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  • Shane Ross

    December 21, 2006 at 8:20 am

    My latest show is finally done and shipped off to the network. BLOOD DIAMONDS will air on The History Channel Dec 30, 2006 at 6:00 PM Eastern. It is about the conflict diamond trade in West Africa…to coincide with the Leonardo DiCaprio flick already in theatres. I co-edited this with Dan Wolfmeyer.

    Here is the show tease for anyone who is interested:×


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  • paul nevison

    December 21, 2006 at 10:30 am

    hey shane,

    nice touch having the ring on the gun cylinder! did you do the graphic sequence at the end or was that done by a mograph guy?

    Also how was the show shot and on what format (varicam perhaps)? nice DOF on the IV’s.

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  • David Roth Weiss

    December 21, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    Very nice. And yes, the diamond ring on the barrel of the rifle is indeed a very powerful symbol.


  • Shane Ross

    December 21, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    The picture is from a series of photos artistically depicting the conflicting images. We purchased the rights to us it in the show.

    And a very talented motion graphics guy did the diamond effect at the end. He used After Effects.


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  • Shane Ross

    December 21, 2006 at 4:08 pm

    OH, and yes, this show is an HD show. We shot DVCPRO HD, but easily over 65% of the show is standard definition stock footage, from VHS, DV and BetaSP sources. And whle we did use my upconvert droplets on a few of the shots (about 30), most of the upconverting of stock footage was done with a Terranex box at a post facility. If we had a Kona 3, we might have done it ourselves, but we had a PCI-X machine, and really preferred the Terranex as it could clean up the footage a bit better than the Kona.


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  • Chris Poisson

    December 21, 2006 at 4:22 pm

    Nice Shane, very nice. A trailer that actually TELLS the story. Nice.

  • Monica F.P.Williams

    December 21, 2006 at 5:26 pm

    Hi Shane,
    Very high class!
    I am looking forward to see the show.

    Monica F.P.williams
    crocodile editing

  • david bogie

    December 21, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    I liked the displacement effects at the end. Difficult to do with class.
    Congratulations and I hope you got paid very well.


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  • Matt Murray

    December 22, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    Really looking forward to seeing this one.
    Great job on the trailer!!

    Matt Murray
    Lineside Productions
    Fishing videos, DVD Production, Websites and more.

  • Martial Bachoffner

    December 22, 2006 at 3:24 pm

    We are in an era where everything hidden will be exposed to the world.


    Vancouver Island Final Cut Pro User Group
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