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Official MCR16 Video Review!
« on: Sep 26, 2017, 11:44:02 AM »

The 16th Annual Round-Up was one of our best Round Up events! Thanks to the wonderful Marlin Crawler fans who attended, the event raised $11,598 for the Rubicon Trail Foundation!! More than 400 tri-tip meals were served and we had the Rubicon Springs campground packed with awesome people and amazing rigs! Please enjoy this video tribute and thank you to all who came out to support the Rubicon Trail Foundation, and BIG thank you to the many volunteers and our employees who make this event possible!! Keep your September 2018 calendar clear: MCR17 will **potentially** be September 12-16, 2018 (date not confirmed yet). We are already looking forward to next year and Thank You to all from your Marlin Crawler family!!

Combined, the Marlin Crawler Round-Up events have now donated a total of $114,594 to the Rubicon Trail Foundation!

Location: Rubicon Trail near Lake Tahoe, California
Filmed Dates: September 14-17, 2017
« Last Edit: Sep 28, 2017, 12:38:03 PM by BigMike »
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Re: Official MCR16 Video Review!
« Reply #1 on: Sep 28, 2017, 09:36:19 AM »
Bigmike, did you make this video??
that was welllllllll done!!

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Re: Official MCR16 Video Review!
« Reply #2 on: Sep 28, 2017, 12:24:55 PM »
Bigmike, did you make this video??
that was welllllllll done!!
Oh how I wish I had those video skills but no it was a good friend, customer, and fellow business owner Nathan from Canada! I am not sure if he has an account here on our forum or not.

* BigMike goes to look for him...

Nathan is the owner of The Gear Shop, https://gearshop.ca, which is the main Marlin Crawler Canadian Distributor for all of Alberta :thumbs:


edit: As far as I can tell Nathan does not have an account here. Shame on him haha
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Re: Official MCR16 Video Review!
« Reply #3 on: Sep 28, 2017, 02:59:40 PM »
Oh how I wish I had those video skills but no it was a good friend, customer, and fellow business owner Nathan from Canada! I am not sure if he has an account here on our forum or not.

* BigMike goes to look for him...

Nathan is the owner of The Gear Shop, https://gearshop.ca, which is the main Marlin Crawler Canadian Distributor for all of Alberta :thumbs:


edit: As far as I can tell Nathan does not have an account here. Shame on him haha

aww nice! well he did an amazing job..its really hard to make crawling look intresting on video. mad props!

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Re: Official MCR16 Video Review!
« Reply #4 on: Sep 28, 2017, 05:01:51 PM »
its really hard to make crawling look intresting on video.

I disagree. this video is on the extreme upper end of rock crawling vids, but as long as you don't have a shaky 480p video with some woman in the background screaming "OH MY GOSH!" every two seconds, you can have a pretty good video.
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Re: Official MCR16 Video Review!
« Reply #5 on: Oct 01, 2017, 07:56:20 AM »
Photographing, editing, composing, and publishing a video takes time, hours, if not days. It also takes experience and skill to create the imagery that captures the reality and essence of the event.  Deciding who the target viewership will be while incorporating the photographer’s artistic intent must be considered before, during, and after the footage is complete.

Capturing quality photography with a still camera is a challenge.  Capturing quality photography with a video camera is much more challenging.

Sitting behind a keyboard and a monitor and critiquing some else’s photography is one perspective…. Being there with a camera in your hand is an entirely different perspective.

From one viewer’s perspective…

This video was well done, but could have been produced much better.

If the video tells a story, it should have a beginning, middle, and end. Key events should be highlighted.  The audio and sound track is the very important. The sound track was monotonous at times.  I much prefer the actual sounds, with subdued sound track or music that enhances the visuals. There were too many jump cuts in this video and were too short between the snap transitions, which made watching it confusing and difficult to follow.

It’s OK to mix stills with full motion, but stills should be done to emphasize event highlights and only short duration. Many of the video clips were way too short and sequencing was very choppy.

Rules of photographic composition apply to videography… rule of thirds, leading lines, subject focus, depth of field, perspective control, etc.

I have always enjoyed and appreciate ANY photography on 4-wheeling.  I get to see things I might not ever get to see.

4-wheeling is all about motion, sound, people, vehicles, and the terrain.

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Re: Official MCR16 Video Review!
« Reply #6 on: Oct 01, 2017, 04:53:43 PM »
Oh how I wish I had those video skills but no it was a good friend, customer, and fellow business owner Nathan from Canada! I am not sure if he has an account here on our forum or not.

* BigMike goes to look for him...

Nathan is the owner of The Gear Shop, https://gearshop.ca, which is the main Marlin Crawler Canadian Distributor for all of Alberta :thumbs:


edit: As far as I can tell Nathan does not have an account here. Shame on him haha

Hey Mike!!! I do have an account... just haven't been on for quite a while!  radical eh!   hahaha member since OCT 03!   :thumbs:

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Re: Official MCR16 Video Review!
« Reply #7 on: Oct 16, 2017, 10:42:32 AM »
Photographing, editing, composing, and publishing a video takes time, hours, if not days. It also takes experience and skill to create the imagery that captures the reality and essence of the event.  Deciding who the target viewership will be while incorporating the photographer’s artistic intent must be considered before, during, and after the footage is complete.

Capturing quality photography with a still camera is a challenge.  Capturing quality photography with a video camera is much more challenging.

Sitting behind a keyboard and a monitor and critiquing some else’s photography is one perspective…. Being there with a camera in your hand is an entirely different perspective.

From one viewer’s perspective…

This video was well done, but could have been produced much better.

If the video tells a story, it should have a beginning, middle, and end. Key events should be highlighted.  The audio and sound track is the very important. The sound track was monotonous at times.  I much prefer the actual sounds, with subdued sound track or music that enhances the visuals. There were too many jump cuts in this video and were too short between the snap transitions, which made watching it confusing and difficult to follow.

It’s OK to mix stills with full motion, but stills should be done to emphasize event highlights and only short duration. Many of the video clips were way too short and sequencing was very choppy.

Rules of photographic composition apply to videography… rule of thirds, leading lines, subject focus, depth of field, perspective control, etc.

I have always enjoyed and appreciate ANY photography on 4-wheeling.  I get to see things I might not ever get to see.

4-wheeling is all about motion, sound, people, vehicles, and the terrain.

Gnarls.


What is your deal, do you always have to have a rebuttal/overly done response for everything everyone does on this site? You sound like a grumpy ass old man, who never was able to do anything for your self, so you read and read and read and read, and now you are just old man rivers?

The maker of this video, did work days on this, and probably has done many more videos. was it the best video ever in the world? No probably not, did it make the MCR16 look fun as heck! sure did!
Its hard to make rock crawling look good. because its soo slow, but yes he did make it look fun and interesting, and for some one who has never been to an MCR i would assume that it would make it much more intriguing to go.  I'm no Movie guru, yes i dabble, and yes its work, and yes i do know what it takes to make a good movie. But what we have here is a great movie, that was well produced. I highly even doubt there was any money exchange for this production. And with that said, I tip my hat to the man that produced this because it was well done. 


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Re: Official MCR16 Video Review!
« Reply #8 on: Oct 16, 2017, 03:57:30 PM »
I also watched the video (3x so far) and think is was very well done. Made me wish I was there. Hope to be able to go next year. Looks like an amazing event. I also agree with what megaphoneman said. So if you want to make a video that gnarls likes than you'll need to follow all his rules about video production. All others please continue making cool 4x4 videos any way you like.
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