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25/04/2013 08:37:08

DyllyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Hi Guys, I need some help with a project I'm working on at the minute. I'm trying to make a documentary/video blog about my 'other woman' in other words my boat. I've been lucky enough to have the collaboration of a few other 'nutters' who are both Norfolk Broads & Boat Enthusiasts. I've managed to get access to historical film footage from the 1960's & permission to use it, I've also got the help of a fellow boater who also has a top notch drone fitted with Full HD camera...so I have some outstanding aerial footage of various locations.

The idea is to document the history of my boat Royal Tudor who is registered with the National Maritime Museum as being of 'significant national importance'. At the same time I want to document the 'voyages' as we explore the 200 miles of water of the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads, using my knowledge & interest in archaeology, wildlife etc as well as animation similar to Time Team to illustrate.

Everythings is going fine and dandy apart from one aspect. I've scoured the web looking for answers and come up blank and then this morning realised that the answer to the problem may lie with the Muvizu Brains Trust...err that's you guys BTW.

Here's the problem...Talking to camera! After several hours/days of filming I just can't do it...for a number of reasons. First of all...it was not until the 30 days were up on my Argos purchase that I realised that they had swapped the camera I had ordered for a 'similar product' ie one with no microphone connections...I should have checked... my fault. So to get good quality sound I'm having to record via another source either a Zoom H2 or my Meteor mic. This means lugging a laptop around on location. Secondly I'm old, grey, have teeth that Shergar would be proud of...and talking to camera just does not look right or natural. I have no problem getting behind a mic for voice overs or indeed appearing on camera...just talking to it...coherently.

Here's the question...having realised that the one place on the web with technical & directorial talent galore is Muvizu....can anyone see a technical or directorial solution to avoid having to talk to camera without having to spend more money on gear (the woman holding the purse strings will go ballistic)?
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27/04/2013 09:00:13

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Is it not just a case of adding a voice over when it comes to edit?
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27/04/2013 09:24:15

simonhefferMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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I would have thought this was an ideal opportunity to brush off that avatar of yours and get him to do the on-camera shots.
You could either try to get him to fit in with the actual shots or do one of those picture-in-picture thingies.
That way you can record the audio to fit the shots and fill the presenter in afterwards.

Hope that helps,
Simon
edited by simonheffer on 27/04/2013
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27/04/2013 16:13:59

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Yes Dylly - I would either voice over or green screen a Muvizu character on.
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27/04/2013 16:42:08

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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I'm happy to voice over if required Dylly!
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27/04/2013 17:58:52

urbanlamb
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I often do this. I am not shy, but I figure that you know i aint young and so why should I scare my audience anymore then I have to lol so I often use an avatar green screened instead of me. Its way more "funner" for them as well then watching me ambling along.
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29/04/2013 09:56:13

DyllyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Thanks for the advice guys, much needed! I'm back from a trip down to the boat & just sorting through some footage. I think I will take the advice & do both voice over & pop in an avatar. Time to check the pennies in my 'render bank' me thinks. A script will be winging it's way to you shortly Dreeko!
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