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The Gas Station - Episode 1

Post by TRL » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:57 pm

Hi Guys. As some of you know Joe Achilles and myself decided to have a go at making our own show.
We decided to invite a few friends and guests down to the showroom one late November evening...

we shot this in one take, without scripts and with only a few rough ideas and videos to show.
One of our guests arrived 5 mins before filming started.... forcing us to move all of the cars just before the filming started.

Joe shot the whole thing using 5 cameras and a few mics. Its taken Joe an age to edit out all of the non-PC bits
and overlay the whole lot with some degree of skill and a hell of a lot of man hours. Big shout to him!

We honestly don't know how you guys will react to it... all we ask is that you remember that we had a budget of £101.55
no scripts and not a single production team in sight!

The next one will be better for sure... and a provisional date for this will be WEDS MARCH 21st..... (as Joe Achilles is off to OZ for a month)

Enjoy. and be kind!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMJFAas1Pww
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Re: The Gas Station - Episode 1

Post by and79 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:45 pm

Nice vid!

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Post by Lordharding » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:50 pm

Really enjoyed it
Five blokes laughing and winding each other up
Great shots of the 140i
Looked stunning. And you would get sales from it
Quite natural setting and the audience was relaxed infront of the camera

Slightly smaller table to sit round amd camera a bit lower over the table for more facial shots

Joe was so excitable and worthy to join clarkson

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Re: The Gas Station - Episode 1

Post by marco_polo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:53 pm

Good stuff, some slightly better microphones and you'll have a hit on your hands. 8)
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Re: The Gas Station - Episode 1

Post by TRL » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:07 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:53 pm
Good stuff, some slightly better microphones and you'll have a hit on your hands. 8)
Yup.... we struggled as we could not get mics for the audience to hear and record at the right level.
we ended up shouting.
Boss has said we can spend some money for the sound equipment so def fix. cheers!
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Re: The Gas Station - Episode 1

Post by TRL » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:08 pm

Lordharding wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:50 pm
Really enjoyed it
Five blokes laughing and winding each other up
Great shots of the 140i
Looked stunning. And you would get sales from it
Quite natural setting and the audience was relaxed infront of the camera

Slightly smaller table to sit round amd camera a bit lower over the table for more facial shots

Joe was so excitable and worthy to join clarkson
Thank you for the feedback LH... yep Joes on the case and said the same thing... the only fixed item is the table.. its huge.
we will play more with the layout for sure.... we all forget we were filming it !!!
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Re: The Gas Station - Episode 1

Post by akaflash » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:49 pm

Great first effort. Can only see it getting better and better as you refine it.


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Post by Chrome Dome » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:47 am

Great first episode guys, the natural banter between you all was fantastic. Makes me wish I was closer to London to check it out in person.
Will have to wait for the national tour !
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Re: The Gas Station - Episode 1

Post by dino355 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:57 am

I can only echo what's already been said.

Needs to be shorter IMO too. One hour is far too long. Also keep the non PC bits in! Finally some of the cuts and edits were a bit too obvious / unrefined. I'm sure this will be more refined in time.

Better mics for sure!!

Look forward to the next one.
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Post by TRL » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:07 pm

I make you right.. .it was long at 55mins... mind you we were talking for 2 hours so edited a lot out!

I personally want to see a format where we have maybe 2-3 quality guests, 5 min chat with each and then perhaps a bit more
of their video content to balance up the chatting.

the sound and edit will improve as we will use less cameras and better angles etc.
hopefully you will enjoy episode 2 which we plan to film on Weds 24th Jan.
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Post by mtechtone » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:19 pm

Good effort, I’d watch another!

Agreed on the mic comments, couldn’t always catch what was said.

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Re: The Gas Station - Episode 1

Post by Jon P » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:54 pm

Yeah enjoyable first effort. Time for the difficult second follow up. a outside video might help.a review/first drive/ comparison. I know this is not your day jobs so I’m amazed you have any time to do this. Perhaps I might be able to get to one.
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Re: The Gas Station - Episode 1

Post by Tricky401 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:50 pm

Enjoyed watching the first episode and will watch the next 100%

Nothing more to comment on from what’s already been highlighted (mics and editing )

The Motech edition 140 looks fantastic.

Congrats and well done to all involved
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Post by MrTurner » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:11 pm

I'm part way through but it's good to get a different style of video on there, it's certainly got potential to grow! How to build in longevity is one thing to consider, how to keep people wanting to come back for more every episode.

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Post by clarkeysntfc » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:21 pm

Very enjoyable, and very high quality given it's an amateur production.
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