Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Luke_Pitt » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:22 pm

Obsidian wrote:Israaraujo, let me know if you need a copy of the script to help you with the translation. It's also currently being translated into Polish and Italian :)

For anyone who wants to download the whole thing as a 720p HD quicktime, here's the link to the 950MB file:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EWBRPJ5T

I see you're sticking to apple formats...not into h264 then?

If you could get it under 700mb without too much loss in quality then you could give it out on CDs (cheaper than dvds)
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Obsidian » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:24 pm

It is H.264 actually, as it seems to be the current best codec in terms of picture quality vs file size. Quicktime is not a video format as such, but a media framework which supports a variety of codecs. I suppose you can open this video using any video playback software which can decode H.264.

The 950MB file is as compressed as I'm going to encode the video. I can see some visible compression artifacts creeping in, so I certainly don't want to sacrifice the quality any more. A cost saving of a few pence per disc for CDs rather than DVDs is outweighed by the benefits of having better quality video. The latest copies of the disc I've created are hybrid DVD Video/DVD ROMs. They work in normal DVD players in standard definition, but if you put the disc into a computer, there's a 1.3GB H.264 720p version of the video which can be opened directly from the disc, or dragged and dropped straight onto a computer's hard drive. This is a slightly higher bit rate version than the download both in terms of sound and video. I only really created the 950MB version to make hosting easier, as most file hosting sites have a limit of 1GB per file. Plus the fact that 1GB would be a psychological maximum for some people in terms of what they could be bothered to download. I'm looking forward to a time when bandwidth and download speeds are significantly higher than they are today. The uncompressed source file for this film was 50GB!
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Liamm » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:37 am

Paul you know about all this video editing and stuff.. I have some videos I want to edit but there saved as quickime movies, are there any editing programmes I can downlaod to use for them, or if possible, any way I could convert them to work for windows movie maker?
because I have NO idea what to do lol :roll:
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Rob-F » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:20 pm

That's way more than my computer has left! :O
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Capo » Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:45 am

Absolutely fantastic guys, one of the best documentaries ive seen on parkour so far. Little too much on the conditioning side of things as always but none the less epic project boys ! xxxx
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby mos » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:11 pm

Hi! I am mos from Italy, :mrgreen:
I would like to add Italian and Croatian subtitles to your documentary with your permit.

PS: Can you give me a copy of the script in order to facilitate my translation?
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby israaraujo » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:50 pm

Hi...

I would like to have a copy of the script. Now its more to make sure that i've translated it right.

i've download the full file, as soon as i finish the translation, i gonna post here the links.

my e-mail: israaraujo@gmail.com
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby israaraujo » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:52 pm

Thx very much guys!

I'm realy learning a lot of things in this translation work.

This is in my "Basic Parkour Documentary Backup".. :P
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Obsidian » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:04 pm

I've emailed you a copy of the original script, plus a transcript of all of the interview parts to assist you with the translation. Which language are you translating it into? There are already people at work on Polish, Italian and Hungarian versions.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby damo » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:48 am

WOW stunned and inspired. Fantastic work!
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Jerome » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:03 pm

Hello there ;-)

I've published the video on http://parkour-videos.com/
There is also a direct link download : parkour-videos.com/parkour-the-nature-of-challenge/

Thanks to Paul, Dave and all the people involved in this documentary for this great short film !
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Dave » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:06 pm

Hi J.

Glad you liked the video. It was a bit of work to put together (mostly for Paul), but already a lot of people have found it useful so I'm glad we did it.

On the parkour-videos page you ask about the names of the practitioners involved. Paul's already included a list of all of them in the film credits.

P.S. nice to see .NET available once more.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Obsidian » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:14 pm

Thanks Jerome,

As Dave said, the names of the featured practitioners are on the end credits, but for easy cut and paste, here they are:

Anan Anwar
Stephen Brewis
Dean Cheetham
Ben Davies (Blake)
Marshall Davies
Rob Fairclough
Luke French
Nathaniel Gill
Marcus Hanley
Nathan Howard
Joel Instone
Josh Instone
Rhys James
Josh Jarman
Paul Maunder
Scott McQuade
Anton Mills
Ben Nuttall
Luke Pitt
Alex Rigby
Josh Seddon
Dave Sedgley
Jak Sheen
Wesley Speakman
Chris Walton
Shaun Wood

And thanks once again for making the existing parkour.net information available again.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby hbenya » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:34 pm

Well it seems I cant handle this music thing... Could you help me how can I get the musics of the movie? I've already looked over the website that were linked, but I can't figure out how I can download the musics...
I would be happy if you could help me with this. You know usually Im listening music when I practice alone, and it gives much motivation to listen the "good type" of music. And this is absolutely is that type of music =]
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Obsidian » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:53 am

Have a look at the Designer Thumbs Myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/designerthumbs

From that page, you can contact Damien, who created all of the music for the documentary. He'll be able to help you out with getting hold of the music :)
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Razorhelm » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:06 pm

Hey finally had time to sit down and watch this wanted to do it all in one go.
Really really good nice insight in to the minds of the people who train and what its all about to them. Its made think about my own training to which is particularly great
Excellent production values as always paul
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Urban:Hurricane » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:47 pm

Fantastic.
Inspirational, Accurate and Mind-blowing.
I can describe to people what parkour is now, without having to break down the particles of it.
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Shane » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:46 am

Awesome video.
Watched it through 3 times in case I missed anything. Really made me think about myself and how I've been treating my body lately.

Hung on your every word, Dave. Inspirational stuff. :)

Nice editing Paul. Your videos are always top notch. :)
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby Natterz » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:38 am

ApexParkour wrote:Absolutely fantastic guys, one of the best documentaries ive seen on parkour so far. Little too much on the conditioning side of things as always but none the less epic project boys ! xxxx


but then surely the main aspect is conditioning?

you cant expect to be able to run up a wall, or jump a huge gap, just off the top or nowhere, u gotta work up to it, and train ur body to be able to cope...
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Re: Parkour - The Nature Of Challenge

Postby streetninja » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:48 pm

this was awesome... much more imforming that anythin else ive seen. just wish it wasnt raining and i had my ariakes come in the post :(
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