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Small Is Beautiful from Victor Wilcox on Vimeo.

Victor Wilcox,
Wilcox Video Productions presents
for UWOL Challenge 22.

The beautiful small things along Texas Highway 6 in spring.
Shot at 1920x1080 30p FX (24Mbps) using x.v. gama.

Rendered with Sony Vegas Pro 10.0c.
Audio: 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz, 32 Bit, Stereo, AAC
Video: 29.970 fps, 1920x1080 Progressive, YUV, 20 Mbps
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.000




Sunlight on Brazos Bend from Victor Wilcox on Vimeo.

The UWOL Challenge #20 submission,
Sunlight on Brazos Bend.

This video was shot at Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, TX using my Sony HXR-NX5U.

Shot at 1920x1080 30p FX (24Mbps) using x.v. gama.

Rendered with Sony Vegas Pro 10.0c.
Audio: 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz, 32 Bit, Stereo, AAC
Video: 29.970 fps, 1920x1080 Progressive, YUV, 20 Mbps
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.000




UWOL Challenge #14: The Gazebo from Victor Wilcox on Vimeo.

Shot this video for UWOL Challenge #14. The theme was "Cycles and Rhythm in nature."

Texas has been suffering from its worst drought in 50 year. That and triple digit temperatures have made things tough for the local wildlife. Sounds like the start of a good weather cycle theme.

OK, here come the excuses again. My backs still keeping me from getting very far, so this one was shot in the yard where I work. The little pond, next to a gazebo, is a great cool spot in our little green zone. Naturally none of the wildlife was thirsty, when I was not working, except for some amorous dragonflies.

Now that could be a cycle. In any event, this video makes it look cool outside. Just wish it was.

I used my trusty Sony HDR-FX7.




UWOL Challenge #13: Woodpecker War - Chaos in the Trees from Victor Wilcox on Vimeo.

I’ve been stuck close to home, but managed to get some shots of a two pair of woodpeckers competing for nesting space. I work north of Houston, TX and Ike wreaked havoc on the trees here, so nesting sites are hard to come by. A pair of Red- headed woodpeckers had nested hear last year in a hole they made in a dead pine tree. Well when they arrived at their summer home this year, it was occupied by a pair of Red- bellied woodpeckers. After much squabbling, the squatters were evicted and the happy couple claimed there hole. Don’t feel too badly for the evicted couple. They managed to build a nest in a new hole here by. Guess this would have been good narration, if I’d done any. I keep telling myself to do that, but I’m just not listening. This is my first submission shot with my Sony FX7. I had some problems shooting against a bright hazy sky, but the subjects would do any retakes, so what you see is what you get. Definitely not my best, but it will have to do. Hope you enjoy.




UWOL Challenge #9: Wildlife of Meyer Pond from Victor Wilcox on Vimeo.

Well work kept me from getting out where I’d hope to shoot, so it was back to my old standby, the pond at Meyer Park. I try my best to keep use camera angles, which hide the fact that I’m shooting in a public park. There are soccer fields and a parking lot within view of the pond. Still, the wildlife here is amazing. The bird population seems to change daily and the nutria population is booming. Just wish I could have gotten shoots of the red- shouldered pair this time. Man, was it hot! The temperature’s been running around 95 degrees (F) and 95% humidity. That makes it great to get back in side. Again, I used my Sony HVR- A1U.




UWOL Challenge #8: Visual Transformations from Victor Wilcox on Vimeo.

A bad knee kept me close to home for this one. I had to keep it simple with some scenes of spring time in South East Texas. Our spring transformation occurred in early March so I had to make due with what I had around home. Still some nice subjects, but not what I wanted for the theme. I was all done with my little Sony HVR- A1U.




UWOL Challenge #7: Search for the Real Vampire Duck from Victor Wilcox on Vimeo.

Well this challenge was and adventure. This is the first time I've done a screen play. I spotted these really strange looking ducks at the park (actually Egyptian geese). I'd never seen that type before. Their eyes made me think of a vampire. After goggling 'vampire duck' I was reminded of the 'Count Duckula' series.

I decided to do a search for a real vampire duck. My wife Debbie was going to play my investigative reporter, but teachers never seem to have any free time. I got her in one scene, then had to change the script, since I lost my voice over source. With time running out, I just used titles for the lines. I know, it's a little corny, but it was a fun learning exercise.

I shoot the video in Spring, TX at Meyer Park using a Sony HVR- A1U. Hopefully my audio will be better next time. I finally got my “Wind Cutter” on the last day of shooting.




UWOL Challenge #4: Water Falls from Victor Wilcox on Vimeo.

Fall Creek Falls State Park, TN. Fall Creek Fall is the tallest water fall east of the rocky mountains. Shoot in July 2007 with a Sony HVR- A1U for, UWOL Challenge #4, an international naturalist video contest.




UWOL Challenge #3: Wild Wings from Victor Wilcox on Vimeo.

This is my first submission. I figured I might as well jump into the fire. I’ve only had my camera since November, 2006. It’s been a real education, viewing the UWOL submissions. I got the footage before work and during lunch near my job. I’m still bThis is my first submission. I figured I might as well jump into the fire. I’ve only had my camera since November, 2006. It’s been a real education, viewing the UWOL submissions. I got the footage before work and during lunch near my job. I’m still bleeding, from cutting down to 3 minutes. Just wish I hadn’t been too lazy to carry a tripod with me more often. Hope you enjoy my little feature.


 

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