Yowie Doco called: Bigfoot Down Under

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Yowie Doco called: Bigfoot Down Under

Unread post by Trip5Six » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:51 pm

Hey all, just finished watching a yowie Doco called Bigfoot Down Under. Can be found on the PlayStation online store or on iTunes or can be downloaded of the internet.

Has anyone seen this doco besides me ?

Few of the people being interviewed seemed genuine, then there were a couple that were so outlandish I started to laugh to myself.

The doco Tracked: In search of Australia’s Bigfoot was a much much better doco than this by far.

If you have seen Bigfoot Down Under doco let me know your thoughts etc.
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Unread post by rowbe » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:11 am

I have seen Bigfoot Down Under on Amazon Prime some time ago. I agree, it was OK in parts but I must admit I did fast forward some areas.
Also, I admit I am not a really a doco watcher. I get bored half way through, especially if it is the same old, same old stuff. I haven't seen the Track doco but I believe it is very good. Hopefully I will get the chance in the near future.
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Unread post by Tranquillity1 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:13 pm

I watched it last night on Amazon prime. Absolutely TERRIBLE!!! 👎🏼

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Unread post by yowiedan » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:00 am

I haven't seen Bigfoot Down Under as yet, but I was in Track, Search For Australia's Bigfoot. I'm not going to say one is better than the other as I'm not here to rubbish anybody's work. What I do know is how much experience the TRACK Producer Attila Kaldy has at making Docoumentarys. He is in a element of his own when it comes to producing these types of films. He has other documentarys on Amazon Prime such as Ghosts of Europe. I enjoyed watching them too. Only after you have been involved in shooting a Documentary and see all the hard work done you may appreciate them more. To get to most of the film sites for TRACK we had to lugg plenty of weight, remembering it was just 3 of us and we carried all our equipment including, food, water and Camping gear for the duration of the shoot. Attila carried the most weight as he had all his filming gear in his bag with multiple batteries and cameras and tripods etc. We all did the hard yards to get to these areas to shoot each part of TRACK. Now, we are doing it all again with the second part Tracking The Lore.

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Unread post by Trip5Six » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:59 pm

yowiedan wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:00 am
I haven't seen Bigfoot Down Under as yet, but I was in Track, Search For Australia's Bigfoot. I'm not going to say one is better than the other as I'm not here to rubbish anybody's work. What I do know is how much experience the TRACK Producer Attila Kaldy has at making Docoumentarys. He is in a element of his own when it comes to producing these types of films. He has other documentarys on Amazon Prime such as Ghosts of Europe. I enjoyed watching them too. Only after you have been involved in shooting a Documentary and see all the hard work done you may appreciate them more. To get to most of the film sites for TRACK we had to lugg plenty of weight, remembering it was just 3 of us and we carried all our equipment including, food, water and Camping gear for the duration of the shoot. Attila carried the most weight as he had all his filming gear in his bag with multiple batteries and cameras and tripods etc. We all did the hard yards to get to these areas to shoot each part of TRACK. Now, we are doing it all again with the second part Tracking The Lore.

I hear ya Yowiedan, I’m not one either to pick on someone’s work, want positive vibes all round, you can watch it for yourself and report back to us your thoughts.... I guess it’s not so much a doco than a sit down interview with numerous people. There’s just too much cringe moments.

Well done to Atilla on his work, it was a great watch ! Would of been awesome to be involved in, so your lucky ! Haha

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Unread post by yowiedan » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:11 pm

Trip5Six wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:59 pm
yowiedan wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:00 am
I haven't seen Bigfoot Down Under as yet, but I was in Track, Search For Australia's Bigfoot. I'm not going to say one is better than the other as I'm not here to rubbish anybody's work. What I do know is how much experience the TRACK Producer Attila Kaldy has at making Docoumentarys. He is in a element of his own when it comes to producing these types of films. He has other documentarys on Amazon Prime such as Ghosts of Europe. I enjoyed watching them too. Only after you have been involved in shooting a Documentary and see all the hard work done you may appreciate them more. To get to most of the film sites for TRACK we had to lugg plenty of weight, remembering it was just 3 of us and we carried all our equipment including, food, water and Camping gear for the duration of the shoot. Attila carried the most weight as he had all his filming gear in his bag with multiple batteries and cameras and tripods etc. We all did the hard yards to get to these areas to shoot each part of TRACK. Now, we are doing it all again with the second part Tracking The Lore.

I hear ya Yowiedan, I’m not one either to pick on someone’s work, want positive vibes all round, you can watch it for yourself and report back to us your thoughts.... I guess it’s not so much a doco than a sit down interview with numerous people. There’s just too much cringe moments.

Well done to Atilla on his work, it was a great watch ! Would of been awesome to be involved in, so your lucky ! Haha

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I have seen it and the Americas seen to all make their Docos with the same template, gets old after you've seen a few. I am lucky to have the chance to work with Attila, he has taught me a few skills about using cameras. But remember, it's all fun until the hard yards, up and down mountain trails.

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Unread post by LordLucan » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:33 pm

First post here.
I've seen the documentary and it all seems too scripted for my liking. On a little investigating, it appears it was produced as a 'mockumentary' and the peopled interviewed retelling hteir encounters are paid actors. Look at the credits and enter their names into Google. They all have acting credits, agents and/or management.
However, I did watch 'Track' today on Tubi, a free streaming service available for smart tv's and thought it excellent. The differences in the two shows are worlds apart. It's apparent that those involved with 'Track' took their topic seriously and presented a level headed, well produced show withut the need to go over the top with production values of to falsify evidence, just to have something to show. Well done to all involved.

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Unread post by Dion » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:28 pm

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Unread post by rowbe » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:38 am

Just watched "Track" last night on Tubi (thanks LordLucan for the heads up re Tubi). YowieDan, I think it was a great documentary.

My first impression, was wow! this is great quality (great work from Atilla and his team). I also enjoyed the fact that a considerable proportion of the documentary was filmed in the field (absolutely great scenery) and not only witness report followed by witness report, etc. The balance of information and suspense was great. Being in a position of dead silence in the bush and the feeling of being watched is unnerving, and I had those feelings again just by watching the film.

I definitely would recommend it to anyone. Although those who have been in similar situations may not have the same view, however for persons new to this area would definitely find it interesting. If anything, it would probably prevent some venturing out in the bush on their own, which probably is a good thing.

Great work, YowieDan when is the next (sequel)?

PS. Just for interest sake - Alhough Tubi has ads, in this doc there was only one short lot of ads in the early stage of the doc.

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Unread post by MadMan15 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:44 pm

I have watched both. I may be in the minority, but Tracked one, personally I find the continuous music/sound effects annoying. I know it's for dramatization, but when people are saying did you hear this or that and music is always playing its frustrating. Good watch all the same.

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