Inundate (T2i Short Film) at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD
APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 27th, 2011, 08:45 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 50
Inundate (T2i Short Film)

Hello everyone, my name is Michael Rees. I am a 16-year-old aspiring cinematographer/director. I recently finished working on my latest short "Inundate." Please comment and leave any constructive criticism below. Thanks.

Inundate
Michael Rees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2011, 10:08 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 177
Re: Inundate (T2i Short Film)

Here's the link...
Inundate By Michael Rees On ExposureRoom
__________________
Rusty
Rusty Rogers | Films
Rusty Rogers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 131
Nicely done

The short has a nice look. I also must say that you took good care of your audio. Not many young (and not even a few experienced) filmmakers make enough effort to produce good quality audio.

I'm not sure if the 180-degree rule and 30-degree rule were purposely broken, or if this was unintentional. Whenever it happened, it did confuse me a bit. I saw it both in lake scenes, as well as in the dialogue scenes. Same thing with the use of straight-on shot in the dialogue scenes (which ended up looking like a POV shot from the psychologist's angle).

Otherwise, nice work. Keep learning and doing!
Predrag Vasic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2011, 02:29 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 89
Re: Inundate (T2i Short Film)

First of all, I want to say that I am VERY impressed with what you've done here. For someone who is 16 years old, you have a bright future with this line of work. I think if there is anything that I would suggest for future projects, try to limit switching angles back and forth when you're framing shots. It seems like you may have gone just a hair overboard with that. However, the actual framing of your shots, the music, the audio, and the overall artistic idea that went into it was outstanding. Great job!
Russ Ivey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 50
Re: Inundate (T2i Short Film)

Thank you, thank you, thank you. It feels nice to hear such good comments on something that I put so much effort into! I love getting feedback (even if it is negative). It keeps the learning process flowing...
Michael Rees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st, 2011, 06:33 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 768
Re: Inundate (T2i Short Film)

Yeah... I would have to agree in saying that this was put together very well (regardless of your age). Keep up the good work!
Stephen J. Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2011, 11:10 PM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 50
Re: Inundate (T2i Short Film)

Thank you again!
Michael Rees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 4th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Estes Park, CO USA
Posts: 426
Re: Inundate (T2i Short Film)

Nice work. A valiant effort.

Here's my niggles:
As mentioned, I would look into framing and lighting the big dialogue sequence. The lighting change and framing change on the lead was quite dramatic, and pulled me out of the scene. His close up made his beard so much redder than the medium shot, that it almost looked like a different actor. And the lighting was dramatically different, shot to shot.

Also, as mentioned, violating the 180-degree rule, leaves the viewer confused. Sometimes, that's perfectly OK, but just make sure you're doing it on purpose. Moreover, their session seemed to take place in a super dimly-lit gym, rather than the prototypical antiseptic counselor's office. The super-contrast made it look like an espionage flick. Rules are made to be broken... just break them intentionally, when you choose to do so.

Another thing to watch out for in flashback sequences is not to show modern cars and vans in something supposed to represent 1990. This is difficult, if not impossible to do on a no-budget film, so just keep your shots tight to avoid showing anything modern.

The best advice I can give you, is watch similar films and genres that you intend to make, and take cues from them. Break a scene down shot-by-shot, and then think how you would shoot and light a similar one with the kind of kit you have.

Another good test, for an editor, is to drop the music track out, render down the film... and then try to make it shorter by 1/3, then 1/2, and see if the same story can still be told. This will be like pulling teeth (especially if you wrote the screenplay), but you'll learn a lot about pacing and "beats". You may not use the shorter film, but you'll sure as heck know what can be cut out and still retain the story.

I really look forward to your next production.
Brian Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 14th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 50
Re: Inundate (T2i Short Film)

Once again, thank you lots. I take EVERY review into consideration for my next projects!!!
Michael Rees is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:55 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network