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Whole Story - Fire Hydrants

Nigel Fitzgerald Brouwer returns to tell the hows and whys of fire hydrants.

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The only way we can hope to bring back dragons from the brink of extinction is to learn how to properly dispose of those six-pack holders.

I feel enlightened by this episode. Thanks Nigel Fitzgerald Brouwer.

The Dark Tymes. Worst. Tymes. Ever.
And Owling Nigel stinger FTW.

Like story guy, but much better.

That's something those green movements could've adapted to engage more people
"Think of the dragons. Don't litter"

And honestly, nothing has made me more critical to my source material than "The Whole Story".

I couldn't watch this without thinking of the Paul impressions from Feed Dump. I was laughing before there were even any jokes because of it.

Cool story bro.

So who's the time traveller that brought that flat screen plasma TV back in time?

Paul owling on a fire hydrant. I think you know what this means for your argument.

Goes from saying dragons would destroy people's plasma televisions to saying televisions wouldn't be invented for another four hundred years... Doesn't even blink...

I'm still amazed Paul can keep a straight face through these monologues. (Though I don't know how many takes go into the process.)

Great, now I want a fire hydra. Better start saving.

Wait if the television wasn't invented yet then how did they know what it was?
Also someone better re-edit Wikipedia on the fire hydrant with this truth information!

Oh god, I knew littering was consider bad in the past but knowing that those 6 pack can holder things were responsible for killing off our dragons is just...horrible! Curse you, Soda Companies!

Seriously though, I think this is an interesting new series to LRR, I know I wouldn't mind seeing more!

Also, I'm not too sure if this has been mention before but that ending bit with Paul on the fire hydrant might spark the desire to see Paul now balance himself on things than rather things balancing themselves on him.

Callate:
I'm still amazed Paul can keep a straight face through these monologues. (Though I don't know how many takes go into the process.)

I suspect they make him repeat the lines until he believes them himself.

The dragon extinction because of pollution was a HUGE problem. I got enlightened about it when I saw a magical documentary that showed the hardships of their dragon lives.

Thank you "March of the Dragons"

any story that has dragons in it is always amazing, great work guys

Ok guys... Here we go:

James: Make sure your lens is clean. Don't overexpose in video; this is 4:2:0, not RAW. Use a superflat picture profile instead. Get a steadicam, or just bunker down with a tripod and a telephoto lens. And that reflection on Paul is just incredibly distracting.

Ben: Stop shaking the boompole. I can hear it. And something tells me you didn't use the H4N for this...

Maybe you had a small crew or limited time for re-shoots or whatever, but these things still bug me endlessly. It significantly detracts from my overall enjoyment of what should have been the highlight of my monday.

wow... I laughed so hard... almost missed my pick up time...oh snaps!~ bloody good show~ by the way

klasbo:
It significantly detracts from my overall enjoyment of what should have been the highlight of my monday.

I Totally don't know what you just said :S

Ah the dragon, brought to the brink of extinction by a bunch of d-bags drinking keystone. So sad.

I learned so much today! =D

klasbo:
Ok guys... Here we go:

James: Make sure your lens is clean. Don't overexpose in video; this is 4:2:0, not RAW. Use a superflat picture profile instead. Get a steadicam, or just bunker down with a tripod and a telephoto lens. And that reflection on Paul is just incredibly distracting.

Ben: Stop shaking the boompole. I can hear it. And something tells me you didn't use the H4N for this...

Maybe you had a small crew or limited time for re-shoots or whatever, but these things still bug me endlessly. It significantly detracts from my overall enjoyment of what should have been the highlight of my monday.

Actually, it's 4:2:2, and that has to do with aspect ratio, not exposure. And as far as the exposure goes, it wasn't that bad. And it was shot flat, it just wasn't properly color corrected.

And the shaking of the camera was not distracting, it actually helps sell the realism that we're actually there with Paul.

I will give you the bit about the boom, that was annoying but that's a problem we have even in big-budget productions.

Overall it was a good bit. Just let it go and enjoy the delivery.

DONEC NON COMBURET NOSTRA FUNDO

The engrish (Latglish?) I get back from google translate is "SPREAD OUR LONG AS shall not be burnt". I can sorta see where you were headed with this, but what was the english you plugged in to get the latin?

Please protect me!

Oh God!

The Arboreal Cats are everywhere!

I think the best part was using wikipedia to see what "Truth" is lol.

Yay, another Nigel episode. I love these things so much! Also, I just had to pause to go find out what the hell Phlogiston is. Tangential learning FTW!

Whole Story! Yaaaaay!

Make this into a regulary show! love the story telling and the humour!!

alandavidson:

klasbo:
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Actually, it's 4:2:2, and that has to do with aspect ratio, not exposure. And as far as the exposure goes, it wasn't that bad. And it was shot flat, it just wasn't properly color corrected.

And the shaking of the camera was not distracting, it actually helps sell the realism that we're actually there with Paul.

I will give you the bit about the boom, that was annoying but that's a problem we have even in big-budget productions.

Overall it was a good bit. Just let it go and enjoy the delivery.

The 5D is 4:2:0, so there is no reason the 60D should be 4:2:2. And I'm talking about chroma subsampling, in reference to the latitude of the H.264 codec compared to a RAW codec (like the one you get from a a RED camera). I don't know what you're on about with the aspect ratio stuff.
As for flat: http://eugenia.queru.com/2010/01/25/flatting-the-flat-look/. You should get about 9 or 10 stops with no tweaking, and this looks more like 6-7. The new Technicolor Profile should get you even more.
The point is that the whites are clipping badly. Very badly. Underexpose and shoot at multiples of 160ISO = problem solved.

It's probably just my geekery on technicalities that makes this unusually hard for me to watch. I cringe when I watch home videos or listen to bad recordings of music, and this video was just unusually nerve-wracking for me.

Baneat:

klasbo:
It significantly detracts from my overall enjoyment of what should have been the highlight of my monday.

I Totally don't know what you just said :S

LRR video = highlight of mondays
This specific video has below-average technical quality (for LRR)
Mondays not as awesome as they're supposed to be...

Vortigar:
Please protect me!

Oh God!

The Arboreal Cats are everywhere!

Arboreal Cats had me cracking up. Out of everything I was expecting, that joke was not one of them.

Curse you Nigel Fitzgerald Brouwer! Curse you and your honest face!

This will take years of trust management therapy and re-education to forgive and erase.

Curse yooouuuuu....

I'm certainly not a an audiophile, but even so the bumping and scratching from the mic was annoying as heck. Otherwise, funny vid.

klasbo:

alandavidson:

klasbo:
- snip -

Actually, it's 4:2:2, and that has to do with aspect ratio, not exposure. And as far as the exposure goes, it wasn't that bad. And it was shot flat, it just wasn't properly color corrected.

And the shaking of the camera was not distracting, it actually helps sell the realism that we're actually there with Paul.

I will give you the bit about the boom, that was annoying but that's a problem we have even in big-budget productions.

Overall it was a good bit. Just let it go and enjoy the delivery.

The 5D is 4:2:0, so there is no reason the 60D should be 4:2:2. And I'm talking about chroma subsampling, in reference to the latitude of the H.264 codec compared to a RAW codec (like the one you get from a a RED camera). I don't know what you're on about with the aspect ratio stuff.
As for flat: http://eugenia.queru.com/2010/01/25/flatting-the-flat-look/. You should get about 9 or 10 stops with no tweaking, and this looks more like 6-7. The new Technicolor Profile should get you even more.
The point is that the whites are clipping badly. Very badly. Underexpose and shoot at multiples of 160ISO = problem solved.

It's probably just my geekery on technicalities that makes this unusually hard for me to watch. I cringe when I watch home videos or listen to bad recordings of music, and this video was just unusually nerve-wracking for me.

Baneat:

klasbo:
It significantly detracts from my overall enjoyment of what should have been the highlight of my monday.

I Totally don't know what you just said :S

LRR video = highlight of mondays
This specific video has below-average technical quality (for LRR)
Mondays not as awesome as they're supposed to be...

Lol. Ah, the curse of technical knowledge.

I watched this and didn't give it much thought at all (though I did notice some distracting flares at some points.)

Still, I guess it's a case of the more you know...

I can't really play a computer game without noticing technical things about it. For instance, how texture filtering is being done. Shadow generation, lighting setups... Billboard textures in the distance. Transparency effects, and so on.
Oh, not to mention draw distances, and when sub-obtimal use is being made of hardware.

Knowing how this stuff works and fits together can really distract you from simply enjoying the experience itself...

The Gentleman:
The only way we can hope to bring back dragons from the brink of extinction is to learn how to properly dispose of those six-pack holders.

The best way is to burn them all. Which is what the dragons could have done. Wow. Dragons where idiots. Anyway funny episode as always, look forward to the next.

Love you guys, love what you do, love what you make, love to laugh.

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