Saturday, January 2, 2010

Dawson Station Updates

After retrieving the layout from the hobby store window, Robin help me redo the video. I am getting better at lighting and holding the camera steady. She is getting better at driving the train. The scenery, people, and vehicles have also vastly improved:

Just for giggles, a screen shot of the video editing process:
I had a tough time of saying "good enough". I'm always catching "one more thing" that needs tweaking. It takes 15 minutes to render the video, and more than an hour to upload it! Unless you see a glaring spelling mistake, I don't want to know about it.

With a 10 minute length limit on Youtube, I also had to leave out some of the historical tidbits I had in the earlier version. Oh well. Youtube is also getting more possessive about music, so I left it out this time, hoping instead that the UMG clowns don't own the copywright to Stan Kistler's 1959 "Whistles in the Woods".

I also updated the photo tour on the blog with some decent pictures, and added a page for the vehicles. Next up: an article for submission to Model Railroading and some photo entries for the 2011 Walther's Catalog!


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Wow. Very professional. I loved the details and the nail polish on the giant hand!

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

What a tremendous adventure. Glad you got to show it off. The scouts really enjoyed it. The realism is amazing. The puzzle of switching is typical of your clever creations.