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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Thu, Apr 12 2007, 09:51 PM

It will take a festival with a lot of space and a heavy truck / earthmover to anchor it. No,an F350 is not heavy enough.
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby Chris » Thu, Apr 12 2007, 10:02 PM

No,an F350 is not heavy enough


I take it you learned the hard way?? :wink:
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby Draftnik » Sat, Apr 14 2007, 09:25 AM

TheBigKiteGuy wrote:It will take a festival with a lot of space and a heavy truck / earthmover to anchor it.


Hummm, wonder who's got a festival going with that much space?! :bash: :mrviolet:
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Mon, Apr 16 2007, 08:00 PM

Ok, the first video I have ever edited is at http://www.sparlingkites.com/berck_2007v1.wmv

width=320 height=240

Yes the music is obnoxious, I will have to find something else, it came with Premier Elements. It is a BIG (10.3 MB) file,
don't download it you don't have broadband!

It does not look like I have done everything correctly, you will probably have to cut and paste. It also appears that
YouTube and the other video services do more compression, but I don't want to put this out there until I do some
more work on it. (definitely needs better music)
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby Mike » Mon, Apr 16 2007, 09:10 PM

wow, that is a lot of octopuses. The video shows it even better than the stills.

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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby Babbman » Mon, Apr 16 2007, 09:21 PM

that's an awful lot of money in the air, isn't it!

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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Mon, Apr 16 2007, 09:34 PM

3 OLOs $18,000
16 Full size $64,000

So just $82,000 work of octopi. At one point I heard Peter Lynn remark that there were over 250,000 dollars worth of his kites flying.


I will have to continue to play with the video, it still needs a lot of work. Of course it would help to have a clue as to video editing :lol:
I need to look around for public domain music too, that little ditty that came in the editing software tutorial sets my teeth on edge now.
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby Chris » Mon, Apr 16 2007, 11:52 PM

What a sight to behold! :shock: :up:


BTW, the music is PERFECT to fly a ballet routine to!!! :twisted: :twisted: Do you have a clip that runs at least 2:30 without repeating?? :twisted:
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 07:35 AM

Nu, the clip is only forty some seconds long.
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby Draftnik » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 09:52 AM

There's lots of independant music being produced. The right artist might let their music used for a blurb at the end. A "House Concert" search will turn up a few from that venue.

I kinda like the music you have, it's certainly got a festive flair to it.

Just a thought about all these videos...maybe they could use some behind the scenes shots...showing some of the prep work that doesn't get seen often. I've been meaning to ask since before you left for Berk...just what does it take to stake $250,000 :shock: worth of kites in the sand??!!
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 10:09 PM

So what do these millions of videos on YouTube, etcetera do about musix?

The problem about setup video is that I was working then, not taking video.

As to anchors

Image As the wind picked up, a single anchor was not enough









Image So we went to multiples, tied together with Mega Flag bridles.










BTW, I am now one of the very few people who has helped fly all three of the Mega Flags (world's largest kite)
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 10:50 PM

A few non octopus pictures from Berck

Image The Cherub was the talk of the festival











Image I thought the Spaniards did a good job of positioning the Devil











Image I really liked the Opera Mask
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby Babbman » Tue, Apr 17 2007, 11:09 PM

music.... one of the most divisive and darkest part of the internet... the mere mention could have the RIAA breathing down your neck...

Most people flip the big FU at the music industry and use what ever they like for their videos. Of course, by all legal definitions, it is illegal to use any music that you do not have the rights to or that you have not licensed from the artist or current owner of the rights...

Common sense says that using music that does not belong to you in an endevour that you are making money on is just not right. The question comes in on those endevours where you are not making any money. Such as the thousands of youtube videos, google videos, etc.

Personally, I am involved in the music industry almost on a daily basis. By all technical legalities, I break the law every time I put a song on my IPOD, play a song at church or play a song at a gig outside the church. I use other peoples music in some of my videos... guilty as charged...

Do I care? Not really... Since I purchased CD's of all the music I put on my IPOD, I believe I have the right to listen to in on the device of my choice. The music used in my videos is there to enhance the experience, not make money from it.

When it comes to something I charge for, I write and perform my own original music. Of course, not everyone can do this or has the equipment to do this.

Many of the current TV shows have taken the route of using unsigned artists to get their music from. Cheaper and most reasonable as the RIAA has a stranglehold on commercial music and screws everyone from the artist to the consumer to the 90 year old grandmother who's computer was used by her grandson to download a song or 20.

There is a good amount of public domain music out there... finding the right thing is time consuming and difficult at best. Thumbing through your CD collection is easy..lol


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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby Mike » Wed, Apr 18 2007, 08:14 AM

Al,
the pull of those kites is pretty amazing. Also cool that you've been involved in flying all the mega flags.

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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby Draftnik » Wed, Apr 18 2007, 08:37 AM

Nice dot that cherubs wearing! His lack of modesty aside, he really has some great detail to him. The swirls in his ears, the nose, and lips are great-in a spooky anatomically correct baby doll sorta way. :lol: :roll:

That video of yours Al has a mind of it's own and self launches everytime I hit this page.
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Re: Rencontres Internationales De Cerfs-Volants

Postby TheBigKiteGuy » Wed, Apr 18 2007, 06:08 PM

The cherub is VERY anatomically correct.
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