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I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby MisterSaunders » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:46 pm

I was not planning to go to Burning Man this year, so I crowd-sourced a video. Which is a fancy way of saying I distributed a few flip cameras and asked people to being me back some footage. This is what I got back. It's intentionally long, for that full-playa-immersion experience and it'snot a fancy edit. There were some audio issues and "camera operator" things, but I am really happy with the way it turned out. I would do this again (maybe with more participants... if 2's company and 3 is a crowd, 4 is also a crowd but maybe 13 in 2013....)

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Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby Timezone LaFontaine » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:11 am

I enjoyed it! Most Burning Man videos (in fact most Burning Man feature-length films) are chaotic assemblages of jump cuts making the event appear to be utterly incoherent and continuously frantic. This was a nice mix of some quick sights and sounds with longer shots that were more patient and exploratory and atmospheric. Very cool. But you didn't explain how you ended up in BRC after all. I reckon you got there late in the week, since your friends were talking to you on video as if you weren't there?
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Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby Zhust » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:20 am

I think it's funny that I spend so much effort out there trying not to be photographed or videoed, but when I get home, I immediately look for my self and my stuff in everyone else's photos.

Thanks for the cool video (and I didn't find myself.)
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Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby MacGlenver » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:02 pm

You've got some good friends that would take so much video for you :). Thx. Enjoyed very much.
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Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby MisterSaunders » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:21 am

Timezone LaFontaine wrote:I enjoyed it! Most Burning Man videos (in fact most Burning Man feature-length films) are chaotic assemblages of jump cuts making the event appear to be utterly incoherent and continuously frantic. This was a nice mix of some quick sights and sounds with longer shots that were more patient and exploratory and atmospheric. Very cool. But you didn't explain how you ended up in BRC after all. I reckon you got there late in the week, since your friends were talking to you on video as if you weren't there?


There is a lot to be said for leaving the audio "as is". Stripping out the ambient audio for some banging dance track (and I do that myself a lot) does strip a lot of the ambience out....

I was not planning to go this year for "family reasons" and my resolve cracked some time on Thursday afternoon after several days of live-stream on my monitor at work and a flurry of tickets wanted/available notices on a mailing list. I *barely* managed to get hold of a ticket on Thursday night, left on Friday morning and spent 24 hours on playa. You can see how that worked out below. I found 2 of the 4 people who had cameras for me (and did most of the filming), obviously all of this was filmed before I turned up.

Here's my 24 hour trip....

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Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby moonrise » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:45 pm

Both were fun, pleasant and peaceful to watch.

Thanks all!
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Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby bad-and-ugly » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:01 pm

I'm going to Burning Man for the first time this year, and whenever I watch a video I keep reminding myself that it's not a rave...
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Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby DrYes » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:16 pm

bad-and-ugly wrote:I'm going to Burning Man for the first time this year, and whenever I watch a video I keep reminding myself that it's not a rave...


It's really not. There are raves nightly on the playa, but they're just parts of a larger whole.

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Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby Turtleburp » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:46 am

This is so last year... This year you crowd fund not source.

Ah I'm a gas - tabun maybe - this is cool though excitement is rising...
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Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby PhoenixFemmeFatale » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:14 am

MisterSaunders wrote: I would do this again (maybe with more participants... if 2's company and 3 is a crowd, 4 is also a crowd but maybe 13 in 2013....)


This is my first year going and I LOVED your video! I would totally volunteer to be part of the 'maybe 13 in 2013' if you're looking! :D
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Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

Postby Mojori » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:38 pm

MisterSaunders wrote:
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I was not planning to go this year for "family reasons" and my resolve cracked some time on Thursday afternoon after several days of live-stream on my monitor at work and a flurry of tickets wanted/available notices on a mailing list. I *barely* managed to get hold of a ticket on Thursday night, left on Friday morning and spent 24 hours on playa. You can see how that worked out below. I found 2 of the 4 people who had cameras for me (and did most of the filming), obviously all of this was filmed before I turned up.

Here's my 24 hour trip....

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