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    I got in contact with an NGO that traveled to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. They gave me 2+ hours of video acquired during the mission. Unfortunately, not a lot of action, but I tried to squeeze as much as I could out of it, in effort to tell a story.

    If you'd like to view the 30 minute "doc" here it is-
    http://www.chrisvalentines.com/speci...ocumentary.wmv

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    very nice, good job, it is very professional. Love the music :P

    oh and awesome idea using the map.

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    Map is great thought some bits went on for a bit too long but I did like the map idea.
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    Thanks for the critiques...

    ...I'm going to do a tightened down version for the final.../other sites. THe 32 minute version was meant to appease this particular NGO....stroking them a bit.

    New version will be down to the essential 24-26 minutes of story telling.

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    Ok really for me it got dull when the speeches were said, the pace was good to there but it just slowed too much for my liking. I can totally understand however that it would please the NGO for who this was for!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DV_Ed
    Ok really for me it got dull when the speeches were said, the pace was good to there but it just slowed too much for my liking. I can totally understand however that it would please the NGO for who this was for!

    Gotcha 100%.

    I have tightened the screws on the video by about 3 and a half minutes, focusing on eliminating about 2 1/2 minutes of talk. I also punched up the ending a bit. It's at the same address as the original.

    The video they gave me was basically a journal of their trip. If I skip over the speeches in Medan and just go to the light hearted "D-Day" portion or on to the boarding of the helicopter, the sense of "mission", teamwork and a good chunk of the "nuts and bolts" of Meulaboh are missing.

    Admittedly, this isn't anything that's going to make you sit up in your chair with excitement. I took the tact that this film would try to sell the idea of "it's worth the effort" or just making an effort is rewarding for all involved.

    I wish some others had answered my call for tsunami relief home video, but these 2 hours of raw were all I could scrape up.
    http://www.chrisvalentines.com/speci...ocumentary.wmv

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