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August 17th, 2007, 01:19 PM
Another highlights clip for you to trash.
My apologies for the large file. I encoded it in Quicktime Pro, and must have chosen the wrong bitrate. Sure looks better, though!
16:9. I shot in HDV with my Z1, downconverted in camera and edited in DV with Avid Xpress Pro.
Thanks in advance for any critique. I always learn lots, and use your feedback to colour my future work.
August 18th, 2007, 06:21 AM
Looks pretty good! Do you shoot everything at 60i/60p? Because there are some nice slowmo's there.
August 18th, 2007, 07:03 AM
Yes, it's all 60i. The Z1 doesn't do progressive.
Thanks for checking it out!
August 19th, 2007, 08:58 PM
My apologies for the large file.
Just uploaded a smaller file (same link). Still big, but more manageable.
Thanks again for any comments.
August 21st, 2007, 11:45 AM
One thing: some b&w shots like at 1:27 and 2:14 seem to have a higher contrast then the rest. Did you do that on purpose? A little disturbing to me.
For the rest excellent work.
August 21st, 2007, 12:14 PM
Beautiful. The only part I'm not so sure about is where you freeze the couple near the end after a few flashes from the photographer. The first time through it just felt like there were too many flashes. That's it, though. Great video!
August 21st, 2007, 02:28 PM
Good eye! Those two shots were overexposed in the original footage, and I needed to lower the brightness and boost the contrast more than I wanted to get something acceptable.
I wasn't sure about that either, though I ended up liking it. Though it could be more elegant, that's for sure...
Thanks to you both for checking it out. I was starting to think no one liked me, hehe...
August 21st, 2007, 02:34 PM
Naw, we like you. I just had to pull two overnighters in a row, so I've been a little slow on the forums, heh.
August 21st, 2007, 02:44 PM
Ahhh, that warms my heart.
Hope the extra work you put it was worth it.
August 21st, 2007, 03:46 PM
Did you use any MB filters or just play with levels? Looks good. I liked the feel of it.
August 21st, 2007, 07:41 PM
MB is Magic Bullet I guess?
No, it's just with colour correction. I desaturated everything, then added colour to get the look I wanted. Most of it also has the brightness and contrast boosted.
Glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
August 21st, 2007, 10:32 PM
I liked it a lot. I thought the intro was pretty cool, the black and white shots looked great. Nice job.
August 22nd, 2007, 07:43 AM