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Red River Gorge Climbing Videos

Post by barple » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:53 pm

Right now I am in the process of putting together all the footage I got from a trip to the red river gorge in May. I just put out the first vid that has footage from The Zoo and wanted to share it with other climbers. Let me know what you think. I appreciate any feedback. I will be putting out other footage from roadside crag, PRMP, Muir Valley, Emerald City. I tried to get footage that would give people an idea of how beautiful the Red River Gorge is. I hope that anyone that has never been can use this video to get a better idea of why they should go.

Here is this link and don't forget to check back on my vimeo profile for the next videos.

bit.ly/9m6miw

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Post by der uber » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:04 pm

Some cool stuff going on. I like a lot of the editing, but I think there could be a little bit less during actual climbing footage. Seemed like the camera would change beore it got good. But the quality of the video and the potential is obvious. Nice work.

I certainly hope this video attracts a lot more people (not :) ).

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Post by sendit » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:34 pm

dude...was that a blown clip ground fall on the first bolt? yikes.
I noticed the next guy stick clipped it, smart.
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Post by pkananen » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:37 pm

I like the video, I don't like your mission.

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Post by bcombs » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:14 pm

Great video.. makes an OK crag like the Zoo look spectacular. If I were computer saavy I would learn to shoot video.

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Post by pkananen » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:27 pm

bcombs wrote:If I were computer saavy I would learn to shoot video.
WTF?

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Post by Andrew » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:35 pm

I think I went blind from all the blurring.




Actually I think it was one of the best edited climbing video's I have seen in a while, a few of your climbing angles sucked but most were great. I give it an A.
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Post by DHB » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:03 am

It's a tricky world, making videos. While it was indeed the best climbing video I've seen, some people may not feel the same way because it's not a straight up climbing video.

Just like in journalism, the video you spend ten hours shooting and editing to make it perfect might not get as many hits or as much acclaim as a plain ol' half-an-hour-production clip because technical proficiency may not be something your audience can appreciate. It's no insult to climbers, it's just a fact of the matter. Most people just want to see a person go from ground to top-out.

That being said I think it was a really well done essay on a day of climbing and the nature that surrounds you at the Red. The lensing and DOF was outstanding, the layering was outstanding, the type was outstanding and the rack focusing was outstanding because it never got repetitive and gimmicky. I would, however, cut back on the rewind effect and the quick cuts (too jarring too often).

One of the things that I really like about video is that it has the ability to draw in the viewer using motion. You've already accomplished it with the aforementioned techniques, but consider moving the camera itself more, like you did at 00:35.

But overall, solid work.

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Post by Rollo » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:15 am

made me wanna go get on scar tissue again... by the way, come climb with me so you can make me look good.
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Post by p0bray01 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:16 am

It was a good video man. I think the blurr in and outs were a bit much, but overall...I liked it. I really liked the Yosemite one too.

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Post by One-Fall » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:35 am

Fantastic shots. I really like how you told a story. You captured what I think you were after.

I am like der uber though. Climbing is a choreographed dance, and we missed a lot of it.
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Post by joe leismer » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:04 pm

Instead of making a video to satisfy the few, why not invest your energy in making a video that instructs morons on how to use gear properly, pee/poo way off the path/climbing areas, leave no trace (including toilet paper), consider those around you, don’t rope a route and leave it, don’t spread your gear all over the place, how to avoid ground falls, use your inside voice outside, participate on trail days, donate, basics of climbing 101...things you would learn by hunging out with old schoolers: Dont need special effects to know the Gorge is awesome! wink:

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Post by joe leismer » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:07 pm

jaleismer,

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Post by One-Fall » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:01 pm

Can't we all just get along?

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Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:35 pm

Both very nice!

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