Manipuri Martial Arts and Dance - a holiday video from Goa, India.

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PaulD
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Hi
I've put a video on YouTube, made with some performers I met in Goa earlier this year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SCZBmSAvO8

Shot with an £80 Sony DV camera, a 500w bulb on a tall pole in one restaurant, and a fluorescent strip in the other - about 30dB luma and 36dB+ chroma gain - nightshot infra-red enabled for the bits in the dark - like the fight scene...
And a whole week-ends worth of noise reduction rendering :)

Enjoy!

mooblie
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Shows what can be done with less-than-ideal ingredients, when well edited. Was the voice-over human?

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

PaulD
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mooblie wrote:
Was the voice-over human?

Ha!
Alex, from OS X 10.5.
I'm working on a longer version for DVD which will have a proper VO, and I didn't want to give YT too much of a good thing...

fuddam
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nah, he got a famous astronomer to supply the voice

:D

PaulD
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Hi
Turn CC (automated captioning) on. ROFLOL....
You get the option to edit the text to the proper script - but its too funny to spoil!

Maxwell
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Paul who did the commentary?

PaulD
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Hi
My Mac. ;)
Its a text-to-speech voice called Alex that comes with Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6.

I used it as a temporary measure because the longer version I'm editing isn't finished yet, and the proper VO won't be recorded until I've completed it.

More info on the video's subject matter here:
http://web.me.com/manipur/goa

Chrome
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fuddam wrote:
nah, he got a famous astronomer to supply the voice

:D

Lol - I hope you don't mean Stephen Hawking when you say astronomer? :eek:

He's a Theoretical Physicist and Professor of Mathematics. I don't think he's ever been an astronomer even though a lot of his work is linked to Astro Physics. :D