarah has been in TV production/editing for many years and could help. Do you think you'd need a Stradale as one of the cars, if so I might be able to lay my hands on one

    (In future I'll have to keep my short videos to myself :))
     
  6. jrs

    jrs Formula 3

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    If you need a truly fine sounding 355 with Tubi and no cats I'm in.

    James
     
  7. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    James,
    i'm already going, sorry . :)
     
  8. jrs

    jrs Formula 3

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    As you know it is the best sound by FAR !! lets take 2 !

    James
     
  9. 456mgt

    456mgt Formula Junior

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    I'd be up for something like this, and have done something similar with PistonHeads- The Surrey Run, filmed not a million miles from Box Hill. These have been organised by Jeremy (jeremyc, possibly the nicest person in the world) and the footage shot by Steve (Luca Brazzi) http://www.sleepy-fish.com. Worth hooking up with these guys?

    Kevin
     
  10. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Hi Kev,
    Sounds cool. Once we have an idea on numbers and pick a location, we can ask Felix if he needs some help.
    Regards.
     
  11. 360CS

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    Im in Tony

    Sounds like Fun!!!!!

    J
     
  12. stevetr

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    I'm definitely up for this. I would suggest some in-car shots and also some drive-bys past a fixed camera at high speed... well 70mph :)! Ideally we would find a section of quiet dual carriageway, maybe a mile long, with a roundabout at each end so we can be sure we're alone, and a lay-by half way along for the camera and for us to park. Early morning might be best.
     
  13. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

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    What about quarter mile Tunnel???? Roundabout each end ???
    sound would be awesome 3 mins from my house!!
    J
     
  14. felix66

    felix66 Karting

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    Great ideas Steve. I have the kit for in-car and shots outside (I will be using high speed DVCAM and/or miniDV - unless any objections - happy to use film but looking to keep costs down).

    My only comment about the location is that if we get can get-away with some high speed passes we may be ok with the film kit - normally you need a permit to shoot in public (permit not normally a problem with a bit of notice - and yes I have been stopped before - the kit tends to attract attention). If possible it would be good to get off road - airfield/track/private road whatever.

    Anyone up for a getaway-paris style shoot? High speed at dawn through London? ;-)
     
  15. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

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    You may need a bit of blue to in the video for contrast. People may think their TVs have gone on the blink and only show red :D

    i.e. I'm up for it
     
  16. Dale

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    Guy's cant help in the car department much,but can you guys put me on top of the list for a copy of the finished dvd guy's,£££££££££ ready just tell me where to send it,

    cheers
    Dale.
     
  17. yellowtr

    yellowtr Formula Junior

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    Count me in with the big banana!

    Pete
     
  18. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

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    I would like too.
     
  19. sletti

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    Felix,

    Good point. When shooting stationary, the camera robs the car of 30mph, so whilst it feels fast, it does not look fast, so the use of an airfield or something is a damn good idea.

    I have a friend who edits JC's selthrough videos so he has a particularly relevant perspective, so I'd like to get him involved. I don't know if you intend to make this project "yours".......
     
  20. felix66

    felix66 Karting

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    Always happy to collaborate on projects. I have shot/edited quite a few arty sequences with cars/aircraft over the years and always prefer the use of a moving platform where possible (hence my use of steadicam - when coupled with the back of an open pick-up it makes for the best leading shots you can achieve without a £100K purpose built platform). I have OB and feature experience of car chase sequences which is why I would like to do a pilots-eye view getaway type romp through town one day.

    Lets see what we come up with location wise before working out how much help we need. In my experience these things can become too much like hardwork with too many crew and not enough activity (Always a case of Hurry up and WAIT..... OB work on top gear frequently involves a crew of around 4 and that includes soundman and Director!) - I will speak to some contacts at fields I fly from to see what i can find - Please all - if you have a contact with a decent stretch of road/runway - see if you can tap them up - it will make for a better shoot.
     
  21. rviant

    rviant Karting

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    I am up for it as long as its not the Le Mans weekend count me in. :)
     
  22. robinh

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    To make a DVD that is 1hour in length will require a significant amount of shooting and editing.

    For planning purposes I think we need to think about:

    1) Decide what it is we are trying to make
    2) To decide who the filming team are
    3) Find a location
    4) Decide what cars and why and who can provide them (short of linked to 1)
    5) Pick a date and a time
    6) Do the filming
    7) Do the editing and add sound track etc.
    8) Produce the DVD
    9) Sell it if we think it's up to it (and pay the contributors etc out of the takings)
     
  23. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Point 1- nothing to fancy or arty
    Point 2- Felix to coordinate?
    Points 3,4 &5- to be decided
    Points 6,7 & 8 are down to Felix and whoever else helps him out.
    Point 9 - do we really want a DVD of our cars driven "with gusto" availiable outside of our immediate group?
     
  24. felix66

    felix66 Karting

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    Agreed... Although per my earlier post.. with factual stuff and unless you intend to have the standard passing shots/static shots on the public road, the availability of location is pivotal. I would put this at point one. In my experience the availability of location and type of location will set some parameters around what we will be able to film and as a result steer the options as to what we want to film.

    Having then established the location, style/type of film we will be able to establish the crewing needs.

    The finished product will be commercial quality as is my want on the commercial work I undertake - despite doing this largely for fun these days, my experience on feature and broadcast work is normally provided FOC in return for a donation to charity (as per my website) and normally based on the perceived value - in other words I am happy to work at cost (and since I have all my own kit and full online/offline editing suites - there is no cost other than consumables). Any profit should include a donation and then the balance... well maybe the forum should benefit from that?
     
  25. sletti

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    Felix,

    Out of curiousity, what format did you have in mind. Will it be mini DV, or do you have access to digi-beta?
     

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