Doug's blog

chase on, er, sitting in the middle of a field is on...

Well, it is not a bust since I woke up this morning to the sounds of the weather alarms going off and busted out west. Right now I'm sitting on the MN and South Dakota boarder area in the Tornado Watch and just waiting to see if this is worth hanging around for. But I was able to come out and shoot some stock footage for another project that I'm working on of some stuff in Western MN so it is not a total bust.

almost there...

Ok, almost done with the dvd encoding stuff then letting the computer go on auto pilot as I go scuba diving.

Wow, this is a lot of stuff to work with here with Encore.

Encore and a fresh pot of coffee

Well, the coffee is brewing and the Adobe Encore is loaded on the computer and now I have to figure out how to use it.
The DVD project is done for the most part. The editing is done and I just need to work on the credits, dvd layout, paperwork and graphics.
So since the new DVD project is so huge that it has to go on a dual layer DVD and I needed to get my hands on Adobe Encore to be able to work with the massive thing on one disk. Otherwise it would be a 2 disk format.
As for the project reviews. This is what is been said so far.

busy busy busy but all good fun

Ok, I managed to get everything done with the DVD project and now it is just encoding for the demo for the distro folks to proof.
I got that done while busting my ass to get the other stuff done. Today was a good day. We were busy with a ton of new video coming in.
Brian nailed the squall line in Florida and even got video of a boat sinking in Sarasota, FL while Bill was in North Carolina in the outer banks shooting a couple packages for BNVN that was on CNN and TWC.

Ahhhh, what a day

I am now back on a normal schedule. The video project is done, I'm just working on the layout of stuff for it but the editing is FINISHED.
This week has been a strange one.

well that was exciting

I was out shooting for some rushed weather video for TWC and shooting some snow video in a pinch to get to them for the evening show.

Well, I'm up late working with Scotty on the Wisconsin weather video that he is out shooting for the Cantore crew. Their live crew is in Milwaukee but it's not snowing there. So Scott is in Madison shooting snow video for them so they can say "See, It's Coming This Way..."
Anyways, I'm up working on the audio balance to wrap up the project and put it to bed.

late home tonight...

Just driving home from a late night run to Iowa. I watched a great light show just south of Mason City Iowa.

The chase gear needed to be modified some. I needed to wear the winter weather gear as the OAT is 42F out.

But it was worth it. One of the first images of 2007 made my season since I have been trying for a while to get this shot.

like a rock star...

Up all night, sleep all day...
I got all the voice overs in on the tracks. I'm just going through everything now and syncing it up and all I can say is damn...
My goal was to make a kick ass video but now, I have done it. I have blown away the Charley DVD and I won some film festival for that project.

ugh, the voice overs are done

Ugh, the fn voice overs are now done. Everything is now in the computer and I'm just doing the rough layouts right now. I'm going to try something else which is save the project as an AAF file and then try and import it on the laptop using Adobe Pro 2 for the final editing to balance out the audio.