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01-23-2010 05:31 AM
Jim H
Great web site

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Originally Posted by Faster View Post

Check it out!

Keep Turning Left
The website is great, and I need to experiment some more with downloading the high quality versions.

The family and I are gradually working through the series, but we are watching them on our 42 inch plasma tv. We have an Apple TV unit that lets us watch youtube videos in surprising quality.

What I would like to have is a second monitor in my office set up as a digital picture frame. I would definitely loop some of Winter's videos there for guests.
01-21-2010 10:26 PM
eMKay I'm a big fan of his vids, they are an inspiration for me, I always post up my short little clips of daysails, but when I start longer cruises I want to make longer vids. They will never come close to the quality of his though.
01-21-2010 08:05 PM
tdw I'm still catching up on the older stuff but hey, its great to have the Master of the Four Knot Shite Box onboard.

I love DW's stuff. The idea of coasting has great appeal to me. Sadly Oz is not really the place to do it but GB seems ideal.

Now I really do encourage each and every one of you to watch all his vids. Take your time, no big hurry, you get to see a whole lot more of the world when you travel at the speed of a walking horse. That said, check out the Gaffers vid. Starboard !

Cheers to DW, great to have here.

Enough spruiking from me for now.
01-21-2010 07:28 PM
Faster Just a heads up for those of you that have been enjoying "Keep turning Left" note that Dylan has put up his own site, it should be easier to locate and track his adventures here... he's also offering HD video if you have the bandwidth.

Check it out!

Keep Turning Left
01-17-2010 04:55 AM
dylanwinter1
twassocks

The local water police saw the video found the gentlemen responsible and had a bried word with them - as I understand

having said that people on the water are generally rather kind and curteous

D
01-16-2010 06:36 AM
MorganPaul Dylan

This short clip sure captures the stupidity of some of the dirtbags out on the water.

YouTube - keepturningleft 37.2 vlog - twassocks on jet skis through moorings

BTW I learned a new word today,,,, twassocks. Thanks man for the very entertaining videos and the education .


Paul
01-15-2010 10:18 PM
eMKay
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Originally Posted by dylanwinter1 View Post
thanks for nice words and apologies for butting in on your community


Dylan
Nice of you to drop by Dylan! I really enjoy your videos, you're welcome to come sail with me if you're ever near Buffalo, NY. I'm sure I could learn a few things from you.
01-15-2010 03:58 PM
dylanwinter1
three keels - no regrets

no regrets about the choice of boat - electrics need sorting out, could do with a decent alternator to improve battery charging for the cameras and laptop, could do with a bigger jib and beefier roller reefing - gear box currently operated by a blue bit of rope and red bit of rope via pullies that emerge from the stern hatch - but even that works fine

love my inboard - prop never leaves the water and it has a flywheel that would do justice to a tractor.

the boat sails fine as long as there are not any deepkeelers around -then you realise that she is indeed a 4 knot S%^t box - actually there are lots of times when 4 knots would be great - beating against the tide is a bit of a lost cause.

At the moment three hour drive to the boat from home - logistics will get a bit horrible as I move north

D
01-15-2010 03:49 PM
smackdaddy I'm justing watching the 2009 28 episode - and I can really appreciate now the beauty of the dual keeler. Being able to sail into shallow areas and just settle upright as the tide goes is definitely appealing. You can kind of go where ever you'd like and not worry too much about it.
01-15-2010 03:37 PM
dylanwinter1 From a post perspective, the audio could be smoothed a bit; especially between various "setting" shots. Leaving the audio up as those shots come and go makes the sound a bit jumpy. Some of the time the audio for a shot is really important (e.g. - water gurgling as the boat moves, larger boats going by, etc.), but most of the time you could either take the audio out completely (or reduce it quite a bit) and just leave the music and/or commentary, or you could extend and/or reuse audio from one shot into the other, to keep it smooth. (Assuming you've got multi-track editing capabilities.)

As for the music, it's hard to argue with Knopfler! As a Yank watching these, I'd like to get as much of the English flavor as possible...and music is the perfect vehicle for that. You're doing such an amazing job taking us to all these places we'd never see otherwise - and making the music match the destination as much as possible would be great (even with historical music, shanties, whatever).


I agree about the sound - I have been trying to raise my game with the last few vids - I spent last year making a commercial video about new zealand sheep farming - so I was spending a lot of time colour balancing and sound mixing that to a proper standard

didn't have the strength of character to get these to the same level

as for music - I wanted to use Essex music - but it was all bit squeeze box and sea shanty - once I get up to northumberlan and scotland and Ireland then we will be back in business

otherwise I have to buy stock music for $20 time - google earth pro license costs $400 a year -

D
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