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US Civil War - Battle of Franklin re-enactment video

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by acoll123, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. acoll123

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    I was given permission to fly and film the re-enactment of the US Civil War Battle of Franklin at Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee this past weekend (11/15/2104).

    It is the sesquecentennial (150th) anniversary of the battle so a lot of people were involved. It was a great day and I think I got some great footage with my P2 and GoPro 3+. I am not happy with the color shift during the video but I don't yet have the skills or time to correct - maybe later. I put it together in Final Cut Pro X from over 60 minutes of video (used up 4 batteries) and a separate audio channel recorded from the ground. Filmed at 1080P / 60 fps.

    Comments are appreciated.

    http://youtu.be/9nlKD65CLWY
     
  2. acoll123

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    I know this is long, so you might want to skip to the last 5 minutes to get the flavor. Taps plays at the end and it was very moving when I was there in person.

    Andy
     
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    It would appear Johnny Reb didn't fare so well... Honestly, content wise you have some REALLY cool stuff!! I would edit it down to about 5 mins and throw an audio track in there, leave the rifle and cannon fire but turn that channel down as to mask the crowds talking and this will be really awesome, I think it's cool as hell they allowed you to fly over the battle. Could you just imagine all those bodies being real 150 years ago?!?!? Spectacular living history I love the premise l!!
     
  4. acoll123

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    Thanks aggiesrwe03. I think in the actual battle, there were 7,500 dead (most dead in a single day for the entire war) - I think only a few hundred were represented on the field in my video.

    I think I will edit it down some, it is repetitive in some places . . .

    Here are a few shorter clips (second one is a Cannon firing in slow motion:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwaqnR7 ... RbAhahjmkg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra3nQlc ... RbAhahjmkg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpG6VK6 ... RbAhahjmkg
     
  5. aggiesrwe03

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    Really cool stuff!!! And as much as I love my beloved TEXAS, Tennessee is where I would LOVE to live someday!! I look forward to see more from you!!
     
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    That is some very cool footage.
     
  7. acoll123

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    Thanks.

    Andy
     
  8. acoll123

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    CBS Sunday Morning is going to use some of this footage in their December 30th episode. Of course, they couldn't pay me . . . .