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Bill O
10-01-2007, 07:44 AM
Congrats on the latest ObsCast...amazing.

Members, if you haven't seen it yet its worth the five minutes. Non-members, join up for this treat.


Honestly, I think this video could get 100,000 hits on YouTube. The perfect place to promote the Observatory. I think the crew should consider a few minor edits to make it more appealing to the masses and roll it onto YouTube just in time for Halloween. That way you keep it private for the members for a few weeks and the Halloween release would be perfect timing.

JimS
10-01-2007, 08:34 AM
Agreed, I laughed out loud at 5AM this morning, a very difficult feat to accomplish. Simply incredible! I didn't figure out what was going on until Brian climbed from the rocks.

I think this video could bump the Observatory crew to tween pop band superstar status. Like the Backstreet Boys or S-Club 7! If so, I'm sooooo getting a Ryan poster for my wall!

Steve M
10-01-2007, 08:43 AM
That was great! For a bunch of amateur dancers they did really well. I agree, that definitely need to be shown on youtube. Did you see Nins performance at the end? A natural Actor!

Rich
10-01-2007, 09:40 AM
clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap................

Totally NOT fair as that crew is having WAY too much fun!;):D

Now, get back to your observations!

Mike D
10-01-2007, 10:03 AM
Wow. That is the kind of ObsCast people talk about, but never follow through on. I like Bill's idea. We'll see.

Brad
10-01-2007, 05:44 PM
I read these posts and went back to catch up on ObsCasts I had missed in a while. The September 17th one was really cool with the high winds. The one with lots of still pictures was beautiful. But, this week is a masterpiece!

I vote yes for a YouTube appearance. How about both shifts do a run off to see who can produce the best edited edition for a YouTube postng? They both have to start with the same file. Judges can only be from the non-summit staff. We will see the winning version on YouTube.

This alone is worth raising my membership level.

Charlie
10-01-2007, 06:18 PM
I'm with brad on the shift run off

and i say Nin was the best in this film :D

Brad
10-01-2007, 07:09 PM
High Energy Aubrie,

Thanks for your comments on our comments on your ObsCast this week. We do appreciate all you folks do - for us. Hmmm, 4 hairy arms and 1 smooth one. I wonder which is Aubrie's.

Thanks

Bill O
10-01-2007, 09:22 PM
Don't get me wrong. It may not even need any editing. I was thinking you just need to get to the dancing faster so you don't lose viewers. I could be wrong. You guys are the pros after all.

Bill O
10-01-2007, 09:36 PM
If you've ever seen the real video you'll notice some subtle details the Obs crew picked on. Of course, the ending with Nin and the credits rolling through half the song.

Knapper
10-02-2007, 12:50 AM
Thanks to everyone who has watched the vid. It was a fun experience. A few tid bits:

1. We only practiced about five hours total from Weds. until yesterday and all of it was during our off time.

2. The actual shoot was done in one hour in the afternoon sunday.

3. Editing took roughly two hours.

4. If the shifts competed, ours would win hands down since between Brian's experience with imovie and macs and my experience editing inline skating vids of me and my friends.

5. I am glad someone picked up on the little details. I spent hours watching the original vid on my palm pilot and thinking about this when I got stuck in a TX airport last week off.

6. We didn't copy the entire dance and our pace is slower because of the amount of time we had to practice.

7. The version you are seeing here is like the theatrical release. Since it is getting rave reviews, we will wait a while so that it is exclusive content for our members. Later this year, we will recut and release an extended directors cut of it with an alternate ending and some out takes on youtube if everyone would like.

Thanks and stay tuned to our future casts, our shift has a few ideas we are batting around.

Ryan K
Senior Staff Meteorologist

Brad
10-02-2007, 02:24 AM
Don't get me wrong. It may not even need any editing. I was thinking you just need to get to the dancing faster so you don't lose viewers. I could be wrong. You guys are the pros after all.
We want the run off between the shifts. No giving hints on editing.:)

Bill O
10-02-2007, 06:34 AM
7. The version you are seeing here is like the theatrical release. Since it is getting rave reviews, we will wait a while so that it is exclusive content for our members. Later this year, we will recut and release an extended directors cut of it with an alternate ending and some out takes on youtube if everyone would like.

Thanks and stay tuned to our future casts, our shift has a few ideas we are batting around.

Ryan K
Senior Staff Meteorologist

Sounds like a good idea.

Steve M
10-02-2007, 07:49 AM
I'm sure looking forward to future productions. I am enjoying the creativity and these things can only keep improving with time and practice. Keep up the good work.

Brad
10-02-2007, 09:04 AM
I'm sure looking forward to future productions. I am enjoying the creativity and these things can only keep improving with time and practice. Keep up the good work.
They certainly "raised the bar".

Bill O
10-08-2007, 04:54 PM
I'm not gonna lie. This week's ObsCast was pretty good too. It was no thriller but the editing and the story line were very well done.

Steve M
10-08-2007, 07:41 PM
I think the sound quality is improving as well. Are you guys trying different things with the sound?

stearnzie
10-09-2007, 07:23 PM
Those are definitely sweet dance moves. BC, Stacie and Ryan can really cut a rug (along with the interns!).

They'll get lots of press about this one for months to come...fame and fortune are just around the corner!

Brad
10-10-2007, 06:18 PM
I am sure someone on the MW staff will raise their pay because of all this. That will be hard since they are already the highest paid people in the area.

Charlie
10-10-2007, 07:28 PM
you are right brad there is no one else at that elevation that is making as much as they do .

Steve M
10-10-2007, 08:08 PM
you are right brad there is no one else at that elevation that is making as much as they do .
Well...maybe airline pilots are but they are really up there!:D

Bill O
06-25-2009, 10:01 PM
You know you were looking for it.

10/01/2007 Obscast.

Knapper
06-26-2009, 12:44 AM
You know you were looking for it.

10/01/2007 Obscast.

Now the Obscast that was a "Thriller" to make really is a tribute.

Brad
06-26-2009, 06:42 AM
Well...maybe airline pilots are but they are really up there!:D
But, they are really flighty types of guys. MWO folk are rock solid all the way - and very down to earth.

Steve M
06-27-2009, 05:56 PM
But, they are really flighty types of guys. MWO folk are rock solid all the way - and very down to earth.

Sometimes a bit lofty with there heads in the clouds but that is to be expected.:)