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04/22/2012 02:26:18 AM · #1
I took these images of Salvation Mountain early last year, and have only now gotten around to organizing them into a video story.

Hope you enjoy it!
04/22/2012 03:31:43 AM · #2
Very nice Johanna :)

I didn't know that place - bizarre!

As a videomaker, if I can give you an advice, the captions are too fast and sometimes too long. Not easy to read everything before they disappear and the viewer risks to be too concentrated on captions and less on tasting the images.

My two cents :)
04/22/2012 03:31:47 AM · #3
Johanna, that is truly awesome. Wel done.
04/22/2012 11:22:26 AM · #4
Thanks guys! Alessandro, I was concerned about that. Also, it being my first attempt, I'm not sure I got all the settings right. Youtube apparently does something to the quality of the video which degrades the sharpness of the images. I also uploaded it to Flickr, but they truncated it by half, so I removed it.
04/22/2012 11:38:07 AM · #5
Which software have you used to do it? And the export settings?
04/22/2012 11:38:43 AM · #6
Awesome video Johanna, i really enjoyed that, love to visit one day.
04/22/2012 11:42:44 AM · #7
That's lovely. I know that place myself. Though I never stopped to talk with Leonard... Well done!
04/22/2012 11:45:03 AM · #8
great story, great images, great choice of music, well told. enjoyable throughout.
04/22/2012 11:57:27 AM · #9
Very cool video Johanna. I never heard of this place.
04/22/2012 12:12:16 PM · #10
@ Alessandro, I used a freeware program (name eludes me at the moment), and I published it before checking the settings. I just used the defaults. It's actually quite an extraordinary little program, and very intuitive, considering I got these results straight out of the box.

@ Bear - this was during my visit with Deb, and Leonard was either not in or was in hiding during our visit.

Salton Sea is in inexplicable place. It just fascinates me to no end.
04/22/2012 01:19:00 PM · #11
Hey Johanna, nice stuff! I love making videos myself, I hope you don't mind one nitpick, I would uppload them in high def, 240p is the scorge of YouTube imo, I wish they would not allow it, it does not do your shots justice. Although not neccesarily always the best for all videos, let me know if you ever want to use my Animoto account, it costs me $250 a year and I never get my moneys worth out of it.
04/22/2012 03:51:59 PM · #12
I had no idea when I edited this yesterday that he is not well. I received this update just this morning:

In December of 2011, Mr. Knight was placed in a long-term care facility in El Cajon for dementia. Concern has been raised for the future of the site, which requires constant maintenance due to the harsh surrounding environment. Many visitors bring paint to donate to the project, and a group of volunteers have been working to protect and maintain the site.
04/22/2012 04:17:41 PM · #13
Fabulous Johanna! I do agree you should try to slow it down a bit to allow for reading of the text.
04/22/2012 04:36:27 PM · #14
Johanna, thank you sooo much for this inspiring story!!. I never heard about him. Great photos and great video!!... only a little too fast sometimes ;-)
04/23/2012 12:16:34 AM · #15
I'm in the process of re-editing to slow it down and incorporate his current status. Thanks so much for watching!
04/23/2012 12:44:33 AM · #16
WOW...Great job.
04/23/2012 09:59:27 PM · #17
Based on comments here, and new information I received after posting the video, I've re-edited it, and can be seen here. It is also in a higher resolution for those who actually care about the photos :-)
04/23/2012 10:23:50 PM · #18
Nice job Johanna, in the vein of "Vanishing Cultures" by Dennis Manarchy.
04/24/2012 08:32:44 PM · #19
Your work of love of work of love. Bravo Johanna!
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