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Bridget Strang and I met up in Oregon last winter for a little project. She was kind enough to narrate her qualifying run for the 2015 National Finals for me. Did it in one take. Bridget was amazing. Only challenge was the rain... we were in a shop with a tin roof which is very clear with the background noise. Sorry!


I'm wondering how many folks would be interested in seeing this kind of offering in the future?



https://vimeo.com/172313581



Cheers,


Dave


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I love it! I think if I had to narrate one of MY runs it would be primarily a lesson in handler mistakes. :P But it's brilliant to see something like this. If more top/experienced hands would be willing to do this, I think it would be a great learning tool for the rest of us.

~ Gloria

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I'll chime in from the novice spectator gallery to say oh-my-goodness yes. Any sort of narration is certainly helpful, and I'd guess I'm not the only one who plays and replays trial videos to try to get an idea of what is going on.

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i would like to see work in the mountains narrated, and shown with drone and go pro

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You should do that Tea.

Even without mountains mine would be 'Hey look - isn't that cool' 'Look at that' as I watched them worked.

 

It would be interesting to have the handler narrate and then the judge at the trial. I bet the two do not always see things the same way.

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In the film Away To Me, following Amanda Milliken, Faansie Basson and Haley Howard (now Hunewill) on their journey to the Soldier Hollow Sheepdog Classic, Bill Berhow winds up winning the trial. In the supplemental video on the DVD, Bill narrates his winning run, and the judge also narrates it. It's a delight.

 

Amy

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all of the above i would watch.

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sadly i do not have $ for go pro or drone. and hard to film with my cell while actually doing something interesting tho i have filmed a tiny bit.

someday maybe someone will get interested and come out and film. not necessarily me, tho they are welcome to film what i do, but other ranches that are in even harder territory.

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I love the idea of having runs narrated by a judge. What a great educational tool that would be, both for participants and spectators alike.

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it would seem to me that a judge might be hesitant to walk through his/her logic for public consumption. Whether right, wrong, or logically determined, there will always be folks finding fault. Not what the guidelines say, not my interpretation of the guidelines, etc. the judge's job being to find the best dog of the day... sometimes how they get there might be a mystery.

 

i had a gentleman i respect very much judge one of my runs from a video as part of a clinic. just after dinner Saturday night. it was a great exercise. i loved it because it was the one and only time i had the opportunity to argue with the judge about what we were seeing and the guidelines. participants loved it as well. wonderful opportunity. but it was also a closed environment where any and all questions could be asked and answered with lots of discussion and opportunity for mutual understanding and respect. Things often quickly lost in online discussion.

 

it takes a brave soul to put their run up for display which is why i will only post runs folks would be proud of. or my own :) i have pretty thick skin. but in these videos it isn't just the dog work and handling on display but also the handler's thoughts, feelings, goals, objectives... the handler is really putting him/herself out there.

 

i think they are a great idea and a tremendous learning opportunity but i also believe i need to tread carefully down this path.

 

all that said i'm happy for the positive and supportive response!

 

cheers,

dave

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