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Ian Y

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Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« on: March 12, 2015, 09:07:47 AM »
I am experimenting with a Bulb Log video diary here,I hope, is a trial version.





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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 09:34:38 AM »
A nice wee tour of the bulb bed there, Ian. Lovely to see so many plants pushing through now with a promise of flowers yet to come as well as those looking good now. If that was taken on your usual camera the image quality is pretty good.
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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 09:45:25 AM »
Matt I have borrowed a video camcorder to try out hence the better quality, plus using YouTube allows higher definition it is now time for me to improve my part of the operation so hopefully more improvements will come.

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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 09:55:51 AM »
Just having my coffee break at work enjoying your video Ian.................quite a few snowdrops there  ;D

Great accent too!

I'm finding seedlings appearing in my garden now so hopefully my beds will resemble yours someday.
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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 10:01:01 AM »
Great fan of your bulb log Ian - it is a fantastic resource.

Your video was really interesting and looked very professional. Well done! I look forward to seeing further installments. Being able to view the individual plants with a running knowledgeable commentary adds a extra dimension to this exciting time of the year. So much more informative than gardening programmes on tv. The Beechgrove Garden would be greatly improved if they included a video such as yours in their programme.

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 12:21:42 PM »
Thank you, Ian, for a most enjoyable video. The producers of Gardeners World could learn a thing or two about INTERESTING content from your film. You have brightened up a dreich morning here.
Looking forward to the next video.
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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2015, 12:37:42 PM »
I can't recall the last time I learned something from watching Gardeners World, always very superficial information
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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2015, 12:49:40 PM »
The only good thing about GW is Carol Klein, a plantswoman whose enthusiasm is truly engaging and infectious.

Beechgrove by comparison is full of useful information, tips and trials etc. and I get so much more from this show.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2015, 01:53:59 PM »
That's true Matt, I met Carol at The Garden House a few years ago at Matt Bishop's snowdrop day & noticed when I spoke to her how intent she was on listening to what I was saying. As you say truly engaging.

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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2015, 12:20:44 PM »
The bit I really liked was the Dactylorhiza shoots just poking through and the erythroniums - all that excitement to come! It would be great to do something like this - and to see it more on gardening programmes. I've just been reading 'North with the Spring' by Edwin Way Teale, and he makes references throughout to people like Thoreau, Audobon, John Muir - lots of naturalists, as well as country people (rather like Roger Deakin in his 'Journey through Trees'). He loves birds, just as John Muir did and wrote about them, but also plants. It will be a treat to follow the spring garden like this - a lot to learn.
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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2015, 05:50:51 PM »
Thank you Tim, I value all feedback as I am learninng to use video  - all tips and comments will help me ito mprove.


The most difficult bit is holding the camera in one hand while remembering to look at the viewing screen to ensure I have framed the plants that I am speaking about.

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2015, 06:37:19 PM »
Super to watch and lust after some of the plants and growing conditions, but I can't help thinking it would be so much better shot in sections and edited, adding the commentary after. There is so much to think of doing it live, the plants in frame and saying what you really want to say without tripping over them or flattening some.
Was this the first take Ian? If it was congratulations.
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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2015, 06:51:58 PM »
Thanks for the feed back Brian. - yes this was a one take video.
I take onboard what you say and agree that it could be more polished if I edited and added the commentary later.
However I like spontaneity and want to pass some of the feeling that the viewer is with me as I see what is new today in the garden.
Also I do not have the time to do the edit and cut a separate audio track so will try and get better with the one take live version for now.

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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2015, 06:53:53 PM »
No idea when Ian would have the time for editing and so on, even if he had time to learn how to do that stuff.  ::) :-\

He is well used to live radio broadcasting, so one take is all he'll do.  :)

 Oh - he's just said that!  ;D
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Re: Video Diary - Bulb Log supplement
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2015, 10:49:34 PM »
Ian can you tell us which camera you were using, apparently one handed and at such a low angle for some of the plants? The steady focus was particularly impressive for hand held video. We are all so used to seeing these TV cameras that seem to float in the air we sometimes forget how difficult it is to hand hold a steady video.
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