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Videoing Foliage!

Postby admin » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:44 pm

Hello everybody:
I am planning to do some foliage video this season, now tha t I am HD camcorder equipped and the download speeds are better. What I am looking for are locations where I can do a walk about with the camcorder. I use something called a Merlin Steadicam which gives "dolly like" effects. However, these types of shots must be taken with the lens at its wide setting, so landscape shots aren't that interesting, but close up shots are. For example, walking down or up some steps covered with leaves or walking past a waterfall. If anyone has some ideas for locations please post them here.

The best location I have found so far is the Choinere-Willoughby Access stairs outside Orleans. Not exactly wonderful foliage here, but the water, the blackness of the rocks and the few foliage trees makes some nice movie pics.

I have also thought about walking down a railway track or a path in the woods but these shots can become rather boring quite quickly. One always needs "props or objects" to provide interest.


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Postby abby » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:34 pm

Hi Tim,
This sounds like a great project. One spot that came to mind is located in Barton. If you go to Water Street (you can get there from either Rte 16 or Rte 5 but I would recommend RTE 16 because you need to park on a small cut off on the right side of the road and it's a steep hill.)
Park at the cut off and there is a small bridge with views of a triple waterfall. Keep walking over the bridge and you will come upon a series of old abandoned mills. There are about 5 or 6 of these old abandoned brick structures:

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Keep walking along the path and you will come to a set of stairs built into the hillside that leads you down along the falls:



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May Pond in Barton-------drive down the driveway to the pond. On the left there is a narrow "road" (Not for vehicles only by foot) Walk down that short path and you will come to a "dead end" where there is running water that splits downhill:

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Good luck with your project and I hope this helps.
Carol

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Brick Kingdom

Postby admin » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:45 pm

Thanks, This sounds like a great place to try!

Tim



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