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georgemc
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Posted:There's always been talk about allowing longer video clips and other sections etc (well there's always talk about the should and should not's for COL! wink ) So we listen and learn and investigate possibilities. and now we can actually do something about it without breaking everyone's bank!

Double layer DVD printing technology is now sufficiently stable and cost effective that we will be able to produce a one disk COL DVD of extended duration for not much extra cost. This allows us to open up new categories and also provide the option for increased duration clips. So we have:
http://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/video_compilation.php

New category: CoL4Kids - for the under 13's. Not a competition, but a chance to show everyone what you can do and learn and improve. We hope this section will encourage the next generation of object manipulators.

Amended rule around duration - new maximum of 5 minutes. This is a reasonably arbitary number (any number would be arbitary), but we feel we need to put "a" limit and 5 mins is as good as anything as a starting point. We don't want to encourage looooong video clips just for the sake of filling up the time so the rule says something about a target average of 3 minutes per clip and tell us your reasons if you go above 3 mins.

We've been listening and thinking about the other suggestions for new sections, professionals/amateur, hoops/juggling/staff/poi etc... at this stage, like some have said, we don't see how these can be readily distinguished between and the lines will always be blurry, so we prefer to keep everyones options open by having the one "general" category until such a time as other sections become more obviously in need of seperation from a general category.

Your continued feedback is always welcome and will help shape the future. The Rules are not fixed in stone so please, kick this around and let's see if anything needs changing...
ubbrollsmile

Oh, and in case you hadn't noticed before, I wrote a few pages about the history and philosophies of CoL into what I optimistically call an "e-book". There's some information gaps (even Malcolm's brain doesn't hold all the info wink !) so any feedback to complete and improve it would be appreciated. http://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/e-book_Circles-of-Light.pdf

George


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georgemc
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georgemc

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Posted:fielded a question by PM and can't update the site requirements for a few weeks so posting here.

Preferred screen format is Normal (i.e. not widescreen) 4:3 as widescreen isn't common enough yet and so we'd have to chop off the sides or make it mini and black out the top and bottom to see it all.


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
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-sandy-
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Posted:Nearly finished! didn't quite get everything i wanted but im off to glastonbury tomorrow so better get it posted sharp like.

Umm, i've filmed mine in widescreen do you want me to send it as wide or as contained in 4:3?


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georgemc
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Posted:if you've got time send both Sandy, but as I mentioned above if you send widescreen we may have to chop or make it teeny tiny. 4:3 is best.

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin

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-sandy-
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Posted:well it meant going to bed at 4.45 and getting up at 8.30 but its finished, posted and im off to glasto.
(a very tired) YAY!


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Durbs
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Posted:Arrrrrrrrrgggh, the pressure! The deadline! Arrrrrrrrrgh!!

This evening will be DVD burning night i rekcons...


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Durbs
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Posted:Woot - 12 hours of deadline left and all is posted biggrin

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poxe679
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Posted:damn dead line i just got video so a rush job now

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fNi
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Posted:posted biggrin biggrin

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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poxe679
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Posted:bah damn you people and posting im not done yet lol

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LazyAngel
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Posted:whew, done and sent: it's not quite how it was meant to be, but there's no time to start sorting things out now!

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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georgemc
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Posted:and the string of couriers start arriving! Had a guy on a scooter just before - first time to see that!

... and the "flood" will still be coming...
bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin

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poxe679
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Posted:paper cuts yay

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poxe679
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Posted:ok so now deadlines over the tread dies...real mature lol

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Durbs
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Posted:It's called "suspense" wink

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poxe679
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Posted:i dont care lol

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Durbs
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Posted:Also, note that it can take 2 weeks for the videos to reach NZ from where ever they were posted from smile
The posting deadling was the 30th, so the vids might not have even reached HoP yet.

smile


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poxe679
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Posted:to true lol...........TOUGH lol

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georgemc
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Posted:some have, some we are still expecting...
We send confirmation e-mails to the submitter when we get them (got both of yours yesterday btw).

So, a little more "suspense" yet . . . wink


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I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
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Durbs
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Posted:Yep yep - got that yesterday smile

Is the quality ok? I had massive issues trying to get it under 9gb without it looking like poo.


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poxe679
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Posted:u got mine did u? and under 9gb? i had no trouble lol mines on cd hahaha prob carp tho hahahahaha

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_khan_
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Posted:i'm very excited. just wanted to share.

taken out of context i must seem so strange
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fNi
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Posted:*excited*

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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poxe679
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Posted:NAKED TIME.....oh wrong thread but still ....naked time.....OH CHRISTCHURCH THE DVD.......sent bahahahahahaha nice lol

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poxe679
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Posted:and i thort i had a chance........i just saw some of the videos on youtube omg i need a better video camra and video camera person who dosent talk and knwos how to use the cam ahahahahahaha

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Durbs
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Posted:Er... how are the entries on YouTube?
(And which ones?)


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Posted:yeah, isn't posting a CoL entry on YouTube a no-no?

taken out of context i must seem so strange
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LazyAngel
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Posted:a quick search turned up a couple from past CoLs and one (I think) from this year but I'm not going to post it here.

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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poxe679
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Posted:oh....your not aloud lol i never new that hahahahaha phew i was gona upload mine this morning XD wooooops i hope i havent dobed in any one now

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georgemc
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Posted: Written by :LazyAngel


a quick search turned up a couple from past CoLs and one (I think) from this year but I'm not going to post it here.


Thanks for spotting - I've asked for that one to be removed.


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin

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Posted:so, whats the news....?

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