Single in January SNEAK PEEK

Discussion in 'Image Quest' started by Luke, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    OK. I've laid out the photos and started work on the credits pages. Otto is working feverishly on the cover design. It's been several months, but a LOT of the work (like 95%) has been organizational stuff getting things together. Anyways, I thought I'd give you all a peek. I don't expect much of a response from it, but if someone catches something that looks horribly wrong or you have a simple suggestion that you think may a real impact, let me know. This is a good place to talk things out. Just so you know, I've selected the extreme spartan look intentionally to highlight the photos and let them speak on their own without any need for text, but I will also be laying out the same book with titles and credits and each page for those who don't want to flip back and forth.

    Just a few quick explanations to save a lot of back and forths...... I am NOT a videographer. This was just a quickie 2 minute video. The camera was metering for the white space apparently.....NONE of the photos look dark and bad like this. Honestly, they look exactly like you sent them to me. I'm not sure how they'll print, but I'll do a test print when it's all set and we'll see how they look.

    Feel free to chime in with any observations or opinions. I've never made one of these books before.

    Here's my horrible video of our pretty cool book (in it's unfinished form)
    P4250028.AVI - YouTube

    You will also hear some dog tags jingling......that's my dogs saying hi to you all (or pacing around waiting for dinner)
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  2. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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    Fantastic job!!!!!! I am really looking forward to the finished product. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have put into this.


  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    It looks amazingly awesome!!! Job well done! Thank you!
  4. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
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    Stephen Noel
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Phoenix Gonzales
    That looks pretty good :biggrin:
  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    This will be something worth having - thanks Mark and Otto.
  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    If I found that in a shop... I'd buy it.
    well done indeed Luke, and kudos to you.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the fruits of Otto's work too, although the plain cover as it is at the moment also looks fabulously cool and classy
    (also well done to the rest of us - some compellingly good images!)

    my only thought was that the credits pages needed a bit less white space (for my personal taste), but I also realise you're only proofing at the moment
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  9. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
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    Excellent job there, well done, looking forward to seeing the fruits of all your labours. It looks as though you had some good material to work with :smile: I hope you feel it was worthwhile to battle through the frustrations of putting it together.

  10. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
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    You da man Luke, you too Otto. Great work fellas :2thumbs:
  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Can't thank you enough. It was great to see the pictures - I'd forgotten which ones I'd chosen. You've done a beautiful job and I can't wait to see everyone's photographs right there in the book on my lap.

    You and Otto will get many "stars in your crown" for all your efforts.
  12. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Call me impressed. Well done!
  13. defektive

    defektive SC Veteran

    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
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    Excellent Luke, congratulations. That is a mammoth effort, especially dealing with those of us that are not so easy to deal with. Not mentioning any names though (stillshunter):drama:.
  14. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Splendid! Looking forward to see the whole thing. Great work!
  15. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
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    wow great job, thanks
  16. kathyh

    kathyh SC Top Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Lokks terrific. Well done Luke. Thanks for all your effort.
  17. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    Very nicely done. :grouphug:
  18. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
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    well done!!!