Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 02:03 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jerry & Phil, yes indeedy...
Some notes for the curious. Firstly very little went exactly according to plan with this sequence partly as the weather forced me to rush things too much - some things worked, others not so much but overall it’s the best I could do & next time it’ll be better. Secondly, while Mike only had to rescue a few photos in this sequence I’m co-crediting him with all of them because this is a team effort which wouldn’t have got this far if he hadn’t done great things with the earlier sequences & help motivate me to keep going. Thirdly the picture quality’s deliberately variable – some images got blown up along with the trucks to simulate eye-witness conditions. Lastly there’s one more sequence – Aftermath - to come in a few days before I pack the last boxes, sign off & move home so watch this space for one last time
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:39 PM GMT+7
i don’t know who deserves the more credit, but to me it is a great work: idea, design, realization, production, post production.... just stunning! a great team work! and an inspiration to all of us. may I suggest a sequence in b&w with a little more grain? then on with the next project! really, really well done! ciao edo
Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12:55 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mike - the irony is that so much of your work on this is by definition invisible, that defines its excellence. Edo glad you like it – certainly I think there’s enough seen/unseen material for some scratchy monochromes & if the Post-Prod Mgr isn’t completely sick of the sight of this stuff, maybe post-Xmas we’ll boldly go there, I’ve really enjoyed this collaboration. But right now after 7 months and 191 photos later, I’m beat – maybe those of my approximate vintage won’t be the only ones to appreciate this golden oldie which I used to love & laugh about yesterday when I was young...
Thanks for watching/enduring, as already mentioned we’re in process of temporarily moving home ahead of my wife’s operation so the next few months (while I go 12 rounds getting the internet connection switched) will be spent in quiet contemplation about some new project. Meanwhile Compliments of the Season to all, may you have a peaceful, enjoyable break & a Happy New Year. And now...the end is near...and so I face...the final screw it, here’s something useful about Diorama construction:
Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 03:14 PM GMT+7
Yes, it's all about the "base," and this one must be GINORMOUS! Kudos to you and your collaborator as well. I really like the guys tipping the GAZ-67 back into action, and the last image of the worn and weary cleansing and tending to their wounds.
I hope the Mrs. has a speedy recovery, and much success with your forced relocation. Lol! Have a merry whatever and a bang-up New Year!💥💥💥💥💥
Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:13 PM GMT+7
Thanks so much guys & so says the Mrs, she’s amazed & tickled her foot’s known around the world - Jan 15th is surgery day, moving home next Weds. Meanwhile son Danny & girlfriend’s possibly somewhere over Colorado right now as I write, bound for NYC & then DC from Hawaii – Mike I told him to parachute you a decent bottle of beer i.e. Coopers Extra Stout, check out your back yard you never know – he was targeting anyone shovelling snow wearing a respirator. Nice soundtrack choice btw, Happy Xmas