1. John's Follies

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    from Bruce Dale / Added

    1,141 Plays / / 3 Comments

    This is a short film about a successful businessman with an obsession for building in stone. His artistic side is expressed in his stone wall creations: there are seven which he calls his "Follies." One large circle consists of tall stones brought back from Indonesia. The latest is an amphitheater which seats 500 people. For the past decade, he has travelled from his home in Washington, DC to "Stone Hill", his farm in Flint Hill, Virginia to pursue his passion for building in stone. The original music was written by Will Hopkins and Ellen Britton and is performed by Will. Tom Field provided a custom built Hexacopter and together we built a 20ft jib with a gimbal attached to the end. Mark Godfrey did some of the field recording and provided valuable editing suggestions. Shot with Panasonic Lumix cameras. LX5, LX7, GX1, GH2, GH3, & GH4; Edited in Premiere Pro, Audition, and After Effects.

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    • Gear Guide: The Tungsten Shelf Package In Action

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      from William F. White / Added

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      This is the second of three educational videos featuring the Whites Interactive Tungsten Shelf Package, created by The Substream.com. In the first video, Mike Cameron introduced us to the equipment package and now, it’s time to see it in action! Check back in a couple of weeks to see the third and final video in this exciting and comprehensive series!

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      • WFW 1st Annual Student Open House

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        from William F. White / Added

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        An exciting 1 day event for post-secondary students enrolled in a film/television program, and their faculty. It’s an exciting opportunity to see our equipment in action, see our Toronto facilities, and meet our staff. Interactive equipment displays are set-up with representation from every department at Whites. Sim Video and Bling Digital participate with their camera and video assist equipment integrated into the Whites’ displays. Together, we create a dynamic and comprehensive experience.

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        • Lumix TS3 "Tough Camera"

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          from Bruce Dale / Added

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          This is a compilation of short tests with the Panasonic Lumix TS3, one of their latest “Tough” cameras. I gave it a workout in a dusty and dirt flying situation. Later I mounted the camera on a remote control RC model dune buggy. We didn’t plan the roll-over at 20 mph on an asphalt street, but the camera kept on shooting. I played with the camera in a glass of water and shot in a couple other wet situations. Auto-focus worked fine up close underwater and re-focused instantly when moved above the surface. No animals or wildfowl were injured in shooting these videos. Only the camera and photographer received superficial damage. Both are still in good working order. This is a great shirt-pocket camera to have with you on the beach, in a canoe, or in a rainstorm. It’s the camera I carry with me in the toolbox on my tractor (wrapped in a cloth) and really is one tough camera. This camera is waterproof to 40 feet, and drop proof from 6.5 feet. It is also freeze proof to -10 degrees and has a 3d mode. The camera logs a host of data to the metadata including your GPS position, local city or county name, altitude, compass direction, depth underwater, and barometric pressure. Some of the info such as compass heading is not supported in programs I use. It shoots 1920x1080 hd video and has a built-in LED video assist light. Of course it shoots stills (12.5 megapixels) and has the usual built-in flash. Lens covers an equiv. 28mm to 128mm. Still images are JPG only -- not raw.

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          • Aurora in Spring

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            This is the latest of my series of videos featuring seasons of the year in Aurora, West Virginia, where a group of historic buildings are being restored to establish a creative environment for artists and scholars It is known as the "Aurora Project". Produced with Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop. Photographed entirely with a Panasonic Lumix GH2 except for the very last image of star trails which was shot with a Nikon D700 and 24mm f1.4 lens. Music: "Appalachian Spring" by Copland, London Symphony and Walter Susskind "Spring" (Solo Piano) by Amy White "Appalachian Spring" by Michael Tilson Thomas, & San Francisco Symphony All available on ITunes

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            • Ask an Expert - What is Pretreatment?

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              from Great Lakes Bioenergy / Added

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              Bruce Dale, Leader of GLBRC's Improving Biomass Processing area, talks about biomass pretreatment, and its role in the biofuels pipeline.

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              • A Rappahannock Halloween Festival

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                from Bruce Dale / Added

                1,989 Plays / / 3 Comments

                Halloween 2010. John B. Henry and his wife Ann Crittenden host one or two spectacles a year at their farm “Stone Hill” in the rolling countryside of Rappahannock County Virginia. This spectacle featured the sacrifice of a virgin at dusk on Halloween. Border collies, sheep and bagpippers entertained guests amongst the stone works built by Mr. Henry before the dramatic play by Peggy Schadler unfolded inside a stone circle. Note: This video was posted a few months ago but was accidentally erased. This is the same except several scenes have been processed in After Effects to smooth out shakiness. Shot with Lumix GH1 and GH2 cameras with 14-140 lens. A 45mm f2.8 lens was used for some of the portraits Photography © Bruce Dale, 2010 www.brucedale.com

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                • Ask an Expert - Cellulosic Ethanol: is it Energy Efficient?

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                  from Great Lakes Bioenergy / Added

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                  Bruce Dale, Leader of GLBRC's Improving Biomass Processing area, talks about the age-old discussion of whether cellulosic ethanol is efficient to create.

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                  • Stars, Airplanes, Satellites, a Shooting Star, Lightning Bugs, and Two Passing Cars

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                    from Bruce Dale / Added

                    1,139 Plays / / 7 Comments

                    This is a test -- shot with a Nikon D700 and 24mm f1.4 lens. Taken in Aurora, West Virginia to be included in my "Aurora in Spring" video which I'm working on. Assembled and rendered in After Effects. PS... I had another camera (Lumix GH2) pointed in a different direction. It had a small intervalometer on top which flashed regularly. I think it attracted lightning bugs. © Bruce Dale, 2011, www.brucedale.com Music: "Fine Line" by Tim Story

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                    • Al and Amy at Jammin Java

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                      from Bruce Dale / Added

                      1,815 Plays / / 2 Comments

                      Al Petteway and Amy White recorded live at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia. I went to see Al and Amy perform recently and decided to test my Lumix GH2 with a 50mm Nikon f 1.4 lens. I used an older helical focusing lens which I prefer to the newer autofocus types. I like the smooth focus it allows. On the GH2 camera it makes it an equivalent 100mm f 1.4 lens. Someone else was photographing the same evening from the back of the room and I thought this might make a nice "B roll" to intersperse with the overall scene. I shot most of it experimenting while running the focus totally out and back in. I was impressed with the sound recorded from the camera built-in microphones and decided to put together some of my Southwest U.S. photos to go along with the music. Al wrote this number called "Desert Dance" during his visit to the same region. It was shot at full 1920x1080 and is downsized to 1080 x 720 for this presentation. This also became an exercise for me using Adobe's Premier Pro. It was rendered at the Vimeo HD default with options for depth, 2 pass and high quality checked.

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