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Alan

Iíve realised what Iíve been adding lately is more or less Ďfillerí to hopefully keep the forum active, but my own pursuit of facts is ended.

Please will you cancel my membership now, else Iíd feel compelled to keep adding topics/posts of no real worth or furtherance to the subject, without delay, rather than holding off for further consideration.

Iíve enjoyed your site for the best part of 15 years, but even I who usually has lots to say or question has run its course, so without access to posting on the forum, can finally move onto other things.

Thanks for tolerating me so long, I wouldíve kicked me out years ago.

Itís time for new posters to voice opinions, Iíve said as much as I can.


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PS. You know, in years to come, I might actually have been right to object and challenge all along ! Wink
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Coll,

of course I'll do as you request but I'll give it a month or so in case you have second thoughts.

What you could do is just use the Off Topic section for off topic posts.

Think about it.

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Thanks Alan

No itís okay to cancel my membership, though Iíd like to offer this recent finding to take photographs of AZW participants to another level, bringing them to life for a few seconds at least.

If people were wanting the study to advance in tech, this is the way to go, Iíd love to see this done as professionally for the well-known portraits of Durnford, etc., who were at Isandhlwana, bringing a bit of humanity to the images, instead of a distant memory more up to the present day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXimpDOc9lQ

It would be a fascinating and an exciting addition to this study.

Certainly may stop the usual complaints of how actors donít look anything like the actual men they are meant to portray, by actually seeing the men themselves moving.

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That really is a fantastic piece of Software.

This is using a simple piece of software but it's not in the same league.



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It is amazing, plus the fact you can bring the portraits alive, would be incredibly beneficial to the study of the Zulu War 1879, mainly its participants.

Iíd been considering getting a book of the colouring of historical photos only, though not to do it myself, not clever enough, but chose to go on to YouTube where I spotted this superior system of colouring and activation of movement.

Iíd been so disappointed of the Zulu War 1879 in art, started looking at the photos of men and events themselves, wondering how to bring life to them in the most real way, meaning you are seeing the real people, not an artistís idea of how they looked, but the genuine article that done right, would look exactly like they did in life, plus a subtle AI animation.

It was too good a find not to share here, as this aspect could raise documentaries of Isandhlwana, etc., to a new level of realism, showing such coloured and moving portraits, perhaps with a voiceover of what they were known to have said, etc., so much better than an actor trying to look like them, which can on occasion be awful choices.

Anyway, hereís hoping we see it used for this subject too, itís definitely needing a few new aspects to keep interest fresh.

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The software I used is a free one on my iPhone. I had another but the free period expired
and I'm not prepared to pay a monthly fee for the odd image to be colorised.

The one you showed here is certainly an excellent one but will probably be charging
professional fees. I'll check it out.

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Yes, it is so advanced, it likely would be necessary for the documentary-makers to contact a professional person, or company, specialised in the concept.

Although it would add substantially to the cost of the documentary, it is the future move in my opinion, to regain or at least sustain interest in the Zulu War 1879, plus the fact the subject we study might be the first to employ such techniques for a documentary, bringing the uses of such technology to a wider audience, both in a professional and private matter.

A win-win idea, where all can benefit, for our subject and other historical events, laying the foundation for an individual, group or company to expand their colourising/animation businesses into new projects.

Itíd be superb if the Zulu War 1879 led the way as the original project where these techniques were fully utilised, raising its profile at the same time too, as a unique approach to documentary-making and literally bringing to life its participants.

It is something Iíll be watching out for with great interest, and any new developments in the techniques themselves, as the speed of such tech becomes available and popular very fast these days, absorbed into what is already used by the population.

Iím obsolete though, Iím mostly pencil and paper man, but keep an open mind to what will make things Iím interested in, even more interesting

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Well, looks like this has already caught on in Ian Knightís AZW FB page, animating Cetshwayoís photo using the My Heritage site, the latter was I think in the news today too.

So, checked it out, created an account, and uploaded Durnfordís photo for animation, which, although takes a bit of getting used to, not everyoneís cup of tea, I have to say it was amazing to see his portrait come to life, making him more real.

I like it very much tbh

Unfortunately, I donít know how to show the Durnford animation on this forum....
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http://myhr.tg/1YvSH6M8


Iím hoping Kris Herron sees this being a Durnford descendant.

Itís also the reason I researched how to bring him to life again, due to her continued defence of him with her books and Facebook.

I must admit, accomplishing this with superb results, has encouraged me to keep pursuing my interest of him and Isandhlwana, albeit not posting any more, as I donít think I can better this now
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Looking really good and brings him to life.

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It was quite eerie when I was making a recording of the Durnford animation on my iPad to my other iPad in case I could no longer access the site to see it, going by the recent happenings with my internet Ďlifeí and my being deleted.

When I played it back, I had been unaware that I had also recorded a song that was playing called ĎHost Of SeraphimĎ by Dead Can Dance, a most haunting song, that instantly made me imagine looking at Anthonyís moving image, of the last moments in the camp, when he and all the other men realised they were never going to survive...it is an incredibly apt piece of music, seraphim apparently meaning the highest form of angel.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iqxzURgQWg&list=RD7iqxzURgQWg&start_radio=1


Although I recorded it by accident, Iím keeping it, as it was so surreal.

Hope you donít mind me sharing the link to give an idea
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Please could you definitely now delete my membership, as hopefully soon to acquire a new iPad, so wishing to clear any remaining memberships, usernames, passwords, etc., especially with my Facebook account disabled, amazon reviews cancelled and unable to add any new ones, plus no reactions here to topics.

Iím wishing to start afresh on a new iPad, with new subjects to study, etc.

Thanks for not only allowing me to have a voice on this forum, but in a way Anthony, Edward and Frances too.

Itís really down to the Durnford family themselves and the Royal Engineers now to use the Isandhlwana Papers and any other found documents, to clear Anthonyís name and restore his reputation, plus get the Official Narrative amended.

Iím finished trying to do so finally.

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PS. Iíd really like the idea on the next anniversary of Isandhlwana in 2022, some kind souls lay a wreath at Anthony, Edward and Francesí graves as a tribute to all 3 of them on the same occasion
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Colin.

are you planning to come back with a new iPad? If not, would it cause you a problem to remain
but not post items? Mind you, without your posts there's not much incentive to return.

Let me know if you want to permanently leave.

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Yes please, Iíd prefer to leave permanently, as Iíll be changing many of my personal details, sites, etc., as am not happy with what happened to some of my accounts recently - Amazon, Facebook, etc

Iíve really appreciated staying on the extra few months, as a couple of new things had cropped up I had wanted to post, but now at a standstill.

Iíll be moving on to more recent subjects, more to do with law and politics - still to read my 12 volume ĎReport Of The Iraq Inquiryí as well as other books of a similar ilk, getting away from the Zulu War 1879 completely, as 25+ years is long enough I reckon, nothing really left to say.

Thanks again Alan

Good Health Always

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All the best Colin. It's been very interesting having you on the forum. I wish you luck on the other
subjects and other places. Thanks for your major contributions to the various topics. I can't of
any one in particular. Wink wink.

You're right about the there not being much more on the topic to warrant a forum. I may
consider having the forum merely for people to return to view discussions from around 20 years.

Alan

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