July Modeling Video Challenge "Layout Tour!"

Mark Watson Jul 2, 2010

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Choose Your Favorite Video(s)!!

Poll closed Aug 6, 2010.
  1. COverton - N&W J Class looms over canoeists in the Seneca River

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. redone1992 - Bachmann 0-6-0

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. Bruce-in-MA - Belmar Tour 2010

    6 vote(s)
    54.5%
  4. MOPMAN - Missouri Pacific Van Buren Sub along the Arkansas River

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
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  1. Mark Watson

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    [​IMG] July Modeling Video Challenge "Layout Tour!"

    Show us those key spots you'd boast to anyone visiting the layout!

    Whip out the camcorders, switch your cameras to movie mode, its time for a Video Contest! This contest is for MODELING videos. Please follow this link to the simultaneous Prototype Video Challenge.

    *Please read all rules as they may have changed from previous weeks*
    If you notice a typo, error, or confusing statement, please notify Mark Watson immediately for correction and clarification.

    Modeling Video Challenge Topic: "Layout Tour!"

    Video Contest Rules:
    1. Challenges are open to everyone, have fun!!

    2. The entry deadline is Midnight (UTC -11), Saturday, July 31st.
    Late entries will be accepted up until the official "Time's up!" post within the thread.

    3. For videos to be eligible they must be recorded between Thursday, July 1st and Saturday, July 31st.
    Make sure to allow time for editing your video and uploading it. Don't wait till the last minute and find the poll closed before your video finishes uploading.
    Please use the challenge as a motive to record new videos!

    4. Any posts with a video recorded before the commencement of the challenge will not be included in the poll and may be moved to the Video Cutting Room Floor thread.
    - Ensure dates and times on your camera are correct. -

    5. Videos must be under 5 minutes so that no one must spend hours going through videos for judging. Choose the footage carefully. There will be a 30 second tolerance. Only one video per participant.

    6. Though realism is popular among voters, it is not required. Any video or quick capture related to the topic is acceptable!

    7. Though not required, commenting on other peoples videos is encouraged. Rating the videos on their video hosting site is also encouraged.

    8. Please use the Video Cutting Room Floor thread for related but ineligible videos.

    9. A clever and distinctive title for your video helps identify it among voters. (And makes it easier for me when posting the poll ;) )
    On August 1st, all entries will be put up for a public vote, in which all members of TrainBoard may vote for their favorite entry(s), regardless of whether you submitted an entry or not. Voting will last 6 days. You may vote for multiple entries. To do this, you must select all entries for which you wish to vote at once, and then click the submit button. We ask that you view all videos before voting.


    Please follow instructions on this thread for recommendations and instructions for working with video files online and posing them to TrainBoard. If you have any further questions, contact Mark Watson or simply post them to the thread and someone will get back to you asap.
     
  2. Mark Watson

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  3. COverton

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  4. Mark Watson

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    Neat video Crandell!

    Everyone else has just over 3 weeks yet. :D :D
     
  5. Mark Watson

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    Almost half way through the month. We must have some big layout tours coming, taking everyone a while to get those videos edited. Am I right? :D :D
     
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  7. Mark Watson

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    Instead of having a Modeling Photo Challenge this weekend, I'm giving everyone some extra time to get their layout/local tours filmed. :D :D ;) ;)
     
  8. Mark Watson

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    I know we have more than two wonderful layouts to show off. Don't be modest, we want to see YOURS! :D :D
     
  9. Mark Watson

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    Just over one week left! I hope we see some more entries! :D :D
     
  10. Bruce-in-MA

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    The Belmar Valley - My Road to Nowhere

    Okay - I'm in!

    My very first video layout tour. There's still a lot more scenery work yet to do, but this is what it looks like these days. Hope you enjoy it.


    *edit* Entry updated, see Post #14 for new version
     
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  11. COverton

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    Excellent, Bruce. I enjoyed your video.
     
  12. Mark Watson

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    FINAL WEEK!

    Last call for entries! Get them in by the end of the week!

    :D :D
     
  13. Carl Sowell

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  14. Bruce-in-MA

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    The Belmar Valley - My Road to Nowhere (redo)

    Is it okay to resubmit my entry? I redid it to fix the rough scene transitions. Other than that, it's the same video footage:

    My Road to Nowhere - Redo
     
  15. Mark Watson

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    Uh Oh Carl, It shows your video was uploaded June 11th, 2008.
    Absolutely, change your entry all you like. Just make sure you've got the one you like chosen before the deadline. No more changing after.
     
  16. MOPMAN

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    I don't own a video camera but a good friend loaned me his so I could experiment on the layout. So I will submit this video for my contest entry. This is my first effort at video so we shall see how it plays out. One thing I don't like is the jerky video from the net vs what is on my computer which is very smooth.
     
  17. Mark Watson

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    Great video MOPMAN.

    The jerky motion is a frame rate error. Somewhere along the lines of transferring your video from the camera to the computer, and from the computer to vimeo, the frame rate was set to something that didn't match the original footage. It can be difficult figuring out the exact settings certain equipment/software uses, but in your case, the jerk is almost unnoticeable. I've seen much much worse. :)
     
  18. MOPMAN

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    Thanks for the explanation Mark. I just think it is a shame that with all the great layouts that are shown on this site, it just doesn't do justice to the fine work that I see displayed in pics on this board. I've seen newbies that do much better work than I did when I first started building layouts forty some years ago. But then I didn't have the help that comes with being a member of this forum. I must admit at that time Al Gore hadn't invented the internet yet LOL. Again thanks for your kudos on my first vid.
     
  19. Mark Watson

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    Another four great entries for the Modeling Video Challenge.

    Remember to watch all videos before voting. I also encourage everyone to rate the videos on their respective video site. :)

     
  20. Mark Watson

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    Congratulations Bruce-in-MA!! Great job and an excellent layout tour!

     

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