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Model Horse Video
 By T W I   •   6th Jun 2010   •   6,667 views   •   20 comments
Model Horse VideoI started on this project basically as soon as you announced it. I shot the first few nature clips at the beginning during the first few days and the scene where Bayfire is first seen standing at the fence. The clips after that I attempted to shoot on the first few days too, but eventually threw those out and re-did them weeks later. For a couple of weeks I was held up by technical difficulties, as I could not get the videos from our camera to the computer. Finally I downloaded some freeware from Koyote.com, which solved the problem.

I was the voice of Bayfire (No, I don‘t have an English accent), I took all the videos and moved Bayfire around for most of them. The main theme of part 1 was Bayfire longing for freedom and then escaping. I finally finished it on May 11th.


I was inspired to put part 2 in (The part where Bayfire is seen from the eyes of humans) by my little brother, who commented that it seemed a little weird that people were not involved in the movie at all. For the scene where Bayfire is attempting to cross the Carson “river” (our pool), my mom acted as the reporter as well as recording the video, my little brother made the waves on an inner-tube, my dad rigged up a fancy string mechanism that made Bayfire float upright in the water, which he and I held from opposite sides of the pool. The last family member, my little sister kept our rooster quiet. It was a very complicated scene, but it worked! Well, for the most part.

Part 3 was simply just showing the horse getting out of the Carson, some scenes of her galloping and finally finding the long-awaited herd. I actually don’t own most of the Breyers in the last scene. A girl from my riding lessons who collects Breyers with her mom let me use a few from her collection. I had a lot of fun making this video and it has been a great summer break project for me. Overall I’ve spent around 8 hours on the 3 minute video.
Model Horse Video
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Equestri  
I LOVE it, Twi! Excellent job!
  Jun 6, 2010  •  928 views
 
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Good job! I especially liked the water scene.
  Jun 6, 2010  •  933 views
 
T W I  
Thanks a ton Jeff and Equestri! =D
  Jun 6, 2010  •  896 views
 
halfbrokehorses  
thats pretty amazing!! you put heaps of effort into it and the story lines cool :)
  Jun 7, 2010  •  923 views
 
Sleepy Hollow  
You did such a wonderful job!! I really enjoyed Bayfire's journey to freedom ! I would love to see how Bayfire is doing with the wild horses now! Will there be another part? Wonderful job!!!!
  Jun 7, 2010  •  898 views
 
T W I  
Thanks guys! Haha HBH, I made it up as I went. You know SH I was going to do that but the model horses I borrowed from the girl were quite a bit bigger than the one I was using for the video.
  Jun 7, 2010  •  896 views
 
No Name  
but she could be very young and the horse could be the only one to make the adventure safely.
  Jun 8, 2010  •  915 views
 
T W I  
Unfortunately I wouldn't feel right about keeping the model horses I borrowed an extra four weeks or so, the time it would take to make the movie, as I don't know her very well.
  Jun 8, 2010  •  896 views
 
HarlyxSandy  
that was really good but the paddoc at the start was a bit small
  Oct 23, 2010  •  939 views
 
DreamOfBieber  
my friend and I used to make these with our model horses. How fun! =)
  Jan 30, 2011  •  904 views
 
SkyFall Equestrian Center  
I looove the vid and the article!!! :)
  Feb 11, 2011  •  896 views
 
Artista  
Great video!
  Apr 10, 2011  •  917 views
 
Simplicity  
Nice job! :)
  Jun 26, 2011  •  890 views
 
Laugh and Ride  
Nice job Twi :)
  54 days ago  •  919 views
 
Mystic56  
Haha love the part when he was trying to break the fence XD
  Nov 18, 2011  •  930 views
 
Moose  
Good idea for kids who can't have horses! =D
  Jan 22, 2012  •  899 views
 
Diddy  
Love this!! Very unique! ~~

:D
  Feb 8, 2012  •  1,042 views
 
RedSugarJumper16  
Omg I do this too! Sometimes it's hard to think others do this same thing, Thanks for putting up an article!
  Feb 18, 2012  •  1,055 views
 
Deep as Rhubarb  
Cool!!! :)
  Mar 4, 2012  •  905 views
 
OklahomaBlessing  
Very Good!
  31 days ago  •  901 views
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