I just set the camera up that way and it was too close I guess
wide angle lens in the future may fix
The sheep was not drugged
You can drug the big "rams" so you do not get hurt, but not the smaller ones
They were Dorset lambs which 90% of the time kick the s@#t out of you
Its a skill to keep the sheep moving with your feet under it at all times
Not out to win awards, just own use for now
Maybe use it underwater to make dvds for people in years to come
It was in Oz.
Have not been to NZ for a year now and do not plan to shear there again (low $ per sheep)
It depends on where you shear, what the sheep are like and how keen/mad/crazy you are.
In oz I used to shear 200+ 90% of the time, in NZ you had to shear 240-400 to make any money, and in the UK you could shear 300 no probs and good $.
Getting into comm diving soon so dont work so hard anymore.
Dont know about "a cut above the rest" but I will take it.
I think I'm going to be controversial here but as well shot as the film is, it's one continuous shot of sheep being sheered, set to music (say the last bit fast 5 times!!!). Sorry but how does this constitute a 5 star rating. I think we need a recalibration of the rating system.
I have to agree with mhh, it's one long shot of a sheep being sheared, it needs more visual variety, it could have told the story of a day in the life of someone who works in that industry. I think the 5 stars is going overboard.
I'll third that notion. I've really learned nothing about the job, the person etc.
If we assume that you're not attempting to create a documentary, just demonstrate the process of sheep sheering, I'd still say you missed the mark. A long roll doesn't really grab the viewers attention, and even in a short, to the point demonstration, there's the need to unravel a story. We need to see the sheerers face, close ups on the details, longer shots of more than one sheerer, close ups of the 'wool'. There's also a few details you could have added. Why not, for example, add a timer to demonstrate the time taken? Or a voice over descriving the process.
I think this is a good example of how a video could have been transformed by camera technique and editing. Sure, it's a video, but it's the base form of video which, in my opinion, needs something adding to it.