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The making of a batch of hot cross buns. The whole process was over three hours.
The recipe is here, if you are interested: www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/20…

I normally subscribe to the Genghis Kahn school of editing, ruthlessly culling every superfluous frame, but this is a little more relaxed - possibly self indulgent.

I have a 720p version, but it is rather large, and I'm a little bandwidth limited right now. If there is any demand, I'll replace it with the HD version.
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rdungan1918 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Looks absolutely yummy.  Nice work.  Must take a lot of time to edit it. :D:D
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They were - hot enough to melt the margarine.

Typically an hour a finalised minute, plus a little. So this was about 5 hours. Experience helps - you shoot with the edit in mind. Software that doesn't require transcoding - can you believe that most pro's don't edit in the same format that they shoot. There are various reasons for this, but it doubles the storage, and increases the basic time. Of course, they would measure people-months of effort per minute, so in the grand scheme, the quality increase is worth it. Last requirement: a fast PC!
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golem1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yum.  The proof of the buns is in the eating... :D
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The eating was gooood!
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PaperDart Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014   Writer
While there is undoubtedly a story to this, I wonder if the story is really the point of the piece? I found myself more interested in the angles you were shooting from or the aspects of the images that were drawn out by the music than by what was actually happening. Almost more about the aesthetics than the content? I'm not sure I'm expressing this very well, and of course my perception is going to be skewed by the fact that I watched the whole thing in person too. ;) I think there is something compelling about it, though.

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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think there has to be enough story to keep it going forward to a goal - here, we need to see the final product at least (and eating is just a bonus!?) But I think if one can pass the "required sub minimum" of story content, then overall aesthetic - image, light, texture, sound, music - can take an piece the rest of the way.

I once watched a piece shot by one of Philip Bloom's workshop attendees, where they walked around Brussels, looking for something to shoot. They never found anything, and gave up, but it was fascinating. Plot: a character you care about (Philip is a hugely generous online video personality) with a problem to solve (something to shoot). What is interesting is that the problem doesn't actually require resolution - just existence. But the clip was well made, with some very subtle and appropriate music.

I'm glad this has something watchable, though!
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PaperDart Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Writer
:)

I think some things are about story, while others just use it? I think we struggle to process time without attaching a story to it, but that doesn't mean the only reason to process time is to attach the story. And in this case I think the reason to have this running through time might be the aesthetics, even if the method of doing that is the story. :shrug:
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