If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Swanage Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Rumpole, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. nine elms fan

    nine elms fan Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    2,187
    Likes Received:
    680
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Wessex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    :Yawn:
     
  2. steamvideosnet

    steamvideosnet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,847
    Likes Received:
    1,959
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Southampton, UK
    Refrain from annoying you? Do you have any idea just how stuck up that sounds? Obviously not...

    You haven’t mentioned the voiceover in the video. I trust then that the voiceover meets your high standards and doesn’t ruin the loco exhaust too much?
     
    KristianGWR and Steve like this.
  3. Sim

    Sim New Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2015
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    55
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Trainee Tea Boy (retired)
    Location:
    Darzet
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Boys! Boys! Lets not have a punch-up over bit of music! Like yourselves, I abhor the stuff on a video about our hobby. It adds nothing to the message. Better to request a change.

    Josh! Josh! You've put your head above the parapet. Can you get someone who's responsible to resubmit it without the music? I don't know who that creator is in the credits. I guess he's nothing to do with the SR, and is more used to producing stuff for general consumption. Just think! No music and we just might get a contribution from MellishR!
     
  4. MellishR

    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    4,830
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    The voiceover serves a purpose. The music serves only a negative purpose. I admit that this is one of my bugbears. The SR video is one of many that I have felt unable to watch, even though I would otherwise have wished to do so. In some instances there is only music, no other soundtrack, so one has the simple option of turning the sound off; but when I do that I do worry about possibly missing some commentary later on.
     
    Wenlock likes this.
  5. MellishR

    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    4,830
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    I have recently made substantial donations to some other causes and the SR isn't high on my list of priorities, but I hereby promise that I will make a donation if the video is re-posted without the music.
     
    Josh Voce and Wenlock like this.
  6. Mogul

    Mogul Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    538
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dorset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Now this sounds promising. I'm all for a fundraising challenge.
    So if we re-edit the video with no sound and post it here, what am I bid? Hint ......
    2 digit sums wont cut it.
    3 digits might be worth making a phone call
    4 digits and consider it done.

    5 digits and we will make a video to your personal specification. Locos of your choice, presenter / narrator of your choice (within reason) etc.
     
    Sunnieboy likes this.
  7. MellishR

    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    4,830
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    So, not worth your bother for £99?
    Please explain the phone call.
     
  8. Mogul

    Mogul Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    538
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dorset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    You have to set thresholds somewhere! I wouldn't split hairs over £1 difference between 99 and 100 but given the work involved if it were £10 on offer I would say the time is better placed working on the next video or other campaign initiatives.
    To the people that produced the video to see what is possible. But then I suspect some of them are already reading this.....

    So whats it worth to you? Its a good cause...
     
    Adam-Box and Sunnieboy like this.
  9. MellishR

    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    4,830
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    OK, I'll promise £100 anyway, more if I like the video and feel generous.
     
    Sunnieboy likes this.
  10. biggles200

    biggles200 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    157
    Occupation:
    retired and holding on
    Location:
    Purbeck
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    The sun is coming out!
     
  11. gz3xzf

    gz3xzf New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    32
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    21C142
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Here's the YouTube video of the footplate journey on 44871: -
     
  12. MellishR

    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    4,830
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    I would have no more to say about the video at this moment, except that something said on the WSR thread expresses my feelings very well:
    I await a revised version.
     
  13. 007

    007 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    341
    Astonishing that music, used in context to create drama is causing so much angst. To be fair to all, the video was put together completely with volunteer effort, using volunteer editors, contributors and presenters.
    I am very disappointed that some people find it so offensive to have a bit of music playing. If you donate however, I'm sure we can put a non music video up but you have to ask yourself do you really want people to go to that effort in a time of crisis?
     
    acourtrail and Wagoniester like this.
  14. Mogul

    Mogul Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    538
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dorset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    To paraphrase an old expression, The donor is always right.
     
  15. 007

    007 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    341
    Very TRUE
     
  16. Daddsie71b

    Daddsie71b Member Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    465
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    durzet
    Cabin fever
     
  17. MellishR

    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    4,830
    Likes Received:
    2,521
    "Offensive" only inasmuch as it represents a waste of effort which is actually counterproductive.
    I would prefer them (and many others) to spare themselves the effort of adding the music in the first place.
    Edited to show correctly what is quoting and what is my words.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2020
  18. City of truro fan

    City of truro fan New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2015
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Honiton
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I think as coronavirus has taken all the money they shouldn’t be worried about what the music is I don’t care if it was black sabbaths on it for all I care but they should be allowed to make funds however they want to. The more money they make now it won’t delay the new station for fuzzbrook and other projexts
     
    acourtrail likes this.
  19. Mogul

    Mogul Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    538
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dorset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    So now I'm wondering....... Is there anyone out there who wouldn't donate if there was no sad music on the video?

    Or in fact donate more if Black Sabbath did feature? Can I vote for Stairway to Heaven as the soundtrack on a future video or dosent that count?
     
    Sunnieboy and Jamessquared like this.
  20. City of truro fan

    City of truro fan New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2015
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Honiton
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    If anyone used AC/DC I wouldn’t care a lot about it the fast beat might make people want to give more money and the sad songs are slow about it
     

Share This Page