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Hi Maryellen, Sim suggested a full-on crit of the image, and with so much going on here, there is plenty to think and write about. Much...

Coming over from… First off, thank you for avoiding the spam of 20 images of the same thing! If the arti...

I have never been 'across the pond' to America, but this really seems like a classic road-runner, in its dry, rocky and arid home. An i...

Hi Roelf I'm swinging over from… to drop my R0.02 worth. First off, a statement of bias - I'm seriously ...

Some for The-Photo-Critics, but some others as well. You can find 'comment crits' here
The stars are really a bit(?) biased - I tend to have critted images I like!
Feel free to request a crit - as I have time, I'll get there.


Out of my comfort zone

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 9:01 AM
I have a principle of not setting students something I can't or won't do myself. The year 9's had been given a choice of screenplays to work on this term, and I felt they were totally "missing it" for one of them. So I said to the drama teacher - lets make this thing. Only, I end up on the wrong side of the camera. One of the most difficult things I have done (artistically, anyway) for a while was to edit this. I have acted before, but never on camera, and never had to edit it.

Two hours filming one Friday afternoon with a senior student and the drama teacher directing and doing some camera duty, and then about ten hours of editing and tweaking.


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Grant Hillebrand
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South Africa
teacher, geek, Christ follower
attention span of a grasshopper

Drinker of copious quantities of tea.

More video on YouTube:…

Movies and video on dA seems to get very little feedback - I'm curious why! Comments very welcome! 

3 deviants said Videos take too long to watch
2 deviants said I watch video on YouTube
1 deviant said Video requires sound, and that would intrude in my browsing space
1 deviant said Other - please comment!
No deviants said Movies are not art
No deviants said I watch video on Vimeo
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corniger-aries Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav: and have a nice day! :hug:
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You do really great pix of your dogs.
corniger-aries Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Appreciate the compliment! :)
Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks you very much for the :+fav:
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleasure. As the Newsweek photo-editor said, you "stand in a different place" - you look at the world a little differently. That's important, and good.
Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I have to thank you again for these kind words
MaresaSinclair Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Thank you for faving! :heart:
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Always a pleasure
jhps Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the+fav
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely image
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